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Guided walking tour of Venice and the Doge's Palace

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Guided walking tour of Venice and the Doge's Palace

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Description

Meet up with your guide on board. The tour will begin with a historical and artistic introduction to Venice with St Mark's Square, after which you will be able to admire the exteriors of St Mark's Cathedral. The Byzantine facades of the Cathedral (one of the most magnificent in the world) will immediately draw your attention. It was built in the 9th century to hold the body of St Mark, Patron Saint of Venice. Only a few pieces of the original structure remain and the present day Cathedral dates back from the 12th, 14th and 15th centuries. The exterior, with its domes, pinnacles and wooden horses, contrasts with the shining golden mosaics of the interior. The tour continues with the Doge's Palace, the residence of the Dukes of Venice and seat of the Venetian government from the 9th century until the Republic fell in 1797. Although there are no longer any traces of the 9th century Byzantine structures, the Palace as we see it today, richly decorated both on the outside and inside, dates back from the 14th century and is considered by many to be the finest in the world. You will then be able to admire the paintings of Tintoretto and Veronese from the top of the famous Golden Staircase before walking through the Grand Council Chamber and out onto the balcony with its fantastic view over the city. You will cross the famous decorated Bridge of Sighs which leads to the prison. The bridge, known in the past as the symbol of the destiny that awaited the prisoners, has more romantic connotations nowadays. Return to the boat on foot.

 

Duration : approx. 2:00

  • The commentary on St Mark's cathedral will be given outside, as it is not authorised inside.
  • Passengers will be able to enter the Cathedral during their free time. Modest clothing required. A long queue can be expected.
  • Wear sturdy walking shoes: the tour is entirely on foot.
  • There are a lot of steps to climb at the Doge's Palace.
  • With your tickets for the Doges' Palace, you will have free entry to the Correr Museum and library.
  • Depending on where the vessel is moored, we will arrange for shuttle boats if necessary to provide access to the Doges' Palace.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

From the Canals of Venice to Renaissance-infused Mantua & Milan and Lake Como Extended Stay (port-to-port cruise)

REF: VMM ( reverse direction REF: MMV)
Next departures: 29/03/2020, 14/04/2020, ...
VMM_PP

VENICE - CHIOGGIA - PORTO VIRO - Vicenza(1) - ROVIGO - TORRETTA - Verona(1) - VALDARO - MANTUA - Cremona(1) - Parma(1) - MANTUA - Milan - Lake Como - Milan

From Venice to Mantua, enjoy a unique cruise through the heart of three Italian regions. The region of Veneto opens its doors and invites you to discover Venice, famous Saint Mark’s Square and Doge’s Palace, the official residence of Venetian dukes. Lombardy welcomes you next with its breathtaking and varied panoramas. You’ll visit unique cities such as romantic Mantua and Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s and Stradivarius’s birthplace. Your trip ends with the region of Emilia-Romagna and its traditional cuisine: do not miss out on a tour of Parma and Cremona complete with a tasting of authentic cheese and ham! Wrap up your Italian adventure with an enchanting stay in Milan and Lake Como.

9 Days
START IN 2020
Departure 29/03/2020
Arrival 04/04/2020
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Departure 02/04/2020
Arrival 10/04/2020
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Departure 14/04/2020
Arrival 20/04/2020
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Departure 12/05/2020
Arrival 18/05/2020
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Departure 16/05/2020
Arrival 24/05/2020
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Departure 28/05/2020
Arrival 05/06/2020
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Departure 05/06/2020
Arrival 11/06/2020
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Departure 09/06/2020
Arrival 17/06/2020
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Departure 17/06/2020
Arrival 23/06/2020
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Departure 21/06/2020
Arrival 29/06/2020
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Departure 29/06/2020
Arrival 05/07/2020
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Departure 03/07/2020
Arrival 11/07/2020
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Departure 11/07/2020
Arrival 17/07/2020
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Departure 15/07/2020
Arrival 23/07/2020
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Departure 27/07/2020
Arrival 02/08/2020
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Departure 31/07/2020
Arrival 08/08/2020
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Departure 24/08/2020
Arrival 30/08/2020
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Departure 28/08/2020
Arrival 05/09/2020
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Departure 05/09/2020
Arrival 11/09/2020
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Departure 09/09/2020
Arrival 17/09/2020
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Departure 21/09/2020
Arrival 27/09/2020
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Departure 07/10/2020
Arrival 15/10/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

Milan and Lake Como & cruise from Renaissance-infused Mantua to the Canals of Venice (port-to-port cruise)

REF: MMV ( reverse direction REF: VMM)
Next departures: 02/04/2020, 16/05/2020, ...
MMV_PP

Milan - Lake Como - Milan - MANTUA - Cremona(1) - Parma(1) - VALDARO - TORRETTA - ROVIGO - Verona(1) - PORTO VIRO - PORTO LEVANTE - Vicenza(1) - CHIOGGIA - VENICE

Stop off in Milan, the fashion capital, to explore the city and nearby Lake Como before setting off on your cruise. From Mantua to Venice, enjoy a unique cruise through the heart of three Italian regions. Your trip starts with the region of Emilia-Romagna and its traditional cuisine: do not miss out on a tour of Parma and Cremona complete with a tasting of authentic cheese and ham! Lombardy welcomes you next with its breathtaking and varied panoramas. You’ll visit unique cities such as romantic Mantua and Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s and Stradivarius’s birthplace. Finally, the region of Veneto opens its doors and invites you to discover Venice, famous Saint Mark’s Square and Doge’s Palace, the official residence of Venetian dukes.

9 Days
START IN 2020
Departure 29/03/2020
Arrival 04/04/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 02/04/2020
Arrival 10/04/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 14/04/2020
Arrival 20/04/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 12/05/2020
Arrival 18/05/2020
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Sold out
Departure 16/05/2020
Arrival 24/05/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 28/05/2020
Arrival 05/06/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 05/06/2020
Arrival 11/06/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 09/06/2020
Arrival 17/06/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 17/06/2020
Arrival 23/06/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 21/06/2020
Arrival 29/06/2020
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Departure 29/06/2020
Arrival 05/07/2020
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Departure 03/07/2020
Arrival 11/07/2020
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Departure 11/07/2020
Arrival 17/07/2020
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Departure 15/07/2020
Arrival 23/07/2020
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Departure 27/07/2020
Arrival 02/08/2020
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Departure 31/07/2020
Arrival 08/08/2020
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Departure 24/08/2020
Arrival 30/08/2020
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Departure 28/08/2020
Arrival 05/09/2020
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Departure 05/09/2020
Arrival 11/09/2020
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Departure 09/09/2020
Arrival 17/09/2020
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Departure 21/09/2020
Arrival 27/09/2020
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Departure 07/10/2020
Arrival 15/10/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

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Venice, the Lagoon islands and the Pô Delta (port-to-port cruise)

Next departures: 27/06/2019, 01/09/2019, ...
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VENICE - Burano and Murano(1) - VENICE - CHIOGGIA (or surroundings) - TAGLIO DI PÔ - POLESELLA - TAGLIO DI PÔ - CHIOGGIA (or surroundings) - VENICE

The birth place of the Renaissance, discover the region of Veneto and all the treasures it has to offer. Visit Venice, its famous square San Marco and its Doge's Palace, and discover unique towns such as Padua, Bologna and Ferrara, a medieval citadel.

7 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 27/06/2019
Arrival 03/07/2019
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 01/09/2019
Arrival 07/09/2019
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 11/09/2019
Arrival 17/09/2019
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 21/09/2019
Arrival 27/09/2019
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Departure 01/10/2019
Arrival 07/10/2019
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

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Venice, the Venetian Lagoon and the Pô River: Cruise and hiking along the most beautiful trails near Venice (port-to-port cruise)

Next departures: 11/10/2019
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VENICE - CHIOGGIA (or nearby) - TAGLIO DI PO - POLESELLA - TAGLIO DI PO - CHIOGGIA (or nearby) - VENICE

Discover the hidden gems of Northern Italy: romantic Venice, the natural Venetian Lagoon, and medieval villages. Set off to explore the mysterious wonders of the Pô Delta and its exceptional environment—where silence is golden. This cruise combines nature and culture for an unforgettably original experience as you visit all the legendary sites. Whether on board or on foot, you’ll fall in love with dazzling Venice.

7 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 11/10/2019
Arrival 17/10/2019
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

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From the Canals of Venice to Renaissance-infused Mantua (port-to-port cruise)

REF: VMA ( reverse direction REF: MAV)
Next departures: 29/03/2020, 14/04/2020, ...
VMA

VENICE - CHIOGGIA - PORTO VIRO - Vicenza(1) - ROVIGO - TORRETTA - Verona(1) - VALDARO - MANTUA - Cremona(1) - Parma(1) - MANTUA - Venice

From Venice to Mantua, enjoy a unique cruise through the heart of three Italian regions. The region of Veneto opens its doors and invites you to discover Venice, famous Saint Mark’s Square and Doge’s Palace, the official residence of Venetian dukes. Lombardy welcomes you next with its breathtaking and varied panoramas. You’ll visit unique cities such as romantic Mantua and Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s and Stradivarius’s birthplace. Your trip ends with the region of Emilia-Romagna and its traditional cuisine: do not miss out on a tour of Parma and Cremona complete with a tasting of authentic cheese and ham!

7 Days
START IN 2020
Departure 29/03/2020
Arrival 04/04/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 04/04/2020
Arrival 10/04/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 14/04/2020
Arrival 20/04/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 12/05/2020
Arrival 18/05/2020
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Sold out
Departure 18/05/2020
Arrival 24/05/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 30/05/2020
Arrival 05/06/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 05/06/2020
Arrival 11/06/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 11/06/2020
Arrival 17/06/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 17/06/2020
Arrival 23/06/2020
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Departure 23/06/2020
Arrival 29/06/2020
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Departure 29/06/2020
Arrival 05/07/2020
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Departure 05/07/2020
Arrival 11/07/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 11/07/2020
Arrival 17/07/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 17/07/2020
Arrival 23/07/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 27/07/2020
Arrival 02/08/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 02/08/2020
Arrival 08/08/2020
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Departure 24/08/2020
Arrival 30/08/2020
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Departure 30/08/2020
Arrival 05/09/2020
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Departure 05/09/2020
Arrival 11/09/2020
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Departure 11/09/2020
Arrival 17/09/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 21/09/2020
Arrival 27/09/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 09/10/2020
Arrival 15/10/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

From Renaissance-infused Mantua to the Canals of Venice (port-to-port cruise)

REF: MAV ( reverse direction REF: VMA)
Next departures: 04/04/2020, 18/05/2020, ...
MAV

Venice - MANTUA - Cremona(1) - Parma(1) - VALDARO - TORRETTA - ROVIGO - Verona(1) - PORTO VIRO - PORTO LEVANTE - Vicenza(1) - CHIOGGIA - VENICE

From Mantua to Venice, enjoy a unique cruise through the heart of three Italian regions. Your trip starts with the region of Emilia-Romagna and its traditional cuisine: do not miss out on a tour of Parma and Cremona complete with a tasting of authentic cheese and ham! Lombardy welcomes you next with its breathtaking and varied panoramas. You’ll visit unique cities such as romantic Mantua and Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s and Stradivarius’s birthplace. Finally, the region of Veneto opens its doors and invites you to discover Venice, famous Saint Mark’s Square and Doge’s Palace, the official residence of Venetian dukes.

7 Days
START IN 2020
Departure 29/03/2020
Arrival 04/04/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 04/04/2020
Arrival 10/04/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 14/04/2020
Arrival 20/04/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 12/05/2020
Arrival 18/05/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Sold out
Departure 18/05/2020
Arrival 24/05/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 30/05/2020
Arrival 05/06/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 05/06/2020
Arrival 11/06/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 11/06/2020
Arrival 17/06/2020
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Departure 17/06/2020
Arrival 23/06/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 23/06/2020
Arrival 29/06/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 29/06/2020
Arrival 05/07/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 05/07/2020
Arrival 11/07/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 11/07/2020
Arrival 17/07/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 17/07/2020
Arrival 23/07/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 27/07/2020
Arrival 02/08/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 02/08/2020
Arrival 08/08/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 24/08/2020
Arrival 30/08/2020
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Departure 30/08/2020
Arrival 05/09/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 05/09/2020
Arrival 11/09/2020
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Departure 11/09/2020
Arrival 17/09/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 21/09/2020
Arrival 27/09/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 09/10/2020
Arrival 15/10/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

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Venice, the lagoon and the Po delta (port-to-port cruise)

Next departures: 03/07/2019, 08/07/2019, ...
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VENICE - CHIOGGIA - Padua(1) - TAGLIO DI PÔ - POLESELLA - Ferrara - Verona(1) - TAGLIO DI PÔ - CHIOGGIA - VENICE - Burano and Murano - VENICE

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6 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 03/07/2019
Arrival 08/07/2019
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 08/07/2019
Arrival 13/07/2019
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 13/07/2019
Arrival 18/07/2019
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 18/07/2019
Arrival 23/07/2019
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 23/07/2019
Arrival 28/07/2019
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 28/07/2019
Arrival 02/08/2019
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Departure 02/08/2019
Arrival 07/08/2019
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Departure 07/08/2019
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Departure 12/08/2019
Arrival 17/08/2019
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Departure 17/08/2019
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Departure 22/08/2019
Arrival 27/08/2019
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Departure 27/08/2019
Arrival 01/09/2019
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

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Next departures: 23/06/2019, 07/09/2019, ...
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VENICE - Burano and Murano - VENICE - CHIOGGIA - VENICE

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5 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 23/06/2019
Arrival 27/06/2019
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 07/09/2019
Arrival 11/09/2019
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 17/09/2019
Arrival 21/09/2019
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Departure 27/09/2019
Arrival 01/10/2019
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Departure 17/10/2019
Arrival 21/10/2019
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Departure 25/10/2019
Arrival 29/10/2019
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Departure 29/10/2019
Arrival 02/11/2019
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START IN 2020
Departure 18/02/2020
Arrival 22/02/2020
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Departure 26/02/2020
Arrival 01/03/2020
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Departure 01/03/2020
Arrival 05/03/2020
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Departure 05/03/2020
Arrival 09/03/2020
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Departure 09/03/2020
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Departure 13/03/2020
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Departure 21/03/2020
Arrival 25/03/2020
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Departure 25/03/2020
Arrival 29/03/2020
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Departure 10/04/2020
Arrival 14/04/2020
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Departure 08/05/2020
Arrival 12/05/2020
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Sold out
Departure 23/07/2020
Arrival 27/07/2020
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Departure 20/08/2020
Arrival 24/08/2020
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Departure 17/09/2020
Arrival 21/09/2020
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Departure 15/10/2020
Arrival 19/10/2020
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Departure 19/10/2020
Arrival 23/10/2020
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Departure 23/10/2020
Arrival 27/10/2020
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Departure 27/10/2020
Arrival 31/10/2020
Ship : MS Michelangelo Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 31/10/2020
Arrival 04/11/2020
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Departure 04/11/2020
Arrival 08/11/2020
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* Price based on double occupancy