Italia Bellissima and some Iberian gems
Where does one start trying to describe the highlights on a cruise like this? Could it be the sublime views from every angle on Capri or along the Amalfi Coast? How about the thrill of looking at the Colosseum from the Palatine Hill? The Leaning Tower of Pisa… Ronda… Pompei or Portofino? Or maybe it is the lesser known delights such as a walk along the coast on Minorca or discovering Genoa’s hidden squares.
Our unique shore walks and excursions include:
Sorrento - A short boat journey off the coast from Sorrento lies Capri. A local guide shows us the ruins of Tiberius’ Villa, the exquisite Axel Munthe villa, a showpiece for classical art and sublime views, and the tiny lanes and alleyways which emanate from Capri town.
Naples - See Naples and die, they used to say, in the days when it was the culmination of the Grand Tour. We combine time in this fascinating city with a local guide with a guided visit to Pompeii, in the shadow of mighty Vesuvius.
Amalfi - This ancient seafaring town is the home of the sailor’s compass. Besides time in Amalfi itself we visit Ravello, high in the hills, and its two exquisite villas of Cimbrone and Rufulo, which will be glorious in May.
Rome - We don’t need to imagine walking from the Piazza Navona past the Pantheon to the Trevi Fountain, or through the Forum to the Palatine Hill and the Colosseum… come on this cruise and we can actually do it!
Livorno - From this port on Italy’s west coast we visit Pisa, with its amazing Leaning Tower, and the less visited gem of Lucca, home of Puccini.
Portofino - We visit the town famed for its beautiful location, and for celebrity weddings. We also walk along the coast to the town of Santa Margherita Ligure.
Genoa - Hometown of Christopher Columbus. A local guide escorts us around the medieval and baroque old town. We stroll the narrow lanes, bringing us across unique old shops from the 1800s. See San Lorenzo Cathedral and the ‘piazzette’ where the most important Genoese families had their homes, and take the elevator above the city to enjoy panoramic views.
Fred.Olsen adopts smart casual dress code
Fred. Olsen has altered its dress code to allow for a smart casual option. There will still be formal nights on selected evenings, but the relaxed dress code will apply on all other nights. This means men can wear open necked shirts, chinos and dark coloured jeans, and women a dress or casual separates.
Drinks Inclusive package
A Drinks Inclusive Package is available for £29 per person per night. The offer includes bar drinks such as wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks (but not cocktails, premium drinks, minibar drinks, room service or events such as an additional afternoon tea visit).