the itinerary 30th July - 6th August 2022

 

The 10th anniversary onboard
Princess Cruises elegant
‘Regal Princess’

Sailing out of Rome,
The Cruise takes you
on a legendary journey
to incredible Croatia, Montenegro and Greece

day

destination

arrival

departure

Saturday

Rome

17:00

Sunday

at sea

Monday

Dubrovnik

09:00

23:59

Tuesday

Korčula

09:00

18:00

Wednesday

Kotor

10:00

18:00

Thursday

at sea

Friday

Mykonos

10:00

22:00

Saturday

Athens

08:00

day 1 Rome

Saturday July 30th

Civitavecchia, the port of the eternal city, serves as the departure port on this epic cruise.

With it’s 4.3 million inhabitants, Rome is the fourth most populous city in the European Union. Offering a mix of ancient ruins, jaw-dropping art, delicious cuisine, and vibrant street life, Italy’s capital is an amazing city to be discovered.

The Pantheon, Roman Forum, the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Vatican remind us that Rome was once the capital of the world and still is the seat of the Catholic Church. The Vatican, the smallest country in the world, is an independent country inside the city boundaries, which is why Rome has often been defined as the capital of two states.

With the historic center being listed on the UNESCO world heritage site, Rome is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world.
Must do
Discover Rome underground and visit the Crypts and Catacombs and admire the Capuchin Crypt made entirely out of human bones.
When in Rome, do as Romans do. Experience the Dolce Vita lifestyle, while sipping an aperitivo on a quaint piazza
Stroll the cobble-stones streets of Travestere.
Tips
For a Roman meal head to a ‘Trattoria’ where locals indulge in these pizzas and pasta.
Tired of all the walking? Discover the historic city by bike, Segway or Vespa!
Avoid queues by booking tickets for the Colosseum and Vatican online.
day 2 at sea

Sunday July 31st

Slow down, relax, and lounge in the sun.

Dangle your feet in the pool. Maybe visit the gym. Enjoy the 'Mister The Cruise Election'... and get ready for the T-dance!
Must do
An early morning yoga session in the open air.
Offer yourself a spa treatment.
Participate in one of the pool activities.
day 3 Dubrovnik

Monday August 1st

Dubrovnik, formerly also named Ragusa is the glittering pearl of the Adriatic. It is hard not to be impressed by the baroque buildings, the limestone streets and it’s a rich history.

The city is situated on the southern coast of Croatia. Its location on the Adriatic Sea and its Old City are both alluring for travelers. The Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was founded in the 7th century and the prosperity of the city was based on maritime trade.

However, it got severely damaged in 1990, after the break-up of Yugoslavia when the Serbs and Montenegrins bombed the region. Dubrovnik has worked hard to restore the damaged areas back to their original magnificence, and tourists have now returned to a peaceful and tranquil region. Take a trip back in time and be marveled.
Must do
Walk along the ancient city walls that protected the city for centuries and admire the view from different spots
Take the cable car to mount Srd, and admire the city from above
Explore the “game of thrones” film sites on a walking tour and discover the red-roofed skyline, known as Kings Landing
Tips
After exhausting yourself walking up and down the narrow lanes, plunge in the azure sea of Banje beach.
Hungry from all the action? Drop by at Stradun, a pedestrianized street, surrounded by the city walls, boasting restaurants offering great local meals at reasonable prices.
Go all out and avoid tanning lines on of the many naturist beaches in the area.
day 4 Korčula

Tuesday August 2nd

The island of Korčula, also known as the Emerald Isle is the sixth-largest Adriatic island, stretching nearly 47km in length. It lies just off the Dalmatian coast and is rich in vineyards, olive groves, small villages and boasts a scenic old town.

The original Greek settlers called the island Korkyra Melaina (Black Corfu) because of the dense pine forests. Beach lovers will enjoy the quiet coves and small sandy beaches along the steep southern coast while the northern shore is flatter and more pebbly.
Must do
Visit the picturesque old town by foot and discover Marco Polo’s home
Discover the south east coast by bike and enjoy the coastal scenery and Lumbarda vineyard
Treat yourself to a delicious seafood lunch pared with local wine
Tips
Get a tan on the island's best beach: Vela Przina, on the south coast.
Explore the coastline with its hidden coves, bays and beaches by kayak.
Taste the superior quality of the local olive oil in one of the traditional mills.
day 5 Kotor

Wednesday August 3rd

Kotor, wedged in a spectacular 28 km bay between the black peaked Orjen and Lovcen mountains, is a place where history and the present coexist. The sail into the bay is considered one of the most scenic in the world and is definitely the highlight of our trip. This city of traders and famous sailors have a lot of stories to tell.

Kotor, built between the 12th and 14th century is a medieval maze of backstreets, churches, palaces and squares, where one can get lost for hours. Medieval buildings and rich cultural heritage make that Kotor is now on the UNESCO world heritage list. Further nestled in the bay you find Perast, and the Lady of the Rocks, renowned to be the most sensational spots in Kotor.

At the moment of the creation of our planet, the most beautiful merging of land and sea occurred at the Montenegrin seaside and today we discover why.
Must do
Sit back and relax on deck with a drink as we sail into the bay of Kotor and discover why this is UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ascend the 1350 steps of Kotor’s fortified walls and get rewarded by superb panoramic bay views.
Explore the surroundings by speedboat and have a swim in the crystal clear waters of the blue grotto.
Tips
After a hike in the city, take a panoramic ride to the beaches of Budva for a dip in the crystal clear waters.
Discover the bay in a unique way – by kayak!
Hungry? Grab a seat in one of the typical restaurants in the old town and try the local prsut (ham) and sir (smoked cheese).
day 6 at sea

Thursday August 4th

Luxuriate in a long day to hang out with your new friends, enjoy the beauty of the wide blue sea and take full advantage of all the ship has to offer.

And don’t worry: the fun isn’t over yet…this afternoon is the last T-dance!
Must do
Participate in one of the pool activities.
Now is the time to exchange contact details with newly made friends.
day 7 Mykonos

Friday August 5th

Mykonos, part of the Cyclades islands, was according to the mythology formed by the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. He may be long gone now, but he left us with a cosmopolitan island with glitz and glamour and a ‘party hard’ Ibiza style reputation. Walk around the old town of Hora, a maze of narrow marbled streets, white-faced houses with colourful doors, hidden churches and squares.

Alefkandra or "little Venice” is one of the most scenic corners of the island, overlooking the southwest end of the harbour. A little walk from there we see the Kato Myli, the authentic 16thcentury windmills. Climb to the top, to be rewarded with panoramic views over the island and the ship. After a spectacular sunset, get ready for the night.
Must do
Visit the archaeological sites on the nearby island of Delos.
Elia beach, is a fab gay beach and hang out, thus the place to be.
Discover Mykonos and the Cyclades in style on a top notch catamaran.
Tips
Linger over a seaside lunch at the lively waterfront with kopanesti (soft cheese) and local mezze.
Shop till you drop on Matogianni Street, with brand name boutiques, cafés and restaurants.
day 8 Athens

Saturday August 6th

Athens serves as the final port on our voyage and is the capital and largest city of Greece. It is one of the world's oldest cities and was a centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, and the birthplace of democracy.

The capital of Greece is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Acropolis, with its famous Parthenon, and also to the National Archeological Museum, featuring the world's largest collection of ancient Greek antiquities, as well as the new Acropolis Museum.
Must do
Visit the Parthenon and Acropolis, visible from nearly every part in the city
Discover the Panathenaic Stadium, made for the 1896 Olympics.
Have some evening drinks in the gay area of Gazi.
Tips
Enjoy dinner in Plaka, with the lit-up Acropolis in the background.
Extend your cruise with a land-based vacation on one of the Greek Islands, easily reached from Athens
Take the funicular up to Mount Lycabettus, for breath-taking views over the city and coast.