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Limassol, Cyprus • Piraeus (for Athens), Greece • Argostoli, Kefalonia • Corfu Town, Corfu • Sarande, Albania • Kotor, Montenegro • Dubrovnik, Croatia
Set on Akrotiri Bay, Limassol is the island’s biggest seaside town with plenty to offer its visitors. Whether you’ve come here in search of age-old sights or bubbling bars, the town’s a mixed bag of delights that never fails to impress.
Trip over reminders of the past in ancient Athens, where cultural treasures twinkle back at you at every turn. It’s a real gold medal winner of a city.
Scale the heights of the sun-bleached Acropolis for awesome views, then take a look at the Parthenon, perched atop Athens’ most famous hill.
It’s no wonder the makers of Hollywood blockbuster Captain Corelli’s Mandolin chose Kefalonia as one of the film’s backdrops. The island is all tree-studded hills, which look out over pale beaches, which roll into perfectly-blue waters. There’s a mix of village life inland. Skala, for example, is popular with holidaymakers and is kept lively with late-night bars. Lourdas, on the other hand, revolves around a sleepy main square.
Awash with colourful flowers, Corfu is big on beauty. It’s known as the Emerald Isle, and its golden beaches, lush green landscape and colourful villages will have you constantly reaching for your camera.
Settled on the edge of the Albanian Riviera, Sarande’s sandwiched between the Ionian Sea and a hilly landscape carpeted in olive groves. The town sits in a horseshoe-shaped bay, edged with marshmallow-white beaches. History’s a big hook here – there are the ruins of a 5th-century synagogue in the centre and a 16th-centry castle overlooking the town.
For years, the travel-savvy have kept Montenegro under their sunhats. But now the cat’s creeping out of the bag – and it’s hardly surprising. A tiny republic in southeast Europe, the scenery here will have your jaw dropping to the floor the moment you arrive. Cruise passengers get the best vistas – as you sail in to port, you’ll be treated to wide-angle views of patent-shine lakes and green mountains.
Ancient city walls. Higgledy-piggledy red rooftops. Cobbled streets worn by time. That’s Dubrovnik, a heart-stealing city that you just know you’re going to love the moment you arrive.
Check out the 17th-century cathedral in the old town, with its striking gold and silver ruins. Then make tracks for Rector’s Palace, the former residence of Dubrovnik’s Republic Rector. It houses an impressive collection of artefacts and furniture.
At a glance....
This is one of the smaller ships in the Marella fleet, and, with its sophisticated à la carte restaurants and indulgent spa, it really spoils you.
Plus, because it's now part of the Platinum range, you can expect cabins and public areas with a smart, contemporary edge.
3 restaurants, 5 bars, 2 lounges, nightclub, casino, whirlpools, 2 swimming pools, wading pool, cinema, card/reading room, beauty salon, boutiques, health club, sports deck, sauna and massage, library, medical centre, internet access, 4 self service laundries, air-conditioned throughout, stabilised, worldwide satellite telephone, telex and fax
|Beam (width)||27.26 m|
|Crew and staff||520|
|Electrical current||110/120v AC|