Conquest of Greece by Rome
Hagia Sofia - A Cruise Wonder
Named a Cruise World Wonder by Condé Nast Traveler, this beautiful Byzantine cathedral (from 532 AD) hovers silently over its surroundings, as it has for the last 1500 years—and you can experience it with Princess.
Excursions — Your Gateway to Europe's Best Attractions
Explore the ruins of Rome, Renaissance treasures in Florence and the canals of Venice on a Mediterranean shore excursion. Savor the delicate flavor of "Koum Kouat" liqueur, grown only in Corfu. Catch some rays on the sun-drenched beaches of Mykonos. Experience the best of Istanbul and tour Topkapi Palace, home to one of the largest diamonds in the world.
With Discovery Recommended and Exclusive excursions available only on Princess Cruises, you will see the Mediterranean in a whole new way.
Photo: Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Art & Museums
Cruises to the Mediterranean allow you the opportunity to view the extraordinary masterpieces such as Botticelli's Birth of Venus and the world-famous statue of David in Florence. Marvel at the works of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, and peruse the Vatican's massive art museum. Explore the renowned Picasso Museum in Barcelona, the stunning tile work in Istanbul's Blue Mosque, and the world-class collection of Cycladic art and Byzantine artifacts in the celebrated museums of Athens.
Photo: David in Florence, Italy
Ascend to the temples of the Acropolis, towering above the Athenian landscape. Marvel at the sheer magnitude of the Colosseum, magnificent St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and the iconic Leaning Tower in Pisa. St. Mark's Basilica in Venice is an extraordinary example of Italo-Byzantine architecture, while Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia is one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture.
Photo: Porch of the Caryatids at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Create memories at three great heritage sites of Italy: the Eternal City of Rome, Renaissance Florence and the canals of magical Venice. Visit Dubrovnik's walled Old Town, and ferry across from Mykonos to Delos, known as the birthplace of Apollo. Barcelona's most famous landmark, La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, is Gaudi's final but unfinished masterpiece.