Board the ship in the afternoon for an 18:00 departure. Enjoy a BBQ by the pool to kick-off the Homecoming Voyage!
For our first day at sea, get involved in fitness activities, lectures, and many of the other great programming options. At night, attend the Corsica, France Pre-Port lecture and get ready for your day in port!
(Ajaccio, Corsica) France
Spend the day exploring Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica, a French island in the Mediterranean Sea. A port city on the rugged isle's western coast, it was the birthplace of French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte in 1769. His ancestral home, Maison Bonaparte, is now a museum displaying family heirlooms. The baroque, 16th-century Notre-Dame Cathedral, where Napoléon was baptized, contains paintings by Delacroix and Tintoretto.
Other fun activities include exploring local museums, cathedrals and churches, and some adventure options exploring canyons and zip-lining.
When you return to the ship that evening, get ready for the next Pre-Port lecture as we head toward Marseille, France.
Situated in the Provence region of France, Marseille is located on the coast of the Gulf of Lion, part of the Mediterranean Sea, near the mouth of the Rhône. Marseille is the second-largest city in France, only to Paris.
Marseille has been a crossroads of immigration and trade since its founding by the Greeks circa 600 B.C. At its heart is the Vieux-Port (Old Port), where fishmongers sell their catch along the boat-lined quay. Explore this city via wine and food tasting, hiking, or relaxing at a cafe. After spending the day exploring this beautiful city, join us back on the ship for a New year's Eve bash! Dinner options will be available on the ship before the New Year's Eve party begins.
After ringing in the New Year with your fellow shipmates, enjoy a day at sea filled with more activities. Sleep in, attend the New Year's Day brunch, or find the activity that suits you best!
Check out the spa or salon, visit the campus store, and enjoy your last full day at sea with shipmates old and new.
Don't forget to save some time to get packed!
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast the last morning on the ship! The ship will arrive Naples, Italy at 08:00 local time.
If you haven't already, take some time to explore Naples and the surrounding area. Naples is the third largest urban area in Italy, after Rome and Milan.
Naples' historic city center is the largest of its kind in Europe and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A wide range of culturally and historically significant sites are nearby, including the Palace of Caserta and the Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Naples is also known for its natural beauties, such as Posillipo, Phlegraean Fields, Nisida, and Vesuvius. Neapolitan cuisine is noted for its association with pizza, which originated in the city, as well as numerous other local dishes.