Mediterranean Cruise 2024
Embark from Rome, Italy
May 26, 5pm

With 28 centuries of celebrated history, Rome holds the edge when it comes to unrivaled adventures. The city that sparked the world’s largest empire is very much alive today with a jumble of ancient ruins, world-renowned art and vivacious street culture. Here you can live la dolce vita, recalling the glory days of Ancient Rome and twirling forks full of pasta in a trattoria. Ride past centuries-old basilicas in a three-wheeled Ape Calessino, or stand in awe of paintings by Italian masters at Villa Borghese. Whether it’s Vatican City’s spiritual allure, Trastevere’s backstreet charms, or the Colosseum’s embattled legacy— The Eternal City endures with endless adventures.

Cruising at Sea
May 27

On this day at sea, take advantage of all the ship has to offer. The Odyssey of the Sea has something for everyone to enjoy.

Broadway Style Entertainment, Sports Bar & Arcade, Casino Royale, FlowRider® Surf Simulator, Laser Tag, North Star®, RipCord® by iFLY®, Rock Climbing Wall, Virtual Adventure Zone, SeaPlex®, Sky Pad®, Splashaway BaySM

Santorini, Greece
May 28 1pm-11pm (tendered)

Santorini is one of the world’s most popular islands, known best for its dramatic scenery, whitewashed villages and fiery volcanic activity. Here adventure bubbles above the Aegean Sea in the most bold and breathtaking ways. A cable car takes you to the capital of Fira, a bustling cliff-top town awash with old cathedrals, enthralling museum collections and cozy tavernas. Venture to the coast for a swim in the deep blue waters that lap red and black pebbled beaches. And peel back layers of lava and history among excavated Akrotiri.

Ephesus, Turkey
May 29

The UNESCO World Heritage ruins of Ephesus impress even those familiar with the world's other ancient cities. Though excavations have been underway for 150 years, only 20 percent of the city has been uncovered. Check out the the Celsus Library — built in 117 A.D., the site is made up of towering columns highlighted by the statue of the goddess of wisdom. Cruises to Ephesus will give you a taste of Turkish life by strolling the seafront promenade and the bustling city center. Walk Marble Street, paved with actual marble slabs, which takes you from downtown to the Temple of Artemis — you can still see one lone remaining column from this wonder of the ancient world.

Mykonos, Greece
May 30

Nestled in the heart of Greece’s Cyclades archipelago, Mykonos pulses with irrepressible energy. With its powder white houses, sparkling blue waters, and red-hot nightlife, The Island of the Winds is as colorful as the people who call the island home. You can walk narrow marble pathways laced with purple bougainvillea blooms, or go cycling on two wheels past off-the-path Ano Mera village. Explore Greece’s maritime history at Armenistis Lighthouse, and check out the Folklore Museum’s Mykonian ship models. Join in the raucous beach party on Super Paradise’s shimmering sands, or watch the sun burn out beyond an Aegean horizon from an open-air seaside taverna.

Cruising at Sea
May 31

Another luxurious day at sea! Enjoy the activities below or lounge in one of the many pool areas.

Broadway Style Entertainment, Sports Bar & Arcade, Casino Royale, FlowRider® Surf Simulator, Laser Tag, North Star®, RipCord® by iFLY®, Rock Climbing Wall, Virtual Adventure Zone, SeaPlex®, Sky Pad®, Splashaway BaySM

Naples, Italy
June 1

With a skyline defined by towering Mount Vesuvis, Naples is a bustling Italian city brimming with beauty. Experience its rich neoclassical architecture at sites like Gesu Nuovo Church, with its lavish interior adorned with detailed frescoes, statues and gold inlay. Go even deeper into history at the San Gennaro catacombs, where Naples' first bishops were buried in the second century A.D. Walk along the Miglio Sacro ("Holy Mile") and people-watch your way through the cafes and shops of the Sanita district with a zuccherato (sweetened espresso) in hand. Jump onboard a Naples cruise and take the short bus ride to the base of Mount Vesuvius — it's an easy 20- to 30-minute hike will take you to the summit — and tour the ruins of Pompeii afterward.

Disembark in Rome, Italy
June 2

Back to Rome! From here you can journey home or extend your trip for a few more days to enjoy this incredible city. Walk through the heart of Ancient Rome. Start at the Colosseum, an enormous arena where gladiators once battled. Then meander around the Roman Forum’s timeworn ruins, past crumbling temples and basilicas. See where emperors lived on Palatine Hill— and enjoy an up-close view of the 2,000-year-old, well-preserved Pantheon church.

Shore Excursions

You can review and book Shore Excursions here:

Mediterranean Excursions

(these are not offered by the cruise ship but guarantee to have you returned to the ship in time for sailing)

Excursions offered by the cruise line are coming soon.

Details for this Royal Caribbean Cruise

Call me with questions or to reserve your spot: 818-643-1018

Cost based on double occupancy until we run out of cabins:

Ocean View No Balcony: $1377 per person (plus $126 per person gratuity)

Ocean View With Balcony: $1521 per person (plus $126 per person gratuity)

For a single person traveling alone, double the price above and subtract $80 for port taxes.

Other cabin categories may be available upon request and if there is space available.

$500 deposit per cabin due now to hold your space. We are accepting deposits until Jan. 25, 2024.

The remaining balance due Feb. 15, 2024.

Installment payments can be made once the deposit is paid.

Flights are not included, and I strongly recommend you fly into Rome at least 1 day ahead of the scheduled cruise departure. This will allow you to acclimate to the time zone and to give you cushion if your flight is delayed for any reason.

I can help with pre- and post-cruise hotels or tours and excursions, if you'd like.

If you need transfers to and from the airport or cruise ship, let me know.

Elana Christiansen, Owner of Blue Raven Travel


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