Central Mediterranean

  • 2 Oct ‘25
  • 19 nights
  • Departing from Southampton
  • Aurora
  • Inside price from
    $1,999*/pp
  • Outside price from
    $2,599*/pp
  • Balcony price from
    $3,799*/pp
  • Suite price from
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YOUR ITINERARY

Southampton - Cartagena, Spain - Cagliari - Katakolon - Corfu - Dubrovnik - Split - Messina - Gibraltar - Southampton

Date
Port
Info
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Depart
Day 1
2nd Oct 2025
Southampton

The city center is a charming mix of old city walls and a large ...

The city center is a charming mix of old city walls and a large modern shopping centre. With multiple restaurants, museums, cinemas and theatres there is plenty to be explored. Time spent at embarkation and disembarkation ports may be limited which may restrict availability of shore excursions.

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Depart
Day 5
6th Oct 2025
Cartagena, Spain

An ancient city with a name to match – it was founde...

An ancient city with a name to match – it was founded more than 2,200 years ago by Carthaginian leader Hasdrubal – Cartagena is now one of Spains busiest commercial centres. Step ashore here, though, and you are immediately aware of its rich history. In fact, you see it even as you cruise towards the harbour as this is flanked by towering fortresses. Then, in the centre of the old town, you will find the original Carthaginian castle and sections of the old city walls. But Cartagena is also a city which moves with the times hence the new harbourfront development which includes the unique National Museum of Underwater Archaeology. As part of Murcia province, Cartagena cruise port is also an excellent base for visiting the city of Murcia itself and its distinctive Baroque cathedral; the 17th century religious sanctuary of Fuensanta; the Fortress at Lorca Taller del Tiempo; the spa resort of Balneario de Archena; and for touring into the mountainous interior or along the Costa Blanca to Alicante.

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Day 7
8th Oct 2025
Cagliari

Most of the city’s impressive attractions can ...

Most of the city’s impressive attractions can be seen just by walking through the walled Castello area with its winding alleyways and open piazzas. Do not miss the 2nd Century Roman amphitheatre and the colourful botanical gardens featuring 500 different plants. There is a lively covered market every weekday and Saturdays just north of the Castello and you will be spoilt for choice with restaurants in the marina area, with fish and seafood a speciality. There are numerous bars, pizzerias, and ice cream stalls along the seafront. While, for pure relaxation, search out the superb sandy beaches in Poetto, just 15 minutes from the city.

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Day 9
10th Oct 2025
Katakolon

The small Greek port of Katakolon was developed in the ...

The small Greek port of Katakolon was developed in the 19th century to serve the thriving local trade in currants. Today it is your starting block for Olympia – birthplace of the Olympic Games. A pretty town on the banks of the River Alpheios, Olympia lies only a short drive away from the port and its historic stadium – where the first Olympic torch was lit in 776 BC and is a fascinating site to explore. You can still see the marble starting blocks used by early athletes in the 45,000-seat arena, as well as the ruins of the Temple of Hera and the gigantic Temple of Zeus – its gold and ivory statue of Zeus was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. If you have already visited Olympia, you could spend your day exploring the lush wine country north of Katakolon and sampling the local vintages.

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Day 10
11th Oct 2025
Corfu

Corfu is a beguiling island of wildflowers and cypress ...

Corfu is a beguiling island of wildflowers and cypress groves, Venetian architecture and herb scented mountains. It is also an island where you’ll discover the shallow waters of the Aegean Sea as it laps long stretches of golden sand. In Corfu Town, wander the narrow alleyways of the Venetian old town, explore the two fortresses and gasp in awe at the stunning views. Take a ferry across to the islet known as Mouse Island, which according to legend, is actually a ship turned to stone!

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Day 11
12th Oct 2025
Dubrovnik

This beautiful city is situated on the Dalmatian c...

This beautiful city is situated on the Dalmatian coastline of the Adriatic sea at the southern end of Croatia. Amazingly, most of the war damage has been repaired and Dubrovnik is once again the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’.

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Day 12
13th Oct 2025
Split

Nestling on the sparkling Dalmatian coast, the medieval Cr...

Nestling on the sparkling Dalmatian coast, the medieval Croatian port of Split, faces the myriad magical islands of the Kornati archipelago which include Brac, Hvar and Vis.

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Day 14
15th Oct 2025
Messina

The island of Sicily is separated from Italy by the Str...

The island of Sicily is separated from Italy by the Strait of Messina, and retains an air of independence from its motherland. Messina, has wide avenues, a stunning harbour and is located close to the classical ruins of Tindari and the ancient city of Taormina. A mountainous and rugged land, Sicily is dominated by Europe’s largest volcano, Mt. Etna. With four live craters around its summit, this is one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

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Day 17
18th Oct 2025
Gibraltar

Britons love cruising to ‘home from home’...

Britons love cruising to ‘home from home’ Mediterranean cruise port Gibraltar – and not just because it has some excellent pubs and tax free shops (good buys include glassware, china, leather goods, alcohol, perfume, silk and cashmere garments). Gibraltar also offers wonderful views of the Bay of Gibraltar and the Moroccan mountains from the Rock Restaurant, served by cable car from the Grand Parade. Birdwatchers can spot more than 230 species and there are clearly marked nature trails you can follow to discover the country’s flora and fauna. The most famous ‘fauna’ of course, are Gibraltar’s Barbary apes – get off the cable car at the halfway station to see these, then proceed to the top and hire an audio tape charting the Rock’s fascinating history. Alternatively spend a day at the beach – Catalan Bay is the prettiest, with its colourful fishing boats and excellent seafood restaurants.

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Day 20
21st Oct 2025
Southampton

The city center is a charming mix of old city walls and a lar...

The city center is a charming mix of old city walls and a large modern shopping centre. With multiple restaurants, museums, cinemas and theatres there is plenty to be explored. Time spent at embarkation and disembarkation ports may be limited which may restrict availability of shore excursions.

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Depart

YOUR SHIP - The Aurora

Exclusively for adults – Mid-sized Aurora is a world-class ship, bringing you the joys of classic cruise travel. In April 2019, she enjoyed a refit and started an exciting new chapter as a ship that caters exclusively for adults. With a skydome over her inviting Crystal Pool you’ll enjoy stylish surrounds whatever the weather. At her heart a 35 foot sculpture dominates the atrium while The Crow’s Nest offers panoramic views.

Exclusively for adults – Mid-sized Aurora is a world-class ship, bringing you the joys of classic cruise travel. In April 2019, she enjoyed a refit and started an exciting new chapter as a ship that caters exclusively for adults. With a skydome over her inviting Crystal Pool you’ll enjoy stylish surrounds whatever the weather. At her heart a 35 foot sculpture dominates the atrium while The Crow’s Nest offers panoramic views.

Gym
Sports Court

Decibels
Golf Nets
Intergalactica
Library
Mayfair

Alexandria Restaurant
Anderson’s Bar
Atrium Bar
Bar
Bistro
Cafe Bordeaux
Lounge
Medina Restaurant
Pennant Bar
Pennant Grill
Piccadilly Court
Raffles Bar
Riviera Bar
Side Walk Cafe
Sports Bar
The Atrium
The Orangery
The Playhouse
Uganda Room

Crystal Pool Bar
Jumping Jacks
Oasis Spa
Terrace Pool
Vanderbilts
Whirlpool

Carmens
Champions
Children’s Play Area
Crow’s Nest
Curzon Theatre
Masquerades
Monte Carlo Casino
Night Club
Photo Gallery

Art Gallery
Emporium
Night Nursery
Reception

Description

Exclusively for adults – Mid-sized Aurora is a world-class ship, bringing you the joys of classic cruise travel. In April 2019, she enjoyed a refit and started an exciting new chapter as a ship that caters exclusively for adults. With a skydome over her inviting Crystal Pool you’ll enjoy stylish surrounds whatever the weather. At her heart a 35 foot sculpture dominates the atrium while The Crow’s Nest offers panoramic views.

Fitness

Gym
Sports Court

Recreational

Decibels
Golf Nets
Intergalactica
Library
Mayfair

Food and Drink

Alexandria Restaurant
Anderson’s Bar
Atrium Bar
Bar
Bistro
Cafe Bordeaux
Lounge
Medina Restaurant
Pennant Bar
Pennant Grill
Piccadilly Court
Raffles Bar
Riviera Bar
Side Walk Cafe
Sports Bar
The Atrium
The Orangery
The Playhouse
Uganda Room

Relaxation

Crystal Pool Bar
Jumping Jacks
Oasis Spa
Terrace Pool
Vanderbilts
Whirlpool

Entertainment

Carmens
Champions
Children’s Play Area
Crow’s Nest
Curzon Theatre
Masquerades
Monte Carlo Casino
Night Club
Photo Gallery

Other

Art Gallery
Emporium
Night Nursery
Reception

STATEROOMS

    suite

    Penthouse Suite with Bath/Shower

    balcony

    Approximately 250 sq. ft. There’s nothing quite like opening your patio style doors onto your own private balcony, especially to take in the fresh morning air or to enjoy a spectacular sail in to your next destination.

    outside

    Approximately 150-225 sq. ft. If a balcony is not top of your list, but you’re seeking great value and a sea view, then our Sea view cabins are ideal. Well designed and with all those little extras.

    inside

    Approximately 150-225 sq. ft. These spacious cabins are perfect if you want a more economical way to travel and prefer to be out and about experiencing the ship or reclining up on deck by the pools.
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