The Best of the Mediterranean Sea! | May 3 – 17

Featuring: Rome, Florence/Pisa, Naples, Venice, Messina & Catania (Sicily), Valetta (Malta), Corfu (Greece), Dubrovnik & Split (Croatia), Koper (Slovenia)

May 3 – 17 | 15-Day Cruise/Tour


May 3 | Overnight flight to Rome, Italy

Today you board your flight bound for Rome, Italy!

May 4 | Rome | 58F – 69F

Transfer to your centrally located 4-star hotel in Rome & welcome dinner.  – (D)

May 5 | Rome sightseeing & Pizza lunch

Enjoy a half day panoramic city and walking tour of Rome, followed by a an included pizza lunch. Afternoon and evening is at leisure to explore Rome on own. (optional Colosseum tour offered)  –  (B, L)

May 6 | More Rome sightseeing & embarkation NCL VIVA

Another half day sightseeing/walking tour of Rome. Embarkation Norwegian Viva in time for lunch. Ship sails at 5pm. – (B,L,D)

May 7 | Florence/Pisa, Italy | 6am-6pm | 52F – 74F

How lucky to visit the Tuscan region, Florence & Pisa, resplendent in art and history. What’s even more fortunate is that all the main attractions in Florence are  centrally located for the perfect walking tour. See Santa Croce, Piazza del Duomo and Michelangelo’s David. – (B,L,D)

May 8 | Naples, Italy | 1030am-9pm | 54F – 73F

Cruise to Naples, located on Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast, a city rich in history. A tour around Naples’ grand piazzas, cathedrals and castles in the old center will take you back centuries. Pompeii is not too far either, a dashing city which boasts diverse cultural offerings and charming

May 9 | Messina (Sicily), Italy | 8am-6pm | 61F – 72F

The third largest city on the island of Sicily, Messina welcomes cruise ship visitors with its lovely harbor, extraordinary architecture (much of which miraculously survived a horrendous earthquake and tidal wave in 1908) and wonderful food. Stroll through Messina’s Piazza Cairoli taking in magnificent fountains and cathedrals, or sip Marsala wine at a sidewalk cafe.  – (B,L,D)

May 10 | Valetta, Malta | 8am-9pm | 59F – 75F

Although somewhat scarred by World War II, Valletta prides itself on its magnificent Baroque palaces, piazzas, gardens and churches. The Magisterial Palace, built between 1571 and 1574, now houses the Maltese Parliament and offices of the President of Malta. – (B,L,D)

May 11 | Catania (Sicily), Italy | 6am-4pm | 54F – 76F

The ancient port city of Catania is situated in the shadow of the famous active volcano, Mount Etna, which dominates the landscape and is intertwined with the town’s history. Steeped in a storied past, Catania’s squares,     cathedrals and other historic sites are a must-visit on a guided tour, as are its open-air markets and friendly cafes that offer a taste of modern life in the region. You can also journey outside Catania to explore the surrounding lava fields and unique rock formations or hike, bike or go off-roading on one of the trails crisscrossing the volcano for an unforgettable outdoor adventure. – (B,L,D)

May 12 | Corfu, Greece | 10am-6pm | 55F – 75F

One of the lushest of the Greek Isles, Corfu is rimmed in dramatic blue waters and topped with tranquil hillside villages. A collection of quaint cafes in the town of Corfu feels very continental, but the island’s secluded coves and sandy beaches could only be found in the Greek Isles – (B,L,D)

May 13 | Dubrovnik, Croatia | 7am-7pm | 57F – 70F

Despite the magnificent 13th century walls that surround the city, Dubrovnik is one of the most welcoming cruise destinations in all of Europe. Dubbed “the pearl of the Adriatic” by the poet, Lord Byron, this Croatian city exudes romantic charm and beautiful scenery with its shimmering marble streets, centuries-old buildings capped by bright orange roofs, and lovely beaches ensconced between awesome rocky ledges.  – (B,L,D)

May 14 | Split, Croatia | 6am-6pm | 56F – 71F

This Mediterranean city on the eastern shores of the Adriatic has a long and eventful history dating back to the awesome Diocletian’s Palace (circa 295 A.D.) in the center of the city. Split offers cruise guests a wealth of exciting places to visit, from the majestic cathedral and marble streets in the center of town to the harbor area with its café-lined promenades and views of coastal mountains. – (B,L,D)

May 15 | Koper, Slovenia | 9am-7pm | 55F – 66F

The largest town on the Slovenian coast, Koper boasts a colorful history dating back to Ancient Greece and Rome that springs to life in the Old Town. Here cruise guests can explore narrow intertwining streets lined with Istrian limestone facades. Enjoy open air festivals and plays, shop for local handicrafts, and savor the local favorites like jota soup, fish specialties and local wines. – (B,L,D)

May 16| Venice, Italy | 6am| 54F – 70F |Sightseeing & Lunch in Venice

Enjoy a half day walking tour of Venice followed by free time for shopping and lunch on own. (Optional Canal Gondola ride offered). This afternoon transfer to a hotel near the Venice airport. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.  – (B,L,D)

May 17| Flight Home

Board your flight home – (B)

The Norwegian Viva

The Norwegian Viva accommodates 3,219 guests at double occupancy. Travelers will live up every second of their journey in the most spacious accommodations including the brand’s largest inside, ocean view and balcony category staterooms! The world-class vessel will not only offer the highest staffing levels and space ratio of any new cruise ship in the contemporary and premium cruise categories and largest variety of suite categories available at sea, but will also boast a redefined The Haven by Norwegian, NCL’s ultra-premium keycard only access ship-within-a-ship concept. The Haven’s public areas and 107 suites designed by Piero Lissoni, one of Italy’s most renowned designers, will feature an expansive sundeck, a stunning infinity pool overlooking the ship’s wake and an outdoor spa with a glass-walled sauna and cold room. The ship will feature Ocean Boulevard, the 44,000 square foot outdoor walkway which wraps around the entire ship;  Indulge Food Hall featuring 11 varieties of eateries; The Concourse boasting an outdoor sculpture garden; expansive pool decks and infinity style pools at Infinity Beach and Ocean walk, showcasing glass bridges above water.

IB – Inside Cabin

BB – Balcony

BA – Balcony

Trip Details


  • Roundtrip airfare from FSM or XNA to Italy (baggage fees not included)
  • All transfers from hotel to pier & pier to airport
  • 2 pre-nights in Rome & 1 post-night in Venice (near airport)
  • 1 welcome dinner, Pizza lunch in Rome
  • 1 farewell dinner in Venice
  • 9-nights onboard the Viva
  • All meals while onboard the Viva
  • Ultimate beverage and 2-night specialty dining package – with gratuities included!
  • 2 half-day city tours in Rome, 1 half-day city tour in Venice
  • Ship Service fees included
  • All driver & guide gratuities in Rome & Venice
  • All cruise, port charges and government taxes
  • Service of a Universal Travel representative throughout the itinerary


$1,000.00 deposit due at the time of signing up.

Final payment due Dec 4, 2023


50% non-refundable Dec 9, 2023

100% non-refundable Feb 1, 2024

Cash or Check Payments

Single Occupancy available upon request.

 An optional Travel Protection plan is available with coverage  for trip cancellation/interruption, see enclosed product flyer for more information.

A valid passport is required on this itinerary and must be valid for at least 6 month after returning back to the USA.


Contact Your Group Leader OR Armonde Maurras at Universal Travel