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Dubai to London (Southampton)

MIDDLE EAST MOSAIC | 35 Nights | Departs Apr 28, 2014

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Provence (Marseille), France

Ports:

Apr, 28

-Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Apr, 29

-Muscat (Port Qaboos), Oman

Apr, 30

-Cruise the Arabian Sea

May, 1

-Salalah, Oman

May, 2

-Cruise the Gulf of Aden

May, 3

-Cruise the Red Sea

May, 4

-Cruise the Red Sea

May, 5

-Cruise the Red Sea

May, 6

-Petra (Aqaba), Jordan

May, 7

-Petra (Aqaba), Jordan

May, 8

-At Sea

May, 9

-Transit the Suez Canal

May, 10

-Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

May, 11

-Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

May, 12

-Jerusalem (Haifa), Israel

May, 13

-Limassol, Cyprus

May, 14

-Patmos, Greece

May, 15

-Cruise the Mediterranean Sea

May, 16

-Taormina (Sicily), Italy

May, 17

-Sorrento/Capri, Italy

May, 18

-Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

May, 19

-Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

May, 20

-Monte Carlo, Monaco

May, 21

-Provence (Marseille), France

May, 22

-Barcelona, Spain

May, 23

-Cruise the Mediterranean Sea

May, 24

-Cruise the Strait of Gibralter

-Seville (Cádiz), Spain

May, 25

-Lisbon, Portugal

May, 26

-Oporto, Portugal

May, 27

-La Coruña, Spain

May, 28

-Bilbao, Spain

May, 29

-Bordeaux, France

May, 30

-Bordeaux, France

May, 31

-Cruise the Bay of Biscay and English Channel

Jun, 1

-Paris (Honfleur), France

Jun, 2

-London (Southampton), England

Provence (Marseille), France-port

Located in southeastern France, today’s Marseille is a far cry from the sleepy villages it once inspired in Cézanne’s paintings. With more than a million people, the city remains the cosmopolitan and exuberant capital of southern Europe, with its picturesque Old Quarter, lively sidewalk cafes and shops, and Romanesque-Byzantine Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, overlooking the steep cliffs and offering a bird’s eye view of the city’s colorful “quartiers” stretching down toward the sea.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Marseilles City Highlights
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Marseilles Highlights & Cassis
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Aix-En-Provence
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Avignon, the Pope's Palace & Les Baux
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • A Day in Provence
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Charming Castellet
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Food & Wine Trails - a Country Vineyard in Provence
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Aix En Provence & Marseilles
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Quintessential Avignon
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Discover St. Remy de Provence
    Light Activity /Walking
  • The Classic Villages of St. Remy & Arles
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Marseille City Highlights

    Light Activity /Walking Minimal Activity Required
    Duration: 4 hours
    Tour Code: mrs-001
    Price:

    Free

    Marseille offers so many intriguing diversions that there is little reason to venture farther. Driving through the colorful Old Port, where the city's Greek founders landed in 600 B.C., you will be mesmerized by the classically French sidewalk cafés, thriving markets, and picturesque fishing boats bobbing in the harbor.

    As you travel along the coast, the landscape changes, and the views become dominated by the impressive cliffs of the Marseille massif and the scenic islands lying just offshore. Perched on La Garde Hill, high above the city, stands Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, which upon visiting you'll learn was built on a site that has been a defensive observation post since prehistoric times. The architecture of the Romanesque-Byzantine style basilica boasts magnificent domes, multi-colored stone, and golden mosaics. After a drive through the shopping district, you will stop for photos at the Palais Longchamp, a fantastic 19th-Century complex of stately museums, elegant fountains, and an expansive Zoological Garden. The entrance to Longchamp Park is guarded by four stone lions, and provides an unforgettable setting for a photo. Afterwards, you will drive to the old port where you will be afforded approximately 1-hour of free time to explore on your own before transferring back to the ship.

    Please note: This tour includes just under 90-minutes of moderate walking, plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. There are approximately 120 steps to negotiate to reach the Basilica. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned only to participate to the extent of their personal stamina and ability and may make arrangements with the guide to not participate in some of the guided walking portions of the tour. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. When entering the Cathedral, it is requested that you wear conservative clothing with knees and shoulders needing to be covered. Flash photography & video cameras are not permitted in the Cathedral.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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