Mediterranean Music Cruise


Enjoy superb private recitals by accomplished local musicians while aboard the stately Corinthian as you sail to some of the loveliest destinations in the Mediterranean, from Lisbon to Rome.

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 The gardens of the Generalife at the Alhambra  Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Spain
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Our October departure offers an extra day of adventure! To learn more about our October itinerary, click here.

April Overview

The allure of history and music come together in the western Mediterranean. This glorious voyage showcases a breadth of historic sites as well as private performances of exquisite chamber music held in intimate locations ashore. Sailing from the coast of Iberia to the Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Sicily, and on to Naples, discover fascinating monuments and historic sites from a wealth of civilizations: Neolithic nuraghi on Sardinia; ancient sites in Spain and incomparable Pompeii; the pinnacle of Islamic architecture at the Alhambra in Granada; and charming medieval towns in Valencia and Sicily. You’ll also enjoy natural beauty everywhere—from the beaches of Sardinia to the World Heritage palm forest of Elche. Combined with a series of exclusive performances by accomplished musicians, this cruise is irresistible, especially for any music lover.

April Itinerary
Day 1 — U.S., Lisbon, Portugal, Embark
Depart the U.S. for Lisbon, Portugal. Arrive in Lisbon and embark Corinthian. (D)

Day 2 — At Sea
Enjoy lectures and the amenities onboard Corinthian as we sail for Spain. (B, L, D)

Day 3 — Motril, Spain, Granada
Granada exemplifies the best of Moorish art, architecture, and culture. Tour the Alhambra, a striking 13th-century palace begun by the caliphs of the Nasrid dynasty and an architectural marvel of lacy arches, filigreed ceilings, slender columns, and romantic courtyards adorned with lovely fountains. Also stroll through the splendid Generalife Gardens, adjacent to the Alhambra, once the retreat of the caliphs. (B, L, D)

Day 4 — Alicante
A morning tour of the town includes the imposing Castillo de Santa Barbara and the Cathedral of San Nicolas. In the afternoon, drive to Elche (Elx), famed for its exotic palm forest, now a World Heritage site, followed by a visit to the Huerta del Cura garden. (B, L, D)

Day 5 — Valencia
Explore Valencia's Old Town, visiting the 13th-century Cathedral, with paintings by Goya, and view the Generalitat Palace. Also visit La Lonja de la Seda, a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture. Built between 1482 and 1533, this group of buildings was originally used for trading in silk. The grandiose Sala de Contratacion, in particular, illustrates the power and wealth of a major Mediterranean mercantile city in the 15th and 16th centuries. In the afternoon visit the remarkable City of Arts and Sciences, a cultural complex designed by native architect Santiago Calatrava. Enjoy a musical performance at a historical venue. (B, L, D)

Day 6 — Alcudia, Majorca, Balearic Islands
In the morning visit the Yannik & Ben Jacober Foundation to view its outstanding painting and sculpture collection and explore its garden. Continue with a walking tour of Alcudia including St. Jaume's Church, St. Christ's Chapel, the town's most important houses (casals) and views of the city walls and gates. Enjoy a musical performance at a historical venue. (B, L, D)

Day 7 — Oristano, Sardinia, Italy, Tharros
From Oristano, visit the peninsula's most important archaeological site, the city of Tharros, founded by the Phoenicians around the 8th century b.c. and the Museum of Cabras. Return to Oristano with time to enjoy lively Piazza Roma. (B, L, D)

Day 8 — Cagliari, Su Nuraxi, Nora or Cagliari
Arrive in Cagliari, Sardinia's capital, built on a hill facing the sea. Disembark and drive to the village of Barumini to visit Su Nuraxi, Sardinia's most important and impressive nuraghic complex and a Heritage of Humanity site. After lunch aboard, spend time at leisure to explore Cagliari on your own, or take an excursion to Nora, whose ancient remains date from the Carthaginian and Roman periods. (B, L, D)

Day 9 — Trapani, Sicily, Erice, Segesta
Drive up winding roads to the medieval town of Erice. The town was known for its temple to the fertility goddess, Astarte. Look around the 12th-century Venus Castle and continue to Segesta for a visit to its magnificent Doric temple, built in 420 b.c. and among the best-preserved ancient Greek sites. (B, L, D)

Day 10 — Naples, Pompeii
This morning explore the fabled city of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in a.d. 79 and frozen in time. In the afternoon visit the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. This evening enjoy a performance aboard ship. (B, L, D)

Day 11 — Civitavecchia, Disembark, Rome, U.S.
Disembark and transfer to airport in Rome for return flights. (B)

October Overview

Imagine a glorious fall voyage that combines some of the loveliest destinations in the western Mediterranean with private performances of exquisite chamber music in historic locations ashore. The intimacy of the concerts --available only to travelers on this voyage --and the quality of the musical ensembles are a truly unparalleled experience. As we sail the coast of Iberia, the Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Sicily, and on to Naples, we encounter monuments and ruins of an extraordinarily broad sweep of time: Neolithic nuraghi on Sardinia; stunning ancient sites in Spain and incomparable Pompeii; the very pinnacle of Islamic architecture at the Alhambra in Granada; charming medieval towns in Valencia and Sicily. We will also enjoy natural beauty everywhere  - from the beaches of Menorca and Sardinia to the UNESCO World Heritage palm forest of Elche. The quality and variety of the places visited are more than enough to recommend this voyage. When combined with a series of exclusive performances by accomplished musicians, it is irresistible.

October Itinerary

October 3-4  - U.S., Lisbon, Portugal, Embark

Depart U.S. for Lisbon, Portugal. Arrive in Lisbon and embark Corinthian. (D)

October 5 - At Sea

Enjoy lectures and the amenities of Corinthian as you sail to Spain. (B, L, D)

October 6 - Motril, Spain, Granada

Granada exemplifies the best of Moorish art, architecture, and culture. Tour the Alhambra, a network of lavishly decorated palaces and irrigated gardens begun in the 13th century by the caliphs of the Nasrid dynasty. After the Christian reconquest, the Alhambra's mosque was replaced with a church and additional structures were built. The complex is an architectural marvel of lacy arches, filigreed ceilings, slender columns, intricate stucco work, and romantic courtyards adorned with lovely fountains. Also stroll through the splendid Generalife Gardens, adjacent to the Alhambra, a soothing landscape of pathways, patios, pools, fountains, trees, and flowers of every imaginable hue. In the afternoon visit the cavernous Granada Cathedral, with Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque elements, and the Royal Chapel. In the afternoon, enjoy a musical performance at a historical venue. (B, L, D)

October 7 - Alicante

Call at Alicante, a dynamic and attractive Spanish port city. A morning tour of the town includes the imposing, 16th-century Castillo de Santa Barbara, with sweeping views over the city, and the Cathedral of San Nicolas. In the afternoon, drive to Elche and visit its famed, exotic palm forest, planted by the Phoenicians and extended by the Arabs. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Also see the Huerta del Cura gardens, which reveal Elche's Islamic past. (B, L, D)

October 8 - Valenica

Explore Valencia's Old Town, visiting the 13th-century Cathedral, with paintings by Goya, and view the Generalitat Palace. Also visit La Lonja de la Seda, a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture. Built between 1482 and 1533, this group of buildings was originally used for trading in silk. The grandiose Sala de Contratacion, in particular, illustrates the power and wealth of a major Mediterranean mercantile city in the 15th and 16th centuries. In the afternoon visit the remarkable City of Arts and Sciences, a cultural complex designed by native architect Santiago Calatrava. Enjoy a musical performance at a historical venue. (B, L, D)

October 9  - Tarragona, Poblet

Sunny Tarragona is a veritable museum-town, containing remains of practically all of the civilizations that crossed the Iberian Peninsula. Explore its Roman remains, including the seaside-facing amphitheater, and visit the Archaeological Museum which includes part of the Roman city walls, frescoes, sculpture, and pottery. Drive to the Catalonian countryside to visit the Monastery of Poblet. Beautifully located at the feet of the Prades Mountains, this impressive Cistercian abbey is one of the largest in Spain and features a 12th-century church at its center. Enjoy a musical performance at a historical venue. (B, L, D)

October 10 - Mahon, Menorca, Balearic Islands

Menorca is the most tranquil and arguably best-preserved of the Balearic Islands. Our tour of Mahon, the main port, reveals an unusual hybrid architectural style comprised of classical Georgian sash-windowed town houses and traditional Spanish homes lining its narrow streets and bustling waterfront. After visiting Mahon's Museum of Menorca, continue to the site of Torralba d'en Salord, which contains the island's largest prehistoric settlement. (B, L, D)

October 11  - Oristano, Sardinia, Italy, Tharros

From Oristano, visit the Sardinia's most important archaeological site, the city of Tharros, founded by the Phoenicians around the 8th century B.C. and the Museum of Cabras. Among its remains are the well-preserved thermal baths, with adjoining dressing rooms, saunas, and hot and cold water pools. Return to Oristano with time to enjoy lively Piazza Roma, whose Tower of St. Christopher dates back to the 13th century. Explore the town's museum, housed in a 19th-century palazzo, and the Pisan-style Basilica of Santa Giusta. (B, L, D)

October 12 - Cagliari, Su Nuraxi, Nora or Cagliari

Arrive in Cagliari, Sardinia's capital, built on a hill facing the sea. Disembark and drive to the village of Barumini to visit Su Nuraxi, Sardinia's most important and impressive nuraghic complex and a UNESCO Heritage of Humanity site. After lunch aboard, spend time at leisure to explore Cagliari on your own, or take an excursion to Nora, whose ancient remains date from the Carthaginian and Roman periods. (B, L, D)

October 13 - Trapani, Sicily, Erice, Segesta

Sail to the beautiful island of Sicily today. Drive up winding roads to the walled medieval town of Erice in its spectacular mountain setting, known for its temple to the fertility goddess, Astarte. Look around the 12th-century Venus Castle and continue to Segesta for a visit to its magnificent Doric temple, built in 420 B.C. and among the best-preserved ancient Greek sites. A 14th-century church is the setting for a private musical performance in Erice. (B, L, D)

October 14 - Naples, Pompeii

This morning explore the fabled city of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79 and frozen in time. Tour this extensively preserved site, and in the afternoon drive to the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, one of the world's finest collections of Graeco-Roman artifacts. (B, L, D)

October 15  - Civitavecchia, Disembark, Rome, U.S.

Disembark and transfer to airport in Rome for return flights. (B)