Cruising the Rivieras of Italy, France, and Spain
Cruise along famous Mediterranean rivieras from Rome to Barcelona and explore hidden gems and cosmopolitan haunts of the rich and famous. During your voyage, you'll be immersed in the area's dynamic history, inimitable art and culture, and stunning scenery.
WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY
With Smithsonian, we can be confident not only of an excellent trip, but of a wonderful group of fellow travelers to share it with.”
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The five-star Tere Moana entered service in 2013 under new ownership following a multi-million dollar refurbishment. This exclusively chartered, deluxe, 90-passenger vessel fits the profile of small-ship cruising perfectly and can cruise into ports inaccessible to larger ships.
Eight of the five-star ocean-view spacious accommodations have a private veranda. Each stateroom features a large picture window, private marble-and-teak appointed bathroom with shower, one queen bed or two twin beds, luxurious European linens and amenities, individual climate control, robes and cotton slippers, satellite television, minibar, safe, and hair dryer. Welcome flowers and fruit are provided in each stateroom upon arrival.
The elegant L'Etoile dining room and La Veranda restaurant accommodate all guests at a single, unassigned seating, and an attentive staff serves international cuisine featuring fresh local ingredients. Early risers’ coffee, buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner are served daily. Indoor or outdoor dining is featured in La Veranda for breakfast and lunch and a culinary creation from a consulting two-star Michelin-rated chef is offered nightly in L’Etoile at dinner. Complimentary room service and wellness and vegetarian meal options are available. Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are served throughout the cruise.
The inviting and spacious public areas are tastefully appointed and include a large lounge, where a program of enriching lectures is held, two bars, a comfortable library with computers, wireless Internet hotspots, spa, boutique, and outdoor swimming pool.
The Tere Moana’s English-speaking crew provides courteous, professional service and sails with an onboard physician. There is one crewmember for every 1.5 guests. The ship has an elevator.
The exclusively chartered, intimate Variety Voyager is a fully air-conditioned, 36-cabin small ship. Launched in 2012, this state-of-the-art vessel offers an authentic coastal cruise experience and can navigate into smaller ports inaccessible to larger ships. The ocean-view, stylishly appointed, wood-paneled cabins are designed to accommodate two twin beds or one double bed and feature two small windows, private marble bathroom with shower, individual climate control, mini refrigerator, flat-screen satellite television, DVD player, music channels, hair dryer, bathrobes, and safe. Meals featuring Mediterranean cuisine are served alfresco or in single, unassigned seatings in the ship’s attractive dining room, where passengers can enjoy unobstructed views of the sweeping scenery and coastline through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Early-risers’ coffee, buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and a four-course dinner are served daily. Complimentary house wine and beer are served with lunch and dinner. Public areas include a lounge and bar, library, shaded outdoor dining area and bar, sun deck with chairs and bar, and a mini-spa and fitness area. WiFi Internet access and laundry service are available on board. The English-speaking European crew provides courteous, professional service. The ship is fitted with state-of-the-art twin stabilizers and is meticulously maintained. It complies with the highest safety standards.