Greek Isles: Santorini, Athens & Croatia to Venice Greek Isles: Santorini, Athens & Croatia to Venice Greek Isles: Santorini, Athens & Croatia to Venice

11-day Cruise on Norwegian Gem

Greek Isles: Santorini, Athens & Croatia to Venice

from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Rediscover the classics as you sail through the best of Europe with Norwegian Gem. Cruise into the world of the rich and famous in glamorous Monte Carlo while visiting the Monte Carlo Casino or the Prince’s Palace. Stroll among Santorini’s famed blue-domed roofs and enjoy magnificent hilltop views before savoring some delicious local Greek cuisine, wine and dancing – Opa! Game of Thrones fans will enjoy a tour of Dubrovnik’s Old Town and historic sites featured in the hit TV show, including the 11th century Lovrijenac Fortress.
  • /sites/default/files/map-marked-blue.svg
    Explore a new European port every day of your cruise.
  • /sites/default/files/cocktail-blue.svg
    Shake things up with over a dozen onboard bars.
Was
2579
Now
1546
PP / USD
11 Days. 12 Ports. 1 Amazing Vacation.
Port of Call
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
  • /sites/default/files/CIV_60_ExclRomeAndColosseum.jpg

Endless adventures await in Rome. With two and a half thousand years of history, art and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Gaze at the masterpieces of the Vatican or walk into the past with visits to ancient relics, historic monuments and legendary museums. Or people-watch while sipping on an espresso in a quaint cafe.

Port of Call
Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • /sites/default/files/MCM_01_NiceEzeMonaco_0.jpg

The world's second smallest country is big on glitz and glamour. Perhaps best known for its breathtaking casino and headline-making royal family, Monte Carlo is all manicured streets, impressive palaces and lush city parks. Come see how the rich and famous live and play.

Port of Call
La Spezia, Italy
  • /sites/default/files/Ports_SPE_MW_881x400.jpg

Located along what’s known as the Ligurian Riviera, La Spezia and its surrounding area are characterized by steep cliffs overlooking tranquil waters, quiet coves, dense forests and popular beaches. A busy port city that includes a major naval base, La Spezia is the second largest city in the province and is home to historic sites, interesting museums and no shortage of scenic overlooks. The city is considered the gateway to the famed Cinque Terre – a string of five centuries-old seaside villages that are one of the most picturesque regions of the Mediterranean. Spend the day uncovering the best of La Spezia or journey to Cinque Terre on a guided tour.

Port of Call
Naples, Italy
  • /sites/default/files/881x400_naples_091918_2.jpg

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 streets. Explore more of Naples on a European cruise!

Port of Call
Messina (Sicily), Italy
  • /sites/default/files/Ports_MSN_MW_881x400.jpg

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. Explore more of Messina on a European cruise!

Port of Call
Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece
  • /sites/default/files/MI.ARM_881x400.jpg

Looking at picturesque Argostoli, you wouldn’t know it suffered a devastating earthquake in 1953. The city and its surrounding area are full of treasures, including a 12th-century Byzantine cathedral and beautiful 16th century frescoes. And the nearby underground Lake of Melissani is simply magical. Enter the caves to find ancient stalactites, and marvel at the scattered rays of light beaming through, turning the water an intense blue.

Port of Call
Santorini, Greece
  • /sites/default/files/JTR_64_SantoriniLessTravelledUI_0.jpg
  • /sites/default/files/MI-JTR-shutterstock_83463034.jpg

Whitewashed villages clinging to the sides of the sea cliffs have made the volcanic island of Santorini one of the most widely photographed places in the world. The island's charm and subtle mystery have even made it a target of speculation as the location of the lost city of Atlantis.

Port of Call
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
  • /sites/default/files/PIR_03_AthensScenicCoast.jpg

This is the cradle of civilization, the oldest city in Europe. Not only is this city home to the Acropolis and some of the most important architectural structures and archaeological finds in the Western world, It is also a very modern city, an urban amalgam of extraordinary art, culture, cuisine and shopping. Explore more of Athens on a European cruise!

Port of Call
Corfu, Greece
  • /sites/default/files/881x400_port_corfu_091918.jpg

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. Explore more of Corfu on a European cruise!

Port of Call
Kotor, Montenegro
  • /sites/default/files/mi-kot-121714.jpg

Tucked away between the mountains and the Bay of Kotor, one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea, is where you’ll find the picturesque town of Kotor. As you arrive at this secluded city, you’ll notice the dramatic 65-foot high protective walls, which date back to the Venetian period during the 9th century. Stroll the labyrinth of cobbled streets with cozy cafes and craft shops as you marvel the graceful old buildings. Listed as a UNESCO World Natural and Historical Heritage Site, Kotor is also world-famous as a premier yachting and sailing destination.

Port of Call
Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • /sites/default/files/Dubrovnik_Croatia_881x400.jpg

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. Explore more of Dubrovnik on a European cruise!

Port of Call
Venice, Italy
  • /sites/default/files/VCE_62_PrivateGondolaSerenade.jpg

You could start a discussion about Venice by praising its restaurants, wine bars, marble churches or blown glass. But you probably won't. You'll likely start with the fact that Venice is built on water. It is a place where people either float slowly down palace-lined man-made waterways or stroll down narrow alleyways. There's no more extraordinary place to find yourself, or lose yourself. Be sure to stay in Venice before your next European cruise.

Dates & prices
Staterooms & Accommodations
There’s nothing like starting your morning with a glass of sunshine and fresh ocean breezes on your own private balcony. Our award-winning fleet offers a wide range of contemporary and comfortable accommodations designed for you, your family or even your group.
  • Mini‑Suite / Club Balcony Suite

  • The Haven

  • Balcony

  • Inside

  • Oceanview

  • Suite

Experience Norwegian Gem
Welcome aboard your best vacation yet.
  • 2016 Best for Entertainment
    2016 Best for Entertainment
  • 2015
    Remodeled Date
  • 2,394
    Double Occupancy
Dining
Dine how and when you want and where your palate leads you with more than a dozen dining options. Discover our Main Dining Rooms, where our daily changing menus are as fresh as the ingredients, or reserve a seat at a specialty restaurant for a taste of something unique and unexpected. With no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating and superb culinary experiences, nobody does dining like Norwegian.
  • La Cucina  Italian Restaurant

    La Cucina Italian Restaurant

  • O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

    O'Sheehan's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

  • Great Outdoors

    Great Outdoors

Bars & Lounges
With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favorite may take a few days. Pop some bubbly and toast the good life inside Magnum’s Champagne & Wine Bar. Kick back with a cocktail then dance it out at Bliss Ultra Lounge. Enjoy the cool views and ocean breeze as you relax poolside at Bali Hai Bar & Grill. Whether you’re hanging with old friends or making new ones, there’s always an opportunity to mix it up.
  • Bliss Ultra Lounge

    Bliss Ultra Lounge

  • Spinnaker Lounge

    Spinnaker Lounge

  • Bali Hai Bar & Grill

    Bali Hai Bar & Grill

Entertainment
When it comes to the entertainment on Norwegian Gem, there’s never a dull moment. Round up the kids and enjoy a magical evening with our magician and comedy show. Tap your feet to the pop country beat of Blazing Boots. Or don your best white attire and dance the night away during our White Hot Party. It’s showtime. All the time.
  • Blazing Boots

    Blazing Boots

  • Live Music

    Live Music

  • Pure Variety

    Pure Variety

Activities
From bow to stern, Norwegian has enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Indulge in a refreshing swim in the pool or a relaxing dip in one of our covered hot tubs on the pool deck. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all on one of our many casino games. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at the spa. With so much to do, we’ll always have you coming back for more.
  • Casino

    Casino

  • Splash Academy

    Splash Academy

  • Pool

    Pool

Spa
Feel free to slow it down, way down, at our award-winning Mandara Spa. Slide into relaxation with a hot stone massage—just one of over 50 specialty treatments offered. Let some steam off in the sauna or recline into pampering with facials, manicures, pedicures and more. “Me time” has never felt so good as at our onboard spa.
  • Couples Massage

    Couples Massage

  • Manicures

    Manicures

  • Thermal Suite

    Thermal Suite

Onboard Shopping
Forget to pack something? No worries! Our gift shops on board carry everything you'll need to help make your vacation incredible. Shop from a variety of souvenirs, cosmetics, clothing, snacks and sundry items. Treat yourself at our duty-free shops full of fantastic savings on fine jewelry, accessories, perfume, liquor and tobacco.
  • Colombian Emeralds International

    Colombian Emeralds International

  • Trade Routes Boutique

    Trade Routes Boutique

  • photo Gallery

    photo Gallery

Explore Top Shore Excursions

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.