While other cruiselines have a single itinerary for the Aegean Sea and include Venice, Dubrovnik, Athens and other Greek Islands, DCL is offering two itineraries: one that includes Venice and Dubrovnik and one that includes Athens, Ephesus, and Mykonos. Therein lies the dilemma for us; DH (dear husband of mine) wanted to also go to Athens, so with some serious number crunching and use of our Disney Vacation Club points, we were able to reserve a cabin for both itineraries and sail back-to-back. After all, if we're paying for airfare from the US to Barcelona, we might as well stay a while, right?
So here's the itinerary for the first cruise: Barcelona, Villefranche, La Spezia (Italy), Civitavecchia (Italy), Piraeus (Athens), Kusadasi (Ephesus, Turkey), Mykonos (Greece), and Valleta (Malta).
And here's the itinerary for the second cruise: Barcelona, Villefranche, La Spezia (Italy), Civitavecchia (Italy), Naples (Italy), Venice (Italy), Dubrovnik (Croatia), and Valleta (Malta).
While several of the ports not only repeat for these two itineraries, we have been to Barcelona, Villefranche, La Spezia, Civitavecchia, and Naples before when we first cruised in the Mediterranean in 2007. But these ports are all jumping off spots for so many rich experiences and beautiful places that while the destination is the same, the experience will not be.
So welcome to our journey! We're glad to have you follow along with us as we plan and travel.