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Italy

Odyssey at Sea: The Coasts of Italy

Aboard our first-ever floating campus, learn about both hidden and celebrated gems along the coasts of one of Europe’s most romantic and culture-filled countries.
Program No. 23512RJ
Length
13 days
Starts at
4,499
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Italy

Odyssey at Sea: The Coasts of Italy

Aboard our first-ever floating campus, learn about both hidden and celebrated gems along the coasts of one of Europe’s most romantic and culture-filled countries.
Length
13 days
Starts at
4,499
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 23512 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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The itinerary for this program is different on certain dates.
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Prices displayed below are based on per person,doubleoccupancy.

DATES & PRICES

Ship Inside
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Accommodation Details
A cabin with no window, porthole or balcony.
Ship Out
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
Ship Balc
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A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.
Sep 11 - Sep 23, 2021
Ship Inside 4,499
Ship Outside 5,099
Ship Balcony 6,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by March 31, 2021 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

Jun 3 - Jun 14, 2022
Ship Inside 4,499
Ship Outside 5,099
Ship Balcony 6,999
Special Offer

Enroll by March 31, 2021 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

Sep 9 - Sep 20, 2022
Ship Inside 4,599
Ship Outside 5,199
Ship Balcony 7,099
Special Offer

Enroll by March 31, 2021 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

Itinerary Note

This departure begins in Genoa and ends in Venice. Please see itinerary for details.

DATES & PRICES

Ship Inside
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin with no window, porthole or balcony.
Ship Out
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.
Ship Balc
Details
Accommodation Details
A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.
Sep 11 - Sep 23, 2021
Ship Inside 5,999
Ship Outside 6,599
Ship Balcony 8,999
Special Offer

OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by March 31, 2021 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

Jun 3 - Jun 14, 2022
Ship Inside 5,499
Ship Outside 6,099
Ship Balcony 8,499
Special Offer

Enroll by March 31, 2021 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

Sep 9 - Sep 20, 2022
Ship Inside 5,599
Ship Outside 6,199
Ship Balcony 8,599
Special Offer

Enroll by March 31, 2021 for free air from many cities! Airfare availability may vary by date. Ask about low-cost air from other cities.

Itinerary Note

This departure begins in Genoa and ends in Venice. Please see itinerary for details.

At a Glance

Buon giorno (good morning)! Whether uncovering ancient towns preserved under volcanic ash or discovering the heart of the Renaissance, it’s going to be another spectacular day in Italy on board the Aegean Odyssey. Cast off on Road Scholar’s first-ever floating campus as you sail from the canals of Venice to the architecture of Naples to the art of Florence alongside our experts. Unlike most cruise ships that are briefly in port, you’ll have overnight stays in many locations, giving you plenty of opportunity for deeper exploration. Indulge in a little vita all’italiana (life, Italian style) on our favorite ship as you fall in love with one of Europe’s most romantic and culture-filled countries.
Activity Level
Choose Your Pace
This program offers two activity levels to choose from on every departure date: one that has less walking and fewer stairs and another at a more active pace.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy a water taxi ride down the Grand Canal to the Rialto, followed by an expert-led exploration of St. Mark’s Square, while in Venice.
  • Explore the doomed ancient town Herculaneum, preserved under the flow of a Mount Vesuvius eruption in A.D. 79.
  • Discover the heart of the Renaissance in Florence, including visits to the Accademia, home to the famous David, and the Duomo.
  • Sail exclusively with ship mates who are all Road Scholar participants, as dedicated to learning as you are.

General Notes

We’ll have up to 350 Road Scholar participants on the ship, divided into groups of 35 for shore excursions. Please note roommate matching is available in categories F, H and L.
Featured Expert
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Silvia Maccari
With strong roots in traditional Tuscan cooking, Silvia Maccari has taught at the Scuola di Arte Culinaria Cordon Bleu di Firenze and the Leiths School of Food and Wine in London. She works with Marriott UK and Continental Europe as a food expert and chef trainer. She is the author of “A Spasso con Camilla,” a culinary travel book through Italy, as well as articles published on both Corriere della Sera in Italy and Italian cooking and living in the United States.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Silvia Maccari View biography
With strong roots in traditional Tuscan cooking, Silvia Maccari has taught at the Scuola di Arte Culinaria Cordon Bleu di Firenze and the Leiths School of Food and Wine in London. She works with Marriott UK and Continental Europe as a food expert and chef trainer. She is the author of “A Spasso con Camilla,” a culinary travel book through Italy, as well as articles published on both Corriere della Sera in Italy and Italian cooking and living in the United States.
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Joseph Paul Cassar View biography
Joseph Paul Cassar is a professor of art at the University of Maryland University College. He designs online art courses for the university as well as for the New York Times Knowledge Network. He also lectures at the Smithsonian Institute, Johns Hopkins University Osher Program, Towson University, Notre Dame University and York College of Pennsylvania. He has written several books on Maltese modern artists and has won awards for academic excellence. He is the 2019 recipient of the Malta Society of Arts' Gold Medal.





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