Lustrous Coasts: Rome to Barcelona

A cruise trip around the Mediterranean.

September 25 - October 3, 2021

Price starting at $3,599 per person with free airfare from select U.S. cities
Cruise with Go Next and Oceania Cruise Lines, Riviera

Italy, Malta, France, Monaco, France, Spain

For current pricing call Go Next at 800-842-9023 or OSU Alumni Association at 877-678-2837.


Sail the shores of the sparkling Mediterranean on this incredible ten-night journey to some of the region’s most treasured gems. Your adventure begins amid the relics of Rome, once the center of the world’s greatest empire and now the capital of modern Italy. From there, set sail for Sorrento to delight in cobblestone streets and seaside promenades, or travel to visit the nearby ruins of Pompeii, one of the most spellbinding archaeological sites in the world.

In Messina, stroll the Piazza del Duomo, or perhaps venture to Taormina to sample local wines under the gaze of Mt. Etna. Next, head to Valletta and discover its historic buildings, including St. John’s Co-Cathedral, where Caravaggio’s The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist is kept. Cruise the Mediterranean to Florence, where the architectural and artistic masterpieces of the Renaissance await you. Or, journey to see the nearby Leaning Tower of Pisa or meander the idyllic Tuscan countryside.

Stop in Saint-Tropez, a dazzling treasure on the French Riviera, and mingle with the see-and-be-seen crowd at the beach clubs that line the sand with their colorful umbrellas. In Monte Carlo, wander along the glamorous streets lined with high-rise apartments or pop into the infamous casino. Then, sail to Marseille and explore the ancient La Panier neighborhood, or travel through the Provençal countryside to see where artists and authors have drawn inspiration for centuries. You’ll bid adieu to the elegant Regatta in sunny Barcelona, but first, head to Palamós, a Catalan fishing village famous for its beaches and its restaurants serving locally caught seafood.



  • Visit two top beaches of Spain: Cala S'Algure and Platja de Castell
  • Mingle with the rich and famous at the Saint-Tropez beach clubs
  • Enjoy the glamorous Monte Carlo Casino and Grad Prix site Circuit de Monaco
  • View the stunning panoramas, charming villages and ancient villas of Italy


Day 1: Depart for Italy
Day 2: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Day 3: Sorrento / Capri, Italy
Day 4: Messina, Sicily, Italy
Day 5: Valletta, Malta
Day 6: Cruising the Mediterranean Sea
Day 7: Florence / Pisa / Tuscany (Livorno), Italy
Day 8: Saint-Tropez, France
Day 9: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Day 10: Marseille / Provence, France
Day 11: Palamos, Spain
Day 12: Barcelona, Spain | Disembark



10 nights aboard the Riviera


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