Elizabeth Adler's Romantic Riviera Cruise - A Voyage of Discovery

Departs July 13, 2004 for 12 days


We board the ship for our cruise in Rome in the late afternoon, and depart at 9pm, which leaves you time for a delicious lunch first, or maybe a little shopping, or a trip to the Campo de’ Fiore market, or the Vatican Museum. Then onto your ship and your life of pampered luxury begins — in your beautiful cabins with some champagne.

Day 2 - We cruise the Bonafacio Strait

These days at sea are my favorite time, its total escape, carefree and relaxed and with as many activities as you wish – or as little as you wish. Take it easy, look forward to dinner, a little late dancing, a few rounds at the tables in the Caesars Palace Casino, or just take a seat on deck and watch the stars that seem somehow closer out at sea than anywhere else. Romance blossoms!


Dock at Monte Carlo, Monaco, then you’re free from 7am to midnight to explore the French Riviera. The possibilities are infinite since the Riviera towns are all so close. You could lunch at Roger Vergé’s famous Moulin de Mougins – one of my personal favorites for true Provençal cuisine, then explore the charming village of Mougins and back down to Cannes for a glimpse of the glitterati on the terrace of the Carlton Hotel. Or you can hit the beach and be pampered there — as well as enjoying the view. Or then again, you could have lunch or dine at the 3 Michelin Starred Alain Ducasse’s Louis XV restaurant in the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo — an almost unmissable gastronomic experience. Or how about the charming village of Cap Ferrat, (***My first novel LEONIE, was set in Cap Ferrat and the Riviera and its always been my first love) or visit he village of Eze, high in the mountains. It’s all accessible.


If you’ve read my novel, THE HOTEL RIVIERA, you’ll know that even though St. Tropez has a glitzy reputation it’s still basically a village on a pine-filled promontory – I spend many weeks here in summer and I know it well. I know the best beaches – the ones with the good restaurants, because sunbathing and a leisurely lunch with a bottle or two of the local rosé wine, grown practically around the corner, is an admirable way to pass the time. Plus, of course, the people-watching is an entertainment in itself.
And the Shopping is the best! – And all so easily accessible, including the market for terrific bargains and the best place to buy your gifts — from sandals to costume jewelry, linen shirts to cashmeres, straw bags to beach wraps. And let’s not forget to have a café grande creme in Café Senequier while gazing at yachts whose size, splendour and glitter dazzle the eyes.


Livorno is our Gateway to Tuscany – the jewel of which is Florence (***and of course my novel, SUMMER IN TUSCANY, which evokes life in a small Tuscan village, is the ideal primer for this) Florence is a treat, with its famous Duomo and Renaissance squares, and Michaelangelos — as well as its food and markets and great cuisine. Plus that essential – good shopping – in fact it’s another favorite for gift-buying. But, for those who already know Florence well, why not try the charming Tuscan town of Lucca – small, walled, ancient and accessible. Or perhaps, a tour of a Tuscan vineyard with a delicious wine tasting?

Day 6 - Cruising the Mediterranean

Something special will be planned for these long, leisurely, long days at sea, whether it’s a party or a special Tea, or the dinner to celebrate the publication of my latest novel, INVITATION TO PROVENÇE.


Sorrento has the best views on the spectacular Amalfi coast – as well as the best gelato, to say nothing of their thin-crust pizza! One of my favorite hotels is not too far away, and after exploring, lunch on its vine-covered terrace overlooking the bluest of seas is not to be missed.


A different kind of scenery – rugged and elemental and filled with history. Explore, eat, drink, enjoy. Read THE LEOPARD by Giuseppi T. di Lampedusa, let it lead you into this mysterious island.

Day 9 - Cruising the Mediterranean Sea

Be lazy again – or get moving on those laps around the deck, or in the gym, or try the Spa and emerge relaxed and beautiful. More surprise activities, and you know that lunch on deck is an activity in itself!


Re-emerging from hard-times, Dubrovnic has lost none of its magical beauty. Ancient stone walls and arches, flowers, waterside cafés and lots to explore – you won’t be the first — the Duke of Windsor, and Mrs. Simpson were here before you on their yacht, and it’s still a haven for the boating crowd.

Day 11 - Cruising the Adriatic Sea

Be pampered again, athen let’s enjoy a final Celebration dinner together.


And what a place to disembark! I first saw St. Marks Square on a cold November evening. The fog was rolling in, in great gray waves, smothering all sounds – except for the now invisible quartet playing Vivaldi outside the Caffé Florian. No one was there, the square was empty — and I felt as though I had stepped back in time. This became the inspiration for my novel, THE RICH SHALL INHERIT, especially the terrifying chase scene at Carnavale. Read it, and enjoy this unique city.

Cruise Fares

Category Description Brochure Price EA Friends' Price
C Deluxe Stateroom $8,455.00 pp $4,495.00 pp
B Deluxe Stateroom w/Verandah $9,515.00 pp $5,995.00 pp
A Deluxe Stateroom w/Verandah $9,930.00 pp $6,275.00 pp
P Penthouse Stateroom w/Verandah $11,205.00 pp $6,735.00 pp
PH Penthouse w/Verandah $14,450.00 pp $11,945.00 pp
PS Penthouse Suite w/Verandah $18,245.00 pp $14,995.00 pp
CP Crystal Penthouse w/Verandah $29,565.00 pp $25,995.00 pp

International Taxes & Fees: $349.00 pp

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