GET ready for excitement next summer on the largest and most spectacular gay cruise to sail Europe. Ever.
Atlantis returns to the brand-new, over-the-top Odyssey of the Seas for a breathtaking adventure from Rome to the Riviera Coasts of Italy, France & Monaco, alluring Sicily, and an overnight visit on the playground island of Ibiza! It’s the ultimate Mediterranean cruise for 4200 guests as Atlantis changes everything you know about sailing on the most technically advanced and outrageously engaging ship sailing today.
Their 2023 Mediterranean Cruise takes you on a journey through some of the world’s most fascinating places, all while dazzling you onboard with a stellar lineup of performers, fantastically inventive parties, and innovative ways to play. It’s the perfect combination of thrilling exploration and onboard excitement for nine picture-perfect nights of pure pleasure.
AUGUST 28, 2023 (DAY 1)
Whether it’s the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, or St. Peter’s Basilica that interests you, Rome is home to a lifetime’s worth of historical, architectural, and spiritual sites. You’ll also discover Rome to be a modern, vibrant city teeming with crowded cafés. Get lost in this remarkable city.
AUGUST 29, 2023 (DAY 2)
There's no more fascinating port in Italy than Naples, where options abound. It's a short trip to Sorrento, Positano, and the Amalfi Coast, where some of the most beautiful villages in the Mediterranean meet exquisite coastal landscapes. Or take a day trip to the island of Capri, an enchanting and picturesque island made of limestone rock. A favorite with Roman emperors, the rich and famous, artists, and writers, discover the secrets of this beautiful island that has charmed visitors for centuries.
AUGUST 30, 2023 (DAY 3)
Palermo is a burgeoning destination in Italy for good reason. This underrated city is the perfect place to experience authentic Sicilian cuisine and culture, and learn about the incredible history of an ancient city.
The 12th-century Palermo Cathedral houses royal tombs, while the huge neoclassical Teatro Massimo is known for opera performances. Also in the center are the Palazzo dei Normanni, a royal palace started in the 9th century, and the Cappella Palatina, with Byzantine mosaics. Busy markets include the central Ballarò street market and the Vucciria, near the port.
AUGUST 31, 2023 (DAY 4)
Cagliari is the capital city of the Italian island of Sardinia. It’s known for the hilltop Castello, a medieval walled quarter situated high over the rest of the town. Architectural highlights include the 13th-century Cagliari Cathedral. Housed in a former arsenal, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari displays bronze objects, Roman ceramics and artifacts from the Nuragic age to the Byzantine era.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2023 (DAY 5)
Everyone has their own opinion of Ibiza, and it’s the one place that truly has something for everyone. From the world’s best nightlife to some of Spain’s most isolated and quiet beaches, it’s an island that lets you create your own playground. We’ll arrive at night, in time for a walk through the streets of the old town of Dalt Vila, a drink on the terrace, and a visit to one of the legendary nightclubs. Or just watch the parade of craziness!
We’ll have time the following day to enjoy one of the magnificent beaches with tours to the gay beach at Els Salinas. Or explore on your own to one of the islands many charming villages. No matter what you do, it’s hard not to fall in love with Ibiza’s many charms.
SEPTEMBER 2, 2023 (DAY 6)
Today is a day for seeing the other side of Ibiza. After last night's fabulousness, maybe a relaxing day on the beach is in order and Ibiza has plenty of them, ranging from the electric gay beach at Els Salinas to quiet coves scattered along the island's rugged coast.
Take some time to wander through Dalt Vila during the day. Or explore on your own to one of the islands many charming villages. It's all here for you and easy to reach with our extra-long visit.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2023 (DAY 8)
Marseille is worth a trip. to not just explore the city itself, but also the surrounding Provence region, where there's so much to do and see. You can easily visit the Calanques National Park or some vibrant Provençe beaches in no time at all from Marseille. You could even go as far as Nice or Monaco.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2023 (DAY 9)
Monaco is famously the playground of the rich and famous, despite being the world's 2nd-smallest nation. Spanning just 200 hectares, this historic principality features grand casinos, designer malls, opulent bars and clubs, and a human-made beach, attracting celebrities and vacationers year-round.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2023 (DAY 10)
LA SPEZIA, ITALY
Crystal-clear sea, unspoilt nature and enchanting villages are just some of the features you will find in La Spezia Italy, but there are also important monuments, museums and churches.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2023 (DAY 11)
We return to the port of Civitavecchia, gateway to the magical city of Rome. Once the center of the Ancient World from which emperors ruled over nearly all of western civilization, Rome is still a cultural mecca. Only a few cities in the world can boast such a well-preserved level of architecture, art, and religious iconography.
Disembarkation begins at approximately 8am and Atlantis does not recommend flights before noon.
Transfers from Civitavecchia to Rome and the airport will be available from Atlantis, along with some exciting post-cruise options!