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Renaissance Triumphs

Take in art, architecture, history, and romance inspired by the Renaissance and the Enlightenment periods on this 10-night cruise.

Nov 3 - 14, 2024
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Tour Manager

Rileigh Hageman

Trip overview

Begin in timeless Rome and set sail along the sunny Mediterranean aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera.

Escape to Naples to see Pompeii, a preserved ancient Roman city once buried under the ashes of nearby Mt. Vesuvius. Sip hand-crafted wine in Messina. Cruise the terracotta cliff-lined waters of the Amalfi Coast and visit Valletta to see the celebrated St. John’s Co-Cathedral. Take in Italian Renaissance masterpieces in Florence and Pisa. Experience the culture and history of Genoa as you meander the twisting caruggi (narrow streets) before relaxing amidst the stunning views and sophisticated architecture of Nice. Immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes of Provence as the aroma of lavender fields and breathtaking views of the coastlines and mountainous areas sweep you away. Before journey’s end in beautiful Barcelona, pop into Palma de Mallorca’s plentiful art galleries and admire the fascinating exhibits on display.

  • Featuring Simply More™ Including*: 
    • FREE Roundtrip Airfare from select U.S. and Canadian gateway cities
    • FREE Airport Transfers 
    • FREE Shore Excursion Credit
    • FREE Champagne, Wine, and More
    • FREE Gourmet Specialty Dining 
    • FREE Wi-Fi 
  • Aquamar Spa and Vitality Center
  • Unlimited complimentary soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, tea, and juice
  • Private Welcome Reception
  • Attentive service from an experienced onboard Go Next Program Manager
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • All air- and cruise-related government taxes, surcharges and fees


*All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and early booking deadlines. Dates, itineraries, and prices are subject to change.

Day 1: Leave for Rome

Day 2: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Embark ship

Day 3: Naples/Pompeii, Italy

Day 4: Messina, Sicily, Italy

Day 5: Valletta, Malta

Day 6: Cruising the Mediterranean Sea

Day 7: Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Tuscany, Italy

Day 8: Genoa, Italy

Day 9: Nice (Villefranche), France

Day 10: Provence (Marseille), France

Day 11: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Day 12: Barcelona, Spain - Disembark Barcelona and return home

Preferred Travel Insurance

USI Travel Insurance Services is the preferred provider of travel insurance for The Ohio State University. USI is a comprehensive plan that offers three options, allowing you to select the coverage that best suits your needs. You can find additional details, request a quote and purchase a plan online at or by calling 1-800-937-1387. Please consider this as an option. You are also welcome to purchase trip insurance from a provider of your choice.

Refunds and cancellations

If you choose to cancel your reservation, we must receive written notice of your cancellation either via certified mail, overnight courier, or e-mail sent to (with a confirmation of receipt from us). The following cancellation fees apply to cancellations received by us on the days below before the date of departure.

Cruise Cancellation Fees:
181 days or more = $150 per person      
180-151 days = $500 per person 
150-121 days = 25% of total fare 
120-91 days = 50% of total fare  
90-61 days = 75% of total fare    
60-0 days = 100% of total fare    

If a flight or other delay for any reason prevents you from joining the trip on the date of departure, you will be considered a no-show, and we cannot provide a full or partial refund or credit toward a future trip. For Owner's, Vista and Oceania Suites, the cancellation amounts are as listed above with one exception, the administrative fee from 180 to 91 days prior to sailing is 10% of the fare.

Additional refunds and cancellations for Go Next programs


Go Next Pre- and/or Post-Cruise Program Cancellation Fees:
181 days or more = No Penalty, Full Refund
180-121 days = 25% penalty of total fare, per program
120-91 days = 50% penalty of total fare, per program
90-61 days = 75% penalty of total fare, per program
60-0 days = 100% of total fare, per program

If you cancel any Go Next Program, your rights to a refund are limited. Any requests for cancellation must be communicated to Go Next in writing. Submit a written cancellation to Applicable refunds, if any, will be made within 30 days after the cancellation. (Subject to change; refer to your brochure for current rates.)