SEA & MUSIC MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE WITH THE VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Do you want to experience music, culture, history and luxury with one of the world’s finest orchestras and fabulous soloists? Then this incredible Mediterranean cruise is just for you. Immerse yourself in the music of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and soloists, like Erwin Schrott, Andreas Schager, Zhang Jun and Cornelia Horak all in the lap of luxury.​ Visit historic places that shaped and inspired so much of western civilisation and explore the culture and culinary delights of the Mediterranean. Hosted by Australian composer, conductor and music educator, David Slater you'll be in knowledegable hands for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Reserve your place today!

 

ABOUT YOUR HOST DAVID SLATER

David Slater is an award-winning composer, conductor and music educator with over 35 years’ experience. He is Australia’s ambassador to the World Choir Council, is on the faculty of renowned international music festivals in more than a dozen countries and regularly conducts on three continents.  

MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS​

  • The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Herbert Blomstedt and Yefim Bronfman will perform Beethoven’s Symphonies 3 and 4 plus one piano concerto
     

  • Concert on Malta at the Hilton Hotel’s Grand Suite in Valletta
    Concert in Athens planned at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis (subject to permissions and weather)

     

  • Andreas Schager (tenor) & Lidia Baich (violin) in recital with piano accompaniment at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples
     

  • Opera Performance of Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo. 
    A new production with the ensemble of the theatre under the direction
    of Omer Meir Wellber

     

  • Bass baritone Erwin Schrott – in recital with piano accompaniment on board
     

  • Aleksey Igudesman with own arrangements and crazy compositions - “Fasten Seat Belts” - Classical  music with quirky humour and bizarre virtuosity
     

  • Chamber music concerts by ensembles with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
     

  • Musical introductory talks by Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz and your host David Slater.   Cornelia Horak (soprano) performs Beethoven and other pieces.
     

  • Zhang Jun introduces us to the rich world of the traditional Kunqu Opera
     

  • Public rehearsals, Meet & greet and autograph sessions with the artists

EXCURSION PROGRAM

Whether at sea or on land, Gullivers provides an exquisite supporting program. Shore excursions bring you closer to the culture, history, culinary delights and natural beauty of the Mediterranean. The majority of shore excursions are carried out by regional agencies, The excursion program specially put together for this Sea & Music trip will be available approximately four months before the start of your journey. At that time you can book the excursions which interest you most.

Land excursions can then be booked up to 10 weeks before departure, Contact Gullivers to find out how. The booking of the excursions will then be handled by our travel experts.

MEETING THE CRUISE SHIP

You are free to book your own individual flights to Palma de Mallorca.  Boarding is available from 9:00, but if your flight arrives in Mallorca later in the day, please allow adequate time to board as the latest time you can board the ship is 19:00 on Sunday, 20 September.
 

SERVICES ON BOARD

Limited cabins are available for Australian guests. For cabin pricing, type and availability call us now on 1300 307 077

  • Premium All Inclusive concept – sophisticated top gastronomy created by international chefs. First-class table service. Over 100 different branded drinks in almost all bars and lounges. Sports facilities and access to the sauna area are included. 
     

  • Enjoy around the clock – culinary delicacies and refreshing drinks in selected bars and restaurants without time and cost limits. 
     

  • Exclusively for this trip – Sea & Music Gala Dinner at the Atlantik Restaurant and a daily glass of Champagne. 
     

  • A multi-course menu including drinks in an exclusive restaurant.  Please make a reservation as limited space is available at each seating. 
     

  • Your Sea & Music program: many concerts and events onboard and on land. 
     

  • Surprise gifts in your cabin.
     

  • Embarkation and disembarkation fees and all port taxes. 
     

  • Day time programs and evening events. 
     

  • Use of sports and wellness facilities such as gym, sauna area, steam baths, whirlpool, swimming pools and sun loungers on deck.
     

  • Sports program such as jogging course, cycling and gymnastics.
     

  • Relaxation and health courses.
     

  • Spa & Sea area – welcoming ambience for your well-being with a huge sea vista.
     

  • Carefree childcare with trained staff.
     

  • Travel representatives from the Travel & Music team. 

 

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED ON BOARD?

​Flights, shore excursions, arrival and departure transfers, medical treatment, insurance and personal expenses such as visits to hairdressers, nutrition coaching, workshops, wellness treatments, SPA treatments, some sports, health checks, booking fees and personal tips. Meals and drinks in the restaurants and bars with surcharges are not included in the Premium All Inclusive concept.

DON'T FORGET

Gullivers highly recommends that you have Comprehensive Travel Insurance prior to travelling. Ask Gullivers about our competitive travel insurance rates.

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10
nights

20 – 29 September 2020

 

Sunday – 20 September

Palma de Mallorca

Monday – 21 September

Day at Sea

Tuesday – 22 September

Naples

Wednesday – 23 September

Palermo

Thursday – 24 September

Valletta

Friday – 25 September

Day at Sea

Saturday – 26 September

Santorini

Sunday – 27 September

Piraeus

Monday – 28 September

Piraeus

Tuesday – 29 September

Heraklion

THE ROUTE

Palma de Mallorca – Naples – Palermo – Valletta – Santorini – Piraeus – Herakilon

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