2024 Cruise to the Cup: Rome to Barcelona

2024 Cruise to the Cup: Rome to Barcelona

Cruise in Style to Barcelona for the 37th America’s Cup Challenger Series

September 4 to 14, 2024

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There is no shortage of opportunities to cruise the Mediterranean Sea. But there’s only one chance to make the run from Rome to Barcelona in the company of fellow Club members and then disembark into one of Europe’s great cities in the midst of sailing’s greatest circus, the Challenger Selection Series for the 37th America’s Cup.

Aboard the boutique cruise ship SeaDream, 100 Club members and guests will enjoy an unparalleled luxury cruise. The 344-foot ship offers a unique yachting experience with all the bells and whistles. It’s a great warm-weather boat with open seating, much of it outdoors, for all meals. By day, SeaDream boasts a watersports marina platform with toys galore: catamarans, kayaks, wakeboards, waterskis, snorkeling gear, a water trampoline, paddleboards and personal watercraft. Yoga, a relaxing swim in the ship’s pool or a freshwater jacuzzi experience is a great way to start the day. By night, SeaDream is a lively ship, with sunset cocktails at the outdoor Top of the Yacht Bar and plenty of socializing opportunities. SeaDream routinely anchors out, avoiding crowded cruise ship docks and allowing its guests to enjoy the true beauty of the Mediterranean shoreline.

2024 Cruise to the Cup: Rome to Barcelona 2

The itinerary curated for this exclusive expedition is a perfect mix of off-the-beaten-path small towns and villages, with a bit of flash of the French Riviera before ending in the beautiful, artistic city of Barcelona, Spain. Glorious Mediterranean sunsets are guaranteed. From kayaking and e-biking to wine tasting and sightseeing, an exciting schedule of excursions are included in your reservation and will serve to enhance the uniqueness of this expedition.

The schedule has been slightly modified to include a full day aboard the ship in Barcelona. SeaDream will put into the home port for the 37th America’s Cup in the afternoon on Friday, Sept. 13. The five challengers will be in the thick of the race to decide who will face Emirates Team New Zealand in the 37th America’s Cup Match. Racing is scheduled for that afternoon, as well as on Saturday and Sunday for those choosing to remain in Barcelona for a few days. Guests on this expedition will be afforded the opportunity to purchase tickets for the American Magic hospitality venue. An exclusive update from team personnel is tentatively scheduled for Friday evening onboard SeaDream. For an unofficial schedule of events surrounding the 37th America's Cup, please click here.

2024 Cruise to the Cup: Rome to Barcelona ACCORDION

  • The Cruise to the Cup waitlist signup form. Click here

Excursions are being updated
(Subject to Change)

  DATE PORT ETA/ETD SOCIAL EVENT EXCURSION
OPTION 1
EXCURSION OPTION 2 EXCURSION OPTION 3
Tuesday, Sept 3 Rome   Opening Reception at the Casina Valadier      
Wednesday, Sept. 4 Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy 1400/1800        
Thursday, Sept. 5 Portoferraio, Elba  0800/2300        
Friday, Sept. 6 Portovenere, Italy 0800/2359        
Saturday, Sept. 7 Portofino, Italy 0800/2300        
Sunday, Sept. 8 Monte Carlo, Monaco 0800/2300        
Monday, Sept. 9 Nice, France 0800/2359        
Tuesday, Sept. 10 St. Tropez, France 0800/2359        
Wednesday, Sept. 11 Sanary-sur-Mer, France 0800/2359        
Thursday, Sept. 12 Cassis, France 0800/2359        
Friday, Sept. 13 Barcelona, Spain Arrive 1300 Closing
 Dinner TBD
     
Saturday, Sept. 14 Barcelona, Spain   Disembark Closing luncheon at the W Hotel 1230 - 1530    

Double Occupancy
  • State Rooms - Deck 2 - $21,000 per cabin
  • State Rooms - Deck 3 - $28,000 per cabin
  • State Rooms - Deck 4 - $30,000 per cabin
  • Please contact Cruising Event Coordinator Sharon Sullivan for any questions

Rome Hotels:
  • Hotel Westin Excelsior:  Starting at €450. Please click here to book the group rate for the nights of September 2nd and 3rd. To book for additional nights, contact the hotel directly at [email protected]. Please read the cancelation policy before booking, refundable rates are also available.
  • Hotel De La Ville  €750 Euros per night. Room block ends May 1, 2024. Please click here for the reservation link. 

Transportation will be provided from these two hotels on embarkation day to the ship.

Barcelona Hotels:
  • The Club has arranged a room block at the Hotel Duquesa Suites for all members who may be traveling to Barcelona for the America's Cup. Please click here to make a reservation.
    • Room block held until Monday, April 8. Room prices may vary based on the exchange rate of the euro.
      • 2-person apartment, $713/night
      • 3-person apartment, $827/night
      • 4-person apartment, $940/night
    • Your reservation includes complimentary daily activities, from tapas workshops and wine tastings to walking tours and more. Click here for more information. 
    • Contact [email protected] with any questions.
  • The W Hotel has special rates for our participants on the cruise.  Please click here to make a reservation.
    • For a virtual tour of the W Hotel please click here.
  • Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel a room block has been arranged for September 14 to 16. Please use this form to make your hotel reservation.

Please click here for suggestions from Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to the Westin Excelsior
 

Click here for a preliminary schedule of the Louis Vuitton Cup racing 

Please go to the NYYC 37th America's Cup webpage for more information
Challenger Selection Series: September 2024
Click here for unofficial AC37 event schedule 

Introducing Take Two Travel Agency that we are partnering with for future travel arrangements. You can utilize them for your personal travel or to attend one of NYYC Cruising Events. The first step will be to request a form to set up your profile.

Please click on this LINK to open the instructions.
Once your profile is complete (usually takes 24 hours) you will receive a notice from Take Two that you are registered.
Click LINK for their fees.

Come meet your fellow cruisers on August 1, 2024, at Harbour Court.