Cruise to An Ancient Romanian Seaport
The Emperor Augustus banished the great Roman poet Ovid to Constanta in AD 8. And while it may have been a valid form of punishment back then, we can think of far worse places to spend the rest of our life today. Continuously inhabited for over 2,600 years, Constanta is rich in history and culture, which means there’s no shortage of things to see and do.
In the old city center you can tip your hat to Ovid’s statue in his namesake square, explore Roman Mosaics in the former commercial center, or marvel at the elegant ruins of the unfinished grand Casino. To shop for traditional Romanian handicrafts like delicate painted eggs, leatherwork, and handcrafted pottery, head to the Folk Art Museum, and learn a little more about the region’s culture while you’re at it!
And if Constanta’s eight miles of sandy beaches and nearby mineral springs aren’t really your thing, Bucharest (AKA “Little Paris of the East”) is just three hours away by train. Join us on a Cruise Global, Connect LocalSM shore excursion that will take you to the Palace of the Parliament, Revolution Square, and the former Central Committee of the Communist Party. You’ll learn about Romania’s tumultuous history, and hear traditional folk music while enjoying a feast fit for a king or queen.Download An Explorer Guide +