Closing Night Classic

Vacanze romane

Roman Holiday [RESTORED]


Presented by Celebrity Cruises.

Audiences are invited to fall in love again with the film that sent Audrey Hepburn’s star soaring. But far from just being one of the best romantic comedies of all time – a claim that can be confidently made in this case – Roman Holiday is a giddy valentine to Rome. 

Living a life of privilege and boredom, Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) skips out on her royal duties to enjoy some time as an everyday girl. As luck would have it, she falls into the arms of journalist Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck) who, upon learning her identity, sees an opportunity for an exclusive. But he doesn’t bet on romance. 

Amid the laughs and screwball antics, Ann and Joe take in all the sights of Rome – from the Trevi Fountain to the Colosseum – in “a regal and highly illegal scoot-around” on the back of a Vespa. 

Only the hardest heart will come out of the cinema not wearing a grin after seeing this sublime restoration of a Hollywood classic.


William Wyler
Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power, Harcourt Williams, Margaret Rawlings
One of the happiest and most enjoyable films ever made.
William Wyler

Born in 1902 in Germany, William Wyler emigrated to the US at the age of 18 where he worked as an errand boy for Universal Studios. By the time of his death in 1981, he was widely regarded as one of the greatest American filmmakers of all time, with films like Mrs Miniver (1942), Ben-Hur (1959) and Funny Girl (1968) making up his body of work.

  • WINNER Best Actress in a Leading Role (Audrey Hepburn), Best Writing (Dalton Trumbo) and Best Costume Design (Edith Head), Academy Awards 1954
    WINNER Best British Actress (Audrey Hepburn), BAFTA Awards 1954
    WINNER Best Actress in a Drama (Audrey Hepburn), Golden Globes 1954