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Naples, the Almalfi Coast, Aeolian Islands, Sicily & Calabria Cruise

Duration
8 Days
Prices:
On request

The corner of Italy where glamour meets grit, the Almalfi Coast is one of the most history-rich and culturally immersive regions in Europe. This unique Europe cruise lets you experience it in detail.


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This 8-day Almalfi cruise combines the authenticity and history of Naples, the Aeolian Islands, and Sicily, with the beauty of the Amalfi Coast.

Enjoy a welcome cocktail aboard ship, then take a morning to visit Pompeii. Destroyed by Mount Vesuvius, which still looms above modern day Naples, Pompeii is one of Europe’s most complex and intriguing archaeological sites. In the afternoon, take a guided tour of Naples. Renowned as one of Europe’s grittiest cities, it nonetheless raised actress Sophia Loren, a testament to its eccentric and contradictory nature. And don’t cast off without trying pizza in the city that created it!

Sail overnight for the Aeolian Islands off Sicily’s northeastern coast. Enjoy a walk around the most significant cultural sites including the Sanctuary of the Black Madonna, before spending the afternoon at your leisure in Milazzo. Spend the next day enjoying a day trip to Taormina, and Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano, and the supposed realm of Vulcan and the Cyclops.

Back on the mainland, another day trip takes you to explore Calabria, at the very tip of Italy’s ‘boot.’ Enjoy the rich colours and inviting climate of this region, which is an enjoyable getaway year-round. Visit the popular seaside resort of Tropea, and lesser known, but endlessly charming Pizzo. Set sail overnight for Salerno on the Amalfi Coast. This dramatic region brings lush forests together with some of Italy’s most delightful villages, all set along a dramatic coastline. Visit Sorrento in detail to see the region at its best, before returning to Naples.

Your last full day isn’t devoted to the city as such. Instead, take an airboat to the Isle of Capri. You’ll visit the local historic sites and enjoy fantastic views over the island, and back over the mainland, including Versuvius and the Gulf of Naples. Traditional folklore entertainment brings your trip to a colourful end before you disembark. Feel free to add an extra few days to enjoy Naples or the surrounding towns.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices:
On request

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Day 1

Naples

After comfortably settling into your cabins, the crew will be introduced at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, enjoy dinner and an evening of activities on board and remain in port overnight.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration7 Nights
Accommodation

MS La Belle de L'Adriatique

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    MS La Belle de L'Adriatique



    Built as a coastal cruise vessel equipped with the most modern technologies, bright and spacious. The MS La Belle de l'Adriatique differs from other ocean cruisers as her size allows her to cruise close to the coastline and moor in smaller harbours inaccessible to larger ...

    Built as a coastal cruise vessel equipped with the most modern technologies, bright and spacious. The MS La Belle de l'Adriatique differs from other ocean cruisers as her size allows her to cruise close to the coastline and moor in smaller harbours inaccessible to larger cruisers. Her smaller size allows for a more personalized service and this, combined with the modern comforts on board, make these coastal cruises unique and refreshing.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Dining Area
    • Gift Shop
    • Jacuzzi
    • Radar
    • Radiophone
    • Sundeck
    • Television
    • WiFi

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Day 2

Naples

The morning will be dedicated to a visit of Pompeii. A reminder of the violent forces that lie deep inside Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii is Europe's most compelling archaeological site and one of Italy's most visited tourist attractions.
The afternoon will be dedicated to a guided tour of Naples. Italy's third-largest city is one of its oldest, most eccentric, and most delicious.Discover the must-see sites such as Old Naples, the Royal Palace of Naples (outside), and the Cappella Sansevero (indoor), containing the masterpiece Veiled Christ, renowned world over for the remarkable tissue-like quality of the marble. Return on board the ship and begin to cruise towards Milazzo. Tonight you'll have a Neapolitan theme evening. The ship will cruise through the night.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

The Aeolian Islands - Milazzo

All meals served on board. The morning will be spent cruising to the Aeolian Islands(2). Rising out of the cobalt-blue seas off Sicily's northeastern coast, the UNESCO-protected Aeolian Islands are a little piece of paradise. The chain of islands is named after the demigod of the winds, Aeolus. You'll arrive in Milazzo in the early afternoon. Join for an excursion to Tindari. Discover the Sanctuary of the Black Madonna built on a promontory overhanging the entire Gulf of Patti and its immense Tonnarai d'Oliveri lagune. Free time in the center of Milazzo. Return trip. Tonight's dinner will be followed by an evening of entertainment. You'll remain in port overnight.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Messine (Sicily)

Day trip (lunch included) to Mount Etna and Taormina. Spend an unforgettable day combining a visit to these two exceptional sites. The largest active volcano in Europe. To the ancient Greeks, Mount Etna was the realm of Vulcan, god of fire, and the home of the one-eyed monster known as the Cyclops. The bleak lava wilderness around the summit of Etna is one of the most memorable landscapes you'll ever see. You'll then continue on to Taormina, idyllically perched on a rock high above the sea, Taormina incarnates the legendary beauty of Sicily. Its Greek-Roman theatre is not to be missed. Tonight's evening will have a Sicilian theme.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Vibo Marina - Calabria

Day trip (lunch included) to Calabria. Calabria is at the toe of the boot, the extreme south of Italy - lapped by the splendid crystal-clear Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas. Its warm climate, beautiful colors, rocky coasts, local food and the vestiges of its ancient origins make Calabria a unique place to be enjoyed in both winter and summer. You'll begin your visit with Tropea, a seaside resort with impressive scenery. It has that lovely, timeless, faded feel characteristic of sleepy southern Italian seaside towns. You'll enjoy a tasting of some local delicacies. Afterwards, you'll head to Pizzo, one of the hidden gems of Calabria. The center of Pizzo is a picturesque network of narrow lanes bustling with modern Calabrian life. After dinner, entertainment will be provided by the crew. You'll cruise towards Salerno throughout the night.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Salerno - Amalfi Coast

You'll spend the morning cruising along the Amalfi Coast. Designated by UNESCO as an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, the Amalfi Coast combines great beauty and gripping drama: coastal mountains plunge into the sea among the deep crags, picturesque towns and lush forests. Excursion to visit the villages along the Amalfi Coast. You'll discover Sorrento, and its extraordinary gardens and landscapes. Tonight will be a gala dinner and evening. The boat will begin to cruise during the night.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Naples - Capri - Naples

Full-day excursion to Capri and Anacapri (lunch included). You'll take an airboat to splendid Capri. On arrival, you'll head to the village of Anacapri and visit the villa San Michele, built at the turn of the last century by Swedish physician and author Axel Munthe. Anacapri is located in the highest part of the island, and from the villas gardens you'll have a fantastic view of the city of Capri, the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Anacapri is saturated with the colors, scents and light of the Mediterranean. In the afternoon, enjoy some free time on your own or visit the Gardens of Augustus, offering splendid views of the sea and fantastic photographic vistas. You'll return to Naples by airboat. Tonight you'll have a traditional folklore entertainment. The ship remain in port overnight.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Naples

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking around 9:00 a.m.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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DEPARTURES:

2017: Feb 17, 24; Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
2018:
Departures on request

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
  • Meals and beverages as indicated
  • Excursions as mentioned
  • On-board entertainment
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • All port fees
  • Assistance from on board multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Transfers
  • Booking fees
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified
  • Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions/transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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