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Italy is at the quintessential Mediterranean cruise destination at the center of it all. Italy's eastern coast accesses the Adriatic Sea and countries like Croatia and Greece. Or, sail west towards France and Spain visiting Sardenia & Corsica. Explore Venice  on a gondola navigating romantic canals. Disembark in Civitavecchia, 50 miles from Rome, wandering cobblestone Roman streets to see the Roman Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and the ruins at the Roman Forum, where Rome once ruled most of Europe. Or take a pilgrimage to the Vatican City, where St. Peter's Basilica and Michelangelo will leave you breathless. Experience Sicily and Malta circumnavigating both tasting wine and local Italian cuisine. Contact one of our Mediterranean cruise specialists today to plan the perfect trip to Italy.

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Civitavecchia to Monte Carlo$1040010RelaxedDiscover the gems of the Mediterranean on this 10-day voyage between Civitavecchia and Monte Carlo on the SeaDream I. Cruise between coastal Italy and Corsica, France as you experience hiking, biking, swimming, diving, and island exploration of UNESCO World Heritage sites at Portofino, Portovenere, Calvi, San Remo, & Bonifacio.
Cannes to Civitavecchia$990013RelaxedDelight yourself in European charm on this magical 13-day cruise from Cannes to Civitavecchia. As you sail the Mediterranean, discover the historical legacy, architecture, culture, and culinary excellence of this unique region. Explore World Heritage Sites, old cities, and the exclusive beaches along the coast.
Civitavecchia to Venice Wine Voyage$990012RelaxedExplore the flavors and history from some of the world's most renowned wineries on this 12-day Rome to Venice cruise. Join exclusive wine tastings, followed by a dinner with top cuvees from the visiting Winemaker. Visit the Sorrentino Winery in Amalfi and enjoy a Winemaker’s Dinner with Allegrini.
West Mediterranean: Piraeus to Civitavecchia$712511RelaxedExplore the Mediterranean between Athens and Rome on this 11-day cruise aboard the Sea Cloud. Visit the magical island of Corfu, Vathy, Naxos, Amalfi, and experience breathtaking views from the deck.
Civitavecchia to Barcelona$840010RelaxedSail the crystal-blue waters of the breathtaking Mediterranean shores on this magnificent 10-day cruise! Voyage from the charming city of Rome to historic Barcelona, stopping in Monaco and France and dropping anchor in many incredible destinations in between.
Western Mediterranean: Valetta to Valencia$615510RelaxedGet a taste of Sicily, the classical world, and the 2,000-year-old city of Valencia on this Mediterranean adventure. During this 10-day voyage, experience Syracuse, Lipari, Palermo, Caglairi, Palma de Mallorca and more!
Mediterranean: Valletta to Malaga$645511RelaxedJoin the Sea Cloud on this incredible 11-day adventure sailing across the Mediterranean and exploring the undiscovered gems of this exclusive region.
Piraeus to Civitavecchia$990012RelaxedExplore ancient cities and learn about their civilizations on this 12-day cruise aboard the SeaDream II. Begin in Piraeus, Greece and make your way around the Greek Islands of Spetses, Sifnos, Mykonos, and more, ending your journey in historical Civitavecchia, Italy.
Piraeus to Venice$840010RelaxedThis relaxing and enjoyable trip offers a bit of everything, including boating around beautiful Mediterranean shorelines, swimming off tiny and uninhabited Antipaxoi Island, village visits, cave explorations, and delicious local wine.
Venice to Piraeus$990011RelaxedDelight yourself in European charm on this magical 11-day cruise across the Adriatic Sea, making your way through the Corinth Canal and ending at the famous Cyclades Islands. Discover the historical legacy and culture of this unique region as you explore Korcula, Sarande, Mykonos, Hydra, and more. ​

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Perhaps no country captures the relaxing classical atmosphere of the Mediterranean better than Italy. Ever since it was the seat of the powerful Roman Empire, its influence has been felt throughout the world, in art, architecture, and even language. As you tour this ancient country, you will have the chance to visit the cities and sites that make Italy what it is today. 
  • Venice - the city of bridges and canals that takes you back to Italy's yesteryear, where you'll see the Byzantine Doge's Palace and maybe enjoy a classic gondola tour. 
  • Rome (Civitavecchia) – the country's capital city and home to the Roman empire's most famous ruins, like the Colosseum and the Forum, just to name a few.
  • Sicily - the Mediterranean's largest island is the off the southern coast of Italy, and home to its own unique culture, cuisine and wines.
  • Sardinia - is a picturesque island with a rugged coastline in the middle of the Mediterranean with almost 2,000km of coastline, sandy beaches and a mountainous interior with ample hiking opportunities. Thousands of nuraghi, mysterious Bronze Age stone ruins shaped like beehives dot the countryside.  
  • Vatican City - home to St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the administrative headquarters of the Catholic Church.
  • Naples - here, you can visit the harrowing sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, where artifacts from the violent eruptions of Mt. Vesuvius are well preserved.
  • Portofino - A tranquil seaside village home to unforgettable cafes, restaurants, and shopping.

 

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