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Naples at Sunset, Italy

Italy, Calabria, Sicily, Greece and the Island of Corfu

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MS La Belle de L'Adriatique
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During this exceptional cruise delight yourself with the stunning landscapes of the Naples coastline, the Strait of Messina, and the island of Corfu. Tickle your taste buds with the flavors of Italy and Greece, and learn about the region home of the founders of our civilization, where the mythical gods were the heroes of the past. Begin your 8-day journey in Naples and cruise through the Mediterranean Sea towards Corfu, making stops in Vibo Marina, Calabria, Messina, and Olympia.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Naples | Embark
Day 2 : Naples | Vibo Marina, Sicily
Day 3 : Calabria, Italy
Day 4 : Messina, Sicily
Day 5 : At Sea
Day 6 : Olympia, Greece
Day 7 : Corfu
Day 8 : Corfu | Disembark

Highlights

  • Depart for a tour of Pompeii, Europe‚Äôs most compelling archaeological site
  • Explore Calabria, a region lapped by the splendid crystal-clear Ionian
  • Visit Tropea, a lovely seaside resort with impressive scenery
  • Enjoy an excursion to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe

Ship

MS La Belle de L'Adriatique

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Naples at Sunset, Italy A picturesque town square in Naples Wander the typical streets of Italy Sicilian landscape in the early evening The stunning blues and scattered islands of the Mediterranean

Day 1 Naples | Embark

Board the MS La Belle de L'Adriatique at 5:00 p.m. After you have settled comfortably into your cabin, meet the crew over a welcome cocktail. Tonight’s soirée has a Neapolitan theme.

Day 2 Naples | Vibo Marina, Sicily

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Dedicate the morning to visit 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. You can also choose to tour the Herculaneum's fate runs, parallel to Pompeii. Destroyed by an earthquake in 62 AD, the subsequent eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD saw it submerged in a sea of mud that essentially fossilized the city. Discover the wealth of archaeological finds, from ancient advertisements and stylish mosaics, to carbonized furniture and inhabitants.

In the afternoon cruise to Vibo Marina. Take advantage of the afternoon cruise to participate in onboard activities or to laze about on the sun deck. Arrive in Vibo Marina during the evening. Enjoy an evening of traditional Calabrian entertainment, with music from south Italy with a group of onboard entertainers, complete with a sumptuous, regional dinner.

Day 3 Calabria, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising the river. Then depart for an excursion 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. 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. Enjoy a tasting of regional products, before continuing on to Capo Vaticano, known for its dramatic cliffs, breathtaking views, and crystal-clear waters. Afterwards, 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 your tour, return to the ship, and continue your cruise to Taormina. Tonight’s entertainment is provided by the crew. 

Day 4 Messina, Sicily

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today enjoy a full-day excursion, including lunch, to Mount Etna and Taormina. Mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe. To the ancient Greeks, it 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 have ever seen. Visit Taormina, where parts of the legendary film by Luc Besson, “The Big Blue,” were filmed. 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. Afterwards, return on board and enjoy a Sicilian themed evening.

Day 5 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the day cruising the Mediterranean Sea. All meals served on board. Take advantage of this time to participate in the onboard activities or to laze about on the sun deck.

Day 6 Olympia, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning join a visit to Olympia, the sanctuary known for having been the site of the first Olympic Games. Running, wrestling, boxing and chariot racing were all once part of this legendary event. Walk through the impressive ruins of the area where athletes once competed. After your tour, return on board and continue towards Messina. Spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy the onboard activities during this time and a Greek-themed evening.

Day 7 Corfu

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today depart for a tour of the city of Corfu. The name originates from the Byzantime, "city of the peaks", because of the two peaks upon which the ancient citadel stood. The old town is well preserved and nestles between the two Venetian fortresses. Have the chance to visit the Achilleiion Palace, built in 1890 for Elizabeth, Empress of Austria. There is a charming museum inside the palace. From the palace gardens, there are breathtaking views of the town of Corfu and the Ionian Sea. Continue your tour with a ride along the Kanoni Peninsula by coach. Catch a glimpse of the Vlacherna Monastery and Mouse Island (Pondikonissi), and visit the old town of Corfu. Full of charming narrow streets, this quarter also houses one of the most famous monuments in Corfu: Saint Spyridon Church. Return on board for lunch.

Spend the afternoon exploring the northern part of the island and discover the most beautiful spots and exceptional landscapes in Corfu. Palaiokastritsa is one of the most splendid sites and according to Homer’s poems, Ulysses made a final stop here before returning to Ithaca. The village is hilly and nestles beneath the folds of steep, verdant slopes of olive groves and citrus orchards. On the most northern promontory lies the 13th century monastery of Theotokos. It stands on a steep hillside full of wild trees facing the deep blue sea. There are some magnificent views from both the monastery and the hills above. It also contains a museum where holy and precious relics are displayed. Your tour continues on to the mountain village of Lakones. Return to the ship in the late afternoon for dinner and an evening of dancing and entertainment. 

Day 8 Corfu | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

MS La Belle de L'Adriatique

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Cabins aboard the MS La Belle de L'Adriatique
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Lower Deck
24 cabins featuring twin beds and portholes. All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Main Deck
25 cabins with portholes (24 twins, 1 smaller cabin with 2 adjustable twin beds) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Reception Deck
22 cabins (18 twins, 4 smaller cabins with 2 adjustable twin beds) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Upper Deck
29 cabins (26 twins, 1 cabin equipped for disabled with double bed, 1 smaller cabin with double bed, 1 single cabin) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

Navigational obligations and weather conditions can disrupt the itinerary, and in certain cases, intermediate stops may be canceled. If this happens, the company will do its best to find the best solution according to passenger expectations. For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
- Drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the boat
- Drinks from the bar, (except for champagne or wines from the special list)
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
- Assistance from an onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Onboard activities
- Gala dinner
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees

This offer does not include:
- Drinks from the wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points
- Airport taxes
- Service fees
- Personal expenses

Formalities:
Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.

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  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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