Have questions? We're here.
The impressive city of Valletta, Malta

Western Mediterranean: Palma de Mallorca to Valetta

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Sea Cloud
Talk with an expert
Customize any aspect of your Mediterranean trip. 1.800.344.6118
Help Me Plan My Trip
Talk with an expert
Bathe in the joys of spring as you sail from the charming Balearic Islands to Sicily's majestic cultural treasures on this exclusive
8-day cruise aboard the Sea Cloud. Discover Menorca’s natural beauty facets, from the rugged mountain region of Tramuntana in the north of the island, with its steep coastal areas, to gentle rolling hills and vast sandy beaches in the south. Visit the narrow streets of Palermo’s historic center, with their rattling Vespa scooters and vivacious market women. Head to the impressive Norman Palace, where inside you can find the famous Cappella Palatina. Its richness is simply overwhelming: it is decorated with elements of both Christian and Islamic style, artistic carvings, and marble floors. Explore Syracuse, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its archaeological importance.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Palma de Mallorca, Spain | Embark
Day 2 : Mahon, Menorca
Days 3-4 : At Sea
Day 5 : Palermo, Italy
Day 6 : Lipari, Aeolian Islands, Italy
Day 7 : Syracuse, Italy
Day 8 : Valletta, Malta | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore the pristine Balearic Island of Menorca
  • Delight in the Capella Palatina, an Arab-Byzantine-Norman masterpiece
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Syracuse, Italy
  • Take in some background information and fascinating facts from experts

Ship

Sea Cloud

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

The impressive city of Valletta, Malta Lighthouses fringe the shores of the Italian Mediterranean Wander the typical streets of Italy Boats on the Mediterranean Couple walking through the streets of Europe

Day 1 Palma de Mallorca, Spain | Embark

Arrive at Majorca's beautiful capital, Palma de Mallorca, an elegant city well known for its picturesque old town and architectural mix of Arab, Catalan, and Art Nouveau elements. In the center you are lured by shops behind splendid facades, and cafés and bars set on beautiful squares invite you to stay a while. Not far from the sophisticated marina find the dignified cathedral, affectionately known as "La Seu" for short. With pure Gothic beginnings, none other than Antonio Gaudi created part of its interior at the start of the 20th century. Board the Sea Cloud and attend dinner as the ship sets sail.

Day 2 Mahon, Menorca

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit Mahôn, the island's capital, with the largest natural harbor in the Mediterranean. The harbor of the former capital, Ciutadella, which translates as "tiny little town", has a picturesque setting on a fjord-like bay. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain with it enchants with narrow lanes in the old town, the majestic squares, and the smart promenades. Menorca naturally has two sides - in the north is the wild mountain region of Tramuntana, with its ruggedly craggy coastline and hidden bays. In the south there are gentle hills with wide plains and seemingly endless sandy beaches. Listed as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, Majorca's little sister is considerably quieter and more traditional. 

Day 3-4 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Enjoy the ship's luxurious amenities as it sails to Palermo, Italy.

Day 5 Palermo, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The character of Palermo, Sicily's vibrant capital, was mainly forged by the Arabs, Swabian dynasty, and Normans. Noble palaces line the magnificent streets, cheerful-looking Art Nouveau houses stand next to Baroque buildings, and a little further on you are faced with pure Gothic facades. The medieval quarter towers above the huge Palazzo Reale with its "Capella Palatina", a masterpiece in the Arab-Byzantine-Norman style. The small mountain town of Monreale gives you a breathtaking view over the town and the bay, as well as the 12th-century cathedral whose interior combines Romanesque, Byzantine, and Arab art with rich gold mosaics.

Day 6 Lipari, Aeolian Islands, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy Lipari, a tranquil little spot and the largest of the Aeolian Islands, with a cultural heritage stretching back over 6,000 years. Right from first glance you can see its volcanic heritage, with some of the rock formations resembling sculptures. The entire group of islands is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Aeolian Museum is set on the castle hill and holds an impressive collection of prehistoric and ancient artifacts. You may find the southern Italian way of life in this little port infectious. 

Day 7 Syracuse, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The municipal area of Syracuse boasts relics from cultural history going back more than three millennia. In ancient times, the city was the most powerful in the known world and was famed for its splendor. The island of Ortigia, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was where Syracuse began its rise as an ancient city. The huge cathedral is at the heart of the old town, magnificent palaces line the Piazza, and wide promenades invite you to take a stroll. The archaeological park brings Greek and Roman history back to life. Yet Syracuse exudes southern Italian charm, with washing drying outside the windows.

Day 8 Valletta, Malta | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive at La Valetta, and disembark after breakfast for your continued independent journeys.

Sea Cloud

Per person starting at
$4,995
A Category 5 cabin
Select a Date
Category 5
Promenade Deck. Porthole, upper/lower single beds, small sofa, desk, closet, safe, A/C, private bath with shower.
A Category 4 cabin
Select a Date
Category 4
Promenade Deck. Panorama window, two single beds, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table, safe, A/C, private bath with shower.
A Category 3 Twin-Bed Cabin
Select a Date
Category 3
Promenade Deck. Panorama window, two single beds, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table, safe, A/C, private bath with shower.
A Category 2 Twin-Bed Cabin
Select a Date
Category 2
Captain's and Lido Deck. Panorama window, two single beds, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table, safe, A/C, private bath with shower.
A deluxe Category 1 Cabin
Select a Date
Category 1
Captain's and Lido Deck. Corner panorama window, king size bed with two separate mattresses, one chair, one nightstand, closet, dressing table, safe, A/C, private bath with shower.
Sea Cloud Category C Cabin
Select a Date
Category C
Main Deck. Portholes, double bed, one chair, table, two nightstands, dressing table with mirror, walk-in closet, safe, A/C, private bath with shower or tub.
A deluxe Category B Cabin
Select a Date
Category B
Main Deck. Portholes, two single beds or king bed with two separate mattresses, one or two chairs, nightstand, decorative marble fireplace, walk-in closet, safe, A/C, private bath with shower or tub.
A deluxe Category A Cabin
Select a Date
Category A
Main Deck. Portholes, large double bed, two armchairs, antique nightstands, table or antique secretary, decorative marble fireplace, desk, walk-in closet, safe, A/C, private bath with tub and portholes.

Notes

Please note: Shore excursions are NOT included in this cruise-only rate. Contact us for details.

Rates Include:
  • Beautifully appointed cabin in selected category
  • Welcoming bottle of champagne in your cabin
  • All meals (six per day) from early-bird breakfast to the exquisite 4-course dinner menu with choice of main course
  • 5-course gala dinner during the cruise
  • Welcome and farewell cocktail with champagne
  • Selected wines and beers thoughtfully chosen to complement lunch and dinner
  • All soft drinks and juices throughout the cruise
  • All alcohol-free coffee and tea specialties
  • Bottled water on the excursions
  • Fresh fruit basket in your cabin, replenished daily
  • E-mails can be sent free of charge from the on-board laptop
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Travel documents with detailed destination information
  • All port fees
  • The use of snorkeling and waterskiing equipment is free of charge
Rates Exclude:
  • Tips
  • Excess luggage (allowance is up to 40 kg per passenger)
  • Additional meals and beverages (so far as not expressly included)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Transfers 

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
Payment & Cancellation Policies
Change & customize to make it yours.
Jessica L

We Love to Talk Travel

Call 1.800.344.6118
or
Chat Now
I could not be happier with my Adventure Life experience, from beginning to end. I travel a lot, and I think your company and personnel do an outstanding job. I truly appreciate your professionalism, attentiveness, and flexibility. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your company and would be happy to serve as a reference.
Constance Block

Why Travel With Adventure Life

More Reasons

Awards and Accolades

All News