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Naples, the Almalfi Coast, Aeolian Islands, Sicily, and Calabria

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MS La Belle de L'Adriatique
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Join the MS La Belle de L'Adriatique on this exceptional 8-day Italy adventure. Visit Pompeii, Europe’s most compelling archaeological site and one of Italy’s most visited tourist attractions. Enjoy enchanting Naples. Italy's third-largest city and one of its oldest, most eccentric, and most delicious. Observe the must-see sites such as Old Naples, the Royal Palace of Naples, and the Cappella Sansevero, containing the masterpiece Veiled Christ, renowned for the remarkable tissue-like quality of the marble. Or indulge yourself with the wonders of Calabria, the toe of the boot and extreme south of Italy. 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. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Naples, Italy | Embark
Day 2 : Naples
Day 3 : Milazzo, the Aeolian Islands
Day 4 : Messine, Sicily
Day 5 : Vibo Marina
Day 6 : Salerno, the Almalfi Coast
Day 7 : Capri | Anacapri
Day 8 : Naples | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit Herculaneum, a city destroyed by an earthquake in 62 AD
  • Sail across the UNESCO-protected Aeolian Islands, a little bit of paradise
  • Discover the Sanctuary of the Black Madonna in charming Tindari
  • Explore 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

Amalfi cliff Naples at Sunset, Italy Woman looking over Italian town Greek theater in Sicily, Taormina Olive trees line ancient stone walls

Day 1 Naples, Italy | Embark

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

Day 2 Naples

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The morning is dedicated to an optional 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.
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Optional visit to Herculaneum: 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 join an optional visit 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 join a Neapolitan-theme evening.

Day 3 Milazzo, the Aeolian Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising through the Aeolian Islands. 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. Arrive in Milazzo in the early afternoon and join an optional 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. Spend free time in the center of Milazzo. 

Day 4 Messine, Sicily

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take an optional 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. Then continue on to Taormina, idyllically perched on a rock high above the sea, Taormina incarnates the legendary beauty of Sicily. Its Greek-Roman theater is not to be missed. Tonight’s evening brings to life a traditional Sicilian evening.

Day 5 Vibo Marina

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a day trip to Calabria. Calabria is at the toe of the boot, the extreme south of Italy, and 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 some local delicacies. 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. 

Day 6 Salerno, the Almalfi Coast

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. Join an optional excursion to visit the villages along the Amalfi Coast. Discover Sorrento and its extraordinary gardens and landscapes. Tonight enjoy a glamorous gala dinner and evening.

Day 7 Capri | Anacapri

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Embark on a full-day excursion to Capri and Anacapri. Take an airboat to splendid Capri. Then 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 villa's gardens enjoy 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. Return to Naples by airboat. Tonight join a traditional folkore entertainment on board.

Day 8 Naples | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking around 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.
Cabins on La Belle de L'Adriatique
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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.
Cabins aboard the MS La Belle de L'Adriatique
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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. 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 our special list
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
- Assistance from an onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala evening
- Onboard lectures
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees

This offer does not include:
- Drinks from our wine list, champagne from the onboard bar, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- 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.

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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