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Visit the Cathedral of Palmero on your small ship cruise around Sicily

Crossroads of Civilizations

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For thousands of years, waves of civilizations have passed over the lands of the Mediterranean. Embark on this 8-day European cruise to discover the lands of Sardinia, Malta, Sicily, and more. Discover extraordinary archaeological sites as you travel to some of the best-preserved ancient monuments in the Mediterranean.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Rome / Civitavecchia / Embark
Day 2 : Cagliari, Sardinia / Su Nuraxi
Day 3 : Marsala, Sicily / Selinunte
Day 4 : Valletta, Malta
Day 5 : Messina, Sicily / Taormina
Day 6 : Palermo / Monreale
Day 7 : Salerno / Pompeii & Ravello or Paestum & Agropoli
Day 8 : Disembark in Civitavecchia / Rome

Ship

Corinthian

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Visit the Cathedral of Palmero on your small ship cruise around Sicily Sicilian landscape in the early evening The sprawling ruins of Pompeii The impressive city of Valletta, Malta Explore ruins in Sicily

Day 1 Rome / Civitavecchia / Embark

Arrive in Rome and transfer to Civitavecchia where you board the Corinthian.

Day 2 Cagliari, Sardinia / Su Nuraxi

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Cagliari, Sardinia's capital. Drive to the village of Barumini to visit Su Nuraxi, Sardinia's most important and impressive nuraghic complex. After enjoying lunch on board the ship, spend some time exploring the city on your own. Or, take an optional excursion to Nora, whose ancient remains date from the Carthaginian and Roman periods.

Day 3 Marsala, Sicily / Selinunte

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take a morning excursion to Selinunte, Sicily's most westerly ancient Greek colony. A highland overlooking the sea provides a tranquil setting for the expansive ruins of what was once among the island's most impressive cities. Enjoy the afternoon on your own and explore Marsala, or drive to Motyam, an ancient city which was founded in the 8th century B.C. Visit the museum, then drive to Erice, a mountainous town.

Day 4 Valletta, Malta

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Use the morning to explore the Palace of the Grand Masters and the National Museum of Archaeology. Later, take a short drive to the remarkable Tarxien Temples and on to Hagan Qim, which stands atop a hill and overlooks the sea.

Day 5 Messina, Sicily / Taormina

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, drive to Taormina and visit the magnificent Greek theater before spending the afternoon at your leisure.

Day 6 Palermo / Monreale

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Palermo, one of Europe's greatest cities in the 12th century, has inherited a rich and tremendous legacy. Take a morning tour and visit the Archaeological museum, La Martorana church, and the glorious Cappella Palatine, one of Italy's finest works of art. In the afternoon, drive to the medieval town of Monreale to visit its famed Norman Cathedral and elegant Cloister. Return to Palermo in the evening and enjoy the city as the sun sets.

Day 7 Salerno / Pompeii & Ravello or Paestum & Agropoli

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
From Salerno, choose between two excursions. Travel to Pompeii, the Roman city which was destroyed and preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. And later visit Ravello, a medieval hillside town which offers stellar views of the area. Alternatively, visit Paestum, an ancient city which was founded by the Greeks around 600 B.C. and later taken over by the Romans.

Day 8 Disembark in Civitavecchia / Rome

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark in Civitavecchia and transfer to Rome for your independent onward journeys.

Corinthian

Per person starting at
$7,290
Corinthian's Category D & E Suites.
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Deluxe suites, Ariadne & Leto Decks, windows and sitting area. 215 sq ft. Suites *342-*345,*428, *429 *Partially obstructed view
Corinthian's Category D & E Suites.
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Deluxe suites, Ariadne & Leto Decks with window and sitting area. 215 sq ft. Suites 334 - 335, 433.
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Deluxe suites, Athena Deck with portholes and sitting area. 275 sq ft. Suites 246 - 252
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Category B
Deluxe suites, Ariadne Deck with windows and sitting area. 225 sq ft. Suites 336 - 341
Corinthian's Category AA, A, and B Suite
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Deluxe suites, Leto Deck with window and sitting area. 235 sq ft. Suites 420 - 427, 430 - 431
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Deluxe suites, Cleo Deck with forward windows and sitting area. 285 sq ft. Suites 505 - 506
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Deluxe Veranda Suites, Cleo Deck with private balcony and sitting area. 245 sq ft. Suites 507 - 518
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Deluxe Penthouse Suites, Phoebe Deck with private balcony, window and sitting area. 260 sq ft. Suites 601 - 604

Notes

Cabin Information:
Willing to share cabins often available for solo travelers. Contact us for single occupancy rates if you want a private room.

Included:
*Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
*All meals aboard ship including: early riser’s coffee & pastry, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner
*Wine with lunch and dinner aboard ship
*Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying study leaders
*Professional tour staff
*Complete pre-departure materials
*Baggage handling and transfers abroad on the designated program arrival and departure dates
*Gratuities to guides and drivers

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  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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