Crossroads of Civilizations Cruise

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Visit the Cathedral of Palmero on your small ship cruise around Sicily
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Sicilian landscape in the early evening
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The sprawling ruins of Pompeii
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The impressive city of Valletta, Malta
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Explore ruins in Sicily
The lounge offers nightly entertainment
Enjoy delicious cuisine in the restauarant
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 1

Rome / Civitavecchia / Embark

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

Day 2

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cagliari, Sardinia / Su Nuraxi

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

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Marsala, Sicily / Selinunte

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

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Valletta, Malta

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

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Messina, Sicily / Taormina

In the morning, drive to Taormina and visit the magnificent Greek theater before spending the afternoon at your leisure.

Day 6

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Palermo / Monreale

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

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Salerno / Pompeii & Ravello or Paestum & Agropoli

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

  • Breakfast

Disembark in Civitavecchia / Rome

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

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

*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