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Civitavecchia to Athens - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Emerald Sakara
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Experience an 8-day luxury cruise from Civitavecchia to Athens, with Emerald Sakara. Begin in Civitavecchia, Rome's port, sailing to romantic Sorrento. Discover Capri's allure with winding streets and the iconic Blue Grotto.Explore Giardini Naxos, 1st Greek colony in Sicily. Visit Gallipoli, town split between mainland and limestone island. Enjoy Fiskardo's charm in Kefalonia. Dine overlooking the turquoise waters of the Bay of Naples in Sorrento and be awe-struck as our yacht navigates the iconic Corinth Canal., concluding in Athens. Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Delphi in Itea and explore its ruins, including the Temple of Apollo. Witness the ship's passage through the Corinth Canal, a narrow waterway bordered by soaring cliffs.
Wander through RomeRuins Athina Pronaia temple in Ancient DelphiThe Treasury of Athens or Athenian Treasure in DelphiSunset over Athens' portSorrento LandscapeStop in Piraeus, the port of Athens
Highlights
  • Explore the southern Italian town of Gallipoli's mainland and Old Town
  • Visit Itea and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Delphi
  • Transit through the iconic Corinth Canal in Greece
Places Visited
Activity Level: Variable
Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.
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Day 1: Civitavecchia, Italy

Your deluxe cruise begins in Civitavecchia, the main seaport of Rome, where you’ll be transferred to your Emerald Cruises luxury yacht and begin your journey of the Mediterranean and Ionian Seas.

Please book your flight to arrive into Rome prior to 02:00 PM.

Day 2: Sorrento

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sorrento is a tempting destination on the Italian coastline, with exceptional sea views, mouthwatering cuisine and bold Italian style. A romantic coastal haven, Sorrento has steep coastal cliffs studded with authentic Italian villas, world-class restaurants with sweeping views of the Bay of Naples and fragrant lemon groves nestled beside tranquil wine bars. 

Day 3: Capri

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
We set sail early in the morning towards Capri, in the Bay of Naples. The allure of this Italian island paradise is timeless. Stroll the winding streets and dine al fresco under twinkling fairy lights — try the classic Caprese salad and Limoncello, a local lemon liqueur. Marvel at the towering cliffs and hidden sea caves, including the Blue Grotto, an illuminated sea cave.

Day 4: Giardini Naxos

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Overlooking the Ionian Sea on the east coast of Sicily, Giardini Naxos holds historical significance as it was the site of the first Greek colony in Sicily, established in 735 BC. Swim in its clear and glimmering waters or visit the nearby beautiful town of Taormina. 

Day 5: Gallipoli

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The southern Italian town of Gallipoli is in the province of Lecce, in the region of Apulia. The town is divided into two parts: the Borgo, which is the newer, mainland part of town, and the Old Town, situated on a limestone island and connected to the mainland via a 17th-century bridge.

Day 6: Fiskardo, Cephalonia Island, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Fiskardo is a delightful village in the northernmost part of the Ionian island of Kefalonia, Greece. It has a vibrant harbour encircled with cypress and olive trees, beautifully preserved Venetian architecture, and excellent local wines and seafood.

Day 7: Itea, Greece | Transit through the Corinth Canal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The small seaside town of Itea has beautiful coastal scenery and is close to the UNESCO World Heritage site of The Delphi Sanctuary. Delphi is home to the ruins of the Temple of Apollo and is considered the centre of the world in Greek mythology.

It’s time to pass through the 19th century Corinth Canal, a narrow waterway that crosses the isthmus of Corinth in Greece. From the exterior decks, watch as the ship navigates the narrow strip of water bordered by soaring ochre-coloured cliffs.

Day 8: Athens (Piraeus), Greece

  • 1 Breakfast
Your luxurious yacht cruise concludes in Athens, where you’ll be transferred to the airport for your return flight home or to continue your holiday.
The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will operated unaltered from the itinerary states above.
 
Please book your flight to depart out of Athens after 12:00 PM.

Ship/Hotel

Emerald Sakara

Sakara Dining
Dining area at the Sakara
Sakara Reflections

Dates & Prices

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$11,590
Sakara Ocean View SuiteSakara Ocean View Suite
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Ocean View Stateroom
Situated on the Emerald Deck, towards the front of the yacht, our Oceanview Staterooms are bigger than the average standard, offering excellent value for money. Suite size: 17m² - 19m² Location: Deck 3 An ocean-view window Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with the finest Egyptian cotton linen Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hairdryer Complimentary bathrobes and slippers Complimentary water, restocked daily Flat screen HDTV and infotainment system Complimentary Wi-Fi Individual climate control Mini-bar Personal safe Umbrella Telephone
Sakara Balcony SuiteSakara Balcony Suite
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Balcony Suite B
Divided between the Observation and Panorama decks, our Balcony Suites are your stylish home-away-from-home. With everything you need for a great night’s sleep, we’ve carefully designed them to help you relax after a day of exploration. Suite size: 26.5m² - 28.5m² Location: Decks 5 & 4 Your own private outdoor balcony Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with the finest Egyptian cotton linen Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, and hairdryer Complimentary bathrobes and slippers Complimentary water, restocked daily Flat-screen HDTV and infotainment system Complimentary Wi-Fi Individual climate control Mini-bar Personal safe Umbrella Telephone
Sakara Balcony SuiteSakara Balcony Suite
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Balcony Suite A
Divided between the Observation and Panorama decks, our Balcony Suites are your stylish home-away-from-home. With everything you need for a great night’s sleep, we’ve carefully designed them to help you relax after a day of exploration. Suite size: 26.5m² - 28.5m² Location: Decks 5 & 4 Your own private outdoor balcony Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with the finest Egyptian cotton linen Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, and hairdryer Complimentary bathrobes and slippers Complimentary water, restocked daily Flat-screen HDTV and infotainment system Complimentary Wi-Fi Individual climate control Mini-bar Personal safe Umbrella Telephone
Balcony Suite SakaraOwner Suite Sakara
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Deluxe Balcony Suite
Our Deluxe Balcony Suite is conveniently located on the Pool Deck and features its own private balcony. With just two per yacht, you’ll benefit from having extra space for your assured comfort. Suite size: 35.5m² - 37.5m² Location: Deck 6 S Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with the finest Egyptian cotton linen Pillow menu Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, and hairdryer Complimentary bathrobes and slippers Fruit platter on arrival Complimentary water, restocked daily Flat-screen HDTV and infotainment system Complimentary Wi-Fi Individual climate control Coffee and tea-making facilities Mini-bar Personal safe Umbrella Telephone
Sakara Deluxe Balcony SuiteSakara terrace Suite
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Terrace Suite
Our spacious Terrace Suites take pride in their place at the back of the Panorama Deck. As the name suggests, you’ll enjoy a private oversized terrace, where you’ll be able to relax and take in the views as you sail into the world’s prettiest ports. Suite size: 60.2m² - 62.2m² (includes outside terrace) Location: Deck 5 T Your own private terrace Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with the finest Egyptian cotton linen Pillow menu Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hairdryer Complimentary bathrobes and slippers Welcome bottle of champagne Fruit platter on arrival Full mini-bar, restocked daily Complimentary water, restocked daily Flat-screen HDTV and infotainment system Complimentary Wi-Fi Individual climate control Coffee and tea-making facilities Two laundered items daily Personal safe Umbrella Telephone
Sakara Terrace SuiteSakara Owners Suite
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Yacht Suite
Positioned at the back of the Observation Deck, you’ll be treated to the sensational ocean and coastal views from your own private terrace. You’ll also receive a number of luxury inclusions to help you make the most of your time in your Yacht Suite. Suite size: 65m² - 67m² (includes outside terrace) Location: Deck 4 Y Your own private terrace Walk-in wardrobe Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with the finest Egyptian cotton linen Pillow menu Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, and hairdryer Complimentary bathrobes and slippers Welcome bottle of champagne Fruit platter on arrival Full mini-bar, restocked daily Complimentary water, restocked daily Flat-screen HDTV and infotainment system Complimentary Wi-Fi Individual climate control Coffee and tea-making facilities Two laundered items daily Personal safe Umbrella Telephone
Yacht Suite SakaraSakara terrace Suite
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Owner's Suite
Our oversized Owner’s Suites are the largest and most opulent, located on the Pool Deck. Boasting a separate bedroom and lounge area, you’ll also enjoy your large private terrace, from which to admire the stunning views of each port you visit. Our oversized Owner’s Suites are the largest and most opulent, located on the Pool Deck. Boasting a separate bedroom and lounge area, you’ll also enjoy your large private terrace, from which to admire the stunning views of each port you visit. Suite size: 108m² - 110.8m² (includes outside terrace) Location: Deck 6 SA Your own private terrace Separate bedroom and lounge area Walk-in wardrobe Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with the finest Egyptian cotton linen Pillow menu Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, and hairdryer Complimentary bathrobes and slippers Welcome bottle of champagne Fruit platter on arrival Pre-dinner canapés After-dinner sweets Full mini-bar, restocked daily Complimentary water, restocked daily Flat-screen HDTV and infotainment system Complimentary Wi-Fi Individual climate control Coffee and tea-making facilities Four laundered items daily Personal safe Umbrella Telephone

Notes


What's Included
  • Airport transfers to and from your yacht
  • All meals on board
  • Complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
  • State-of-the-art coffee machines and tea stations
  • Complimentary water, restocked daily
  • First-class service from an English-speaking crew
  • Knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All airport taxes and port charges
  • All gratuities on board are included
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Choice between Emerald Plus and Emerald Active Excursions
  • Wifi
  • Complimentary Wine, Beer and Soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Tour Manager
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Travelers are urged to arrange comprehensive travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may occur during the tour

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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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