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The sprawling canals of Venice

Venice, the Lagoon Islands, and the Po Delta

Example 7 Day Cruise aboard MS Michelangelo
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Sail the shores Italy and its incredible Mediterranean Islands and be swept away by the magic and romance of cobbled squares, graceful gondolas, historic sites, and spectacular food. Visit Murano, home of Venice’s glassmaking industry since the late 13th century. Discover Burano, famous for its lacework which was developed on the island in the 16th century, and well loved by artists for its quayside houses painted in startlingly bright and contrasting colors. Enjoy a unique excursion to discover Ferrara, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO with a continuous wall almost 9km long, one of the oldest and most impressive defensive systems of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Stroll across the enchanting city of Verona, with the most important display of Roman vestiges that can be seen in northern Italy. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Venice | Embark
Day 2 : Venice | Burano and Murano
Day 3 : Chioggia | Taglio Di Po
Day 4 : Polesella
Day 5 : Polesella | Taglio Di Po | Chioggia
Day 6 : Chioggia | Venice
Day 7 : Venice | Disembark


  • Enjoy an exclusive and magical gondola trip through Venice
  • Visit Padua, the main setting for Shakespeare’s the Taming of the Shrew
  • Discover the famous “Santo” Basilica dedicated to Saint Anthony
  • Explore Bologna, an authentic medieval city that is perfectly preserved


MS Michelangelo

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Day 1 Venice | Embark

Board the ship from 6:00 p.m. Settle into your cabin and enjoy a welcome cocktail in the lounge bar and be introduced to the crew. The rest of the evening is free.

Day 2 Venice | Burano and Murano

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today take one of the excursions proposed :

CLASSIC: Guided tour of the Doge's Palace and the Piazza San Marco.

DISCOVERY: Following the footsteps of Casanova, a tour of the Doge's palace and its mysterious passageways.

This afternoon, discover the Lagoon islands of Burano and Murano.

Day 3 Chioggia | Taglio Di Po

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise to Chioggia and arrive late morning. In the afternoon join a guided visit of Padua, the main setting for Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. After your visit of the famous “Santo” Basilica dedicated to Saint Anthony, have plenty of free time to wander at your own pace and explore the historic center independently. Do try to make time to visit the magnificent 19th-century Café Pedrocchi, one of the largest cafes in the world and much loved by artists and local inhabitants alike. Then drive to Taglio Di Po and join the boat. Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board. 

Day 4 Polesella

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise to Polesella and arrive in the late morning. Enjoy an excursion to Bologna, an authentic medieval city perfectly preserved. Discover the town while you enjoy your free evening. 

Day 5 Polesella | Taglio Di Po | Chioggia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today discover Ferrare, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this Renaissance town has managed to completely preserve its historic center. This afternoon, take one of the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Verona, a truly fine Italian city made famous by the tale of Romeo and Juliet. Don't miss its Roman theater and the Giusti Gardens.

DISCOVERY: Verona by bike and the Giusti Gardens, one of the city's marvels.

Meanwhile, the ship sails towards Chioggia, where you can enjoy some free time.

Day 6 Chioggia | Venice

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join an excursion:

CLASSIC: Tour of the Castello district in search of the secret Venice.

DISCOVERY: Tour on foot of the Dorsoduro district, the only neighborhood in Venice that was built on solid ground.

The afternoon is free to explore Venice at your own pace. Tonight's your gala evening and dinner.

Day 7 Venice | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast on board this morning, disembark around 9:00 a.m.

MS Michelangelo

Per person starting at
Main Cabins.
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Main Deck
51 cabins (44 twins, 2 single cabins, 4 cabins with a double bed, 1 suite) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Standard Cabins.
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Upper Deck
27 twin cabins with large windows equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.


20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. (1) Optional excursion. (2) Passengers cannot stay on board during navigation between Chioggia and Taglio Di Pô nor the opposite directions. Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation. Valid information for year 2019

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner the D1 to breakfast on the D7
- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- Onboard entertainment
- Assistance from an onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner and evening
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees
-Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

This offer does not include:
- Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- The porterage baggage fee
- Personal expenses

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.
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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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