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La Dolce Vita: Celebrate Valentine's Day with Italian Cinema and Songs

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MS La Belle de L'Adriatique
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Celebrate Valentine's Day in a unique and extraordiary way, by cruising through the romantic destinations of Italy. Begin your adventure with a tour of Pompeii, Europe’s most compelling archaeological site and one of Italy’s most visited tourist attractions. Then visit the Aeolian Islands, Milazzo, Messina, Vibo Marina, Calabria, the Amafi Coast, Capri, and Anacapri. Spend your days following the steps of legendary romantic films, songs and stories, observing stunning views, and tasting Italy's glorious food. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Naples | Embark
Day 2 : Naples
Day 3 : The Aeolian Islands | Milazzo (Sicily)
Day 4 : Messine (Sicily)
Day 5 : Calabria
Day 6 : The Amalfi Coast
Day 7 : Capri | Anacapri | Naples
Day 8 : Naples | Disembark

Highlights

  • Enjoy an interactive presentation of Italy’s cinema and romantic songs
  • Cruise along the Amalfi Coast, said to be inhabited by mythical sirens
  • Take a couple’s quiz and become our “Couple of the Week”
  • Renew your vows in the Gardens of Augustus in Capri

Ship

MS La Belle de L'Adriatique

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

A romantic bicycle ride through Europe's historical streets The sprawling ruins of Pompeii Wander the typical streets of Italy Explore ruins in Sicily Beautiful Amalfi Coast

Day 1 Naples | Embark

Board the ship at the Port of Naples. After comfortably settling into your cabin, meet the crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight enjoy dinner and an evening of activities on board. Remain in port overnight.

Day 2 Naples

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Dedicate the morning to a tour 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. Choose between two optional excursions:

1) Visit the House of the Lovers, whose name is derived from an inscription which refers to the sweetness of love and states that "lovers, like bees, wish life to be as sweet as honey."

2) Tour of 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.

Then follow the footsteps of Sophia Loren and Clark Gable in “It Started in Naples,” and stroll hand-in-hand on the Via Caracciolo along the sea or in the Parco Virgiliano, admiring its impressive vistas. Observe the San Lorenzo Maggiore (façades), located at the precise historical epicenter of the ancient Roman-Greek city. It was in this church that the famed Italian poet, Boccaccio met his muse, Fiammetta. Return on board and begin to cruise towards Milazzo. Tonight’s soirée have a Neapolitan theme. 

Day 3 The Aeolian Islands | Milazzo (Sicily)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising to 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 1994 romantic comedy “Il Postino” was filmed using the island of Salina as a backdrop. Arrive in Milazzo in the early afternoon and join an excursion to Tindari. Discover the Sanctuary of the Black Madonna and the site of an ancient Greek town with stunning views of the Sicilian coastline. Afterwards, enjoy some free time in the center of Milazzo. Return on board. This evening, transform yourself into Casanova or one of his paramours.

Day 4 Messine (Sicily)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today enjoy a full-day excursion, including lunch, to Mount Etna and Taormina. Mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe. To the ancient Greeks, it 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 have ever seen. Visit Taormina, where parts of the legendary film by Luc Besson, “The Big Blue,” were filmed. Idyllically perched on a rock high above the sea, Taormina incarnates the legendary beauty of Sicily. Its Greek-Roman theatre is not to be missed. Afterwards, return on board and enjoy a Sicilian themed evening.

Day 5 Calabria

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning join an interactive presentation of Italy’s cinema and romantic songs. Afterwards, set off on an excursion in Calabria. Calabria is at the toe of the boot, the extreme south of Italy - 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 it 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 regional products. 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. Tonight’s entertainment is provided by the crew. 

Day 6 The Amalfi Coast

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today cruise along the Amalfi Coast which is said to be inhabited by mythical sirens. Designated by UNESCO as an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, don’t miss this beguiling combination of great beauty: a stunning vertical scene of precipitous crags, picturesque towns and lush forests. Set out on an excursion to visit the villages along the Amalfi Coast. Tour Sorrento and its quaint port, where Sophia Loren shot scenes from the 1955 film “Scandal in Sorrento.” Tonight is your festive gala evening. 

Day 7 Capri | Anacapri | Naples

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Set off on a full-day excursion to Capri and Anacapri (lunch included). Take an airboat to splendid Capri, made famous by Hervé Vilard’s song "Capri, c’est fini." Stroll through the city that inspired the 1965 summer hit. 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 gardens you can observe a fantastic view of the city of Capri, the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. The area 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 enjoy a traditional dinner on board, followed by entertainment. 

Day 8 Naples | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 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.
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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.
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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. If this happens, the company will do its best to find the best solution according to passenger expectations. 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 the special list
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
- Assistance from an onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- Onboard activities
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees

This offer does not include:
- Drinks from the wine list, champagne from the onboard bar, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Personal expenses
- Transfers/travel to and from your initial arrival and final departure points

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.
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