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Amalfi & Sicily

Civitavecchia Round-trip - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Royal Clipper
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Idyllic islands, charming cobbled villages, spectacular scenery, intriguing history... capture the heart of the Mediterranean in a single cruise voyage. Each small harbor is especially suited for small ship exploration. Enjoy the best of the region — from the ancient ruins of Rome and Lipari to the pure indulgence of the Italian lifestyle. Visit Positano, said to be the most beautiful town in the Mediterranean. Discover Lipari and climb narrow streets to the medieval castello and enjoy a secluded beach.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Civitavecchia (Rome) | Embark
Day 2 : Ponza | Palmarola, Italy
Day 3 : Sorrento, Italy
Day 4 : Amalfi, Italy
Day 5 : Taormina, Sicily
Day 6 : Lipari, Italy | Sailing Past Stromboli
Day 7 : At Sea
Day 8 : Rome | Disembark

Highlights

  • Gaze upon the Sistine Chapel, newly restored to its former glory
  • Visit Palmarola, a snorkeling heaven that is part of the Pontine Islands
  • Join an optional excursion back in history to the remains of Pompeii
  • Wander through the grand Duomo, which contains the remains of St. Andrew

Ship

Royal Clipper

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Roman ruins in Rome, Forum An abandoned theatre in Taormina, Sicily Enjoying gelato with friends Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy Woman looking over Italian town

Day 1 Civitavecchia (Rome) | Embark

Embark in Civitavecchia (Rome). Highlights include St. Peter's, with its breathtaking Sistine Chapel, newly restored to its former glory; the Spanish Steps, where all Rome passes by; the Colosseum, where gladiators fought to the death, and the Pantheon, considered to be the most perfect architectural statement of the ages.

Day 2 Ponza | Palmarola, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The pastel houses of Ponza Town rise in neat terraced rows from the busy harbor where sleekly groomed yachts and ramshackle fishing boats moor side by side. Happily, there are few tourists here, so it's a delight to wander through the unspoiled town.

Palmarola is a snorkeling heaven that is part of a group called The Pontine Islands, located off the coast between Rome and Naples. A craggy landscape with pink coral beaches and emerald coves beckons so don't forget your swimsuit and flippers. It's totally unique, isolated, and stunning.

Day 3 Sorrento, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sorrento, whose city walls rise straight out of the sea, is located on the lovely Amalfi Coast and overlooks the Bay of Naples. Optional excursions might include taking a trip back in history to Pompeii, where the ashen remains of ancient Romans lie frozen in time.

Day 4 Amalfi, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During the Middle Ages, Amalfi was a powerful republic of 70,000 people, rivalling nearby Ravello. For a sense of Amalfi's medieval glory, wander through the grand Duomo, containing the remains of St. Andrew. Or visit nearby Positano, said to be the most beautiful town in the Mediterranean.

Day 5 Taormina, Sicily

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Barreling under full sail through the narrow Strait of Messina past Scylla and Charybdis, where rock and whirlpool almost claimed Ulysses, you arrive in lovely Taormina. Perched on the shoulder of Mt. Etna, Taormina inspired Goethe to say that “it is the greatest work of art and nature.”

Day 6 Lipari, Italy | Sailing Past Stromboli

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Italy's seven volcanic Aeolian Islands, just off the north coast of Sicily, are obviously a place favored by the Gods. In Lipari, climb narrow streets to the medieval castello and enjoy a secluded beach. As Royal Clipper sails past Isola Strómboli, watch the sky for frequent volcanic fireworks.

Day 7 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 8 Rome | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark after breakfast and continue your independent trip back home. 

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Category 6
Located on the Clipper Deck, this inside cabin features double/triple beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 108 sq. ft. There is one 97 sq. ft dedicated solo cabin as well.
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Category 5
Located on the Commodore Deck, this outside cabin features a double bed, a marble bathroom with shower and is 118 sq. ft.
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Category 4
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 150 sq. ft.
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Category 3
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 150 sq. ft.
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Category 2
Located on the Clipper Deck, this superior outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 150 sq. ft.
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Category 1
Located on the Main Deck, this deluxe deck cabin features double beds, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, cabin doors that open onto deck and is 226 sq. ft.
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Deluxe Suite
Located on the Main Deck, this deluxe outside suite features a private verandah, twin/double beds, sitting area, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, room service and is 225 sq. ft.
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Owner's Suite
Located on the Clipper Deck, this deluxe outside suite features two double beds (sleeps 2-4 guests), separate sitting area, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, room service and is 450 sq. ft.

Notes

Single supplement: A single supplement fare is available at 150% of the published cruise fare for categories 2-6 during the season in which passengers are traveling. It is available at 200% for category 1 cabins, Deluxe Suites, and Owner's Suites. Single space is capacity controlled.

Children's rate: Savings may be available for children under 18 years when traveling with a full-paying adult on select sailings and subject to availability. Contact us for details.

Included in cruise fare:
  • Accommodation
  • Full board meal plan with mineral water, tea and coffee served during meal times
Not included in cruise fare:
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, and purchases from the gift shop
  • Shore excursions are not included but can be purchased onboard
  • Gratuity to staff
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medical services, travel insurance, or visas
  • All transfers to/from the boat from airports
  • International and domestic airfare
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