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Amalfi & Sicily

Rome Roundtrip - 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.
Explore ruins in SicilyAn abandoned theatre in Taormina, Sicily The sprawling ruins of PompeiiVisit the Cathedral of Palmero on your small ship cruise around SicilyAmalfi cliffBeautiful Amalfi CoastSicilian landscape in the early evening
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
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  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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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

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  • 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 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 beckon so don't forget your swimsuit and flippers. It's totally unique, isolated, and stunning.

Day 3: Sorrento, Italy

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  • 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, rivaling 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

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  • 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

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  • 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: Gaeta, Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Gaeta is one of the most beautiful cities in south-central Italy's Lazio region. As it does not have a train station it does not appear in many guidebooks which means that the majority of its visitors are locals and Italians. It's seven beaches are popular due to their white sand, sparkling water, and well-run lidos. The seafood restaurants amazing and make sure you try the famous Gaeta olives that come from the nearby town of Itri.

Day 8: Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy | 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 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.

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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
  • Port Charges
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medical services, travel insurance, or visas
  • All transfers to/from the boat from airports
  • International and domestic airfare

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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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