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Dalmatia to the Amalfi Coast: Dubrovnik to Rome

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Board on the luxury Crystal Esprit and begin your exciting adventure from the port of Dubrovnik. Sail towards Kotor, roam its city squares and enjoy the sweeping ocean views. Check out one of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secrets at Corfu, Greece. Explore the charming old town of Gallipoli crowded onto an island. For your next destination, see the beauty of Taormina. Reach the Lipari, this largest of the Aeolian Islands off the northern coast of Sicily is a charming blend of serene island life and vast Italian history. Cruise the Stromboli on your way to Lipari, Italy. Another stop that you shouldn't miss is at Capri, the home to sparkling bay waters, vibrantly colored flowers, and breathtaking sea caves and grottos. Strike some pose at the most photogenic town of Positano before heading to Rome for disembarkation.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Dubrovnik, Croatia | Embark
Day 2 : Kotor, Montenegro
Day 3 : Corfu, Greece
Day 4 : Gallipoli, Italy
Day 5 : Taormina and Giardini Naxos, Italy
Day 6 : Scenic Cruising Stromboli | Lipari, Italy
Day 7 : Capri, Italy
Day 8 : Capri, Italy | Positano, Italy
Day 9 : Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy | Disembark

Highlights

  • View “Beautiful City” Gallipoli with its charming old town
  • Explore the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily
  • Discover breathtaking sea caves and grottos of Capri
  • Wander Corso Vittorio Emanuele in the Lipari city center

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Crystal Esprit

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Blue hour over the Roman Pantheon Scenic view of Dubrovnik Relax on the beaches of the Greek Mediterranean Explore the beautifully preserved walled city of Dubrovnik Cape Drastis at Corfu island in Greece

Day 1 Dubrovnik, Croatia | Embark

Embark at the port of Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik is one of the most recognizable cities in Europe. Behind the walls, find sleek Venetian-style buildings and rich Slavic culture. Home to lavender, olive oil, and gorgeous beaches, Dubrovnik will leave a lasting impression on all your senses. Reach the Lipari. This largest of the Aeolian Islands off the northern coast of Sicily is a charming blend of serene island life and vast Italian history.

Day 2 Kotor, Montenegro

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Few places in the world boast such clear architectural accounts of their full histories as does UNESCO-listed Kotor and its bay. Roam the city squares and enjoy sweeping ocean views as you follow footsteps through time, including fortifications dating from the 9th century, significant churches and cathedrals from the 12th-15th centuries, the 17th-century Prince’s Palace and the 19th-century Napoleon’s Theatre.

Day 3 Corfu, Greece

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Immerse yourself in this immaculately preserved island covered in cypress and olive trees. Corfu is considered one of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secrets and its elegant downtown area, serene beaches, and warm breezes will keep leave you truly captivated. 

Day 4 Gallipoli, Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Greek for “Beautiful City,” Gallipoli is indeed lovely, with its charming old town crowded onto an island that juts out into the Ionian Sea, connected to the mainland by a 17th-century bridge. Discover fortress walls and a labyrinth of narrow lanes, ornate Baroque churches, and stately palazzi, all edged by a seafront promenade. Layer by layer, the natural setting, and architectural details create a lush masterpiece.

Day 5 Taormina and Giardini Naxos, Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily was the center of the known world for centuries. Its unique geographic position made the island vulnerable to attacks, while also making it a meeting place of Mediterranean civilizations, a bridge between the East and West. Situated at the foot of Mt. Etna, Taormina embodies the essence of Sicily.

Day 6 Scenic Cruising Stromboli | Lipari, Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cross the Stromboli.

Reach the Lipari. This largest of the Aeolian Islands off the northern coast of Sicily is a charming blend of serene island life and vast Italian history. Wander Corso Vittorio Emanuele in the city center and sample the local capers and Malvasia wine, then explore centuries past at the archaeological museum and citadel. The Marina Corta is a picturesque spot for strolls, with a quaint harbor, lively piazzas, and sun-drenched avenues.

Day 7 Capri, Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Home to sparkling bay waters, vibrantly colored flowers, and breathtaking sea caves and grottos, Capri has been enchanting travelers since Roman times, when aristocrats and emperors came to escape the summer's heat and build villas within its stunning landscape. Composed of two main villages – Capri Town, highlighted by the famous Piazzetta, a popular meeting spot, and Anacapri, located on the slopes of Mount Solaro. The spectacular Blue Grotto is renowned for its illuminated blue waters.

Day 8 Capri, Italy | Positano, Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sail from Capri to Positano.

Considered the most photogenic town on the famed Amalfi Coast, Positano stands nearly upright on a blooming cliff, its narrow streets lined with boutiques, cafés and colorful homes leading down a steep hillside to its iconic pebbled beachfront. Easily explored by foot, to stroll amidst lemon trees beneath a canopy of bougainvillea to see yachts dotting the harbor below, be sure to visit the Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta with its majolica-tiled dome and Byzantine icon of the Madonna.

Day 9 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Venture through Civitavecchia, noted for its fine seafood and beautiful monuments. Then, travel to the Eternal City of Rome, with more than 2,500 years of history and ancient landmarks that will leave you with memories for a lifetime.

After breakfast aboard the ship, disembark at Civitavecchia.

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Discounted rates starting at $500 off per person may be available. Please contact us for the best available rates.
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Capacity-Controlled Rates
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may fluctuate at any time and subject to change without notice.
Please contact us for more details and current pricing.

Per person starting at
$18,298
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Yacht Suite (S4)
223 Sqft. King-size bed, mini bar/refrigerator, a flat-screen satellite TV, custom carpet, plush sofa with adjustable-height table for dining, and spacious, custom-designed closets.
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Yacht Suite (S3)
280 Sqft. King-size bed, mini bar/refrigerator, a flat-screen satellite TV, custom carpet, plush sofa with adjustable-height table for dining, and spacious, custom-designed closets.
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Yacht Suite (S2)
280 Sqft. King-size bed, mini bar/refrigerator, a flat-screen satellite TV, custom carpet, plush sofa with adjustable-height table for dining, and spacious, custom-designed closets.
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Yacht Suite (S1)
280 Sqft. King-size bed, mini bar/refrigerator, a flat-screen satellite TV, custom carpet, plush sofa with adjustable-height table for dining, and spacious, custom-designed closets.
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Owner's Suite (OS)
515 Sqft. King-size bed, Egyptian cotton linens, flat-screen HD TV, custom bench at foot of the bed, stone-clad nightstands with integrated outlets, and interactive bedside iPad. The expansive living and dining area feature a sofa and end chairs, a flat-screen TV, concealed mini-bar and dining table.

Notes

Solo Supplement: A select number of cabins are available for single use. The single supplement varies by cabin type, please contact us for details.
Child Discount: Children age 11 or under receive 50% off when sharing a cabin with two full paying guests. Children, regardless of age pay full rate in a double occupancy cabin.

A wide selection of specially curated and optional shore excursions are available on every itinerary.  There will be complimentary adventures to choose from, other excursions will be available at an additional cost.  ​

Cruise Fares Include:
  • Beverages including fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and all non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water, soft drinks, and specialty coffees
  • Gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff
  • 24-hour self-service coffee tea, soft drinks, wines
  • 24-hour room service
  • Personal Butler service
  • Daily yoga and fitness classes
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment programs
  • Complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi for the duration of your voyage. 
  • Complimentary marina and water sports equipment including a wide variety of aquatic toys (water skis, wakeboards, kayaks, jet skis, snorkeling equipment) based on destination's local rules and regulations and the discretion of the Captain due to weather and sea conditions
  • Complimentary transfers between the airport and ship on the day of embarkation and disembarkation, when requested in advance
Cruise Fares Exclude:
  • Airfare
  • Cruise port, security, navigation, berthing, stevedoring, and baggage handling/storage charges 
  • Fuel surcharges, fees or charges imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities, 
  • Optional shore excursions,
  • Sightseeing or meals ashore, taxes, gratuities,
  • Visa fees
  • Laundry or valet service or any item or service whatsoever of a personal nature, such as medical treatment, expenses incurred on board or ashore in connection with medical treatment, medical condition, or medical debark
  • Massage, s­­­­­pa services or hairstyling for which separate charges may be imposed. 
  • Crystal Esprit's submersible equipment
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