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Mediterranean: Valletta Round-trip

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Sea Cloud
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Board Sea Cloud for this 8-day Mediterranean cruise, round-trip from Valletta, Malta. Explore highlights of Sicily: Trapani, at the foot of Monte Erice, is known for its coral jewelry and art objects; Palermo, with its diverse mix of historic and architectural influences; and Taormina, an elegant, ancient city in the shadow of Mt. Etna. Marvel at the striking volcanic rock formations of Lipari and the Aeolian Islands, cruise through the narrow Strait of Messina between Sicily and mainland Italy, and discover ancient history in Syracuse before returning to Valletta. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Valletta, Malta | Embark
Day 2 : At Sea
Day 3 : Trapani, Sicily
Day 4 : Palermo, Sicily
Day 5 : Lipari | Aeolian Islands | Cruising Strait of Messina
Day 6 : Taormina, Sicily
Day 7 : Syracuse, Sicily
Day 8 : Valletta, Malta | Disembark

Highlights

  • Marvel at volcanic rock formations of the Aeolian Islands
  • Explore beautiful Taormina, under the shadow of Mt. Etna
  • Learn about the diverse cultures of Palermo
  • Wander the maze-like streets of historic Valletta

Ship

Sea Cloud

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Stop in beautiful Malta Relax in beautiful Sicily Sunset over Palermo Explore ruins in Taormina within view of volcanic Mount Etna Explore Malta's capital
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Day 1 Valletta, Malta | Embark

This strategically important location has always attracted foreign conquerors. Inhabited for more than 7,000 years, Malta is now home to multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Jean Parisot de la Valette, Grand Master of the Order of St John, founded a modern fortified city on a rock in 1566, between the two splendid natural ports of Marsamxett and Grand Harbor. Long rows of facades made from golden-yellow blocks of chalk stretch along the straight streets. Splendid Renaissance and Baroque buildings are evidence of riches and power, such as the Palace of the Grand Master and the impressive St. John's Co-Cathedral. Explore the city before boarding your ship.

Day 2 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today relax aboard your ship as you cruise to your next destination.

Day 3 Trapani, Sicily

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The old town and port of Trapani lies on a picturesque crescent-shaped headland at the foot of Monte Erice. Discover countless treasures browsing through the beautiful town center, such as the fine black and red coral jewelry that has been made here for the past 1,000 years. The mountain town of Erice is a real architectural gem: close to Trapani, this idyllic little town is tucked away in a picturesque hilltop setting overlooking the countryside and the sea. Protected by a wall, the town retains its splendid medieval atmosphere.

Day 4 Palermo, Sicily

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The character of Palermo, Sicily's vibrant capital, was mainly forged by the Arabs, Swabian dynasty and Normans. Noble palaces line the magnificent streets: cheerful-looking Art Nouveau houses stand next to Baroque buildings, and a little further on are striking Gothic facades. The medieval quarter towers above the huge Palazzo Reale with its "Capella Palatina," a masterpiece in the Arab-Byzantine-Norman style. The small mountain town of Monreale provides a breathtaking view over the town and the bay, as well as the 12th-century cathedral whose interior combines Romanesque, Byzantine and Arab art with rich gold mosaics.

Day 5 Lipari | Aeolian Islands | Cruising Strait of Messina

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Lipari is a tranquil little spot and the largest of the Aeolian Islands, with a cultural heritage stretching back over 6,000 years. From first glance its volcanic heritage is apparent in its sculptural rock formations, and the entire group of islands is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Aeolian Museum is set on the castle hill and holds an impressive collection of prehistoric and ancient artifacts from this volcanic group of islands. Relax and soak in the laid-back local culture.

Day 6 Taormina, Sicily

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Taormina is perched on a rock with a majestic view over the sea. In the 19th century, this small town had already developed into a dream destination for well-heeled travelers and artists. The town's fascination lies in its elegance, the many ancient buildings, the stunningly beautiful coastline, the mild climate, and the view over the silhouette of Etna. Europe's largest volcano is over 3,000 meters (9,843 feet) high, has four summit craters and around 400 subsidiary craters, and is covered with snow almost all year round. In ancient times it was considered the seat of the gods, but today large sections of it are a nature reserve.

Day 7 Syracuse, Sicily

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The municipal area of Syracuse boasts relics from cultural history going back more than three millennia. In ancient times, the city was the most powerful in the known world and was famed for its splendor. The island of Ortigia, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was where Syracuse began its rise as an ancient city. The huge cathedral is at the heart of the old town, magnificent palaces line the piazza and wide promenades invite you to take a stroll. The archaeological park brings ancient Greek and Roman history back to life. 

Day 8 Valletta, Malta | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Return to Valletta. After breakfast, disembark your ship to explore Valletta before returning home or continuing on your independent travels. 
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Per person starting at
$5,595
A Category 5 cabin
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Category 5
These approx. 9.5 m2/102 sq ft cabins with their upper and lower single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm) once accommodated the ship’s officers, and their original features exude a romantic charm. These cabins can be ventilated with fresh air both day and night as the cabin door leads directly to the Promenade Deck beneath the bridge.
A Category 4 cabin
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Category 4
These cabins are each approx. 10.5 m2/113 sq ft and located on the Promenade Deck. They are furnished similarly to Cat. 3 cabins.
A Category 3 Twin-Bed Cabin
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Category 3
Located on the Promenade Deck, each of these outside cabins also features panorama windows, a marble bathroom with a fitted shower and a substantially sized wardrobe. They are approx. 12.5 m2/135 sq ft in size with two single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm).
A Category 2 Twin-Bed Cabin
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Category 2
Each of these cabins features a marble bathroom with a fitted shower, two single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm) which can be placed together, a substantially sized wardrobe and additional built-in storage space. Their location on the Captain’s and Lido Deck and their design, featuring two panorama windows, mean these approx. 13.5 m2/145 sq ft cabins feel extremely bright.
A deluxe Category 1 Cabin
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Category 1
These two double-bed cabins are located on the Captain’s and Lido Deck and feature unique corner panorama windows. Approx. 13 m2/140 sq ft in size, they offer a substantial wardrobe, a double bed with two mattresses (each 80 cm x 200 cm) and a spacious, elegant bathroom with a fitted shower.
Sea Cloud Category C Cabin
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Category C
Warm and bright tones dominate these approx. 18-20 m2/198-215 sq ft deluxe outside cabins fitted with a double bed (160 cm x 200 cm) The cabins feature a modern elegance, generous storage space and a walk-in closet and a marble bathroom.
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Category B
Main Deck. Portholes, two single beds or king bed with two separate mattresses, one or two chairs, nightstand, decorative marble fireplace, walk-in closet, safe, A/C, private bath with shower or tub.
The luxurious owner's cabin (Category A)
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Category A
Main Deck. Portholes, large double bed, two armchairs, antique nightstands, table or antique secretary, decorative marble fireplace, desk, walk-in closet, safe, A/C, private bath with tub and portholes.

Notes

Rates are based on double occupancy. A limited number of cabins can be booked for individual use for an additional charge.

Rates Include:
  • Beautifully appointed cabin in selected category
  • Welcoming bottle of champagne in your cabin
  • All meals (six per day) from early-bird breakfast to the exquisite 4-course dinner menu with choice of main course
  • 5-course gala dinner during the cruise
  • Welcome and farewell cocktail with champagne
  • Selected wines and beers thoughtfully chosen to complement lunch and dinner
  • All soft drinks and juices throughout the cruise
  • All alcohol-free coffee and tea specialties
  • Bottled water on the excursions
  • Fresh fruit basket in your cabin, replenished daily
  • E-mails can be sent free of charge from the on-board laptop
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Travel documents with detailed destination information
  • All port fees
Rates Exclude:
  • Shore excursions. Contact us for pricing.
  • Tips
  • Excess luggage (allowance is up to 40 kg per passenger)
  • Additional meals and beverages (so far as not expressly included)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Transfers
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Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!
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