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Rugged natural beauty meets luxury on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, south of Corsica and between France and Italy. The aptly named Emerald Coast (Costa Smeralda) stretches for miles along the rugged coastline of Sardinia, running adjacent to some of the clearest turquoise waters in the Mediterranean. A coach tour will take you further inland to the granite hills of San Pantaleo and then to the town of Porto Cervo, where charming streets and squares serve as the main hub of the Costa Smeralda. Here, you can sample the local cheese and wine or enjoy a full meal in a quiet cafe. Baia Sardinia, Romazzino Hotel, and Piazzetta also emit a posh atmosphere. Cruises only spend one day here, so make sure to take full advantage of all this gorgeous island has to offer. Contact us to start planning today!
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Top 10 Luxury Cruises of Sardinia for 2024-2025

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Corsica & Sardinia$1823011May 19, 2024Each 11-day roundtrip cruise of the Mediterranean from Naples aboard Sea Cloud is crafted to offer the authentic experience of sailing a true …
Four Islands, Four Moods$79908Oct 11, 2024Sail away on an 8-day cruise aboard Sea Cloud, exploring four Islands, each boasting unique moods. Discover Catania's Baroque charm, Taormina's …
Ligurian Sea$19308Jun 8, 2024Starting in Cannes, France, with stops in Lerici, Portoferraio, Palombiaggia, Bonifacio, Alghero and more, this dazzling 8-day voyage introduces you …
Mediterranean Island Voyage: Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, and Elba – with Smithsonian Journeys$77908May 15, 2024Explore the heart of the Mediterranean on this 8-day Mediterranean Island Cruise with Smithsonian Journeys from Valletta to Nice aboard Le …
Grand Voyage: Athens to Rome$461019May 14, 2024Join the Royal Clipper on this 19-day sailing expedition across the azure waters of the Mediterranean, from Athens to Rome. Highlights include the …
Athens to Cannes$313012May 14, 2024Embark on this 12-day Athens to Cannes cruise aboard Royal Clipper. Depart from Piraeus and sail through Monemvasia and Katakolon. Then explore …
Historic Monaco Grand Prix Finals$20808May 25, 2024There is no better way to sail the blue waters of the Mediterranean than onboard Royal Clipper, with tickets to the historic F1 Monaco Grand Prix …
Rome to Cannes$19308Jun 1, 2024Embark on a Mediterranean voyage onboard a tall ship, stopping at ports known for their rich history, cosmopolitan atmosphere, and unmatched allure. …
Grand Voyage: Malaga to Athens$347016Apr 26, 2024Take part in a 16-day journey aboard the Star Clipper to see the most breathtaking parts of Spain.
Voiles de Saint Tropez$20808Sep 28, 2024Sail aboard a tall ship around the Mediterranean and its vibrant ports of call with their own colorful personalities, cultured ambience, and …
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Sardinia & Italy Cruise Highlights

Perhaps no country captures the relaxing classical atmosphere of the Mediterranean better than Italy. Ever since it was the seat of the powerful Roman Empire, its influence has been felt throughout the world, in art, architecture, and even language. As you tour this ancient country, you will have the chance to visit the cities and sites that make Italy what it is today. 
  • Venice - the city of bridges and canals that takes you back to Italy's yesteryear, where you'll see the Byzantine Doge's Palace and maybe enjoy a classic gondola tour. 
  • Rome (Civitavecchia) – the country's capital city and home to the Roman empire's most famous ruins, like the Colosseum and the Forum, just to name a few.
  • Sicily - the Mediterranean's largest island is the off the southern coast of Italy, and home to its own unique culture, cuisine and wines.  
  • Vatican City - home to St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the administrative headquarters of the Catholic Church.
  • Naples - here, you can visit the harrowing sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, where artifacts from the violent eruptions of Mt. Vesuvius are well preserved.
  • Portofino - A tranquil seaside village home to unforgettable cafes, restaurants, and shopping.

Best Sardinia Small Ship Cruise Lines for 2024-2025

  • Star Clippers Americas - created the iconic clippers that sailed the oceans in the nineteenth century and offered the unique excitement of sailing aboard a tall ship. The flagship 227-guest Royal Clipper sails in the western Mediterranean, with cruises departing from Venice, Civitavecchia (Rome), and Cannes. 
  • Ponant - has small capacity ships that can dock in private ports and offer stopovers in preserved locations. Onboard, the limited number of passengers means that everybody can enjoy unique moments and feel like a private yacht. Visit theatres, relics, and archaeological sites like Pompei between Malta and Sardinia aboard the Le Bougainville
  • Silversea Cruises - not only expanded its all-inclusive service and added door-to-door transfers for seamless travel from home to ship and back but has also added shore excursions for classic voyages. Silver Cloud has one of the highest crew-to-guest and space-to-guest ratios in expedition cruising. With her 20 zodiacs ten kayaks, possibilities are almost limitless with ship-wide simultaneous explorations
  • Lindblad Expeditions - is a 100% carbon neutral company committed to green business operations and preserving our planet for future generations. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Sardina’s Su Nuraxi, aboard the incomparable and legendary square-rig tall ship Sea Cloud.
  • Sea Cloud Cruises - has majestic tall ships that have shaped an entire era of sailing, reliable and always in harmony with nature. The Sea Cloud II perfectly combines spaciousness for up to 94 passengers with the lifestyle of a private yacht.
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