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Explore the top-rated Sicily small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Taormina, Syracuse, Catania, Trapani, and Messina, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to exploring on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access. The cost of Sicily small ship cruises start at $1,590 for a trip of 7 to 15 days in 2023. Tell us about your dream Sicily small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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Cape Drastis at Corfu island in Greece
$3,070
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia

Venice to Rome - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Ride in a gondola in Venice
  • Visit the town of Rovinj
  • Call in at Kotor, Montenegro
  • Join an optional tour to Pompeii
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy one of the most stunning destinations in Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, aboard the luxury tall ship the Royal Clipper. Sail to Italy, Croatia, and Montenegro from Venice. Discover the heavenly scent of lavender in the fields and valleys around the island of Hvar. In Dubrovnik, the sense …
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St.Blaise Church, Dubrovnik
$3,070
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia

Rome to Venice - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Explore the Sistine Chapel
  • Snorkel at Palmarola
  • Visit the medieval city of Kotor
  • Cruise through Venice's canals
Starts / Ends:
Civitavecchia / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail aboard the tall ship Royal Clipper from Rome to Venice on this 12-day expedition. Fall asleep to the gentle rhythms of the ship and sea, and awake refreshed and ready to explore a new destination. Experience friendly and gracious service and a delightful menu of international foods from the …
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Scenic view of Dubrovnik
$16,950
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Mediterranean Gems: From Dubrovnik to Naples

Dubrovnik to Naples - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Explore Gerace
  • Tour the Amalfi Coast
  • Visit Pompeii
  • Explore Dubrovnik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Marvel at ornate cathedrals and remarkable baroque buildings, explore great sites of antiquity—from renowned Pompeii to the less-visited Greek temples of Paestum—and meander through unspoiled clifftop towns, soaking up breathtaking views. Plus, with a little luck witness the orange glow …
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Turquoise sea of Hvar island
$2,780
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia

11 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Ride in a gondola in Venice
  • Visit the town of Rovinj
  • Call in at Kotor, Montenegro
  • Join an optional tour to Pompeii
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail to Italy, Croatia, and Montenegro from Venice. Discover the heavenly scent of lavender in the fields and valleys around the island of Hvar. In Dubrovnik, the sense of awe never fails to descend when you set eyes on the beauty of the old town. Barrel under full sail through the narrow Strait of …
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Tour the charming city of Valletta, Malta.
$6,360
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A Circumnavigation of Sicily with Smithsonian Journeys

Valletta - Valletta - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Take a loop around Sicily
  • Discover Sicily's beautiful cities
  • Visit Syracuse
  • Explore Palermo
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise around Sicily aboard the new luxury expedition ship Le Bougainville, while exploring mythical places at the crossroads of Eastern and Western civilizations. Discover Sicily's most beautiful historic cities and ancient sites. Valletta, the capital of Malta, will be the departure point. …
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Sicilian landscape in the early evening
$1,890
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Amalfi & Sicily

Civitavecchia Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Gaze upon the Sistine Chapel
  • Snorkel at Palmarola
  • Visit historical Pompeii
  • Wander through the grand Duomo
Starts / Ends:
Civitavecchia / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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 …
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Ancient ruins in Athens
$1,590
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Sicily & Greece

Valletta to Athens - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Visit Sicily's archaeological sites
  • Explore historic Pilos
  • Walk in the Acropolis
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Piraeus
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your tall ship sailing expedition in Valletta, a European Art City, and a World Heritage City. city of Athens. Visit Syracuse, a city on the Ionian coast of Sicily that's known for its ancient ruins. It was once the largest city in the world, bigger than Athens and Corinth and as you can …
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Relax on France's colorful coast
$5,530
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Island Hopping in the Mediterranean

Valletta - Nice - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • Explore ancient cities
  • Visit historic cities of Sicily
  • Tour UNESCO-listed Valletta
  • Visit the island of Elba
Starts / Ends:
Nice / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your voyage begins inNice, the glittering jewel of the French Riviera. Set sail from this sun-soaked port to the island of Elba, where Napoleon spent a period of exile. Sail to Corsica, where the charming Porto Vecchio invites exploration of its historic sites and its surrounding natural beauty. In …
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Coast of Ortigia island at city of Syracuse
$3,350
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Naples to Malta

8 Day Itinerary aboard Harmony G
  • Visit Syracuse
  • Discover Lipari, Italy
  • Enjoy beauty of Amalfi coast
  • Explore Capri, Italy
Starts / Ends:
Naples / Malta
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
History rich cruises: Capri, Amalfi Coast, Aeolian Islands, Malta. Discover Italy's world-class architecture, unique historical monuments, and magical natural scenery.Capri, a popular resort destination since the antiquity, the breathtaking Amalfi coast with its cliff-top villas, the …
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Enjoy a stroll along the docks at sunset
$6,410
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From the shores of the Mediterranean to the Atlantic coast

Valletta - Lisbon - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Explore the city of Valletta
  • Discover Palma de Mallorca
  • Learn about Cartagena's heritage
  • Tour the city of Cadiz
Starts / Ends:
Malta / Lisbon
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend 12 days cruising through the Mediterranean, taking in the stunning scenery and visiting some of the most interesting cities in Italy, Spain, and Portugal.From Valletta, proceed to Trapani. Perched on a high triangular plateau dropping 750 meters down to the sea, this medieval city is a maze …
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Stop in beautiful Malta
$5,110
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The Charm of Italian Shores

Civitavecchia - Valletta - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Cruise the Italian coast
  • Discover Amalfi Coast
  • Visit Sicily
  • Sail by Stromboli volcano
Starts / Ends:
Civitavecchia / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover Italy's treasures by taking a cruise along its coast. The first stop on your journey from Civitavecchia is Sorrento. Byron, Tolstoy, Dickens, and Goethe were all enchanted by the town's calm way of life and lovely environment, which clings to the cliffs overlooking the Bay of Naples. …
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Explore ruins in Taormina within view of volcanic Mount Etna
$3,800
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Wild and volcanic coasts of the Mediterranean

Valletta - Nice - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Explore ancient cities
  • Explore Ponza and Taormina
  • Tour UNESCO-listed Valletta
  • Visit the island of Elba
  • Discover the wonders of Amalfi
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Nice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the magnificent volcanic islands of the Tyrrhenian Sea on your 7-day Mediterranean cruise aboard Le Lyrial. Your voyage will begin at Valletta. This UNESCO World Heritage Site capital contains numerous historical structures, including St John's Cathedral, the Grandmaster's Palace, …
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Mount Etna looms over an ancient town
$4,530
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Splendors of the Western Mediterranean

Athens - Valletta - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Discover Valletta, capital of Malta
  • Explore the islands
  • Visit the Taormina in Sicily
  • Cross the Corinth Canal
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Valletta
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Le Bougainville for anexceptional cruise discovering fascinating sites in the Western Mediterranean during an 8-day voyage.The ship leaves Athens, the capital of Greece, and cruises on seas that are brimming with history.Have a wonderful stop on Patmos, one of the legendary must-see islands …
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A stunning view of Nafplion, Greece
$5,030
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The charm of the Western Mediterranean

Valletta - Athens - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Visit the Acropolis in Athens
  • Discover Sicily
  • Cross the Corinth Canal
  • Visit Hydra St Tropez
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Athens
Activities:
Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This is an 8-day cruise The charm of the Western Mediterranean exploration, where you will get to discoverdifferent places in the Mediterranean and appreciate its natural beauty. Your journey will start on the island of Malta, a former stronghold of the Knights of the Order of Malta and then you …
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The city of Bonifacio is built on stunning seaside cliffs along the riviera
$3,500
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Grand Voyage: Venice to Cannes

15 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Explore traditional Rovinj
  • Swim in Dubrovnik's waters
  • Admire the scenery of Corfu
  • Sail through the Strait of Messina
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 15-day sailing expedition between Italy and France offers the flexibility to do as you wish with your days and evenings. Experience light-hearted fun, informal elegance, and no rigid schedules. Participate in classes such as knot tying and navigation, relax on the deck and watch as the sun …
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Hydra Island, Greece
$2,130
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Sicily & Greece

Piraeus to Valletta - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Ride a donkey on Hydra
  • Visit Sicily's archaeological sites
  • Explore historic Pilos
  • Discover Gozo, a diving destination
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your tall ship sailing expedition in the ancient city of Athens, the birthplace of democracy and epicenter of western civilization, a city for all eternity. Visit Syracuse, a city on the Ionian coast of Sicily that's known for its ancient ruins. It was once the largest city in the world, …
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An abandoned theatre in Taormina, Sicily
$4,760
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Islands and cities of the Mediterranean

Athens - Valletta - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Sail from Greece to Malta
  • Explore the city of Valletta
  • Discover Hydra
  • Visit the island of Kythira
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Le Bougainville on an 8-day cruise between Greece and the majestic Maltese coast, exploring the Islands and cities of the Mediterranean. Leaving Athens and traveling towards Paros. Explore the little island of Hydrabefore sailing south to the picturesque Monemvasia. The ship calls at …
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The stunning blues and scattered islands of the Mediterranean
$5,410
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Splendors of the Western Mediterranean

Athens - Valletta - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • Visit Valletta, Malta's capital
  • Admire picturesque Katakolan
  • Discover Sicily 's treasures
  • Cross the unique Corinth Canal
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on Le Jacques-Cartier for an 8-day voyage between Greece and the majestic Maltese coast, departing from Athens. Explore the monastery and cave where Saint John received his visions on the island of Patmos. This itinerary also includes a tour to Hydra, a lovely island with no motorized …
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