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Explore Italy on a small ship cruise with Adventure Life. We work with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Civitavecchia, Venice, Portoferraio, Taormina, and Syracuse, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to visiting Italy 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 small ship cruises to Italy start at for a trip of 6 to 19 days in 2022. Tell us about your dream small ship cruise to Italy and our team of Italy travel experts will help you make it a reality.  
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Cape Drastis at Corfu island in Greece
$3,010
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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 in:
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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Scenic view of Dubrovnik
$15,270
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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 Sites, Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
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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Naples at Sunset, Italy
$15,270
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Corsica & Sardinia

12 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Discover Cagliari
  • Visit Nuraghe Losa
  • Enjoy the medieval city of Alghero
  • Admire Bonifacio's unique views
Starts/ Ends in:
Naples / Naples
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 11-night voyage is dedicated to the exploration of two fiercely independent islands–Sardinia and Corsica. These islands share many historic elements through millennia of empires and civilizations, but still, maintain their identities and independent attitudes from their governing nations …
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Panoramic views of Hydra's harbor
$9,230
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From the Peloponnese to the Floating City

Piraeus to Venice - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Tour on UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discover Hydra's rustic charm
  • Tour on Sarande
  • Visit the Dubrovnik
Starts/ Ends in:
Piraeus / Venice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The glittering jewels of the Mediterranean await you on this 11-day small ship cruise. Piraeus is the city that's considered the birthplace of Europe, of philosophy and of democracy, and is the embodiment of the Olympic ideal. Hydra town is listed as a historic monument and there are no cars, …
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St.Blaise Church, Dubrovnik
$3,010
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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 in:
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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The city of Bonifacio is built on stunning seaside cliffs along the riviera
$5,755
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Early Summer Mediterranean Style

Civitavecchia to Genoa - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Admire Mediterranean beauty
  • Discover elegant Portofino
  • Journey to diverse Elba
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Genoa
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Sea Cloud II on a fantastic cruise along the Italian Riviera. Admire imposing cliffs, white sandy beaches, avenues of cypresses, vineyards and olive groves, traditional villages, and elegant beach resorts which make the place of Napoleon's exile somewhere you would in fact like to be …
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Turquoise sea of Hvar island
$2,730
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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 in:
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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Visit the Cathedral of Palmero on your small ship cruise around Sicily
$2,000
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Amalfi & Sicily

Rome Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Gaze upon the Sistine Chapel
  • Visit a snorkeling heaven Palmarola
  • Join Pompeii's historical excursion
  • Wander through the grand Duomo
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
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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Discover distinctive Venetian architecture
$4,550
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Adriatic Sea: Venice round-trip

6 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Explore legendary Venice
  • Taste Mediterranean cuisine
  • See Byzantine art in Ravenna
Starts/ Ends in:
Venice / Venice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Sea Cloud II for this short cruise exploring the highlights of the Adriatic. Begin your adventure in Venice, the legendary floating city, and explore its countless bridges, canals, piazzas, and churches. Admire beautiful preserved Byzantine art and architecture in Ravenna, once an important …
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Acropolis
$4,910
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7th Annual Piano Festival at Sea

Athens to Livorno - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Enjoy musical cruise
  • Discover the cultures Mediterranean
  • Amaze with Acropolis of Athens
  • Experience Sorrente
Starts/ Ends in:
Athens / Livorno
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day journey will allow you to discover several UNESCO World Heritage sites, punctuated by recitals performed on board by exceptional pianists. FromAthens, you will follow a memorable crossing of theCorinth Canaland call atItea, not far from the marvellousDelphiarchaeological site, on the …
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Sicilian landscape in the early evening
$1,850
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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 in:
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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Woman traveling in Cannes
$2,000
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Historic Monaco Grand Prix Finals

8 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Explore Bonifacio
  • Enjoy Portoferraio's vineyards
  • View Monaco's emblematic spots
  • Celebrate Cannes Film Festival
  • Observe prehistoric engraved stones
Starts/ Ends in:
Cannes / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
For those who enjoy racing, the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix Finals is a staple stop on this Mediterranean spring sailing cruise. Embark Royal Clipper in Cannes, France, and spend 8 days exploring the Ligurian Sea.Discover Lerici, the largest village on the Gulf of Poets, continue southeast …
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Relax by the sea near colorful Nice
$3,985
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French & Italian Rivieras with Corsica

8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Visit Bonifacio and Calvi, Corsica
  • Explore Porto Ercole's architecture
  • Relax on the shores of Portoferraio
  • Explore France's Côte d'Azur
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Nice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Emerald Azzura to start your 8-day adventure in Rome's port of Civitavecchia before cruising north to Port Ercole which is perched on the coast of Tuscany, and on to the towns of Bonifacio and Calvi on the northern tip of Corsica. Including stops along the Italian and French rivieras …
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Relax on the Italian coast
$3,795
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Ionian Sea Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Tour Delphi's archaeological site
  • Visit the Aeolian Island of Lipari
  • Explore Cephalonia
  • Cruise the Corinth Canal
Starts/ Ends in:
Piraeus / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this idyllic 8-day itinerary aboard the Emerald Azzurra sailing the Ionian Sea. Transit the Corinth Canal from Athens, before sailing onwards to the Greek town of Itea for a tour of thearchaeological site of Delphi and the village of Fiskardo in Cephalonia which is considered as the largest of …
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Cruise the Mediterranean aboard the Royal Clipper
$870
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Croatia & Slovenia

Venice Roundtrip - 4 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Ride in a gondola in Venice
  • Visit the town of Rovinj
  • Explore Slovenia's hidden gems
  • View the domes of San Marco
Starts/ Ends in:
Venice / Venice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Royal Clipper on this 4-day cruise visiting Croatia and Slovenia. Embark in Venice, Italy before making your way to Croatia. Stop in Rovinj which is dominated by the Baroque three-nave church of St. Euphemia. Next visit Piran in Slovenia, which boasts some of the country's finest …
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Explore the colorful city of Valletta
$5,285
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Sicily & the Gulf of Naples

11 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Discover Rome
  • Explore Sorrento
  • Admire the Capella Palatina
  • Visit La Valletta, Malta
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the Western Mediterranean during this unique 11-day cruise aboard the Emerald Azzurra. Explore Sorrento, located on Italy’s southern coast, for a sun-kissed introduction to an itinerary celebrating Sicily. Enjoy Palermo, Trapani, Porto Empedocle, plus a stop-off in Malta's …
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Beautiful Amalfi Coast
$3,965
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Highlights of Southern Italy

8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Visit the town of Sorrento
  • Explore Apollo’s temple in Crotone
  • Wander the Church of the Purgatory
  • Explore Italy's beautiful coast
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Dubrovnik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Italy’s breathtaking southern coasts with visits to the picturesque lemon-growing town of Sorrento, and navigate the Tyrrhenian Sea to Amalfi. Cruise onwards to the Sicilian town of Giardini Naxos, the port city of Crotone, Otranto in Italy’s Apulia region and Monopoli on the …
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Korcula Island
$4,190
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The Best of Croatia

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Explore the medieval town of Split
  • Tour Dubrovnik
  • Visit Pula's ancient amphitheater
  • Wander the streets of Rovinj
Starts/ Ends in:
Venice / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Venice, set sail for Croatia and its many hidden treasures on this 8-day voyage. Le Lyrial slips effortlessly through the turquoise Adriatic Sea, wending her way between necklaces of islands dotted here and there off the Dalmatian Coast. There are cities that thrive on their legend – and …
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