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History and culture come alive on this 13-day Mediterranean cruise. Begin in artistic Cannes and disembark daily at the most wonderful spots along the coasts of France and Italy. This unique adventure is ideal for those wishing for an extraordinary introduction to some of Europe's south coastal cities. Explore the jet set cities of Monte Carlo and St.Tropez and make your way to the breathtaking islands of Corsica, Sardinia, and Sicily. Complete your trip with a flourish at the enchanting city of Rome.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Cannes, France | Embark
Day 2 : Monte Carlo, Monaco
Day 3 : St. Tropez, France
Day 4 : Bonifacio, Corsica, France
Day 5 : Porto Cervo Marina, Sardinia, Italy
Day 6 : Trapani, Sicily, Italy
Day 7 : Porto Empedocle (Agrigento), Sicily, Italy
Day 8 : Marina De Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
Day 9 : Valletta, Malta
Day 10 : Taormina (Etna), Sicily, Italy
Day 11 : Amalfi, Italy
Day 12 : Capri, Italy
Day 13 : Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Disembark


  • Enjoy the magical town of Bonificio & appreciate its beauty to the fullest
  • Be amazed and moved by Pompeii's remarkable ruins and history
  • Visit Capri, also known as "The Island of Love"
  • Discover the beauty of Taormina and the UNESCO Natural Site of Mt. Etna


SeaDream II

Places Visited

  • Europe
  • France
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Mediterranean
  • Amalfi
  • Bonifacio
  • Cannes
  • Capri
  • Civitavecchia
  • Corsica
  • Marina Di Ragusa
  • Monaco
  • Monte Carlo
  • Porto Cervo
  • Porto Empedocle
  • Sardinia
  • Sicily
  • St Tropez
  • Taormina
  • Trapani
  • Valetta


Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level


Trip Snapshots

Cannes, France Monte Carlo Saint-Tropez, France Bonifacio, Corsica, France Taormina, Italy

Day 1 Cannes, France | Embark

Cannes, once a small fishing village, is now one of the best-known cities of the French Riviera, a busy tourist destination, and host of the annual Cannes Film Festival. It is a Commune of France in the Alpes-Maritimes department. The city is also famous for its various luxury shops, restaurants, and hotels. During the festival in May, visitors see actors, celebrities, and directors up close and in person on the famous steps of the Palais des Festivals at the end of La Croisette.

Optional Activities: 

Cannes-Grasse – On the Perfume Trail: If you have ever dreamed of the day you would find your own personal fragrance, the one which distinguishes you from all the others, your day has arrived! Leave the shores of the Mediterranean in Cannes through the French countryside and arrive in Grasse, in the foothills of the Maritime Alps. Grasse, the birthplace of the French perfume industry where the great houses were born in the 18th and 19th centuries, still enjoys international reputation. The oldest of these, Galimard Perfumery, was established in 1747. The system's uniqueness makes it a trend setter for the personalization and customization of fragrances in the perfume and beauty industry. Create at your own pace, as you discover and travel through the base, heart, and top notes of your personal fragrance. During your journey, learn about how a perfume is created and the classifications of the various families of scents and their components. Your creation is presented in a perfume bottle with the name you have chosen for it. The unique fragrance is preserved in the factory's database and may be re-ordered upon request. Bath foam and moisturizing body cream in your fragrance can also be purchased. Upon leaving you are presented with a diploma of Eleve Parfumeur. This exclusive workshop is followed by a guided tour of Galimard's perfume museum and factory, which depicts the age-old process of perfume creation that has been handed down from generation to generation, before returning to your yacht anchored at Cannes.
Duration: 4 hours

Cannes – Antibes & Absinthe: Departing Cannes, drive along the seaside coast to Antibes. Start your visit by the historic part of the city which is a maze of small, flower-bedecked streets with Roman and medieval sections. Your next stop is just nearby the market, in a 9th-century vaulted cellar, with a Roman well. This shop sells olive oil and other local specialties. There taste some regional delicacies such as the tapenade accompanied by a glass of the famous “absinthe”, the favorite beverage of many French artists in the 19th century.
Duration: 4 hours

Cannes – St. Paul de Vence & Wine Tasting: A drive along the highway leading to St. Paul provides a nice view over the bay of Cannes. Your skilled guide brings you to the old doors in the Old Town of St. Paul and then forward to “La Petite Cave de Saint Paul”. It is truly an exceptional experience that awaits you. Today in its wholeness, it is classified as part of France's national heritage. Strolling in St. Paul is a delight for the eyes, as many craftsman shops display their colorful unique collections side by side with art galleries. St. Paul stands as a shrine for lovers of modern art, sculptures can be admired in the streets, and uphill from the bus parking lot lays the world-famous Maeght Foundation. This is also where Chagall was buried “somewhere between the sea and the skies”. After enjoying free time, a short walk brings you where your bus waits and you start your drive back to Cannes.
Duration: 5 hours

Day 2 Monte Carlo, Monaco

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Principality of Monaco is an independent sovereign state composed of four quarters: Fontvieille (the newest), Monaco-Ville (the oldest), La Condamine, and Monte Carlo. Monte Carlo is widely known for its casino as well as the Monaco Grand Prix. Monte Carlo is one of Europe's leading tourist destinations as it simply has so much to offer. Some of the sights include the Cathédrale Paroisse, Eglise Sainte Dévôte, Jardin Exotique et Grottes de l'Observatoire, Monaco Top Cars Collection, Musée Océanographique, and of course the Palace. 

Optional Activities: 

Monte Carlo – Monaco by Ferrari Super Car: Experience the great sensation of driving a real supercar. This exceptional adventure is done along the panoramic roads of the Riviera, exactly where James Bond has been a few times! You are picked up by a luxury mini-van and an English-speaking driver, and transferred along the beautiful Middle Cornice Road to reach the perched village of Eze. Here the Ferrari car is ready and waiting for you. Enjoy being a front seat passenger or pilot during 15 minutes of a real fast car ride. As a co-pilot, a professional driver is in command of the car, or you can be a pilot with a professional trainer beside you. After this exciting experience, enjoy a soft drink while being overwhelmed by the landscape. Have some free time for visiting the nearby perfume factory. Your minivan brings you back to Monaco and drives on the very streets which are turned into the Monaco F1 Grand Prix racing track every year in May.
Duration: 4 hours

Monte Carlo – Eze and Monaco: As you depart Monaco harbor, the coach joins the Moyenne Corniche, a broad road taking large sweeping curves along the coastline and high cliffs and providing the only access to the amazing village of Eze, a prime example of a Mediterranean hill village. Eze clings like an eagle's nest to a rock spike towering 1401 feet over the sea. On foot enter the 14th-century double gateway with crenellations and a sentry walk leading into the steep narrow streets, sometimes running beneath the carefully restored houses which are now smart boutiques or artists' studios. Streets of this town are closed to traffic and the town can only be explored by foot. Do not miss the magnificent views of the coast from the top. Driving back to Monaco, your coach parks at the foot of the rock of Monaco. From here take escalators and elevators which carry you to the Old City: "The Rock". Up the hill, a guided walking tour through the narrow streets takes you past the Oceanographic Museum, the Cathedral containing the tomb of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III, and the exterior of the Prince's Palace. After a short time at leisure, your motor coach drives along a small part of the Grand Prix Motor Race circuit before returning to the ship.
Duration: 4 hours

Monte Carlo – Walking the Principality: Leaving from one of the world’s most famous ports, proceed to the old city built high on a rocky promontory that offers a panoramic view over the new city and its skyscrapers. This tiny principality has been under the rule of the Grimaldi family for most of the period since 1297. Proceed to the top of the Old City by escalators and elevators. On the hill, a guided walking tour through the narrow streets takes you past the Oceanographic Museum, the Cathedral containing the tomb of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III, and the exterior of the Prince's Palace (no inside visits). If lucky, you may get to see the changing of the guard in front of the Prince's residence. Also enjoy some time to stroll around on your own before returning to the yacht.
Duration: 3 hours

Monte Carlo – Aerial views of Cote d’Azur and Monte Carlo: This truly exciting outing includes a breathtaking view of the French Riviera from the air and offers you the opportunity to fully explore Monte Carlo. After a short transfer from the yacht to the helicopter pad, experience a spectacular 20-minute flight over the glorious Cote d'Azur. While airborne, gain an appreciation of the sheer majesty of the Maritime Alps, the Rock of Monaco, and the Cathedral where Prince Rainier III married American film star, Grace Kelly. Your helicopter then flies at a lower altitude so you can admire the Principality of Monaco at the foot of the mountains, including the casino and beaches. The flight continues over the village of Roquebrune-Cap Martin, Menton, and La Turbie. As you follow the coastline see Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, the hill village of Eze, and the tiny seaport of Villefranche.
Duration: 1 hour

Day 3 St. Tropez, France

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
St. Tropez, located on the French Riviera, quite simply may be the most famous resort town in Europe. It is a playground for fashion models, athletes, movie stars, entertainers, and other extremely wealthy summertime guests. There’s much to offer in this charming town, including shopping, nightlife, and exceptional beach clubs. Nearby you can explore some of the hill towns and visit the award-winning rose wineries. You can also explore neighboring Grimaud and Port Grimaud or just a little further out golf at a few highly-rated courses. 

Optional Activities: 

St. Tropez – A Taste of Provence: Gassin Exploration & Wine Tasting: Enjoy a taste of life in Provence with this delightful half-day adventure to the village of Gassin and wine tasting at the cellars of Bertaud Belieu. Marvel at the sun-washed scenery of mountains and vineyards as you travel to Gassin via air-conditioned motor coach. With its narrow, winding streets and shuttered, pastel-hued buildings, the quaint village reveals typical, Provencal character. Discover what makes Gassin stand quite literally apart from other French towns. Re-board your motor coach for the short drive to the family-run winery of Bertaud Belieu. Enjoy the opportunity to savor their wines, along with other varieties from this premier wine-making region, during an informative wine tasting. Afterwards return to your yacht.
Duration: 4 hours

St. Tropez – Just Beyond St. Tropez, The Villages of Grimaud & Port Grimaud: There is more to explore than the small village of St. Tropez and you may want to consider this lovely half-day outing to discover the region beyond this resort town. Only a few short miles away from Saint Tropez, you can experience the contrast of a modern resort development along with the charm of a weathered hilltop village. First, proceed to Port Grimaud harbor, a village with a unique charm designed by the famous architect Francois Spoerry. Your next destination takes you on a pleasant countryside drive to Grimaud village, a "perched" village. After a short uphill walk, explore its quaint and rustic appearance as you stroll towards the center of the village along one of the lanes leading to the remarkable monumental fountain. Enjoy a brief exploration through the winding alleyways enlivened by the many local craftsmen. After this visit, return to the summer bustle on the coast in St. Tropez with plenty of time to explore this chic village on your own.
Duration: 3.5 hours

St. Tropez – St. Tropez by Foot: The guide awaits you on the pier to show you around the village of Saint Tropez. The sightseeing discovery starts with a nice walk along the pier, passing by the most famous café “Senequier” and arriving to the very tiny bay from where visitors can enjoy the view. After this first stop, continue to the heart of St. Tropez with the square of the Town Hall representing the Republic and the French Revolution in 1789. Then continue to the church of St. Tropez, named after the martyr “Saint Tropez”. Visit the church and listen to the story of the legend of the town. Stroll through the by-streets and narrow streets, and see the small authentic squares where most have an elm tree, the symbol of freedom. After the effort of walking uphill, reach the top of the village to enjoy breathtaking views. At the end of the guided walking discovery, choose between a casual walk back to the tender pier or remain in the downtown area for some independent investigation.
Duration: 2 hours

Day 4 Bonifacio, Corsica, France

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
As the ship approaches Bonifacio the Captain generally navigates along the limestone cliffs, giving guests a sea view of incredible Bonifacio as well as the famous Aragon steps leading to the water’s edge. Shortly after the pilot embarks, the Captain turns the yacht around and backs into this very impressive fjord-like marina.

Optional Activities: 

Bonifacio, Corsica – The White City by Train & Boat: This fun, varied, and interesting land adventure is an excellent opportunity to not only get to know your way around for independent explorations later in the day, but a knowledgeable and experienced guide provides you with a historic insight and context to let you appreciate this beautiful town to its fullest. Begin your visit with a mini-tram ride which takes you up to the oldest part of Bonifacio to provide you with a quick overview of this charming town. Pass the Bosco quarter with the St. Francis Convent and the strange but fascinating cemetery dedicated to mariners with wonderful mausoleums displaying a jumble of architectural styles. On clear days you may also enjoy a panoramic view of Corsica's closest neighbor - the Italian island, Sardinia. Then pass the church St. Dominique, a rare example of Corsican gothic architecture, built in 1270 most probably by the Templars. Following the orientation by mini-tram, continue your visit on foot through tiny, narrow streets bordered with high granite houses. Continue through the heart of the historical part of town to the Two Emperors street where Napoleon Bonaparte and Charles V spent a few days, the Place des Armes, the Jardins des Vestiges, and then to the old market where there is a viewpoint over the 230 ft. cliffs on top of which Bonifacio was built! Return to the mini-train for the journey from the Citadel back to the port, where a local boat stands ready to show you the grottos at the base of the white cliffs. Catch a glimpse of the clearness of the water and, weather conditions permitting, enter the magnificent Grotto Sdragonatu, the largest of the three caves and which resembles the shape of Corsica. Inside discover the beautiful colors of amethyst, indigo, and gold, the clear water, and the rock walls with stalactites and arches. Continue your visit, passing St. Antoine and St. Barthelemy Caves, and the staircase of the King of Aragon carved in the limestone cliffs. After this boat ride of about 45 minutes, return to the ship.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Bonifacio, Corsica – Lavezzi Island by Boat: Board a local boat for an unforgettable trip along the extraordinary coastline of Bonifacio. Discover the dramatic sight of the citadel and the upper town; get the best perspective of its buildings overhanging the magnificent chalky cliffs which look like they are about to topple into the sea. Onboard the motor boat navigate out through the narrow harbor entrance called the Goulet, passing the deep rocky inlets with their clear aquamarine waters and the magical Grotte du Sdragonatu, which is entered through a narrow and low passage. The cave, with its gloriously colored seabed, is a single huge chamber with a hole in the roof shaped like a map of Corsica. Further along, reach Lavezzi Island from which the whole archipelago gets its name and which is formed by a group of small, barren, uninhabited granite islands located 10km southeast of Bonifacio. One hour is allocated to enjoy its beautiful sandy beaches and azure-colored sea and to linger on this island which is classified as a Nature Reserve since 1982. The island is home to several rare species of wildflowers such as yellow-horned poppy and white sea daffodil. On the way back pass close to Cavallo Island, pass the Pointe de Sperone, and come back through the calanque and the cliffs before reaching the attractive and lively marina in Bonifacio.
Duration: 3 hours

Day 5 Porto Cervo Marina, Sardinia, Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Porto Cervo is an Italian seaside resort in northern Sardinia in an area called the Costa Smeralda (Emerald coast). The SeaDream is most likely the only commercial ship allowed to call to this amazing port. There have been several restrictions made on navigating and calling to ports within the protected national park zone.

Optional Activities: 
Porto Cervo Marina, Sardinia – Classical Costa Smeralda: 
Take the opportunity to explore the Emerald Coast, probably one of the most exclusive and beautiful areas of all of the Sardinian Islands. A guide meets you on the pier for a brisk walk from the harbor to the coaches waiting at the upper piazzetta. Enjoy a beautiful drive from Poltu Quatu along the scenic and impressive coastline, passing lovely beaches and posh villages. The first stop is at Baia Sardinia, a new holiday resort near the Emerald Coast. After a short visit your motor coach leaves the coastline behind and heads toward one of the most beautiful areas of northern Sardinia: the hills of San Pantaleo surrounded by impressive granite rocks. See the famous Romazzino Hotel, a fantasy in white perched on a hill, draped with bougainvillea. The next stop is at Porto Cervo. There is time to stroll along the streets and squares of what is considered to be the hub of Costa Smeralda. Visit the famous Piazzetta and admire the elegant shops, charming restaurants, and cafés. On your return, stop briefly to visit a local outdoor café for a tasting of the local vino and cheeses after which you continue the drive along the last part of the coastline that has to be seen to complete the image of the Emerald Coast.
Duration: 4 hours

Day 6 Trapani, Sicily, Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Trapani is a city on the west coast of Sicily in Italy and was founded by Elymians. The ship docks in the center of town and allows incredible access for strolling into town. Trapani is still important for fishing and is the main gateway to the nearby Egadi Islands. This Carthaginian and later Roman city is an exciting gateway to Sicily's historic, gastronomic, and natural attractions, offering access to beautiful medieval towns as well as Greek archaeological sites.

Optional Activities:

Trapani, Sicily – Active: Stunning Segesta & Amazing Erice – A journey through the Mediterranean: Is this adventure for you? If you like to get in your exercise while walking, exploring history, and enjoying magnificent scenery in a small group of fellow travelers, then the answer is yes! A 30-minute drive from the yacht takes you to what is considered one of the most perfectly preserved monuments to survive from Antiquity, The Doric Temple of Segesta. A licensed local guide leads you on a leisurely walk through the site. Following your visit, rest up as you head towards your next stop, the delightful medieval village of Erice. Positioned in a panoramic setting 750 m (2,475 feet) above sea level, the popular village overlooks Trapani and the Mediterranean Sea.
Duration: 5 hours

Trapani, Sicily – Visiting Erice: As you depart from the harbor, pass through Trapani and in about 30 minutes you reach Erice, a delightful medieval village in a panoramic setting dominating the city of Trapani, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Egadi Islands. The Norman's influence is still strongly felt in the towers and fortifications of this hilltop village that also features English-style gardens scattered throughout town. Following your arrival, there is time for a guided walk as well as independent leisure time for your own explorations of the charming cobbled streets and its shops. On the way back to the pier, it is time for a short orientation tour through the famous "saline" and the historical center of Trapani.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Trapani, Sicily – Visiting Erice & a Sicilian Olive Oil Estate:  Should you prefer a bit less walking and culture, recommended is this visit to Erice followed by a specially hosted visit to the Burgarella family estate. Some wonderful bruschettas and olive oils are just waiting for you to be tasted in the "Baglio", a farmhouse dating back to the end of 1700. Depart from the harbor, pass through Trapani, and in about 30 minutes you reach Erice - a delightful medieval village in a panoramic setting dominating the city of Trapani, the Mediterranean sea, and the Egadi Islands. The Norman's influence is still strongly felt in the towers and fortifications of this hilltop village that also features English-style gardens scattered throughout town. Following your arrival, there is time for a guided walk as well as independent leisure time for your own explorations of the charming cobbled streets and its shops. Then, rest up from your walk at Erica as you head towards your next stop, a culinary visit to Sicily at the Burgarella family estate. For the next hour, taste some of the delicious homemade bruschettas (slices of homemade bread with various toppings) and olive oils before heading back to the port of Trapani.
Duration: 5 hours

Day 7 Porto Empedocle (Agrigento), Sicily, Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Porto Empedocle is a town and commune in Italy on the coast of the Strait of Sicily. Kindly do not judge the destination for what you could witness here. This port is the closest outlet to one of the best-preserved Greek sites on the planet and has been rightfully awarded UNESCO Heritage Site Status.

Optional Activities: Porto Empecle (Agrigento), Sicily – Valley of the Temples: This is a Sicilian “must-see” Adventure! The small port town does not offer much of interest but it is the most convenient gateway to one of Sicily’s most amazing sites – the ancient Greek city and temples of Agrigento. Don’t forget to bring your camera; the massive Doric temples and their columns make for very impressive photos. Your visit includes the main archaeological site and the interesting museum of San Nicola. As you walk through the site note the beautiful almond and olive trees that cover the surrounding areas, adding to the charm of the site. The guide leads you to the most important monuments: Temple of Juno, Temple of Concord, Temple of Hercules, and the famous Temple of Zeus (the largest temple of Greek antiquity). At the end of the walk, visit the Museum of “San Nicola”, one of the most important Archaeological Museums in Sicily, containing impressive collections of Greek vases, coins, etc. Following your visit, return by coach to the pier.
Duration: 4 hours

Day 8 Marina De Ragusa, Sicily, Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Optional Activities:

Marina De Ragusa, Sicily – Golf at the Donnafugata Golf Resort: North Course - Parkland. 18-hole Gary Player Signature Design. Completely different to the Piras "Links", the Gary Player "Parkland" nestles among the wild olives and carobs typical of the Ragusa countryside, found all around and up to the slopes of the plateau that continues up to Ragusa. The holes are well spread over the landscape and this is a feature of the course, making the player feel like he is completely surrounded by nature. The stone walls typical of the area, glimpses of which can be seen next to many of the holes, complement the course's features. Each successive hole is very different, requiring new golfing solutions and strategies. The 18 holes border an archaeological site and 100 meters from hole 6 you can visit a 6th-century BC Greek necropolis which is part of the property. A "wet" zone between holes 2 and 3 provides a stopover for animals and birds while two lakes frame the last few holes. Holes 9 and 18 have their greens next to the resort and form a natural amphitheater in which the suites, the clubhouse with swimming pool, and the spa sit side by side.
Duration: varies

Day 9 Valletta, Malta

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Valletta, the fortress city, is Malta's capital city: a living, working city, the administrative and commercial heart of the Islands. The city is busy by day, yet retains a timeless atmosphere. The grid of narrow streets boasts some of Europe's finest art works, churches, and palaces. Walking around Valletta you come across an intriguing historical site around every corner: votive statues, niches, fountains, and coats of arms high up on parapets.

Optional Activities:
Valletta – Mediterranean Cooking Experience: Enjoy some of the very best tastes of Mediterranean cooking on the island that is at the heart of the Mediterranean: Malta. Start your morning with a visit to one of the bustling local markets with one of Malta's most popular celebrity chefs. Her recipes and ideas are featured on local media. Help choose the fresh ingredients for today's dish. Later proceed to her house where you can watch her prepare the meal, whilst sipping a glass of local wine. After this, enjoy sampling the sun-drenched flavors of your creations in her air-conditioned state-of-the-art kitchen.
Duration: 4.5 hours

Valletta – The Marvels of Valletta… a Walk Through History: Even if you are the "independent" type, you can benefit from taking part in this up-close and personal experience of Valletta. Explore the rich history of the city and walk in the footsteps of knights. A knowledgeable local guide points out many interesting facts and places that would be difficult to discover on your own. Casa Rocca Piccola is a 16th-century Palazzo - it is not a museum but the private home of a Maltese noble family. The first owner of the house was an Admiral of the Order of St. John and it was sold later to a Maltese nobleman. Allow a member of the De Piro Family to guide you through the rooms and hear some intimate and interesting stories of various precious pieces of furniture, paintings, silverware, and personal memorabilia. Refreshments are served in the Courtyard. Follow your guide to St. John's Co-Cathedral. Here, many Knights and Grand Masters found their last resting place. Elaborate marble tombstones and monumental artwork adorn their burial places and remind visitors of their grand past. Walk to the Upper Barrakka Gardens, going past some Auberges built by the Knights. See the ruins of the Old Royal Opera House. Walk past The Church dedicated to Our Lady of Victory. The Upper Barrakka Gardens are located on the highest point on the 16th-century bastion walls that the Knights of St. John built to protect and encircle their city. From here you have an incomparable view of the Grand Harbor and the Three Cities across the water. Return to the yacht thereafter or remain in town for independent discoveries. Your guide assists you in pointing out the way back. See you in Valletta!
Duration: 3.5 hours

Day 10 Taormina (Etna), Sicily, Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ship anchors in the bay of Giardini Naxos and offers fantastic views of the recently awarded UNESCO Natural Site of Mt. Etna (2013) as well as Taormina perched on the cliffside. Shuttle bus service has been arranged to transport guests from Giardini Naxos to the entrance gate of Taormina town.

Optional Activities:

Taormina (Etna) Sicily – Ascent of Mt. Etna: Depart from the port for a dramatic drive via air-conditioned motor coach to the slopes of Europe's largest active volcano. Winding your way through small villages, lemon groves, orchards, vineyards, chestnut, and pinewoods, you gradually encounter the hardened lava fields scattered with volcanic cones. Enjoy the view from the Silvestri Craters located at an altitude of 6200 feet and surrounded by hardened lava flow. You're sure to appreciate this eerie, unique scenery as you travel to the next level by cable car. Finally, board 4x4 vans for the drive to the base of the crater, where alpine guides join you for the twenty-minute walk up as close as possible to the crater's edge. Then it's back down, winding through the fields and villages for a return to Taormina.
Duration: 5-6 hours

Taormina (Etna) Sicily – Land of the Godfather: Your adventure begins with a brief drive through the small town of Naxos, founded by Greek colonizers in the 8th century BC and nowadays a lovely summer resort with hotels and tourist facilities. Driving along the coastal road, reach Santa Teresa, the largest coastal town between Messina and Taormina. From there, a picturesque road runs inland to Savoca, a village in a saddle between two hills. Its scenic beauty and historical-artistic heritage makes Savoca one of the most attractive places in the environs of Taormina. At the entrance of the village there is the "Bar Vitelli", which has a collection of local artisans' tools and photographs taken when Francis Ford Coppola shot some scenes of "The Godfather". Your first visit is made to the Cappuccini Church, whose crypt houses the so-called catacombs with 37 mummified bodies in wooden boxes of friars and noble people who lived there in the 18th and 19th centuries. After a short stop at "Bar Vitelli", start a slow walking tour along the village's main street which climbs up the hill, with several Churches from the 15th and 16th centuries (Chiesa Madre, Santa Lucia, San Michele), ruins of a Norman castle, and a magnificent view of the Sicilian coastline, Strait of Messina, Italian mainland, and villages perched on the surroundings hills. Afterwards proceed to Forza d'Agro (a 30-minute drive), a charming little village overlooking the Arab-Norman castle of Capo Sant'Alessio and the coastline towards Messina. In 1990, Al Pacino and Sophia Coppola came here when they shot some scenes of the film "The Godfather III". From the main square, a lane leads up to the close Gothic-Catalan portal in front of the Church of S. Agostino (known as "Triade"), with a pleasant 15th-century facade. Before driving back to the pier, you also have an opportunity to see the Baroque Mother Church.
Duration: 4.5 hours

Taormina (Etna) Sicily – Lava Views by Quad Bike: Discover a side of Mount Etna not typically encountered by visitors to Europe's largest active volcano during this fun and exciting quad bike adventure. Depart from the pier by coach and start your drive passing first by the small town of Naxos and then continuing through the motorway and the local road that follows the slopes of Mount Etna. Upon arrival at the meeting point in the Ragabo pine forest, get your quad bike and equipment delivered to start the excursion. Discover Mount Etna, driving off-road through the Ragabo pine forest. During your drive you have the opportunity to visit an old lava cave and the remains of the past eruptions in 1923 and 2002 (last big one). Cross the lava mule-tracks surrounded by chestnut and oak woods. Also visit the oldest pine of Mount Etna called the “Zappinazzu”. Finally reach Piano Provenzana to see the remains of old lava flows. Upon completion of the tour, return back to the starting point to leave your quad bike and reboard the coach, returning to the pier.
Duration: 5 hours

Day 11 Amalfi, Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Amalfi is a picturesque town in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of Italy. With its incredible views, it is the main town that makes up the very famous and UNESCO awarded Amalfi coast (Costiera Amalfitana). Amalfi sports some impressive medieval architecture, including its Cathedral of Sant'Andrea (St. Andrew), the church tower, and the convent of the Cappuccini, founded by the Amalfitan Cardinal Pietro Capuano. They richly represent the artistic movement prevailing in Southern Italy.

Optional Activities:

Amalfi – Fascinating Pompeii, with a “Whisper”: This land adventure is the opportunity to enhance your visit to the incredible site of Pompeii. A local guide speaks to you directly through the use of an audio headset, referred to as a "whisper". It allows you to listen to the wonderful detailed commentary of your excellent guides without straining to hear over other visitors and noises. From the ship quay in Amalfi, travel along the panoramic coastline and peninsula roads to the remarkably well-preserved ruins of Pompeii. Originally settled by indigenous people before the 8th century BC, and later ruled by Etruscans, Greeks, and Samnites, Pompeii became a thriving commercial center under Roman rule. It was a city full of shops, markets, and town houses, with paved streets, wide sidewalks, a stadium, two theaters, temples, and baths. Then, shortly after noon on August 24 in 79 AD, live cinder and ash from Mount Vesuvius covered the entire city. The community of 30,000 people was effectively embalmed. The material thrown out by the volcano was lighter than lava and enabled the city to be covered, with architectural detail, furnishings, household articles, and even foodstuffs and artwork preserved intact. Walk through the streets rutted by chariot tracks, past the ancient forum, the homes of the wealthy, and the shops of the common man. Caught in the moment of death, view body casts of the eruption's victims seemingly come alive in their struggle for breath, their desire to protect loved ones and their doomed attempts to escape. Those who visit Pompeii cannot help but be amazed and moved by this remarkable ruin and the story it tells of a city captured at the height of its power and the moment of its death.
Duration: 5 hours

Amalfi – Scenic Ravello: Enjoy a panoramic drive climbing up from the harbor in Amalfi to Ravello, one of the most famous and popular locations on the UNESCO awarded Amalfi coast. Ravello has long attracted writers, artists and celebrities, among them Greta Garbo, Gore Vidal (current resident), Richard Wagner, and D.H. Lawrence, who was inspired to write Lady Chatterley's Lover here. The winding route along the famed Amalfi Drive brings you to Ravello's main square, where you set eyes on the Duomo whose linear Romanesque facade is graced with a valuable bronze door made in 1179 by Barissano da Trani. To the right stands the 13th-century bell tower. Visit Villa Rufolo, a spectacular complex formed by the main palazzo and built in the second half of the 13th century, and various buildings in Arabian-Sicilian style on a wide terrace facing the gulf. Having entered the smaller 14th-century tower, continue along a small avenue flanked by cypresses and reach the Moorish courtyard, decorated with friezes and arabesques. Passing the knight's room, the picturesque belvedere opens up, a luxurious garden with pines, cypresses, and exotic plants. After exploring the villa, enjoy some free time to browse and shop among the friendly inhabitants of Ravello before returning to the pier in Amalfi.
Duration: 4 hours

Day 12 Capri, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Capri may very well be the most popular island on the planet. It is a beautiful Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea just off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Bay of Naples. Capri town is the island's main population center. The island has two harbors, Marina Piccola and Marina Grande (the main port of the island). The separate village of Anacapri is located high on the hills to the west. From there visitors can continue up to the highest point of Mt. Solero. Besides some simply amazing shopping boutiques, the island has so much to offer including the ever popular Grotta Azzura, Villa Jovis, Giardini di Augusto, Certosa di San Giacomo, Villa San Michele di Axel Munthe, and the uniquely shaped Faraglioni Rocks. There’s also some great hikes available on the island; check with the activities team on board for more information.

Optional Activities:
Capri – Blue Grotto Junket: Touristy, kitschy and fun! For those that "must-see" this well-known and visited grotto, SeaDream has made some special arrangements for you. A local motorboat pulls alongside the SeaDream gangway to transfer you, with a guide, to the famous Grotta Azzurra. Zip along the northern coast of the island before arriving at the grotto entrance, where SeaDream guests get priority over the usual tourist crowds. Transfer to one of the small rowboats that enter the grotto and the most extraordinary turquoise water. The luminescent glow of the cave walls reflecting in the seawater is quite a sight. Transfer back to Marina Grande on Capri, where you are free to explore the island on your own.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Capri – Discovering The Island of Love: This land adventure has it all! In love or not, sign up early for this annual favorite! Begin your discovery of "The Island of Love" by stepping from the yacht into a motor launch to explore the island's dramatic eastern coastline. See the famous Faraglioni Rocks, cruise into a coral cave, and explore the rugged vistas of Capri's tiny coves. As you step back ashore, head next to the high village of Anacapri in high style via your waiting convertible touring car (specifically made for the island of Capri – it’s a Caprisian Convertible!). Once in Anacapri, board a chairlift that takes you skimming over vineyards to the top of Mt. Solaro and its magnificent vistas. After some free time to wander in Anacapri, hop back in your car to wind down to Capri town, where you may explore the lush Cesar August Gardens with your guide before either returning to the yacht, or wandering through the shops and restaurants on your own. This is an excellent overview of one of the most visited islands in the world – enjoy every second of it!
Duration: 4 hours

Day 13 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive at one of the largest and busiest ports in the Mediterranean - Civitavecchia is the gateway to Rome. Rome has been recognized as one of the most-visited cities in the world. Its incredible history spans over 2,500 years, and its historic center is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museum and the Colosseum are amongst the world's 50 most-visited destinations. 

Disembark after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your continued independent journeys.

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Ocean view staterooms with a choice of 2 twin beds or 1 queen bed. Cabin size: 195 sq.ft./18.12 sq. meters.
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Picture window ocean view staterooms with a choice of 2 twin beds or 1 queen bed. Cabin size: 195 sq.ft./18.12 sq. meters.
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Comfortably appointed ocean view suite with a choice of two twin beds or a queen size bed. Cabin size: 390 sq. ft. / 36.23 sq. meters.
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Premium suite includes a separate master bedroom suite with a permanent queen size bed. Cabin size: 447 sq. ft. / 41.53 sq. meters.


Please Note: Fares are capacity controlled and may change without notice. All fares are posted in USD and are based off of double occupancy. Single and triple rates are available upon request.

Cruise fares do not include Governmental, Port, Document Issuance, Handling and Service fees. Please see pricing for additional fees.

Please note: Optional Activities are NOT included in this cruise-only rate. Contact us for details.

- All guests are required to have a valid passport while onboard. 

Rates Include:
  • Accommodations
  • All gourmet meals
  • Wine with lunch and dinner
  • Open bar with selected premium brands
  • Gratuities
  • Use of water toys
  • Mountain bikes
  • Golf simulator
  • DVDs and more
Rates Exclude:
  • Optional land adventures. Contact us for pricing.
  • Air and ground travel arrangements
  • Spa treatments
  • Certain select premium liquor and wine cellar selections
  • Individual caviar requests
  • Communication costs
  • Use of satellite telephone
  • Internet access
  • Boutique purchases
  • Medical services
  • Casino play
  • Laundry
  • Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees


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