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Ligurian Sea

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Royal Clipper
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Step aboard Royal Clipper and discover a new age of sail, where the traditions of the past merge with the amenities of the present day. Experience friendly and gracious service and a delightful menu of international foods from the far corners of the earth. Fall asleep to the gentle rhythms of the ship and sea, and awake refreshed and ready to explore a new destination. Call in at ports in France, Italy, and Monaco before returning to Cannes.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Cannes, France | Embark
Day 2 : Lerici, Italy
Day 3 : Portoferraio, Elba, Italy
Day 4 : Palombaggia | Bonifacio, Corsica
Day 5 : Alghero, Sardinia
Day 6 : Porticcio Beach | Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Day 7 : Monaco
Day 8 : Cannes, France | Disembark

Highlights

  • Experience the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships
  • Discover the remains of an ancient Etruscan civilization at Portoferraio
  • Visit Palombaggia, the most famous beach on the island of Corsica
  • Explore Alghero, one of Sardinia's most beautiful medieval cities

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Royal Clipper

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

The sunny coast of Sardinia Beautiful beach at Cannes, France Delicious cheeses and wines enjoyed at a vineyard Enjoy the famous beach of Palombaggia Part of the beautiful French Riviera, Monaco sits high on a cliff.

Day 1 Cannes, France | Embark

Glittering Cannes is the archetypal Mediterranean resort city discovered by wealthy English nobles who came to the sunny south of France to escape their drafty old castles during the dreary British winters. Cannes’ high-flying lifestyle has attracted notables and the notorious ever since. Every year, the stars flock to celebrate the Cannes Film Festival at the colossal Palais des Festivals.

Day 2 Lerici, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
It was in the Villa Magni near Lerici that Percy Bysshe Shelley spent his last happy days before sailing his small boat on its stormy fatal voyage on July 8, 1822. Lord Byron, another Lerici literary resident, once swam across what is now called the “Golfo dei Poeti.” The small fishing villages of San Terenzo, Tellaro, and Fiascherino and Montemarcello are similar to the more famous Cinque Terre.

Day 3 Portoferraio, Elba, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
From his villa in Portoferraio, Napoleon, the exiled Emperor of France, looked out over the waiting ships in the harbor and dreamed of returning to glory. Enjoy a local vineyard tour, and near Portoferraio, discover the remains of an ancient Etruscan civilization.

Day 4 Palombaggia | Bonifacio, Corsica

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Palombaggia is the most famous beach in Corsica, and has justifiably been voted one of the Top 10 best beaches in Europe. Backed by mountains and pines, this is a beautiful stretch of powdery golden sand and shallow crystal-clear blue water which deepens gradually. Various water sports facilities are on offer including windsurfing, jet-ski, kayaks, and pedal boats and there are plenty of snack bars nearby.

Bonifacio's almost land-locked harbor is one of the most dramatic, totally protected harbors. It is a bustling port with excellent seafood restaurants, and a modern marina. The ancient citadel town is perched high atop a seemingly impenetrable cliff.

Day 5 Alghero, Sardinia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Alghero is the main resort in the northwest of Sardinia and one of its most beautiful medieval cities. It's bustling historic center is packed with excellent bars and restaurants, making it a great place to hang out. It is also ideally placed for exploring the beaches of nearby Riviera del Corallo. Interestingly a form of medieval Catalan is still spoken even though the Iberians left three centuries ago.

Day 6 Porticcio Beach | Ajaccio, Corsica, France

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The resort of Porticcio is clean and modern and there are several beaches in the town. There is a long sandy stretch called the Plage de la Viva that is lively with enough activities going on that most people are happy to stay put. However if you do feel like venturing away then head south towards Filitosa. This prehistoric site is in a lovely countryside setting and is one of the rare places in the world where prehistoric engraved stones can be seen.

Ajaccio has a justified reputation as a very stylish city. Napoléon Bonaparte was born here in 1769, and as you would expect the city has many sites relating to him, from his childhood home to seafront statues, museums, and street names. Its immediate surroundings are a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers, trekkers, and climbers. It provides a whole range of outdoor activities which you can enjoy by yourself or with professionals.

Day 7 Monaco

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Monaco is the fabled domain of princes and movie stars. The magnificent Palais du Prince and opulent casinos remind you of an elegant, pre-war era. With more wealth concentrated in one small area than almost any place on earth, this tiny principality retains its gilt-edged allure.

Day 8 Cannes, France | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark after breakfast and continue your independent trip back home.

Royal Clipper

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Category 6
Located on the Clipper Deck, this inside cabin features double/triple beds and a marble bathroom with shower.
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Category 5
Located on the Commodore Deck, this outside cabin features a double bed and a marble bathroom with shower.
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Category 4
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds and a marble bathroom with shower.
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Category 3
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds and a marble bathroom with shower.
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Category 2
Located on the Clipper Deck, this superior outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds and a marble bathroom with shower.
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Category 1
Located on the Main Deck, this deluxe deck cabin features double beds, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, and cabin doors that open onto deck.
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Deluxe Suite
Located on the Main Deck, this deluxe outside suite features a private verandah, twin/double beds, sitting area, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, and room service.
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Owner's Suite
Located on the Clipper Deck, this deluxe outside suite features two double beds, separate sitting area, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, and room service.

Notes

Single supplement: A single supplement fare is available at 150% of the published cruise fare for categories 2-6 during the season in which passengers are traveling. It is available at 200% for category 1 cabins, Deluxe Suites, and Owner's Suites. Single space is capacity controlled.

Children's rate: Savings may be available for children under 18 years when traveling with a full-paying adult on select sailings and subject to availability. Contact us for details.

Included in cruise fare:
  • Accommodation
  • Full board meal plan with mineral water, tea and coffee served during meal times
Not included in cruise fare:
  • Port charges
  • Shore excursions are not included but can be purchased onboard
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, and purchases from the gift shop
  • Gratuity to staff
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Medical services, travel insurance, or visas
  • All transfers to/from the boat from airports
  • International and domestic airfare
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