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Gondola on Canal Grande at Sunset, Venice

Grand Voyage: Rome to Venice

Example 15 Day Cruise aboard Royal Clipper
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Enjoy many spectacular destinations along the Mediterranean during this 15-day voyage aboard the Royal Clipper. Sail from Civitavecchia, Italy, to Croatia and finally back to Venice, Italy. Barreling under full sail through the narrow Strait of Messina past Scylla and Charybdis, where rock and whirlpool almost claimed Ulysses, to arrive in lovely Taormina. Take a trip back in history to Pompeii, where the ashen remains of ancient Romans lie frozen in time. Stop in Dubrovnik, Croatia, a treasure by any measure made more precious by its miraculous restoration. Finally, disembark in Venice, Italy to end your journey.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Civitavecchia (Port for Rome), Italy | Embark
Day 2 : Ponza | Palmarola, Italy
Day 3 : Sorrento, Italy
Day 4 : Taormina, Sicily
Day 5 : At Sea
Day 6 : Corfu, Greece
Day 7 : Kotor, Montenegro
Day 8 : Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 9 : Vis, Croatia
Day 10 : Krk, Croatia
Day 11 : Cres, Croatia
Day 12 : Venice, Italy
Day 13 : Rovinj, Croatia
Day 14 : Piran, Slovenia
Day 15 : Venice, Italy | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore Rovinj, a quintessential Mediterranean town
  • Enjoy a spectacular swimming stop in Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Glide in a gondola down the spectacular Grand Canal in Venice
  • Join an optional tour to the historic city of Pompeii

Ship

Royal Clipper

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Gondola on Canal Grande at Sunset, Venice View from gondola during the ride through the canals, Venice Cres by night Greek theater in Sicily, Taormina Trevi Fountain in Rome
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Day 1 Civitavecchia (Port for Rome), Italy | Embark

Embark on your ship in Rome. 

Day 2 Ponza | Palmarola, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The pastel houses of Ponza Town rise in neat terraced rows from the busy harbor where sleekly groomed yachts and ramshackle fishing boats moor side by side. Happily, there are few tourists here, so it's a delight to wander through the unspoiled town.

Palmarola is snorkeling heaven that is part of a group called The Pontine Islands, located off the coast between Rome and Naples. A craggy landscape with pink coral beaches and emerald coves beckon so don't forget your swimsuit and flippers. Totally unique, isolated and stunning.

Day 3 Sorrento, Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sorrento, whose city walls rise straight out of the sea, is located on the lovely Amalfi Coast and overlooks the Bay of Naples. Optional excursions might include taking a trip back in history to Pompeii, where the ashen remains of ancient Romans lie frozen in time.

Day 4 Taormina, Sicily

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Barreling under full sail through the narrow Strait of Messina past Scylla and Charybdis, where rock and whirlpool almost claimed Ulysses, you arrive in lovely Taormina. Perched on the shoulder of Mt. Etna, Taormina inspired Goethe to say that “It is the greatest work of art and nature".

Day 5 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Each Star Clippers ship offers a traditional and elegant way to see the world. Feel the wind fill the sails and gently carry you from one gorgeous destination to the next. During your time on board, you can choose to relax on a sun lounger or cool off in one of the pools on the top deck, while more adventurous passengers may enjoy the opportunity to climb the rigging or even have a go at steering the ship. Alternatively, you can wander the interior areas of the ship and discover relaxing lounges, a revitalizing spa, and a peaceful library.

Day 6 Corfu, Greece

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The lushest (and some say the loveliest) of all the Greek Islands, Corfu lies just a stone's throw from the Albanian coast. Nowhere is the stunning natural beauty of Corfu more evident than in the small village of Paleocastritsa, where legend says Odysseus was washed ashore to be rescued by Nausicaa.

Day 7 Kotor, Montenegro

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This stunning rock-walled chasm splitting the coastal mountains of Montenegro is the longest arm of the sea in southern Europe. Boka harbors one of the prettiest, unspoiled towns you'll ever see, the medieval city of Kotor. Founded by the Romans, fortified during the Byzantine era, then ruled by Venice for much of its history, Kotor has been naturally preserved by its isolation.

Day 8 Dubrovnik, Croatia

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
It was George Bernard Shaw who said, “Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik". Indeed, Dubrovnik is a treasure by any measure made more precious by its miraculous restoration. Crowned by the Minceta Tower, the 10th-century city walls are the proud symbol of Dubrovnik's colorful history.

Day 9 Vis, Croatia

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Vis Island has been described as a pearl among Croatian Adriatic Islands that has been left untouched by tourism for many years. As it develops it is becoming more and more popular particularly with yachtsmen. The island is known for its many beautiful beaches as well as it's fascinating history. The town of Vis was founded in about 397 B.C. as a base for the Greek colonization of the Adriatic Sea.

Day 10 Krk, Croatia

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Krk is the largest island in the Adriatic, covering 157 square miles. It is also one of the most heavily populated with around 17,000 inhabitants. This means it is very well placed to receive tourists. Krk town is home to the famous St. Mary's Cathedral, built in the 12th century. There are many other ancient churches to visit as well as The Frankopan Castle and a Franciscan Monastery.

Day 11 Cres, Croatia

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cres is a lovely place to visit which is easily reached both from the mainland and other nearby islands. It has many interesting places to visit including the Griffin Vulture Colony. Due to previous Venetian rule, much of Cres Town reminds visitors of an Italian village and large parts of it date back to the 15th and 16th centuries.

Day 12 Venice, Italy

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Venice is the heart and soul of romance. Cast your eye on the rounded domes of San Marco, take a deep breath at the Bridge of Sighs, gaze on the golden lions and the Renaissance glories of the Doge's Palace, listen for the ghosts of Verdi, Puccini and Caruso at La Fenice Opera House, gape at the classic Palladian proportions of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, glide in a gondola down the Grand Canal. And know that love is always in the air in Venice.

Day 13 Rovinj, Croatia

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Rovinj is a typical example of a Mediterranean town. The town is dominated by the Baroque three-nave church of St. Euphemia (Fuma). Close to the harbor are the clock tower, the Baroque Balbi's Arch and the former 17th century Town Hall. To the east lies the complex of the Franciscan monastery and to the south, Rovinj's oldest monument, the Romanesque heptagonal chapel of the Holy Trinity.

Day 14 Piran, Slovenia

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
At the tip of the Piran Peninsula sits Slovenia's hidden gem. Despite its modest size, Piran boasts some of the country's finest architecture, history, and cuisine Resembling an open-air museum, the town's Venetian influence is evident throughout its narrow streets. Visit the 19th century Tartini Square, named after a famous violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini, and St. George's Church, dramatically situated hilltop.

Day 15 Venice, Italy | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark after breakfast. Venice is the heart and soul of romance. Cast your eye on the rounded domes of San Marco, take a deep breath at the Bridge of Sighs, gaze on the golden lions and the Renaissance glories of the Doge's Palace, listen for the ghosts of Verdi, Puccini and Caruso at La Fenice Opera House, gape at the classic Palladian proportions of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, glide in a gondola down the Grand Canal. And know that love is always in the air in Venice.
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Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may fluctuate at any time and subject to change without notice.
Please contact us for more details and current pricing.

Per person starting at
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Category 6 (Double)
Located on the Clipper Deck, this inside cabin features double beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 108 sq. ft. There is one 97 sq. ft dedicated solo cabin as well.
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Category 5 (Double)
Located on the Commodore Deck, this outside cabin features a double bed, a marble bathroom with shower and is 118 sq. ft.
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Category 4
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 150 sq. ft.
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Category 3
Located on the Clipper & Commodore Decks, this outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 150 sq. ft.
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Category 2
Located on the Clipper Deck, this superior outside cabin features twin/double/triple beds, a marble bathroom with shower and is 150 sq. ft.
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Category 1 (Double)
Located on the Main Deck, this deluxe deck cabin features double beds, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, cabin doors that open onto deck and is 226 sq. ft.
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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, room service and is 225 sq. ft.
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Owner's Suite (Double)
Located on the Clipper Deck, this deluxe outside suite features two double beds (sleeps 2-4 guests), separate sitting area, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, room service and is 450 sq. ft.

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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