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Venice to Civitavecchia (Rome)

Example 11 Day Cruise aboard SeaDream II
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Explore the sunny jewels of the Mediterranean on this stunning 11-day small ship cruise. Begin your journey in historical Venice and sail for Hvar, Vis Island, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Fiskardo, Taormina, Capri and Civitavecchia. As you sail, keep your eyes on the gorgeous landscape and watch the horizon for the presence of marine mammals and seabirds. Disembark daily to explore magnificent ancient cities and lively colorful markets, and take advantage of the ship's bicycles to explore the area on your own.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Venice, Italy | Embark
Day 2 : Hvar, Croatia
Day 3 : Hvar | Vis Island, Croatia
Day 4 : Dubrovnik, Croatia
Days 5-6 : Corfu, Greece
Day 7 : Fiskardo, Kefalonia, Greece
Day 8 : At Sea
Day 9 : Taormina, Etna, Sicily, Italy
Day 10 : Capri, Italy
Day 11 : Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy

Highlights

  • Embark from the romantic city of Venice, stretching across 118 small islands
  • Enjoy the verdant colors and fragrant air of Hvar, Croatia
  • Explore Vis, backdrop for the feature film "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again"
  • Visit Achillion Palace on the Greek island of Corfu

Ship

SeaDream II

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Brilliant blue of Venice's lagoon View of Hvar, Croatia City of Dubrovnik Cape Drastis at Corfu island in Greece Beautiful Taormina, Italy, with Mt. Etna in the background

Day 1 Venice, Italy | Embark

Venice has been known as the "Queen of the Adriatic," "City of Water," "City of Masks," "City of Bridges," "The Floating City," and "City of Canals." Luigi Barzini, writing in the New York Times, described it as "undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man." Venice has also been described by the Times Online as being one of Europe's most romantic cities. Founded in the 5th century, the city stretches across 118 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic. In 1987, Venice and its lagoon was inscribed as a UNESCO Heritage site. SeaDream typically docks at the San Basilio pier after navigating by the famous St. Mark’s Square down the grand canal. With their yacht stature, SeaDream vessels are among the very few commercial vessels that can navigate this famous waterway. SeaDream does offer land adventures when overnighting. You can also contact our destination specialists should you need a private arrangement, transfer or hotel recommendation.

Embark from Venice on the Sea Dream II this afternoon.

Day 2 Hvar, Croatia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The island of Hvar is somewhat unusual as it is blessed with a large fertile coastal plain and fresh water springs. Its hillsides are covered in pine forests, with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and lavender fields in the agricultural areas. The climate is characterized by mild winters and warm summers with many hours of sunshine. Guests have an option to kayak down the coastline or take an independent hike up to the fortress to have some incredible views of the picturesque harbor. You also have an option to bike across the island to Starigrad and meet up with other guests on the land adventure called “The Best of Both Worlds."

Day 3 Hvar | Vis Island, Croatia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Vis Island holds a host of accolades, from being the oldest town in Croatia and hosting the oldest regatta in Europe, to featuring some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. With a picturesque coastline, it is easy to see why Vis was selected as the backdrop for the 2018 feature film “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” The farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland, Vis has an interesting cultural heritage after being secluded from foreign visitors up until the late 1980s. This history of isolation has been key in keeping the island pure, making Vis an ideal destination for those seeking authenticity.

Day 4 Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Dubrovnik (Pearl of the Adriatic) is one of the most prominent destinations in the Adriatic Sea. It lies in the region of Dalmatia and was awarded World UNESCO Heritage status in 1979. The population is approximately 43,000, and it is considered to be among the 10 best medieval walled cities in the world. SeaDream anchors off the walled city as a port of call and tenders directly to the town gate. If you check the land adventures here, you will find that there are many different excursions to consider in this incredible town.

Day 5-6 Corfu, Greece

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Corfu is the second largest Greek island in the Ionian Sea and considered to be the greenest. The municipality includes the island of Corfu and the smaller islands of Ereikoussa, Mathraki and Othonoi. Its Greek name, Kerkyra or Korkyra, is related to two powerful water symbols: Poseidon, god of the sea, and Asopos, an important Greek mainland river. In 2007, the island's old town was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. SeaDream docks at the cruise port and offers guests an assortment of varied land adventures. A shuttle bus will be arranged to the old town, and the mountain bikes will be available for independent exploration. Perhaps the most popular attraction on the island other than the impressive old town is the Achillion Palace, the summer palace of Austria’s Empress Elizabeth. It truly is worth exploring.

Day 7 Fiskardo, Kefalonia, Greece

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Fiskardo is a village located about 54 km north of Argostoli and a district of the city of Erisos.The coast around Fiskardo is mainly rocky with numerous pebble-beached coves. There are numerous viewpoints in the area around the village that offer panoramic views of the Ionian Sea including Daskalio island, Ithaca, northwestern Aetolia-Acarnania and the island of Lefkada.

Day 8 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend today at sea enjoying the luxury amenities aboard the Sea Dream II.

Day 9 Taormina, Etna, Sicily, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
SeaDream 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. For active guests, officer-led hikes and bike rides could also transport you to Taormina town, or continue up to Castelmola, which provides amazing views of the surrounding areas. Perhaps the “must do” adventure here would be to ascend Mt. Etna with your fellow SeaDreamers. Other options include an incredible and authentic feast at the Godfather Villa, and, if conditions allow, water sports will be offered both in the morning and in the afternoon.

Day 10 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 - Mt. Solero. Besides some simply amazing shopping boutiques, the island has so much to offer, including the famous Grotta Azzurra, Villa Jovis, Giardini di Augusto, Certosa di San Giacomo, Villa San Michele di Axel Munthe and the uniquely shaped Faraglioni rocks.

Day 11 Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy

  • 1 Breakfast
Civitavecchia is a major port located in Rome, primarily utilized for maritime transportation of goods, as well as a fishing port. The commune’s name means “ancient town” and is one of the “motorways of the sea” in the Mediterranean, functioning as one of the main links between the mainland of Italy and the island of Sardinia. The ancient name of the port was “Centumcellae,” first mentioned in a letter written by Pliny the Younger in 107 A.D., although scholars debate on whether the name was about the number of rooms of the Trajan Villa, or the number of natural creeks on the coast. Civitavecchia is a part of the Lazio Territory, an area which was confirmed to have social groups since pre-historic times, and the modern town was built over a pre-existing settlement of the Etruscan people in 107-108 B.C.E. (who debated to have founded Rome). In the beginning of the 2nd century, the harbor and town of Centumcellae were simultaneously developed by Emperor Trajan in the territory of Aquae Tauri. As the town became more popular for ships traveling westbound, the Thermal Baths were constructed on the hill of Ficoncella. Centumcellae flourished in the Imperial Age, and by 538 A.D., it had become a Byzantine stronghold. In 728 A.D., it became a member of the Papal States. The Saracens raided Centumcellae many times in the 9th century, prompting Pope Leo VII to have a newer and more secure settlement built by 854. The town, then known as Civita Vetula, was under the rule of several lords, and the Popes temporarily lost control during the French Rule in 1798-1815. In 1870, it entered the Kingdom of Italy. Civitavecchia was severely damaged during WWII, destroying many of the ancient monuments including Forte Michelangelo, which would be rebuilt in the 1950s. Popular points of interest include the Forte Michelangelo, Terme Taurine, and Cattedrale di San Francesco. There is a wealth of Roman and Vatican architecture and tourists are encouraged to visit many of the museums and take the cultural tours available in this important sea port.

Disembark the Sea Dream II after breakfast.

SeaDream II

Per person starting at
$6,899
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Yacht Club Deck 2 Stateroom
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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Yacht Club Deck 3 Stateroom
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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Yacht Club Deck 4 Stateroom
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.
Commodore Suite on the Sea Dream
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Commodore Suite Deck 2
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.
Commodore Suite on the Sea Dream
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Commodore Suite Deck 3
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
Admiral Suite on the Sea Dream
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Admiral Suite
Suite with partitioned living and dining areas with ½ guest bath and closet. Separate and private en-suite master bedroom with permanent queen bed. Cabin size: 375 sq. ft. / 34.8 sq. meters.
Owner's Suite on the Sea Dream
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Owner's Suite
Premium suite includes a separate master bedroom suite with a permanent queen size bed. Cabin size: 447 sq. ft. / 41.53 sq. meters.

Notes

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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