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Rome (Civitavecchia) to Valletta Wine Voyage

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Designed to enhance both your culinary and yachting experience, join this itinerary created to encourage you to explore the flavors and history from some of the world's most renowned wineries. Join us for exclusive wine tastings, followed by a Winemaker’s Dinner: a special menu complemented with top cuvées from the visiting Winemaker. Discover the fantastic landscapes of the Mediterranean as you explore fancy villas and famous vineyards. Enjoy quaint medieval dwellings and breathtaking views of cliffs that drop off to the crystal-clear sea, making this one of the world's most beautiful and famous coastlines. Embark in Civitavecchia, cruise across the Mediterranean, and explore treasures of Corsica, Sardinia, and Sicily before disembarking in Malta. 
 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy | Embark
Day 2 : Bonifacio, Corsica, France
Day 3 : Porto Cervo Marina, Sardinia, Italy
Days 4-5 : Sorrento, Pompeii, Italy
Day 6 : Positano, Italy
Day 7 : Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Day 8 : Valletta, Malta

Highlights

  • Admire the incredible ancient city of Rome
  • Visit many museums and take cultural tours in Civitavecchia
  • Enjoy an unforgettable trip along the extraordinary coastline of Bonifacio
  • Explore Valletta, the charming capital city of the island of Malta

Ship

SeaDream II

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

View of Valletta Explore ruins in Taormina within view of volcanic Mount Etna Explore the history of Sardinia Wander through Rome The clifftop town of Bonifacio, Corsica

Day 1 Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy | Embark

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 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 are 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.

After exploring, board your ship and embark on your adventure in the afternoon. 

Day 2 Bonifacio, Corsica, France

  • Ship
  • 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.

Day 3 Porto Cervo Marina, Sardinia, Italy

  • Ship
  • 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 village is the main center of the Costa Smeralda. It was created by Prince Karim Aga Khan and various other investors. The village houses some amazing boutiques, a newsagent, bars, restaurants and supermarkets. Visit incredible properties such as Cala di Volpe, Patrizza, Romazzino as well as the Pevero Golf Club for some amazing golf and tennis options. 

Day 4-5 Sorrento, Pompeii, Italy

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Sorrento is a small town in Campania just south of Naples in southern Italy. It is a highly popular tourist destination which can be reached easily from Naples and Pompeii, as it lies at the south-eastern end of the Circumvesuviana rail line. The town overlooks the Bay of Naples and is considered the key place of the Sorrentine Peninsula. It allows many viewpoints including Naples, Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri and Ischia. The most popular attraction from here and the absolute “must do” would be to visit the UNESCO Heritage Site of Pompeii. Other options include a “hands on” cooking class at the Villa Ida and by special request, you can take a speed boat around the peninsula to Nerano to dine at the Quattro Passi. There are loads of sites and shopping opportunities here as well as great restaurants, cafes and pizzerias. 

Day 6 Positano, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Positano is one of the most picturesque villages along the UNESCO-awarded Amalfi Coast. The town is perched on an enclave on the face of a hill and winds down towards the sea. Besides the incredibly romantic views, it offers excellent shopping, a nice beach, and several hiking opportunities.

Day 7 Taormina, Sicily, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your ship anchors in the bay of Giardini Naxos and offers fantastic views of the recently awarded UNESCO Natural Site of Mt. Etna, as well as Taormina perched on the cliff side. Shuttle bus service has been arranged to transport guests from Giardini Naxos to the entrance gate of Taormina town. Enjoy an officer-led hike or bike ride  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 travelers. Other options include an incredible and authentic feast at the Godfather Villa.  As the ship is anchored and if conditions allow, water sports both in the morning and in the afternoon may also be offered. Multo Bene!

Day 8 Valletta, Malta

  • 1 Breakfast
Valletta, The Fortress City, is Malta's capital city: a living, working city, the administrative and commercial heart of the Islands. Valletta is named after its founder, the respected Grand Master of the Order of St. John, Jean Parisot de la Valette. The magnificent fortress city grew on the arid rock of Mount Sceberras peninsula, which rises steeply from two deep harbors, Marsamxett and Grand Harbour. Ottoman forces numbering 40,000 laid siege to the island from May to September 1565, without success. The heavily outnumbered army of 700 knights and around 8000 Maltese regular troops took refuge in the fortified town on the Grand Harbor. Started in 1566, the city of Valletta was completed, with its impressive bastions, forts, and cathedral, in the astonishingly short time of 15 years. 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'll come across an intriguing historical site around every corner: votive statues, niches, fountains and coats of arms high up on parapets. Narrow side streets are full of tiny quaint shops and cafes, while Valletta's main streets are lined with larger international branded shops for fashion, music, jewelry and much more.

Disembark the Sea Dream II after breakfast and explore Valletta before continuing on your adventures or returning home.

SeaDream II

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Yacht Club Deck 2 Stateroom
Porthole 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.
 

- All on board wine tastings are complimentary.

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
  • Winemaker’s exclusive Dinner
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
  • Wine-by-the-glass package
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