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Naples at Sunset, Italy

Mediterranean: Marseille to Naples

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Board Sea Cloud for this delightful cruise exploring highlights of the French and Italian Rivieras. Wander through the multicultural hub of Marseille, one of the oldest cities in France, where African and French influences meld into a unique local flair. Depart for Monte Carlo, in the glittering and exclusive city-state of Monaco, where you can marvel at the sea from spectacular clifftop buildings, or admire the palatial casinos. Stop in Bastia, a charming seaside town in Corsica. Discover Portoferraio, Elba, where Napoleon was exiled, with its vineyards and olive groves and white sandy beaches. Continue to vibrant Capri, prize of artists and hedonists in the 19th century, before ending your cruise in historic Naples, full of fortresses, churches, and monasteries overlooking the sea. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Marseille, France | Embark
Day 2 : Monte Carlo, Monaco
Day 3 : Viareggio, Italy
Day 4 : Bastia, Corsica, France
Day 5 : Portoferraio, Elba, Italy
Day 6 : At Sea
Day 7 : Capri, Italy
Day 8 : Naples, Italy | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore the multicultural hub of Marseille
  • Admire the sparkling casinos and clifftop views of Monaco
  • See where Napoleon was exiled at Elba
  • Wander the colorful island of Capri

Ship

Sea Cloud

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Naples at Sunset, Italy Enjoy stunning views of the Mediterranean Evening lights of Marseille Part of the beautiful French Riviera, Monaco sits high on a cliff. Get to know beautiful Marseille on the Mediterranean coast
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Day 1 Marseille, France | Embark

Marseille is the oldest and second-largest city in France, boasting the country's most important port. Europeans and Africans have rubbed shoulders here for over 2600 years, creating a unique blend of cultures. With its imposing town houses, "La Canebière" is the central boulevard leading to the old port where a lively fish market takes place every day. Marseille is a town in flux: the notorious old district of Panier has long since been cleaned up, and in 1995, the multicultural metropolis saw work begin on Euroméditerranée, the largest urban development project in Europe. Spend the day exploring this beautiful seaside gem, then board your ship to begin your journey. 

Day 2 Monte Carlo, Monaco

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The sophisticated Monegasque city-state between Italy and France is one of the world's most exclusive addresses. Its densely-packed buildings extend up the rocky coastline and offer views of a gloriously azure sea, with three marinas where spectacular luxury yachts sway on the waves. In the center, set high up, is the beautiful old city of Monaco-Ville with the splendid Prince's Palace, cathedral and Oceanographic Museum of Jacques Cousteau. In the center of Monte Carlo you can find the famous casino in a beautiful Belle Epoque building, and the palatial opera house.

Day 3 Viareggio, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Stop in this seaside Tuscan town, known for its Carnival celebrations but charming year-round. Learn about the city's history and customs at the local museums, wander through the lush parks and gardens, or simply soak up the sun and relax on the expansive beaches. 

Day 4 Bastia, Corsica, France

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend a day wandering the streets of this charming commune on the French island of Corsica. Bastia's old port is lined with cozy bars and restaurants, and set against a backdrop of ancient citadels and ornate churches. 

Day 5 Portoferraio, Elba, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Though a small Tuscan island, Elba is surprisingly diverse. Imposing cliffs, white sandy beaches, avenues of cypresses, vineyards and olive groves, traditional villages and elegant beach resorts make the place of Napoleon's exile somewhere you would in fact like to be banished for longer. The beautiful old town of Portoferraio, with its narrow streets of steps and medieval fortress, is set high up on a rocky headland. In the enchanting town of Porto Azzurro, the palm-lined promenades, charming piazzas and small beach are at the center of the town's activities.

Day 6 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Relax aboard your ship as you sail to your next destination. 

Day 7 Capri, Italy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Even at the time of the Roman Empire, Capri was a particularly precious natural gem and became the summer residence of the Emperor Tiberius. Artists and hedonists, aristocrats and the moneyed classes discovered the island for themselves in the 19th century. This stunningly beautiful rocky island in the Gulf of Naples is famous for its numerous grottos, the most well known being the Blue Grotto. You can expect a combination of pleasure and spectacle when you experience the colorful lifestyle and goings-on in the Piazetta right in the center of Capri.

Day 8 Naples, Italy | Disembark

Naples rises from the sea around a huge bay and extends up into the hills like an amphitheater. From the Castello Sant' Elmo on the Vomero you can enjoy a fantastic view over the sea of houses, the port and the Gulf. The pretty center of this chaotic Campanian city is the old town, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its huge fortresses, dignified churches and monasteries, splendid squares and palaces, and maze of winding streets. Disembark the ship after breakfast and explore this delightful city before making your way home or continuing on your independent journey. 
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$5,595
A Category 5 cabin
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Category 5
These approx. 9.5 m2/102 sq ft cabins with their upper and lower single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm) once accommodated the ship’s officers, and their original features exude a romantic charm. These cabins can be ventilated with fresh air both day and night as the cabin door leads directly to the Promenade Deck beneath the bridge.
A Category 4 cabin
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Category 4
These cabins are each approx. 10.5 m2/113 sq ft and located on the Promenade Deck. They are furnished similarly to Cat. 3 cabins.
A Category 3 Twin-Bed Cabin
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Category 3
Located on the Promenade Deck, each of these outside cabins also features panorama windows, a marble bathroom with a fitted shower and a substantially sized wardrobe. They are approx. 12.5 m2/135 sq ft in size with two single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm).
A Category 2 Twin-Bed Cabin
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Category 2
Each of these cabins features a marble bathroom with a fitted shower, two single beds (each 80 cm x 200 cm) which can be placed together, a substantially sized wardrobe and additional built-in storage space. Their location on the Captain’s and Lido Deck and their design, featuring two panorama windows, mean these approx. 13.5 m2/145 sq ft cabins feel extremely bright.
A deluxe Category 1 Cabin
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Category 1
These two double-bed cabins are located on the Captain’s and Lido Deck and feature unique corner panorama windows. Approx. 13 m2/140 sq ft in size, they offer a substantial wardrobe, a double bed with two mattresses (each 80 cm x 200 cm) and a spacious, elegant bathroom with a fitted shower.
Sea Cloud Category C Cabin
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Category C
Warm and bright tones dominate these approx. 18-20 m2/198-215 sq ft deluxe outside cabins fitted with a double bed (160 cm x 200 cm) The cabins feature a modern elegance, generous storage space and a walk-in closet and a marble bathroom.
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Category B
Main Deck. Portholes, two single beds or king bed with two separate mattresses, one or two chairs, nightstand, decorative marble fireplace, walk-in closet, safe, A/C, private bath with shower or tub.
The luxurious owner's cabin (Category A)
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Category A
Main Deck. Portholes, large double bed, two armchairs, antique nightstands, table or antique secretary, decorative marble fireplace, desk, walk-in closet, safe, A/C, private bath with tub and portholes.

Notes

Rates are based on double occupancy. A limited number of cabins can be booked for individual use for an additional charge.

Rates Include:
  • Beautifully appointed cabin in selected category
  • Welcoming bottle of champagne in your cabin
  • All meals (six per day) from early-bird breakfast to the exquisite 4-course dinner menu with choice of main course
  • 5-course gala dinner during the cruise
  • Welcome and farewell cocktail with champagne
  • Selected wines and beers thoughtfully chosen to complement lunch and dinner
  • All soft drinks and juices throughout the cruise
  • All alcohol-free coffee and tea specialties
  • Bottled water on the excursions
  • Fresh fruit basket in your cabin, replenished daily
  • E-mails can be sent free of charge from the on-board laptop
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Travel documents with detailed destination information
  • All port fees
Rates Exclude:
  • Shore excursions. Contact us for pricing.
  • Tips
  • Excess luggage (allowance is up to 40 kg per passenger)
  • Additional meals and beverages (so far as not expressly included)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Transfers
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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