Time to Set Sail!
Wonders of the Mediterranean 2023
Set Sail | Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy boasts unique architecture, masterpieces, and classic Italian cuisine. Tourists can visit popular attractions such as The Coliseum, Pantheon, and St. Peter’s Square. The Roman Forum is an ideal walking route to the Coliseum. Rome has a rich history and is an easy city to navigate.
Tue, Jul 18
Sorrento offers stunning views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, charming piazzas for shopping and dining, and easy day trips to Capri, Pompeii, and other beautiful locations on the Amalfi Coast. We’ll stay longer in port for you to enjoy the local ambience and nearby attractions.
Wed, Jul 19
Enjoy the beauty of Amalfi, Italy, on your sailing trip along the coast. With its dramatic backdrop of Mount Cerreto, stunning waterfront, and historic sites like the Amalfi Cathedral, it’s no wonder why it’s a passenger favorite. Stay overnight to experience the night life and take in the UNESCO world heritage site of Amalfi.
Thu, Jul 20
Sea Day - Stromboli Volcano
Fri, Jul 21
Fri, Jul 21
Lipari, Aeolian Island
Lipari, Sicily, is a top destination on the Aeolian Islands with great food and history. Enjoy exploring the island, visiting Lipari Castle, the pumice quarry, beaches, and thermal springs. Take a boat tour to nearby Vulcano for their unique sulfur mud baths and to see the fourth volcano on our voyage, which last erupted in 1888-1890. Strolling in the harbor town of Lipari is also a treat with shopping and dining options available.
Sat, Jul 22
Docking in the tiny port of Guardini, Naxos, we will enjoy the picturesque town of Taormina. Located on Mount Etna and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, it was praised by Goethe as “the greatest work of art and nature”. Follow in his footsteps strolling along the pedestrian-only streets, taking in the beautiful landscape, and the ruins of an ancient Greek amphitheater. Enjoy local Limoncello while taking in the Royal Clipper in the bay below. The town is easily accessible by cab or bus, just a ten minute ride away.
Sun, Jul 23
Palermo, Sicily’s capital, was founded by Phoenician traders and is full of affordable restaurants, shopping, and historic landmarks. Highlights include Palermo Cathedral dating back to 600 AD, Teatro Massimo (one of Europe’s largest theaters), the Church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio, Palazzo dei Normanni, Piazza Pretoria with Fontana Della Vergogna’s monster statues and the Capo’s open-air market with Sicilian food and clothes.
Mon, Jul 24
Tue, Jul 25
Costa Smeralda (Porto Cervo), Sardinia
Costa Smeralda in Sardinia has stunning white sand beaches and we’ll be tendering to Porto Cervo. The town has a natural harbor and is known for an annual yacht race. It’s a popular destination of the rich and famous, with picturesque Moorish-style architecture. Enjoy shopping, dining, or people watching for a celebrity sighting.
Wed, Jul 26
Calvi, Corsica has a stunning port, towering Citadel, rugged mountains, and a 5-mile beach. It’s rumored that Christopher Columbus was born in Calvi when ruled by the Genoese Empire. Port de Plaisance offers a friendly marina to watch luxury yachts and fishing boats, and the Torra de Calvi is a registered French historical site.
Thu, Jul 27
Discover VilleFranche-sur-Mer, an authentic medieval fishing village on the French Riviera with historic buildings and excellent museums. Enjoy the palm trees and blue sea surrounding the deep bay. It’s a short train ride from Nice and Monaco with Cap Ferrat within walking distance. The Old Town cascades down the hillside to the sea, offering wonderful restaurants with beautiful bay views. Cuisine of the region includes seafood, bouillabaisse fish stew, and local cheeses, and there are plenty of shopping opportunities for local items such as olive oil, perfume, wine, and handcrafted jewelry.
Fri, Jul 28
Portofino is a charming Italian fishing village on the Ligurian coast. Its harbor boasts uniquely colored buildings featuring trompe l’oeil paintings, an art form that tricks the eye with 3D designs. The area is filled with high-end boutiques and seafood restaurants surrounding the small Piazzetta, a picturesque cobbled square that overlooks the yacht-filled harbor. A path takes visitors to Castello Brown, a 16th-century fortress and museum offering art exhibitions and panoramic views of the town and the Ligurian Sea.
Sat, Jul 29
Cinque Terre (Port Lerci), Italy
We’re Lerici, Italy for access to the magnificent Cinque Terre. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is made up of five breathtaking cliffside villages overlooking the Ligurian Sea. Lerici has much to offer as well, with a medieval castle, hiking trails, and a beautiful promenade along the waterfront that leads to San Terenzo.