Roma

Rome To Rome Cruise

8 days / 7 nights - Royal Clipper Ship

Sail around the Coastline of Italy and Sicily  in the Western Mediterranean on board the largest, fully rigged Tall Ship, the Royal Clipper. The faces of the Western Mediterranean are wreathed in smiles. This is the land of sunshine and dreamy summer afternoons, where the days never end and nights are cooled by breezes perfumed with sage, rosemary and thyme.
Royal Clipper continues her intinerary from Rome’s port of Civitavecchia, on a voyage that includes sun-drenched Sicily, stops throughout the volcanic Aeolian Islands, the Italian Pontine Islands and routes along Italy’s romantic Amalfi Coast.

 

Rome – Rome
Ship: Royal Clipper
Number of nights: 7 nights
Embark – Disembark:  Rome – Rome

Day 1     Civitavecchia ( Port for Rome), Italy
Day 2     Palmarola ( morning),  Ponza ( afternoon), Ponzian Islands, Italy
Day 3      Sorento, Italy ( Optional Tour Capri or Pompeii)
Day 4     Amalfy, Italy
Day 5     Taormina, Sicily –  Italy
Day 6     Lipari & Stromboli, Aeolian Islands – Italy
Day 7     At Sea
Day 8     Civitavecchia ( Port for Rome), Italy

Day 1 – Civitavecchia ( Port for Rome), Italy
St. Peter’s, with its breathtaking Sistine Chapel, newly restored to its former glory; the Spanish Steps, where all Rome passes by; the Colosseum, where gladiators fought to the death, and the Pantheon, considered to be the most perfect architectural statement of the ages.

Day 2 – Palmarola ( Morning), Ponza ( Afternoon), Ponzian Islans – Italy
The pastel houses of Ponza Town rise in neat terraced rows from the busy harbour 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.

Day 3 – Sorrento, Italy
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 –  Amalfi, Italy
During the Middle Ages, Amalfi was a powerful republic of 70,000 people, rivalling nearby Ravello. For a sense of Amalfi’s medieval glory, wander through the grand Duomo, containing the remains of St. Andrew. Or visit nearby Positano, said to be the most beautiful town in the Mediterranean.

Day 5 – Taormina, Italy
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 6 – Lipari & Stromboli, Aeolian Islands – Italy
Italy’s seven volcanic Aeolian Islands, just off the north coast of Sicily, are obviously a place favored by the Gods. In Lipari, climb narrow streets to the medieval castello and enjoy a secluded beach. As Royal Clipper sails past Isola Strómboli, watch the sky for frequent volcanic fireworks.

Day 7 – At sea
A relaxing day at sea. Enjoy some downtime between exciting ports of call.

Day 8 – Civitavecchia (Port for Rome), Italy
St. Peter’s, with its breathtaking Sistine Chapel, newly restored to its former glory; the Spanish Steps, where all Rome passes by; the Colosseum, where gladiators fought to the death, and the Pantheon, considered to be the most perfect architectural statement of the ages.

Royal Clipper Ship:
Inspired by the tall ship Preussen, the Royal Clipper has the proud distinction of being the largest and only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship built since her predecessor was launched at the beginning of the last century. With her complement of 42 sails, Royal Clipper is a splendid sight to behold.

Sailing dates:
May 2014: 03 May 2014; 17 may 2014; 24 may 2014; 31 may 2014
June 2014: 07 june 2014; 14 june 2014
October 2014: 21 october 2014