- Italy's Calabrian coast
See more of this mountainous region.
- MS La Belle de l'Adriatique
Cruise the stunning coastlines of Italy and Sicily aboard this elegant vessel.
Naples sits in the shadows of Mount Vesuvius.
- The ancient theatre of Taormina
An included excursion visits the beautiful resort town of Taormina and reveals these ancient ruins.
- The dramatic Amalfi Coast
Admire the scenery from a different perspective on board your ship.
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Cruise along the scenic coasts of Italy and Sicily
Sit back, relax and see the beautiful coastlines of Italy, Sicily and the UNESCO-listed Aeolian Islands in style, on this great-value, seven night cruise that includes all excursions. It provides the perfect opportunity to explore some of the region’s most iconic sites, from the poignant remains at Pompei to the soaring heights of Mount Etna.
7 nights on board a ship
20 meals: 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)
- VIP door-to-door travel service
- Free bar open up to 13 hours a day
- Unlimited local wines, beers, soft drinks, tea and coffee on board
- Optional travel insurance provided by Cigna Insurance Services (Europe) Limited and additional cancellation rights on overseas holidays for over 50's, or a price reduction if not required (cover is subject to medical questions)
- Return flights and transfers
- Welcome drink reception
- Porterage aboard ship
Excursions and visits
- Visit to Mount Etna and Taormina
- Pompeii or Herculaneum
- The Sanctuary of the Black Madonna, Tindari
- Messina and Taormina
- Capri and Anacapri
Day 1 UK-Naples
Fly to Naples and transfer by coach to the port where you board CroisiEurope’s MS La Belle de l’Adriatique and moor overnight. Enjoy a welcome drink reception and dinner on board. D
Day 2 Naples-Milazzo, Sicily
This morning choose to uncover the tragic events of Pompeii, the most famous of Roman ruins, or Herculaneum, its smaller but equally fascinating neighbour. In the afternoon you can see what caused such destruction on a panoramic tour of Naples. Return to your ship for an Italian-themed dinner on board as you cruise towards Sicily. B, L, D
Day 3 Aeolian Islands-Milazzo, Sicily
Admire the captivating sight of the volcanic Aeolian islands scattered across the sea – each resplendent in its own unique beauty – en route to Milazzo where you’ll disembark. Join a trip to the to the Sanctuary of the Black Madonna in Tindari, which contains the curious Byzantine statue, and an archaeological site with a Greek theatre and thermal baths. Later, you’ll have free time to explore the small port town of Milazzo before re-boarding your ship for dinner. B, L, D
Day 4 Mount Etna and Taormina
Arrive in Messina and drive south to spend the day visiting Sicily’s most iconic natural site and the tallest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, and the beautiful resort town of Taormina with its impressive Greek theatre. Look forward to a Sicilian evening on board your ship, which remains moored in Messina overnight. B, L, D
Day 5 Messina-Vibo Valentia-Salerno
Today your ship sails across the famous Straits of Messina to moor in Vibo Valentia in Calabria, on the southern most tip of Italy. Admire the stunning coastline of this rugged and wild region on a full-day optional excursion that visits Tropea, one of the typical seaside resort towns. B, L, D
Day 6 The Amalfi coast
Cruise along the stunning Amalfi coastline admiring the scenery of rocky peaks and colourful towns that spill down to the shore. You have the chance to join a half-day optional excursion to Sorrento. Back on board your ship this evening you’ll enjoy a Neapolitan-themed dinner and entertainment. B, L, D
Day 7 Naples
Head by hydrofoil to Capri on today’s full-day excursion (weather permitting). You’ll take the zig-zag road up to Anacapri to visit its main attraction, Villa San Michele. Views from the charming gardens here are said to be among the best in the world! B, L, D
Day 8 Naples-UK
Disembark MS La Belle de l’Adriatique and travel to the airport for your flight back to the UK. B
Meta di Sorrento
Post-holiday extension - All inclusive
After your cruise stay at the locally rated 4-star Mar Hotel Alimuri (4Q) on the Sorrento coast. Single room supplements apply.
The locally rated 4-star Mar Hotel Alimuri offers exceptional value, spectacular views across the sea to Naples and the chance to relax in its elegant spa, complete with indoor pool. The hotel makes a peaceful base from where you can venture to some of the area's most popular destinations such as Pompeii, which are even more accessible at this time of year, away from the crowds of the peak season. The hotel also operates a complimentary shuttle service to Sorrento five kilometres away. As well as a buffet-style restaurant and a free bar open from 11am to 11pm serving local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, there is complimentary tea and biscuits each day, live music four nights a week, plus free Wi-Fi in all public areas. Each of the 85 bedrooms include a television, telephone, safe and mini fridge. The hotel is approximately one hour's drive from Naples airport.