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Southern Italy Coastal Explorer

Italy and Sicily

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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)

Excursions and visits

  • Visit to Mount Etna and Taormina
  • Pompeii or Herculaneum
  • Naples
  • The Sanctuary of the Black Madonna, Tindari
  • Messina and Taormina
  • Sorrento
  • Capri and Anacapri

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Day 1 UK-Naples

MS La Belle de l’Adriatique

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

Naples Bay of Naples Italy Europe

Day 2 Naples-Milazzo, Sicily

The ruins of Naples

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

Palermo Sicily Italy Europe Milazzo Messina

Day 3 Aeolian Islands-Milazzo, Sicily

The sanctuary of the Black Madonna, Tindari

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

Milazzo Messina Sicily Italy Europe

Day 4 Mount Etna and Taormina

The impressive Greek theatre at 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

Mount Etna Sicily Italy Europe Taormina Messina

Day 5 Messina-Vibo Valentia-Salerno

An aerial view of Vibo Valentia

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

Salerno Campania Italy Europe

Day 6 The Amalfi coast

The stunning Amalfi coastline

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

The beautiful gardens at Villa San Michele

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

Naples Bay of Naples Italy Europe

Day 8 Naples-UK

Fly home

Disembark MS La Belle de l’Adriatique and travel to the airport for your flight back to the UK. B

Southern Italy Coastal Explorer

Italy and Sicily

from £1,609 7 2
Including optional travel insurance or a discount of £30 if not required