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Cultural Cruises in the Tyrrhenian Sea

The area of water that is bordered by Corsica and Sardinia to the west, Italy to the east and Sicily to the south, is known as the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is located close to the boundary of the African and European tectonic plates, which is why mountain chains and volcanoes like Etna, Vesuvius and Stromboli in the Aeolian Islands are present.

Cultural Cruises in the Tyrrhenian Sea allow travellers to visit the fascinating places that exist along the Italian and Sicilian coasts, and learn more about the colourful histories that are associated with them. One of the most intriguing excursions on these cruises is a visit to Pompeii. This ancient city has been excavated from layers of ash, which fell during a devastating volcanic eruption that destroyed Pompeii and wiped out its inhabitants. Preserved exactly as it was back in 79 AD, visitors can walk the streets and experience what it was like to be living in Pompeii at the time.

All Aboard Cultural Cruises in the Tyrrhenian Sea

There are plenty of tempting shore excursions to go on when you take a Cultural Cruises in the Tyrrhenian SeaSea. Almost certainly there will be a visit to Rome at some point during your voyage. With famous historical sites like the Pantheon, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Vatican City to see, Rome is sure to be a highlight of cultural cruises in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Sicily is another destination that has coastal towns and cities that are steeped in history. From the fabulous Norman architecture of Palermo, to the ancient Greek-Roman Theatre at Taormina, a visit to Sicilian settlements will give you a greater understanding and appreciation of the island’s unique culture.

For these cruises you will sail aboard the sumptuous Aegean Odyssey, a mid-sized ship which once carried 570 passengers but has since been remodelled so that it now only carries 350. This has created cabins that are more spacious, and the crew are able to be far more attentive and deliver a much more personalised service to ensure that your holiday goes smoothly. The ship’s elegant interior emanates a relaxing and informal ambience, offering a haven where you can truly unwind. There is a choice of restaurants which serve freshly prepared gourmet meals to suit every taste and leisure facilities such as an outdoor pool and spa, which guests can enjoy during Cultural Cruises in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

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