Mediterranean: Royal Clipper : Seven Night Western Mediterranean Cruise
Opt for our Western Mediterranean Cruise and sail away in style on board a tall ship, along the coast of Italy
What Makes Me Mighty Fine?
- Stylish, seven night cruise, taking in the picturesque and historic highlights of Italy whilst enjoying the luxury and old world style of the amazing, five masted, Royal Clipper
- Immerse yourself in the style and elegance of the Amalfi coast, calling in on Sorrento, Amalfi and Capri
- See three stunning volcanoes: Etna, Vesuvius and Stromboli and discover hidden gems including the islands of Ponza and Lipari
- Enjoy the fabulous activities available from the ship’s special watersports platform
- Extend your stay in Rome and lose yourself in the beauty of the eternal city
What better way to enjoy Italy than taking to the sea in a stunning clipper ship and exploring the spectacular coastline on a Western Mediterranean cruise? The Royal Clipper combines effortless luxury with traditional, nautical style and offers guests service standards which are second to none. The onboard dining on your Western Mediterranean cruise is an experience in itself, whilst the ambience is utterly relaxed and incredibly friendly. Each day, the Royal Clipper will take you to a new and exciting destination, visiting historic towns and idyllic islands as she makes her way south along the Western Mediterranean.
On this luxury Mediterranean cruise you will get the opportunity to see the beautiful Amalfi Coast, even visiting Amalifi town itself. You'll explore the ancient ruins of Taormina in Sicily and gaze in awe at the country’s three active volcanoes - Etna, Vesuvius and Stromboli. During your voyage you'll savour the exotic charm of islands like Ponza and Lipari and soak up the culture of Sorrento and Capri.
Your Western Mediterranean voyage begins and ends in Civitavecchia near Rome which is the perfect place to extend your holiday with additional nights. Find out all about the enticing destinations on the Western Mediterranean cruisewhen you read the itinerary below.
Got longer to savour your Italian extravaganza? Add time in Venice and extra days on our Rome to Venice itinerary.
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Day 1 - Civitavecchia, Port of Rome
Civitavecchia is the port for the stunning, historical city of Rome and it is here you’ll find the Royal Clipper waiting for you. Board the ship and relax with a cocktail as this elegant vessel sets sail on a Western Mediterranean adventure. Take time to find your feet on this wonderfully luxurious tall ship and enjoy your first taste of the excellent service and first class cuisine offered onboard.Meals included:Dinner
Day 2 - Palmarola and Ponza, Italy
The most western of the Pontine Islands, Palmarola, is best known for its breathtakingly transparent sea and secluded tranquillity. It is mostly uninhabited and the only tourist facilities are the small beachside restaurants, making this a truly unspoilt location.
The largest of the Pontine Islands, Ponza is characterised by towering cliffs, secluded beaches and whitewashed houses with terracotta roofs. Colourful fishing boats bob gently in the harbour and everyday life here is mostly untouched by the outside world, making Ponza one of the most authentic Italian islands you will visit during your Western Mediterranean cruise.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - Sorrento/Capri
Exuding laid back Italian charm, Sorrento is a small but delightful town overlooking the spectacular Bay of Naples. You can spend the day here on your Western Mediterranean cruise, perhaps exploring the gleaming white Duomo with its exquisite interior or sampling the delicious locally produced limoncello. Your Western Mediterranean voyage also calls at Capri today where you'll have time to explore stylish piazzas and Roman ruins, as well, of course, as indulging in a spot of souvenir shopping!Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Amalfi, Italy
The opulent Amalfi Coast stretches for around 50 kilometres along the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula. Admire the gorgeous coastal scenery as your Western Mediterranean cruise approaches this lovely UNESCO listed town. In Amalfi itself you will find plenty of charming shops and waterfront restaurants, offering a fabulous welcome to this Italian gem on your Western Mediterranean cruise.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Taormina, Sicily
Sailing south to Sicily, you will first visit the historical town of Taormina on today's Western Mediterranean cruise schedule. Home to one of the island’s most famous ancient ruins, the remarkably well preserved Greek Theatre, the area also boasts excellent beaches suitable for bathing and, of course, views of the imposing Mount Etna which dominates the skyline.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Lipari, Italy and Sailing in the Area of Stromboli
Today on your Western Mediterranean cruise you will visit Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian Islands. Inhabited since 4 BC, this charming town has an historic main street where you will find plenty of shops and bars and an impressive castle standing proud on the hill. Later, your Western Mediterranean cruise sails past Stromboli, one of Italy’s three active volcanoes.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - At Sea
Spend today relaxing on board the Royal Clipper and make use of her fantastic facilities. Unwind in the spa, relax with a good book from the library and soak up the sun on the spacious outdoor deck. Enjoy the views of the Italian coastline as the Royal Clipper skips over the waves of the Western Mediterranean and even, perhaps, take part in some of the ship's watersports.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 - Civitavecchia, Port of Rome
Arriving back in Civitavecchia, you will leave the luxury of the Star Clipper and transfer to Rome for your flight home. If you don’t want your Western Mediterranean adventure to end there, we will happily arrange extra nights in Rome for you, giving you time to explore one of the world’s most fascinating cities.Meals included:Breakfast
- Eight days' cruise with accommodation in a Category 4 Cabin (upgrade details on request)
- Access to an on-board watersports programme, including:
- Sunfish sailing
- Meals as per the itinerary
- International flights (these can be arranged for you at a supplement)
- Transfers (these can be arranged for you at a supplement)
- Optional excursions (these can be arranged for you at a supplement)
- Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)
Please call our friendly advisors on 0333 800 2033 for pricing on this holiday.
- the itinerary may change due to weather conditions.