The Italian coast is not only a popular vacation destination, it is also a favorite cruise destination among travelers. Italy is bordered almost completely by water in the form of five different seas: the Adriatic, Ligurian, Mediterranean, Tyrrhenian and Ionian. There are many cruises along the Italian coast each year, a number of them stop in cities such as Palermo, Rome, Genoa and Venice, while others visit islands just off the coast such as Capri, Sicily and Malta.
Royal Clipper Cruises
Blue Water Holidays in the United Kingdom offers multiple-day tall ship cruises along the Italian coast. Its seven-day voyage sails from Rome and travels to the Amalfi Coast, the islands of Sicily, Ponza, Capri and the Aeolian Islands. The Royal Clipper 11-day cruise travels from Rome to Venice, passing through the Italian Riviera, and stopping in Corfu and Sicily. This cruise also stops off in the Croatian Riviera visiting Kotor and Rovinj. Blue Water Holidays cruise prices include cabin accommodations on board the vessel and any entertainment that takes place on the ship. All meals and beverages are available for an extra cost through the vessel's restaurant and bar. When visiting various ports on your cruise trip, Blue Water Holidays can also book specialized land tours to visit historical landmarks and scenic regions.
Select Italy Cruises
Select Italy offers full-day cruises along the Italian coast aboard its 30-foot yacht, the "Romeo and Giulietta." During Select Italy cruises, passengers will visit the Amalfi Coast, Italian seaside cliff towns, ancient Italian cities, the Galli Islands and the bay of Nerano. Most cruises to the Italian coast last about eight hours and feature stops where guests can explore on land or swim in the exclusive Emerald Grotto. With Select Italy cruises, towels, cold drinks and sparkling wines are provided to passengers free of charge. Costs for the grotto swim and meals are extra and not included in the tour prices.
Tauck Italian Cruises
Tauck World Discovery offers a variety of cruises that travel along Italy's Amalfi Coast as well as many of the islands off the coast of Italy. Guests will spend several days and nights exploring exclusive ports, plus remote attractions such as medieval castles, towns and ancient ruins. Passengers will be sailing aboard a 60-passenger yacht that features private cabins, a fitness center, sun deck and outdoor pool, whirlpool, spa and salon, restaurant, bar and lounge. Tour prices cover accommodations, vessel amenities, most meals, port-of-call stops and all on-board entertainment.