07 Days Cruise - Dolce Vita Sicily, Malta & Aeolian islands from Croatia
Price Starting: 1.850 euro
Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the wonders of Sicily, Malta and Reggio di Calabria. Discover the natural and historical treasures of Taormina, Reggio di Calabria, Syracuse. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich cultural diversity to intrigue you
(Catania, Valetta, Malta, Gozzo, Syracuse, Sicily, Lipari, Vulcano, Stromboli at night, Reggio de Calabria, Catania)
Day 1: Friday Sicily, Italy
Embarkation 3 pm. Welcome dinner. Overnight in port.
Day 2: Saturday Sicily, Italy
Catania is our starting point for our 2 all day excursions to Taormina, the jewel city of Sicily or Old Catania and the Etna Volcano. Late in the evening sailing to Valetta/Malta. Overnight at sea.
Day 3: Sunday Valeta, Malta
Malta was home to a rich prehistoric culture that created megalithic structures that are among the world's most impressive. The structures at the Tarxien and elsewhere on the island were built before Egypt’s Great Pyramids. Our morning and afternoon optional tours will allow you to these prehistoric sites as well the historic sites of Valletta, the island's capital and a UNESCO World Heritage city. The walking tour in the afternoon will include a visit inside St. John's Cathedral to see its stunning interior and art treasures. Overnight in port.
Day 4: Monday Valeta, Gozzo island, Malta
Morning sailing to Gozo Island.
Swim stop in the morning at one of the Gozo's beautiful beaches. Arrival in Gozo Harbour after lunch. Optional excursion with visits of the Citadel and its Baroque Cathedral, our Lady of Ta Pinu Basilica, the St George Basilica and the Cathedral Museum. After a short wine tasting late in the afternoon we return to the ship. Late night departure for Syracuse/Sicily. Overnight at sea.
Day 5: Tuesday Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Early morning arrival in the port of Syracuse. Syracuse, one of the most and prestigious cities of the Hellenistic World, was a rival of Athens. Our morning optional excursion will bring us to the spectacular 15,000-seat Greek theatre, the elliptical Roman amphitheatre, the Archaeological Museum, the Temple of Apollo, the Fountain of Aretusa, and the Cathedral, which incorporates the remains of the famed Temple of Athena. After lunch you can take our afternoon excursion taking you inland, into Sicily's southeast region, known for its Baroque towns. You will visit exquisitely-preserved Noto, a jewel of a town situated on a plateau. Late in the evening we leave Syracuse for the Aeolian Islands. Overnight at sea.
Day 6: Wednesday Lipari, Aeolian islands, Italy
Morning arrival in Lipari, the largest of the Aeolian Islands which sits on red volcanic rock and looks like ''a wall of bronze'' according to the Greek poet Homer. Archaeological remains found here have yielded clues to civilizations which date to 1700 BC, including the Neolithic stones that sit alongside ancient tombstones, and ruins of Greek walls and Roman villas. The Spaniards found their way here in the 16th century, building the Castello (castle) and the 17 century cathedral that is perched above the harbour; All these sights will be available to see them on your morning optional sightseeing excursion. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Lipari.
Day 7: Thursday Lipari, Vulcano island, Aeolian islands, Italy
We leave Lipari in the morning to reach Vulcano Island famous for its majestic volcano crater and the mud baths. Later in the afternoon we sail to Panarea.
Late in the afternoon, we reach Panarea, a quaint old style Aeolian Island. After time at leisure in port, we gather for our traditional farewell dinner at anchor. Later in the evening we start our return trip to Catania and sail slowly past the island of Stromboli famous for its live volcano. The sight of live lava eruptions is not to be missed. Overnight at sea.
Day 8: Friday Catania Taormina, Sicily Italy
Arrival 08.30. Disembarkation 9 to 10 am
Note: The cruise itinerary is subject to weather conditions.
SAILING DATES 2014
Athens-Marina Zeas / Friday Sailings
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May
4, 11, 18 October
|CABINE CATEGORIES||EURO RATES|
|Cat. C / Lower Deck||1.850 euro
|Cat. B / Lower Deck||2.050 euro
|Cat. A / Upper Deck||2.500 euro
|Reduction for 3rd person in Cat. B||30%|
|Port Charges||280 euro
The Sailing Cruiser Panorama - Cabins & Life on Board
Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the wonders of the Sicily, Malta and Reggio di Calabria. Discover the natural and historical treasures of the Taormina, Reggio di Calabria, Syracuse. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, a glimpse of ancient history to amaze you and rich cultural diversity to intrigue you.
The Sailing Cruiser Panorama
The PANORAMA was launched in 1993 and was renovated in 2001 and 2008. This state of the art sail cruiser has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings, has sailed from the Seychelles to Monte Carlo and from the Black Sea to Tunis and offers a high standard of accommodation, comfort and safety.
Life on Board
During the day, life on board centres around the outdoor areas including the 2 bars and the sun deck. In the evening you can relax in one of the ship’s two lounges, the library, and enjoy a drink while listening to music. The swimming platform on PANORAMA’s stern enables you to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit.
The PANORAMA’s cabins are located on 3 decks and are finished with wooden furniture and light fabrics. Cabins on the Upper and main decks are equipped with windows while cabins on the lower deck have portholes. The fully equipped bathrooms are finished with marble. All cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes.