Few, if any, countries in the world came in comparison with Italy in terms of history, art, architecture, and food. From ancient Rome through the Renaissance, Italy has been a beacon of talent, innovation, and progress. It is the country of the Sistine Chapel, the Amalfi Coast, the architectural wonder-Venice, and much more. Above all of that, the beauty of Italy can be seen incredibly on Italy cruises.
Italy, the boot-shaped peninsula is more coastal relative to its surface area than most other countries on Earth. Many iconic historic cities line the shores of Terrinhian, Ionian and the Adriatic Sea, and also the sub-seas of the Mediterranean Sea. It is overall a magnificent cruise paradise.
Here is a list of 6 Incredible Cruises to Travel in Italy.
1.Royal Caribbean Cruise
Looking for Family Fun? When it sets sail in April, the Royal Caribbean Symphony of Seas (approximately 1,200 feet long, 2,775 cabins,18 decks) will sail the world’s largest cruise ship. The ship has a 10-story water slide, zipline, rock-climbing wall and water park which makes it ideal for families. The ship kicks off with a round-trip of seven nights schedules from Barcelona, moving to Majorca, Marseille, La Spezia (for Florence / Pisa), Rome and Naples.
Seeing all the on-board entertainment, you may find difficulty in holding your children in the shelter. So set them loose and enjoy the best of your holidays on the cruise which will cost about £1,293 per person.
2. Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast is widely considered the most spectacular coast in the Mediterranean. Oceania cruises are the one for you, which visits Amalfi and Positano starting on May 10–17 itinerary. Amalfi has a typical 11th-century cathedral, while Positano’s attractive flower-covered buildings rise from the mountains towards the sea.
A trip to Hilltop of Ravelo is a must while you plan your cruise trip as it has the most incredible coastal views. Monte Carlo and Rome are the initial and final ports of the seven-night voyage, which also call in Saint-Tropez, Marseille, Palamos, Porto Cervo, and Palermo. It cost about £1,469 per person.
3. Opera in Verona
An opera-themed cruise, European waterway begins with an evening at the spectacular Arena di Verona. You can enjoy the performance of Bizet’s Carmen from top-priced front stall seats. Guests stay on a 20-passenger barrage, La Bella Vita in Venice, for six days on the water, in the charming Ferrara, with its gothic cathedral, cobbled streets, and castles. It also sails out at Mantua located on the shores of the lake as well as circle the river for Po Delta, a shelter for birdwatchers.
European Waterways trip for six nights cost from £2,590, including excursion and opera tickets. It departs on 25 August usually.
4. Aeolian Islands and Sardinia
Aeolian Island is a volcanic archipelago located far from Sicily and is largely overlooked by tourists – which is great news for cruisers. Topping the excursion list from Lipari is the island of Vulcano, where you can climb up to the still-active volcano Gran Craterre which the last burst in 1890 or you can also take a mud bath full of vitamins. Silversea cruise calls Lipari on a cruise to Barcelona from Civitavecchia, which also includes two stops of Sardinia ports – Cagliari and Alghero, from where travelers join in a wine tasting tour and a visit to medieval cities.
Silversea departs on June 24, for a seven-day trip. It costs about £5,300 per person.
5. Venice and Umbria
The Seven Seas cruise begins and ends in Venice, giving visitors plenty of time to visit the city before or after the trip. While the itinerary focuses on the other side of the Adriatic (involving stops- Cotter, Dubrovnik, and Santorini). It also roams in the walled Umbrian city of Urbino. It includes a Ten nights trip which Departs on June 11 and cost up to £5,739.
6. Magnitude of Sicily
Noble Caledonia has hired Ms. Serenissima cruise for a visit that takes about all the treasures of Sicily such as the ancient temples of Agrigento, the beautiful harbor of Syracuse, the mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale and Palermo. This voyage of 10-nights begins and ends in Naples, a city well worth your visit. Costing about £4,295 per person, it starts sailing from September 22.
These are the 6 incredible cruises to visit in Italy. There are others too but these are my favorite ones. Plan your Italy tour, hop on a cruise with family and friends and explore most of the beautiful destinations of Italy without any hassle. Enjoy!