Spend some time in Italy's charming coastal town of Sorrento, before setting sail on a cultural Seabourn® cruise along the beautiful Mediterranean coastline.
• Sorrento, Italy
• Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
• Corsica (Bonifacio), France
• Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy
• Portofino (Santa Margherita Ligure), Italy
• Bandol, France
• Palamos, Spain
• Palma de Mallorca, Spain
• Barcelona, Spain
• Mahon, Menorca, Spain
• Marseille (La Joliette), France
• St Tropez, France
• Corsica (Ajaccio), France
• Monte Carlo, Monaco
• Portovenere, Italy
• Rome(Civitavecchia), Italy
Make gelato in Sorrento Using recipes passed down from generation to generation, learn the art to creating delicious Italian ice cream at Gelateria David, a family-owned gelateria in Sorrento*. Cruise Sample some of the region's most spectacular wines on the ship's 'Chianti Region & Castle Vicchiomaggio' tour*.
Wellness & Spa
Boutique Spa La Serra Detox with signature treatments and therapies in this serene spa* set inside a 19th-Century Italian greenhouse. Cruise A new enrichment programme and the first of its kind at sea, the Spa & Wellness with Dr Andrew Weil offers classes designed to enhance your physical, spiritual and social wellbeing*.
Herculaneum Wander among the ancient ruins of Herculaneum*, the smaller and more intact sister site to Pompeii that was destroyed in the same eruption by Mount Vesuvius. Cruise Head to the famous Piazza del Duomo to discover Pisa's four medieval masterpieces on the 'Wonders of Pisa' escorted tour*.
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria Enjoy aristocratic Italian glamour in this beautiful Sorrento hotel, where rooms feature period furniture and luxurious marble bathrooms. Cruise Relax in your Veranda Suite, which offers a comfortable living area, spacious bathroom and your own private balcony.
* Extra charge
Is this for you?
Small, intimate ships, unrivalled service, hand-picked itineraries and gourmet dining are just a handful of features that combine to create the unique Seabourn experience. Regularly voted the best small ship cruise line, ultra-luxurious and all-inclusive Seabourn sail to seven continents, allowing you to explore the world in true comfort and style.
Launched in 2016, the ultra-luxurious and sophisticated Seabourn Encore is the newest and largest addition to the Seabourn fleet.
What to expect
SUGGESTED STAY & CRUISE ITINERARY
Day 1 UK to Sorrento, Italy Depart the UK on your flight to Sorrento. On arrival, transfer to your hotel – we highly recommend the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria – where you’ll spend three nights. Perched high on the cliff edge, this is a Leading Hotel of the World that has stunning views of the Gulf of Naples and Sorrento Bay.
Days 2-3 Sorrento, Italy Your time in Sorrento is free to explore at your own leisure. Stroll through the medieval maze of cobbled streets and narrow lanes and explore the ancient beauty of Sorrento’s historical centre and a wealth of Italian and Greek architecture. Stop to admire the historic Duomo, an elegant 15th-Century Romanesque cathedral that features paintings by artists from Sorrento’s Neapolitan School of the 1700s. Wandering through the winding lanes you’ll come across a number of beautiful churches and monasteries, including the 11th-Century Basilica di San Antonino and the Chiesa di San Francesco, as well as plenty of little boutiques and shops, and quaint trattorias and cafés. Meander downhill and pass under the Porto Marina Grande to emerge at the old fishing quarter of Marina Grande. Within this picturesque fishing bay, be sure to sample the delicious seafood that Sorrento is well known for, and spend the afternoon relaxing by the crystalline Mediterranean waters on the volcanic beach. A trip to Sorrento is not complete without a visit to the pretty park of Villa Comunale. Head to the cliff-side terrace at the end of the park and relax with a drink as you soak up the spectacular views overlooking the Bay of Naples and Ischia.
Day 4 Rome, Italy
Transfer to Civitavecchia and begin your cruise on board the Seabourn Encore.
Day 5 Corsica (Bonifacio), France
Day 6 Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy
Day 7 Portofino (Santa Margherita Ligure), Italy
Day 8 Bandol, France
Day 9 Palamos, Spain
Day 10 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Day 11 Barcelona, Spain
Day 12 Mahon, Menorca, Spain
Day 13 Marseille (La Joliette), France
Day 14 St Tropez, France
Day 15 Corsica (Ajaccio), France
Day 16 Monte Carlo, Monaco
Day 17 Portovenere, Italy
Day 18 Rome, Italy
Following disembarkation in Civitavecchia, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Departing 26 September 2018; alternative Europe itineraries are available, please call for details.
Upgrade your cruise
Before heading to Sorrento, why not begin your trip on the trendy island of Capri and enjoy a pre-stay at the Capri Palace, an ultra-chic and glamorous hotel and spa in Anacapri.
Tailor made cruises
Our featured itineraries have been hand-picked by our cruise experts to showcase how you can tailor your own stay and cruise holiday. While the cruise portion of your holiday is set by the cruise lines, the land-based section of your holiday – whether it’s before or after your voyage, or even both – is fully flexible. This means you can choose the airport you fly from and airline you fly with, where you stay, for how long and the adventures you will have while you are there. These featured holidays have been curated using our extensive cruise and destination knowledge, however almost any itinerary can be crafted – just speak to one of our Personal Travel Experts.