Experience the romance of tall-ship sailing on the Star Clipper's beautiful Royal Clipper. Spend a few nights in Rome before setting sail on the Tyrrhenian Sea.

• Rome, Italy

• Ponza, Italy

• Palmarola, Italy

• Sorrento, Italy

• Amalfi, Italy

• Taormina, Sicily, Italy

• Lipari, Italy

• Cruising past Stromboli, Italy

• Rome, Italy

11nights STAY & CRUISE


Eataly, Rome

This shopping emporium is spread out over four floors in a building on the outskirts of central Rome; try traditional Italian dishes and purchase Italian oils, cheeses, breads and beers.


All meals are served in Royal Clipper’s dining room which is located on the lower deck of the elegant three-deck atrium.


Roman Baths

Bathing played a large part in the culture of Ancient Rome. To discover how these thermal baths were at the heart of the social scene we recommend a visit to the Baths of Caracalla*.


On board Royal Clipper there are two treatment rooms with underwater port hole – a unique spot for a massage*!



Arguably the capital’s most famous and unmissable sight, this amphitheatre sits right at the heart of the city. You can visit independently or join our optional excursion*.


Possibly the most unique experience on board Royal Clipper is the chance to climb to the crow’s nest.

Accommodation suggestions

Leon’s Place

This stylish hotel with just 56 rooms has a real boutique feel as well as a surprising blend of traditional charm and modern luxury, and an enviable location.


Royal Clipper’s Outside Staterooms feature two single beds that convert to a double bed, and a marble bathroom with shower.

* Extra charge


Is this for you?

Star Clippers

Discovering the world on one of Star Clippers’ tall ships is a totally different way of cruising, combining the romance of traditional sailing and modern on-board facilities. The three beautiful ships – Star Clipper, Star Flyer and Royal Clipper – sail between the islands of the Caribbean, Thailand and Indonesia, and from port to port in the Mediterranean. Enjoy fantastic dining as part of your full-board package.

Royal Clipper

The largest five-masted tall ship in service in the world combines a traditional sailing adventure with the finest modern accommodation, amenities and service.

What to expect


Day 1 UK to Rome, Italy Depart the UK on your flight to Rome. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a three-night stay.

Days 2-3 Rome, Italy Your time in the Italian capital is free to explore at your own pace. As you wander through Rome, it feels like walking through time – peeling back layers of rich history as though you’ve stepped into a living museum. There’s arguably more to see in Italy’s capital than any other city in the world, with awe-inspiring ruins, museums and galleries, charming squares and narrow medieval streets. This is a city that makes an impression. You can fit plenty of sightseeing into your time here, exploring on foot and visiting iconic ancient attractions such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pantheon, and Baroque sights including the beautiful Trevi Fountain. If a sedate pace is more your style, you can take time to stroll along the narrow cobbled streets lined with cafés, bars, ristorantes and trattorias, and soak up the city’s world-class café culture. There’s nothing more Italian than spending a few hours in good company with great food.To experience a slightly different side to Rome we recommend crossing the Tiber for a visit to Trastevere, a bohemian enclave where boutiques line the pretty cobbled streets. Alternatively, head up to Aventine Hill and peek through the keyhole of the walled compound of the Knights of Malta for a unique view across the city to St. Peter’s Basilica.

Day 4 Rome, Italy
Transfer to the port city of Civitavecchia and begin your cruise on board Royal Clipper.

Day 5 Ponza, & Palmarola, Italy

Day 6 Sorrento, Italy

Day 7 Amalfi, Italy

Day 8 Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Day 9 Lipari & scenic cruising past Stromboli, Italy

Day 10 At sea

Day 11 Rome, Italy
Following disembarkation in Civitavecchia, transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.


Cruise dates

This stay and cruise holiday departs on selected dates in May, please speak to a Personal Travel Expert for more details

Upgrade your cruise

For extra space opt for one of the Deluxe Outside Deck Staterooms with a whirlpool bath and doors that open onto the deck. For the ultimate Roman experience we recommend a stay at the beautiful NH Collection Palazzo Cinquecento, a luxurious hotel with its own Roman ruins.

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Tailor made cruises

While the cruise itinerary is set by the cruise lines, the land-based section of your holiday 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 put together – just speak to one of our Personal Travel Experts.