Civitavecchia is a major port located in Rome, primarily utilized for maritime transportation of goods, as well as a fishing port. The commune’s name means “ancient town” and is one of the “Motorways of the Sea” in the Mediterranean, functioning as one of the main links between the mainland of Italy and Sardinia. The ancient name of the port was “Centumcellae,” first mentioned in a letter written by Pliny the Younger in 107 A.D., although scholars debate on whether the name was about the number of rooms of the Trajan Villa, or the number of natural creeks on the coast. Civitavecchia is a part of the Lazio Territory, an area which was confirmed to have social groups since pre-historic times, and the modern town was built over a pre-existing settlement of the Etruscan people in 107-108 B.C.E. (who debated to have founded Rome). In the beginning of the 2nd century, the harbor and town of Centumcellae were simultaneously developed by Emperor Trajan in the territory of Aquae Tauri. As the town became more popular for ships traveling westbound, the Thermal Baths were constructed on the hill of Ficoncella. Centumcellae flourished in the Imperial Age, and by 538 A.D., it had become a Byzantine stronghold. In 728 A.D., it became a member of the Papal States. The Saracens raided Centumcellae many times in the 9th century, prompting Pope Leo VII to have a newer and more secure settlement built by 854. The town, then known as Civita Vetula, was under the rule of several lords, and the Popes temporarily lost control during the French Rule in 1798-1815. In 1870 it entered the Kingdom of Italy. Civitavecchia was severely damaged during WWII, destroying many of the ancient monuments including Forte Michelangelo, which would be rebuilt in the 1950’s. Popular points of interest include the Forte Michelangelo, Terme Taurine, and Cattedrale di San Francesco. There is a wealth of Roman and Vatican architecture and tourists are encouraged to visit many of the museums and take the cultural tours available in this important sea port.
Southern Italy & the Tyrrhenian Isles
Civitavecchia (Rome) to Valletta
Jun 2, 2024 to Jun 9, 2024
Explore the best of southern Italy from your embarkation port of ancient Rome. Discover Bonifacio, on the southern coast of Corsica, separated from the Italian island of Sardinia by the narrow Strait of Bonifacio. Call on Ponza, one of the most well-guarded secrets along the Amalfi Coast; captivating Capri, famed for its rugged natural beauty, delectable cuisine, and world-class shopping; and Amalfi, where you overnight and enjoy ample time to uncover the Roman ruins at Pompeii. Sail to the Aeolian Island of Lipari, part of a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea named after Aeolus, the demigod of the winds, and Taormina, your gateway to Mt. Etna. Your journey disembarks in Valletta, the tiny walled city of the Mediterranean island nation of Malta.
|Date||Ports of Call||Arrive||Depart|
|Jun 02, 2024||Civitavecchia (Rome),
2 PM - 4 PM
|Jun 03, 2024||Bonifacio, Corsica,
|Jun 04, 2024||Ponza,
|Jun 05, 2024||Capri,
|Jun 05, 2024||Amalfi,
|Jun 06, 2024||Amalfi,
|Jun 07, 2024||Lipari, Sicily,
|Jun 08, 2024||Taormina (Etna) Sicily,
|Jun 09, 2024||Valletta,
8 AM - 10 AM
Suites & Staterooms
From: $ 15,299*
Commodore Suite Deck 3
From: $ 12,599*
Commodore Suite Deck 2
From: $ 11,999*
Yacht Club Stateroom Deck 4
From: $ 6,499*
Yacht Club Stateroom Deck 3
From: $ 6,299*
Yacht Club Stateroom Deck 2
From: $ 5,999*
*Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $427 per guest
Single Supplement for this voyage is 200% for Yacht Club Deck 2,3 and 4. For Commodore, Admiral and Owners Suite, a 200% single supplement rate applies.
Please Note: Fares are capacity controlled and may change without notice. The fares are per person based on double occupancy. Single and third person rates are also available. SeaDream Yacht Club strongly recommends that all guests purchase travel insurance.
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