Civitavecchia (Rome) to Civitavecchia (Rome)

Civitavecchia (Rome) to Civitavecchia (Rome)

Aug 18, 2019 to Aug 21, 2019

3 Days

SeaDream II

21932C

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Aug 18, 2019 Civitavecchia (Rome),
Italy
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Aug 19, 2019 Bonifacio, Corsica,
France
Morning Evening
Aug 20, 2019 Portoferraio, Elba,
Italy
Morning Evening
Aug 21, 2019 Civitavecchia (Rome),
Italy
8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

Ports

  • Civitavecchia (Rome)

    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.

  • Bonifacio, Corsica

    Bonifacio is one of our favorite arrivals! As we approach, the Captain navigates along the limestone cliffs giving guests a sea view of incredible Bonifacio as well as the great Aragon steps leading to the water’s edge. Shortly after the pilot will embark and the Captain will turn the yacht around and back into this very impressive fjord-like marina. This could be one of our highest rated arrivals as the guests always find it both impressive and awe inspiring.

  • Portoferraio, Elba

    Portoferraio is a beautiful town in the province of Livorno, Tuscany, on the northern coast of Elba Island. SeaDream generally docks just steps away from the main street Via Garibaldi and offers a guided walk of this very historical town called “Walking the Napoleon Trail”. The first site is the Town Hall, proceeding northeast on Via Napoleone, the Misericordia church, in which a mass is said for Napoleon’s soul on May fifth every year. The highest point of the town is the Piazza Napoleone, from which there are beautiful views. To the west rises Forte Falcone (79m/261ft), to the east, above the lighthouse, Forte Stella (48m/158ft), both originally built in 1548 and later completed by Napoleon. On the seaward side of the square is the simple Villa dei Molini. This is believed to be Napoleon’s official residence, which contains his library. The island offers so much more than just the main city; there’s some incredible wine and several other towns to explore. To help make the most of your visit to the island, we have created the perfect land adventure for you – “Elba Vistas, Villages & Wine”. If neither sparks your interest, you can borrow one of the mountain bikes to explore the island – the recommended route would be to visit Porto Azzuro.


Suites & Staterooms

*Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $183 per guest


Single Supplement for this voyage is 150% 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.


Yachting Land Adventures & Activities

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  • Bonifacio, Corsica - Lavezzi Island by Boat

    Description

    Board the local boat for an unforgettable trip along the extraordinary coastline of Bonifacio. Discover the dramatic sight of the citadel and the upper town; you will get the best perspective of its buildings overhanging the magnificent chalky cliffs which look like they are about to topple into the sea. Onboard the motor boat you will navigate out through the narrow harbor entrance called the Goulet, passed the deep rocky inlets with their clear aquamarine waters and the magical Grotte du Sdragonatu which is entered through a narrow and low passage. The cave with its gloriously colored seabed is a single huge chamber with a hole in the roof shaped like a map of Corsica Further along; reach the Lavezzi Island from which the whole archipelago gets its name and which is formed by a group of small barren uninhabited granite islands located 10km southeast of Bonifacio. One hour will be allocated to enjoy its beautiful shell sandy beaches and azure colored sea and to linger on this island which is classified as a nature reserve since 1982. The island is home to several rare species of wild flowers such as yellow-horned poppy and white sea daffodil. On the way back pass close to the Cavallo Island, pass the Pointe de Sperone and come back through the calanque and the cliffs before reaching the attractive and lively marina in Bonifacio.

    Notes

    May 19, 2020: operates in the afternoon.
    Please note that the entrance into the Sdragonatu Cave is subject to good weather conditions with calm sea. Guests should be advised that there are no hotels, cafes or facilities, nor shade on the Lavezzi Island, so it is essential to travel prepared with a hat, sun tan lotion and water.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    179 (USD)

Prices are per person, in USD. Duration is in hours.


Testimonials

Everything from service to cuisine was first class. It is truly an experience we will never forget-we will return to take another voyage with you. Jerry & Catherine AbnerLebanon, Ohio
A wonderful honeymoon trip with SeaDream. It was an unforgettable experience for us and we recommend your company to all our friends. Thank you very much! Mr & Mrs OVirgin Islands