Civitavecchia (Rome) to Valletta

Civitavecchia (Rome) to Valletta

Jun 6, 2020 to Jun 13, 2020

7 Days

SeaDream II

22023

Wine Voyage
Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Jun 06, 2020 Civitavecchia (Rome),
Italy
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Jun 07, 2020 Bonifacio, Corsica,
France
Morning Late Evening
Jun 08, 2020 Porto Cervo Marina, Sardinia,
Italy
Morning Overnight
Jun 09, 2020 Sorrento (Pompeii),
Italy
Evening Overnight
Jun 10, 2020 Sorrento (Pompeii),
Italy
Evening
Jun 10, 2020 Positano,
Italy
Late Evening Overnight
Jun 11, 2020 Positano,
Italy
Afternoon
Jun 12, 2020 Taormina (Etna) Sicily,
Italy
Morning Afternoon
Jun 13, 2020 Valletta,
Malta
Morning 8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

SeaDream Wine Voyages

Designed to enhance both your culinary and yachting experience. Explore the flavors and history from some of the worlds most renowned wineries. Join us for exclusive wine tastings, followed by a Winemaker’s Dinner: A special menu complemented with top cuvees from the visiting Winemaker.

Program Overview


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.

  • Porto Cervo Marina, Sardinia

    Porto Cervo is an Italian seaside resort in northern Sardinia in an area called the Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast). SeaDream is most likely the only commercial vessel allowed to call to this amazing port of call. There have been several restrictions navigating and calling to ports within the protected national park zone. The best solution rather than anchoring was to get permission to dock next to the other super yachts “stern to” (backing into the pier using the marina platform to access to the port). The village is the main centre of the Costa Smeralda. It was created by Prince Karim Aga Khan and various other investors. The village houses some amazing boutiques, a newsagent, bars, restaurants and supermarkets. Guests like to visit incredible properties such as Cala di Volpe, Patrizza, Romazzino as well as the Pevero Golf Club for some amazing golf and tennis options. SeaDream’s Land adventure takes guests to all the sights of the Costa Smeralda.

  • Sorrento (Pompeii)

    Sorrento is a small town in Campania just south of Naples in southern Italy. It is a highly popular tourist destination which can be reached easily from Naples and Pompeii, as it lies at the south-eastern end of the Circumvesuviana rail line. The town overlooks the Bay of Naples and is considered the key place of the Sorrentine Peninsula. It allows many viewpoints including Naples, Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri and Ischia. The most popular attraction from here and the absolute “must do” would be to visit the Unesco Heritage Site of Pompeii. Other Land Adventure options include a “hands on” cooking class at the Villa Ida and by special request, you can take a speed boat around the peninsula to Nerano to dine at the Quattro Passi. SeaDream provides a shuttle service to transfer guests from the marina to Piazza Tasso (Main square), although several also take the more active route – the stairs. There’s loads of sites and shopping opportunities here as well as great restaurants, cafes and pizzerias. Perhaps we even have a surprise activity for you as well?

  • Positano

    Positano is one of the most picturesque villages along the UNESCO awarded Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana), in Campania, Italy. The town itself is perched on an enclave on the face of a hill and winds down towards the sea. This incredible setting has been enjoyed by writers, movie stars and millions of tourist each year. John Steinbeck visited in the 50's and stated “Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” The movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" and several others have been shot on location here. Besides the incredibly romantic atmosphere, it offers excellent shopping, beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a few world recognized and award winning hotels such as Le Sirenuse and Il San Pietro di Positano amongst others. As large coaches cannot navigate down to the pier, only private arrangements are available here. You can book a very nice sedan or van to take you to the neighboring villages or even to Pompeii. As SeaDream anchors just of the pier, you may have the opportunity to access the yachts marina and water toys (conditions and local approval permitting).

  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily

    SeaDream yachts anchor in the bay of Giardini Naxos and offer fantastic views of recently awarded UNESCO Natural Site of Mt. Etna (2013) as well as Taormina perched on the cliffside. Shuttle bus service has been arranged to transport guests from Giardini Naxos to the entrance gate of Taormina town. For the SeaDream active guests, office led hikes and bike rides could also transport you to Taormina town or continue up to Castelmola which provides amazing views of the surrounding areas. Perhaps the “must do” adventure here would be to ascend Mt. Etna with your fellow SeaDreamers. Kindly check the Land Adventure tab for the specifics. Other options include an incredible and authentic feast at the Godfather Villa. This “SeaDream Exclusive” Land Adventure requires a high minimum to operate, but it’s worth every penny! As we are anchored and if conditions allow, we will offer water sports both in the morning and in the afternoon. Multo Bene!

  • Valletta

    Valletta, The Fortress City, is Malta's capital city: a living, working city, the administrative and commercial heart of the Islands. Valletta is named after its founder, the respected Grand Master of the Order of St. John, Jean Parisot de la Valette. The magnificent fortress city grew on the arid rock of Mount Sceberras peninsula, which rises steeply from two deep harbours, Marsamxett and Grand Harbour. Ottoman forces numbering 40,000 laid siege to the island from May to September 1565, without success. The heavily outnumbered army of 700 knights and around 8000 Maltese regular troops took refuge in the fortified town on the Grand Harbour. Started in 1566, the city of Valletta was completed, with its impressive bastions, forts, and cathedral, in the astonishingly short time of 15 years. The city is busy by day, yet retains a timeless atmosphere. The grid of narrow streets boasts some of Europe's finest art works, churches and palaces. Walking around Valletta you'll come across an intriguing historical site around every corner: votive statues, niches, fountains and coats of arms high up on parapets. Narrow side streets are full of tiny quaint shops and cafes, while Valletta's main streets are lined with larger international branded shops for fashion, music, jewelry and much more.


Suites & Staterooms

*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.


Yachting Land Adventures & Activities

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  • Bonifacio, Corsica - Sartene and Delicacies

    Description

    Discover Sartene, the ultimate Corsican town; full of charm with a history of vendettas, pirate attacks and battles you will explore the alleyways, historic buildings and taste their culinary delicacies on this splendid Yachting Land Adventure.

    Depart the pier in Bonifacio for an approximately 75-minute drive to the Corsican town of Sartene, complete with a striking granite fortress overlooking the beautiful valley of the Rizzanese. En route, take in superb views of the deep blue sea, majestic mountains, red granite rocks and Bonafacio's dramatic cliffs. Continue towards the island's interior and ascend the road leading up to the Lion de Roccapina, a naturally carved rock with ruins on top that looks like a lion wearing a crown whilst laying down. Proceed past small countryside villages highlighted by tall, austere granite houses and vast expanses of vividly-colored macchia bushes.

    Built on a promontory, the town of Sartène, has many houses built directly into the rocks. Sartène has been the scene of vendettas, pirate attacks and battles against Genoese occupiers during the Middle Ages, and therefore is known as the 'most Corsican of Corsican towns'. Upon arrival, visit the Church of St. Maria, which houses the hood, chain and cross used in the Good Friday Procession by one of the local sinners. Afterward, take a guided stroll through the narrow, paved streets with numerous balconies, steep steps, arcades and private passageways.
    Then proceed to a local restaurant for a tasting of Corsican wine and delicacies followed by some free time to explore the town and browse the shops at your leisure. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 75-minute drive back to the pier with your waiting SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    May 20, 2020: operates in the morning.
    Proper attire is required to enter the cathedral; shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted. On Sunday mornings, church holidays and during weddings, tour groups are not allowed inside churches during services. Guests may have a chance to visit the church independently. The tour sequence may vary. Corsican roads are winding, so this tour is not recommended for people suffering from vertigo or car sickness. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    3.45 hour(s)

    Price

    179 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • 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)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Positano - Positano Highlights and Local Tastings

    Description

    Explore the charms of Positano on this informative walking Yachting Land Adventure. Meet your local guide at the pier and set off for a discovery of Positano’s colorful streets, shops and highlights. Walking uphill, you will travel through the heart of Positano, visit the cathedral, experience its quaint alleyways and see some famous scenic photo locations. Along the way you will also taste freshly made local products in Positano's markets and local bars. Then, proceed to a sandal shop and see Positano's elegant sandals being made right before your eyes. Afterward the adventure ends at the tender pier to rejoin the yacht; or you may wish to remain in the center of town for independent exploration.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. This Yachting Land Adventure only operates in the afternoon to avoid the morning congestion in Positano. Final departure time will be announced on board.

    Duration

    2.5 hour(s)

    Price

    109 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Positano - Kayaking Positano’s Coastline

    Description

    Hop aboard an ocean kayak for a fun coastal experience checking out the sea caves and cliffs off the coast of Positano. Meet your professional kayaking outfitters at the pier and get geared up for an exploration of this stunning coastline. If conditions allow, there may be opportunities to enter some of the fascinating sea caves in the area. Based on the preferences of the guests on this Yachting Land Adventure you may also stop for swimming, cliff jumping or snorkeling.

    Notes

    Destinations visited are depending upon weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed. Maximum weight limit for a double kayak is 460 pounds and for a single kayak is 265 pounds. Participants should be able to swim and wear your swimsuit under your clothes if you plan to swim,bring a towel, hat and wear sunscreen.

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    199 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Sorrento (Pompeii) - Pompeii Then and Now with Vesuvius Vineyard Visit

    Description

    Travel through the scenic Sorrento Coast to the ancient city of Pompeii. Experience an in-depth exploration of this ancient city with the aid of special augmented reality glasses to view the city as it was then and with your own eyes - how it is now. Afterward travel to a nearby vineyard on Mt Vesuvius for a delicious light lunch experiencing the wines and local products from the region.

    Departing the tender area, you will take a small shuttle to larger coaches and start your travel to the ancient city of Pompeii passing the still active volcano - Mount Vesuvius. A flourishing civilization, buried for 1,700 years, Pompeii is possibly the most famous excavation site in the world. It has been brought to life again through the new technology of augmented reality. Now you can see how the citizens of the greatest empire the world has ever known actually lived and loved, worked and played, ate and drank and died. Special headsets will be provided in order to show Pompeii as it once was - you are immersed in a 3D world of ancient Pompeii where history comes to life right before your eyes!  At each point of interest, you will put on your headset and experience at the same time how that site used to be 2,000 years ago and how it is now.

    Following the virtual discovery of the ancient city of Pompeii, you will reboard the coach and travel to a beautiful winery located on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius for a delectable wine and food experience. A tour of the vineyard introduces you to the geologic content of the Vesuvius slopes. The rare characteristics of volcanic soil and a marvelous micro-climate come together in one of Italy's most interesting wine producing regions. Visit the cellars for insight into the process by which the grapes are turned into the vintner’s liquid creations. Here you will savor a light lunch of local specialties and enjoy a Lacryma Christi White, Red and Rose, Aglianico, Falanghina, and Apricot grappa distilled from the grapes from Vesuvius. When you return to Sorrento, you have an option to remain in the main part of Sorrento to further explore this area; or rejoin the shuttle transfer back to the lower tender pier and your awaiting yacht.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change.
    This Yachting Land Adventure involves walking on uneven pathways. Sun hats and low-heeled, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

    Duration

    6.5 hour(s)

    Price

    189 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Sorrento (Pompeii) - Cheese and Wine Tasting at Michelin 4 Passi

    Description

    Drive through the hills of Sorrento with photo stops of the stunning views before arriving at the Marina Del Cantone Bay where the famous Michelin Restaurant Quattro Passi is located. The narrow road winds along the side of rocky cliffs overlooking the sea and offers breath-taking vistas of Sorrento Bay. Upon arrival at the restaurant, you will be welcomed by an expert sommelier, who will draw upon his own expertise to reveal their authentic wines, belonging to one of the most exclusive restaurants in the area. Located between Capri and Positano, the Restaurant "Quattro Passi" is dug out of the tufa rock and well stocked with the finest Italian and International labels. The unique setting, the libations and gourmet cuisine will fascinate you. Savor a taste of bruschettas accompanied by various types of local cheeses and wines. After the tasting, reboard the coach to return to Sorrento where for independent exploration or return directly to the ship.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board.

    Guests must be able to walk approximately 300 yards over even surfaces with steps to board the coach and to enter the cellar.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    129 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily - Viagrande & Benanti Winery

    Description

    Enjoy the unique scenery of the greatest European volcano and enjoy a visit plus wine tasting at one of the best known vineyards in the region. The excursion begins with a brief drive through the town of Naxos, founded by Greek colonizers in 8th century BC.

    Ride along the flanks of Mt Etna and continue to the village of Viagrande, situated on a hill on the slopes of Mount Etna. Viagrande is famous for being mentioned in the first novel (“Nedda”) of the Sicilian writer Giovanni Verga.

    This village is also known for its vineyards and especially for its gastronomic traditions. The tour continues to the Benanti Winery Monte Serra estate for a sample of several the winery's finest vintages, paired with tastings of local cheese, sun-dried and fresh tomatoes, green and black olives, salami and bruschetta. The winery visit also includes the vineyard and the historical oak barrel room.

    From Benati Winery, ride back down to Naxos pier where the SeaDream yacht awaits.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    189 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Taormina (Etna) Sicily - Ascent of Mt. Etna

    Description

    Board 4x4 vans for an ascent of the greatest European Volcano - Mt. Etna. Admire the unique volcanic scenery and at the base of the crater an alpine guide will escort you to the peak of the craters edge for a magnificent view!

    Depart from the port for a dramatic drive via air-conditioned motor coach to the slopes of Europe's largest active volcano. The road winds its way through small villages, lemon groves, orchards, vineyards, chestnut and pinewoods. Gradually encounter the hardened lava fields scattered with volcanic cones. Enjoy the view from the Silvestri Craters located at an altitude of 6200 feet and surrounded by hardened lava flow. Appreciate this eerie, unique scenery and travel to the next level by cable car.

    Finally, board 4x4 vans for the drive to the base of the crater, to meet Alpine guides who lead the twenty-minute walk up as close as possible to the crater's edge. Then it's back down, winding through the fields and villages for a return to Taormina and the SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board.

    Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, as some of the uphill walking will be on loosed volcanic shingle.

    Also, it is important to bring a warm jacket, as the wind on top of the mountain can be strong and cold.

    Duration

    5.5 hour(s)

    Price

    255 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Porto Cervo Marina, Sardinia - La Maddalena Archipelago by Rib Boat

    Description

    Hop onboard your private rib boat departing from Porto Cervo for an up-close exploration of the La Maddalena Archipelago. This destination is a National Marine Park and Protected Marine area famous the world over for the crystal-clear waters, uniquely shaped granite rocks, white sandy beaches and its pristine natural environment.

    Departing directly from the Pier, you board the rib boat and arrive on La Maddalena Island for a short walking tour of the historic center and coffee break. After the island orientation, you will reboard the rib boat and travel to Spargi Island, third largest in the archipelago. This uninhabited island is a fantastic spot to stop for a swim, admiring the beauty of the unique ]granite boulders and idyllic beaches.

    Then sail towards Caprera Island for a second possibility to stop and plunge into the crystal azure waters of a hidden bay or stunning sandy beach. Reflect on the beautiful La Maddalena Archipelago as you cruise back to the pier and the SeaDream yacht in the harbor.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures. This adventure has limited capacity and we encourage you to prebook to avoid disappointment. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. This adventure is based upon weather, wind and sea conditions. Final departure times will be published on-board. Please wear your swimsuit under comfortable clothing and bring a towel and wind jacket as the open water can be cooler than expected.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    349 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Porto Cervo Marina, Sardinia - Wines of Sardinia

    Description

    Discover the beautiful and unforgettable region of Gallura in Sardinia where the unique Vermentino vine is grown since the last 18th century on this in-depth wine escapade. Vermentino di Gallura is the characteristic DOCG wine grown only in the north eastern corner of the island.

    The guide will meet you at the port and escort you to the vehicle. Drive along the scenic coastline, on the way to a prominent winery of the region for an in-depth cellar tour and private wine tasting. Upon arrival at the modern and award-winning winery, nestled between the vines and surrounded by the granite peaks of the mountains and Mediterranean; the winery sommelier will educate you further on these exceptional and popular Sardinian wines. There is also an opportunity to visit the important vineyard which has a unique terroir characterized by granite rocks smoothed and shaped by the wind and water, with a dense and typical Mediterranean scrub.

    See the production area, the cellars with the wooden barrels where some of the different types of wines are aged. Inside the winery, your guide and the winery sommelier will explain the wines being tasted and the food that can be pared best. There will be some free time to enjoy the relaxed ambience and panoramic views, browse the boutique, view the art gallery or just sip another glass of wine before returning to the yacht at Porto Cervo.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    195 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure

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


Testimonials

... we were again thrilled and enjoyed the same high as was the case in both previous sails. Peter & Liz CulnaneBrisbane, Australia
Exceptional food. Interesting menu options. A delight every lunch & dinner. Mrs Lydia Watson PinneyMidland, Michigan