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

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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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  • Positano - Positano Highlights and Local Tastings

    Description

    Explore the charms of Positano with a local guide.Visit the cathedral. Walk uphill through the heart of Positano experience its alleyways. Taste 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.
    Return to the tender’s point or remain in the main center 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. Final departure time will be announced on board.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    109 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Positano - Positano Kayak Tour

    Description

    Meet Positano's kayaking outfitters for an exploration of the stunning coastline that awaits. If conditions allow, there is also the chance to enter some of the fascinating sea caves in the area. Based on the preferences, of the group, this Yachting Land Adventure can include stops for swimming, cliff jumping or snorkeling as well.

    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

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    199 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Sorrento (Pompeii) - Gulf of Naples by Helicopter and Amalfi Coast by Sky and Sea

    Description

    The adventure begins with a private car transfer to the helicopter terminal. Fly toward still-active Mt. Vesuvius. Its eruption in 79 AD was responsible for the death of Pompeii. Fly over a lava river that was formed by its last eruption in 1944. Continuing on, view Pompeii, one of the most famous excavations in the world, and Herculaneum, another town destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius. The flight-seeing exploration continues to Naples, to soar over the medieval fortress of Castel Nuovo and Naple's largest square, Piazza Plebiscito. Modeled after Bernini’s St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Piazza Plebiscito is situated near the Royal Palace, San Carlo Opera House, Umberto Gallery, St. Francis Church and Castel Dell’Ovo.

    Then soar over the Dolomitic Cliffs and the picturesque fishing village of Positano and the dramatic Amalfi Coast.

    Land at the promontory to the quaint village of Ravello, which is perched on a 350-foot-high cliff overlooking the Gulf of Naples. Visit the exterior of its ornate cathedral, founded in 1086, which contains two medieval pulpits, Roman sarcophagi and paintings by southern Renaissance artist Andrea da Salerno. Your visit concludes with a stop at Villa Rufolo and the garden that inspired Richard Wagner to develop the magical garden of Kilingsor in the second act of Parsifal.

    Proceed along the Amalfi Coast and enjoy lunch at a deluxe hotel before a drive to Positano to take in the vine-covered stairways and a harbor filled with brightly colored fishing boats. Journey into the town center and discover its beauty and elegant boutiques and seaside cafés.

    End your fantastic trip with a private motorboat ride back to Sorrento, admiring the Coast from the sea.

    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.

    If you wish to guarantee the entire helicopter for a set party, book five spots on this Yachting Land Adventure.

    This Yachting Land Adventure involves walking over uneven surfaces and requires stair climbing. Participants will also be embarking and disembarking vessels that sit low in the water. Therefore it is not recommended for guests with physical limitations. It is recommended that guests dress in casual clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. The operation of this excursion is dependent on prevailing weather conditions. This tour may be operated on the reverse order as required.

    Duration

    8 hour(s)

    Price

    1899 (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
  • Sorrento (Pompeii) - Fascinating Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius Winery Visit

    Description

    Depart with a guide for the drive to Pompeii. Enjoy the panoramic coast of Sorrento with views to the Bay of Naples and the imposing Mt. Vesuvius in the background. Upon arrival at Pompeii, begin a walking tour of the site and relive the city's history. See the impressive forum, great temples, homes, shops and most of the structures that were buried under ash and pumice by the 79 AD eruption of Vesuvius.

    The Pompeii walking tour is followed by a wine and food pairing at a scenic vineyard located on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius. Tour the vineyard to learn about the the uniqueness of Vesuvius slopes, where the rare characteristics of volcanic soil and a marvelous microclimate come together in one of Italy's most amazing wine-producing regions. Visit the cellars for insight into the process by which the grapes are turned into the vintner’s liquid creations.

    Afterwards, savor a light lunch of local specialties and enjoy a Lacryma Christi White, Red and Rose, Aglianico, Falanghina, and Apricot grappa distilled from the grape pips of the vines of Vesuvius.




    Sorrento

    After lunch guests will be driven back to Sorrento. On arrival guests will be free to choose between boarding the mini-coaches to be transferred down the pier or spending some time browsing around the lovely streets of background.

    A vineyard tour introduces you to the geologic conformation of Vesuvius slopes, the rare characteristics of volcanic soil and a marvelous microclimate come together in one of Italy's most interesting wine producing regions. You'll also visit the cellars for insight into the process by which the grapes are turned into the vintner’s liquid creations.

    Afterwards, you'll savor a light lunch of local specialties and enjoy a Lacryma Christi White, Red and Rose, Aglianico, Falanghina, and Apricot grappa distilled from the grape pips from Vesuvius.

    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.

    Duration

    6.5 hour(s)

    Price

    169 (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 and 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

    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 - Costa Smeralda

    Description

    Costa Smeralda, the Emerald Coast is probably one of the most exclusive areas of the Mediterranean and covers more than 80 square km of the coastline and hinterland. It was discovered and developed by the Aga Khan in 1961 and through the years it became the epitome of exclusive, luxury tourism. The natural beauty as well as privacy are well preserved. Your guide will meet you in the port and together you'll drive along the wonderful coast, passing lovely and unpolluted countryside. First you will drive to Baia Sardinia, a small tourist center at the edge of Porto Cervo. Stop near to the church and walk down to the central square and enjoy a wonderful view over the sea. Proceed to San Pantaleo. Stop for a short visit and see the old square and country church around which the village was built at the end of the 19th century. It is one of the places that has not been changed by tourism. Stop at the piazza for a tasting of some local products. Afterwards drive along the elegant sites like the lavish Caladi Volpe, a Moorish style resort and the fantastical white architecture of the luxurious Hotel Romazzino, perched on a hill dominating the bay with its exclusive beach. Once you reach Porto Cervo again, enjoy a short guided visit. Then either stay in town for some shopping or return to your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    Please wear good walking shoes and bring a hat to protect you from the sun.

    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 hour(s)

    Price

    189 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure
  • Porto Cervo Marina, Sardinia - Sardinian Jeep Safari

    Description

    The Emerald Coast is one of the most exclusive areas of the Mediterranean. It covers more than 80 square km of coastline and hinterland. After being discovered by the Aga Khan in 1961, it grew a reputation for exclusive tourism, where natural beauty as well as privacy are preserved.
    Meet a local guide at the port and to drive along the wonderful coast, passing lovely and unpolluted countryside. Points include the panoramic road above the Pevero Gulf with views over the Golf club and Pevero Bay. Drive past the Cala di Volpe hotel and along the off piste tracks with glimpses of the Liscia Ruja beach.
    Climb the hills to San Pantaleo, stop for a short visit and see the old square and country church around which the village was built at the end of the 19th century. It is one of the places that has not been changed by tourism.
    Afterwards drive to the San Giacomo Sanctuary in the hills above the Emerald Coast, here under the peaceful setting, under the olive tress the guests can enjoy a rustic snack of Sardinian produce before returning along dirt tracks and back roads to the Coast once again.
    Once back at Porto Cervo, a central point of the Emerald Coast, return to the ship at leisure.

    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 hour(s)

    Price

    279 (USD)

    Pre-Book Land Adventure

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


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