Cruises in Italy

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There are many options when you go on an Italy Cruise. Whether you want a large ship with all the amenities and many things to do, or you prefer a simple sailboat to yourself, there is something to fit everyone.

Longer Cruises

The larger cruise companies such as Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Cunard and Carnival offer a variety of Italy Cruises. These cruises are longer in duration and offer many destination options. Most Eastern and Western Mediterranean cruises include Italy ports of Rome, Venice, Livorno and many other beautiful places in their itineraries. Most cruise lines visit other Mediterranean destinations like Greece and/or Spain, along with the most popular Italy destinations. These cruises can be easy on the budget and a great way to see a lot while relaxing aboard a ship. No need to worry about hotels, meals and traveling through beautiful cities like Venice, as eerything is handled for you.

A typical nine day cruise might include exploring the sites of Dubrovnik, Croatia, Messina, Sicily, Naples, Civitavecchia (Rome),  Livorno, Monaco  and Barcelona and allows for a couple of peaceful days at sea.

Smaller cruise lines

There are many kinds of sailing vessels that have Italy cruises. Smaller cruise lines do not offer as much variety in itinerary but make up for it in entertainment. Clippers and schooners are more intimate. The options are there for you to choose what kind of an adventure you would like to undertake; the most popular cruises offer a highlighted trip of history, culture and food. You will find that cruise options will also include the African side of the sea. On these cruises you will find stops in Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco. These smaller cruise lines take you to lovely places like Capri, Malta and Sardinia where you will find the warmest weather. These towns offer a tour of beautiful scenery, beaches and  peaceful coastal villages that are far from the activities of the cities.

Yachts and Sails

Not into the large mega ships and want to get closer to the sea? How about seeing Italy from a schooner or a five masted vessel? Companies such as Blue Cruise Yacht Charters  and Paradise Adventures and Cruises offer a variety of sailing yachts in all sizes. You can sail alone or in the company of other cruisers.  They offer sailing options with or without a crew. 

Tall Ships

For a different kind of cruise adventure, try a tall ship. Mighty Fine Cruises offers accommodations on board a royal clipper. This is a great way to explore some of the most picturesque spots imaginable. Enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty while relaxing as you travel the sea under the sails.  

Peak season for Italy Cruises is April to September. Many of the companies offer winter trips venturing to the tropics.

February 17, 2010 new by crrae

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