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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Italy Intensive Cruise

Discover the highlights of the Italian coast and Sardinia in style on this 7-night luxury cruise from the Eternal City of Rome

Luxury Holiday
  • Portoferraio
  • Portoferraio
  • Florence
  • Portovenere
  • Portofino

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Complimentary Two-Cabin Upgrade on Selected 2021 Azamara Cruises! Book by 18 Nov 2020

Italy Intensive Cruise Special Offer

Explore the stunning Italian coast and Sardinia on this exciting voyage, with complimentary AzAmazing event in picturesque Livorno.

Step back in time on a stroll through Porto Torres, overlooked by the ancient Aragonese Tower, before staying late in colourful Portoferraio on the island of Elba. Enjoy an overnight stop in the Tuscan town of Livorno, where an unforgettable evening of opera awaits at the opulent Goldoni Theatre. There is also the opportunity to explore the Renaissance treasures of Florence and iconic sights of Pisa, before cruising to the romantic town of Portovenere. Brightly-coloured houses hug the beautiful harbour, and cobbled streets wind their way to San Pietro Church. The town provided the inspiration for some of poet Lord Byron’s most romantic works.

Admire Santa Margherita’s Piazza Mazzini, lined with pastel-coloured palaces, before cruising to glamorous Monte Carlo.

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Italy Intensive Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 - Civitavecchia (Italy)

Embark your ship in Civitavecchia, gateway to the Eternal City of Rome.

Day 2 - Porto Torres (Sardinia)

Close to the iconic Basilica di San Gavino is Balai Beach, one of Porto Torre's most popular beaches. Archaeology lovers will enjoy Sardinia's mysterious stone Nuraghe, while for avid hikers there is a host of trails which take in deep gorges, verdant forests and cascading waterfalls.

Day 3 - Portoferraio (Italy)

Elba is the Tuscan archipelago's largest island, but it resembles nearby verdant Corsica more than it does its rocky Italian sisters, thanks to a network of underground springs that keep it lush and green. Napoleon was exiled to the island for ten years, and you can learn all about it at the Archaeological Civic Museum. Alternatively, why not climb to the top of Medici Fortress or take the cable car to the peak of Mount Capanne.

Days 4-5 - Livorno

Spend two days in picturesque Livorno, gateway to the Renaissance treasures and museums of Florence, as well as Pisa's famous leaning tower. However, the city has charms of its own, including the canals of La Venezia Nuova (New Venice) and the chessboard-style Terrazza Mascagni promenade. During your time here, enjoy a complimentary AzAmazing evening - an evening of opera at the Goldoni Theatre in the heart of the city. Be entertained by sensational sopranos and a masterful pianist.

Day 6 - Portovenere

The colorful facades and pedestrians-only calata (promenade) make Portovenere the quintessential Ligurian seaside village. Take a stroll along winding cobblestone streets to the beautiful San Pietro Church, which sits upon a site that’s believed to have once been a temple to Venus. Perhaps visit Grotta Dell'Arpaia where poet Lord Byron used to relax. Some of his most romantic works were inspired by Portovenere.

Day 7 - Santa Margherita

See Castello di Santa Margherita, built by the Republic of Genoa as a defense against pirate attacks. In the heart of the city is the main square, Piazza Mazzini, which is lined with colourful palaces.

Day 8 - Monte Carlo (Monaco)

Disembark your ship in Monte Carlo.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Complimentary selected beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, bottled water and speciality tea and coffee
  • Shuttle service to and from ports, where available
  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evening event - an evening of opera in Livorno
  • Butler service for suite guests
  • Gratuities
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers - we can arrange these for you

Cruise Extensions

  • Milan and Lake Como Enjoy a 4-night pre-cruise extension, including a tour of Milan, a stay near Lake Como, a cruise on the lake, a scenic train ride from Milan to Rome, and hotel stay in Rome. Contact us for more details
  • Stay Local in Rome Enjoy a 2-night pre-cruise stay in Rome, with visit to the Vatican Museums and a city tour culminating at the famed Trevi Fountain. Contact us for more details
  • Stay Local in Rome - Extended Enjoy a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Rome, including an exploration by golf cart, a tour of the Vatican Museums and an authentic Roman dinner. Contact us for more details
  • Monte Carlo Enjoy a 3-night post-cruise stay in Paris including a full-day tour, a visit to Claude Monet's home in Giverny, and visit to the Chateau de Versailles. Includes a flight from Monte Carlo to Paris. Contact us for more details
  • Provence Enjoy a 4-night post-cruise stay in Aix-en-Provence at the 5* Le Pigonnet, an 18th-century Provencal manor. Extension includes a walking tour of Aix, wine tastings at Domaine de Nalys and Chateau La Nerthe, and tour of Marseilles. Contact us for more details
  • Stay Local in Monte Carlo Enjoy a 2-night post-cruise stay in Monte Carlo including a drive along the streets that Formula One racers navigate during the legendary Monaco Grand Prix and a visit to Prince's Palace to witness the changing of the guard. Contact us for more details
  • Stay Local in Monte Carlo - Extended Enjoy a 3-night post-cruise stay in Monte Carlo including a drive along the streets that Formula One racers navigate during the legendary Monaco Grand Prix and a visit to Prince's Palace to witness the changing of the guard. Contact us for more details
Map for Italy Intensive Cruise