Discover the intriguing mélange of cultures that flourished in the wake of ancient empires on this exclusively chartered cruise to the resplendent shores of Italy, Sicily and Malta. Cruise for seven nights from Rome, Italy, to Valletta, Malta, aboard the newest Five-Star expedition ship, Le Bougainville, launching in 2019 with only 92 Suites and Staterooms, each with a private balcony, and featuring the extraordinary Blue Eye, the world’s first multi-sensory underwater observation lounge. This outstanding, custom-designed itinerary features the very best of this historic region at the most ideal time of year, affords you the unique opportunity to travel with a small, intimate group and showcases seven UNESCO World Heritage sites. Marvel at Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast and the colorful seaside town of Sorrento. Gain insight into Roman life of A.D. 79 in the superbly excavated town of Pompeii. Discover Sicily’s storied town of Taormina, the legendary city of Syracuse and Agrigento’s majestic Valley of the Temples. Experience the rich history of Malta, the island nation where Saint Paul was shipwrecked. Rome Pre-Cruise and Malta Post-Cruise Options are available.
Day 1 Depart the U.S.
Day 2 Rome, Italy/Civitavecchia/Embark Le Bougainville
Day 3 Sorrento for Pompeii
Day 4 Sorrento for Amalfi Coast and Positano/ Island of Capri
Day 5 Cruise past Stromboli/ Naxos, Sicily, for Taormina
Day 6 Syracuse
Day 7 Porto Empedocle for Agrigento
Day 8 Valletta, Malta
Day 9 Valletta/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.