Western Mediterranean cruise travelers hike among bushy green trees & sandstone before retuning to the Sea Cloud small ship.
Remains of a medieval building half demolished and flooded by the Mediterranean Sea with small sailboats in the background.
Yellow flowering bushes in sun with ancient brick-colored castle high in the distance, seen on cruises around Corsica & Sardinia.
Steep staircase of brick & stone leads up rocky mountainside with turquoise sea below on a sunny day in Sardinia.
Inside Neptune's grotto in Sardinia, Italy with clear pool of water, tan rock & stalagtites & stalagmites.
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Corsica & Sardinia Aboard Sea Cloud

Board the elegant Sea Cloud to circumnavigate two storied, fiercely independent and intriguing islands: France’s Corscia and Italy’s Sardinia. These islands share many historic elements through millennia of empires and civilizations yet maintain their identities and independent attitudes from their governing nations. Stroll through medieval walled cities and old coastal villages. Sip local wine and savor regional seafood dishes. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Sardina’s Su Nuraxi and Corsica’s Calanques de Piana.

Enjoy a wine tasting opportunity and explore one of the largest and most well-preserved Bronze Age stone fortresses, Neptune’s Grotto in Sardinia and karst limestone rock ravines along Corsica. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Su Nuraxi di Barumini, one of the largest and most well-preserved Bronze Age stone fortresses known as nuraghi. Get a taste of Alghero and its surroundings: discover the medieval city, Neptune’s Grotto nestled in Capo Caccia’s peninsula, and Leda’ d’Ittiri wine-tasting estate. See the stunning karst limestone rock ravines of Les Calanques de Piana, one of the region’s most stunning landscapes.

Bask in the comfort and intrigue of the legendary and historic 58-guest Sea Cloud as you sail from Calvi to Bastia and around wild Cap Corse. This vessel of unmatched elegance and grace is a direct descendant of the opulent 30’s. Enjoy her golden age ambiance informally—in casual clothes and in the company of expert historians and naturalists. Sea Cloud’s polished brass capstans and portholes gleam, teak decks glow and interiors shine with Italian marble and carved oak paneling.

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Itinerary

Corsica & Sardinia Aboard Sea Cloud Itinerary

The 11-day Corsica & Sardinia Aboard Sea Cloud itinerary cruises round-trip from Naples, Italy with visits along France’s Corsica and Italy’s Sardinia.

Route map of Corsica & Sardinia Aboard Sea Cloud cruise operating round-trip from Naples, Italy with visits along Corsica's northern & western coasts plus Sardinia's western & southern coasts.
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Day 1
Embark Naples, Italy

Arrive in Naples and transfer from the airport to the legendary Sea Cloud in the afternoon. Cast off from Naples’ active harbor and pass by the rugged coast of the island of Capri at sunset as the ship enters the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
At Sea

Join the expedition leader for a play-by-play description of the crew in the rigging and the action of the setting of square sails, staysails and jibs as the ship shows her full glory. Bask in the comfort and intrigue of this legendary and historic square-rigger—enjoy delicious meals, complimentary drinks and talks by the expedition staff while sailing toward Sardinia.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
Cagliari, Sardinia

Dock in Sardinia’s capital of Cagliari on the south end of the island, dominated by its hilltop medieval Castello. In the morning, drive inland to the archaeological centerpiece of Su Nuraxi in Barumini, which is the most well-preserved of the Bronze Age nuraghi, or stone fortresses, that characterize both Sardinia and Corsica from the enigmatic civilizations that inhabited these islands over 3,000 years ago. Su Nuraxi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest and most well preserved of them all, and the morning will serve as an introduction to the history, culture and landscape of Sardinia. Return to the ship for lunch, and in the afternoon visit the impressive Roman Amphitheater in Cagliari, which is carved into the sloping limestone hill at the edge of the city. Continue to the outstanding National Archaeological Museum in the medieval Castello before taking a walking tour of the old town.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
At Sea & Oristano

Set sail again for the full morning, then enter the large western bay of Oristano to dock for the afternoon. Visit the Archaeological Park of Santa Cristina and Nuraghe Losa before enjoying some local food and entertainment. Dinner is served on board the ship while sailing to the next destination.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
Alghero

Anchor this morning off the northwest medieval city of Alghero, which reveals its historic Catalan influence and is still sometimes referred to as “Barceloneta.” The attractive old town is a joy to explore on foot, as are the protective sea walls. Local guides provide a walking orientation to the old town to start the day. Next, travel to the nearby Ledà d’Ittiri estate for a wine tasting and tour. In the afternoon, take a local boat out to the dramatic Capo Caccia peninsula to visit the colorful and expansive cave of Neptune’s Grotto. Return to the ship and sail by the dramatic cliffs of Capo Caccia in the golden sunset light en route toward Corsica.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
Bonifacio, Corsica

Wake up to the sunrise over the layered cliffs of Bonifacio. Enter the small and spectacular narrow harbor to dock and enjoy the day in one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful towns. Begin with a walking orientation to the Citadel, established by the powerful margraves of Tuscany in the 9th century. The rest of the morning is devoted to enjoying one of the most beautiful towns of the Mediterranean.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
Ajaccioa & Les Calanques de Piana

The rock formations of Ajaccio/Les Calanques de Piana are some of the most stunning natural landscapes in the Mediterranean. Les Calanques de Piana are karst limestone rock ravines that have been shaped by wind and water erosion, and the Calanques de Piana in Corsica are deservedly designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The morning is devoted to this landscape and the delightful town of Piana, set in the midst of this disorienting labyrinth of rock formations.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
Calvi & At Sea

The gorgeous crescent bay, with its narrow white-sand beach and the prominent Genoese citadel, has made the northwest Corsican town of Calvi a renowned summer resort destination for the last century. In the shoulder seasons it is a very pleasant town in a lovely setting to explore on foot, starting at the hilltop citadel with its ethnographic museum and medieval shops and alleys. Work your way back down to the Port de Plaisance waterfront to board the ship. This afternoon, sail north around Cap Corse.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 9
At Sea & Bastia

With hopes for an overnight sail, keep the morning free to continue sailing on the northeast side of Corsica toward the port of Bastia, where the ship will dock for the afternoon. Explore Bastia, made up of the upper Terra Nova citadel and the lower working district of Terra Vecchia with its lively food and fish markets. Or, opt to drive north to explore the wild nature of Cap Corse, which is the protruding mountainous peninsula of north Corsica, before returning for an evening in Bastia.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 10
At Sea

Spend the final full day on the ship, hopefully enjoying her under full sail, reflecting on visits to the unique and extraordinary islands of Sardinia and Corsica, and sorting photos for the evening’s guest slide show of favorite photos contributed by all shipmates.

Accommodations

Sea Cloud: Lindblad

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 11
Disembark Naples, Italy

Disembark in the port of Naples this morning and transfer to the airport for flights home.

Accommodations

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Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard ship; meals as indicated; beer, wine & full bar; excursions; services of expedition leader, historian, naturalist staff and expert guides; all port charges and service taxes; basic WiFi (enhanced and premium packages available for purchase). Gratuities for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens.

Exclusions

Immigration fees; air transportation; extensions; meals not indicated; reserve wines & premium spirits; gratuities for all departures of Delfin II, Endeavour II, Islander II, Venture, Quest, Sea Bird and Sea Lion; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 15% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special payment terms apply for groups of 8 or more, inquire for details. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days – 100% of deposit**
119 to 90 days – 50% of total trip cost
89 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

**Advance payments will be credited in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate which only may be applied towards final payment on any future booking; the certificate does not expire.

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Corsica & Sardinia Aboard Sea Cloud cruise begins and ends in Naples, Italy (NAP). Plan flights to arrive to Naples ahead of embarkation on Day 1 of the itinerary. Plan flights to depart Naples no earlier than 12:30pm on the final day of the itinerary. Arrival and departure times may vary based upon group flights from New York, New York (JFK); inquire with your Adventure Specialist upon booking for details. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page. 

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include historical site visits, tastings, a cooking class, scenic drives, hikes and guided walks.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Children under the age of 18 are eligible for $500 off the double occupancy rate. Skilled staff members trained with National Geographic Education organize activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the guides’ discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

Rates are variable per remaining availability and are subject to change.

May 19 - May 29, 2024
Sea Cloud: Lindblad • 11 days
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May 29 - Jun 08, 2024
Sea Cloud: Lindblad • 11 days
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