Europe Mediterranean Cruise

Navigating Southern Italy & Coastal Croatia Aboard Sea Cloud II

Navigate from southern Italy to southern Croatia for the transcendent beauty of the Amalfi Coast, Sicily’s storied shores and Croatia’s lost-in-time walled old towns on this 11-day cruise aboard the elegant Sea Cloud II: Lindblad.

Cast off from Naples seeking wind in the square sails while cruising the volcanic Aeolian Islands and the foot of Italy’s boot. As the Tyrrhenian Sea flows into the Ionian and then the Adriatic, discover castles and walled cities, picturesque waterfronts and intricately ornamented churches. There will be ample time at leisure to enjoy the amenities on board and to stroll along the cobblestone streets of UNESCO-designated old towns.

Enjoy numerous highlights along the way. Stand in Taormina’s Greco-Roman Theater, built into a cliff in the third century and still in use today. Spend a day in picturesque Amalfi where pastel clifftop villas have never-ending views of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Discover the living history of UNESCO-designated Diocletian’s Palace, an extraordinary complex in Split that has been consistently occupied for nearly two millennia. And explore the cobblestone streets and markets of medieval towns like Trogir and Hvar.

Sail aboard the spectacular Sea Cloud II: Lindblad, a modern take on an historic sailing ship, carrying up to 94 guests. Her three-masted barque design blends classic tall ship charm with modern comforts for a 5-star sailing experience. Enjoy cruising under sail whenever weather allows, with plenty of social spaces for meeting new friends or enjoying a quiet moment.

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