Europe Mediterranean Cruise

Northern Italy Under Sail: Genoa, Pisa & the Amalfi Coast Aboard Sea Cloud II

On this 8-day Italian Riviera cruise, travel between Nice and Naples for maritime museums, beautiful harbor fronts and well-preserved waterfront towns. Pisa and Elba have many offerings beyond the famous leaning tower and sites related to Napoleon, and an Amalfi Coast cruise does not disappoint with vistas of legendary villa-covered hills overlooking the azure Tyrrhenian Sea.

Shipbuilders, explorers, merchants and fishermen—the people of the northern Italian coast have been intricately linked to the sea for many generations. Ligurian cities like Genoa, an important port and birthplace of Christopher Columbus; and Camogli, known as The City of a Thousand Sails for its impressive shipbuilding history, proudly display their maritime heritage.

Along this Amalfi Coast cruise, take in various high points. In Pisa, see the iconic Leaning Tower, part of a complex of medieval architectural masterpieces. In Genoa, discover cultural treasures like the Strada Nuova and the stunning Cathedral of San Lorenzo, believed to hold the relics of St. John the Baptist. On Elba Island, explore the fortified town of Portoferraio and Napoleon’s villa. And spend time in Amalfi, the crown gem of the storied Amalfi Coast.

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 Italian Riviera cruise. 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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