Europe Mediterranean Cruise

Sailing The Ancient Shores of Sicily & Malta

Discover the alluring islands of Sicily and Malta from the romantic tall ship Sea Cloud. For 11 days, set sail on a journey steeped in culture, history and cuisine. Step into the past among cities and temples left behind by the Romans, Greeks, Carthaginians and prehistoric peoples—to name just a few. From Taormina to Gozo, wander through charming towns where modern-day life thrives amid glorious vestiges of ancient civilizations, and challenge your conceptions of Italian cuisine as you taste Sicily’s take on pizza, pastries and wine. Visit four UNESCO World Heritage sites: Agrigento, Siracusa, the Aeolian Islands, Malta’s megalithic temples, and enjoy views of a fifth—Mount Etna.

Sail the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean, Tyrrhenian and Ionian Seas. Explore enchanting piazzas and winding alleyways of picturesque towns from Lipari to Taormina and Ortigia. Visit an array of UNESCO World Heritage sites, from Greco-Roman ruins in Siracusa and Agrigento to the ancient temples of Ġgantija. Experience Sicily’s unique cuisine at a wine tasting in Marsala, at Erice’s renowned Pasticceria Maria Grammatico and at a private lunch in a historic castle near Taormina.

Discover the romance of tall ship sailing aboard the legendary 58-guest Sea Cloud, a vessel of unmatched elegance and grace and 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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