September 2018

RomePompeiiAmalfi Coast
Isle of CapriSicilyMalta

Discover the intriguing mélange of cultures that flourished in the wake of ancient empires while cruising along the resplendent shores of Malta, Sicily and Italy. This outstanding, custom-designed itinerary showcases the very best of these historic islands and coastal areas where grand civilizations created indelible influence on the land, cities and seas.

Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, state-of-the-art, Five-Star Le Lapérouse, launching in 2018. Le Lapérouse introduces the deluxe and exclusive Blue Eye, the world’s first multisensory underwater lounge. Featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms, this elegant small ship is able to call on ports inaccessible to larger vessels.

This custom-designed itinerary cruises from Rome, Italy, to Valletta, Malta, along two of Europe’s most dramatic coastlines, through the fabled Strait of Messina and the Tyrrhenian and Mediterranean Seas. En route, visit seven impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites and marvel at Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast and the quintessential colorful seaside towns of Positano and Sorrento. Gain insight into the Roman way of life in A.D. 79 at the superbly excavated site of Pompeii and visit the legendary Isle of Capri. Discover Sicily’s storied town of Taormina in the shadow of Mount Etna, as well as the legendary city of Syracuse—once the most powerful city of the ancient Greek world and today an open-air museum of monumental antiquities—and Agrigento’s unforgettable Valley of the Temples. Experience the rich history of Malta, the island nation where St. Paul the Apostle was shipwrecked and the Order of the Knights of St. John, Caravaggio, Sir Walter Scott and Queen Elizabeth II once called home.

Onboard lecturers will further illuminate these ancient cities and islands, medieval ports and scenic landscapes—once coveted territories of the world’s most powerful empires.

This inimitable cruise is popular and an excellent value, provides unique and captivating experiences in several of the most spectacular historical and cultural places in the world. Reserve now while space is still available!

The Travel Program outlined here is subject to the features, final pricing and terms and conditions set forth in the published Travel Program brochure.

Isle of Capri

Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Valletta watchtower, Malta

Valley of Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

St. Peter's Square, Vatican City

Aeolian Islands, Stromboli
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