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Amalfi Coast, Tuscany & Italian Riviera

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Discover the lesser known delights such as a walk along the coast on Minorca or Genoa’s hidden squares.

Could there be anything more romantic than Italy, steeped in history and with an abundance magnificent scenery? Well, try arriving by ship! Capri, the Colosseum, the Cinque Terre – just some of the unique places this cruise visits on the Italian Peninsula.

 SHORE WALKS AND EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS:

 Sorrento - A short boat journey off the coast from Sorrento lies Capri. A local guide shows us the ruins of Tiberius’ Villa, the exquisite Axel Munthe villa, a showpiece for classical art and sublime views, and the tiny lanes and alleyways which emanate from Capri town.

 Naples - See Naples and die, they used to say, in the days when it was the culmination of the Grand Tour. We combine time in this fascinating city with a local guide with a guided visit to Pompeii, in the shadow of mighty Vesuvius.

 Amalfi - This ancient seafaring town is the home of the sailor’s compass. Besides time in Amalfi itself we visit Ravello, high in the hills, and its two exquisite villas of Cimbrone and Rufulo, which will be glorious in May.

 Rome - We don’t need to imagine walking from the Piazza Navona past the Pantheon to the Trevi Fountain, or through the Forum to the Palatine Hill and the Colosseum… come on this cruise and we can actually do it!

 Livorno - From this port on Italy’s west coast we visit Pisa, with its amazing Leaning Tower, and the less visited gem of Lucca, home of Puccini.

 Portofino - We visit the town famed for its beautiful location, and for celebrity weddings. We also walk along the coast to the town of Santa Margherita Ligure.

 Genoa - Hometown of Christopher Columbus. A local guide escorts us around the medieval and baroque old town. We stroll the narrow lanes, bringing us across unique old shops from the 1800s. See San Lorenzo Cathedral and the ‘piazzette’ where the most important Genoese families had their homes and take the elevator above the city to enjoy panoramic views.

 Cartagena - In the Spanish province of Murcia, this is a city where we can peel back the layers of over 2000 years of history.  We explore the city and walk a section of the coastal path.

 Lisbon -A local guide takes us through the narrow, cobbled streets of the Old Town's romantically named districts.

 Vigo - Situated on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, and with one of the world’s finest natural ports, we tour the Galician gems of Vigo and Baiona with a local guide.


Holiday Highlights

  • The beautiful gardens of the Villas Rufolo and Cimbrone in Ravello with views along the Amalfi Coast
  • A day seeing the sights of Ancient and Renaissance Rome
  • A day on the island of Capri
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

    A shore visit programme organised by us and led by your tour leader. Almost all transport costs for our walking and sightseeing programmes from the ports visited. Occasionally there may be an optional museum entrance or cable car fare to pay for locally. Details are in our Holiday Information Sheets.

    Walking tours with local guides around many of the cities we visit.

    Tips to the restaurant staff on the ship – we ask you to tip your cabin staff, however.

    A full on board entertainment programme including stage shows, ship’s band and musicians, comedy and guest speakers. You can enjoy as much or as little as you choose.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.



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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Boudicca

Named after the British warrior Queen, Boudicca offers a sense of timeless elegance not seen or experienced on modern 'megaships'. The emphasis is on providing an intimate and more traditional cruise experience. Up to 880 guests can cruise aboard Boudicca, and the ship has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment of the ship's suites, bedrooms, restaurants, lounges and facilities.

View the deck plan for Boudicca

Boudicca's bars and lounges feature comfortable seating, ample space and are open throughout the day, so you'll always find somewhere to unwind, marvel at ever-changing scenery and enjoy a range of fantastic entertainment. You can also indulge in luxurious coffees and chocolates at the Bookmark Café, sip a cold beer or refreshing cocktail in the sunshine at the Marquee Bar; or enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea accompanied by spectacular views at the Observatory.  If you’re feeling more active, take a dip in one of the three heated pools, visit the fully-equipped Fitness Centre, join a class or walk a mile around the Lido Deck's open promenade 

On board facilities also include two swimming pools, a fitness centre including a sauna, steam room and beauty salon, two sun decks, Jacuzzis, several lounges and bars, a card room, small casino, library, coffee shop, internet room and restaurants. The ship has a medical centre, a boutique, a shop where you can buy essentials such as sun cream or toiletries, and there is also a self service laundrette and ironing room on board.

All guest cabins are are equipped with climate control, an interactive smart TV, hairdryer, desk, phone, fridge (which can be stocked as a mini-bar) and tea and coffee making facilities as standard.  Allocated cabins will be an inside cabin unless you have paid a supplement to upgrade. 

Your cabin steward will keep your cabin in immaculate condition, replacing any linen or towels as or when required. Separate towels are provided for poolside use. Boudicca operates a satellite telephone system, with telephones in each cabin, and personal mobile phones enabled for international roaming should work on board. The voltage on board the Boudicca is supplied at 220 volts (requiring a continental style 2-pin plug).

Payment on board is in Sterling, and a credit account system is operated on board allowing purchases to be charged to your account which must be settled at the end of your cruise.