Italian Cruise Holidays
A European cruise or Mediterranean cruise holiday to Italy is blessed with the style and romance associated with the varied coastline of this stunning country.
Top Cruise Holidays to Italy:
Italy cruise holidays to Civitavecchia (for Rome)
Highlights of the Eternal City of Rome include the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Forum Romanum, the Spanish Steps, the Vatican with the huge St Peter’s Cathedral, the Trevi Fountain and the beautiful Piazza Navona. In Rome you can also wander through exclusive shops and drink an authentic cappuccino in one of the many bustling cafes. Discover the old and the new in Rome on your Italy cruise holiday.
Italy cruise holidays to Venice
One of the most romantic cities in Europe, Venice will delight you with its hundreds of islands, canals and bridges. The main attractions include St Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge, around which you will find numerous shops selling clothes, shoes and the famous Venetian Carnival masks. Don’t come back home from your Italy cruise holiday without some Venetian glasswork… the crystal factories in the Lido are a great place to find it.
Italy cruise holidays to Naples
Naples, in the south of Italy, is a memorable city and a popular world cruise destination where you can visit the Church of Santa Chiara, explore ancient marvels at Pompeii and Herculaneum, or take the chairlift up to Mount Vesuvius. With a short boat ride, you can be in the picturesque island of Capri or the exclusive town of Sorrento. For a very special shopping experience during your Italy cruise holiday, stroll through the bustling local markets where you can find anything that you are looking for.
Italian cruise holidays to Livorno (for Florence and Pisa)
From this Italian port, visit ancient Florence, one of Italy’s finest jewels. Here you can admire the breathtaking scenery as well as glorious Medieval and Renaissance architecture. The city’s main sights are the Uffizi Gallery, home to numerous masterpieces, and the Duomo. In the nearby city of Pisa, witness one of Italy’s most recognised sights, the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Italy cruise holidays to Genoa
Genoa is one of Italy’s most important ports and home to Christopher Columbus. It’s filled with a wealth of historical treasures, including the black and white striped 13th-century Gothic cathedral and Columbus house. From Genoa you can also take a trip out to the nearby Renaissance cities of Florence and Pisa.
Italy cruise holidays to Palermo
Sicily’s capital Palermo is a very charming city. From the Quattro Canti (the intersection of the original four streets of the city) to the beautiful Greek Orthodox Martorana Church, and from great theatres to lush gardens…Palermo offers every visitor on a Italy cruise holiday something to see. For a wonderful panoramic view over the Gulf of Palermo, visit Monreale, which also has a marvellous cathedral with exquisite mosaics.
Italian cruise holidays to Messina
This is the beautiful setting for Shakespeare’s romantic play ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. Soak up the city’s enchanting atmosphere during your Italy cruise holiday in the central square, Piazza del Duomo, where you can see the world’s largest mechanical clock with gilt figures that emerge at 12 noon to re-enact the history of the town. Once you’ve seen Messina, head to nearby Taormina, famous for the Greco-Roman theatre and Mount Etna.
Italy cruise holidays to Sorrento
One of the most well-known international tourist sights, Sorrento, the city of exceptional landscapes where sea and mountain, deep valleys and citrus groves plateaux alternate, is a magnificent place to visit when on a Italy cruise holiday. Discover Sorrento on a luxury cruise and enjoy the hot sun on the beach, or admire the wonderful depths of "Parco Marino", or explore the countless grottoes and archaeological findings on a boat. Sorrento is also the starting point for numberless excursions: Pompei, Paestum, Naples and Vesuvius, Capri and Ischia, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello.
Italy cruise holidays to Alghero
This port is situated in the beautiful island of Sardinia. Here on your cruise holiday to Italy you can discover the city’s fine architecture, the mix of Italian and Catalan influences and the delicious local food. The town's cobbled streets are jammed with boutiques, bars and restaurants. It is the ideal place for relaxation on a stay & cruise holiday.
Italy cruise holidays to Bari
Bari is the capital of the southern Italian region of Apulia. Highlights of the city include the splendid Basilica of San Nicola (Saint Nicholas), the Cathedral of San Sabino (1035 - 1171) and the Swabian castle. Bari is now also one of the major nightlife districts. On your cruise holiday to Italy, visit the Murattiano town to the south (with its stunning promenade on the sea) and the major shopping district in Via Sparano and Via Argiro.