Northern Italy

The Italian Riviera combined with the Tuscan Coast and its off-lying islands is a winning itinerary. Enjoy picturesque bays and ports, then step ashore to find stylish shopping, interesting historical sites and restaurants offering wonderful regional specialities – particularly seafood.


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  • Cinque Terre

    Cinque Terre

    The 5 quaint villages of the Cinque Terre take you back in time and are a charming stop-over. Dotted along 18 km of sheer rocky coastline, the villages are built into the rocks between the beach and the hills, and hold UNESCO World Heritage status.
  • Portofino


    With a decidedly romantic and affluent aura, the little village of Portofino over the years has been ruled by the French, English, Spanish, Austrians, as well as 16th century pirates! Today, its charm and beauty draws people from all over the world.
  • Elba


    Famous for being the island where Napoleon was banished, Elba is framed by crystal-clear waters and boasts sandy beaches, secret green bays and inlets, and steep cliffs. It is simply beautiful, with small fishing villages and castles set on hilltops.
  • Giglio


    Mostly uninhabited, Giglio is known for its unspoilt natural beauty, the crystal clear, emerald coloured waters and beautiful coves. It’s a great place to stop at anchor and watch the spectacular sunsets over the islands of Montecristo and Elba.
  • Portovenere


    A UNESCO World Heritage site, Portovenere's harbour is lined with brightly coloured houses and narrow medieval streets that lead up to a castle. A picturesque church, once the site of a temple to Venus (Venere), is where Portovenere gets its name.
  • Porto Ercole

    Porto Ercole

    This pretty, quaint seaside resort is one of the two main towns on Argentario in Tuscany and enjoys a wonderful buzz during the summer season when the seaside promenade welcomes visitors to stroll by the shops, cafes and restaurants.
  • Rome


    Just 20 km from the coast, Rome offers astounding monuments including the Coliseum, the Forum and the Palatine Hill. Wonderful restaurants, designer shops as well as charming little boutiques await when you’ve had your fill of culture. Unmissable!
  • Punta Ala

    Punta Ala

  • Giannutri


  • Riva di Traiano

    Riva di Traiano

Sample itinerary

  • Portofino Portovenere 35 miles
  • Portovenere Elba 80 miles
  • Elba Punta Ala 20 miles
  • Punta Ala Giglio 30 miles
  • Giglio Porto Ercole 15 miles
  • Porto Ercole Giannutri 15 miles
  • Giannutri Riva di Traiano 40 miles


  • Enjoy a Bellini at the Splendido’s Chuflay Bar in Portofino, overlooking the bustling Piazzetta and the tiny, mythical port beyond.
  • A "man size" island, Elba is like a treasure chest rich in delightful surprises, framed by crystal-clear waters which caress sandy beaches, secret green bays and inlets, or steep cliffs.
  • Visit Giglio, mostly uninhabited it is known for its unspoilt natural beauty, the crystal clear emerald coloured waters, sandy beaches and beautiful coves.
  • Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • Adriatic & Eastern Mediterranean

    Classical history and glorious landscapes are found in this region. They will kindle the spirit of discovery and escapism in you, while you bask in luxury on one of our magnificent yachts.
  • Western Mediterranean

    The appeal of cruising around the world’s most exciting and revered ports in France, Italy, Corsica and Sardinia is unrivalled. No wonder so many of our most seasoned charter clients return again and again to revisit favourite haunts and make new discoveries!
  • Caribbean and Bahamas

    Unrivalled opportunities for snorkelling, diving and fishing, against a backdrop of islands blessed with gorgeous sand and lapped by warm aquamarine water. The virgin seas around the Eastern Caribbean and the Bahamas offer some of the best tropical island cruising in the world.
  • Indian Ocean

    A tempting alternative winter charter destination to the Caribbean. Choose from the equally stunning Maldives or the Seychelles, each with their own unique characteristics, but both offering spectacular beaches and turquoise waters for outstanding snorkelling and diving. The Maldives consist of 26 atolls and hundreds of islets, only 250 of which are inhabited. Charters in the Maldives are not conducted to pre-determined itineraries and your captain will plan a daily programme to match your preferred activities.
  • South Pacific

    With many areas inaccessible to mainstream tourism, discover the true South Pacific and cruise through some of the most beautiful, unspoiled islands imaginable. The locals will welcome and inspire you with their love of music and dance. The South Pacific offers arguably the best diving in the world; a constant warm water temperature means you can spot reef sharks, manta rays, turtles and dolphins often up to 50 metres away. Few seascapes are as evocative of paradise than the coral islands of the South Pacific.
  • South East Alaska

    Lofty glaciers and misty fjords, waterfalls and hot springs, orcas and grizzly bears, sea lions and bald eagles all combine to make Alaska a place for the most amazing adventure and exploration. A cruising experience like no other.
  • Costa Rica

    The unspoiled Costa Rican coastline is teeming with exotic wildlife. Humpback whales play with their calves in the clear water, whilst the jungle interior abounds with howler monkeys and toucans, and thousands of species of tropical animals. The golden beaches are pristine and inshore there are rain forests, national parks, volcanoes, hot springs, horse riding and rock climbing to choose from – an endless array of activities and wildlife. A true natural paradise in every sense.
  • The Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef and Tropical Far North Queensland offer off-the-beaten-track cruising at its most spectacular with outstanding snorkelling, diving and fishing opportunities in an untouched natural environment of extraordinary beauty.
  • Indonesia

    Indonesia is home to over 17,000 islands spanning an area of over 5000km across the equator. With vast differences from island to island, they all have one thing in common and that is a rich and colourful culture where life is regulated by a series of spectacular rituals. The islands of Komodo, a designated World Heritage Site, are blessed with hundreds of secluded beaches, transparent crystal clear waters, and stunning coral reefs waiting to be explored. Home to the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard, you will also find here the most extraordinary cultures where life has remained unchanged for centuries.
  • Norway

    There are tens of thousands of islands across Norway from top to bottom offering stunning views across varied coastlines. Take a helicopter or seaplane ride over the stunning waterfalls and glaciers or try some skiing or reindeer and dog team sleighs. Taste home made cheeses and creams straight from the traditional farms and order private performances of musicians and artists on coastal islands. It’s quite simply a perfect cruising destination.
  • South East Asia

    The Andaman Sea on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula offers ideal cruising conditions. Dramatic limestone landscapes, endless lagoons, lush tropical vegetation and powdery white sand beaches together with the cultural attractions of Thailand and Malaysia guarantee the most unforgettable of journeys.
  • The Red Sea

    A mystical country bursting with culture and beauty, Egypt is a truly unique cruising destination. Sharm el Sheikh, on the Red Sea Riviera, is located at the tip of Sinai and well known for being a paradise for snorkelling and scuba diving. The Red Sea offers a seascape which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and varied in the world, renowned for its rich sea life and teeming with over 2,000 species.

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