Southern Italy

The dramatic Neapolitan Coast with its small towns, pretty gardens and nearby islands offers great shopping and delicious culinary experiences in the midst of sensational scenery, while the stunning Aeolian Islands are one of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secrets.

Itinerary

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  • Stromboli

    Stromboli

    Surrounded by black beaches and little villages, the island draws visitors to witness the dramatic bursts of ash emissions and incandescent lava from its various craters that are still active today.
  • Panarea

    Panarea

    Panarea is the smallest island and the lowest of the Aeolian Islands and offers wonderful anchorages where you can enjoy some watersports or simply sit back and take in the tranquil setting.
  • Naples

    Naples

    Italy's largest coastal city and capital of Campania, Naples boasts a pretty bay that overlooks Capri and Ischia. For those interested in history, day trips can be organised to Pompeii and Herculaneum, cities destroyed by the Vesuvius volcano.
  • Amalfi

    Amalfi

    The tiny port of Amalfi is much loved for its charm and relaxing atmosphere. Explore the narrow, white alleyways with little shops, cafés and restaurants and sample some of the Amalfitana specialties, such as the limoncello liqueur or the pastries.
  • Capri

    Capri

    This fashionable town perched high on a hill can be reached either by a winding road or a funicular railway, offering excellent shopping and views of the coast. The water around Capri is deep and clear, and snorkelling alongside the cliffs is excellent.
  • Positano

    Positano

    The view of the town and coast from the anchorage is stunning. Staged terraces descend towards the sea and houses are in a characteristic cubic shape. Il San Pietro and Le Sirenuse hotels are two of the world's finest and are wonderful for lunch.
  • Ischia

    Ischia

    Immerse yourselves in the hustle and bustle of this busy port. There are bars and restaurants along the waterfront, and excellent shopping in a picturesque setting. There is also the nearby spa town of Sant’ Angelo - a lovely place to enjoy a sundowner.
  • Ponza

    Ponza

    The anchorage here is one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. The town is an authentic Italian port. The water is crystal blue and a tender ride around the island is a must: admire the rock pinnacles and cliffs eroded into shapes over time.
  • Agropoli

    Agropoli

    The home of mozzarella cheese, Agropoli lies along one of the most unspoilt stretches of Italy's coastline.The main gate to the Cilento Coast and its National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and still virtually unknown to tourism.
  • Pompeii

    Pompeii

    A day trip to Pompeii offers a fascinating insight into ancient Roman life. Vesuvius erupted in 79AD covering Pompeii in ash preserving the city exactly as it was on that fateful day. Buildings, architecture and people are frozen in time for an unforgettable experience.
  • Procida

    Procida

    Procida is the smallest island in the Gulf of Naples, and the most unspoilt with its attractive pastel houses, beaches and picturesque views. The word 'Procida' means archaeology and its history centres on the medieval village ‘Terra Murata’ (walled land).
  • Ravello

    Ravello

    The ancient town of Ravello offers spectacular views across the coastline. Walk around and soak in the romance of the palaces, villas and gardens. During the summer classical music concerts are staged in the gardens of Villa Rufolo.
  • Lipari

    Lipari

    Lipari is the main and most populated island of the Aeolians. The white beaches boast water so clear and blue that you might think you are in the South Pacific! The village is charming with little houses and 16 century castle dominating the headland.
  • Cefalu

    Cefalu

    Cefalu is a delightful coastal town with a pleasant beach, winding medieval streets, and charming restaurants overlooking the sea - all ‘watched over’ by the Norman-Arab-Byzantine cathedral, one of the greatest churches of southern Europe.
  • Palermo

    Palermo

    Sicily’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, Palermo is a place of contrasts with elegant, middle-class shopping quarters to the ancient and enchanting old city, divided by winding alleys lined with noisy outdoor markets.
  • Sorrento

    Sorrento

    Nicknamed “La Gentile” because of its mild climate, Sorrento sits on a coastline with extraordinary views, surrounded by hills where vines, olives and high quality citrus fruits grow. Great shops and excellent restaurants make a great lunch time trip!

Sample itinerary

  • Naples Ischia 20 miles
  • Ischia Ponza 45 miles
  • Ponza Capri 60 miles
  • Capri Positano 15 miles
  • Positano Amalfi 8 miles
  • Amalfi Stromboli 120 miles
  • Stromboli Panarea 20 miles
  • Panarea Lipari 20 miles
  • Lipari Cefalu 40 miles
  • Cefalu Palermo 30 miles
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Highlights

  • Anchor off Ponza, a spectacularly beautiful island with cliffs that have been eroded into wonderful shapes, surrounded by crystal clear waters and fascinating blue grottos. It’s authentic, restful, unpretentious and unspoiled.
  • Dine under the lemon trees at Da Paolino, just one of the great restaurants on the legendary island of Capri. The cuisine is sublime and the atmosphere simply magical. It’s a great introduction to the island.
  • Take in a concert in the magnificent gardens of a classical villa in Ravello, a town perched high above the coast above Amalfi. The concerts are staged against the backdrop of sky and sea and offer a memorable evening.
  • 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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