Variety Voyager
La Dolce Vita ! From Naples to Malta
Lipari
Syracuse Harbour, Sicily
Taormina
Gozo, Malta
Gozo Swimstop, Malta
Valetta, Malta
Bridge Sun Deck
La Dolce Vita ! From Naples to Malta
Variety Voyager Indoor Dining Area Upper Deck
Main Lounge Riviera Deck
Buffet area
Voyager Massage Room
Variety Voyager Fitness Deck
Variety Voyage at sunset

La Dolce Vita ! From Naples to Malta

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Regular price
$6,095.00
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$6,095.00

IMPORTANT NOTE
 Port Taxes of approximately EUR490 per person are additional to the cruise prices above.

2025 EARLY BOOKING SPECIAL OFFER
10% Early Booking Discount on all 2025 departures
Valid for bookings made by 30 September, 2024
special conditions apply - special offers do not apply to Cabin Cat OS-Owner's Suite
La Dolce Vita ! From Naples to Malta on M/Y Variety Voyager
Saturday departures
7 Nights/8 Days · from Naples to Valetta
 
2025 Departure Dates - M/Y Variety Voyager
May: 24 | June: 14 | July: 19 | August: 16
 
Introduction:
Embark on your journey from charming Naples, the birthplace of pizza, and venture to the stylish island of Capri, adored by glamorous celebrities and global jetsetters. In Sicily, explore the captivating streets of Taormina, steeped in secrets and tales, as well as the bustling Corso Umberto, a cosmopolitan hub boasting the boutiques of renowned fashion designers. Ascend Mount Etna, an active volcano, visit the filming locations of "The Godfather" in Catania, then journey on to Malta. Discover UNESCO's cultural heritage sites, including the uniquely beautiful city of Valletta, and the ancient megalithic monuments of Gozo, dating back 5500 years.
 
Highlights include: Naples - Capri island - Lipari – Taormina – Catania – Syracuse – Gozo- Valetta

Day 1: Naples, Italy 

Embarkation at the scenic port of Naples begins promptly at 14:00. After the essential safety drill conducted by the dedicated VARIETY CRUISES crew, join the crew for a delightful welcome cocktail and dinner. Spend the night in Naples, marking an enchanting start to your cruise adventure.

Day 2:  Capri Island

Your morning journey, set against the stunning backdrop of the Tyrrhenian Sea, brings you to the illustrious island of Capri. With its breathtaking vistas, azure skies, and perfect climate, Capri is truly the "jewel" of the Bay of Naples. Upon anchoring, join the optional half-day excursion on the island. In the late afternoon, bid farewell to Capri and set sail for Lipari. Before dinner, participate in one of the most popular onboard events: the Cocktail Demonstration. Led by the skilled Bar Manager, this hour-long session features the creation of two signature cocktails, complete with recipes to recreate at home! Overnight at sea.

Day 3: Lipari Island (Aeolian Island) 

After a delightful breakfast, your ship anchors at Lipari, the largest gem of the Aeolian Islands. Renowned for its rich mythology and stunning landscapes, Lipari beckons with irresistible charm. Join the optional half-day Lipari tour, commencing from the pier. A scenic coach ride takes you to Quattrocchi for panoramic views of the Aeolian archipelago, then to Quattropani with its picturesque church and mesmerising vistas of the island of Salina. Continue to a Spanish-built castle, once an ancient necropolis, now home to a cathedral and museum brimming with artifacts dating back to prehistoric and ancient Greek and Roman eras. After the tour, spend free time in the village for lunch on your own. The afternoon is yours for personal exploration and relaxation. Dinner awaits you back on board! Bid farewell to Lipari around midnight, setting course for the enchanting shores of Taormina. Overnight at sea.

Day 4: Taormina, Sicily 

In the morning, arrive at the captivating shores of Taormina. Join the optional tour to explore its charming narrow alleyways, where every corner reveals tales of history and culture. Explore the fifteenth-century Palazzo Corvaja, and marvel at the remarkable Greek amphitheatre renowned for its exceptional acoustics. Take a leisurely stroll along Corso Umberto, a bustling pedestrian street adorned with upscale boutiques, offering a glimpse into Taormina’s cosmopolitan charm, often likened to the "Sicilian Saint Tropez." Lunch is at your leisure, allowing time for personal exploration and culinary delights. At 7:30pm, join the included Wine Tasting Experience, during which you will experience a beautiful selection of Italian and Greek wines, preparing your palate for your four-course dinner on board. Return to the ship for dinner as you anchor for the night, surrounded by the enchanting beauty of Taormina.

Day 5: Catania, Sicily

Set sail from the enchanting Taormina in the early hours, bound for Catania. Following a hearty breakfast, seize the opportunity to join the optional full-day excursion to Mount Etna; Embark on a journey through the diverse landscapes shaped by the majestic force of nature, from bustling towns to verdant citrus orchards, sprawling vineyards, and ancient lava fields. Delve into the region’s reach volcanic history and folklore as you traverse picturesque villages. Ascend 2000 meters above sea level, where you can leisurely stroll around the awe-inspiring Silvestri craters or indulge in the flavours of the land with local delicacies like honey. The tour ends with a final stop at a renowned winery nestled on the modern slopes of Mount Etna. Immerse yourself in the rich aromas and flavours of Sicily’s bountiful terroir as you sample exquisite wines crafted with passion and expertise.

Day 6: Syracuse, Sicily

Upon your early morning arrival in Syracuse, immerse yourself in the allure of the “White City” after a satisfying breakfast. Opt in to the optional guided tour, offering a deeper insight into Syracuse’s rich history and cultural treasures. Lunch arrangements are left to your discretion, allowing you to savour local flavours at your own pace. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, whether you choose to wander the charming streets, relax by the seaside, or delve into Syracuse’s captivating past. Before dinner, your chef will share with you the recipe for the Pesto a la Trapanese dip so that when you are home you can add it to your drinks parties and remember your delightful moments! Tonight, you are invited to the Captain’s Italian Night Dinner with delicious Italian dishes and Italian Music. At around midnight, bid farewell to Syracuse and set sail for the enchanting shores of Gozo Island.

Day 7: Gozo and Valetta, Malta 

Morning arrives with the enchanting entry to Malta’s beloved Gozo Island, famed for its awe inspiring Ggantija temples. These remarkable structures, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stand as some of the oldest free-standing megalithic monuments worldwide, their origins tracing back an astonishing 5500 years. Embrace the opportunity for a revitalizing morning swim in the serene waters of Malta before your noon arrival at Gozo Island. Here you will have ample time to explore the island’s treasures and arrange for a delightful lunch at your leisure. Should you require assistance with airport or hotel transfers, your dedicated Cruise Manager will be on hand to assist you. As the afternoon unfolds, bid farewell to Gozo Island and set course for Valetta, the majestic capital of Malta. Indulge in a delectable dinner served on board as you journey through the tranquil waters!

Day 8: Valetta, Malta

You will reach Valetta early in the morning. Spend one last relaxing breakfast with your co-travellers before disembarking.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private facilities & air conditioning
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one meal daily including a Welcome Cocktail, a Captain’s Italian Night dinner, fun BBQ (weather permitting)
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water available all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)
  • English Speaking Cruise Escort

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

  • International airfares
  • Beverages (except those mentioned above)
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements (shore excursions are proposed and arranged on board by the tour leaders)
  • Crew tips
  • Wi-Fi (available at a charge)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Port Taxes and Fuel surcharges
  • Porterage
  • Departure taxes
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

NOTES:

It is possible to combine the Naples to Malta-La Dolce Vita Itinerary with the Malta to Naples-Sicilian Sunsets and Amalfi Delights itinerary for a full tour of Sicily.  Contact us for special discounts available.

Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Variety Cruises and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 Beaufort or more depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not automatically entitle passengers to any refunds, but Variety Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.

THE M/Y VARIETY VOYAGER - MEGA YACHT -  View the M/Y Variety Voyager
The 68-meter / 36 cabin Variety Voyager was launched in 2012. This sleek high-tech looking Mega Yacht complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations.
 
GENERAL INFORMATION:
Length: 68 m
Launched: 2012
Cabins: 36
Capacity: 72 passengers
Crew: 32


Imagine your floating home on board the sleek, contemporary state of the art Mega Yacht that sails the seas under the name VARIETY VOYAGER, waving her flag through the wind. Discover the world by sea at 13 knots per hour, in her un-rushed pace, one island or seashore at a time. Variety Voyager loves to seduce her select 72 guests with her sleek lines and ample deck space redefining what yachting was meant to be. Warm fabrics, rich marbles, axminster carpeting, and soft tones wood-paneling are just some of the elements that define her essence. 360º views of unobstructed ocean are your eyes’ canvas painted with ocean blue and deep green mountains. Mingle with like-minded travelers in our public areas, enjoy a moment to yourself in our ample deck space, or retreat to your cabin sanctuary all offering windows or portholes connecting you with Mother Nature’s wonders.

CABIN SPECIFICATIONS:
The 68-meter Mega Yacht Variety Voyager accommodates up to 72 guests in 36 cabins. 28 cabins are located in the Main and Lower Decks, and 8 staterooms sizes range from 16-20 m². Cabins at the Lower deck feature two oversized portholes and cabins at the Main and the Upper deck feature large windows. All cabins have individually controlled air-conditioning and ventilation, mini-fridge, flat-screen TVs and DVD players. Bathrooms are finished with warm marble and Corian materials.

Category C Lower Deck

Double or Twin Beds

The Category C cabins are located on the lower deck offering oversized twin port holes, bathrooms with marble floors as well as Glass and Corian showers. The cabins are equipped with individually controlled A/C, TV with DVD player, mini-fridge, safe deposit box, deluxe toiletries and bathrobes.

Category B Lower/Main Deck

Double or Twin Beds

The Category B cabins are located on the lower and main deck offering oversized twin port holes (lower deck) or small double windows (main deck), bathroom with marble floors as well as Glass and Corian showers. 7 of the 11 cabins offer flexible bedding configuration. The cabins are equipped with individually controlled A/C, TV with DVD player, mini-fridge, safe deposit box, deluxe toiletries and bathrobes.

Category A Main Deck

Double or Twin Beds

The Category A cabins are located on the main deck offering double windows, bathroom with marble floors as well as Glass and Corian showers. 9 of the 11 cabins offer flexible bedding configuration. The cabins are equipped with individually controlled A/C, TV with DVD player, mini-fridge, safe deposit box, deluxe toiletries and bathrobes.

Category P Upper Deck

Double or Twin Beds

The Category P cabins are located on the upper Infinity Deck offering double windows, all finished with marble throughout the bathrooms and more luxurious fabrics and special amenities. All cabins offer flexible bedding configuration while 4 of the 7 include an extra sofa bed. The cabins are equipped with individually controlled A/C, TV with DVD player, mini-fridge, safe deposit box, deluxe toiletries and bathrobes.

Owner's Suite Upper Deck

Double Bedded Cabin

The Owner's Suite is located on the upper Infinity Deck offering 2 x double windows and is the largest cabin of the vessel. The Owner's Suite offers flexible bedding configuration as well as an extra sofa bed. The cabin is finished with marble throughout the bathroom and luxurious fabrics and finishings and special amenities. The Suite is equipped with individually controlled A/C, TV with DVD player, mini-fridge, safe deposit box, deluxe toiletries and bathrobes.

Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members. Service will be attentive or unobtrusive according to your requirements and priority is always given to the safety and comfort of passengers.

Organised excursions are available for most ports of call and can be pre-booked or reserved 24 hours in advance.

LIFE ON BOARD

MAIN LOUNGE
Located on the Main deck, right off the reception area, the Main Lounge is gracefully designed and finished with wood panels. There is ample seating space for moments of pleasure or relaxation and modern AV equipment for presentations. The mini library, just off the Main Lounge, offers a variety of books and magazines.

DINING ROOM
Located on the Upper deck, the glass enclosed dining room seats 75 and allows for spectacular views around you, while dining in an elegant environment. It extends to the adjacent open deck dining room, also seating 50 passengers and allowing for breakfast, lunch or dinner to be taken “al fresco”. Food is served at the table or displayed on the state of the art hot & cold buffet which also includes an “a la minute cooking” section.

OCEAN’S BAR AND LOUNGE
Located on the 360° Sun Deck, the open Bar and Lounge offers stylish shaded seating and is the ideal spot for reading, relaxing or dancing under the stars until the late hours at the sound of our resident DJ/entertainer.

SPA & FITNESS SUITE
Located at the Lower Deck, it offers Massage, Sauna and some fitness equipment. The Balinese Spa Supervisor also provides hair, face and nails treatments.

SUN DECK / SKY DECK
Sun loungers are available to sunbathe in total comfort while enjoying drinks served from the Ocean’s Bar.

 

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