Variety Voyage at sunset
Sicilian Sunsets and Amalfi Delights
Valetta, Malta
Lipari
Sicilian Sunsets and Amalfi Delights
Variety Voyager Indoor Dining Area Upper Deck
Main Lounge Riviera Deck
Buffet area
Voyager Massage Room
Variety Voyager Fitness Deck
Bridge Sun Deck
Variety Voyager Exterior

Sicilian Sunsets and Amalfi Delights

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$6,275.00
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IMPORTANT NOTE
Port Taxes of approximately EUR490 per person are additional to the cruise prices above.

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Sicilian Sunsets and Amalfi Delights on M/Y Variety Voyager
A cruise from Malta to Naples
7 Nights / 8 Days
 
Departure Dates - M/Y Variety Voyager
May: 17 | June: 07 | July: 12 | August: 09
 
Introduction:

Embark on a journey starting from the captivating capital of Malta, Valetta and let it take you on an enthralling exploration of Sicily and Southern Italy. Begin with a visit to Agrigento where the UNESCO-listed Temple Valley stands. Wander through history in the medieval city of Erice, nestled near Trapani and lose yourself in its narrow cobblestone streets and timeless charm. In Palermo, delve into the intriguing origins of the Mafia and indulge your senses with the flavours of Sicilian cuisine. Venture onward to the Aeolian Island of Lipari where azure waters meet rugged cliffs before reaching Sorrento, where fragrant lemon groves adorn the hillsides in a verdant tapestry of green and taste the renowned limoncello capturing the essence of Sorrento’s citrus bounty.

Highlights include: Valetta – Agrigento - Trapani – Palermo – Lipari – Sorrento – Napoli

Day 1: Valetta, Malta

Embarkation at Valetta's picturesque port begins at 2pm. The dedicated crew aboard the Variety Cruises vessel ensures your safety with an essential safety drill before you set sail. Join for a delightful welcome cocktail and dinner as you prepare to depart for your next destination, Port Empedocle, at around 9pm. This enchanting start to your cruise adventure promises unforgettable moments against the backdrop of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.

Day 2:  Port Empedocle, Gozo Island, Malta

Awakening in the serene embrace of Port Empedocle, a coastal gem on Sicily's southern shore, you are greeted by its tranquil charm and storied maritime legacy. Opt for the exclusive optional tour to Agrigento, home to the UNESCO-listed Temple Valley, where ancient Greek ruins whisper tales of antiquity. Traverse this archaeological wonderland, immersing yourself in its rich history before venturing seaside to witness the famed "Turkish Stairway," a spectacle of white cliffs. With the afternoon yours to enjoy at leisure, seize the opportunity to explore or simply unwind. Before indulging in tonight's onboard dinner, join the Cocktail Demonstration led by the skilled Bar Manager. Discover the secrets behind crafting two signature cocktails, complete with recipes to impress your loved ones back home. As dusk descends, bid farewell to Port Empedocle, setting course for your next enchanting stop: the charming town of Trapani. Departure is set for around 10pm, promising another night of adventure on the shimmering waters of the Mediterranean. Overnight at sea.

Day 3: Tripani, Sicily

At 7am, your vessel gracefully docks at the idyllic coastal enclave of Trapani, steeped in centuries of maritime history. Its charming old town and lively harbour offer a glimpse into its rich seafaring legacy. Navigate the labyrinthine cobblestone streets, adorned with pastel-hued facades, and uncover hidden gems like quaint piazzas and ornate churches. Alternatively, embark on an optional tour to the impeccably preserved medieval town of Erice. Delight in a panoramic exploration, visiting iconic landmarks such as the Castle of Venus and picturesque churches, while soaking in breathtaking vistas. Upon return, spend some leisurely moments at the port, relishing lunch at your leisure. As evening descends, savour a sumptuous dinner back on board, culminating another unforgettable day of discovery and indulgence.

Day 4: Trapani, Palermo, Sicily 

The morning is free to spend at your own leisure in Trapani. Lunch on your own arrangements. At around 1:30pm your boat leaves Trapani for your next destination, the vibrant capital of Sicily, Palermo.
The afternoon is at your leisure before joining a Wine Tasting Experience during which you will be treated to a beautiful selection of Italian and Greek wines, preparing your palate for your 4-course served dinner on board. The boat will reach Palermo at around 8pm so you can continue your evening with an aperitivo at a trendy bar sipping on a refreshing Aperol spritz or sampling local wines paired with a selection of savoury snacks.

Day 5: Palermo, Sicily

Palermo, a captivating tapestry of ancient legacies and modern vitality, beckons with its rich cultural heritage and vibrant energy. From Phoenician to Roman, Arab to Norman, the city's streets echo with centuries-old influences, weaving a dynamic urban mosaic. Wander through the historic center, where narrow alleys lead to Baroque wonders and majestic palaces, interspersed with lively markets and bustling piazzas. Dive deeper into Palermo's allure with one of the optional tours - uncover the city's underworld lore on a journey tracing The Godfather's origins or indulge your taste buds on a Sicilian food tour, sampling local delicacies like cannoli, and arancini. After a delightful dinner onboard, bid farewell to Palermo as the boat sets sail for your next enchanting destination: the island of Lipari.

Day 6: Lipari (Aeolian Island)

Today, you will awaken to the tranquil shores of Lipari, the crown jewel of the Aeolian Islands, steeped in myth and embraced by stunning natural beauty. Dive into the island's allure with an optional half-day tour, starting with panoramic vistas at Quattrocchi and a visit to Quattropani, offering captivating views of Salina. Explore a Spanish-built castle-turned-cathedral and museum, where artifacts from prehistoric to ancient Greek & Roman times await discovery. After the tour, relish leisure time in the village for a personalized lunch experience. Tonight, indulge in a culinary journey inspired by Sicilian and Italian flavours, accompanied by captivating music. As you bid farewell to Lipari at 6:30pm, your voyage continues towards the enchanting shores of Sorrento, promising another unforgettable chapter in your maritime adventure.

Day 7: Sorrento

As morning breaks, glide into the enchanting embrace of Sorrento, a jewel along the Amalfi Coast renowned for its Mediterranean allure. Perched majestically atop cliffs overlooking the Bay of Naples, Sorrento captivates with its breathtaking vistas and timeless charm. Venture into its winding streets, adorned with vibrant bougainvillea-draped buildings, beckoning you to explore at every turn. Opt for the morning optional tour to Pompeii, a poignant journey into the past of the Roman Empire, frozen in time by the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. Upon return, the port welcomes you to savour leisurely moments for your own exploration. Indulge in Sorrento's delights, from sipping limoncello to savouring fresh seafood by the marina, offering a feast for both palate and soul. As night falls, relish a delightful dinner aboard and, for those seeking a touch of evening enchantment, wander the streets of Sorrento for a cocktail or a sumptuous gelato, adding a perfect finale to your day in this captivating coastal haven.

Day 8: Napoli

Arriving in Naples at dawn, indulge in a leisurely breakfast with your fellow 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 Malta to Naples-Sicilian Sunsets and Amalfi Delights itinerary with the Naples to Malta-La Dolce Vita 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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