Date Date Location Location Arrival Arrival Departure Departure
Mon, Jan 17, 2022 Miami -- 5:00 pmTue, Jan 18, 2022 At Sea -- --Wed, Jan 19, 2022 Ocho Rios 8:00 am 5:00 pmThu, Jan 20, 2022 At Sea -- --Fri, Jan 21, 2022 Cartagena 8:00 am 2:00 pmSat, Jan 22, 2022 At Sea -- --Sun, Jan 23, 2022 At Sea -- --Mon, Jan 24, 2022 Corinto 8:00 am 5:00 pmTue, Jan 25, 2022 Puerto Quetzal 8:00 am 6:00 pmWed, Jan 26, 2022 At Sea -- --Thu, Jan 27, 2022 Zihuatanejo 9:00 am 6:00 pmFri, Jan 28, 2022 Manzanillo 8:00 am 6:00 pmSat, Jan 29, 2022 At Sea -- --Sun, Jan 30, 2022 Cabo San Lucas 7:00 am 5:00 pmMon, Jan 31, 2022 At Sea -- --Tue, Feb 01, 2022 San Diego 10:00 am 6:00 pmWed, Feb 02, 2022 Los Angeles/San Pedro 6:00 am 5:00 pmThu, Feb 03, 2022 At Sea -- --Fri, Feb 04, 2022 At Sea -- --Sat, Feb 05, 2022 At Sea -- --Sun, Feb 06, 2022 At Sea -- --Mon, Feb 07, 2022 At Sea -- --Tue, Feb 08, 2022 Oahu/Honolulu 8:00 am 11:59 pmWed, Feb 09, 2022 Kauai/Nawiliwili 8:00 am 6:00 pmThu, Feb 10, 2022 At Sea -- --Fri, Feb 11, 2022 At Sea -- --Sat, Feb 12, 2022 At Sea -- --Sun, Feb 13, 2022 At Sea -- --Tue, Feb 15, 2022 At Sea -- --Wed, Feb 16, 2022 Apia 8:00 am 6:00 pmThu, Feb 17, 2022 At Sea -- --Fri, Feb 18, 2022 Nuku'alofa 8:00 am 5:00 pmSat, Feb 19, 2022 At Sea -- --Sun, Feb 20, 2022 At Sea -- --Mon, Feb 21, 2022 Auckland 6:00 am --Tue, Feb 22, 2022 Auckland -- 6:00 pmWed, Feb 23, 2022 Tauranga 7:30 am 8:45 pmThu, Feb 24, 2022 At Sea -- --Fri, Feb 25, 2022 Picton 7:00 am 5:00 pmSat, Feb 26, 2022 At Sea -- --Sun, Feb 27, 2022 At Sea -- --Mon, Feb 28, 2022 Sydney 12:00 pm --Tue, Mar 01, 2022 Sydney -- 6:00 pmWed, Mar 02, 2022 Eden 8:00 am 6:00 pmThu, Mar 03, 2022 At Sea -- --Fri, Mar 04, 2022 Melbourne 8:00 am 11:30 pmSat, Mar 05, 2022 At Sea -- --Sun, Mar 06, 2022 Adelaide 8:00 am 11:00 pmMon, Mar 07, 2022 At Sea -- --Tue, Mar 08, 2022 At Sea -- --Wed, Mar 09, 2022 At Sea -- --Thu, Mar 10, 2022 Busselton 8:00 am 6:00 pmFri, Mar 11, 2022 Fremantle 8:00 am 6:00 pmSat, Mar 12, 2022 At Sea -- --Sun, Mar 13, 2022 Exmouth 7:30 am 6:00 pmMon, Mar 14, 2022 At Sea -- --Tue, Mar 15, 2022 At Sea -- --Wed, Mar 16, 2022 Bali/Benoa 9:00 am --Thu, Mar 17, 2022 Bali/Benoa -- 10:00 amFri, Mar 18, 2022 At Sea -- --Sat, Mar 19, 2022 Singapore 5:00 pm --Sun, Mar 20, 2022 Singapore -- 6:00 pmMon, Mar 21, 2022 At Sea -- --Tue, Mar 22, 2022 At Sea -- --Wed, Mar 23, 2022 At Sea -- --Thu, Mar 24, 2022 Colombo 8:00 am 6:00 pmFri, Mar 25, 2022 At Sea -- --Sat, Mar 26, 2022 Male 7:00 am 6:00 pmSun, Mar 27, 2022 At Sea -- --Mon, Mar 28, 2022 At Sea -- --Tue, Mar 29, 2022 Mumbai (Bombay) 6:00 am --Wed, Mar 30, 2022 Mumbai (Bombay) -- 6:00 pmThu, Mar 31, 2022 At Sea -- --Fri, Apr 01, 2022 At Sea -- --Sat, Apr 02, 2022 Salalah 7:00 am 5:00 pmSun, Apr 03, 2022 At Sea -- --Mon, Apr 04, 2022 At Sea -- --Tue, Apr 05, 2022 At Sea -- --Wed, Apr 06, 2022 Luxor & Karnak/Safaga 7:00 am --Thu, Apr 07, 2022 Luxor & Karnak/Safaga -- 6:00 pmFri, Apr 08, 2022 Al 'Aqabah 7:00 am 9:00 pmSat, Apr 09, 2022 At Sea -- --Sun, Apr 10, 2022 At Sea -- --Mon, Apr 11, 2022 Ashdod 7:00 am --Tue, Apr 12, 2022 Ashdod -- 7:00 pmWed, Apr 13, 2022 Limassol 8:00 am 5:00 pmThu, Apr 14, 2022 Rhodes 9:00 am 5:30 pmFri, Apr 15, 2022 At Sea -- --Sat, Apr 16, 2022 Istanbul 6:00 am --Sun, Apr 17, 2022 Istanbul -- 6:00 pmMon, Apr 18, 2022 Nessebar 7:30 am 4:00 pmTue, Apr 19, 2022 Odessa 7:30 am 11:00 pmWed, Apr 20, 2022 Constanta (for Bucharest) 9:00 am 9:00 pmThu, Apr 21, 2022 At Sea -- --Fri, Apr 22, 2022 Athens/Piraeus 8:00 am 6:00 pmSat, Apr 23, 2022 Katakolon (for Olympia) 8:00 am 3:00 pmSun, Apr 24, 2022 Naxos (Taormina), Sicily 7:30 am 6:00 pmMon, Apr 25, 2022 Sorrento 7:00 am 6:00 pmTue, Apr 26, 2022 Rome/Civitavecchia 7:00 am 9:00 pmWed, Apr 27, 2022 Florence/Livorno 7:00 am 7:00 pmThu, Apr 28, 2022 Monte Carlo 8:00 am --Fri, Apr 29, 2022 Monte Carlo -- 6:00 pmSat, Apr 30, 2022 At Sea -- --Sun, May 01, 2022 Cartagena 8:30 am 5:00 pmMon, May 02, 2022 Gibraltar 9:00 am 6:00 pmTue, May 03, 2022 At Sea -- --Wed, May 04, 2022 At Sea -- --Thu, May 05, 2022 Azores/Ponta Delgada 8:00 am 5:00 pmFri, May 06, 2022 At Sea -- --Sat, May 07, 2022 At Sea -- --Sun, May 08, 2022 At Sea -- --Mon, May 09, 2022 At Sea -- --Tue, May 10, 2022 Hamilton 8:00 am 6:00 pmWed, May 11, 2022 At Sea -- --Thu, May 12, 2022 At Sea -- --Fri, May 13, 2022 Miami 6:30 am --
Arrival | Departure Mon, Jan 17, 2022
-- | 5:00 PM
Arrival | Departure Fri, May 13, 2022
6:30 AM | --
Arrival | Departure Mon, Feb 21, 2022
6:00 AM | --
Arrival | Departure Tue, Feb 22, 2022
-- | 6:00 PM
Arrival | Departure Mon, Feb 28, 2022
12:00 PM | --
Arrival | Departure Tue, Mar 01, 2022
-- | 6:00 PM
Arrival | Departure Wed, Mar 16, 2022
9:00 AM | --
Arrival | Departure Thu, Mar 17, 2022
-- | 10:00 AM
Arrival | Departure Sat, Mar 19, 2022
5:00 PM | --
Arrival | Departure Sun, Mar 20, 2022
-- | 6:00 PM
Arrival | Departure Tue, Mar 29, 2022
6:00 AM | --
Arrival | Departure Wed, Mar 30, 2022
-- | 6:00 PM
Arrival | Departure Mon, Apr 11, 2022
7:00 AM | --
Arrival | Departure Tue, Apr 12, 2022
-- | 7:00 PM
Arrival | Departure Sat, Apr 16, 2022
6:00 AM | --
Arrival | Departure Sun, Apr 17, 2022
-- | 6:00 PM
Arrival | Departure Thu, Apr 28, 2022
8:00 AM | --
Arrival | Departure Fri, Apr 29, 2022
-- | 6:00 PM
The All-Inclusive Crystal Experience is a heady combination of indulgent services and enriching discovery. Since our debut in 1990, we have been elevating and redefining the traditional notions of luxury cruising with innovative excellence, exquisitely designed ships, bold itineraries, customized destination immersion, and the highest standards of personalized service at sea and on land.
A proven leader in evolving the guest experience to stay ahead of global luxury travel trends, we were the first cruise line to partner with celebrity chefs - our Silk Road and Sushi Bar alternative dining venues are the only sea-going restaurants in Nobu Matsuhisa's worldwide empire; the first to debut a Computer University@Sea with personal e-mail and Internet services; the first to launch a now critically-acclaimed Wine & Food Festival; and the soon-to-be first luxury line to transit the Northwest Passage in 2016 and offer four distinct World Cruise options in 2018.
From launching the interactive Creative Learning Institute with complimentary courses tailored to a guest's own personal enrichment, to pushing the boundaries of gastronomic discovery with a cutting-edge new Modern Cuisine menu, we are continually adding new programs and features to our award-winning ships.
We are thrilled that you are considering travel with us, and we welcome the opportunity to explore the world with you.
Commanding the world's great oceans with grace, Crystal Serenity enchants with an unrivaled chic elegance. Discover the superb cuisine, welcoming hospitality and gorgeous suites and staterooms of The World's Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line.
Dine at your leisure on extraordinary fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The chic and spacious ambience of our elegant open-seating main dining room features intimate tables for two, four and more.
Tableside service and menus of authentic Northern Italian fare are savored at this specialty venue showcasing modern and classic takes on favorites, from carbonara to tiramisu and everything in between.
Silk Kitchen & Bar
Surrounded by enchanting views of sea and shore, savor Chinese-inspired al fresco dining on deck, with open seating for breakfast and lunch, and reservations recommended for dinner.
With its enviable forward location, sunshine pours through the floor-to-ceiling window walls at this popular spot known for its Mozart-themed Afternoon Tea and evening cocktails and dancing.
The Vintage Room
Created for the true oenophile, optional, one-of-a-kind wine dinners feature some of the rarest vintages in the world; such as a nearly impossible-to-get 1959 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild and a 1996 Screaming Eagle from Napa Valley.
Poolside al fresco fare includes delicious burgers, pizzas, wraps and salads plus our popular Late-Risers Breakfast from 10:00 am - 11:00 am for those who wish to luxuriously sleep in.More Choices
- Marketplace & Churrascaria
- Umi Uma & Sushi Bar
- The Bistro
- Scoops Ice Cream Bar
- 24-Hour In-Suite Dining
Crystal Life Spa
In accordance with the principles of Feng Shui, the ancient practice of balance and harmony, our award-winning spa embodies a tranquil environment, easily allowing you to slip away from the stresses of daily life.
Crystal Life Salon
Enjoy sweeping ocean views as trained stylists and aestheticians provide a full-service menu of treatments including haircuts, styling, and coloring; facials and skin analysis; manicures and pedicures; and barber services for men
Crystal Life Fitness
Crystal Serenity's fitness facilities provide harmonizing enrichment to your travels. An extensive roster of specialized programs helps you maintain, or even begin, a fitness regimen while traveling
Surrounded by teak decking, crisp white deck furniture and inviting sunbeds for conversational seating, our signature Seahorse Pool and Jacuzzi is the perfect spot to relax and unwind while enjoying life on the high seas.
Golf enthusiasts will enjoy Crystal Serenity's driving nets and putting greens, right- and left-handed clubs for both men and women, as well as golf clinics and instruction by PGA golf pros on most sailings.
High above the sea, where warm rays of sunshine meet cool ocean breezes, Wimbledon Court welcomes doubles and singles matches in paddle tennis.
Breathtaking vistas witnessed only at sea. To walk along a 360 degree teak Promenade deck is to truly experience one of the greatest moments of ocean travel.
A welcoming ambience of contemporary style and warmth, Crystal Cove is host to soft piano music and lively conversation. An ideal setting for pre-dinner cocktails or following a day ashore.
Dark paneled walls and rich leather club chairs create the perfect space to steal away for a cocktail and conversation. But as the evening rolls on with the crescendo of live piano sing-alongs, a happy camaraderie fills the night.
In the heart of the ship with panoramic port-to-starboard ocean views, this welcoming space hosts lectures by day, dancing by night and a new Supper Club specialty dining experience periodically throughout each voyage.
Boasting exceptional views from every seat in the house, elaborate stage shows and Broadway-styled productions are performed twice nightly, featuring celebrity guests, comedy revues, classical recitals and more.
Fantasia & Waves
With its dedicated spaces and acclaimed, age-specific children's programs for kids ages 3 to 17, Crystal is the luxury cruise line best suited for family travel during the holidays and all through summer.More Choices
- Plam Court
- Resort World At Sea Casino
- Connoisseur Club
- Hollywood Theatre
- Pulse Nightclub
Creative Learning Institute
Progressive classes and workshops on a variety of topics - from wellness and wine to finance and art - allow you to follow your passions during your travels.
Computer University @Sea
Imagine returning home with a personalized movie of your trek through Machu Picchu, a digital photo documentary of your exploration of the pyramids at Giza, or even your own daily blog. With free 24-hour Wi-Fi/Internet access, you can do it all.
Crystal Visions Lecture Series
Stars of the stage and screen, masters of comedy, decorated Olympians, noted diplomats and ambassadors, celebrated authors, and renowned scientists highlight Crystal's award-winning enrichment lecture and seminar series.
Supervised games are offered by an accredited ACBL instructor on every cruise.
Avenue of the Stars
From exquisite jewels and high fashion to treasured mementos and resort wear, the boutiques and shops along the Avenue of the Stars feature selections from brands that find a familiar home in a sophisticated yet understated environment.
A comfortable and quiet spot to read a book (or find one!), peruse picture books and atlases, join in on puzzles, and simply relax.
- Launched: July 7, 2003
- Guest Capacity: 980
- Ship's Registry: Bahamas
- Total Crew: 655
- Gross Registered Tons: 68,870
- Length: 820 ft.
- Width: 105.6 ft.
- Draft: 24.9 ft.
- Maximum Speed: 22 Knots
Please note: Stateroom images and features are samples only. Actual furniture, fixtures, colors, configurations and window/porthole views may vary.
From one end of this great earth to the other, you''ll travel via the luxury of a cruise ship. Be pampered on board as your home-at-sea makes its way through international waters to far away places.
Discover the cosmopolitan beauty of Miami along Florida's fabled Gold Coast. Stroll through carefully preserved Art Deco neighborhoods and witness the trendy lifestyle that is South Beach. Enjoy open-air shopping in the Bayside Marketplace and shop for a bite to eat in Coconut Grove, with its harborside cafes and quaint, artistic settings.
With its swaying palms, glistening white beaches and sophisticated resorts, Ocho Rios is a favorite vacation spot. For a splendid view, visit Shaw Park Gardens, overflowing with fragrant flora and refreshing waterfalls or enjoy a refreshing trek through Dunn's River Falls-one of the most celebrated attractions in the Caribbean.
Charming Cartagena is one of the most fascinating towns in South America. The old city, almost completely surrounded by lagoons, bays and the Caribbean Sea, is still girded by its 17th-century fortifications. Once these guarded the gold and treasures of the New World, bound for Spain; now they shelter ornate churches and convents, the dramatic Palace of the Inquisition, and other historic gems.
Puerto Quetzal has become the destination of choice for historians interested in looking at ancient Mayan ruins. The ancient city of Tikal is nearby, and its ruins are remarkably well preserved. Once you've seen the ruins, take it easy along Guatemala's Pacific shore. The beaches here attract Guatemalans from all over the country.
The lovely, unpretentious fishing village of "Zihuat" curves around a protected bay, lined with golden beaches. When you've had enough sunning and swimming, wander the market stalls laden with Mexican arts and crafts, try a delicious tuba drink in the nearby coconut plantations, or make a quick trip to the superb resorts of neighboring Ixtapa.
...The beaches here are marvelous, and there is an abundance of water sports and activities to keep you busy for hours in or out of the water...The shopping and nightlife all around the city are superb.Sport fishing and sailing are both extremely popular here, and wonderful weather makes it the perfect place to enjoy a round of golf.
Sail past Los Arcos, the soaring rock archway at the extreme southern tip of Baja California that guards Cabo's perfect harbor. This idyllic bay once sheltered treasure ships from the Orient, and pirate brigs bent on those treasures. Now Cabo caters to an international vacation set, and has a strong artistic tradition famous for its black-coral jewelry.
Blessed with a sunny climate and a fine natural harbor, San Diego has grown from a Spanish mission into a thriving town. With two universities, a world-class zoo and safari park, the famous Hotel Del Coronado and the museums and attractions of Balboa Park, it's well worth exploring.
Sprawling between the mountains and the beaches, Los Angeles is quintessential California. Whether your taste runs to fashionable Beverly Hills, the mega-entertainment of the movie studios, or the sizzle of homestyle Mexican food on Olvera Street, the city of angels is worth exploring.
Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor - these names evoke feeling of magic, mystery, drama and history, and they are all located in Honolulu. The capital of Hawaii, this city not only offers some of the best beaches along side big-city skyscrapers, there are also parks, fabulous shopping, the only royal palace in America, the Arizona Memorial in the harbor at Pearl City, the Polynesian Cultural Center and more.
This quaint port was named for the wiliwili trees that grow here in profusion. Known as the Garden Isle, Kauai claims the wettest spot on earth - Mount Waialeale, with 486 inches of rain per year. All this rain makes lush vegetation, taro, pineapple and sugar plantations, famous Fern Grotto and a huge variety of native flora. You may also visit Waimea, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, and Sprouting Hole, a blowhole that sends a geyser 50 feet into the air. Or, enjoy a swim at the very beach where the movie South Pacific was filmed!
After years of wandering the south seas, Robert Louis Stevenson chose this paradise as his home. If you like, visit his house and Aggie Grey's hotel. After touring the island, you'll come to understand why the Reverend John Williams, the first European to visit Apia, dubbed Samoa the "Friendly Islands."
New Zealand's largest city is draped over seven volcanoes and wrapped around Waitemata Harbour (meaning "sea of sparkling waters" in Maori). Despite its British feel, it is the world's largest Polynesian city. Shop for Polynesian crafts on Queen Street, the main drag. Or from atop Mt. Eden, overlook the "City of Sails," which will host the America's Cup races in 2000.
...It is no wonder why the region has become so popular, as it is safe, exciting, diverse, and warm.From touring in a four-wheel drive vehicle through the hills to swimming with the dolphins, Tauranga has it all.The hot springs are glorious, and you could spend an entire day and night lounging in the bubbling saltwater pools.They are truly magnificent, as are the restaurants and accommodations in Tauranga...
Sydney is Australia''s showcase: the oldest settlement, the largest and most thriving city, the cultural melting pot. It curves around idyllic Port Jackson, where sandstone cliffs and bright islands complement the Opera House and Harbor Bridge. Wander the cobbled colonial streets of the historic Rocks quarter, or tour the mansions of Watson''s Bay.
Australia's "Garden City" rejoices in its greenery, from the Fitzroy Gardens to the magnificent Royal Botanical Gardens. Hiding behind the sky-scrapers along the Yarra River are the graceful 19th-century mansions of the city's Gold Rush years. Sample one of the sixty different international cuisines, which make Melbourne the food capital of Australia.
The city of Adelaide is sophisticated and cosmopolitan with a population in the millions. Pride in its heritage and traditional values are prevalent here. There is also a comfort and convenience about Adelaide that is rarely found in cities of its size. The streets contain many lively cafes and restaurants that reflect the huge diversity of its ethnic communities. Visitors of all nations can feel at home here.
In the Far West of Down Under, the twin cities of Fremantle and Perth are like David and Goliath. Fremantle is a quaint colonial town of terraced houses, and a bay that was heaven for America's Cup yachts. Perth has bloomed into a sky-scrapered metropolis, though life remains peaceful on "Millionaires' Row," and in flower-filled Kings Park.
One of Asia's great success stories, this island republic has merged diverse cultures into a dynamic and thriving nation. Clean, modern and full of green gardens, its neighborhoods reflect the Chinese, Malay, Indian, Arab and European backgrounds of its past. After sampling the legendary shopping, retire to Raffles Hotel's famous bar and toast Maugham, Kipling and Noel Coward with a Singapore Sling.
Formerly known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka means "Resplendent Land," an apt description for this beautiful island. Sri Lanka lies fifty-five miles north of the equator, just off the southern tip of India. With its unique beauty, warm climate and near-perfect beaches, Sri Lanka is one of Asia's most adored destinations. Since the sixteenth century, the Portuguese, Dutch and British have all left their architectural and cultural marks in Sri Lanka's capital of Colombo. Yet despite its colonial architecture, Sri Lanka has always remained Oriental in spirit, with colorful bazaars, dancing elephants, graceful women in saris, and many Buddhist shrines and temples.
Few cities evoke such a wealth of sensations as Bombay. Entering the city under the Gateway of India, which commemorates the visit of King George and Queen Mary in 1911, the sounds and aromas are exotic and the level of activity from the bazaars to the street vendors is non-stop. Remnants of British rule along oceanfront Marine Drive stand alongside the thought-provoking former home of Mahatma Gandhi, and the cave temple at Elephanta with its second-century Hindu gods. Bombay also serves as the gateway for land tours to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, and Delhi, the historical center of India.
Like a magic carpet spread before the sea, Oman's coastal plain is one of the most fertile areas of Arabia. Famous since antiquity as the source of frankincense, Salalah was already a prosperous town when Marco Polo visited it in the 13th century! Inland rise the forbidding Al-Quar... Mountains, and the desolate "Empty Quarter" of central Saudi Arabia.
Perched on sand dunes, Ashdod is a gateway to the Holy Land. From here, you can journey to Jerusalem and Bethlehem and walk the Via Dolorosa and see the stations of the cross. Among the many other sites of interest are the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and, in Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity.
The birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, is nearby on this island - the third largest in Europe. Explore what is now called the Medieval Museum, a restored castle where Richard the Lionheart married in 1191. Visit a mosque, browse the local artisan shops and take in the natural and architectural delights of Cyprus.
Legend has it that Apollo blessed this isle with sunshine and beauty. True to the myths, the "Island of Roses" is rich in magnificent scenery and umbrella-lined beaches. Take an excursion to Lindos, where high on a hill rises an ancient acropolis dedicated to the goddess Athena. You will also want to see the medieval Old Town, once home to the Crusading Knights of St. John, and tour the Grand Master's Palace, an Italian restoration famed for its superb mosaic floors.
Once called Constantinople, the former capital of the Byzantine Empire is the only city in the world to straddle two continents: Europe and Asia. This is the Golden Horn, the door between East and West, and your first vision of its domes and minarets is unforgetable. Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Sultan treasures in Topkapi Palace await - as does the Grand Bazaar, laden with carpets, beaten brass and spices from afar.
Known for its cultural and historical attractions, Odessa is often referred to as the "Pearl of the Black Sea". Founded by Catherine the Great in the late 18th century, it later thrived under refugee Cardinal Richelieu. This Ukrainian town is now a center of industry and shipping as well as a popular coastal resort where visitors come to experience its "curative muds." Start your exploration at the top of Potemkin Steps and enjoy a magnificent harbor view. Plan to visit the Odessa Opera Theatre where famous Russian ballets are performed.
Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. In a single day, you can climb the hill of the Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and then find a welcoming taverna for some spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and with luck, energetic Greek dancing.
Some of Italy's most romantic villages cling to the dramatic slopes of the ruggedly beautiful Amalfi Coast. Sorrento's one so beautiful it inspired a song. Take a drive along the scenic coastal road. Or venture further, to the amazing ruins of Pompeii, uncovered from the ashes of Vesuvius, or to Capri, known as the "Island of Love."
The port of Civitavecchia is the gateway to The Eternal City, where all roads lead. Mad traffic careens past monuments of the great civilizations of the past. You will want to see it all: the soaring inspiration of St. Peter's, the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel; the flow of life along the Spanish Steps, the Coliseum, the Via Veneto and Trevi Fountain. Be sure to leave time for la dolce vita in one of the piazzas.
From Livorno (Leghorn), your path leads through the rolling green hills of Tuscany to Florence, the flower of the Renaissance. The creative explosion happened right here, with masterworks by Michelangelo, Brunelleschi and Botticelli now landmarks of daily life. Ufizzi, Academmia, il Duomo: the art treasures of a golden age are commonplace to blessed Florentines.
One of the "Pillars of Hercules," Gibraltar is an historic landmark with British and Spanish influences. Guarding the entrance to the Atlantic, the great rock still serves as Britain's threshold to the Mediterranean. Take a cable car to the top of the rock for a spectacular view of two continents as well as the famous Barbary apes.
A hidden treasure, the remote Azores islands lie 900 miles west of Portugal and 2,110 miles east of New York. Ponta Delgada's stunning Portuguese architecture and luxuriant, flower-filled parks make walking through this city a joy. Venture out of the city and prepare yourself for some of the most beautiful scenery you have ever witnessed. Dramatic rocky cliffs descend to pristine bays, where you may find a virtually deserted stretch of gorgeous beach. Extinct craters are filled with turquoise waters, and surrounded by gardens of hydrangeas and greenery that thrive in the rich volcanic soil.
The neatly maintained vintage shops of Front Street are at your doorstep when you dock at Hamilton. British influences have blended comfortably with casual island style. Explore the town, including the Royal Yacht Club and the Historical Museum, or take a drive around the island to the Botanical Gardens and St. George's, the old capital with its 18th-century Town Hall and cobblestone lanes.