Sailing from Dover
Dover • Malaga, Spain • Mahon, Spain (Menorca) • Sorrento, Italy ⚓ • Naples, Italy (overnight) • Amalfi, Italy ⚓ • Cruising Amalfi Coast & Capri, Italy • Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy • Livorno (for Florence & Pisa), Italy • Portofino, Italy ⚓ • Genoa, Italy (overnight) • Cartagena, Spain • Lisbon, Portugal • Vigo, Spain • Dover
Fronted by glorious blue waters and surrounded by deep valleys, rugged cliffs and soaring mountains; Sorrento looks simply breathtaking as you glide along the Amalfi Coast towards the town. Once ashore, be sure to look back across the Bay of Naples to savour the incredible views of Capri Island and Mount Vesuvius.
Sorrento’s charming streets are an absolute delight to explore in search of an abundance of attractions and historic structures, many of which date back to Roman times. The Cathedral, St. Francis Monastery and the Basilica di Sant’Antonino are not-to-be-missed; while the Villa Pollio Roman ruins, Archaeological Museum and Puntacampanella Nature Reserve are well worth a visit too. You’ll also discover hundreds of tourist-centric shops, lovely cafes and fine restaurants.
Sorrento is also ideally placed for tours to the UNESCO-listed towns of Herculaneum and Pompei, which were both famously destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79.
The southern Italian city of Naples, dates to the 2nd millennium BC, and has centuries of volcanic drama, art and architecture all robustly perched on the Bay of Naples.Naples can feel chaotic, tattered and neglected on first sight, but go beyond the ruggedness and a city of breath-taking frescoes, elegant sculptures and superb panoramas can be uncovered.
Naples' centro storico (historic centre) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its cache of archaeological treasures are among the most important globally. The city’s collection of palaces, castles and churches almost puts Rome to shame. The Duomo di San Gennaro cathedral is filled with sublime frescoes, while the lavish Royal Palace and Castel Nuovo ensure a spot for Italy's third largest city on any must-see list.
The bustling maze of shops, boutiques and open-air cafés are a constant distraction, and the local cuisine – derived from rich volcanic soils, an abundant sea, and years of cooking excellence – makes Naples one of the true Italian heavyweights.
The stunning UNESCO-listed town of Amalfi, with its incredible scenery, charming narrow streets, medieval architecture and delightful marina is the heart of Italy’s glorious Amalfi Coast. Situated within a deep ravine at the foot of the 4,314ft-high Monte Cerreto, Amalfi is on many people’s must-see list. It's dearth of notable historical buildings is because most of the old city, and its populace, dropped into the Mediterranean during an earthquake in 1343.
However, the past can still be experienced through the Arab-Romanesque architecture of Amalfi’s Sant'Andrea Cathedral, with its striking Byzantine facade, the Museo Arsenale, a medieval shipyard converted to an exhibition space and the magnificent Moorish-style Cloister of Paradise. The intriguing Paper Mill Museum is also visit worthy. The town’s network of narrow streets are lined with an array of smart cafes and restaurants serving the finest local cuisine. The picturesque harbour is also perfect for exploring and strolling.
Cruising Amalfi Coast & Capri
At a glance....
Up to 800 people can enjoy a cruise on board Boudicca – not the thousands to be found on most ships these days – so there’s plenty of space for everyone. And this cruise ship is small enough to reach shores many rival cruise ships cannot.
Inside, indulge yourself at the Tintagel and Four Seasons Restaurants. Lounge around on the Lounge Deck, or in one of our two Jacuzzis. Or splash around in one of our three pools. And when the sun’s shining, our tasty poolside buffet will hit the spot.
There’ll be days and nights to remember on board Boudicca.
|Passengers||880 standard occupancy|
|Beam (width)||25.20 m|