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An idyllic itinerary sailing the Ionian Sea, you’ll transit the Corinth Canal, before cruising onwards to the Greek town of Itea and the sandy coves of Cephalonia. From there, you’ll continue to Catania on the Sicilian east coast, before exploring the vibrant streets of Naples and concluding in the Roman port city of Civitavecchia.

Emerald Cruises brings our award-winning reputation and service to the world’s oceans and coastlines, as we introduce 5-Star Luxury yacht cruising on our brand new, innovative superyacht, Emerald Sakara. Custom-designed to allow unique access to the fascinating ports and harbours only small yachts can reach.

Reaching an impressive 110 metres in length, our spectacular super yacht will exceed your ocean cruising expectations. And with an intimate 100 guests on board there’s an abundance of space throughout all areas of your yacht.

Inclusions
  • 7 nights yacht cruise aboard Emerald Sakara
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • Dining Highlights:
    -20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
    -Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
    -Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Tour Manager
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Included Excursions
    – Guided tour of Capri
    – Walking tour of Taormina
    – Highlights of Cephalonia
    – A guided tour of Delphi
    -EmeraldPLUS:
    – Guided tour of Sorrento with gelato presentation and tasting
    – EmeraldACTIVE:
    – Guided hike in Cephalonia
September 6 or 27, 2024 Cruise Only Pay in Full (10% off)
Oceanview $6295 $5666
Balcony Suite $8185 $7366
Taxes & Fees $530 $530

*Secure your 2023 or 2024 Luxury Yacht Cruise Today. Save up to 20% on any 2023 or 2024 luxury yacht cruise when paying in full 12 months prior to departure. Bookings made within 12 months of departure require full payment at the time of booking. Book early to secure your preferred cabin and take advantage of this offer – then get ready to sit back and relax on board your luxury yacht.

September 7-14, 2024 (this itinerary)
September 28-Oct 5, 2024 (reverse itinerary)

Day 1 Sat, 07 Sep Civitavecchia (Rome) (D)
Your cruise starts in Civitavecchia, where you’ll embark your superyacht.

Please book your flight to arrive into Rome prior to 02:00 PM.

Day 2 Sun, 08 Sep Capri (B,L,D)
An island in Italy’s Bay of Naples, Capri is synonymous for stunning natural beauty. Turquoise water and beautiful coves dot the dramatic coastline, and high-end hotels, shopping and cuisine attract the rich and famous as they dock in the beautiful Marina Grande.

Included Excursion
Guided tour of Capri

Day 3 Mon, 09 Sep Sorrento (B,L,D)
A quaint resort credited with inspiring the works of Charles Dickens and Leo Tolstoy, Sorrento provides a romantic introduction to the Amalfi Coast. The historic town has spectacular views over the Bay of Naples, and its maze of cobbled streets is punctuated with cosy cafes.

EmeraldPLUS
Guided tour of Sorrento with gelato presentation and tasting

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Guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pompeii (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

Day 4 Tue, 10 Sep Amalfi (B,L,D)
Sitting in the foothills of Mount Cerreto, the ambient setting of Amalfi is a pleasant collection of piazzas and waterfront restaurants. Despite its diminutive size, this town was once a maritime powerhouse.

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Amalfi Coast by kayak (extra expense)

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Gems of the Amalfi Coast (extra expense)

Day 5 Wed, 11 Sep Giardini Naxos (B,L,D)
Giardini Naxos is a gorgeous beach resort, with a resplendent horseshoe bay and seafront lined with bars and restaurants.

Included Excursion
A walking tour of Taormina

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Alcantara River Tubing (extra expense)

Day 6 Thu, 12 Sep Cephalonia, Greece (B,L,D)
Cephalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands and arguably the most beautiful. The island was also made famous when it is featured in the Hollywood movie ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’.

Included Excursion
Highlights of Cephalonia

EmeraldACTIVE
Guided hike in Cephalonia

Day 7 Fri, 13 Sep Itea (Delphi)- Transit the Corinth Canal (B,L,D)
Surrounded by rolling hills covered in olive trees, the waterfront town of Itea is close to the archaeological site of Delphi. Witness the impressive engineering feat of the Corinth Canal, a key navigational route for over 2,000 years.

Included Excursion
A guided tour of Delphi

Day 8 Sat, 14 Sep Athens (Piraeus), Greece (B)
Your time aboard your superyacht comes to an end in the city of Athens. After bidding farewell to the crew and your fellow passengers, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

Please book your flight to depart out of Athens after 12:00 PM.

The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

 

 

Flexible Booking Plan

Our Flexible Booking Plan has been introduced for complete peace of mind. We understand you may need to adjust your plans, so we’re offering the flexibility to change your travel arrangements or re-book for a more suitable time if needed.
Our Flexible Booking Plan allows you to defer your booking to an alternative date, or cancel your journey, up to 90 days prior to departure, less third-party fees. We will provide you with a Future Travel Credit to use on an alternate tour/cruise, which is valid for 24 months.
This plan is available to purchase for a wide range of destinations* for departures in 2022 and onwards.

*Excludes Russia Cruises, Amazon and Galapagos cruising
River Cruising Yacht Cruising
$125 $200
Terms and conditions:
  • Should you choose to defer or cancel your booking, the total monies paid to us (less third-party fees) will be applied as a Future Travel Credit which is valid for 24 months for you to use on an alternate tour/cruise.
  • If you do not re-book within 24 months, your FTC it will be forfeited.
  • Non-refundable. Non commissionable.
  • Excludes Russia cruising.
  • Not available to guests using COVID Future Travel Credits

Platinum Protection Plan

The Platinum Protection Plan (“PPP”) is available for new river and ocean cruising bookings for travel after 1 January 2022 for Scenic and Emerald Cruises (“Eligible Booking”). By adding this plan, you are covered if you unable to travel due to health reasons, or your travel plans are impacted by COVID-19, up to 31 days prior to departure with a 100% refund (less airline cancellation fees and PPP cost), or a 70% refund between 15 and 30 days prior to departure (less PPP cost).

The PPP must be purchased together with the Eligible Booking at time such booking is made and may not be added at a later date. The PPP is provided at a cost of $395 per person per river cruise, $495 per person per cruise on Emerald Cruises yacht cruising and $595 per person per cruise on Scenic Eclipse voyages (“PPP Fee”).

The PPP is not available on Oberammergau, Amazon and Galapagos cruises or land tours and the PPP is also not available to new bookings using a Future Travel Credit.

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method.Please note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287