Thursday, 29 January 2015

SeaDream Mediterranean cruise to Calabria and Puglia

HIDDEN gems in Crotone – old fortifications (foreground)
and beaches, bars and restaurants reflecting classic
Italian lifestyle in the background.  (TourismCalabria)
PUGLIA'S Monopoli: large cruise ships can't get in here, making this
rare visit by boutique SeaDream I all the more enticing. (VisitEurope)
SEADREAM in the idyllic Mediterranean. (SeaDream Yacht Club)
RARE CHANCE TO SAIL INTO ITALY'S CALABRIA AND PUGLIA

SEADREAM Yacht Club's boutique SeaDream I will make a rare visit this August to two of Italy's most enticingly-picturesque and sought after ports for wining, dining, shopping and beach-going – but which see few cruise ships because they lack large-scale port facilities.

Crotone in Calabria on the Ionian Sea is renowned for its classic Italian-lifestyle of small and cosy restaurants and bars, handicraft markets, centuries-old archaeological sites and sunny beaches.

And Monopoli in nearby Puglia, a region of growing interest to Italophiles, is located on the Adriatic and welcomes visitors to cobble-stoned alleyways, grottoes, seafood restaurants and bars, beaches… and has a cannon-topped castle built in the 16th century and now a cultural centre, and a hospital dating back to 1305.

SeaDream I will sail 7-days from Civitavecchia, the port for Rome, this August 8th for Croatia's medieval walled-city of Dubrovnik, visiting along the way Sorrento with the opportunity of a side-trip to Pompeii, Positano, Taormina to see Sicily's Mt Etna, and spectacular Kotor in Montenegro.

Prices start from US$5,426pp twin-share including premium bar drinks, wines, a golf simulator with 30-international courses, state-of-the-art fitness centre, mountain bikes for shore use, power and sail water-sports where permitted, crew gratuities and port charges and taxes.

Full details from travel agents or www.seadream.com; SeaDream I carries a maximum of just 112 guests served by 95 crew.


For more details, call Cruise Express on 1300 764 509 or visit www.cruiseexpress.com.au.
http://search.cruiseexpress.com.au/cruiseline/seadream-yacht-club
For bookings and further details, see SeaDream specialist Cruise Express