IF 2016 is to be your Special Year and the Mediterranean your dream of where it's to be, let SeaDream Yacht Club make it all the more so with a 10-day sailing aboard the mega motor-cruiser SeaDream II from Rome to Venice – uniquely with five overnight stays in ports in Italy, Montenegro and Croatia.
And this rare opportunity features an elegantly casual lifestyle, because although 5-star there's no call aboard SeaDream II for jackets, ties or formal wear.
Departing Civitavecchia (Rome's port) on July 23 2016 for a day in fabled Capri, SeaDream II will have an overnight stay in the medieval Italian city of Amalfi, a day in Taormina on Sicily that's dominated by the active Mt Etna volcano, and then a whole day and a night for relaxing at sea.
This is followed by a day and an overnight in the walled town of Kotor in Montenegro, an afternoon and overnight in Croatia's Dubrovnik that's considered one of the "ten best Medieval walled cities in the world," little Korcula Island that's long been a SeaDream guests' favourite in the Adriatic, Hvar in Croatia for an overnight at this island of vineyards, olive groves and orchards, and a morning to explore Chioggia at the entrance to Venice.
Overnights in ports provide the opportunity to experience these interesting places by night and is something guests particularly enjoy.
The 10-day sailing ends with SeaDream navigating her way through Venice's famed St Mark's Square and Grand Canal, one of the few passenger vessels small enough to be able to do so, and a final overnight aboard in the centre of this 5th century city of 118 islands.
Prices begin from US$7109pp twin-share including 10-nights' ocean-view accommodation, wines with lunch and dinner, open bars with premium brands, gratuities, use of power and sail water-sports where locally permitted, mountain bikes for shore explorations, a golf simulator, and all port charges and taxes.
For more details, call Cruise Express on 1300 764 509 or visit www.cruiseexpress.com.au.
For bookings and further details, see SeaDream specialist Cruise Express