Cruises in Italy assure visitors of exotic destinations, delectable cuisine, and charming people. Italy being a peninsula gives ample opportunity to visitors to explore the Adriatic Sea in the east, Ionian Sea and Mediterranean Sea in the south, and Tyrrhenian Sea in the west.
Italy cruises enable tourists to explore Sicily, Aeolian Islands, and Sardinia. Italian cruises covering these destinations are undertaken in luxury yachts or ocean-liners which are in great demand among honeymoon couples and holiday tourists.
Adriatic Sea having a limestone seafloor is supposedly the bluest sea. The Croatian coast across the Adriatic Sea has an archipelago of almost 1250 islands of which 67 are inhabited. Many of these islands are less than 3 acres in area and resemble scattered marbles on a turquoise blue carpet. Yacht cruises in this archipelago between May and October are spectacular and in great demand.
A Mediterranean cruise from Rome spanning over a period of approximately 12 days takes a tourist to Monte Carlo, Naples, Florence, Santorini, Kusadasi, Mykonos, Athens, Katakolon, Corfu, and Venice. Tourists may also restrict their cruise to Naples, Florence, Santorini and Venice over a period of 7 days. Mediterranean cruises are ideally undertaken in luxury cruise ships which offer deluxe hotel accommodation amenities and facilities. MSC Cruises, ALBA Tours, and Sunquest are some of the reputed Mediterranean Cruise organizers in Italy.
Cruise tourists on a cruise to Sicily visit Taormina, Sorrento, Palermo, and Messina. Snow capped Mt.Etna is the principal attraction in Taormina. Taormina with its quiet gardens and squares and narrow streets resembles a medieval period Italian village. Sorrento popularly called the gateway to Pompeii is a picturesque island alluring visitors throughout the year. Pallermo the capital of Sicily, has a cosmopolitan culture of Arabic, Norman, Byzantine, and Jewish cultures. Messina in the north of Sicily is the gateway to this marvelous island.
Cruises in Italy are operated by Mediterranean Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean, Cunard Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises and Costa Mediterranean Cruises.