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NEW! Italy & Amalfi Olivia Coast Cruise

| August 1, 2016

olivia italyLet Olivia and Windstar’s ms Wind Surf whisk you away to charming villages and pristine beaches that allow you to discover Italy as it was meant to be seen. Dramatically beautiful and seductive, the Amalfi Coast is the definition of an Italian luxury escape. From the picturesque pastel towns that line the Amalfi Coast to the world-class cities of Rome and Barcelona, you’ll explore breathtaking sights in the charismatic small ports and beautiful hidden harbors, such as Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi, and Positano, without missing the remarkable history of the larger cities.


  • Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy
  • Sorrento, Italy
  • Positano, Italy
  • Capri, Italy
  • Amalfi, Italy
  • Barcelona, Spain

For more information about your ship, Wind Star’s ms Wind Surf, click here.

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  • Accommodations for 8 days/7 nights on the elegant and refurbished Windstar ms Wind Surf
  • All meals on board the ship’s restaurants featuring gourmet fare, including room service
  • Complimentary soft beverages including bottled water, sparkling water, sodas, fresh juices, milk, fruit smoothies, tea, coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, mochas and espresso 
  • Airport transfers from Rome (FCO) and to Barcelona (BCN) airports on arrival (October 13) and departure day (October 20)
  • Olivia’s signature entertainment and programming
  • Olivia staff assistance throughout

October 13, 2017 – Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy

2,500 years of history are woven into the fabric of modern Rome. You can feel it in the glory of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican and as you wander side streets that open onto piazzas, fountains, Bernini sculptures and elegant courtyards. Famous treasures are legion in Rome: the Colosseum, the Forum, St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps. Take time out between sights to do as the Romans do: enjoy a three-hour lunch, shop, people-watch or savor the best gelato in the world.

October 14, 2017 – Sorrento, Italy

Perched on a terrace on the spectacular Amalfi Coast, Sorrento offers exceptional views whether approaching by sea, or looking out towards the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Follow Corso Italia through town to the medieval Sedile Dominova, where city fathers once gathered to discuss civic policy. Think your eyes are playing tricks on you? The frescoes of columns and a coat of arms created with trompe-l’oeil art make the loggia appear larger than it really is. Sorrento has plenty of history and pleasant piazzas filled with buskers and cafés, but it’s hard to come here and not visit nearby Pompeii or Herculaneum, both frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. While hot ashes consumed Pompeii’ buildings, Herculaneum was covered in mud, preserving its marble floors, mosaics, and paintings for you to feast your eyes upon.

October 15, 2017 – Positano, Italy

Positano is the coast’s most picturesque and photogenic town, with houses (built into the mountainous coast) tumbling down to the sea in a cascade of sun-bleached peach, pink and terracotta colors. No less colorful are its steep streets and steps lined with wisteria-draped hotels, smart restaurants and fashionable boutiques. An artistic vibe remains from decades’ past and today the town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Fresh produce is abundant, which, when combined with fresh seafood, makes dining here a feast for the senses. Trees bearing olives, lemons, limes, oranges scent the air with a perfume that mixes with the salty sea air. Positano has plentiful shops, ristorantes (restaurants) and cafés — allowing plenty of opportunities to enjoy a taste of la dolce vita (the good life) when stopping for a quick visit

olivia italy3October 16, 2017 – Capri, Italy

The Isle of Capri has a resort tradition dating back to the ancient Roman emperors and continuing on through royalty-slash-celebrities including Jackie Onassis and Grace Kelly. There is so much to see on this captivating island — from the ruins of Roman villas to gorgeous private residences surrounded by flower-filled gardens. Climb to the Gardens of Augustus for a wonderful view of the Faraglioni, three huge limestone stacks that jut from the sea. Wander along little lanes scented with the aromas of bougainvillea, plumbago, grapevines, and mandevilla. Don’t miss an opportunity to explore the famous Blue Grotto, with its intense azure interior and ethereal silvery light.

October 17, 2017 – Amalfi, Italy

There’s a reason they named one of the most stunning coastlines in the world after this town: “La Vita e Bella” in Amalfi! It’s also one of the largest towns in the region, so take some time to explore it. Rub shoulders with the Italian elite as you walk the pedestrian streets, ducking into shops and galleries. Grab a seat on a café patio and order the drink the region is best known for—limoncello. Spend time at the beach sunbathing, and bring a pair of water shoes if you plan on spending any amount of time down at the lidos—the beaches are rocky!

October 18, 2017 – At Sea

Time to relax, today. Sip a glass of wine or sparkling water and chat with friends. Get a massage at the spa, sunbathe at the pool, or just sit and enjoy gorgeous views of the Mediterranean

October 19, 2017 – At Sea

Sunbathe on deck with some friends or join in one of the dozens of activities the Olivia team has planned just for you! Take a dance lesson, play bingo, head to the casino, or treat yourself to a spa day…the choices are nearly endless

October 20, 2017 – Barcelona, Spain

Wake up this morning and disembark the ship. If you’re staying on for a few days, stroll down La Rambla and find yourself amidst La Boqueria, a gastronomic temple that houses many Catalan delicacies, including fish, meats, olives and wine. Meander through Barri Gòtic (the Gothic Quarter) and visit the Picasso Museum, the History of Barcelona Museum and La Seu Cathedral. You can even take a Gaudí tour and view some of his most famous works, including La Sagrada Familia. End your day with tapas and a regional wine, taking in the beauty of the sights, sounds and smells around you.

For Reservations Call: (800) 631-6277 M-F 8:30am-5:30pm Pacific

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