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Join Archaeological Institute of America lecturer and host James Higginbotham and immerse yourself in the cultural mélange of formidable nations that stood at the crossroads of the Mediterranean. Cruise from Rome to Malta aboard the state-of-the-art, Five-Star Le Bougainville, launched in 2019. Featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms, this elegant small ship is able to call on ports inaccessible to larger vessels.
From the classical perfection of Agrigento’s unforgettable Valley of the Temples to the elegant hillside retreat of Positano, this specially-designed itinerary explores some of Europe’s most storied villages, resplendent shores, and prized remnants of bygone civilizations.
Cruise along two of Europe’s most dramatic coastlines, through the fabled Strait of Messina and the Tyrrhenian and Mediterranean Seas. See seven impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast. Gain intimate insight into the Roman way of life in A.D. 79 at the superbly preserved and excavated site of Pompeii, and visit the legendary Isle of Capri. Discover Sicily’s storied town of Taormina, in the shadow of Mount Etna; the legendary city of Syracuse, once the most powerful city of the ancient Greek world and today an open-air museum of monumental antiquities; and the rich medieval history of Malta. Pre- and post-cruise options in Rome and Malta, respectively, are available.