World-famous composers, magnificent opera houses and sumptuous voices – the music world is truly at home in Italy and Spain. Our exclusive package for fans of classical music and opera offers you the opportunity to enjoy exceptional moments of music between Sicily and Valencia.

Syracuse: UNESCO World Heritage Site
Cicero once described Syracuse as “the greatest and most beautiful of the Greek cities”. Up to a million people – three times the population of mighty Athens – are claimed to have lived there in antiquity. This city on the small island of Ortigia was later conquered first by the Romans, then by Arabs, Byzantines and Normans. They have left behind a unique architectural heritage: The UNESCO declared Syracuse a World Heritage Site in 2005 due to its archaeological importance.

The small volcanic island of Lipari
Lipari is part of the Aeolian Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In some places, the island’s volcanic rock formations seem to resemble sculptures, and its cultural history stretches back 7,000 years. The tiny harbours are the place to come to if you want to absorb the infectious southern Italian lifestyle.

Bathed in gold: the Cappella Palatina and its mosaics
At the highest point of the medieval town centre in Palermo lies a castle whose roots can be traced back
to the Normans. From the outside this building seems imposing and spellbinding, but its interior charm is truly breathtaking – especially the “Cappella Palatina” and its design with Arab, Byzantine and Norman influences. Stained glass and gold mosaics on the walls, a wooden ceiling richly adorned with Arab ornaments, and an artistic marble floor are what give this former Palazzo Reale Chapel Royal its dream-like fairytale atmosphere.

A lecturer accompanies the trip
Knowledge, entertainment and facts – our expert is on hand to give you talks on a wide variety of specialist subjects.
Guests arrive individually in Malta. Embarkation on the Sea Cloud ii This strategically important location has always attracted foreign conquerors. More than 7,000 years ago, a civilisation existed here, leaving behind enormous temple complexes. Just like proud Valletta, these are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Jean Parisot de la Valette, Grand Master of the Order of St John, founded a modern fortified city on a rock in 1566, between the two splendid natural ports of Marsamxett and Grand Harbour. Long rows of facades made from golden-yellow blocks of chalk stretch along the straight streets. Splendid Renaissance and Baroque buildings are evidence of riches and power, such as the Palace of the Grand Master and the impressive St John's Co-Cathedral.
The municipal area of Syracuse boasts relics from cultural history going back more than three millennia. In ancient times, the city was the most powerful in the known world and was famed for its splendour. The island of Ortigia, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was where Syracuse began its rise as an ancient city. The huge cathedral is at the heart of the old town, magnificent palaces line the Piazza and wide promenades invite you to take a stroll. The archaeological park brings Greek and Roman history back to life. Yet Syracuse exudes southern Italian charm, with washing drying outside the windows. Optional Walking tour through Ortygia.
Lipari is a tranquil little spot and the largest of the Aeolian Islands, with a cultural heritage stretching back over 6,000 years. Right from first glance you can see its volcanic heritage, with some of the rock formations resembling sculptures, and the entire group of islands is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Aeolian Museum is set on the castle hill and holds an impressive collection of prehistoric and ancient artefacts from this volcanic group of islands. You will find the southern Italian way of life in this little port infectious. Optional City walking tour or Liparian cooking class.
The city began as a Phoenician settlement, which was later conquered by the Greeks and then by the Romans. It still bears traces of the Byzantines, Arabs, Normans and Hohenstaufens, all of whom together created a unique combination of cultures. The various cultures also left their mark on the music world. The Teatro Massimo in Palermo is the largest opera house in Italy. With its magnificent facade with six Corinthian columns and a large dome, which spans the opera hall and its 1300 seats, it is one of the most beautiful opera houses in Europe. In the evening, you can go to the opera or alternatively you will enjoy an exclusive, private concert. Optional City tour including visit to the cathedral and the Cappella Palatina.
Cagliari is a port and university town and, with one of the most modern opera houses in the Mediterranean, is also a renowned cultural city. Behind the Via Roma, a boulevard with shady arcades and classical facades, lies the dock area whose narrow lanes bustle with life. The old town is called Castello and extends picturesquely up the hill. The immense Bastione San Remy towers over the town. Not far from the centre is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean and inland you will find glittering cultural treasures, like the ancient town of Nora dating from the 9th century BC. Optional Tour of Cagliari and a visit to a vineyard.
Majorca's beautiful capital is an elegant city and its picturesque old town and architectural mix of Arab, Catalan and Art Nouveau elements are part of its success story. In the centre you will be lured by shops behind splendid facades, and cafés and bars set on beautiful squares invite you to stay a while. Not far from the sophisticated marina you will find the dignified cathedral, affectionately known as "La Seu" for short. With pure Gothic beginnings, none other than Antonio Gaudi created part of its interior at the start of the 20th century. Optional Excursion to the countryside and wine tasting.
Valencia is no longer a hidden treasure. Since holding the America’s Cup in 2007, or perhaps even before, the city's previously undiscovered beauty has seen an incredible development. The opera house is located in Classical moments between Sicily and Spain – an expertly composed programme for music lovers. the “City of Arts and Sciences”, a new part of Valencia that boasts extravagant architecture. With its splendid architecture and comprehensive technology, the “Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia” is one of the world’s most important centres for theatre, opera and music. It was designed by Santiago Calatrava, a well-known architect who was himself originally from the city of Valencia. In the evening, you can go to the opera or alternatively you will enjoy an exclusive, private concert.
As the 2017 opera programme has not yet been fixed, the details of the programme and the costs involved will be provided at a later date upon request. Itinerary subject to change! Optional excursions are not included in the rate.

GTY Double Cabin

€ 4245 EUR pp
Guaranteed cabins. With a guaranteed cabin, you pay the lowest rate, but you leave the choice of cabin down to us. You will receive the cabin number with your cruise documents. The range of accommodation starts from Cat. F. The allotment for these categories is very limited. All the cabins have small sitting areas, a bright ambience, brightly coloured, spacious marble baths and plenty of space for all your personal belongings. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...).

Category F Upper/Lower Beds

€ 4595 EUR pp
Category F Upper/Lower Beds
All the cabins have small sitting areas, a bright ambience, brightly coloured, spacious marble baths and plenty of space for all your personal belongings. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). These cabins are in the traditional windjammer style with upper and lower beds. They are located on the Cabin Deck. Cabin size: Approx. 14 m². Furnishings: Two portholes, chair, table, TV with DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, closet, safe, adjustable A/C Bed: Upper and lower single beds (90 cm x 200 cm) Bathroom: Approx. 3 m² with shower, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor.

Category E

€ 5245 EUR pp
Category E
All the cabins have small sitting areas, a bright ambience, brightly coloured, spacious marble baths and plenty of space for all your personal belongings. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). The comfortable cabins in Category E are located on the Cabin Deck, where the hospital, sauna, swim platform and fitness area can be found. Cabin size: No. 207-210 approx. 19 m². No. 211-217, 224-231 approx. 20 m². Furnishings: Two portholes, sofa, table, TV with DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, closet, safe, adjustable A/C Bed: Queen size bed (180 cm x 200 cm); can be separated into two single beds Bathroom: Approx. 3 m² with shower, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor.

GTY Single Cabin

€ 5745 EUR pp
Guaranteed cabins. With a guaranteed cabin, you pay the lowest rate, but you leave the choice of cabin down to us. You will receive the cabin number with your cruise documents. The range of accommodation starts from Cat. F. The allotment for these categories is very limited. All the cabins have small sitting areas, a bright ambience, brightly coloured, spacious marble baths and plenty of space for all your personal belongings. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...).

Category D

€ 5895 EUR pp
Category D
All the cabins have small sitting areas, a bright ambience, brightly coloured, spacious marble baths and plenty of space for all your personal belongings. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). The Category D de luxe double-bed cabins are located on the Cabin Deck, where the hospital, sauna, swim platform and fitness area can be found. Cabin size: Approx. 21 m². Furnishings: Three portholes, two chairs, table, TV with DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, closet, safe, adjustable A/C. Bed: Queen size bed (180 cm x 200 cm) with two separate mattresses. Bathroom: Approx. 3 m² with shower, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor

Category C

€ 6295 EUR pp
Category C
All the cabins have small sitting areas, a bright ambience, brightly coloured, spacious marble baths and plenty of space for all your personal belongings. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). The Category C deluxe double-bed cabins are located on the Promenade Deck, where the restaurant, boutique and the reception can be found. Cabin size: Approx. 20 m². Furnishings: Panorama windows, two chairs, table, TV with DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, closet, safe, adjustable A/C. Bed: Queen size bed (180 cm x 200 cm) with two separate mattresses Bathroom: Approx. 3 m² with shower, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor.

Category B

€ 7395 EUR pp
Category B
All the cabins have small sitting areas, a bright ambience, brightly coloured, spacious marble baths and plenty of space for all your personal belongings. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). The spacious junior suites are conveniently located on the Promenade Deck, where the restaurant, boutique, and the reception can be found. Cabin size: No. 303 approx. 22 m², No. 304 approx. 21,5 m², No. 305-319 approx. 23 m². Furnishings: Panorama window, seating area, decorative fireplace, console with TV/DVD and mini-bar, dressing table, walk-in closet, safe, adjustable A/C. Bed: Queen size bed (180 cm x 200 cm) with two separate mattresses; can be separated into two single beds. Bathroom: Approx. 3,2 m² with tub, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor.

Category A

€ 8145 EUR pp
Category A
All the cabins have small sitting areas, a bright ambience, brightly coloured, spacious marble baths and plenty of space for all your personal belongings. No matter which cabin you choose, the cabin service will provide everything you need. Your pretty maritime home is tidied twice a day, the fruit bowl is refilled, and the daily programme is left out for you to read (not to mention all the extra little touches...). The charming luxury owner suites are located on the Lido Deck where you can also find the library and the lounge. Cabin size: Approx. 27 m². Furnishings: Panorama window, sofa, table, chair, desk, decorative fireplace, TV and DVD player, mini-bar, dressing table, four closets, safe, adjustable A/C. Bed: King size canopy bed with two separate mattresses (90 cm x 200 cm). Bathroom: Approx. 4,2 m² with tub and separate shower, WC, marble sink, golden fixtures, hair dryer, outlet for razor

Sea Cloud II

Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing)

Length: 105 metres

Passenger Capacity: 96

Built: 2001

Launched in 2001, Sea Cloud II is a stunning vessel, built along traditional lines, but offering deluxe accommodation. She combines timeless elegance of sailing ships of the past with the highest safety standards and the luxurious comfort of modern cruise ships. Just like her legendary sister ship Sea Cloud, the 29,600 square feet of sails is set by hand which is a truly magical sight. 
Built to accommodate 96 passengers in five star luxury, she offers a range of beautifully appointed suites and cabins which are furnished with great style. All accommodations have outside views and the bathrooms, in light marble, are unusually spacious and extremely comfortable. The finest, carefully chosen fabrics, combined with leather, rattan and other materials, brass and gold, precious woods and marble together create an impressive ensemble.

No expense has been spared to create a sympathetic ambience in both the accommodations and public areas and this is reflected throughout the vessel. Public areas include an elegant lounge, library, fitness centre, boutique, lido bar and hospital. The single sitting dining room is airy and modern and the quality of the cuisine and service will be to the highest of standards, as one would expect on a Sea Cloud cruise. Relax on the Lido deck and experience the natural grandeur of travelling under sail, rekindling memories of a bygone age.

Please note deck and suite plans are indicative only and may vary slightly.

Cabin layout for Sea Cloud II

Save Combining Two Mediterranean Voyages aboard Sea Cloud II

A taste of Sicily, the most famous of the Balearic islands and a Spanish metropole. Follow in the footsteps of the Moors along the Spanish coast to Morocco.

From La Valletta to Casablanca - 18 days.

Aboard Sea Cloud II.

28 October 2017.

Saving: EUR€335.5 - EUR€685.5

Discounted Rates (combination voyage): EUR€7 264.5 - EUR€14 314.5

Standard Rates (combination voyage): EUR€7 600 EUR€15 000

Combine trips "A Taste of Sicily, the Balearic Islands and a Spanish Metropole" and "Between Orient and Occident", and save 10% on the cruise-only rate of the lower-priced trip. Promotion subject to availability, contact us for further details.

Sea Cloud II

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€ 4245 EUR pp

Highlights

• Classical moments between Sicily and Spain – an expertly composed programme for music lovers

• A special guest on board: a music expert & a musician

• Syracuse: UNESCO World Heritage Site

• The small volcanic island of Lipari

• Bathed in gold: the Cappella Palatina and its mosaics

• A lecturer accompanies the trip

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