I'm very much looking forward to sailing on the Royal Clipper and delighting visitors with my culture. It's my privilege to be able to tell people about my experience with food and Italian cooking using my motto MOF MOF - minimum of fuss, maximum of flavour.Antonio Carluccio OBE
Sail the Amalfi Coast with Antonio Carluccio
There can be few better ways to experience the wonders of Italy - the food, the style, the history - than on our exclusive new w&h Mediterranean cruise. This eight-day voyage along the Amalfi Coast will take in destinations including Positano, Sorrento and Sicily, while your ship, the luxurious Royal Clipper, is as majestic as the views.
You'll travel in the company of Italian chef Antonio Carluccio, creator of Carluccio's cafés and delis, and author of over 20 bestselling cookbooks. On this unique holiday, you'll have the chance to meet Antonio, hear about his life and career, and enjoy two private cooking demonstrations.
Six reasons to set sail
1 Cocktails & cooking demo with Antonio Carluccio
2 Luxury on the high seas
3 Walking tour of Amalfi
4 Full sail through the Strait of Messina
5 Visit far-flung islands
6 Spend the day in Sicily
Your expert guides
- An al fresco welcome cocktail party with your special guest Antonio Carluccio and pre-dinner cooking demonstration on board Royal Clipper
- Exclusive walking tour of Amalfi, including a private cooking demonstration from Antonio just 10 miles from where he was born in Vietri sul Mare
- Listen to a private talk and take part in a Q&A with Antonio to discover more about his extraordinary life
- Direct return flights
- Seven nights luxury accommodation on board Royal Clipper
- All meals, plus tea and coffee on board
- The services of an expert Star Clippers tour manager
Day1Fly to RomeRome (Roma), Italy
SATURDAY 2 JUNE, 2018
You will fly direct from London to the Eternal City (regional flights and upgrades are available at a supplement), from where you will be transferred to the port of Rome, Civitavecchia, where you will board your luxury home for the next seven nights, the majestic Royal Clipper.
Day2Ponza & PalmarolaPonza, Italy
SUNDAY 3RD JUNE, 2018
Today you will disembark in the delightful, unspoilt town of Ponza, whose pastel-coloured houses form neat terraced rows, and where you'll see expensive yachts and old-fashioned fishing boats moored side by side in the bustling harbour.
Your next stop, the stunning and largely uninhabited island of Palmarola - one of the beautiful Pontine Islands of the Italian coast halfway between Rome and Naples - is famous for its pink coral beaches and emerald coves. Don't forget your swimsuit - this is a perfect place for swimming and snorkelling.
MONDAY 4TH JUNE, 2018
The pretty coastal town of Sorrento, whose city walls rise up straight out of the Mediterranean sea, is one of several unmissable destinations you'll visit along the Amalfi Coast.
EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: Today you will join your special guest Antonio Carluccio for an al fresco cocktail party before, in the late afternoon, Antonio gives a pre-dinner cooking demonstration on board Royal Clipper.
TUEDAY 5TH JUNE, 2018
Surrounded by dramatic cliffs and picture-perfect scenery, the beautiful town of Amal boasts great views and historical highlights at every turn, including the impressive cathedral, which contains the remains of the Apostle St Andrew.
EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: Your walking tour of Amalfi will include a private cooking demonstration from Antonio Carluccio, whose knowledge of local recipes and produce is second to none - he was born just 10 miles away in nearby Vietri sul Mare.
You will also have the chance to visit Positano, often said to be the most beautiful town in the whole of the Mediterranean.
Day5Taormina, SicilyTaormina, Italy
WEDNESDAY 6TH JUNE, 2018
This morning, Royal Clipper will travel at full sail through the Strait of Messina and past the mythical monsters Scylla and Charybdis, who, according to Greek legend, lived on opposite sides of the narrow strait and almost led to Odysseus's downfall on his epic voyage home from the Trojan War.
EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: Antonio Carluccio will give a talk and Q&A on board Royal Clipper, where you will discover more about his extraordinary life and career as a chef and restaurateur.
In the afternoon, you will disembark at the stunning Sicilian town of Taormina, which is perched on the shoulder of Mount Etna and was once described by the poet Goethe as the "greatest work of art and nature".
THURSDAY 7TH JUNE, 2018
Just off the northern coast of Sicily there is an idyllic cluster of volcanic islands known as the Aeolian Islands. Today you will visit the largest, Lipari, where you can walk the narrow streets to the medieval castello and unwind by the sea at a secluded beach.
Look out, too, for the frequent volcanic reworks that burst skyward from the nearby island of Isola Stromboli when you sail past.
Day7At seaLipari, Italy
FRIDAY 8TH JUNE, 2018
Today you will experience the full splendour of travelling across the Mediterranean on board Royal Clipper, as she sets sail from the Aeolian Islands on the voyage back to Rome.
Day8Return to RomeRome (Roma), Italy
SATURDAY 9TH JUNE, 2018
Today your unforgettable journey ends and you'll fky home on a direct flight to London. Rome add-ons available on request.
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