Vatican & Croatian Coastlines Cruise Tour
 
Venice to Rome
Mon Oct 23, 2023 - Thu Nov 2, 2023,
 10 days
 on Wind Surf
?All-inclusive from
$6,211
?Cruise Only From
$5,499
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Venice to Rome
Delve into architectural and epicurean wonders on both sides of the Italian peninsula during this 10-day adventure that combines an Adriatic and Dalmatian Coast cruise with a Vatican tour, Colosseum visit, and foodie market tour in Rome. Listen to the Venetian clock tower bells of Torre dell’Orologio strike the hour as hundreds of pigeons scatter about St. Mark’s Square. Sip crisp and dry Verdicchio paired with octopus salad or garlic-flavored black risotto in delicious Dubrovnik. Drift past the blue domes of Our Lady of the Rocks, a sanctuary for Kotor’s local fishermen for nearly 2,000 years. Sample succulent baked cardoon stalks harvested from Sicilian thistles and dusted with melted aged Parmesan cheese near the precipitous slopes of Mount Etna in Giardini Naxos. Experience an exclusive tour deep into the storied shadows of the Colosseum, and the Sistine Chapel, and dine in a Rome restaurant featuring authentic Italian dishes.
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Day 1: Venice
No other sea approach in the Adriatic raises goose bumps like Venice, where the entire city and its lagoon are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your luxurious home-away-from home, you arrive already equipped with a sense of what it’s like to live in the city that’s neither land nor water. Add your own sigh to the Bridge of Sighs, sip a spritz al bitter as you plot your agenda, and let the water taxis do your navigating unless you don’t mind getting lost. Not such a bad prospect, with serendipitous discoveries around every corner.
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Day 2: Rovinj
The lovely fishing port of Rovinj on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula bordered on three sides by the Adriatic Sea. You can tour the maze of cobblestone streets that lead to the hilltop St. Euphemia Cathedral with its towering steeple dominating the skyline. Old Town Rovinj is a delightful tangle of medieval streets and twisting stairways. Seek out the Bronze Age ruins of Monkodonja, the hidden beaches or the breathtaking natural beauty of the 6-mile-long Lim Fjord.

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Day 3: Split
Split welcomes you with open arms, Mediterranean style, and a bustling harbor lined with busy cafés. Beyond, looms stately Diocletian’s Palace a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the center of town. Within the palace walls, a majestic cathedral soars, surrounded by polished marble streets lined with every type of tempting shop. If you’re longing for a quiet respite, head for the western end of town for an easy stroll through a verdant mountain park. Or take an optional tour to Trogir, another UNESCO site. 
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Day 4: Dubrovnik
While larger ships pass by, we anchor right beyond the famous walled city so you can admire its beauty with every glance. Tender ashore and step right into Old Town, a UNESCO site where no cars are allowed, just eons of history. Capture the exhilarating views on your camera — and in your memory. End your day at the Buza Café (if you can find it) watching bold divers leap off the cliffs into the crystalline sea. 
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Day 5: Kotor
This is one of Montenegro’s most beautiful bays, and the approach offers one breathtaking fjord-like view after another. Just when you’ve reached your fill of blues and greens, the bright red rooftops of the medieval Old Town come into view. The entire area has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The charming streets of Old Town remain car free, filled with 12th century Baroque palaces and Romanesque churches. For a fresh perspective, climb to the fortress on the hill for a breathtaking vista.
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Day 7: Giardini Naxos
Today you’ll discover one of Sicily’s jewels, the charming village of Giardini Naxos, nestled in one of the world’s most beautiful bays. An optional excursion to the popular hillside town of Taormina will be a highlight of your voyage — from the stunning setting of the iconic Greek Theater to the sparkling beaches along the Ionian Sea. Take a more adventurous tack and explore the UNESCO site of Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano.
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Day 8: Sorrento
UNESCO World Heritage Sites abound in Sorrento.   Optional tours will take you to the archaeological areas of Pompeii and Torre Annunziata, or the 4th century B.C. city of Herculaneum. Perhaps your choice will be a boat ride to Positano, the legendary home of the Sirens. Perched on a terrace on the spectacular Amalfi Coast, Sorrento offers exceptional views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. 
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Day 9: Rome
In this enchanting city the past and present intersect in perfect harmony. Casually intermingled among ancient ruins and majestic cathedrals are the trappings of a modern metropolis: Skyscrapers,cafes, boutiques selling designer footwear. But of course what you seek first in the heart of Rome is its breathtaking history.  A good place to begin is the Vatican, with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Works by Bernini, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Raphael are just a few of those on display, any one of which is worth hours of contemplation. Then the ancient ruins—Colosseum, Forum, Circus Maximus. And of course the Trevi Fountain for the obligatory coins promising your return to the Eternal City.
Popular Highlights
Dubrovnik
Tour the Old City and medieval walls of Dubrovnik, UNESCO sites.
Kotor
Stroll the pedestrian-only streets of Kotor’s Old Town, a UNESCO site.
Rome
Extend your time in Rome to make sure you see the sites from the unique perspectives offered by this Cruise Tour.
Rovinj
Discover the magic of Rovinj and its Old Town.
San Clemente Basilica
Take a tour of underground San Clemente Basilica.
Vatican Museums
Tour without crowds on an illuminating visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
Itinerary at a Glance
Date
Port
Arrive
Depart
Watersports
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Mon Oct 23
Venice
Arrive:  
Depart:  6:00 PM
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Tue Oct 24
Rovinj
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  4:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Wed Oct 25
Split
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Thu Oct 26
Dubrovnik
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  10:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Fri Oct 27
Kotor
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sat Oct 28
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Sun Oct 29
Giardini Naxos
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  2:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Mon Oct 30
Sorrento
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  3:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Tue Oct 31
Rome
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  
Watersports Platform: 
Wind Surf
On any day, our 342-guest flagship, Wind Surf, the world’s largest sailing ship, draws admiring glances as she glides majestically into port with her tall sails billowing. And her beauty is far more than skin deep. During their cruise, you will find the perfect setting for ‘making an entrance’ in the beautiful reception area – and, appropriately, that’s only the beginning.
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Accommodations & Pricing
Boutique cruising with fewer than 350 guests. Our expertly designed itineraries and unexpected shore excursions bring you closer to each destination.
Category B
Category B
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 188 square feet of beautifully designed comfort. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) is swathed in luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Before or after you enjoy an invigorating massage shower with soothing L’Occitane® bath products, wrap up in your waffle-weave robe, have a snack from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and smell the flowers.
? Cruise only from $5,499 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,211 per guest
Category BX Deluxe
Category BX Deluxe
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 188 square feet of beautifully designed comfort. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) is swathed in luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Before or after you enjoy an invigorating massage shower with soothing L’Occitane® bath products, wrap up in your waffle-weave robe, have a snack from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and smell the flowers.
? Cruise only from $5,699 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,411 per guest
Category A
Category A
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 188 square feet of beautifully designed comfort. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) is swathed in luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Before or after you enjoy an invigorating massage shower with soothing L’Occitane® bath products, wrap up in your waffle-weave robe, have a snack from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and smell the flowers.
? Cruise only from $5,799 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,511 per guest
Category AX Deluxe
Category AX Deluxe
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 188 square feet of beautifully designed comfort. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) is swathed in luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Before or after you enjoy an invigorating massage shower with soothing L’Occitane® bath products, wrap up in your waffle-weave robe, have a snack from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and smell the flowers.
? Cruise only from $6,099 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $6,811 per guest
Category TX Deluxe
Category TX Deluxe
Stylish comfort and ocean views welcome you in 188 square feet of beautifully designed comfort. Your queen bed (which can be separated as twins if you prefer) is swathed in luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Before or after you enjoy an invigorating massage shower with soothing L’Occitane® bath products, wrap up in your waffle-weave robe, have a snack from the fresh fruit bowl, or simply stretch out and smell the flowers.
? Cruise only from $6,399 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $7,111 per guest
Suite
Suite
With 376 square feet, you’ll find the perfect space for time together — and plenty of room for time to yourself. You’ll even enjoy two full separate bathrooms. All the amenities of the staterooms await you, plus a beautiful sitting area, and two flat-screen television sets with DVD players.
? Cruise only from $8,399 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $9,111 per guest
Bridge Suite
Bridge Suite
The ultimate in space and style surrounds you in 495 square feet of pure indulgence. Separate bedroom and living room with an in-suite dining area is an invitation to relaxation. And possibly best of all, your expansive bathroom features both a whirlpool spa tub and a massage shower.
? Cruise only from $9,699 per guest
? All-inclusive price from $10,411 per guest
Guaranteed Cabin** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Cabin** (chosen by Windstar)
Guaranteed Cabin** (chosen by Windstar) 
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ALL DATES &
FARES
Last Minute Cruise Deals
Great cruise-only fares or make it an all-inclusive voyage with Wi-Fi, unlimited beer, wine, and cocktails, and gratuities. From $89 per guest per day.
Date
Ship
All-Inclusive
From
Cruise Only
From
Fri, Apr 28 - Mon, May 8, 2023
WIND SURF
$6,011
$5,299
Mon, May 8 - Thu, May 18, 2023
WIND SURF
$6,911
$6,199
Wed, Sep 27 - Sat, Oct 7, 2023
WIND SURF
$6,911
$6,199
Fri, Oct 13 - Mon, Oct 23, 2023
WIND SURF
$6,411
$5,699
Mon, Oct 23 - Thu, Nov 2, 2023
WIND SURF
$6,211
$5,499
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Mon Oct 23
Venice
Arrive:  
Depart:  6:00 PM
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Tue Oct 24
Rovinj
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  4:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Wed Oct 25
Split
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Thu Oct 26
Dubrovnik
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  10:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Fri Oct 27
Kotor
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Sat Oct 28
AT SEA
Arrive:   N/A
Depart:   N/A
Watersports Platform: 
Sun Oct 29
Giardini Naxos
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  2:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Mon Oct 30
Sorrento
Arrive:  8:00 AM
Depart:  3:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Tue Oct 31
Rome
Arrive:  7:00 AM
Depart:  
Watersports Platform: