Menorca, Corsica & Sardinia

Mahon, Calvi, Portoferraio, Olbia, Salerno & Messina

11 May 2024
Starting at
€ 969
on board
Vasco da Gama


Valletta Embarkation

Discover the lesser-known sides of Menorca – and try typical local specialities at our wine and cheese tasting event.
Hikes on the trails in the S’Albufera des Grau Natural Park or a climb to La Mola will be well rewarded with breathtaking views.

The small fishing town of Calvi will fascinate you with its picturesque old town. Its mighty citadel, located on a small promontory of land jutting into the water, houses a cathedral, a bishop’s palace and supposedly also the house in which Christopher Columbus was born.

This lively capital is the beating heart of the island of Elba. It will also impress you with its diversity. There are fortresses dating back to the Middle Ages, romantic churches, and wonderful views over the bay and the sea – and you will also find your very own special place here. History buffs will want to walk in Napoleon’s footsteps, and foodies can sample local wines.

Lively Olbia combines Sardinian flair with fabulous beaches. Small winding alleys alternate with trendy shops. Discover the Costa Smeralda, or “Emerald Coast”, on a panoramic tour, in the course of which you will also visit the famous Porto Cervo seaside resort. Those who prefer a quieter atmosphere should visit the archipelago of La Maddalena, where wonderful bays, crystal clear water and untouched scenery offer the perfect invitation to wind down and relax.

Given its proximity to Naples, Salerno is the ideal starting point for excursions to this southern metropolis, as well as to Pompeii and Vesuvius. An excursion along the beautiful Amalfi coast to notable towns such as Ravello and Positano is also tempting. But Salerno is not to be missed, either - you cannot fail to be impressed by its magnificent old town (Centro storico), the Castello Arechi fortress or the beautiful Lungomare di Trieste waterfront promenade.

The town of Messina, in its beautiful setting on the strait of the same name, is often described as the “gateway to Sicily”. Mainland Italy is just 3 kilometres away in places. A wild mixture of different architectural styles awaits you in Messina. The town has been devastated by earthquakes several times, but has always been rebuilt. A guided walk is the perfect way to explore this beautiful city. The volcano Etna and town of Taormina are popular destinations for excursions into the surrounding area. Cinema fans can visit famous film locations from “The Godfather” series in Forza d’Agrò and Savoca.

Malta & Disembarkation



Price Includes

  • 8 Night Cruise on Full Board Basis on Nicko Cruises Vasco da Gama
  • Port taxes & fees

Not Included

  • Tips (recommendation about €13 per person per day)
  • Excursions (details will be available soon)
  • Drinks Packages
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)