Italy & the Dalmatian Coast CRUISE ONLY: Explore the shores of Italy, Croatia and Montenegro, discovering the charm of Venice, the magnificence of Rome, and the vast beauty of the Dalmatian Coast

  • Departs: Thursday, 16th May 2019
  • Ship: Wind Surf
  • Cruise line: Windstar Cruises
  • Special is valid from: 21st June 2018
  • Book by: 31st July 2018

Special Inclusions

7 Night Yacht Cruise aboard Wind Surf.
All meals, in all venues
Non-alcoholic beverages, including specialty tea and coffee drinks
Beautifully appointed ocean view stateroom or suite
Plush bathrobes and slippers
Fresh flowers and fruit in your stateroom or suite
Marble finished baths (power yachts only)
Flat screen TV and DVD player
Spectacular onboard deck barbecue
Onboard entertainment, including local performances in most regions
Fully equipped Watersports Platform, use of all water sports equipment included
Access to the Open Bridge
Champagne Welcome Reception
Beautiful Sail Away from every port
Port taxes and government fees.

Popular Highlights:
• Discover the magic of Venice's St. Mark's Square and the majestic Cathedral
• Visit the Archaeological Museum in Split, the oldest in Croatia
• Tour the Old City and medieval walls in Dubrovnik, fascinating UNESCO sites
• See the beauty of the narrow UNESCO site fjord to Kotor
• Stroll the charming ancient cobblestone streets of Taormina, past Palazzo Corvaja, St. Augustine's Church and Torre dell'Orologio Clock Tower
• Extend your stay to make sure you get to the Vatican, St. Peter's Square, and the Roman Forum in Rome
• Don't miss out on the delicious Windstar's Signature Onboard Barbecue

Cruise Description

8 Night Cruise sailing from Venice to Rome aboard Wind Surf.

On any day, our 310-guest flagship, Wind Surf, draws admiring glances as she glides majestically into port with her tall sails billowing. And her beauty is far more than skin deep.

Starting with all new finishes and furnishings in suites and staterooms, Wind Surf renovation now brings you some of the most beautiful public spaces at sea.

During their cruise, guests will find the perfect setting for ‘making an entrance’ in the beautiful new reception area – and, appropriately, that’s only the beginning.

When you return to your stateroom, the luxury gets personal. Windstar’s signature bowls of flowers and fresh fruit will still be waiting for you, along with rich tufted headboards, soft seascape colors, beautiful new upholstery, and fine count Egyptian cotton linens welcome you to an oasis of relaxing indulgence.

Everything about Wind Surf speaks of welcome. Come aboard and see it for yourself.

Highlights of this cruise:

No other sea approach in the Adriatic raises goose bumps like Venice. 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.

Split welcomes you with open arms, Mediterranean style, and a bustling harbor lined with busy cafés. Beyond, looms stately Diocletian’s Palace 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.

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 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.

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 town come into view. Now the real fun begins. 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.

Giardini Naxos, Italy
Known for its beaches, amazing panoramic view of the bay and surrounding hills, and its small, but bustling fishing port, Giardini Naxos attracts many visitors. The seafront is lined with hotels, pubs, restaurants and pizzerias. Your Destination Discovery Event here will feature a family-run winery with Sicilian wine tasting and lunch. And you’ll have time for an optional tour to the amazing archaeological ruins in Taormina including the amphitheater still used today.

2,500 years of history are woven into the fabric of modern Rome. You can feel it in the glory of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. Or as you wander sidestreets that open onto piazzas, fountains, Bernini sculpture, and elegant courtyards. Famous treasures are legion in Rome: the Colosseum…the Forum…St. Peter’s Cathedral…the Trevi Fountain…the Spanish Steps. Take time out between sights to do as the Romans do: enjoy a three-hour lunch, shop, people-watch, or savor the best gelati in the world.

Special Conditions

Cruise costs are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Itinerary changes may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Cruise Line reserves the right to re-instate the fuel supplement for all guests up to US$9 per person per day if the price of light sweet crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) exceeds US$70 per barrel. Please consult cruise line website for current information.

Pricing (per person)

Cabin Price
NZ $5279

Cruise Itinerary

Date Activity Arrive Depart
16/05 Venice, Italy 06:00 PM
17/05 Rovinj, Croatia 08:00 AM 04:00 PM
18/05 Split, Croatia 08:00 AM 04:30 PM
19/05 Kotor, Montenegro 09:30 AM 10:00 PM
20/05 Dubrovnik, Croatia 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
21/05 At sea - -
22/05 Naxos Di Giardini, Sicily. IT 08:00 AM 02:00 PM
23/05 Sorrento, Italy 08:00 AM 03:00 PM
24/05 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 07:00 AM
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.