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All-Gay Rome-Cannes Cruise aboard s/v Royal Clipper

  • Destination: Cruise, Europe, France, Italy
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Start: 09/15/2017
  • End: 09/23/2017
  • Double Occupancy: $3249

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Live the dream of sailing the Italian and French Riviera aboard the world’s largest and most luxurious 5-masted sailing yacht! This collection of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful islands and ports is a yachtsman’s fantasy, a traveler’s dream.

These beautiful ports string together like perfect pearls, each glowing with its own special beauty. Sparkling cities and charming villages. Secluded harbors and immaculate beaches. You’ll discover the mystique and magic of the Rivieras that only an intimate yacht can show you.

On this exceptional voyage you’ll visit the spectacular island of Corsica, an outdoor lover’s playground with glittering bays, glitzy coastal cities and fabulous beaches. Visit the Tuscan island of Elba, where Napoleon was imprisoned, before enjoying some of Tuscany’s most historic and beautiful cities: Lucca, Pisa & Florence.
Explore the wonders of the magnificent UNESCO site of Cinque Terre, and enjoy some of the world’s most glamorous ports – Portovenere, St. Tropez & Cannes. Shop the boutiques, sample the charming cafes, indulge in a little people watching along famous promenades, and on the pristine white beaches.

Surrounded by natural wonders of Corsica, the treasures of Tuscany, and the magnificent Cinque Terre, it is easy to fall in love with the Mediterranean.
Start in Rome (FCO); End in Nice (NCE).

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Day Port Arrival Depart
Saturday Rome/Civitavecchia 07:00 PM
Sunday Bonifacio (Corsica) France 12:00 PM Overnight
Monday Bonifacio (Corsica) France 08:00 AM
Monday Palombaggia (Corsica) France 10:00 AM 05:00 PM
Tuesday Portoferraio (Elba) Italy 09:00 AM 07:00 PM
Wednesday Viareggio Italy 09:00 AM 11:00 PM
Thursday Porto Venere Italy 10:00 AM 07:00 PM
Friday St. Tropez France 09:00 AM 11:00 PM
Saturday Cannes France 08:00 AM

Please click ( + ) signs by each day for detailed information.

Day 1

FRI SEP 15, 2017 • Depart the USA

Depart the USA on any regularly scheduled flight to Rome, Italy.
Day 2

SAT SEP 16 • Arrive Rome, Italy

Benvenuto a Roma! Rome beckons with its amazing ruins, chic avenues and incredible sights. This most engaging of international cities has it all: ancient monuments like the Coliseum and Forum, time-honored sites such as the Spanish Steps and Pantheon, artistic masterpieces like the Pietá and Sistine Chapel in Vatican City – plus fabulous restaurants and beautiful people everywhere you look. This is a city for walking, watching, and being endlessly delighted.

Overnight: s/v Royal Clipper
Cabin of your choosing

Day 3

SUN SEP 17 • Bonifacio, Corsica- France

The ancient Greeks referred to Corsica as Kalliste, “the Most Beautiful.” Henri Matisse was equally captivated, calling it a “marvelous land” where “all is color, all is light.” Corsica was the birthplace of Napoleon, and was controlled for centuries by Genoa and did not become a region of France until 1768. The approach to the medieval city of Bonifacio is impressive and awe inspiring, perched high atop a seemingly impenetrable limestone cliff.

Overnight: s/v Royal Clipper
Cabin of your choosing
Meals: B,L,D

Day 4

MON SEP 18 • Palombaggia Beach/Porto-Vecchio – France

Palombaggia is the most famous beach of Corsica, and has justifiably been voted one of the Top 10 best beaches in Europe. Flanked by mountains and umbrella-shaped pines, Palombaggia is a beautiful 2 km stretch of powdery golden sand and shall crystal clear blue water. A delightful mix of French (government) and Italian (neighbor), the nearby port of Porto-Vecchio attracts A-list celebrities and water sports lover from around the world. And the Old Town is full of discoveries, from Napoleon’s childhood home to the Porte Genoise gate, which frames an intoxicating view of the harbor, saltpans, and mountains. Compare the white sand to the ocean of white linen at the marina, and your glass of rose to the pink of the rocks supporting the five bastions of the Old Town.

Overnight: s/v Royal Clipper
Cabin of your choosing
Meals: B,L,D

Day 5

TUE SEP 19 • Portoferraio, Italy

Arriving by sea, you can seethe imposing Medici fortifications built in the 15th century to protect the town from the pirate attacks of Barbarossa and his ilk. Once in the horse shoe-shaped bay, the views out to sea are just as arresting, as the old Roman villas built facing the water can attest. Later on, Napoleon chose the island for his exile because of its sublime climate and the “gentle manners of the islanders.” Although he only stayed for nine months, his legacy is everywhere. Perhaps you’ll visit the nearby countryside with its small villages and dramatic mountain passes. Head to one of the 150-odd white pebble beaches.

Overnight: s/v Royal Clipper
Cabin of your choosing
Meals: B,L,D

Day 6

WED SEP 20 • Viareggio, Italy

Viareggio is a fantastic hub to visit neighboring Pisa, Lucca and Florence. We’ll offer special excursions to these iconic UNESCO sites in Tuscany. If the landscape evokes a sense of the familiar it is because the great masters have used it as a backdrop for their friendly beach with fine sand surrounded by a National park with a forest of pine trees. The mayor of Viareggio has extended a personal invitation for gay travelers, and promised you’ll find plenty to do in this sun-soaked section of Italy.

Overnight: s/v Royal Clipper
Cabin of your choosing
Meals: B,L,D

Day 7

THU SEP 21 • Portovenere, Italy

Portovenere is the gateway to one of Italy’s greatest treasures, Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. Historic, spectacular, multi-colored terraced villages overlooking the Ligurian Sea. Set amid some of the most dramatic coastal scenery on the planet, these five ingeniously constructed seaside villages are rich in color, charm and simplicity. Rooted in antiquity, Cinque Terre’s five villages date from the early medieval period.

Overnight: s/v Royal Clipper
Cabin of your choosing
Meals: B,L,D

Day 8

FRI SEP 22 • St. Tropez, France

Small but chic, St. Tropez is a lively town whose beaches are legendary, both for their beauty and for the beauties on them. yet there is a serene side to this village. Follow the narrow lanes from the waterfront, and you’ll arrive a the oldest part of St. Tropez, where twisting narrow streets open onto tiny squares and fountains. Grea views can be had from the 16th century Citadel, but the most interesting views are from a chair in a sidewalk café: sit on the terrace and watch the fascinating, flirtatious French Riviera pass by.

Overnight: s/v Royal Clipper
Cabin of your choosing
Meals: B,L,D

Day 9

SAT SEP 23 • Cannes, France | Return to USA

Cannes is the epicenter of the French Riviera – a world of exclusive boutiques, palm-fringed boulevards, sun-drenched beaches, and elegant sidewalk cafés. glittering Cannes is the archetypal Mediterranean resort city discovered by wealthy English nobles who came to the sunny south of France to escape their drafty old castles during the dreary British winters. Cannes’ highflying lifestyle has attracted notables and the notorious ever since. Every year, the stars flock to celebrate the Cannes film Festival at the colossal Palis des Festivals. for those not seduced by Cannes’ hedonistic air, there’s enough natural beauty to make a trip worthwhile: the harbor, the bay, the clutch of islands off the coast and the old quarter, Le Suquet, all spring into life on a sunny day.

Sail Aboard The s/v Royal Clipper

In 1902 the largest and fastest sailing ship the world had ever seen was launched. The legendary Preussen dominated the seas—only to be gone in a few short years. Neither before nor since had the world seen such a magnificent sailing ship. Until today…

Inspired by the tall ship Preussen, the Royal Clipper has the proud distinction of being the largest and only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship built since her predecessor was launched at the beginning of the last century. With her complement of 42 sails, Royal Clipper is a splendid sight to behold.

You might think she was an apparition from the grand age of sail, but Royal Clipper is as new as tomorrow, boasting state-of-the-art navigation systems and every comfort and luxury one could wish for. For connoisseurs of sail cruising, the 439 foot Royal Clipper offers the ultimate sea-going experience, balancing the grandeur, adventure and tradition of sailing with the superb service, amenities and accommodations of the finest modern yacht. Royal Clipper carries 227 guests in luxurious style with 106 staff to pamper you throughout the week. A full 19,000 square feet of open deck and three swimming pools create a wonderfully spacious and expansive outdoor environment.

Like a fine resort, all the amenities are here: double bed or twin beds that can be converted to queen, marble bathroom, private safe, region TV/free multimedia DVD player (except in Category 6 cabins on Star Flyer and Star Clipper), direct-dial telephone, hairdryer and comfortable furnishings. The decor is tastefully traditional. You’ll find the accoutrements of a luxurious classic yacht, where everything is ingeniously designed for comfort, ease and efficiency. Burnished brass fittings and mahogany brightwork recall our nautical heritage. Soft natural fabrics reflect the colors of the sun, sea and sky. Prints of famous clipper ships and sailing yachts grace the walls. Everything is immaculately maintained and your steward knows exactly when to appear or disappear.

Cabins & Deck Plans

Sun Deck

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Main Deck

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Clipper Deck

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Commodore Deck

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Rates & Facts

Cabin Category Double Single (+80%)
Owner’s Suite $7699 (Wait List)
Deluxe Suites with Veranda $5899 (Wait List)
Category 1 Stateroom – Main Deck $4899 (Sold Out)
Category 2 Stateroom – Clipper Deck $3849 $6929
Category 3 Stateroom – Clipper Deck $3599 $6478
Category 4 Stateroom – Clipper Deck $3549 $6388
Category 3 Stateroom – Commodore Deck $3399 $6118
Category 4 Stateroom – Commodore Deck $3349 $6028
Category 5 Stateroom – Commodore Deck $3249 $5848
Category 6 Stateroom – Interior $2499 (Sold Out)

Cabin Details
  • Owner’s Suite – Clipper Deck: Deluxe outside suite, two double beds, separate sitting area, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, room service.
  • Deluxe Suite with Verandah – Main Deck: Deluxe outside suite, private verandah, twin/double beds, sitting area, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool and room service.
  • Category 1 Staterooms – Main Deck: Deluxe deck cabin, double beds, minibar, marble bathroom with whirlpool, cabin doors open onto deck.
  • Category 2 Staterooms – Clipper Deck: Superior outside stateroom, twin/double beds, private marble bathroom with shower.
  • Category 3 Staterooms – Clipper & Commodore Decks: Outside staterooms, twin/double beds, private marble bathroom with shower
  • Category 4 Staterooms – Clipper & Commodore Decks: Outside staterooms, twin/double beds, private marble bathroom with shower.
  • Category 5 Staterooms – Commodore Deck: Outside staterooms, twin/double beds, private bathroom with shower.
  • Category 6 Interior Staterooms – Clipper Deck: Inside stateroom, fixed double bed and private bathroom with shower.

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Does not include international airfare, trip cancellation insurance, shipboard purchases, gratuities, pre and post cruise package, or optional excursions. The following additional fees apply based on double occupancy: Port fees of $315 and prepaid gratuities of $125. Single Occupancy: individuals who prefer a cabin to themselves will be charged a 100% surcharge of the double occupancy rate. If imposed by cruise line, there may be a $80 per passenger fuel surcharge fee. Valid Passports Required: Non-US Passport holders may be required to secure a visa. Passports must be valid for six months beyond the return date. Arrival Airport Rome, Italy (FCO) and Departure Airport in Nice, France (NCE). We recommend departure flights to be after 12 noon.

Hotel Packages in Rome & Cannes


Hotel packages in Rome include transfer from Rome to Civitecchia to join the Cruise.

The Grand Hotel Palace Located Via Veneto 70 Rome

Experience a visit to the historic city of Rome with a stay at the stunning 5 Stars boutique hotel, Grand Hotel Palace. Once the Ambassadors Palace, the impressive hotel is designed with a unique blend of contemporary art deco style and classic Roman architecture elements such as custom frescoes, Murano crystal chandeliers, and marble floors for a grand Rome experience. With luxurious amenities and services for all guests, Grand Hotel Palace is the ideal hotel for business and leisure travelers alike. Grand Hotel Palace is on stately Via Veneto in central Rome, minutes from both historic sites and high-end shopping. Walk to many nearby Rome attractions, including the Villa Borghese Gallery and the Spanish Steps.

Rates include: Breakfast Buffet, Vat taxes, portage, Wi-Fi, transfer to the ship on September 16th.
Not included: €7.00 charge per person per night city tax to be paid directly to the hotel by the guest.

Arrival # of Nights Cost per person: Double Occupancy Total: Double Occupancy
September 13 3 $690 $1380
September 14 2 $480 $960
September 15 1 $270 $540

Empire Palace Hotel Located Via Aureliana 39 Rome

The Empire Palace luxury 4 star hotels opened its doors in Rome in 1999. Its’ 113 rooms make it one of the largest hotels in Rome’s city center. The Hotel’s history saw it previously being a grand house owned by a noble Venetian Family. Built around a courtyard, where light meals and drinks are served, with stables at the rear, the conversion to a modern and high tech hotel in Rome has been a stylish one, not to say an opulent one the end result of which has seen a lovely contrast of classic and contemporary style and design – if it weren’t for the Empire Palace’s large number of guest rooms it would easily be one of the best boutique hotels in Rome.

Rates include: Breakfast buffet, Vat taxes, portage, transfers to the ship on September 16th.
Not included: €6.00 charge per person per night city tax to be paid directly to the hotel by the guest.

Arrival # of Nights Cost per person: Double Occupancy Total: Double Occupancy
September 13 3 $525 $1050
September 14 2 $370 $740
September 15 1 $215 $430

Host Hotel in Cannes, France

Hôtel Barrière Le Gray d’Albion

Hôtel Barrière Le Gray d’Albion is a 4-star hotel enjoying a prime position in the heart Cannes, close to the famous La Croisette and boasting magnificent views the sea. Guests of this upscale hotel of luxury will enjoy bright, modernly equipped guestrooms along with easy access to its own private beach – the ideal place to soak up the sun and enjoy swimming, water-skiing, diving and exciting boat excursions. Hôtel Barrière Le Gray d’Albion boasts a beautiful private beach during the summer season with a delightful restaurant serving Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine.

Rates include: Breakfast Buffet, Vat taxes, portage, transfer from the ship on September 23.
Not included: €1.80 City tax per person to be paid directly to the hotel by the guest.

Arrival # of Nights Cost per person: Double Occupancy Total: Double Occupancy
September 23 2 $390 $780
September 23 1 $230 $460


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