Cruises to Italy & Amalfi Coast

Italy is so photogenic; it’s almost as if the entire country was built for wanderlust-inducing travel pictures. Whether this is your first time, or you’ve been before, an Italy cruise offers a new angle and the convenience of unpacking just once as you go from remote coastal towns to big cities. Our Italy cruise itineraries are unmatched in scope, bringing you to iconic destinations like the Eternal City of Rome (Civitavecchia), the Amalfi Coast, and Vatican City, along with seldom-visited jewels. Wander seashell-pink villages stacked precipitously along the Adriatic Sea on Italy cruises to Amalfi. Float Venice’s canals while a gondolier sings a lovely serenade. Sip chianti al fresco as the late sun bathes Rome in golden light. Taste classic Naples pizza that was perfected generations ago. On a cruise to Italy, experience an Italian vacation so immersive, you’ll forever feel at home in the region.

Highlights from Cruises to Italy

1 Pizza and Pompeii Learn more about the history of Pizza and top places to see on in Naples and Pompeii.
2 ‘Rome: My European Home Read about a Mediterranean cruise to Rome. Learn about the local attractions and places to eat.
3 Taste of Sicily A lesson on the preparation of some typical Sicilian dishes.

Featured Italian Cruise Itineraries

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7-Day Adriatic Dream

Explore cultural wonders on an Italian cruise that visits other exciting Europe ports.

Aerial view of Florence, Italy

7-Day Mediterranean Tapestry

Marvel at the stunning coastal Mediterranean scenery and historic towns as you cruise the Mediterranean on a cruise to Italy.

Archaeological Site of Olympia

7-Day Aegean Sunsets

Cruise to Greek isles and ancient cities along the azure waters of the Aegean.

Aerial view of Florence, Italy.

12-Day Mediterranean Tapestry

From Barcelona, this cruise to Italy whisks you to Marseille, Cannes, and Florence/Pisa. Glide through the scenic Strait of Messina. Let Corfu, Dubrovnik, and Kotor steal your heart. Disembark to Venice and enjoy the enchanting canals.

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Embrace the region’s past on the playing fields of Olympia; at Valetta’s Red Tower, where knights once stood guard; and in the villas of Pompeii.

Dubrovnik Harbor and City Walls

12-Day Mediterranean Romance

Enchantment is a given on this Mediterranean cruise. From Venice, it is on to enjoy Dubrovnik’s medieval walls, tour Pompeii’s ruins, scoot through Rome, wind-down in Toulon, and end your whirlwind in Barcelona.

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Featured Italy Cruise Ports

View of a statue in Rome, Italy

Civitavecchia (Rome)

Rome is Italy's beating heart, full of Rennaissance cathedrals and piazzas begging for you to sit and sip espresso.

Gondolas on the canal in Venice.


Known as the city the floats on water, and the highlight of any cruise to Italy, Venice needs no further introduction.

Aerial view of the Piazza del Duomo in Florence, Italy.

Livorno (Florence)

Florence is a dream Italian cruise destination for Renaissance-era sightseeing. But it’s a foodie haven too with family-run tripe wagons, wine bars and trattorias.

View of the hills of Ravenna, Italy

Ravenna (San Marino), Italy

A walker’s paradise and shopper’s mecca, Ravenna is home to the Basilica of Sant' Apollinare Nuovo, with its intricate mosaics; Dante’s tomb (author of The Divine Comedy); posh boutiques, and cafés.

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Portoferraio (Elba), Italy

On your Italian cruise, visit Villa San Martino, the summer residence of Emperor Napoleon, and wander Portoferraio's centuries-old labyrinth of alleys.

View of Catania, Sicily, Italy. One of the many ports visited during a Holland America Line European cruise.

Catania, Sicily, Italy

Sicily's second-largest city is intimately connected to the active volcano that towers above it. The smoking, gurgling peak of Mt. Etna, one of the island's most iconic landmarks, shaped Catania significantly.

View of a Palermo Cathedral


Palermo is a jumble of old and new. Explore ancient attractions, such as the mosaics of the Palatine Chapel (en Italiana: “Cappella Palatina”). Or, take a day trip to the seaside Cefalù.

View of the Greek Theater in Taormina, Italy


Perched on a hilltop, Taormina has an ancient theater and dramatic views of the scalloped coastline. An active volcano looms over this stunning city.

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