Enjoy a relaxing cruise and experience the diverse cultures of France, Malta, and Italy on the Azzura Cruise
Azzura is a seven-day cruise that takes you from France through Malta, and then onto Italy. You’ll visit a variety of historical cities, rich with culture that will give you a chance to experience the history and local flavours of the Mediterranean.
Azzura: a seven-day cruise through France, Malta and Italy
The Azzura cruise starts in the pretty harbour town of Marseille on the south coast of France. We enjoy a day at sea relaxing on-board as we sail to Valletta, the historic and beautiful capital of Malta. The next day Azzura heads to Italy, where we dock at Trapani on the coast of Sicily. Next we move onto the port town of Civitavecchia, from where you can take a day trip to see the many historical sights of Rome. Azzura then heads to the pretty port town of Livorno, before sailing to the elegant corsican town of Ajaccio. We then set sail for the last time, heading back to our starting point of Marseille.
Activities on offer throughout the Azzura cruise
On the Azzura cruise we will take you through six towns and cities and three countries to really give you a taste of the Mediterranean. You can join us on an excursion in the historical port town of Marseille, where you can wander through its old town and arts district, take a boat cruise around the coast and enjoy the local seafood dish, bouillabaisse. We then head to the Maltese capital, Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meander around the beautiful city and admire its 16th century architecture and be spoilt for choice whether to take in a museum, visit the Grand Master’s Palace, St. John’s Cathedral or visit some of the cities historic fortresses.
In Trapani, on the coast of Sicily, you can visit the many churches here or the Museo Nazionale Pepoli full with local arts and crafts, or take a boat trip around the nearby islands. Next we head to Civitavecchia, a port town close enough to Rome for a day trip to this magnificent city. Visit the world-famous Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, The Vatican, and the 200-year old Pantheon, and stop off for lunch for some traditional and authentic Italian cuisine.
In Livorno you can enjoy a change of pace in this relaxing coastal town, enjoying walks by the pretty belle époque seafront and on the pebble beach and meander along its Venetian-style canals. In Ajaccio you can enjoy a taste of Corsica in the birthplace of Napoleon, and visit the many museums in the city dedicated to him. There is also a beautiful seafront to enjoy, as well as many relaxed cafes and restaurants to sit and enjoy an espresso or leisurely lunch before we head back to Marseille to finish our Azzura cruise.
Croisières de France, a Grupo Pullmantur's brand, has more than 40 years’ experience in offering comfortable and relaxing cruises with stimulating excursions, providing guests with a more ‘local’ experience.
We take you to some of the most charming cities in Europe
Ajaccio: picture-perfect landscapes and views of the ocean
Sitting south-east of Marseille, this French commune is an elegant city famous for its market, tall palm trees, picturesque marina and warm climate.
Trapani: a lively port city in Sicily
Trapani is an ancient port city in Sicily where coral and tuna fishing mix with salt and wine production.
Incredible ancient architecture in the city of Valletta
The capital city of Malta, Valetta is a magnificent fortress city that is on UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre List. Find elegant bars, fine dining, and prehistoric ruins here.
Wonder the sights in the French port city of Marseille
Marseille is a port city in southern France, with spectacular views with the port lit up. There are plenty of sights to see such as the spectacular Notre Dame de la Garde.