You’ll experience an abundance of history and culture. And each day will deliver a new bay or village to discover and explore. We make the most of your time and curiosity, without pressure of a fixed schedule. This cruise is much more than just a vacation. It provides unique experiences that create memories that will last for a lifetime. Join us on board!
During this week, you fill up your senses while following the amazing coastline of Amalfi, exploring extraordinary bays, and enjoying the enchanting views. The combination of this and being far away from distraction and day to day life, encourages us to find total relaxation on board of the New Horizons.
We start our cruise on Saturday in Sorrento, In an extraordinary landscape where sea and mountain, deep valleys and citrus groves plateaux alternate, everybody can choose their perfect day. From nature and silence to culture, swims, thermal treatments, naturalistic walks and excursions.
From there we set sail to one of Europe’s most desirable and romantic destinations, the Amalfi coast. It has been seducing visitors since antiquity. By road it is a nightmare to visit in the summer as the one street is barely wide enough for two lanes of traffic, so in the crowded summer months traffic jams are inevitable. But with the New Horizons you will be approaching from the sea. The allure of the Amalfi Coast’s natural beauty has been drawing people to the region long before it had a name. Its dramatic charm and idyllic weather enticed ancient Roman nobles to build their villas there, a real estate trend that, overtime, never faded.
Today the mountains and sea cliffs are dotted with pastel confections of holiday homes and sumptuous villas, which have elevated the coastline to one of the most fabulous and unique destinations in the world. Its fragile cultural landscapes with churches, gardens and vineyards were listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1997. This is truly a beautiful coast, sprinkled with stunning seaside towns, like Positano. It is the Amalfi Coast’s most photogenic town, with vertiginous houses tumbling down to the sea in a cascade of sun-bleached peach, pink and terracotta. Best to be viewed from the New Horizons of course.
The next bay on the horizon is Praiano. A quiet, low-key contrast to Positano’s glitz, the sprawling village of Praiano works well as a base for visiting the area and is also an access point for the challenging but spectacular 11km Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods) that leads along the ridged top of the Lattari mountains.
Directly above the deep Vallone del Furore gorge lies the rugged little town of Furore, known for colourful murals and excellent DOC wines. The road from the coast zigzags up through a dramatic landscape of bare limestone and precariously narrow terraces planted with vines and accompanied by increasingly extraordinary views, like Furore beach.
We lift the anchor and head for Amalfi. Once a glorious maritime republic, Amalfi is the coast’s busiest town, but tourism aside, it’s a very pretty little place fringed by lemon terraces with a spectacular setting between sea and mountains, and a magnificent Arab-Norman cathedral. It may not be as famous as its blue counterpart on Capri, but a visit to the Grotta dello Smeraldo is much cheaper and the greeny-blue light that filters into the underwater cave is very lovely.
The coastal towns to the east of Amalfi are much less fashionable than their neighbours to the west, but that’s part of the charm. Minori is an attractive old place with a sandy beach, the remains of a Roman villa and what is arguably the best pastry shop in the area. The authentic, unprettified village of Cetara offers a taste of what the Amalfi coast must have been like before the advent of mass tourism and has the only remaining working fishing fleet on the costiera.
We sail further along the coast and at the eastern limit of the costiera lies the town of Vietri, a name that is synonymous with the production of the colourful ceramics you find in every restaurant, hotel and bar up and down the coast.
This cruise is much more than just a vacation. It provides unique experiences that create memories that will last for a lifetime!
Thursday evening, we arrive at Salerno, which may initially seem like a typical Italian big city, but the place has a charming individuality, especially around its vibrant historic centre, where medieval churches share space with neighbourhood trattorias, trendy wine bars and boutiques. The city has invested in a tree-lined seafront promenade widely considered to be one of the most beautiful in Europe. Attractions such as Salerno Cathedral and the Forte la Carnale have a huge amount of history and artwork, whilst the historic old town centre provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the city and enjoy this coastal destination.
You’ll have the whole Friday of the cruise to relax on board or to discover the area, as we can bring you ashore with the tender.
Saturday, the final day. The guests that stay on board for another week, say goodbye to old friends that will leave today and ahoy to the new friends that arrive for another week of discovery. This next journey will take the New Horizons
During this sailing cruise, you fill up your senses while following the western coastline of Italy, exploring five unique islands and their original Italian culture.
During this sailing cruise, you fill up your senses while following the western coastline of Italy, exploring intriguing sites and original Italian culture.
During this sailing cruise, you fill up your senses while following the south western coastline of Italy, exploring extraordinary sites, and enjoying the enchanting views.
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