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Feb 28 2013

Luxury Cruise Port-of-Call Spotlight: Sorrento

Visit the breathtaking Amalfi Coast when you take a luxury cruise to this week's port-of-call spotlight: Sorrento!

You haven’t experienced ‘la bella vita’ until you’ve visited one of Italy’s most beautiful coastal towns – Sorrento! As one of the smaller ports-of-call in the Mediterranean, Sorrento is best reached onboard an intimate luxury cruise ship that will sail you to the heart of this town famous for its dramatic bluffs, limoncello, and serene Italian way of life. Featuring delicious cuisine, must-see sites, and more, read on to find out why you should visit Sorrento on a luxury cruise!

OVERVIEW

Situated on the coast, Sorrento is one of the world’s most beautiful towns that will surely leave you mesmerized with its view alone. While visiting Sorrento, you’ll discover a region that is filled with history and culture that dates back to the 11th century BC. Overlooking Italy’s stunning Bay of Naples, Sorrento is within close proximity to the partially ash-covered city of Pompeii and the city where pizza first originated, Naples. Because of its intimate and small-town surroundings, larger cruise ships are unable to sail to Sorrento – making this desirable port-of-call exclusive to intimately-sized luxury cruise ships.

FLAVORS YOU HAVE TO TASTE

The country of Italy alone offers a gastronomic experience unlike any other. In Sorrento, you’ll be able to sample specialty ingredients that the town is known for flawlessly producing throughout the years. Plus, with luxury cruise lines offering some of the most enriching shore excursions available, you’ll definitely have endless opportunities to sample the best of this port-of-call.

Limoncello – Select shore excursions will take your taste buds on a culinary adventure and allow you to sample limoncello, the famous lemon liqueur that’s widely produced in this town. See why Sorrento is one of the best towns for creating this liqueur as you walk through stunning lemon groves that have cultivated this region’s remarkably and tart fruit for thousands of years.

Olive Oils – Sorrento’s olive trees are another large part of its agricultural industry. Its scenic coastlines are dotted with numerous olive groves that produce some of the most decadent extra virgin olive oil in the world. During select luxury cruise line shore excursions, you’ll have the opportunity to taste this authentic production of Sorrento as you sample light meals paired with bread, bruschetta, and mozzarella while visiting various farmhouses and orchards available throughout this port-of-call.

‘MUST-SEE’ HIGHLIGHTS

Italy is one of Europe’s most frequently traveled countries and is recognized worldwide for its stunning ancient landmarks, genuine culture, and numerous cities that are all unique in history and culture. Here are some notable ‘must-see’ highlights that you can visit when you travel to Sorrento on a luxury cruise:

Piazza Tasso – If you want to experience the center of Sorrento, Piazza Tasso is a must visit. Named after the poet Torquato Tasso, this main square is filled with numerous structures that represent Sorrento’s history and culture. From the Baroque Church del Carmine, to shopping center Via San Cesareo, and Museum Correale, you’ll find numerous enriching sites within Piazza Tasso.

The Amalfi Coast – Shore excursions on select luxury cruise lines will allow you to take a memorable ride along the Amalfi Coast. Depart from the pier and take an unforgettable journey along the renowned Amalfi Drive which winds alongside Sorrento’s rocky cliffs that overlook the sea and showcases breathtaking vistas of the Italian Riviera. You’ll be able to stop along various areas of this road and snap one-of-a-kind pictures that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

LUXURY CRUISES TO SORRENTO

Ready to experience everything that’s glorious about Sorrento? Try sailing onboard one of these luxury cruise lines, and take advantage of these deals!

  • Regent Cruises – Sail to Sorrento without a worry in the world onboard Regent Cruises’ 7+ night all-inclusive sailings that include shore excursions, tips, and much more in the cost of your fare so you’ll be able to experience this port-of-call to the fullest.
  • Silversea Cruises – There’s nothing sweeter about visiting Sorrento than during one of Silversea Cruises’ 7+ night luxury sailings, where you’ll be able to enjoy your very own suite and butler throughout every part of your cruise vacation.
  • Azamara Club Cruises – Want to spend more time in Sorrento? Discover Azamazing Evenings during 7+ night Azamara Club Cruises sailings, where you’ll have the opportunities to take advantage of a Land Discoveries event that will allow you to enjoy longer stays in port and experience your destination to the fullest.

Discover everything that’s spectacular about Sorrento during a luxury cruise. Call an Avoya Travel Luxury Cruise Specialist to start planning your vacation today!