Rome (Ostia) — PalermoStartharbour: Rome (Ostia)
Boarding after: 26.12.2015 17:00
Departure: 26.12.2015 17:00
Port of destination: Palermo
Arrival: 02.01.2016 13:00
Days on board: 8
Suggested donation towards jorney expenses: 590€
«Happy New Italy!»
Rome (Ostia) – Naples – Palermo (Sicily)
Suggested donation towards journey expenses is 39 thousand roubles (approximately 590 euro).
Do you want to make a really unforgettable New Year party and not to regret all the following 365 days? Do you want to see in the coming year by the blue sea, under bright sun and shimmering stars, and with warm and homely atmosphere, of course?
The best way for this is to join the festive Mediterranean voyage of the “Shtandart”!
We have such a good tradition to go sailing on the 31st of December (this year – to Sicily), and this is a good omen to make the whole year lucky and happy.
First of all come to Ostia, the ancient seaside suburb of Rome (unfortunately we can’t moor closer to the Colosseum because there is no sea there). But on the other hand, our harbour is within a few kilometres of the Fiumicino airport, so you may come to the ship directly (by taxi or even by foot).
Ostia is famous because of the world's first preserved apartment blocks – the ancient insulas. There were no kitchens there, inhabitants had to go out for a meal, so this place has centuries-old restaurant traditions. But don’t spend too much time in the seaside bars and pizzerias – that’s time to follow the sea!
So find the tall masts under the Russian flag and welcome on board! Now you are a real sailor of the 18th century. Watches and hammocks, rigging and rolling, sailors songs and new harbours – that’s now your life for the following week.
After the basic training of seamanship let’s head to the high sea and set sails. Our first destination is Naples, birthplace of Maradona, city of pizza, romances, guitars and mandolins. Naples is a heady brew of romantic, hedonism and festivity – a perfect place to see off the departing year.
Let’s fire the cannons and open champagne, decorate the New Year tree, sing and dance. But by chime of bells we should already come to Sicily.
Palermo is the heart of the island, capital of mafia and city of contrasts – and we will rock it! We’ll make a party on the deck, with dances and songs, with coolest photos and best pleasures of our free maritime life. But remember about the morning flag-raising ceremony that won’t be cancelled in any case.
Then let’s “plunder” the city – there is a lot of great stuff to do. Palaces and castles, luxurious villas and abandoned cabins, lazy sicilian cats and picturesque gateways, shops, markets and bars – attractions suited to every fancy.
And if you want to extend the holidays, yoг may stay for the next “hangover” leg and sail with us back to Rome. We have special discount for those who book two legs at once.
*Schengen visa is required for this leg.
** No previous sailing experience is required.
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