Cruise FROM Sicily?

Jan 19th, 2005, 10:34 AM
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Cruise FROM Sicily?

Does anyone know if there are cruise that acually LEAVE from Sicily? We'd love to take a little short one from the island.
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Jan 19th, 2005, 03:32 PM
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Hi mousireid, there are cruises that GO to Sicily but I do not believe there are any cruises that leave from Sicily. I am almost positive that the cruise ships just stop at Sicily.
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Jan 19th, 2005, 03:40 PM
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Do you mean little cruises of the Aeolian islands or the Egadi islands or cruises to other countries? The former, yes. The latter, you probably should ask a local travel agent.
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Jan 20th, 2005, 03:52 AM
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Even the cruies around the Aeolians would be great. It sodesn't have to be far, just a day or two to enjoy a cruise!
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Jan 20th, 2005, 04:10 AM
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Try the local travel agent if you really want a cruise but you can go to the Aeolian Islands easy on the ferry. I love Lipari. Rent a vespa for the day and go all over the island!
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Jan 20th, 2005, 05:33 AM
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There are innumerable ferries, hydrofoils, catamarans and excursions boats operating around the Eolian islands. There are also various links to the other seven islands around Sicily. I don't know of any cruise ships based in Sicily, but some of the ferries to and from the mainland are like cruise ships - try Grandi Navi Veloci ( who run to Palermo from Genova and Civitavecchia.
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Jan 20th, 2005, 07:06 AM
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Here is a posting on ferry ships to and from the Aeolian Islands:

These are not "cruises", but rather local transportation. Fares are low, and service is pretty reliable, except during bad weather (mainly in winter), when service is sometimes cancelled.

You can also take a ferry ship to Ustica Island (from Palermo), the 3 Egadi Islands (from Trapani), Pantelleria Island (from Trapani or Mazara del Vallo) and the 2 Pelagie Islands (from Porto Empedocle). The ferries are not luxurious by any means, but are great fun and, in sunny weather, afford magnificent views and videos/photos.
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Jan 20th, 2005, 07:37 AM
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Thank you very much for your helpful responses I will need to lok into it all!
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