I recently returned from a 11-day Italy and Greek Isles cruise. What a fabulous itinerary this is. The ports that I was able to explore in Greece were Santorini, Athens, Mykonos, Rhodes and Chania. In Italy we stopped at Civitavecchia (Rome), Messina, Naples and Florence. We were able to do one stop in Malta at Valletta. What a beautiful itinerary to get a taste of the Mediterranean. I was able to explore Rome a little more in depth with a three night hotel stay after the cruise. What a magnificent city.
Some of the highlights were St. Peters Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, the Coliseum, the Spanish steps, Trevi Fountain and we even did a Terrace top Pasta Making and Wine Tasting class. This was definitely a highlight of the stay in Rome. I sailed on the Norwegian Jade and I truly fell that a cruise is a great way to get to so many of these ports in a short time.