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History buffs will relish Syracuse's extensive collection of museums and ancient artifacts.
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Syracuse, Sicily

Syracuse, Sicily is a wonderful starting point for your next Mediterranean cruise, especially for those who are fascinated by world history! Syracuse is home to many ancient ruins and archaeological museums that showcase a number of fascinating artifacts dating from centuries ago. You will also discover incredible natural wonders, such as limestone caves and nature reserves. There are also a few nice art museums, for those who are interested in art appreciation. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy all the Sicilian cuisine you want in the city’s many fabulous restaurants!

MSC Cruises is the only cruise line that currently offers cruises departing from Syracuse; however, several other cruise lines offer cruises to Syracuse. A great time to visit Syracuse for beautiful weather is during the spring (May and June), as well as in the fall (September and October).

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Destinations for Cruises to Syracuse, Sicily

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes Syracuse, Sicily. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises to Syracuse, Sicily

The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Syracuse, Sicily. Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Syracuse, Sicily:

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Luxury Cruise Lines

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On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

Atlas Ocean Voyages
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  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 1 (196 Guests)
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Oceania Cruises
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  • Ships: 7 (684 - 1,250 Guests)
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 11 (67 - 264 Guests)
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  • Ships: 3 (170 - 227 Guests)
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Things to do near Syracuse, Sicily

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Syracuse, along with a brief description:

♦ Neapolis

Syracuse is home to Neapolis Archaeological Park, one of the most historically significant archaeological sites in the world. In this park, you will discover the remains of a 5th century Greek Theatre (which is still in use today), Roman Amphitheater, and a limestone quarry where you can admire some aromatic lemon and orange trees. Neapolis is also home to the Ear of Dionysius (see below) and some former burial chambers. Guided tours are available so you can make the most of your trip! If you already have a good understanding of Greek and Roman history, you can also opt to explore on your own.

♦ Ear of Dionysius

Located within Neapolis Archaeological Park, the Ear of Dionysius is an incredible limestone cave famous for its incredible acoustics that travel as high up as 72 feet! The cave once served as a prison for Greek Tyrant Dionysius I, who took advantage of the cave’s acoustics to spy on his prisoners. When you visit, keep your ears open to hear its incredible echo. As the Ear of Dionysius is part of an archaeological park, you can also combine your visit by checking out some of the other ruins on the site.

♦ Temple of Apollo

For even more ancient Greek history, consider paying a visit to the Temple of Apollo ruins. Among the ruins you can admire include columns, walls, archways, and more. These well-preserved ruins provide your imagination with an idea of what life in Syracuse was once like, as well as what the original temple was once like. Plus, these ruins are located right in the city near a number of restaurants, hotels, and a few other attractions, so you can easily plan a visit to this site during your stay.

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