Rome, Sardinia, and Corsica conjure up images of ancient history and rich masterpieces of art and architecture. May is the perfect time of year for a quintessential Mediterranean journey, with verdant gardens and moderate temperatures. Combine a three-night luxury hotel stay in Rome with a relaxed four-night cruise aboard Sea Cloud II to Sardinia and Corsica. Experience the voyage under sail aboard the incomparable Sea Cloud II, which combines the elegance of a bygone era with the highest modern standards of luxury. Enjoy private events and access to sites not open to the general public, including a visit to the “Eternal City” with special excursions curated by art historian Rocky Ruggiero, focused on Ancient, Baroque and Papal Rome, as well as a special lunch at La Posta Vecchia, a 17th century villa overlooking the sea. Yale scholar Gordon Turnbull, the world’s leading authority on James Boswell, the Scottish author whose bestselling Account of Corsica in 1768 first brought Corsica to global attention, will guide us through Corsica’s rich culture and turbulent history. Most days feature differing excursions to choose from catering to your interests or style of travel.