The Aeolian Islands are the pearls of Tyrrhenian Sea, and you will get the chance to swim and snorkel in secluded bays with crystal-clear water and dark beaches made of fine, black lava sand. Your daily land excursions will provide a pleasant contrast to the social life on board, and there are many activities to choose from. You could hire mopeds on Lipari and explore the island's many charms, or go on a shopping tour on the elegant and chic Panarea, the most luxurious of the islands. On Salina you can find the sweetest wines, and freshest capers. A real highlight is experiencing the fiery Stromboli, the most active volcano in Europe on an adventurous night-time hike. You can also climb Vulcano which is a slumbering volcano known for its pungent sulphur fumes, as well as enjoy a healing bath in the sulphur mud and the bubbling sea.