Today Sea Cloud II brought us to Portoferraio, the largest town and the main port on the island of Elba. The island of Elba is most famous for being the site of Napoleon Bonaparte's first exile, after his abdication in 1814. He chose Elba for its resemblance to his native island of Corsica, as well as Elba’s strategic proximity to France.

In the morning, our guests went on a walking tour of Portoferraio, with a stop in Napoleon’s residence. In the afternoon, some guests visited Forte Falcone accompanied by Expedition Leader and Historian David Brotherson, while others relaxed on Ghiaie Beach.