Athens to Istanbul Cruise

Day 1

    Athens, Greece / Embark

    Embark this afternoon.

    Day 2

      Sifnos, Greece

      Port details pending.

      Day 3

        Santorini, Greece

        First impressions on arriving at this southern island in the Cyclades are that it is mysterious and grandiose. A natural port surrounded by cliffs, the ancient site of Santorini is circular in shape corresponding to the collapsed center of the volcano which erupted here, creating a marine crater that never fails to astonish visitors.

        Day 4

          Nysiros, Greece

          Port details pending.

          Day 5

            Symi, Greece / Rhodes, Greece

            Located in the straits of Marmaris, Symi (Greece) is a very picturesque rather aristocratic little island with tile roofed neo-classical residences rising up the hillside to the old town, and delightfully romantic countryside. You can lose yourself in the pretty streets of the picture postcard village that is unique in the Dodecanese islands.

            Magnificent sites and monuments make this a magical island. Blessed with a lovely mild climate, Rhodes invites you to explore its pathways, immaculate tiny villages and its fabulous medieval city which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Rhodes also owes much of its charm and character to the Knights of St. John who ruled the island from 1310 to 1522 and built the impressive city walls and picturesque gates.

            Day 6

              Patmos, Greece

              Call in to Patmos (Greece) where the crenellated silhouette of a monastery stands out against the hills.

              Day 7

                Chios, Greece

                Close to Asia Minor, Chios (Greece) is a lush green island in the north east of the Aegean. The north of the island was a Genoese fiefdom for many years during the 15th century and features numerous superb residences surrounded by orchards. A maritime crossroads, Chios port was a strategic commercial hub for trade between europe and Asia. in the center of the island is the Nea Moni Monastery, a jewel of 11th century Byzantine art set amidst cypresses and pines. This holy place is classed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and the mosaics here are said to be among the most beautiful in the country.

                Day 8

                  Istanbul, Turkey / Disembark

                  Disembark this morning for your continued journey home.

                  Please note:
                  Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

                  Children welcome:
                  - Flexible, or connecting staterooms
                  - Baby-sitting service on request
                  - Children's menus, fun tea parties, games, piano lessons and a host of other activities
                  - Special kids' rates

                  Fares include:
                  •Port and safety charges
                  •Open bar
                  •Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation
                  •Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner
                  •Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals
                  •24 hour room service (selected menu)
                  •Evening entertainments and events, and/or organized shows
                  •Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
                  •English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)

                  Fares do not include:
                  •Flights and airport taxes
                  •Transfers, day rooms and other services at arrival & departure, before embarkation and after disembarkation
                  •Optional shore excursions (sold on board)
                  •Personal expenses
                  •Other drinks not included in open bar