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GREECE, TURKEY & THE GREEK ISLANDS

APRIL 8-22, 2023

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It’s easy to fall under an eternal spell of romanticism during a cruise vacation in Greece and the Greek islands. The eastern reaches of the eastern Mediterranean were the crossroads of many influential civilizations of antiquity, from the Phoenicians to the Mycenaeans to the Athenians and still more, as historic sites bear witness throughout the islands of the Dodecanese chain.

No other country has given the world so much cultural heritage. The country’s lauded history and multifaceted architecture blend with incredible natural settings in port cities like Kavala and Volos— a spellbinding gateway to the otherworldly landscapes of Meteora in Thessaly, the lunar-like rocks of Sarakiniko Beach and blue-domed churches of Santorini.

An essential stop is the glamorous island of Mykonos, with its gleaming white-washed houses and winding lanes of Chora. The island’s main town and port, along with its famous array of beaches, combine to make it an unforgettable port of call. The Mykonian reputation for exuberance is truly second to none. Among the most popular Greek islands is Rhodes, a mesmerizing presence with its astonishingly well-preserved medieval old town and lush scenery beyond.

And then there is Crete. With an array of historic cities and a vast and dazzling coastline, it’s no wonder the Greeks call Crete the megalonisos: the big island. In the Bronze Age, from about 3000 BC to 1200 BC, the Minoan culture flourished on the island and left behind the palace ruins of Knossos, where the mythical lair of the Minotaur is among our complimentary excursions.

With its stunning scenery, fabulously well-preserved archaeological sites, and dazzling cities that redefine exotic, it’s no wonder Turkey’s popularity as a destination keeps growing. Located at the crossroads of two continents and inspired by multiple cultures, the country is a living tapestry to savor and explore.

This vast land is home to more classical ruins than in Greece and Islamic monuments than in Arabia. From the exquisite tilework found in the imperial Ottoman mosques of Istanbul to the bustling bazaars and legendary temples facing the shimmering Aegean coastline, an indefinable essence called enchantment comes with the territory. This cruise gives you the opportunity to discover renowned Biblical sites visited by the Apostle Paul. From the House of the Virgin Mary at Pergamon to the remarkable ruins of Ephesus and more.

Join Sisterhood Travels and Cool Retired Women for this incredible journey throughout Greece, Turkey, and the Greek Islands. Sisters – you can bring Misters if you’re so inclined. We encourage you to invite your friends and family (as long as they’re adults, of course) to join us as well!

OUR ITINERARY

April 8, 2023

Depart from Athens (Piraeus) at 3:00 pm

April 9, 2023

Istanbul

April 10, 2023

Kavala

The City of Kavala in Greece

April 11, 2023

Thessaloniki

April 12, 2023

Volos

April 13, 2023

Santorini

April 14, 2023

Athens

Acropolis in Athens, Greece during the Spring

April 15, 2023

Kusadasi, Turkey

April 16, 2023

Kusadasi, Turkey

April 17, 2023

Rhodes

April 18, 2023

Crete (Chania)

April 19, 2023

Santorini (overnight)

April 20, 2023

Santorini and Milos and Mykonos (overnight)

April 21, 2023

Mykonos

Oia town on Santorini island, Greece over looking the Sea

April 22, 2023

Athens (Piraeus) beginning at 9:00 am

YOUR SHIP - THE CELESTYAL CRYSTAL

Celestyal Crystal ship

The Celestyal Crystal is a moderate size-cruise liner with a big ship feel. Spacious, comfortable and complete with a wide range of facilities and services.With delectable dining experiences, a full program of entertainment, wellness center, casino, pool and onboard sports activities, we are confident your time aboard the Crystal will be memorable and exciting.

SUITES AND STATEROOMS

Staterooms are managed by a personal steward and assistant steward to ensure you have everything you need when you need it. A daily program is delivered to your room. Our convenient laundry service allows you to travel lightly and housekeeping is provided twice daily.

CRYSTAL SPA

Complete your rejuvenation with a revitalizing spa treatment onboard the Crystal. Our professional team offers a variety of spa treatments and packages that will leave you feeling balanced and centered. Services include several types of head and body massages, aromatherapy, cleansing facials, body exfoliation, hot stone treatments and mud wraps. We recommend booking an appointment in advance to claim your spo

ONBOARD DINING

Celestyal is known for its locally-inspired and sourced cuisine created according to the Mediterranean Diet, acclaimed by global chefs, leading nutritionists and scientists alike. This will be a special highlight onboard the Celestyal Crystal.

Each of the dining areas has been carefully designed to accommodate and preserve the intimacy and comfort you would hope for while enjoying a meal with your friends. And, with a choice of dining experiences to choose from, you will find an array of authentic Mediterranean flavors to savor.With freshly-baked bread and pastries, a comprehensive buffet and an à la carte menu offering delectable Greek specialties, you will soon discover why Celestyal prides itself on indulging their guests with the culinary delights of sumptuous Mediterranean cuisine.

Pricing

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PACKAGES INCLUDE:

  • 14 nights accommodations in the stateroom category of your choice
  • All meals
  • All mandatory port fees and taxes
  • Crew gratuities
  • Unlimited Classic Drinks Package – The unlimited drinks package gives you access to a range of classic drinks for you to enjoy morning, noon, and night. With unlimited privileges to alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, you are free to enjoy your favorite tipples in our ambient lounges, around the pool, or watching the sunset from the deck. There is a carefully handpicked selection of classic drinks to choose from, including beers, house wines, non-alcoholic cocktails, spirits, soft drinks, exotic teas and coffee, and a special variety of delicious Greek beverages.
  • Select Shore Excursions, including ISTANBUL – Bosphorus Cruise and the Spice Market; SANTORINI-Spectacular Oia Village perched on the caldera rim; KUSADASI-Ancient Ephesus through the Ages – Hellenistic/Roman; and RHODES-Medieval tour – Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights

STATEROOM SELECTIONS AND PRICING

All staterooms can accommodate either one bed or two.

JUNIOR SUITE BALCONY – CATEGORY SJB — WAITLIST ONLY!

Junior Suites with balconies are located on Decks 6 and 7 and offer either one bed or 2 lower beds and 1 sofa bed, bathroom with shower, air condition, telephone, hair dryer, safety deposit box, TV, refrigerated mini bar and balcony.

 

EXTERIOR CABINS – CATEGORY XC

The external cabins on decks 3, 4, and 5 offer 2 lower beds and a sofa bed, bathroom with shower, air conditioning, telephone, hairdryer, safe, TV and window.

JUNIOR SUITE BALCONY

Double Occupancy Per Person
$ 3280
00
per person
  • See Pricing Inclusions Above

JUNIOR SUITE BALCONY

Single Occupancy Per Person
$ 4860
00
per person
  • See Pricing Inclusions Above

EXTERIOR CABINS

Double Occupancy Per Person
$ 2960
00
per person
  • See Pricing Inclusions Above

EXTERIOR CABINS

Single Occupancy Per Person
$ 3580
00
per person
  • See Pricing Inclusions Above

What's Not Included

  • International Airfare: We can assist you with booking your airfare. Please click here for information on our Airfare Program
  • Transfers: we will provide rate information once you book your cruise.
  • Pre- or Post-Stays: We will provide rate information for optional pre- and post-nights in Athens in a separate email once you book your cruise.
  • Any Optional Activities such as spa, casino, optional shore excursions and shopping, and anything not listed in the itinerary

All pricing and availability subject to change without notice until booking is confirmed with a deposit.

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Activity Level:

Leisurely

This is a leisurely paced itinerary and is full of cultural and interesting sightseeing and some free time to relax. Some excursion days may include reasonably early starts, some longer coach travel and possibly walking over uneven terrain. Guests should have reasonable health and mobility.