SATURDAY: ATHENS, GREECE
Embark on the 7-day cruise at the port and sail to Cairo, Egypt at 17:00. Dinner & overnight on board ship.
SUNDAY: AT SEA
Enjoy the day on board relaxing and participating in the various ship activities. All meals & overnight on board.
MONDAY: CAIRO – PORT SAID, EGYPT
At 06:30 the cruise-ship arrives to Port Said, which was established in 1859 during the building of the Suez Canal. There are numerous old houses with grand balconies on all floors, giving the city a distinctive look that extends both on the African and the Asian sides of the Suez Canal. The only other metropolitan area in the world that also spans two continents is Istanbul. Port Said acted as a cosmopolitan city since its establishment and flourished particularly during the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century when it was inhabited by various nationalities and religions. Most of them were from Mediterranean countries, and they coexisted in peace and tolerance. Here we enjoy the included guided excursion to visit classic the Great Pyramids in Cairo and the National Archaeological Museum. Sail at 22:00 to Ashdod, Israel. All meals & overnight on board.
TUESDAY: ASHDOD, ISRAEL
At 08:00 arrive in Ashdod, Israel. Ashdod is an important regional industrial center. Ashdod is Israel’s largest port and is southern Israel’s only outlet to the Mediterranean. The artificial port, enclosed by breakwaters, accounts for 60 percent of the country’s imported goods, while much of the country’s citrus crop is exported through it. Join one of the optional excursions to visit Jerusalem & Bethlehem. Then return back to Ashdod and sail at 22:00 to Limassol, Cyprus. All meals & overnight on board.
WEDNESDAY: LIMASSOL, CYPRUS
At 11:00 arrive in Limassol. Limassol is considered to be a new town and is located on the most southern part of Cyprus, built amphitheatrically over the Akrotiri Bay, between the two ancient cities of Amathus to the east and Curium to the west. Join the optional shore-excursion to Paphos. Sail at 18:00 for Rhodes, Greece. All meals & overnight on board ship.
THURSDAY: RHODES, GREECE
At 11:30am call at Rhodes. Explore the medieval walled city of Rhodes and walk on the Street of the Knights. Along this street you will find the residences of the Knights, separated according to Order, which bear until today their corresponding crests or join an optional excursion. At 18:30 sail to Kusadasi, Turkey. All meals & overnight on board ship.
FRIDAY: KUSADASI, TURKEY
At 07:00 our cruise-ship docks at Kusadasi in Turkey, starting point for our included guided excursion to visit the ancient city of Ephesus, where the Apostle Paul preached and lived for three years (Acts 18:19-21). Visit the Odeon, the magnificent Library of Celsus, as well as the Great Theatre, built in the 4th century BC, famous even nowadays for its acoustics. At 18:00 sail back to Piraeus, Greece. All meals & overnight on board ship.
SATURDAY: ATHENS, GREECE
At 7:00 arrive at the port in Athens. Disembarkation after breakfast on board ship.
DEPARTURES 2021 FROM ATHENS
|DECEMBER||04, 11, 18, 25|
** Only for December 25th sailing- Guests will receive an extra night onboard in Athens at the end of the journey. Disembarkation will be on January 2.
STOPS: Athens, Port Said, Ashod, Limassol, Rhodes, Kusadasi, Athens