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MV Aegean Odyssey

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The Light of Greece

Istanbul to Athens
September 13-28, 2015

For natural beauty and outstanding archaeological sites, there are few journeys in the world that can compare with this cruise to Greece, its islands and the coast of Turkey. After a two-night stay in Istanbul, you will board Aegean Odyssey for a cruise visiting some of the most inspiring monuments of the ancient world including Ephesus, one of the most famous Graeco-Roman sites in the Mediterranean.

In the Greek islands, you will see the bronze age artefacts at Akritori on Santorini; explore the well-preserved 4th-century BC temple to Asklepios, the god of health, on Kos; visit sacred Delos, the birthplace of Achilles; enjoy the beautiful island of Crete; and visit the crusader stronghold on Rhodes. And what could be more fitting as a grand finale than a tour of the Acropolis and other wonderful monuments of Athens.

Voyage highlights

  • Troy, Ephesus, Knosos: great classical sites
  • Visit the very best of the Greek Islands
  • The serene beauty of Classical Athens 
Date Port Arrive Depart
13 Sep Sunday Departure Depart North America.  - -
14 Sep Monday Istanbul, Turkey Arrival and transfer to hotel.   - overnight hotel 
15 Sep Tuesday Istanbul, Turkey City sightseeing tour including BLUE MOSQUE, HAGIA SOPHIA, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar.   - overnight hotel 
16 Sep Wednesday Istanbul, Turkey Optional Bosphorus boat ride. Transfer to Aegean Odyssey.  - 6:00pm 
17 Sep Thursday Canakkale, Turkey A visit to ancient Troy or the memorials at Gallipoli.  8:00am  2:00pm 
18 Sep Friday Izmir, Turkey Sightseeing tour: EPHESUS, the ancient Roman capital, or a trip to Pergamon  7:00am  overnight 
19 Sep Saturday Izmir, Turkey Free morning to explore.  - 1:00pm 
20 Sep Sunday Fethiye, Turkey Visit to the ruins of the ancient city of PATARA, Xantos & Letoon   2:00pm  8:00pm 
21 Sep Monday Rhodes, Greece Morning tour to Old Town of RHODES, including Citadel of the Knights of St John. An included tour to the Acropolis in LINDOS   7:00am  midnight 
22 Sep Tuesday Kos, Greece Visit the famous archaeological site of ASCLEPEION   8:00am  2:00pm 
23 Sep Wednesday Rethimnon, Crete, Greece Tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos.  8:00am  midnight 
24 Sep Thursday Santorini, Greece Full day tour: morning visit to AKROTIRI & Pyrgos, afternoon at Fira town   8:00am  6:00pm 
25 Sep Friday Delos, Greece Morning island tour: Sanctuary of Apollo, Avenue of the Lions, Sacred Harbour.  7:00am  noon 
25 Sep Friday Mykonos, Greece Afternoon at leisure.  2:00pm  10:00pm 
26 Sep Saturday Athens, Greece Disembark and transfer to Athens hotel. Included tour of the ACROPOLIS & Acropolis Museum   7:00am  overnight hotel 
27 Sep Sunday Athens, Greece Free day in Athens. Optional visit to the National Archaeological museum  - overnight hotel 
28 Sep Monday Athens, Greece Transfer to Athens Airport for a flight home.  - -

Cruise Fares

Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a complete vacation package, roundtrip airfare* is now included with this voyage!

Category  BALCONY Deck Brochure price Offer
Owner's Suites Lido
$ 11,250
$ 10,250
Junior Suites Lido
$ 10,550
$ 9,550
Deluxe Stateroom Bridge / Lido
$ 9,750
$ 8,850
Deluxe Stateroom Belvedere
$ 9,425
$ 8,525
Category  PREMIUM Deck Brochure price Offer
Deluxe Stateroom Belvedere
$ 8,695
$ 7,895
Deluxe Stateroom Belvedere / Bridge / Lido
$ 8,450
$ 7,650
Premium Outside Bridge / Lido
$ 8,050
$ 7,295
Premium Outside Belvedere / Columbus
$ 7,750
$ 7,050
Premium Outside Bridge
$ 7,450
$ 6,750
Standard Outside Columbus
$ 7,195
$ 6,495
Premium Inside Belvedere
$ 6,850
$ 6,250
Premium Inside Columbus
$ 6,595
$ 5,995
Standard Inside Belvedere / Columbus
$ 6,295
$ 5,695
 Category Single Cabins Deck Brochure price Offer
Deluxe Balcony Lido
$ 11,695
$ 10,710
Deluxe Outside Belvedere
$ 10,450
$ 9,544
Premium Outside Bridge / Lido
$ 9,650
$ 8,815
Premium Outside Belvedere / Bridge
$ 9,295
$ 8,510
Premium Outside Bridge
$ 8,950
$ 8,150
Standard Outside Columbus
$ 8,650
$ 7,844
Standard Inside Belvedere
$ 7,550
$ 6,864
Port Fees & Service Charges (included in the fares above)**
$ 450
Air Credit (when making your own air arrangements)
$ 1,700
Cruise Only Credit (when making own air and hotel arrangements)
$ 2,400

Your cruise fare includes:

Fares do not include:

Fly free to Europe*

Air-inclusive 2015 Mediterranean program uses the world’s leading airlines and offers convenient routings and exceptional savings.

Free roundtrip airfare is economy class only. All government and airline fees and taxes are included. A confirmed flight itinerary can be provided within 60 days of deposit for most departures. Some non-standard gateways may incur additional charges. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply.  The air itinerary is subject to change and is not considered final until your airline ticket has been issued. You may not be able to change your confirmed flight arrangements without an additional fee. Some gateways require departures 1 day prior to dates on pre-cruise land programs or 1 day later than dates on post-cruise programs shown on the website and in the brochure.

Savings also extend to Business Class air travel with favorable upgrade costs to our included economy air arrangements. If you like traveling in extra comfort, be sure to ask about these very special upgrade fares when you book your vacation.

Included transfers

Transfers between airports, hotels and the MV Aegean Odyssey while on your cruise-tour abroad are included. You’ll be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred in comfort to the ship. At the end of your cruise holiday, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Note:Included transfers are provided only in conjunction with arrival and departure dates of cruise-tours (including optional pre- and post-cruise hotel stays) as outlined on the website and our brochure. Transfers are only included for guests utilizing flights organized by the cruise line.

Our website does not display live availability.Fares above are shown in US$. All prices and availability be will confirmed at time of enquiry. The single supplement offers only apply to our single cabin categories. Special Offers are strictly capacity controlled, subject to availability, may be withdrawn at any time and are not always combinable.