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MV Aegean Odyssey

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Happy is the Sail the Aegean

Istanbul to Istanbul
September 7-16, 2015

What better way to start a voyage to the Aegean than with a two-night hotel stay in Istanbul?Appreciate the treasures of this remarkable city, including Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque before sailing through the Dardanelles and past evocative Mount Athos. First port of call is the historic Greek port of Thessalonica, home to some of the most sparkling examples of Byzantine artistic endeavour. Next you call at the port of Volos and visit the remarkable Byzantine churches built into the sandstone at Meteora.

After a relaxing day at Skiathos, reach Athens for a guided tour of the timelessly elegant Acropolis and its accompanying museum. Then on to the islands of Santorini and Rhodes en route to Fethiye on the Turkish coast for a visit to the ancient city of Patara. But there is more to see before your final call at Istanbul: the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus, what remains of ancient Troy, and the moving memorials at Gallipoli.

Voyage highlights

  • Explore fascinating Istanbul
  • Discover the wonders of ancient Greece
  • Cruise the waters of the Aegean



Date Port Arrive Depart
02 Sep Wednesday Departure Depart North America  - -
03 Sep Thursday Istanbul, Turkey Arrival & transfer to hotel  - overnight hotel 
04 Sep Friday Istanbul, Turkey City sightseeing including HAGIA SOPHIA & Topkapi Palace. Afternoon visit to BLUE MOSQUE & Grand Bazaar   - overnight hotel 
05 Sep Saturday Istanbul, Turkey A day at leisure & optional tours. Embark Aegean Odyssey  - 10:00pm 
06 Sep Sunday At sea Cruising the Dardanelles and sail past Mount Athos.  - -
07 Sep Monday Thessalonica, Greece A choice of two city tours: City tour or The Byzantine heritage of Thessalonica, including 5th-century basilica Agios Dimítrios & the Rotónda.   6:00am  7:00pm 
08 Sep Tuesday Volos, Greece See the famous Byzantine monasteries at Meteora   7:00am  8:00pm 
09 Sep Wednesday Skiathos, Greece Free time at Skiathos  8:00am  1:00pm 
10 Sep Thursday Athens, Greece Included tour of the ACROPOLIS & Acropolis Museum.   6:00am  7:00pm 
11 Sep Friday Santorini, Greece Full day tour: morning visit to AKROTIRI, afternoon at Fira town   8:00am  6:00pm 
12 Sep Saturday Rhodes, Greece Tour to the Old Town of RHODES, including Citadel of the Knights of St John   8:00am  midnight 
13 Sep Sunday Fethiye, Turkey Visit to the ruins of the ancient city of PATARA   8:00am  2:00pm 
14 Sep Monday Kusadasi, Turkey Sightseeing tour: EPHESUS, the ancient Roman capital   7:00am  7:00pm 
15 Sep Tuesday Canakkale, Turkey A visit to ancient TROY or Gallipoli   noon  6:00pm 
16 Sep Wednesday Istanbul, Turkey Disembark & transfer to Istanbul airport for flight home  6:00am  -

Cruise Fares

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

Category  Balcony Cabins  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 Cabins 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
Third/fourth person
$ 5,450
$ 4,950
Port Charges and other fees (included in prices above)
$ 495
Air credit (no air included)
$ 1,700
Cruise Only Credit (no air or land included)
$ 2,050

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.