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Discover the historic ports of Europe Asia and Africa aboard the Aegean Odyssey

MV Aegean Odyssey

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Grand Highlights of the Ancient World

Istanbul to Venice
September 13--October 7, 2015

Istanbul has played a central role in the history of Western civilization and, as a result, is home to some spectacular buildings and monuments. Turkey’s Aegean coast is dotted with breathtakingly beautiful ancient sites including Ephesus and Patara. Ephesus contains the largest collection of Roman ruins in the eastern Mediterranean and the well-preserved ruins give some idea of the city's original splendor and the lives of its inhabitants. Patara is said to be the birthplace of Apollo and was one of the most important Roman harbors in the Mediterranean. The remains of an amphitheater that once held over 10,000 spectators is testament to Patara’s eminence in ancient times.

Then sail through the glorious Greek islands to sacred Delos, Crusader Rhodes and stunning Santorini. As Aegean Odyssey travels between two great historical cities, Athens and Venice, she takes you on a journey to the best natural and historic wonders in the Mediterranean. These include Split, home to the impressive Palace of Diocletian, Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian coast, and the well-preserved Graeco-Roman settlement of Butrint in Albania.

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 Included tour of the ACROPOLIS & Acropolis Museum.  7:00am  6:00pm 
27 Sep Sunday Gythion, Greece Choice of two sightseeing tours: SPARTA & Mystra, or a visit to the Dyros Cave   7:00am  6:00pm 
28 Sep Monday Katakolon, Greece Morning tour to ancient OLYMPIA. Afternoon cruising the Ionian Islands.  7:00am  1:00pm 
28 Sep Monday Ithaca, Greece An evening to enjoy at Ithaca  6:00pm  midnight 
29 Sep Tuesday Corfu, Greece Sightseeing in Corfu, including the Byzantine museum.   7:00am  12:30pm 
29 Sep Tuesday Sarande, Albania The UNESCO World heritage site of BUTRINT - a changing settlement from Hellenistic, Roman, Medieval and Venetian times  2:00pm  8:00pm 
30 Sep Wednesday Lecce, Italy Visit LECCE - a city of architectural treasures, including the Roman amphitheater, Baroque buildings and the stunning Palazzo Tamborino and its secret garden  7:00am  8:00pm 
01 Oct Thursday At sea Morning cruising through Kotor Bay, Montenegro.   - -
01 Oct Thursday Dubrovnik, Croatia Enjoy the evening in Dubrovnik.  5:00pm  overnight 
02 Oct Friday Dubrovnik, Croatia Morning city tour featuring city walls, Baroque church of St Blaise, Cathedral and Rector's Palace  - 7:00pm 
03 Oct Saturday Split, Croatia City tour: DIOCLETIAN'S PALACE including TEMPLE OF JUPITER.  7:00am  8:00pm 
04 Oct Sunday Urbino, Italy Visit the birthplace of Rafael, Palazzo Ducale and the magnificent Duomo.  8:00am  11:00pm 
05 Oct Monday Venice, Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel. Morning Venice orientation tour, afternoon at leisure. Evening exclusive visit to St Mark's basilica.  8:00am  overnight hotel 
06 Oct Tuesday Venice, Italy Day at leisure in Venice, optional tours.  - overnight hotel 
07 Oct Wednesday Venice, Italy Transfer to Venice 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 Cabins Deck Brochure price Offer
Owner's Suites Lido
$ 18,995
$ 16,150
Junior Suites Lido
$ 17,795
$ 14,995
Deluxe Stateroom Bridge / Lido
$ 16,195
$ 13,695
Deluxe Stateroom Belvedere
$ 15,550
$ 13,095
 Category Premium Cabins  Deck Brochure price Offer
Deluxe Stateroom Belvedere
$ 14,195
$ 11,995
Deluxe Stateroom Belvedere / Bridge / Lido
$ 13,695
$ 11,550
Premium Outside Bridge / Lido
$ 12,995
$ 10,995
Premium Outside Belvedere / Columbus
$ 12,295
$ 10,395
Premium Outside Bridge
$ 11,795
$ 9,895
Standard Outside Columbus
$ 11,195
$ 9,350
Premium Inside Belvedere
$ 10,595
$ 8,950
Premium Inside Columbus
$ 10,150
$ 8,550
Standard Inside Belvedere / Columbus
$ 9,550
$ 7,950
Category  Single Cabins Deck Brochure price Offer
Deluxe Balcony Lido
$ 18,650
$ 16,824
Deluxe Outside Belvedere
$ 16,350
$ 14,724
Premium Outside Bridge / Lido
$ 14,950
$ 13,394
Premium Outside Belvedere / Bridge
$ 14,150
$ 12,739
Premium Outside Bridge
$ 13,550
$ 12,164
Standard Outside Columbus
$ 12,895
$ 11,474
Standard Inside Belvedere
$ 10,995
$ 9,783
Port Fees & Service Charges (included in the fares above)**
$ 900
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.