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Create unforgettable memories aboard a deluxe Sea Cloud Cruise 

Hapag Lloyd cruises off many expedition sailings to Antarctica

Discover the Greek Islands aboard a Variety cruise

 Pontant cruises


Explore the Picturesque Island Coasts & Historic Charm of the Greek Islands

Greece Cruises by Ship

Greek Cruises by Departure

Finding the right cruise

Extend your vacation in Greece

Explore the lands where Western Civilization was born and where the fine art of living has been perfected ever since. Greek Island Cruises present an enjoyable combination of natural beauty, azure seas and an introduction to an amazing culture with a history that dates back to early pre-historic times.  

Our Greek Island cruises offer a choice of the more famous ports, as well as some of the more remote and quiet spots in Europe. Among the many ports that we offer are Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes & Crete. In addition, some Greek Island cruises include a few other ports in the Mediterranean such as Istanbul and Kusadasi, Turkey or Venice, Italy. 

You'll find beautiful beaches, white-washed buildings and blue-domed churches along the way, plus magnificent antiquities and ruins of ancient civilizations. Shoppers will also love cruising through the Greek Islands, as the country's low cost of living offers visitors some great buys.

Contact us to start planning your Greek Adventure!

Find the right cruise:

There are many options to choose from when selecting which Greek Island cruise is right for you, but all will lead to an unforgettable vacation. Many Greek cruises are round trip from Athens, Greece, sometimes listed as Piraeus, the sea port for this expansive capital. Piraeus is a short (20-30 minute) train ride from the center of Athens. Once in Piraeus, it is easiest to take a taxi to the ship, since you will have luggage with you.

One of the possible cruise programs is a round trip Athens cruise that sails through the Cyclades (Santorini, Mykonos, Delos), to Kusadasi, Turkey, the gateway to Ephesus. This is one of the most important archeological sites in Europe. Here many of the original buildings still stand including ancient amphitheater. Some itineraries also include some other ports on the Turquoise coast.  

However, if you would like to concentrate on Greece, other itineraries will sail south, through the Cyclades and down to the Island of Crete. Crete is home to Knossos Palace, the largest remaining site of the Bronze Age architecture on the island.  

Some other itineraries travel from Athens to Istanbul, or the reverse. These cruises allow passengers to spend more time in Turkey, and experience the Black Sea.   An alternative and equally beautiful program sails from Athens to Venice through the Adriatic Sea and from Athens to Rome.  

Extend your vacation:


Most of us think of Greece as a series of beautiful islands. However, no trip to Greece is complete without experiencing some of its mainland treasures.   Historic sites in Athens include the Acropolis, the Placa, the Academy of Athens and Mount Lycabettus should not be missed.  

North of Athens, Greece becomes green and mountainous. In Meteora, 500 year old monasteries and convents are perched high above the plains on sandstone pillars. It is a breathtaking sight, and well worth the energy needed to climb all the stairs to the top.    

Thessaloniki, is the second largest city in Greece and is the capital of Macedonia region. It has a younger feel to it since it is the home of two large Greek Universities.

Search below by cruise program, or by departure date. 


Classical Greece - Greek Islands

Discover Greece aboard a small ship cruiseMaria Zea, Athens - Round Trip
Departs Every Friday April - October
8 days / 7 nights on board
From $2,421 Per Person


M/Y Harmony V

Departure Dates

Ports Of Call: Athens, Mykanos, Santorini, Crete, Spetses 

Greek Island Cruises aboard the Sea Cloud II

Greek Island cruises aboard the Sea Cloud and Sea Cloud II allow you to sail like millionaires

The Sea Cloud II will spend some time in the captivating waters of the Aegean Sea, stopping in Athens and along the Greek Islands.

Sea Cloud II

Sea Cloud II Departures

Ports Of Call: Mykanos, Monemvasia, Agia Anna, Milos 

Jewels of the Cyclades Aboard M/S Galileo

Greek cruiseMaria Zea, Athens - Round Trip
Departs Every Friday April - November
8 days / 7 Nights on board
From $1,791 Per Person


M/S Galileo

Departure Dates

Ports Of Call: Athens, Mykanos, Delos, Santorini, Paros 

Experience Greece aboard L'Austral

French sophistication will surround you aboard the Levant's Greek Island CruisesSail through the Greek Islands or across the Aegean to discover Turkey's magnificent Turquoise coast.

L'Austral Departures


Ports Of Call: Santorini, Paros, Parga, Itea,Delos, Mykonos 

Dodecanese Mosaic - S/C Panorama


Greek Island cruise to Rhodes and Lindos greeceRound Trip from Rhodes or Aghios Nikolas
Departs Every Tuesday (from Rhodes) and Saturday (from Aghios Nikolas) - June - September
8 days / 7 Nights on board


S/C Panorama

Departure Dates

Ports Of Call: Crete, Rhodes, Symi, Bodrum 

Voyages to Antiquity aboard the MV Aegean Odyssey

MV Aegean OdysseyDeluxe Eastern Mediterranean and Aegean Sea Cruises
12-16 night itineraries

Departure Dates

 MV Aegean Odyssey

Ports Of Call: Delos, Mykanos, Rhodes, Athens, Nauplia

From Antiquity to Byzantium - Peloponnese

sail around the Peloponnese aboard a Greek cruiseMaria Zea, Athens - Round Trip
Departs Fridays - March -April 2013
8 days / 7 Nights on board


SC Panorama II

Departure Dates

Ports Of Call: Nafplion, Gythion, Pylos, Katakolon, Delphi

 Looking for a particular time to cruise? See our complete list of Greek cruise departures.

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