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Cultural Radiance in the Aegean: Athens, Greece to Kusadasi, Turkey
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1529 - October 3-10, 2015

The deep blue of the sea, the impressive structures and the dreamlike sandy beaches: fall for the various charms of the Aegean and enjoy unforgettable holiday moments on the EUROPA 2. The monasteries of Meteora**, which are perched a staggering height above the ground and a scene in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only, will form the prelude to your cruise before Thessaloniki welcomes you with its varied history. As one of the most pristine islands in the eastern Aegean, Chios combines gentle hills, sparse stone deserts and massive limestone rocks. Lesbos awaits you in the northern Aegean with sacred Christian buildings, a castle and majestic manors, before the charming Bay of Fethiye rounds off your cruise with its rustic cafes, jewellers and boutiques.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: the monasteries Meteora** and the monastery of Nea Moni**.
  • Walks** through Greece’s enchanting natural landscape.
  • Enjoy the scenery along the Turkish coast** by boat.

** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Date Destination
Saturday 03-Oct-2015 Piraeus (Athens)/Greece, departure 19.00 hrs 
Embarkation of the MS Europa 2. 
Sunday 04-Oct-2015 Volos/Greece, 9.00 – 18.00 hrs 
Inland from the port city, fascinating buildings await you: perched several hundred metres above the ground, the monasteries of Meteora** were carved from rugged blocks of rock hundreds of years ago. Visit the monks and nuns in their breathtaking abode and gain insights behind the walls of the monasteries. A journey on the nostalgia train that heads over bridges and viaducts to Mount Pelion** is similarly impressive.
Monday 05-Oct-2015 Thessaloniki/Greece, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs 
Discover the diverse history of the city that was mentioned as early as in the Bible – ranging from the White Tower which dates back to the Ottoman era to the wonderful mosaics of the early Christian Basilica of Agios Dimitrios. In Pella and Vergina**, you will have arrived in the ancient capital of Macedonia and the birthplace of Alexander the Great.
Tuesday 06-Oct-2015 Chios/Greece, 8.30 – 16.00 hrs
Inousses/Greece, 17.00 – 0.00 hrs 
As one of the most primeval islands in the eastern Aegean, Chios is home to something of all the landscapes of Greece: gentle lines of hills and sparse stone deserts, blooming citrus plantations and massive limestone rocks. The famous monastery of Nea Moni** and its golden mosaics are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Situated close to the Turkish coast, this island is the retreat of Greece’s high society. Enjoy the peacefulness and friendliness of this insider’s tip on an individual shore excursion.
Wednesday 07-Oct-2015 Mitilini/Lesbos/Greece, 6.00 – 18.00 hrs 
Sacred Christian buildings, a Byzantine castle and Italian manors: the charm of this port city lies in its mixture of various cultural influences. On the excursion to discover olive oil and ouzo**, you can try the island’s specialities and find out how they are made. Alternatively, walk along the bay of Gera** and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the crystal-clear sea.
Thursday 08-Oct-2015 Fethiye/Turkey, arrival 22.00 hrs 
With rustic cafes, jewellers and leather boutiques, this city, charmingly nestled in the bay of the same name, is ideal for exploring during a relaxed stroll. Paragliding** offers breathtaking views as you fly at around 1,700 m above the fantastic landscape of Oludeniz. Alternatively, cruise through remote bays in a gulet**, a traditional wooden boat.
Friday 09-Oct-2015 Fethiye, departure 15.00 hrs
Saturday 10-Oct-2015 Kusadasi/Turkey, arrival 6.00 hrs
Disembarkation of the MS Europa 2. 


* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

Category

Suite Type

Price per person in USD

1

Veranda/Ocean Suite

$5,450

2

Veranda/Ocean Suite

$5,960

1-2

Veranda/Ocean Suite for Single Occupancy

$7,360

3

Veranda/Ocean Suite

$6,560

4

Veranda/Ocean Suite

$6,820

3-4

Veranda/Ocean Suite for Single Occupancy

$8,710

5

Veranda Suite

$7,360

6

Grand Ocean Suite

$9,480

7

Grand Ocean Suite

$10,130

8

Penthouse Suite

$11,330

9

Penthouse Suite

$12,520

10

Grand Penthouse Suite

on request 

11

Owner Suite

on request 

12

Family apartment (2x20 m²)

$6,820

13

Penthouse Suite, Equipped for Disabled Guests

$9,530

14

Extra Bed for Third Person

$3,840

0

Guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite¹

$4,800

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5% early booking discount (cruise only) until

07-Mar-2015


All fares are based on the current Euro to Dollar exchange rate and are subject to change. 

¹ You pay only the guaranteed price for double occupancy shown here. Accommodation will be provided in a Veranda/Ocean Suite of Category 1 to 4, subject to availability. If you book a combination of several cruises in a guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite, it will be necessary to change suites after each individual cruise. Continuous occupancy of the same suite throughout the cruises is not possible. You will receive your exact suite number on board at the beginning of the cruise (limited allotment).

² If you book your cruise 210 days (approx. 7 months) or earlier prior to departure, you will receive an early booking discount of 5% on the cruise-only price (catalogue price minus surcharge for travel arrangements to cruise departure point and from cruise arrival point as well as share of fuel costs (ship)).