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A Journey Through Millennia: Athens, Greece to Limassol, Cyprus
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1531 - October 17-27, 2015

Enjoy unforgettable experiences between Greek mythology and history, and between exciting culture and dreamlike natural landscapes. On your cruise with the EUROPA 2, Skiathos awaits you with its rustic tavernas and landscape of gentle hills. Afterwards, the former fishing village of Agios Nikolaos on Crete will be the starting point for your visit to the legendary palace of Knossos**, and Antalya in Turkey will provide a detour into ancient times with Perge and Aspendos**. With Jerusalem and Bethlehem**, as well as the Sea of Galilee**, you can experience Biblical stories first-hand before setting off to Cyprus – the “island of the gods” – to start your journey home.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • Mythical Knossos**: in the footsteps of King Minos.
  • Rafting on the Koprucay River**.
  • Biblical sites: Jerusalem**, Bethlehem** and the Sea of Galilee**.
  • Golf & Cruise voyage with extensive golf package**.

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

Date Destination
Saturday 17-Oct-2015 Piraeus (Athens)/Greece, departure 22.00 hrs 
Embarkation of the MS Europa 2. 
Sunday 18-Oct-2015 Skiathos/Sporades/Greece, 13.00 – 0.00 hrs 
Try local specialities in rustic tavernas or wander over gentle hills: enjoy a relaxed day off on Skiathos – the “green island” – however you wish.
Monday 19-Oct-2015 Relaxation at sea
Tuesday 20-Oct-2015 Agios Nikolaos/Crete/Greece, 5.00 – 20.00 hrs 
Lake Voulismeni charmingly sets the scene in the centre of this former fishing village. Nearby lie the ruins of the Minoan culture with the legendary palace of Knossos**. A ride in an all-terrain vehicle** will lead you off the roads and into the romantic mountainous region and to the idyllic village of Kroustas.
Wednesday 21-Oct-2015 Marmaris/Turkey, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs 
Surrounded by picturesque woods, the lively town of Marmaris will make you want to dream the day away in a sun lounger on the beach in Icmeler. Alternatively, travel along the coast in a traditional gulet**, stopping at the best points to swim and snorkel.
Thursday 22-Oct-2015 Antalya/Turkey, 8.00 – 23.00 hrs 
This port city is one of the most beautiful places in Turkey, and the narrow alleyways in its old town are the ideal place to go shopping. Take a detour into ancient times in Perge and Aspendos** before taking a thrilling tour through spectacular canyons and gorges as you go rafting on the Koprucay River**.
Friday 23-Oct-2015 Relaxation at sea
Saturday 24-Oct-2015 Haifa/Israel, 6.00 – 21.00 hrs 
Nestled beautifully between Mount Carmel and long sandy beaches, Haifa is home to sights such as the Shrine of the Bab and its golden dome. Follow Biblical trails in Nazareth and on a boat trip through the Sea of Galilee**, the lowest freshwater lake in the world.
Sunday 25-Oct-2015 Ashdod/Israel, 6.00 – 22.00 hrs 
The roots of Ashdod reach back to the 12th century; it will be your starting point for a trip to the fortress of Masada**, which remains a contemporary symbol of Jewish freedom in the State of Israel. It towers high above the Dead Sea, where you can literally let the current carry you. Alternatively, discover many of Christianity’s most important sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem**, including the Church of the Nativity, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Wailing Wall.
Monday 26-Oct-2015 Paphos/Cyprus, 12.00 – 19.00 hrs 
According to legend, Aphrodite came ashore in Cyprus after her birth. Follow this goddess and sense the magic of the ancient world in the vast ruins of Paphos. Take a detour to the north through vineyards to the Monastery ofSaint Neophytos and the Baths of Aphrodite**. Alternatively, enjoy the scenery of Cyprus first-hand on a walk through the Avagas Gorge**.
Tuesday 27-Oct-2015 Limassol/Cyprus, arrival 2.00 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

$7,660

2

Veranda/Ocean Suite

$8,610

1-2

Veranda/Ocean Suite for Single Occupancy

$10,770

3

Veranda/Ocean Suite

$9,520

4

Veranda/Ocean Suite

$9,940

3-4

Veranda/Ocean Suite for Single Occupancy

$12,840

5

Veranda Suite

$10,770

6

Grand Ocean Suite

$14,030

7

Grand Ocean Suite

$14,980

8

Penthouse Suite

$16,800

9

Penthouse Suite

$18,620

10

Grand Penthouse Suite

on request 

11

Owner Suite

on request 

12

Family apartment (2x20 m²)

$9,940

13

Penthouse Suite, Equipped for Disabled Guests

$14,070

14

Extra Bed for Third Person

$5,390

0

Guaranteed Veranda/Ocean Suite¹

$7,010

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5% early booking discount (cruise only) until

21-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)).