The Electic Aegean
Inclusive Cruising CRUISE ONLY: Follow in the footsteps of the Romans, Venetians and Ottomans in a journey that will bring history alive.
Who are Celestyal Cruises?
Celestyal Cruises is the preeminent cruise line serving the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean. The company operates two mid-sized vessels, each one cosy enough to provide genuine and highly-personalized services. The foundation of the company’s philosophy is the ‘destination.’ Every cruise focuses on true cultural immersion, offering authentic, lifetime experiences both on board and on shore wherever its vessels sail.
Comfortable ships, mid-sized with 1200 guests, all-inclusive of dining, entertainment, unlimited drinks onboard, gratuities and 3 complimentary shore excursions. There are a range of dining options onboard, with the main restaurant Amalthia operating early and late sittings to match up with show times. The ship offers a range of inside, and ocean view cabins, and a handful of suites. In addition to the excellent value of the onboard inclusions, the itinerary really showcases the Greek Islands with a full day and overnight stay in Mykonos, and 2 full days and an overnight stay in Santorini on the 7 night itinerary. This means you get to experience the onshore nightlife that these famous ports are well known for, but also enables you to personalise your time to suit your own interests during the day. The included shore excursions are designed to really showcase the destination and have great local content and flavor.
SPECIAL CRUISE OFFER INCLUDES
* 7 night cruise onboard Celestyal Crystal Athens return
* All main meals and entertainment onboard
* 3 selected complimentary shore excursions
* Complimentary All-inclusive drinks package
* Port charges and government taxes
* Shipboard gratuities
TERMS & CONDITIONS: YOUR PAYMENTS TO OUR WORLD LTD ARE PROTECTED BY TAANZ. Price is cruise only as indicated. Cruise is based on categories as shown & includes Port Taxes & Govt Fees and inclusions as specified. Fares are promotional fares which are capacity controlled and can be changed or removed without notice. Price includes all discounts. Prices are in NZ dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, eftpos or cheque only – QCard & credit card prices on application. Amendment and cancellation fees do apply. Name changes are not permitted – please contact us for details. Prices were correct as of 09 December 2019 and are subject to change without notification and other conditions may apply. Sales until 28 February 2020 unless sold prior.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Athens roundtrip aboard Celestyal Crystal.
Highlights of this cruise:
The port of Piraeus is one of the last old-style Mediterranean ports from where you can catch ferries to all of the Greek islands and travel a short distance to Greece's capital city Athens.
In the heart of the city lies the ancient Plaka district, with its honeycomb of streets, little shops - and tavernas that come alive at night. Situated on the north and east slopes of the Acropolis, it is rich with historic sites, such as ancient monuments and churches. Within Athens there are eight large hills, including the Acropolis, and on the outskirts, Mount Parnitha, Mount Pendeli and Mount Hymettos surround the city. A trip to Athens' most famous tourist attraction, the impressive Parthenon built on the Acropolis around 2,500 years ago, will be memorable to say the least.
There are an extraordinary number of historic tourist sights in Athens and many of these are known world-wide. Some of the top Athens attractions include the Agora - a grand, ruined Roman building, Hadrian's Arch - originally the city gate linking the Roman quarters with original town of Athens and the stunning Dionysos Theatre - the world's oldest theatre where many great plays have been performed over the years.
Istanbul is Europe's most populous city (the world's 4th largest city proper and 20th largest urban area) and Turkey's cultural and financial center. The city covers 27 districts of the Istanbul province. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait, and encompasses the natural harbor known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country.
Part of Istanbul’s great attraction is its unique position on two continents, divided by the Bosphorus. Most of the population live on the European side; the Asian sector is reached via the high-level Bosphorus Bridge, the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge or by ferry. With 13 million inhabitants Istanbul offers all the excitement of a cosmopolitan city. Its numerous monuments, mosques and museums, plus the famous Grand Bazaar, make it one of the world’s great destinations.
Santorini is a small, circular archipelago of volcanic islands located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km south-east from Greece's mainland. It is one of the best-known of the Cyclades where towering cliffs crowned by tiny white houses plunge straight into the depths of the sea. The steep coastline of the west is countered by the vast beaches of the east side, some of them sandy and others with pebbles.
Santorini is famous for dramatic views, stunning sunsets from Oia town, the strange white aubergine, the town of Thira and naturally its very own active volcano. There are also fantastic beaches such as the Perissa and Kamari.
Mykonos is the most famous tourist island in the Eastern Mediterranean and certainly the most cosmopolitan among the Cyclades. Mykonos easily captures the visitors interest, thanks to the great variety of choices on offer here. There is something for everyone; “holidays” here can mean anything from the most peaceful relaxation to the wildest partying.
Located on the islands’ western harbor, the “Chora” of Mykonos is a very beautiful old island town, which in the past had its own merchant fleet. Today it maintains a balance between tourism-related development and the preservation of its very picturesque features.
There are whitewashed houses, proud windmills, a multitude of chapels, busy back streets with balconies full of flowers and a multicolored fleet of fishing boats in the port.