3 Continents Cruise
Inclusive cruising CRUISE ONLY: Experience Greece, Egypt, Cyprus, Israel and Turkey in one inclusive cruise!
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.
Alexandria, Egypt's second largest city (after the capital Cairo) is the second-largest city in Egypt, and is the country's largest seaport. Alexandria extends about 32 km (20 miles) along the coast of the Mediterranean sea in north-central Egypt.
Alexandria is an important tourist resort with many cultural attractions and memories of a glorious past. Attractions include the Greco-Roman Museum, the Roman Amphitheatre at Kom al-Dikkah and the Catacombs of Kom al-Shoqafa. There are also many sandy beaches stretching from east to west.
The Island of Rhodes is the sunniest place in Europe; it averages 300 days of sunshine per year. It is the fourth largest island in Greece. Occupied by Italy until only 56 years ago, it is now “occupied” by thousands of enthralled international visitors.
The “palia poli” (the old city) is the medieval city of Rhodes, surrounded by a high defensive wall. It is one of the few medieval cities still inhabited in its largest part, excluding its museums, of course. Walking along its cobbled streets one is reminded of iron-armored horse’s hooves clapping, and steel swords clashing and clanging
The New Town of Rhodes, just a short distance from the Old Town, is where the beaches lie, and where hotels, shops, restaurants, discotheques, and even a casino, are packed together to create a lively ambience. A walk in Rodini Park is a must. This park is perhaps the first landscaped park in the world. It is a couple of kilometers away from the Old Town, and one can see part of the ancient aqueduct system of Rhodes within it.
No visit of Rhodes is complete without visiting Lindos. You'll find Lindos at a distance of 55 kilometers from Rhodes town, on the eastern side of the island. Built in the 12th Century B.C., it is now a top-class resort, with a fine sandy beach and a tiny lagoon, which reflects the whitewashed houses and the Lindos Acropolis above. The village contains many houses dating from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, which are known as “the houses of the captains.” Their architecture and decoration are unique in the Greek world.