Discover Greece, Turkey & The Black Sea

20 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday With $4000 Bonus Value including Onboard Beverages, Specialty Dining, Shore Excursion Credit, Wi-Fi & More

Deal Code: MC-89605

from $... per person
Book by October 31, 2021

Your 20 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday Includes

Flights
Return economy flights to Athens

Your Pre Cruise Experience in Athens
Bonus 2 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the city of Athens

Your Norwegian Cruise
18 night cruise onboard Norwegian Jade in an interior cabin
Bonus Onboard Beverage Package
Bonus Specialty Dining Package
Bonus Shore Excursion Credit
Bonus Onboard Wifi Package
Bonus Choice of Cabin Location
Bonus Prepaid Gratuities onboard
All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
All port taxes & charges included

Bonus Exclusive Package Savings
Bonus Low Deposit from $399 pp*

General Sail Date Information
Set sail on 17 April 2023

Day 1: Athens, Greece

Welcome to Piraeus, the port city of Athens. It is the oldest city in Greece, a guaranteed highlight is the mystical Acropolis, perched high in the hills. Just because this city is vintage don’t think that you’ll be stuck in the past – it is juxtaposed against a modern city filled with shopping, restaurants, culture, and beautiful art.

Day 2: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ship’s activities can be found on the vessel’s daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 3: Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel

Jerusalem is located in the Middle East, perched on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains. This holy city finds itself between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea and is recognised as one of the oldest cities in existence. Steeped in religious content, it is considered holy to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Fun Fact – the old city walls were built back in 1541!

Day 4: Haifa, Israel

Haifa, a large port located in northern Israel, is the perfect setting off point for excursions. For example, a tour of places described in the Bible. After visiting places such as Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana and Jerusalem. if you are more interested in history and are not afraid of to get a little tired, an excursion to Massada will take you to the top of the mountain where the Jews took their last stand against the Romans. A short distance from Massada sits a landlocked lake that is so salty that it has been nicknamed the Dead Sea. You will be able to reach the bubbling city of Tel Aviv, it is considered, for good reason, the most modern city in Israel.

Day 5: Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol – or Lemoses – is the second largest urban area in Cyprus, this is a bustling and vibrant city with plenty to offer. The compact centre snakes around an old castle, and is packed with boutiques, restaurants and bars.

Day 6: Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes is positioned off the coast of Turkey and blends history and beauty in to one. You are guaranteed to be in awe of the Grand Masters Palace and the old fortified city provides a great walk back in time.

Day 7: Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Iona in Turkey. It is said that this city of Ephesus was created by Androclosthe son of the king of Athens. Take a trip to see the 10th-century ruins there including the Temple of Artemis a shrine of the goddess Artemis. Ephesus is also said to be home the House of Virgin Mary, as well as the St John Basilica.

Day 8: Istanbul, Turkey

Dive into this historic city, with dramatic architecture & colourful streets. Do not miss The Hagia Sophia constructed in 537 AD this monumental structure is still standing as a museum, see the outstanding tile work of The Blue Mosque. The Grand Bazaar is a wonderful marketplace is a kaleidoscope, of colourful lamps & spices. Descend below ground to see the mysterious Basilica Cistern, the cities ancient reservoir.

Day 9: Mykonos, Greece

Explore this quintessential Greek island with pristine white houses with blue accents and beautiful beaches. Once you’ve seen one of the famous sunsets, you’ll understand why this is the most visited island in the region!

Day 10: Athens, Greece

Welcome to Piraeus, the port city of Athens. It is the oldest city in Greece, a guaranteed highlight is the mystical Acropolis, perched high in the hills. Just because this city is vintage don’t think that you’ll be stuck in the past – it is juxtaposed against a modern city filled with shopping, restaurants, culture and beautiful art.

Day 11: Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Iona in Turkey. It is said that this city of Ephesus was created by Androclosthe son of the king of Athens. Take a trip to see the 10th-century ruins there including the Temple of Artemis a shrine of the goddess Artemis. Ephesus is also said to be home the House of Virgin Mary, as well as the St John Basilica.

Day 12: Istanbul, Turkey

Dive into this historic city, with dramatic architecture & colourful streets. Do not miss The Hagia Sophia constructed in 537 AD this monumental structure is still standing as a museum, see the outstanding tile work of The Blue Mosque. The Grand Bazaar is a wonderful marketplace is a kaleidoscope, of colourful lamps & spices. Descend below ground to see the mysterious Basilica Cistern, the cities ancient reservoir.

Day 13: Constanța, Romania

Constanța is a city on the shores of the Black Sea, in southeastern Romania. Its long history, which goes back over 2,000 years, is documented at the National History and Archaeology Museum, near the port. The adjacent Roman Mosaics complex displays tiled floors dating back to the 4th century A.D. Nearby, the Great Mahmudiye Mosque is furnished with a vast Persian rug, while its towering minaret overlooks the city

Day 14: Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa is a port city on the Black Sea in southern Ukraine. It’s known for its beaches and 19th-century architecture, including the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater. The monumental Potemkin Stairs, immortalized in “The Battleship Potemkin,” lead down to the waterfront with its Vorontsov Lighthouse. Running parallel to the water, the grand Primorsky Boulevard is a popular promenade lined with mansions and monuments

Day 15: Varna, Bulgaria

Varna is a port city and seaside resort on Bulgaria’s Black Sea, next to the coastal resorts of Golden Sands, St. Konstantin and Albena. It’s famous for the “Gold of Varna,” 6,000-year-old Thracian jewelry discovered in a necropolis, which is displayed inside the Archaeological Museum, along with Greek, Roman and Ottoman antiquities. A bar-lined waterfront promenade fronts 19th-century Primorski Park.

Day 16: Nessebar, Bulgaria

Nessebar is a town in Burgas Province, on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. The cobbled streets of the old town, which sits on a promontory, are lined with ruins such as Byzantine-era fortifications and baths. The ruins of the 5th-century Church of St. Sofia include stone columns and large arched windows. The 11th-century Church of St. Stephen houses hundreds of mural paintings and a huge, richly decorated altarpiece.

Day 17: Mykonos, Greece

Explore this quintessential Greek island with pristine white houses with blue accents and beautiful beaches. Once you’ve seen one of the famous sunsets, you’ll understand why this is the most visited island in the region!

Day 18: Santorini, Greece

Santorini is one of the most formidable islands in the world, famed for beautiful food, pristine water, and unrivalled sunsets, in the foreground are the postcard whitewashed buildings. Perceptions are had about the lost city of Atlantis being located here due to Santorini’s subtle mystery.

Day 19: Athens, Greece

Farewell Athens today as your flight home or ask us about our flexible flights & extend your stay.

Board the Norwegian Jade to experience Norwegian Cruise Line’s award-winning hospitality. Refurbished in 2017, this well-equipped ship is perfect for the whole family. Challenge the kids to a game of basketball or volleyball; browse original, well-known works at the art gallery; or kick back and relax with a spa treatment at the Mandara Spa before heading to the pool. Time out can be spent at Magnum’s Champagne and Wine Bar, Malting’s Whiskey Bar, or any of the 11 lounges onboard. There’s so much to feast your eyes upon onboard the Norwegian Jade and, with 15 dining options available, your stomach won’t get overlooked either!

Upgrade to an Oceanview Cabin from only $999 per person
Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin from only $2499 per person

Explore Athens like a local during your included city stay
Port call highlight – Instanbul; wander the famous Grand Bazaar
Port call highlight – Chase Sunsets through Santorini & Mykonos
Ask us about our flexible flights and extend your stay to see more in Europe

Travel based on Cruise Departure 17 April 2023

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. ^Flexible Booking Conditions:  At any time prior to the due date of your second deposit, you have the option to: 1. Change your departure dates OR 2. Cancel your booking, in which case My Cruises will hold all funds paid in the form of a credit; which can used for a future booking with My Cruises.  Changes made after the second deposit payment are subject to standard cancellation terms & conditions. Departure date changes are subject to availability & blackout dates. No refund will be given if you are not able to change your departure date as a result of alternate dates not being available. Your My Cruises Specialist will provide further details at time of booking.  Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Please note – onboard benefits valued at has been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.

China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.

For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

** Low Deposit Policy
A second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at time of booking.

Highlights

Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line
Ship: Norwegian Jade
Departs: Athens, Greece
Countries Visited: Greece, Turkey, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus, Israel
Sail Date:
17 April 2023

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