Aegean Sea Discovery – Best of Greece & Turkey

16 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday with $4000 Bonus Value including Hotel Stay, Onboard Beverages & More

Deal Code: MC-98749

from $... per person
Book by September 30, 2021

Your 16 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 14 Night Best of The Greek Isles & Turkey Cruise
14 Night Cruise Onboard Norwegian Jade in an Interior Stateroom
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
Bonus Onboard Beverage Package with Cocktails, Spirits, Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks
Bonus Onboard Wifi Package
Bonus Onboard Specialty Dining Package
Bonus Shore Excursion Credit
Bonus Onboard Prepaid Gratuities
Onboard Port Taxes & Charges

Bonus Low Deposit from $399 pp*
Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings

General Sail Date Information
Set sail on 14 May 2023

Alternate Date Available 17 September 2023

Day 1 – 2: Athens, Greece

Welcome to Athens, the historical capital of Europe. Welcome to the birthplace of democracy, arts, science, and philosophy of western civilisation. Home of Plato, Socrates, Pericles, Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus. Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities. Its recorded history spanning around 3.400 years and it is being inhabited since the 11th millennium B.C. E. Today, under the shadow of the Parthenon, the contemporary urban scenery of the sprawling city reflects its exciting history, its multi-cultural modern personality as well as the infrastructure and facilities. Enjoy a 2-night stay to explore the city of Athens

Day 3: Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Embark your cruise today.

Day 4: Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey & Patmos, Greece

Kusadasi, 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 to the House of Virgin Mary, as well as the St John Basilica. Depart Kusadasi and sail onto Patmos.

Patmos, Greece
The small island of Patmos is the birthplace of Christianity. The last book of the New Testament was allegedly written in the city, visit the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian which towers over the city. The seafood here is incredibly fresh and the cheese pie is a must!

Day 5: 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 in 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 6: 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 7: 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 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 8: 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 9: Santorini, Greece

Santorini is one of the most formidable islands in the world, famed for beautiful food, pristine water, and unrivaled 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 10: Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Enjoy one final day in Athens during your port call today. Visit anything you missed during your your 2 night stay on enjoy one of the shore excursions on offer.

Day 11: Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes is positioned off the coast of Turkey and blends history and beauty into 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 12: Bodrum, Turkey

Bodrum is a city on the Bodrum Peninsula, stretching from Turkey’s southwest coast into the Aegean Sea. The city features twin bays with views of Bodrum Castle. This medieval fortress was built partly with stones from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, completed in the 4th century B.C. The city is also a gateway for nearby beach towns and resorts.

Day 13: 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 14: Paros, Greece

Known for its beaches and traditional villages, enjoy your time in Paros, Greece. Paros has long been a Greek star; white marble drawn from the island’s interior made the island prosperous from the Early Cycladic period onwards. Most famously, the Venus de Milo was carved from Parian marble, as was Napoleon’s tomb. Boasting a beautiful natural landscape and 120 km of coastline, it has endless blonde-sand beaches, verdant mountains, and cliff-top villages galore.

Day 15: Heraklion (Crete), Greece

Wander the atmospheric old alleys, marvel at the massive Venetian walls, and explore The Palace of Knossós in this beautiful port city Heraklion – the capital of the Greek island of Crete.

Day 16: Santorini, Greece

Santorini is one of the most formidable islands in the world, famed for beautiful food, pristine water, and unrivaled 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 17: Athens, Greece

Farewell Athens today for 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!

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Travel based on Cruise Departure 14 May 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.

Unearth history as you explore enchanting Athens with your included city stay
Feel the glow of a Greek Island Sunset as your visit Santorini & Mykonos
Port Call Highlight; Stop in at Kusadasi, home of the Ancient City of Ephesus
Ask us about our flexible flights & extend your stay to explore more of Europe

Highlights

Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line
Ship: Norwegian Jade
Departs: Piraeus, Greece
Countries Visited: Greece, Israel, Cyprus, Turkey
Sail Date: 
14 May 2023

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