Greek Island Cruises 2014

Specials - Aegean Classic

 Athens 3nights and Greek Island cruise 4nights

from US$ 731 per person  
7 nights-8 days

Sail around the magnificent Greek Islands & Turkey onboard one of our 3 or 4 Day Cruises. Witness the archaeological wonders of Ancient Ephessos. Explore Knossos, once the capital city of the prehistoric Minoan civilization. Explore Knossos, once the capital city of the prehistoric Minoan civilization. Marvel at the Acropolis of Lindos and wonder through the Old Medieval city of Rhodes. Relax over a coffee frapee in Fira Town, the capital of Santorini, with its superb view over the Caldera.

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Learn about  the Book of Revelations, written by John the Divine in Patmos and shop to your heart's content in the most visited white-washed Greek island, Mykonos.

Itinerary 2014:
Day 1 FridayArrival in Athens

Arrival and transfer from the airport to the hotel in Athens. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2 Saturday:  Athens Morning Sightseeing 

Panoramic tour to: Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library. Driving down Herod Atticus Street, you will see the Evzones in their picturesque uniform and the Presidential Palace. On your way to the Acropolis you will see the Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and you will make a short stop at the Panathenean Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechteion and the Parthenon. After Acropolis we will visit the New Acropolis Museum.
 Return to the hotel around 2pm.  Remainder of day at leisure.

 

Day 3 Sunday:  Athens-visit of Delphi (optional).

Morning Departure. Drive through Thebes, Levadia and Arakhova.  Arrive in Delphi, the center of the Ancient world.  Visit the Temple of Apollo, the Theater, the Castalia Spring and the museum, containing such masterpieces of ancient Greek sculpture as the Bronze Charioteer.  After lunch, return to Athens at 7:00pm, via the picturesque village of Arachova. (Price for this optional Delphi excursion: Euro 99 per person with lunch)

 

Day 4 Monday:  Cruising - Mykonos

Morning transfer to the port of Piraeus and embarkation on your luxury ship, sail at 11h00.
Arrival in Mykonos, widely known as the Greek St. Tropez. White and glistering scattered with windmills and 365 churches. Optional walking tour of Mykonos. The ship arrives at 18h00 and sets sail again at 23h00. Full board.


Day 5  Tuesday:  Cruising - Kusadasi/Patmos

At 07h00 arrival in Kusadasi, a popular Turkish resort with a rich and varied past. Visit Ephesus, an ancient Greek city founded in the 8th century B.C. Almost the whole city has been intact excavated.
At 16h00 arrival in Patmos, a calm island known as the site where St. John wrote the Revelation. Visit the 11th cenutry monastery, which crowns the island. Full board. (see optional shore excursions)


Day 6 – Wednesday : Cruising – Rhodes
At 07h00 arrival to Rhodes, legendayr home of the usn god Apollo and one of the loveliest Greek islands. You can visit Lindos, famous for its Acropolis, which boasts a spectacular view of the St. Paul's Bay. In the old town of Rhodes visit the Grand Master's Palace and the street of knights. Full board. (see optional shore excursions)

Day 7 – Thursday : Cruising – Crete-Heraklion/Santorini
Arrival at 07h00 at the harbor of Heraklion in Crete, the largest Greek island where you can visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos and the famous archaeological museum of Heraklion. The ship will set sails again at 11h30 with a 16h30 arrival in Santorini. Go ashore and take a donkey ride or the cable car up to the twon of Fira to enoj y the spectacular view. Santorini is an island of white washed houses and stiff cliffs shaped by the volcano that formed it. The ship sails at 21h00. Full board. (see optional shore excursions)


Day 8 – Friday : Cruising – Piraeus/ Athens – Departure
The ship enters the port of Piraeus at 06h00. Disembarkation and transfer to the airport for your flight.

 

2014  Cruise Itinerary A (on Louis Olympia) :

Day

Port

Arr

Dep

SHORE EXCURSIONS - 2014 full description and prices

MON

ATHENS/PIRAEUS

-

11:00

Athens Monuments and the Acropolis (PIR01)
Athens tour and the New Acropolis (PIR-07)

MON

MYKONOS/GREECE

18:00

23:00

Shuttle bus MyK -07

TUE

KUSADASI (EPHESUS) /TURKEY

07;00

13:00

House of Virgin Mary & Ancient Ephesus KUS -01
Ancient Ephesus through the Ages - KUS -02
Ancient Ephesus & the Terrace Houses KUS-07

TUE

PATMOS/GREECE

16:00

21:00

Religious visit to St Hohns Monastery & Grotto PAT01
Patmos countryside tour with Hora and Grott PAT 02
Transfer to Agriolivadi Beach - sold only on board

WED

RHODES/GREECE 07:00 18:00 Medieval tour - Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the knights
Medieval tour - Philerimos church & Palace of the knights RHO-02

THU

CRETE/HERAKLION
GREECE

07:00

11:30

Minoan Palace of Knossos HER-02
Experience the Cretan Country side HER - 04
Venetian Heraklion and the unique Archaeological Museum HER07

THU

SANTORINI

16:30

21:00

Spectacular Oia village - SAN01
Cruise to Santorin's islands and volcanoes SAN02
Off the beaten track Safari adventure SAN10
Akrotiri Village Excavations SAN05

FRI

ATHENS/PIRAEUS

06:00

-

 

 

 

Cruise Itinearry B on Louis Cristal

Day

Port

Arr

Dep

SHORE EXCURSIONS - 2014 full description and prices

MON

ATHENS/LAVRION*

-

14:30 Athens Monuments and the Acropolis LAV-01
Athens tour and the New Acropolis Museum LAV-07
Ancient temple of Poseidon & Cape Sounion LAV-06

MON

SYROS/GREECE 19:00 23:00 Panoramic Syros SYR-03

TUE

CESME/TURKEY 07:00

14:00

Ancient Ephesus CES-01
Sole & Mare Club Alacati CES-02
Izmir City Tour CES-03

TUE

BODRUM/TURKEY 22:00   Cruise by Night BOD-03

WED

BODRUM/TURKEY   05:00  
WED KOS/GREECE

07:00

18:00 Asklepion - Zia - Platane of Hippocrates KOS-01
Taste of Tradition with Zia KOS-07
Bravo Beach Transfer (SOB) KOS-05
Lazy Day Cruise KOS-06

THU

IOS/GREECE 6:30 14:30 Panoramic Ios Skarkos, Chora & Maganari beach IOS-01HD
MANGANARI BEACH (SOB ONLY) IOS-02
PIRATE BOAT IOS-03
MANGANARI BEACH BY BOAT (SOB) IOS-04
THU SANTORINI 16:30 21:00 Spectacular Oia village - SAN01
Cruise to Santorin's islands and volcanoes SAN02
Off the beaten track Safari adventure SAN10
Akrotiri Village Excavations SAN05

FRI

ATHENS/PIRAEUS

06:30

-

 

 


The package includes :
*  3 nights accommodation in Athens at a 3 star hotel ( Hotel Philippos or similar ) with daily breakfast (see supplement for 4star hotels below the price table)

*  Half day Athens sightseeing tour with visit to the  New Acropolis museum

*  3 transfers in Athens (airport to hotel, hotel to ship and ship to airport) 11pm-7am night supplement applies - for July and August and Sep 1 departures cruise starts Lavrion port - add US$ 35 per person to package cost 
*   
*    Full board during the cruise
*    4 nights Greek Islands and Turkey cruise in the cabin category booked
*    Land Taxes and Service charges

*    Gala evening and shows, Entrainment on board, Swimming pool & fitness center


The cruise rate does not include:

  • Port taxes and embarkation fees

  • Beverages of any types

  • Shore excursions (see list of shore excursions below)

  • Gratuities (2014 cruises included in the port taxes and service charges)

  • Personal Expenses

  • Fuel Surcharge

  • Anything not specified in "rate includes" column

CRUISE SHIP DESCRIPTION FOR LOUIS OLYMPIA

CRUISE SHIP DESCRIPTION FOR LOUIS CRISTAL

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DEPARTURE DATES  FOR CRUISES 2014 4 NIGHTS/5 DAYS
on Mondays - program Day 1 starts 3days earlier on Fridays

2014 Departures on Louis Olympia from Athens Piraeus

March

17, 24, 31

April

7, 14, 21, 28

May

5, 12, 19, 26

June

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

July

7, 14, 21, 28

August

4, 11, 18, 25

September

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

October

6, 13, 20, 27

2014 Departures on Louis Cristal from Athens Lavrion

July

7, 14, 21, 28

August

4, 11, 18, 25

September

1

 

2014 Prices in US$ per person based on double occupancy - Cruise and land package -
Season dates reflecting the cruise departure dates (Day 4 in program)
3nights Athens + transfer + 4nights cruise

EARLY BIRD SPECIALS FOR ALL 2014 CRUISE DEPARTURES: Book and pay by Feb 28th or by March 31st 2014 - (visit our separate page)

RATES ARE SPECIALS FOR 2014 DEPARTURES - DISCOUNTED RATES FROM REGULAR PRICES BY 20% RATES ARE VALID IN EACH CABIN CATEGORY ON A LIMITED CABIN STOCK| WHEN CABINS ARE SOLD OUT HIGHER RATES APPLY

Cruise Category -  2014 Prices in US$
Louis Olympia and Louis Cristal

4nights cruise and 3nights in Athens

Economy Season - A

17Mar-28Apr'14
13Oct-27Oct'14

Standard Season - B
5 May - 1 Sep '14

Peak Season - C
8Sep - 6Oct'14

IA  (Standard inside) 963 1013 1033
IB (Standard inside) - 1073 1023 1043
IC (superior inside) 993 1043 1063
ID (premium inside) 1033 1083 1113
IE (deluxe inside) 1053 1103 1133
IF (deluxe inside) Olympia only 1073 1123 1163
XA (Standard Ouside) or XBO (Cristal only) 1073 1123 1163
XB (Superior outside)  1113 1183 1203
XC (Premium outside) 1163 1223 1253
XD (Premium Outside) 1203 1263 1293
XE  (deluxe outside) 1233 1303 1333
XF (deluxe outside) 1253 1323 1353
SJ (junior suite) 1373 1443 1483
S (suite) - Louis Cristal only - 1503 -
SB (Balcony suite) - Louis Olympia only 1463 1553 1593
SG (Grand suite) - Olympia only 1593 1673 1713
3rd/4th adult in the same cabin with two full paying adults 731 791 811
Children (2-16) sharing cabin with 2 full paying adults pay only port taxes (US$ 136) - cruise is free
Infants up to 2 years of age in the same cabin with 2 paying adults pay only port taxes and service charges (US$156) - cruise is free
Child rate for land portion on request!
Single supplement: 50% except deluxe cabins and suites
Single supplement for deluxe cabins and suites (XE, , XF,  SJ, S,  SB, SG) 100%

PORT TAXES AND SERVICE CHARGES US$ 176 PER PERSON

For July and August & Sep 1 departures cruise departs from Lavrion port -
add US$ 35 per person to package cost 

2014: Supplement (on the top of the above package price) for 4 star hotel Accommodation in Athens:
Hotel Herodion

 US$ 32 per person for 1 night based on double - or triple

 US$ 52 per person for 1 night based on single. 

2014 Extra nights in Athens:
Hotel Philippos: Euro 56 per person per night based on double / Euro 44 per person based on triple / Euro 92 per night for single 

Hotel Herodion:
May/Jun/Sep/Oct: Euro 78 per person per night based on double / Euro 61 per person per night based on triple/ Euro 128 per night in single
apr/Jul/Aug: Euro 60 per person per night based on double / Euro 50 per person per night based on triple/ Euro 105 per night single 

For more tour options in Athens, additional tours or extra nights check out our Athens city package page 

*Euro rate varies depending the exchange rate 

SEE ALL SHORE EXCURSIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS   AND PRICES