Aegean Odyssey Cruise

A Voyage Through History & Nature Across The Aegean Sea

october, 2019

31mayallday31janAegean Odyssey Cruise 10% Early Booking DiscountFor reservations made until 31 January 2020.

Don’t miss…

  • Patmos: A touch of the Divine
  • The Cave of the Apocalypse
  • Santorini Sunset & Greek Night on board
  • The Graeco-Roman world truly comes alive at Ephesus
  • The traditional charm of Kythnos & Tinos

Greece is calling… A cruise voyage unraveling the Cycladic and Dodecanese islands and Turkey. Discover much-loved or unknown gems with rich history, incomparable light, translucent water, and heavenly beaches. Whether Greece has always been on the top of your bucket list or whether you are returning for yet another visit, Greece is a magical land with and endless supply of beauty and knowledge, so prepare to experience it all with new eyes.

Ports of call: Santorini - Patmos - Kusadasi (for Ephesus) - Delos - Mykonos - Tinos

The Weather

Reliable sunshine is virtually guaranteed during the season between early May and late October, with temperatures ranging from the low 70’s in early and late season up to the high 80’s or even low 90’s from late June until August. Winds are predictable with moderate winds (Force 3-4) from the NW.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Parthenon Temple Athens

Friday: Marina Zeas (Piraeus)

Embarkation 14:00-15:00, welcome drink. After you board, you’ll enjoy a Welcome Aboard cocktail. Your ship sets sail
for Ios. Welcome dinner. Overnight at sea to Ios / Santorini.

Jewels of the Cyclades

Saturday: Ios/ swimstop – Santorini

In the morning, we stop for a refreshing swim at Manganari Beach/ Ios, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Later at noon, we reach Santorini, formed by the half-submerged crescent of a volcanic caldera. You will go ashore and take a cable car to the town of Fira, a stunning cluster of white buildings atop a cliff. Afternoon optional   tour  to Akrotiri, a city buried in the eruption that created the caldera in 1600 B.C and to Fira. The tour will end in Oia, famous for its sun set. Overnight at sea to Patmos

Patmos

Sunday: Patmos

Morning arrival in Patmos. Your optional Patmos excursion includes two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Grotto and Monastery of St. John and the historic centre of the medieval town of Chora.  Afternoon at leisure to discover Scala, the capital or swim at a nearby beach. Overnight in Patmos.

Patmos

Monday: Patmos – Kusadasi (for Ephesus) – Samos

Early morning sailing to Kusadasi – Turkey. Early in the morning, we sail to Kusadasi – Turkey . Today our explorations of ancient civilizations continue with an optional tour to Ephesus, the greatest archaeological site in the Aegean region. As you tour this remarkably preserved Greek and Roman city, you may feel as if you’re about to encounter a toga-garbed resident, or hear a chariot clattering down the main avenue, the same avenue down which Cleopatra and Mark Anthony rode in procession more than 2,000 years ago! After lunch and some free time at leisure, we sail to the Island of Samos. Late afternoon, we reach Samos and the quaint port of Pythagorion. You can enjoy a late afternoon swim, walk the narrow alleys of the city or relax at the many seaside cafes. Late in the evening we sail to Delos Mykonos. Overnight at sea.

Greek Islands of Mykonos

Tuesday: Delos – Mykonos

The ship sails into white and blue Cyclades. Enjoy an optional visit to tiny Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. On an optional guided walking tour, you’ll visit the archaeological ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, unearthed here in the 19th century. Delos is a true open-air museum with many ancient monuments and buildings that are remarkably intact. After our 2 hour walking tour, we will sail to into a beautiful bay for a refreshing swim stop and lunch, weather permitting. Later in the afternoon we sail into Mykonos Harbour. We reach ail into Mykonos to allow you to discover its brilliant white houses and stroll in the narrow streets. While exploring the town you can visit the archaeological museum or the maritime museum, and don’t forget to visit a bakery that has been turning out bread in wood-fired ovens since the 15th century. We suggest ending your evening as the Mykonians do and enjoy a glass of ouzo and traditional “mezedes “appetizers or enjoy Mykonos world famous night life. Overnight in Mykonos.

A Guide of Mykonos Island

Wednesday: Mykonos – Tinos

At day break we leave Mykonos  for the island of Tinos. First stop is the  beach of Ysternia for a swim and a barbeque. After lunch we sail into Tinos harbour – Afternoon optional excursion to Tinos Villages. We will visit the picturesque villages of Exovergo, Volax. We will visit the famous basket weavers of Tinos and the workshops of the marble sculptors of Pyrgos. The famous monastery of the Holy Virgin is  a site of pilgrimage and well worth a visit. Overnight in Tinos.

Idyllic Aegean Mykonos-Chora

Thursday: Tinos – Kythnos – Cape Sounion

In the morning we leave Tinos and sail to Kythnos for a swim stop and beach BBQ. We reach Kolones Beach in Kythnos for our last swimstop. After lunch we sail to Cape Sounion. We reach Cape Sounion at 17:30 for a farewell cocktails & dinner under the Temple of Poseidon. In the evening, we will leave Sounio to reach Marina Zea. Overnight Marina Zea.

Athens Antiquity to Byzantium

Friday: Marina Zeas (Piraeus)

Breakfast and time to leave the ship – Disembarkation between 9 and 10 am.

Cruise routes may need to be varied in the event of adverse weather and operating conditions at the captains discretion, in the interests of the comfort and safety of guests. The Captain and Cruise Director will will keep you fully briefed on the daily programme.

Your Vessel - M/S Panorama

Discover a 3 masted Motorsailer which can accommodate up to 49 passengers in 24 cabins. The “Panorama” was launched in 1993 and has been rebuilt in 2001, followed by a latest renovation in 2014, when the Upper Deck cabins and Lounge, as well as the Main Deck cabin en suite bathrooms and Lounge have been refitted.

This state of the art Motorsailer has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings and has sailed from the Seychelles to Monte Carlo and from the Black Sea to Tunis and offers the highest standard of accommodation and comfort safety.

Panorama

Home at Sea

  • Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge – Bar
  • Indoor Restaurant
  • Audiovisual in Lounge
  • Mini library
  • Beach Towels
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayak
  • Board Games
  • Swimming Platform
  • Wi-Fi

Comfort Zone

  • Windows: Upper & Main deck cabins
  • Portholes: lower deck cabins
  • Triple Occupancy cabins: Category B
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Mini Safe
  • Mini Fridge
  • Individually controlled A/C
  • En suite bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryers
  • Telephone for internal use
  • Central music
Cabin Category C MS Panorama

Category C:

Lower Deck

1 Double Bed or 2 Twin Beds

The Category C cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble.

Cabin Category B MS Panorama

Category B:

Lower Deck

2 Lower Beds

The Category B cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble or corian.

Category A:

Upper Deck or Main Deck

2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed Cabin

The Category A cabins are located on the Upper Deck or on the Main Deck and have large windows enabling a breathtaking view or the areas you are cruising in. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble or corian.

Panorama Lounge Area

Lounge Area

The lounge is situated on the main deck and has a library where you can enjoy a book and look through the floor to roof windows.
Sun Deck Panorama

Sundeck

During the day life on board centers around the outdoor areas, the sun deck and the shaded exterior deck on the aft of the Panorama.
Panorama Upper Deck Outdoor Bar and Lounge

Upper Deck Outdoor Bar & Lounge area

The classy spacious indoor and outdoor bar lounge area is located on the Upper Deck and is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views and is ideal to relax in the evening.
Panorama Restaurant

Dining Room

The classy spacious dining room is located in the Main Deck and is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views and accommodates all guests in one seating.

Optional: Cruise & Stay

Athens is a glorious place to spend a couple of night and days exploring. Herodion hotel is ideally placed for exploring this vibrant city. The beaches here are often overlooked but very nice indeed – a few nights or even a week at the Aegeon Beach Resort with its imposing views of Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon makes for a real pre- or post-cruise treat. We can easily add either.

Optional excursions include a half day city tour and an afternoon coastal trip to the temple of Poseidon at cape Sounio

 

Includes:

  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel
  • Two night stay at the 4 star Herodion hotel in the historic centre of Athens on B&B
  • Transfer to the cruise ship
  • Transfer from cruise to Athens airport for the return flight.
  • Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabin  with private SH/WC & air conditioning, mini fridge and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
  • Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local themed party evening , fun BBQ on the beach or on deck (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day, plus abundant fresh fruit.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
  • Professional English speaking Cruise Director.

Prices

Aegean Odyssey 2020

CRUISE ONLY PRICES (£) PER PERSON
FRIDAY DEPARTURES FROM ATHENS
Vessel: M/S Panorama
10% Early Booking Discount
For Reservations Made Until 31 January 2020.
Departure DatesCategory CCategory BCategory AEarly Booking Discount
26/6/2020£1,955£2,273£2,864-10%
10/7/2020£1,955£2,273£2,864-10%
17/7/2020£1,955£2,273£2,864-10%
24/7/2020£1,955£2,273£2,864-10%
31/7/2020£1,955£2,273£2,864-10%
7/8/2020£1,955£2,273£2,864-10%
14/8/2020£1,955£2,273£2,864-10%
28/8/2020£1,955£2,273£2,864-10%

ATOL 9511Book your flights with us to ensure full ATOL protection for your holiday.

Aegean Odyssey - port charges, flights and supplements 2020

 Category CCategory BCategory A
Port charges(mandatory)£245£273£273
Flights inc luggage from£270
Transfers from£60
Single supplement60%60%60%
3rd person reduction30/%N/AN/A
  • Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabin with private SH/WC, individually controlled air conditioning, mini fridge and flat screen TV with complimentary movies.
  • Full-board: American buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a
    Welcome Cocktail, a local themed party evening, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day, plus abundant fresh fruit.
  • Use of fishing, snorkelling equipment and sea kayak(subject to availability).
  • Professional English-Speaking Cruise Director

Beverages, except regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water.
Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
Crew tips.
Passenger personal expenses
Wi-Fi (available at charge)

Flights from the UK from London Heathrow & Manchester in the morning  and evening return departures from Athens Int Airport.

Total flight duration from 2.5 to 3.5 hours

ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 9511

Transfers from and to Havana Melia Cohiba hotel to Cienfuegos and vv are about 3 to 3.5 hours and are included in price for the start or the end of the cruise.

Havana airport transfers to/from Melia Cohiba or harbour approximately 30 minutes.

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