Save € 550 by combining cruises EUR1407 and EUR1408 or save € 400 by combining cruises EUR1408 and EUR1409.
When you book cruise EUR1408, you can enjoy a free scheduled flight in economy class to/from Germany, Austria or Switzerland (subject to availability) as a thank you from us. Additionally, if you book pre-cruise programme A on Cyprus, you will only need to pay the surcharge for the programme – we will cover the travel arrangements from the cruise arrival point.
You can also benefit as a combination cruiser: if you choose the cruise combination EUR140708, you will receive your unused travel to the EUR1408 as on-board credit to the value of € 470 per person to be used for shore excursions, SPA treatments and drinks.
If you choose the cruise combination EUR140708 and are travelling as a couple, you can take advantage of another offer in these categories. With a double booking, the first person pays the full cruise price in categories 8, 9 and 10 and the second person can enjoy free passage on the EUR1407 as a gift from us.
* The second person will not receive any early booking discount, combination discount, combination bonus or bonus miles.
At anchor - If the ship anchors in open water the ferrying ashore will be done with tenders or Zodiacs.
Flight Germany – Larnaca
Transfer to Limassol for embarkation on the EUROPA
Limassol/Cyprus, departure 21.00 hrs
Enjoy Cyprus, the Island of the Gods, on our pre-cruise programme*.
Antalya, 11.00 – 19.00 hrs
The ruins of Perge* and the well-preserved Roman theatre at Aspendos* are testament to how popular the Turkish Riviera had already become in the ancient world. Antalya* itself is charming with its historic centre and a special feature for a major city: the thundering Karpuzkaldiran waterfall plunges down 30 m into the Mediterranean.
Marmaris, 8.00 – 22.00 hrs
Discover the countryside and typical friendliness of the locals on an inland jeep tour*. Encounter a piece of Lycian history on a boat trip to the ruins of Kaunos* – even from a distance, you can see the tombs of the kings cut into the cliffs.
Bodrum, arrival 7.00 hrs
St. Peter’s Castle, the town’s landmark, stands over the bay – the houses behind it overgrown with bougainvillea and lit up by the sunshine: Turkey’s answer to St. Tropez had already become a memorable place in ancient times. Not far away from Bodrum lies ancient Miletus*, the birthplace of Greek philosophy. The countryside tour will take you along the “Holy Road” to the Temple of Apollo at Didyma*.
Bodrum, departure 6.00 hrs
Kos, 8.00 – 23.00 hrs
Hippocrates, the great physician, still has a great presence on the island. He himself did not work at the Asclepion*, where the well-preserved terraces stand amongst the idyllic surroundings of a cypress grove. But maybe one of his students did, whom he taught under the plane trees in the town of Kos?
Rhodes, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Seafarers were once welcomed to the island by the Colossus of Rhodes. Today, the medieval streets of the ancient city contribute to a lively UNESCO World Heritage Site for you to explore. See the picturesque side of the island on a hike* through green olive groves, idyllic mountain villages and copses. On the east coast, there is a sublime view of pretty Lindos with its Acropolis*, one of the most delightful places on the island.
Heraklion, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
The Palace of Knossos stands as a testament to Minoan culture and originally had around 1,300 rooms. The Monastery of Arkadi*, the national sanctuary of the Cretans which once served as a stronghold, has a chequered past. You can also visit the Venetian buildings at Rethymnon*.
Kalamata, 8.00 – 15.00 hrs
Enjoy a day in the shade of the historic part of town or stroll past Byzantine churches, the old castle and the convent. A detour to the idyllic village of Methoni* and to see King Nestor’s clay bath makes for an interesting morning.
Kerkyra, 8.00 – 17.30 hrs
Dubrovnik, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Trogir, 7.00 – 19.00 hrs
The delightful historic town of Trogir*, a gem of Romanesque and Gothic architecture with its churches and palaces, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace built for Diocletian’s retirement in his home town of Split* is equally exquisite. The excavations at Salona* are another legacy of the Roman Empire.
Venice/Italy, arrival 11.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board
The EUROPA arrives in the Venetian Lagoon and you will be able to explore the city’s lesser-known side on a walk around the Cannaregio district. A motorboat will take you to the islands* of Murano, Burano and Torcello. On the following day, it will be time for you to start your journey home – or stay a while longer to explore as part of a private travel arrangement*.
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany
The following programmes can be booked.
Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German:
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage and subject to changes.
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In this high-calibre vocal contest, world-famous opera houses recommend
their up-and-coming stars, who compete against one another in three
concert events on board the EUROPA. The classical headliners of tomorrow
demonstrate their abilities in the categories of opera, oratorios and
lieder to the star-studded jury and the rest of the audience. The
audience choose their personal favourite to receive the generous