On board MS EUROPA from Piraeus (Athens) to Limassol
New voices on board the EUROPA
The setting for powerful empires of the past provide the beautiful backdrop for some relaxing moments. Amongst the palaces of antiquity and ancient amphitheatres, discover the Mediterranean landscape of the Aegean. You will get a special insight into the Holy Land as you visit some of the places featured in the Bible and get to know the Israeli cities of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. You will also be enchanted by the rising stars in the Stella Maris Vocal Competition, the sounds of which will round off your holiday experiences.
from Piraeus (Athens) to Limassol
|Cruise dates:||from 08.11.2015 to 18.11.2015 (10 days)|
|Your ship:||MS EUROPA|
Highlights of this cruise
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Mycenae and Epidaurus*, Rhodes old town*, Jerusalem* and Baha’i holy sites*
- Knossos*: in the footsteps of King Minos
- Biblical sites: Jerusalem*, Bethlehem* and the Sea of Galilee*
- Stella Maris – international classical singing competition on board.
- Golf & Cruise voyage with extensive golf package*
- New port: Izmir/Turkey
| Sun, 08.11.2015 |
Scheduled flight from Germany to Athens
| Mon, 09.11.2015 |
Nauplia, 7.00 – 16.30 hrs
| Tue, 10.11.2015 |
Izmir/Turkey, 9.00 – 22.00 hrs
| Wed, 11.11.2015 |
Kusadasi, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
| Thu, 12.11.2015 |
Iraklion/Crete/Greece, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
| Fri, 13.11.2015 |
Rhodes/Dodecanese, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
| Sat, 14.11.2015 |
Antalya/Turkey, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
| Sun, 15.11.2015 |
Relaxation at sea
| Mon, 16.11.2015 |
Ashdod/Israel, 6.00 – 0.00 hrs
| Tue, 17.11.2015 |
Haifa, 7.00 – 19.00 hrs
| Wed, 18.11.2015 |
Limassol/Cyprus, arrival 6.00 hrs
* The shore excursions are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
** Depending on flight schedule, it may be necessary to make changes to the departure time.
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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:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: ATHENS – CITY OF THE ANCIENTS
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: CYPRUS – ISLAND OF THE GODS
HOTEL LANDHAUS WACHTELHOF: TWO-DAY “ATLANTIC” CRUISE ARRANGEMENT
Stella Maris International Vocal Competition
The Stella Maris International Vocal Competition is devoted to finding talented young singers in cooperation with famous opera houses worldwide. 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 audience prize.
Golf – birdies in the eastern Mediterranean
Wednesday,11 November, Kusadasi, Turkey – Kusadasi International Golf
Two artificial lakes, 54 bunkers and a few canyons will challenge in particular players with higher handicaps on this 18-hole championship course. Enjoy a game between the mountains and the Aegean Sea.
Thursday, 12 November, Iraklion, Crete, Greece – the Crete GC
Situated in a rocky landscape with a mountain-style layout, this course is a real challenge. Keen golfers can expect treacherous ravines and other challenging obstacles.
Saturday, 14 November, Antalya, Turkey – the Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club (additional course)
Keen golfers can expect an unforgettable experience at this golf club. Pine and Eucalyptus trees and natural lakes define the landscape of this 18-hole championship course. Experience and enjoy the impressive panoramic views of the Taurus Mountains, which are sometimes covered with snow.
Tuesday, 17 November, Haifa, Israel – Caesarea GC
This is one of the few golf courses outside North America to have been designed by Pete Dye. Opened in 2007, it is an outstanding course with small greens. Here you can look forward to an unforgettable game.