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MS EUROPA - from Piraeus (Athens) to Limassol (Cyprus)
Cruise EUR1524
17.07.2018 - 17.07.2018 (10 days)
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from Piraeus (Athens) to Limassol (Cyprus)

Cruise EUR1524

17.07.2018 - 17.07.2018

10 days (0 days cruise only)

    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.


    Golf
    Music
    Please note that your choosen cruise is conducted in German only. All printed matters are available in German. Nevertheless our crew is fluent in English.

    Price specials - Attractive combination discount of € 600

    Save € 600 per person when you combine cruises EUR1524 and EUR1525.


    Our special offer for you

    When booking this cruise, you will receive a connoisseurs’ package of 250 Euro per person for your own individual travel arrangements organized by our travel concierge.

    The 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

     

     

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    Your ship - MS EUROPA

    Your most beautiful yacht in the world

    Travelling to the world's most beautiful destinations on board the EUROPA will be an experience in itself: whether you're shaking the captain's hand or going to a dazzling gala evening, enjoy the traditional luxury of a classic cruise in the company of a small group of no more than 400 guests. You can look forward to the highest service and gastronomy standards, which have already been awarded the rating of 5-stars-plus for the eighteenth time in a row by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018. You can always rely on our German-speaking crew who, with their discreet attentiveness and eye for detail, will be happy to fulfil your individual wishes.

    Come on board the EUROPA, home of the extraordinary. Dive into a world of moving experiences and exclusive moments. See where state-of-the-art comfort and luxurious cruise traditions meet.

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    Your suites on MS EUROPA

    Suite
    • 27 m² (290 ft²) Suite with a panorama window
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Visually divided living and sleeping area
    • Bathroom with shower and bathtub
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar
    Veranda Suite
    • 27 m² (290 ft²) suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Visually divided living and sleeping area
    • Bathroom with shower and bathtub
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar
    • Some suites can be booked with connecting doors
    Veranda Suite, barrier-free
    • Barrier-free suite with veranda
    • German-speaking 24-hour service
    • Living area and sleeping area with height-adjustable bed
    • Bathroom with walk-in, barrier-free shower and height-adjustable vanity
    • Wardrobe with sliding doors
    • Free minibar
    Spa Suite
    • 27 m² (290 ft²) SPA Suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour suite service
    • Includes SPA pamper package
    • Bathroom with natural light, ocean view
    • Hydrotherapy shower and whirlpool bath
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar (incl. a selection of high-quality spirits)
    Penthouse Deluxe Suite
    • 45 m² (484 ft²) Penthouse Deluxe Suite with a veranda
    • 24-hour butler service
    • Private atmosphere on Deck 10
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Bathroom with underfloor heating, two washbasins, shower and whirlpool bath
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Free mini bar (incl. a selection of high-quality spirits)
    Penthouse Grand Suite
    • 85 m2 (915 sq ft) Penthouse Grand Suite with a spacious, partly covered veranda featuring a Dedon sofa island
    • Separate living and sleeping area
    • Inviting dining area with a dining table for up to six people
    • Bathroom with heated floor, two washbasins, a floor-level shower, a whirlpool bath and a private sauna; separate guest toilet
    • Spacious walk-in wardrobe
    • 24-hour butler service
    • Free mini bar (incl.  a selection of high-quality spirits)

    At anchor - If the ship anchors in open water the ferrying ashore will be done with tenders or Zodiacs.

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Athens
    Transfer to Piraeus for embarkation on the EUROPA
    Piraeus (Athens)/Greece, departure 23.00 hrs

    Piraeus (Athens)/Greece
    Under the starry sky, the EUROPA sets a course for the Aegean. Or join us for our pre-cruise programme* through Athens – city of the ancients.

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Nauplia, 7.00 – 16.30 hrs

    Nauplia/Peloponnese/Greece
    A narrow passage divides the Peloponnese from mainland Greece. The seafarers of ancient Corinth* used to pull their ships overland before the canal was opened in the 19th century. You can marvel at the spectacular stone walls of the canal on a boat trip*. The legendary Mycenae* once also stood guard over the strait. Not far away, you can visit the amazingly well-preserved Theatre of Epidaurus*, where some special events still take place today. A hike along the Mycenaean trail* is steeped in history and the romantic water mills are the perfect place to take a breather.

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Izmir/Turkey, 9.00 – 22.00 hrs

    Izmir/Turkey
    Promenades lined with palm trees, inviting boutiques and a state-of-the-art museum in the Culture Park* – Izmir has developed into a city with history. Discover the diverse city or set out for another cultural highlight: Pergamum and the Asclepion* were already world famous 2,000 years ago and have lost none of their appeal since then. Modern forms of transport will take you up to the Acropolis: enjoy the unique panoramic views from the cable car.

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Kusadasi, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Kusadasi/Turkey
    Fine beaches, a pretty marina and “pigeon island” just off the coastline make this resort a great place for individual activities. Not far away, a site of great cultural heritage awaits: Ephesus* was home to one of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and brings to life evidence of its former glory in the Celsus Library, artistic reliefs and amazingly well-preserved temples. You will be able to discover some of the other treasures of Asia Minor in the ancient city of Priene, the famous theatre at Miletus and the oracle site of Didyma*.

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Iraklion/Crete/Greece, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Iraklion/Crete/Greece
    From the old port, you can walk into the old part of town to the Venetian fountain with the lions. Knossos* saw the birth of a legend: the Minoan Palace with its 1,300 rooms was like a labyrinth and its impressive frescoes and reconstructions are testament to Minoan culture. Would you like to explore Crete’s fabulous mountain scenery in an active way? A hike through the rocky gorge* will reveal the wild beauty of the island.

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Rhodes/Dodecanese, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Rhodes/Dodecanese/Greece
    Where the Colossus of Rhodes once welcomed seafarers to the island, today’s visitors will be able to see the deer statues. The walled old town is just a stone’s throw away from the harbour and is a great place to shop, admire your surroundings and enjoy some refreshment in a taverna. On the east coast, there is a sublime view of the acropolis at Lindos*, one of the most attractive towns on Rhodes. A mountain bike tour* is a sporty way to explore the woods and olive groves in the island’s hilly interior.

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Antalya/Turkey, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Antalya/Turkey
    Whether you prefer to browse in the medina or visit the landmark that is the historic Yivli Minare Mosque, Antalya promises a varied experience. Or join us on a trip to the see the Roman ruins of Perge and Aspendos*. Explore the beauty of the Taurus Mountains* by all-terrain vehicle. Your trip will take you off road through woods and along sandy tracks to traditional villages, which will give you an insight into what life is like away from the main Turkish tourist centres.

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Ashdod/Israel, 6.00 – 0.00 hrs

    Ashdod/Israel
    On the biblical trail in the Holy Land: in Galilee, you can explore Nazareth*, the City of the Annunciation, as well as Cana, where Jesus performed the miracle with the wine, and the Jordan Valley, where the first baptisms took place. Or follow the trail of Jesus’ life to Bethlehem and Jerusalem* – the Mount of Olives, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Wailing Wall are important sites – and not just for Christians. Would you like to get to know more about modern life in Israel? In Tel Aviv*, there will be plenty of time for you to make your own discoveries after a panoramic trip.

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Haifa, 7.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Haifa/Israel
    From the green terraces of the Baha’i Gardens* in the heart of the city, enjoy views over cosmopolitan Haifa, before enjoying an exclusive tasting at the Carmel vineyard*. An excursion to the imperial city of Caesarea* will take you back in time to the birth of Israel. The once magnificent site was built by Herod in around 20 BCE. Follow in Jesus’s footsteps to the Sea of Galilee,* where he performed one of his miracles.

    Tuesday, 17.07.2018

    Limassol/Cyprus, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Transfer to Larnaca for flight to Frankfurt**

    Limassol/Cyprus
    Embark on your journey home or stay on for our post-cruise programme* on “Cyprus – island of the gods”.

    Pre-cruise and post-cruise programmes for your trip

    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:

    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

    *   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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    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... Read more

    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.

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    PGA golf pro André Sallmann
    PGA golf pro André Sallmann
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    MS EUROPA - Your Most Beautiful Yacht In The World

    The EUROPA

    Travelling to the world's most beautiful destinations on board the EUROPA will be an experience in itself: whether you're shaking the captain's hand or going to a dazzling gala evening, enjoy the traditional luxury of a classic cruise in the company of a small group of no more than 400 guests. You can look forward to the highest service and gastronomy standards, which have already been awarded the rating of 5-stars-plus for the eighteenth time in a row by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018. You can always rely on our German-speaking crew who, with their discreet attentiveness and eye for detail, will be happy to fulfil your individual wishes.

    Come on board the EUROPA, home of the extraordinary. Dive into a world of moving experiences and exclusive moments. See where state-of-the-art comfort and luxurious cruise traditions meet.

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    Suiten

    A home away from home: Every suite is inviting – just like an elegant home, but at sea. Each is equipped with all the facilities you would expect, and designed so that you have plenty of space to yourself. What’s more, the view changes every day.

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    Restaurants

    Culinary perfection: Our chefs serve up masterful creations in four restaurants, from classic dishes to uncharted culinary waters. On selected cruises, they will even accept a little assistance - but only from the best in the field, of course. The stars of the culinary world, recipients of Michelin stars or Gault et Millau chef hats, dazzle with distinctive creations and deliver taste sensations that you will rave about for a long time afterwards.

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    Bars

    To see out the day in style: Five bars promise hours of pleasant relaxation and are the perfect location to see out any day in wonderful style. They are also popular locations for a few of the events that we organise for you on every cruise.

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    SPA & Fitness

    You alone decide how many and what type of physical challenges you want to set yourself. Perhaps you would like to discover something new, take up an old activity again or simply improve your stamina. If you wish, you can ask the personal trainer to help you put together a fitness programme that is tailored precisely to your physical condition and your personal goals. Then you can choose whether to work out alone or in a group – and set off for breathtaking experiences along the coasts of the world with new energy.

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    Entertainment

    Top-class entertainment awaits you on the stages on board. Enjoy concerts and performances by famous artists, face-to-face and in a personal setting. We welcome renowned stars of classical music on board on many of our cruises. Enjoy high-calibre big-band music, the finest dance music, musical melodies and elegant lounge music as well as all types of cabaret artists, readings and theatrical pieces. Exclusive events and selected special cruise formats guarantee unforgettable moments and promise a truly special entertainment programme.

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