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MS EUROPA 2 - from Valletta to Piraeus (Athens)
Cruise EUX1426
21.04.2018 - 21.04.2018 (0 days)
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The magic of the Aegean

from Valletta to Piraeus (Athens)

Cruise EUX1426

21.04.2018 - 21.04.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    The Crusader castle at Valletta sees us off from Malta as we set a course for the blue Aegean with its picturesque bays and islands. In Ythion, the Caves of Dirou* with their stalactites and stalagmites provide an insight into the Neolithic era, whilst in Crete, Minoan history is brought to life. In Didyma and Milet*, you can visit the region’s most impressive oracle sites, whilst a Land Rover safari reveals the many sides of Crete. Cruise on a traditional yacht at Bodrum and stroll around the narrow streets of Mykonos town. The grand finale to your cruise will be the impressive ruins of Mykene and Epidaurus*, with the famous Lion’s Gate, before disembarking in the lively port of Piraeus.


    Family
    International cruise
    This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

    Price specials - Enjoy an extended stay on board

    Combine this cruise with EUX1427 and save € 500.

    The highlights of this cruise

    Highlights of this trip:

    • Underground play of colours at the Caves of Dirou* near Ythion.
    • Greetings from the ancient world: Mykene*, Epidaurus* and Corinth*.
    • Picture-book Cyclades: enjoy the sunset on Mykonos.
    • On board: Aristotle and more – lecture on ancient philosophy.

    * These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

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    Your ship - MS EUROPA 2

    Twenty-one-knots. And no tie.

    All the promises of a yacht and the serenity of a small resort: on board the EUROPA 2, you can enjoy the highest level of casual luxury with a maximum of 500 guests. The ship has been awarded the coveted distinction of 5-stars-plus by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018.

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    Your suites on MS EUROPA 2

    Veranda Suite
    • Living area: 28 m² (301 ft²); veranda: 7 m² (75 ft²)
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Exclusive living area with a chaise longue
    • Bathtub and separate shower
    • Free mini bar
    Ocean Suite
    • Living area: 28 m² (301 ft²); veranda: 7 m² (75 ft²)
    • Natural light in the bathroom
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Whirlpool tube and separate shower
    • Separate toilet
    • Free mini bar
    Family Apartment
    • Living area: 2 × 20 m²
      (2 x 215 ft²)
      veranda: 2 × 7 m² (2 x 75 ft²)
    • Connecting door between the rooms and verandas
    • Separate toilets
    • Free mini bars
    Penthouse Suite, for disabled guests
    • Living area: 42 m² (452 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Bathroom with two washbasins
    • Separate WC
    • Butler service
    • Free mini bar
    Penthouse Suite
    • Living area: 42 m² (452 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Walk-in wardrobe
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Whirlpool tub and separate shower
    • Separate toilet
    • Butler service
    • Free mini bar
    Grand Ocean Suite
    • Living area: 42 m² (452 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Separate toilet
    • Natural light in the bathroom
    • Shower with steam sauna
    • Whirlpool tub
    • Free mini bar
    Grand Penthouse Suite
    • Living area: 78 m² (840 ft²); veranda: 10 m² (108 ft²)
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Separate dining table
    • Guest toilet
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Shower with steam sauna.
    • Whirlpool and daybed in the bathroom
    • Butler service
    • Free mini-bar
    • Further exclusive service privileges
    Owner Suite
    • Living area: 99 m² (1,066 ft²); veranda: 15 m² (161 ft²)
    • Separate living and sleeping area
    • Separate dining table
    • Guest toilet
    • Bathroom with two sinks
    • Shower with steam sauna
    • Whirlpool and daybed in the bathroom
    • Butler service
    • Free mini bar
    • Further exclusive service privileges

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

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Malta and transfer to embarkation
    Valletta/Malta, departure 22.00 hrs

    As you leave behind the Crusader castle in Valletta, some relaxing days in Greece and Turkey lie ahead.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Ythion/Peloponnese/Greece, 7.00 – 13.30 hrs

    Your first stop is at Ythion, a lively port with captivating charm. Stroll along the harbour promenade with its cafes and quaint tavernas, wander through picturesque streets or explore the fascinating sites in the surrounding area. The Caves of Dirou*, which were not discovered until the 1950s, will provide a deep insight into life in the Neolithic era. Or visit Mistras*, a ruined Byzantine city with beautiful views over the valley and the village of the same name.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Agios Nikolaos/Crete/Greece, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    The next day, we reach Agios Nikolaos on Crete, a former fishing village with the delightful Lake Voulismeni in its centre. Not far away from here are some relics of Minoan culture – the legendary Palace of Knossos*. A Land Rover safari* will take you through the wildly romantic hills, partly off-road, to the idyllic village of Kroustas. Here you can enjoy a typical Greek frappe coffee.

     

    TEENS’ EXCURSION: On a scavenger hunt through Arolithos*, you can explore this traditional village in Crete. You will be stopping at some special places to answer questions and each correct answer will take you one step closer to solving the mystery.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Bodrum/Turkey, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    In Bodrum, you will be stepping onto Turkish soil with a backdrop of the distant Taurus Mountains. The city was built on the ruins of the ancient settlement of Halikarnassos, which had a mausoleum that was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. One of Bodrum’s landmarks is the Castle of St Peter, which will be just one of the highlights on your walking tour* of the city. At Didyma and Milet*, you can discover one of the most impressive oracle sites in Asia Minor and the “Manhattan of the ancient world”. Alternatively, you can spend the day in Bodrum on a boat trip from bay to bay*. We will be taking a relaxing cruise along the coast on a gulet, a traditional wooden yacht, making stops for a swim at some beautiful places.

     

    CHILDREN’S EXCURSION: From Bodrum, we will be making our way to visit the gourd village*, where the inhabitants are famous for their artistically decorated gourds. We will be getting together with a family from the village to paint our own gourds.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Delos/Cyclades/Greece, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs
    Mykonos/Cyclades/Greece , 14.30 – 21.00 hrs

    The enchanting Cyclades are true picture-book Greece. Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to the most extensive archaeological site in Greece. From the harbour, a boulevard leads up to the sanctuary of Apollo.
    Another legendary Greek island is Mykonos. The snow-white cube houses, old windmills and the unique atmosphere of the island attract stars such as Sharon Stone and Mick Jagger. Stroll through the narrow streets in Mykonos town, past chic boutiques, cosy bars and courtyard restaurants with plenty of charm.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Nauplia/Peloponnese/Greece , 8.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Your next destination is the attractive resort of Nauplia in the Peloponnese. Here you can look forward to some unforgettable experiences: travel through the narrow Corinth Channel* and visit the Temple of Apollo in ancient Corinth*. Or follow in the footsteps of Heinrich Schliemann and explore the impressive ruins of Mykene* and Epidaurus*, including the famous Lion’s Gate and an amazingly well-preserved Greek theatre with its breathtaking location and acoustics.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Piraeus (Athens)/Greece, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

    Sun worshippers will appreciate Tolo beach*: round off your cruise in the lively port of Piraeus with some swimming and relaxation at the beach.

    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: VALLETTA – UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: ATHENS – THE ANCIENT CITY

    *?These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

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    Family cruise

    Fishing boats bob up and down on the sea and the seafront promenade

    is full of life: Ythion is enchanting with its pure Greek charm. The

    treasures of the ancient world also promise some unforgettable memories,

    such as in Didyma and Milet*, as well as in Delos. Admire the famous

    windmills of... Read more

    Fishing boats bob up and down on the sea and the seafront promenade

    is full of life: Ythion is enchanting with its pure Greek charm. The

    treasures of the ancient world also promise some unforgettable memories,

    such as in Didyma and Milet*, as well as in Delos. Admire the famous

    windmills of Mykonos and the view over the sea from the fort in Nauplia –

    some amazing experiences await you on the Aegean coast.

    You can find more details on children’s, teen and family excursions under each port in the itinerary.

    * These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore

    excursions listed here are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

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    MS EUROPA 2 - FREEDOM THAT TAKES YOU PLACES

    The EUROPA 2

    All the promises of a yacht and the serenity of a small resort: on board the EUROPA 2, you can enjoy the highest level of casual luxury with a maximum of 500 guests. The ship has been awarded the coveted distinction of 5-stars-plus by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018.

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    Suites

    Plenty of room to feel good in our suites. On board there are no cabins but only suites with their own veranda. With a size of 35 to 114 m² and unlimited open space.

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    Restaurants

    Delicious diversity in seven restaurants. From upscale modern cuisine to a rich variety of Asian delights. Some opulent, some light, some fresh from the grill, some rustically inspired. The stylish ambiance in the seven restaurants underscores the most pleasurable gourmet expectations.

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    Bars

    Atmospheric evenings in six stylish bars. The bars on board the EUROPA 2 will quickly become your favourite places. Whichever you choose, a discreet service, a wide selection of drinks and snacks, as well as a wonderful ambience will provide you with unforgettable moments during your stay on board.

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    Relaxation

    The spacious OCEAN SPA awaits you with everything you could wish for to vitalise body and mind over an area of more than 800 m²/8,611 ft². And so that you never forget where you are, you'll always have a fantastic view of the open sea.

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    Entertainment

    Raise the curtain! Enjoy unforgettable events and spectacular shows featuring famous artists and stars on board the EUROPA 2. Great comedy, music from classical to pop, and exciting presentations and talks - and always first class.

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