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MS EUROPA 2 - from Piraeus (Athens) to Istanbul
Cruise EUX1429
15.08.2018 - 15.08.2018 (0 days)
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Sunset on Santorini

from Piraeus (Athens) to Istanbul

Cruise EUX1429

15.08.2018 - 15.08.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    The Greek islands and Turkey are the focus of a relaxing late summer’s week on board the EUROPA 2. Santorini is inviting with its picture-book views and a stroll through winding streets or a boat trip* along the caldera. The Venetian fort on Rhodes is also impressive, whilst the Mediterranean scents on a mountain-bike tour* are enticing. On a Jeep safari* or boat trip*, you will be introduced to the various landscapes on the island of Samos before heading via Dikili and Lemnos and through the Dardanelles to Istanbul, the Turkish city straddling two continents.


    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 EUX1430 and save € 400.

    The highlights of this cruise

    Highlights of this cruise:

    • Idyllic sunset over the legendary island of Santorini.
    • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Pergamum*, the cultural site from the Hellenstic period.
    • Istanbul: the lively and bustling city on two continents.
    • On board: sirtaki, ouzo and the sea – an unforgettable Greek night.
    • Santorini: magnificent views on a hike from Thira to Oia

    * 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.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Athens and transfer to embarkation
    Piraeus (Athens)/Greece, departure 21.00 hrs

    Take your leave from Piraeus with one last look back at the sea of lights .

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Thira/Santorini/Cyclades/Greece , 10.30 – 0.00 hrs

    The first highlight of your cruise will be the picture-book panorama of Santorini. For centuries, mules have been carrying people up to Thira – but the cable car is a more comfortable way to make the journey. The narrow streets of Megalochori and Pyrgos* are a great place to stroll around. As you walk past the whitewashed houses with blue domed roofs, take the time to look at the views over the island. Discover the “Pompeii of the Aegean” at the Minoan settlement of Akrotiri*, which was buried in lava and ash as a result of a volcanic eruption around 3,500 years ago. The excavations will allow you to see what life must have been like in this long-lost culture. You can also experience some unforgettable impressions from the water: a boat trip takes you along the caldera* to the most beautiful places to drop anchor before a truly unforgettable experience awaits – the atmospheric sunset.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Rhodes/Dodecanese/Greece, 12.00 – 19.00 hrs

    The sunny island of Rhodes provides the spectacular setting for the next day of your holiday: make your own individual tour of discovery of the historic town centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or take yourself along the east coast to Lindos* – a little gem with the second-largest acropolis in Greece rising above it. On a mountain bike tour, you will follow the pleasant scents of the Mediterranean. Those in search of some relaxation can enjoy the sun, sand and sea on Faliraki beach – the sun loungers are already waiting for you.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Pythagorion/Samos/Greece , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Ancient chestnut trees, picturesque vineyards and bubbling sources: Samos is a delightful place and Pythagorion is the ideal starting point for getting to know the natural beauties and local history on an island tour*. The Jeep safari*, which takes you right across Samos, promises to be an exciting adventure, whilst a boat trip* is more relaxing: drop anchor in some hidden bays and dive into the crystal-clear waters.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Dikili/Turkey, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    The next morning, set out from Dikili to explore a lost empire: the excavations of Pergamum* – either with the Asclepion* or with the Archaeological Museum* – are testament to the size and glory of the former royal city.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Myrina/Lemnos/Greece , 8.00 hrs – 14.00 hrs
    Passage through the Dardanelles Strait, 19.00 – 23.00 hrs

    One of the best-kept secrets of the Aegean is Lemnos. On this volcanic island can be found the ruins of a Venetian castle in Myrina. Take a relaxed stroll through the town at your own pace and discover the most beautiful places in the small town of Mirina. Mirina’s fabulous beaches invite you to while away some unforgettable hours in the sun or have fun in the sea. Alternatively, you might pop into one of the many tavernas that line the old harbour and enjoy a delicious Greek coffee – explore Limnos as you wish. Following a passage through the Dardanelles, your cruise comes to an end in Istanbul.

     

     

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Istanbul/Turkey, arrival 12.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Whether at Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque or the covered bazaar, the city formally known as Constantinople will impress you on a city tour* – even more so if you view the sprawling city on the Bosphorus from a helicopter*. Alternatively, you can take a boat tour on an exclusive yacht along the Bosporus at sunset – the perfect way to end your cruise.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Istanbul
    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

    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 – THE ANCIENT CITY
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: ISTANBUL – BETWEEN EAST AND WEST
    YOUR PRIVATE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

    *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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