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MS EUROPA 2 - from Piraeus (Athens) to Istanbul
Cruise EUX1527
16.07.2018 - 16.07.2018 (7 days)
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The natural and cultural treasures of the Aegean

from Piraeus (Athens) to Istanbul

Cruise EUX1527

16.07.2018 - 16.07.2018

7 days (0 days cruise only)

    Let your spirit soar on dreamlike beaches, discover fascinating historical buildings or enjoy Mediterranean hospitality in rustic taverns: welcome to the Greek Aegean. Relax on the sandy beaches of Skiathos, visit the monasteries of Meteora** on high sandstone cliffs or wander through the hidden markets of Thessaloniki. On Thassos, the island where wine and honey flow, you can enjoy tranquil beaches and culinary specialities before visiting the old town of Kavala for a stroll around its little shops and cafes. Your seven-day cruise will come to an end in Pergamon**, one of the most beautiful excavation sites in Turkey.


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

    Price specials - Extended fun

    Combine this cruise with EUX1528 and save € 400.

    The highlights of this cruise

    • Relax in style on the beaches of Skiathos and Thassos.
    • Fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site: the monasteries of Meteora** perched on rocky pinnacles.
    • Walking** in the Nestos Gorge.

     

     

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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.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

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

    Piraeus (Athens)
    Start your cruise a little earlier and explore Athens with our pre-cruise programme*.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Skiathos/Sporades/Greece , 12.00 – 0.00 hrs

    Skiathos
    Green hills and white sandy beaches: on Skiathos, you can relax as you go ashore into the heart of nature to do your own thing, be it going for a swim or taking a walk in the pine forests.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Volos/Greece, 6.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Volos
    Whether it’s a walk along the beach, a visit to the taverns on the port promenade or a more active walk on Mount Pelion**, Volos has many diverse hours of downtime to enjoy. The nuns and monks of the monasteries of Meteora** live a life between heaven and earth: out of the woods loom rock monoliths up to 300 m in height with the monasteries balanced on their ledges and peaks. Your insights behind the walls of the monasteries will be just as fascinating as the views.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Thessaloniki/Greece, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

    Thessaloniki
    The glorious history of the city, which was mentioned in sources as early as the Bible, is reflected in its majestic architecture. An unusual way of getting to know Thessaloniki is a walk through the hidden markets**.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Limenas/Thassos/Greece , 8.00 – 15.00 hrs
    Kavala/Greece, arrival 17.00 hrs

    Limenas/Thassos
    The island where wine and honey flow: besides its culinary specialities, Thassos is famous for its long sandy beaches, tranquil bays and crystal-clear water. Decide for yourself how to enjoy the beauty of the scenery – for example, with a ride on the beach** or on a trip in an all-terrain vehicle** with you behind the wheel.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Kavala, departure 17.00 hrs

    Kavala
    A Byzantine castle looms over the old town of Kavala. Stroll through the centre itself, a protected historical site, and enjoy the perfect mixture of bars, cafes and shopping opportunities. Take an excursion into nature with a walk in Nestos Bay**, a nature reserve which is home to many different bird species.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Dikili/Turkey, 7.00 – 13.30 hrs
    Evening passage through the Dardanelles

    Dikili
    In this port city, you get to choose: visit Pergamon in conjunction with either the Asclepion** or the archaeological museum**. Whatever you decide, one of the most beautiful excavation sites in Turkey awaits you – and still with the perceptible majesty of a city that is said to have surpassed even Alexandria. In the evening, the EUROPA 2 will pass through the Dardanelles – your veranda will become an exclusive vantage point.

    Monday, 16.07.2018

    Istanbul/Turkey, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

    Istanbul
    This bustling metropolis sprawling over two continents will signal the end of your cruise – although it can be explored intensively with our post-cruise programme*.

    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 – A CITY TOUR OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: ISTANBUL – THE TRENDY METROPOLIS ON THE BOSPORUS

    * The pre- and post-cruise programmes listed are not included in the cruise price.
    ** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and 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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