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MS EUROPA 2 - from Istanbul to Piraeus (Athens)
Cruise EUX1528
15.08.2018 - 15.08.2018 (12 days)
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Fascination of the Aegean

from Istanbul to Piraeus (Athens)

Cruise EUX1528

15.08.2018 - 15.08.2018

12 days (0 days cruise only)

    Begin your cruise in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities: situated on the peninsula between the Golden Horn, the Sea of Marmara and the Bosporus, Istanbul unites East and West like no other city. After the unique passage through the Dardanelles, the EUROPA 2 will carry you to the Greek islands. Rhodes is a sheer delight with its unique blend of fascinating capital city and small, picturesque villages. Just as Aphrodite once did, Cyprus will cast its spell over you. Mykonos is enthralling with its whitewashed, cube-shaped houses and Greek hospitality. For 12 whole days, simply enjoy the fascination of the Aegean on board the EUROPA 2.


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

    The highlights of this cruise

    • Istanbul, the trendy metropolis
    • The mysterious ruins of Ephesus*, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • Mykonos, real picture-book Greece

     

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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 Istanbul and transfer to the embarkation point
    Overnight stay on board.

     

     

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Istanbul, departue 24.00 hrs

    Explore the city’s sights on a tour* or stroll around the oldest bazaar in the world*. Alternatively, designer fashion, boutiques and exquisite cafes invite you to linger in the Nisantasi quarter of Istanbul. 

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Passage through the Dardanelles

    Passage through the Dardanelles

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Pythagorio (Samos)/Greece, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs,

    Pythagorio
    The sheer diversity of the natural beauty of the island of Samos is impressive. Discover the island on a Jeep ride into the interior* or enjoy the colourful Greek way of life and local comings and goings along Pythagorio’s harbour promenade.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Symi/Greece, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs,
    Rhodes/Greece, arrival: 17.00 hrs

    Symi
    The island’s harbour is a protected site and with its many small cafes and restaurants is the perfect place for a relaxed stroll. In addition to numerous smaller bays that are ideal for swimming, the island also invites you to take a longer walk or go hiking.  

    Rhodes
    Discover the island during the evening independently. The EUROPA 2 will anchor off Rhodes overnight.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Rhodes/Greece, departure: 18.00 hrs

    Rhodes

    Take a walking tour of the city* and discover the old town of Rhodes. Fans of maritime cuisine can try out delicious recipes for fish and seafood* during a cookery course for gourmets. Or take in Greece from a bird's-eye view on an aerial tour* with a Cessna, flying across the Aegean islands of Symi, Tilos and Halki.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Paphos/Cyprus, 14.00 – 24.00 hrs,

    Paphos

    The most important landmark in Paphos, which is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the medieval castle that stands right by the harbour. A hike in Alektora ends with a barbecue on the beach*, while those who like an active lifestyle will be attracted by a quad bike tour on the Akamas Peninsula*.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Chrysochou Bay/Cyprus, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs,

    Blue Lagoon: morning
    Cruise in a Zodiac across the crystal-clear water of one of the most beautiful bays in Cyprus.  
    Latchi: afternoon
    The small harbour is known for its fresh fish. Perhaps you might like to sample some in one of the rustic fish tavernas? Strung out along the coast, the sandy and pebbly beaches offer numerous outlets for making individual arrangements for water sports.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Antalya/Turkey, 8.00 – 24.00 hrs

    Antalya
    Numerous boutiques, souvenir shops and restaurants line up along the bazaar streets of the old town; in addition, the new 5 M Migros shopping centre boasts many renowned brands. Travel from Antalya to tour the ancient city of Side* or set off on an exhilarating rafting adventure on the Koprucay River*.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Kusadasi/Turkey 7.00 – 22.00 hrs

    Kusadasi
    Situated in the heart of the modern harbour town is the Orient Bazaar as well as the Okuz Mehmet Pascha caravanserai, which was built in the 16th century. Kusadasi is also the departure point for one of the region’s main attractions: Ephesus*, one of the most important cities of the ancient world. Alternatively, enjoy some blissful horseback riding* on the beach.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Mykonos/Greece 8.00 – 18.00 hrs,

    Mykonos
    Picture-book Greece: whitewashed houses with blue shutters, small squares and ancient windmills. Enjoy a walk through the narrow, winding alleys, or experience Greek cuisine and hospitality in one of the quaint tavernas.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

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

    Piraeus (Athens)
    Set off on your journey home or discover Athens 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: ISTANBUL – THE TRENDY METROPOLIS ON THE BOSPORUS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: ATHENS – A CITY TOUR OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

    * 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.

    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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