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MS EUROPA 2 - from Piraeus (Athens) to Limassol (Cyprus)
Cruise EUX1531
23.07.2018 - 23.07.2018 (10 days)
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A journey through millennia

from Piraeus (Athens) to Limassol (Cyprus)

Cruise EUX1531

23.07.2018 - 23.07.2018

10 days (0 days cruise only)

    Enjoy unforgettable experiences between Greek mythology and history, and between exciting culture and dreamlike natural landscapes. On your cruise with the EUROPA 2, Skiathos awaits you with its rustic tavernas and landscape of gentle hills. Afterwards, the former fishing village of Agios Nikolaos on Crete will be the starting point for your visit to the legendary palace of Knossos**, and Antalya in Turkey will provide a detour into ancient times with Perge and Aspendos**. With Jerusalem and Bethlehem**, as well as the Sea of Galilee**, you can experience Biblical stories first-hand before setting off to Cyprus – the “island of the gods” – to start your journey home.


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

    Price specials - Extended fun

    Combine this cruise with EUX1532 and save € 600.

    The highlights of this cruise

    • Mythical Knossos**: in the footsteps of King Minos.
    • Rafting on the Koprucay River**.
    • Biblical sites: Jerusalem**, Bethlehem** and the Sea of Galilee**.

     

     

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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, 23.07.2018

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Athens and transfer to the embarkation point
    Piraeus (Athens)/Greece, departure 22.00 hrs

    Piraeus (Athens)
    You can prepare yourself for your cruise with our pre-cruise programme* in Athens.

    Monday, 23.07.2018

    Skiathos/Sporades/Greece , 13.00 – 0.00 hrs

    Skiathos
    Try local specialities in rustic tavernas or wander over gentle hills: enjoy a relaxed day off on Skiathos – the “green island” – however you wish.

    Monday, 23.07.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 23.07.2018

    Agios Nikolaos/Crete/Greece, 5.00 – 20.00 hrs

    Agios Nikolaos/Crete
    Lake Voulismeni charmingly sets the scene in the centre of this former fishing village. Nearby lie the ruins of the Minoan culture with the legendary palace of Knossos**. A ride in an all-terrain vehicle** will lead you off the roads and into the romantic mountainous region and to the idyllic village of Kroustas.

    Monday, 23.07.2018

    Marmaris/Turkey, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

    Marmaris
    Surrounded by picturesque woods, the lively town of Marmaris will make you want to dream the day away in a sun lounger on the beach in Icmeler. Alternatively, travel along the coast in a traditional gulet**, stopping at the best points to swim and snorkel.

    Monday, 23.07.2018

    Antalya/Turkey, 8.00 – 23.00 hrs

    Antalya
    This port city is one of the most beautiful places in Turkey, and the narrow alleyways in its old town are the ideal place to go shopping. Take a detour into ancient times in Perge and Aspendos** before taking a thrilling tour through spectacular canyons and gorges as you go rafting on the Koprucay River**.

    Monday, 23.07.2018

    Relaxation at sea

    Monday, 23.07.2018

    Haifa/Israel, 6.00 – 21.00 hrs

    Haifa
    Nestled beautifully between Mount Carmel and long sandy beaches, Haifa is home to sights such as the Shrine of the Bab and its golden dome. Follow Biblical trails in Nazareth and on a boat trip through the Sea of Galilee**, the lowest freshwater lake in the world.

    Monday, 23.07.2018

    Ashdod/Israel, 6.00 – 22.00 hrs

    Ashdod
    The roots of Ashdod reach back to the 12th century; it will be your starting point for a trip to the fortress of Masada**, which remains a contemporary symbol of Jewish freedom in the State of Israel. It towers high above the Dead Sea, where you can literally let the current carry you. Alternatively, discover many of Christianity’s most important sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem**, including the Church of the Nativity, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Wailing Wall.

    Monday, 23.07.2018

    Paphos/Cyprus , 12.00 – 19.00 hrs

    Paphos/Cyprus
    According to legend, Aphrodite came ashore in Cyprus after her birth. Follow this goddess and sense the magic of the ancient world in the vast ruins of Paphos. Take a detour to the north through vineyards to the Monastery ofSaint Neophytos and the Baths of Aphrodite**. Alternatively, enjoy the scenery of Cyprus first-hand on a walk in Alektora**.

    Monday, 23.07.2018

    Limassol/Cyprus, arrival 2.00 hrs
    Transfer to Larnaca for flight to Dusseldorf

    Limassol/Cyprus
    Set off on your journey home or remain on the island of the gods 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: CYPRUS – ISLAND OF THE GODS

    *   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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    Family cruise

    A holiday is a chance to spend some time as a family – and on board the EUROPA 2, there are plenty of exciting opportunities for parents and children to discover the world together, or to go their own way if they prefer. In addition to a varied on-board programme of games and sports as well as arts and crafts, children and teens on family cruises can take part in specifically tailored excursions*. Our travel concierge service will be happy to suggest personalised family excursions* for you.

    * This service is not included in the cruise price.


    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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