On board MS EUROPA 2 from Istanbul to Piraeus (Athens)

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With one last look at the Golden Horn of Istanbul, set course for ten days full of variety. Decide where the EUROPA 2 will take you once the ship has set sail.

from Istanbul to Piraeus (Athens)

Cruise dates:from 14.05.2016 to 24.05.2016 (10 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1612

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


Sat, 14.05.2016

Scheduled flight from Germany to Istanbul
and transfer to embarkation point
Istanbul/Turkey, departure 20.00 hrs

Explore this metropolis with our pre-cruise programme*.

Sun, 15.05.2016
- Mon, 23.05.2016

The route you want

Surprise cruise
After the captain presents the possible routes and ports, all of the guests on board can come together to define the route around Greece and Turkey. The captain will also inform you as to where best to catch the sun in the coming days. A lecturer will also be on hand to describe the highlights of the potential destinations.

Where will your course lead? To Limenas with its long, sandy beaches and peaceful bays? Or to Kavala with its Byzantine old town? Thessaloniki was a metropolis even in biblical times, and today the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What will the route have in store next? Perhaps Limnos: green, fertile and full of olive trees. Or Volos, home to the famous Meteora monastery complex*. You can try a Greek speciality in Mitilini on Lesbos: ouzo. Setting out from Dikili, the most famous excavation site in Turkey, Pergamon*, is not far away as you relax in particularly casual style in the marina of Kusadasi or take a detour to the impressive ruins of Ephesus*. You will detect a hint of Hollywood on Skopelos – the global hit Mamma Mia! was filmed here in 2008. Chios is the Greek Mecca for divers; on Inousses you can spend peaceful hours in the retreat of Greece’s high society. Samos is small but beautiful, with white villages and the remarkable ruins of the Hera Temple*. Bodrum draws visitors with its hidden bays, Marmaris with the beach in Icmeler and Rhodes with an old town encircled by majestic fortified walls. Set out from Agios Nikolaos to discover the legendary Palace of Knossos* on Crete. The ancient majesty of a UNESCO World Heritage Site will excite you on the almost uninhabited island of Delos. There are two more islands to choose from: Mykonos and Santorini await you with dreamlike panoramic views. Afterwards, how about a detour to Nauplia with its narrow alleyways full of steps and small shops and tavernas?

Tue, 24.05.2016

Piraeus (Athens)/Greece, arrival 7.00 hrs
Transfer to scheduled flight to Germany

Piraeus (Athens)
In Piraeus, your cruise will come to an end. Alternatively, stay a little longer in Athens with our post-cruise programme*.

* The pre- and post-cruise programmes and shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

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:



"Artistika" artistic festival

Exclusively on board the EUROPA 2: the first international artistic festival at sea. Six circus and variety stars will defy the laws of gravity and show off their incredible talents with grace and skill. Who will the renowned members of the jury declare the best of the best? In addition to the competition evenings, you can look forward to performances by high-calibre artists including the internationally celebrated pantomime clown Peter Shub. The stage is set!

"Artistika" artistic festival

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.

Family cruise