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GREECE, TURKEY & THE GREEK ISLANDS APRIL 8-22, 2023

It’s easy to fall under an eternal spell of romanticism during a cruise vacation in Greece and the Greek islands. The eastern reaches of the eastern Mediterranean were the crossroads of many influential civilizations of antiquity from the Phoenicians to the Mycenaeans to the Athenians and still more, as historic sites bear witness throughout the islands of the Dodecanese chain.

No other country has given the world so much cultural heritage. The country’s lauded history and multifaceted architecture blend with incredible natural settings in port cities like Kavala and Volos— a spellbinding gateway to the otherworldly landscapes of Meteora in Thessaly, the lunar-like rocks of Sarakiniko Beach and blue-domed churches of Santorini.

An essential stop is the glamorous island of Mykonos, with its gleaming white-washed houses and winding lanes of Chora. The island’s main town and port, along with its famous array of beaches, combine to make it an unforgettable port of call. The Mykonian reputation for exuberance is truly second to none.

Among the most popular Greek islands is Rhodes, a mesmerizing presence with its astonishingly well-preserved medieval old town and lush scenery beyond.

And then there is Crete. With an array of historic cities and a vast and dazzling coastline, it’s no wonder the Greeks call Crete the megalonisos: the big island. In the Bronze Age, from about 3000 BC to 1200 BC, the Minoan culture flourished on the island and left behind the palace ruins of Knossos where the mythical lair of the Minotaur is among our complimentary excursions.

With its stunning scenery, fabulously well-preserved archaeological sites and dazzling cities that redefine exotic, it’s no wonder Turkey’s popularity as a destination keeps growing. Located at the crossroads of two continents and inspired by multiple cultures, the country is a living tapestry to savor and explore.

This vast land is home to more classical ruins than Greece and more Islamic monuments than Arabia. From the exquisite tilework found in the imperial Ottoman mosques of Istanbul to the bustling bazaars and legendary temples facing the shimmering Aegean coastline, an indefinable essence called enchantment comes with the territory. This cruise gives you the opportunity to discover renowned Biblical sites visited by the Apostle Paul. From the House of the Virgin Mary at Pergamon to the remarkable ruins of Ephesus and more.

Join Sisterhood Travels and and Cool Retired Women for this incredible journey throughout Greece, Turkey and the Greek Islands. Sisters - you can bring Misters if you're so inclined. We encourage you to invite your friends and family (as long as they're adults, of course) to join us as well!

PRICING INCLUDES:

  • 14 nights accommodations in the stateroom category of your choice
  • All meals
  • All mandatory port fees and taxes
  • Crew gratuities
  • Unlimited Classic Drinks Package - The unlimited drinks package gives you access to a range of classic drinks for you to enjoy morning, noon and night. With unlimited privileges to alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, you are free to enjoy your favorite tipples in our ambient lounges, around the pool, or watching the sunset from the deck. There is a carefully handpicked selection of classic drinks to choose from including beers, house wines, non-alcoholic cocktails, spirits, soft drinks, exotic teas and coffee, and a special variety of delicious Greek beverages.
  • Select Shore Excursions including: ISTANBUL - Bosphorus Cruise and the Spice Market; SANTORINI-Spectacular Oia Village perched on the caldera rim; KUSADASI-Ancient Ephesus through the Ages - Hellenistic/Roman; and, RHODES-Medieval tour - Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights

YOUR ITINERARY

  • April 8, 2023 - Depart from Athens (Lavrion) at 3:00 pm
  • April 9, 2023 - Istanbul (overnight)
  • April 10, 2023 - Istanbul
  • April 11, 2023 - Kavala
  • April 12, 2023 - Thessaloniki
  • April 13, 2023 - Volos
  • April 14, 2023 - Santorini
  • April 15, 2023 - Athens
  • April 16, 2023 - Kusadasi, Turkey
  • April 17, 2023 - Rhodes
  • April 18, 2023 - Crete (Chania)
  • April 19, 2023 - Santorini (overnight)
  • April 20, 2023 - Santorini and Milos and Mykonos (overnight)
  • April 21, 2023 - Mykonos
  • April 22, 2023 - Athens (Lavrion) beginning at 9:00 am

YOUR SHIP - THE CELESTYAL CRYSTAL

The Celestyal Crystal is a moderate size-cruise liner with a big ship feel. Spacious, comfortable and complete with a wide range of facilities and services.

With delectable dining experiences, a full program of entertainment, wellness center, casino, pool and onboard sports activities, we are confident your time aboard the Crystal will be memorable and exciting.

SUITES AND STATEROOMS

Staterooms are managed by a personal steward and assistant steward to ensure you have everything you need when you need it. A daily program is delivered to your room. Our convenient laundry service allows you to travel lightly and housekeeping is provided twice daily.

CRYSTAL SPA

Complete your rejuvenation with a revitalizing spa treatment onboard the Crystal. Our professional team offers a variety of spa treatments and packages that will leave you feeling balanced and centered. Services include several types of head and body massages, aromatherapy, cleansing facials, body exfoliation, hot stone treatments and mud wraps. We recommend booking an appointment in advance to claim your spot.

ONBOARD DINING

Celestyal is known for its locally-inspired and sourced cuisine created according to the Mediterranean Diet, acclaimed by global chefs, leading nutritionists and scientists alike. This will be a special highlight onboard the Celestyal Crystal. Each of the dining areas has been carefully designed to accommodate and preserve the intimacy and comfort you would hope for while enjoying a meal with your friends. And, with a choice of dining experiences to choose from, you will find an array of authentic Mediterranean flavors to savor.

With freshly-baked bread and pastries, a comprehensive buffet and an à la carte menu offering delectable Greek specialties, you will soon discover why Celestyal prides itself on indulging their guests with the culinary delights of sumptuous Mediterranean cuisine.

STATEROOM SELECTIONS AND PRICING

All staterooms can accommodate either one bed or two.

***IMPORTANT!!! We have a very limited inventory for Single Occupancy Cabins - FIRST DEPOSITED - FIRST ACCOMMODATED***

JUNIOR SUITE BALCONY - CATEGORY SJB

Junior Suites with balconies are located on Decks 6 and 7 2 and offer either one bed or 2 lower beds and 1 sofa bed, bathroom with shower, air condition, telephone, hair dryer, safety deposit box, TV, refrigerated mini bar and balcony.

Pricing: Double Occupancy: $2509 pp; Single occupancy: $3860

EXTERIOR CABINS - CATEGORY XD

The external cabins on decks 6 and 7 offer 2 low beds and a sofa bed, bathroom with shower, air conditioning, telephone, hairdryer, safe, TV and window.

Pricing: Double Occupancy: $2429 pp; Single occupancy: $2984

EXTERIOR STATEROOMS - CATEGORY XB (only 4 left)

Exterior Staterooms at deck 3, 5 and 6 can accommodate up to 2 persons, with 2 lower beds, bathroom with shower, air conditioning, telephone, hair dryer, safety deposit box, TV and a window. As a rule, staterooms feature single beds that can be pushed together to form one large bed, upon request. .

Pricing: Double Occupancy: $2259 pp; Single occupancy: $2763

Deposit & Final Payment

$150 per person for double occupancy ($300 per person for single occupancy) - 100% refundable if you cancel your cruise prior to December 1, 2022)

Final Payment Due on or Before: DECEMBER 1, 2022

What's Not Included

  • International Airfare: We will assist you with booking your airfare
  • Transfers: based on incoming flights and optional pre-stays, we will arrange ($)
  • Pre- or Post- Stays: We will be providing rate information for optional pre- and post-nights in Athens when rates are available.
  • Any Optional Activities such as spa, casino, optional shore excursions and shopping, and anything not listed in the itinerary

All pricing and availability subject to change without notice until booking is confirmed with a deposit.

For more information, contact us by email at info@sisterhoodtravels.com or call 910-742-5324