Celestyal Olympia - Iconic Aegean - Greece (6 Nights)

GREECE: Enjoy your drink at Thalassa and Horizons bar and watch the Aegean Sea shimmer before your eyes. Celestyal Olympia includes lounges, bars, restaurants, a fully equipped gym, a library, a children's playground, and an array of shops selling traditional Greek products.

President Hotel is conveniently situated in Kifissias Avenue with easy access to shops, museums and archaeological sites. The hotel is located in the heart of Athens just minutes away from Panormou Metro Station. President provides stylishly decorated rooms, most boasting lovely views of Athens. The spacious rooms are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, refrigerator, safety box, hair dryer, Wi-Fi and toiletries. Many other facilities and services are found throughout the rest of the hotel, these include a business centre, conference centre, computer station, concierge services, laundry facilities, luggage storage, a rooftop terrace and seasonal swimming pool. The main restaurant offers buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner served in a friendly ambiance with exemplary service. Guests can enjoy drinks at Penthouse 21 and Avenue Bar on the ground floor hosts live jazz music every Saturday and it is the ideal meeting place.

Five days -Four Night Cruise (Iconic)
This lovely cruise combines the best of the Greek Islands. In a short four day pattern, passengers can enjoy the most known of the Aegean Sea treasures.

Monday (Start our Four Day Cruise) Athens - Mykonos
Embarkation time. After embarkation this morning, on board, a range of activities are available to you; sip a cocktail by the pool, try your luck in the casino, work-out in the fitness centre or just relax and soak up the glorious Mediterranean sun. You will be wined and dined with an array of enticing international and Greek cuisine. At 18h00 the ship will dock in Mykonos; an island that needs little introduction. A summer holiday meeting point for jet setters worldwide, this glittering, glamorous island has everything you expect: fantastic beaches with clear water, whitewashed sugar-cube houses with blue wooden shutters, narrow streets to stroll around, and last, but not least an incredible nightlife! The evening is yours to enjoy this beautiful iconic Cycladic Island.

Tuesday Samos or Kusadasi and Patmos
Early morning breakfast will be served on board as the ship docks at the Port Samos and then the Port of Kusadasi. Explore the green island of Samos with the Panoramic Samos bus tour and visit all its highlights in just half a day. For those of you that have not visited Kusadasi before, we highly recommend the tour to Ancient Ephesus .Late afternoon arrive in Patmos and could explore the Monastery of St John and the Grotto of Revelations with an onshore tour. Early evening return to the ship where dinner awaits you as you sail for Rhodes.

If you do not want to visit, Turkey there is an option to visit Samos instead. This option includes disembarking the vessel in Samos and re-embarking in the afternoon.

Wednesday Rhodes full day
Early morning breakfast will be served on-board as you arrive in the Port of Rhodes. As the cruise ship will remain in Rhodes all day, we suggest taking part in the medieval tour and follow the footsteps of the Knights in the cobblestoned pathways of Lindos and its Acropolis. After the excursions, we return to the ship for lunch. The afternoon can be spent wandering around or taking a swimming at one of the nearby beaches. Late afternoon, return to your ship. Dinner will be served on-board as you sail for Crete.

Thursday Crete (Heraklion) and Santorini
Early morning breakfast will be served on-board as the ship docks at the port of Heraklion. In Heraklion, passengers have the opportunity to participate in the marvellous excursion to Knossos and see the ruins of the Palace of King Minos. Alternatively explore the town of Heraklion and enjoy a coffee in one of the outdoor cafes.
In the afternoon marvel at the captivating views of this magnificent island as you arrive and anchor in Santorini.
Passengers participating in the Spectacular OiaVillage tour to Oia and Fira will disembark first. All other passengers will disembark to a smaller port where you can experience a fantastic journey up the caldera by cable car or donkey or foot. Early evening return to the ship via cable car and tender boat. We will enjoy our dinner on-board as the ship departs from Santorini to sail back to Piraeus.

Friday - Disembarkation. Athens (Piraeus), Greece
An early breakfast is served on-board before we disembark our cruise ship.

Facilities:
One dining room, 4 lounges, 5 bars, 2 pools, Casino , Children's play area, Duty Free & Travel Value shop, Library, Spa which includes hair salon, Massage room, double Jacuzzi, Gym, Medical centre and Internet area

 

Day 1

Five days -Four Night Cruise (Iconic)
This lovely cruise combines the best of the Greek Islands. In a short four day pattern, passengers can enjoy the most known of the Aegean Sea treasures.
Day 1 - Monday
Embarkation. Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Welcome on board.
After embarkation this morning, on board, a range of activities are available to you:; sip a cocktail by the pool, try your luck in the casino, work-out in the fitness centre or just relax and soak up the glorious Mediterranean sun. You will be wined and dined with an array of enticing international and Greek cuisine.
At 18h00 the ship will dock in Mykonos; an island that needs little introduction. A summer holiday meeting point for jet setters worldwide, this glittering, glamorous island has everything you expect: fantastic beaches with clear water, whitewashed sugar-cube houses with blue wooden shutters, narrow streets to stroll around, and last, but not least an incredible nightlife!
The evening is yours to enjoy this beautiful iconic Cycladic Island.
Day 2 - Tuesday
Kusadasi and Patmos
Early morning breakfast will be served on-board as the ship docks at the Port of Kusadasi. This is a very full day with lots of things to see and do. For those of you that have not visited Kusadasi before, we highly recommend the optional tour to Ancient Ephessos or perhaps you may prefer to walk around this colourful town on your own.
Late afternoon arrive in Patmos and explore the Monastery of St John and the Grotto of Revelations with the optional tour. Early evening return to the ship where dinners await you as you sail for Rhodes.
Day 3 - Wednesday
Rhodes full day
Early morning breakfast will be served on-board as you arrive in the Port of Rhodes. As the cruise ship will remain in Rhodes all day, we suggest taking part in one of the many optional tours on-board, which allow you to either visit Lindos and its Acropolis, the Medieval Town of Rhodes with its cobblestoned pathways or the archaeological site of Filerimos. After the excursions, we return to the ship for lunch. The afternoon can be spent wandering around or taking a swim at one of the nearby beaches. Late afternoon, return to your ship. Dinner will be served on-board as you sail for Crete.
Day 4 - Thursday
Crete (Heraklion) and Santorini
Early morning breakfast will be served on-board as the ship docks at the port of Heraklio.
In Heraklion, passengers have the opportunity to participate in a marvellous excursion Knossos and see the ruins of the Palace of King Minos. Alternatively explore the town of Heraklion and enjoy a coffee in one of the outdoor cafes.
In the afternoon marvel at the captivating views of this magnificent island as you arrive and anchor in Santorini.
Passengers participating in the optional tour to Oia and Thira will disembark first via tender boats to Athenians Port where motor coaches will await. All other passengers will disembark via tender boats to Santorini`s small port where you can experience a fantastic journey up the caldera by cable car or donkey or foot. Early evening return to the ship via cable car and tender boat for dinner on-board as you depart Santorini and sail back to Piraeus.
Day 5 - Friday
Disembarkation. Athens (Piraeus), Greece
An early breakfast is served on-board before we disembark our cruise ship.
Facilities:
One dining room, 4 lounges, 5 bars, 2 pools, Casino , Children's play area, Duty Free & Travel Value shop, Library, Spa which includes hair salon, Massage room, double Jacuzzi, Gym, Medical centre and Internet area

What's Included

  • FLY-IN PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Return flights from Cape Town to Athens including airline levy

  • Return transfers from airport / hotel / port

  • 1 nights pre and post cruise accommodation at The President Hotel

  • Breakfast daily

  • 4 Nights on board the Celestyal Olympia in an inside cabin

  • All meals onboard

  • Cruise port charges, taxes and gratuities

  • One Shore Excursion

  • Non Alcoholic drinks package

  • Itinerary Highlights:

  • ATHENS (PIRAEUS*), Greece

  • MYKONOS, Greece

  • KUSADASI (Ephesus), Greece

  • PATMOS, Greece

  • RHODES, Greece

  • CRETE (HERAKLION), Greece

  • SANTORINI, Greece

  • ATHENS (PIRAEUS*), Greece

  • Cruise departs on Mondays only.

 

Duration: 6 Nights

Travel Dates: 18 Mar - 30 Apr 2019

Offer Ends: 30 Apr 2019

Ref: TH2248982

Departs from: Cape Town

6 nights from only R28 029 per person sharing

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