The Idyllic Greek Islands & Turkey

Greek Island Cruise
including
Istanbul, Turkey & Kusadasi/Ephesus, Turkey

Departing September 18th for 15 days / 14 nights

Join us for our amazing Greek Islands cruise with portS of call IN Santorini, Rhodes, Mykonos Crete, Rhodes, Istanbul, Turkey and Kusiadasi/Ephesus,Turkey.

all aboard the Celebrity Silhouette.... Journey and what a beautiful ship she is.


A luxurious hotel at sea, the Celebrity Silhouette is a mid-sized ship with a deck plan that's intimate but never crowded and offers everything modern voyagers are looking for plus some unexpected extras. 

Several excellent Restaurants, cafes and lounges, a refreshing pool, sun drenched decks, a revitalizing spa... the list goes on. 

Your amazing journey to the Greek Islands and Turkey awaits you.

Your tour Includes:

Round Trip air from most USA Airports to Athens and return (Coach Class)
Transfers from Airport to Hotel/and Ship
All alcoholic Drinks aboard Ship (Classic Drinks Package)
Gratuities for Stateroom Attendants & Main Dining Room Staff
Services of an ABS Escort from Athens back to Athens

Itinerary:

Day 1 - Wednesday - Departure Airport to Athens, Greece
After checking-in at your designated departure airport, please go directly through to the departure gate so you don’t get caught in a long line for security. Once aboard your transatlantic flight, sit back and relax on your overnight flight.
Overnight aircraft – Meals as provided by the airline Currently Delta)

Day 2 - Thursday - Arrive Athens, Greece and overnight near Airport.
When you arrive in Athens, proceed through Immigration and Customs to the baggage re-claim area for your flight - On arrival please exit at Door 3 and your ABS Travel Representative will meet you there.
Overnight Athens, Greece (Near Airport)

Day 3  - Friday - Board Ship and sail at 5.00pm
Mid-morning we depart the hotel and head for the Port of Piraeus where our floating hotel awaits us. Once on board we can settle into our staterooms and then explore the ship. Dinner tonight is in the Main Dining Room at 6pm .
Overnight sailing to Mykonos

Day 4  - Saturday - Mykonos - 7am to 7pm
Buzzing with life as there are designer clothes and jewellery boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants to cater for all needs any time of day & night. Go for a stroll in the picturesque harbour area and see the multi-coloured fishing boats moored next to each other.
Among the most popular and beautiful neighbourhoods of the town is Alefkandra or Little Venice. This quarter was built in the 18th century, and the stately homes of the local rich sea captains and traders of that time line the waterfront. The houses are impressive, with bright-coloured balconies and wooden galleries, and as they are washed by the sea they have earned this neighbourhood its second name, with a direct reference to the famous Italian city. Upon arriving at Little Venice you will see the island’s landmark -  the imposing windmills, overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Overnight Ship

Day 5  - Sunday - Santorini - 7am to 10pm
Santorini is one of the world’s most popular islands, known best for its dramatic scenery, whitewashed villages and fiery volcanic activity. Here adventure bubbles above the Aegean Sea in the most bold and breathtaking ways. A cable car takes you to the capital of Fira, a bustling cliff-top town awash with old cathedrals, enthralling museum collections and cozy tavernas. Venture to the coast for a swim in the deep blue waters that lap red and black pebbled beaches. And peel back layers of lava and history among excavated Akrotiri. Whether it’s by bicycle, ATV or on your own two feet, exploring this Cyclades isle never fails to impress.
Overnight Ship

Day 6 - Monday - Chania, Crete - 8am to 6pm
Situated at the western most side of Crete we find Chania... a warm and medieval town boasting some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece.. 
Overnight Ship

Day 7 - Tuesday - Full Day Cruising
A full day of relaxation
Overnight Ship

Day 8 - Tuesday - Rhodes - 10am to 11.59pm
The most popular of the Dodecanese Islands and one of the most popular of all the Greek islands, Rhodes is a multifaceted place, almost like a small country, with a history that has stirred romantics for centuries. It also has some of the best beaches the most interesting archaeological sites in Greece, fine restaurants and an intense nightlife.
Overnight Ship

Day 9 - Wednesday - Kusadasi / Ephesus - 8am to 7pm
Ephesus is located near the western shores of modern-day Turkey, where the Aegean Sea meets the former estuary of the River Kaystros, about 80 kilometers south of Izmir, Turkey. According to legend, the Ionian prince Androclos founded Ephesus in the eleventh century B.C. The legend says that as Androclos searched for a new Greek settlement, he turned to the Delphi oracles for guidance. The oracles told him a boar and a fish would show him the new location.
One day, as Androclos was frying fish over an open fire, a fish flopped out of the frying pan and landed in the nearby bushes. A spark ignited the bushes and a wild boar ran out. Recalling the oracles’ wisdom, Androclos built his new settlement where the bushes stood and called it Ephesus.
Overnight Ship

Day 10 - Thursday - At Sea
Another relaxing day aboard this beautiful vessel 
Overnight Ship

Day 11 - Friday - Istanbul, Turkey - Arrive 10am and depart next day
Full of mystery and intrigue. A city which straddles Europe and Asia and is the meeting point of Europe and the Middle East, Turkey contains a striking diversity of cultures and experiences. In Istanbul, history is palpable in the mosque-spiked skyline — you can tour centuries-old monuments such as the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, before sipping Turkish coffee in the city’s Grand Bazaar.
Overnight Cruise Ship

Day 12   - Saturday - Istanbul, Turkey - Depart 10pm
Almost a full day to continue your exploration of this mystical City. Please remember the Ship leaves at 10pm this evening.
Overnight Cruise Ship

Day 13 - Monday - Full day at Sea
A full day of relaxation
Overnight Ship

Day 14 - Tuesday - Athens, Greece - Arrive 5am
Alas it's time to leave your floating 5 star resort behind and take a tour of Athens before headed to the airport and your flight back to New York.returning to your hotel by Athens Airport.
Overnight New York Hotel.

Day 15 - Wednesday - New York and Home
This morning it's time to check-in for your return flight home.

Pricing & STATEROOM OPTIONS:

We offer two types of staterooms each based on double occupancy (two adults sharing)

OCEAN VIEW:
$5,795 per person 

Private Ocean View Balcony
$5,995 per person

Itinerary at a Glance

Starts: Wednesday 18th September 2024
Ends: Wednesday 2nd October 2024

What's Included

  • Flight from most US Airports including Rapid City, SD to Athens, Greece
  • All transfers
  • Pre-cruise overnight in Athens
  • 11 night cruise around the Greek Islands & Turkey
  • Cruise Gratuities for Stateroom Attendant
  • Cruise Gratuities for Dining Room Staff
  • All main meals and entertainment aboard ship
  • Classic drinks Package (Bar Brand)
  • Seven Ports of Call
  • Post Cruise overnight on way home

Pricing

  • Price: from $5,795pp double occupancy Ocean View Stateroom
  • Price: from $5,995pp double occupancy Private Balcony Stateroom
  • Single Supplement: Call for pricing

Tour Brochure

How to Book

  • Deposit of $1,000pp due at time of booking
  • May 2nd 2024 - Final Balance due 
  • Booking Form

What You'll Need

  • A camera is a must
  • Binoculars would be a great idea
  • Warm clothing for evening
  • Full Passports are required for this tour (note a Passport Card WILL NOT be sufficient.

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