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Holy Land Hallmark - Istanbul To Rome Cruise

  • Departure DateSun 11th Jun 2023
  • Oceania Cruises Vista
  • 14 Night Cruise From Istanbul
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Itinerary

  • Istanbul
  • Izmir
  • Santorini
  • Rhodes
  • Limassol
  • Jerusalem
  • Ashdod
  • Chania, Crete
  • Argostoli
  • Taormina
  • Salerno
  • Rome

What's Included

  • Luxurious accommodation in stylish staterooms on board Mid-sized, elegant ships
  • Finest cuisine at sea, served in a variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional charge
  • Complimentary soft drinks, bottled water and speciality coffees
  • 24-hour room service
  • Wireless internet access
  • Overseas Shuttle Service on selected journeys
  • Concierge Level Staterooms with exclusive Privileges including access to Concierge Lounge
  • 24-hour Butler service and additional amenities in Penthouse Suites and above including: Priority embarkation & luggage delivery, in-suite dining, garment pressing & shoe shine service & welcome bottle of Champagne
  • BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE – Receive best price guarantee & no-penalty cancellations
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • All Port Taxes & Fees

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Day 1 - Istanbul

Arrive: Sun 11 June 2023

Indulge your eyes and senses in this magnificent city astride two continents. Visit beautiful Topkapi Palace, the awesome Hagia Sophia and the impressive Blue Mosque. Cruise the Bosphorus to see the city and its surroundings from another perspective. Visit one of the many museums or stroll through the spice market and the famous Grand Bazaar.

Day 2 - Istanbul

Depart: Mon 12 June 2023

Indulge your eyes and senses in this magnificent city astride two continents. Visit beautiful Topkapi Palace, the awesome Hagia Sophia and the impressive Blue Mosque. Cruise the Bosphorus to see the city and its surroundings from another perspective. Visit one of the many museums or stroll through the spice market and the famous Grand Bazaar.

Day 3 - Izmir

Arrive: Tue 13 June 2023 at 10:00 / Depart: Tue 13 June 2023 at 18:00

Izmir is a city on Turkey’s Aegean coast. Known as Smyrna in antiquity, it was founded by the Greeks, taken over by the Romans and rebuilt by Alexander the Great before becoming part of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century. Today, its expansive archaeological sites include the Roman Agora of Smyrna, now an open-air museum. The hilltop Kadifekale, or Velvet Castle, built during Alexander’s reign, overlooks the city.

Day 4 - Santorini

Arrive: Wed 14 June 2023 at 09:00 / Depart: Wed 14 June 2023 at 19:00

Visit the beautiful whitewashed hilltop towns of Oia and Fira and their breathtaking views of the caldera below. See the stunning artifacts in Fira's museum, including recent finds from the excavation of Akrotiri, thought by many to be the legendary city of Atlantis, or visit a winery. Stroll through the winding streets with fantastic views around every corner.

Day 5 - Rhodes

Arrive: Thu 15 June 2023 at 07:00 / Depart: Thu 15 June 2023 at 18:00

Enjoy a walking tour of the old fortified city and stand in awe of the impressive Grand Master's Palace. See where the Colossus of Rhodes once stood and savor the charm of this remarkable walled town. Or drive along the scenic coast to Lindos. Enjoy the whitewashed little town and climb to the ancient acropolis, its temples and wonderful views.

Day 6 - Limassol

Arrive: Fri 16 June 2023 at 10:00 / Depart: Fri 16 June 2023 at 18:00

Limassol is the jumping off point to explore the ancient riches of Cyprus. See ruins, majestic mountains and scenery, stunning beaches, and vast groves of lemons, oranges and olives. Visit Lemesos Castle, where Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre, and its fascinating museum. Or stroll through ancient Curium and admire its stunning mosaics, theater, basilica and panoramic views over the sea. Venture inland to Nicosia and its wonders like the Cathedral of St. John, the Venetian fortifications, a restored old town and mosque, and the Cyprus Museum.

Day 7 - Jerusalem

Arrive: Sat 17 June 2023 at 07:00

Visit the land of miracles - Galilee, the Jordan River, the Mount of the Beautitudes and Tabgha. Venture to Nazareth, home of the young Jesus. See the largest hanging gardens in the world at the Bahai Gardens of Haifa. Or visit the Nahalal Moshav, a commune established in 1921 by Jewish immigrants.

Day 8 - Jerusalem

Depart: Sun 18 June 2023

Visit the land of miracles - Galilee, the Jordan River, the Mount of the Beautitudes and Tabgha. Venture to Nazareth, home of the young Jesus. See the largest hanging gardens in the world at the Bahai Gardens of Haifa. Or visit the Nahalal Moshav, a commune established in 1921 by Jewish immigrants.

Day 9 - Ashdod

Arrive: Mon 19 June 2023 / Depart: Mon 19 June 2023 at 18:00

For Christians, Jews and Muslims, Jerusalem is one of the holiest cities on earth, and it is also one of the oldest. Early Bronze Age tools and writings show that Jerusalem has been settled since the 4th millennium B.C. Marvel at the beauty of the Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the walled Old City of Jerusalem, as you stroll through winding streets where people have lived for centuries.

Day 10 - Cruising the Aegean Sea

Day 11 - Chania, Crete

Arrive: Wed 21 June 2023 at 07:00 / Depart: Wed 21 June 2023

Chania wears its past on its sleeve. Spend the day in museums, from those uncovering the ancient history buried beneath the rocky soil to those celebrating Greece’s magnificent maritime history and the region’s unique folklore. Visit the ruins of the city-state of Aptera, a powerhouse in Minoan and Hellenistic times and eventually a Roman stronghold.

Day 12 - Argostoli

Arrive: Thu 22 June 2023 at 09:00 / Depart: Thu 22 June 2023

This capital of the island of Cephalonia resides in a sheltered bay along Koutavos Lagoon, where you might catch a glimpse of a loggerhead turtle. The stone obelisk of the Drapano Bridge and the Lighthouse of Saint Theodore are two of the island's distinctive landmarks. Discover relics from the Mycenaean, Hellenistic and Roman periods in the city's archaeological museum.

Day 13 - Taormina

Arrive: Fri 23 June 2023 at 07:00 / Depart: Fri 23 June 2023 at 18:00

Enjoy magnificent panoramic views on the way up to the town, where you can stroll down medieval lanes past stunning palaces. See the famed Greek theater and its fantastic view of Mount Etna. Or take a trip to the volcano itself and get a first-hand look at cones, craters and lava streams from previous eruptions and a fantastic view over the Gulf of Catania. Venture into the countryside and its lovely hill towns, one with a Norman castle built of black lava, and visit beautiful old Catania.

Day 13 - Strait of Messina

Day 14 - Salerno

Arrive: Sat 24 June 2023 at 08:00 / Depart: Sat 24 June 2023

Salerno is a port city southeast of Naples, in Italy. Atop Monte Bonadies, the centuries-old Arechi Castle has sea views, plus Museo Medievale del Castello, exhibiting medieval ceramics and coins. In town, built on the ruins of a Roman temple, is Salerno Cathedral. It has Byzantine bronze doors, a baroque crypt and a marble altar. The terraced Minerva’s Garden has been growing medicinal plants since the 14th century.

Day 15 - Rome

Arrive: Sun 25 June 2023 at 07:00 / Depart: Sun 25 June 2023

Your gateway to the Eternal City, Civitavecchia has served as Rome's seaport since the 13th century. The port has a long and venerable history. The emperor Trajan built a pleasure villa near the modern city, while Bernini and Michelangelo designed the harbor fortifications. Yet the Eternal City eternally beckons. The ancient capital of the Western World and the center of Christianity for nearly 2,000 years, Rome provides an inexhaustible feast. Visit the ruins of the Forum, view the splendors of the Sistine Chapel, or climb the Spanish Steps, once the heart of Rome's Bohemian Quarter. Rome has been a magnet luring the world's greatest artists, architects, and philosophers since the days of the Caesars.

Vista From Oceania Cruises

Vista is your world from a new perspective and honors our passion for serving The Finest Cuisine at Sea with imaginative new dining concepts and the debut of new epicurean delights. Be among the first to experience Ember, the newest addition to the Oceania Cruises family of restaurants, and Aquamar, Kitchen, offering an array of indulgent, wellness-inspired dishes. Enjoy unforgettable dining experiences at treasured and iconic dining venues that have been elevated to new heights, from the refined elegance of The Grand Dining Room to the ultimate steakhouse experience at Polo Grill. Join us as we embark on the next chapter of Oceania Cruises’ culinary story.

Ship Cabins

Concierge Level Solo Veranda Stateroom

Solo travelers have a fresh reason to delight in this new category of stateroom designed exclusively for them. Spacious and airy yet cozy, each features all of the comforts and luxuries world travelers expect. Concierge Level Solo Veranda Staterooms offer a sitting area overlooking the private veranda, separate sleeping area with a sumptuously comfortable Tranquility Bed and copious storage space. Solo guests, like all sailing in Concierge Level, receive an astonishing array of amenities such as free laundry service and keycard access to the exclusive Concierge Lounge and unlimited use of the sublime Aquamar Spa Terrace. Exclusive Concierge Privileges In addition to Stateroom Amenities Expanded lunch and dinner room service menu from The Grand Dining Room Complimentary laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom+ Priority noon ship embarkation Exclusive card-only access to private Concierge Lounge staffed by a dedicated Concierge featuring complimentary soft drinks, coffees and snacks throughout the day Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne Priority online specialty restaurant reservations Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace iPad® upon request for your enjoyment on board++ Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag Cashmere lap blankets, perfect for relaxing on your veranda Complimentary pressing of garment upon embarkation++ Complimentary shoeshine service

Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

Vista’s Concierge Level Veranda Staterooms envelop guests in lavish comfort. Shades of cream and rich fawn set the tone for a luxuriant respite with an extravagantly dressed queen-size Tranquility Bed, sumptuously comfortable sitting area and a private veranda to take in the marvels of the surrounding seascapes. All feature extraordinary closet and storage space, and a marble bath with walk-in rainforest shower. A wealth of additional amenities, such as a dedicated Concierge Lounge, unlimited use of the Aquamar Spa Terrace, room service from The Grand Dining Room and free laundry services, elevates the experience to the sublime. Exclusive Concierge Privileges In addition to Stateroom Amenities Expanded lunch and dinner room service menu from The Grand Dining Room Complimentary laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom+ Priority noon ship embarkation Exclusive card-only access to private Concierge Lounge staffed by a dedicated Concierge featuring complimentary soft drinks, coffees and snacks throughout the day Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne Priority online specialty restaurant reservations Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace iPad upon request for your enjoyment on board++ Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag Cashmere lap blankets, perfect for relaxing on your veranda Complimentary pressing of garment upon embarkation++ Complimentary shoeshine service

Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

Vista’s Concierge Level Veranda Staterooms envelop guests in lavish comfort. Shades of cream and rich fawn set the tone for a luxuriant respite with an extravagantly dressed queen-size Tranquility Bed, sumptuously comfortable sitting area and a private veranda to take in the marvels of the surrounding seascapes. All feature extraordinary closet and storage space, and a marble bath with walk-in rainforest shower. A wealth of additional amenities, such as a dedicated Concierge Lounge, unlimited use of the Aquamar Spa Terrace, room service from The Grand Dining Room and free laundry services, elevates the experience to the sublime. Exclusive Concierge Privileges In addition to Stateroom Amenities Expanded lunch and dinner room service menu from The Grand Dining Room Complimentary laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom+ Priority noon ship embarkation Exclusive card-only access to private Concierge Lounge staffed by a dedicated Concierge featuring complimentary soft drinks, coffees and snacks throughout the day Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne Priority online specialty restaurant reservations Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace iPad upon request for your enjoyment on board++ Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag Cashmere lap blankets, perfect for relaxing on your veranda Complimentary pressing of garment upon embarkation++ Complimentary shoeshine service

French Veranda Stateroom

Measuring 240 square feet, Vista’s French Veranda Staterooms are the epitome of spaciousness and ingenuity. Bathed in soft tones of harvest and wheat punctuated with seagrass and bold sienna, each is furnished with a queen-size Tranquility Bed piled high with plush linens and plump pillows, a comfortable seating area, thoughtful amenities, abundant storage space and an oversized bathroom. French Veranda Stateroom Amenities Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive, with 1,000-thread-count linens Complimentary soft drinks replenished daily in your refrigerated mini-bar Complimentary still & sparkling Vero Water Bulgari amenities Room service menu 24 hours a day Twice-daily maid service Oversized rainforest shower Belgian chocolates with turndown service Interactive television system with on-demand movies, weather and more Wireless Internet access and cellular service Writing desk and stationery Plush cotton towels Thick cotton robes and slippers Handheld hair dryer Security safe

Oceania Suite

Spacious and sophisticated with a metropolitan flair, the 14 Oceania Suites are situated in prime locations atop the ship to offer unparalleled views. Averaging approximately 1,000 to 1,200 square feet, each radiates an ambiance of exquisite residential luxury. Thoughtfully appointed living and dining spaces, including the oversized private teak veranda, invite gracious entertaining while the master bedroom provides the perfect retreat for relaxation with its grand king-size bed, dressing room and opulent marble-clad bathroom. Each home away from home features the added luxury of a cozy study or guest studio and guest bathroom. Oceania Suites offer a dedicated Butler and keycard access to the suites-only Executive Lounge. Oceania Suite Privileges In addition to Stateroom Amenities Complimentary laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom+ Priority 11 am ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery Exclusive card-only access to private Executive Lounge staffed by a dedicated Concierge featuring complimentary soft drinks, coffees and snacks throughout the day 24-hour Butler service Complimentary in-suite bar setup with 6 full-size bottles of premium spirits and wines from our suite beverage menu Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne Fresh fruit basket replenished daily Priority online specialty restaurant reservations Unlimited access to Aquamar Spa Terrace iPad upon request for your enjoyment on board Customized entertainment system Bulgari gift set and variety of amenities Choice of daily printed newspaper Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag and personalized stationery Cashmere lap blankets Choice of pillow from a luxurious selection Complimentary shoeshine service Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation++

Owner's Suite

Spanning the full beam of the ship, each of the three Owner’s Suites on board Vista boasts more than 2,500 square feet of luxury. Adding to the spaciousness, floor-to-ceiling windows in every room create an airy atmosphere filled with natural light and surrounded by extraordinary views. These seagoing suites are styled exclusively in Ralph Lauren Home in a harmonious symphony of new furniture introductions and iconic classics. The dramatic double-doored entry opens onto a grand foyer that leads to the dining room, where an arching wall of glass overlooks the sea. The centerpiece here is an elegant Brook Street Salon dining table surrounded by Holbrook Director’s Chairs from Ralph Lauren Home, while the adjacent living room showcases a pared-down approach to modern furnishings with a nautical flair and glamorous accents. A chic rosewood cocktail bar stands ready to entertain, and another wall of glass opens onto an expansive teak veranda. The master bedroom is an entire retreat unto itself, featuring a luxurious Cote d’Azur king-size bed, capacious walk-in closets, and an opulent master bath with a large soaking tub and an ocean-view shower. A second teak veranda off the master bedroom promises peaceful solitude amidst the refined elegance. Owner Suite Privileges In addition to Stateroom Amenities Complimentary laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom+ Priority 11 am ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery Exclusive card-only access to private Executive Lounge staffed by a dedicated Concierge featuring complimentary soft drinks, coffees and snacks throughout the day 24-hour Butler service Complimentary in-suite bar setup with 6 full-size bottles of premium spirits and wines from our suite beverage menu Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne Fresh fruit basket replenished daily Priority online specialty restaurant reservations Unlimited access to Aquamar Spa Terrace iPad® upon request for your enjoyment on board Optional private in-suite embarkation day lunch from noon to 2 pm in Owner’s Suites Customized entertainment system Bulgari gift set and variety of amenities Choice of daily printed newspaper Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag and personalized stationery Cashmere lap blankets Choice of pillow from a luxurious selection Complimentary shoeshine service Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation++

Penthouse Suite

An overabundance of space and elevated levels of luxury define the Penthouse Suite experience. Ingenious design and tony furnishings punctuate the space, which is resplendent in rich upholstery, fine leathers and stunning works of art. Measuring 440 square feet, Penthouse Suites feature the added luxuries of a walk-in closet, an oversized bath with dual vanities and of course, a large private veranda overlooking the sea. Penthouse guests also have unlimited use of the sublime Aquamar Spa Terrace along with Butler service and keycard access to the suites-only Executive Lounge with a dedicated Concierge. Penthouse Suite Privileges In addition to Stateroom Amenities Complimentary laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom+ Priority noon ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery Exclusive card-only access to private Executive Lounge staffed by a dedicated Concierge featuring complimentary soft drinks, coffees and snacks throughout the day 24-hour Butler service Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne Priority online specialty restaurant reservations Unlimited access to Aquamar Spa Terrace iPad upon request for your enjoyment on board Cashmere lap blankets Complimentary shoeshine service Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation++

Vista Suite

Offering the loftiest of locations that afford sweeping 180-degree views and 1,450 to 1,850 square feet of living space, the eight Vista Suites are designed to be the ultimate seaside villas. Swathed in subtle tones that pay deference to the sea and sky and accented by luminescent marbles, granites and rich weathered oak, each is a true retreat. The airy living room is flanked by a handsome dining room and bar area, which feature commanding views and open onto the expansive teak veranda. An extravagant master suite features a capacious wardrobe room and dressing area adjacent to the oversized and sunlit master bathroom complete with porcelain soaking tub. Vista Suites offer an additional layer of pampering with 24-hour Butler service and access to the suites-only Executive Lounge. Vista Suite Privileges In addition to Stateroom Amenities Complimentary laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom+ Priority 11 am ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery Exclusive card-only access to private Executive Lounge staffed by a dedicated Concierge featuring complimentary soft drinks, coffees and snacks throughout the day 24-hour Butler service Complimentary in-suite bar setup with 6 full-size bottles of premium spirits and wines from our suite beverage menu Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne Fresh fruit basket replenished daily Priority online specialty restaurant reservations Unlimited access to Aquamar Spa Terrace iPad upon request for your enjoyment on board Customized entertainment system Bulgari gift set and variety of amenities Choice of daily printed newspaper Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag and personalized stationery Cashmere lap blankets Choice of pillow from a luxurious selection Complimentary shoeshine service Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation++
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