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Athens & Black Sea Adventure

  • Departure DateMar - May 2023
  • Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Jade
  • 11 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £1,469 per person

Itinerary

  • Stay 2 nights in Athens
  • Athens
  • Kusadasi
  • Istanbul
  • Constanta
  • Odessa
  • Varna
  • Nessebar
  • Mykonos
  • Santorini
  • Athens

Greece is a culture alive with passionate music, wonderful cuisine and thrill-seeking activities. With its ancient sun-bleached ruins, piercing blue skies, and the azure Aegean lapping an endless coastline, it was made for cruising. Hop aboard the incredible Norwegian Jade for this extraordinary trip discovering Greece & the beauty of The Back Sea. Begin in the world’s ancient culture capital, Athens, and explore layers of history stretching back over centuries, if not millennia. Call into Kusadasi where you can take a day trip to historic Ephesus before uncovering cultural riches in Istanbul. Explore the labyrinth-like Catacombs of Odessa and wander through the historic city of Nessebar. Head to the great glamour island of Greece, Mykonos and be seduced by the stunning vistas and sunsets of Santorini. This trip really has it all!

Highlights

  • FREE Athens Stay
  • Upgrade for £99pp & get: Premium Drinks, Speciality Dining, WiFi & Shore Excursion Credit

What's Included?

  • Return flights from the UK (call for regional departures)
  • FREE 2 night stay in Athens on room only basis
  • 9 night cruise on board Norwegian Jade on full board basis
  • Upgrade for £99pp & get: Premium Drinks, Speciality Dining, WiFi & Shore Excursion Credit
  • Transfers 

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
Mar 2023£1,469£1,699£2,139-
Apr 2023£1,549£1,789£2,299-
May 2023£1,639£1,799£2,349-

Prices based on 28 Mar, 24 Apr & 03 May 2023. Upgrade & Take All - must book by 31 Oct 2021. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport and hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

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Excellent!

Faizal Khan has been wonderful to deal with. He is very knowledgeable and has excellent customer services skills. He made the booking process very smooth and managed to get us a competitive deal.

M Lewis / June 2021

excellent !

I received excellent customer service from both Ryan Duggan and Beth Higson , they went the extra mile to ensure our trip was exactly as we had wished it. Many thanks

Mr Steve McQuade / June 2021

Fantastic service

My consultant was Amy Darbyshire and I feel like I won the jackpot. Nothing was too much trouble. Lots of ideas, options, price cues etc The service was incredible. If Amy promised to call or email information it happened. I am incredibly grateful to all the help she gave me and I’ve now booked my dream holiday thanks to her.

Toni / June 2021

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Itinerary for Athens & Black Sea Adventure

Day 1 - Fly UK to Athens / Enjoy Athens

Day 2 - Enjoy Athens

Day 3 - Embark Norwegian Jade in Athens

This is the cradle of civilization, the oldest city in Europe. Not only is this city home to the Acropolis and some of the most important architectural structures and archaeological finds in the Western world, It is also a very modern city, an urban amalgam of extraordinary art, culture, cuisine and shopping. Explore more of Athens on a European cruise!

Day 4 - Kusadasi

Take a journey into the past in richly historic Ephesus. Once an ancient Greek city, Kusadasi was known for the famed Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Built, destroyed, and rebuilt again through several notably historical periods, Ephesus boasts abounding ruins and archaeological excavation sites. View what remains of the Roman Library of Celsus, the Gate of Augustus, the Tomb of John the Apostle, and the Basilica of St. John, among several other ancient remnants.

Day 5 - Istanbul

There's a new aura of excitement in Istanbul these days, as this centre of the Ottoman empire has become one the world's focal points for art, fashion, haute cuisine and nightlife. Of course there's always an abundance of ancient monuments and grand mosques with stunning frescoes to see here, like the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Head to any park and you'll see why tulips have long been the symbol of this city. Explore more of Istanbul on a European cruise!

Day 6 - Constanta

Welcome to the Riviera – Romanian style. With its promenade along the Black Sea, Edwardian casino and sunny beaches, Constanta has all the makings of a great resort. But with a history dating back over 2,500 years, there’s lots to discover from the Genoese lighthouse to the Archaeological Museum with its outstanding Roman mosaics.

Day 7 - Odessa

Odessa is an elegant city with some superb 18th and 19th-century architecture, including buildings inspired by French Art Nouveau. Check out the lavish opera house and the glass-walled shopping arcades and then head for the infamous Potemkin Steps, where mutinous Russian sailors fought the Tsar’s troops in 1905. Today, it’s a great spot to take in beautiful views of the bay and harbour.

Day 8 - Varna

Located on a vast bay, Varna can trace its history way back to 585 BC and the baths of a Roman thermae remain from this time. It’s one of Bulgaria’s most picturesque cities with wide avenues and great sightseeing including the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin and the Folk Museum. Close by there are some great beaches and hot springs, long favoured for their health-giving properties.

Day 9 - Nessebar

Day 10 - Mykonos

Mykonos is a classic Greek Island with whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches and windmills. Add a reputation for beautiful beaches and you'll understand why Mykonos is the most popular island in the Cyclades. Explore the island in a 4 x 4 or take a ferry to the tiny island of Delos. Explore more of Mykonos on a European cruise!

Day 11 - Santorini

Whitewashed villages clinging to the sides of the sea cliffs have made the volcanic island of Santorini one of the most widely photographed places in the world. The island's charm and subtle mystery have even made it a target of speculation as the location of the lost city of Atlantis.

Athens, disembark & fly to UK / Fly Athens to UK/Arrive UK

This is the cradle of civilization, the oldest city in Europe. Not only is this city home to the Acropolis and some of the most important architectural structures and archaeological finds in the Western world, It is also a very modern city, an urban amalgam of extraordinary art, culture, cuisine and shopping. Explore more of Athens on a European cruise!

Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

Excellent!

Faizal Khan has been wonderful to deal with. He is very knowledgeable and has excellent customer services skills. He made the booking process very smooth and managed to get us a competitive deal.

M Lewis / June 2021

excellent !

I received excellent customer service from both Ryan Duggan and Beth Higson , they went the extra mile to ensure our trip was exactly as we had wished it. Many thanks

Mr Steve McQuade / June 2021

Fantastic service

My consultant was Amy Darbyshire and I feel like I won the jackpot. Nothing was too much trouble. Lots of ideas, options, price cues etc The service was incredible. If Amy promised to call or email information it happened. I am incredibly grateful to all the help she gave me and I’ve now booked my dream holiday thanks to her.

Toni / June 2021

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Speak to a Cruise Concierge