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This 12 Nights Mediterranean Sea Cruise is truly a dream cruise and offers one of the more finer ways of exploring the coastal delights of the exquisite Greek Islands, Italian cities and one fine city of Turkey. The cruise begins in Venice, Italy and after two nights at sea, reaches the first Greek Island on its port of call – Kefalonia.
We dock at the Port of Argostoli on the Greek Island in Greece; set out on shore excursions to explore this magnificent jewel on the Ionian Sea. Enjoy a tour of the Cephalonia Highlights or visit the Melissani Lake & Drogarati Cave.
The next port on call is the Port of Katakolon; disembark to discover the treasures of one of the most intriguing and least well-known areas of Greece. Enjoy shore excursions to the mystical site of ancient Olympia; visit the Mercouri Vineyards or Zorba; or enjoy a Magna Grecia Farm Visit for a deeper insight into the culinary culture of this Greek Island.
On the 5th day of this Dream Mediterranean Sea Cruise, we will dock at the Port of Nafplion. One of the most beautiful towns in the eastern Peloponnese, Nafplion offers cruise passengers the ideal scenic route to further riches. Unravel them with shore excursions to Ancient Corinth, Temple of Apollo, Mycenae and Palamidi Castle.
Day 6 brings us to Piraeus, a port city within easy reach of Athens; this Dream Mediterranean Sea Cruise ship docks here for two full days. Enjoy shore excursions such as a tour of Athens & the Acropolis, a tour of the Best of Athens, or an Ancient Agora, Plaka & Greek Mezedes experience for a deeper insight into ancient Greek culture and practices.
After exploring Athens and its surroundings on the 6th and 7th day of the cruise, we set sail once again and reach the Greek Island Mykonos on the 8th day. Enjoy a beach break at the gorgeous beaches; explore the Mykonos Island with a sightseeing tour or set out to explore the Mythological Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and his twin sister Artemis, currently uninhabited, but with some of the most revered sanctuaries of antiquity.
On the 9th day of this Mediterranean Sea Cruise, we reach Turkey and dock at the port of Kusadasi, a beach resort town on Turkey’s western Aegean coast and a great base to visit the famous classical ruins of Ephesus. Enjoy shore excursions to the Ancient Ephesus, the Virgin Mary’s House, the Terrace Houses, the Temple of Apollo and the City of Miletus.
Our next port on call is back in Greece, the Island of Thira (Santorini), to be exact. Scenic vistas abound here; go ashore for some amazing photo-ops and enjoy shore excursions to discover Ancient Akrotiri; visit the Village of Oia, Sigalas Winery & Nomikos Foundation; explore the Mountain of Prophet Elias; and discover the hidden villages of Santorini. You can also experience the Essence of Santorini with scenic sightseeing tours.
After one full day, out at sea, the cruise ship finally returns to Italy, docking at Naples for a night and shore excursions such as a Cruise to the Isle of Capri; a tour of Ancient Herculaneum; or a visit to the only volcano in Europe – Mount Vesuvius. The beautific Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Pompeii can also be easily visited from Naples.
The cruise ship docks at Civitavechhia, Italy the next morning, marking an end to this Dream Mediterranean Sea Cruise.
12 Night Baltic Sea Cruise Adventure Details:
|Ship Name||Departures||Embark Port||Disembark Port||Starts @ (USD)||Route|
|MS Westerdam||23 May; 10 Jul; 14 Oct||Venice, Italy||Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy||1999||2199||Argostoli, Cephalonia, Greece; Katakolon (Olympia), Greece; Nafplion, Greece; Piraeus (Athens), Greece; Mykonos, Greece; Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; Thira (Santorini), Greece; Naples (Pompeii), Italy|
Vegetarian Meals available on Board: Vegetarian food is available throughout the ship without any pre order. Holland America has one of the largest vegetarian selections across all their restaurants. These are multiple cuisines, like Thai, Chinese, Italian and some Indian dishes. However if you would like to have only Indian vegetarian everyday then we will make a special request and will be able to guarantee that only once we hear from Holland America.”
Jain Meal on Board: Holland America Line also arranges for Jain Meal on board. Jain meal can be confirmed after the guest has confirmed the booking and paid the initial deposit of the cruise fare.
Cruise cost exclude – Air Fare, shore excursions, Alcohol, aerated drinks, laundry, telephone calls, and expenses of a personal nature.
Booking Procedure: In order for us to make a reservation for you, the following information is requested for all the guests:
1 Full names as in the passport
2 Passport Numbers
3 Dates of Birth
Note: GST 5% Extra will be charged on Complete Booking Amount.