Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Eastern Mediterranean Cruise: 7 - nights in July 2012.

Fira at Santorini (from north)

Set Sail from Italy's Civitavecchia, for Sicily! Just three miles off the coast of southern Italy's mainland is the port town of Messina on the island of Sicily. This bustling town has a complex history with roots in Greek mythology but, because of an earthquake in the early 1900s, it's a relatively young city architecturally. Since the majority of the city has been rebuilt or refurbished within the last 100 years, you'll find the town has an interesting blend of new architecture and old styles. Cruise to Turkey where Kusadasi is your gateway to Ephesus, a city created by the Ionians in the 11th century B.C. and later expanded by the Romans. Now considered one of the grandest reconstructed sites in the ancient world, the region also hosted the likes of Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary and John the Apostle. Piraeus, the main port of Athens, is walking distance from Kastella, a hill strewn with beautiful houses that offers a majestic view of the Saronic Gulf. Visit the archaeological museum, Mikrolimano, where you can enjoy an ouzo accompanied by seafood mezedes like a true Greek! Chania, is the second largest city of Crete, and one of the most beautiful. The city's rich history can be traced through historic buildings and monuments with Venetian, Turkish and Greek architecture.

Cruise Operator:  Royal Caribbean International
Vessel: Navigator Of The Seas
Ports of Call: Rome (Civitavecchia), Sicily (Messina), Ephesus (Kusadasi), Athens, Chania - Crete - Greece, Rome (Civitavecchia.
Sailing Dates: Departs: Sun, Jul 1 2012 - Arrives: Sun, Jul 8 2012

Cruise Itinerary

Total length of Cruise: 7-nights.

Eastern Mediterranean Itinerary
Days / Ports of Call / Arrivals and Departures

Day 1- Rome (Civitavecchia) - Sun, Jul 1 2012 17:00
Day 2- Sicily (Messina) - Mon, Jul 2 2012 10:00 - Mon, Jul 2 2012 19:00
Day 4- Ephesus (Kusadasi) - Wed, Jul 4 2012 07:00 - Wed, Jul 4 2012 18:00
Day 5- Athens - Thu, Jul 5 2012 06:00 - Thu, Jul 5 2012 18:00
Day 6- Chania - Crete - Greece - Fri, Jul 6 2012 06:30 - Fri, Jul 6 2012 15:00
Day 8- Rome (Civitavecchia) - Sun, Jul 8 2012 05:00.

About the Navigator of the Seas

Navigator of the Seas. A cruise ship or a work of art? Once onboard, Royal Caribbean thinks you'll agree this cruise ship is a revolutionary masterpiece if ever there was one. Not only does it sail effortlessly through the waters of the Caribbean, it contains some of the cruise industry's most amazing features - a rock-climbing wall, a basketball court, an ice-skating rink and an in-line skating track. Dare Royal Caribbean say there's more? What about a five-story theatre, a casino, a miniature golf course and a spectacular three-story dining room? This 138,000-ton nautical wonder has it all. Read more about the Navigator Of The Seas here!

Eastern Mediterranean, 7 - nights

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