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9 Night Greek Isles Cruise: Venice to Venice

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,681

Island-hop your way through the romantic Greek Isles and explore the shimmering waterways around the Mediterranean. On the Norwegian Star, cruise passengers can immerse themselves in the charms of Venice, explore the islands of Corfu, Santorini and Mykonos and meet up with the amazing mosaics in Ravenna, Italy. On board, nestle in your cabin for a nice nap or lounge poolside with a cocktail.


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On your 10 day cruise, you will not only enjoy the delights of cruising but will also spend time in the remarkable city of Venice. Once on board, you can participate in a shore excursion to either the quaint city of Padua or have an in-depth tour of Venice with its wonderful canals and old neighbourhoods. Sail in the evening and spend the whole of the next day enjoying the facilities of your cruise ship. 

Arrive the following morning in the lush island of Corfu, one of the Ionian Islands with its old town and numerous historical sites. You can stroll through the maze of narrow cobbled streets, and passages or simply sit at a sidewalk café and have a beverage. Or you can choose from three shore excursions. One is to the charming village of Gastourian and the Achilleion Palace returning to visit Corfu’s old town. The second one is a tour of the island with visits to a distillery making liquor from kumquats and a monastery. The third is a tour of Corfu, the palace and lunch in a local tavern with live entertainment.  

Sail on to Santorini arriving the next day, an island that epitomizes the Greek island you might imagine as archetypal with its white-washed houses and churches and blue sky.  Your choice of shore excursions includes a tour to Akrotiri, an ancient city dating back to the Minoan civilization (2700–1420 BC) which was rediscovered only 50 years ago when it was found under the volcanic ash from an earthquake in the 1600’s BC. Also enjoy a wine tasting. Other choices are a Greek-style celebration of food, wine and dancing in Oia, a very pretty village situated high on top of a cliff overlooking the sea or a visit to a well-known, quality winery and the beautiful village of Oia. 

After another overnight, arrive in Mykonos of the Cyclades group of islands. The main town of Mykonos, also known as Chora, is very picturesque with its maze of narrow streets and harbour area. The streets are full of shops, boutiques, art galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants. You can choose here to have a trip to the nearby island of Delos mythical birthplace of the Goddess Artemis and God Apollo (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a tour of Mykonos island with its stunning scenic beauty comprised of windmills, sparkling bays, superb beaches, white houses and churches with their colorful blue and red domes or hop in a jeep and drive through the rugged terrain of Mykonos to the old lighthouse with a stop at Kalafatis Beach for a refreshing swim.

The next day is a full day at sea followed by arrival the next morning in the historic town of Ravenna on the north east coast of Italy. At first glance, the old streets, peaceful squares and fine shops resemble any other Italian city, but the Byzantine domes of its churches still evoke its Eastern heritage. Here it is almost essential to see some of the world’s most impressive Byzantine mosaics which adorn the walls and ceilings of Ravenna’s 6th-century basilicas and mausoleums. Other choices are a visit to the lagoon town of Comacchio and to a family-owned farm and winery for a taste of its distinctively fruity wines or a visit to the World Heritage Site Town of Ferrara, a city architecturally and historically important. 

Your last day of cruising brings you back to Venice where you can finish off your itinerary with more time spent in the city on a tour which includes the Doges' Palace, the Basilica di San Marco, named for St. Mark and the Venetian Lagoon to take in spectacular views of Venice on your way to the airport.

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,681

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Day 1

Venice Marco Polo Airport to Venice Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Ruzzini Palace Hotel

In the 18th century, this Venice palace was home to one of the city's most prominent families, including doge Carlo Ruzzini. Renovated by renowned architect Bartolomeo Manopola, the building is now the luxurious Ruzzini Palace Hotel Venice. Overlooking the square of the Church of Santa Maria Formosa, the hotel is centrally located within walking distance to most of Venice's most popular attractions, including St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. Experience all this while living like an aristocrat in dramatic Venetian style.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Ruzzini Palace Hotel

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    Ruzzini Palace Hotel



    In the 18th century, this Venice palace was home to one of the city's most prominent families, including doge Carlo Ruzzini. Renovated by renowned architect Bartolomeo Manopola, the building is now the luxurious Ruzzini Palace Hotel Venice. Overlooking the square of the Church of Santa ...

    In the 18th century, this Venice palace was home to one of the city's most prominent families, including doge Carlo Ruzzini. Renovated by renowned architect Bartolomeo Manopola, the building is now the luxurious Ruzzini Palace Hotel Venice. Overlooking the square of the Church of Santa Maria Formosa, the hotel is centrally located within walking distance to most of Venice's most popular attractions, including St. Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. Experience all this while living like an aristocrat in dramatic Venetian style.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge Bar

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Day 2

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 3

Hotel in Venice to Venice Port Cruise Terminal

Duration1 Hour

Venice, Italy

Embark - 18:00

You could start a discussion about Venice by praising its restaurants, wine bars, marble churches or blown glass. But you probably won't. You'll likely start with the fact that Venice is built on water. It is a place where people either float slowly down palace-lined man-made waterways or stroll down narrow alleyways. There's no more extraordinary place to find yourself, or lose yourself. Be sure to stay in Venice before your next European cruise.

Duration7 Nights
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Norwegian Star

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    Norwegian Star



    Norwegian Star blends the relaxed Freestyle Cruising concept with cruises to the Baltic capitals, The Caribbean and Transatlantic. Onboard Norwegian Star features 15 delicious dining options, 11 bars and lounges, a sprawling spa, an always-exciting casino, plus tons of fun for kids of every age. ...

    Norwegian Star blends the relaxed Freestyle Cruising concept with cruises to the Baltic capitals, The Caribbean and Transatlantic. Onboard Norwegian Star features 15 delicious dining options, 11 bars and lounges, a sprawling spa, an always-exciting casino, plus tons of fun for kids of every age. So whether you're exploring Northern Europe, sipping PiƱa Coladas in The Caribbean, or crossing the Atlantic, this ship offers it all.

    Facilities

    • Bar/Lounge
    • Dining Area
    • Fitness Centre
    • Sports Complex

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Day 4

At Sea

Today enjoy and explore your vessel the Norwegian Star that truly blends the relaxed Freestyle Cruising concept. Onboard Norwegian Star features 15 delicious dining options, 11 bars and lounges, a sprawling spa, an always-exciting casino, plus tons of fun for kids of every age.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Corfu, Greece

Arrive - 7:00, Depart - 15:00

One of the lushest of the Greek Isles, Corfu is rimmed in dramatic blue waters and topped with tranquil hillside villages. A collection of quaint cafes in the town of Corfu feels very continental, but the island's secluded coves and sandy beaches could only be found in the Greek Isles.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Santorini, Greece

Arrive - 14:00, Depart - 22:00

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.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Mykonos, Greece

Arrive - 8:00, Depart - 16:00

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.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Olympia (Katakolon), Greece

Arrive - 9:00, Depart - 18:00

This quaint little seaside town on the Ionian Sea is the gateway to Ancient Olympia, where Greek mythology was born and the first Olympiad was held. You may still be able to hear the distant echoes of the ancient Greeks cheering as you tour the ruins of one of the most important and exciting sanctuaries of antiquity.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

At Sea

Today enjoy and explore your vessel the Norwegian Star that truly blends the relaxed Freestyle Cruising concept. Onboard Norwegian Star features 15 delicious dining options, 11 bars and lounges, a sprawling spa, an always-exciting casino, plus tons of fun for kids of every age.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10

Venice, Italy

Disembark - 8:00

You could start a discussion about Venice by praising its restaurants, wine bars, marble churches or blown glass. But you probably won't. You'll likely start with the fact that Venice is built on water. It is a place where people either float slowly down palace-lined man-made waterways or stroll down narrow alleyways. There's no more extraordinary place to find yourself, or lose yourself. Be sure to stay in Venice before your next European cruise.

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DEPARTURES:

2017: Apr 14, 28; May 5, 19, 26; Jun 09, 23; Jul 21; Aug 4, 11, 18; Sep 1, 29; Oct 13

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • All ship board accommodation
  • All meals shown in the Itinerary
  • Ship amenities

PRICE EXLUDES:

  • Gratuities
  • Daytours not listed as included
  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Shore excursions. Various options available. Please enquire.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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13 Oct 2017
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