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Optional Greek Island cruise add-on     Celestyal Cruises Olympia


Optional add-on Cruise departs Fridays for three nights
3
night Aegean cruise aboard the Cruise Ship Celestyal Olympia

Cruise Itinerary:

Fri Depart Piraeus 11.30 Arrive Mykonos 18.00 Depart Mykonos 23.00  
Sat Arrive Kusadasi 07.00 Depart Kusadasi 13.00 Arrive Patmos 16.00 Depart Patmos 21.00
Sun Arrive Heraklion 07.00 Depart Heraklion 11.30 Arrive Santorini 16.30 Depart Santorini 21.30
Mon Arrive Piraeus 07.00      

Celestyal Olympia named for the ancient sanctuary and birthplace of the Olympic Games, is the best way to see the Aegean. Enjoy your drink on the Hera deck, next to the pool and watch the Aegean sea shimmer before your eyes. The Celestyal Olympia includes two lounges, five bars, three restaurants, a fully equipped gym, a library, the Sana beauty parlour and an array of shops selling traditional Greek products and tax-free goods. The ship was renovated in 2017.

Ship specifications:
Capacity 1664 PASSENGERS
Cabins 724
Length 214 METERS
Cruising Speed 19 KNOTS

Cost of 3 night cruise in US dollars                        Early booking discounts are available
Outside Stateroom  

Double occupancy
Prices range from  $939 US to $1019 US per person

Single occupancy
Prices range from $1173 US to $1277 US
Inside Stateroom  

Double occupancy
Prices range from $759 US to $889 US per person

Single occupancy
Prices range from $939 US to $1108 US

Price includes:

  • Cabin accommodation in the category booked
  • All meals

  • Alcoholic & non alcoholic drinks on board

  • Two shore excursions (listed below)

  • Entertainment on board

  • Port taxes

  • On board gratuities

Not included:  Taxi transfer to the ship and from the ship to the airport. There are other shore excursions offered but not included.

Included shore Excursions:

Crete  Palace of Knossos   On this shore excursion we venture into the incredible open-air museum of the Palace of Knossos.  The tour will take you to Heraklion - the Koules Fortress (the stronghold overlooking the Heraklion harbour), the Venetian Loggia (the 17th century administrative and social center), the harmonious Morozini fountain and the 10th century Church of St. Titus. As you explore the Palace of Knossos, considered Europe's oldest city, you are entering and experiencing the incredible world of the legendary Minoan civilization. The long and winding roads of Crete's ancient city gradually expose the remarkable art, architecture and daily life of the Minoan people. Breathe in the millennia of history and imagine the legends of Daedalus, Theseus and the Minotaur come to life in the remarkable Hall of the Royal Guard and the Double Axes, the King's Chamber or the Queen's Apartment. The ancient city of Knossos, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the whole Aegean, provides a fascinating insight into the sophisticated Minoan civilization. See the Throne Room, the fresco of the Prince of the Lilies, the imposing Grand Staircase and the Queen’s Megaron. The tour also includes stop in Heraklion for a short walk through the historic center before returning to the vessel. The city is brimming with an assortment of shops and cafes or you can retrace the steps of the Venetian rulers at the impressive fortified port, the vast arches and the arsenals.
 

Kusadasi Shore Excursion:    At Ancient Ephesus you find relics of the Hellenistic, Roman and Early Christian era. At the archaeological site you will be given a guided tour among the Agora, the Odeon, the Library of Celsus, the marble-paved main Street of Kouretes, the Baths of Scholastica, Trajan's Fountain, the Public Latrines, the Residences of the Patricians, the Prytaneum, the Temple of Hadrian.  The Great Theatre, built in the 4th century B.C., could accommodate 24,000 spectators and it is famous even nowadays for its acoustics.

Other shore excursions are available that are not included.

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