Island Life in Ancient Greece and Turkey
Aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe m.s. L’Austral
September 26 to October 4, 2011
From approximately $3235 plus air
This enlightening voyage aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe m.s. L'Austral, a state-of-the-art vessel launching in 2011, cruises from the bustling bazaars and sparkling mosques of Istanbul, across the glistening waters of the Aegean, to the mythical relics of Troy, Delos and Athens. Along Turkey's enchanting coast, visit the site of fabled Troy and stroll the marble-paved boulevards of Ephesus, the most spectacularly preserved Greco-Roman city in the world. Visit Greece's history-rich islands—Pátmos, where monks carry on spiritual traditions traced directly to St. John; medieval Rhodes, to walk in the footsteps of crusading knights; Delos, mythical birthplace of Olympian deities; and Santorini, renowned for its dramatic black cliffs. Choose to extend your journey with a Pre-Cruise Option in Istanbul or Cappadocia and a Post-Cruise Option in Athens.