Piraeus (Athens, Greece) to Rome (Civitavecchia, Italy) on Seven-Seas-Voyager

17 October 2018
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Day Date Port Arrive Depart
1 - Wednesday 17 October Piraeus (Athens, Greece) 0600 1700
Piraeus is 12 kilometers south-west of Athens and is the city's port. The port town itself has a long nautical history, as told in the Maritime Museum, and close to the port is the area of Piralki and its fish taverns. Walking beyond the peninsula, the coast is dotted with picturesque creeks. The hillside area of Kastella has narrow alleys, the church of Profitis Ilias and fantastic views of the Acropolis.
2 - Thursday 18 October Rhodes (Greece) 0900 1700
Rhodes port in the ancient Mandraki harbour is next to the walled Old Town with shops, restaurants and chief sights all within walking distance. These include the Palace of the Grand Masters built by the Knights of St John, the Sulemain Mosque, Byzantine churches, Venetian mansions and old Crusader inns along the Street of the Knights. The famous Acropolis of Rhodes on a hillside beyond the city is not to be missed.
3 - Friday 19 October Limassol (Cyprus) 1100 1900
The city of Limassol on the south coast of Cyprus is one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean and also the largest tourist resort on the island, with pleasant beaches, tavernas and cafes. Above Kourion Beach are the ruins of a Roman amphitheatre, and the Cyprus Medieval Museum is situated in the Castle of Limassol. Close to the town are the ruins of Amathus and the former headquarters of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem, Kolossi Castle.
4 - Saturday 20 October Haifa (Israel) 0600
Haifa is one of Israel's prettiest cities, crowned by Mount Carmel. There are several interesting sights, including the lush gardens of the Carmel Nature Reserve, the cave of the Prophet Elijah and the former German Colony, established in 1868 as an agricultural community and now one of Haifa's most picturesque areas. Wadi Nisnas is a network of narrow alleys, restaurants, old stone houses and Turkish haanim which is occupied by Jews and Arabs.
5 - Sunday 21 October Haifa (Israel) 2300
6 - Monday 22 October Ashdod (Israel) 0700 2000
The busy commercial port of Ashdod is a gateway to Tel Aviv in the north, and to the Holy Land cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Tel Aviv's collection of over 4000 Bauhaus buildings has earned it a World Heritage listing. Traditional Tel Aviv can be experienced in the Kerem, or Vineyard District which has shady gardens, spice shops and a large market. Visits to Jerusalem may include the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Dome of the Rock and perhaps a journey through the Judean Hills to Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity.
7 - Tuesday 23 October Cruising The Mediterranean Sea
8 - Wednesday 24 October Heraklion (Crete) 0800 1800
The town of Heraklion has a picturesque harbour, tree-shaded squares and a splendid Venetian loggia and fountains. Boutiques can be found on Daedalou Street, and curios and gifts along 1866 Street. Koules Venetian Fortress is situated on the harbour walls close to the Natural History Museum of Crete, where visitors can stand on the 'experience an earthquake' platform. The famous Minoan Palace of Knossos is only 25 minutes' drive from Heraklion.
9 - Thursday 25 October Cruising The Mediterranean Sea
10 - Friday 26 October Valletta (Malta) 0800 1800
Arriving in Valletta, the site of its magnificent Grand Harbour is memorable. The old warehouses of the harbour area now contain a string of elegant restaurants and bars. Uphill is the impressive City Gate, leafy squares and some fine buildings including St John's Cathedral which displays a painting by Caravaggio. Traffic-free Republic Street is the main shopping area, and from the ramparts of Hastings Gardens there are wonderful sea views and a caf'.
11 - Saturday 27 October Messina (Italy) 0800 1800
This ancient city of cobblestone streets sits on the north-eastern tip of Sicily, and is a busy port a short walk away for the main Piazza and its Duomo. Messina is usually visited as a gateway to the classical ruins of Taormina, tours to Mount Etna and the Church of the Black Madonna in Tindari.
12 - Sunday 28 October Sorrento (Italy) 0800 1800
Sorrento lies on a peninsula on the south side of the Bay of Naples, and is the gateway to the picturesque Amalfi Coast, the islands of Ischia and Capri, and the ancient sites of Pompeii and Paestum. Sorrento itself has an unhurried charm, with cafes serving the local tipple, Limoncello in Piazza Tasso. Worth a visit are the Baroque Church del Carmine, the 18th-century villa, Palazzo Correa, and Museo Bottega, which has frescoed vaults and antiquities on display.
13 - Monday 29 October Rome (Civitavecchia, Italy) 0700 1900
Civitavecchia is the port for Rome. There is an efficient direct rail link from the port to Rome which takes around 80 minutes. Once in the Italian capital, there is much to see and do; the chief sights are Vatican City, the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain, the Sistine Chapel and its magnificent ceiling, and the Spanish Steps. Designer shops can be found on the Via dei Condotti and Via del Corso, and there are good restaurants throughout the city.
Code Category Status Latest Price
H Deluxe Veranda Suite WAIT LIST £6579pp
G Deluxe Veranda Suite WAIT LIST £6959pp
F Deluxe Veranda Suite WAIT LIST £7259pp
E Concierge Suite WAIT LIST £7629pp
D Concierge Suite GUARANTEE £7929pp
C Penthouse Suite AVAILABLE £8509pp
B Penthouse Suite AVAILABLE £8879pp
A Penthouse Suite AVAILABLE £9249pp
SS Seven Seas Suite AVAILABLE £11719pp
VS Voyager Suite WAIT LIST £13209pp
GS Grand Suite WAIT LIST £15449pp
MS Master Suite CLOSED £17689pp
Prices: £ price per person based on 2 people sharing.
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