Steps of St. Paul

Steps of St. Paul – 7-night cruise with Celestyal Journey.

Athens – Thessaloniki – Kavala – Istanbul – Dikeli – Kusadasi – Patmos* – Athens.

7-day cruise in October, from 789 €/person.

Journey, is a mid-sized cruise ship that gives the feeling of a large ship. Spacious, comfortable and complete, with a wide range of facilities and services. Its friendly team welcomes you for an epic adventure in the Aegean. With delectable dining experiences, a full entertainment programme, a wellness centre, casino, swimming pool and on-board sports activities, we are sure that your time with Crystal will be memorable and exciting.


Day 1: Athens – Our cruise starts from Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world. Board the ship, settle into the cabin and it’s time to explore!

Day 2: Thessaloniki -Next, you will find yourselves in Thessaloniki. Following the path of Apostle Paul’s second missionary tour of Europe, you will be led past the imposing walls that guard the city’s beautiful harbour. You will enjoy the impressive architecture as well as the Biblical city of Veroia. Follow the local guide to learn how Apostle Paul was tested in his attempt to convert the noble Jews living in the area.

Day 3: Kavala – The amphitheatrically built Kavala, built on the slopes of Mount Symbol, leads you to the place where  Apostle Paul preached his first sermon in Europe. It was also here that he baptized the first Greek and European Christian convert, Lydia. Visit the open-air baptistery, the monument honouring the Saint and the ruins of the prison where he was held captive with Apostle Silas.

Day 4: Istanbul – In this bustling city, you will visit the famous Hagia Sophia, the Byzantine and imperial mosques that pierce the sky of the city with their pointed minarets, the Topkapi palace and the Blue Mosque.

Day 5: Dikili – Along the Turkish coastline, we will meet the coastal town of Dikeli, with its rich landscape, full of forests and sandy beaches. Here you will have the opportunity to visit ancient Pergamon and ancient Ephesus. The temple dedicated to the god of healing, Asclepius, is the last stop of the day.

Day 6: Kusadasi – In the seaside resort of Kusadasi, the Apostle Paul wrote the letter to the Ephesians and preached in the Great Theatre of Ephesus. The second largest city of the Roman Empire, it is also the site of one of the Seven Wonders of Antiquity, the Temple of Artemis.

Day 7: Patmos* – The tranquil island, famous as the place where John the Baptist envisioned and inspired the Apocalypse. The last Apostle was exiled to Patmos. Follow the pilgrims’ footsteps to the Monastery of St. John and the Holy Cave of the Apocalypse.

Day 8: Athens – While the cruise may be coming to an end, Athens is stretching out in front of us. Explore the alleys in the city centre, climb the Acropolis and enjoy the skyline!


For more information about the available optional excursions, please ask at TRAVELERS CLUB.


  • Accommodation in a cabin of your choice
  • Meals on board
  • Unlimited classic drinks
  • 75% discount on prepaid excursions
  • Entertainment on board
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes.

Included 75% discount on prepaid excursions!

Upgrade your package for 240 € to include: premium drinks package, 75€ extra discount for prepaid tours, free WiFi access, discount in themed restaurants!

3rd and 4th adult in the same cabin pays 789€/person.
Children 2 to 11 years old pay 549€ in a cabin with 2 adults.
Infants under 2 years old pay 289€.

Price based on cabin class IA for departures 21/10 2023 subject to availability. Ticket prices for other types of cabins may vary. Taxes, port taxes and service charges are included in the price.


Saturday: Athens, Greece, Boarding – 16:00
Sunday: Thessaloniki, Greece, 09:30 – 20:00
Monday: Kavala, Greece, 08:00 – 16:00
Tuesday: Istanbul, Turkey, 09:30 – 20:00
Wednesday: Dikeli, Turkey, 12:00 – 20:00
Thursday: Kusadasi, Turkey, 08:00 – 23:30
Friday: Patmos, Greece, 07:00 – 18:30
Saturday: Athens, Greece, 07:00 – Disembarkation

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Available Dates

Departure Dates 2023:
October 14, 21

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