Three Continents – 7night All-Inclusive cruise aboard Celestyal Crystal
Athens – Port Said – Ashdod – Limassol – Rhodes – Kusadasi
Fare: All-Inclusive 679€ per person.
Not only do we visit Europe, Africa and Asia, but also take a long step back in time. Our odyssey will bring us to the sites of three of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, at Cairo, Rhodes and Ephesus. If this were not breathtaking enough, there is the opportunity to explore Jerusalem and all its amazing treasures. Epic? That may not do it justice.
Day 1: Athens – From the Greek capital, we embark in the evening on this exciting and evocative journey incorporating Africa, Asia and Europe, setting sail for Alexandria. Your first night onboard will give you the opportunity to relax, indulge in our All-Inclusive hospitality and anticipate the many adventures ahead on your very own voyage of discovery across Three Continents that captures the spirit of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Day 2: At sea – Time to enjoy the onboard activities.
Day 3: Port Said – Sitting on the coast of the Mediterranean, the city was established in 1859 during the construction of the Suez Canal. It flourished for decades but its glory is a little faded. It still has an allure but the main attraction is the Suez Canal, with a raised pedestrian boardwalk running along the waterfront. If you want to travel a little further please join us on a complimentary excursion to Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza, the only one of Seven Great Wonders still standing. You will rejoin the ship in Port Said.
Day 4: Ashdod – Today is a fleeting visit to the Holy Land. Diverse, modern-day Ashdod covers the land of two ancient twin towns, it’s the largest port in Israel and one of the oldest cities in the world. It was inhabited by the Philistines in Biblical times and when they captured the Ark of the Covenant from the Israelites, they brought it here (although they had to give it back.) Ashdod is only 33 miles from historic Jerusalem so a trip to see the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, the Wailing Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa and more of the most celebrated sites and buildings anywhere, can be arranged.
Day 5: Limassol – This bustling tourist heart of Cyprus is full of character and history, not least the centuries-old Limassol Castle, home to the Cyprus Medieval Museum and its collection of pottery and tombstones. A short drive away is iconic Aphrodite’s Rock and the striking Crusader castle at Kolossi. The centre of Limassol buzzes with cafes, bars and restaurants that are as popular with locals as with visitors. You can take an excursion to Pafos to visit the UNESCO archaeological site and Aphrodite’s Rock.
Day 6: Rhodes – The Colossus of Rhodes, the third of our Seven Wonders, once bestrode the harbour but he is long gone. So you can take in the lovely Old Town, a maze of atmospheric cobbled streets that will transport you back to the Byzantine Empire and beyond. Our complimentary excursion will take you to Lindos, the Acropolis, then on to the Old Town of Rhodes for a walking tour.
Day 7: Kusadasi – We arrive in Kusadasi in the morning and enjoy a full day in this colourful Turkish beach town. This is the coastal gateway to the Hellenistic ruins of Ephesus, famed for the fourth of our Seven Wonders, the Temple of Artemis. A complimentary excursion is included and this is one of the numerous undoubted highlights of our trip.
Day 8: Athens – We return to Athens after an epic journey. We hope it will have been a ‘Wonder’ for you.
For more information on the available optional excursions, please contact TRAVELERS CLUB.
- Onboard Dining
- Unlimited Classic Drinks
- Select Excursions
- Entertainment Onboard
- Classic Cairo
- Ephesus – Kusadasi
- Three continents in eight days
- Visit the holy city of Jerusalem
- Three archaeological marvels: Cairo, Rhodes and Ephesus
3rd and 4th adult in the same cabin pay 679 € / person.
Children 2 – 11 years old pay 369 € in a cabin with 2 adults, 0- 2 years, 289 €.
Fare based on stateroom category IA on 19 November 2022 sailing, subject to availability. Fares for other dates may vary. Taxes, Fees and Port charges are included in the fare reflected.This is a truly epic voyage.
Saturday: Athens (Greece), Embarkation – 17:00.
Sunday: at sea.
Monday: Cairo – Port Said (Egypt), 06:30 – 22:00.
Tuesday: Ashdod* (Israel), 08:00 – 22:00.
Wednesday: Limassol (Cyprus), 11:00 – 18:00.
Thursday: Rhodes (Greece), 12:00 – 20:00.
Friday: Kusadasi (Turkey), 07:00 – 19:30.
Saturday: Athens (Greece), 07:00 – Disembarkation.
2022 sailing dates:
November: 19, 26.
December: 03, 10.