04/21 - 05/02/2019

12-Day Greek Isles Cruise

  • Day 1
    ROME - ITALY
  • Day 2
    ROME - ITALY
  • Day 3
    ROME - JEWEL OF THE SEAS
  • Day 4
    AT SEA
  • Day 5
    CHANIA / CRETE - GREECE
  • Day 6
    MYKONOS - GREECE
  • Day 7
    RHODES - GREECE
  • Day 8
    SANTORINI - GREECE
  • Day 9
    ATHENS - GREECE
  • Day 10
    AT SEA
  • Day 11
    NAPLES - ITALY
  • Day 12
    ROME - ITALY

Tour Overview


What’s included in this cruise tour:

  • Tour manager throughout the trip
  • Cruise accommodation, meals, entertainment on board
  • Shore excursions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Taxes

Excludes

  • Onboard gratuities
  • Meals (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Personal expenditures

Tour highlights:

  • 3 days 2 nights in Rome, Italy, and visit spectacular historical sites left by the ancient Roman Empire
  • Visit the most beautiful city of Crete, Chania
  • Stroll through Mykonos and enjoy the local blue skies and white houses
  • Explore Rhode Island, also known as the Island of Roses
  • Enjoy the beautiful Mount Pearl on the Greek Aegean Sea, Santorini
  • Visit the historical ancient buildings in Greece, the center of religious politics – the Acropolis
  • Explore the remains of Pompeii and learn about the highly civilized society of ancient Rome

Offer ID: 1317916

Jewel of the Seas
Year Built: 2004
Refurbished 2016
Tonnage: 90,090
Passenger Capacity: 2,501

Itinerary

  • 1
    4/21 ROME - ITALY
    Arrive in Rome today and transfer to hotel.
    Hotel: Massimo D Azeglio or similar
  • 2
    4/22 ROME - ITALY
    After a delicious breakfast at the hotel we will explore the beautiful city of Rome and journey to the Vatican Museum, which feature an immense collection of worlds built up by the Roman Catholic Church. They include some of the most renowned classical sculptures and notable masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The Sistine Chapel is the next stop and the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. The fame of the Sistine Chapel lies mainly in the frescos that decorate the interior, and most particularly the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgment by Michelangelo. Tour St. Peter’s Basilica, an Italian Renaissance church which is the largest church in the world. Enjoy the stunning artwork, Renaissance architecture and its opulent interior. Next visit Pantheon Church, which was built in 27-35 BC by son-in-law of the Roman Empire, Emperor Oda, to worship the gods on Mount Olympia. Last but not least, toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, inspired by Roman triumphal arches, is the largest and most famous Baroque fountain in Rome. The tradition has it to toss a coin into the fountain, ensuring that you will return to Rome.
    Amount of walking: Long
  • 3
    4/23 ROME - JEWEL OF THE SEAS
    On our second day in Rome, no visit to Rome is complete without seeing the famous landmark of the Colosseum. Built in the 1st century AD, this great arena could seat 45,000 spectators and was the largest Roman amphitheater in the world. It hosted gladiatorial combats, spectacles with wild beasts and possibly the execution of early Christians. It was believed to be a place of martyrdom and was therefore regarded as a sacred place. After the tour, you will be transferred to Civitavecchia port to board Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas. Enjoy outstanding cuisine, fun entertainment, and much more.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 4
    4/24 AT SEA
  • 5
    4/25 CHANIA / CRETE - GREECE
    Today our cruise ship arrives in Chania of the Greek island of Crete. The Venetians ruled between 1285 to 1645 until they were pushed out of Crete by the Ottoman Empire. Most of the ancient buildings and fortifications at the Venetian Harbor were built during the Venetian rule, with Chania Lighthouse being the most prominent landmark on the harbor. See Hassan Pasha Mosque, often referred to as the Forbidden Army Mosque, is the first mosque built after the Turkish conquest, honoring the first commander of Chania, Küçük Hasan.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 6
    4/26 MYKONOS - GREECE
    Today our cruise ship arrives in Mykonos, Greece; situated in the middle of the Aegean Sea, it is well known for white gems, bright sunshine, sandy beaches, blue oceans, comfortable resort style, and always attracting many tourists from all over the world. It is suggested the best way to explore Mykonos is to wander around the city aimlessly, exploring the alley because you just don’t know what you will see. See Little Venice, one of the most romantic places on the island. This area is filled with elegant and gorgeous old houses that are alongside the edge of the sea. From here you can see the Kato Milli Windmills, built by the Venetians in the 16th century to mill wheat, an industry during the early days of Mykonos. Although they are not in use, one of these windmills has been transformed into a museum. The most popular and photographed church on the island, Church of Panagia Paraportiani, is a whitewashed church built in 1425, it consists of five churches built into one; see if you can notice the four different architectural styles along with the fifth church that has been built on top of all of them. (No tours, free time today)
  • 7
    4/27 RHODES - GREECE
    Our cruise ship arrives in Rhodes, Greece, known as “Island of Roses”. Along the eastern coastline we will first visit the beautiful village of Lindos. The landscape of Lindos encapsulates the essence of Rhodes, a beautiful blend of ancient and medieval, having a history of more than 3,000 years. Beneath the modern village of Lindos lies buried one of the most important ancient cities of Rhodes and the eastern Aegean. The town has ruins of the Acropolis of Lindos, a natural citadel which was fortified successively by the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Knights of St. John and the Ottomans. Afterwards we will return to the ancient city of Rhode Island, which has existed since 408 B.C.. The Knights of St. John built this city surrounded by high walls in the 14 century. See The Palace of the Knights, a medieval castle which represents Gothic architecture, functioned as a palace, headquarters and fortress.
    Amount of walking: Long
  • 8
    4/28 SANTORINI - GREECE
    We arrive in the beautiful Santorini, Greece. It is a volcanic island in the Cyclades islands of the Greek islands; famous for stunning views, beautiful sunsets and fantastic beaches. The blue and white color of this city is many artists gathering place, it is also many photographer’s paradise. We will take a cable car and head to the largest city Fira, the town built on a cliff slope of about 300 meters above sea level. Next we will see the second largest city of Santorini, Oia. Make sure you take a picture of the most photographed shot of this beautiful city.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 9
    4/29 ATHENS - GREECE
    Today we arrive in Piraeus, Greece. We will head to Athens, the city with the most glorious history in the world, with history that goes back over three millennia. Explore this magical city worshipped by gods and people. Visit the ancient “high city” of Athens, Acropolis crowned by white temples sacred to the city’s goddess Athena. The magnificent Parthenon, built on top of the hill in the 5th Century BCE, is one of the greatest architectural masterpieces of all time. It is the most significant reference point of ancient Greek culture, as well as the symbol of the city. See the New Acropolis Museum, an archaeological museum that holds the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. Last but not least, we visit Plaka District, the oldest historical neighborhood of Athens, known as the “Neighborhood of the Gods” because of its proximity to the Acropolis and its many archaeological sites. It is now a place to many restaurants and shops.
    Amount of walking: Long
  • 10
    4/30 AT SEA
  • 11
    5/1 NAPLES - ITALY
    Today we arrive in Naples, Italy. We will visit the famous archaeological site Pompeii. In A.D. 79, an eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed the city killing its inhabitants and buried most of Pompeii. Pompeii has been a famous destination for over 250 years and with it being a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Amount of walking: Long
  • 12
    5/2 ROME - ITALY
    Today we disembark the ship in Civitavecchia port, Italy. After disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your safe flight back home.