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Smart Eight

Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Santorini
Package rate per person in double room in low season From 1344

This package provides a combination of destination ranging from the Cycladic islands, to Crete and even the coast of Turkey to create a unique experience to suit every need. The journey begins in Athens, a city steeped in historical landmarks, but also filled with contemporary architecture and modern attractions. From there you will embark upon your adventure with a visit to the resort of Kusadasi on the coast of Turkey, where east and west collide in the most magnificent way. This amalgamation is not the only experience to be had there, as an excursion to the famous sight of Ephesus is a can't-miss. You will proceed to the medieval island of Rhodes, where the excursion of Lindos will immerse you in the history of eras long passed. Afterwards, you will proceed to Crete, the largest island in Greece and one of the most traditional when it comes to way of life. Known for its warm hospitality and local delicacies, Crete also gives you a chance to see how Venetian architecture has influenced the region.

Up next is Santorini and this renowned island is sure to enchant you with its majestic scenery, vibrant colors and light blue sea. Don't miss out on seeing the caldera before watching the golden sunset with a glass of local wine in your hand. Then comes Milos, for a taste of the quiet life. There you will explore the volcanic shoreline, colorful landscapes of unspoiled natural beauty, as well as serene beaches and uncrowded ancient sites. The two contrasts unite in your next destination, Mykonos. The cosmopolitan island in the heart of Cyclades, combines serene sandy beaches with a vivid nightlife that is unparalleled in the region.

Package starting day: Every Thursday (April to October)

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flight tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa expenses
  • Port taxes
  • Supplement for cruise due to seasonality
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • Stayover hotel tax (to be paid directly to the hotel)

* Optional private City Tour or upgrade to Cabin Category at additional cost

  • Thursday – Arrival at Athens
    On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel by our minibus or taxi driver. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -

  • Friday – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast we will meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Saturday – Embark on Cruise
    Afternoon transfer from your hotel to the port for embarkation on your cruise ship.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Sunday – Arrival at Kusadasi
    Morning arrival in the Turkish port of Kusadasi, with shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus (KUS-02).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Monday – Arrival at Rhodes
    Early morning call at the magnificent island of Rhodes, with a Medieval Tour of the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights (RHO-01).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Tuesday – Arrival at Crete (Heraklion)
    In the morning you will arrive at Heraklion with a shore excursion to Minoan Palace of Knossos - the first European civilization (HER-02) included. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the city on your own.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Wednesday – Arrival at Santorini
    Arriving in the morning at the island of Santorini. Until the following morning, you are free to explore the volcanic island and its stunning caldera. Perched on the edge of steep cliffs, the picturesque villages of Santorini offer great views to the Aegean Sea and the submerged volcano. Apart from the caldera villages with the traditional Cycladic architecture, such as Oia and Fira, there are many sights to visit in Santorini, of which the most important one is the Minoan Akrotiri.
    Overnight: on board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Thursday – Arrival at Milos & Mykonos
    Early morning arrival in Milos, another volcanic island, whose unique geology offers marvelous views and opportunities for photographs that will keep this vacation etched in your memory forever. Afternoon arrival at the island of Mykonos. 24 hours at disposal in Mykonos island.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Friday – Mykonos
    You have the morning free to laze in the sunshine on one of the island's magnificent sandy beaches and explore the cosmopolitan nightlife. The island’s progressive attitude and vivid nightlife render it a magnet for celebrities so expect to casually run in to a few. Departure from Mykonos in the evening.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Saturday – Return to Athens
    Morning arrival at Athens at the Piraeus port. You will be met by our assistant and transferred by our taxi driver to your selected hotel in Athens. Afternoon at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Sunday – Departure from Athens
    Transfer from your hotel to Athens airport by our minibus or taxi driver for your return flight home.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Thursday – Arrival at Athens
    On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel by our minibus or taxi driver. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -

  • Friday – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    After breakfast we will meet you at your hotel or close by, in order to start the morning Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Saturday – Embark on Cruise
    Afternoon transfer from your hotel to the port for embarkation on your cruise ship.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Sunday – Arrival at Kusadasi
    Morning arrival in the Turkish port of Kusadasi, with shore excursion to Ancient Ephesus (KUS-02).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Monday – Arrival at Rhodes
    Early morning call at the magnificent island of Rhodes, with a Medieval Tour of the Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights (RHO-01).
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Tuesday – Arrival at Crete (Heraklion)
    In the morning you will arrive at Heraklion with a shore excursion to Minoan Palace of Knossos - the first European civilization (HER-02) included. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the city on your own.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Wednesday – Arrival at Santorini
    Arriving in the morning at the island of Santorini. Until the following morning, you are free to explore the volcanic island and its stunning caldera. Perched on the edge of steep cliffs, the picturesque villages of Santorini offer great views to the Aegean Sea and the submerged volcano. Apart from the caldera villages with the traditional Cycladic architecture, such as Oia and Fira, there are many sights to visit in Santorini, of which the most important one is the Minoan Akrotiri.
    Overnight: on board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Thursday – Arrival at Milos & Mykonos
    Early morning arrival in Milos, another volcanic island, whose unique geology offers marvelous views and opportunities for photographs that will keep this vacation etched in your memory forever. Afternoon arrival at the island of Mykonos. 24 hours at disposal in Mykonos island.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Friday – Mykonos
    You have the morning free to laze in the sunshine on one of the island's magnificent sandy beaches and explore the cosmopolitan nightlife. The island’s progressive attitude and vivid nightlife render it a magnet for celebrities so expect to casually run in to a few. Departure from Mykonos in the evening.
    Overnight: On board
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Saturday – Return to Athens
    Morning arrival at Athens at the Piraeus port. You will be met by our assistant and transferred by our taxi driver to your selected hotel in Athens. Afternoon at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Sunday – Departure from Athens
    Transfer from your hotel to Athens airport by our minibus or taxi driver for your return flight home.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Cruise itineraries are subject to change or to be cancelled by the shipping company with or without prior notice.
  • The shipping company reserves the right to substitute the cruise vessel with a similar one & also to amend the departure/arrival port at any time with or without prior notice
  • In Mykonos, Milos and Santorini disembarkation will be implemented by tender boats, as long as the weather permits it.
  • You are kindly requested to check with your Embassy/Consulate whether you need to obtain a multiple-entry Schengen visa for the above cruise itinerary, depending on your country of origin.
  • Please make sure your identification cards, passports and multiple entry Schengen visas are valid and up to date.

Season 2019:

  • Low Season April 15-May 27 & October 07-14
  • Medium Season June 03-July 29 & September 02-30
  • High Season August 05-26

Cabs available at Celestyal Crystal:

  • Inside: IA, IB, IC
  • Outside: XA, XBO (obstructed view), XB, XC, XD
  • Suites: Suite with Balcony (SBJ), Suite (S), Suite with Balcony (SB) and Suite Grande (SG)
Rates per Person for all services outlined in Euros
Group 1

Athens: 3-star Attalos (standard room with balcony) or similar

SeasonTripleDoubleSingle
April 01-30 & Oct 01-311.2491.3441.859
May 01 - Sept 301.2571.3521.899

Port Taxes EUR 342

Group 2

Athens 4-star Electra Athens (classic room ) or similar
 

SeasonTripleDoubleSingle
April 01-May 31 & July 19-Aug 31 & Oct 01-311.3411.4682.059
June 01-July 18 & Sept 01-301.3571.4882.099

Port Taxes EUR 342
 

Group 3

Athens 5-star Electra Metropolis (classic room,superior room for 3 persons ) or similar

SeasonTripleDoubleSingle
April 01-30 & Aug 01-31 & Oct 01-311.4611.5682.339
May 01-31 & July 01-311.4811.5882.379
June 01-30 & Sept 01-301.4891.6202.419

Port Txes EUR 342

Cruise Supplements for Medium and High Season to the above rates
 

Medium Season supplement:

For cruise departures from June 06 to July 25, 2020 (included) & Sept 05-26 2020 (included )

  • Euros 130 per person in a triple cabin
  • Euros 195 per person in a twin cabin
  • Euros 255 for the single cabin
     

High Season Supplement:

For cruise departures from August 01 to 29, 2020 (included)        

  • Euros 240 per person in a triple cabin
  • Euros 355 per person in a twin cabin
  • Euros 460 for the single cabin