Symphony, Journey to the Holy Lands ex Rome to Athens

EU Mediterranean

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13 Night cruise sailing from Rome to Athens onboard Crystal Symphony.

13 Night cruise sailing from Rome to Athens onboard Crystal Symphony.

This voyage of profound historical and religious wonders includes three days in Israel exploring Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Nazareth; ancient wonders and cultures in Crete, Cyprus and Turkey, and an overnight in Athens.

Highlights of this cruise:

Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy
Civitavecchia was founded by Emperor Trajan in the 2nd century. Today this port is noted for its fine seafood and attractive monuments. Located 90 minutes away is the Eternal City of Rome. Steeped in 2,500 years of history, Rome was for many centuries the center of Western civilization. It was both the focal point of the Roman Empire and of Christendom. Landmarks such as the Colosseum, Forum, Pantheon, Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Spanish Steps are reminders of the legacy of its rich past.

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
A lovely seaside resort town on the Aegean coast, Kusadaşi is famous for sparkling waters, sandy beaches and enticing shops filled with designer clothing and hand-woven carpets and leather goods. More than these modern trappings, it is the gateway to Ephesus – the UNESCO-listed, 4,000 year old city – as well as the Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), Basilica of St. John, and House of the Virgin Mary.

Jerusalem/Tel Aviv (Ashdod), Israel
A tidy planned community built on golden dunes, Ashdod is southern Israel's only Mediterranean harbor. Yet this new city has fabulously ancient roots: Ashdod is mentioned in the Old Testament, and archaeologists have found ruins almost 4,000 years old. This is the doorway to the historic treasures of Jerusalem, and the worldly pleasures of Tel Aviv.

Bethlehem/Galilee (Haifa), Isreal
Hebrew for “beautiful coast,” Haifa has been a mecca for the faithful of all kinds for millennia. Its slopes of Mount Carmel, UNESCO-listed Acre and glittering coastline are all impressive, and it is also an ideal starting point for explorations of Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee; Zippori, “City of Mosaics”; and the lively cosmopolitan delights of Tel Aviv.

Rhodes, Greece
Rich with natural beauty and colorful history, Rhodes represents one of the most architecturally varied locations in Europe. Hellenistic, Byzantine, Medieval and Turkish influences intermingle with abundant sunshine and dry air to cast a magnificent light over the island that the ancients dedicated to Apollo, the God of Light. High on a cliff, the ruins of the Temple of Athena sit amidst the beautifully preserved Acropolis at Lindos.

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
A lovely seaside resort town on the Aegean coast, Kusadaşi is famous for sparkling waters, sandy beaches and enticing shops filled with designer clothing and hand-woven carpets and leather goods. More than these modern trappings, it is the gateway to Ephesus – the UNESCO-listed, 4,000 year old city – as well as the Temple of Artemis (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), Basilica of St. John, and House of the Virgin Mary.

Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Venture through Greece’s largest port city, Piraeus, as you make your way to the cradle of Western culture. Athens has long since been the location of myth and muse, and its ancient heritage is still an incredible source of inspiration.

Pricing (per person)

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Quad Triple Twin Single

E2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window Extremely Limited View

Request Request AU$ 14,774 Request

E1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window Limited View

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D - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

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C2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window Forward

Request Request AU$ 16,680 Request

C1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window

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B2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Forward

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B1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

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A3 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Forward

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A2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Limited View

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A1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah

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SH - Seabreeze Penthouse with Verandah

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PH - Penthouse with Verandah

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SP - Seabreeze Penthouse Suite with Verandah

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PS - Penthouse Suite with Verandah

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CP - Suite

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CP - Crystal Penthouse with Verandah

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Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

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