8 days on the MS Celestyal Crystal
Athens, Athens, Istanbul, Canakkale, Volos, Crete, Santorini, Mykonos
Included in the Itinerary:
Slender minarets and lavish Ottoman palaces form the skyline of Istanbul, an unforgettable sight as you approach the city on the busy Bosphorus Strait. Tour Topkapi Palace, marvel at the Blue Mosque, admire ornate Hagia Sofia – and then haggle for spices in the bazaar.
Gateway to the battlefields of Gallipoli and the remnants of ancient Troy, Çanakkale’s attractions span thousands of years of history. Visit the archaeological site of Troy, dating back more than 5,000 years, and the hilltop village of Assos, dating back to 530 BC and crowned by a Doric temple to Athena, the sparkling bay of Edremit far below.
Situated between Athens and Thessaloníki, the elegant port of Volos guards the craggy hinterland of Meteora, where early Christians built monasteries atop sheer pinnacles of sandstone. Visit the UNESCO-listed monasteries and learn about the near-impossible take of constructing these isolated retreats – or spend time in Volos itself, a thriving and cultured city with a beautiful waterfront.
The busy capital of Crete (Heraklion) is a former Venetian harbor with a history dating back even further, to the time of the Minoans. Visit Knossos, once home to Europe’s oldest civilization and the setting of the legend of Theseus and the Minotaur and delve further into the art and creativity of the Minoans at the city’s extraordinary Archaeological Museum.
Sprinkled like sugar over sheer, black volcanic cliffs, Santorini’s whitewashed capital, Fira, is a sight to behold. Wander the narrow streets or venture along the clifftop to pretty Oia for that iconic shot of the blue domed church. Your ship will spend the evening in port, so take a ringside seat in a clifftop bar to watch the fiery sunset.
A cosmopolitan paradise that attracts more than its fair share of beautiful people, Mykonos Town is the archetypal image of the Cyclades, with immaculate whitewashed houses, windmills and winding alleys. Explore the sandy beaches, wander through the ancient temples on neighboring Delos and venture out on your overnight stay to enjoy the legendary nightlife.
Port Piraeus is about 15 miles from Athens city center. Approximately 40 minutes drive.
- Cabin accommodation in your chosen category – fully air conditioned
- Breakfast, lunch & dinner – vegetarian meals included – a la carte or buffet
- Drink Package – Unlimited alcoholic & Non-alcoholic
- Daily activities & entertainment – Including yoga, dance etc – a daily schedule will be posted on board.
- Swimming pool, sauna & fitness center
- Port & Service Charges
- Gratuities included
- Shore excursions as detailed
- Personal expenses
- Transfers to and from the port of Piraeus in Athens.
- WIFI – is available on board but there is a fee for use
2020 Prices in US$
Celestyal Crystal Features:
As soon as you step aboard Celestyal Crystal, you’ll realize your getaway couldn’t possibly feel more comfortable or more like home. Enjoy comfortable staterooms and suites, elegant restaurants, bars and lounges, spa and fitness rooms, as well as promenade decks, where you can revel in the splendor of a starlit ocean sky.
- Outside Staterooms 260
- Balcony suites 53
- Inside staterooms 163
- Guests decks 10
- Elevator doors 4
- Tonnage 25,611
- Draught 6,10 m
- Stabilizers Yes
- Electric current 110-220v c
- Crew members 406
Interior Stateroom IA and Interior Stateroom IB
Interior Stateroom IC
Exterior Stateroom XBO
Exterior Stateroom XA
Exterior Stateroom XC
Exterior Stateroom XD
Junior Balcony Suite – SBJ
Suites – S
Balcony Suite – SB
Balcony Suite SG
Deck 2 XA Exterior Staterooms:
Deck 3 IA Interior Staterooms, XB Exterior Staterooms and XC Exterior Staterooms:
Deck 4 IB Interior Staterooms and XC Exterior Staterooms. Medical Center:
Deck 5 IB Interior Staterooms and XC Exterior Staterooms. Olympus Restaurant, Thalassa Bar, Photo Shop, Duty Free Shop, Agora shop, Reception and Jacuzzi:
Deck 6 IC Interior Staterooms, XBO Exterior Staterooms, XB Exterior Staterooms, XD Exterior Staterooms, SBJ Junior Blacony Suites, S Suites, SG Grand Suites:
Deck 7 IC Interior Staterooms, XD Exterior Staterooms, SBJ Junior Balcony Suites, SB Balcony Suites:
Deck 8 Amalthia restaurant, Muses Lounge and Bar, Casino, Eros Lounge and Bar, Kids Corner, Library Stand:
Deck 9 Leda Casual Dining, Aura Casual Dining, Helios Bar, Beauty Center, Gym, Sauna, Swimming Pool:
Deck 10 Horizons Lounge and Bar
Book this cruise with Blue Danube Holidays