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Cruise aboard the Seabourn ‘Seabourn Encore’ ship.
Discover one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World in Ephesus, Turkey (entry not included).
Enjoy a day tendered on the famous island of Mykonos, Greece.
Marvel at the spectactular landscapes of famous Santorini, Greece.
Enjoy time at leisure before your cruise in bustling Athens, Greece.
Learn about local history at the Dionysus Theatre in Athens, Greece (entry not included).
Rest easy in a luxurious Veranda Suite onboard the Seabourn ship.
Dine in an al fresco setting at The Patio onboard the Seabourn ship.
Soak in the sun from the pool deck onboard the Seabourn ship.
Admire the bright white buildings in Mykonos, Greece.
Admire spectacular cliffside views from Oia Village in Santorini, Greece (optional shore excursion).
Stroll the sun-soaked stone buildings in Santorini, Greece.
Indulge in complimentary premium spirits and fine wines while cruising onboard the Seabourn ship.
Dine at The Colonnade for regionally-themed dinners onboard the Seabourn ship.
Enjoy fresh and authentic sushi onboard the Seabourn ship.
Immerse yourself among traditional wood-varnished sailboats in Bodrum, Turkey.
Photograph fascinating ancient ruins in Bodrum, Turkey.
See the Goddess of Wisdom at the Celcus Library in Ephesus, Turkey (entry not included).
Take in quintessential Mediterranean scenery from Patmos, Greece.
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Seabourn’s Aegean & Mediterranean Gems

Operated by TripADeal
Cruise aboard the Seabourn ‘Seabourn Encore’ ship
Take a truly luxurious cruise with complimentary caviar, premium spirits & more
Experience the highlights of Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Kusadasi & beyond
Date: 23 Apr 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
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Overview

Embark on a luxurious 13-day tour and cruise through enchanting Greece and Turkey where you can wander alongside stunning coastlines, explore the ruins of enthralling ancient sites and indulge in authentic Mediterranean cuisine on a holiday you'll cherish forever.

Your journey begins in world-renowned Athens, the capital of Greece, ideal for history buffs who want to take a trip back in time to the unforgettable Acropolis, Parthenon (entry not included) and many museums housing 5th-century treasures. From here you’ll board the opulent ‘Seabourn Encore’ ship where you can unwind in the sun-soaked outdoor pool, dine on exquisite menus at multiple 5-star restaurants, sip cocktails under the stars at the elegant Sky Bar, catch a spectacular cabaret act at The Grand Salon and more. While docked you can also take part in the ship’s signature “Caviar in the Surf” beach barbecue where uniformed staff members invite you to wade in the water for iced champagne and caviar at a surfboard bar.

Your first port of call is the famous island of Mykonos. This quintessential Mediterranean beach destination offers blooming bougainvillea, alluring white sand beaches and bright white buildings that pop against sparkling azure waters. You’ll then cruise to Santorini to admire the sun-soaked stone buildings, sample Greek wines at family-owned vineyards (optional shore excursion) and discover hidden gems such as Amoudi Bay (optional shore excursion). Afterwards, Turkey awaits as you spend a day docked in the picturesque yacht harbour of Bodrum where you can immerse yourself among traditional wood-varnished sailboats, charming outdoor cafes and streets bursting with small shops. Back in Greece, you’ll drop by the beautiful island of Patmos where you can explore the impressive Monastery of Saint John (optional shore excursion) and wander through the charming streets of Chora (optional shore excursion) before cruising to Athens where you’ll disembark the ship and begin the journey home.

This incredible package includes return international full-service flights, 3 nights of 5-star hotel accommodation, a 7-night Seabourn cruise, 23 meals including premium spirits and fine wines, and more.

Want more? Add extra days to your itinerary with Arrive Early and Stay Behind in Athens, Greece packages.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sail the Mediterranean on a Seabourn ship with all-inclusive luxury and exquisite dining
  • Take part in captivating adventures that blend history, culture and scenic beauty at every port
  • Indulge in complimentary caviar, premium spirits, fine wines and world-class dining while cruising
  • Delve into the ancient wonders, authentic cuisine and lively culture of Athens, Greece
  • Ascend to Santorini's scenic heights where whitewashed buildings cling to cliffs
  • Walk black sand beaches and admire unforgettable sunsets from Santorini, Aegean Sea
  • Explore the ancient ruins, vibrant markets and sun-kissed beaches of Bodrum, Turkey
  • Immerse yourself in the Turkish Riviera's history, culture and breathtaking landscapes
  • Embark on an enchanting journey in Kusadasi where ancient Ephesus beckons
  • Discover vibrant bazaars captivate and sun-soaked beaches in Kusadasi, Turkey
  • Walk charming streets that lead to hidden gems and swim in crystal-clear waters in Patmos, Aegean Sea 
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
CRUISE
  • Enjoy a 7-night cruise on Seabourn's ‘Seabourn Encore’ ship through the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean
  • Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines 
  • Welcome champagne and a complimentary in-suite bar
  • World-class dining and culinary experiences
  • Complimentary caviar
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi packages with unlimited minutes
  • Personal suite steward dedicated to ensuring that everything is always exactly as you wish
  • Tipping is neither required, nor expected
ACCOMMODATION
  • 3 nights of 5-star hotel accommodation in Athens, Greece
DINING
  • Enjoy 23 meals including all while cruising
  • Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines while cruising
  • Welcome champagne and a complimentary in-suite bar while cruising
  • World-class dining and culinary experiences while cruising
  • Complimentary caviar while cruising
ESSENTIALS
  • Airport taxes
  • Port charges
TRANSFERS
  • Day 2: Transfer from the airport to the hotel
  • Day 5: Transfer from the hotel to the pier
  • Day 12: Transfer from the pier to the airport
UPGRADES AVAILABLE
  • Arrive Early: Arrive up to 30 days before your tour starts (does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stay Behind: Return up to 30 days after your tour concludes (does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stopover Packages: Break up the long-haul flight with a stopover at a fantastic location (see checkout for details)
  • Cabin Upgrades: Cabin upgrades are available (see checkout for details)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Business Class (see checkout for details)
  • Preferred Airline: Fly with a preferred airline (see checkout for details)

Please note: Extra charges may apply, see the Important Info section and checkout cart for fees and details

Day 1 Depart Australia (or New Zealand) - Athens, Greece

Today you’ll depart Australia (or New Zealand) and commence your journey to Athens, Greece.  


Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Arrive Athens, Greece

After clearing customs and collecting your luggage, meet your transfer to your hotel. Once settled in, you can head out to explore the historic Plaka neighbourhood which is known for its narrow streets, charming shops and delightful tavernas offering a taste of traditional Greek cuisine.


In Athens, Greece, you’ll find ancient history and modern charm seamlessly blend to create an unforgettable experience so prepare to be enchanted by the rich tapestry of culture, breathtaking landmarks and warm hospitality.


Don't miss the opportunity to wander through the bustling Monastiraki Flea Market, a treasure trove of unique finds and local crafts.

Overnight: Divani Palace Acropolis or similar, Athens

Meals included: None

Day 3 Free Day Athens, Greece

Enjoy a day at leisure starting at the National Archaeological Museum (entry not included) where you’ll find an extensive array of artefacts, each narrating tales of ancient times and transporting you through the annals of history. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry woven into the exhibits, providing a deep connection to the storied past of Greece.


Take a moment to revel in the grandeur of the Panathenaic Stadium (entry not included), a remarkable site that witnessed the inception of the inaugural modern Olympic Games in 1896. The stadium's architectural splendour is a sight to behold, and the best part is, you can marvel at its magnificence from the exterior without incurring any entrance fees. Stand in awe of the historical significance and athletic prowess embedded in the very foundations of this iconic stadium, a symbol of the enduring spirit of the Olympic Games.

Overnight: Divani Palace Acropolis or similar, Athens

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Free Day Athens, Greece

Enjoy another day at leisure by perhaps taking a leisurely exploration through the exquisite National Gardens, situated behind the iconic Greek Parliament building. Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance, surrounded by verdant foliage and enchanting pathways that invite tranquillity and relaxation. Revel in the harmonious blend of nature and history as the gardens unfold against the backdrop of the Parliament's grandeur.


You may choose to cap off your day with a captivating experience atop Lycabettus Hill where magical sunset awaits. Ascend to the summit and be rewarded with panoramic vistas that showcase the city's splendour in the warm hues of twilight. Gaze upon the sprawling metropolis, its landmarks bathed in the soft glow of the setting sun. This breathtaking vantage point offers a moment of serenity and reflection, providing a perfect conclusion to your day in Athens.

Overnight: Divani Palace Acropolis or similar, Athens

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Athens - Piraeus Pier - Embark 7-Night Seabourn Cruise

Departs 17:00


Enjoy your last morning at leisure in this captivating city then when the time is right, you will be transferred from your hotel to the port ready to check in. Piraeus has been the port for Athens since 482 BC so you’ll find the busy harbour filled with ferries and cruise ships making their way to the Greek Islands and other Mediterranean cities. Once checked in, this luxurious ship is yours to explore and enjoy. 

Overnight: Seabourn’s ‘Seabourn Encore’

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Day 6 Mykonos, Greece

Docked 08:00 - 18:00


The quintessential Greek island of Mykonos is marked by whitewashed houses, domed churches, imposing windmills and a labyrinth of winding streets. Everywhere there is a dash of bright bold blue from doors to shutters and window frames, sea and sky. The harbour bustles with colourful fishing boats, vendors selling fresh seafood and locals gathered beside visitors in the casual seaside cafes. The port even comes with two beloved mascots, the pelicans Petros and Irini.

Overnight: Seabourn’s ‘Seabourn Encore’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Thira (Santorini), Greece

Tendered 08:00 - 20:00


This seductive volcanic Greek island in the Sea of Crete awaits with extraordinary black sand beaches and sheer limestone cliffs. You’ll also find that Santorini showcases remnants of the Phoenician, Spartan and Minoan cultures, which fell under the island's spell. Fira, the picturesque pedestrian-only capital, is reached from the seaport via a short cable car ride that offers thrilling views as you ascend.


Please note: This port is accessed by tender boats. Boarding and disembarking tender boats may involve steps and uneven surfaces. While cruise lines strive to provide ease of access, accessibility options can vary at different tender ports. Passengers with mobility concerns are encouraged to inquire about specific arrangements and consider their individual needs when participating in tendering activities.

Overnight: Seabourn’s ‘Seabourn Encore’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Bodrum, Turkey

Docked 08:00 - 18:00


Today you’ll find that Bodrum is a picturesque yacht harbour filled with traditional wood-varnished sailboats, charming outdoor cafes and streets bursting with small shops selling carpets, leatherwear, jewellery and local artwork.


In antiquity, it was the site of ancient Halicarnassus. Under King Mausolus, the city prospered however in death, the king left the city its most enduring legacy, his majestic tomb from which we derive the term 'mausoleum’. Only its massive foundations remain today but it was the largest tomb ever built by the Greeks and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Alexander the Great attacked the city in 334 BC, levelling all but the Mausoleum which was later destroyed by an earthquake.


When the Knights of St. John lost their castle in Smyrna in 1402, they came here. Finding the mausoleum in ruins, they used the stone to construct the Castle of St. Peter which proudly stood sentinel to the city. Together with their fortifications on Kos and Rhodes, the Knights dominated the southeastern Aegean, running a hospital for passing pilgrims and ruling the seas as privateers in swift vessels. They remained until 1523 when Suleyman the Magnificent conquered Rhodes and the Knights' position became untenable. The castle still dominates the harbour and houses an archeological museum.

Overnight: Seabourn’s ‘Seabourn Encore’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

Docked 08:00 - 23:00


Kusadasi, which means 'bird island’, is set in a superb gulf known for its sparkling water, broad sandy beaches and large marina. The city has managed to retain a certain earthiness while also trading in Turkish carpets and leather goods to visitors. The town's old quarter is a picturesque maze of winding streets and houses adorned with flowers and birdcages. 

Overnight: Seabourn’s ‘Seabourn Encore’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Patmos, Greece

Tendered 08:00 - 18:00


Deserted for centuries because of constant raids by pirates and the Turks, this tiny arid island was first settled in 1088 when the Emperor of Constantinople made it a gift to the monk Christodoulos Latrnos so he could establish a monastery in honour of St. John the Divine on the site. Patmos has been a place of scholarship and religious enlightenment ever since. Today this modern pilgrimage site is a quiet respite from the tourist havens many other Greek isles have become.


Please note: This port is accessed by tender boats. Boarding and disembarking tender boats may involve steps and uneven surfaces. While cruise lines strive to provide ease of access, accessibility options can vary at different tender ports. Passengers with mobility concerns are encouraged to inquire about specific arrangements and consider their individual needs when participating in tendering activities.

Overnight: Seabourn’s ‘Seabourn Encore’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Cruising

Embark on a delightful day at sea aboard the ‘Seabourn Encore’ ship, beginning with a perfect start to your morning at The Colonnade. This more casual, eatery offers an open kitchen serving lavish breakfast and lunch buffets, as well as regionally themed bistro-style dinners with nightly table service. Special theme nights pay homage to Chef Keller's American childhood, featuring his interpretations of classic comfort dishes like Clam Bake and BBQ.


Afterwards, indulge in the innovative Spa and Wellness program (additional costs may apply), a first-of-its-kind at sea, in partnership with Dr. Well who is a visionary pioneer in integrative medicine. Alternatively, visit the fitness center which is equipped with state-of-the-art treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes and weight machines, all set against a backdrop of panoramic windows.


For a delectable lunch, head to The Patio which offers luncheon buffets, salads, soups, and freshly baked pizza. Dinner at The Patio features a full menu in an al fresco setting. Afterwards, explore the Discovery Center, an academic hub for natural history and cultural programming, providing a spacious environment for all guests at once. Relax by the whirlpool on the pool deck where a breathtaking ocean vista awaits, perfect for soaking up the afternoon sun or socialising in the evening. 


As the day turns to night, savour an exquisite dinner at The Restaurant with flexible seating and impeccable service before immersing yourself in “Evenings Under the Stars" for lively music and dancing.

Overnight: Seabourn’s ‘Seabourn Encore’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Disembark Athens, Greece - Australia (or New Zealand)

Disembarks 07:00


Enjoy your last breakfast onboard the ‘Seabourn Encore’ ship as you come back into port to disembark. Your transfer will be waiting for you to transfer you to the airport ready to check in for your flight home. 

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 13 Arrive Australia (or New Zealand)

Welcome back!


Please note: Some flights may arrive +1 day due to flight schedules.

Important Info

Booking information
 
After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete the Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase. Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer, you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions and the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead-up to and immediately before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
Tour packages are non-refundable. If your tour package is affected by Covid-19-related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other tour or package available via the TripADeal website.
 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with. We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable in AUD (unless otherwise stated).
 
Offer essentials

This travel offer is valid for travel on the 23rd April 2025.
 
This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
• V1 Veranda: $3,800 - SOLD OUT
• V2 Veranda: $4,000
• V3 Veranda: $4,400
• V4 Veranda: $4,600
Please note: Accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability.
 
Departure Dates
2025
April: 23
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Surcharges  
Not applicable. 
 
Flights


Departure Cities


Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, Perth or *Auckland.

 
Departure City Surcharges
• Brisbane and Adelaide: $300 per person.
• Auckland: $500 per person.
 
International Full-Service Airline(s) Used
• Cabin Class: Economy class.
• Airlines: Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Air France, KLM, Oman Air, British Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, Virgin Australia plus codeshare partners (subject to availability). 
Please note: We cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.
 
Missed Flights 
If you fail to arrive for your outbound flight, you risk all flight and land arrangements in your destination being automatically cancelled by the airlines and land operator, respectively. Additional fees may apply to reinstate these services. If you miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements.
 
Preferred Airline Surcharge
• Cabin Class: Economy class.
• Emirates: $370 per person.
• Qatar Airways: $315 per person.
Please note: 
• Preferred airlines are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfil your request, the above extra cost will be refunded.
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration.
• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased preferred airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the preferred airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.
• Preferred airline refers to the marketing carrier and could include codeshare partners.
 
Arrive Early Options
Athens, Greece - $300 per person.
High season dates range up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• You may book a date to arrive early via our website but only a date that is within 30 days of the tour departure date. If you wish to arrive earlier than 30 days before your tour departure date, please call our friendly staff for availability and pricing. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• A high season arrive early can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025
28th March 2025 - 27th April 2025
 
Stay Behind Options
Athens, Greece - $300 per person.
High season dates: up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact us to request availability. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• A high season stay behind can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
16th June 2025 - 20th July 2025
15th September 2025 - 12th October 2025
1st December 2025 - 31st January 2026
 
Stopover Packages 
* Doha
Twin share: $1,000 per person/one way.
Solo Traveller: $1,500 one way.
* Dubai
Twin share: $1,000 per person/one way.
Solo Traveller: $1,500 one way.
Includes:
• 2 nights in 4-star accommodation.
• Daily breakfast.
• Return airport transfers.
Please note: 
• When a pre and post-tour stopover is chosen, the same stopover location must be chosen each way, due to the airline used.
• When selecting an Arrive Early or Stay Behind in conjunction with a Stopover Package, the stopover will take place after the departure date you select for your Arrive Early or Stay Behind.
• Stopover packages are subject to availability.
• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased preferred airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the preferred airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
Doha: 1st October - 30th November 2025
Dubai: 1st - 30th November 2025
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Business Class: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.
Please note:
• Flight upgrades are subject to availability and pricing changes (if we cannot fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded).
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed.
 
Cruise


Seabourn ‘Seabourn Encore’ Ship


The 'Seabourn Encore' offers an unparalleled luxury cruise experience with spacious suites, personalised service, and a range of exquisite facilities. Indulge in world-class dining at The Colonnade known for lavish buffets, regionally-themed bistro-style dinners, and special Chef Keller-influenced theme nights. Savour authentic sushi or relish al fresco dining at The Patio. The ship's all-inclusive nature extends to its beverage offerings with a selection of fine wines, premium spirits, and champagne included. Guests can unwind at the elegant bars and lounges, enjoying expertly crafted cocktails in a refined atmosphere. One of the standout features is "Caviar in the Surf" which is a signature Seabourn experience. Picture yourself on an idyllic beach day where uniformed waitstaff wades into the sea to serve you champagne and caviar, creating a luxurious and unforgettable moment. The 'Seabourn Encore' ship also boasts a first-of-its-kind Spa and Wellness program, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, a Discovery Center for enriching experiences, and a pool deck with breathtaking ocean vistas. This ship epitomises refined elegance, ensuring an extraordinary cruise for those seeking the pinnacle of luxury at sea.

 
Onboard Currency
$ USD.
 
Cabins/Staterooms
V1 Veranda Suite (Located Deck 5*) - SOLD OUT
All Veranda Suites feature a full-length window and glass door to a private veranda, comfortable living area, queen-size bed or two twin beds, dining table for two, walk-in closet, interactive flat-screen television with music and movies, fully stocked bar and refrigerator, makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower.
 
V2 Veranda Suite (Located on decks 6-9*) 
All Veranda Suites feature a full-length window and glass door to a private veranda, comfortable living area, queen-size bed or two twin beds, dining table for two, walk-in closet, interactive flat-screen television with music and movies, fully stocked bar and refrigerator, makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower.
 
V3 Veranda Suite (Located on deck 6 & 7*) 
All Veranda Suites feature a full-length window and glass door to a private veranda, comfortable living area, queen-size bed or two twin beds, dining table for two, walk-in closet, interactive flat-screen television with music and movies, fully stocked bar and refrigerator, makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower.
 
V4 Veranda Suite (Located on decks 8-11*)  
All Veranda Suites feature a full-length window and glass door to a private veranda, comfortable living area, queen-size bed or two twin beds, dining table for two, walk-in closet, interactive flat-screen television with music and movies, fully stocked bar and refrigerator, makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower.
*Wheelchair-accessible suites are roll-in showers only.
Please note: All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.
 
Cruise Arrival & Departure Times
Please keep in mind that the provided cruise arrival and departure times are approximate and will be finalised upon receipt of your cruise tickets.
 
Accommodation


Accommodation Used


5-Star Properties (Self-Rated)

• Athens, Greece: Divani Palace Acropolis, or similar.

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel.

 
Extra Nights
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for children 1 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin / Double (subject to availability).
 
General information


Optional Tours/Activities


• Some shore excursions require minimum numbers to operate.

• Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line before travel (subject to availability).

• Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).

• Shore excursion programmes and itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events concerning the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular, and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

 
Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements.
• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer.
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer.
• Optional gratuities/tipping.
• Optional activities/tours.
• Personal expenses.
• Travel insurance.
• Mandatory city tax.
 
Other important information

CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Greece
In April and May, the weather in Greece varies across regions but generally, it marks the beginning of spring. Coastal areas tend to have milder temperatures compared to inland regions. In Southern Greece and the Greek Islands, you can expect daytime temperatures ranging from around 15 to 25°C. Athens, for example, might see average highs between 18 and 24°C. It's worth noting that temperatures can vary, and there might be occasional rain showers.
 
Turkey
In April and May, Turkey experiences spring weather, and temperatures start to warm up. The weather can vary across different regions of the country. Coastal areas generally have milder temperatures compared to inland regions. In coastal areas like Istanbul and the western part of Turkey, you can expect daytime temperatures ranging from around 10 to 20°C. Southern coastal areas, such as Antalya, may experience slightly warmer temperatures with daytime highs ranging from 15 to 25°C.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points
We do not arrange seat selection. It is essential to highlight that some airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the airline directly with seating allocation requirements and/or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity
Customers must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.
 
CRUISE
Embarkation/Disembarkation
• Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
• Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
• Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
• Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
Please note: Strict Covid-19 terms may also apply regarding proof of insurance covering Covid-19 and/or vaccination. Please refer to the cruise lines’ terms and conditions for further information before boarding.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts
Please note: Travellers must contact the cruise line directly upon receiving their travel documents in order to request any membership benefits they may be entitled to.
 
Luggage
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and unloading of bags from the vehicle.
 
OTHER
Mobility
If you require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf.
 
Fitness Level Required
An easy/low level of fitness will be required. Easy/low is described as Light walking on well-maintained surfaces, occasional climbing of stairs and the ability to get on and off vehicles without assistance and stand for a minimum of 30 minutes in hot/humid conditions. A general level of fitness and mobility.
Please note: If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities/Tipping
Please note: Tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Cruise
Tipping is neither required, nor expected.
 
Sightseeing
Please note: If entry to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all your receipts. Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding shopping for further information.
 
Visas


Turkey


Australian passport holders travelling to Turkey on a cruise ship are visa exempt for 72 hours provided they remain in the port of embarkation and nearby provinces, the visit must be for touristic purposes only.

 
Greece
Australian passport holders are visa exempt for a stay of 90 days per 180 calendar days. The traveller must hold a passport valid for at least 6 months on entry with one blank visa page.
 
Important:
• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
Please note: 
• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.
• It is also important to note that some areas of employment, such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations, may have additional restrictions in applying for visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.
 
Travel insurance 

Embarking on your next trip is exciting, and while you hope the unexpected does not happen, it is best to be prepared. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance when making your booking. Whether it’s a potential medical emergency, a flight cancellation, a delayed suitcase, or an unforeseen event, it's important to ensure you're adequately protected. For more information or advice visit https://www.tripadeal.com.au/travel-insurance
 
Schedule of fees


Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

• Changes - $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.

 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been provided, charges of $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the tour package you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the tour due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.