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Ancient Awakening

Ship: Nautica  
Departure: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Nights: 24 nights
Departs: Istanbul
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
24
Nights
Days at Sea
3
Sea Days
Ports
20
Ports
Countries Visted
8
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Ancient Awakening

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Thursday, August 26, 2021 Istanbul, Turkey Embark 9:00 PM
    View of Istanbul, Turkey

    Istanbul (Byzantium from 660 BC, Constantinople from 330 CE, and Istanbul since 1930) is the largest city in Turkey and the fifth largest city proper in the world. It has dominated the Straits of Bosphorus, in the NW of the country, for 25 centuries, and as Constantinople was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. It was a metropolis of stunning splendour when the great capitals of Europe were mere villages and is the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents. The influence of Asia and Europe, the religion of Christians and Muslims, and the culture of Turks, Persians and Asians, have all found their way into the daily life of this bustling metropolis. Read more about Istanbul, Turkey

    2 Friday, August 27, 2021 Nesebur, Bulgaria 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Nesebur, Bulgaria

    Nesebur is an ancient town and a major seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea. It is so beautifully preserved that it is regarded as one of the world’s rarest historic treasures, and subsequently named as a World Heritage Site. It is renowned for its array of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine remains and with more than three millennia of history, it has been proclaimed a city-museum. Interestingly there are forty churches, either wholly or partly, in the town and these represent the rich architectural heritage of the Eastern Orthodox world as well as being home to some early Christian basilicas and medieval cross-domed churches. Read more about Nesebur, Bulgaria

    3 Saturday, August 28, 2021 Constanta, Romania 6:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Constanta, Romania

    Constanta, Romania’s largest seaport, is situated on the western coast of the Black Sea. It is an ancient metropolis that traces back its history for some 2,600 years. The old town centre is well worth visiting. Explore its amazing archaeological treasures such as many ancient ruins, vestiges of Roman culture, historic buildings, facades, and mosques. Read more about Constanta, Romania

    4 Sunday, August 29, 2021 Odessa, Ukraine 9:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Odessa, Ukraine

    Odessa is located on the NW shore of the Black Sea in southern Ukraine. Its architecture is a delightful mix of Russian, French, and Italian styles while some buildings are a mixture that includes Art Nouveau and Renaissance. Interestingly, many of the homes were built of limestone mined nearby. The abandoned mines were first used by smugglers and then, during WWII, served as hiding places for partisans. Read more about Odessa, Ukraine

    5 Monday, August 30, 2021 At Sea
    6 Tuesday, August 31, 2021 Bozcaada, Turkey 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Bozcaada, Turkey

    Bozcaada is an island (triangular, just 11km by 6km) lying 6 km off the mainland of Turkey, in the NE part of the Aegean Sea. Its Greek name is Tenedos, mentioned in both the Iliad and the Aeneid, and important in ancient times in guarding the Dardanelles to the north. Historically, it came under the control of many regional powers. Today most of its 2500 population are Turks. Read more about Bozcaada, Turkey

    7 Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Kusadasi, Turkey 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Kusadasi, Turkey

    Kusadasi is a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast and the centre of the seaside district of the same name. While best known as a starting point for visiting Ephesus, once one of the most beautiful cities in the world with a history dating from 3000 BC, there’s also a delightful range of activities in town. Places of interest include: the City Walls, of which one gate remains to-day; the peninsula at the end of the bay with its castle and swimming beaches; several aqua parks with wave-pools and white-water slides; Ladies Beach, once segregated but now open to all; and Dilek Peninsula National Park. See all this in a pleasant walk. Read more about Kusadasi, Turkey

    8 Thursday, September 2, 2021 Bodrum, Turkey 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Bodrum, Turkey

    Bodrum Peninsula is located in the Aegean region of Turkey. The Aegean Coast is an extraordinary place, with its immense unspoilt coastline and warm climate which offers all year round sunshine. The place where the first Christian Church was built, and where the art of wine making was developed, it boasts astonishing historical sites and natural wonders that rival any other place in the world. The sense of history is never too far away on the Bodrum peninsula, with ancient ruins, such as Myndus Gate (Alexander's Gateway to the East), the Bodrum Amphitheatre, and beautiful Rabbit Island, to remind you of past cultures and civilisations. Read more about Bodrum, Turkey

    9 Friday, September 3, 2021 Santorini, Greece 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Santorini, Greece

    Santorini is a small, circular archipelago of volcanic islands located in the Aegean Sea, about 200 km from Greece's mainland. It is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion some 3500 years ago, which destroyed the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island, and which resulted in the creation of the current geological caldera. Take the cable car to view the beautiful panorama of Santorini. The most exotic spot on Santorini is Red Beach. Read more about Santorini, Greece

    10 Saturday, September 4, 2021 Mykonos, Greece 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Mykonos, Greece

    Mykonos is the principal town of the island of the same name, which is part of the Cyclades, and could well be described as the most sophisticated of the Greek Islands. Visited by innumerable international celebrities - you may even see some enjoying a coffee on the sidewalk - it is not surprising that it is considered by many to be one of the top tourist destinations in the world. It is also an island with beautiful landscapes, scores of churches, some fascinating monuments, and windmills. Best known for its beautiful sandy golden beaches lapped by transparent waters, there are so many from which to choose. Read more about Mykonos, Greece

    11 Sunday, September 5, 2021 Athens, Greece 6:00 AM 9:00 PM
    View of Athens, Greece

    Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece, is also one of the world's oldest cities with an unparalleled history that spans around 3,400 years. Experiencing long periods of sunshine throughout the year, and known as "the cradle of Western civilisation", it is a 'must-see' destination for world travellers. The city contains a fascinating variety of different architectural styles, ranging from Greco-Roman through Neo-Classical, to Modern. They are usually all found together in the same areas, as a walk through the old neighbourhoods of the famous historic triangle will reveal. Read more about Athens, Greece

    12 Monday, September 6, 2021 Santorini, Greece 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Santorini, Greece

    Santorini is a small, circular archipelago of volcanic islands located in the Aegean Sea, about 200 km from Greece's mainland. It is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion some 3500 years ago, which destroyed the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island, and which resulted in the creation of the current geological caldera. Take the cable car to view the beautiful panorama of Santorini. The most exotic spot on Santorini is Red Beach. Read more about Santorini, Greece

    13 Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Rhodes, Greece 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Rhodes, Greece

    Rhodes is the principal city of the island of the same name, situated in the Aegean Sea. It is renowned for having the longest summer of any of the Greek islands. It is famous for being the site of the Colossus of Rhodes - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - as well as being the home of the Citadel of Rhodes, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. The capital itself is very beautiful. Read more about Rhodes, Greece

    14 Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Paphos, Cyprus 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Paphos, Cyprus

    Paphos is a coastal harbour city in the SW of Cyprus, with a population of 33,000. It is a popular tourist destination with many modern resorts, new international airport, smart restaurants, and shopping areas across the city. The economy is based on tourism and agriculture (bananas, grapes and tobacco). Paphos is the European Capital of Culture for 2017. Read more about Paphos, Cyprus

    15 Thursday, September 9, 2021 Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel 6:00 AM 10:00 PM
    View of Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel

    Ashdod - aka Isdud - is a city on the Mediterranean Sea coast in the South District of Israel, approximately 70 km from Jerusalem and Beer Sheba. It is a major industrial centre and Israel’s largest and busiest cargo port, through which over 100,000 tourists visit annually. It is also one of the most ancient cities in the world, dating back to the Canaanite culture of the 17th century BC, and interestingly is mentioned thirteen times in the Bible. Ashdod is a convenient jumping-off point for exploring several of Israel's most interesting cities, including Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Bethlehem. Read more about Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel

    16 Friday, September 10, 2021 Haifa, Israel 6:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Haifa, Israel

    (NOTE: Check that your cruise still visits Haifa due to current safety concerns.) Israel’s third largest city and one of its prettiest, Haifa is situated on the Israeli Mediterranean Coastal Plain, the historic land bridge between Europe, Africa, and Asia. The city is split over three tiers. The lowest is the centre of commerce and industry including the Port of Haifa, the middle level is on the slopes of Mount Carmel consists of older residential neighbourhoods, while the upper level is known for its modern suburbs. From here there are some fascinating views. Read more about Haifa, Israel

    17 Saturday, September 11, 2021 Haifa, Israel 12:00 AM 10:00 PM
    View of Haifa, Israel

    (NOTE: Check that your cruise still visits Haifa due to current safety concerns.) Israel’s third largest city and one of its prettiest, Haifa is situated on the Israeli Mediterranean Coastal Plain, the historic land bridge between Europe, Africa, and Asia. The city is split over three tiers. The lowest is the centre of commerce and industry including the Port of Haifa, the middle level is on the slopes of Mount Carmel consists of older residential neighbourhoods, while the upper level is known for its modern suburbs. From here there are some fascinating views. Read more about Haifa, Israel

    18 Sunday, September 12, 2021 At Sea
    19 Monday, September 13, 2021 Heraklion, Crete, Greece 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Heraklion, Crete, Greece

    Heraklion is the largest urban centre in Crete, the capital of the region, and the economic centre of this Greek Island. It is a town with modern buildings, but it is probably the surrounding area of amazing beaches, delightful villages, and impressive gorges that accord it its popularity. Heraklion is home to some of Greece's most important archaeological sites. Just five kilometres south of Heraklion is Knossos, one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe, and remains the legendary centre of the Minoan civilization from 1900 to 1400 BC. Read more about Heraklion, Crete, Greece

    20 Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Gythion, Greece 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Gythion, Greece

    Gythion is a port in the NW of the Laconian Gulf, the largest and most important town on the Mani Peninsula in southern Greece. It is well known as being the port for Sparta some 40 km away. Today's Sparta is a modern city with little ancient history, as the Spartans lived a rather austere life and did not build grand structures as did the Greeks. Also of interest to visitors, is the ancient city of Mystras, with its huge gates and many palaces. Read more about Gythion, Greece

    21 Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Zakynthos, Greece 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Zakynthos, Greece

    Zakynthos is the main city on the island of the same name, the third largest of the Ionian Islands in Greece. It is difficult to realise that the island was hit by a series of four earthquakes in 1953, an earthquake swarm on an almost daily basis in 2006, and an horrific forest fire in the same year. The island today is regarded as The Flower of the Orient and one of the most beautiful islands of the Ionians. The island is famous for its natural environment, especially the fact that it offers strict protection to the endangered sea turtle - Caretta-Caretta - that reproduce here. Read more about Zakynthos, Greece

    22 Thursday, September 16, 2021 At Sea
    23 Friday, September 17, 2021 Catania, Italy 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Catania, Italy

    Catania, the second largest city in Sicily, lies in the middle of the Ionian coast. It is a lively energetic place with an international outlook. At its backdrop is the famous Mt. Etna, which has certainly left its mark on the city, with its inevitable black-grey volcanic stone ever evident in pavements and buildings. Read more about Catania, Italy

    24 Saturday, September 18, 2021 Capri, Italy 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Capri, Italy

    The isle of Capri is an Italian resort island that lies on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in southern Italy. While it is most often visited by day-trippers from Sorrento or Naples, it is a port of call for small ships. The town of Capri is the main centre of population, with a maze of expensive boutiques and, for historians, the island is dotted with neglected Roman ruins. The island has been visited over the centuries by intellectuals, artists and writers, all enthralled by its magical beauty. Read more about Capri, Italy

    25 Sunday, September 19, 2021 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 6:00 AM Disembark
    View of Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    Rome, the capital, and largest city of Italy, is full of unending possibilities. It can be reached from the port of Civitavecchia in approximately ninety minutes either by train or coach. Rome greets visitors with a multitude of faces, such as the Ancient City with ruins like: the Colosseum; the seven hills; the Roman Forum; and the Sacred Way, the path used for triumphal processions. There is Renaissance Rome, full of winding streets and sun-dappled piazzas, and the Vatican, home to the Pope. Read more about Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

  • Ship

    Nautica Overview

    Nautica

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    Refurbished in 2014 the 30,277 GT Nautica carries just 684 passengers. This is a ‘small ship’ boasting many big-ship features. Dress is informal in a luxurious setting, with an accent on personalised service and top cuisine.

  • Cabins

    Nautica Cabins

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    Cabin Types

    F, G

    Average Cabin Size – 14.9 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 160 sq. ft. / 14 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Bulgari amenities. Twice daily maid service. Belgian chocolates with turndown service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Flat-screen television with DVD player and extensive media library. Wireless Internet access and cellular service. Writing desk and stationery. Plush cotton towels, robes and slippers. Handheld hair dryer. Security safe. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

    Oceanview

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    Cabin Types

    C1, C2, D, E

    Average Cabin Size – 14.8 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 165 sq. ft. / 15 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Bulgari amenities. Twice daily maid service. Belgian chocolates with turndown service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Flat-screen television with DVD player and extensive media library. Wireless Internet access and cellular service. Writing desk and stationery. Plush cotton towels, robes and slippers. Handheld hair dryer. Security safe. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

    Balcony

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    Cabin Types

    A1, A2, A3, B1, B2

    Average Cabin Size – 16.1 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

    Size: 216 sq. ft. / 20 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Free and unlimited soft drinks replenished daily in your refrigerated mini-bar. Free still and sparkling Vero Water. 24-hour Butler service in all suites. Bulgari amenities. Free room service menu 24 hours a day. Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service. Wireless Internet access. Expanded lunch and dinner room service menu from the Grand Dining Room. Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom. Priority Noon ship embarkation. Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne. Priority online specialty restaurant reservations. Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace. iPad® upon request for your enjoyment on board (limited availability). Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag. Cashmere lap blankets, perfect for relaxing on your veranda. Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation (certain limitations apply). Complimentary shoe shine service. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

    Suite

    Suite

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    Cabin Types

    OS, VS, PH1, PH2, PH3

    Average Cabin Size – 36.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 14.6 m2

    Size: 1,000 sq. ft. / 93 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Free and unlimited soft drinks replenished daily in your refrigerated mini-bar. Free still and sparkling Vero Water. 24-hour Butler service in all suites. Bulgari amenities. Free room service menu 24 hours a day. Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service. Wireless Internet access. Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom (restrictions apply). Priority 11am ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery. 24 hour Butler Service. Complimentary in-suite bar setup with 6 full-size bottles of your choice of premium spirits and wines from the suite beverage menu (certain limitations apply). Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne. Fresh fruit basket replenished daily. Priority online specialty restaurant reservations. Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace. iPad® upon request for your enjoyment on board. Bulgari gift set and variety of amenities. Choice of daily printed newspaper. Cashmere lap blankets. Choice of pillow from a luxurious selection. Complimentary shoe shine service. Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation (certain limitations apply). All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

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    Ancient Awakening

    Cruiseline: Oceania Cruises Ship: Nautica Departure: Thursday, August 26, 2021 Nights: 24 nights Departs: Istanbul Returns: Rome (Civitavecchia)

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