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Sacred Holy Lands

Ship: Sirena  
Departure: Friday, May 6, 2022
Nights: 14 nights
Departs: Istanbul
Returns: Barcelona
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
14
Nights
Days at Sea
2
Sea Days
Ports
12
Ports
Countries Visted
8
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Sacred Holy Lands

    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 Friday, May 6, 2022 Istanbul, Turkey Embark 7:00 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 Saturday, May 7, 2022 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

    3 Sunday, May 8, 2022 Kusadasi, Turkey 8:00 AM 6:00 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

    4 Monday, May 9, 2022 Rhodes, Greece 7:00 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

    5 Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Paphos, Cyprus 8:00 AM 6:00 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

    6 Wednesday, May 11, 2022 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

    7 Thursday, May 12, 2022 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

    8 Friday, May 13, 2022 Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel 6:00 AM 8:00 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

    9 Saturday, May 14, 2022 Cruising The Mediterranean Sea
    10 Sunday, May 15, 2022 Chania, Greece 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Chania, Greece

    Chania is the second largest city of Crete and lies along the north coast of the island. This region as a whole is rich in history, and Chania's Old Town with its old aristocratic appearance, arched doorways, stone staircases, small and crumbling Venetian harbour, a mosque, and narrow streets, is considered the most beautiful and well-preserved urban district on Crete. Places of interest include the Archaeological Museum housed in the church of St Fragiskos, the Chania Public Baths, and the Fortezza, a large Venetian castle. Hire a car or take a tour and visit the surrounding areas. Read more about Chania, Greece

    11 Monday, May 16, 2022 Zakynthos, Greece 7:00 AM 3:00 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

    12 Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Valletta, Malta 11:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Valletta, Malta

    Valletta (aka Belt Valletta, Città Umilissima) - traditionally reserved for the historic walled citadel that serves as Malta's principal administrative district - is the capital city of Malta, located in the central-eastern portion of the island. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is essentially Baroque in style, with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture. Don’t miss the the majestic St John’s Co-Cathedral, with its imposing bastions and a treasure of priceless paintings. The site is nothing short of an open-air museum, yes, living history. Read more about Valletta, Malta

    13 Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Trapani, Italy 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Trapani, Italy

    Trapani is a city and commune on the west coast of Sicily in Italy. It is a fishing and ferry port with a long history. Nowadays it is renowned for fine seafood and Sicilian culture. It is the medieval phase of the town's past that is most evident in the old town. Read more about Trapani, Italy

    14 Thursday, May 19, 2022 Cruising The Mediterranean Sea
    15 Friday, May 20, 2022 Barcelona, Spain 6:00 AM Disembark
    View of Barcelona, Spain

    Barcelona, located in Catalonia Spain, is Europe's largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast, and one of the world’s major global cities. Today, Barcelona balances itself on the cutting edge of architecture, intellectual life, and style. Indeed Barcelona won the 1999 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for its architecture, the first time that the winner has been a city, and not an individual architect. The ‘Gothic Quarter’ is the centre of the old city of Barcelona, where many of the buildings date as far back as the Roman settlement. Read more about Barcelona, Spain

  • Ship

    Sirena Overview

    Sirena

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    Launched in 1999 and refurbished in 2019, Sirena measures 30,227 GT and 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 five-star cuisine.

  • Cabins

    Sirena Cabins

    Inside

    Inside

    Inside on the Sirena Inside on the Sirena

    Cabin Types

    G, F

    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.

    Balcony

    Balcony

    Balcony on the Sirena Balcony on the Sirena

    Cabin Types

    A3, A2, A1, B2, B1

    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. Refrigerated mini-bar with free and unlimited soft drinks and bottled water replenished daily. Bulgari amenities. Twice-daily maid service. Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service. Flat-screen television with live satellite news and programming. DVD player with extensive media library. Complimentary and extensive 24-hour room service menu. 110/220 volt outlets. Direct-dial satellite phone and cellular service. Writing desk and stationary. Security safe. Handheld hair dryer. Thick cotton robes and slippers. Plush cotton towels. 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

    Suite on the Sirena Suite on the Sirena

    Cabin Types

    OS, VS, PH3, PH2, PH1

    Average Cabin Size – 36.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 14.6 m2

    Size: 1,000 sq. ft. / 92 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Refrigerated mini-bar with free and unlimited soft drinks and bottled water replenished daily. Bulgari amenities. Twice-daily maid service. Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service. Flat-screen television with live satellite news and programming. DVD player with extensive media library. Complimentary and extensive 24-hour room service menu. 110/220 volt outlets. Direct-dial satellite phone and cellular service. Writing desk and stationary. Security safe. Handheld hair dryer. Thick cotton robes and slippers. Plush cotton towels. 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.

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

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    Cabin Types

    C2, C1, 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.

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Sirena

    Legend

    • Connecting Staterooms
    • Elevator
    • Launderette
    • Obstructed Views
    • Quad with Pullman
    • Quad with Sofabed
    • Restrooms
    • Triple with Pullman
    • Triple with Sofabed
    • Wheelchair Accessible

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