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Ancients To The Arts

Ship: Sirena  
Departure: Friday, May 6, 2022
Nights: 28 nights
Departs: Istanbul
Returns: Southampton
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One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
28
Nights
Days at Sea
4
Sea Days
Ports
22
Ports
Countries Visted
11
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Ancients To The Arts

    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 7:00 PM
    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

    16 Saturday, May 21, 2022 Valencia, Spain 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Valencia, Spain

    Valencia city, the administrative capital of the Valencian community and the centre of the region of L’Horta, is situated in the centre of the Spanish Mediterranean coastline. The Old City of Valencia, with its monuments, museums, and gardens, is a major tourist attraction. Here one finds the Gothic building of La Lonja that has been declared by UNESCO as a universal heritage monument. Built between 1482 and 1548, this late Valencian Gothic style building is possibly its major attraction.The Cathedral of Valencia, with its amazing Apostles Door that is situated in the centre of the ancient Roman city, where some believe the temple of Diana once stood, is also well worth visiting. Read more about Valencia, Spain

    17 Sunday, May 22, 2022 Cruising The Mediterranean Sea
    18 Monday, May 23, 2022 Seville, Spain 4:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Seville, Spain

    Seville is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain, and represents all that is Andalucian - flamenco, the horses, toros and more. It is a child of the Arab occupation and domain from which it acquired its flourishing architecture and personality. However it was reconquered by the Catholic kings, so it is not surprising that the city's cathedral, built from 1401–1519 and lavishly decorated with a lot of gold evident, sits on the former site of the city's mosque. It is amongst the largest of all medieval and Gothic cathedrals in terms of both area and volume and is the city’s main attraction. Read more about Seville, Spain

    19 Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Seville, Spain 12:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Seville, Spain

    Seville is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain, and represents all that is Andalucian - flamenco, the horses, toros and more. It is a child of the Arab occupation and domain from which it acquired its flourishing architecture and personality. However it was reconquered by the Catholic kings, so it is not surprising that the city's cathedral, built from 1401–1519 and lavishly decorated with a lot of gold evident, sits on the former site of the city's mosque. It is amongst the largest of all medieval and Gothic cathedrals in terms of both area and volume and is the city’s main attraction. Read more about Seville, Spain

    20 Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Portimao, Portugal 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Portimao, Portugal

    Portimao is a city located in the District of Faro in the Region of Algarve in southern coastal area of Portugal. It is a popular holiday resort, undoubtedly due to the fact that it enjoys around 300 days of sunshine each year. Portimao is also known for its sporting events. In the summer, a beach soccer tournament called 'Little World Cup' is held, and the Lisbon to Dakar Rally passes through. Read more about Portimao, Portugal

    21 Thursday, May 26, 2022 Lisbon, Portugal 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Lisbon, Portugal

    Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, lies in the western Iberian Peninsula aside the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus River. As one of the oldest cities in the world, it is rich in Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Modern and Post-Modern constructions. The city is also crossed by historical boulevards and monuments along the main thoroughfares. The Lisbon Coast hosts some fine sandy beaches at Cascais and Estoril and fishing villages like Sesimbra. Read more about Lisbon, Portugal

    22 Friday, May 27, 2022 Oporto, Portugal 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Oporto, Portugal

    Located in the scenic estuary of the Douro River with swathes of vineyards clinging to the hills, Oporto - aka Porto - is Portugal's second largest metropolis, and one of Europe's most charismatic cities. The city is home to monuments by leading world architects from the past and the present, and some fantastic baroque carvings. Then there’s the world-famous sweet wine, and Ribeira - Its historical centre - that was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO. Understandably, it is considered the economic and cultural heart of the entire region. Read more about Oporto, Portugal

    23 Saturday, May 28, 2022 La Coruna, Spain 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of La Coruna, Spain

    Located in the NW corner of Spain, La Coruna is part of the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia. It’s a region of vast green landscapes with a rich Celtic and Roman heritage that keeps, to this day, a mystic and magic allure. Once protected by walls on three sides and by the sea on the other, the lively streets of the early medieval town with good examples of preserved Romanesque architecture, make for a fascinating visit. The city also offers a variety of modern museums, devoted to fine arts, science, anthropology, and even old clocks. Read more about La Coruna, Spain

    24 Sunday, May 29, 2022 Bilbao, Spain 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Bilbao, Spain

    Bilbao, situated on the estuary of Bilboa in the north-central part of Spain, is a bustling city that epitomises the merger of the modern and the historical, as modern architects erect new buildings next to 19th-century structures. Thanks to its history and location, Bilbao is a magnificent ‘cocktail’ where architecture, tradition, character, and history, are blended to offer the visitor endless leisure and culture opportunities. With the railway connecting Bilbao and the coastal neighbourhood of Las Arenas, the city became a popular beach destination, but it was the inauguration of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao - a true masterpiece - in 1997 that gave the tourism industry its real impetus. Read more about Bilbao, Spain

    25 Monday, May 30, 2022 Bordeaux, France 9:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Bordeaux, France

    Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in SW France. It is the world’s major wine industry capital, while the historic part of the city is on the UNESCO Heritage List due to its elegant18th century architecture. It has become a sought-after destination for both tourists and cinema production crews. This delightful city is the starting point for tours to famous French chateaux and vineyards that are renowned for their wines. Read more about Bordeaux, France

    26 Tuesday, May 31, 2022 Bordeaux, France 12:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Bordeaux, France

    Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in SW France. It is the world’s major wine industry capital, while the historic part of the city is on the UNESCO Heritage List due to its elegant18th century architecture. It has become a sought-after destination for both tourists and cinema production crews. This delightful city is the starting point for tours to famous French chateaux and vineyards that are renowned for their wines. Read more about Bordeaux, France

    27 Wednesday, June 1, 2022 Cruising The Bay Of Biscay & English Channel
    28 Thursday, June 2, 2022 St Malo, France 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of St Malo, France

    St Malo (aka Saint-Malo, Sant-Maloù, Saent-Malô) on the English Channel in Brittany in the NW of France, is an amazing, historic, ancient walled city. With its tall granite mansion blocks lining the attractive lanes and squares, its numerous ramparts that offer amazing views, and its cobbled streets brimming with restaurants, bars and shops, it is considered to be the most attractive channel port in France. The Citadel, aka the Old Town, was originally built on a rocky island at the mouth of the Rance estuary, a strategic position for defence, but today the modern harbour connects the citadel to the mainland. Read more about St Malo, France

    29 Friday, June 3, 2022 Southampton, Great Britain 7:00 AM Disembark
    View of Southampton, Great Britain

    Southampton, UK, is a city and major port situated on the south coast of England, and is widely recognised as the capital of the country’s cruise industry. Each year more and more cruise liners take advantage of its superb cruise terminals. It is, of course, a gateway to Europe’s largest city, the enormous cosmopolitan city of London, with all the cultural and gastronomic attractions you'd expect from a world capital. Needless to say there are a variety of well-priced means to travel to London as well as some truly amazing tours on offer. Read more about Southampton, Great Britain

  • 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

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    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.

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

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    Cabin Types

    B1, C1, D, E

    Average Cabin Size – 15.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

    Size: 216 sq. ft. / 20 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.

    Verandah

    Verandah

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    Cabin Types

    PH1, A3, A2, A1, B2

    Average Cabin Size – 17.7 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.4 m2

    Size: 322 sq. ft. / 29 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, Oceania Cruises exclusives. Refrigerated mini-bar with free and unlimited soft drinks and bottled water replenished daily. 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. Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom. Priority 11am ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery. 24 hour Butler Service. Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne. Priority online specialty restaurant reservations. Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace. iPad® upon request. Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag. Bulgari gift set (certain limitations apply) and a variety of amenities. Cashmere lap blankets. Complimentary shoe shine service. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

    Penthouse

    Penthouse

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    Cabin Types

    C2, OS, VS, PH3, PH2

    Average Cabin Size – 34.2 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 16.8 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

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

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