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Holy Land & Aegean Jewels - 7229A

Ship: Seabourn Encore  
Departure: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Nights: 14 nights
Departs: Istanbul
Returns: Haifa
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
14
Nights
Days at Sea
1
Sea Days
Ports
14
Ports
Countries Visted
5
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Holy Land & Aegean Jewels - 7229A

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Sunday, May 8, 2022 Istanbul, Turkey Embark 5:00 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 Monday, May 9, 2022 Limnos, Greece 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Limnos, Greece

    Limnos (Lemnos) is an island of Greece in the northern part of the Aegean Sea, lying closer to mainland Turkey than to Greece. The island’s history of conflict is very long: from pre-history, stone, bronze and iron ages; to Greek, Persian, Roman, Venetian, and Turkish rule. During WW I the island's harbour at Moudros was used by the Allies during early 1915 in support of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign to try to capture the Dardanelles Straits, some 80 km to the ENE. The Portianos Military Cemetery, West Moudros, is the final resting place for many of the ANZACS. Read more about Limnos, Greece

    3 Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Cesme, Turkey 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Cesme, Turkey

    Cesme, on the west coast of Turkey, is a popular holiday and resort destination located on a promontory on the tip of a peninsula that carries the same name. The town itself is dominated by the medieval Cesme Castle, while the back streets of the old town with their old Ottoman and Greek houses that charm passers-by, are best seen by means of a casual stroll. South of the castle there is an Ottoman caravanserai - an inn built in 1528 especially for caravans - that has since been transformed into a lovely boutique hotel. Read more about Cesme, Turkey

    4 Wednesday, May 11, 2022 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

    5 Thursday, May 12, 2022 Rhodes, Greece 8:00 AM 6:00 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

    6 Friday, May 13, 2022 Santorini, Greece 8:00 AM 9:00 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

    7 Saturday, May 14, 2022 Spetses, Greece 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Spetses, Greece

    Spetses is a port and small Grecian island lying about 90 km SW of Athens (and named by the Venetians for its position on a major trade route.) It lies just a few kilometres off the Corinth Peninsula facing the southern Aegean Sea. The town itself has a permanent population of just 4000, stretching from the Old Port to Dapia with its ferry terminal. The town is notable for its lack of cars – six taxis excluded. Most visitors arrive by ferry from Piraeus, the port for Athens. Read more about Spetses, Greece

    8 Sunday, May 15, 2022 Athens, Greece 7:00 AM 11:00 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

    9 Monday, May 16, 2022 Mykonos, Greece 8:00 AM 6:00 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

    10 Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Symi, Greece 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Symi, Greece

    Symi is the main town of a Greek island of the same name. Lying NW of the island of Rhodes, it has areas of significance in history and mythology. The town of Symi is divided in two parts: the harbourside one called Gialós, and the adjacent one on the slopes of the hills, called Chorió. Gialós is of two- and three-storey traditional stone houses, painted in all colours but mostly in indigo, ochre and terracotta, with red tiled roofs and cute little balconies with railings in the style peculiar to Symi. Read more about Symi, Greece

    11 Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Kusadasi, Turkey 7:00 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

    12 Thursday, May 19, 2022 At Sea
    13 Friday, May 20, 2022 Antalya, Turkey 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Antalya, Turkey

    Antalya is the 'capital' of the Turkish Mediterranean Coast. It is a sprawling modern city, but Old Antalya which surrounds the Roman harbour, with its historic museum, and the many buildings - now restored as homes, boutique hotels, inns and restaurants - that date back to Ottoman and even Roman times, give it its own distinctive atmosphere. There are numerous fascinating archaeological sites to visit, or take a day excursion to one of the wonderful National Parks, and even experience some white water rafting, or you can simply enjoy the dramatic sea and mountain views. Read more about Antalya, Turkey

    14 Saturday, May 21, 2022 Limassol, Cyprus 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Limassol, Cyprus

    Limassol, located on Akrotiri Bay on the southern coast of Cyprus, is widely known for its long cultural tradition and offers tourists a wide spectrum of activities, as well as a number of museums, and archaeological sites. A series of public sculptures, created by renowned artists from Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Germany and Egypt, are found along 1.6 km of seafront reclaimed land, and are appreciated by all visitors. If time permits, visit the ancient city kingdom of Amathus to explore the ruins and its ancient port. The large seaside resort at Akrotiri Bay on the sunny southern coast offers a range of energetic festivals. Read more about Limassol, Cyprus

    15 Sunday, May 22, 2022 Haifa, Israel 7:00 AM Disembark
    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

  • Ship

    Seabourn Encore Overview

    Seabourn Encore

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    Seabourn Encore continues the brand’s signature features: High staff to passenger ratio, relaxed club-like atmosphere, all of your expenses included in the fare, and visit many ports hidden from other ships. Extensive thought has gone into the design of public rooms and staterooms, and with just 600 guests spread over 12 decks you won’t feel crowded.

  • Cabins

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    GR, WG, SS, OW, PS, PH, V6, V5, V4, V3, V2, V1, SV, OB, RB, OS, SA, RR

    Average Cabin Size – 43.9 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 11.5 m2

    Size: approx. 1,189 sq. ft. (110 sq. m.) plus two verandas totaling approx. 214 sq. ft. (20 sq. m.) Occupancy: 4 guests. Description: When combining the following suites, their suite numbers change as follows: Suites 800 and 804 become Grand Signature Suite 8004; suites 801 and 805 become Grand Signature Suite 8015; suites 846 and 848 become Grand Wintergarden Suite 8468; suites 849 and 851 become Grand Wintergarden Suite 8491.Amenities: 2 or 3 verandas, living room with dining area, two bedrooms with queen sized beds or 2 twin beds, two bathrooms with separate tub (one whirlpool) and shower, guest bath, butler pantry with wet bar, two fully stocked bars, one makeup vanity, two walk-in closets with personal safe, one alcove closet, hairdryer, telephone, three flat-screen TVs with DVD players, Wifi internet access, plush bedding featuring 100% Egyptian cotton duvet, bed linens, terry robe and slippers.

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    • Third Guest Capacity Suite
    • Obstructed port side view with larger veranda overlooking the center pool
    • Shower only
    • Elevator
    • Connecting Suites
    • Suites 700 and 701 are subject to noise when anchoring and have all metal veranda railings, limiting the view when seated
    • This Suite has smaller veranda
    • The veranda railings in this suite is part metal and part glass from floor to teak rail
    • Partially Obstructed View
    • Self Service Launderette
    • Suite 830 Third Guest capacity for Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Quest only
    • Wheelchair Accessible Suites
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