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Holy Land & Turkish Gems - 7231A

Ship: Seabourn Encore  
Departure: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Nights: 14 nights
Departs: Haifa
Returns: Istanbul
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
14
Nights
Days at Sea
1
Sea Days
Ports
13
Ports
Countries Visted
4
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Holy Land & Turkish Gems - 7231A

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Sunday, May 22, 2022 Haifa, Israel Embark 11:00 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

    2 Monday, May 23, 2022 Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel 7:00 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

    3 Tuesday, May 24, 2022 At Sea
    4 Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Rhodes, Greece 8:00 AM 11:00 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 Thursday, May 26, 2022 Bodrum, Turkey 8:00 AM 6:00 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

    6 Friday, May 27, 2022 Cesme, Turkey 8:00 AM 11:00 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

    7 Saturday, May 28, 2022 Patmos, Greece 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Patmos, Greece

    The Greek Island of Patmos is possibly best known as the place where the apostle John received his vision and wrote the Apocalypse, and is subsequently sometimes called the Jerusalem of the Aegean. Whether you are interested in history and religion or not, the Monastery of St. John is regarded as a 'must see'. Looking like a huge fortress, it towers above the unique medieval village of Chora. Read more about Patmos, Greece

    8 Sunday, May 29, 2022 Athens, Greece 7:00 AM 7:00 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 30, 2022 Patmos, Greece 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Patmos, Greece

    The Greek Island of Patmos is possibly best known as the place where the apostle John received his vision and wrote the Apocalypse, and is subsequently sometimes called the Jerusalem of the Aegean. Whether you are interested in history and religion or not, the Monastery of St. John is regarded as a 'must see'. Looking like a huge fortress, it towers above the unique medieval village of Chora. Read more about Patmos, Greece

    10 Tuesday, May 31, 2022 Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece

    Agios Nikolaos stands on the shores of the beautiful Mirabello Bay, a coastal town on the eastern coast of the Greek island of Crete. It sits partly on the ruins of the ancient city of Lato pros Kamara. It has three faces to the sea – the Lake and port, Kitroplatia Beach, and the Marina. It seems less Cretan in character than the island’s other main centres, partly because of its resort style and its generally modern architecture, but there’s a strong local character to Agios Nikolaos that makes it a charming and friendly place. Read more about Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece

    11 Wednesday, June 1, 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, June 2, 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

    13 Friday, June 3, 2022 Skiathos, Greece 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Skiathos, Greece

    Skiathos is a small island (population 6,000) off the eastern coast of Greece, in the Aegean Sea. It is a popular tourist destination with more than 60 sandy beaches along the coastline. The hilly interior, rising to 433 m, is covered with pine trees. Historians recall its role in local history from the Persian Wars to the Greek War of Independence. Read more about Skiathos, Greece

    14 Saturday, June 4, 2022 Bozcaada, Turkey 8:00 AM 5:00 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

    15 Sunday, June 5, 2022 Istanbul, Turkey 7:00 AM Disembark
    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

  • 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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    Legend

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