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Mediterranean Antiquities

Ship: Viking Vesta   
Departure: Monday, January 5, 2026
Nights: 14 nights
Departs: Athens
Returns: Barcelona
+ Viking Inclusive Value Offer
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
14
Nights
Days at Sea
1
Sea Days
Ports
11
Ports
Countries Visted
5
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Mediterranean Antiquities

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Monday, January 5, 2026 Athens, Greece Embark 12:00 AM
    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. Read more about Athens, Greece

    2 Tuesday, January 6, 2026 Athens, Greece 12:00 AM 5:30 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. Read more about Athens, Greece

    3 Wednesday, January 7, 2026 Kusadasi, Turkey 8:00 AM 5:00 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. Read more about Kusadasi, Turkey

    4 Thursday, January 8, 2026 Souda Bay, Crete, Greece 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Souda Bay, Crete, Greece

    Souda Bay is a natural harbour on the NW coast of the Greek Island of Crete. The bay is overlooked on both sides by hills, and near the mouth of the bay is a set of small islands with Venetian fortifications. Now home to a strategic NATO base, there are no real public beaches, and yet it is now a popular tourist destination. Read more about Souda Bay, Crete, Greece

    5 Friday, January 9, 2026 Sail The Ionian Sea
    6 Saturday, January 10, 2026 Messina, Italy 7:30 AM 5:30 PM
    View of Messina, Italy

    Messina is a harbour on the eastern coast of Sicily, a short ferry crossing to mainland Italy lying to the east. Due to the several earthquakes that have struck the area on several occasions, the city is almost completely modern. Mostly viewed as the starting point for tours and trips to Taormina and Mount Etna, both of which are truly unforgettable, it also has much to offer in the way of history and beauty. Read more about Messina, Italy

    7 Sunday, January 11, 2026 Naples, Italy 7:30 AM 5:30 PM
    View of Naples, Italy

    Naples is an historic city over 2,500 years old, sitting on the west coast of southern Italy by the Gulf of Naples. Located halfway between two volcanic areas, Mount Vesuvius and Camp Flegrei and with numerous tours and cruise excursions available at the port, one may be inclined to miss out on what Naples itself has to offer. It has some of the world's best opera houses and theatres, and is often called an open-air museum because of its many historic statues and monuments. Read more about Naples, Italy

    8 Monday, January 12, 2026 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 5:00 AM 8:00 PM
    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. Read more about Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    9 Tuesday, January 13, 2026 Livorno, Italy 9:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Livorno, Italy

    Livorno is the third largest port on the west coast of Italy, and is well known for supporting cruise ship tourism to Florence, the Tower of Pisa, the hill towns of Tuscany, Cinque Terre with its enchanting villages, and the Chianti wine region, generally with time allowed for visiting some famous outlet stores of famous fashion houses. However the port of Livorno itself has a lot to offer visitors. Criss-crossed by Medicean canals that are still navigable, and with its port overlooked by towers and fortresses, this well-planned city is most appealing. Read more about Livorno, Italy

    10 Wednesday, January 14, 2026 Livorno, Italy 12:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Livorno, Italy

    Livorno is the third largest port on the west coast of Italy, and is well known for supporting cruise ship tourism to Florence, the Tower of Pisa, the hill towns of Tuscany, Cinque Terre with its enchanting villages, and the Chianti wine region, generally with time allowed for visiting some famous outlet stores of famous fashion houses. However the port of Livorno itself has a lot to offer visitors. Criss-crossed by Medicean canals that are still navigable, and with its port overlooked by towers and fortresses, this well-planned city is most appealing. Read more about Livorno, Italy

    11 Thursday, January 15, 2026 Villefranche, France 8:00 AM 9:00 PM
    View of Villefranche, France

    Villefranche, aka Villefranche-sur-Mer, is a Mediterranean port in the Côte d'Azur region of the French Riviera. It is located about 6 km E of the city of Nice and 10 km SW of Monaco in one of the deepest natural harbours of any port in the Mediterranean Sea, and provides a safe anchorage for large ships. It is built on terraced hills that offer delightful views of the Mediterranean and the surrounding area. Read more about Villefranche, France

    12 Friday, January 16, 2026 Marseille, France 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Marseille, France

    Located on the SE coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Marseille is France's largest commercial port, and is also the largest French city on the Mediterranean coast. It serves as a gateway to the lush fertile region of Provence and all its cultural contributions to gastronomic excellence, impressionistic art, and ancient architecture. This cosmopolitan city with 300 days of sunshine a year, clear blue skies and the down-to-earth warmth of its residents, boasts a trading history that goes back more than 2,500 years. Read more about Marseille, France

    13 Saturday, January 17, 2026 Sete, France 8:00 AM 9:00 PM
    View of Sete, France

    Sète is the most fascinating small town on the French Mediterranean coast precisely because it doesn't go out of its way to be charming. The town encircles a lone hill, the Mont St-Clair, on the otherwise flat Languedoc coast. With the sea out front, and backed by the salt water Thau lagoon - colonised by oyster and mussel beds - and the two joined by a series of canals, Sète is all but an island. Read more about Sete, France

    14 Sunday, January 18, 2026 Barcelona, Spain 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    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. Read more about Barcelona, Spain

    15 Monday, January 19, 2026 Barcelona, Spain 12:00 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. Read more about Barcelona, Spain

  • Ship

    Viking Vesta Overview

    Viking Vesta

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  • Cabins

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    Suite

    Suite on the Viking Vesta Suite on the Viking Vesta

    Cabin Types

    OS, ES3, ES2, ES1

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Largest suite on board: 1,448 sq ft including expansive private veranda (multi-room suite). Features: King-size Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linens amp; pillows, Three 42 flat-screen, interactive LCD TVs with intuitive remote amp; complimentary Movies On Demand, 110/220 volt outlets amp; USB ports, Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water amp; upgraded snacks (replenished once daily); security safe; hairdryer, Direct-dial satellite phone amp; cell service, Large master bathroom featuring a spacious glass-enclosed shower, double-sink vanity, heated bathroom floor amp; anti-fog mirror, plus two guest bathrooms, Premium Freyjareg; toiletries; plush robes amp; slippers, Purified water refilled daily, Stateroom steward amp; twice-daily housekeeping, 24-hour room service (including service from any restaurant during open hours), Spacious walk-in closet amp; drawers, Complimentary laundry, dry cleaning, pressing amp; shoe shine servicesWelcome bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne, In-suite binoculars, coffee brewer amp; traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanketSpacious, well-appointed living room, Separate dining area that seats 6 guests, Private library, wine amp; music collections curated by Chairman Torstein Hagen, Ocean-view dry sauna, Boardroom (seats 12) for business meetings amp; catered dinner parties, with first oceangoing vapor-light fireplace, Pantry for room service amp; hosted events, Complimentary shore excursion with private car amp; driver (up to 4 guests) in port city of your choice (valued at up to $800), Daily personalized tea or pre-dinner cocktail amp; canapeacute;s by request, Dinner amp; guided tour with ship officers (subject to availability).

    Penthouse

    Penthouse

    Penthouse on the Viking Vesta Penthouse on the Viking Vesta

    Cabin Types

    PS3, PS2, PS1, PV3, PV2, PV1

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size including private veranda: 405 sq. ft. Features: King-size Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linens amp; pillows, Two 42quot; flat-screen, interactive LCD TVs with intuitive remote amp; complimentary Movies On Demand, 110/220 volt outlets amp; USB ports, Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water amp; snacks, (replenished once daily); security safe; hairdryer, Direct-dial satellite phone amp; cell service, Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, double-sink vanity, heated bathroom floor amp; anti-fog mirror, Premium Freyjareg; , toiletries; plush robes amp; slippers, Purified water refilled daily, Stateroom steward amp; twice-daily housekeeping, 24-hour room service, Spacious closet amp; drawers, Complimentary laundry, dry cleaning, pressing amp; shoe shine services, Welcome bottle of champagne, In-suite binoculars, coffee brewer amp; traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket.

    Deluxe Veranda

    Deluxe Veranda

    Deluxe Veranda on the Viking Vesta Deluxe Veranda on the Viking Vesta

    Cabin Types

    DV6, DV5, DV4, DV3, DV2, DV1

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size including private veranda: 270 sq. ft. Features: King-size Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linens amp; pillows, 42quot; flat-screen, interactive LCD TV with intuitive remote amp; complimentary Movies On Demand, 110/220 volt outlets amp; USB ports, Mini-bar with soft drinks, water amp; snacks (replenished once daily); security safe; hairdryer, Direct-dial satellite phone amp; cell service, Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor amp; anti-fog mirror, Premium Freyjareg; toiletries; plush robes amp; slippers, Purified water refilled dailyStateroom steward amp; twice-daily housekeeping, 24-hour room service, Spacious closet amp; drawers, In-suite binoculars, coffee brewer amp; traditional Norwegian Marius-weave blanket.

    Veranda

    Veranda

    Veranda on the Viking Vesta Veranda on the Viking Vesta

    Cabin Types

    V2, V1

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size including private veranda: 270 sq. ft. Features: King-size Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linens amp; pillows, 42quot; flat-screen, interactive LCD TV with intuitive remote amp; complimentary Movies On Demand, 110/220 volt outlets amp; USB ports, Mini-bar with soft drinks, water amp; snacks; security safe; hair dryer, Direct-dial satellite phone amp; cell service, Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor amp; anti-fog mirror Premium Freyjareg; toiletries; plush robes amp; slippers, Purified water refilled daily, Stateroom steward amp; twice-daily housekeeping, 24-hour room service, Spacious closet amp; drawers.

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