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Ancient Mediterranean Antiquities

Ship: Viking Sky  
Departure: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Nights: 14 nights
Departs: Istanbul
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One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
14
Nights
Days at Sea
1
Sea Days
Ports
10
Ports
Countries Visted
4
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Ancient Mediterranean Antiquities

    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 Tuesday, January 10, 2023 Istanbul, Turkey Embark 12:00 AM
    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 Wednesday, January 11, 2023 Istanbul, Turkey 12:00 AM 6:00 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

    3 Thursday, January 12, 2023 Canakkale, Turkey 7:00 AM 2:00 PM
    View of Canakkale, Turkey

    Canakkale is a pleasant Turkish town settled on both sides of a bridge of the same name, which connects the Biga Peninsula in Asia. Travelling across town is easiest by the use of regular ferries. It is well known for its proximity to the Gallipoli Peninsula, at which the famous Gallipoli Campaign took place in WW1. There are associated national parks, museums, and historic memorial monuments, in surroundings of natural beauty. Read more about Canakkale, Turkey

    4 Friday, January 13, 2023 Kusadasi, Turkey 7:00 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

    5 Saturday, January 14, 2023 Rhodes, Greece 7:00 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 Sunday, January 15, 2023 Heraklion, Crete, Greece 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Heraklion, Crete, Greece

    Heraklion is the largest urban centre in Crete, the capital of the region, and the economic centre of this Greek Island. It is a town with modern buildings, but it is probably the surrounding area of amazing beaches, delightful villages, and impressive gorges that accord it its popularity. Heraklion is home to some of Greece's most important archaeological sites. Just five kilometres south of Heraklion is Knossos, one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe, and remains the legendary centre of the Minoan civilization from 1900 to 1400 BC. Read more about Heraklion, Crete, Greece

    7 Monday, January 16, 2023 Athens, Greece 7:00 AM 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. 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

    8 Tuesday, January 17, 2023 Athens, Greece 12:00 AM 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. 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 Wednesday, January 18, 2023 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. 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

    10 Thursday, January 19, 2023 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. See all this in a pleasant walk. Read more about Kusadasi, Turkey

    11 Friday, January 20, 2023 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. Villages such as Megala, Chorafia, and Kalives, offer fine views of the bay and provide a great opportunity to get an appreciation of the local life. Read more about Souda Bay, Crete, Greece

    12 Saturday, January 21, 2023 Cruise The Ionian Sea
    13 Sunday, January 22, 2023 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

    14 Monday, January 23, 2023 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. View finds from Pompeii and Herculaneum, destroyed by Mount Vesuvius in A.D. Read more about Naples, Italy

    15 Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 5:00 AM Disembark
    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. There is Renaissance Rome, full of winding streets and sun-dappled piazzas, and the Vatican, home to the Pope. Read more about Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

  • Ship

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    Viking Sky

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  • Cabins

    Viking Sky Cabins

    Verandah

    Verandah

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    Cabin Types

    V2

    Average Cabin Size – 20.8 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.3 m2

    Features: 270 sq. ft. Private balcony. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Luxury toiletries. Complimentary interactive TV system & Movies-on-Demand. 110/220 Volt outlets. Mini-bar setup (soft drinks, water, and requested snacks). Viking Explorers’ bed with luxury linens. 42” flat screen LCD 3D TV. Security safe. Handheld hair dryer. Direct dial satellite phone and cellular service.

    Deluxe Verandah

    Deluxe Verandah

    Deluxe Verandah on the Viking Sky Deluxe Verandah on the Viking Sky

    Cabin Types

    DV6, DV5, DV4, DV3, DV2, DV1, V1

    Average Cabin Size – 20.8 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.3 m2

    Features: 270 sq. ft. Private balcony. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Luxury toiletries. Complimentary interactive TV system & Movies-on-Demand. 110/220 Volt outlets. Mini-bar setup (soft drinks, water, and requested snacks). Viking Explorers’ bed with luxury linens. 42” flat screen LCD 3D TV. Security safe. Handheld hair dryer. Direct dial satellite phone and cellular service.

    Penthouse

    Penthouse

    Penthouse  on the Viking Sky Penthouse  on the Viking Sky

    Cabin Types

    PV2, ES3, ES1

    Average Cabin Size – 45.2 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 12.1 m2

    Features:Over 338 sq. ft. Private balcony. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Luxury toiletries. Complimentary interactive TV system & Movies-on-Demand. 110/220 Volt outlets. Mini-bar setup (soft drinks, water, and requested snacks). Viking Explorers’ bed with luxury linens. 42” flat screen LCD 3D TV. Security safe. Handheld hair dryer. Direct dial satellite phone and cellular service.

    Suite

    Suite

    Suite on the Viking Sky Suite on the Viking Sky

    Cabin Types

    OS, PS3, PS2, PS1, PV3, PV1, ES2

    Average Cabin Size – 35.1 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 10.8 m2

    Features: Owners Suites: 1,448 sq. ft. Private balcony. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Luxury toiletries. Complimentary interactive TV system & Movies-on-Demand. 110/220 Volt outlets. Mini-bar setup (soft drinks, water, and requested snacks). Viking Explorers’ bed with luxury linens. 42” flat screen LCD 3D TV. Security safe. Handheld hair dryer. Direct dial satellite phone and cellular service.

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Viking Sky

    Legend

    • Restrooms
    • Wheelchair accessible stateroom

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