General

 

A pilgrimage to the lands where the“Apostle of Nations” preached. Experience awe and spiritual awakening in a true journey to some of the most important Christian sites in Greece and Turkey.

7 DAY CRUISE 10 Destinations

From Greece, Athens (Lavrion) to Thessaloniki, Kavala, Istanbul (Turkey), Dikili (Turkey), Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Syros, Athens (Lavrion)

Day 1 – Friday

Athens (Lavrion) Departure at 17:00

60 kilometres from Athens, Lavrion is a bustling port and is an ancient silver mining center. The city’s silver mines date to prehistory and a bustling port. From here you can tour the following.

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Day 2 – Saturday

Thessaloniki Arrival at 08:00 / Departure at 18:00

This is Greece’s “second largest city” also known as the “Bride of the Thermaic Gulf. “The Apostle John preached here during the winter of 49-50 – he wrote two Epistles for the ancient Thessalonians and founded the area’s first church. The ruins of this ancient church lie near the Arch of Galerius and Rotunda; nearby are the city walls, the house of Jason and the ancient forum. We’ll also visit Veroia, a small city southwest of Thessaloniki, whose patron saint is Saint Paul. Here you may “touch” the Tribune of Saint Paul, the site where it’s believed Paul preached the gospel to the inhabitants of Veroia, also home to the Church of the Resurrection of Christ the Savior (Anastasis), the Church of Christ.

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Day 3 – Sunday

Kavala Arrival at 08:00 / Departure at 16:00

The biblical Neapolis, Kavala is built amphitheatrically on the slopes of Mt. Symvolo and is one of the most picturesque cities in Greece. Just outside the city, at Philippi, Saint Paul preached his first sermon in Europe. Philippi is also where the Saint baptized the first Christian in Europe, the “woman by the name of Lydia.” We will also visit the prison where Saints Paul and Silas were held.

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Day 4 – Monday

Instanbul Arrival at 09:30 / Departure at 20:00

This is one of the world’s great cities, home to Byzantine and Ottoman architectural jewels.

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Day 5 – Tuesday

Dikili (Turkey) Arrival at 12:00 / Departure 20:00

This coastal town is quite picturesque both along its shoreline and in its interior parts, and is a popular summer resort.

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Day 6 – Wednesday

Kusadasi (Turkey) Arrival at 08:00 / Departure at 23:30

The area has been a center of art and culture since some of the earliest recorded history, and has been settled by many civilizations since being founded in 3000 BC. Kusadasi is currently one of the finest is resort town on the Aegean coast.

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Day 7 – Thursday

Patmos Arrival at 06:30 / Departure at 11:30

Many believe John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelations in a mountainside grotto where he heard the voice of God. Further up the mountain, within the white walls of Hora, the monastery founded in his honor in 1088 stands sentinel above this verdant island.

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Syros Arrival at 18:00 / Departure at 23:30

Syros is the capital of Cyclades and once the center of all trade activities. You can still see and admire the mansions built by the island’s bankers, merchants and ship owners. Ermoupolis is a beautiful city with cobbled streets, two hills, the orthodox and the catholic one staring at each other and a magnificent central square that is definitely worth visiting.

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Day 8 – Friday

Athens (Lavrion) Departure at 07:00

60 kilometres from Athens, Lavrion is a bustling port and is an ancient silver mining center. The city’s silver mines date to prehistory and a bustling port. From here you can tour the following.

Highlights

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  • IA - Interior Stateroom (ATHENA / HERMES)

    IA - Interior Stateroom (ATHENA / HERMES)

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    Cabin facilities:Air Condition, Bathroom with shower, Desk, Hairdryer, Safety Deposit Box, TV

     

    IA – Interior Cabins at deck 2-Athena and deck 3-Hermes (~12 sqm) can accommodate up to 4 person(s) with 2 lower beds, 3 rd/4th berth, bathroom with shower, air condition, telephone, hair dryer, safety deposit box and TV.

  • ID - Interior Stateroom (POSEIDON)

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    Cabin facilities:Air Condition, Bathroom with shower, Desk, Hairdryer, Safety Deposit Box, TV

     

    ID – Interior Cabins at deck 4 (Poseidon) (~12 sqm) can accommodate up to 4 person(s) with 2 lower beds, 3 rd /4 th berth, Bathroom with Shower, Air Condition, Telephone, Hair Dryer, Safety Deposit Box and TV.

  • IE - Interior Stateroom (VENUS / APOLLO)

    IE - Interior Stateroom (VENUS / APOLLO)

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    Cabin facilities:Air Condition, Bathroom with shower, Desk, Hairdryer, Safety Deposit Box, TV

     

    IE – Interior Cabins at deck 6-Venus and deck 7-Apollo (~13 sqm) can accommodate up to 4 person(s) with 2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth, bathroom with shower, air condition, telephone, hair dryer, safety deposit box and TV.

  • XA - Exterior Stateroom (ATHENA / HERMES)

    XA - Exterior Stateroom (ATHENA / HERMES)

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    Cabin facilities:Air Condition, Bathroom with shower, Desk, Hairdryer, Porthole, Safety Deposit Box, TV

     

    XA – Exterior Cabins at deck 2-Athena and deck 3-Hermes (~13 sqm) can accommodate up to 4 person(s) with 2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth, bathroom with shower, air condition, telephone, hair dryer, safety deposit box, TV and a porthole.

    Bed size:4 single beds

  • XD - Exterior Stateroom (POSEIDON)

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    Cabin facilities:Air Condition, Bathroom with shower, Desk, Hairdryer, Safety Deposit Box, TV, Window

     

    XD – Exterior Cabins at deck 4-Poseidon (~13 sqm) can accommodate up to 2 person(s) with 2 lower beds, bathroom with shower, air condition, telephone, hair dryer, safety deposit box, TV and a window.

    Bed size:2 single beds

  • XFO - Exterior Stateroom (VENUS / APOLLO)

    XFO - Exterior Stateroom (VENUS / APOLLO)

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    Cabin facilities:Air Condition, Bathroom with shower, Desk, Hairdryer, Safety Deposit Box, TV, Window

     

    XFO – Exterior Cabins at deck 6-Venus and deck 7-Apollo (~14 sqm) can accommodate up to 4 person(s) with 2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth, bathroom with shower, air condition, telephone, hair dryer, safety deposit box, TV and a window (obstructed view).

    Bed size:4 single beds

  • XF - Exterior Stateroom (VENUS)

    XF - Exterior Stateroom (VENUS)

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    Cabin facilities:Air Condition, Bathroom with shower, Desk, Hairdryer, Safety Deposit Box, TV, Window

     

    XF – Exterior Cabins at deck 6-Venus (~13 sqm) can accommodate up to 2 person(s) with 2 lower beds, bathroom with shower, air condition, telephone, hair dryer, safety deposit box, TV and a window.

    Bed size:2 single beds

  • SJO - Junior Suite (APOLLO)

    SJO - Junior Suite (APOLLO)

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    Cabin facilities:Air Condition, Bathroom with shower, Desk, Hairdryer, Refrigerated mini bar, Safety Deposit Box, TV, Window

     

    SJO – Junior Suites at deck 7-Apollo (~14 sqm) can accommodate up to 3 person(s) with 2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed, bathroom with shower, air condition, telephone, hair dryer, safety deposit box, TV, refrigerated mini bar and a window.

    Bed size:2 lower beds 1 sofa bed

  • SJ - Junior Suite (VENUS)

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    Cabin facilities:Air Condition, Bathroom with shower, Desk, Hairdryer, Refrigerated mini bar, Safety Deposit Box, TV, Window

     

    SJ – Junior Suites at deck 6-Venus (~15 sqm) can accommodate up to 2 person(s) with 2 lower beds, bathroom with shower, air condition, telephone, hair dryer, safety deposit box, TV, refrigerated mini bar and a window.

    Bed size:2 lower beds

  • S - Suite (APOLLO)

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    Cabin facilities:Air Condition, Bathroom with shower, Desk, Hairdryer, Refrigerated mini bar, Safety Deposit Box, TV, Window

     

    S – Suites at deck 7-Apollo (~24 sqm) can accommodate up to 4 person(s) with 2 lower beds and 1 sofa bed, bathroom with shower, air condition, telephone, hair dryer, safety deposit box, TV, refrigerated mini bar and a window.

    Bed size:2 lower beds 1 sofa bed

  • SB - Balcony Suite (APOLLO)

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    Cabin facilities:Air Condition, Bathroom with shower, Desk, Hairdryer, Refrigerated mini bar, Safety Deposit Box, TV, Window

     

    SB – Balcony Suites at deck 7-Apollo (~20 sqm) can accommodate up to 3 person(s) with 2 lower beds and 1 sofa bed, bathroom with shower, air condition, telephone, hair dryer, safety deposit box, TV, refrigerated mini bar and a balcony.

    Bed size:2 lower beds 1 sofa bed

What's Included

We’ve got everything you need on board: experienced, enthusiastic personnel; the warmest Greek hospitality; modern facilities and spaces; activities for every taste and, of course, flawless service.

Price includes

  • 24-7 Service
  • On board applications and services
  • Assistance with Your Luggage
  • Cruise Ship Cabin
  • Daily Program
  • Special Diets
  • Pools
  • Gyms and Jacuzzis
  • Nightlife
  • Onboard Entertainment
  • Formal Evening
  • Port Charges
  • Gratuities
  • Cabin Accommodation in the Category you have booked
  • Full Board (except specialty menu in the Dining Room & Room Service)
  • Onboard Entertainment, day & night activities
  • Use of Swimming Pools
  • Use of Fitness Center & Sauna
  • Use of safety deposit box.
  • Excursions - Ancient Ephesus through the Ages – Hellenistic/Roman
  • Drink Package - Blue Package

Price do not include

  • Beverage other than tap water, filter coffee and tea at meal times
  • Casino
  • On board purchases
  • Beauty Salon, Spa Services & products
  • Photo Shop purchases
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wifi access & telephone calls from your cabin
  • Medical expenses
  • Laundry services
  • Room service
  • Specialty menus in the dining room
  • Snacks from the bar, pizza
  • Mini bar where applicable

Special needs

  • Medical Services
  • Health Issues
  • Medical Treatment
  • Dietary Requirements
  • Pregnancy and Infants
  • Passengers with Disabilities or Impaired Mobility

The ship

Celestyal Nefeli

Takes you on a journey through Greece, while you sit back and have fun!

Enjoy an unforgettable holiday on board the Celestyal Nefeli cruise ship! Relax with a refreshing drink at Thalassa bar while you indulge in some stargazing. For your favorite cocktail or for a cup of authentic Greek coffee, all you have to do is visit Selene, Eros or Muses Lounge & Bar, while the Leda buffet and Aegean restaurant serve dishes you won’t soon forget. Thrill seekers should definitely pay a visit to the casino, whereas fashionistas will find that the Agora Duty Free shop is right up their alley.