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Byzantine Antiquity - Valletta to Istanbul Cruise

  • Departure DateSun 4th Sep 2022
  • Oceania Cruises Riviera
  • 10 Night Cruise From Malta
  • Fly Cruise From £3,089 pp

Itinerary

  • Malta
  • Messina
  • Igoumenitsa
  • Argostoli
  • Chania, Crete
  • Santorini
  • Mykonos
  • Athens
  • Kusadasi
  • Istanbul

What's Included

  • OLife Choice - FREE WiFi plus choose one: FREE Beverage Package, FREE On Board Spend or FREE Shore Excursions
  • FREE Soft Drinks, Bottled Water, Tea & Coffee
  • FREE Speciality Dining
  • Luxurious accommodation in stylish staterooms on board Mid-sized, elegant ships
  • Finest cuisine at sea, served in a variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional charge
  • 24-hour room service
  • WiFi
  • Overseas Shuttle Service on selected journeys
  • Concierge Level Staterooms with exclusive Privileges including access to Concierge Lounge
  • 24-hour Butler service & additional amenities in Penthouse Suites and above including: Priority embarkation & luggage delivery, in-suite dining, garment pressing & shoe shine service & welcome bottle of Champagne

Prices from pp

TypeInteriorOcean ViewBalconySuite
Cruise Only
Call
£2,779
£2,709
£3,719
Fly Cruise
Call
£3,159
Was£3,269
£3,089
Was£4,309
£4,099

Cruise Only - price based on cruise only, call to add flights from your regional airport.
Fly Cruise - flights are included, call to discuss flights from your regional airport, flight supplements may apply.
Voyage Code: RVA220904

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Day 1 - Malta

Arrive: Sun 04 September 2022 / Depart: Sun 04 September 2022 at 18:00

Discover the myriad of cultural layers of Malta, from its amazing prehistoric temples at Tarxien to beautiful walled medieval Mdina, nearby Rabat, and Marsaxlokk, a colorful fishing village. Admire the stunning scenery and wander through imposing churches and down the streets of fortified towns where the Knights of St. John once held sway.

Day 2 - Messina

Arrive: Mon 05 September 2022 at 07:00 / Depart: Mon 05 September 2022 at 17:00

Visit beautiful Taormina and marvel at its famous Greek theater and the stunning view of Mount Etna. Explore lovely medieval Messina with its historic churches and the cathedral where it is rumored Richard the Lionheart worshipped in 1190. Or discover ancient Tyndaris, founded in 396 B.C., with its fine mosaics, Roman baths and impressive theater overlooking the sea.

Day 3 - Igoumenitsa

Arrive: Tue 06 September 2022 at 10:00 / Depart: Tue 06 September 2022 at 19:00

Igoumenitsa, is a coastal city in northwestern Greece. It is the capital of the regional unit of Thesprotia. Igoumenitsa is the chief port of Thesprotia and Epirus, and one of the largest passenger ports of Greece, connecting northwestern Mainland Greece with the Ionian Islands and Italy.

Day 4 - Argostoli

Arrive: Wed 07 September 2022 at 07:00 / Depart: Wed 07 September 2022 at 16:00

This capital of the island of Cephalonia resides in a sheltered bay along Koutavos Lagoon, where you might catch a glimpse of a loggerhead turtle. The stone obelisk of the Drapano Bridge and the Lighthouse of Saint Theodore are two of the island's distinctive landmarks. Discover relics from the Mycenaean, Hellenistic and Roman periods in the city's archaeological museum.

Day 5 - Chania, Crete

Arrive: Thu 08 September 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Thu 08 September 2022 at 18:00

Chania wears its past on its sleeve. Spend the day in museums, from those uncovering the ancient history buried beneath the rocky soil to those celebrating Greece’s magnificent maritime history and the region’s unique folklore. Visit the ruins of the city-state of Aptera, a powerhouse in Minoan and Hellenistic times and eventually a Roman stronghold.

Day 6 - Santorini

Arrive: Fri 09 September 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Fri 09 September 2022 at 23:00

Visit the beautiful whitewashed hilltop towns of Oia and Fira and their breathtaking views of the caldera below. See the stunning artifacts in Fira's museum, including recent finds from the excavation of Akrotiri, thought by many to be the legendary city of Atlantis, or visit a winery. Stroll through the winding streets with fantastic views around every corner.

Day 7 - Mykonos

Arrive: Sat 10 September 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Sat 10 September 2022 at 22:00

Enjoy wandering through the narrow, winding streets of this delightful seaside village with its whitewashed houses, flowers and brightly painted shutters and doors. Stand beneath the windmills on the hill. Visit the archaeological museum and an old bakery still using a 15th century wood-burning stove.

Day 8 - Athens

Arrive: Sun 11 September 2022 at 07:00 / Depart: Sun 11 September 2022 at 19:00

Climb up the magnificent Acropolis and stand in awe of the Parthenon, the beautiful temples and the view over Athens stretched out before you. See city highlights including the new and old Olympic stadiums. Journey to Cape Sounion and the temple of Poseidon overlooking the sea, or visit ancient Corinth and the narrow Corinth Canal cut through miles of solid rock.

Day 9 - Kusadasi

Arrive: Mon 12 September 2022 at 07:00 / Depart: Mon 12 September 2022 at 16:00

Meander through the ruins of ancient Ephesus and marvel at the famed Library of Celsus, the huge amphitheater, the marble roads with their chariot marks, the amazing mosaic sidewalks and the superb, rarely opened Terrace Houses. Or journey to three monumental cities of antiquity - Priene, Miletus and Didyma - renowned for their majestic temples and impressive, beautifully preserved stadiums.

Day 10 - Istanbul

Arrive: Tue 13 September 2022 at 13:00

Indulge your eyes and senses in this magnificent city astride two continents. Visit beautiful Topkapi Palace, the awesome Hagia Sophia and the impressive Blue Mosque. Cruise the Bosphorus to see the city and its surroundings from another perspective. Visit one of the many museums or stroll through the spice market and the famous Grand Bazaar.

Day 11 - Istanbul

Depart: Wed 14 September 2022

Indulge your eyes and senses in this magnificent city astride two continents. Visit beautiful Topkapi Palace, the awesome Hagia Sophia and the impressive Blue Mosque. Cruise the Bosphorus to see the city and its surroundings from another perspective. Visit one of the many museums or stroll through the spice market and the famous Grand Bazaar.

Riviera From Oceania Cruises

Stunning Riviera was designed to be distinctive and special in so many ways. Featuring the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase, stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, and designer touches throughout the entire ship, Riviera showcases rich residential design and furnishings. Riviera’s refined ambiance truly embodies the unparalleled Oceania Cruises experience.

Ship Cabins

Inside Stateroom

Wonderful sanctuaries unto their own, these 174-square-foot staterooms boast beautiful designs and handsome furnishings that add to the serenity. Highlights include a spacious marble and granite-clad bathroom with a shower, as well as thoughtful touches such as a vanity desk, breakfast table and refrigerated mini-bar. Inside Stateroom Amenities Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive Refrigerated mini-bar with free and unlimited soft drinks replenished daily Vero Water - still & sparkling replenished daily Bulgari amenities Twice-daily maid service Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service Complimentary and extensive 24-hour room service menu Flat-screen television with DVD player and extensive media library Wireless Internet access and cellular service Writing desk and stationary Plush cotton towels, robes and slippers Handheld hair dryer Security safe

Deluxe Ocean View

These comfortable 242-square-foot staterooms with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows feel even more spacious with the curtains drawn back and the ocean in full view. Features include a generous seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table, refrigerated mini-bar and a marble and granite-clad bathroom with a bathtub/shower and separate shower. Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Amenities Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive Refrigerated mini-bar with free and unlimited soft drinks replenished daily Vero Water - still & sparkling replenished daily Bulgari amenities Twice-daily maid service Full-size bathtub with separate shower Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service Complimentary 24-hour room service Flat-screen television with DVD player and extensive media library Wireless Internet access and cellular service Writing desk and stationery Plush cotton towels, robes and slippers Handheld hair dryer Security safe This category includes accessibility features in staterooms #7082 and #7085. View Features All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free

Concierge Level Veranda

Located in the most desired of locations, our Concierge Level Veranda Staterooms offer an unrivaled combination of luxury, privilege and value. A wealth of amenities and a host of exclusive benefits elevate the experience to the sublime. You will even have the services of a dedicated Concierge, the ultimate comfort of ordering room service from the extended Grand Dining Room menu during lunch and dinner, unlimited access to Aquamar Spa Terrace and even free laundry service. These beautifully decorated 282-square-foot staterooms reflect many of the luxurious amenities found in our Penthouse Suites, including a private veranda, plush seating area, refrigerated mini-bar and an oversized marble and granite-clad bathroom with a full-size bathtub/shower and separate shower. Guests also enjoy access to the private Concierge Lounge featuring your own dedicated Concierge, magazines, daily newspapers, complimentary beverage and snacks. Concierge Level Privileges In addition to Suite & Stateroom Amenities Expanded lunch and dinner room service menu from The Grand Dining Room Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom+ Priority Noon ship embarkation Exclusive card-only access to private Concierge Lounge staffed by a dedicated Concierge featuring complimentary soft drinks, coffees and snacks throughout the day Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne Priority online specialty restaurant reservations Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace iPad upon request for your enjoyment on board++ Variety of Bulgari amenities Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag Cashmere lap blankets, perfect for relaxing on your veranda Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation+++ Complimentary shoe shine service +Up to 20 garments per laundry bag. 3 day turnaround time and laundry will not be accepted 3 days prior to disembarkation. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free

Concierge Level Veranda

Located in the most desired of locations, our Concierge Level Veranda Staterooms offer an unrivaled combination of luxury, privilege and value. A wealth of amenities and a host of exclusive benefits elevate the experience to the sublime. You will even have the services of a dedicated Concierge, the ultimate comfort of ordering room service from the extended Grand Dining Room menu during lunch and dinner, unlimited access to Aquamar Spa Terrace and even free laundry service. These beautifully decorated 282-square-foot staterooms reflect many of the luxurious amenities found in our Penthouse Suites, including a private veranda, plush seating area, refrigerated mini-bar and an oversized marble and granite-clad bathroom with a full-size bathtub/shower and separate shower. Guests also enjoy access to the private Concierge Lounge featuring your own dedicated Concierge, magazines, daily newspapers, complimentary beverage and snacks. Concierge Level Privileges In addition to Suite & Stateroom Amenities Expanded lunch and dinner room service menu from The Grand Dining Room Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom+ Priority Noon ship embarkation Exclusive card-only access to private Concierge Lounge staffed by a dedicated Concierge featuring complimentary soft drinks, coffees and snacks throughout the day Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne Priority online specialty restaurant reservations Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace iPad upon request for your enjoyment on board++ Variety of Bulgari amenities Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag Cashmere lap blankets, perfect for relaxing on your veranda Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation+++ Complimentary shoe shine service +Up to 20 garments per laundry bag. 3 day turnaround time and laundry will not be accepted 3 days prior to disembarkation. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free

Veranda Stateroom

Our 282-square-foot Veranda Staterooms are the largest at sea. Featuring a comfortably furnished private veranda, our most requested luxury, each stateroom also includes a plush seating area, refrigerated mini-bar, spacious closet and a marble and granite-clad bathroom with a bathtub/shower and separate shower. Veranda Stateroom Amenities Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive Refrigerated mini-bar with free and unlimited soft drinks replenished daily Vero Water - still & sparkling replenished daily Private teak veranda Bulgari amenities Full-size bathtub and separate shower Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service Complimentary 24-hour room service Flat-screen television with DVD player and extensive media library Wireless Internet access and cellular service Writing desk and stationary Plush cotton towels, robes and slippers Handheld hair dryer Security safe All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free

Oceania Suite

Conceived by the famed New York designer Dakota Jackson, each of the twelve Oceania Suites sprawls over more than 1,000 square feet of luxury. These stylish suites feature a living room, dining room, fully equipped media room, large walk-in closet, king-size bed, expansive private veranda, indoor and outdoor whirlpool spas and a second bathroom for guests. Also included is access to the private Executive Lounge with magazines, daily newspapers, beverages and snacks. Oceania Suite Privileges In addition to Suite & Stateroom Amenities Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom+ Priority 11 am ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery Exclusive card-only access to private Executive Lounge staffed by a dedicated Concierge, featuring complimentary soft drinks, coffees and snacks throughout the day 24-hour Butler service Complimentary in-suite bar setup with 6 full-size bottles of premium spirits and wines from our suite beverage menu Fresh fruit basket replenished daily Priority online specialty restaurant reservations Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace Complimentary iPad Customized entertainment system Bulgari gift set and variety of amenities Choice of daily printed newspaper Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bagand personalized stationary Cashmere lap blankets Choice of pillow from a luxurious selection Complimentary shoe shine service Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation++ +Up to 20 garments per laundry bag. 3 day turnaround time and laundry will not be accepted 3 days prior to disembarkation. ++Certain limitations apply All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free

Owner's Suite

With rich furnishings from the Ralph Lauren Home Collection, each of the three Owner’s Suites measures more than 2,000 square feet and spans the entire beam of the ship. Boasting a large living room, king-size bed, two walk-in closets, indoor and outdoor whirlpool spas and a dramatic entry foyer with a music room, these suites also include exclusive card-only access to the Executive Lounge featuring a private library. Owner's Suite Privileges In addition to Suite & Stateroom Amenities Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom+ Personalized priority 11 am ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery Exclusive card-only access to private Executive Lounge staffed by a dedicated Concierge, featuring complimentary soft drinks, coffees and snacks throughout the day 24-hour Butler service Complimentary in-suite bar setup with 6 full-size bottles of premium spirits and wines from our suite beverage menu Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne Fresh fruit basket replenished daily Priority online specialty restaurant reservations each Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace Complimentary iPad Bulgari gift set and variety of amenities Choice of daily printed newspaper Customized entertainment system with integrated sound system and media library Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag and personalized stationery Cashmere lap blankets Choice of pillow from a luxurious selection Complimentary shoe shine service Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation++ + Up to 20 garments per laundry bag. 3 day turnaround time and laundry will not be accepted 3 days prior to disembarkation. ++ Certain limitations apply All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free

Penthouse Suite

The elegant Penthouse Suites rival any world-class five-star hotel for comfort and beauty. Their design is ingenious, maximizing the generous 420 square feet of space and featuring a dining table, separate seating area, full-size bathtub/shower and separate shower, walk-in closet and private veranda. Enjoy exclusive card-only access to the private Executive Lounge and the services of a dedicated concierge. Penthouse Suite Privileges In addition to Suite & Stateroom Amenities Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom+ Priority Noon ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery Exclusive card-only access to private Executive Lounge staffed by a dedicated Concierge featuring complimentary soft drinks, coffees and snacks throughout the day 24-hour Butler service Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne Priority online specialty restaurant reservations Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace iPad upon request Bulgari gift set++ and a variety of amenities Customized entertainment system Cashmere lap blankets Complimentary shoe shine service Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation++ +Up to 20 garments per laundry bag. 3 day turnaround time and laundry will not be accepted 3 days prior to disembarkation. ++Certain limitations apply All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free

Vista Suite

Given their lavish interior design by Dakota Jackson and premier location overlooking the bow of the ship, the eight Vista Suites are in high demand. These 1,200- to 1,500-square-foot suites (size depends on deck location) include access to the exclusive Executive Lounge as well as every imaginable amenity, such as a large walk-in closet, a second bathroom for guests, indoor and outdoor whirlpool spas and your own private fitness room. Vista Suite Privileges In addition to Suite & Stateroom Amenities Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom+ Priority 11 am ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery Exclusive card-only access to private Executive Lounge staffed by a dedicated Concierge, featuring complimentary soft drinks, coffees and snacks throughout the day 24-hour Butler service Complimentary in-suite bar setup with 6 full-size bottles of premium spirits and wines from our suite beverage menu Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne Fresh fruit basket replenished daily Priority online specialty restaurant reservations Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace Complimentary iPad Customized entertainment system with integrated sound system and media library Bulgari gift set and variety of amenities Choice of daily newspaper Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag and personalized stationery Cashmere lap blankets Choice of pillow from a luxurious selection Complimentary shoe shine service Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation++ +Up to 20 garments per laundry bag. 3 day turnaround time and laundry will not be accepted 3 days prior to disembarkation. ++Certain limitations apply All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free
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