Hiya, cruises are becoming more and more popular amongst younger people and have overcome its image catering only to old age pensioners. So try it out and convince yourself!
You book the holiday with sunway.ie by simply calling the number at the bottom at their page (I’ve noted it down in the bullet points as well). Also from a personal inquiry with sunway I found out that if you book through them the trip is only €941, instead of €981, thus not as listed as on their page. Just drop them a line. You will depart from Ireland to Rome and sail from there to a nice beach where you can relax one day. On board of Norwegian Jade, you’re off to Katakolon in Greece, former Olympia where the original Olympic Games have taken place, so will be a great place to visit. After visiting Piraeus in Greece you’ll just sail over to the Turkish side of the Aegean Sea, Izmir, a beautiful city with many ancient Greek influences that you can still see and visit today. Take a stroll along the Temple of Hadiran and take a seat in the amphitheatre. The ruins of the Library of Celsus are still very well preserved so that you can vividly imagine that ancient time. It’s fascinating! Then the cruise will take you to vibrant Istanbul for day 6 and 7, where you will have plenty of time to visit the major sights like Hagia Sofia, or the Blue Mosque Sultan Ahmet, both very impressive architectures. Hagia Sofia was actually a church that the Ottomoan’s turned into a Mosque, so definitely worth a visit. Then it’s time sail back to Italy and spend another two days relaxing in Naples in Pompeii and its beautiful beach until it’s time to fly back out from Rome home to Ireland. Don’t forget to take the Gratuities into account, I calculated €112 for the whole stay. However, you do get a $100 board credit that you can spend on extra drinks :) Happy cruise!
- Mediterranean Cruise: 13 Days incl. Full Board and Flights for onyl €941
- Travel period: 12/11/2014 – 22/11/2014
- Travel duration: 13 days
- Airport of departure: Rep of Ireland
- Destination: Rome
- Cruise Operator: Norwegian Jade
- Stops: Civitavecchia, Katakolon, Piraeus, Izmir, Istanbul, Naples
- Board basis: full board
- Extras: $100 on board credit per room
- Gratuities: €112 for whole stay, can be pre-paid
- Airport transfer to port: can be booked for an additional €138pp
- Book: via phone (01) 2311858
- Price: only €941 per person based on two adults sharing