The Greek Isles
Come Cruise With Us and enjoy a fascinating weeklong cruise from Venice, Italy while exploring the Greek Isles and also stopping at Montenegro and Croatia. Discover Kotor, a beautiful walled medieval city of twisting, pink-paved streets, markets and architecture reflecting Byzantine to Venetian influences. While in Santorini, visit the beautiful whitewashed hilltop towns of Oia and Fira and their breathtaking views of the caldera below. And enjoy wandering through the narrow, winding streets of Mykonos, a delightful seaside village with its whitewashed houses, flowers and brightly painted shutters and doors.
Traveler's Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 Venice, Italy Departs 5:00pm
You could start a discussion about Venice by praising its restaurants, wine bars, marble churches or blown glass. But you probably won't. You'll likely start with the fact that Venice is built on water. It is a place where people either float slowly down palace-lined man-made waterways or stroll down narrow alleyways. There's no more extraordinary place to find yourself or lose yourself.
Day 2 Montenegro 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tucked away between the mountains and the Bay of Kotor, one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea, is where you’ll find the picturesque town of Kotor. As you arrive at this secluded city, you’ll notice the dramatic 65-foot high protective walls, which date back to the Venetian period during the 9th century. Stroll the labyrinth of cobbled streets with cozy cafes and craft shops as you marvel the graceful old buildings. Listed as a UNESCO World Natural and Historical Heritage Site, Kotor is also world-famous as a premier yachting and sailing destination.
DAY 3 Corfu Greece 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
One of the lushest of the Greek Isles, Corfu is rimmed in dramatic blue waters and topped with tranquil hillside villages. A collection of quaint cafes in the town of Corfu feels very continental, but the island's secluded coves and sandy beaches could only be found in the Greek Isles.
DAY 4 Santorini Greece 2:00 to 10:00 pm
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy: Endless adventures await in Rome. With two and a half thousand years of history, art and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Gaze at the masterpieces of the Vatican or walk into the past with visits to ancient relics, historic monuments and legendary museums. Or people-watch while sipping on an espresso in a quaint cafe.
DAY 5 Mykonos Greece 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Mykonos is a classic Greek Island with whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches and windmills. Add a reputation for beautiful beaches and you'll understand why Mykonos is the most popular island in the Cyclades. Explore the island in a 4 x 4 or take a ferry to the tiny island of Delos.
DAY 6 Greece 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Looking at picturesque Argostoli, you wouldn’t know it suffered a devastating earthquake in 1953. The city and its surrounding area are full of treasures, including a 12th-century Byzantine cathedral and beautiful 16th century frescoes. And the nearby underground Lake of Melissani is simply magical. Enter the caves to find ancient stalactites, and marvel at the scattered rays of light beaming through, turning the water an intense blue.
DAY 7 Croatia 11:00am to 6:00pm
Despite the magnificent 13th century walls that surround the city, Dubrovnik is one of the most welcoming cruise destinations in all of Europe. Dubbed “the pearl of the Adriatic” by the poet, Lord Byron, this Croatian city exudes romantic charm and beautiful scenery with its shimmering marble streets, centuries-old buildings capped by bright orange roofs, and lovely beaches ensconced between awesome rocky ledges.
DAY 8 Venice, Italy Arrive 8:00am
Balcony staterooms can accommodate up to three guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, and a convertible sofa to sleep one more. They include a sitting area, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. Because these are mid-ship staterooms, you’ll have easy access to everything on board.
Oceanview staterooms have room for up to four guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. You’ll also have a big picture window to enjoy the amazing view.
Inside Staterooms are great for up to four guests and feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. Because these are mid-ship staterooms, you’ll have easy access to everything fun and exciting on board.