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april 30

madeira, morocco & seville

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lisbon – seville

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may 10

Historic spain, sicily & italy

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seville – rome

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may 24

tHe renaissance & rivieras

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rome – nice

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frencH riviera & moorisH spain

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nice – seville

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iberia, france & england

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seville – london

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June 26

iceland, faroes & sHetlands

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london – london

July 10

england, ireland & scotland

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london – edinburgH

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July 23

celtic scotland & ireland

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edinburgH – london

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iceland, faroes & sHetlands

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london – london

48 – 49

august 19

tHe best of france & portugal

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london – lisbon

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august 31

mediterranean odyssey

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lisbon – rome

54 – 55

september 12

italian & adriatic HigHligHts

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rome – venice

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september 26

dalmatia & ancient greece

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venice – atHens

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october 4

classical greece & aegean islands

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atHens – atHens

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october 15

ancient greece, sicily & spain

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atHens – seville

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october 28

andalusian spain & morocco

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seville – malaga

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november 8

seville, morocco & canary islands

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malaga – tenerife

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VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

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MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY

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VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY 2017 SPRING SAILINGS SUMMER SAILINGS FALL SAILINGS GRAND VOYAGES

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INCLUDED HOTEL STAYS

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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FREE AND LOW-COST AIR INFORMATION

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scotland

ireland

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SUITES, STATEROOMS & CABINS

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wales

england

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DECK PLAN

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CRUISE FARES & WHAT’S INCLUDED 84 – 85 BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS CRUISE CALENDAR

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spain

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Atlantic Ocean Madeira

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morocco

Corsica

Croatia

Adriatic Sea

italy

montenegro

sicily

Malta

albania

greece crete

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ARTISTIC TREASURES, COASTAL & river CRUISING, HISTORIC CITIES & NATURAL WONDERS “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

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his year is the most exciting in the history of Voyages to Antiquity as we are visiting more countries and cruising more seas than ever before. In 2017, we will take you from the crystal-clear Aegean to the wide-open waters of the Atlantic and from the sun-baked Greek Islands to the volcanic landscapes of Iceland. Also, for the first time we will be circumnavigating Great Britain and Ireland. You will visit the great cities of London, Dublin and Edinburgh, and the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands and Lake District.

SOME THINGS WILL NOT CHANGE Our cruises will still combine first-class service, meticulously planned itineraries, outstanding

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value and an expert guest speaker program. In this brochure, you will not only find all you need to know about our ship, Aegean Odyssey, and our policies and style, but also an insight into the excellent destinations and sites you will visit. You will also discover the wonderful river and coastal cruising experiences on offer. The itineraries have been written in a way that will enhance your appreciation of the cruises and excursions in this year’s program. The introductory pages outline our philosophy and the historical and cultural background of the countries we visit. With so much included in the fare, you will also appreciate the excellent value these wonderful voyages offer.

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award-winning journeyS ~

unforgettable experienceS Voyages to the historic, cultural and artistic heart of Europe. These fantastic journeys range from Athens, Rome and the other great centers of antiquity to the Greek Islands, the glamorous Cote d’Azur and the wine regions of Portugal and France, then journey on to the romantic Cornish coast in the west of England, the highlands and islands of Scotland and the dramatic volcanic landscapes of Iceland.

Spring, Summer and fall: a voyage for all SeaSonS

one of Spain’s top bodegas. You will also stroll through some of the most stunning landscapes in the world including the Lake District and the west coast of Ireland.

Starting in the spring sunshine of the Canary Islands and western Mediterranean, moving north in the hot summer months and sailing south for fall warmth, these unforgettable journeys have been designed to take advantage of the seasons.

Madeira and the Canary Islands to exotic Morocco

Along the way you will enjoy cocktail parties in historic palazzos, special events in some of the most stunning historical buildings in the world, expertly guided tours of the great treasures of antiquity and social events such as sherry tasting in

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Blessed with early season sunshine, Madeira and the Canary Islands are perfect destinations for spring cruising. Madeira, once favored by Sir Winston Churchill as the ideal place to paint and relax, is a gem of an island some 250 miles north of Tenerife. Settled by the Portuguese in 1419 and ceded to the British in the early nineteenth century, Madeira’s wonderful climate, lush gardens and

famous wine have proved popular with visitors for centuries. Likewise, the dramatic volcanic landscapes, picturesque upland villages and amazing flora of La Palma and Lanzarote in the Canaries have made these islands rightly popular. Morocco, with its rich culture, fascinating history and exotic atmosphere should be high on everyone’s travel list. Combining cruising with an exciting land-tour ensures that you see the very best of this wonderful country including the labyrinthine souk and the Marjorelle Gardens of Marrakesh, the medieval city of Fez, the Roman ruins of Volubilis, and a scenic drive through the Atlas Mountains.


the Greek theater at Taormina, the cathedral of Monreale, and the temples at Segesta. You will also visit the glamorous Costa Smerelda on Sardinia, cruise the beautiful waters around the Maddalena Archipelago and call at Napoleon’s place of exile, Elba. No other country in Europe combines the best of art, culture, gastronomy and style with quite the same panache as Italy. Here you can enjoy a scoop of the most delicious gelato in the world as you admire some of the greatest treasures of antiquity, or sip a Campari while sitting in the sunshine on the stunning Amalfi Coast.

A taste of Spain – from Moorish palaces to river cruising Arriving in Spain, Aegean Odyssey takes you on a spectacular journey cruising up the Guadalquivir River to moor in the heart of the Andalusian city of Seville. Spain is rightly famous for its great food and wine, and a stop at Jerez allows you to sample one of the country’s most famous products, sherry. In the year 711, Moorish forces from Morocco and Algeria invaded Spain and in seven years conquered the Iberian Peninsula, eventually controlling territory that comprised most of Spain, Portugal and parts of France. Their rule lasted until 1492 and the Moors left behind a remarkable

legacy of elaborate palaces, mosques and gardens. Two of the greatest treasures from this time are the Alhambra in Granada and the Great Mosque in Cordoba. In Seville, you’ll stand on the exact spot where Columbus set sail for the Americas. With its cosmopolitan lifestyle, stunning architecture, fabulous food and fascinating historical sites, Barcelona is understandably one of Europe’s most popular destinations. Highlights of your visit include the Roman sites of the city including the Temple of Apollo and Roman remains in the Gothic Quarter and, perhaps the most extraordinary of the city’s landmarks, the Sagrada Familia, the massive Catalan church designed by the visionary architect Antoni Gaudi.

Mediterranean islands and Italy’s Dolce Vita Much of Mediterranean life, culture and history revolve around its magnificent islands and our itineraries include visits to some of the most alluring. With its impressive fortifications and surroundings, it is hard to beat the drama of arriving at the Grand Harbour of Valletta, the capital of Malta. Ruled by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Normans, Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John, Valletta is one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.

Whether you are marveling at Pisa’s famous tower or wandering through the extensive ruins of tragic Pompeii, the joy of Italy and its way of life will entrance you. Furthermore, from the grandeur of Imperial Rome to the Renaissance splendor of Florence, Italy’s great cities are places of charm and wonder. Few will forget setting sight on the monumental Colosseum and the sprawling Roman Forum or the great Florentine Renaissance palaces and their numerous masterpieces of Western art.

Nearby Sicily is also blessed with remarkable historical treasures including

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spectacular sights

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Provence: land of olive trees and lavender

Marseilles and Carcassonne with its impressive fortress also await.

This is an ideal place to not only explore the lavender fields and charming villages of Provence but also for visiting some of southern France’s most interesting places. Chief among these is the medieval town of Avignon. Surrounded by well-preserved 800-year-old stone ramparts, graceful Avignon was once the seat of papal power and this honor bestowed the city with a legacy of magnificent art and architecture, none grander than the massive medieval fortress and papal palace, Palais des Papes. It is also home to the Pont d'Avignon – of nursery-rhyme fame – that spans halfway across the Rhone. Aix-en-Provence,

The natural beauty of the French Riviera including Nice, Cannes and Monte Carlo, combined with its mild Mediterranean climate have made them popular destinations since the 18th century.

Nice’s main seaside promenade, the Promenade des Anglais (‘the Walkway of the English’) owes its name to some of the city’s earliest visitors, the English aristocracy. The picturesque surroundings have attracted not only those in search of relaxation, but also those seeking inspiration. The clear air and soft light have been of particular appeal to some of Western culture's most outstanding painters, such as Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse. Their work is commemorated in many of the city's museums, including the Musee Matisse and Musee des Beaux-Arts. As the southern Mediterranean begins to overheat in the high summer months, Aegean Odyssey turns north and sails for more temperate climes.

The sounds and sights of Portugal Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Western Europe, pre-dating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries. The Lisbon experience encompasses so many things, from visiting magnificent museums and exquisite palaces to enjoying a fresh pastry and bica (espresso) at a bar in a leafy plaza and listening to the haunting melodies of Portuguese fado (folk) music. Located along the Douro River estuary in northern Portugal, Oporto became a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. A colorful city, Oporto is dotted with medieval relics, soaring bell towers, extravagant baroque churches and stately


beaux-arts buildings. The historic center is in the Ribeira district, a place typified by old shop fronts, village-style plazas and old houses where Roman ruins lurk beneath the foundations.

An unforgettable pilgrimage The capital of the Spanish province of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela is one of the most important places in Christendom as it is reputed to be the place where St James, one of the twelve Apostles of Christ, is buried. It was in the 8th century AD that the remains were identified as those of Saint James the Great, and accepted as such by the Pope and Charlemagne. From then on, this settlement was not just a city, but a holy city, and one of the main centers of Christian pilgrimage.

Wine tasting in Bordeaux to the chateaux of the Loire and Normandy After sailing along France’s Atlantic Coast, Aegean Odyssey cruises up the River Gironde to berth in the center of Bordeaux. The city boasts the most beautiful streets in France and its magnificent 18th-century center prompted Queen Elizabeth II to call the city “the very essence of elegance” on her last visit. Bordeaux is also rightly regarded as the wine capital of the world, producing some of the greatest vintages available. This is the perfect opportunity to try some of the greatest wines and learn about the vineyards. Further up the coast you will take an unforgettable land tour to the picturesque Chateaux Country of the Loire. From the

16th century, the Loire Valley was where the French royalty preferred to spend their time and so the local chateaux were renovated into lavish summer residences. You will visit the most elaborate and magnificent chateaux including Chenonceau, one of the most recognizable chateaux in the world. On France’s northern coast two contrasting but equally moving sites await you: the ancient fortifications and abbey of Mont Saint-Michel and the Museum of War & Peace in Caen. The island of Mont SaintMichel has been the seat of a monastery since the 8th century. The abbey is one of the most stunning monuments to the great Norman civilization that gives this region its name. Descended from the Vikings (“Norse Men”), the Norman influence would be felt throughout Europe (including the Kingdom of Sicily) and the Holy Land. Mont Saint-Michel’s unique position of being an island only 600 meters from land made it readily accessible on low tide to the many pilgrims to the abbey. Equally, this position made it readily defensible as an incoming tide stranded, or drowned, would-be assailants. On June 6, 1944 the largest invasion force ever assembled landed on the Normandy coast of occupied France on five beaches codenamed Sword, Juno, Omaha, Gold and Juno. You can remember the bravery and endeavour of those who took part in the landings at the moving Museum of War & Peace in Caen.

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inaugural visits ~ England’s stunning West Country coastline Framed by some of England’s most beautiful countryside, the historic port of Falmouth is our first port of call in the United Kingdom. Fortified by Henry VIII and the place where news of Nelson’s victory – and his death – at Trafalgar was landed, Falmouth is soaked in British history. From here you will drive through the Cornish countryside to a place that can lay claim to being one of the modern wonders of the world. The Eden Project was opened in April 2001 and is the world's largest global garden. The scene is breathtaking worlds in microcosm – a cultural melting pot of global plants, both wild and cultivated, housed in glass domes large enough to fully enclose the Tower of London in its 60-meter-deep crater. Aegean Odyssey then sails up the estuary of the River Dart to the idyllic town of Dartmouth. Situated at the mouth of the River Dart, this small fishing port is a quintessential English seaside town. With its Elizabethan streets, charming harbor and unspoilt beaches, this is truly a magical place.

London: a global capital Today, London, with its unsurpassed cultural life, fascinating history and vibrant economy, is arguably the most exciting city in the world. A two-night stay with orientation guided sightseeing including Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London is the perfect start or end to your vacation.

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new adventures cruiSeS around britain & iceland featuring over 25 new portS of call


Heading nortH in tHe Summer From the Lake District to literary Dublin: the best of Great Britain & Ireland This year, Aegean Odyssey will make its maiden voyage around the coast of the British Isles and Ireland. From the historic city of Liverpool, you will travel to the beautiful and dramatic Lake District. This magical area has long been a place of inspiration for artists and writers including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin and William Wordsworth. The landscape of craggy peaks, glittering lakes and lush valleys has made the Lake District the most popular National Park in Britain. A call at Douglas on the Isle of Man allows for a visit to Peel Castle, which has been proposed as a possible location of the Arthurian Avalon or as the location of the Grail Castle. Although most of its Viking past is long gone, Dublin is a city that has a great history stretching back to the 9th century. This is not a city, however, that wears its history heavily and it is equally well-known for its warm welcome and legendary pubs. Aegean Odyssey will also sail to Ireland’s dramatic west coast to visit the city of Cork and the stunning scenery of Bantry Bay and the Donegal Peninsula. Other “must-sees” visited on our British Isles cruises include the bucolic Channel Islands, the historic Roman city of Chester, and the tranquil Isles of Scilly off the Cornish coast.

Edinburgh and the castles and islands of Scotland Watched over by its imposing castle – the symbol of the city – Edinburgh combines medieval relics, Georgian grandeur and a powerful layer of modern life with contemporary avant-garde. In Edinburgh, medieval palaces rub shoulders with the best of modern architecture, Gothic churches with amazing museums and galleries, and evidence suggests that humans have inhabited the city for millennia. Criss-crossed by cobbled streets and narrow lanes, Edinburgh is a city that cries out to be explored. Another highlight of historic Scotland is its castles and our new cruises feature visits to some of the most striking. These include the late Queen Mother’s favorite residence – the Castle of Mey, the largest and most impressive fortifications in Scotland – Stirling Castle, and the home of the Dukes of Argyll – Inveraray Castle.

The Hebrides is an archipelago comprising hundreds of islands off the northwest coast of Scotland and home to rugged landscapes, fishing villages and remote Gaelic-speaking communities. Here you will not only enjoy magnificent scenery including the Sound of Mull and fascinating wildlife but also taste the very best of Scotland’s malt whiskey at the famous distillery on the Isle of Islay. The remote Shetland and Orkney Islands are also featured on some cruises.

Iceland: land of volcanoes, glaciers, myths and legends It has been said that the problem with traveling in Iceland is that it is hard to take in what you are seeing because every five minutes you are confronted with another breathtaking, life-affirming natural spectacle. With its deep fjords, rainbowarched waterfalls, volcanic peaks, gushing geysers and creeping glaciers, Iceland puts on one of the most dramatic natural spectacles on the planet.

Our itinerary has been designed to ensure that you don’t miss any of the highlights this remarkable land has to offer. It takes you from the capital of Reykjavik and the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, where the European and North American tectonic plates meet, to the whale-filled bays of Isafjordur on the edge of the Arctic Circle and the geo-thermal baths at Myvatn. Here you will also be able to see some of the spectacular birdlife that makes its home on Iceland. As the ship heads back to Britain, she calls at the charming harbor of Torshavn on the Faroe Islands.

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ancient cultures ~

fascinating history

aegean odySSey HeadS SoutH for tHe fall SunSHine Having enjoyed the temperate climate of northern Europe during high summer, Aegean Odyssey then heads south, calling at France, Portugal and Italy as she makes her way to the Aegean and Greece.

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Explore Venice, the Dalmatian fjords, Roman palaces and Adriatic islands The first doge (duke) of Venice was elected in 726AD and the Venetian republic existed for over a millennium until 1797. Often referred to as La Serenissima, the Most Serene Republic, the Venetians acquired an empire of trade and commercial interests. This wealth funded the marvelous city you see today. Unlike most cruises on larger vessels that offer a brief stop off in this wonderful place, our itineraries include an overnight stay so you have time to explore the city, shops, sites and restaurants of Venice.

Furthermore, your visit will be crowned by a real treat, an exclusive visit to St Mark’s Basilica. As you make your way to or from Venice, one of the great advantages of small-ship cruising becomes apparent as the size of Aegean Odyssey means that you sail as close as possible to some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery in the world. Cruising in coastal waters allows you to appreciate the true magnificence of Kotor Bay. Cutting through the Dinaric Alps in Montenegro, this dramatically beautiful inlet stretches over 20 miles inland and is Europe’s southernmost fjord.

Along the Croatian coast Aegean Odyssey calls at two fascinating and architecturally pleasing ports, Dubrovnik and Split. The beauty of Dubrovnik moved the writer George Bernard Shaw to describe it as “Paradise on Earth” and indeed it’s hard


to imagine anyone becoming jaded by the city’s marble streets, baroque buildings and charming people. Further up the Adriatic coast, the highlight of the visit to Split is without doubt touring the vast Palace of Diocletian. Completed in 305AD, the limestone and marble palace was built by the Emperor Diocletian for his retirement, and the complex comprised three temples, Diocletian’s massive mausoleum (now the Cathedral of St Dominus) and enough accommodation to house 9,000 people.

The wonders of Athens, Classical Greece and the Greek Islands The poet John Milton called Athens "the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence," and it was here in the 5th century BC that the genius and creativity of the ancient Greek world shone with unprecedented brilliance. This was the time of the great statesman Pericles who organized the construction of the Acropolis, of the dramatists Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripedes and, of course, of the philosopher Socrates. Through

visits to all the key sights and the insight of expert guides and lecturers, your visit to this truly remarkable place will bring to life this "Golden Age" of Western civilization. After the vibrancy of Athens, the tranquility of the Greek Islands offers a wonderful contrast and, as you sail through the sparkling waters of the Aegean, you have time to meet your fellow passengers, get to know the ship and relax into life on board. As well as stunning natural beauty, the isles of Greece offer some of the most impressive sites from this region's fascinating history.

On Delos, legendary birthplace of Apollo and the paramount religious sanctuary of the ancient Greek world, you can walk along the Terrace of the Lions with its famous marble guardian lion statues and explore the classic Doric Temple of the Delians. By contrast, nearby Mykonos offers the more sybaritic experience of vibrant tavernas and bustling shops. A visit to Crete takes you back to the time of the Minoans, one of the earliest civilizations of antiquity, and the ornate palace at Knossos. Charming Patmos, the crusader stronghold of Rhodes and spectacular Santorini also feature. The ship then heads for the Greek mainland with calls at Kavala for Philippi, Thessalonica, and Volos for Meteora, before cruising westward back to Sicily, Morocco, Spain and the Canary Islands to end the spring/summer/fall seasons in Tenerife.

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voyages to antiquity ~

our philosophy WITH MANY YEARS EXPERIENCE IN SMALL-SHIP CRUISING, VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY HAS CREATED A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE THAT COMBINES COMFORT AND SERVICE WITH METICULOUSLY PLANNED ITINERARIES TO SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST EXCITING AND INTERESTING DESTINATIONS.

WITH OPEN-SEATING DINING, COCKTAIL PARTIES AND LARGE PUBLIC SPACES, THE ATMOSPHERE ON BOARD AEGEAN ODYSSEY IS BOTH RELAXED AND CONVIVIAL. COMBINE THIS WITH OUR DEDICATION TO OFFERING OUR GUESTS OUTSTANDING VALUE AND IMPECCABLE SERVICE AND THE RESULT IS ONE WE KNOW YOU WILL APPRECIATE.

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THE BENEFITS OF SMALL-SHIP CRUISING

A RELAXED ATMOSPHERE ON BOARD

In contrast to the massive vessels cruising to and from the major ports of the Mediterranean, we have a ship adapted for island and coastal cruising. This means that Aegean Odyssey can visit smaller, less crowded harbors, sail closer to the coast enabling you to really appreciate the magical views, and even cruise upriver to reach some amazing cities.

Evenings on board There will be a string trio, pianist, casual dancing before and after dinner, and occasional visiting local entertainment. No casino or disco. The officers’ introductory cocktail party is casual without the usual formalities, and there will be plenty of opportunities to socialize with your fellow passengers and meet the officers.

As we carry an average of 350 passengers, our ship is ideal for those who dislike traveling around with hordes of people. This boutique-style cruising tends to be more expensive to operate than larger ships, but if you like to avoid crowds, wander around beautiful islands, cruise remote inlets and rivers, visit charming villages and explore ancient sites that are inaccessible to others, then Aegean Odyssey is the ideal ship for you.

Dress code Suggestions for what to wear during nights and evenings aboard are found in the Essential Travel Information booklet we send you with your travel documents. Resort casual is the general recommendation, however, there may be occasions where a jacket for men and cocktail attire for ladies is appropriate. Wine is included with dinner on board As we are in Europe, we do not think it is appropriate to serve dinner without wine. Wines are from Italy, France, Spain or Greece and are included. Other vintages are available at reasonable prices. A good night’s sleep We place particular importance on the standard of bedding in cabins irrespective of category. Fine duvets, covers and sheets, ample soft pillows and quality towels can be expected and your cabin steward is always ready to make changes if you desire.

OUTSTANDING ITINERARIES Language on board The ship’s language is English and you can expect fellow passengers to be mainly from the US, Canada, UK and Australia with a sprinkling of enthusiasts from Europe. Technology We ask that mobile phones and laptops be used discreetly in the interest of fellow passengers. The internet room is always open for those who cannot resist contact with the outside world. Children Our cruises are destination focused and not designed for children under the age of 12. Tipping Always a difficult subject. We have decided to include all tips to cabin stewards and restaurant staff. You may wish to show your appreciation to individuals offering exceptional service (totally optional).

All voyages have been meticulously planned by the Voyages to Antiquity staff in conjunction with noted historians. Plus, with frequent evening and overnight stays in port, there’s the opportunity to enjoy an after-dinner stroll ashore. This year we are delighted to include many new and exciting destinations. As well as returning to the delightful ports on England’s west coast, we have expanded our sailings to Great Britain and Ireland. New ports of call include: Dublin, Cork, Isle of Man, the Hebrides and Faroe Islands, and Liverpool for a trip to the stunning scenery of the Lake District or Chester. Central to our high summer sailings in 2017 is the fascinating and beautiful island of Iceland. With its creeping glaciers, bubbling geysers and active volcanoes, this is a place that genuinely warrants the description of “unique.” Aegean Odyssey will circumnavigate Iceland to ensure you miss nothing of this remarkable land. Included pre- & post-cruise land stays Many departures also have pre- and/or post-cruise hotel stays in Rome, Athens, London, Lisbon, Edinburgh and Seville, providing guests with a wonderful chance to relax before their cruise or the perfect opportunity to explore one of these remarkable cities at the end of their journey.

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SHORE EXCURSIONS INCLUDED IN YOUR FARE Shore excursions are included in virtually every port of call – in the few cases where they are not, it’s because we feel that your time ashore is best spent exploring on your own. As well as giving you a choice of included excursions in certain places, additional visits will be offered at a supplementary cost. This is an important part of Voyages to Antiquity's philosophy as it ensures that our guests always see the most important sites and are escorted by the very best guides. In Athens, for example, you will not miss the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, and when in Rome your tour will always include the Colosseum and St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

In London, you’ll see the main sights including Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London, while Sicily and Italy offer a wealth of sightseeing possibilities. Depending on your itinerary, you’ll visit the remarkable cathedral at Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain and Mont Saint-Michel on the coast of Normandy, while Edinburgh Castle tops the list in the Scottish capital. Our sightseeing programs are outstanding, but can be strenuous; a reasonable level of fitness is, therefore, required. Our shore excursion brochure and on-board Daily Journal will indicate the level of fitness required on any given day. Individual QuietVox headsets On all shore excursions, the expert guides will share their knowledge with the group using QuietVox. Through your individual headset, these devices allow you to hear the tour leader clearly even at the busiest sites. Voyages to Antiquity was one of the first cruise lines to operate this service. We trust this means that you won’t miss a thing and your visits to these wonderful places will be as memorable and exciting as possible.

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QUALITY HOTELS ASHORE

CELEBRATED GUEST SPEAKERS ON BOARD

Voyages to Antiquity places great emphasis on the quality of accommodation ashore. We have selected some of the best 4- and 5-star hotels for your included land stays.

The guest speakers who accompany you on the cruise are all first class. They have been carefully selected for their knowledge of the areas and their ability to bring to life the history of the remarkable civilizations and cultures of the regions we visit. Assisting the main speakers aboard ship and on land will be our team of young and keen classical history graduates. They will be on hand to answer your questions and assist the guides on sightseeing trips.

In Rome, the Excelsior opens onto one of Rome’s prestigious streets, the Via Veneto, and the Altis Avenida in Lisbon is located on Restauradoras Square in the heart of the city. In Athens, the Grande Bretagne is a grand hotel in the finest tradition with views of the floodlit Acropolis from the roof garden. In London, the Grange City enjoys views over the Thames and Tower Bridge. In Marrakesh, the Sofitel Palais Imperial is a haven of 5-star luxury set in lush, fountained gardens full of fragrant herbs, bougainvilleas and a palm-ringed pool. For a full description of the hotels we use, please see pages 76,77.

Listed here are just a few of the expert guest speakers you may encounter on your Voyages to Antiquity cruise. SANDY PRIMROSE Sandy Primrose is a biologist by training and has degrees from the University of Strathclyde and the University of California. He has written a number of popular scientific textbooks but is particularly proud of his recent publication entitled Plants, Poisons and Personalities. Sandy’s passion is gardening and he has shown many groups round his garden telling the stories behind the plants that he grows. His stories and experiences in industry form the basis of his entertaining cruise lectures. PETER MAWBY As an ornithologist and research ecologist, Peter has traveled widely and is a regular and highly successful cruise ship lecturer. In recent years Peter has enjoyed sharing his enthusiasm and knowledge with passengers on a range of cruises vising places as far flung as Polynesia, the Amazon, Central America, New England, the Atlantic Islands, Iceland and Mediterranean. When not lecturing Peter welcomes the opportunity to enhance passengers’ experiences of the wildlife around them. SIMON CHAPLIN Simon is Director of Culture & Society at the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health. Simon has extensive experience in lecturing to a wide range of audiences. Many of his talks explore the history of medicine and health and its relevance to our lives today, and he is particularly skilled at bringing medical topics to life for non-medical audiences.


ERNEST REA Ernie is a celebrated broadcaster who specializes in the history of religions. His radio program Beyond Belief on BBC Radio 4 in the UK was awarded the prestigious Sony Gold Award for the best Speech Programme. From 1989-2001 he was Head of Religious Broadcasting for the BBC and spent time in the United States brokering television deals. BRIAN WILLIAMS Brian is the Emeritus Professor of Geology at the University of Aberdeen and currently holds adjunct professorial positions in the Universities of Manchester and Bristol in the UK and Dublin in Ireland. He has made TV appearances and presented Radio 4 programs for the BBC. Brian gained his Ph.D. in sedimentary geology from the University of Wales in 2004. He has lectured on Voyages to Antiquity cruises since 2011. JONATHAN PHILLIPS Jonathan Phillips is Professor of Crusading History at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of numerous books on the crusades, most recently Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades which was selected as a ‘History Book of 2009’ by The Sunday Telegraph. He is currently filming a major 6-part series 'The Road from Christ to Constantine' which he will present. VICTOR STOCK Victor Stock is a retired Anglican priest, who was the Dean of Guildford in the Church of England. Apart from his being an Associate of King's College, he is also a member of the Order of Australia (OAM), Doctor of the University of Surrey, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). He is a fascinating and highly entertaining raconteur and his reflections embrace social, political and humanitarian issues of global importance. His diary from 20 years has turned into the entertaining book 'Taking Stock: Confessions of a City Priest.' PETER CATTERMOLE Peter Cattermole graduated in geology at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. He was a Principal Investigator with NASA’s Planetary Geology and Physics Program. Since retiring from academia he has given many lectures and, having had a lifelong interest in astronomy, has organized and led

numerous trips to witness total eclipses of the Sun. He continues to have a close interest in the volcanoes of Sicily and enjoys explaining modern geological ideas on cruise ships. MARTIN BIDDLE Martin Biddle was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, of which he is an Honorary Fellow. Now Emeritus Professor of Medieval Archaeology at Hertford College, Oxford, he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1984. His principal interests are the archaeology and history of towns, and of the early church. His books include The Future of London’s Past, The Tomb of Christ, Nonsuch Palace, and King Arthur’s Round Table. DUNCAN MACMILLAN Duncan Macmillan is an art historian and art critic. He has written a number of books and a great many exhibition catalogues and has won several prizes for his writing. Interviewing the great Surrealist, Joan Miro, was, he feels, one of the most inspiring moments in his career, but he has also worked with and written about many other leading figures of our time in Britain, Europe and America. MAGGIE MCNIE Maggie trained as an actress at Rada, and was taught to sing by the great English tenor, Heddle Nash. She got into wine entirely by accident, working originally for International Distillers & Vintners at Harlow as a PA and then becoming Manager in charge of product training. Following this, she became wine buyer for British Rail and the Malmaison Wine Club. She passed the Master of Wine Examination in 1986, and since then has worked privately as an educator, wine writer, lecturer and consultant. ROBIN CORMACK Robin is an art historian who works on Mediterranean art, particularly from Antiquity and Byzantium, but also from the Renaissance. He teaches in the Classics Faculty, University of Cambridge, and at the Universities of California at Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Robin has published books on Byzantine Art, and co-curated the Royal Academy exhibition, Byzantium 330-1453.

GILLIAN SHEPHERD Until her recent return to Australia to take up her position at La Trobe University, Gillian was Lecturer in Classical Archaeology at the University of Birmingham. Gillian is currently Director of The Trendall Research Centre for Ancient Mediterranean Studies at La Trobe, and her research interests are the ancient Greek colonization of Sicily and Italy, archaeology and art of Greece and Magna Graecia, and burial customs, the subject of a book she's currently completing. PETER MEDHURST Peter Medhurst’s work as a singer, pianist and lecturer-recitalist has taken him all over the world, and in the last few years he has toured New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and made frequent tours in Europe, giving performances in Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, Salzburg, Brussels, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Paris and Spain. Closer to home, he has presented events at the Barbican, St John’s Smith Square, and the Royal Festival Hall on Beethoven String Quartets, and 18th Century Venetian Art and Music. STEPHEN CARR-SMITH Stephen Carr-Smith spent 33 years in the Army. During 1962-1982, he served 10 years in Germany at the height of the Cold War. From 19881995 he was serving in NATO, most of which was spent helping develop the “New NATO” after the demise of the Warsaw Pact and the USSR. His last appointment was as the Deputy Director General of the NATO Communications Agency in Brussels. Since 2007, he has been a speaker with a variety of cruise lines. PAUL ROBERTS Dr Paul Roberts is the newly appointed Sackler Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum. He was previously Senior Roman Curator in the Department of Greece and Rome at the British Museum. He has excavated in Britain, Greece, Libya and Italy. At the Ashmolean he is working on a new exhibition, Storms, War and Shipwrecks: Sicily and the Sea – the history of Sicily through shipwreck finds, to open in June 2016.

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RIVER CRUISING AND OVERLAND TOURS

EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL EVENTS

Because of its size, Aegean Odyssey has the ability to navigate the islands and smaller ports of the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Aegean Seas. She also has the ability to sail inland to take you to the heart of Europe’s great cities.

An exclusive evening in Venice For cruises visiting Venice we have arranged an exclusive, private evening visit to St Mark’s Basilica with special lighting illuminating the spectacular mosaics.

When we visit the Andalusian city of Seville, Aegean Odyssey cruises up the Guadalquivir River to berth in the heart of the city. In the South of France, we cruise close to the Cote d’Azur and dock in the glamorous resort of Nice or sophisticated Monte Carlo. In the Adriatic, we sail close to the coast of the beautiful Kornati Islands and tie up at the small harbor of Korcula. In the Ionian, we call at Corfu, and in the Aegean, we cruise the fabulous Greek Islands. In western France you’ll sail into the Gironde and Loire Rivers to visit spectacular chateaux and taste some of the local wines, and in England we take you into the River Dart to explore the beautiful west country of Devon and Cornwall and cruise up the River Thames to Tilbury. Also in the British Isles you will cruise the rocky and dramatic shores of the Hebrides, the Sound of Mull and Tobermory. Not only are these coastlines beautiful, they are also a haven for seabirds. Off the coast of Ireland, you will sail past the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher.

Cruise into the heart of Seville

A taste of Morocco During the visit to Fez you will enjoy a typical Moroccan lunch in a private palace originally built as a home to a Moroccan grand vizier. Sicily's palatial splendor In Palermo, there will be an opportunity for a private visit to Palazzo Gangi, the magnificent Baroque palace famous for the banqueting scene in Visconti’s film of Tomasi di Lampedusa’s classic novel, The Leopard. You will need to register interest as group sizes are limited. A donation of $55 per person towards restoration is required. Seville – river cruising and home of flamenco Aegean Odyssey can navigate the Guadalquivir River, passing through the marshy lowlands known as ‘Las Marismas,’ and berth in the heart of Seville, capital of Andalusia and home to the Spanish flamenco dance. To fully appreciate the atmosphere of this wonderful city we have included a lively flamenco performance one evening on board ship.

Visit Palazzo Gangi, Palermo

Chateaux, vineyards and tastings In Bordeaux, the Loire Valley, Jerez and Oporto you’ll be able to try the vintages and tour the vineyards.

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OUTSTANDING VOYAGES ~

exceptional value Overland hotel stays in Morocco included

Voyages to Antiquity prides itself on the detail and planning of these cruise vacations. Our aim is not only to offer an insight into the history of the regions you will visit, but to blend this with the incredible wealth of culture and scenic beauty. With all the benefits of small-ship cruising, and

all the inclusions featured, Voyages to Antiquity provides a unique and personal cruise vacation experience – very different from cruising on the megaliners of today! Plus, with special Early Booking Savings, you will also experience extraordinary value.

ALL VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY CRUISES INCLUDE

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EXPERTLY PLANNED ITINERARIES PRE- & POST-CRUISE HOTEL STAYS in Athens, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London, Seville and Rome

ALL MEALS ON BOARD AEGEAN ODYSSEY with a choice of two restaurants

OPEN-SEATING DINING so you can choose when, where and with whom to dine

GUIDED SIGHTSEEING in most ports of call and choice of excursions in many ports

MORE TIME TO ENJOY ASHORE with no rush to get back on board as we plan late departures from many ports

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EXPERIENCED GUEST SPEAKERS on each cruise WELCOME COCKTAIL PARTY and other entertainment on board

COMPLIMENTARY WINE, beer or soft drinks if preferred, with your evening meal on board

GRATUITIES to your cabin steward and restaurant staff

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ONE LANGUAGE, English, is used on board PORT TAXES TRANSFERS AND BAGGAGE HANDLING Arrival and departure transfers plus all baggage handling (once you have cleared customs) for guests using Voyages to Antiquity’s air program.

Enjoy exclusive sightseeing in Venice

BOOK EARLY SAVE up to $2,000† per stateroom LOW ROUNDTRIP AIR add-ons from select US and Canadian cities^

plus FLY FREE Grand Voyages (see pages 68-75) †Savings are based on double occupancy, vary depending on cruise and cabin category selected, are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Saver Fares are subject to change after July 31, 2016 and may be withdrawn at any time. Look for the individual offers on the following itinerary pages and make sure you reserve your cabin early to secure a great value cruise-vacation. ^See page 79 for further details of our low-cost and free airfare offers.

River cruising for a taste of France

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aegean odyssey

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in a class of her own AEGEAN ODYSSEY COMBINES THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL ELEGANCE WITH ALL THE MODERN CONVENIENCES OF A FIRST-CLASS SHIP. CLASSICALLY ELEGANT, BUT FAR FROM STUFFY OR FORMAL, AEGEAN ODYSSEY ALSO PROVIDES WONDERFUL SERVICE AND AN INTIMATE ATMOSPHERE. OTHER ADVANTAGES OF THE SHIP’S SIZE ARE THAT SHE IS ABLE TO VISIT PORTS THAT ARE TOO SMALL FOR LARGER VESSELS, NAVIGATE CLOSE TO SCENIC SCOTTISH ISLANDS, AND CRUISE ALONG THE SPECTACULAR COASTLINES OF

GREECE,

DALMATIA AND THE FRENCH RIVIERA – EVEN UPRIVER INTO THE HEART OF SEVILLE AND BORDEAUX.

SHIP’S AMENITIES • 2 RESTAURANTS PLUS OUTDOOR TERRACE DINING • 3 LOUNGES • 4 BARS • LECTURE THEATER • LIBRARY • SHOP • INTERNET CENTER • OUTDOOR POOL • ATHENA HEALTH SPA AND GYM • BEAUTY SALON • MEDICAL CENTER • TELEPHONE, FAX AND E-MAIL VIA SATELLITE • TV, HAIR DRYER AND PERSONAL SAFE IN EVERY CABIN

“The ship was absolutely marvellous,

the crew outstanding, accommodation, food, service, entertainment all first class, and interesting Guest Speakers made it a wonderful cruise. B.W. - Australia

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Experience the best of

small-ship cruising

On board Aegean Odyssey you will experience the finest traditions of cruising. She is a mid-size vessel carrying around 350 guests and features wide, teak decks and spacious public rooms. With openseating dining, inside or al fresco, several bars and lounges to relax, and the immaculate service of a friendly and attentive crew, you can be sure of a superior cruise experience. Cruise in comfort – relax in style You’ll discover an intimate and relaxed atmosphere throughout the ship. By day the spacious decks provide the perfect place to unwind as you sail to the scenic

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harbors of Scotland and Iceland, and the ancient sites of the Mediterranean. Public rooms offer an understated elegance. The Ambassador Lounge is where our speakers inform and our musicians entertain, whilst the Charleston Lounge is the perfect place to meet friends – old and new – with light music and, perhaps, a little dancing. The top deck is a wonderful spot to watch the waves go by during the day, or enjoy a nightcap looking at the stars in the evening. The well-stocked library is beautifully appointed with wood paneling, and is

regularly updated by Oxford-based booksellers, Blackwells. There is an extensive range of volumes covering the history, art, culture and philosophy of the countries you will visit. In addition, there is an extensive collection of reference books, modern and classic fiction, and general interest volumes. Newspapers are delivered daily via satellite and are available in the library. You will also find a selection of board games from Monopoly to chess. For those passengers who want to keep in touch with friends, check their emails or find out what is happening in the world,


there is an internet center. For those in need of a little shopping, there is also a well-stocked boutique. A welcome difference One of the things that sets us apart from the rest is that we plan our cruise itineraries to maximize your time in port with many late evening sailings and overnight stays. This will give you the opportunity to plan an evening on board and ashore – perhaps dinner in a harborside taverna in one of the Mediterranean’s delightful resorts, a glass of Guinness in a lively Dublin pub, or just an after-dinner stroll for a nightcap as you watch the world go by.

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refreshing the body as well as the mind

first-class comforts

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Days at sea: relax or revive

Renowned lecture program

During days at sea you may simply wish to enjoy the sun on the Lido Deck or cool off in the outdoor pool. Perhaps borrow a book from the library and read in one of the lounges. Alternatively, you could start the day with an early morning yoga session or plan a visit to the Athena Health Spa and Gym. Here you will find the latest gym equipment for a serious workout, a sauna, and a good selection of therapies and treatments to refresh and renew you during your cruise. More pampering can be found at the hairdressers and beauty center.

If you want to attend to the mind as well as the body, there will be a program of lectures – held in the Ambassador Lounge – designed to not only inform and entertain but also to bring to life the wonderful sites you will visit. There will normally be a number of guest speakers on your cruise, each with a different area

of expertise. Prior to arrival in each port of call, there will be a port briefing to inform you of the sites, culture and history of your next destination. Nights to remember Start your evening with a cocktail in the Lido Bar as you watch the sun go down and meet old and new-found friends. Or enjoy an aperitif in the Charleston Lounge while being entertained by our resident trio. As well as being one of the world’s most historically interesting and naturally beautiful destinations, Europe is also home to a range of unsurpassed culinary traditions.


This gastronomic culture of using the very best fresh local ingredients cooked in a simple but delicious and healthy style is the inspiration for the restaurants on Aegean Odyssey. Your cabin comforts Your on-board comfort is one of our prime concerns. Our wide category of cabins feature a flat-screen television, a personal safe and hairdryer – and all offer plush bedding for your comfort. Most outside cabins have windows rather than portholes and our balcony cabins offer additional comforts and conveniences; see panel for extra Balcony Class benefits.

BalconyCLASS As well as adding a new dimension of luxury to our cabins and staterooms, we have created a special level of accommodation entitled “Balcony Class.” In addition to the standard cabin features mentioned, guests in Balcony Class (categories A to D) will also enjoy: • STATEROOM OR SUITE WITH BALCONY • A WELCOME BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE & PETIT FOURS • REFRIGERATOR STOCKED WITH SOFT DRINKS • COMPLIMENTARY BOTTLED WATER • ROBE AND SLIPPERS • MOLTON BROWN BATHROOM AMENITIES • PRIORITY SIGHTSEEING BOARDING

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impeccable service ~

wonderful food

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The Marco Polo Restaurant (Lunch and Dinner)

The Terrace Café & Grill (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

The most elegant of the ship’s restaurants, the Marco Polo has a casual country-club ambiance and Mediterranean-influenced food. At lunchtime, you can choose from a variety of starters and three dishes of the day including grilled fish and a pasta special, plus a choice of desserts, fruit and cheese. In the evening, dinner will include appetizers, soup, salads, a choice of three or four main courses and desserts. In addition to complimentary wine, there is a full list of fine wines and champagnes to accompany your dinner.

With a combination of indoor and outdoor seating, sophisticated interior design and cooking on the open grill, the Terrace Café replicates the charm and ambiance of a trattoria. There is a large buffet with hot dishes of the day, a selection of salads, and Italian antipasti. Pasta is served with a choice of homemade Italian sauces and for dessert there is a large selection including ice cream. The day starts in the Terrace Café with breakfast where you can enjoy a healthy combination of yogurt, fruit and muesli, or indulge in eggs, bacon or an omelette.


Marco Polo restaurant Appetizers SHRIMP ROYALE Tiger prawns marinated in pink Champagne sauce on radicchio and endive

ANGUS BEEF CARPACCIO Served with porcini mushrooms, arugula lettuce and fresh parmesan flakes

SEA SCALLOPS AND CHERRY TOMATO BROCHETTE Served on gorgonzola-flavored spinach with light tarragon foam

Soup & Salad WEST INDIAN PUMPKIN & GINGER SOUP INSALATA DI TAORMINA Mediterranean-style salad with lobster, salmon, shrimps, green beans, endive, shallots and roasted pine seeds

Main Courses CASARECCE ALLA SORRENTINA Fresh sautéed pasta with tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano, parmesan and mozzarella

GRILLED FRESH SEA BREAM FILLET Served with Mediterranean herbs, almond broccoli, green asparagus, butter-sautéed Parisienne potatoes and sauvignon sauce

GLAZED BARBARIE DUCK SUPREME In Grand Marnier sauce served with red cabbage and almond potato

Tapas on the Terrace In the evenings, Tapas on the Terrace recreates the informal yet sophisticated atmosphere of a Mediterranean bistro. Here you can choose from a selection of mouthwatering appetizers – try our calamari and empanadas, or pick from the wide range of authentic Italian pizzas. Equal care has been given to the selection of included wines served with dinner; these will be served at your table by our helpful waiting staff. Afternoon Tea There is something magical about the tradition of taking tea at sea. You’ll find

a selection of freshly-prepared sandwiches, cakes and scones. Accompanying these is, of course, a selection of refreshing teas or coffee. A cup of Darjeeling, a slice of freshly baked cake and the panoramic views of the Outer Hebrides or Mediterranean: the perfect combination. Late Night Snacks For those passengers enjoying a late night discussing the excitement of the day’s sightseeing, a selection of light snacks freshly prepared by our chefs will be available in the Charleston Lounge.

LIGHT MEDIUM FRENCH LAMB RACK In thyme-ciabatta crust with vegetable ragout and lemon potato

from the vegetarian kitchen

GRILLED EGGPLANT AND BELL PEPPER MASALA Braised in yogurt with Indian spices, served with coconut-pistachio basmati rice

ASPARAGUS AND ZUCCHINI TARTAR Served with wild rice and sun-dried tomato coulis

Desserts WARM CHOCOLATE SOUFFLÉ CAKE Served with raspberry sorbet APRICOT – MANGO TART with mocha sauce ICE COUP “BELLINI” with peach and vanilla ice cream CHEESE TROLLEY with a selection of International cheeses SLICED FRESH FRUITS SELECTION OF ICE CREAM & SORBETS

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After all is said and done, what passengers love most about Aegean Odyssey is the warm and intimate atmosphere. Ships, like people, have personalities. Some are proper and formal. Others offer the anonymity of a large hotel. On board Aegean Odyssey you are greeted as a returning family member even if it’s your first time on board.

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it’s our people

that make all the differeNce Home away from home

At your service

You’ll find smiles and welcomes from everyone from the Captain to your cabin steward. And unlike a vast megaliner, it is easy to socialize and meet fellow passengers whose passions and interests are similar to your own.

Ask any world traveler where they receive the best service and they will undoubtedly answer the Far East. Of all the nationalities in that part of the world, it is the Filipinos who carry the highest reputation for attention to detail. Fluent in English and always serving with a smile, our Filipino crew will win your hearts.

Your cabin steward will refresh your stateroom before you even realize you need it. Your waiter will remember whether you take tea or coffee, and the barman whether you like your Martini shaken or stirred. They, and the rest of our officers and crew, are dedicated to making your vacation a delightful experience.


Just a few comments from previous guests “ Thank you, yet again, for the wonderful

It is this personal approach that our guests remember and value most highly. But don’t just take our word for it, here is what recent travelers aboard Aegean Odyssey had to say.

Aegean Odyssey and Voyages to Antiquity. We were on the Athens to Istanbul cruise and visited incredible sites. This was right up my husband’s alley but, l am now certain that, if l want to see something ancient again, l will look in the mirror! This particular cruise was jam-packed with excursions and it offered a huge number of very serious “must-sees”. Aegean Odyssey was, as always, special and we were so proud to be a part of it! By now we know quite a few of the crew and passengers whom we have met on previous cruises. It was a real “coming home” experience.” J.O. - South Africa

“ I have recently returned from The Isles of Greece cruise and feel disposed to write and congratulate all concerned in providing me with a truly memorable experience. I was a single passenger on my first ever cruise, and can honestly say that I could not find even the smallest fault with the whole experience. The ship, its facilities, the food on board, all the crew and the excursions were better than I dared to expect, and speaking to fellow passengers who were often well experienced in cruising, they

too were pleasantly surprised at the high standards attained throughout. My only complaint is that you have of course spoiled me for any cruise other than with your Company, and I look forward to joining you again.” G.G.B MBE - UK

“ The cruises are itinerary driven with a

strong emphasis on shore excursions (which are included in the package price!) that stress cultural history at ports of call. And while I remember – no bingo, no casino, no photographer, no chorus line and no Baked Alaska! Need I say more?” M.R. - Canada

“ It was awesome!!!!! I am very happy

with the way the cruise panned out – well organised, great food and wine. Great sights to visit.” A.P. - Australia

“ The voyage was a wonderful experience

and the best way for me to celebrate my 70th birthday. From my initial dealings with the booking office, to the organised tours of the various sites, to the passengers and crew everything was perfect. The crew was most solicitous – the maître’d made certain that I had a quiet table each evening, the cabin steward saw to my every need, the cruise coordinator organised a dinner

celebration for my birthday. Everything was just LOVELY!!” R.S. - USA

“I

would highly recommend the experience, you really should try and go. The ship is very comfortable, the food was excellent and the service was excellent as well. We are having a reunion with the group next Saturday and I am going to propose that we consider another trip together.” V.D. - Canada

wife and l enjoyed Voyages to “My Antiquity enormously as did our dear friends from Australia who were with us on this trip. The staff and crew were excellent, the ship was spotless and the land tours excellent. We look forward to another trip with you in the future. Thank you for a First Class trip and for the courtesies and professionalism bestowed upon us by your excellent staff.” C.C. - USA don’t need to be a history buff – “You anyone with an interest in culture will enjoy this cruise. In a way it inspires you to learn more and delve deeper into the places we have visited. The ship is such a nice size – not too big and very informal – and it’s a delightful atmosphere.” P.M. - UK

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VTA UNIQUE EXCLUSIVE VOYAGES

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Pre- and/or post-cruise hotels included in some of Europe’s great cities


SPRINGTIME SAILINGS IN THE

MEDITERRANEAN, MADEIRA & CANARIES

RIVIERA RESORTS, MEDIEVAL CASTLES, EXOTIC CITIES AND INLAND RIVER SAVE UP TO CRUISING

$1,600

PER STATEROOM

WARM SUNSHINE, LANDSCAPES PEPPERED WITH WILD FLOWERS AND SPARKLING SEAS MAKE SPRING THE PERFECT TIME TO CRUISE THESE SHORES. FROM

ENJOY WONDERFUL ITINERARIES THAT TAKE YOU

FUNCHAL IN MADEIRA AND THE COAST OF MOROCCO TO

THE STUNNING ISLANDS OF

CORSICA AND SARDINIA AND THE

GLAMOROUS

FOUR SPRINGTIME JOURNEYS

COTE D’AZUR.

WITH SIGHTSEEING EXCURSIONS INCLUDED AT VIRTUALLY ALL PORTS OF CALL, PLUS EXTENDED STAYS IN SELECTED PORTS, YOU’LL ENJOY TIME ASHORE AND HAVE MORE TIME TO TAKE IN ALL THE SIGHTS.

APRIL 30 LISBON TO SEVILLE p30-31 Enjoy two days in springtime Lisbon and Madeira to start this fascinating voyage of the Canaries, Morocco and Seville MAY 10 SEVILLE TO ROME p32-33 Sail across the breadth of the Mediterranean on a 20-day voyage with 11 ports of call and 13 included excursions MAY 24 ROME TO NICE p34-35 A delightful 14-day voyage along the French Riviera to Italy’s Renaissance cities and the islands of Corsica, Elba and Sardinia JUNE 5 NICE TO SEVILLE p36-37 A two-week coastal sailing from the Cote d’Azur to Spain’s historic cities – Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Cadiz and Seville

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Lisbon

MADEIRA, MOROCCO & SEVILLE

Atlantic Ocean

APRIL 30, 2017 LISBON TO SEVILLE

SPAIN Seville Cordoba

Rabat

Casablanca

Funchal

Madeira’s magnificent flora begins this springtime voyage to the Canary Islands, Morocco’s great cities and the charms of Moorish Seville and Cordoba

A two-night hotel stay in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon is the ideal place to start this spring cruise. Continue by air to the island of Madeira for the famous Flower Festival. You then cruise to La Palma and Lanzarote to enjoy the dramatic landscapes of the Canary Islands. A visit to Morocco follows and includes historic, walled Taroudant, the capital city of Rabat, legendary Casablanca, and the famous sites and souks of exotic Marrakesh. From Casablanca, you head for the coast of Spain and a cruise up the Guadalquivir River to berth in the heart of Seville. A three-night stay in this charming Andalusian city gives you plenty of time to not only visit its wonderful sites including the fifteenth-century cathedral, but also travel to the ancient Roman city of Cordoba where you will see all this great city has to offer including the famous Great Mosque.

Madeira

Marrakesh Agadir

Taroudant

La Palma Lanzarote Canary Islands

16-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $4,450pp 2017

PORT

APR 30

Depart USA/Canada

MAY 1

Arrive LISBON Portugal Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

MAY 2

LISBON Portugal

overnight hotel

MAY 3

LISBON/FUNCHAL Madeira Fly to Funchal and transfer to Aegean Odyssey

overnight

MAY 4

FUNCHAL Madeira

overnight

MAY 5

FUNCHAL Madeira

MAY 6

LA PALMA Canary Islands

Botanical Gardens, Madeira

ARRIVE

DEPART

noon 8.00am

1.00pm 2.00pm

MAY 7

LANZAROTE Canary Islands

8.00am

MAY 8

AGADIR/TAROUDANT/ MARRAKESH Morocco Morning drive to Taroudant. Afternoon drive to Marrakesh

8.00am

MAY 9

MARRAKESH/CASABLANCA Morocco Morning sightseeing in Marrakesh. Afternoon drive to Casablanca to rejoin Aegean Odyssey

overnight

MAY 10

CASABLANCA Morocco (Rabat)

7.00pm

MAY 11

At Sea

MAY 12

River cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain

MAY 13

SEVILLE Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

MAY 14

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

overnight hotel

MAY 15

SEVILLE Spain Transfer to Seville Airport for flight home

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available post-cruise. See page 77 for details.

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LISBON Europe’s most westerly capital, Lisbon is a charming city. Your tour includes the historical Belem Quarter, an area that has links with the 15th-century Age of Discovery as it was from here that the Caravels set sail on their voyages to the New World. MADEIRA & THE CANARIES After joining Aegean Odyssey in Funchal, you’ve two nights on board to settle in and get to know this delightful place including the dramatic scenery of the island’s interior, the picturesque fishing village of Camara de Lobos, Madeira’s breathtaking coastline at Cabo Girao, and the famous Botanical Gardens. There is also plenty of free time to sip a cocktail at Reid’s Hotel, ride the cable car, or taste Madeira’s famous wine. Sailing into the harbor of Santa Cruz on the island of La Palma, you are greeted by the island’s stunning volcanic landscape. Here you can either explore La Palma or venture inland to the Caldera de Taburiente National Park. On Lanzarote, you will discover a little known aspect of the Canary Islands as you travel to the stunning Timanfaya National Park, the famous Fire Mountains of Lanzarote. You will also have the opportunity to appreciate the coastline of Los Hervideros, where the lava from the eruption flowed down to the sea and, as it cooled, created some strange shapes. THE BEST OF MOROCCO Arrive at the southern Moroccan port of Agadir and drive through the fertile Souss Valley to the old Imperial City of Taroudant. Explore the medina with its ancient souks, before an afternoon drive

through the Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh. Your visit here includes the labyrinthine Old Quarter and the Marjorelle Gardens. Continue on to Casablanca from where you can visit Rabat. Meaning “fortified place,” Rabat is Morocco’s capital, and highlights include the Kasbah of the Oudaias, the Royal Palace, and the old town founded by the Carthaginians, conquered by the Romans and later settled by the Arabs. SEVILLE & CORDOBA Cruise up the Guadalquivir River to the beautiful and romantic city of Seville. Admire the exterior of the spectacular 15th-century Cathedral of Seville which is the third largest in Europe and one of the last built in the Gothic style. It stands on the site of the great 12th-century Almohad mosque, with the mosque’s minaret (the Giralda) still towering beside it. It has been said that if heaven does exist then it probably looks like Seville’s Royal Palace Alcazar. A building existed on this site as early as 913 but the main construction was carried out in the early fourteenth century with the sublime Mudejar Palacio de Don Pedro being completed in 1366. In its history, Cordoba has been both a capital of a Roman province and capital of the Arab state of Al-Andalus. A great cultural reference point in Europe, this ancient city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains a mixture of wonderful buildings, monuments and artefacts. You will visit the most famous and inspiring monuments of the city, including the Roman Bridge and the famous Great Mosque, a building that was considered a wonder of the medieval world by both Muslims and Christians.

16 DAYS FROM LISBON TO SEVILLE STATEROOM CATEGORY

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

FULL FARE

$8,995

OM

SAVER FARE

$8,195

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

8,395

7,595

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

7,750

7,050

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

7,450

6,750

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

6,950

6,450

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

6,695

6,195

G

Premium Outside

6,350

5,900

H

Premium Outside

6,095

5,645

I

Premium Outside

5,795

5,395

Santa Cruz, de la Palma

J

Standard Outside

5,550

5,150

K

Premium Inside

5,250

4,900

L

Premium Inside

4,995

4,645

M

Standard Inside

4,750

4,450

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. See pages 78-87 for general information, terms and conditions, and details of low-cost round trip air fares.

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES CC $8,295 - EE $7,450 - GG $6,845 - HH $6,545 II $6,295 - JJ $5,975 - MM $5,250

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Extended stays in Lisbon and Madeira Overland tour in Morocco with hotel stay in Marrakesh

Extended stay in Seville

Inland river cruising through Andalusian countryside to Seville Two-night hotel stay in Seville Visit the Great Mosque in Cordoba

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HISTORIC SPAIN, SICILY & ITALY

italy Rome Pompeii Sorrento

SPAIN

MAY 10, 2017 SEVILLE TO ROME

Mediterranean Sea

Cordoba

Moorish cities, monumental Sicily, the mysteries of Pompeii, and the grandeur of Rome – all in one magnificent journey

Seville Granada Jerez Cartagena Cadiz Malaga

Strait of Gibraltar

Leave Seville and cruise down the Guadalquivir River on your way to the great Moorish sites of southern Spain. Then head to the magnificent Grand Harbour of Valletta before continuing on to the island of Sicily. Here your visit will include the Greek theater at Taormina, the palaces of Palermo, the cathedral at Monreale and the elegant Greek temples at Segesta. Sail back to the Italian mainland and the picturesque port of Sorrento on the beautiful Amalfi coast. From here visit the ruins of tragic Pompeii and then on to that greatest of classical cities, Rome. A two-night hotel stay here will give you plenty of time to explore the Eternal City. On this cruise you will be accompanied by Dr Paul Roberts, a NADFAS lecturer who is also Sackler Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England.

TOUR NADFAS

Palermo Trapani sicily Taormina Syracuse Valletta malta

20-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $5,895pp 2017

PORT

MAY 10

Depart USA/Canada

MAY 11

Arrive SEVILLE Spain Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

MAY 12

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

overnight hotel

MAY 13

SEVILLE Spain Embark Aegean Odyssey

overnight

MAY 14

River cruising along the Guadalquivir River CADIZ Spain

overnight

MAY 15

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

MAY 16

MALAGA Spain (Granada)

7.00am

6.00pm

MAY 17

CARTAGENA Spain

8.00am

1.00pm

MAY 18

At Sea

MAY 19

TRAPANI Sicily (Segesta)

1.00pm

7.00pm

MAY 20

VALLETTA Malta

9.00am

8.00pm

MAY 21

SYRACUSE Sicily

8.00am

6.00pm

MAY 22

TAORMINA Sicily

1.00pm

7.00pm

MAY 23

PALERMO Sicily (Monreale)

8.00am

overnight

Golden mosaics, Monreale Cathedral

DEPART

2.00pm

MAY 24

PALERMO Sicily

MAY 25

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii or Herculaneum)

MAY 26

SORRENTO Italy

MAY 27

CIVITAVECCHIA/ROME Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Rome

MAY 28

ROME Italy

MAY 29

ROME Italy Transfer to Rome Airport for flight home

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available pre-cruise. See page 77 for details.

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ARRIVE

6.00pm 8.00am overnight 5.00pm 6.00am overnight hotel overnight hotel

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ANDALUSIAN SEVILLE & CORDOBA Lying on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, legend has it that Seville was founded by Hercules. During your three-night stay, you’ll visit the Royal Palace Alcazar, a building that amalgamates influences starting from the Arabic period right through to the Renaissance, Baroque era and the nineteenth century. Also included is a full day’s excursion through the Andalusian countryside to Roman Cordoba which contains one of the wonders of the medieval world, the Great Mosque. Aegean Odyssey then sails down the Guadalquivir River to the Atlantic Ocean and the port of Cadiz from where you head for Jerez de la Frontera, a town famous for the production of sherry and, after a tour of the city, you will visit one of the famous Bodegas for a sherry tasting. MOORISH PALACES AND ROMAN CITIES IN SPAIN From the port of Malaga, you head inland to Granada. Begun in 1238, the Alhambra was the last capital of the Moors in Spain and when it fell to the Christian armies in the 15th century, they were so impressed with the splendor of the complex that they could not bear to destroy it. Your tour includes the Royal Palace and the Generalife with its splendid gardens. Cartagena is home to the moving ruins of the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Vieja and a spectacular Roman amphitheater. SICILY & MALTA Sicily is a celebration of the greatest achievements of Western civilization. From the port of Trapani, you’ll visit the elegant Greek temples at Segesta, then sail to the nearby island of Malta and enter the impressive Grand Harbour of Valletta. Founded by the Knights of St John in 1566, your tour includes the Baroque St

20 DAYS FROM SEVILLE TO ROME STATEROOM CATEGORY

Malta

John’s Co-Cathedral and the magnificent Palace of the Grand Masters. Return to Syracuse in Sicily where your tour will include the magnificent Greek theater and the excellent archaeological museum. Taormina and the Greek theater in the shadow of Etna is next, followed by the island’s capital, Palermo, where you will see the Norman Royal Palace and Palatine Chapel, the perfect illustration of that miraculous Norman combination of Latin, Byzantine and Arab culture, as well as the dazzling mosaics covering over 11⁄2 acres of wall space of Monreale Cathedral. MYSTERIES OF POMPEII & THE GRANDEUR OF ROME From cliff-top Sorrento you will drive to the magnificent remains of Pompeii. The town, some of which dates back to the 6th century BC, was engulfed by lava erupting from Vesuvius in August 79AD. From the casts of the bodies of its inhabitants, to the ancient surgical implements and beautiful frescoes, nowhere else gives us such insight into the lives of the ancients. Alternatively, you can visit the nearby town of Herculaneum which perished in the same eruption. Disembark for a two-night hotel stay in Rome, the Eternal City. Your morning tour starts at the Colosseum, which was constructed in 80AD by Emperor Vespasian as a means of gaining the love of the people by building a venue for gladiatorial games. Finally, to the Basilica of St Peter’s in Vatican City.

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

FULL FARE

OM

SAVER FARE

$12,495

$11,895

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

11,650

11,050

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

10,650

10,150

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

10,195

9,695

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

9,125

8,675

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

8,795

8,345

G

Premium Outside

8,350

7,950

H

Premium Outside

7,950

7,550

I

Premium Outside

7,595

7,195

J

Standard Outside

7,195

6,795

K

Premium Inside

6,795

6,445

L

Premium Inside

6,495

6,145

M

Standard Inside

6,195

5,895

Colosseum, Rome

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. See pages 78-87 for general information, terms and conditions, and details of low-cost round trip air fares.

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES CC $11,850 - EE $10,100 - GG $9,250 - HH $8,850 II $8,395 - JJ $7,995 - MM $6,950

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Explore the ruins of Pompeii

Two-night hotel stay in Seville A taste of sherry in Jerez Visit the Alhambra Palace Sicily’s monumental sites Explore the ruins of Pompeii or Herculaneum Two-night hotel stay in Rome

33 Alcazar Palace, Seville


THE RENAISSANCE & RIVIERAS

france Monte Carlo Avignon

MAY 24, 2017 ROME TO NICE

Nice Cannes Marseilles

Pisa

Florence

Livorno

Italy

A springtime voyage combining a two-night hotel stay in Rome, visits to the islands of Sardinia, Corsica and Elba, Renaissance Florence and the French Riviera

Elba corsica Bonifacio Olbia

After your hotel stay in the magnificent city of

14-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $4,645pp

Rome, you board Aegean Odyseey to cruise the stunning islands of Sardinia and Corsica. An overnight stay in Olbia will give you a chance to experience this charming and historic Sardinian port. Then call at Elba, Napoleon’s first place of exile, and continue on to Florence and Pisa. Here you will tour the great Renaissance treasures of these two cities including the famous Tower and the Uffizi gallery. After this relax as the ship sails along the scenic Italian and French Rivieras. From the bustling port of Marseilles, you will head to the medieval city of Avignon with its famous bridge and magnificent Papal Palace. Finally, enjoy a call at glamorous Cannes and a visit to Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco.

Rome

sardinia

Mediterranean Sea

2017

PORT

MAY 24

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

MAY 25

Arrive ROME Italy Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

MAY 26

ROME Italy

overnight hotel

MAY 27

ROME Italy Transfer to Civitavecchia to embark Aegean Odyssey

MAY 28

OLBIA Costa Smeralda Sardinia

MAY 29

OLBIA Sardinia Cruise the Isles Lavezzi and Maddalena Archipelago BONIFACIO Corsica

2.00pm

MAY 30

ELBA Italy

8.00am

8.00pm

MAY 31

FLORENCE Italy

6.00am

overnight

9.00pm 8.00am overnight 6.00am

JUN 1

PISA Italy

JUN 2

Cruising the Italian & French Rivieras

JUN 3

MARSEILLES/ AVIGNON France

7.00am

JUN 4

CANNES France

6.00am

JUN 5

CANNES France (Monte Carlo)

JUN 6

NICE France 6.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Nice Airport for flight home

8.00pm

10.00pm

8.00pm overnight midnight

AEG170527

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ROME – THE ETERNAL CITY Your vacation starts with a two-night hotel stay in Rome, where sightseeing features a tour beginning with the largest and most famous Roman amphitheater, the Colosseum, constructed in 80AD by Emperor Vespasian. You’ll also visit the sumptuous Basilica of St Peter’s in the Vatican. In the afternoon, you are free to visit some of Rome’s many other wonders – the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and Sistine Chapel should be on your list.

CORSICA & ELBA Leaving Olbia in the early morning, we cruise the magical waters of the Iles Lavezzi and the beautiful Maddalena Archipelago en route to picturesque clifftop Bonifacio in Corsica with free time to explore and discover the old town. Admiral Nelson called Portoferraio the “safest port in the world” and when Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to Elba in 1814, he built an elaborate villa above the city and a large part of his home remains unchanged today.

OLBIA AND THE COSTA SMERALDA, SARDINIA Embark Aegean Odyssey in the port of Civitavecchia and cruise overnight to the Italian island of Sardinia. Docking at Olbia there’s plenty of time to enjoy this charming city with its wonderful historic center that is crammed with cafe-lined piazzas, boutiques and wine bars. A truly authentic taste of Sardinia, with its white sandy beaches and exclusive hotels, Costa Smeralda is one of Europe’s most glamorous destinations.

RENAISSANCE FLORENCE & PISA From the port of Livorno, you can enjoy two outstanding days out. You’ll travel to Florence, visiting the city’s remarkable galleries, buildings and museums. Here you’ll see the Ponte Vecchio and enter the Uffizi (avoiding the lines thanks to your group reservation) as well as the Galleria dell'Accademia. You’ll also visit Pisa with its iconic leaning tower. FRENCH RIVIERA & MONACO Enjoy a relaxing day at sea as Aegean Odyssey makes her way along the beautiful coastline of the Cote d’Azur passing Cannes, Antibes, Saint-Tropez and the Ile de Porquerolles, en route to Marseilles for a visit to the Papal Palace in Avignon, founded by Pope Clement V in 1309. Arriving in the delightful French Riviera resort of Cannes, you can spend time relaxing on the beach, shopping in sophisticated boutiques, or join an included excursion to Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco. Alternatively, you can head for the charming Provençal hill town of St Paul-de-Vence.

Clifftop Bonifacio

14 DAYS FROM ROME TO NICE STATEROOM CATEGORY

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

FULL FARE

$9,650

OM

SAVER FARE

$8,950

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

8,995

8,295

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

8,195

7,545

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

7,850

7,200

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

7,295

6,695

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

6,995

6,445

G

Premium Outside

6,650

6,150

H

Premium Outside

6,375

5,875

I

Premium Outside

6,095

5,595

Beautiful Sardinia

J

Standard Outside

5,795

5,295

K

Premium Inside

5,495

5,045

L

Premium Inside

5,250

4,850

M

Standard Inside

4,995

4,645

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. See pages 78-87 for general information, terms and conditions, and details of low-cost round trip air fares.

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES CC $9,345 - EE $8,250 - GG $7,495 - HH $7,195 II $6,895 - JJ $6,450 - MM $5,645

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Two-night hotel stay in Rome The grandeur of Rome

Visit Napolean’s villa of exile on Elba Explore the Uffizi and the Accademia in Florence See the famous Pont d’Avignon and the Palais du Papes Visit jet-set Monte Carlo

35 Portoferraio, Elba


FRENCH RIVIERA & MOORISH SPAIN

France

Avignon Monte Carlo

Sete

JUNE 5, 2017 NICE TO SEVILLE

Enjoy the sunshine on a two-week voyage from the French Riviera down the western Mediterranean coast to Spain’s historic cities and the tip of mainland Europe

From the contemporary masterpiece of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and the Moorish marvel of the Alhambra in Granada to the Great Mosque of Cordoba, this journey will show you the most elegant and fascinating architectural and artistic treasures to be found in this “renown’d, romantic land!” From the famous port of Cadiz, you will make the short trip to Jerez and visit one of Spain’s most famous bodegas to taste that most refined of fortified wines, sherry. This itinerary also includes an added gem: a cruise along the Guadalquivir River to moor in the heart of Andalusian Seville. This journey begins at Nice on the stunning French Riviera. You’ll also visit Monte Carlo, Avignon – home to the splendid Gothic Papal Palace – and the medieval walled town of Carcassonne.

Nice

Carcassonne Marseilles

Barcelona

SPAIN Valencia Cordoba Granada

Seville

Jerez

Cadiz Malaga Tangier Morocco

Mediterranean Sea

15-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $4,995pp 2017

PORT

JUN 5

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

JUN 6

Arrive NICE France Embark Aegean Odyssey

overnight

JUN 7

NICE France (Monte Carlo)

overnight

JUN 8

NICE France Cruising the French Riviera MARSEILLES France

8.00am

JUN 9

MARSEILLES/AVIGNON France

JUN 10

CARCASSONNE France

7.00am

6.00pm

JUN 11

BARCELONA Spain

8.00am

6.00pm

JUN 12

VALENCIA Spain

8.00am

8.00pm

JUN 13

At Sea

JUN 14

MALAGA Spain (Granada)

7.00am

midnight

JUN 15

TANGIER Morocco

7.00am

8.00pm

JUN 16

CADIZ Spain (Jerez) River cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain

7.00am

1.00pm

9.00pm

overnight

JUN 17

SEVILLE Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

JUN 18

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

overnight hotel

JUN 19

SEVILLE Spain Transfer to Seville Airport for flight home

8.00pm

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available post-cruise. See page 77 for details.

36 Alhambra Palace, Granada

DEPART

overnight 8.00pm

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THE FRENCH RIVIERA Arriving in the delightful French Riviera resort of Nice, you can spend time relaxing on the beach or shopping in the Cours Selaya flower and produce market – definitely worth a visit. Later, perhaps head for Monte Carlo or the charming Provençal hill town of St Paul-de-Vence. Then enjoy a relaxing day at sea as you sail along the Cote d’Azur passing Cannes, Antibes and Saint-Tropez on the way to Marseilles. One of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe, the Papal Palace in Avignon was founded by Pope Clement V in 1309 when he fled the violence in Rome. The major construction was carried out between 1335 and 1364 by Pope Benedict XII and his successor, Pope Clement VI. Founded by the Romans, the fortified city of Carcassonne became the largest walled stronghold of the Middle Ages – its remarkable towers and ramparts are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. MOORISH SPAIN & MOROCCO Included morning sightseeing of Barcelona will be dedicated to exploring the Roman sites of the city including the Temple of Apollo and Roman remains in the Gothic Quarter. You then have time to explore on your own. Perhaps visit extraordinary Sagrada Familia, the massive Catalan church designed by the visionary architect Antoni Gaudi. Enjoy the charm of Valencia’s squares and hidden corners on a walk through this fascinating city. You’ll discover the historical center, visit the Cathedral, and one of the most astonishing Gothic civil buildings in the world, La Lonja, which was declared Heritage of Mankind by UNESCO. Begun in 1238, the Alhambra in Granada was the last capital of the Moors in Spain. Your excursion includes

15 DAYS FROM NICE TO SEVILLE STATEROOM CATEGORY

Sail into the heart of Seville

the Royal Palace and the Generalife with its splendid gardens. Across the Strait of Gibraltar, you’ll call at Tangier in Morocco where sightseeing includes the Kasbah and the Kasbah Museum. CADIZ & A TASTE OF SHERRY There has been a human settlement on the site of Cadiz for over 4,000 years and some of this city’s rich history will take center stage during this morning’s tour. Highlights include the 18th-century Baroque cathedral and the splendid Moorish-style Alameda de Apodaca gardens. From the port of Cadiz travel to Jerez de la Frontera (so called because it stood at the frontier between the Moorish and Christian realms), a town famous for the production of sherry and, after a tour of the city, you will visit one of the famous bodegas – Gonzalez Byass – for a sherry tasting. CRUISING INTO SEVILLE Aegean Odyssey then sails inland through the Andalusian countryside along the Guadalquivir River to dock in the very heart of Seville. You will visit the Royal Palace Alcazar, the oldest residence of Spanish royalty that is still in use today. The building amalgamates influences from the Arabic period and the late Middle Ages, through to the Renaissance, Baroque era and the nineteenth century. In Cordoba, one of the world’s great destinations, you’ll visit one of the wonders of the medieval world, the Great Mosque, and a very well-preserved Roman bridge.

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

FULL FARE

OM

SAVER FARE

$10,495

$9,745

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

9,750

9,050

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

8,995

8,395

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

8,595

7,995

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

7,995

7,395

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

7,695

7.095

G

Premium Outside

7,295

6,795

H

Premium Outside

6,995

6,495

I

Premium Outside

6,695

6,195

J

Standard Outside

6,395

5,895

K

Premium Inside

5,995

5,595

L

Premium Inside

5,750

5,350

M

Standard Inside

5,395

4,995

Gaudi’s Barcelona

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. See pages 78-87 for general information, terms and conditions, and details of low-cost round trip air fares.

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES CC $10,250 - EE $9,050 - GG $8,195 - HH $7,795 II $7,450 - JJ $7,050 - MM $5,995

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Relax in Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Visit the Pope’s Palace in Avignon See the Gaudi heritage in Barcelona Enjoy river cruising through the Andalusian countryside from Cadiz to Seville Two-night hotel stay in Seville

37 Medieval Carcassonne, France


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Cruise to the edge of the Arctic Circle


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INAUGURAL VOYAGES AROUND THE BRITISH ISLES, IRELAND AND ICELAND SAVE UP TO

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SIX FASCINATING SUMMER SAILINGS JUNE 14 SEVILLE TO LONDON p40-41 Two days in Seville begin this 18-day voyage to Portugal’s historic cities, France’s wine country and England JUNE 26 LONDON TO LONDON This exciting 18-day inaugural voyage to Iceland also features Edinburgh, the Orkneys, Faroes and Shetlands

p42-43

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England London Dartmouth Honfleur Falmouth

IBERIA, FRANCE & ENGLAND

Caen Deauville

JUNE 14, 2017 SEVILLE TO LONDON

Sail from Seville along the Guadalquivir River and into the Atlantic on a voyage to Portugal’s historic cities, France’s Bordeaux wine region and England’s South Coast

France

Atlantic Ocean

Bordeaux

Santiago de Compostela

Vigo Portugal Oporto SPAIN Lisbon

Cordoba

Seville

18-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $5,395pp

From the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

2017

PORT

and the immense statue of Christ the King in Lisbon to the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela, this voyage highlights the central role played by Christianity in the history of Europe. Along the way Aegean Odyssey will take you to some of the most stunning scenery including cruising the Guadalquivir River from Seville to the Atlantic.

JUN 14

Depart USA/Canada

JUN 15

Arrive SEVILLE Spain Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

JUN 16

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

overnight hotel

JUN 17

SEVILLE Spain Embark Aegean Odyssey River cruising along the Guadalquivir River

JUN 18

At Sea

JUN 19

LISBON Portugal

7.00am

7.00pm

JUN 20

OPORTO Portugal

1.00pm

8.00pm

JUN 21

VIGO Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

6.00am

JUN 22

At Sea

JUN 23

River cruising along the Gironde River BORDEAUX France

JUN 24

BORDEAUX France

JUN 25

At Sea

JUN 26

FALMOUTH England

7.00am 11.00pm

JUN 27

DARTMOUTH England

7.00am

JUN 28

HONFLEUR France (Deauville or Caen)

8.00am

JUN 29

LONDON England 8.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury and transfer to London hotel overnight hotel

JUN 30

LONDON England

JUL 1

LONDON England Transfer to London Airport for flight home

After cruising up the Gironde River to Bordeaux, you will travel to one of the great chateaux for a wine tasting. In France, you will also visit the War & Peace Museum in the Normandy town of Caen where you will see moving exhibitions centered on the D-Day landings and the Nobel Peace Prize. The cruise ends with a two-night hotel stay in London.

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available pre-cruise. See page 77 for details.

40 The Great Mosque, Cordoba

ARRIVE

DEPART

2.00pm

9.00pm

2.00pm

overnight 7.00pm

5.00pm noon

overnight hotel

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CORDOBA, SEVILLE AND RIVER CRUISING During your two-night stay in Seville, you will visit the Royal Palace Alcazar, the oldest residence of Spanish royalty that is still in use today and a building that amalgamates influences starting from the Arabic period, the late Middle Ages right through to the Renaissance, Baroque era and nineteenth century. The Cathedral of Seville is the third largest in Europe and its Gothic interior houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus – well worth a visit in your free time. Enjoy a full day sightseeing to Cordoba, which contains one of the wonders of the medieval world, the Great Mosque. Then set sail from Seville along the Guadalquivir River to the Atlantic Ocean. PORTUGAL: IDYLLIC SCENERY AND CAPTIVATING CITIES There has been a settlement on the site of Lisbon since Neolithic times and the city has played a central role in European history since Roman times. This rich past will become evident as your tour of the city includes Alfama – the oldest quarter, the monumental statue of Christ the King and the Church of Jeronimos. In Oporto, you can visit a wine estate to sample that most famous of fortified wines, port, or join a tour of this charming city. It is believed by the faithful that St James the Apostle preached in Galicia and that, after his death in the Holy Land, his body was brought back here. A church was built over his remains in the 11th century and ever since this has been a place of pilgrimage. Your tour of the magnificent Cathedral includes the crypt where St James is believed to be buried, the museum and medieval town.

18 DAYS FROM SEVILLE TO LONDON STATEROOM CATEGORY

Wine-tasting in Bordeaux

THE TASTE OF FRANCE & ENGLAND’S WEST COUNTRY Aegean Odyssey cruises up the River Gironde to berth in the heart of Bordeaux, described as having the most beautiful streets in France thanks to the magnificent 18th-century architecture. You will visit the highlights of the city including the Palais Rohan and the 13th-century Cathedral of St Andrew before venturing out of the city to one of the prestigious wine estates for a tasting. The West Country of England is a charming place, steeped in history from the founding of the Royal Navy to the D-Day landings. From Falmouth, drive through the lush green countryside to the world famous Eden Project. Along the coast is Dartmouth, home to Britannia Royal Naval College. FROM NORMANDY TO LONDON Honfleur offers visitors a unique heritage, which can be best appreciated by strolling its narrow streets. With its Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the “Queen of Normandy beaches.” Founded in the 11th century, Caen was devastated in World War II and rebuilt in the 1950s. Here you will visit the moving museum of war and peace. A scenic guided tour of London takes in all the major historical and noted sites: from the majestic Nelson’s Column and the National Gallery to the venerable façade of Westminster Abbey and the fortifications of the Tower of London. There is plenty of free time to either continuing sightseeing or head for the shops and the theater.

FULL FARE

OM

SAVER FARE

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

$11,650

$11,050

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

10,850

10,250

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

9,895

9,395

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

9,450

8,950

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

8,495

8,045

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

8,195

7,745

G

Premium Outside

7,750

7,350

H

Premium Outside

7,395

6,995

I

Premium Outside

6,995

6,595

J

Standard Outside

6,650

6,250

K

Premium Inside

6,295

5,945

L

Premium Inside

5,995

5,645

M

Standard Inside

5,695

5,395

Santiago de Compostela

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. See pages 78-87 for general information, terms and conditions, and details of low-cost round trip air fares.

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES CC $11,350 - EE $9,745 - GG $8,895 - HH $8,475 II $8,050 - JJ $7,595 - MM $6,550

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Two-night hotel stays in Seville and London

Time out in London

River cruising down the Guadalquivir River A taste of Portugal in Oporto A pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela Cruise upriver into Bordeaux and France’s wine country

41 Lisbon, city of discoverers


Isafjordur AkureyriHusavik iceland Reykjavik Heimaey

ICELAND, FAROES & SHETLANDS

JUNE 26, 2017 LONDON TO LONDON

Atlantic Join our inaugural voyage from London Ocean to the edge of the Arctic Circle and the incredible landscapes and natural wonders of Iceland, the Faroes and Shetland Islands

After two nights in the English capital, you’ll cruise north to Scotland and then continue to the far north, via the Orkney Island archipelago, to Iceland, lying just south of the Arctic Circle. Aegean Odyssey’s maiden voyage to Iceland has been carefully designed to make the most of your five days in this extraordinary country with each port of call revealing further dramatic examples of its starkly beautiful volcanic landscape of lava fields, geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, glaciers and black-sand beaches. Returning to the UK via the equally remote Faroe and Shetland Islands, you will discover further evidence of islands shaped by the power of volcanic activity and influenced by Norse culture. From the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae on Orkney to the elegance of Edinburgh, this cruise offers cultural sites which have been recognized by UNESCO, hauntingly beautiful landscapes and prolific bird and sea life.

faroe islands shetland Torshavn islands orkney Lerwick islands Kirkwall scotland Rosyth Edinburgh

England London

18-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $5,695pp 2017

PORT

JUN 26

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

JUN 27

Arrive LONDON England Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

JUN 28

LONDON England

overnight hotel

JUN 29

LONDON England Transfer to Tilbury to embark Aegean Odyssey

JUN 30

At Sea

JUL 1

ROSYTH Scotland (Edinburgh or Stirling Castle)

7.30am

JUL 2

KIRKWALL Orkney Islands Scotland

1.00pm

JUL 3

At Sea

JUL 4

HEIMAEY Iceland

3.00pm

JUL 5

REYKJAVIK Iceland

9.00am

5.30pm

JUL 6

ISAFJORDUR Iceland

10.00am

5.00pm

JUL 7

AKUREYRI Iceland

9.00am

8.00pm

JUL 8

HUSAVIK Iceland

7.00am

6.00pm

JUL 9

At Sea

JUL 10

TORSHAVN Faroe Islands

8.00am

1.00pm

JUL 11

LERWICK Shetland Islands

8.30am

1.00pm

JUL 12

At Sea

JUL 13

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury and transfer to London Airport for flight home

7.00pm

5.00pm 5.00pm 8.00pm

9.00am

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42 Reykjavik, Iceland

48


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LONDON: WORLD CAPITAL Your trip begins with a scenic guided tour of London. This will take in all the major historical and noted sites of this most exciting of cities: from the majestic Nelson’s Column and the National Gallery to the venerable façade of Westminster Abbey and the fortifications of the Tower of London. As you are in the capital for two nights, there is plenty of free time to either relax, continue sightseeing or head for the shops. EDINBURGH – ATHENS OF THE NORTH Admire Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, dramatically situated on and around remnants of an extinct volcano and its castle – said to be the most besieged castle in the United Kingdom – that still guards Scotland’s crown jewels and the centuries old Stone of Destiny. Edinburgh is also recognized by UNESCO for the ‘harmonious juxtaposition’ of its medieval center and neoclassical New Town. NEOLITHIC ORKNEY Lying closer to Norway than to Edinburgh, the Orkney Islands retain significant evidence of their Neolithic and Norse heritage. With more than 1,000 prehistoric sites identified, discover Neolithic highlights such as the Maes Howe burial chamber, the henge and stone circle known as the Ring of Brodgar and the wellpreserved settlement of Skara Brae, uncovered during a storm in 1850. ICELAND – A GEOLOGICAL POWERHOUSE In geological terms Iceland is a young country, still being shaped by volcanic eruption. Heimaey, the only inhabited island of the Westman islands – most of which were formed by submarine volcanoes between 10,000 and 5,000 years ago – features Eldfell, the ‘mountain

of fire,’ which was created during an unexpected volcanic eruption in 1973. The island’s sheer cliffs are home to vast puffin colonies and, as Aegean Odyssey sails on to Reykjavik, you might also spot whales and other sea life which thrive in these cold waters. Reykjavik, according to the medieval Book of Settlement, was named ‘smoky bay’ by its founder Ingolfur Arnarson. Even the design of its cathedral, Hallgrimskirkja, is based on shapes made by lava cooling to basalt. The nearby ‘Golden Circle’ route introduces many of the highlights of Iceland’s extraordinary landscape, including the thundering Gulfoss waterfall, Strokkur geyser and Thingvellir, the 5km wide fault that divides the American from the European plate. Thingvellir is a national shrine; Vikings began meeting here c930AD, making it the world’s oldest existing parliament. Continue to remote Isafjordur where the maritime museum records how the town prospered on the salt fish industry, or enjoy a boat trip to nearby Vigur Island, known for its large colonies of puffins, Arctic terns and black guillemots. The Lake Myvatn area near Akureyri astounds the senses with its lunar-like landscape of pseudo-craters, lava and geothermal fields featuring steam vents and sulphur deposits, while Husavik is the ideal departure point for a whale watching boat trip. FAROES AND SHETLAND ISLANDS Cruising south Aegean Odyssey arrives in Torshavn, capital of the Danish Faroe Islands. The Shetland Islands claim to be situated ‘where Scotland meets Scandinavia and the North Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean.’ As in Iceland there are few trees but, with a heavily indented coastline, nowhere is more than three miles from the sea and there are miles of sweeping white beaches and turquoise seas to admire.

18 DAYS FROM LONDON TO LONDON STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

B

OM

SAVER FARE

$12,650

$11,995

Junior Suite/Balcony

11,750

11,150

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

10,550

9,995

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

10,150

9,650

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

9,250

8,800

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

8,795

8,345

G

Premium Outside

8,295

7,895

H

Premium Outside

7,895

7,495

I

Premium Outside

7,450

7,050

J

Standard Outside

6,995

6,595

K

Premium Inside

6,595

6,245

L

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6,295

5,945

M

Standard Inside

5,995

5,695

Scottish Capital, Edinburgh

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. See pages 78-87 for general information, terms and conditions, and details of low-cost round trip air fares.

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES CC $11,840 - EE $10,345 - GG $9,350 - HH $8,895 II $8,395 - JJ $7,950 - MM $6,650

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Visit the Orkneys

Two-night hotel stay in London Explore neolithic Skara Brae Five days sailing around Iceland Visit Thingvellir National Park Sail to the Faroe and Shetland Islands Nadfas Accredited lecturer TOUR NADFAS

43 Iceland’s remarkable landscapes


Kirkwall orkney islands Scrabster Castle of Mey Stornoway

Hebrides

Tobermory scotland Sound of Mull Oban

ENGLAND, IRELAND & SCOTLAND

Edinburgh Greenock Isle of Arran Lake

JULY 10, 2017 LONDON TO EDINBURGH

District

Isle of Man

Dublin From the castles and coves of Scotland Liverpool ireland Chester to the remote Isles of Scilly, cruise England London around the British Isles and Ireland Eden Project Atlantic on this fascinating summer sailing Falmouth Ocean Tresco Guernsey Isles of scilly

channel islands

19-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $5,695pp

As well as visiting the great cities of London, Dublin and Edinburgh, this cruise takes you to some of the most beautiful and dramatic landscapes in the British Isles. From the clear waters surrounding Guernsey in the Channel Islands and the Isles of Scilly to the dramatic beauty of the Outer Hebrides and the coastline of the north of Scotland – a naturalist’s paradise – this itinerary takes in the very best of Britain’s shores. On land, you will visit the unparalleled splendor of the Lake District and the majesty of Edinburgh Castle. Then there is the modern marvel of the Eden Project in Cornwall and the great castles of the United Kingdom. These include the late Queen Mother’s favorite residence of the Castle of Mey in the Scottish Highlands, one of the undoubted stars of this charming voyage, and with coastal and island cruising, this is a voyage ideally suited to Aegean Odyssey.

2017

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

JUL 10 Depart USA/Canada JUL 11 Arrive LONDON England Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

JUL 12 LONDON England

overnight hotel

JUL 13 LONDON/TILBURY England Transfer to Tilbury to embark Aegean Odyssey

2.00pm

JUL 14 GUERNSEY Channel Islands

3.00pm 8.00pm

JUL 15 FALMOUTH England (Eden Project) 8.00am 10.00pm JUL 16 ISLES OF SCILLY

8.00am 6.00pm

JUL 17 DUBLIN Ireland

1.00pm overnight

JUL 18 DUBLIN Ireland

6.00pm

JUL 19 LIVERPOOL England (Lake District or Chester)

8.00am

JUL 20 DOUGLAS Isle of Man, England

8.00am 5.00pm

JUL 21 ISLE OF ARRAN Scotland

7.00am 5.00pm

JUL 22 STORNOWAY Hebrides, Scotland

1.00pm 5.00pm

JUL 23 KIRKWALL Orkney Islands Scotland

8.00am

11.00pm

midnight

JUL 24 SCRABSTER Scotland (Castle of Mey) 8.00am 2.00pm JUL 25 Scenic cruising of Sound of Mull and Tobermory OBAN Scotland (Inveraray Castle) 1.00pm 6.00pm JUL 26 GREENOCK/EDINBURGH Scotland Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Edinburgh JUL 27 EDINBURGH Scotland

8.00am overnight hotel overnight hotel

JUL 28 EDINBURGH Scotland Transfer to Edinburgh Airport for flight home

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Edinburgh Castle


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TWO NIGHTS IN LONDON London is without doubt the most vibrant and exciting city in the world today. As well as enjoying an expertly guided sightseeing tour of London, there will be time for you to visit your favorite sites: from the treasures of the British Museum and the Tower of London to the world-famous department store of Harrods. FROM THE CHANNEL ISLANDS TO THE ISLES OF SCILLY St Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey and your tour will include the Hauteville House, home of Victor Hugo, the stunning Candie Gardens and Castle Cornet, the impressive 13th-century fortress that guards the entrance to St Peter Port Harbour. Then sail to the picturesque Cornish port of Falmouth from where you will travel to a place that has been described as one of the wonders of the modern world, the Eden Project. Located off the coast of Cornwall, Tresco is the second largest of the Isles of Scilly. After an early arrival, you will spend the morning at the world famous Tresco Abbey Gardens, which hosts a spectacular collection of more than 20,000 exotic plants from all corners of the world. DUBLIN, THE ROMANCE OF THE LAKE DISTRICT AND SCOTTISH CASTLES Your overnight visit to Ireland’s capital, Dublin, will take in all the great sites of this fascinating and fun city including Trinity College and St Patrick’s Cathedral. From the historic port of Liverpool depart for the spectacular scenery of the Lake District. England's largest National Park is a gem of a place to visit. Alternatively, visit Chester, the former Roman city with well-preserved city walls and Tudor-style half-timbered houses.

19 DAYS FROM LONDON TO EDINBURGH STATEROOM CATEGORY

Visit the Lake District

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

$12,650

$11,995 11,150

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

11,750

Then to Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man, and a visit to Peel Castle, which has been proposed as a possible location of the Arthurian Avalon or as the location of the Grail Castle.

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

10,550

9,995

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

10,150

9,650

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

9,250

8,800

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

8,795

8,345

OUTER HEBRIDES AND ORKNEYS Stornoway is the main town on the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Originally a Viking settlement, Stornoway is now a bustling harbor with fascinating attractions. Orkney's capital is a bustling market town on a wide bay. Kirkwall’s long, winding, paved main street and twisting wynds (lanes) are very atmospheric, and the town has a magnificent cathedral.

G

Premium Outside

8,295

7,895

H

Premium Outside

7,895

7,495

I

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7,450

7,050

THE CASTLE OF MEY, OBAN & EDINBURGH From the port of Scrabster, head for the Castle of Mey. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother first saw what was then Barrogill Castle in 1952, while mourning the death of her husband, King George VI. Falling for its isolated charm and hearing it was to be abandoned, she decided to save it. During a morning cruising the dramatic coastline of the Sound of Mull, we pause to view picturesque Tobermory, before lunchtime arrival in Oban. Inveraray Castle, which has been the family seat of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell, since the seventeenth century, is the focal point of your visit. Your cruise ends in Greenock, the port of Glasgow on the River Clyde, from where you drive to Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, for a two-night hotel stay including a sightseeing tour of Edinburgh Castle.

OM

J

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6,995

6,595

K

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6,595

6,245

L

Premium Inside

6,295

5,945

M

Standard Inside

5,995

5,695

Tobermory, Scotland

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. See pages 78-87 for general information, terms and conditions, and details of low-cost round trip air fares.

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES CC $11,840 - EE $10,345 - GG $9,350 - HH $8,895 II $8,395 - JJ $7,950 - MM $6,650

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Sail to Guernsey and the Isles of Scilly

Neptune’s Steps, Abbey Gardens, Tresco

Overnight stay in Dublin’s fair city Visit the stunning Lake District or historic Chester Scotland’s scenic coastline and castles Two-night hotel stays in London and Edinburgh

45 Dublin’s fair city


scotland

Tobermory Staffa

Atlantic Ocean

CELTIC SCOTLAND & IRELAND

Killybegs

Edinburgh Oban Islay Greenock Dublin

JULY 23, 2017 EDINBURGH TO LONDON Cliffs of Moher

Two nights in Edinburgh begin this voyage from Scotland to the spectacular west coast of Ireland, the beautiful Isles of Scilly and England’s great capital

ireland

Killarney

Glengariff Cork Tresco Isles of scilly

wales

England London

Cardiff Jersey channel islands

19-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $5,695pp

From the stunning scenery of Bantry Bay in Ireland and the dramatic coastline of Mull in Scotland to the islands of Jersey and Tresco, this voyage takes you to some of the most remote and romantic places in Ireland and the United Kingdom. On your journey, you will visit historical castles, great gardens and magnificent country houses. As well as immersing yourself in the tranquil splendor of the British and Irish countryside, you will also have the opportunity to get to know the towns and cities in these isles, including two nights in London and Edinburgh, and an overnight stay in Dublin. Your cruise begins with a visit to the Isle of Islay in the southern Hebrides, home to eight of Scotland’s best working whisky distilleries, stunning scenery, amazing wildlife and a famously friendly welcome.

2017

PORT

JUL 23

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

JUL 24

Arrive EDINBURGH Scotland Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

JUL 25

EDINBURGH Scotland

overnight hotel

JUL 26

EDINBURGH/GREENOCK Scotland Transfer to Aegean Odyssey in Greenock

8.00pm

JUL 27

PORT ELLEN Islay, Scotland 7.00am (Distilleries) Scenic cruising past Staffa (Fingal’s Cave)

1.00pm

JUL 28

Scenic cruising including the Sound of Mull and Tobermory OBAN Scotland (Inveraray Castle) 2.00pm

JUL 29

KILLYBEGS Ireland (Donegal Peninsula)

JUL 30

Scenic cruising past Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher

JUL 31

GLENGARIFF Ireland (Bantry Bay and Killarney)

7.00am

AUG 1

CORK Ireland

7.00am

6.00pm

AUG 2

DUBLIN Ireland

noon

overnight

AUG 3

DUBLIN Ireland

AUG 4

CARDIFF Wales

8.00am

5.00pm

AUG 5

ISLES OF SCILLY

9.00am

6.00pm

AUG 6

JERSEY Channel Islands

9.00am

midnight

AUG 7

At Sea

AUG 8

LONDON England 7.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury and transfer to London hotel overnight hotel

AUG 9

LONDON England

9.00pm

1.00pm 8.00pm

8.00pm

1.00pm

overnight hotel

AUG 10 LONDON England Transfer to London Airport for flight home

46

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Cliffs of Moher, Ireland


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ROYAL EDINBURGH Your vacation begins in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, with a two-night hotel stay. Included sightseeing shows off the city’s highlights including the famous castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s residence when she is visiting the city. Leaving Edinburgh, we drive across the Scottish Lowlands to Greenock on the River Clyde, to embark Aegean Odyssey. ISLAY, COASTAL CRUISING AND HISTORIC SCOTLAND The Isle of Islay is home to the Bowmore Distillery, one of the oldest in all of Scotland. The ship then cruises past Fingal’s Cave on the Isle of Staffa en route to the Sound of Mull. After cruising the dramatic waters including a pause at the picturesque harbor at Tobermory, we arrive at the peaceful waterfront town of Oban. From here head to Inveraray Castle, which has been the family seat of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell, since the seventeenth century. IRELAND’S SCENIC WEST COAST Killybegs is a major Irish fishing port and the ideal place to explore the wild, beautiful and atmospheric Atlantic coastline which is even more evident as we cruise past the Cliffs of Moher and the remote Aran Islands. Glengarriff is famed for its natural beauty. Situated on world-renowned Bantry Bay where the mountains meet the sea, Glengarriff is the gateway to the Beara Peninsula. You will visit Killarney and its lakes and drive

part of the Ring of Kerry, the mystical and unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. CORK AND DUBLIN Cork is Ireland’s second city but the locals cheerfully refer to it as the 'real capital of Ireland.' The River Lee flows around the center, an island packed with grand Georgian parades, cramped 17th-century alleys and modern masterpieces such as the opera house. From Cork you will travel to the iconic Rock of Cashel. Cashel’s rich history is reflected in its built heritage, from prehistoric raths (ring forts) to medieval monasteries, fortified town houses and a Georgian Cathedral. Finally, to Blarney Castle, home to beautiful gardens and the legendary stone. Your visit to Ireland’s capital, Dublin, will take in all the great sites of this fascinating and fun city including Trinity College and St Patrick’s Cathedral. In the evening, you can go ashore to experience Dublin’s well-earned reputation as a fun loving city. Sail across the Irish Sea to Wales and enjoy Cardiff’s many attractions including Cardiff Castle. THE CHANNEL ISLANDS TO LONDON Located off the coast of Cornwall, Tresco is the second largest of the Isles of Scilly. Spend the morning at the world-famous Tresco Abbey Gardens, which was established in the 1830s by Augustus Smith. St Helier is the charming capital of Jersey, and from here you will visit the island’s wonderful attractions including the magnificent Mont Orgueil Castle that has been guarding Jersey for over 600 years. Cruise back to the mainland for a grand finale of a two-night hotel stay in London – without a doubt the most vibrant and exciting city in the world today.

19 DAYS FROM EDINBURGH TO LONDON STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

$12,650

OM

SAVER FARE

$11,995

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

11,750

11,150

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

10,550

9,995

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

10,150

9,650

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

9,250

8,800

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

8,795

8,345

G

Premium Outside

8,295

7,895

H

Premium Outside

7,895

7,495

I

Premium Outside

7,450

7,050

J

Standard Outside

6,995

6,595

K

Premium Inside

6,595

6,245

L

Premium Inside

6,295

5,945

M

Standard Inside

5,995

5,695

Scotland’s celtic heritage, Islay

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. See pages 78-87 for general information, terms and conditions, and details of low-cost round trip air fares.

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES CC $11,840 - EE $10,345 - GG $9,350 - HH $8,895 II $8,395 - JJ $7,950 - MM $6,650

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Two-night hotel stays in Edinburgh and London

Killarney’s old-world charm

Sail around Ireland’s dramatic west coast Visit Cork, Dublin & Cardiff Call in on the Isles of Scilly and Jersey Nadfas Accredited lecturer TOUR NADFAS

Call in on Jersey

47 Overnight in dynamic Dublin


Isafjordur AkureyriHusavik iceland Reykjavik Heimaey

ICELAND, FAROES & SHETLANDS

AUGUST 5, 2017 LONDON TO LONDON

Sail via the Orkneys to the edge of the Arctic Circle and the amazing natural wonders of Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Shetlands

It is difficult to describe the dramatic and unique landscape of Iceland without resorting to clichés: this is the land of gushing geysers, rumbling volcanoes and creeping glaciers. The small volcanic island of Heimaey in the remote Westman archipelago is your first Icelandic port of call, and it is then on to the island’s cosmopolitan capital, Reykjavik. From here you will visit the dramatic landscapes of Thingvellir National Park. Then sail to the port of Isafjordur on the edge of the Arctic Circle and on to Akureyri with its magnificent green pastures, waterfalls and whale-filled bays. Finally, a call at Husavik, a charming harbor surrounded by snow-covered mountains, full of colorful houses and home to the geothermal Myvatn Nature Baths. On this trip you will also spend two nights in London, visit Scottish castles, and the remote Faroe Islands, the Orkney and Shetland Islands.

Atlantic Ocean

faroe islands shetland Torshavn islands orkney Lerwick islands Kirkwall scotland Rosyth Edinburgh

England London

18-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $5,695pp 2017

PORT

AUG 5

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

AUG 6

Arrive LONDON England Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

AUG 7

LONDON England

overnight hotel

AUG 8

LONDON England Transfer to Tilbury to embark Aegean Odyssey

AUG 9

At Sea

7.00pm

AUG 10 ROSYTH Scotland (Edinburgh or Stirling Castle)

7.30am

AUG 11 KIRKWALL Orkney Islands Scotland

1.00pm

5.00pm 5.00pm

AUG 12 At Sea AUG 13 HEIMAEY Iceland

3.00pm

8.00pm

AUG 14 REYKJAVIK Iceland

9.00am

5.30pm

AUG 15 ISAFJORDUR Iceland

10.00am

5.00pm

AUG 16 AKUREYRI Iceland

9.00am

8.00pm

AUG 17 HUSAVIK Iceland

7.00am

6.00pm

AUG 19 TORSHAVN Faroe Islands

8.00am

1.00pm

AUG 20 LERWICK Shetland Islands

8.30am

1.00pm

AUG 18 At Sea

AUG 21 At Sea AUG 22 LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury and transfer to London Airport for flight home

10.00am

AEG170808

48 Godafoss Falls, Iceland


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LONDON AND EDINBURGH, TWO GREAT CAPITALS Your vacation begins with a two-night hotel stay in the most exciting city in the world – London. Enjoy an expertly guided sightseeing tour plus time for you to visit your favorite sites before boarding Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury to start your cruise. Sail north for Scotland and her royal capital – Edinburgh. The morning will be spent touring Scotland’s capital including the imposing castle that has played a pivotal role in Scottish history, both as a royal residence and as a military stronghold for over 900 years, and St Giles Cathedral that dates from the fifteenth century. Alternatively, head to Stirling Castle and enter the world of Scotland’s Renaissance kings and queens. THE REMOTE ORKNEY ISLANDS The capital of the Orkney Islands, Kirkwall, is close to many fascinating Stone Age sites. As well as visiting the Neolithic village of Skara Brae and the ancient Ring of Brodgar, you will have the opportunity to see the island’s fascinating wildlife including puffins and seals. ICELAND: LAND OF MYTHS AND LEGENDS The tiny island of Heimaey – it is only four miles long – is your first port of call in Iceland. Heimaey was devastated by the eruption of the Eldfell volcano in 1973, which destroyed over 400 buildings and deposited 200 million tons of ash and lava on the landscape. This catastrophic event is commemorated in the captivating museum, Eldheimar, meaning “worlds of fire,” which opened in 2014. Then on to Iceland’s vibrant capital Reykjavik and a journey along the famous “Golden Route.” This takes in the tumultuous Gullfoss waterfall and the

18 DAYS FROM LONDON TO LONDON STATEROOM CATEGORY

Skara Brae, Orkney Islands

other worldly landscapes of the Thingvellir National Park, which is also home to the site of the ancient Icelandic parliament established by the Vikings in 930AD. Thingvellir is Iceland’s most important historical site and an area of outstanding natural beauty. After calling at the remote town of Isafjordur on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Aegean Odyssey sails to Akureyri on the north coast under snowcapped peaks at the head of Iceland’s longest fjord. Here signs of the earth’s power – glaciers, volcanoes, lava fields and stacks of basalt – are everywhere. Next, Iceland’s wildlife takes center stage as Aegean Odyssey continues to the pretty fishing town of Husavik, the island’s whale-watching center. Here you can watch Iceland’s marvelous birdlife on Lake Myvatn or relax in the warm waters of Mytvan Nature Baths. Mytvan, with its bubbling mud pools, extraordinary lava formations and volcanic craters, is Iceland as you have always imagined it. THE FAROES AND SHETLAND ISLANDS Setting course south, we call in at the small but charming capital of the Faroe Islands, Torshavn. Torshavn means ‘Thor's Harbor,’ named after the god of thunder and lightning in Norse mythology. Founded in the 10th century, it is considered to be one of the oldest capitals in Northern Europe. Before heading back to the British mainland, there is one more stop, Lerwick, the stunning 18th-century capital of the Shetland Islands. The area also features several fascinating archaeological sites dating back some 5,000 years.

FULL FARE

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

B

OM

SAVER FARE

$12,650

$11,995

Junior Suite/Balcony

11,750

11,150

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

10,550

9,995

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

10,150

9,650

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

9,250

8,800

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

8,795

8,345

G

Premium Outside

8,295

7,895

H

Premium Outside

7,895

7,495

I

Premium Outside

7,450

7,050

J

Standard Outside

6,995

6,595

K

Premium Inside

6,595

6,245

L

Premium Inside

6,295

5,945

M

Standard Inside

5,995

5,695

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. See pages 78-87 for general information, terms and conditions, and details of low-cost round trip air fares.

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES CC $11,840 - EE $10,345 - GG $9,350 - HH $8,895 II $8,395 - JJ $7,950 - MM $6,650

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Atlantic puffins, Shetland Islands

Two-night hotel stay in London Visit the Neolithic ruins at Skara Brae Circumnavigate Iceland Exciting Reykjavik The hot springs of Myvatn Nadfas Accredited lecturer TOUR NADFAS

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England London

THE BEST OF FRANCE & PORTUGAL

Honfleur Mont Saint-Michel

AUGUST 19, 2017 LONDON TO LISBON

Enjoy the summer sun as you sail south to France’s Chateaux Country and vineyards, then explore Portugal’s historic cities

After a two-night stay in London, cross the English Channel and head for the coast of Normandy. Visit the historic city of Honfleur and either the famous resort of Deauville, with its Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, or the town of Caen – home to a fascinating museum dedicated to war and peace. While in France, you will also visit the unique fortified abbey of Mont Saint-Michel, and spend two days exploring the elegant chateaux of the Loire Valley. Here the bucolic French countryside is peppered by majestic chateaux some of which boast elegant gardens and are surrounded by a moat while evocative towers and fortifications distinguish others. There is also the opportunity to learn about the art of winemaking and taste some of the great vintages of Bordeaux. After a trip to the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela in the Spanish province of Galicia, your journey ends with calls at two of Portugal’s most stunning cities, Oporto and Lisbon.

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Saint-Malo

Atlantic Ocean

Deauville Caen

France

Chateaux Country

La Rochelle Cognac Bordeaux

La Coruna Santiago de Compostela

Oporto SPAIN Portugal Lisbon

18-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $5,650pp 2017

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

AUG 19 Depart USA/Canada AUG 20 Arrive LONDON England Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

AUG 21 LONDON England

overnight hotel

AUG 22 LONDON England Transfer to Tilbury to embark Aegean Odyssey

5.00pm

AUG 23 HONFLEUR France (Caen or Deauville)

1.00pm

AUG 24 SAINT-MALO France (Mont Saint-Michel)

1.00pm

8.00pm 8.00pm

AUG 25 At Sea AUG 26 MONTOIR de BRETAGNE France 7.00am (Chateaux Country overnight stay) overnight hotel AUG 27 CHATEAUX COUNTRY France

8.00pm

AUG 28 LA ROCHELLE France

8.00am

AUG 29 BORDEAUX France (Vineyards and wine tasting)

8.00am

7.00pm overnight

AUG 30 BORDEAUX France River cruising along the Gironde River

2.00pm

AUG 31 At Sea SEP 1

LA CORUNA Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

7.00am

SEP 2

OPORTO Portugal

1.00pm

SEP 3

LISBON Portugal Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel

10.00am

SEP 4

LISBON Portugal

SEP 5

LISBON Portugal Transfer to Lisbon Airport for flight home

7.00pm 6.00pm

overnight hotel overnight hotel

AEG170822

Overnight in France’s chateaux country


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HISTORIC LONDON Your trip begins with a scenic guided tour of London. This will take in all the major historical and noted sites of this most exciting of cities: from Westminster Abbey to the fortifications and Crown Jewels of the Tower of London. There is plenty of free time for you to visit your favorite site or simply head for the shops. NORMANDY: FROM WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR TO WORLD WAR II With its racecourse, international film festival, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "Queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious resorts in all of France. Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, Caen was 80% destroyed during the 1944 Battle of Normandy. Rebuilt in the 1950s and ’60s, modern-day Caen offers visitors a clutch of excellent museums, including a ground-breaking museum of war and peace. With its sharp spires, rocky cliffs rising from the sea and impressive fortifications, Mont Saint-Michel is one of the iconic images of France. FAIRYTALE CHATEAUX AND A TASTE OF FRANCE Enjoy a two-day visit to the spectacular Chateaux Country of the Loire. Once the favored region of the French royal family, this area boasts medieval fortresses, elaborate chateaux, Renaissance residences and impressive cathedrals. The Loire also produces some of the world’s greatest wines including Sancerre and Muscadet. Another iconic French taste is the focus of a visit to La Rochelle as you can discover the secrets of a Cognac distillery. Aegean Odyssey then cruises through glorious French countryside along the River Gironde to berth in the heart of

18 DAYS FROM LONDON TO LISBON STATEROOM CATEGORY

Honfleur Harbor

Bordeaux where the magnificent 18th century architecture of the city has led many people to describe Bordeaux as having the most beautiful streets in France. You’ll also venture out of the city to one of the prestigious wine estates for a tour of the cellars and a tasting. SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA It is believed by the faithful that St James the Apostle preached in Galicia and that, after his death in the Holy Land, his body was brought back here. A church was built over his remains in the 11th century. The cathedral here is the final destination for thousands of Christian pilgrims who walk the “Way of St James” and your tour of this magnificent building includes the crypt where St James is believed to be buried. PORTUGAL: IDYLLIC SCENERY AND CAPTIVATING CITIES In Oporto, you can visit a wine estate to sample that most famous of fortified wines, port, or join a tour of this charming city including Porto Cathedral. There has been a settlement on the site of Lisbon since Neolithic times and the city has played a central role in European history since Roman times. This rich past will become evident as your tour includes Alfama, the oldest quarter, the monumental statue of Christ the King, the Church of Jeronimos, a 16th-century architectural masterpiece and the fascinating Maritime Museum. You may also take the opportunity to visit the fairytale-like hilltop town of Sintra or the fishing village of Cascais.

FULL FARE

OM

SAVER FARE

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

10,250

9,750

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

9,850

9,350

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

8,695

8,245

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

8,395

7,945

G

Premium Outside

7,950

7,550

H

Premium Outside

7,595

7,195

I

Premium Outside

7,250

6,850

$11,950

$11,350

11,195

10,595

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6,895

6,495

K

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6,495

6,145

L

Premium Inside

6,225

5,875

M

Standard Inside

5,950

5,650

Oporto, Portugal

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. See pages 78-87 for general information, terms and conditions, and details of low-cost round trip air fares.

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES CC $11,695 - EE $9,900 - GG $9,050 - HH $8,595 II $8,250 - JJ $7,850 - MM $6,695

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Mont Saint-Michel

Two-night hotel stay in London Visit Deauville or historic Caen Spend a night in France’s Chateaux Country Sail up the Gironde River into Bordeaux for a wine tasting Make a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

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ADRIATIC, AEGEAN &

HOTEL STAYS IN EUROPE’S GREAT CITIES, EXTENDED OVERNIGHT STAYS ON BOARD IN SAVE UP TO VENICE & SORRENTO

$2,000

PER STATEROOM

MEDITERRANEAN

AEGEAN ODYSSEY FALL SAILINGS

BACK IN THE MEDITERRANEAN FOR THE AUTUMN SEASON, AEGEAN ODYSSEY CRUISES THE COAST OF SPAIN TO THE FRENCH RIVIERA, ITALY AND THE BEAUTIFUL DALMATIAN COAST. CONTINUE ON INTO THE

AEGEAN SEA AND THE CLASSICAL SITES OF GREECE, MOROCCO, MADEIRA AND THE CANARY ISLANDS. WITH SIGHTSEEING

EXCURSIONS INCLUDED AT VIRTUALLY ALL PORTS OF CALL AND EXTENDED STAYS IN SELECTED PORTS, YOU’LL ENJOY TIME ASHORE AND HAVE MORE TIME TO TAKE IN ALL THE SIGHTS.

AUGUST 31 LISBON TO ROME p54-55 An 18-day cruise along the coasts of Spain, the South of France and Italy visiting 12 ports of call with 10 included excursions SEPTEMBER 12 ROME TO VENICE p56-57 Travel from the sites of ancient Rome to the canals of Venice via the ruins of Pompeii and the stunning Dalmatian coast SEPTEMBER 26 VENICE TO ATHENS p58-59 A delightful voyage between two great cities. Enjoy the charming city of Split and the scenery of Kotor Bay along the way OCTOBER 4 ATHENS TO ATHENS p60-61 The ultimate in Greek Island cruising including Santorini, sacred Delos, and the crusader stronghold of Rhodes OCTOBER 15 ATHENS TO SEVILLE p62-63 Explore the Acropolis, then sail to the remarkable island of Sicily, and the Moorish treasures of southern Spain OCTOBER 28 SEVILLE TO MALAGA p64-65 Cruise down the Guadalquivir River to the best of Morocco including Marrakesh, Rabat, and the medieval city of Fez

book early & save

NOVEMBER 8 MALAGA TO TENERIFE p66-67 Cruise from charming Seville to enjoy exotic Morocco and on to discover the wonderful beaches and landscapes of the Canaries

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MONACO Monte Avignon Carlo Portofino Sete Florence Carcassonne Marseilles Livorno italy Barcelona Rome France

MEDITERRANEAN

ODYSSEY

AUGUST 31, 2017 LISBON TO ROME Portugal

Sail through the Strait of Gibraltar and across the Mediterranean as this splendid voyage takes you to charming ports and historic cities

Lisbon

This itinerary has been planned to explore the magnificent scenery and fascinating history that this remarkable sea has to offer: from the elegance of the Alhambra and the splendors of Imperial Rome to the picturesque Cote d’Azur and the treasures of Renaissance Italy. Your journey begins with a two-night-hotel stay in the charming capital of Portugal, Lisbon. Gothic cathedrals, majestic monasteries and quaint museums are all part of Lisbon’s colorful cityscape. From here Aegean Odyssey cruises to Cadiz and Malaga from where you travel by road to Granada for a full-day’s guided tour of the magnificent Alhambra and its gardens. Calls at Valencia, Monte Carlo and Portofino will then give you a true idea of the beauty and history of the Mediterranean. The itinerary concludes with two of the most impressive and historically fascinating cities in the world, Florence and Rome.

Jerez

Cadiz

SPAIN Granada

Valencia

Mediterranean Sea

Malaga

Strait of Gibraltar

18-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $5,495pp 2017

PORT

AUG 31

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

SEP 1

Arrive LISBON Portugal Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

SEP 2

LISBON Portugal

overnight hotel

SEP 3

LISBON Portugal Embark Aegean Odyssey

SEP 4

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

2.00pm

6.00pm

SEP 5

MALAGA Spain (Granada)

7.00am

midnight

SEP 6

At Sea

SEP 7

VALENCIA Spain

7.00am

6.00pm

SEP 8

BARCELONA Spain

8.00am

7.00pm

SEP 9

CARCASSONNE France

8.00am

8.00pm

SEP 10

MARSEILLES France (Avignon)

7.00am

overnight

SEP 11

MARSEILLES France Cruising the French Riviera MONTE CARLO Monaco

SEP 12

MONTE CARLO Monaco

SEP 13

Cruising Cinque Terre PORTOFINO Italy

3.00pm

midnight

SEP 14

FLORENCE/PISA Italy

7.00am

7.00pm

SEP 15

ROME Italy 7.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Civitavecchia and transfer to hotel overnight hotel

SEP 16

ROME Italy

SEP 17

ROME Italy Transfer to Rome Airport for flight home

4.00pm

8.00am 8.00pm

overnight 10.00pm

overnight hotel

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54 Cruise the glorious Mediterranean


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THE CHARM AND MAGIC OF LISBON There has been a settlement on the site of Lisbon since Neolithic times and the city has played a central role in European history since Roman times. This rich past will become evident as you tour the city which includes Alfama, the oldest quarter, the monumental statue of Christ the King, the Church of Jeronimos, a 16th-century architectural masterpiece and the fascinating Maritime Museum. You may also take the opportunity to visit the fairytale-like hilltop town of Sintra, the fishing village of Cascais or the fashionable resort of Estoril. THE MOORS IN SPAIN Cadiz was the gateway to the New World and its old town reflects the city’s rich history with its cluster of narrow streets opening on to charming small squares. You will see the old town, visit the Plaza Espana and the gardens where the famous monument of Las Cortes (Spanish Parliament) of 1812 is situated. Then drive inland to Jerez de la Frontera and visit Bodega Gonzalez Byass, one of the most famous wine cellars for a tour and sherry tasting. Begun in 1238, the Alhambra in Granada was the last capital of the Moors in Spain and when it fell to the Christian armies in the 15th century, they were so impressed with the splendor of the complex that they could not bear to destroy it. Our tour also includes the Royal Palace and the Generalife with its splendid gardens. ROMAN SPAIN AND CATALONIA Founded by the Romans, Valencia is a charming old city and also home to wonderful modern architecture including the City of Arts and Science. Included morning sightseeing of Barcelona will be

dedicated to exploring the Roman sites of the city including the Temple of Apollo and Roman remains in the Gothic Quarter. You then have time to explore on your own. Perhaps visit Sagrada Familia, the massive Catalan church designed by the visionary architect Antoni Gaudi. Construction of this iconic building began in 1882 and is still ongoing. PROVENCE & THE RIVIERA The fortified city of Carcassonne became the largest walled stronghold of the Middle Ages, and its remarkable towers and ramparts are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arriving in the bustling port of Marseilles you will travel to a treasure in the Provençal countryside. Avignon, as well as being home to the eponymous bridge, boasts one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe, the Papal Palace founded by Pope Clement V in 1309. You’ll then cruise along the French Riviera to an overnight stay in Monte Carlo, a place synonymous with glamour and joie de vivre. ITALY: NATURAL & ARTISTIC TREASURES You’ll spend a fabulous evening at leisure in the jet-set resort of Portofino. Next morning, you travel to Florence for a very special day visiting the city’s remarkable galleries, buildings and museums including the Galleria dell'Accademia, the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi. Alternatively you can visit Lecce and Pisa’s famed Leaning Tower. Included sightseeing during a twonight hotel stay in Rome starts at the Colosseum. Constructed in 80AD by Emperor Vespasian, it had a capacity for 50,000 spectators. Finally, there’s a visit to the sumptuous Basilica of St Peter’s.

18 DAYS FROM LISBON TO ROME STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

OM

SAVER FARE

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

$11,395

$10,795

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

10,650

10,050

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

9,750

9,250

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

9,350

8,850

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

8,395

7,945

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

8,095

7,645

G

Premium Outside

7,695

7,295

H

Premium Outside

7,350

6,950

I

Premium Outside

6,995

6,595

J

Standard Outside

6,695

6,295

K

Premium Inside

6,395

6,045

L

Premium Inside

6,095

5,745

M

Standard Inside

5,795

5,495

Valencia

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. See pages 78-87 for general information, terms and conditions, and details of low-cost round trip air fares.

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES CC $10,895 - EE $9,300 - GG $8,550 - HH $8,195 II $7,850 - JJ $7,450 - MM $6,495

Time in Provence

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Two-night hotel stay in Lisbon Visit the Alhambra, Granada Overnight on board in port at Monte Carlo Cruise Cinque Terre Renaissance Florence or Pisa Two-night hotel stay in ancient Rome

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Venice

ITALIAN & ADRIATIC HIGHLIGHTS

Croatia Ancona Split Italy Adriatic Dubrovnik

Urbino

SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 ROME TO VENICE

Rome Sea Pompeii Sorrento Brindisi albania Salerno Sarande Paestum Lecce Corfu Butrint greece

This leisurely-paced cruise around Italy allows time to enjoy the pleasures of beautiful Sorrento, explore the ruins of Pompeii and and Sicily, and sail along the glorious Adriatic coast to Venice

Start with a two-night hotel stay in Rome and then join Aegean Odyssey on this fall cruise to Venice. From Sorrento visit the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and cruise along the marvelous Amalfi Coast and past the romantic island of Capri. Then call at the port of Salerno from where you will head to the magnificent Greek temples at Paestum. You’ll sail close to the volcanic island of Stromboli on the way to Taormina, Sicily and continue across the Ionian Sea to the Greek island of Corfu. The fascinating Graeco-Roman site of Butrint in Albania leads to the charming Croatian ports of Split and Dubrovnik before heading back to Italy and the Renaissance treasures of Urbino. Finally, to one of the world’s great destinations, Venice and an overnight stay here that will include an exclusive evening visit to St Mark’s.

Sicily

Taormina

Mediterranean Sea

16-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $4,695pp 2017

PORT

SEP 12

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

SEP 13

Arrive ROME Italy Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

SEP 14

ROME Italy

overnight hotel

SEP 15

ROME Italy Transfer to Civitavecchia and embark Aegean Odyssey

SEP 16

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii & Herculaneum)

SEP 17

SORRENTO Italy

overnight

SEP 18

SORRENTO Italy Cruise past Capri and Amalfi Coast SALERNO Italy (Paestum) 1.00pm

7.00am 8.00pm

SEP 19

Cruise past Stromboli and through the Strait of Messina TAORMINA Sicily

1.00pm

8.00pm

SEP 20

At Sea

SEP 21

CORFU Greek Islands SARANDE Albania (Butrint)

7.00am 2.00pm

noon 8.00pm

SEP 22

LECCE Italy

7.00am

8.00pm

SEP 23

DUBROVNIK Croatia

8.00am

7.00pm

SEP 24

SPLIT Croatia

7.00am

8.00pm

SEP 25

URBINO Italy

8.00am

8.00pm

SEP 26

VENICE Italy

8.00am

overnight

SEP 27

VENICE Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Venice Airport for flight home

7.00pm 7.30am overnight

AEG170915

56 Graeco-Roman theater, Taormina


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THE GRANDEUR OF ROME & MYSTERIES OF POMPEII Begin with a two-night hotel stay in Rome, the capital of Italy, also known as the Eternal City. Included morning sightseeing starts at the Colosseum, constructed in 80AD by Emperor Vespasian as a means of gaining the love of the people by building a venue for gladiatorial games with a capacity of 50,000 spectators. It ends with a visit to the Basilica of St Peter’s in Vatican City. Embark Aegean Odyssey and cruise south to Sorrento. Included sightseeing features the magnificent remains of Pompeii. The town, some of which dates back to the 6th century BC, was engulfed by lava erupting from Vesuvius in August 79AD. From the casts of the bodies of its inhabitants, to the ancient surgical implements and beautiful frescoes, nowhere else gives us such insight into the lives of the ancients. After lunch, we visit the nearby town of Herculaneum which perished in the same eruption. This is followed by a free day in Sorrento, with time to take the hydrofoil across the Bay of Naples to the wonderful isle of Capri or head for Naples and the National Archaeological Museum. AMALFI, PAESTUM AND SICILY Leaving Sorrento around breakfast time, you’ll enjoy a cruise along the spectacular Amalfi coast to Salerno for a visit to Paestum. Legend has it that Paestum was founded by Jason of Argonaut fame. What is undoubted, however, is the majesty of the three Greek temples that were the heart of this 6th century Greek city. During a relaxing morning at sea we pass through the Strait of Messina on the way to Taormina and the island of Sicily. With its mountainous background and spectacular

views of Etna, the Graeco-Roman theater is our afternoon destination. NATURAL AND ANCIENT WONDERS OF THE ADRIATIC The legacy of British rule is evident in Corfu Town as you will see during the morning tour. You will also visit the Byzantine Museum housed in the Church of Panagia Antivouniotissa. The Albanian archaeological site of Butrint has been occupied since at least the 8th century BC. Set in the southeastern tip of Italy's boot, Lecce is a city of architectural treasures. These include the 25,000-seat Roman amphitheater and the stunning Palazzo Tamborino with its seductive secret garden. Included sightseeing in Dubrovnik features the magnificent fortifications including the 10th century city walls, the Baroque Church of St Blaise and the Cathedral. Split is home to one of the greatest of all Roman sites, the Palace of Diocletian. There will be a morning tour of this remarkable palace including the Temple of Jupiter and Diocletian’s mausoleum. In the afternoon, there’s an option of visiting Trogir, one of the gems of the Dalmatian coast. RENAISSANCE URBINO AND VENICE Perched on two hills, the walled town of Urbino contains some true treasures. Here you will visit the birthplace of Raphael, tour the Palazzo Ducale, Italy's most beautiful Renaissance palace, and view the magnificent Duomo. Your cruise ends with an overnight stay in Venice and a guided stroll around its heart – Piazza San Marco. Then free time to visit the stunning island of Torcello or simply walk to the Rialto. As a wonderful finale, you will enjoy an exclusive visit to St Mark's Basilica: not to be missed.

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DBC A A

FG CE BD FG H

B

FULL FARE

Owner’s Suite/Balcony Junior Suite/Balcony

$9,650

$9,050

8,995

8,395

C EC B D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

8,195

7,695

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

7,850

7,350

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

7,295

6,845

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

6,995

6,545

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6,650

6,250

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6,375

5,975

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6,095

5,695

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5,795

5,395

K

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5,495

5,145

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5,250

4,900

M

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4,995

4,695

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The mysteries of Pompeii

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES CC $9,950 - EE $8,725 - GG $7,950 - HH $7,550 II $7,195 - JJ $6,795 - MM $5,850

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Temples of Paestum

Two-night hotel stay in Rome Explore Pompeii and Herculaneum Cruise the Amalfi Coast

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Sail the beautiful Dalmatian coast to Dubrovnik and Split Overnight on board in Venice Nadfas Accredited lecturer TOUR NADFAS

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Venice Italy

DALMATIA & ANCIENT GREECE

Croatia Split Ancona Korcula Dubrovnik Adriatic Kotor Bay Montenegro Sea albania Sarande Corfu Butrint Greece Olympia Athens Katakolon Hydra Pylos Monemvasia

Urbino

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 VENICE TO ATHENS

Cruise through the beautiful Adriatic Sea and the serene splendor of Kotor Bay en route to the classical sites of ancient Greece

Take an unforgettable journey between the two gems of art history, Venice and Athens. On the way see Renaissance masterpieces at Urbino, visit Diocletian’s massive mausoleum in Split, admire the natural wonder of Kotor Bay, and explore the classical ruins of Butrint in Albania. In Athens, you will have plenty of time to see the city’s magnificent classical treasures including, of course, the Acropolis. This voyage also takes you to ancient Olympia and Pylos with its huge natural harbor, its castle and surrounding pine-covered hills. Then it is on to Monemvasia, the tiny rock of an island – it is known as the “Gibraltar of the Aegean” – that is joined to the mainland by a single causeway. Before reaching Athens there is time to call at Hydra, one of Greece’s most charming and picturesque islands.

Mediterranean Sea

14-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $4,250pp 2017

PORT

SEP 26

Depart USA/Canada

SEP 27

Arrive VENICE Italy Embark Aegean Odyssey

SEP 28

VENICE Italy

SEP 29

URBINO Italy

ARRIVE

DEPART

overnight 7.00pm 8.00am

8.00pm

SEP 30

SPLIT Croatia

8.00am

10.00pm

OCT 1

KORCULA Croatia Cruising past Hvar and Brac DUBROVNIK Croatia

7.00am

1.00pm

6.00pm

overnight

OCT 2

DUBROVNIK Croatia KOTOR BAY Montenegro

cruising

OCT 3

SARANDE Albania (Butrint) CORFU Greek Islands

7.00am 2.00pm

12.30pm 7.30pm

OCT 4

KATAKOLON Greece (Olympia) 7.30am PYLOS Greece 6.30pm

1.00pm overnight 8.00pm

1.00pm

OCT 5

PYLOS Greece

OCT 6

MONEMVASIA Greece HYDRA Greek Islands

7.00am 5.00pm

OCT 7

PIRAEUS/ATHENS Greece Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel in Athens

7.00am

OCT 8

ATHENS Greece

OCT 9

ATHENS Greece Transfer to Athens Airport for flight home

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VENICE AND RENAISSANCE URBINO “To live in Venice or even visit it means you fall in love with the city itself.” The veracity of this remark by the famous American art collector Peggy Guggenheim will be clear after your overnight stay in the city, and there is no better way to start your trip than with a morning’s sightseeing walk around this magnificent city. Perched on two hills above stunning countryside, the walled town of Urbino contains some true treasures. Here you will visit the birthplace of Raphael, tour the Palazzo Ducale, and view the magnificent Duomo. THE BEAUTY OF DALMATIA Split is home to one of the greatest of all Roman sites, the Palace of Diocletian and the first of our ports of call along the Dalmatian coast. Said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, the pine-forested island of Korcula is home to some splendid Venetian architecture. After cruising past the beautiful islands of Hvar and Brac, the ship arrives in Dubrovnik in time for a leisure evening ashore. Lord Byron described Dubrovnik as the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” and sightseeing takes you on a walk around the walled city. A lunchtime sailing heads south to the stunning fjord of Kotor Bay in Montenegro. ANCIENT BUTRINT AND ELEGANT CORFU The archaeological site of Butrint has been occupied since at least the 8th century BC. Roman Emperor Augustus founded a colony here, and Butrint’s medieval history was turbulent as the town was involved in the power struggles between Byzantium and successive Norman, Angevin and Venetian states. With cricket still played on the green, the legacy of British rule is evident in Corfu Town as you will see during the afternoon tour.

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Classical Olympia

You will also visit the Byzantine Museum housed in the Church of Panagia Antivouniotissa. CLASSICAL GREECE AND ITS ISLANDS Our first port of call on the Greek mainland is Katakolon for a morning's tour to Ancient Olympia where the first Olympic Games took place in 776BC. Return to the ship for a lunchtime departure and a leisure afternoon cruising the Ionian Sea en route to Pylos where you will be able to spend a relaxing evening ashore. Pylos is a treasure trove of historical sites and in 1827 its bay was the site of the Battle of Navarino. Then on to Monemvasia for a walking tour of the beautiful lower town. The final call before Athens is Hydra. With no cars on the island, Hydra has long been a tranquil refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city for wealthy Athenians, and is perhaps the most charming of all Greek islands. ATHENS AND THE ACROPOLIS Your two-night hotel stay in Athens includes a full morning's guided tour of the city's ancient citadel, the Acropolis. Built during the "Golden Age" of Athens between 447-438BC, the Acropolis represents the magnificent achievements of Athenian culture. You will also visit the wonderful Acropolis Museum and have free time to explore the city's other remarkable sites such as the ancient Agora and the National Archaeological Museum.

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Owner’s Suite/Balcony

$9,650

$8,850

Junior Suite/Balcony

8,950

8,150

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7,995

7,295

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7,650

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6,395

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SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES CC $8,550 - EE $7,595 - GG $6,895 - HH $6,495 II $6,195 - JJ $5,895 - MM $5,050

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Evening sail from Venice St Mark’s Basilica, Venice

Explore the beautiful Dalmatian coast Cruise through serene Kotor Bay Explore ancient Olympia Two-night hotel stay in Nadfas Accredited lecturer TOUR NADFAS

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CLASSICAL GREECE & AEGEAN ISLANDS

Thessalonica

Kavala

Meteora

OCTOBER 4 ATHENS TO ATHENS

Volos

voyage is designed to take advantage of the warm fall climate. Beginning with a two-night hotel stay in Athens, Aegean Odyssey then takes you on a journey exploring the history, culture and myths of the ancient Greek world. Your first stop after leaving Piraeus, the port of Athens, is Nauplia before visiting scenic Santorini and the Minoan treasures of Crete. Then on to the crusader stronghold on Rhodes and the temples of sacred Delos. You will also see the tiny island of Patmos, the monasteries in the sky at Meteora, and the Byzantine treasures of Thessalonica. Visiting eleven exciting ports of call, you can avoid the heat and crowds of summer, and with excursions to all the major sites included, this two-week voyage promises to be an unforgettable trip.

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Greece Sea Athens Mycenae Mykonos Epidaurus Patmos Nauplia Delos Santorini Rhodes Crete Heraklion

This fascinating voyage around the Aegean is a true fall treat. Starting from Athens, you will visit some of the most inspiring monuments of the ancient world.

The ultimate in Greek Island cruising, this

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Knossos

15-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $4,400pp 2017

PORT

OCT 4

Depart USA/Canada

ARRIVE

DEPART

OCT 5

Arrive ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

OCT 6

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

overnight hotel

OCT 7

ATHENS/PIRAEUS Greece Embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus

OCT 8

NAUPLIA Greece (Mycenae or Epidaurus)

7.00am

OCT 9

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

8.00am

OCT 10

HERAKLION Crete (Knossos)

6.00am

OCT 11

RHODES Greek Islands

8.00am

6.00pm

OCT 12

DELOS Greek Islands MYKONOS Greek Islands

8.00am 2.00pm

noon 11.00pm

OCT 13

PATMOS Greek Islands

8.00am

5.00pm

OCT 14

KAVALA Greece (Philippi)

2.00pm

8.00pm

OCT 15

THESSALONICA Greece

8.00am

7.00pm

OCT 16

VOLOS Greece (Meteora)

7.00am

8.00pm

OCT 17

SKIATHOS Greek Islands

7.00am

2.00pm

OCT 18

PIRAEUS Greece 6.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Athens Airport for flight home

8.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm

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CLASSICAL ATHENS & NAUPLIA Your two-night hotel stay in Athens includes a full-morning's guided tour of the city's ancient citadel, the Acropolis. Built during the "Golden Age" of Athens between 447-438BC, the Acropolis represents the magnificent achievements of Athenian culture during this remarkable era. You will also visit the wonderful Acropolis Museum. The first port of call is Nauplia, where you have a choice of excursions: either Agamemnon’s Mycenae or the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Epidaurus with its 14,000-seat amphitheater. A GREEK ISLAND ODYSSEY: FROM SANTORINI TO PATMOS Among the Aegean's most spectacular sights are the cliffs of Santorini rising from a great half-moon caldera. The island was also home to the Minoan settlement of Akrotiri: dating from the 16th century BC this ancient city was wonderfully preserved under volcanic ash. The heyday of Minoan civilization (20001600BC) was marked by the construction of great palaces, the best known is Knossos on the island of Crete. Excavations began in 1899 by the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans, who controversially “restored” the palace with his own eccentric ideas of Minoan interior design.

Sacred Delos

The next port of call is Rhodes and a chance to explore the Old Town and the Citadel of the Knights of St John. There is also the opportunity to visit the Acropolis at Lindos. The island of Delos is one of the most interesting archaeological sites in Greece, and nearby Mykonos, with its cafes and shops, is the perfect contrast. Tiny Patmos is a significant Christian pilgrimage site. Its Cave of the Apocalypse is where John of Patmos is said to have written the Book of Revelation. PHILIPPI AND BYZANTINE THESSALONICA Philippi is where the apostle St Paul delivered his first sermon in Europe, sowing the seeds of Christianity. The Roman forum, completely excavated, is from after Paul's time. Thessalonica (also known as Salonica) became part of the Byzantine Empire in 395AD and is today Greece’s second city. Your tour will concentrate on its Byzantine heritage, including the 5th-century basilica Agios Dimitrios, the Rotonda that was built as a mausoleum for Emperor Galerius in the 4th century, the mosaics of the Agia Sofia and the Museum of Byzantine culture. METEORA AND SKIATHOS From the port of Volos, you will travel by road to see the famous Byzantine monasteries built on the sandstone towers at Meteora. In all there are twenty-four monasteries at Meteora (which means “suspended in the air”) and although many have fallen into ruin, some of the remaining are adorned with beautiful frescoes. Skiathos is a delightful Greek island and the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing stroll or watch the world go by from a harborside cafe.

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7,995

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6,995

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Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. See pages 78-87 for general information, terms and conditions, and details of low-cost round trip air fares.

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES CC $9,095 - EE $7,945 - GG $7,250 - HH $6,850 II $6,495 - JJ $6,150 - MM $5,200

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Greek Island cruising at its best

Santorini

Visit the amazing amphitheater at Epidaurus Crusader stronghold on Rhodes Explore the ruins at sacred Delos See the “monasteries in the sky” at Meteora

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ANCIENT GREECE, SICILY & SPAIN

OCTOBER 15, 2017 ATHENS TO SEVILLE

Sail across the southern Mediterranean to the fascinating islands of Sicily and Malta, and the sites of Moorish Spain

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Mediterranean Sea

Seville Cordoba Cartagena

Jerez

Cadiz

Granada

Malaga

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Start your voyage with the best of ancient Greece including the Acropolis in Athens and the Minoan sites of Santorini and Crete. Then sail into the Grand Harbour of Valletta in Malta before visiting the fabulous island of Sicily. Here you will visit the sparkling mosaics in Monreale Cathedral, tour the palaces of Palermo and explore the ancient temples at Segesta. Then to the southern coast of Spain where you will taste sherry in Jerez, marvel at the gardens and palaces of the Alhambra and wonder at the rich history of Cadiz. Finally, cruise up the Guadalquivir River into the heart of Seville for a splendid three-night farewell including a visit to Cordoba. Here your tour will include the Mezquita, the massive former mosque turned cathedral, and the Old Town.

Greece Athens Palermo Segesta Santorini sicily Valletta Heraklion Knossos malta crete Trapani

19-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $4,995pp 2017

PORT

OCT 15

Depart USA/Canada

OCT 16

Arrive ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

OCT 17

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

overnight hotel

OCT 18

ATHENS/PIRAEUS Greece Embark Aegean Odyssey in nearby Piraeus

OCT 19

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

8.00am

OCT 20

HERAKLION Crete (Knossos)

6.00am

OCT 21

At Sea

OCT 22

VALLETTA Malta

8.00am

7.00pm

OCT 23

PALERMO Sicily

1.00pm

overnight

OCT 24

PALERMO Sicily (Monreale)

OCT 25

TRAPANI Sicily (Segesta)

OCT 26

At Sea

OCT 27

CARTAGENA Spain

2.00pm

5.00pm

OCT 28

MALAGA Spain (Granada)

7.00am

midnight

Segesta, Sicily

DEPART

2.00pm

overnight

8.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm

10.00pm 7.00am

1.00pm

OCT 29

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

OCT 30

CADIZ Spain 7.00am River cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain 4.00pm overnight

OCT 31

SEVILLE Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

NOV 1

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

overnight hotel

NOV 2

SEVILLE Spain Transfer to Seville Airport for flight home

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CLASSICAL ATHENS Your two-night hotel stay in Athens includes a full-morning's guided tour of the city's ancient citadel, the Acropolis. Built during the "Golden Age" of Athens between 447-438BC, the Acropolis represents the magnificent achievements of Athenian culture during this remarkable era. THE GREEK ISLANDS OF SANTORINI & CRETE Boarding Aegean Odyssey in the Athenian port of Piraeus, you cruise to one of the Aegean's most spectacular sights – the cliffs of Santorini rising from a great half-moon caldera. The island was also home to the Minoan settlement of Akrotiri: dating from the 16th century BC this ancient city was wonderfully preserved under volcanic ash. The heyday of Minoan civilization (20001600BC) was marked by the construction of great palaces, the best known is Knossos on the island of Crete. Excavations began in 1899 by the British archaeologist, Sir Arthur Evans, who controversially “restored” the palace with his own eccentric ideas of Minoan interior design. MALTA & SICILY Another wonderful sight is when you sail to the island of Malta and enter the impressive Grand Harbour of Valletta, founded by the Knights of St John in 1566. Your tour includes the Baroque St John’s Co-Cathedral and the magnificent Palace of the Grand Masters. Sicily is a celebration of the greatest achievements of Western civilization and our first port of call is the island’s capital, Palermo, where you will see the Norman Royal Palace and Palatine Chapel, the perfect illustration of that miraculous Norman combination of Latin, Byzantine

and Arab culture, as well as the dazzling mosaics covering over 1½ acres of wall space of Monreale Cathedral. From the port of Trapani, you will also visit the elegant Greek temples at Segesta. ROMAN CITIES AND MOORISH PALACES A leisure day at sea precedes our arrival in Cartagena, home to the moving ruins of the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Vieja and a spectacular Roman amphitheater. From the port of Malaga, you head inland to Granada. Begun in 1238, the Alhambra was the last capital of the Moors in Spain and when it fell to the Christian armies in the 15th century, they were so impressed with the splendor of the complex that they could not bear to destroy it. Your tour includes the Royal Palace and the Generalife with its splendid gardens. From the port of Cadiz, you head for Jerez de la Frontera, a town famous for the production of sherry and, after a tour of the city, you will visit one of the famous Bodegas for a sherry tasting. ANDALUSIAN SEVILLE & CORDOBA The grand finale of this fascinating cruise is a sail up the Guadalquivir River from the Atlantic Ocean right into the heart of Seville. Legend has it that Seville was founded by Hercules. During your threenight stay, you’ll visit the Royal Palace Alcazar, a building that amalgamates influences starting from the Arabic period right through to the Renaissance, Baroque era and the nineteenth century. Also included is a full day’s excursion through the Andalusian countryside to Roman Cordoba which contains one of the wonders of the medieval world, the Great Mosque.

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9,750

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8,950

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Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. See pages 78-87 for general information, terms and conditions, and details of low-cost round trip air fares.

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES CC $9,950 - EE $8,650 - GG $7,945 - HH $7,545 II $7,200 - JJ $6,825 - MM $5,850

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Two-night hotel stay in Athens Discover the history of the Minoans in Santorini and Crete The monumental sites of Sicily

Historic Malta

Explore the Alhambra Palace Sail inland from Cadiz to the heart of Andalusian Seville, home of flamenco Nadfas Accredited lecturer TOUR NADFAS

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ANDALUSIAN SPAIN & MOROCCO

SPAIN Seville Cordoba

Jerez

Granada

Cadiz

Strait of Gibraltar

OCTOBER 28, 2017 SEVILLE TO MALAGA

Andalusia’s great cities – Seville, Cordoba and Granada – combine with exotic Morocco on this fabulous voyage

Morocco, including hotel stays in Marrakesh and Fez, is at the heart of this fall cruise. Winston Churchill wrote that he was “captivated by Marrakesh,” and this tour aims to show you why: walking through an ancient medina is most certainly an unforgettable experience. Casablanca, Rabat and the Roman ruins of Volubilis are all included plus the medieval capital of Morocco, Fez, with its labyrinthine Fes el-Bali medina, 14th century religious colleges and ancient ramparts. Rejoin Aegean Odyssey in Tangier as the ship makes her way to the Spanish port of Malaga. From here you travel by road to Granada to visit the Alhambra and Generalife. Your journey begins, however, in the elegant Andalusian city of Seville with a visit to historical Cordoba and a river cruise along the Guadalquivir.

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Fez

Morocco

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13-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $4,450pp 2017

PORT

OCT 28

Depart USA/Canada

OCT 29

Arrive SEVILLE Spain Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

OCT 30

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

overnight hotel

OCT 31

SEVILLE Spain Embark Aegean Odyssey

NOV 1

SEVILLE Spain River cruising along the Guadalquivir River

Plaza de Espana, Seville

DEPART

overnight

NOV 2

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

NOV 3

CASABLANCA/MARRAKESH 7.00am Morocco Drive from Casablanca to Marrakesh for afternoon sightseeing overnight hotel

NOV 4

MARRAKESH/CASABLANCA Morocco Drive to El Jadida for lunch. Rejoin Aegean Odyssey in Casablanca

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NOV 5

CASABLANCA Morocco (Rabat)

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NOV 6

CASABLANCA/FEZ Morocco Drive from Casablanca to Fez for sightseeing and overnight hotel

overnight hotel

NOV 7

FEZ/VOLUBILIS/TANGIER Morocco Sightseeing in Volubilis en route to Tangier to rejoin Aegean Odyssey

NOV 8

MALAGA Spain (Granada)

NOV 9

MALAGA Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Malaga Airport for flight home

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available pre-cruise. See page 77 for details

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ANDALUSIAN SEVILLE & CORDOBA Lying on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, legend has it that Seville was founded by Hercules. During your threenight stay you’ll visit the Royal Palace Alcazar, a building that amalgamates influences starting from the Arabic period right through to the Renaissance, Baroque era and the nineteenth century. There’s also a full day’s excursion through the Andalusian countryside to Cordoba which contains one of the wonders of the medieval world, the Great Mosque. Aegean Odyssey then sails down the Guadalquivir River to the Atlantic Ocean and the port of Cadiz from where you head for Jerez de la Frontera, a town famous for the production of sherry and, after a tour of the city, you will visit one of the famous Bodegas for a sherry tasting. MOROCCO’S HISTORIC CITIES – CASABLANCA, MARRAKESH & RABAT Leaving Casablanca by road we take a morning drive to Marrakesh arriving in time for lunch at an ancient palace. Afternoon sightseeing features a walk through the famous medina and a visit to 14th century Ben Youssef Medrassa and 12th century Kubba El Baroudyine with its beautiful dome. Continue to the Marrakesh Museum, Kasbah and Bahia Palace with its Moorish garden, finishing in the famous Djemma el-Fna Square. Enjoy dinner and overnight in Marrakesh. The next morning, we return to Casablanca via the elegant town of El Jadida, where we stop for lunch and sightseeing which features an old Portuguese Medina and the Gothic 16th-century cistern. Located on the Atlantic coast, Rabat, meaning “fortified place,” is Morocco’s capital. Highlights include the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the Oudaya Gate, built

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during the Almohad dynasty, the wellpreserved Hassan Tower and the Chellah from the 12th and 13th centuries, the Mohamed V Mausoleum, burial place of the present King’s father, and the façade of the Royal Palace. Alternatively, explore Casablanca on a tour which includes a visit to the Hassan II Mosque, the second largest mosque outside of Saudi Arabia.

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$8,995

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8,395

7,595

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7,750

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MEDIEVAL FEZ TO TANGIER Leaving Casablanca behind, we head to Fez. With its UNESCO-listed souks and 4th-century religious schools, Fez is a medieval marvel. Here you will also enjoy lunch served at an old private palace built as a home for the Moroccan grand vizier. Enjoy dinner and an overnight in Fez before a short drive to visit Volubilis to see the impressive and well-preserved Roman ruins, including approximately 30 mosaic floors dating from 25BC. From here, we head for Tangier where we re-join the Aegean Odyssey in time for dinner on board.

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THE CAPITAL OF THE MOORS – GRANADA Begun in 1238, the Alhambra in Granada was the last capital of the Moors in Spain and when it fell to the Christian armies in the 15th century, they were so impressed with the splendor of the complex that they could not bear to destroy it. Your tour includes the Royal Palace and Generalife with its splendid gardens. Alternatively, spend the day in Malaga and visit the Picasso Museum, Gibralfaro Castle, and some of the best tapas bars in the world.

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Generalife, Alhambra Palace, Granada

J

Standard Outside

5,550

5,150

K

Premium Inside

5,250

4,900

L

Premium Inside

4,995

4,645

M

Standard Inside

4,750

4,450

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. See pages 78-87 for general information, terms and conditions, and details of low-cost round trip air fares.

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES CC $8,295 - EE $7,450 - GG $6,845 - HH $6,545 II $6,295 - JJ $5,975 - MM $5,250

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Andalusia’s great cities – Seville, Cordoba, Granada

Traditional Spain

Sail from Seville to Cadiz down the Guadalquivir River Sample sherry in Jerez Hotel stays in Seville, Marrakesh and Fez Nadfas Accredited lecturer TOUR NADFAS

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SPAIN Seville Jerez Malaga Cadiz

SEVILLE, MOROCCO & CANARY ISLANDS

Strait of Gibraltar Rabat

Casablanca

NOVEMBER 8, 2017 MALAGA TO TENERIFE

Discover the lesser-known treasures of the Canary Islands and enjoy a tour of the very best of Morocco

Start your cruise by sailing up the Guadalquivir River to Seville and then to the historical Spanish port of Cadiz, from where you will travel to Jerez for a memorable sherry tasting in one of Spain’s top bodegas. Afterwards head to Morocco and a chance to experience Casablanca, Marrakesh and the exciting city of Taroudant. Cruising out into the Atlantic Ocean you come to the sun-blessed Canary Islands for a visit to the famous Fire Mountains of the Timanfaya National Park on the island of Lanzarote. Finally to La Palma, the greenest of the Canarian islands, and the chance to experience real, unspoiled nature. The landscape varies from the verdant forests of the north, where lush vegetation drips from the rainforest canopy; to the desertscapes of the south, where volcanic craters and twisted rock formations define the views.

Atlantic Ocean

Marrakesh Agadir

Canary La Palma Islands Lanzarote Tenerife

Taroudant

13-DAY CRUISE-TOUR FROM $4,295pp 2017

PORT

NOV 8

Depart USA/Canada

NOV 9

Arrive MALAGA Spain Transfer to Aegean Odyssey

NOV 10

At Sea

NOV 11

River cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain

NOV 12

SEVILLE Spain

Casablanca, Morocco

ARRIVE

DEPART

11.00pm

3.00pm

overnight 4.00pm

NOV 13

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

11.00am

NOV 14

CASABLANCA/FEZ Morocco Morning drive to Fez for afternoon sightseeing

8.00am

NOV 15

FEZ/RABAT/CASABLANCA Morocco Morning drive to Rabat for lunch and sightseeing en route to Casablanca to rejoin Aegean Odyssey

NOV 16

CASABLANCA/MARRAKESH Morocco Drive from Casablanca to Marrakesh for afternoon sightseeing and overnight hotel overnight hotel

NOV 17

MARRAKESH/AGADIR Morocco Drive from Marrakesh to Agadir to rejoin Aegean Odyssey and lunch on board. Afternoon sightseeing to Taroudant

NOV 18

LANZAROTE Canary Islands

2.00pm

7.00pm

NOV 19

LA PALMA Canary Islands

2.00pm

8.00pm

NOV 20

TENERIFE Canary Islands 7.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Tenerife Airport for flight home

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available pre-cruise. See page 77 for details

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Fez

Morocco

overnight hotel

overnight

7.00pm

AEG171109


BC D AB CD ECDA

ANDALUSIA – SEVILLE & CADIZ Join Aegean Odyssey in Malaga on the Costa del Sol, and enjoy a relaxing first day at sea. Time to settle in, take in a lecture and some late fall sun, and admire views of Gibraltar as we head from the Mediterranean into the Atlantic. Next, you’ll cruise through the Andalusian countryside as we sail up the River Guadalquivir to dock in the very heart of Seville. During your two-night stay you’ll visit the Royal Palace Alcazar, a building that amalgamates influences starting from the Arabic period right through to the Renaissance, Baroque era and the nineteenth century. You’ll also have time to visit the splendid cathedral, third largest in Europe and home to the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Aegean Odyssey then calls at the port of Cadiz from where you visit Jerez de la Frontera, a town famous for the production of sherry and, after a tour of the city, you will stop at one of the famous Bodegas for a sherry tasting. MOROCCO’S HISTORIC CITIES – FEZ, RABAT & MARRAKESH Leaving Casablanca behind, we drive to Fez. With its UNESCO-listed souks and 4th-century religious schools, Fez is a medieval marvel as you will see on our included afternoon sightseeing. Enjoy dinner and an overnight in Fez. Next morning, we head for Rabat, located on

Lanzarote’s extraordinary landscapes

the Atlantic coast. Rabat, meaning “fortified place,” is Morocco’s capital and sightseeing highlights include the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the Oudaya Gate, built during the Almohad dynasty, the Mohamed V Mausoleum, burial place of the present King’s father, and the façade of the Royal Palace. Enjoy a relaxing evening on board Aegean Odyssey in Casablanca before heading inland to Marrakesh where sightseeing features a walk through the famous medina and a visit to 14th century Ben Youssef Medrassa and 12th century Kubba El Baroudyine with its beautiful dome. Continue to the Marrakesh Museum and Kasbah, finishing in the famous Djemma el-Fna Square. Enjoy dinner and an overnight in Marrakesh. After breakfast we drive through the Atlas Mountains and visit ancient Taroudant on the way to Agadir. ATLANTIC ISLANDS – LANZAROTE, LA PALMA & TENERIFE On Lanzarote, you will discover a little known aspect of the Canary Islands as you travel to the stunning Timanfaya National Park, the famous Fire Mountains of Lanzarote. Lanzarote may be best known for its beaches but there is a lot more to the island. You will also have the opportunity to appreciate the coastline of Los Hervideros, where the lava from the eruption flowed down to the sea and, as it cooled, created some strange shapes. Sail into the harbor of Santa Cruz on La Palma island – one of the lesser-known Canary Islands – and you’ll be greeted by the island’s stunning volcanic landscape. Here you can either explore La Palma or venture inland to the Caldera de Taburiente National Park. Our last morning awakens to the sight of Tenerife, dominated by Mt Tiede, among the world’s largest volcanoes.

PE

BA DEAC B FD E

RO

13 DAYS FROM MALAGA TO TENERIFE

CA

B EFBD A C EF G

STATEROOM CATEGORY

DBC A A

FG CE BD F HG

FULL FARE

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

$9,650

$8,650

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

8,950

8,050

EC B D FC D GH E

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

8,095

7,295

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

7,750

6,950

IGH

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

7,250

6,550

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

6,950

6,250

JH IEFD G

G

Premium Outside

6,550

5,950

FEG IJH IH K JFG E

H

Premium Outside

6,250

5,650

I

Premium Outside

5,950

5,350

G JKIFH LJIKG F H H

G I KLJ IG KJLH M IH J

K LM IJH LKM JIK

ML LJ MKI KLJ

M KLJ M LM K LM K M L M L M M

OM

SAVER FARE

C

FD EC D F HIEG

SA

$ VE R 2 , UP ST 0 T AT 0 O E 0

J

Standard Outside

5,595

5,045

K

Premium Inside

5,295

4,745

L

Premium Inside

4,995

4,495

M

Standard Inside

4,695

4,295

Caldera de Taburriente National Park, La Palma

Prices above are per person based on double occupancy. See pages 78-87 for general information, terms and conditions, and details of low-cost round trip air fares.

SINGLE CABIN SAVER FARES CC $8,950 - EE $7,950 - GG $7,250 - HH $6,850 II $6,395 - JJ $6,100 - MM $5,295

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Overnight in Fez

Sail from Seville to Cadiz down the Guadalquivir River Sample sherry in Jerez Morocco’s great cities with hotel stays in Marrakesh and Fez Visit the charming Canary Islands

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“Monasteries in the sky”– Meteora


italy Rome

FLY FREE

GRAND

VOYAGES

Portugal Lisbon Mediterranean SPAIN Granada Sea Seville Jerez Cartagena Cadiz Malaga Strait of Gibraltar

APRIL 30, 2017 LISBON TO ROME

GRAND MOROCCO, SPAIN & ITALY

Atlantic Ocean

Palermo Trapani Taormina sicilySyracuse Valletta malta

Rabat

Casablanca

Funchal Madeira

Pompeii

Sorrento

Morocco

Marrakesh Agadir

Taroudant

La Palma Lanzarote Canary Islands

SAVE UP TO

$2,800

PER STATEROOM

BY COMBINING TWO VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY

ITINERARIES YOU NOT ONLY CREATE AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY THROUGH THE FASCINATING HISTORY AND OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE AND

MEDITERRANEAN

WESTERN EUROPE, BUT ALSO BENEFIT FROM

FREE ROUNDTRIP AIR AND SPECIAL PRICES OFFERING TREMENDOUS VALUE.

book early & save

SAVE UP TO $3,600 PER STATEROOM Saver fares are available on request. See page 85 for Grand Voyage full fares

Colosseum, Rome

30-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $8,050pp 2017

PORT

2017

PORT

APR 30

Depart USA/Canada

MAY 16

MALAGA Spain (Granada)

MAY 1

Arrive LISBON Portugal Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

MAY 2

LISBON Portugal

overnight hotel

MAY 3

LISBON/FUNCHAL Madeira Fly to Funchal and transfer to Aegean Odyssey

MAY 4

FUNCHAL Madeira

MAY 5

MAY 17

CARTAGENA Spain

MAY 18

At Sea

MAY 19

TRAPANI Sicily (Segesta)

MAY 20

VALLETTA Malta

overnight

MAY 21

SYRACUSE Sicily

overnight

MAY 22

TAORMINA Sicily

FUNCHAL Madeira

MAY 23

PALERMO Sicily (Monreale)

MAY 6

LA PALMA Canary Islands

MAY 24

PALERMO Sicily

MAY 7

LANZAROTE Canary Islands

MAY 25

MAY 8

AGADIR/TAROUDANT/ MARRAKESH Morocco Morning drive to Taroudant. Afternoon drive to Marrakesh overnight hotel

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii or Herculaneum)

MAY 26

SORRENTO Italy

MAY 27

CIVITAVECCHIA/ROME Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Rome overnight hotel

MAY 28

ROME Italy

MAY 29

ROME Italy Transfer to Rome Airport for flight home

MAY 9

MARRAKESH/CASABLANCA Morocco Morning sightseeing in Marrakesh. Afternoon drive to Casablanca to rejoin Aegean Odyssey overnight

MAY 10

CASABLANCA Morocco (Rabat)

MAY 11

At Sea

MAY 12

River cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain

MAY 13

SEVILLE Spain

overnight

MAY 14

CADIZ Spain

overnight

MAY 15

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

overnight

overnight

overnight hotel

AEG170503A

overnight

Three days in Morocco

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france france

Monte Carlo Avignon

MAY 10, 2017 SEVILLE TO NICE SPAIN

GRAND WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN

Cordoba Granada

Avignon

Florence

Nice Marseilles Cannes Livorno corsica Elba italy Bonifacio Rome Pompeii Olbia Sorrento sardinia

Mediterranean Sea

Seville Jerez Cartagena Cadiz Malaga

Strait of Gibraltar

Palermo Trapani sicily Taormina Syracuse Valletta malta

SAVE UP TO

$2,600

MAY 24, 2017 ROME TO SEVILLE SPAIN

GRAND ROME, RIVIERAS & MOORISH SPAIN

Seville Cordoba Cadiz

Jerez Granada

Mediterranean Sea

Morocco

2017

PORT

MAY 10 Depart USA/Canada MAY 11 Arrive SEVILLE Spain Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

MAY 12 SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

overnight hotel overnight

overnight

MAY 15 CADIZ Spain (Jerez) MAY 16 MALAGA Spain (Granada) MAY 17 CARTAGENA Spain MAY 18 At Sea MAY 19 TRAPANI Sicily (Segesta) MAY 20 VALLETTA Malta MAY 22 TAORMINA Sicily overnight

MAY 24 PALERMO Sicily MAY 25 SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii or Herculaneum)

overnight

MAY 26 SORRENTO Italy MAY 27 ROME Italy MAY 28 OLBIA Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

70

PORT

MAY 29 OLBIA Sardinia Cruise the Isles Lavezzi and Maddalena Archipelago BONIFACIO Corsica MAY 30 ELBA Italy MAY 31 FLORENCE Italy

overnight

overnight

JUN 1

PISA Italy

JUN 2

Cruising the Italian & French Rivieras

JUN 3

MARSEILLES/AVIGNON France

JUN 4

CANNES France

JUN 5

CANNES France (Monte Carlo)

JUN 6

NICE France Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Nice Airport for flight home

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available pre-cruise. See page 77 for details.

MAY 21 SYRACUSE Sicily MAY 23 PALERMO Sicily (Monreale)

PER STATEROOM

27-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $8,045pp

28-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $8,200pp

MAY 14 River cruising along the Guadalquivir River CADIZ Spain

SAVE UP TO

$2,900

Le Pont d’Avignon

Monte Carlo

MAY 13 SEVILLE Spain Embark Aegean Odyssey

Pisa

Malaga Tangier

PER STATEROOM

2017

Monte Carlo

Florence Nice Cannes Livorno Marseilles Elba Carcassonne corsica Italy Rome Barcelona Bonifacio Olbia Valencia sardinia

Sete

Pisa

overnight

AEG170513A

2017

PORT

2017

PORT

MAY 24

Depart USA/Canada

JUN 11

BARCELONA Spain

MAY 25

Arrive ROME Italy Transfer to hotel

JUN 12

VALENCIA Spain

overnight hotel

JUN 13

At Sea

MAY 26

ROME Italy

overnight hotel

JUN 14

MALAGA Spain (Granada)

MAY 27

ROME Italy Transfer to Civitavecchia to embark Aegean Odyssey

JUN 15

TANGIER Morocco

JUN 16

CADIZ Spain (Jerez) River cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain

JUN 17

SEVILLE Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel overnight hotel

JUN 18

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

JUN 19

SEVILLE Spain Transfer to Seville Airport for flight home

MAY 28

OLBIA Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

MAY 29

OLBIA Sardinia Cruise the Isles Lavezzi and Maddalena Archipelago BONIFACIO Corsica

MAY 30

ELBA Italy

MAY 31

FLORENCE Italy

JUN 1

PISA Italy

overnight

overnight

JUN 2

Cruising the Italian & French Rivieras

JUN 3

MARSEILLES (Avignon) France

JUN 4

CANNES France

JUN 5

CANNES France

JUN 6

NICE France

overnight

JUN 7

NICE France (Monte Carlo)

overnight

JUN 8

NICE France Cruising the French Riviera MARSEILLES France

overnight

JUN 9

MARSEILLES/AVIGNON France

JUN 10

CARCASSONNE France

overnight

overnight hotel

AEG170527A

overnight

Extend your holiday in Madrid Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available post-cruise. See page 77 for details.


England London Dartmouth Honfleur Falmouth

Isafjordur

Reykjavik

Caen Deauville

France

Atlantic Ocean

JUNE 5, 2017 NICE TO LONDON

Bordeaux

Santiago de Compostela

Avignon Monte Carlo

JUNE 16, 2017 SEVILLE TO LONDON

Husavik iceland faroe islands Heimaey Torshavn shetland islands Orkney Lerwick Islands Kirkwall scotland Rosyth Edinburgh

England Dartmouth London Honfleur Falmouth Deauville Caen France Atlantic

Sete

Nice Carcassonne Marseilles Barcelona

Vigo Portugal Oporto Valencia SPAIN Lisbon Mediterranean Seville Granada

GRAND RIVIERA, IBERIA & ENGLAND

Akureyri

Jerez

Cadiz Malaga Tangier Morocco

Sea

SAVE UP TO

$2,700

GRAND SEVILLE TO THE ARCTIC CIRCLE

Ocean

Bordeaux Santiago de Compostela

Vigo Portugal Oporto SPAIN Cordoba Lisbon Seville

PER STATEROOM

PER STATEROOM

Amazing Iceland

Granada, Spain

27-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $8,150pp

30-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $8,750pp

2017

PORT

2017

PORT

2017

PORT

2017

JUN 5

Depart USA/Canada

JUN 23

JUN 14

Depart USA/Canada

JUL 2

JUN 6

Arrive NICE France Embark Aegean Odyssey

JUN 15

Arrive SEVILLE Spain Transfer to hotel

JUL 3

At Sea

overnight

River cruising along the Gironde River BORDEAUX France

overnight hotel

JUL 4

HEIMAEY Iceland

JUN 7

NICE France (Monte Carlo)

overnight

overnight hotel

JUN 8

NICE France Cruising the French Riviera MARSEILLES France

JUN 9 JUN 10

overnight

MARSEILLES/AVIGNON France BARCELONA Spain

JUN 12

VALENCIA Spain

JUN 13

At Sea

JUN 14

MALAGA Spain (Granada)

JUN 15

TANGIER Morocco

JUN 16

CADIZ Spain (Jerez) River cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain

JUN 17

SEVILLE Spain

JUN 18

At Sea

JUN 19

LISBON Portugal

JUN 20

OPORTO Portugal

JUN 21

VIGO Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

JUN 22

At Sea

overnight

PORT

KIRKWALL Orkney Islands, Scotland

JUN 24

BORDEAUX France

JUN 16

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

JUN 25

At Sea

JUL 5

REYKJAVIK Iceland

JUN 17

JUN 26

FALMOUTH England

JUL 6

ISAFJORDUR Iceland

JUN 27

DARTMOUTH England

JUL 7

AKUREYRI Iceland

JUN 28

SEVILLE Spain Embark Aegean Odyssey River cruising along the Guadalquivir River

HONFLEUR France (Deauville or Caen)

JUL 8

HUSAVIK Iceland

JUN 18

At Sea

JUL 9

At Sea

JUN 19

LISBON Portugal

JUL 10

TORSHAVN Faroe Islands

JUN 20

OPORTO Portugal

JUL 11

LERWICK Shetland Islands

JUN 21

VIGO Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

JUL 12

At Sea

JUL 13

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury and transfer to London Airport for flight home

CARCASSONNE France

JUN 11

SAVE UP TO

$2,510

JUN 29

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury and transfer to London hotel overnight hotel

JUN 30

LONDON England

JUL 1

LONDON England Transfer to London Airport for flight home

overnight hotel JUN 22

At Sea

JUN 23

River cruising along the Gironde River BORDEAUX France

JUN 24

BORDEAUX France

JUN 25

At Sea

JUN 26

FALMOUTH England

JUN 27

DARTMOUTH England

JUN 28

HONFLEUR France (Deauville or Caen)

AEG170606A

overnight

Dartmouth, Devon

JUN 29

LONDON England

JUN 30

At Sea

JUL 1

ROSYTH Scotland (Edinburgh or Stirling Castle)

overnight

AEG170617A

Extend your vacation in London Optional 2-night hotel stay in London available post-cruise. Details on request.

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Kirkwall orkney islands Scrabster Castle of Mey Stornoway

Isafjordur AkureyriHusavik iceland Reykjavik Heimay

Hebrides

Tobermory scotland Sound of Mull Oban

Edinburgh Port Ellen Greenock Isle of Lake Killybegs Arran District Isle of Man Liverpool Dublin Cliffs of Moher Chester England ireland wales

JULY 10, 2017 LONDON TO LONDON

GRAND GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND

Killarney

Glengariff Cork

Cardiff Eden Project

JULY 23, 2017 EDINBURGH TO LONDON Atlantic Ocean

London

Falmouth Tresco Guernsey Isles of channel scilly islands Jersey

faroe islands shetland Torshavn islands orkney Lerwick islands Kirkwall

SAVE UP TO

GRAND BRITAIN, IRELAND & ICELAND

Tobermory

Oban scotland Rosyth Islay Edinburgh Killybegs Greenock Dublin ireland Cliffs of Moher England Killarney wales London Glengariff Cork Cardiff Tilbury Tresco scilly Jersey islands channel islands Staffa

SAVE UP TO

$2,620

$2,620

PER STATEROOM

Beautiful Killarney, Ireland

PER STATEROOM

Reykjavik, Iceland

30-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $9,050pp 2017

PORT

2017

JUL 10

Depart USA/Canada

JUL 26

JUL 11

Arrive LONDON England Transfer to hotel

GREENOCK (Edinburgh) Scotland

overnight hotel

JUL 27

overnight hotel

PORT ELLEN Islay, Scotland (Distilleries) Scenic cruising past Staffa (Fingal’s Cave)

JUL 12

LONDON England

JUL 13

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

JUL 14

GUERNSEY Channel Islands

JUL 15

FALMOUTH England (Eden Project)

JUL 28

31-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $9,050pp

PORT

2017

PORT

2017

PORT

JUL 23

Depart USA/Canada

AUG 5

ISLES OF SCILLY

JUL 24

Arrive EDINBURGH Scotland Transfer to hotel overnight hotel

AUG 6

JERSEY Channel Islands

AUG 7

At Sea

overnight hotel

AUG 8

LONDON England

AUG 9

At Sea

AUG 10

ROSYTH Scotland (Edinburgh or Stirling Castle)

AUG 11

KIRKWALL Orkney Islands Scotland

AUG 12

At Sea

AUG 13

HEIMAEY Iceland

AUG 14

REYKJAVIK Iceland

AUG 15

ISAFJORDUR Iceland

AUG 16

AKUREYRI Iceland

Scenic cruising including the Sound of Mull and Tobermory OBAN Scotland

JUL 29

KILLYBEGS Ireland (Donegal Peninsula)

JUL 30

At Sea

JUL 25

EDINBURGH Scotland

JUL 26

EDINBURGH/GREENOCK Scotland Transfer to Aegean Odyssey in Greenock

JUL 27

PORT ELLEN Islay, Scotland (Distilleries) Scenic cruising past Staffa (Fingal’s Cave)

JUL 16

ISLES OF SCILLY

JUL 17

DUBLIN Ireland

JUL 18

DUBLIN Ireland

JUL 31

JUL 19

LIVERPOOL England (Lake District or Chester)

GLENGARIFF Ireland (Bantry Bay and Killarney)

AUG 1

CORK Ireland

DOUGLAS Isle of Man

AUG 2

DUBLIN Ireland

JUL 21

ARRAN Scotland (Brodick Castle)

AUG 3

DUBLIN Ireland

JUL 22

STORNOWAY Hebrides, Scotland

AUG 4

CARDIFF Wales

JUL 23

KIRKWALL Orkney Islands Scotland

AUG 5

ISLES OF SCILLY

AUG 6

JERSEY Channel Islands

SCRABSTER Scotland (Castle of Mey)

AUG 7

AUG 1

CORK Ireland

At Sea

AUG 8

AUG 2

DUBLIN Ireland

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

AUG 3

DUBLIN Ireland

AUG 4

CARDIFF Wales

JUL 20

JUL 24 JUL 25

Scenic cruising including the Sound of Mull and Tobermory OBAN Scotland (Inveraray Castle)

overnight

JUL 28

JUL 29 overnight JUL 30 JUL 31

Scenic cruising including the Sound of Mull and Tobermory OBAN Scotland (Inveraray Castle) KILLYBEGS Ireland (Donegal Peninsula) Scenic cruising past Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher

AUG 17

HUSAVIK Iceland

AUG 18

At Sea

GLENGARIFF Ireland (Bantry Bay and Killarney)

AUG 19

TORSHAVN Faroe Islands

overnight

AUG 20

LERWICK Shetland Islands

AUG 21

At Sea

AUG 22

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury ransfer to London Airport for flight home

AEG170713A AEG170726A

Gaudi’s Barcelona

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England London

England London Tilbury

Honfleur Mont Saint-Michel

Saint-Malo

Atlantic Ocean

AUGUST 19, 2017 LONDON TO ROME

Mont Saint-Michel

Chateaux Country France La Rochelle Cognac MONACO

Bordeaux

La Coruna Santiago de Compostela

GRAND VOYAGE TO ROME

Honfleur

Deauville Caen

Oporto SPAIN Portugal Lisbon

Monte Avignon Carlo Portofino Florence Sete Marseilles Livorno Carcassonne italy Barcelona Rome

Jerez Granada

Cadiz

Malaga

Valencia

Mediterranean Sea

Strait of Gibraltar

Saint-Malo

Atlantic Ocean

AUGUST 19, 2017 LONDON TO VENICE

Deauville Caen

Chateaux Country France La Rochelle Cognac MONACO Venice

Bordeaux

Monte Portofino Carlo Florence Urbino Ancona Croatia Sete Marseilles Livorno Split Dubrovnik Santiago de Carcassonne Compostela italy Rome Pompeii Barcelona Brindisi albania Oporto SPAIN Sorrento Sarande Salerno Portugal Valencia Butrint Paestum Lecce Corfu Lisbon Jerez Granada Mediterranean Sea Taormina greece Sicily Cadiz Malaga La Coruna

GRAND EUROPEAN JOURNEY

Avignon

Strait of Gibraltar

SAVE UP TO

SAVE UP TO

$3,600

$2,400

PER STATEROOM

PER STATEROOM

Medieval Carcassonne

Portofino, Italy

40-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $11,450pp

30-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $8,795pp 2017

PORT

2017

PORT

2017

PORT

2017

PORT

AUG 19

Depart USA/Canada

SEP 8

BARCELONA Spain

AUG 19

Depart USA/Canada

SEP 9

CARCASSONNE France

AUG 20

Arrive LONDON England Transfer to hotel

SEP 9

CARCASSONNE France

AUG 20

MARSEILLES France (Avignon)

overnight

SEP 10

MARSEILLES France (Avignon)

Arrive LONDON England Transfer to hotel

SEP 10

overnight hotel

overnight hotel

SEP 11

AUG 21

LONDON England

overnight hotel

SEP 11

AUG 21

LONDON England

overnight hotel

overnight

AUG 22

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

MARSEILLES France Cruising the French Riviera MONTE CARLO Monaco

MARSEILLES France MONTE CARLO Monaco

AUG 22

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

SEP 12

MONTE CARLO Monaco

AUG 23

HONFLEUR France (Caen or Deauville)

overnight

overnight

SEP 13

PORTOFINO Italy

SEP 12

MONTE CARLO Monaco

AUG 23

HONFLEUR France (Caen or Deauville)

SEP 14

FLORENCE/PISA Italy

SEP 13

Cruising Cinque Terre PORTOFINO Italy

AUG 24

SAINT-MALO France (Mont Saint-Michel)

SEP 15

ROME Italy

AUG 25

At Sea

SEP 16

AUG 26

MONTOIR de BRETAGNE France Chateaux Country overnight hotel

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii & Herculaneum)

overnight

SEP 17

SORRENTO Italy

overnight

AUG 27

CHATEAUX COUNTRY France

SEP 18

AUG 28

LA ROCHELLE France

SORRENTO Italy SALERNO Italy (Paestum)

AUG 29

BORDEAUX France (Vineyards and wine tasting)

SEP 19

Cruise the Strait of Messina TAORMINA Sicily

AUG 24

SAINT-MALO France (Mont Saint-Michel)

AUG 25

At Sea

SEP 14

FLORENCE/PISA Italy

AUG 26

MONTOIR de BRETAGNE France Chateaux Country overnight hotel

SEP 15

ROME Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Civitavecchia and transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

SEP 16

ROME Italy

overnight hotel

SEP 17

ROME Italy Transfer to Rome Airport for flight home

AUG 27

CHATEAUX COUNTRY France

AUG 28

LA ROCHELLE France

AUG 29

BORDEAUX France (Vineyards and wine tasting)

AUG 30

BORDEAUX France River cruising along the Gironde River

AUG 31

At Sea

SEP 1

LA CORUNA Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

SEP 2

OPORTO Portugal

SEP 3

LISBON Portugal

SEP 4

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

SEP 5

MALAGA Spain (Granada)

SEP 6

At Sea

SEP 7

VALENCIA Spain

overnight

AEG170822A

Gaudi’s Barcelona

overnight

AUG 30

BORDEAUX France

SEP 20

At Sea

AUG 31

At Sea

SEP 21

SEP 1

LA CORUNA Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

CORFU Greek Islands SARANDE Albania (Butrint)

SEP 22

LECCE Italy

SEP 2

OPORTO Portugal

SEP 23

DUBROVNIK Croatia

SEP 3

LISBON Portugal

SEP 24

SPLIT Croatia

SEP 4

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

SEP 25

URBINO Italy

SEP 5

MALAGA Spain (Granada)

SEP 26

VENICE Italy

SEP 6

At Sea

SEP 27

SEP 7

VALENCIA Spain

SEP 8

BARCELONA Spain

VENICE Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Venice Airport for flight home

overnight

AEG170822B

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France

AUGUST 31, 2017 LISBON TO VENICE

Venice

Venice

Monte Portofino Avignon Carlo Florence UrbinoAncona Sete Split Croatia Carcassonne Marseilles Livorno Italy Adriatic Dubrovnik Sea Rome Barcelona Pompeii Brindisi albania Sorrento Salerno Portugal Sarande Paestum Lecce SPAIN Valencia Lisbon Corfu Butrint greece Mediterranean Sea Jerez Granada Sicily Taormina Malaga Cadiz Strait of Gibraltar

GRAND MEDITERRANEAN ODYSSEY

Ancona Croatia Split Dubrovnik Italy Korcula Adriatic Kotor Bay Rome montenegro Pompeii Sea Sorrento Brindisi albania Salerno Sarande Paestum Lecce Corfu Butrint greece Olympia Athens Sicily Katakolon Taormina Hydra Pylos Monemvasia Urbino

SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 ROME TO ATHENS

GRAND ITALY, ADRIATIC & AEGEAN

Mediterranean Sea

SAVE UP TO

SAVE UP TO

$2,400

$2,200

PER STATEROOM

Taormina, Sicily

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PER STATEROOM

Extended stay in Venice

28-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $8,550pp

28-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $7,445pp

2017

PORT

2017

PORT

2017

PORT

2017

PORT

AUG 31

Depart USA/Canada

SEP 19

SEP 12

Depart USA/Canada

SEP 27

VENICE Italy

SEP 1

Arrive LISBON Portugal Transfer to hotel

SEP 13

Arrive ROME Italy Transfer to hotel

SEP 28

VENICE Italy

overnight hotel

Cruise past Stromboli and through the Strait of Messina TAORMINA Sicily

overnight hotel

overnight hotel

At Sea

URBINO Italy

LISBON Portugal

SEP 20

SEP 29

SEP 2

SEP 14

ROME Italy

overnight hotel

LISBON Portugal Embark Aegean Odyssey

CORFU Greek Islands SARANDE Albania (Butrint)

SPLIT Croatia

SEP 3

SEP 21

SEP 30

SEP 15

OCT 1

SEP 4

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

SEP 22

LECCE Italy

ROME Italy Transfer to Civitavecchia and embark Aegean Odyssey

KORCULA Croatia Cruising past Hvar and Brac DUBROVNIK Croatia

SEP 5

MALAGA Spain (Granada)

SEP 23

DUBROVNIK Croatia

SEP 16

At Sea

SEP 24

SPLIT Croatia

overnight

OCT 2

SEP 6

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii & Herculaneum)

DUBROVNIK Croatia KOTOR BAY Montenegro

SEP 7

VALENCIA Spain

SEP 25

URBINO Italy

SEP 17

SORRENTO Italy

overnight

OCT 3

SEP 8

BARCELONA Spain

SEP 26

VENICE Italy

SEP 18

SEP 9

CARCASSONNE France

SEP 27

OCT 4

KATAKOLON Greece (Olympia) PYLOS Greece overnight

SEP 10

MARSEILLES France (Avignon)

SEP 11

MARSEILLES France Cruising the French Riviera MONTE CARLO Monaco

VENICE Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Venice Airport for flight home

SORRENTO Italy Cruise past Capri and Amalfi Coast SALERNO Italy (Paestum)

SARANDE Albania (Butrint) CORFU Greek Islands

overnight

overnight

SEP 19

AEG170903A

overnight

Cruise past Stromboli and through the Strait of Messina TAORMINA Sicily

SEP 20

At Sea

overnight cruising

OCT 5

PYLOS Greece

OCT 6

MONEMVASIA Greece HYDRA Greek Islands

OCT 7

PIRAEUS/ATHENS Greece Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel in Athen overnight hotel

SEP 12

MONTE CARLO Monaco

SEP 21

SEP 13

Cruising Cinque Terre PORTOFINO Italy

CORFU Greek Islands SARANDE Albania (Butrint)

SEP 22

LECCE Italy

SEP 14

FLORENCE/PISA Italy

SEP 23

DUBROVNIK Croatia

OCT 8

ATHENS Greece

SEP 15

ROME Italy

SEP 24

SPLIT Croatia

OCT 9

SEP 16

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii & Herculaneum)

SEP 25

URBINO Italy

overnight

SEP 26

VENICE Italy

ATHENS Greece Transfer to Athens Airport for flight homet

SEP 17

SORRENTO Italy

overnight

SEP 18

SORRENTO Italy Cruise past Capri and Amalfi Coast SALERNO Italy (Paestum)

overnight

overnight

overnight hotel

AEG170915A

Croatia’s beautiful cities


Venice Italy Urbino

Ancona

Split Korcula

Croatia

Adriatic Sea

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 VENICE TO ATHENS

GRAND VOYAGE TO CLASSICAL GREECE

Dubrovnik Kotor Bay Montenegro

Philippi

Kavala albania Thessalonica Sarande Meteora Corfu Butrint Volos Skiathos Greece Athens Katakolon Olympia Hydra Mykonos Pylos Nauplia Delos Patmos Monemvasia Rhodes Santorini Heraklion Crete

OCTOBER 4, 2017 ATHENS TO SEVILLE

Philippi

spain

GRAND AEGEAN & MEDITERRANEAN

Cartagena Cordoba Granada Jerez

Seville Cadiz

Mediterranean Palermo Sea Trapani Segesta

sicily

Malaga

Valletta malta

$2,600

PER STATEROOM

The glorious Greek Islands

23-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $6,345pp

30-DAY GRAND VOYAGE – SAVER FARES FROM $7,445pp

2017

PORT

2017

PORT

2017

PORT

2017

PORT

SEP 26

Depart USA/Canada

OCT 5

PYLOS Greece

OCT 4

Depart USA/Canada

OCT 20

HERAKLION Crete (Knossos)

SEP 27

Arrive VENICE Italy Embark Aegean Odyssey

OCT 6

MONEMVASIA Greece HYDRA Greek Islands

OCT 5

Arrive ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

overnight

OCT 21

At Sea

overnight hotel

OCT 22

VALLETTA Malta

SEP 28

VENICE Italy

OCT 7

ATHENS Greece

OCT 6

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis) overnight hotel

OCT 23

PALERMO Sicily

SEP 29

URBINO Italy

OCT 8

OCT 7

PALERMO Sicily (Monreale)

SPLIT Croatia

ATHENS/PIRAEUS Greece Embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus

OCT 24

SEP 30

NAUPLIA Greece (Mycenae or Epidaurus) SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

OCT 8

NAUPLIA Greece (Mycenae or Epidaurus)

TRAPANI Sicily (Segesta)

KORCULA Croatia Cruising past Hvar and Brac DUBROVNIK Croatia

OCT 9

OCT 25

OCT 1

OCT 26

At Sea

OCT 10

HERAKLION Crete (Knossos)

OCT 9

OCT 27

CARTAGENA Spain

OCT 11

RHODES Greek Islands

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

OCT 28

MALAGA Spain (Granada)

OCT 10

HERAKLION Crete (Knossos)

OCT 29

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

overnight

OCT 11

RHODES Greek Islands

OCT 30

OCT 12

DELOS Greek Islands MYKONOS Greek Islands

OCT 13

CADIZ Spain River cruising along the Guadalquivir River SEVILLE Spain

overnight

PATMOS Greek Islands

OCT 14

OCT 31

KAVALA Greece (Philippi)

OCT 15

THESSALONICA Greece

SEVILLE Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel overnight hotel

OCT 16

VOLOS Greece (Meteora)

NOV 1

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

OCT 17

SKIATHOS Greek Islands

NOV 2

OCT 18

ATHENS Greece

SEVILLE Spain Transfer to Seville Airport for flight home

OCT 19

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

DUBROVNIK Croatia KOTOR BAY Montenegro

OCT 3

SARANDE Albania (Butrint) CORFU Greek Islands

OCT 4

KATAKOLON Greece (Olympia) PYLOS Greece

overnight cruising

overnight

OCT 12

DELOS Greek Islands MYKONOS Greek Islands

OCT 13

PATMOS Greek Islands

OCT 14

KAVALA Greece (Philippi)

OCT 15

THESSALONICA Greece

OCT 16

VOLOS Greece (Meteora)

OCT 17

SKIATHOS Greek Islands

OCT 18

PIRAEUS Greece Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Athens Airport for flight home AEG170927A

Palace of Knossos, Crete

Knossos

$2,200

PER STATEROOM

OCT 2

Crete

SAVE UP TO

SAVE UP TO

Classical Greece

Thessalonica Greece Kavala Meteora Volos Skiathos Mycenae Athens Epidaurus Mykonos Nauplia Delos Patmos Santorini Rhodes Heraklion

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available post-cruise. See page 77 for details.

overnight

overnight hotel

AAEG171007A

GRAND VOYAGES Saver fares are available on request. See page 85 for Grand Voyage full fares

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where you’ll stay ashore Our pre- and/or post-cruise hotel stays are the perfect way to begin or end your cruise. Not only will you have time to relax after or before your flight, you will also have ample time to explore these wonderful cities. Balcony cabin guests (categories D and above) will stay at 5-star hotels and guests in categories E and below will be in either 4 or 5-star hotels. Guests traveling together should advise their travel agent or Voyages to Antiquity Reservations at time of booking. Pre- and post-cruise hotels include breakfast daily, hotel taxes and service charges, a half-day escorted sightseeing tour, transfers between airports, hotels and ship and the services of our hospitality desk during your stay.

your hotels CITY

BALCONY CLASS

ATHENS

Grande Bretagne

EDINBURGH Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

PREMIUM CLASS

King George Radisson Blu

FEZ

Marriott Jenan Palace (Superior Rooms)

LISBON

Altis Avenida

Sana Lisboa

LONDON

Grange St Pauls

Grange City

MARRAKESH Sofitel Palais Imperial ROME

Excelsior

SEVILLE

Gran Melia Colon

Marriott Jenan Palace

ATHENS, GREECE Grande Bretagne Elegant guest rooms with courtyard or city views and lavish public rooms decked with crystal, damask and tapestries make this a grand hotel in the finest tradition. Retreats and restaurants include the Winter Garden, Alexander’s Bar, the Pool Bar (on the seventh floor!) and floodlit views of the Acropolis from the GB Roof Garden Restaurant and bar. You can unwind at the GB Spa Athens.

Grand Savoy Starhotel Metropole

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – the Caledonian

Melia Sevilla

Grande Bretagne, Athens

King George Situated in the heart of the city and dating back to 1930, the hotel has hosted not only legendary personalities but also some of Athens’ most prestigious events. With panoramic views over the illuminated Acropolis, the hotel transcends all expectations. The refined accommodations and the picturesque dining at the Tudor Hall Restaurant set the scene for a memorable experience.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – the Caledonian Built in 1903, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – the Caledonian is a historic icon in the heart of Edinburgh's Princes Street. A perfect base to explore Scotland's capital, the hotel is within walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and the Old Town, a UNESCO World

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Hotel Excelsior, Rome

Heritage Site. The hotel also boasts the only Guerlain Spa in the UK, with relaxing French-style beauty treatments and a 12-meter pool, sauna, steam room and fitness center. Radisson Blu Designed to blend into the surrounding medieval architecture with its own 16th-century style façade, the hotel’s central location means many of the city’s attractions are within walking distance. After a day of sightseeing, relax in one of the rooms or suites with amenities such as free high-speed broadband or keep up with your exercise routine in the fitness center or indoor pool.

FEZ, MOROCCO Marriott Jenan Palace Fully restored, extended and renovated, this luxury hotel is set in lush large grounds with trees, flowers and plants, enclosed by its own high walls for absolute privacy and security. Large elegant rooms tastefully furnished in the finest tradition for comfort and luxury. Large swimming pool and sunbathing area, selection of dining outlets including Italian and Moroccan restaurants, an elegant retreat in the heart of Fez.


you’re in the midst of everything. But, set apart from the whizzing Vespas and honking horns, this is also a peaceful spot, fully refurbished to offer comfort without compromise.

Starhotel Metropole, Rome

LISBON, PORTUGAL Altis Avenida The Altis Avenida is a charming boutique hotel in Lisbon. Located in Restauradores Square in the heart of the city, the architecture and decor of the hotel are inspired by 1940’s glamour and revolve around the concept of urban chic. The 70 rooms of this 5-star hotel provide an atmosphere that is both cozy and sophisticated. Sana Lisboa Located in the heart of Lisbon, Sana Lisboa is a modern hotel that offers spacious rooms with contemporary decor and equipped with all conveniences. The excellent location on Fontes Pereira de Melo Avenue (next to the Marques de Pombal), a short distance from the historic center makes this an excellent base in Lisbon.

Grange, City This luxury hotel has sweeping views over the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. The building incorporates the last remaining section of London’s Roman Wall. The hotel features stunning guest bedrooms and in-house facilities include several vibrant bars and restaurants, and a state-of-the-art Health and Fitness Club, swimming pool and spa.

MARRAKESH, MOROCCO Sofitel Palais Imperial Set in lush, fountained gardens of fragrant herbs, bougainvilleas and a palm-ringed pool, this 5-star palace is impressive in its majesty. Marble columns soaring to sculpted ceilings, traditional zellige tiles and the deep reds and browns of oriental tapestries induce a sense

LONDON, ENGLAND Grange, St Paul’s The Grange St Paul's is a luxury 5-star hotel nestled beside St. Paul's Cathedral in London’s financial district. Its contemporary glass interior houses modern guest bedrooms, an array of bars and restaurants, a stunning Ajala Spa, and a private Health and Fitness Club with gym and swimming pool. Sofitel Palais Imperial, Marrakesh

of atmosphere. The entire resort breathes relaxation and refinement, from outdoor sofas and loungers round the pool to sumptuous rooms. Grand Savoy With its splendid public spaces, magnificent outdoor pools and top-class restaurants, the Grand Savoy is an excellent base in Marrakesh. The Grand Spa is the ideal place to relax after sightseeing and shopping. The center includes giant indoor pools, a sauna, and a Turkish bath. Rooms are, of course, airconditioned and come with free Wi-Fi connection.

SEVILLE, SPAIN Gran Melia Colon Located in the historical and cultural heart of the city, the 5-star Gran Melia Colon offers a striking combination of art, culture and style. It also prides itself on its service and design. With an aesthetic of rich contrasts, the Gran Melia Colon combines intelligent historical features with contemporary touches to create a warm and elegant environment. Melia Sevilla Located in the heart of Seville, opposite the Parque de Maria Luisa and Plaza España and very close to the University (Old Tobacco Factory), the Alcazar, the Barrio de Santa Cruz district, the Cathedral and the Archive of the Indies, the Melia Sevilla is the perfect choice thanks to its excellent location in the city center.

ROME, ITALY Excelsior Rich in history and located on the legendary Via Veneto, the Excelsior has hosted celebrities, statesmen and artists visiting the Eternal City and is nestled between the Spanish Steps and the Borghese Gardens. Its guest rooms and indoor pool, with health and fitness center, make this one of the most unique hotels in Rome. Starhotel Metropole Few 4-star hotels capture the spirit of this dynamic city quite like the Metropole. Standing close to the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma,

MADRID, SPAIN OPTIONAL 2-NIGHT STAY Melia Princesa Recently renovated to beautifully combine traditional luxury with a surprising cutting edge, the Melia Princesa is an emblem of the city of Madrid. Thanks to its excellent location in the heart of the city, the Melia Princesa is a hotel you will remember. Just a few minutes from Gran Via, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol and the Prado Museum, the Melia Princesa is the best option for enjoying the daytime activities and wonderful nightlife in this busy city. 2 nights: Twin/Double $595pp; Single $738 Includes breakfast daily, half-day city sightseeing, transfers and hi-speed train ticket between Madrid and Seville/Malaga or visa versa.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR HOTEL STAY Breakfast is included daily at all hotels. Please refer below for additional meals and other features that are included on overland tours. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OVERLAND TOURS MARRAKESH and FEZ 5-star hotels as listed or similar; breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; land transportation by luxury, air-conditioned motorcoach; entrance fees to places of interest visited; English-speaking escort/ guide throughout; baggage handling at hotels; bottled water during all meals and on included sightseeing; taxes and service charges.

Please note: hotels listed are subject to change and the right is reserved to substitute hotels of a similar or superior standard. Gran Melia Colon, Seville

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GENERAL INFORMATION THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION AND VISAS All information provided below pertains to US and Canadian citizens only and is valid at the time of this printing, May 2016. All information regarding current visa and passport requirements can be found on Voyages to Antiquity’s website, www.voyagestoantiquity.com. Requirements for other nationalities can be obtained from the consulates of the countries to be visited on the specific cruise and land program. It is each guest’s own responsibility to ensure that they have the required documentation prior to travel. Failure to produce the required documentation at embarkation may result in denied boarding and any expenses incurred as a result are not the responsibility of Voyages to Antiquity.

PASSPORTS A passport, valid for a minimum of 6 months after the last date of travel with Voyages to Antiquity is required for all cruise and land programs. Special Note: Guests on itineraries which include calls to Arab countries and that may have an Israeli visa or entry stamp in their passport are strongly encouraged to obtain a new passport prior to travel. This is simply a recommendation and is not a requirement. VISAS At time of printing, no visas for US or Canadian citizens are required to be purchased for the countries visited on these itineraries with the exception of the following: Albania Group visas are obtained by the ship on arrival. At least 90 days prior to departure, we must have the following information relating to each passenger: full name (as it appears on passport), address, nationality, date and place of birth; plus passport number, expiration date and date and

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place of issue. Guests cannot be included in group visas if this information is not supplied by the required time.

PRIVACY POLICY Voyages to Antiquity requires all guests to provide full passport details, including addresses and next of kin information prior to issuance of final documentation. The personal information provided to the company is only shared as required by government regulations to the local authorities for the purposes of customs, visas, and immigration clearances. The information may also be shared with certain suppliers of your travel arrangements. It should be understood that when making your booking you agree to your personal information being passed on as described above. You may also receive marketing communications from Voyages to Antiquity unless you indicate otherwise.

SPECIAL NEEDS Please consider the following issues carefully prior to booking and discuss any concerns with your travel agent and Voyages to Antiquity before making your deposit. The cruises and land programs featured include extensive sightseeing of ancient archaeological sites which involve walking on uneven surfaces, up and down multiple stairs, and require a certain level of fitness and mobility. A number of ports on the itineraries require disembarkation of the ship with the ship or local tenders. There is one cabin specifically designed for wheelchair use. However, guests must bring their own collapsible wheelchair, dimensions of which must not exceed 26” wide. Motorized scooters of any kind are not able to be accommodated onboard Aegean Odyssey. Guests that need to travel with medical apparatus including wheelchairs, portable CPAP’s, oxygen therapy, and orthopedic devices must advise Voyages to Antiquity, in writing, at the time of deposit. A doctor’s statement of fitness may be

required. All guests need to be self-sufficient and have an able-bodied guest traveling with them to take full responsibility for any assistance that is required. Important Notice: Failure to advise Voyages to Antiquity as required may result in denied boarding and no refunds are provided for such incidents.

HEALTH There is a fully equipped medical center staffed by a physician and licensed nurse for the benefit of both the guests and the crew. The medical center is primarily intended to provide acute care for illness and accidents that may occur while on vacation and is not intended to provide long term care for patients with chronic illnesses or as a substitute for regular health care. Charges apply for consultations, prescriptions, and cabin visits. Guests that require regular treatments or testing of any kind during the cruise and land program must advise Voyages to Antiquity at the time of deposit. Voyages to Antiquity has the right to refuse or revoke passage to anyone who, in its judgment, is in a physical condition that is beyond the care that can be provided or made available.

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS Please advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary restrictions or specific food allergies. Guests with specific food allergies must advise Voyages to Antiquity in writing at the time of deposit, and while all possible is done to meet the requirement(s), the guest is expected to exercise due caution when dining, either on board or during pre- or post-cruise land stays or on full-day excursions. The ship can meet most general requests such as low cholesterol, diabetic, and salt- or fat-free. While all dietary requests are provided to our local suppliers and hotels in advance Voyages to Antiquity cannot guarantee fulfillment on

included meals at hotels or restaurants on pre-or post-cruise land stays or on full-day excursions.

SHORE EXCURSIONS AND LAND ARRANGEMENTS Shore Excursions: Included in each port of call where suitable; some excursions will be available at an additional cost. Descriptions of the tours will be sent with your final documents or made available on the Voyages to Antiquity website. Lunches on full-day tours can be a picnic lunch provided by Aegean Odyssey or at a local restaurant. On some excursions, time for lunch will be provided in an area offering a wide choice of cafes and restaurants, and lunch is not included in order to leave the choice of menu up to you (such as in Rome, Florence and Urbino). Please note that these programs are planned far in advance of your visit, and we reserve the right to change, cancel, or substitute an included excursion at any time.

SMOKING Smoking is only permitted on Belvedere Deck aft. Smoking is prohibited in all other areas including cabins, balconies, and on excursion motorcoaches. All included hotel rooms are requested by Voyages to Antiquity as non-smoking; however this is not always possible and Voyages to Antiquity cannot be held responsible if the guest’s preference is not available on arrival.

CURRENCY, PAYMENTS AND GRATUITIES ON BOARD A “cashless” system is operated on board Aegean Odyssey with all purchases charged to your cabin account. The final account can be settled in US$ or GB£ at the end of the cruise. Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards, and Travelers Checks can be used for settlement; however American Express cardholders will be charged


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LOW-COST ROUNDTRIP AIR FARES

$595 – $895 FROM OVER 50 US & CANADIAN GATEWAYS

a 2% surcharge. Personal checks and some debit cards cannot be accepted. Gratuities for the services you receive on board Aegean Odyssey from your cabin steward and dining room staff are included in your cruise fare. Naturally, guests at their own discretion may wish to show their appreciation to individuals offering exceptional service. Please note that a service charge of 12.5% is automatically added to your account for any bar service.

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES Cabins and suites feature European 2-pin round outlets with 220 voltage. Hair dryers are provided in your cabin and electric rollers, curling irons, electric shavers, and other small appliances can be used. Adapters/converters are available on board for conversion to 110 volts if required; however, we recommend you bring your own in the event supplies are limited. For safety reasons, travel irons are not allowed.

LAUNDRY AND PRESSING Valet service is available for laundry and pressing. A laundry bag and order form are provided in your cabin.

COMMUNICATIONS Aegean Odyssey is fitted with the latest satellite communication technology and direct dial telephones in all cabins. There is also an internet center on Belvedere Deck and charges are based on connection time.

CHILDREN Voyages to Antiquity cruise programs are destination focused and designed for adults. There are no facilities for children on board Aegean Odyssey. We consider the cruises unsuitable for children under the age of twelve.

DINING ARRANGEMENTS Dining arrangements on Aegean Odyssey are flexible as both restaurants have an “open-seating” policy with meal times arranged to suit the ship’s time in port and the shore excursion programs. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the Terrace Café, while lunch and dinner only are available in the Marco Polo Restaurant. On days when full-day shore excursion tours are operated, lunch will only be available in either the Terrace Café or Marco Polo Restaurant. Reservations can be made for dinner in the Marco Polo Restaurant.

CONSIDERATION FOR OTHERS We expect all guests to have consideration for other people. If, in our reasonable opinion, the behavior of any guest is likely to cause upset or distress to any third party or damage to property, the Company reserves the right, in extreme circumstances, to terminate that guest’s cruise and land program without prior notice. No refunds will be made and the Company will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of the termination of the trip arrangements. The departure of the ship from any port will not be delayed for guests are who are not on board by the official departure time as advised by the ship.

Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a complete vacation package and take advantage of Voyages to Antiquity’s Low-Cost Economy Class air programs. Sample fares from several North American cities are shown here. Please ask your Travel Agent or one of our representatives for the low cost fares from over 30 additional US and Canadian cities. Using the world’s leading airlines, Voyages to Antiquity offers you convenient routings and exceptional savings. And with all transfers included, you’ll be met on arrival at your destination airport, and enjoy being transferred in comfort to Aegean Odyssey. At the end of your vacation, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home. Our exceptional air savings also extend to Business Class air travel. If you like traveling in extra comfort, be sure to ask about our business class fares when you book your vacation. Customized Air Travel – You may wish to make changes to the flight itinerary provided by Voyages to Antiquity. Your Travel Agent can make these flight requests on your behalf when you confirm your reservation. For example, you may wish to request travel on a specific carrier, or travel on different departure or return dates. Any additional costs associated with the request will be added to your reservation once your new itinerary has been accepted. Seat Assignments – Voyages to Antiquity will request aisle and next seating when making flight arrangements. Some airlines no longer allow specific seats to be requested for Economy Class travel.

Frequent Flyer Mileage – You may be able to accrue miles on most carriers we use but will not be able to use miles for upgrades or any other amenities. Please note that not all airline alliances allow accrual of miles from one carrier to the other and guests should check this with their Frequent Flyer Mileage program affiliate. Special requests such as wheelchair, meals, or bookings in the new economy comfort seating areas should be arranged directly with the airlines. SAMPLE AIR ADD-ONS ATLANTA

$595

NEW YORK

$595

BOSTON

$595

PHILADELPHIA

$595

CHARLOTTE

$695

PORTLAND, OR

$795

CHICAGO

$595

SAN ANTONIO

$695

DALLAS

$595

SAN FRANCISCO

$795

DENVER

$695

SEATTLE

$795

DETROIT

$595

ST LOUIS

$695

HOUSTON

$595

TAMPA

$695

LOS ANGELES

$795

TORONTO

$595

MIAMI

$595

VANCOUVER

$795

MINNEAPOLIS

$795

WASHINGTON DC

$595

^Some restrictions apply. You will not be able to make changes to your confirmed flight arrangements without an additional fee once tickets are issued. In some cases, change fees may apply prior to ticketing. All government and airline fees and taxes are included in the above air fares and are subject to change at any time prior to final payment. A confirmed flight itinerary will be provided within 60 days of deposit. The air itinerary is subject to change and is not considered final until ticketed.

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MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY DECK PLAN BRIDGE

802

Ship’s Tonnage

803

804

805

806

11,563 461 Feet

Cruising Speed

16 knots

706 708

709

714

20.5 feet

705 707

810 •

Draft

809 •

67 feet

704

808

807

Beam

702

703

Passenger Decks

7

Stabilizers

2

Passenger Staterooms/Cabins

216

LIDO BAR

AMBASSADOR LOUNGE

712 • 710 •

Length

701

LIDO BAR

OBSERVATION DECK

801

SHIP’S SPECIFICATION

711

716

713

718

715

720

717

722

719

724 •

OBSERVATION LOUNGE

CHARLESTON LOUNGE

721 726 •

POOL

386

723

Panama

KEY

Single cabins

▲ Third pullman berth in these cabins ■

#

Third/fourth pullman berth in these cabins Cabin for passengers with disabilities Elevator

Ship’s Registry

725

728

727

730

• •

Lloyd’s Register Society London

Classification

811

812

813

814

815

816

• •

Passengers, lower beds

729

732

731

734

733

736 735

LIBRARY

SHOP

738

817

818

737

740

819

820

739

742

821

822

741

744 746

TERRACE CAFE

823

824

743

825

826

745

748

BAR

827

828

747

750

THE TERRACE

◆ Please

note: Category GG, I, II and some HH cabins have partially restricted view

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LIDO DECK

BRIDGE DECK

PROMENADE DECK


AC A A BD B

B A CA E 405 504

• •

510

415

• • 519

517 523

521

518

520 524

522

531

527 528

529

421 425

525 ▲ 526 ▲

530

532 534

533

414

413

514

513 516

417

418

419

422

423

429

427 ▲

431 ▲

433

435

437

426 430 434 438

536

535 537

538

539 543

541

540

547 545

549

446

449

447

450

452

453

451

454

456

459

INTERNET

542

551

544

553

546

555

548 550

557

552

561

554

464

470

471

474

475

476

477

478

E CIC GB DD EF H A IG CH D F DJKC

HG D

E EIFB DIJH EG

MEDICAL

• •

556

563 565

558

567

560

569

562

571

564

573

566

575

568

577

570

BELVEDERE DECK

FD AG EBC IBF JC

466

467

C B A H FD A E AC GE BA

BHD FA B CGE D FC BH G

• •

559

MARCO POLO RESTAURANT

460 ATHENA HEALTH SPA

COLUMBUS DECK

BEST FOR ENRICHMENT

MARCO POLO DECK

EKLEID H A FG FKIJC EJFH E I FJG FLM H B K D GLJ FKGFI M KH IJ GG C LE KJ HM GLHG LIJK H HM F D L I IHK H KL M IJ IE GL M J JI I KLM JH JF M J KK

voyages to antiquity best for enrichment

SHIP’S AMENITIES

A

436 ▲

444

BEST FOR ADVENTURE

A D FEDB

432

448

N

IN E W WINNERR AWARDS

G ECB

428

443

463

HAIR DRESSER

2015 2015

C

424

445

455

AWARDS

VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY BEST VOYAGES ANTIQUITY VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY FOR TO ENRICHMENT BEST FOR ENRICHMENT

ED CA

420

442

441 RECEPTION

416

440

439

WINNER

AWARDS AWARDS

BA D

412

411

509 512

511

• 409 410

508

515

408

407

505 506 507

C F

DBB

406

503

W I N N ER

A C

404#

403

CATEGORY COLOURS DOUBLE STATEROOM/CABINS

CAT A

Owner’s Suites with Balcony

CAT B

Junior Suites with Balcony

CAT C

Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony

CAT D

Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony

CAT E

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

CAT F

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

CAT G

Premium Outside

CAT H

Premium Outside

CAT I ◆

Premium Outside

CAT J

Standard Outside

CAT K

Premium Inside

CAT L

Premium Inside

CAT M

Standard Inside

• • • • • • • • • • • • •

2 Restaurants plus outdoor terrace dining 3 Lounges 4 Bars Lecture Theater Library Shop Internet Center Outdoor pool Athena Health Spa and Gym Beauty Salon Medical Center Telephone, Fax and E-mail via satellite TV, Hair Dryer and Personal Safe in every cabin

SINGLE CABINS

CAT CC

Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony

CAT EE

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

CAT GG ◆

Premium Outside

CAT HH ◆

Premium Outside

CAT I I ◆

Premium Outside

CAT J J

Standard Outside

CAT MM

Standard Inside

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MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY SUITES, STATEROOMS & CABINS All suites, staterooms and cabins have bath and/or shower, flatscreen TV, safe, hair dryer and are fully air-conditioned. Balcony Class staterooms (categories A to D) have additional amenities as detailed on page 23. Note: Cabin plans are indicative and may vary within each price grade, especially as relates to single cabins. Not all categories are shown. The sizes, layout and bed configuration will vary within a category. The areas shown are averages and include the balcony. Beds may be fixed double (queen size), fixed separate twin beds or twin beds that can be converted into double beds. All outside staterooms/cabins have windows except Category J, most of which have portholes.

Category B alt Junior Suite

Cat A - Owner’s Suite, balcony

Single cabin features include European full size beds – cabin sizes are smaller than sizes noted for double occupancy cabins. CATEGORY A: Owner’s Suites 550 sq ft staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, dressing area, separate sitting area and private balcony. Convertible twin beds. CATEGORY B: Junior Balcony Suites 310 sq ft staterooms located on Lido Deck. Marble bathrooms, walk-in closet, sitting area and private balcony. Convertible twin beds.

Cat B - Junior Suite, balcony

CATEGORY C/D: Deluxe Balcony Staterooms 275 sq ft staterooms located on Lido, Bridge and Belvedere Decks. Bath/shower or walk-in shower, sitting area and private balcony. Fixed double bed, separate twins or convertible twins depending on cabin selected. Cabins 807, 808 on Lido Deck are smaller and do not have a sitting area. Cat C/D - Deluxe Stateroom, balcony

CATEGORY E: Deluxe Staterooms 215 sq ft staterooms located on Belvedere Deck. Private bath/ shower or walk-in shower. Convertible twin beds. Cabins 556 and 563 are smaller but have a fixed double bed and a balcony. CATEGORY F: Deluxe Staterooms 170-200 sq ft staterooms located on Lido, Bridge and Belvedere Decks. Bath/shower or walk-in shower. Convertible twin or fixed double beds.

Category E alt Deluxe Outside

Cat E - Deluxe Stateroom, outside

Cat F - Deluxe Stateroom, outside

CATEGORY G: Premium Outside Cabins 130-150 sq ft staterooms located on Bridge and Lido Decks. Private shower, fixed twin beds, convertible twin beds or fixed double bed. Views in some cabins partially obstructed by lifeboats. CATEGORY H/I: Premium Outside Cabins CATEGORY J: Standard Outside Cabins 130 sq ft cabins located on Bridge, Belvedere and Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower. Category I cabins on Bridge deck have two windows with views partially obstructed by lifeboats and some cabins feature a fixed double bed. Category J: Standard Outside Cabins are similar in size and layout, but most have portholes in place of windows.

Cat G/H/I/J - Premium & Standard, outside

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CATEGORY I: Premium Outside Cabin with fixed double

Cat K/L/M - Premium & Standard, inside

CATEGORY K/L: Premium Inside Cabins CATEGORY M: Standard Inside Cabins 130 sq ft cabins located on Belvedere and Columbus Decks. Fixed twin beds with private shower.

CATEGORY C: Deluxe Stateroom with balcony


CATEGORY L: Premium Inside Cabin

CATEGORY F: Deluxe Stateroom

CATEGORY H: Premium Outside Cabin

CATEGORY B: Junior Suite with balcony

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Balcony

B BCA B D A C B A CD A C EA BA BD DECB DA FBCB CEA EFD C EABA C G C B D A FD E D FG BA FBCD D EG BH EC AGHFE D GCECB E D F IF C H F BHIG ED C HFD F A E G JG D I CIJH FE D EG IH G F B EKJH IG DJKA F FHE H JIC G FLK II JH K E LB G IF IG KJD H J M G LJKI FLM CJH JH K LEIG K HM KJ LI GMD K K JH L IM FL ILKJ HLEM L M JKI M G LK JM I M FLM KJ H L KM JG M LK I LM KH ML 84 J M LI M

VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY: CRUISE FARES 2017 SEE ITINERARY PAGES FOR SPECIAL SAVER FARES DOUBLE ACCOMMODATIONS

DECK

DEPART US/CANADA

P 30-31

P 32-33

P 34-35

P 36-37

P 40-41

LISBON TO SEVILLE

SEVILLE TO ROME

ROME TO NICE

NICE TO SEVILLE

SEVILLE TO LONDON

P 42-43

P 44-45

P 46-47

P 48-49

P 50-51

APRIL 30

MAY 10

MAY 24

JUNE 5

JUNE 14

JUNE 26

JULY 10

JULY 23

AUGUST 5

AUGUST 19

AUGUST 31

LONDON TO LONDON TO EDINBURGH LONDON TO LONDON LONDON EDINBURGH TO LONDON LONDON TO LISBON

P 54-55

P 56-57

P 58-59

P 60-61

P 62-63

LISBON TO ROME

ROME TO VENICE

VENICE TO ATHENS

ATHENS TO ATHENS

ATHENS TO SEVILLE

SEVILLE TO MALAGA TO MALAGA TENERIFE

P 64-65

P 66-67

SEPTEMBER 12 SEPTEMBER 26

OCTOBER 4

OCTOBER 15

OCTOBER 28 NOVEMBER 8

Deluxe balcony suites and staterooms with tub/shower or walk-in shower

A

Owner’s Suite, Balcony

LIDO

$8,995

$12,495

$9,650

$10,495

$11,650

$12,650

$12,650

$12,650

$12,650

$11,950

$11,395

$9,650

$9,650

$9,950

$10,995

$8,995

$9,650

B

Junior Suite, Balcony

LIDO

8,395

11,650

8,995

9,750

10,850

11,750

11,750

11,750

11,750

11,195

10,650

8,995

8,950

8,795

10,350

8,395

8,950

C

Deluxe Stateroom, Balcony

LIDO/BRIDGE

7,750

10,650

8,195

8,995

9,895

10,550

10,550

10,550

10,550

10,250

9,750

8,195

7,995

7,995

9,450

7,750

8,095

D

Deluxe Stateroom, Balcony

BELVEDERE

7,450

10,195

7,850

8,595

9,450

10,150

10,150

10,150

10,150

9,850

9,350

7,850

7,650

7,650

8,995

7,450

7,750

Deluxe outside staterooms with tub/shower or walk-in shower

E

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

BELVEDERE

6,950

9,125

7,295

7,995

8,495

9,250

9,250

9,250

9,250

8,695

8,395

7,295

6,995

6,995

8,195

6,950

7,250

F

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

LIDO/BRIDGE/BELVEDERE

6,695

8,795

6,995

7,695

8,195

8,795

8,795

8,795

8,795

8,395

8,095

6,995

6,795

6,750

7,895

6,695

6,950

Outside cabins with shower

G

Premium Outside

LIDO/BRIDGE

6,350

8,350

6,650

7,295

7,750

8,295

8,295

8,295

8,295

7,950

7,695

6,650

6,395

6,350

7,450

6,350

6,550

H

Premium Outside

BELVEDERE/COLUMBUS

6,095

7,950

6,375

6,995

7,395

7,895

7,895

7,895

7,895

7,595

7,350

6,375

6,095

5,995

7,095

6,095

6,250

Premium Outside

BRIDGE

5,795

7,595

6,095

6,695

6,995

7,450

7,450

7,450

7,450

7,250

6,995

6,095

5,795

5,750

6,750

5,795

5,950

COLUMBUS

5,550

7,195

5,795

6,395

6,650

6,995

6,995

6,995

6,995

6,895

6,695

5,795

5,495

5,495

6,395

5,550

5,595

I J

Standard Outside Inside cabins with shower

K

Premium Inside

BELVEDERE

5,250

6,795

5,495

5,995

6,295

6,595

6,595

6,595

6,595

6,495

6,395

5,495

5,150

5,150

5,995

5,250

5,295

L

Premium Inside

COLUMBUS

4,995

6,495

5,250

5,750

5,995

6,295

6,295

6,295

6,295

6,225

6,095

5,250

4,895

4,895

5,695

4,995

4,995

4,750

6,195

4,995

5,395

5,695

5,995

5,995

5,995

5,995

5,950

5,795

4,995

4,650

4,650

5,295

4,750

4,695

M

Standard Inside

BELVEDERE/COLUMBUS

SINGLE ACCOMMODATIONS

DECK

CC

Deluxe Stateroom, Balcony

LIDO

8,895

12,350

9,995

10,850

11,850

12,395

12,395

12,395

12,395

12,195

11,395

10,450

9,250

9,495

10,450

8,995

9,750

EE

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

BELVEDERE

7,950

10,550

8,850

9,650

10,195

10,795

10,795

10,795

10,795

10,350

9,750

9,175

8,195

8,295

9,050

7,950

8,650

Premium Outside

LIDO/BRIDGE

7,295

9,650

7,995

8,695

9,295

9,750

9,750

9,750

9,750

9,450

8,950

8,350

7,395

7,550

8,295

7,295

7,850

BRIDGE/BELVEDERE

6,995

9,250

7,695

8,295

8,875

9,295

9,295

9,295

9,295

8,995

8,595

7,950

6,995

7,150

7,895

6,995

7,450

6,695

8,795

7,395

7,950

8,450

8,795

8,795

8,795

8,795

8,650

8,250

7,595

6,695

6,795

7,550

6,695

6,995

GG

HH◆ Premium Outside II◆

Premium Outside

BRIDGE

JJ

Standard Outside

COLUMBUS

6,375

8,395

6,950

7,550

7,995

8,350

8,350

8,350

8,350

8,250

7,850

7,195

6,395

6,450

7,175

6,375

6,650

BELVEDERE

5,550

7,250

5,995

6,395

6,850

6,950

6,950

6,950

6,950

6,995

6,795

6,150

5,450

5,450

6,150

5,550

5,695

MM Standard Inside

Port Fees & Service Charges **

$550

$695

$595

$495

$550

$650

$650

$650

$650

$595

$550

$550

$495

$495

$595

$495

$550

Air Credit (when making own air arrangements)

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

Cruise Only Credit (when making own air and hotel arrangements)

1,900

1,900

1,550

1,550

1,900

1,550

1,900

1,900

1,550

1,900

1,900

1,550

1,550

1,550

1,900

1,550

1,200

All fares are per person in US dollars, are valid at time of printing, May 2016, and include all items detailed in the ‘Your Cruise Fare Includes’ panel opposite. There are single cabins available in many categories and these are clearly shown on the deck plan. There are special prices for these cabins – as shown above. As they are limited in number, it is recommended that you book early. Once these cabins are sold, there will be a limited number of double cabins available for sole occupancy with supplements on the cabin category fares (before savings and discounts) of 25% M-L, 30% K-I,

50% H-F and 75% E-A. ◆Category GG, I, II, and some HH cabins have partially restricted view. ** Port Fees & Service Charges are included in the fares above. †All Saver Fares are subject to change on July 31, 2016, are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Low single supplements are restricted to categories CC, EE, GG, HH, II, JJ and MM. Some cabins have a 3rd or 4th upper berth, details and fares on request.


FLY FREE* GRAND VOYAGES – P 70

P 70

P 71

P 71

LISBON TO ROME

SEVILLE TO NICE

ROME TO SEVILLE

NICE TO LONDON

SEVILLE TO LONDON

APRIL 30

MAY 10

MAY 24

JUNE 5

JUNE 16

$18,650

$19,250

$17,995

$19,295

$21,350

17,295

17,795

16,695

17,850

15,750

16,125

15,250

14,995

15,350

14,550

P 72

P 72

SAVER FARES ON REQUEST

P 73

P 73

P 74

P 74

P 75

LONDON TO ROME

LONDON TO VENICE

LISBON TO VENICE

ROME TO ATHENS

VENICE TO ATHENS

AUGUST 19

AUGUST 19

AUGUST 31

SEPTEMBER 15 SEPTEMBER 26

$22,295 $22,295 $20,395 $27,795

$18,895

$17,495

$16,850

19,695

20,550

20,550

18,995

25,750

17,595

15,795

15,095

16,195

17,650

18,295

18,295

17,250

23,250

15,950

14,295

13,450

15,395

16,795

17,550

17,495

16,495

22,150

15,275

13,595

12,775

LONDON TO EDINBURGH LONDON TO LONDON JULY 10

JULY 23

13,495

13,795

13,450

13,895

14,995

15,850

15,795

14,495

19,650

13,850

12,495

11,550

12,950

13,195

12,850

13,350

14,395

14,995

14,950

13,895

18,795

13,250

11,950

11,095

12,195

12,450

12,150

12,550

13,495

13,995

13,995

13,095

17,650

12,550

11,250

10,350

11,595

11,795

11,595

11,895

12,795

13,250

13,250

12,450

16,695

11,950

10,650

9,750

10,950

11,195

10,995

11,250

11,950

12,395

12,395

11,795

15,795

11,350

10,150

9,195

10,350

10,550

10,450

10,595

11,195

11,550

11,550

11,150

14,895

10,795

9,650

8,695

9,695

9,895

9,795

9,950

10,495

10,795

10,795

10,495

13,950

10,195

8,995

7,995

9,175

9,350

9,350

9,395

9,950

10,195

10,195

9,950

13,150

9,695

8,550

7,550

8,650

8,850

8,795

8,850

9,350

9,650

9,650

9,395

12,350

9,150

7,995

6,995

18,150

18,995

18,695

19,495

20,995

21,395

21,595

20,250

27,995

19,250

17,850

15,750

15,450

16,250

16,495

16,795

17,950

18,350

18,550

16,995

23,595

16,495

15,495

13,595

13,950

14,595

14,750

14,995

16,150

16,395

16,595

15,450

21,195

14,950

13,995

12,150

13,295

13,895

14,095

14,250

15,295

15,495

15,695

14,650

19,995

14,250

13,250

11,375

12,550

13,195

13,495

13,495

14,395

14,550

14,750

13,995

18,995

13,595

12,595

10,750

11,895

12,395

12,695

12,695

13,550

13,695

13,895

13,250

17,895

12,795

11,850

10,150

9,995

10,395

10,650

10,550

11,250

10,995

11,250

11,055

14,750

10,850

9,950

8,295

$1,245

$1,290

$1,090

$1,045

$1,200

$1,300

$1,300

$1,145

$1,695

$1,100

$1,045

$990

1,400

1,200

1,400

1,400

1,200

1,400

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

1,200

2,100

1,550

2,100

1,750

1,550

1,750

1,550

1,900

1,550

1,550

1,550

1,200

*Free Roundtrip Economy Airfare offers applicable in conjunction with cruise-tour purchase only, and include all government taxes, fees and airline fuel surcharges, which may change at any time. Included transfers are provided only in conjunction with arrival and departure dates of cruise-tours (including optional pre- and post-cruise hotel stays) as outlined in this brochure for guests using Voyages to Antiquity air arrangements. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply. For details visit exploreflightfees.com.

YOUR CRUISE FARE INCLUDES PRE- & POST-CRUISE FIRST CLASS OR DELUXE HOTELS as detailed on itinerary ALL MEALS ON BOARD AEGEAN ODYSSEY with a choice of 2 open-seating restaurants A B C D

E F

Balcony

P 69

AB C DB C A BA C DA C E P 75 D A ATHENS BBATO C SEVILLE D EB D F OCTOBERA4 BE C C AB D EC F B E A $18,450 G A C F C D B 16,750 A ED FD G 15,150 AB C F H D 14,395 G D E BFECE G A H D B C G IE 12,995 E FD FH 12,495 C F G H ICBDE D JFH 11,695 AG EIF G D HG 10,995 I C JDEF EKGIG 10,450 FJ BH H 9,850 EIH J D A KEFHG J F L H 9,150 CIG K II FJ 8,650 EGKH LFB II 7,995 K M JG DH J L G KJLI FH C 17,350 J M GK H ILJ 14,895 K EM H 13,450 J LIKM GK D K 12,695 HLIJM FL 11,995 L IM JK 11,350 EHLL IM JK 9,450 GM JKML M I F M $1,090 JKL 1,200 H KLM 1,900 JM G KL I LM K H LM J M IL M

GUIDED SIGHTSEEING in most ports of call EXPERIENCED GUEST SPEAKERS PROGRAM on each cruise COMPLIMENTARY WINE WITH DINNER ON BOARD beer or soft drinks if preferred GRATUITIES to cabin steward and restaurant staff WELCOME COCKTAIL PARTY

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PORT TAXES, TRANSFERS** AND BAGGAGE HANDLING (once you have cleared customs) for guests using Voyages to Antiquity’s air program **Included transfers are provided only in conjunction with arrival and departure dates of cruise-tours (including optional pre- and post hotel stays) as outlined in this brochure for guests purchasing Voyages to Antiquity air arrangements.

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SAVE up to $2,000† per stateroom

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NOT INCLUDED IN THE FARE

• Optional shore excursions where offered • Beverages (other than those included at dinner) and other personal items • Beauty and Spa treatments • Laundry and pressing services • Internet charges and telephone calls • Visas and airport taxes where these are payable locally

Call your travel professional or contact Voyages to Antiquity to reserve your cabin

1800 SE 10th Ave, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316 Telephone: 1 - 877 398 1460

www.voyagestoantiquity.com

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BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS General The following provisions apply to the booking of your Cruise, or Cruise-Tour and are the terms and conditions that apply upon the acceptance of your deposit by Voyages to Antiquity. They also cover any hotel or air arrangements made on your behalf by Voyages to Antiquity. By making a reservation and paying your deposit you agree to be bound by the provisions contained herein and to accept the terms and conditions of the Voyages to Antiquity Passage Contract (cruise ticket), a copy of which may be obtained from your Travel Agent or from Voyages to Antiquity. The provisions herein contain important information on cancellation by the guest, changes in the itinerary, the limitations and exclusions of liability on the part of Voyages to Antiquity, the operator of the vessel and of independent contractors, the health and immigration requirements that are your responsibility, and other relevant terms and conditions. Deposits and Payments A 10% deposit is required within 7 days of booking or sooner as noted on your confirmation invoice. The final balance is due no later than 90 days prior to sailing. Guests who do not make required deposits or final payment at appropriate times are subject to automatic cancellation without notice. Cancellation penalties as indicated on the invoice or as set forth in these Terms and Conditions apply (see Cancellation Policy). American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card, travel agency checks, and personal checks are accepted for deposits and final payments. Third party credit card charges can be accepted only when accompanied by valid authorization to charge from the relevant card owner. Travel Protection We strongly recommend that all guests purchase comprehensive Trip Cancellation/Interruption Protection Plan for the full purchase price of the cruise as well as any air and/or land arrangement costs. Please contact your travel agent or Voyages to Antiquity for further information.

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Cancellation Policy A full deposit refund is only made when cancellation notice is provided to Voyages to Antiquity no later than 120 days prior to the scheduled departure date. Any refund of payments will only be made by the same method as received. Guests who cancel for any reason including medical reasons are subject to the following cancellation fees per person based on the total charges made for the Cruise or the Cruise-Tour, plus any fees related to the early confirmation of air travel (said fees to be determined at time of cancellation): Number of days before sailing

Cancellation fee

Up to 120 days

None

119 - 90 days

10%

89 - 61 days

25%

60 - 31 days

50%

30 - 16 days

75%

15 - 0 days

100%

Non-appearance

100%

Government Fees and Taxes, possible Fuel and Exchange Rate supplements and Gift Orders are fully refundable regardless of the cancellation notice. Changes to a Reservation Changes to a reservation at any time, including air and hotel arrangements confirmed by Voyages to Antiquity, may result in an assessment of administrative fees and service charges by the third party supplier(s) and is beyond the control of Voyages to Antiquity. Guests are responsible for any additional costs incurred as a result of these changes. Some changes, including name changes, may be considered cancellations and applicable fees will be assessed. Itinerary Changes The cruise and tour programs featured in this brochure are planned many months in advance. Occasionally changes have to be made to the published itineraries both before and after bookings are confirmed as circumstances

beyond the control of Voyages to Antiquity (force majeure), may require us to correct information in the brochure that appears by error or omission. Most changes are minor but occasionally a “significant change” must be made. A “significant change” before departure is deemed to be a change to the initial embarkation or disembarkation port to a different geographical area or a change in the duration of your cruise and tour program by more than 12 hours. Ports of call or timing changes in ports of call are not considered to be “significant changes.” Voyages to Antiquity shall have no responsibility or liability for any loss, inconvenience, or expense incurred by guests as a result of any changes or cancellations whether or not the changes are a “significant change.” (See further terms relating to changes and cancellation found in the Passage Contract.) A cruise may be canceled for reasons of “force majeure” (including but not limited to war, civil unrest, natural disasters, and adverse weather conditions) or in case a governmental organization issues a specific travel warning in the area where the cruise is to operate. We also reserve the right to cancel a cruise at any time up to ten weeks before sailing if we consider there are insufficient reservations for the cruise to be viable. If a “significant change” or decision to cancel a cruise is made, you or your Travel Agent will be advised as soon as possible about any alternative arrangements available. You can choose to accept these arrangements or cancel with a full refund. In the unlikely event that a “force majeure” event occurs or a travel warning is issued, after a cruise has started, Voyages to Antiquity shall not be liable to pay any compensation for any changes in itinerary or omitted ports of call or shortened or lengthened stays in any port or ports other than refunds received by our suppliers. The ship’s captain is responsible for the safety of the ship, passengers, and crew and has absolute discretion in making any alterations to the itinerary that he considers necessary.

Independent Travel Arrangements Voyages to Antiquity is not responsible with regard to air or land travel or accommodation arrangements made using non-refundable, restricted travel or frequent flyer air tickets or frequent traveler hotel accommodations. This exclusion of liability includes the consequences of delays in the arrival at any airport, hotel, or port location that may occur when guests are using independently arranged air or land travel or when changes in travel arrangements may need to be made due to changes Voyages to Antiquity may make to the embarkation or disembarkation ports and the time of embarkation and disembarkation. The Passenger Ticket/Passage Contract contains full terms and conditions for these exclusions. Final Travel Documentation Travel documents including any air tickets are issued only after passport details have been received and final payment has been made to Voyages to Antiquity. In most cases the final documentation is sent no later than 30-21 days prior to scheduled departure. It is the responsibility of the guest to verify that the full name(s) on any cruise, land, or air arrangements and reservations are the same as listed on his/her passport. Voyages to Antiquity is not responsible for cancellation or pre-bookable fees imposed by any supplier due to incorrect names provided by the Travel Agent or guest. Responsibility The responsibility of Voyages to Antiquity and the operator of the vessel is strictly limited according to the Terms and Conditions set forth in the Passage Contract that you receive prior to embarkation. You are urged to read the Passage Contract carefully. A sample is available to be


mailed on request or can be viewed and printed from the Voyages to Antiquity website at any time. Transportation onboard the ship is provided solely by the ship operator and pursuant to the Passage Contract. Voyages to Antiquity reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a guest for any reason. Voyages to Antiquity shall not be responsible for any act, event or omission during the time passengers are not aboard the Voyages to Antiquity vessel. Voyages to Antiquity acts only as an agent for the supplier of off-ship services such as airlines and other off-ship transportation carriers, meals, shore excursions, accommodations, air ambulance and shore-side physicians. Guests agree not to hold Voyages to Antiquity, its owners, agents or representatives liable for any loss, injury, expense or damage which results directly or indirectly from any act or omission, whether negligent or otherwise, of any third party person or firm which is to, or does provide goods or services in connection with the trip or any available option. Without limiting the foregoing, Voyages to Antiquity shall have no liability to passengers for the quality of services at, and the condition, cleanliness or safety of a hotel, housing facility, or conveyance, or for any transportation delay, including but not limited to liability for inconvenience, shortened vacation time, additional expenses, or any other kind of damage. Voyages to Antiquity expressly disclaims all responsibility of any nature whatsoever for any loss, damage or injury to property or person resulting from air, rail, motorcoach or any other form of transportation other than that actually provided by the Voyages to Antiquity vessel. Air Transportation Voyages to Antiquity does not operate, control or supervise any airlines and shall have no responsibility for carriers failing to meet schedules whether or not air tickets were issued by Voyages to Antiquity or its designated vendor. Voyages to Antiquity is not responsible for any expenses or consequences relating to air transportation and that results from causes including but not limited to inclement weather, strikes, flight cancellations,

changes/delays in the ship’s schedule or a change/delay in schedule or routing made by a guest, travel agent or airlines. Any changes, including early ticket issuance and cancellations, requested by a Travel Agent or a guest to a confirmed flight reservation or issued ticket will incur an administrative fee. Any additional costs incurred by Voyages to Antiquity including penalties are made at the guest’s expense. Any charges imposed by an air carrier to Voyages to Antiquity after an air reservation is confirmed due to provision of incorrect name(s), or increase in airline related fuel surcharges, will be added to the total cost of your cruise or Cruise-Tour. If an airline ticket issued in conjunction with a Voyages to Antiquity air program is lost the guest is responsible for the full cost of replacement. Airline tickets are only refundable to Voyages to Antiquity and the amount of any refund owing to the guest, is determined by Voyages to Antiquity. Services provided by Independent Contractors All shore-side tours and services described in this brochure or on the website including air, hotel, transfers and excursions are provided by independent contractors. Voyages to Antiquity acts solely as ticketing agent for all shore-side activities and has no legal obligation or liability of any kind to guests for acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground/tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Voyages to Antiquity. Guests with Special Needs The cruise and tour programs featured in this brochure include extensive sightseeing and to fully participate each guest must be reasonably fit and have no walking difficulties. Whenever possible Voyages to Antiquity will try to accommodate guests with special needs as long as the mobility issues are not an impediment to others on the guided tours. For complete policy details, refer to the General Information section of this brochure or to that section of the Voyages to Antiquity website.

Luggage Handling All luggage must conform to and will be handled in accordance with the regulations and restrictions of airlines, government security requirements, and third party suppliers. Individual Airline charges or fees relating to checked and carry-on luggage are the guests' responsibility. Applicable fees and charges can be found on each airline's website. Charges and fees relating to the carriage and handling of luggage excluding porterage at Voyages to Antiquity's included hotels or porterage at the pier and to/from the Voyages to Antiquity vessel are the guest's responsibility. Voyages to Antiquity reserves the right to search guest luggage at any time and to refuse any items that might be considered dangerous. All handcarried luggage and personal effects are the responsibility of the guest at all times. Voyages to Antiquity is not responsible for the loss or damage to guest luggage. Luggage insurance is strongly recommended. Please refer to the Passenger Ticket/Passage Contract for the full details of the Voyages to Antiquity Luggage Policy. Errors & Omissions While Voyages to Antiquity makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information in this brochure, its promotions and as displayed on the website, Voyages to Antiquity reserves the right not to honor any published fares that it determines were erroneous due to printing, electronic or clerical error. Voyages to Antiquity is not responsible or liable for any typographical errors, omissions or misprints. Ship’s Registry The mv Aegean Odyssey is registered in Panama.

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april 30

madeira, morocco & seville

16

lisbon – seville

30 – 31

may 10

Historic spain, sicily & italy

20

seville – rome

32 – 33

may 24

tHe renaissance & rivieras

14

rome – nice

34 – 35

frencH riviera & moorisH spain

15

nice – seville

36 – 37

June 14

iberia, france & england

18

seville – london

40 – 41 42 – 43

June 26

iceland, faroes & sHetlands

18

london – london

July 10

england, ireland & scotland

19

london – edinburgH

44 – 45

July 23

celtic scotland & ireland

19

edinburgH – london

46 – 47

iceland, faroes & sHetlands

18

london – london

48 – 49

august 19

tHe best of france & portugal

18

london – lisbon

50 – 51

august 31

mediterranean odyssey

18

lisbon – rome

54 – 55

september 12

italian & adriatic HigHligHts

16

rome – venice

56 – 57

september 26

dalmatia & ancient greece

14

venice – atHens

58 – 59

october 4

classical greece & aegean islands

15

atHens – atHens

60 – 61

october 15

ancient greece, sicily & spain

19

atHens – seville

62 – 63

october 28

andalusian spain & morocco

13

seville – malaga

64 – 65

november 8

seville, morocco & canary islands

13

malaga – tenerife

66 – 67

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