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seville – london

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land of the midniGht sun

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the norweGian fJords

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copenhaGen – london

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iceland, faroes & shetlands

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the three rivers

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dalmatia & ancient Greece

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venice – athens

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classical Greece & islands of the aeGean

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award-winning journeys

contents the journey – memories of a lifetime

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our philosophy

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spring sailings aegean, black sea & mediterranean

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summer sailings midnight sun, baltic capitals, iceland & norwegian fjords

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autumn sailings mediterranean, adriatic & aegean

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grand voyages

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included hotel stays

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aegean odyssey

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suites, staterooms & cabins

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deck plan

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cruise fares

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general information

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flight information

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terms & conditions

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cruise calendar

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unforgettable experiences FOR SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN

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artistic treasures, ancient civilisations, natural wonders and a world of discovery Voyages to Antiquity’s 2019 European cruise programme masterfully blends perennial favourites and thrilling new adventures. In addition to Mediterranean voyages galore and unmissable discoveries of Iceland and the Norwegian Fjords, we are delighted to be returning to the historic resorts of the Black Sea in 2019 after several seasons away. Aegean Odyssey then sails the Baltic for the very first time, revealing the sublime grandeur and artistic treasures of St Petersburg, Tallinn and the Scandinavian capitals. And she also makes a maiden sailing to the North Cape, the legendary “Land of the Midnight Sun” high in the Arctic Circle, to experience the natural world at its wildest and most spectacular.

ICELAND FAROE ISLANDS SHETLANDS ORKNEYS SCOTLAND

NORWAY FINLAND SWEDEN RUSSIA ESTONIA

DENMARK

ENGLAND

GERMANY

POLAND

FRANCE PORTUGAL SPAIN

UKRAINE CROATIA ROMANIA ITALY BULGARIA CORSICA GREECE SICILY MALTA

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spring in the mediterranean

ancient cultures and fascinating history crossing the “middle sea” east and west in the warmth of spring

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What could be more enticing than Spring in the Mediterranean, cruising leisurely from city to iconic city, discovering masterpieces of art and architecture, immersing yourself in colourful cultures and sampling diverse and delicious food and drink?

twice-besieged stronghold comes to life amongst the castles and ramparts of glorious Valletta. Further stops are made in Crete, another island of enormous historical significance, and pretty Santorini, star of many a cruise postcard.

After her exotic Winter season, Aegean Odyssey finds herself on the southern shores of Spain in Picasso’s Malaga. The first Spring cruise is a return to her home port of Athens by way of two of the Mediterranean’s most enthralling islands. In Sicily, great temples, ancient theatres and monumental places of worship inspire admiration. In Malta, the history of this

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 commissioned the construction

of the Acropolis, the dramatists Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripedes and, of course, the philosopher Socrates. After a wonder-filled exploration of Athens, you’ll head out of town to the tranquillity of the Greek countryside with visits to the elegant ruins of Delphi, Agamemnon’s ancient capital of Mycenae and the grandeur of the amphitheatre at Epidaurus. Cruising the Greek Islands then 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 unwind 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 rich history. On Delos, legendary birthplace of Apollo and the paramount religious sanctuary of the ancient Greek world, you can stroll along the Terrace of the Lions and explore the classic Doric Temple of the Delians. By contrast, nearby Mykonos offers the more sybaritic experience of traditional tavernas and bustling shops. Crete is a delightful place to enjoy the festivities of Greek Easter. Charming Patmos, the Crusader stronghold of Rhodes, spectacular Santorini, and the conical volcano-island of Nisyros also feature.


new return to the black sea The Black Sea has been off the cruise map for some years, but Voyages to Antiquity is delighted to be among the first cruise operators to return to this magnificent and formerly very popular region. Calls are scheduled at the Bulgarian resort of Varna, famed for the priceless 6,000-year-old “Gold of Varna” discovered in a nearby necropolis; at the Romanian city of Constanza, with a rich and cosmopolitan history of its own; and at Odessa, where splendid 19th century architecture and the Potemkin Steps, immortalised in the film “The Battleship Potemkin”, await discovery.

This itinerary also includes a tour of ancient Athens, the breathtaking Meteora “Monasteries in the Sky” and the Greek islands of Lemnos, Skiathos and Patmos, where the apostle John is said to have received a divine vision and written the Book of Revelation.

greatest treasures of antiquity, or sip a Campari overlooking the stunning Amalfi coast. Whether you are marvelling at Pisa’s famous tower or wandering through the extensive ruins of tragic Pompeii, the vibrancy of Italy and its way of life will entrance you.

Islands of France, Italy and Spain, from wildly beautiful Corsica to picturesque Elba, present yet other engaging facets of Mediterranean life.

la dolce vita, spectacular cities and enchanting isles

Furthermore, from the astonishingly wellpreserved grandeur of Imperial Rome to the Renaissance splendour of Florence, Italy’s great cities are travel icons in their own right. Few forget their first sight of the majestic Colosseum and the sprawling Roman Forum or the great Florentine palaces and their numerous masterpieces of western art.

The Spring season concludes in some style as Aegean Odyssey reaches Spain, visiting Malaga, the colonial curiosity of Gibraltar and historic Cadiz, before sailing the delightful Guadalquivir River into the heart of Seville, recently acclaimed “Best City to Visit” by Lonely Planet.

No other country combines the best of art, culture and gastronomy with quite the same panache as Italy. Here you can enjoy a scoop of the most delicious ice cream in the world as you admire some of the

moorish splendour in southern spain

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summer in northern europe

NATURAL WONDERS AND NEW ADVENTURES

heading north for high summer from southern spain to the north cape Sailing from Seville and along Europe’s Atlantic Coast, Aegean Odyssey makes stops in Lisbon, the grand ‘City of the Explorers’, Oporto for sampling delicious port wine, and Vigo, gateway to the extraordinary cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Then, following a tranquil cruise along the River Gironde, she berths in the centre of Bordeaux, a city rightly regarded as the wine capital of the world, producing some of the greatest vintages – the perfect opportunity to taste and learn about the vineyards.

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Northward still, the ship puts in at historic La Rochelle and the delightful Channel Island of Guernsey. Finally, en route to London, visit the pretty harbour town of Honfleur with painterly scenes and a quality of light that bewitched the Impressionists.

new land of the midnight sun

new great cities of the baltic

At the North Cape of Norway, the only land between you and the North Pole is a scattering of Arctic islands. This is nature at its most pristine and majestic, illuminated by 24 hours of sunlight at the height of summer. For the very first time in 2019, Voyages to Antiquity is featuring a programme sailing north from London to this remote and beautiful place, by way of the rugged Shetlands and some delightful Norwegian fjords and ports, including picturesque Bergen, Alesund and the spectacular, remote Lofoten Islands. The cruise concludes in charming Copenhagen.

Also for the first time, we will be offering a circuit of the Baltic Sea, taking in the highlights of some of Europe’s greatest maritime cities. Perhaps the highlight is St Petersburg, the mesmerising city of Peter the Great. Many cruise operators offer one or occasionally two days to appreciate its treasures; we spend three days there, exploring awe-inspiring royal palaces, world class collections of art and uniquely glorious architectural marvels such as the brightly-hued Church of the Spilled Blood. Scandinavian capitals Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm are elegant and compact,


iceland: natural glory and the epic story

with a heritage that fascinates. Quirky Helsinki has a laid-back rhythm, and near neighbour Tallinn is quite simply magical, with its onion-domed churches and mighty ramparts. Finally, stops in Poland and Germany invite exploration of historic Gdansk and vibrant Berlin.

the norwegian fjords Cruise from Copenhagen to the beautiful and dramatic coastline of Norway on the western border of Scandinavia, a captivating region famous for its intricate network of cliff-lined saltwater inlets (fjords) crisscrossing the landscape. These breathtaking waterways have long inspired artists and writers, including the 19th century Norwegian Romantic Adelsteen Normann, whose splendid paintings of the fjords were largely responsible for their popularity. Aegean Odyssey cruises Sognefjord, Geirangerfjord and Hardangerfjord, and this programme also takes in the stunning Flam mountain railway, pretty Bergen and the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.

With its serene fjords, rainbow-arced waterfalls, volcanic peaks, roaring geysers and vast glaciers, Iceland puts on perhaps the planet’s greatest natural show, delivering spectacle after breathtaking, life-affirming spectacle. With Voyages to Antiquity, you’ll see islands of lava in Heimaey and the meeting of tectonic plates in UNESCOlisted Thingvellir National Park, whalefilled bays in the north and the geothermal lagoons of the interior. No wonder Iceland inspired the semi-fantastical epics considered amongst the greatest literary works of the medieval world. There are myriad opportunities too, to appreciate the birdlife that calls Iceland home, from gannets to puffins.

the faroes and orkneys As the ship heads back to Britain, she calls at the delightful harbour of Torshavn in the Faroe Islands, and Kirkwall in the Orkneys, where there are plenty of prehistoric ruins to discover, including the Standing Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar, a huge ceremonial stone circle dating back almost five millennia, as well as the most complete Neolithic village in Europe, Skara Brae.

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AUTUMN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

RIVIERAS, ISLANDS AND ANCIENT sites aegean odyssey heads south for autumn sunshine Having enjoyed the temperate climate of northern Europe during high summer, Aegean Odyssey then heads back south to the Mediterranean and the extraordinary civilisation of Ancient Greece. The programme begins with a journey from London to Lisbon including such unforgettable attractions as Paris, Bordeaux and Santiago de Compostela – and, taking advantage of the ship’s small size, river cruising along the Seine and the Gironde. This is followed by a crossing of the “Middle Sea” from Lisbon to Rome on a voyage packed with highlights, from the jet-set resorts of Monte Carlo and Portofino to the medieval splendour of Carcassonne and Avignon, the Renaissance treasures of Florence and Pisa to the Gothic majesty of Barcelona.

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From the ancient wonderland and ‘Eternal City’ of Rome, she sails south for delightful Sorrento, the poignant, perfectly-preserved remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum, which perished in the same Vesuvius eruption in 79AD, the iconic Amalfi Coast and the great temples of Paestum. Cruising past another great Mediterranean volcano (the island of Stromboli) and through the Strait of Messina, Aegean Odyssey arrives on the shores of the quintessential “melting pot” island of Sicily, with its marvellous ancient ruins, such as the hillside theatre of Taormina, an enthralling culture and sublime cuisine.

venice and the adriatic coast

tranquillity of the evening, when the day-trippers have departed.

The slim Adriatic Sea is fringed with unmissable sights north, east and west. Foremost is ‘La Serenissima’ herself, Venice. Described by Erica Jong as “the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone”, Venice is breathtaking, magical and a little unreal in the best possible way. Many cruises only offer a brief stop in this enchanting place, but our itineraries include an overnight stay on board, inviting you to appreciate its canals, shops and churches in the

After a visit to Urbino, birthplace of Raphael and one of the lesser-known artistic powerhouses of Italy, Aegean Odyssey skirts this storied coastline southeast to Croatia. In Split, the vast Palace of Diocletian, 3rd century Roman emperor, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in constant use, as it now comprises about half of the Old Town; its passageways housing myriad tiny shops, and the emperor’s mighty mausoleum now the Cathedral of St Domnius. A little further down the coast is Korcula, a characterful


island said to have been the birthplace of legendary explorer Marco Polo, and further still the stunning walled city of Dubrovnik, described by George Bernard Shaw as “paradise on earth”. Indeed, it is hard to imagine any traveller becoming jaded by

the city’s gleaming marble streets, Baroque buildings and charming, friendly people.

classical greece and her islands

The advantages of Aegean Odyssey’s small size again become apparent as she cruises Montenegro’s dramatic and beautiful Kotor Bay, a deep-water fjord carving its way 20 miles through the Dinaric Alps. Following a stop in another fascinating but little-visited Classical site – Albania’s Butrint – she finds herself back in Greek waters, putting in at four stops en route to Athens, with the chance to experience Olympia, where the ancient games took place, the Venetian castles of Pylos, unspoilt Hydra and the spectacular medieval town of Monemvasia.

Comprising our Autumn grand finale are two Greek adventures par excellence. No operator does Greek cruising better than Voyages to Antiquity, with established, endlessly engaging guest lecturers, comprehensive shore excursions and land tours, and the very best travel services.

Painting by Robert G. Lloyd

Begin with a five-day overland exploration of the temples of Athens’ Acropolis, not least the Parthenon, acclaimed as the greatest expression of Ancient Greece’s “Golden Age”, along with the richlyfrescoed Byzantine Monastery of Osios

Loukas, the majestically-situated site of the Delphic Oracle, Agamemnon’s city of Mycenae and the 14,000-seat 2nd century BC theatre at Epidaurus, with acoustics so perfect you can hear a pin drop from the highest tier. Then it is on to no fewer than seven uniquely interesting Greek Islands. Discover remnants of the Bronze Age Minoan civilisation in Santorini and Crete, the ruins of sacred Delos, the volcanic landscapes of Nisyros, tranquil Mykonos and the Crusader history of Rhodes.

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an awardwinning 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.

the best of small-ship cruising

a relaxed atmosphere on board

Ocean and river cruising aboard Aegean Odyssey

Enjoy the casual elegance and superb service

Voyages to Antiquity prides itself on the detail and planning of these cruises. Our aim is to offer an insight into the regions you will visit, blending an incredible wealth of culture with scenic beauty as you sail in comfort and enjoy the impeccable service on board.

On days at sea you can relax in the sun, dip in the pool, find a shady spot with a good book, or take in a lecture. There is also a daily programme of activities including informal cocktail parties, and during days at sea, quizzes, games and social events.

With an average of only 350 passengers, our ship is large enough to cruise great oceans, yet small enough to visit less crowded harbours and sail closer to the coast, enabling you to appreciate the magical views. She also has the ability to navigate upriver allowing us to berth right in the heart of Seville in Spain.

In the evenings, relax to the sounds of our string trio, pianist and vocalist, enjoy dancing before and after dinner, or occasionally some visiting local entertainment. There is no casino and no disco. The officers’ cocktail party is casual and without the usual formalities.

See pages 56-65 for details of life on board. If you want to see the world without having to endlessly pack and unpack, then cruising is for you. And, if you dislike the idea of travelling with hordes of people, then Aegean Odyssey is the ship for you. It’s easy to get to know your fellow passengers and make lifelong friends.

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Open seating dining – wine included with evening meal With our open seating dining policy, you can choose when, where and with whom to dine. While our resort casual dress code means you don’t need to pack so many clothes. Wherever we cruise, we do not think it appropriate to serve dinner without wine. Wines are sourced from Italy, France, Spain or Greece and are included. Other vintages are available at reasonable prices. Then, when it’s time to sleep, you are never far from the creature comforts and tranquillity of your cabin or stateroom. Sweet dreams!


award-winning itineraries

quality hotels ashore

shore excursions included

Exciting destinations – unique experiences

Included hotel stays with city sightseeing

Sightseeing excursions and land tours are included in the fare

All of our voyages have been meticulously planned by Voyages to Antiquity staff alongside noted experts on the natural world, explorers, archaeologists and historians. Many years of experience tells us that combining the best of cruising with land tours is the ideal way to explore these fascinating sites and get the most value from your chosen itinerary.

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.

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. Our sightseeing programmes are outstanding but can be strenuous; a reasonable level of fitness is, therefore, required. Our Cruise Guides and on-board Daily Journal will indicate the level of fitness required on any given day.

In the Spring and Autumn of 2019, Aegean Odyssey cruises the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, and during the midsummer months heads for more northern waters. We are delighted to offer some new and exciting itineraries to the Baltic Capitals and the Land of the Midnight Sun, plus new ports and countries such as Tarragona in Spain and Copenhagen in Denmark. Grand Voyages – travel further, save even more Our itineraries are all designed to make combining two departures into one unforgettable trip easy. These extended Grand Voyages not only mean you get to experience more of the world’s greatest wonders, they also represent outstanding value for money – see pages 50-53.

In Rome, the Excelsior opens onto one of Rome’s prestigious streets, the Via Veneto, and the Altis Avenida in Lisbon is located on Restauradores 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. The same view can be seen from the King George, one of Athens’ most prestigious hotels located in the heart of the city. In Seville, the 5-star Grand Melia Colon is a haven of luxury set in the historical and cultural heart of the city, and the Melia Sevilla is in a great location near the Plaza de Espana and all the major sights. For a full description of the hotels we use, please see pages 54,55. Don’t forget that during your preor post-cruise hotel stays, breakfast, sightseeing, transfers and baggage handling are all included. And, when touring outside of Athens, all meals are also included.

Individual QuietVox headsets On shore excursions from the ship, 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.

Voted “Best Small Ships Shore Excursions” 2017

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celebrated guest speakers on board Find out more about the fascinating places you will visit Central to the Voyages to Antiquity cruise experience, 2-3 guest speakers accompany every departure. They may be academics, broadcasters, journalists, authors, politicians or even generals, but they will all be pre-eminent in their profession and expert in their field. 6-9 talks per cruise, 45 minutes each, is the norm, often focusing on history, archaeology, art and mythology, as you might expect, but also on more unusual subjects such as botany and viticulture. Talks are delivered in the Ambassador Lounge with a host of visual aids (music, video and high quality maps) and recorded so passengers can catch up at their leisure if they are not able to attend in person. These lectures are specifically designed to complement shore excursions, not simply repeat or pre-empt the insight presented by VTA’s excellent local guides. Here is a selection of the expert guest speakers you may encounter on your Voyage to Antiquity.

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MICHAEL SQUIRE Michael Squire is Reader in Classical Art and Archaeology at King’s College London. His PhD was awarded the Hellenic Society prize and he has held research fellowships and visiting professorships at numerous renowned universities. His books and articles straddle the fields of Classics, archaeology, art history and aesthetics, and he has featured on programmes for BBC Radio 4, BBC television, the BBC World Service and ABC in Australia. CHRIS WHITTON Chris is a graduate of St John’s College and Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Cambridge. He has been affiliated with many other institutions, has published books with Cambridge and Oxford University Presses and writes regularly for The Times Literary Supplement. His research focuses on the literature, history and culture of the Roman Empire, but his interests and expertise extend across the ancient Mediterranean world. MARK SPENCER has always been fascinated by plants, growing his first hyacinth at the age of four. Originally a horticulturist, Mark trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew with a particular interest in tropical ferns and alpine plants. He later studied botany at university and did a PhD in the evolution of aquatic fungi. After university, he worked as a field botanist for a regional conservation organisation, followed by 12 years as a senior botany curator at the Natural History Museum, London. Mark now is a consultant forensic botanist, public speaker and occasional radio and TV presenter. He has also joined the Arts Society as an accredited lecturer. DR. NANCY WILKIE lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), is a distinguished archaeologist and professor. She is William H. Laird Professor of Classics, Anthropology and the Liberal Arts, Emerita, at Carleton College. Nancy has worked on archaeological projects in Greece, Egypt, and Nepal, authored more than 30 articles, and co-edited three books on archaeology. From 1998-2002 she served as President of the AIA. In April 2003, the President appointed Nancy to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee of the US State Department, on which she continues to serve. In April 2013 she was elected President of the US Committee of the Blue Shield, an organisation dedicated to the protection of cultural property in times of armed conflict.

NATALIA MURRAY Before being awarded her PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Natalia read History of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in St Petersburg and completed a PhD course at the Hermitage Museum. At present, she is a visiting lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art, a senior curator and the head of education at GRAD. In 2017, she curated a major exhibition Revolution. Russian Art. 1917-1932 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. ANDY BUNTON has been an obsessive wildlife enthusiast for as long as he can remember. Educated at Cambridge, Newcastle and Imperial College, he then embarked on a career in nature conservation. He has worked for local government, wildlife trusts, and, for 26 years, the RSPB in Scotland, the Southeast and the north of England, the latter as director. A highly experienced lecturer, Andy has accompanied more than 20 tours and cruises ranging from Costa Rica to the Philippines, Argentina to Svalbard. Now an Environmental Consultant, Andy is an enthusiastic traveller and leads wildlife groups worldwide. LARA HOGG is a Teaching Associate at the University of Sheffield and an Honorary Research Associate at Cardiff University. She is an expert in the Early Medieval (Viking Age) Archaeology of the North Atlantic, with a special focus on domestic animals. In 2017 an exhibition based on her PhD research opened at the Reykjavik City Museum. Lara’s interest in the Early Medieval North Atlantic started when, as an undergraduate student, she accidentally found herself excavating a Viking Age farm site in Iceland in the shadow of the most active volcano in Iceland, Hekla. She kept returning and in autumn 2012 moved to Iceland to continue her PhD research. JOHN DUCKER wears two professional hats – the first as the actor ‘John Leeson’, celebrating over 50 years in theatre, film and television, notably as the voice of Doctor Who’s robotic dog K9! The second as a longstanding member of the Association of Wine Educators and Circle of Wine Writers, and senior team tutor for The Wine Education Service in London. John loves to share his wine knowledge and passion with others and his quick-reference guide to food/wine matching, “Marriages Made in Heaven” will be available on board.

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. CAROLINE HOLMES is a Garden Historian of places, people and plants, and a consultant designer specialising in evoking historical, artistic and symbolic references ranging from the gardens surrounding Notre Dame-de-Calais to devising the planting for The Alnwick Garden’s ‘Poison Garden’. Caroline is also a broadcaster, author of 11 books, lecturer for The Arts Society, RHS and Road Scholar, and Course Director for the University of Cambridge’s ICE International Summer Programmes. She was a presenter of “Telling the Stories of England” and has co-presented many gardening shows for BBC television and radio. DR STEVE KERSHAW is a Classics Tutor at the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, Professor of the History of Art for the European Studies Programme of Rhodes College and The University of the South, and a lecturer for the V&A, Steve has spent much of the last 30 years travelling extensively in the world of the Greeks and Romans. He has recently published “A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths”, “A Brief Guide to Classical Civilisation”, “A Brief History of the Roman Empire”, and “A Brief History of Plato's Atlantis”. NICK MORRISON is a music graduate and London Blue Badge Guide. Nick enjoyed a successful career in Classical Music management before becoming a professional London tourist guide and a trainer of tourist guides. He has lectured on music and architecture and specialises in tours with a musical theme.


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The glorious Greek Islands


SPRINGTIME SAILINGS IN THE

AEGEAN, BLACK SEA & MEDITERRANEAN

FIVE EXCITING SPRINGTIME JOURNEYS

BOOK EARLY

WARM SUNSHINE, LANDSCAPES PEPPERED WITH WILD FLOWERS

SAVE UP TO

£1,200 PER CABIN

AND SPARKLING SEAS MAKE SPRING THE PERFECT TIME TO CRUISE THESE SHORES. EXPERIENCE ALL THE BENEFITS OF SMALL-SHIP

APR 13

CRUISING AS AEGEAN ODYSSEY SAILS FROM CLASSICAL GREECE AND

p16-17

A 2-week cruise across the southern Mediterranean from Malaga to Athens visiting the highlights of Sicily, Malta and the Greek Islands

ITS LEGENDARY ISLANDS TO FASCINATING CITIES ON THE SHORES OF THE BLACK SEA. FROM RENAISSANCE TREASURES IN ITALY AND

CLASSIC CIVILISATIONS OF THE SOUTHERN MEDITERRANEAN

APR 22

THE STUNNING MEDITERRANEAN ISLANDS OF ELBA, CORSICA AND

CLASSICAL GREECE & ISLANDS OF THE AEGEAN

p18-19

You’ll start with a comprehensive overland tour of Classical Greece, then embark on the ultimate Greek Island cruise

THE BALEARICS TO THE GREAT MOORISH CITIES OF SPAIN. 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.

book early & save

MAY 2

THE BLACK SEA & GREEK ISLANDS Aegean Odyssey returns to the Black Sea with visits to Bulgaria, Romania, and Odessa in Ukraine, plus a touch of the Greek Islands

p20-21

N EW

MAY 13 CLASSICAL GREECE & SOUTHERN ITALY Sail from Athens on a 15-day cruise visiting legendary sites of ancient Greece, plus Croatia and Sicily, ending in the Eternal City of Rome

p22-23

MAY 23 RENAISSANCE ITALY & HISTORIC ISLANDS Sail across the breadth of the Mediterranean on a 17-day journey featuring 11 ports of call and 12 included excursions

p24-25

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classic civilisations of the southern mediterranean

APRIL 13, 2019 MALAGA TO ATHENS

TWO RELAXING DAYS AT SEA

14 days from £2,445pp including 8 excursions and 2 nights hotel accommodation THIS DELIGHTFUL SPRINGTIME VOYAGE ACROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN TAKES IN THE ANCIENT CIVILISATIONS

MALTA, CRETE AND SANTORINI. VISIT THE MINOAN SETTLEMENTS OF AKROTIRI AND KNOSSOS, AND ENJOY A TWO-NIGHT HOTEL STAY IN ATHENS, FOR THE

OF SICILY,

VERY BEST OF ITS CULTURAL AND HISTORIC SITES, INCLUDING THE

ACROPOLIS AND PARTHENON.

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2019

PORT

APR 13

Fly to MALAGA Spain Transfer to Aegean Odyssey

ARRIVE

DEPART

7.00pm

APR 14/15 Cruising the Mediterranean APR 16

TRAPANI Sicily, Italy (Segesta or Erice)

noon

APR 17

PALERMO Sicily, Italy (Monreale Cathedral)

7.00am

CATANIA Sicily, Italy (Syracuse or Taormina)

8.00am

VALLETTA Malta (Grand Master’s Palace)

7.00am

APR 18 APR 19 APR 20

Cruising the Mediterranean

10.00pm 5.00pm 7.00pm 6.00pm

APR 21

CHANIA Crete Greek Islands

9.00am

APR 22

HERAKLION Crete Greek Islands (Knossos)

7.00am

APR 23

SANTORINI Greek Islands 8.00am (Akrotiri) 6.00pm

APR 24

PIRAEUS/ATHENS Greece 6.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel in Athens

hotel

APR 25

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

hotel

APR 26

ATHENS Greece Transfer to Athens Airport for flight home

Ship at anchor

11.00pm midnight

AEG190413

Embarking in Malaga, Spain, you will be able to take advantage of the many facilities Aegean Odyssey has to offer. You can start the day with a yoga class or set yourself up with a leisurely breakfast. There are fascinating lectures to attend, a well-stocked library to browse, and a host of other on-board activities to enjoy as you cruise across the Mediterranean Sea.

SICILY & MALTA Noon arrival at the beautiful island of Sicily for a celebration of the highest achievements in Western civilisation, featuring three ports in three days. From the port of Trapani, you can visit the Greek temples of Segesta or, there’s a more leisurely visit to the nearby hill-top town of Erice.


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • The temple of Segesta in Sicily • The Norman Cathedral of Monreale • The ancient Greek theatre of Taormina • Enter the Grand Harbour of Valletta, Malta • Chania town highlights • The clifftop village of Oia and Argyros Winery in Santorini

Spain Malaga

Mediterranean Sea Trapani Palermo

• The archaeological site of Akrotiri

Greece Athens Sicily Catania Santorini MALTA Heraklion Chania Valletta CRETE Knossos

• Two-night hotel stay in Athens • Visit the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum in Athens BOOK EARLY

save up to

£1,200 per cabin

Alternatively, take an optional full day tour to the ancient city of Selinunte and the town of Marsala, built on the ruins of Carthaginian Lilybaeum.

Eleftherios Venizelos who, prior to becoming Prime Minister of Greece, was instrumental in the island’s struggle against the Ottomans.

In the island’s capital, Palermo, you will see Monreale Cathedral, one of the most beautiful Norman churches in Italy, as well as the magnificent Roman and Arabesque synthesis of the Benedictine cloisters. Your final port-of-call in Sicily is Catania, for the magnificent Greek theatre, or you can choose to visit the Greek theatre of Taormina, with Mount Etna as a backdrop.

The heyday of Minoan civilisation (2000-1600BC) was marked by the construction of many great palaces, the best known being Knossos on the island of Crete. Excavations began here in 1899 by the British archaeologist, Sir Arthur Evans, who controversially “restored” the palace with his own eccentric ideas of Minoan interior design.

One of the most wonderful sights in the Mediterranean greets our arrival into the spectacular Grand Harbour of Valletta in Malta. Founded by the Knights of St John in 1566, the island’s capital city boasts the

Baroque St John’s Co-Cathedral and the magnificent Palace of the Grand Masters.

THE GREEK ISLANDS OF CRETE & SANTORINI Coastal Chania in Crete has a charming archaeological museum inside the Venetian church of San Francesco. It is also close to the tomb of the island’s national hero,

From Crete, you’ll cruise to Santorini for a visit to the Minoan settlement of Akrotiri. Dating from the 16thcentury BC, this ancient city was wonderfully preserved under volcanic ash. The island also has some stunning picture-postcard

villages, including the whitewashed houses and famously blue-domed churches of Oia. Alternatively you can combine Oia with a visit to the Argyros Winery.

CLASSICAL ATHENS After disembarking Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus, you will be transferred to your five-star hotel in Athens for a two-night stay that features the city’s most famous landmark, the Acropolis, which represents the most magnificent achievements of Athenian culture during the “Golden Age” of 447-438BC. Alternatively, combine the Byzantine Museum and the Monastery of Kaisariani, with its fine frescoes and elegant gardens. There’s also the option of visiting the National Archaeological Museum.

APRIL 13, 2019 – CRUISE FARES STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

M

Standard Inside

£2,695 £2,445

L

Premium Inside

2,850

K

Premium Inside

2,995

2,695

J

Standard Outside

3,250

2,950

2,595

I

Premium Outside

3,450

3,150

H

Premium Outside

3,650

3,295

G

Premium Outside

3,850

3,495

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

4,095

3,695

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

4,250

3,850

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

4,995

4,495

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

5,250

4,750

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

5,795

5,195

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

6,250

5,650

Prices above are per person in UK£ based on double occupancy. All Saver Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 68-71 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start at £2,750, see pages 66, 67.

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classical greece & islands of the aegean

APRIL 22, 2019 ATHENS BACK TO ATHENS

13 days from £2,345pp including 12 excursions and 4 nights hotel accommodation

ENJOY AN OUTSTANDING AEGEAN EXPERIENCE INCLUDING THE ORTHODOX EASTER CELEBRATION IN GREECE. DESIGNED TO SHOWCASE THE BEST HISTORICAL AND NATURAL WONDERS THAT

GREECE AND ITS

PORT

APR 22

Fly to ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

MAY 1

RHODES Greek Islands

7.00am 10.00pm

hotel

MAY 2

NISYROS Greek Islands

9.00am 6.00pm

APR 23

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

hotel

MAY 3

APR 24

ATHENS/DELPHI Greece Morning drive for sightseeing at Osios Loukas en route to Delphi for afternoon sightseeing and overnight

DELOS Greek Islands MYKONOS Greek Islands

8.00am noon 2.00pm 8.00pm

MAY 4

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

APR 25

APR 26

ISLANDS HAS TO OFFER, THIS FASCINATING JOURNEY BEGINS WITH

5-DAY LAND TOUR OF ATHENS AND CLASSICAL GREECE, FOLLOWED BY A VOYAGE TO WHITEWASHED ISLES – THIS IS SMALL-SHIP CRUISING AT ITS VERY BEST.

A

ARRIVE

ATHENS & ANCIENT GREECE

2019

DEPART

hotel

DELPHI/NAUPLIA Greece Morning drive to Mycenae for sightseeing, then on to Nauplia for overnight

Ship at anchor

AEG190426

hotel

NAUPLIA/PIRAEUS Greece Sightseeing in Epidaurus en route to embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus

8.00pm

APR 27

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

APR 28

HERAKLION Crete, 8.00am Greek Islands (Greek Easter lunch and show) midnight

APR 29

AGIOS NIKOLAOS Crete, Greek Islands

7.00am

APR 30

KARPATHOS Greek Islands

8.00am 8.00pm

8.00am 8.00pm

10.00pm

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Award-winning journeys ~ unique experiences ~ outstanding value...

Your two-night hotel stay in Athens includes a full morning’s guided tour of the city’s ancient citadel, the Acropolis, which represents the most magnificent achievements of Athenian culture. You will also visit the wonderful Acropolis Museum and have some free time to explore the city’s other remarkable sites such as the National Archaeological Museum. Your three-day tour of Classical Greece starts with the medieval Monastery of Osios Loukas, which contains some truly remarkable Byzantine mosaics and frescoes. Then to ancient Delphi at the foot of Mount Parnassus, for a guided tour of these fabulous remains, including the Temple of Apollo, which dates


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • Two-night hotel stay in Athens • Visit the Acropolis and Museum in Athens • Three-day land tour of Classical Greece with hotel stays in Delphi and Nauplia • The best of Greek Island cruising • Explore the Minoan site of Akrotiri • The blue-domed churches of Oia

GREECE Delphi Mycenae Epidaurus

Mykonos

Nauplia

• The traditional model village of Arolithos in Crete

Delos

Nisyros

Santorini

Rhodes

Heraklion

• Scenic tour of Rhodes

Crete

• The sacred island of Delos • Time on your own in Mykonos

Aegean Sea Athens

Karpathos Agios Nikolaos

BOOK EARLY

save up to

£600 per cabin

from 330BC. During your time here, walk the Sacred Way, following in the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims who came to consult the Oracle. For the final part of your land tour you will then visit Mycenae, the capital of a civilisation which dominated the eastern Mediterranean from the 16th to the 13th centuries BC, followed by the ruins of Epidaurus, where the magnificent theatre is still in use today.

SANTORINI & CRETE Boarding Aegean Odyssey, your cruise begins with Santorini, where the newly reopened Minoan settlement of Akrotiri is a highlight. The island also has some splendid picturepostcard villages to see, including the whitewashed houses and famously blue-domed churches of Oia.

Arrive in Heraklion, the capital of Crete, for a panoramic tour through the city and some free time for a stroll, before moving to the unique village of Arolithos, which has been designed to recreate life on the island as it would have been in centuries past. Here you will enjoy a traditional Greek Easter lunch, accompanied by an entertaining folklore show. Agios Nikolaos, overlooking the beautiful curve of Mirabello Bay, is your starting point for another pleasant journey into the Cretan countryside. Along the way stop at the medieval Eastern Orthodox Keras Monastery, then arrive at the village of Seli for refreshments at a local tavern and some breathtaking views of the Lasithi Plateau, which is filled with hundreds of picturesque windmills.

CRUISING THE DODECANESE Leaving Crete behind, sail to the friendly island of Karpathos, which has managed to maintain many of its customs and idiosyncrasies due to its remoteness. Then arrive in Rhodes, where the structure of the capital’s old town dates from the era of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem, who lived here from 1309 until 1522. You will also see the lookout Mount Smith, so named

after the British admiral Sir Sydney Smith, or visit Lindos for a walk around one of Rhodes’ most stunning coastal towns.

ISLAND GEMS OF THE SOUTHERN AEGEAN Greek mythology has it that the island of Nisyros was once a part of Kos, until Poseidon threw a piece of the island at the giant Polybotes, trapping his foe and creating a volcano. Then step ashore on Delos, birthplace of Achilles and one of the most interesting archaeological sites in Greece, before relaxing in the cafes and shops of beautiful Mykonos.

APRIL 22, 2019 – CRUISE FARES STATEROOM CATEGORY

M

Standard Inside

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

£2,495

£2,345

L

Premium Inside

2,695

2,545

K

Premium Inside

2,850

2,695

J

Standard Outside

2,995

2,795

I

Premium Outside

3,195

2,995

H

Premium Outside

3,395

3,195

G

Premium Outside

3,595

3,395

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

3,795

3,545

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

3,950

3,695

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

4,495

4,195

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

4,695

4,395

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

5,150

4,850

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

5,495

5,195

Prices above are per person in UK£ based on double occupancy. All Saver Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 68-71 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start at £3,195, see pages 66, 67.

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the black sea & greek islands

MAY 2, 2019 ATHENS BACK TO ATHENS

14 days from £2,850pp including 8 excursions and 2 nights hotel accommodation

THIS YEAR, AEGEAN ODYSSEY RETURNS TO THE BLACK SEA ON

2019

MAY 2

ARRIVE

Fly to ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

MAY 3

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

MAY 4

ATHENS/PIRAEUS Greece Embark Aegean Odyssey in nearby Piraeus

MAY 5

PATMOS Greek Islands (St John’s Monastery)

A SPECTACULAR JOURNEY FROM

ATHENS TO CLASSICAL VOLOS AND THE “MONASTERIES IN THE SKY” AT METEORA, THE SACRED ISLAND OF LEMNOS, BEAUTIFUL SKIATHOS AND HOLY PATMOS. THEN CRUISE THROUGH THE DARDANELLES AND INTO THE BLACK SEA FOR VISITS TO ODESSA IN UKRAINE, CONSTANZA IN ROMANIA, AND VARNA IN BULGARIA.

PORT

ATHENS & THE ACROPOLIS

DEPART

MAY 13

VARNA Bulgaria (Rock Monastery)

MAY 14

Cruising the Black Sea and Aegean

MAY 15

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

hotel hotel

6.00pm 8.00am 2.00pm

MAY 6

SKIATHOS Greek Islands

8.00am 8.00pm

MAY 7

VOLOS Greece (Meteora)

7.00am

MAY 8

LEMNOS Greek Islands

9.00am 3.00pm

MAY 9

Cruise the Dardanelles and Sea of Marmara

MAY 10

ODESSA Ukraine 10.00am (Potemkin Steps and evening Opera or Ballet performance) overnight

MAY 11

ODESSA Ukraine

MAY 12

CONSTANZA Romania (Folklore Show))

Ship at anchor

8.00am 6.00pm

AEG190504

10.00pm

4.00pm 10.00am 6.00pm

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Award-winning journeys ~ unique experiences ~ outstanding value...

Your two-night hotel stay in Athens includes a full morning's guided tour of the city's ancient citadel, the Acropolis, which represents the most magnificent achievements of Athenian culture. You will also visit the wonderful Acropolis Museum and have some free time to explore the city's other remarkable sites such as the National Archaeological Museum

AEGEAN ISLANDS & MONASTERIES OF METEORA Aegean Odyssey then cruises to tiny Patmos, a significant Christian pilgrimage site where St John is said to have written the Book of Revelation. After a visit to the island of Skiathos, you will travel by road


Ukraine Odessa

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • Two-night hotel stay in Athens • Visit the Acropolis and Museum in Athens

Constanza Romania Varna Bulgaria

• See the “monasteries in the sky” at Meteora • Cruise the Dardanelles and Bosphorus Strait • The iconic Potemkin Steps of Odessa • The Palaces of Odessa and champagne string concert

Lemnos

Meteora

• Evening performance at the Odessa National Opera & Ballet Theatre

Volos Skiathos Athens Greece

• Wine-tasting and folk dancing in Constanza • The Aladzha Rock Monastery of Varna BOOK EARLY

Black Sea

Patmos

Aegean Sea

save up to

£800 per cabin

from Volos to see the famous Byzantine monasteries, spectacularly built on top of the sandstone towers of Meteora. There are twenty-four in all and although many have fallen into ruin, some that remain are adorned with beautiful frescoes. Then step ashore on the sacred island of Lemnos, before making your way to the crossroads of the ancient world.

THE DARDANELLES & BOSPHORUS Cruising into the virtually landlocked Black Sea is one of the world’s great journeys and begins in the beautiful Dardanelles, which separates Asian and European Turkey. In classical mythology, it was here that Leander swam the strait each night to visit his love, the priestess Hero. After

passing the infamous Gallipoli peninsula, site of a disastrous Allied campaign in the Great War, Aegean Odyssey then cruises the smallest sea in the world, the Marmara, to enter the Bosphorus, with breathtaking views of Istanbul.

ODESSA – THE PEARL OF THE BLACK SEA The gigantic Potemkin Steps are considered the formal entrance to Odessa from the direction of the

sea and are its best-known symbol. The staircase is 27 metres high and extends for 142 metres but gives an optical illusion of greater length. A person looking down the stairs sees only the landings and the steps are invisible, but a person looking up sees only steps while the landings are invisible. After exploring the city, there will then be a magical evening performance at a real gem of the Black Sea, the beautiful National Opera and Ballet Theatre.

CONSTANZA & VARNA Cruising to the Romanian port of Constanza, the old quarter is rich in statuary and architectural marvels, including Ovid Square, so named after the Roman poet who was exiled here in the year 8AD. Following a tour of the city’s many historic

highlights, there will then be time to enjoy some local wine and delicacies to the accompaniment of a traditional folkloric performance. In Bulgaria’s third city, Varna’s Archaeological Museum houses the oldest manmade gold artefacts ever discovered, dating from the 4th-millennium BC. You will then visit the medieval Aladzha Rock Monastery that is arranged on two levels cut deeply into a 40-metre high limestone rock face, to create a mysterious atmosphere. Also discover the remains of the 2ndcentury AD Roman Thermae, which were the largest baths in the European part of the Empire, before your return to Greece for disembarkation in Piraeus.

MAY 2, 2019 – CRUISE FARES STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

£2,850

M

Standard Inside

£2,995

L

Premium Inside

3,195

K

Premium Inside

3,395

3,195

J

Standard Outside

3,595

3,395

2,995

I

Premium Outside

3,795

3,595

H

Premium Outside

3,995

3,750

G

Premium Outside

4,250

3,995

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

4,550

4,250

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

4,750

4,450

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

5,395

5,095

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

5,650

5,295

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

6,250

5,895

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

6,750

6,350

Prices above are per person in UK£ based on double occupancy. All Saver Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 68-71 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start at £3,550, see pages 66, 67.

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classical greece & Southern italy

MAY 13, 2019 ATHENS TO ROME

15 days from £3,145pp including 10 excursions and 4 nights hotel accommodation

2019

MAY 13

YOU TO SOME OF THE MOST

MAY 14

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

hotel

MAY 15

ATHENS/PIRAEUS Greece Full day excursion to Mycenae and Epidaurus before embarking Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus

MAY 16

ALONG THE WAY

YOU WILL ALSO VISIT LEGENDARY

8.00pm

(from Gythion)

MAY 17

OLYMPIA Greece

8.00am 7.00pm

(from Katakolon)

MAY 18

DELPHI Greece

6.00pm

7.00am

7.00am 6.00pm

(from Itea)

MAY 19

CORFU Greek Islands

SPARTA IN THE PELOPONNESE

MAY 20

DUBROVNIK Croatia

7.00am 7.00pm

AND THE MAGNIFICENTLY WELL-

MAY 21

BRINDISI Italy (Lecce or Alberobello)

7.00am

MAY 22

CATANIA Sicily, Italy (Taormina or Syracuse)

1.00pm

MAY 23

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii or Herculaneum)

2.00pm

MAY 24

SORRENTO Italy

PRESERVED REMAINS OF

POMPEII

HERCULANEUM, BEFORE ENJOYING A TWO-NIGHT HOTEL STAY IN MAGICAL ROME.

OR

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SPARTA Greece

ATHENS & THE ACROPOLIS

DEPART

hotel

EXTRAORDINARY SITES IN THE ANCIENT WORLD.

ARRIVE

Fly to ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

FROM ATHENS AND CORFU TO DUBROVNIK, OLYMPIA AND DELPHI, THIS AMAZING JOURNEY TAKES

PORT

8.00am 2.00pm

2.00pm 7.00pm overnight 6.00pm

MAY 25

CIVITAVECCHIA/ROME Italy Disembark in Civitavecchia and transfer to Rome hotel

MAY 26

ROME Italy

MAY 27

ROME Italy Transfer to Rome Airport for flight home

Ship at anchor

8.00am hotel hotel

AEG190515

Your two-night hotel stay in Athens includes a full guided tour of the ancient Acropolis and its museum, which represents the most magnificent achievements of Athenian culture. You will also have plenty of free time to explore the city's other remarkable sites, such as the National Archaeological Museum.

THE GLORIOUS GREEK ISLANDS Prior to embarking Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus, you’ll enjoy a full day excursion of the Argolis, visiting both the archaeological site of Mycenae and Epidaurus, where the astonishing theatre has fantastic acoustics. Then cruise to the Peloponnese for the stunning Byzantine hilltop city of Mystras and the ruins of ancient Sparta, which has an Archaeological Museum containing finds from the site.


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • Two-night hotel stay in Athens • Visit the Acropolis and Museum • Ancient Sparta and the hilltop city of Mystras

Rome

• The mythological sites of Olympia and Delphi • Walk on the walls around ancient Dubrovnik

Croatia Dubrovnik

Adriatic Sea ITALY Pompeii

Alberobello

Sorrento

Brindisi Lecce

Tyrrhenian Sea

• Syracuse or Taormina in Sicily • Explore Pompeii or Herculaneum

Corfu

• Free day in Sorrento Taormina

Sicily

• Two-night hotel stay in Rome • The Colosseum and Basilica of St Peter in Chains

Catania

Ionian Sea

Syracuse

Itea Delphi Athens Greece Olympia Katakolon Sparta Gythion

BOOK EARLY

save up to

Aegean Sea

£1,000 per cabin

Olympics. Among the archaeological relics here is the temple where Apollo is said to have foretold the future through his Oracle. The capital of Corfu has a Byzantine Museum inside a beautiful church. Or you may journey through the island’s fertile orange and lemon groves to Achilleon Palace, one of the most renowned royal villas in Europe. The mystical sanctuary of Ancient Olympia has been sacred ground since at least the 10th-century BC, but it is most familiar as the place where the first Olympic Games were held in 776BC to honour the God Zeus. You will then discover the ruins of ancient Delphi on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, where the 6thcentury BC Pythian Games were founded as a companion to the

THE BEAUTY OF DALMATIA & ITALY During a guided walk around Dubrovnik you will discover why Lord Byron described this walled city as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Then cruise to Lecce at the tip of Italy's boot for more architectural treasures, including the 25,000seat Roman amphitheatre.

Alternatively, the UNESCO World Heritage village of Alberobello is famous for its cone-roofed stone huts, many of which are painted with Christian symbols. Sailing onwards, stop in Catania on the island of Sicily for a sightseeing tour to Syracuse, featuring the magnificent Greek theatre. Or visit the Greek theatre of Taormina in the shadow of Mount Etna.

THE MYSTERIES OF POMPEII Since being engulfed by lava from Vesuvius in August 79AD, nowhere else has provided as much insight into the lives of the ancients as Pompeii. Alternatively, visit the nearby town of Herculaneum which perished in the same eruption and is equally filled with well-preserved casts, ancient surgical implements

and frescoes. This is followed by a free day in Sorrento, with plenty of time to take a hydrofoil to the wonderful isle of Capri.

ROME – THE ETERNAL CITY Your voyage ends with a two-night hotel stay in Rome, for sightseeing that includes the largest and most famous Roman amphitheatre, the Colosseum. There’s also a chance to see the magnificent frescoes by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel and tour the Vatican Museums. Or take an optional trip out of town to Tivoli on the slopes of the Apennines, where the Villa d'Este has one of the world’s most beautiful gardens.

MAY 13, 2019 – CRUISE FARES STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

M

Standard Inside

£3,295

£3,145

L

Premium Inside

3,550

3,350

K

Premium Inside

3,750

3,550

J

Standard Outside

3,995

3,750

I

Premium Outside

4,250

3,995

H

Premium Outside

4,450

4,150

G

Premium Outside

4,695

4,395

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

4,995

4,650

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

5,195

4,845

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

5,995

5,595

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

6,295

5,895

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

6,950

6,495

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

7,495

6,995

Prices above are per person in UK£ based on double occupancy. All Saver Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 68-71 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start at £3,850, see pages 66, 67.

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renaissance italy & historic islands

MAY 23, 2019 ROME TO SEVILLE

17 days from £3,250pp including 12 excursions and 4 nights hotel accommodation

2019

MAY 23 MAY 24 MAY 25

FROM THE ITALIAN CAPITAL THROUGH THE BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS OF THE

MEDITERRANEAN TO SOUTHERN SPAIN AND THE TIP OF MAINLAND EUROPE. THIS JOURNEY

WESTERN

MAY 26

AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES IN THE

RENAISSANCE TREASURES OF FLORENCE, THE CATHEDRAL OF PALMA, MAJORCA,

WORLD INCLUDING THE

AND THE MOORISH HERITAGE OF

SEVILLE AND CORDOBA.

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ARRIVE

hotel

ROME Italy

hotel

ROME Italy Transfer to Civitavecchia to embark Aegean Odyssey FLORENCE Italy

6.00pm 8.00am overnight

(from Livorno)

PISA/LUCCA Italy (from Livorno)

6.00pm

MAY 28

ELBA Italy

MAY 29

Cruise the Isles Lavezzi and Maddalena Archipelago BONIFACIO Corsica, France 1.00pm midnight

MAY 30

AJACCIO Corsica, France

7.00am

MAY 31

MAHON Menorca, Spain

9.00am

8.00pm

JUN 1

PALMA Majorca, Spain

8.00am

6.00pm

JUN 2

Cruising the Mediterranean

JUN 3

MALAGA Spain

8.00am 11.00pm

JUN 4

GIBRALTAR

7.00am

JUN 5

CADIZ Spain River cruising along the Guadalquivir SEVILLE Spain

6.00am 12.30pm

8.00am

ROME – THE ETERNAL CITY

DEPART

Fly to ROME Italy Transfer to hotel

MAY 27

WILL TAKE YOU TO SOME OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE BUILDINGS, MONUMENTS

PORT

6.00pm

1.00pm

6.00pm

9.30pm overnight

JUN 6

SEVILLE Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel

hotel

JUN 7

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

hotel

JUN 8

SEVILLE Spain Transfer to Seville Airport for flight home

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available post-cruise. Ship at anchor

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Your holiday starts with a two-night hotel stay in Rome, where included sightseeing features a choice of the well-preserved archaeological site of Ostia Antica, which rivals Pompeii, or the largest and most famous Roman amphitheatre, the Colosseum. There’s also an optional visit to the sumptuous Basilica of St Peter’s in the Vatican, as well as the grounds of Villa d'Este, one of the world’s most beautiful gardens, before it’s time to board Aegean Odyssey.

TUSCANY’S RENAISSANCE CITIES The fascinating city of Florence is a place to engulf the senses and stretch your mind at every turn. The birthplace of the Renaissance, many of Italy’s artistic giants left behind an astonishing legacy of art waiting to be


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • 2-night hotel stay in Rome Pisa/Lucca

• The Uffizi and Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence • The Leaning Tower of Pisa • Napoleon ’s villa on the island of Elba • Cruise the Isles Lavezzi and Maddalena Archipelago • The romantic islands of the Mediterranean • The Rock of Gibraltar

Spain

Livorno Florence Corsica Elba Italy Rome Ajaccio Bonifacio Majorca Mahon Palma Menorca

Seville Malaga Cadiz Gibraltar

Mediterranean Sea

• The Moorish palaces of southern Spain • River cruising through the Andalusian countryside to Seville • The great Cathedral-Mosque of Cordoba

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discovered here, from the Uffizi and Galleria dell'Accademia to the Ponte Vecchio, or alternatively you may visit the majestic Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica di Santa Croce. Enchanting Lucca is situated on the banks of the River Serchio, where the cobbled streets, handsome piazzas and shady promenades make it a perfect destination to explore by foot, as is Pisa, where the city’s most famous symbol, the precarious Leaning Tower, appears before you in the Square of Miracles.

ISLANDS OF THE MIDDLE SEA On Elba, the island where Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled, you will see the elaborate villa where he lived, or take an optional tour to Capoliveri to enjoy some local wine. You’ll then

cruise the Isles Lavezzi and Maddalena Archipelago en route to Bonifacio and Ajaccio on the island of Corsica, ancestral home of Napoleon, before continuing through what was once known as the Middle Sea to explore the capital of Menorca, Mahon, and the bustling city of Palma de Mallorca.

SAILING SOUTHERN SPAIN After a day at sea, enjoy a panoramic drive through some of the outstanding sites of Malaga to visit the Picasso Museum, or an optional full day in Granada, where the Alhambra, begun in 1238, was the last capital of the Moors in Spain. Your excursion here includes the Royal Palace and the Generalife with its splendid gardens.

The Rock of Gibraltar in the mouth of the Mediterranean is a tiny slice of Britishness full of extraordinary history. Then arrive in Cadiz for a morning tour of the 18th-century Baroque cathedral and the splendid Moorish-style Alameda de Apodaca gardens. Or you may travel to Jerez de la Frontera, a town famous for the production of sherry where, after a tour of the city, there will be some sherry-tasting at a renowned Bodega.

RIVER CRUISING TO SEVILLE Aegean Odyssey then sails inland through the Andalusian countryside along the Guadalquivir River to dock in the heart of Seville. Here 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 and the nineteenth century. In Cordoba, one of the world’s great destinations, you’ll also visit one of the wonders of the medieval world, the Great Mosque.

MAY 23, 2019 – CRUISE FARES STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

£3,250

M

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£3,450

L

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3,695

3,495

K

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3,895

3,645

J

Standard Outside

4,145

3,895

I

Premium Outside

4,395

4,145

H

Premium Outside

4,645

4,395

G

Premium Outside

4,895

4,645

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

5,195

4,895

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

5,395

5,095

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

5,895

5,545

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

6,250

5,900

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

6,895

6,495

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

7,495

7,095

Prices above are per person in UK£ based on double occupancy. All Saver Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 68-71 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start at £3,995, see pages 66, 67.

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Lofoten Islands, Norway


HEADING NORTH FOR SUMMER

MIDNIGHT SUN, BALTIC CAPITALS, ICELAND & NORWEGIAN FJORDS

SIX FASCINATING SUMMER SAILINGS FEATURING INAUGURAL VOYAGES TO THE BALTIC AND NORTH CAPE PLUS A NO-FLY CRUISE TO ICELAND

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SAVE UP TO

SAILING FROM THE SOUTH OF SPAIN TO THE NATURAL WONDERS OF THE

ARCTIC, OUR NEW SUMMER VOYAGES WILL TAKE YOU TO THE BALTIC CAPITALS OF

PER CABIN

JUN 4

COPENHAGEN, HELSINKI AND STOCKHOLM,

FEATURING AN EXTENDED STAY IN ST FOR

£1,000

PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. ALSO NEW

2019 IS A CRUISE ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST OF NORWAY TO THE

EUROPEAN CONNOISSEUR

p28-29

Two days in Seville begins this 15-day voyage to Portugal’s historic cities, France’s wine country and the Channel Islands JUN 18

LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN

p30-31

A two-week inaugural voyage from the British capital to the Shetland Islands, the North Cape of Norway and the fun of Copenhagen

MIDNIGHT SUN OF THE NORTH CAPE AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD.

NE W

WE WILL ALSO RETURN TO THE MAGICAL LANDSCAPES OF ICELAND, THE INCREDIBLE

NORWEGIAN FJORDS, THE GREAT RIVERS OF FRANCE,

AND THE

JUL 3

ATLANTIC COAST OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL.

WITH SIGHTSEEING EXCURSIONS INCLUDED AT VIRTUALLY ALL PORTS OF

BALTIC CAPITALS & ST PETERSBURG Our inaugural cruise into the Baltic, visiting Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Poland and Germany, with an extended stay in St Petersburg

JUL 16

CALL, PLUS EXTENDED STAYS IN CERTAIN PORTS, YOU’LL ENJOY TIME ASHORE AND HAVE MORE TIME TO TAKE IN ALL THE SIGHTS. JUL 30

p32-33

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THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS p34-35 From Copenhagen to London, this exciting 15-day voyage explores Norway’s historic cities and magnificent fjords and features a call at Edinburgh ICELAND, FAROES & SHETLANDS

p36-37

Cruise from London to the highlights of Iceland with visits to the remote islands of the Faroes and Shetlands, plus the Scottish capital AUG 14

book early & save

THE THREE RIVERS P38-39 Cruise south to Portugal’s historic cities via France’s great rivers – the Seine and Gironde – and enjoy a day out in Paris, the French capital

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european connoisseur

JUNE 4, 2019 SEVILLE TO LONDON

15 days from £2,595pp including 9 excursions and 2 nights hotel accommodation STARTING IN SEVILLE, THIS BRIGHT, SUMMER, FOOD AND WINE THEMED

PORT

JUN 4

Fly to SEVILLE Spain Transfer to hotel

ARRIVE

hotel

JUN 5

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

hotel

JUN 6

SEVILLE Spain Embark Aegean Odyssey

JUN 12

10.00pm

At Sea

JUN 8

LISBON Portugal

7.00am 8.00pm

CRUISE VISITS THE MAGNIFICENT

JUN 9

1.00pm

CORDOBA, THE GREAT PORTUGUESE CITIES OF LISBON AND OPORTO, AND THE INSPIRING CATHEDRAL AT SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA. YOU WILL ALSO

OPORTO Portugal (Port wine tasting)

JUN 10

VIGO Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

6.00am

HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TASTE

BORDEAUX, VISIT THE OLD QUARTER OF LA ROCHELLE, HONFLEUR, AND THE CHARMING CHANNEL ISLAND OF GUERNSEY. WINE IN

JUN 11

At Sea

andalusian cities and river cruising

DEPART

JUN 7

CITY OF

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8.00pm 8.00pm

River cruising along the Gironde BORDEAUX France

JUN 13

BORDEAUX France

JUN 14

LA ROCHELLE France

5.00pm overnight 4.00pm 8.00am 8.00pm

JUN 15

At Sea

JUN 16

GUERNSEY Channel Islands

8.00am

JUN 17

HONFLEUR France

7.00am 3.00pm

JUN 18

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

8.00am

6.00pm

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available pre-cruise. Ship at anchor

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During your two-night stay in Seville, you will visit the Royal Palace Alcazar, the oldest residence of Spanish royalty still in use today which features an extraordinary array of architectural influences, from the Arabic period right up to the 19th century. Alternatively, enjoy a themed tour featuring tapas sampling. The Cathedral of Seville is the third largest Gothic church in Europe and houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus – well worth a visit in your free time. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Cordoba, which contains one of the wonders of the medieval world, the Great Mosque. Before sailing, you’ll enjoy a fabulous Flamenco dance show on board.


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • The Great Mosque of Cordoba

ENGLAND London

• Flamenco dance show on board in Seville • A taste of Portugal in Oporto

Guernsey Channel Islands

• The statue of Christ the King in Lisbon • The pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela • River cruising the Gironde into Bordeaux

Atlantic Ocean Vigo

Santiago de Compostela

Oporto PORTUGAL Spain Lisbon

• Historic Guernsey in the Channel Islands • Walking tour of Honfleur

France La Rochelle Bordeaux

• France’s wine country and tasting • Explore medieval La Rochelle and Re Island

Honfleur

Seville

Cordoba

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iberian highlights There has been a settlement on the site of Lisbon since Neolithic times and the city has long played a key role in European history. This rich past is evident during your tour of the oldest Alfama quarter, the monumental statue of Christ the King, and the monastery of Jeronimos. Then in Oporto, visit a wine estate to sample that most famous of fortified wines, port, or join a tour of this charming and historic 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 to Santiago de Compostela. In the 11th century a church was built

over his remains and has been a place of pilgrimage ever since. Alternatively, you may enjoy a panoramic boat tour along the bay of Vigo to taste some world-renowned Galician mussels and white wine.

a taste of france – bordeaux and la rochelle Aegean Odyssey then cruises up the River Gironde to berth in the heart of Bordeaux, where the magnificent 18th-century architecture has led

many people to describe the city as having the most beautiful streets in France. Highlights here include the Palais Rohan and the 13th-century Cathedral of St Andrew, with a choice of tours also available taking you to the Wine Museum or out of the city for some wine and food tasting at a prestigious estate. Cruising north along the southwest coast of France, you’ll arrive at the delightful port of La Rochelle for a tour of the city’s historic sites, including one of the jewels of the Atlantic coast, Ile de Re, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge nearly two miles in length.

guernsey and normandy A busy port since Roman times, the picturesque town of St Peter Port in Guernsey is filled with cobblestone streets that are lined with Regency buildings. Guarding the port is the 13th century Castle Cornet, which also houses a number of interesting museums. Alternatively, a tour of the island is available, before Aegean Odyssey cruises to the picturesque French port of Honfleur for a leisurely guided tour of its timber-framed houses and quaint alleyways. One of Honfleur’s major sites is St Catherine’s Church, which dates from the 15th century and has the distinction of being France’s largest timber-built church.

JUNE 4, 2019 – CRUISE FARES STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

M

Standard Inside

£2,750

£2,595

L

Premium Inside

2,995

2,795

K

Premium Inside

3,195

2,995

J

Standard Outside

3,395

3,195

I

Premium Outside

3,645

3,395

H

Premium Outside

3,895

3,645

G

Premium Outside

4,150

3,895

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

4,450

4,150

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

4,650

4,350

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

5,150

4,795

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

5,395

4,995

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

5,995

5,595

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

6,595

6,195

Prices above are per person in UK£ based on double occupancy. All Saver Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 68-71 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start at £3,095, see pages 66, 67.

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land of the midnight sun

JUNE 18, 2019 LONDON TO COPENHAGEN INAUGURAL VOYAGE

16 days from £2,995pp including 9 excursions HEAD FOR THE ARCTIC CIRCLE ON A SPECTACULAR MAIDEN VOYAGE. CRUISE FROM LONDON TO THE RUGGED COAST OF NORWAY TO EXPERIENCE THE MIDNIGHT SUN OF THE NORTH CAPE. ON THE WAY, YOU’LL CALL IN AT THE SHETLAND ISLANDS, GET TAKEN BACK TO THE MIDDLE AGES IN BERGEN, AND VISIT THE REMOTE LOFOTEN ISLANDS. HEADING BACK SOUTH YOU’LL STOP AT VIKING TRONDHEIM, CRUISE THE INCREDIBLE FJORDS, AND ENJOY AN OVERNIGHT STAY IN COPENHAGEN.

2019

PORT

JUN 18

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

ARRIVE

DEPART

JUN 19

At Sea

JUN 20

LERWICK Shetland Islands, 2.00pm Scotland

JUN 21

BERGEN Norway (Funicular ride to top of Mount Floyen)

JUN 22

At Sea

JUN 23

HARSTAD Lofoten Islands, Norway

3.00pm

JUN 24

HONNINGSVAG Norway (Cruising the North Cape)

5.00pm

JUN 25

TROMSO Norway

2.00pm

7.00pm

JUN 26

At Sea

JUN 27

TRONDHEIM Norway

8.00am

2.00pm

JUN 28

HELLESYLT Norway (Cruising Geirangerfjord) GEIRANGER Norway

8.00am 10.00am noon

8.00pm

JUN 29

ALESUND Norway

7.00am

6.00pm

JUN 30

STAVANGER Norway

2.00pm

8.00pm

6.00pm

7.00pm

2.00pm 6.00pm

JUL 1

At Sea

JUL 2

COPENHAGEN Denmark (Rosenborg Castle)

JUL 3

COPENHAGEN Denmark Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Copenhagen Airport for flight home

Ship at anchor

the remote shetland islands

7.00am overnight

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8.00pm 11.00pm

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Award-winning journeys ~ unique experiences ~ outstanding value...

Departing from Tilbury, Aegean Odyssey heads north for Scotland. With a day at sea there’s time to get to know the ship and take in a lecture or two, before your arrival in Lerwick, the capital of the Shetlands. As well as seeing the famous free roaming ponies, you may have the opportunity to discover the remarkable archaeological site of Jarlshof, tour Scotland’s most northerly town, or visit Lerwick Castle.

bergen, harstad & the lofoten islands Bergen is a beguiling city. Flourishing by the early Middle Ages, its heritage can still be glimpsed in the beautifully-preserved wooden houses of the Bryggen


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

Norwegian Sea

• The remote beauty of the Shetlands • Ride up Mount Floyen in Bergen • Cruising into the Arctic Circle • Witness the amazing Midnight Sun while enjoying cocktails on deck

Shetland ISLANDS Lerwick

• Norway’s spectacular North Cape • The Viking history of Trondheim

Honningsvag North Cape Tromso Harstad

Norway Trondheim Alesund Geiranger Hellesylt Bergen Stavanger

• Ascending the summit of Mount Dalsnibba • Stunning fjord cruising • The old quarter of Gamle in Stavanger • Panoramic tour of Copenhagen including Rosenborg Castle

ENGLAND London

Copenhagen Denmark

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district, Here, a funicular will take you to the top of Mount Floyen for stunning views over the city. Other landmarks include Hakon's Hall, the Rosenkrantz Tower and the Mariakirken, Bergen’s oldest building. Entering the Arctic Circle, you will then get your first taste of perpetual daylight, as the sun dips briefly into the sea, creating amazing colours and a sense of a continual sunset and sunrise. Arriving at Harstad, the rocky peaks and coastal flatlands of the Lofoten Islands are all the more atmospheric in this light.

cruising norWay’s north caPe When Aegean Odyssey reaches Honningsvag (North Cape) at the northernmost tip of Norway you will witness the purest form of Midnight Sun to be found anywhere

on earth. It’s a truly otherworldly experience in a realm where the sun never dips below the horizon at this time of the year, and we celebrate at midnight with cocktails on deck. The coastline of the North Cape is equally spectacular, as are the traditional wooden houses of Tromso and Trondheim, Norway’s former Viking capital, where the Nidarosdomen is the most northerly medieval cathedral in the world.

the norWegian fJords Cruising the majestic fjords of western Norway, you can enjoy an optional experience from Hellesylt to Geiranger. Along the way see the pretty waterside village of Stryn and the deepest lake in Europe, the Hornindalsvatnet. Lunch will be served at the Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre, overlooking

the mountainous Oppstrynsvatn lake. Following a guided tour of the botanical garden, you will then ascend Mount Dalsnibba to an “invisible” viewing platform at its summit which creates the illusion of floating in space as you look down at the distant Geirangerfjord, over one and a half thousand feet below. Or, enjoy an included tour of UNESCO Geiranger. Alesund, at the mouth of the Geirangerfjord, is renowned for

its abundance of Art Nouveau architecture while Gamle in Stavanger is another of Europe’s best-preserved settlements of wooden houses and is filled with fairytale white cottages dating from the 18th and 19th centuries.

coPenhagen: denmarK’s JeWel Arriving in Copenhagen, Aegean Odyssey will berth overnight near the famous Little Mermaid statue, giving you plenty of time to see the city’s many sights, including the Royal Winter Residence and the Rosenborg Castle, home of the Danish Crown Jewels. You may also like to visit the picturesque medieval fishing village of Dragor, a cosy, picturesque maze of cobblestone streets lined with colourful hollyhocks and yellow painted houses, before disembarking for the return home.

JUNE 18, 2019 – CRUISE FARES STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

M

Standard Inside

£3,195

£2,995

L

Premium Inside

3,495

3,295

K

Premium Inside

3,795

3,595

J

Standard Outside

4,095

3,895

I

Premium Outside

4,395

4,195

H

Premium Outside

4,695

4,440

G

Premium Outside

4,995

4,695

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

5,450

5,150

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

5,695

5,395

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

6,195

5,845

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

6,550

6,195

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

7,450

6,995

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

7,995

7,495

Prices above are per person in UK£ based on double occupancy. All Saver Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 68-71 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start at £4,150, see pages 66, 67.

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baltic capitals & st petersburg

JULY 3, 2019 COPENHAGEN BACK TO COPENHAGEN INAUGURAL VOYAGE

14 days from £2,995pp including 9 excursions and an extended stay in St Petersburg

2019

PORT

JUL 3

Fly to COPENHAGEN Denmark Transfer to Aegean Odyssey

overnight

COPENHAGEN Denmark (Rosenborg Castle)

6.00pm

JUL 4

AEGEAN ODYSSEY ENTERS THE BALTIC SEA FOR

WATERS OF THE

THE FIRST TIME EVER ON THIS MAGNIFICENT NEW CRUISE FOR

2019, FEATURING AN INCREDIBLE THREE-DAY STAY IN ST PETERSBURG, PLUS THE SCANDINAVIAN CAPITALS OF COPENHAGEN, STOCKHOLM AND HELSINKI. YOU’LL ALSO ENJOY CALLS AT HISTORIC PORTS IN

ESTONIA, POLAND AND GERMANY,

WITH AN INCLUDED DAY TRIP TO THE

JUL 5

At Sea

JUL 6

STOCKHOLM Sweden (Vasa Museum)

ARRIVE

denmarK, sWeden & finland

DEPART

9.00am

JUL 7

HELSINKI Finland 2.00pm (Market and Senate Squares)

JUL 8

ST PETERSBURG Russia (Hermitage Museum)

JUL 9

ST PETERSBURG Russia (Peter and Paul Fortress)

JUL 10

ST PETERSBURG Russia (Alexandrinsky Theatre Performance)

JUL 11

TALLINN Estonia (Old and Lower Towns)

JUL 12

At Sea

JUL 13

GDYNIA Poland (Gdansk)

JUL 14

At Sea

JUL 15

WARNEMUNDE Germany (Berlin)

6.00am

JUL 16

COPENHAGEN Denmark Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Copenhagen Airport for flight home

8.00am

6.00pm

7.00pm

11.00am overnight overnight

6.00pm 10.00am 6.00pm 8.00am 7.00pm

10.00pm

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GERMAN CAPITAL, BERLIN.

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Boarding Aegean Odyssey in Copenhagen, your ship will berth overnight near the famous Little Mermaid statue, giving you plenty of time to see the city’s many sights, including the Royal Winter Residence and Rosenborg Castle, home of the Danish Crown Jewels. You may also like to visit the medieval fishing village of Dragor, a cosy, picturesque maze of cobblestone streets lined with colourful hollyhocks and yellow painted houses. After a relaxing day at sea, Aegean Odyssey arrives at the Swedish capital of Stockholm, which is spread across fourteen islands and has one of the largest and bestpreserved medieval districts in Europe. Among its many highlights,


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • Panoramic tour of Copenhagen • Medieval Stockholm and the battleship Vasa • Helsinki’s Uspenski Cathedral and Sibelius Monument • Three days in majestic St Petersburg with visits to the Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace • Evening performance of Swan Lake at the Alexandrinsky Theatre • The Old Town of Tallin – a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Finland Helsinki Russia Sweden St Petersburg Stockholm Tallinn Estonia Copenhagen Baltic Sea Denmark Gdansk

Warnemunde Gdynia Poland Germany Berlin

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you will tour the museum dedicated to the 17th-century battleship Vasa, which sank on her maiden voyage but was raised from the seabed 333 years later in an astonishing state of preservation. Also available is a tour of Drottningholm, the private residence of the Swedish Royal Family. Nestled in countryside and superbly preserved, the palace was the first Swedish site to be placed on the World Heritage list. Helsinki, last of our Scandinavian capitals, is the world’s most northerly metropolitan city. This delightful port is filled with museums and unique architectural gems, which will be pointed out to you during a tour featuring Senate Square, Finlandia Hall, Market Square and the Olympic Stadium.

Alternatively, take an optional ride into the Finnish countryside to Ainola, the former summer house of the great Finnish composer Sibelius, including a short recital of his works.

st Petersburg The cultural capital of Russia, the city once known as Petrograd and Leningrad, is home to the second largest art gallery in the world. Located inside the breathtaking Winter Palace, the Hermitage boasts a collection of over three million pieces, with many great masterpieces on display, including works by da Vinci, Titian, El Greco, Goya, Rubens and Rembrandt. The Peter and Paul Fortress was built by Peter the Great in 1703 and has an impressive cathedral that was the burial place for all Imperial Russian rulers from Peter the Great

to Alexander III. Another masterpiece of 18th-century architecture is the ostentatious Catherine Palace, where the lost Amber Room was once considered the Eighth Wonder of the World and has been carefully reconstructed. Few experiences can rival seeing an iconic ballet in the city where its composer studied music, and during one of your evenings ashore you will be able to attend a

spellbinding evening performance of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake at the lavish Alexandrinsky Theatre – truly the opportunity of a lifetime.

historic Ports of the baltic For the final part of your cruise, the Estonian capital of Tallinn has a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage quarter to explore, at the centre of which is the 9th-century hilltop castle of Toompea, which today houses the Estonian Parliament. To complete your voyage, you will call in at the Polish port of Gdynia for the chance to visit Gdansk, birthplace of the Solidarity Movement, followed by the port of Warnemunde for an included day trip to the German capital Berlin where you will see the Brandenburg Gate and Charlottenburg Palace as well as what’s left of the Wall.

JULY 3, 2019 – CRUISE FARES STATEROOM CATEGORY

M

Standard Inside

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

£3,195 £2,995

L

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3,495

3,295

K

Premium Inside

3,750

3,550

J

Standard Outside

3,995

3,745

I

Premium Outside

4,295

3,995

H

Premium Outside

4,595

4,295

G

Premium Outside

4,895

4,595

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

5,245

4,895

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

5,495

5,145

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

5,950

5,550

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

6,250

5,850

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

6,995

6,540

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

7,595

7,095

Prices above are per person in UK£ based on double occupancy. All Saver Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 68-71 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start at £4,095, see pages 66, 67.

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the norwegian fjords

JULY 16, 2019 COPENHAGEN TO LONDON INAUGURAL VISIT TO DENMARK

15 days from £2,995pp including 11 excursions

2019

PORT

JUL 16

Fly to COPENHAGEN Denmark Transfer to Aegean Odyssey

overnight

JUL 17

COPENHAGEN Denmark

8.00pm

JUL 18

AARHUS Denmark (Randers)

7.00am

JUL 19

OSLO Norway (Viking Museum)

8.00am

WORLD. JOIN OUR SUMMER VOYAGE

JUL 20

KRISTIANSAND Norway (Chrisitiansholm Fortress)

2.00pm

TO SPECTACULAR FJORDS AND

JUL 21

STAVANGER Norway

8.00am

RIVERS, INCREDIBLE LANDSCAPES,

JUL 22

FLAM Norway (Flam Railway excursion and cruising Sognefjord)

8.00am

BERGEN Norway (Mount Floyen)

8.00am

TOP OF SO MANY PEOPLE’S TRAVEL NORWAY IS ONE OF THE MOST

LIST,

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRIES IN THE

FAIRY-TALE CITIES AND THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF

SCANDINAVIA, PLUS NEW PORTS OF CALL IN DENMARK.

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JUL 23

ARRIVE

danish delights: coPenhagen & aarhus

DEPART

JUL 24

HELLESYLT Norway (Cruising Geirangerfjord) GEIRANGER Norway

8.00am

JUL 25

OLDEN Norway Cruise Nordfjord

8.00am

JUL 26

ULVIK Norway (Cruising Hardangerfjord)

1.00pm

JUL 27

At Sea

JUL 28

ROSYTH Scotland (Edinburgh or Stirling Castle)

JUL 29

At Sea

JUL 30

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

2.00pm 8.00pm 7.00pm 1.00pm

6.00pm 1.00pm

Ship at anchor

noon

10.00am 6.00pm 1.00pm 6.00pm

8.00am 8.00pm 8.00am

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Joining Aegean Odyssey in Copenhagen, your ship will berth overnight near the famous Little Mermaid statue, giving you plenty of time to see the city’s many sights, including the Royal Winter Residence and the Rosenborg Castle, home of the Danish Crown Jewels. You may also like to visit the picturesque medieval fishing village of Dragor, before cruising north to the Jutland peninsula for a fascinating stroll around the open-air museum of Den Gamle By, which superbly reconstructs the atmosphere of medieval Aarhus. Alternatively, take a tour to the charming 17th-century Baroque castle of Clausholm and another medieval marvel, the city of Randers.


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

Geiranger Hellesylt Olden Flam Norway Bergen Ulvik Oslo Stavanger

• Panoramic tour of Copenhagen • Randers and Danish fairy-tale country • Explore the Norwegian capital of Oslo • Stunning fjord cruising

scotland Rosyth

• Take a scenic railway ride through the mountains from Flam • Ride up Mount Floyen in Bergen

Kristiansand Randers

Aarhus Copenhagen Denmark

Edinburgh

• Optional overland tour through the Norwegian mountains • Try the “invisible” skywalk at the summit of Mount Dalsnibba

england London

• A full-day exploring the Scottish capital of Edinburgh BOOK EARLY

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oslo: city of culture Surrounded by stunning countryside, Norway’s capital is also a city of magnificent culture and history. Among the sights are the medieval Akershus Castle, the Viking and Kon-Tiki Museums of the Bygdoy district and the National Gallery, which houses many masterpieces, including a version of Munch’s ‘The Scream’.

best-preserved settlements and is filled with fairytale white cottages dating from a similar period.

from Kristiansand to bergen

Tucked away at the far end of Aurlandsfjord is the tiny village of Flam, best known for its railway. The route runs for just 12 miles but is perhaps the most dramatic train journey in Europe, climbing 2,845ft above sea level alongside the Sognefjord, which you will also cruise aboard Aegean Odyssey.

The architecture of Kristiansand’s traditional Kvadraturen Quarter is diverse and striking. Here you will see the 17th-century Christiansholm Fortress and the open-air Vest-Agder Museum, featuring over forty pre-20th century buildings. Gamle in Stavanger is also one of Europe’s

Surrounded by seven hills and seven fjords, Bergen is a beguiling city. It’s heritage can still be glimpsed in the well-preserved wooden houses of the Bryggen district, where a funicular will take you to the top of Mount Floyen for stunning views over the city.

cruise deeP into the fJords of norWay Aegean Odyssey then drops you in the charming village of Hellesylt for an optional overland experience to Geiranger. Along the way see the pretty waterside village of Stryn and the deepest lake in Europe, the Hornindalsvatnet. Enjoy lunch overlooking Oppstrynsvatn lake and ascend Mount Dalsnibba for incredible views of the distant Geirangerfjord far below. Alternatively, enjoy a panoramic tour of UNESCO Geiranger. The hamlet of Olden is delightfully situated in the Oldendalen valley, at the head of the Nordfjord, where towering mountains surround lake Oldenvatnet, which owes its intense green colour to thawing glacial water.

The mighty Hardangerfjord cuts a steep-sided rocky path through Norway’s lush steep-sided valleys and mountainous interior for over 100 miles all the way to the picturesque town of Eidfjord. Here the impressive Voringsfossen waterfall plunges nearly 200 metres down the mountainside.

scotland’s caPital city, edinburgh With a full day at sea there’s time to relax before arriving at the port of Rosyth, where the day will be spent touring Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, including the Royal Mile and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Alternatively, head to Stirling Castle and enter the world of Scotland’s Renaissance kings and queens.

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FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

M

Standard Inside

£3,195

£2,995

L

Premium Inside

3,450

3,250

K

Premium Inside

3,695

3,495

J

Standard Outside

3,995

3,795

I

Premium Outside

4,295

4,095

H

Premium Outside

4,595

4,350

G

Premium Outside

4,850

4,550

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

5,195

4,895

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside 5,450

5,150

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

5,895

5,550

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

6,195

5,850

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

6,995

6,550

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

7,650

7,195

Prices above are per person in UK£ based on double occupancy. All Saver Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 68-71 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start at £3,995, see pages 66, 67.

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iceland, faroes & shetlands

JULY 30, 2019 LONDON BACK TO LONDON NO-FLY CRUISE

16 days from £2,995pp including 9 excursions

PORT

JUL 30

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

SAIL TO THE EDGE OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE AND THE AMAZING NATURAL WONDERS OF THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE – ICELAND, A COUNTRY OF GUSHING GEYSERS, RUMBLING

JUL 31/AUG 1 At Sea

VOLCANOES AND CREEPING GLACIERS. NOT ONLY IS THIS LEGENDARY ISLAND HOME TO SOME SPECTACULAR GEOLOGICAL FEATURES, IT IS ALSO BLESSED WITH FANTASTIC BIRD AND ANIMAL LIFE.

THE EQUALLY REMOTE FAROE, ORKNEY AND SHETLAND ISLANDS ALSO FEATURE IN THIS ITINERARY.

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2019

AUG 2

ARRIVE

7.00pm

LERWICK Shetland Islands, 8.00am Scotland

remote shetland islands

DEPART

1.00pm

AUG 9

At Sea

AUG 10

TORSHAVN Faroe Islands

8.00am

AUG 11

KIRKWALL Orkney Islands, Scotland (Skara Brae)

9.00am

AUG 12

ROSYTH Scotland (Edinburgh or Stirling Castle)

AUG 3

At Sea

AUG 4

HEIMAEY Iceland

2.00pm

7.00pm

AUG 5

REYKJAVIK Iceland

9.00am

6.00pm

AUG 13

At Sea

AUG 6

ISAFJORDUR Iceland

noon

7.00pm

AUG 14

AUG 7

AKUREYRI Iceland

noon

8.00pm

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

AUG 8

HUSAVIK Iceland

7.00am

6.00pm

1.00pm

2.00pm 9.00am 6.00pm 7.00am

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Departing from Tilbury, Aegean Odyssey heads north for Scotland. With two days at sea there’s plenty of time to get to know the ship and take in a lecture or two, before your arrival in Lerwick, the capital of the Shetlands. As well as seeing the famous free roaming ponies, you may also discover the remarkable archaeological site of Jarlshof, tour Scotland’s most northerly town, or visit Lerwick Castle.

iceland: land of myths and legends The tiny island of Heimaey 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. Here


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS Isafjordur

• Circumnavigate Iceland including five ports of call

Akureyri Husavik iceland Reykjavik Heimaey

• Tour the Golden Circle • The traditional wooden stave church of Skansinn

Faroe Islands Torshavn Orkney Islands Kirkwall

• Exciting Reykjavik, the Icelandic capital

Atlantic Ocean

• The natural wonders of Lake Myvatn • Cruise Iceland’s longest fjord • Call in on the remote Faroe Islands

Scotland Rosyth Edinburgh

• Visit the Neolithic ruins at Skara Brae in the Orkney Islands • The Royal residences of historic Edinburgh

Lerwick Shetland Islands

London ENGLAND

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£1,000 per cabin

you will explore its rich history and natural beauty on a relaxing walking tour to the remains of Fort Skansinn, built in the 17th century to protect the Vestmannaeyjar islands. Then on to Iceland’s vibrant capital Reykjavik, where the Arbær openair museum boasts more than 20 historic buildings, most of which have been relocated from central Reykjavik to form a town square, a village and a farm. Alternatively, you may bathe in the healing, tranquil waters of the Blue Lagoon, or take an optional journey along the famous “Golden Circle” to the tumultuous Gullfoss waterfall and the other worldly landscapes of the Thingvellir National Park, 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 cruises 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. Perhaps take in Iceland’s marvellous birdlife on Lake Myvatn, one of Iceland’s natural treasures. Myvatn, with its bubbling mud pools, extraordinary lava formations, volcanic craters and birdlife, is Iceland as you have always imagined it. Next, Iceland’s wildlife takes centre stage as Aegean Odyssey continues to the pretty fishing town of Husavik, the island’s whale-watching centre.

faroe and orKney islands Setting course south, we call in at the small but charming capital of the Faroe Islands, Torshavn. Torshavn means ‘Thor's Harbour’, 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. Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands, is close to many fascinating Stone Age sites. Here you will visit the Neolithic village of Skara Brae and the ancient Ring of Brodgar, or perhaps visit the beautiful hand-painted Italian Chapel of the South Isles.

scotland’s caPital city Arriving at the port of Rosyth in the morning, there’s an included visit

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to nearby Edinburgh, Scotland’s magnificent capital. You’ll see the Royal Mile and visit the famous Palace of Holyroodhouse, the residence of The Queen when she visits Scotland. Alternatively, head for Stirling Castle and enter the world of Scotland’s Renaissance Kings and Queens.

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

M

Standard Inside

£3,195

£2,995

L

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3,450

3,250

K

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3,695

3,495

J

Standard Outside

3,995

3,795

I

Premium Outside

4,345

4,095

H

Premium Outside

4,645

4,395

G

Premium Outside

4,995

4,745

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

5,295

4,995

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

5,595

5,295

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

6,095

5,750

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

6,450

6,095

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

7,250

6,795

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

7,995

7,495

Prices above are per person in UK£ based on double occupancy. All Saver Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 68-71 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start at £3,995, see pages 66, 67.

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the three rivers

AUGUST 14, 2019 LONDON TO LISBON

15 days from £2,695pp including 8 excursions and 2 nights hotel accommodation

2019

PORT

AUG 14

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury on the River Thames

AUG 15

NO CRUISE TO THE GREAT RIVERS OF FRANCE WOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT A TRIP ALONG THE SEINE, TAKING YOU INLAND TO ROUEN FOR OUT IN ROMANTIC

PARIS, AND THE

GIRONDE WHICH LEADS TO THE WINE COUNTRY OF BORDEAUX. THIS CRUISE ALSO INCLUDES A STROLL

MIGHTY

THROUGH THE COASTAL PORT OF

HONFLEUR, THE PILGRIMAGE SITE OF SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA IN GALICIA, AND ENDS WITH A TWONIGHT HOTEL STAY IN LISBON.

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River cruising along the Seine ROUEN France 6.00pm

AUG 16

ROUEN France (Paris)

AUG 17

HONFLEUR France

AUG 18

At Sea

AUG 19

LA ROCHELLE France

AUG 20

THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY A DAY AUG 21

ARRIVE

rouen, Paris & honfleur

DEPART

AUG 22 5.00pm overnight 8.00pm

8.00am

1.00pm

7.00am

1.00pm

BORDEAUX France 1.00am (Vineyards and wine tasting)

overnight

BORDEAUX France River cruising along the Gironde

10.30am

SAN SEBASTIAN Spain

1.00pm

AUG 23

At Sea

AUG 24

LA CORUNA Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

7.00am

AUG 25

OPORTO Portugal

1.00pm

AUG 26

LISBON Portugal Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel

10.00am

AUG 27

LISBON Portugal

AUG 28

LISBON Portugal Transfer to Lisbon Airport for flight home

6.00pm

6.00pm 6.00pm

hotel hotel

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After boarding Aegean Odyssey at the port of Tilbury in London, you will cruise down the River Thames and cross the English Channel on the first of this voyage’s three great river cruises. Enter the Seine estuary to sail inland to Rouen, the capital of the Normandy region, where you will have the choice of a day trip to Paris, whose many sights include the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre and of course, the Eiffel Tower, or you may spend the day at the Palace of Versailles, one of the largest and most ostentatious Royal residences in the world, with gardens covering some 230 acres and a French Baroque style that is a crowning achievement of 17th-century art. Returning to the mouth of the Seine, arrive in Honfleur for a leisurely


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS ENGLAND London

• Embark Aegean Odyssey in London and cruise the Thames • Cruise the Seine to Rouen for visits to Paris or Versailles • The Gironde River to Bordeaux and France’s wine region • The sweeping La Concha Bay of San Sebastian • Make a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela • Fortified wine tasting in Oporto • Lisbon sightseeing included in your hotel stay • Time to explore Lisbon’s rich history on your own

Rouen Honfleur Paris France

Atlantic Ocean

La Rochelle Bordeaux

La Coruna

San Sebastian

Santiago de Compostela

Oporto PORTUGAL

Spain

Lisbon BOOK EARLY

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£800 per cabin

through the historic Parte Vieja district to the famous oyster-like curve of La Concha Bay.

guided tour through this picturesque port, including the Church of St Catherine which dates from the 15th century and has the distinction of being France’s largest timber-built church.

santiago de comPostela

la rochelle and a taste of france Heading around the coast of Brittany, you’ll arrive at the delightful port of La Rochelle for a tour of the city’s historic sites, including one of the jewels of the Atlantic coast, Ile de Re, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge nearly two miles in length.

France. Highlights here include the Palais Rohan and the 13th-century Cathedral of St Andrew, with a choice of tours also available taking you out of the city for some wine and food tasting at a prestigious estate.

Aegean Odyssey then cruises up the River Gironde to berth in the heart of Bordeaux, where the magnificent 18th-century architecture has led many people to describe the city as having the most beautiful streets in

Just over the Pyrenees, the coastal city of San Sebastian is a lively town with a beautiful waterfront and beaches. An afternoon here provides a chance for a panoramic tour

It is believed by the faithful that Santiago Apostol (St James the Apostle) preached in Galicia and that, after his death in the Holy Land, his body was brought to Spain, where a church was built over his remains in the 11th century. Today the cathedral is the final destination for thousands of Christian pilgrims who walk the “Way of St James”, as you will see on your tour of this magnificent building, including the crypt where St James is believed to be buried.

Portugal: idyllic scenery and historic cities In Oporto, visit a wine estate to sample that most famous of fortified wines, or join a tour of this charming city which includes a visit to Porto Cathedral. Heading to Lisbon, you will enter the Tagus River and pass the historical Belem Quarter, a pleasant riverside area that has links with the 15th-century Portuguese Age of Discovery. This rich past will become evident as your tour includes the oldest Alfama quarter, the monumental statue of Christ the King, the 16thcentury masterpiece Church of Jeronimos 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.

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FULL FARE

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M

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£2,895

£2,695

L

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3,095

2,895

K

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3,295

3,095

J

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3,550

3,350

I

Premium Outside

3,795

3,545

H

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3,995

3,745

G

Premium Outside

4,245

3,995

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

4,550

4,250

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

4,750

4,450

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

5,195

4,845

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

5,495

5,145

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

5,995

5,595

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

6,550

6,150

Prices above are per person in UK£ based on double occupancy. All Saver Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 68-71 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start at £3,150, see pages 66, 67.

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Trevi Fountain, Rome


AUTUMN SAILINGS TO THE

MEDITERRANEAN, ADRIATIC & AEGEAN

AEGEAN ODYSSEY AUTUMN SAILINGS FEATURING IN-DEPTH LAND TOURS IN ANCIENT GREECE – HOTELS AND MEALS INCLUDED

BACK IN THE MEDITERRANEAN FOR THE AUTUMN SEASON, AEGEAN ODYSSEY CRUISES THE COAST OF SPAIN, INCLUDING A MAIDEN CALL AT

ROMAN TARRAGONA, TO THE FRENCH AND ITALIAN RIVIERAS.

BOOK EARLY

THEN SOUTH TO SICILY AND INTO THE ADRIATIC TO GLORIOUS

SAVE UP TO

VENICE. DALMATIA FOLLOWS ON THE WAY TO A FABULOUS FINALE

PER CABIN

TO THE SEASON

– OUR WONDERFUL AEGEAN EXPERIENCE CRUISES –

HIGHLIGHTING THE AMAZING SITES OF ANCIENT

£910

AUG 26

MEDITERRANEAN ODYSSEY

p42-43

A 15-day journey along the coasts of Spain, the south of France and Italy visiting 11 ports of call with 9 included excursions

GREECE AND ITS

ISLANDS AT A TIME OF THE YEAR WHEN THE HEAT AND CROWDS OF SUMMER HAVE GONE.

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

SEPT 5

ITALIAN & ADRIATIC HIGHLIGHTS

p44-45

Travel from the sites of ancient Rome to the canals of Venice via the ruins of Pompeii and the stunning Dalmatian coast SEPT 19 DALMATIA & ANCIENT GREECE

p46-47

A voyage from Venice to Athens, including Croatia’s charming cities, Kotor Bay’s serene splendour and the classical sites of ancient Greece p48-49 SEPT 25 CLASSICAL GREECE & ISLANDS & OCT 3 OF THE AEGEAN The ultimate Aegean Experience – choose from two sailing dates to the classical history of mainland Greece and the sparkling Greek Islands

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mediterranean odyssey

AUGUST 26, 2019 LISBON TO ROME

15 days from £2,795pp including 9 excursions and 2 nights hotel accommodation FROM THE PORTUGUESE CAPITAL TO THE SPLENDOURS OF RENAISSANCE ITALY AND IMPERIAL ROME, JOIN AEGEAN ODYSSEY ON A SPLENDID VOYAGE THROUGH THE STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR AND ACROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA TO ICONIC PORTS, RIVIERA RESORTS AND CLASSICAL CITIES. NEW FOR THIS YEAR IS A DAY IN ROMAN TARRAGONA, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.

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2019

PORT

AUG 26

Fly to LISBON Portugal Transfer to Aegean Odyssey

ARRIVE

THE moors in spain

DEPART

4.00pm

SEP 4

MONTE CARLO Monaco

SEP 5

Cruising Cinque Terre PORTOFINO Italy

3.00pm

FLORENCE/PISA Italy

7.00am

AUG 27

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

2.00pm

AUG 28

MALAGA Spain

7.00am 10.00pm

SEP 6

AUG 29

Cruising the Mediterranean

AUG 30

TARRAGONA Spain

8.00am

6.00pm

SEP 7

AUG 31

BARCELONA Spain

8.00am

7.00pm

SEP 1

CARCASSONNE France

8.00am

ROME Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Civitavecchia and transfer to Rome hotel

SEP 8

ROME Italy (Colosseum)

SEP 9

ROME Italy Transfer to Rome Airport for flight home

6.00pm

10.00pm

7.00pm

(from Livorno)

8.00pm

(from Sete)

SEP 2

MARSEILLES France (Avignon)

SEP 3

MARSEILLES France Cruising the French Riviera MONTE CARLO Monaco 8.00pm

7.00am overnight 8.00am overnight

Ship at anchor

midnight

7.00am hotel hotel

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With its narrow streets and charming small squares, the old town of Cadiz reflects the city’s rich history and position as the gateway to the New World. Here you will also visit the Plaza Espana where the famous Las Cortes (Spanish Parliament) 1812 Monument is situated, then carry on to the ancient Phoenician port of La Caleta, home of the 17th-century Santa Catalina Fortress. Or alternatively, you may like to drive inland to Jerez de la Frontera for a visit to the Bodega Gonzalez Byass, one of the most famous wine cellars in Spain, for a tour and some sherry-tasting, after which you will sail to Malaga to enjoy a panoramic drive through some of the outstanding sites of the city on your way to the Picasso Museum,


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • Cruise through the Strait of Gibraltar

France

• Call at four of Spain’s great cities – Cadiz, Malaga, Tarragona and Barcelona

Monte Portofino Carlo Pisa/Lucca Marseilles Sete Livorno Florence Avignon

• Sherry Tasting in Jerez

Carcassonne

• Visit Medieval Carcassonne Portugal Lisbon Spain

• Overnight on board in the port at Monte Carlo • Cruise Italy’s beautiful Cinque Terre

Jerez

• Entrance to the Uffizi and Galleria dell’ Accademia in Florence

Tarragona

Rome Italy

Barcelona

Mediterranean Sea

Malaga

Cadiz

• The Leaning Tower of Pisa • Two-night hotel stay in Rome with city sightseeing and time on your own

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with a day in Moorish Granada another option.

roman spain and CaTalonia Founded by the Romans, Tarragona is a hidden gem and is full of ancient remains. Our maiden visit to this UNESCO World Heritage city takes you to the ancient Roman city gate and walls, before passing the Cathedral and the beautiful main square on your way to the vast Roman Circus, which is estimated to have held over 30,000 spectators and was used to hold chariot races. Sightseeing in Barcelona is dedicated to exploring the Roman sites, such as the Temple of Apollo and the unique underground museum of Barcino. There is also a chance to see some of the greatest works of art ever created, from Velasquez to Miro, on

a tour of the National Art Museum of Catalunya, after which you may like to take an optional tour of Antonio Gaudi’s masterpieces, including a panoramic drive past the Sagrada Familia and an inside visit to the Casa Batllo.

proVEnCE & THE riViEra The fortified city of Carcassonne became the largest walled stronghold of the Middle Ages, and its remarkable towers and ramparts are today a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s also the choice of Montpellier’s charming streets and handsome medieval buildings, before your arrival in the port of Marseilles where you will travel to a treasure of the Provençal countryside, Avignon, home to the eponymous bridge and one of most important medieval Gothic

buildings in Europe, the Papal Palace. 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’s naTUral & arTisTiC TrEasUrEs After spending a fabulous evening at leisure in the jet-set resort of Portofino, you will travel to Florence for a very special day in the birthplace of the Renaissance, where many of Italy’s artistic giants left behind an astonishing legacy of art from the Uffizi and Galleria dell'Accademia to the Ponte Vecchio. Or you may choose to visit the majestic Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica di Santa Croce. If you’ve been to Florence before, there’s the opportunity to visit

enchanting Lucca on the banks of the River Serchio, where the cobbled streets, handsome piazzas and shady promenades are perfect for exploring by foot, as is Pisa, where the city’s most famous symbol, the precarious Leaning Tower, appears before you in the Square of Miracles. Finally, your two-night hotel stay in Rome features a choice of the well-preserved archaeological site of Ostia Antica, or the largest and most famous Roman amphitheatre in antiquity, the Colosseum, together with the Basilica of St Peter in Chains. There’s also the opportunity of an optional visit to the Vatican, or to Villa d'Este, famed for its spectacular gardens and fountains.

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3,050

K

Premium Inside

3,495

3,295

J

Standard Outside

3,745

3,495

I

Premium Outside

4,050

3,795

H

Premium Outside

4,250

3,950

G

Premium Outside

4,495

4,195

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

4,795

4,495

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

4,995

4,695

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

5,595

5,245

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

5,895

5,495

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

6,495

6,095

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

6,995

6,595

Prices above are per person in UK£ based on double occupancy. All Saver Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 68-71 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start at £3,395, see pages 66, 67 for details.

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italian & adriatic highlights

SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 ROME TO VENICE

15 days from £2,795pp including 12 excursions and 2 nights hotel accommodation THIS LEISURELY-PACED VOYAGE AROUND ITALY BEGINS WITH THREE FASCINATING DAYS IN ROME AND ALLOWS TIME TO EXPLORE THE RUINS OF

2019

PORT

SEP 5

Fly to ROME Italy Transfer to hotel

hotel

BEAUTIFUL SORRENTO.

hotel

SEP 6

ROME Italy (Colosseum) ROME Italy Transfer to Civitavecchia and embark Aegean Odyssey

SEP 8

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii)

SEP 9

SORRENTO Italy (Herculaneum)

SEP 10

SORRENTO Italy Cruise along Amalfi Coast SALERNO Italy (Paestum)

1.00pm 8.00pm

SEP 11

Cruise past Stromboli and through the Strait of Messina TAORMINA Sicily

1.00pm 8.00pm

SEP 12

Cruise the Ionian Sea

SEP 13

CORFU Greek Islands SARANDE Albania (Butrint)

7.00am 2.00pm

SEP 14

LECCE or ALBEROBELLO Italy (from Brindisi)

7.00am

SEP 15

DUBROVNIK Croatia

8.00am 7.00pm

SEP 16

SPLIT Croatia

7.00am 8.00pm

CRUISE

PAST SMOULDERING STROMBOLI EN ROUTE TO HISTORIC SICILY AND ON TO GLORIOUS

ADRIATIC CITES AND

A GRAND FINALE IN MAGNIFICENT

VENICE.

DEPART

SEP 7

POMPEII AND HERCULANEUM,

WITH AN EXTENDED STAY IN

ARRIVE

7.00pm 8.00am overnight

SEP 17

URBINO Italy

8.00am

(from Ancona)

8.00pm

SEP 18

VENICE Italy

8.00am overnight

SEP 19

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

Ship at anchor

AEG190907

overnight 7.00am

noon 8.00pm 8.00pm

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THE GrandEUr oF romE and mYsTEriEs oF pompEii Begin with a two-night hotel stay in Rome, the capital of Italy, also known as the Eternal City, where sightseeing includes the vast Colosseum, constructed in 80AD by Emperor Vespasian for gladiatorial games. You will also get to see the Basilica of St Peter in Chains. Boarding Aegean Odyssey, cruise south to Sorrento for the magnificent remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum, both of which were engulfed by lava during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. From the casts of the bodies of its inhabitants, to the surgical implements and beautiful frescoes, nowhere else gives us such an insight into the lives of the ancients as these tragic towns. Your two days


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • Two-night hotel stay in Rome

Venice

• Extended stay in Sorrento • Explore both Pompeii and Herculaneum • Chance to visit the Isle of Capri • Cruise past the Stromboli volcano • Visit the Graeco-Roman theatre at Taormina in Sicily

Split croatia Ancona Italy Adriatic Dubrovnik Rome Sea Pompeii Brindisi Salerno ALBANIA Sorrento Paestum Lecce Sarande

Urbino

• Cruise the beautiful Dalmatian coast to Dubrovnik and Split

Corfu Greece

Stromboli

Taormina SICILY

• The Renaissance city of Urbino

Mediterranean Sea

• Included sightseeing and time on your own to explore in Venice BOOK EARLY

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at these remarkable sites is followed by free time in Sorrento, perhaps take a hydrofoil to the wonderful isle of Capri, or head for Naples and the National Archaeological Museum.

AMALFI coAst, PAEstUM & sIcILY Enjoy a cruise along the spectacular Amalfi coast to Salerno for ancient Paestum, which legend has it was founded by Jason of Argonaut fame. What is undoubted, however, is the majesty of the three Greek temples at the heart of this 6th-century Greek city. During a relaxing morning at sea, we then pass the volcanic island of Stromboli and 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 theatre is our afternoon destination.

huts painted with Christian symbols.

NAtURAL AND ANcIENt WoNDERs oF tHE ADRIAtIc

Included sightseeing in Dubrovnik features the city’s magnificent fortifications, including the 10thcentury city walls, as well as the Baroque Church of St Blaise and the Cathedral. Split is home to one of the greatest of all Roman sites, the remarkable Palace of Diocletian, featuring the Temple of Jupiter and Diocletian’s mausoleum. There’s also the option of visiting Trogir, one of the gems of the Dalmatian coast.

The capital of Corfu has a Byzantine Museum inside a beautiful church. Or you may journey through the island’s fertile orange and lemon groves to Achilleon Palace, one of the most renowned royal villas in Europe. Tour the Albanian archaeological site of Butrint, which has been occupied since at least the 8thcentury BC, before cruising to Lecce at the tip of Italy's boot for its many treasures, including the 25,000-seat Roman amphitheatre. Alternatively, the UNESCO World Heritage village of Alberobello is famous for its cone-roofed stone

RENAIssANcE URBINo AND VENIcE In the walled town of Urbino, you will visit the birthplace of Raphael, view the magnificent Duomo, and tour Italy’s most

SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 – CRUISE FARES STATEROOM CATEGORY

beautiful Renaissance palace, the Palazzo Ducale. Your cruise then ends with an overnight stay in Venice for a guided stroll around its heart, Piazza San Marco, with free time available to visit the stunning island of Torcello or simply walk to the Rialto. Then as a wonderful finale, you will enjoy a surprise exclusive event to showcase the art and culture of Venice.

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

M

Standard Inside

£2,995

£2,795

L

Premium Inside

3,195

2,995

K

Premium Inside

3,495

3,250

J

Standard Outside

3,650

3,395

I

Premium Outside

3,950

3,695

H

Premium Outside

4,250

3,950

G

Premium Outside

4,495

4,195

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

4,795

4,450

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

4,950

4,595

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

5,695

5,295

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

5,995

5,595

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

6,750

6,295

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

7,250

6,795

Prices above are per person in UK£ based on double occupancy. All Saver Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 68-71 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start at £3,595, see pages 66, 67 for details.

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dalmatia & ancient greece

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 VENICE TO ATHENS

13 days from £2,495pp including 10 excursions and 2 nights hotel accommodation

2019

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

SEP 19

Fly to VENICE Italy Embark Aegean Odyssey

overnight

(from Katakolon)

SEP 20

VENICE Italy

7.00pm

PYLOS Greece

SEP 21

URBINO Italy

SEP 26

8.00am 8.00pm

(from Ancona)

THIS UNFORGETTABLE VOYAGE TAKES

SEP 22

SPLIT Croatia

8.00am 10.00pm

YOU ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY

SEP 23

KORCULA Croatia DUBROVNIK Croatia

7.00am 1.00pm 6.00pm overnight

SEP 24

DUBROVNIK Croatia KOTOR BAY Montenegro (Scenic cruising)

SEP 25

SARANDE Albania (Butrint)

BETWEEN TWO GEMS OF ART HISTORY,

VENICE AND ATHENS. ALONG THE WAY YOU’LL CRUISE THE COAST OF DALMATIA PAST SPARKLING ISLANDS TO MEDIEVAL WALLED DUBROVNIK, THE SERENE SPLENDOUR OF KOTOR BAY, ROMAN BUTRINT AND ON TO THE SITES OF ANCIENT GREECE – PYLOS, OLYMPIA AND MONEMVASIA, WITH A 2-NIGHT HOTEL STAY IN ATHENS AS A FINALE.

noon

8.00am 7.30pm

OLYMPIA Greece

7.30am 1.00pm 6.30pm overnight

SEP 27

PYLOS Greece (Venetian Castles)

SEP 28

MONEMVASIA Greece HYDRA Greek Islands

SEP 29

PIRAEUS/ATHENS Greece 7.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Athens hotel

hotel

SEP 30

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

hotel

OCT 1

ATHENS Greece Transfer to Athens Airport for flight home

Ship at anchor

8.00pm

7.00am noon 5.00pm midnight

AEG190919

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 American art collector Peggy Guggenheim soon becomes clear during an overnight stay in this remarkable city. Indeed, there is no better way to begin your trip than with a morning’s sightseeing walk around this magnificent destination before sailing to the walled town of Urbino for more Renaissance treasures including the birthplace of Raphael and the Palazzo Ducale.

THE BEaUTY oF THE dalmaTian CoasT Your first port of call along the Dalmatian coast is Split, home to one of the greatest of all Roman sites, the Palace of Diocletian. A

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VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • Extended stay in Venice with a spectacular evening departure

Venice

• The Renaissance city of Urbino

Split croatia Ancona Dubrovnik Korcula Italy Bay Adriatic Kotor montenegro

Urbino

• Explore the Palace of Diocletian in Split • Visit the highlights of the beautiful Dalmatian coast

Sea

• Cruise through serene Kotor Bay

ALBANIA Sarande Butrint

Greece

• The remains of ancient Butrint • See the extensive ruins of Olympia

Olympia

Katakolon Pylos

• Venetian Castles at Pylos • Two-night hotel stay in Athens with visits to the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum

Aegean

Athens Sea

Mediterranean Sea

Hydra Monemvasia

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£600 per cabin

morning tour here also includes the Temple of Jupiter and the massive octagonal mausoleum, which was converted into a cathedral in the 7th century. Said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, the pine-forested island of Korcula is home to some splendid Venetian architecture. Aegean Odyssey then cruises the beautiful islands of Dalmatia to arrive in Dubrovnik, which Lord Byron described as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, for a leisurely evening ashore, followed by a morning of sightseeing before sailing south to the stunning fjord of Kotor Bay in Montenegro.

anCiEnT BUTrinT, alBania Surrounded by a picturesque lagoon, Butrint is one of the Ionian’s most

remarkable archaeological sites and one of Albania’s most beautiful national parks. Inhabited since prehistoric times, the site evolved successively into a 6th century Greek colony known as Buthrotum, a Roman city and a bishopric. During your guided tour you will visit the acropolis and the museum, where you will discover its many layers of civilisation.

ClassiCal GrEECE and iTs islands Our first port of call on the Greek mainland is Katakolon for a morning tour to Ancient Olympia, where the first Olympic Games took place in 776BC. You will then return to Aegean Odyssey for a leisurely afternoon cruising the Ionian Sea en route to a relaxing evening ashore and a morning of sightseeing in historic Pylos: either to the castle of Niokastro and the Venetian castle of Methoni, or the archaeological site of Messini which dates back to 146BC. Monemvasia has a name meaning “single entrance” and after passing through a gap in a rocky cliff here you will emerge into a uniquely beautiful medieval scene to explore,

before sailing to perhaps the most charming of all Greek islands, Hydra, a popular refuge from the hustle and bustle of Greece’s capital city thanks to its ban on private motor vehicles.

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" between 447-438BC, the Acropolis embodies the magnificent achievements of Athenian culture during this remarkable era. 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 (or “gathering place”) and the National Archaeological Museum.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 – CRUISE FARES STATEROOM CATEGORY

M

Standard Inside

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

£2,595

£2,495

L

Premium Inside

2,795

2,650

K

Premium Inside

2,995

2,850

J

Standard Outside

3,195

2,995

I

Premium Outside

3,395

3,195

H

Premium Outside

3,595

3,395

G

Premium Outside

3,795

3,595

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

3,995

3,745

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

4,250

3,995

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

4,750

4,450

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

4,995

4,695

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

5,495

5,195

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

5,995

5,695

Prices above are per person in UK£ based on double occupancy. All Saver Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 68-71 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start at £3,295, see pages 66, 67 for details.

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classical greece & islands of the aegean

SEPTEMBER 25 & OCTOBER 3, 2019 ATHENS BACK TO ATHENS

13 days from £2,495pp including 12 excursions and 4 nights hotel accommodation ENJOY THE COMPLETE AEGEAN EXPERIENCE ON ONE OF THESE TWO AUTUMN CRUISES, DESIGNED

2019

PORT

Day 1

Fly to ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

hotel

Day 2

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

hotel

Day 3

ATHENS/DELPHI Greece Morning drive for sightseeing at Osios Loukas en route to Delphi for afternoon sightseeing and overnight

Day 4

DELPHI/NAUPLIA Greece Morning drive to Mycenae for sightseeing, then on to Nauplia for overnight

Day 5

NAUPLIA/PIRAEUS Greece Sightseeing in Epidaurus en route to embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus

TO SHOWCASE THE BEST HISTORICAL AND NATURAL WONDERS THAT

GREECE AND ITS ISLANDS HAS TO OFFER. THIS FASCINATING JOURNEY BEGINS WITH A 5-DAY LAND TOUR OF ATHENS AND CLASSICAL GREECE – FOLLOWED BY A VOYAGE TO WHITEWASHED ISLES THAT IS SMALL-SHIP CRUISING AT ITS VERY BEST.

ARRIVE

aTHEns & anCiEnT GrEECE

DEPART

hotel

Day 11

NISYROS Greek Islands

9.00am

6.00pm

Day 12

DELOS Greek Islands MYKONOS Greek Islands

8.00am 2.00pm

noon 8.00pm

Day 13

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

Ship at anchor

AEG190929 / AEG191007

hotel

8.00pm

Day 6

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

8.00am

Day 7

HERAKLION Crete, Greek Islands (Knossos)

8.00am

Day 8

AGIOS NIKOLAOS Crete, Greek Islands

7.00am

Day 9

KARPATHOS Greek Islands 8.00am

Day 10

RHODES Greek Islands

8.00pm midnight 10.00pm 8.00pm

7.00am 10.00pm

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Your two-night hotel stay in Athens includes a full morning’s guided tour of the city’s ancient citadel, the Acropolis, which represents the most magnificent achievements of Athenian culture. You will also visit the wonderful Acropolis Museum and have some free time to explore the city’s other remarkable sites such as the National Archaeological Museum. Your three-day tour of Classical Greece starts with the medieval Monastery of Osios Loukas, which contains some truly remarkable Byzantine mosaics and frescoes. Then to ancient Delphi at the foot of Mount Parnassus, for a guided tour of these fabulous remains, including the Temple of Apollo, which dates from 330BC. During


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • Two-night hotel stay in Athens • Visit the Acropolis and Museum in Athens • Three-day land tour of Classical Greece with hotel stays in Delphi and Nauplia • The best of Greek Island cruising

Greece Delphi Mycenae Epidaurus

• Explore the Minoan site of Akrotiri • The blue-domed churches of Oia

Aegean Sea

Athens

Nauplia

Mykonos

Delos

• See the Minoan palace of Knossos in Crete Santorini

• Crusader Castle in Rhodes • Sail to the sacred Island of Delos

Nisyros

Heraklion Knossos

Crete

• Time on your own in whitewashed Mykonos

Rhodes

Karpathos Agios Nikolaos

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your time here, walk the Sacred Way, following in the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims who came to consult the Oracle. For the final part of your land tour you will then visit Mycenae, the capital of a civilisation which dominated the eastern Mediterranean from the 16th to the 13th-centuries BC, followed by the ruins of Epidaurus, where the magnificent theatre is still in use today.

minoan sanTorini & CrETE Boarding Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus, our cruise begins with Santorini, where the Minoan settlement of Akrotiri is a highlight. The island also has some splendid picturepostcard villages to see, including the whitewashed houses and famously blue-domed churches of Oia.

island as it would have been in centuries past.

Arriving in Crete, the heyday of the Minoan civilisation (2000-1600BC) was marked by the construction of great palaces, the best known being Knossos. Excavations here began in 1899 by the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans, who controversially “restored” the palace with his own eccentric ideas of Minoan interior design. You may then enjoy an optional afternoon in the unique village of Arolithos, which has been designed to recreate life on the

Agios Nikolaos overlooking the curve of Mirabello Bay is your starting point for a walking tour of this beautiful coastal town, followed by a boat ride to the unoccupied fortified island of Spinalonga. Alternatively, enjoy a panoramic drive to the medieval Keras Monastery and the breathtaking Lasithi Plateau, which is filled with hundreds of picturesque windmills.

CrUisinG THE dodECanEsE Leaving Crete behind, sail to the friendly island of Karpathos, which has managed to maintain many of its customs and idiosyncrasies due to its remoteness. Then arrive in Rhodes, where the structure of the capital’s old town dates from the era of the Knights of

St John of Jerusalem, who lived here from 1309 until 1522. Visit the lookout Mount Smith and enter the citadel of the Knights through the d’Amboise Gate, on your way to the restored Grand Master’s Palace. There’s also the opportunity to visit the Acropolis at Lindos, for incredible views across the island.

island GEms oF THE soUTHErn aEGEan Greek mythology has it that the island of Nisyros was once a part of Kos, until Poseidon threw a piece of the island at the giant Polybotes, trapping his foe and creating a volcano. Then step ashore on Delos, birthplace of Achilles and one of the most interesting archaeological sites in Greece, before relaxing in the cafes and shops of the beautiful island of Mykonos.

SEPTEMBER 25 & OCTOBER 3, 2019 – CRUISE FARES STATEROOM CATEGORY

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

£2,495

M

Standard Inside

£2,645

L

Premium Inside

2,745

K

Premium Inside

3,000

2,850

J

Standard Outside

3,250

3,050

2,595

I

Premium Outside

3,450

3,250

H

Premium Outside

3,650

3,450

G

Premium Outside

3,795

3,595

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside 4,000

3,750

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

4,195

3,945

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

4,850

4,550

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

4,995

4,695

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

5,495

5,195

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

5,895

5,595

Prices above are per person in UK£ based on double occupancy. All Saver Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 68-71 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Saver Fares start at £3,295, see pages 66, 67 for details..

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ukraine

Odessa

ROMANIA Constanza

bulgaria

GRAND VOYAGES

greece

APRIL 22, 2019 ATHENS BACK TO ATHENS

GRAND CLASSICAL GREECE & THE BLACK SEA

Varna

Black Sea

Lemnos

Volos Skiathos Delphi Athens Mycenae Mykonos Epidaurus Delos Nisyros Nauplia Santorini Patmos Rhodes Karpathos Heraklion Agios Nikolaos

Crete

BY COMBINING TWO OR EVEN MORE VOYAGES TO

ANTIQUITY ITINERARIES YOU NOT ONLY CREATE

AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY THROUGH THE FASCINATING

NORTHERN AND WESTERN EUROPE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN, ADRIATIC AND AEGEAN SEAS, BUT ALSO BENEFIT FROM SPECIAL HISTORY AND OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY OF

PRICES OFFERING TREMENDOUS VALUE AS WELL AS GREAT SAVINGS.

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save up to

24-day Grand Voyage from £4,350pp including 20 excursions and 4 nights hotel accommodation PORT

APR 22

Fly to ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

MAY 4

ATHENS Greece (from Piraeus)

hotel

MAY 5

PATMOS Greek Islands

APR 23

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

hotel

MAY 6

SKIATHOS Greek Islands

APR 24

ATHENS/DELPHI Greece Morning drive for sightseeing at Osios Loukas en route to Delphi for afternoon sightseeing and overnight

MAY 7

VOLOS Greece (Meteora)

MAY 8

LEMNOS Greek Islands

MAY 9

Cruise the Dardanelles

MAY 10

ODESSA Ukraine

MAY 11

ODESSA Ukraine

MAY 12

CONSTANZA Romania

MAY 13

VARNA Bulgaria

MAY 14

Cruising Black Sea and Aegean Sea

MAY 15

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

APR 26

50

per cabin

2019

APR 25

book early & save

£1,400

DELPHI/NAUPLIA Greece Morning drive to Mycenae for sightseeing, then on to Nauplia for overnight

hotel

hotel

NAUPLIA/PIRAEUS Greece Sightseeing in Epidaurus en route to embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus

APR 27

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

APR 28

HERAKLION Crete, Greek Islands

APR 29

AGIOS NIKOLAOS Crete, Greek Islands

APR 30

KARPATHOS Greek Islands

MAY 1

RHODES Greek Islands

MAY 2

NISYROS Greek Islands

MAY 3

DELOS Greek Islands MYKONOS Greek Islands

Ship at anchor

AEG190426A


London

england

Italy Croatia Livorno

MAY 13, 2019 ATHENS TO SEVILLE

Dubrovnik Ajaccio Elba Rome Brindisi Bonifacio Corfu Majorca Spain Sorrento Greece Itea Menorca Seville Catania Athens Cadiz Sicily Katakolon Gythion Malaga Gibraltar

Honfleur

Guernsey La Rochelle Bordeaux

Livorno Ajaccio

Vigo

MAY 23, 2019 ROME TO LONDON

Portugal Spain Oporto

GRAND AEGEAN & MEDITERRANEAN

GRAND VOYAGE FROM ROME TO LONDON

Lisbon

27-day Grand Voyage from £5,200pp including 23 excursions and 4 nights hotel accommodation 2019

PORT

MAY 13

Fly to ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

hotel

MAY 14

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

hotel

MAY 15

save up to

£1,800

27-day Grand Voyage from £4,645pp including 18 excursions and 2 nights hotel accommodation

per cabin

2019

PORT

MAY 23

Fly to ROME Italy Transfer to hotel

hotel

MAY 24

ROME Italy

hotel

MAY 25

ROME Italy Transfer to Civitavecchia to embark Aegean Odyssey

MAHON Menorca, Spain

JUN 1

PALMA Majorca, Spain

ATHENS/PIRAEUS Greece Full day excursion to Mycenae and Epidaurus before embarking Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus

JUN 2

At Sea

JUN 3

MALAGA Spain

JUN 4

GIBRALTAR

MAY 26

FLORENCE Italy (from Livorno) overnight

MAY 16

GYTHION Greece (Sparta and Mystras)

JUN 5

MAY 27

PISA/LUCCA Italy (from Livorno)

MAY 17

OLYMPIA Greece (from Katakolon)

MAY 28

ELBA Italy

MAY 18

DELPHI Greece (from Itea)

CADIZ Spain River cruising along the Guadalquivir SEVILLE Spain overnight

MAY 29

MAY 19

CORFU Greek Islands

Cruise the Maddalena Archipelago BONIFACIO Corsica, France

MAY 20

DUBROVNIK Croatia

MAY 21

BRINDISI Italy (Lecce or Alberobello)

MAY 23

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii)

MAY 24

overnight

£1,600

LISBON Portugal

JUN 9

OPORTO Portugal

JUN 10

VIGO Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

JUN 11

At Sea

JUN 12

River cruising along the Gironde BORDEAUX France overnight

JUN 13

BORDEAUX France

JUN 14

LA ROCHELLE France

JUN 15

At Sea

JUN 16

GUERNSEY Channel Islands

hotel

MAY 30

AJACCIO Corsica, France

JUN 7

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

hotel

MAY 31

MAHON Menorca, Spain

HONFLEUR France

SEVILLE Spain Transfer to Seville Airport for flight home

JUN 1

JUN 17

JUN 8

PALMA Majorca, Spain

JUN 2

JUN 18

At Sea

JUN 3

MALAGA Spain

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

JUN 4

GIBRALTAR

JUN 5

CADIZ Spain River cruising along the Guadalquivir SEVILLE Spain overnight

Ship at anchor

AEG190515A

MAY 25

ROME Italy (from Civitavecchia)

MAY 26

FLORENCE Italy (from Livorno)

MAY 27

PISA/LUCCA Italy (from Livorno)

JUN 6

SEVILLE Spain

MAY 28

ELBA Italy

JUN 7

At Sea

MAY 29

Cruise the Maddalena Archipelago BONIFACIO Corsica, France

overnight

per cabin

JUN 8

SEVILLE Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel

Optional 2-night hotel stay in Madrid available post-cruise.

SORRENTO Italy (Herculaneum)

Gibraltar

save up to

MAY 31

CATANIA Sicily, Italy (Taormina or Syracuse)

Malaga

Cadiz

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AJACCIO Corsica, France

MAY 22

Rome Menorca Bonifacio Corsica Majorca Mahon

BOOK EARLY

MAY 30

JUN 6

Seville

Ship at anchor

Italy Elba

AEG190525A

GRAND VOYAGES: please see pages 66, 67 for special Saver fares.

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Norway

Honningsvag North Cape

Norwegian Sea

Norway

Trondheim

JUNE 18, 2019 LONDON TO COPENHAGEN

Shetland islands

Lerwick

Alesund Hellesylt

GRAND NORWAY & BALTIC CAPITALS ENGLAND

Bergen

Stavanger

London

finland sweden

Geiranger Stockholm

Helsinki

Denmark Estonia Tallinn

poland Gdynia

Warnemunde

GERmany

Russia

St Petersburg

Copenhagen

29-day Grand Voyage from £5,395 pp including 17 excursions and extended overnight stays

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Trondheim finland Alesund Geiranger Hellesylt Helsinki Olden Russia Bergen Ulvik Flam sweden St Petersburg Stavanger Tallin Oslo Stockholm Scotland Kristiansand Estonia Aarhus Denmark Rosyth Copenhagen Gdynia London Warnemunde

Tromso Harstad

JULY 3, 2019 COPENHAGEN TO LONDON

ENGLAND

GERmany

poland

GRAND BALTIC, ST PETERSBURG & NORWEGIAN FJORDS

BOOK EARLY

BOOK EARLY

save up to

save up to

£2,000 per cabin

28-day Grand Voyage from £5,395 pp including 20 excursions and extended overnight stays 2019

PORT

JUL 3

Fly to COPENHAGEN Denmark Transfer to Aegean Odyssey overnight

JUL 4

COPENHAGEN Denmark

£1,890 per cabin

2019

PORT

JUN 18

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

JUL 7

HELSINKI Finland

JUL 8

ST PETERSBURG Russia

overnight

JUN 19

At Sea

JUL 9

ST PETERSBURG Russia

overnight

JUN 20

LERWICK Shetland Islands, Scotland

JUL 10

ST PETERSBURG Russia

JUL 5

TALLINN Estonia

JUL 6

JUL 12

At Sea

JUL 7

HELSINKI Finland

JUL 13

GDYNIA Poland

JUL 8

ST PETERSBURG Russia

overnight

JUL 14

At Sea

JUL 9

ST PETERSBURG Russia

overnight

JUL 15

WARNEMUNDE Germany (Berlin)

JUL 10

ST PETERSBURG Russia

JUL 27

At Sea

JUL 11

TALLINN Estonia

JUL 28

ROSYTH Scotland (Edinburgh)

COPENHAGEN Denmark Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Copenhagen Airport for flight home

JUL 12

At Sea

JUL 29

At Sea

JUL 13

GDYNIA Poland

JUL 30

LONDON England Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

JUN 21

BERGEN Norway

JUN 22

At Sea

JUL 11

JUN 23

HARSTAD Lofoten Islands, Norway

JUN 24

HONNINGSVAG Norway (Cruising the North Cape)

JUN 25

TROMSO Norway

JUN 26

At Sea

JUL 16

JUN 27

TRONDHEIM Norway

JUN 28

HELLESYLT Norway GEIRANGER Norway

JUN 29

ALESUND Norway

JUN 30

STAVANGER Norway

JUL 1

At Sea

JUL 2

COPENHAGEN Denmark

overnight

JUL 3

COPENHAGEN Denmark

overnight

JUL 4

COPENHAGEN Denmark

JUL 5

At Sea

JUL 6

STOCKHOLM Sweden

Ship at anchor

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JUL 22

FLAM Norway (Flam Railway excursion and cruising Sognefjord)

At Sea

JUL 23

BERGEN Norway

STOCKHOLM Sweden

JUL 24

HELLESYLT Norway GEIRANGER Norway

JUL 25

OLDEN Norway

JUL 26

ULVIK Norway (Cruising Hardangerfjord)

JUL 14

At Sea

JUL 15

WARNEMUNDE Germany (Berlin)

JUL 16

COPENHAGEN Denmark

JUL 17

COPENHAGEN Denmark

JUL 18

AARHUS Denmark (Randers)

JUL 19

OSLO Norway

JUL 20

KRISTIANSAND Norway

JUL 21

STAVANGER Norway

Ship at anchor

overnight

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Venice

London

england Honfleur La Rochelle Bordeaux La Coruna

AUGUST 14, 2019 LONDON TO ROME

Oporto

Split

france

Ancona

Monte Marseilles Carlo Portofino Sete San Sebastian Livorno Italy

Portugal Spain

GRAND RIVERS, RIVIERAS & RENAISSANCE

Barcelona Tarragona

2019

PORT

AUG 14

LONDON England Embark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

AUG 15

River cruising along the Seine ROUEN France

£1,600

MARSEILLES France Cruising the French Riviera MONTE CARLO Monaco

overnight

overnight

2019

PORT

SEP 19

Fly to VENICE Italy Embark Aegean Odyssey

overnight

DELOS Greek Islands MYKONOS Greek Islands

OCT 7

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

SPLIT Croatia

AUG 17

HONFLEUR France

SEP 5

At Sea

Cruising Cinque Terre PORTOFINO Italy

SEP 23

AUG 18

KORCULA Croatia DUBROVNIK Croatia

SEP 24

DUBROVNIK Croatia KOTOR BAY Montenegro (Scenic cruising)

SEP 25

SARANDE Albania (Butrint)

SEP 26

OLYMPIA Greece (from Katakolon) PYLOS Greece overnight

SEP 27

PYLOS Greece (Venetian Castles)

SEP 28

MONEMVASIA Greece HYDRA Greek Islands

AUG 19

LA ROCHELLE France

SEP 6

FLORENCE/PISA Italy (from Livorno)

AUG 20

BORDEAUX France (Vineyards and wine tasting)

SEP 7

AUG 21

BORDEAUX France River cruising along the Gironde

ROME Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Civitavecchia and transfer to Rome hotel

hotel

AUG 22

SAN SEBASTIAN Spain

SEP 8

ROME Italy

hotel

AUG 23

At Sea

SEP 9

AUG 24

ROME Italy Transfer to Rome Airport for flight home

LA CORUNA Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

AUG 25

OPORTO Portugal

SEP 29

ATHENS Greece (from Piraeus)

AUG 26

LISBON Portugal

SEP 30

AUG 27

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

AUG 28

MALAGA Spain

OCT 1

HERAKLION Crete, Greek Islands (Knossos)

OCT 2

AGIOS NIKOLAOS Crete, Greek Islands

BARCELONA Spain CARCASSONNE France (from Sete)

RHODES Greek Islands NISYROS Greek Islands

SEP 22

SEP 1

KARPATHOS Greek Islands

OCT 4 OCT 6

URBINO Italy (from Ancona)

AUG 31

OCT 3 OCT 5

SEP 21

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per cabin

VENICE Italy

MONTE CARLO Monaco

At Sea

£1,200

SEP 20

SEP 4

TARRAGONA Spain

Athens Mykonos Hydra Delos Nisyros Pylos Monemvasia Santorini Rhodes Heraklion Karpathos Agios crete Nikolaos

19-day Grand Voyage from £3,600pp including 17 excursions and extended overnight stays

per cabin

ROUEN France (Paris)

AUG 30

Greece

Katakolon

save up to

AUG 16

AUG 29

Sarande

save up to

SEP 3

Ship at anchor

ALBANIA

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 VENICE TO ATHENS

BOOK EARLY

MARSEILLES France (Avignon)

overnight

Kotor Bay

montenegro

BOOK EARLY

SEP 2

overnight

Dubrovnik

GRAND ADRIATIC & AEGEAN EXPERIENCE

Malaga

27-day Grand Voyage from £4,550pp including 17 excursions and 2 nights hotel accommodation

Italy

Korcula

Rome

Lisbon

Cadiz

croatia

Rouen

overnight

Ship at anchor

AEG190919A

GRAND VOYAGES: please see pages 66, 67 for special Saver 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 travelling together should advise their travel agent or Voyages to Antiquity Reservations at time of booking. Pre- and post-cruise city 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

DELPHI*

Amalia

LISBON

Altis Avenida

NAUPLIA*

Amalia

ROME

Excelsior

SEVILLE

Grand Melia Colon

PREMIUM CLASS

King George Amalia Sana Lisboa Amalia Starhotel Metropole

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.

Melia Sevilla

* See page 55 for what’s included on tour in classical Greece.

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.

DELPHI, GREECE Amalia A beautiful modernist hotel located at the foot of Mount Parnassus. All rooms are soundproofed and offer free Wi-Fi alongside the essential amenities you would expect from Amalia, with impressive views across the lush green valley to the towns of Itea and Galaxidi, a large outdoor pool, hot tub and gardens. 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 five-star hotel provide an atmosphere that is both cosy 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, a short distance from the historic centre of Lisbon makes this an excellent base in Lisbon.

Sana Lisboa

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Hotel Excelsior, Rome


NAUPLIA, GREECE Amalia The Nauplia Amalia has a classic Mediterranean design based around an outdoor swimming pool and poolside bar, enclosed by beautiful gardens and palm trees. Boasting views of the Palamidi Fortress and the nearby town which is within walking distance, this is the perfect balance of traditional charm and comfort designed to refresh and inspire. 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 centre, make this one of the most unique hotels in Rome. Starhotel Metropole Few fourstar hotels capture the spirit of this dynamic city quite like the Metropole. Standing close to the Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma, 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.

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 Espana 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 centre.

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 £430pp; Single £545 Includes breakfast daily, half-day city sightseeing, transfers and hi-speed train ticket between Madrid and Seville or visa versa.

WHAT’S INC LUDED IN OVERLAND TOURS IN GREEC E

4- and 5-star hotels as listed or similar; breakfast, lunch (when travelling between cities) 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: all hotels listed are subject to change and the right is reserved to substitute hotels of a similar or superior standard. Amalia, Nauplia

Starhotel Metropole, Rome

Gran Melia Colon, Seville

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MV

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AEGEAN ODYSSEY IN A CLASS OF HER OWN


the experience continues on board 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 THEATRE • LIBRARY • SHOP • INTERNET CENTRE • OUTDOOR POOL • ATHENA HEALTH SPA AND GYM • BEAUTY SALON • MEDICAL CENTRE • 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

Cruise in comfort – relax in style 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 open-seating dining, inside or al fresco, several bars and lounges to relax in, and the immaculate service of a friendly and attentive crew, you can be sure of a superior cruise experience.

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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 scenic splendours and historic sites. You’ll get to know fellow, like-minded passengers and make lifelong friends. 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 and is regularly updated by Oxford-based bookseller Blackwells. There is an extensive range of volumes covering the history, art, culture and philosophy of the countries you will visit. The library is also the place to pick up our daily newspaper – delivered via satellite. For those in need of a little shopping, there is also a well-stocked boutique.

Days at sea: relax or revive 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 cool 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


BalconyCLASS

As well as adding a new dimension of luxury to our cabins and staterooms, in addition to the standard cabin features mentioned, guests in Balcony Class (categories A to D) will also enjoy: • FREE FLIGHT UPGRADE TO BUSINESS CLASS* • 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 * Subject to availability

treatments to refresh and renew you during your cruise. More pampering can be found in the hairdressers and beauty centre.

Renowned lecture programme If you want to attend to the mind not the body, there will be a programme 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. Assisting the main speakers aboard ship and on land will be our team of young and keen graduates. They will be on hand to answer your questions and assist the expert guides on your sight-

seeing excursions. See page 12 for a sample of guest speakers.

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. Then head for the culinary delights of the Marco Polo restaurant or the Terrace Café for a wonderful meal accompanied by included wine.

Your cabin comforts Your on-board comfort is one of our prime concerns. Our wide category of cabins feature 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 above for extra Balcony Class benefits.

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impeccable service

wonderful food Delightful dining Dining on board Aegean Odyssey is an unforgettable experience and our chefs and waiting staff are exceptional. Fortunately, the fascinating and beautiful regions sailed by Aegean Odyssey are also renowned for their strong culinary traditions, sublime local ingredients and delicious signature dishes. We draw on these inspirations to deliver a dining experience of sustained quality in keeping with your chosen itinerary.

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The Marco Polo Restaurant (Lunch and Dinner)

is a full list of fine wines and champagnes to accompany your 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 appetisers, soup, salads, a choice of three or four main courses, and desserts. In addition to complimentary wine, there

The Terrace Café & Grill (Breakfast, Lunch and 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.

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 appetisers – try our calamari and empanadas, or pick from the wide range of authentic Italian pizzas.


Marco Polo restaurant Appetisers 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-flavoured 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

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

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.

ASPARAGUS AND ZUCCHINI TARTER Served with wild rice and sun-dried tomato coulees

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

Afternoon tea & late-night snacks There is something magical about the tradition of taking tea at sea. You’ll find a selection of freshly-prepared sandwiches, cakes and scones and, of course, a selection of refreshing teas or coffee. 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.

At your service Fluent in English and always serving with a smile, our crew will win your hearts. Your cabin steward will refresh your stateroom before you even realise 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 all of our officers and crew, are dedicated to making your holiday a delightful experience.

SELECTION OF ICE CREAM & SORBETS

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MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY

SUITES, STATEROOMS & CABINS

CATEGORY B: Junior Suite with balcony

AEGEAN ODYSSEY – HOME AWAY FROM HOME We understand that one of most important things when cruising with us is your comfort, which is why we work tirelessly to ensure that you remain as happy as possible with your accommodation during your voyage with us. Whichever cabin you decide to

choose, be it premium, standard or deluxe, you can feel safe in the knowledge that a clean and restful space filled with a host of creature comforts will be ready and waiting on board Aegean Odyssey as you return home from a day of exploration and discovery.

CATEGORY L: Premium Inside Cabin

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CATEGORY I: Premium Outside Cabin with fixed double bed


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 at left. 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. Single cabin features include European full size beds – cabin sizes are smaller than sizes noted for double occupancy cabins.

Additional facilities for Balcony Class passengers

Category B alt Junior Suite

Cat A - Owner’s Suite, balcony

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. CATEGORY C/D: Deluxe Balcony Staterooms 250-275 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 B - Junior Suite, 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 H: Premium Outside Cabin Cat C/D - Deluxe Stateroom, balcony

Category E alt Deluxe Outside

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.

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. CATEGORY K/L: Premium Inside Cabins

CATEGORY F: Deluxe Stateroom

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

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

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

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DECK PLAN

BRIDGE BRIDGE BRIDGE BRIDGE

802 802 801 801802802 801801

ship’s speciFication Ship’s Tonnage

804 804 803 803804804 803803

11,563

Length

806 806 805 805806806 805805

461 feet

Cruising Speed

15 knots

AMBASSADOR AMBASSADOR AMBASSADOR AMBASSADOR LOUNGE LOUNGE LOUNGE LOUNGE

705 705 706 706 705705 706706 707 707 708 708 707707 708708

709 709714714 714 714 709709 711 711716716 716 716 711711

• •• • • •• •

20.5 feet

703 703704704 703703 704 704

810 •

Draft

810 • 810 • 810 •

67 feet

809 •

Beam

809 • 809 • 809 •

808 808 807 807808808 807807

701 701 702 701701 702 702 702

712 • 710 •

OBSERVATION OBSERVATION OBSERVATION OBSERVATION LOUNGE LOUNGE LOUNGE LOUNGE

712 • 710 • 712 • 710 • 712 • 710 •

MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY

Passenger Staterooms/Cabins

Ship’s Registry

POOL POOL POOL POOL

386

721 721 721721 723 723 723723

Lloyd’s Register Society London

CHARLESTON CHARLESTON CHARLESTON CHARLESTON LOUNGE LOUNGE LOUNGE LOUNGE

725 725728728 728 728 725725 727 727730730 730 730 727727

• •• • • •• •

Classification

216

• •• • • •• •

Passengers, lower beds

722 722 717 717722722 717717 719 719 719719

OBSERVATION OBSERVATION OBSERVATION OBSERVATION DECK DECK DECK DECK

724 •

2

726 •

Stabilisers

713 713718718 718 718 713713 720 720 715 715720720 715715

724 • 724 • 724 •

7

LIDO LIDO LIDO LIDO BARBAR BAR BAR

726 • 726 • 726 •

Passenger Decks

LIDO LIDO LIDO LIDO BARBAR BAR BAR

Panama

Third/fourth pullman berth in these cabins

#

Cabin for passengers with disabilities Elevator

• • •• •• • •

812 812 812812

813 813 813813

814 814 814814

815 815 815815

• •• •

▲ Third pullman berth in these cabins

811 811 811811

• •• •

Single cabins

• • •• •• • •

KEY

816 816 816816

818 818 817 817 818818 817817 820 820 819 819 820820 819819 822 822 821 821 822822 821821 824 824 823 823 824824 823823 826 826 825 825 826826 825825 828 828 827 827 828828 827827

64

LIDO DECK LIDO DECK LIDO DECK LIDO DECK

729 729 729729

732 732 732732

731 731 731731

734 734 734734 736 736 736736

733 733 733733

738 738 735 735 738738 735735 737 740 740 737 740740 737737 742 739 742 742 739 742 739739

LIBRARY LIBRARY LIBRARY LIBRARY SHOP SHOP SHOP SHOP

TERRACE CAFE TERRACE CAFE TERRACE CAFE TERRACE CAFE

744 744 741 741 744744 741741 746 746 743 743 746746 743743 745 748 748 745 748748 745745 750 750 747 747 750750 747747

BRIDGE DECK BRIDGE DECK BRIDGE DECK BRIDGE DECK

BARBAR BAR BAR THETHE THE THE TERRACE TERRACE TERRACE TERRACE

PROMENADE DECK PROMENADE DECK PROMENADE DECK PROMENADE DECK


A BD

A B

A CA E

A BC DBB

F

404#

405 406 406 406

405405 405 504

534534 534

534

536536 536

536

537 537537 537 539539 539

538 538 538 539

538

• • •

535

535535 535

HAIR

HAIR HAIR HAIR

• • • •

439 441

416

• • •

418 417 418 420420 420 422 422419 424424 424 426 426423 428428 428 430427 ▲ 430 432432 432 434 434 433 ▲ ▲436 ▲ 436 436 438 438 437 440 440 440

459 464 464 ATHENA ATHENA464ATHENA 459459 459ATHENA HEALTH HEALTH HEALTH HEALTH 463 463463 463 SPA466 SPASPA SPA 466466 540 467467 467 467 470470 470

420

424 428 432 436 ▲ 440 442

442442 442

444444 444 443 448 445 443443 448 448 448 443 445445 445 446 446 446 447 450 447447 450 450 450 447 449 452 452 452 449449 449 451 454 451451 454 454 454 451 453 456456 456 453453 453 455 455455 455 460460 460

• • • • • •

RECEPTION RECEPTION RECEPTIONRECEPTION

439439 439 441441 441

412

530

• • •• • • • 533

522

527 528 528 528 527527528 527 529 530530 530 529529 529 532 532531 532 531531532 531

408

• • •

• •

• •• • •

518

523523524 523524 524523 524 521 521521 521 522522 522 ▲525 ▲ 526 ▲▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 526 ▲ 526 525525 526525

• • •• • • •

519 518 518 518 519519 519 520 517 517517520 517520 520

533533 533

418 417417 418 417 415 415415 415 422 419419 422 419 421 421421 421 426 423423 426 423 425 425425 425 430 430 ▲ ▲ 427427 427 429▲ 429429 429 434434 ▲ ▲ 433 ▲ 433 431 ▲ 433 431431 431 438438 435 437437 437 435435 435

514

• • •

515 514514 514 515515 515 516 516 513 516 516513 513513

• •• • •

• •

508 510

406

407 408408 408 407407 407 410 410 409 410 409409 410409 411412412 412 411411 411 ▲ ▲ 414 ▲ ▲ 413414416 416 416 413413 413 414414

503 503503 503 504504 504 506 506 505 506 506505 505505 507 508508 508 507507 507 512 509510 512 512509 509509 511512 510510 511511 511

403 404# 404# 403403 403 404#

444 446 452 456 460 464 466

BA D AC C ECA A GB BECA

DD

DB AFB C B A FD CH A E

AEC GE C BA D AG EBC

D IBF BHFD FA MARCO POLOB MARCO POLOPOLO MARCO POLO MARCO CDE RESTAURANT RESTAURANT RESTAURANT RESTAURANT D F BEHC CG

J

E CIG C EBF DD E H A CFIG D

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 F 470 C JK D H D CAT G Premium Outside 474 471 474474 474 FFG H 542 471471 471 E EH 475 476 475475 475 476476 476 IJB Premium Outside DGEG CAT H 544 477477 477 477 551 478 544544 544 551551 551 478478 478 CAT I * Premium Outside 546 553 ID 546546 546 EAKLEG 553553 553 H CAT J Standard Outside FG I J F C IHK 548 555 548548 548 CAT K Premium Inside 555555 555 E FH E CAT L Premium Inside 550 557 550550 550 557557 557 MEDICAL MEDICAL MEDICAL MEDICAL I JG FH FBLM H CAT M Standard Inside 559 552 559559 559 552552 552 K GIJLDI 554 561 554554 554 561561 561 F GF SINGLE CABINS 556 563556556 556 563563 563 M CAT CC Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony KH G IJ G 565558 558 565565 565 558558 CILE CAT EE Deluxe Stateroom, Outside KJ HJKM 567560 560 567567 567 560560 H * CAT GG Premium Outside GG 569562 562 569569 569 562562 LH * IJJK CAT HH Premium Outside 571564 564 571571 571 564564 H F DLM CAT I I * Premium Outside K 573566 566 573573 573 566566 IKLIH CAT J J Standard Outside H KL 575568 568 575575 575 568568 J M I CAT KK Premium Inside K 577570 570 577577 577 570570 IE GL M CAT LL Premium Inside JLJI M CAT MM Standard Inside IM L K JLH JF M * Please note: Category GG, I, II and some HH cabins have partially restricted view KJDECK KM MARCO POLO COLUMBUS BELVEDERE MARCO POLO DECK MARCO POLO DECK MARCO POLO DECK COLUMBUS DECK BELVEDERE DECK DECK BELVEDERE DECK COLUMBUS DECKDECK BELVEDERE DECKDECKCOLUMBUS M L J KI M

• •

• •

• • • • • •

• •

• • • • • •

• • • • • •

DRESSER DRESSER 543 543543DRESSER 543 541 DRESSER 540540 540 541541 541 547 547547 547 INTERNET INTERNET INTERNET INTERNET 545 542 545545 545 549542 542 549549 549

K GK L

65


IEA JEB A DD G LC JEIKB DA LF JAB B KFC D H EEM C KFJL B EG A M C KBC D LG FKFIED LG C FM H B D LED H M JC FE GLG H M GID C E FED IM KG F H HM IE HJD FF G JLEG I IH JKFE G IH G F H KM JJI KLG FH JIH G LI JH KKM LG KJIHI J M I LLK MH JIJ LK K LJI MM K LKJ M L K M J LKL M M L K M

DOUBLE ACCOMMODATIONS

VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY CRUISE FARES 2019 AEG190413

DEPART UK DECK

Inside cabins with shower

AEG190426

AEG19040504

AEG190515

AEG190525

AEG190606

AEG190618

AEG190703

AEG190716

AEG190730

AEG190814

AEG190826

P 16-17

P 18-19

P 20-21

P 22-23

P 24-25

P 28-29

P 30-31

P 32-33

P 34-35

P 36-37

P 38-39

P 42-43

MALAGA TO ATHENS

ATHENS TO ATHENS

ATHENS TO ATHENS

ATHENS TO ROME

ROME TO SEVILLE

SEVILLE TO LONDON

LONDON TO COPENHAGEN

COPENHAGEN TO COPENHAGEN

COPENHAGEN TO LONDON

LONDON TO LONDON

LONDON TO LISBON

LISBON TO ROME

APRIL 13

APRIL 22

MAY 2

MAY 13

MAY 23

JUNE 4

JUNE 18

JULY 3

JULY 16

JULY 30

AUGUST 14

AUGUST 26

FULL FARE SAVER FARE

FULL FARE SAVER FARE

FULL FARE SAVER FARE

FULL FARESAVER FARE

FULL FARE SAVER FARE

FULL FARE SAVER FARE

FULL FARE SAVER FARE

FULL FARE SAVER FARE

FULL FARE SAVER FARE

FULL FARE SAVER FARE

FULL FARE SAVER FARE

FULL FARE SAVER FARE

M

Standard Inside

BELVEDERE/COLUMBUS

£2,695 £2,445

£2,495 £2,345

£2,995 £2,850

£3,295 £3,145

£3,450 £3,250

£2,750 £2,595

£3,195 £2,995

£3,195 £2,995

£3,195 £2,995

£3,195 £2,995

£2,895 £2,695

£2,995 £2,795

L

Premium Inside

COLUMBUS

2,850

2,595

2,695 2,545

3,195 2,995

3,550 3,350

3,695 3,495

2,995 2,795

3,495

3,295

3,495 3,295

3,450 3,250

3,450 3,250

3,095 2,895

3,250 3,050

K

Premium Inside

BELVEDERE

2,995

2,695

2,850 2,695

3,395 3,195

3,750 3,550

3,895 3,645

3,195 2,995

3,795

3,595

3,750 3,550

3,695 3,495

3,695 3,495

3,295 3,095

3,495 3,295

Outside cabins with shower Standard Outside

COLUMBUS

3,250

2,950

2,995 2,795

3,595 3,395

3,995 3,750

4,145 3,895

3,395 3,195

4,095

3,895

3,995 3,745

3,995 3,795

3,995 3,795

3,550 3,350

3,745 3,495

I*

Premium Outside

BRIDGE

3,450

3,150

3,195 2,995

3,795 3,595

4,250 3,995

4,395 4,145

3,645 3,395

4,395

4,195

4,295 3,995

4,295 4,095

4,345 4,095

3,795 3,545

4,050 3,795

H

Premium Outside

BELVEDERE/COLUMBUS

3,650

3,295

3,395 3,195

3,995 3,750

4,450 4,150

4,645 4,395

3,895 3,645

4,695

4,440

4,595 4,295

4,595 4,350

4,645 4,395

3,995 3,745

4,250 3,950

G

Premium Outside

LIDO/BRIDGE

3,850

3,495

3,595 3,395

4,250 3,995

4,695 4,395

4,895 4,645

4,150 3,895

4,995

4,695

4,895 4,595

4,850 4,550

4,995 4,745

4,245 3,995

4,495 4,195

J

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

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

BRIDGE/BELVEDERE

4,095

3,695

3,795 3,545

4,550 4,250

4,995 4,650

5,195 4,895

4,450 4,150

5,450

5,150

5,245 4,895

5,195 4,895

5,295 4,995

4,550 4,250

4,795 4,495

E

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

LIDO/BELVEDERE

4,250

3,850

3,950 3,695

4,750 4,450

5,195 4,845

5,395 5,095

4,650 4,350

5,695

5,395

5,495 5,145

5,450 5,150

5,595 5,295

4,750 4,450

4,995 4,695

D

Deluxe Stateroom, Balcony

BELVEDERE

4,995

4,495

4,495 4,195

5,395 5,095

5,995 5,595

5,895 5,545

5,150 4,795

6,195

5,845

5,950 5,550

5,895 5,550

6,095 5,750

5,195 4,845

5,595 5,245

C

Deluxe Stateroom, Balcony

LIDO/BRIDGE

5,250

4,750

4,695 4,395

5,650 5,295

6,295 5,895

6,250 5,900

5,395 4,995

6,550

6,195

6,250 5,850

6,195 5,850

6,450 6,095

5,495 5,145

5,895 5,495

B

Junior Suite, Balcony

LIDO

5,795

5,195

5,150 4,850

6,250 5,895

6,950 6,495

6,895 6,495

5,995 5,595

7,450

6,995

6,995 6,540

6,995 6,550

7,250 6,795

5,995 5,595

6,495 6,095

6,250

5,650

5,495 5,195

6,750 6,350

7,495 6,995

7,495 7,095

6,595 6,195

7,995

7,495

7,595 7,095

7,650 7,195

7,995 7,495

6,550 6,150

6,995 6,595

A

Owner’s Suite, Balcony

LIDO

SINGLE ACCOMMODATIONS

DECK

Standard Inside

BELVEDERE

2,995

2,750

3,345 3,195

3,695 3,550

3,995 3,850

4,195 3,995

3,250 3,095

4,350

4,150

4,295 4,095

4,195 3,995

4,195 3,995

3,350 3,150

3,595 3,395

LL

Standard Outside

COLUMBUS

3,250

2,995

3,495 3,345

3,995 3,795

4,295 4,095

4,450 4,250

3,450 3,250

4,650

4,450

4,595 4,395

4,495 4,295

4,550 4,350

3,550 3,350

3,795 3,595

KK

Premium Inside

BELVEDERE

3,395

3,095

3,695 3,495

4,250 4,050

4,550 4,350

4,695 4,450

3,695 3,495

4,995

4,795

4,850 4,650

4,795 4,595

4,895 4,695

3,750 3,550

3,995 3,795

JJ

Standard Outside

COLUMBUS

3,650

3,350

3,850 3,650

4,495 4,295

4,795 4,550

4,975 4,725

3,950 3,750

5,395

5,195

5,195 4,945

5,195 4,995

5,295 5,095

3,995 3,795

4,245 3,995

II*

Premium Outside

BRIDGE

3,895

3,595

3,995 3,795

4,750 4,550

4,995 4,745

5,245 4,995

4,195 3,945

5,750

5,550

5,550 5,250

5,550 5,350

5,645 5,395

4,295 4,095

4,550 4,295

HH* Premium Outside

BRIDGE/BELVEDERE

4,095

3,745

4,195 3,995

4,995 4,750

5,295 4,995

5,545 5,295

4,475 4,225

6,150

5,895

5,950 5,650

5,895 5,650

5,995 5,745

4,550 4,305

4,795 4,495

GG* Premium Outside

MM

F C ED G EFB D G E FAA H FAGC E H GBFB AA BID G H A IF C HCG A BB CJE H I BG JD H ID CB CA KFA ID J CH K

Balcony

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

LIDO/BRIDGE

4,295

3,950

4,450 4,250

5,350 5,095

5,595 5,295

5,795 5,545

4,750 4,495

6,550

6,250

6,295 5,995

6,250 5,950

6,450 6,195

4,795 4,495

4,995 4,695

EE

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

BELVEDERE

4,750

4,350

4,850 4,595

5,950 5,650

6,150 5,795

6,395 6,095

5,295 4,995

7,350

6,995

6,995 6,645

6,995 6,695

7,250 6,950

5,350 5,050

5,595 5,295

CC

Deluxe Stateroom, Balcony

LIDO

5,450

4,950

5,450 5,150

6,795 6,450

7,250 6,850

7,495 7,150

6,150 5,750

8,450

8,095

7,995 7,595

7,995 7,650

8,350 7,995

6,195 5,850

6,695 6,195

Air Credit (no air included)

300

300

300

300

300

150

150

300

150

0

150

300

Cruise Only Credit (no air or land included)

600

900

600

900

900

450

150

300

150

0

450

600

All fares are per person in UK£, are valid at time of printing, March 2018, and include all items detailed in the ‘Included in the Fare’ panel on page 67 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 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. All Saver Fares shown here and on itinerary pages are subject to change, are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Low single fares are restricted to categories CC, EE, GG, HH, II, JJ, KK, LL and MM. Some cabins have a 3rd or 4th upper berth, details and fares on request. Ship’s Registry Panama.

A

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G R A N D VOYAG E S AEG190907

AEG190919

P 44-45

P 46-47

P 48-49

ROME TO VENICE

VENICE TO ATHENS SEPTEMBER 19

SEPTEMBER 5

AEG190929/AEG191007

AEG190426A

AEG190515A

AEG190525A

AEG190618A

AEG190703A

ATHENS TO ATHENS

ATHENS TO ATHENS

SEPTEMBER 25 OCTOBER 3

AEG190814A

AEG190919A

ATHENS TO SEVILLE

ROME TO LONDON

LONDON TO COPENHAGEN

COPENHAGEN TO LONDON

LONDON TO ROME

VENICE TO ATHENS

APRIL 22

MAY 13

MAY 23

JUNE 18

JULY 3

AUGUST 14

SEPTEMBER 19

P 50-51

P 52-53

INCLUDED IN THE FARE SCHEDULED ECONOMY CLASS AIR (see page 69)

FULL FARE SAVER FARE

FULL FARE SAVER FARE

FULL FARE SAVER FARE

FULL FARE SAVER FARE

FULL FARE SAVER FARE

FULL FARE SAVER FARE

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

FULL FARE SAVER FARE

FULL FARE

SAVER FARE

FULL FARE SAVER FARE

£2,995 £2,795

£2,595 £2,495

£2,645 £2,495

£4,650 £4,350

£5,550 £5,200

£4,995 £4,645

£5,795 £5,395

£5,795 £5,395

£4,950 £4,550

£3,850 £3,600

3,195

2,995

2,795 2,650

2,745

2,595

4,995

4,650

5,995 5,595

5,495

5,095

6,350

5,950

6,295

5,895

5,395

4,995

4,195

3,900

3,495

3,250

2,995 2,850

3,000

2,850

5,950

5,595

6,395 5,945

5,895

5,445

6,895

6,495

6,750

6,350

5,895

5,495

4,550

4,255

FREE REGIONAL AIR CONNECTIONS from selected UK airports (see page 69) ALL MEALS ON BOARD AEGEAN ODYSSEY with a choice of two open-seating restaurants GUIDED SIGHTSEEING in most ports of call EXPERIENCED GUEST SPEAKERS PROGRAMME LAND TOURS AND HOTEL STAYS as indicated COMPLIMENTARY WINE WITH DINNER ON BOARD beer or soft drinks if preferred

3,650

3,395

3,195 2,995

3,250

3,050

5,650

5,250

6,895 6,395

6,295

5,850

7,395

6,950

7,295

6,845

6,375

5,925

4,995

4,595

3,950

3,695

3,395 3,195

3,450

3,250

5,995

5,595

7,350 6,850

6,795

6,295

7,950

7,450

7,895

7,395

6,850

6,345

5,350

4,950

4,250

3,950

3,595 3,395

3,650

3,450

6,395

5,950

7,795 7,295

7,250

6,750

8,550

7,995

8,450

7,895

7,250

6,695

5,750

5,350

GRATUITIES to cabin steward and restaurant staff

4,495

4,195

3,795 3,595

3,795

3,595

6,850

6,395

8,250 7,695

7,750

7,250

9,095

8,495

8,995

8,395

7,750

7,195

5,995

5,595

WELCOME COCKTAIL PARTY

4,795

4,450

3,995 3,745

4,000

3,750

7,345

6,795

8,795 8,150

8,295

7,695

9,850

9,195

9,645

8,995

8,295

7,695

6,450

5,950

4,950

4,595

4,250 3,995

4,195

3,945

7,695

7,150

9,195 8,550

8,695

8,095

10,350

9,695

10,095 9,445

8,695

8,095

6,895

6,390

TRANSFERS & PORTERAGE† between airports (once you have cleared customs), hotels and ship abroad

5,695

5,295

4,750 4,450

4,850

4,550

8,795

8,195

10,450 9,700

9,650

8,945

11,245 10,495

10,950 10,195

9,695

8,995

7,995

7,395

5,995

5,595

4,995 4,695

4,995

4,695

9,250

8,595

10.995 10,245

10,195

9,450

11,895 11,145

11,550 10,795

10,250

9,495

8,350

7,750

6,750

6,295

5,495 5,195

5,495

5,195

10,250

9,595

12,295 11,445

11,395 10,595

13,450 12,550

12,995 12,095

11,295 10,495

9,295

8,695

7,250

6,795

5,995 5,695

5,895

5,595

10,995 10,295

13,395 12,495

12,495 11,695

14,495 13,495

14,195 13,250

12,295 11,495

10,150 9,550

3,795

3,595

3,395 3,295

3,445

3,295

5,995

5,695

6,650 6,295

5,895

5,550

7,895

7,550

7,850

7,450

5,895

5,495

4,995

4,745

3,995

3,795

3,595 3,450

3,645

3,495

6,345

5,995

7,150 6,750

6,350

5,950

8,495

8,095

8,350

7,950

6,250

5,850

5,450

5,150

4,250

3,995

3,795 3,650

3,845

3,695

6,795

6,450

7,595 7,150

6,795

6,350

8,995

8,595

8,895

8,495

6,650

6,250

5,795

5,495

4,500

4,245

3,995 3,795

4,150

3,950

7,195

6,795

8,095 7,645

7,295

6,850

9,750

9,350

9,595

9,145

7,095

6,650

6,275

5,875

4,750

4,495

4,275 4,075

4,350

4,150

7,595

7,195

8,595 8,095

7,795

7,295

10,450

9,995

10,250 9,750

7,695

7,195

6,750

6,350

4,995

4,695

4,495 4,295

4,595

4,395

7,995

7,550

9,195 8,695

8,350

7,850

11,195 10,695

10,950 10,395

8,150

7,605

7,195

6,795

5,295

4,995

4,750 4,550

4,850

4,650

8,595

8,150

9,650 9,150

8,795

8,350

11,895 11,345

11,595 10,995

8,595

7,995

7,695

7,295

5,850

5,495

5,250 4,995

5,345

5,095

9,550

8,995

10,750 10,150

9,895

9,350

13,350 12,695

12,995 12,290

9,650

8,995

8,650

8,145

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• Transfers to or from your UK departure airport • Optional shore excursions, where offered • Beverages (other than those included at dinner) and other items of a personal nature • Beauty and Spa treatments • Laundry and pressing services • Internet charges and telephone calls • Visas and airport taxes where these are payable locally • Government fees, surcharges and local taxes • Gratuities to guides and drivers on excursions.

book earLy saVe up to £1,600 per cabin pLus Low singLe cabin Fares

to reserve your cabin, contact your travel agent or call Voyages to antiquity on:

01865 410 121 www.voyagestoantiquity.com

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GENERAL INFORMATION THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO FINANCIAL SECURITY

VISAS

When you buy an ATOL protected holiday package from us you will receive a Confirmation Invoice from us (or via our authorised agent through which you booked) confirming your arrangements and your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number 10093. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. A bond is held by ABTA to cover all other cruise holidays.

At time of printing, no visas are required for UK passport holders visiting any country featured in this brochure, except as follows. Albania and Russia Group visas are obtained by the ship on arrival in both Sarande and St Petersburg. However, passengers wishing to step ashore and explore St Petersburg independent of our included and optional excursions will need to obtain a full Russian tourist visa prior to travel and at their own cost. 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 place of issue. Guests cannot be included in group visas if this information is not supplied by the required time.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION AND VISAS All information provided below pertains to UK citizens only and is valid at the time of printing, March 2018. Specific information for your cruise and land programme will be provided at the time of booking. Please also refer to the applicable government website for any updates to this information. Requirements for other nationalities can be obtained from the consulates of the countries to be visited on the specific cruise and land programme. 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 Full passports are required and must be valid for a minimum of six months after the last day of your holiday. 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.

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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 The cruises and land programmes featured include extensive sightseeing which may involve walking on uneven surfaces, up and down multiple stairs, and require a certain level of fitness and mobility. Some ports on the itineraries may require disembarkation of the ship with the

ship’s or local tenders. Please consider these issues carefully prior to booking. There is one cabin specifically adapted for wheelchair use; however guests must bring their own collapsible wheelchair dimensions of which must not exceed 26” wide. Motorised scooters of any kind are not able to be accommodated on board Aegean Odyssey. Guests that need to travel with medical apparatus including wheelchairs, portable CPAP’s, 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 travelling 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 well equipped medical centre staffed by a doctor and licensed nurse for the benefit of both the guests and the crew. The medical centre is primarily intended to provide acute care for illness and accidents that may occur while on holiday 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 programme 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-, post-, or 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 local restaurants on pre-, post- or full-day excursions.

SHORE EXCURSIONS AND LAND ARRANGEMENTS Shore Excursions: Included in most ports 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 tours, where lunchtime is in a place offering a wide choice of restaurants, we have not included lunch and left it up to you (such as in Rome, Florence and Urbino). In places such as Venice and Athens, you may wish to remain in the city at the end of the morning sightseeing rather than return to the ship and in these instances lunch will also be under your own arrangements. Please note that these programmes are planned far in advance of your visit, and we reserve the right to change, cancel, or substitute an included excursion at any time. There is no refund or credit available for non-use of an included excursion.

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.


FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS

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 UK£ or US$ at the end of the cruise. Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards, and Travellers Cheques can be used for settlement. Personal cheques and some kinds of 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 centre on Belvedere Deck and charges are based on connection time.

CHILDREN Voyages to Antiquity cruise programmes are destination focused and designed for adults. There are no facilities for children on board Aegean Odyssey.

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 programmes. 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.

Our cruise holidays usually feature scheduled flights on British Airways†. You are therefore able to take advantage of all the benefits available flying British Airways including: FREE DOMESTIC FLIGHT CONNECTIONS VIA LONDON So that you can fly from the airport nearest your home town, we are able to offer free domestic flights via London from Manchester, Leeds/Bradford, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Isle of Man, Belfast, Jersey and Newcastle, subject to availability and suitable connection times. Some connecting flights may require transfers between London Heathrow and other London airports. This would need to be arranged independently and is at passengers’ cost, as would any overnight accommodation required to meet your departure from London.

UPGRADE TO CLUB EUROPE AT VERY SPECIAL PRICES We are able to offer a limited number of Club Europe seats between London and your overseas destination at a special upgrade fare of £299. Book early to make sure you can enjoy the high levels of comfort and excellent service you expect from British Airways. • Separate check-in area and fast track security • Relax in the lounges before your flight* • Guaranteed window or aisle seat depending on route • Increased luggage allowance • Complimentary refreshments

* Lounges available at most European airports Note: Most British Airways international flights depart from London Heathrow, however, some flights may depart from London Gatwick e.g. flights to Malaga. Any special seating requirements will be notified to the airline, however, please note that in accordance with airline policies, this can never be guaranteed.

Club Europe

† Please note that due to routings, timings and/or capacity limitations, it may not be always possible to accommodate passengers on British Airways flights, in which case, other carriers may be used to and from certain destinations. Please check with us when making your booking.

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BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS These Booking Terms and Conditions, together with our privacy policy and any other written information we brought to your attention before we confirmed your booking, form the basis of your contract with Voyages to Antiquity (UK) Limited (ATOL 10093) and (ABTA Y2206).Please read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations. In these Booking Conditions references to "you" and "your" include the first named person on the booking and all persons on whose behalf a booking is made or any other person to whom a booking is added or transferred. These Booking Terms and Conditions are correct at time of printing, March 2018, but can be subject to change at any time. For the most up to date version, please visit our website. 1. BOOKING AND PAYING FOR YOUR ARRANGEMENTS A booking is made with us when we have received the required deposit payment. The deposit will be 10% of the total holiday cost and will be non-transferable and non-refundable. If your booking is made within 90 days of departure full payment is due at the time of booking. We reserve the right to return your deposit and decline to issue a confirmation at our absolute discretion. A binding contract will come into existence between you and us as soon as we have issued you with a booking confirmation that will confirm the details of your booking and will be sent to you. If your arrangements include a flight, we will issue you with an ATOL Certificate and a confirmation. Upon receipt, if you believe that any details on the ATOL Certificate, confirmation or any other document are wrong you must advise us immediately as changes cannot be made at a later date and it may harm your rights if we are not notified of any inaccuracies in any document within ten days of our sending it out (five days for tickets). The balance of the cost of your arrangements (including any applicable surcharge) is due not less than 90 days prior to scheduled departure. If we do not receive this balance in full and on time, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled by you in which case the cancellation charges set out in clause 8 below will become payable. Names provided at time of booking should be correct as per passport. It is also your responsibility to supply the necessary booking information. If we do not receive this information in full and on time (at least 60 days prior to travel), we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled by you, in which case cancellation charges set out in clause 8 will apply. 2. ACCURACY We endeavour to ensure that all the information and prices both on our website and in our brochures are accurate; however occasionally changes and errors occur and we reserve the right to correct prices and other details in such circumstances. You must check the current price and all other details relating to the arrangements that you wish to book before your booking is confirmed. 3. INSURANCE It is a condition of contract with us that every member of the booking has travel insurance in force for the entire duration of the holiday, covering at least the cancellation of the booking and providing medical cover for illness, repatriation while overseas and loss of baggage. Details of your policy must be added to the ‘Already Booked’ section on our website along with your Passenger Information as soon as possible, we will not check the suitability of your policy, however, and it remains at all times your responsibility to ensure the insurance cover you purchase is adequate for your needs. Details of policies that may be suitable for your needs are available from International Travel and Healthcare Limited. With specialist policies, available they can cover travellers of all ages, and subject to medical screening acceptance, also cover your health conditions too. Call 01689 892 292 or visit www.int-travelandhealthcare.co.uk for more information.

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4. PRICING The price of your voyage, air package holiday arrangements, or other travel arrangements was calculated using exchange rates quoted in www.xe.com in effect when the programme was published. We reserve the right to amend the price of unsold holidays at any time and correct errors in the prices of confirmed holidays. The price of your confirmed voyage, or travel arrangement is subject at all times to changes in transport costs such as fuel, and any other airline cost changes which are part of our contracts with airlines (and their agents), cruise ship operators and any other transport provider; and to changes in the currency exchange used to calculate your arrangements

and to rates, dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports any or all of which may result in a variation of your voyage/travel arrangements price. We will absorb and you will not be charged for any increase equivalent to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges and/or supplementary services or travel arrangements. You will be charged for the amount over and above that. If this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your confirmed travel arrangements (excluding any insurance premiums, amendment charges and/or additional services or travel arrangements), you will have the option of accepting or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid or changing to another voyage. There will be no change made to the price of your confirmed voyage/ travel arrangement within 30 days of your departure nor will refunds be paid during this period. Should the price of your holiday go down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your confirmed holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. 5. FITNESS TO TRAVEL ON THE CRUISE SHIP, PREGNANCY, DISABILITY OR REDUCED MOBILITY, MEDICAL/MOBILITY EQUIPMENT Our priority is the comfort and safety of our passengers. You are asked at the time of booking to provide as much information as possible regarding any assistance that may be required in the port and on board the vessel. We are entitled to administer a health questionnaire prior to boarding. You must advise prior to boarding the vessel if you are suffering any symptoms. All passengers must follow the vessels instructions and procedures relating to all matters including health, safety, hygiene and security. In order to ensure that the carrier is able to carry passengers safely and in accordance with applicable safety requirements established by international, EU or national law or in order to meet safety requirements established by competent authorities including flag state every passenger warrants that he/she is fit to travel by sea and that his/her conduct or condition will not impair the safety of the cruise ship or inconvenience the other passengers. We and the carrier reserve the right to require any passenger to produce medical evidence of fitness to travel in order to assess whether that passenger can be carried safely in accordance with applicable international, EU or national law. If it appears to us or the carrier, the Master or the cruise ship's doctor that a passenger is for any reason unfit to travel, likely to endanger safety, or likely to be refused permission to land at any port, or likely to render the carrier liable for passenger maintenance, support or repatriation, then the carrier or the Master shall have the right to take any of the following courses: (i) Refuse to embark the passenger at any port. (ii) Disembark the passenger at any port. (iii) Transfer the passenger to another berth or cabin. (iv) If the Cruise Ship doctor considers it advisable, to place or confine him/her in the Cruise Ship's Hospital or to transfer the passenger to a health facility at any port, at the passenger's expense. (v) to administer first aid and administer any drug, medicine or other substance or to admit and/or confine the passenger to a hospital or other similar institution at any port provided that the ship’s doctor and/or Master considers that any such steps are necessary. Where a passenger is refused embarkation as a result of safety and/ or fitness to travel, neither we nor the carrier shall be liable for any loss or expense occasioned to the passenger thereby, nor shall the passenger be entitled to any compensation from the carrier. ‘Disabled Person’ or ‘Person with Reduced Mobility’ includes any person whose mobility when using transport is reduced as a result of any physical disability, intellectual or psychosocial disability or impairment, or any other cause of disability, and whose situation needs appropriate attention and adaption to his particular needs for the service made available to all passengers. Passengers who need assistance and/or have special requests or need special facilities or equipment with regard to accommodation, seating or services required or their need to bring medical equipment must notify us at the time of booking. If the passenger cannot be carried safely and in accordance with applicable safety requirements then we and or the carrier can refuse to accept a passenger or embarkation of a Disabled Person or Person with Reduced Mobility on the grounds of safety. Where strictly necessary for the safety of the passenger we and or the carrier can require before

it accepts the booking that a passenger is assisted by an accompanying person who is fit and able to provide the assistance required. Those passengers confined to wheelchairs must furnish their own standard size wheelchairs and must be accompanied by a travelling companion fit and able to assist them. Pregnant women are highly recommended to seek medical advice prior to travel at any stage of their pregnancy. Women who are up to 23 weeks pregnant at the end of the cruise are required to produce a medical certificate of fitness to travel. The carrier cannot for safety reasons carry pregnant passengers of 24 weeks or more by the end of the cruise. 6. CUTTING YOUR VOYAGE SHORT If you are forced to return home early, we cannot refund the cost of any services you have not used. If you cut short your voyage and return home early in circumstances where you have no reasonable cause for complaint about the standard of accommodation and services provided, we will not offer you any refund for that part of your holiday not completed, or be liable for any associated costs you may incur. Depending on the circumstances, your travel insurance may offer cover for curtailment and we suggest that any claim is made directly with them. 7. CHANGES BY YOU If you wish to change any part of your booking arrangements after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you must inform us as soon as possible. Whilst we will do our utmost to assist you, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet your requested change. Where we can meet a request, all changes will be subject to an administration fee of £50 per person, per change or £100 per person, per change if the request is made within 60 days of departure as well as any applicable rate changes or extra costs incurred by ourselves and any other charges imposed by the airline or any other of our suppliers. Where we are unable to assist you and you do not wish to proceed with the original booking we will treat this as a cancellation by you. A cancellation fee may be payable. Please also note that a change of departure date within 60 days prior to departure will be treated as a cancellation by you. 8. IF YOU CANCEL You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel your confirmed booking, the first named person on the booking must notify us in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received by us. Since we incur costs in cancelling your arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum shown below (The cancellation charge detailed is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person(s) cancelling excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges which are not refundable in the event of the person(s) to whom they apply cancelling):Period before departure written notice is received by us

Cancellation charge per person as a % of the total holiday cost

90 or more days

10%

Between 61 to 90 days

50%

Between 31 to 60 days

75%

Between 16 to 30 days

85%

15 days or less

100%

No refunds will be made for tickets or services booked but not used, or for insurance premiums or alteration charges. Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above. 9. CHANGES AND CANCELLATION BY US 9.1 It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements, but we do plan the arrangements many months in advance. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. Most of these changes will be minor and we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date. We also reserve

the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements. For example, if the minimum number of participants required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached, we may have to cancel it. However, we will not cancel your travel arrangements less than 90 days before your departure date, except for reasons of force majeure or failure by you to pay the final balance. 9.2 Most alterations will be minor and while we will do our best to notify you of any changes as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure, we will have no other liability to you. Examples of “minor changes” include the following when made before departure: Where a flight has been booked, any change in the advertised identity of the carrier(s), flight timings, and/or aircraft type; a change of outward departure time or overall length of your holiday of twelve hours or less; a change of accommodation to another of the same standard or classification. 9.3 Occasionally we may have to make a major change to your confirmed arrangements. ”Examples of “major changes” include the following, when made before departure: A change of accommodation to that of a lower standard or classification for the whole or a significant part of your time away; a change to your initial embarkation or disembarkation port to a different geographical area; a change of outward departure time or overall length of your arrangements of twelve or more hours; where a flight has been booked, a change of UK departure airport, as long as that change is not from one London airport to another London airport. London airports are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and London City; a significant change to your itinerary affecting the majority of the destination. 9.4 If we have to make a major change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible and if there is time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of: a) accepting the changed arrangements; b) having a refund of all monies paid; or c) accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us, if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). You must notify us of your choice within 7 days of our offer. If you fail to do so we will assume that you have chosen to accept the change or alternative booking arrangements. Very rarely, we may be forced by "force majeure" (see clause 11) to change or terminate your arrangements after departure. If this situation does occur, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any from our suppliers), pay you compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result. 10. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES 10.1 We will accept responsibility for the arrangements we agree to provide or arrange for you as an “organiser” under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 as set out below. Subject to these booking conditions, if we or our suppliers negligently perform or arrange the services which we are obliged to provide for you under our contract with you, as set out on your confirmation invoice, we will pay you reasonable compensation. The level of such compensation will be calculated taking into consideration all relevant factors such as but not limited to: following the complaints procedure as described in these conditions and the extent to which ours or our employees’ or suppliers’ negligence affected the overall enjoyment of your holiday. Please note that it is your responsibility to show that we or our supplier(s) have been negligent if you wish to make a claim against us. 10.2 We will not be responsible or pay you compensation for any injury, illness, death, loss, damage, expense, cost or other claim of any description if it results from:(a) the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected; (b) the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party unconnected with the provision of the services contracted for and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable; or (c) unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond ours or our supplier(s) control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or (d) an event which either ourselves or suppliers could not, even with all due care, have foreseen or forestalled.


Regulation 392/2009). For the purposes of the Athens Convention and EU Regulation 392/2009 we are the Contracting Carrier. The Athens Convention and EU Regulation 392/2009 limit the Carriers’ liability for death or personal injury or loss or damage to luggage and makes special provision for valuables. It is presumed that luggage has been delivered to you undamaged unless written notice is given to us and/or the performing Carrier. a) in the case of apparent damage, before or at the time of disembarkation or redelivery; or b) in the case of damage which is not apparent or of loss, within 15 days from the date of disembarkation or redelivery or from the time when such redelivery should have taken place.

10.3 Where death and or personal injury and or loss of or damage to property occurs during carriage by air or by sea then liability and the extent of damages recoverable will be dealt with by International Conventions as set out in paragraphs 10.5 and 10.6 and not otherwise. 10.4 As set out in these booking conditions we limit the maximum amount we may have to pay you for any claims you may make against us which do not involve personal injury, illness or death. Except where loss of and/or damage to luggage or personal possessions is concerned if we are found liable to you on any basis the maximum amount we will have to pay you is twice the price (excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges) paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under clause 10.6 below. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you have not received any benefit at all from your holiday. 10.5 - Where any claim or part of a claim (including those involving death or personal injury) concerns or is based on any travel arrangements (including the process of getting on and/or off the transport concerned) provided by any air, sea, rail or road carrier or any stay in a hotel, the maximum amount of compensation we will have to pay you will be limited. The most we will have to pay you for that claim or that part of a claim if we are found liable to you on any basis is the most the carrier or hotel keeper concerned would have to pay under the international convention or regulation which applies to the travel arrangements or hotel stay in question (for example, the Warsaw Convention as amended or un-amended and the Montreal Convention for international travel by air and/or for airlines with an operating licence granted by an EU country, the EC Regulation on Air Carrier Liability No 889/2002 for national and international travel by air, the Athens convention for international travel by sea). Please Note: Where a carrier or hotel would not be obliged to make any payment to you under the applicable International Convention or Regulation in respect of a claim or part of a claim, we similarly are not obliged to make a payment to you for that claim or part of the claim. When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from the transport provider or hotelier for the complaint or claim in question. Copies of the applicable International Conventions and Regulations are available from us on request. We do not have any liability to you in any circumstances in which the carrier is liable to you by virtue of the Denied Boarding Regulation 2004 which applies solely to the operating carrier. Any liability we may have to you under our contract with you, arising out of the same facts, is limited to the remedies provided under the Regulation as if (for this purpose only) we were a carrier; any sums you receive from the carrier will be deducted from any amount due from ourselves. 10.6 Travel by sea is governed by the provisions of the Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea 1974 as amended in 1976 (“The Athens Convention) and where applicable from 1 January 2013 EU Regulation 392/2009 relating to the Liability of carriers of passengers by sea in the event of accidents (“EU

Damages for cabin luggage payable by the Carrier are limited up to the Athens Convention limit of 833 SDRs or 2250 SDRs if EU Regulation 392/2009 applies. Limits shall be reduced in proportion to any contributory negligence by the passenger and by the maximum deductible specified in Article 8 (4) of the Athens Convention or EU Regulation 392/2009. Copies of the Athens Convention or EU Regulation 392/2009 are available from us on request. In so far as we may be liable to you in respect of claims arising out of carriage by sea we shall be entitled to all rights, defences, immunities and limitations available, respectively, to the actual carrier and under the relevant Conventions, and nothing in these Booking Conditions shall be deemed as a surrender thereof. To the extent that any provision in these Booking Conditions is made null and void by the Athens Convention or EU Regulation 392/2009 or any legislation compulsorily applicable or is otherwise unenforceable, it shall be void to that extent but not further. Our liability will not at any time exceed that of the carrier under its Conditions of Carriage and/or applicable or incorporated conventions or other legislation. Any liability in respect of death and personal injury and loss of and damage to luggage which we may incur to you whether under our contract with you, in accordance with these Booking Conditions or otherwise, shall always be subject to the limits of liability contained in the Athens Convention or EU Regulation 392/2009 for death/personal injury of 46,666 Special Drawing Rights (SDR) or 300,000 SDR under Athens Convention or 400,000 SDRs under EU Regulation 392/2009 except in the case of liability for war or terrorism 250,000 SDRs. We are not liable for valuables, monies or other securities including jewellery and watches. If they have been deposited with the reception desk on the ship for safe keeping and a receipt issued then in those limited circumstances the Carriers liability will be as set out in the Athens Convention or EU Regulation 392/2009. The use of safes onboard a Vessel is not a deposit with the ship or with us under the Athens Convention or EU Regulation 392/2009 or otherwise. The limits are 1200 SDRs pursuant to Athens or 3,375 SDRs pursuant to EU Regulation 392/2009. 10.7 Where there is any loss of or damage to property including luggage which is not covered by any international convention and where liability is not limited by reference to any enactment, terms of conditions, then any legal liability that we may have for any such losses or damage will not exceed £500 per guest. 10.8 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary elsewhere in these Booking Conditions, we shall not in any circumstances be liable to you for any loss or anticipated loss of profit, loss of revenue, loss of use, loss of contract or other opportunity nor for any other consequential or indirect loss or damage of a similar nature. 10.9 It is a condition of our acceptance of liability under this clause that you notify any claim to ourselves and our supplier(s) strictly in accordance with the complaints procedure set out in these conditions. 10.10 Where any payment is made, the person(s) receiving it (and their parent or guardian if under 18 years) must also assign to ourselves or our insurers any rights they may have to pursue any third party and must provide ourselves and our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably require. 10.11 Please note we cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss or expense or other sum(s) of any description: (a) which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your booking prior to our accepting it, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you; or (b) which relate to any business.

11. FORCE MAJEURE Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions we will not be liable or pay you compensation if our contractual obligations to you are affected by any event which we or the supplier(s) of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. These events can include, but are not limited to war, threat of war, civil strife terrorist activity and its consequences or the threat of such activity, riot, the act of any government or other national or local authority including port or river authorities, industrial dispute, lock closure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, chemical or biological disaster and adverse weather, sea, ice and river conditions and all similar events outside our or the supplier(s) concerned control. Advice from the Foreign Office to avoid or leave a particular country may constitute Force Majeure. 12. PASSPORTS, VISAS, HEALTH FORMALITIES & TRAVEL DOCUMENTS It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We can only provide general information about this. You must check requirements for your own specific circumstances with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates and your Doctor as applicable. Requirements do change and you must check the up to date position in good time before departure. You must notify us regarding next of kin details and any other important information we request before you travel. If you have made independent travel arrangements you accept responsibility for joining the ship in good time, regardless of any change to the sailing time or date, or to the itinerary. We are not able to refund monies paid to us, or any third party acting on our or your behalf, or make compensation or other payments where, for whatever reason, you fail to join the ship. Passengers going ashore are responsible for re-boarding the ship prior to departure from port. Most countries now require passports to be valid for at least 6 months after your return date. If your passport is in its final year, you should check with the Embassy of the country you are visiting. For further information contact the Passport Office on 0870 5210410 or visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ hm-passport-office. Up to date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, visit www.fco.gov.uk. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. 13. SPECIAL REQUESTS Whilst every effort will be made by us to try and arrange your reasonable special requests, we cannot guarantee that they will be fulfilled. The fact that a special request has been noted on your confirmation invoice or any other documentation or that it has been passed on to the supplier is not confirmation that the request will be met. Failure to meet any special request will not be a breach of contract on our part unless the request has been specifically confirmed. We do not accept bookings that are conditional upon any special request being met. 14. COMPLAINTS We make every effort to ensure that your holiday arrangements run smoothly but if you do have a problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. ship’s officer), or our local representative immediately who will endeavour to put things right. If the issue is not resolved locally it is essential you notify our head office in writing, quoting the booking reference number and all other relevant information, at the earliest opportunity and no later than 28 days after your return, to enable any complaint to be investigated. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. It will assist us to quickly identify your concerns and speed up our response to you. Failure to follow the procedures set out in this clause may affect our and the applicable supplier’s ability to investigate your complaint, and will affect your rights under this contract. 15. BEHAVIOUR If in our opinion or in the opinion of any other person in authority, your behaviour or that of any member of your party is causing or

is likely to cause distress, danger or annoyance to any of our other guests or any third party or damage to property, or to cause a delay or diversion to transportation, we reserve the right to terminate your booking arrangements with us immediately. In the event of such termination our liability to you and/or your party will cease and you and/or your party will be required to leave your cruise or other service immediately. We will have no further obligations to you and/or your party. No refunds for lost services will be made and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of termination. You and/or your party may also be required to pay for loss and/or damage caused by your actions and we will hold you and each member of your party jointly and individually liable for any damage or losses caused by you or any member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or losses must be paid directly to the applicable supplier prior to departure from the service in question. If you fail to make payment, you will be responsible for meeting any claims (including legal costs) subsequently made against us as a result of your actions together with all costs we incur in pursuing any claim against you. We cannot be held responsible for the actions or behaviour of other guests or individuals who have no connection with your booking arrangements or with us. 16. CONDITIONS OF SUPPLIERS Some of the services which make up your holiday are provided by independent suppliers. Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions which will form part of your contract with us. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier's liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable International Conventions. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions are available on request from ourselves or the supplier concerned. 17. ABTA ARBITRATION We are a member of ABTA, membership number Y2206. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you an arbitration scheme for the resolution of disputes arising out of, or in connection with this contract. Further information on the Code and arbitration can be found at http://abta.com/go-travel/travel-clinic/arbitration-andmediation. The arbitration scheme is arranged by ABTA and administered independently. It provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on you in respect of costs. Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the ABTA website. 18. FINANCIAL PROTECTION We are required to provide security for the monies that you pay for the arrangements booked from us and for your repatriation in the event of our insolvency. We provide this security for flight inclusive holidays by way of a bond held by the Civil Aviation Authority under ATOL number 10093. When you buy an ATOL protected holiday from us you will receive an ATOL certificate listing the services that are financially protected. We provide financial security for holidays not including flights by way of our membership of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA Number Y2206). 19. FLIGHTS In accordance with EU Regulations we are required to advise you of the carrier(s) (or, if the carrier(s) is not known, the likely carrier(s)) that will operate your flight(s) at the time of booking. Where we are only able to inform you of the likely carrier(s) at the time of booking, we shall inform you of the identity of the actual carrier(s) as soon as we become aware of this. 20. LAW & JURISDICTION These Booking Conditions and any agreement to which they apply are governed in all respects by English law. We both agree that any dispute, claim or other matter which arises between us out of or in connection with your contract or booking will be dealt with by the Courts of England and Wales only. You may however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you live in those places and if you wish to do so. 21. SHIP’S REGISTRY The MV Aegean Odyssey is registered in Panama. Printed in UK 03/18

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april 22

classical Greece & islands of the aeGean

13

athens – athens

18 – 19

maY 2

the black sea & Greek islands

14

athens – athens

20 – 21

maY 13

classical Greece & southern italY

15

athens – rome

22 – 23

maY 23

renaissance italY & historic islands

17

rome – seville

24 – 25

June 4

european connoisseur

15

seville – london

28 – 29

June 18

land of the midniGht sun

16

london – copenhaGen

30 – 31

JulY 3

baltic capitals & st petersburG

14

copenhaGen – copenhaGen

32 – 33

JulY 16

the norweGian fJords

15

copenhaGen – london

34 – 35

JulY 30

iceland, faroes & shetlands

16

london – london

36 – 37

auGust 14

the three rivers

15

london – lisbon

38 – 39

auGust 26

mediterranean odYsseY

15

lisbon – rome

42 – 43

september 5

italian & adriatic hiGhliGhts

15

rome – venice

44 – 45

september 19

dalmatia & ancient Greece

13

venice – athens

46 – 47

september 25

classical Greece & islands of the aeGean

13

athens – athens

48 – 49

october 3

classical Greece & islands of the aeGean

13

athens – athens

48 – 49

SCANDINAVIA • BALTIC • BLACK SEA

A n T i q u i T Y

14

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D J J

PASSAGE TO ANCIENT EGYPT & INDIA

37

THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE TO THE STRAIT OF MALACCA

29

BEYOND BURMA & THE MALAY PENINSULA

20

FROM –

ATHENS – DELHI DELHI – SINGAPORE

14 – 15 16 – 17

SINGAPORE – COLOMBO

18 – 19

ISLANDS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN & SOUTH AFRICA

33

COLOMBO – CAPE TOWN

22 – 23

M

SOUTH AFRICA, NAMIBIA & THE SKELETON COAST

33

CAPE TOWN – MALAGA

24 – 25

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14

MALAGA – ATHENS

26 – 27

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Mediterranean, Aegean, Scandinavia, Baltic and Black Sea - UK  

Voyages to Antiquity’s 2019 European cruise programme blends perennial favourites and thrilling new adventures. In addition to Mediterranean...

Mediterranean, Aegean, Scandinavia, Baltic and Black Sea - UK  

Voyages to Antiquity’s 2019 European cruise programme blends perennial favourites and thrilling new adventures. In addition to Mediterranean...