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GRAND EUROPEAN VOYAGES Multi award-winning cruises

M e d i t e r r a n e a n • a e g e a n • s c a n d i n a v i a • b a lt i c • b l a c k s e a

FLY FREE TO EUROPE APRIL TO OCTOBER

2019

exciting new destinations include the black sea, Midnight sun, baltic capitals & st Petersburg


fly free to the voyage of a lifetime GRAND VOYAGES

– EUROPE 2019

contents the journey – memories of a lifetime

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our philosophy

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fly free Grand voyaGes 2019 20 outstandinG journeys

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included hotel stays

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aeGean odyssey

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deck plan, suites, staterooms & cabins

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cruise fares

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General information

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terms & conditions

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shorter european cruises

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cruises to south africa, india and southeast asia

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ICELAND FAROE ISLANDS SHETLANDS ORKNEYS SCOTLAND

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DENMARK

ENGLAND FRANCE PORTUGAL SPAIN

NORWAY FINLAND SWEDEN RUSSIA ESTONIA

GERMANY

POLAND

UKRAINE CROATIA ROMANIA ITALY BULGARIA CORSICA GREECE SICILY MALTA


artistic treasures, ancient civilisations, natural wonders, outstandinG value discover the vta Grand voyage europe experience Voyages to Antiquity’s 2019 European Grand Voyage cruise programme masterfully blends perennial favourites with some thrilling new adventures. In addition to Mediterranean voyages and unmissable discoveries in Iceland and the Norwegian Fjords, we are delighted to be returning to the historic resorts of the Black Sea for 2019, after several seasons away. Aegean Odyssey sails to the Baltic for the very first time, revealing the sublime grandeur and artistic treasures of St Petersburg, Tallinn and the Scandinavian capitals. She will also be making a maiden voyage to the North Cape and the legendary “Land of the Midnight Sun” inside the Arctic Circle. Each of these cruises allows you to visit so many different areas of Europe and with nearly all your creature comforts included as standard, once you’re on board there’s very little else to budget for – that’s the VTA Grand Voyage experience. So why not take advantage of our fabulous FLY FREE TO EUROPE offer and let us take care of everything, as you make Aegean Odyssey your home away from home and discover our amazing destinations?

EXCEPTIONAL VALUE FARES All the Grand Voyages featured in this brochure offer incredible value for money with so much included in the price. We are confident you will not find a better cruise for your money! Book early to secure your cabin as availability is strictly limited

INCLUDED IN THE FARE • Complimentary shore excursions in most ports (see the itinerary) • 4 or 5-star hotel stays before and/or after your cruise with city sightseeing, as shown • All on-board gratuities

FREE AIR TRAVEL TO EUROPE ALL GRAND VOYAGES FEATURED HERE OFFER FREE ECONOMY RETURN AIRFARES from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth in Australia – or Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in New Zealand

multi-award winninG voyaGes

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unforgettable experiences in exceptional destinations

Starting in the European spring sunshine of the central Mediterranean, moving north in the hot summer months, and sailing south for autumn warmth, these unforgettable journeys have been designed to take advantage of Europe’s seasons. Along the way, you will enjoy expertlyguided tours to some of the greatest treasures in antiquity, wine tasting in France, theatrical evenings and flamenco shows, plus concerts and cocktail parties on board. You will also get to explore an abundance of stunning natural scenery, from the unique landscapes of Iceland to the majestic fjords of Norway and the Atlantic coastlines of Europe.

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Grand voyaGes for all seasons We strive to provide the most trailblazing new destinations to be found anywhere in the cruise calendar, but we make it a point to also return to all those most beloved ports-of-call that cultural passengers demand, such as the Renaissance treasures of Rome, Urbino and Venice in Italy, or the ancient Roman secrets of the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian Seas, including the tragic remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Much of Mediterranean life has always revolved around its magnificent islands, which is why our itineraries across the

historic “Middle Sea” offer visits to Malta, Sicily, Santorini and Crete, to name just a handful of the destinations available. Our voyages and specialised in-depth land tours to Athens and ancient Greece ensure you get to see all the key sights, such as mythological Delphi or Olympia, birthplace of the Olympics, while our expert guides and lecturers help bring to life this “Golden Age” of Western civilisation. The size of Aegean Odyssey means you are able to sail as close as possible to some of the most dramatic and beautiful natural landmarks in the world without even having to step ashore, from the magnificence of Kotor Bay to exquisite

Cinque Terre and the glamourous Côte d'Azur, playground of the glitterati. Cruising the great rivers of Spain, France and England, experience the serene bucolic beauty of the countryside on your way to exciting excursions in some of Europe’s most vibrant cities, including Seville, Bordeaux, London and Paris.


fascinatinG history

new adventures

spectacular siGhts

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. Aegean Odyssey will be making stops at the Bulgarian resort of Varna, famed for the priceless 6,000-yearold “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 year Aegean Odyssey enters the waters of the Baltic for the first time on a magnificent new cruise featuring an incredible two-night stay in Saint Petersburg, home to the vast Hermitage Museum, inside the breathtaking Winter Palace. Spend a full day in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, a place of lavish royal residences and historic castles, followed by the architectural gems of Helsinki and one of Europe’s best preserved medieval districts, in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Then cruise to Estonia and Germany, where there’s the chance to visit the lively capital of Berlin.

Returning to the mountain lakes and stunning fjords of Norway in 2019, Aegean Odyssey makes a maiden call in Denmark at its capital, Copenhagen, and the medieval city of Randers, as well as the Viking heritage of Norway’s capital, Oslo. The volcanic scenery of Iceland has become a firm favourite in our summer schedule, as have the Faroe, Orkney and Shetland Islands. Finally, as part of our maiden cruise to the North Cape of Norway, Aegean Odyssey is set to become fully immersed in the magic of the Arctic Circle, a place where during the summer months the sun never sets, creating a magical light.

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THE VOYAGE TO ANTIQUITY DIFFERENCE A Voyages to Antiquity cruise is a world away from the hustle and bustle of much larger megaliners. It also offers exceptional value for money, because unlike many other lines, virtually everything that would be extra elsewhere is included in the price. Add to this the expert company of internationally renowned speakers, carefully planned shore experiences in virtually every port-of-call, and the companionship of like-minded fellow passengers in search of new adventures, you will soon discover why so many travellers prefer our small-ship differences.

each grand voyage includes: • OPEN-SEATING DINING in a choice of two restaurants

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• COMPLIMENTARY WINE/BEER with evening meal on board

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• INCLUDED SIGHTSEEING in most ports of call

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• WELCOME COCKTAIL PARTIES and other activities on board

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• INCLUDED PRE- &/OR POST-CRUISE HOTEL STAYS as shown on itineraries

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• INCLUDED LAND TOURS as shown on itineraries

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• EXPERIENCED GUEST SPEAKERS on board

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• INCLUDED GRATUITIES to your cabin steward and restaurant staff

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• TRANSFERS/BAGGAGE HANDLING between overseas airports, hotels and ship

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our award-winning philosophy

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the best of small-ship cruisinG

a relaxed atmosphere on board

award-winninG itineraries

quality hotels ashore

Ocean and river cruising aboard Aegean Odyssey

Enjoy the casual elegance and superb service

Exciting destinations – unique experiences

Included hotel stays with city sightseeing

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 of Aegean Odyssey.

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.

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.

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.

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.

See pages 54-61 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.

Voted “Best Small Ships Cruise Line” 2017

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!

In Europe’s Spring and Autumn, 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 shorter cruises 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.

In Rome, the Excelsior opens onto one of Rome’s prestigious streets, the Via Veneto, and the Altis Avenida in Lisbon is located on Restauradoras Square in the heart of the city. In Athens, the Grande Bretagne is a grand hotel in the finest tradition with views of the floodlit Acropolis from the roof garden. 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 52, 53. Don’t forget that during your pre- or post-cruise hotel stays, breakfast, sightseeing, transfers and baggage handling are all included. And, when touring outside of Athens, all meals are also included.

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shore excursions included

celebrated guest speakers on board

Sightseeing excursions and land tours are included in the fare

Find out more about the fascinating places you will visit

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.

Central to the Voyages to Antiquity cruise experience are the guest speakers that 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.

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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Lectures and talks (usually about 45 minutes duration) often focus 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.

Voted “Best Enrichment Programme” 2018

TRAVELLING WITH THE EXPERTS 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. 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.


DAVID PRICE WILLIAMS Dr David Price Williams worked for the Smithsonian Institution as an archaeological field surveyor on excavations in the Near East before directing his own field research in the same area through the early 1970s. David has just retired after thirty-seven years lecturing on the Archaeology of Western Asia (Eastern Mediterranean) at the Institute of Archaeology for the University of London Extra Mural Department. He is the author and co-author of numerous academic papers on the area. 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 under-graduate 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 long-standing 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”. 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.

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VTA’S GRAND EUROPEAN

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EXPERIENCES 2019

Fly free to EUROPE and the holiday of a lifetime 20 extraordinary Grand voyaGes for 2019 DATE

DURATION

APR 22

Classical Greece & Black Sea Aegean Black Sea & Southern Italy

MAY 2

Black Sea & Southern Italy Voyage from Athens to London

PREMIUM ECONOMY AIR UPGRADE

PAGES

24 days 36 days

12-13 14-15

26 days 50 days

16-17 18-19

MAY 13

Aegean & Mediterranean Cruise from the Mediterranean to London

27 days 39 days

20-21 22-23

MAY 23

Voyage from London to Rome Mediterranean to the North Cape

29 days 42 days

24-25 26-27

JUN 4

Voyage from Iberia to the North Cape

30 days

28-29

JUN 16

Norway & Baltic Capitals

31 days

30-31

JUL 3

Baltic, St Petersburg & Norwegian Fjords Russia, Scandinavia, Britain & Iceland

30 days 45 days

32-33 34-35

JUL 28

Iceland & Western France 32 days Voyage from Britain & Iceland to Renaissance Italy 44 days

36-37 38-39

AUG 12 Rivers, Rivieras & Renaissance European Discoverer

29 days 39 days

40-41 42-43

AUG 24 Grand Mediterranean

27 days

44-45

SEPT 5

27 days 33 days

46-47 48-49

19 days

50-52

Italy, Dalmatia & Greece Venetian Republic & Ancient Greece

SEPT 19 Adriatic & Aegean Experience

free return economy air from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth in Australia – or Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in New Zealand

BOOK EARLY LIMITED AVAILABILITY

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UKRAINE Odessa Romania Constanza

APRIL 22, 2019 ATHENS BACK TO ATHENS

grand classical greece & black sea

Varna bulgaria

Lemnos Volos Skiathos greece Delphi Epidaurus Athens Mycenae

Patmos Mykonos Delos Nisyros Rhodes Santorini Heraklion Karpathos crete Agios Nikolaos

Nauplia

CRUISE THE SUNSHINE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SPRING ON A VOYAGE COMBINING OUR CLASSICAL

AEGEAN EXPERIENCE WITH THE MAJESTIC BLACK SEA 24-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $11,695 PER PERSON

This magnificent cruise through the seas of southern Europe begins with a four-night land experience in Greece, featuring a two-night hotel stay in Athens including the Parthenon, the monastery of Osios Loukas, Delphi, and Mycenae, once the centre of the ancient Mycenaean civilisation. Cruising from Piraeus, you’ll visit the Acropolis of Lindos and step ashore on sacred Delos, before relaxing on sun-drenched Mykonos. This is followed by tiny Patmos, a significant Christian pilgrimage site where St John is said to have written the Book of Revelation, the island of Skiathos, and the famous Byzantine monasteries, built on the sandstone towers of Meteora. Step ashore on the sacred island of Lemnos, before passing through the Dardanelles Strait to Marmara, the smallest sea in the world. The Bosphorus then leads to the crossroads of the ancient world, the legendary Black Sea, for a night in Odessa, home of the breathtaking Potemkin Steps, the historic Roman port of Varna and the architectural marvels of Constanza.

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A 5-day exploration of Ancient Greece


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • Visit the Acropolis and its museum in Athens • Three-day land tour of Classical Greece including Delphi, Mycenae and Epidaurus • Explore the Minoan site of Akrotiri • The blue-domed churches of Oia • Greek Easter Day Experience in Heraklion • The sacred island of Delos and hedonistic Mykonos

• See the “monasteries in the sky” at Meteora • Cruise the Dardanelles and Bosphorus Strait • The iconic Potemkin Steps of Odessa • Evening performance at the Odessa National Opera & Ballet Theatre • Wine-tasting/folk dancing in Constanza • The Aladzha Rock Monastery of Varna

INCREDIBLE VALUE INCLUSIONS All gratuities on board ship, transfers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board 2-night hotel stay in Athens (see pages 52-53) 19 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch GRAND VOYAGE FARES

YOUR ITINERARY 2019

PORT

APR 22

Arrive into ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

hotel

APR 23

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

hotel

APR 24

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

APR 25

APR 26

APR 27 APR 28

APR 29

ARRIVE

STATEROOM CATEGORY

DEPART

APR 30

hotel

DELPHI/NAUPLIA Greece Morning drive to Mycenae for sightseeing, then on to Nauplia for overnight NAUPLIA/PIRAEUS Greece Sightseeing in Epidaurus en route to embark Aegean Odyssey in Piraeus

HERAKLION Crete, Greek Islands (Easter Experience)

8.00am

AGIOS NIKOLAOS Crete, Greek Islands

7.00am

8.00am

MAY 1

RHODES Greek Islands

7.00am 10.00pm

MAY 2

NISYROS Greek Islands

9.00am

6.00pm

MAY 3

DELOS Greek Islands MYKONOS Greek Islands

8.00am 2.00pm

noon 8.00pm

PIRAEUS/ATHENS Greece

6.00am

MAY 4 MAY 5

hotel

8.00pm

SANTORINI Greek Islands 8.00am (Akrotiri)

KARPATHOS Greek Islands

8.00am

MAY 6

SKIATHOS Greek Islands

8.00am

MAY 7

VOLOS Greece (Meteora)

7.00am

MAY 8

LEMNOS Greek Islands

9.00am

MAY 9

Cruise the Dardanelles and Sea of Marmara

MAY 10

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

midnight 10.00pm

MAY 11

ODESSA Ukraine

CONSTANZA Romania (Folklore Show))

10.00am

MAY 13

VARNA Bulgaria (Rock Monastery)

8.00am

MAY 14 MAY 15

6.00pm 6.00pm

Cruising the Black Sea and Aegean PIRAEUS Greece 6.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Athens Airport

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Standard Inside

n/a

L

Premium Inside

n/a

K

Premium Inside

J

Standard Outside

n/a $11,695

I

Premium Outside

12,395

H

Premium Outside

12,995

G

Premium Outside

13,650

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

14,450

10.00pm

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

14,995

3.00pm

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

16,150

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

16,895

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

18,550

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

19,995

6.00pm

PATMOS Greek Islands (St John’s Monastery)

8.00pm

MAY 12 8.00pm

CRUISE FARE

Ship at anchor

2.00pm 8.00pm

10.00am

AEG190426A

overnight 4.00pm

Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $13,295, see pages 62, 63.

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UKRAINE Odessa Romania Constanza

APRIL 22, 2019 ATHENS TO ROME

grand aegean, Black sea & southern italy

CROATIA Dubrovnik Rome

Varna bulgaria

italy

Sorrento

Sicily Catania

Lecce

Corfu

greece

Lemnos Volos

Skiathos Delphi Athens Olympia Nauplia Mykonos Patmos Nisyros Sparta Delos Rhodes Santorini Heraklion Karpathos crete Agios Nikolaos

COMBINE TWO OF THE ANCIENT WORLD’S GREATEST CIVILISATIONS ON THIS MONTH-LONG JOURNEY THROUGH CLASSICAL GREECE AND ON TO THE ROMAN EMPIRE 36-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $13,850 PER PERSON

Athens to Rome may be one of the quintessential cruise experiences, but when you add the Black Sea, this imaginative voyage becomes infused with some unique magic you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Begin with four nights on land in Greece, including a hotel stay in Athens, giving you plenty of time to experience its many wonders. Then board Aegean Odyssey and head to Akrotiri, Heraklion, Rhodes, sacred Delos and sun-drenched Mykonos. Enjoy some classic Greek island-hopping and unmissable mainland wonders, including the birthplace of the Olympics, Delphi on Mount Parnassus, and the ruins of ancient Sparta. Cruise the Bosphorus to the legendary Black Sea, then overnight in Odessa, home of the breathtaking Potemkin Steps, followed by Roman Varna and the architectural marvels of Constanza in Romania. Explore the islands of Corfu and Sicily on your way to the stunning coastlines of Dalmatia and Amalfi. Tour the tragic ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, then the Italian capital of Rome, a place of wondrous treasures just waiting to be discovered.

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Explore the ruins of Pompeii


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • • • • • • • •

Visit the Acropolis and its museum in Athens Three-day land tour of Classical Greece The best of Greek Island cruising Explore the Minoan site of Akrotiri Greek Easter Day Experience in Heraklion See the monasteries of Meteora Cruise the Dardanelles and Bosphorus Strait Palaces of Odessa and champagne concert

• The Turkish Mosque and Cathedral of Constanza • The ancient port of Sparta and hilltop city of Mystras • The mythological sites of Olympia and Delphi • Cruise the fjord of Kotor Bay • Explore Pompeii and Herculaneum • Visit the Colosseum in Rome

INCREDIBLE VALUE INCLUSIONS All gratuities on board ship, transfers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board 2-night hotel stays in Athens and Rome (see pages 52-53) 30 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch GRAND VOYAGE FARES

YOUR ITINERARY 2019

PORT

APR 22

Arrive into ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

APR 23

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

APR 24

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

APR 25

APR 26

APR 27 APR 28

APR 29 APR 30

ARRIVE

MAY 1

RHODES Greek Islands

7.00am 10.00pm

hotel

MAY 2

NISYROS Greek Islands

9.00am

6.00pm

hotel

MAY 3

DELOS Greek Islands MYKONOS Greek Islands

8.00am 2.00pm

noon 8.00pm

MAY 4

PIRAEUS/ATHENS Greece 6.00am

6.00pm

MAY 5 hotel MAY 6

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

hotel

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

HERAKLION Crete, Greek Islands (Knossos)

8.00am

AGIOS NIKOLAOS Crete, Greek Islands

7.00am

KARPATHOS Greek Islands

8.00am

8.00pm

midnight 10.00pm 8.00pm

PATMOS Greek Islands (St John’s Monastery) SKIATHOS Greek Islands

8.00am 2.00pm 8.00am

8.00pm

MAY 7

VOLOS Greece (Meteora)

7.00am 10.00pm

MAY 8

LEMNOS Greek Islands

9.00am

MAY 9

Cruise the Dardanelles and Sea of Marmara

3.00pm

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))

8.00pm

SANTORINI Greek Islands 8.00am (Akrotiri)

STATEROOM CATEGORY

DEPART

MAY 13

VARNA Bulgaria (Rock Monastery)

4.00pm

MAY 16

SPARTA Greece (from Gythion)

7.00am

MAY 17

OLYMPIA Greece (from Katakolon)

8.00am

DELPHI Greece (from Itea)

7.00am

MAY 19

CORFU Greek Islands

8.00am

2.00pm

MAY 20

DUBROVNIK Croatia

7.00am

7.00pm

MAY 21

BRINDISI Italy (Lecce or Alberobello)

7.00am

CATANIA Sicily, Italy (Taormina or Syracuse)

1.00pm

MAY 23

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii)

2.00pm

MAY 24

SORRENTO Italy (Herculaneum)

MAY 18

MAY 22

MAY 25

Cruising the Black Sea and Aegean

MAY 15

PIRAEUS/ATHENS Greece 6.00am

6.00pm

Standard Inside

$13,850

7.00pm

L

Premium Inside

14,750

K

Premium Inside

15,495

J

Standard Outside

16,450

6.00pm

7.00pm

6.00pm

ROME Italy

hotel

MAY 27

ROME Italy Transfer to Rome Airport

Ship at anchor

I

Premium Outside

17,395

H

Premium Outside

18,295

G

Premium Outside

19,295

2.00pm

MAY 26

8.00am

MAY 14

M

hotel

6.00pm 6.00pm

8.00pm

CIVITAVECCHIA/ 8.00am ROME Italy Disembark in Civitavecchia and transfer to Rome hotel

10.00am

CRUISE FARE

AEG190426B

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

20,450

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

21,250

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

23,195

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

24,295

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

26,750

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

28,995

Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $16,650, see pages 62, 63.

15


UKRAINE Odessa

MAY 2, 2019 ATHENS TO ROME

grand black sea & Southern italy

Romania Constanza

CROATIA Dubrovnik Rome

Varna bulgaria

italy

Sorrento

Sicily Catania

Lecce

greece Lemnos Corfu Volos Skiathos Delphi Athens Olympia Sparta

Patmos

A SPECTACULAR JOURNEY THROUGH THE AZURE WATERS MEDITERRANEAN TO THE TREASURES OF THE BLACK SEA, HISTORIC DUBROVNIK AND MAGICAL ROME

OF THE

26-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $12,350 PER PERSON

The Ancients of the Mediterranean and the switching cultures of historic generations intermingle on this wonderful Grand Voyage to contrasting destinations. After two nights in the Greek capital of Athens, experience even more classical Aegean magic on the untouched islands of Patmos and Skiathos. This itinerary also includes Volos, gateway to the famous monasteries of Meteora, Lemnos, and the ruins of ancient Sparta. Cruise the beautiful Dardanelles strait to the legendary Black Sea. Stay overnight on board in Odessa, home of the breathtaking Potemkin Steps, then explore the historic Roman port of Varna, built on the site of an ancient Thracian civilisation. Tour the architectural marvels of Constanza, the island of Corfu, Dubrovnik and the stunning Amalfi Coast, including the tragic ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Finally, experience a two-night hotel stay in the Italian capital of Rome, with plenty of time to uncover its many treasures.

16

Graeco-Roman theatre, Taormina


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • • • • •

The Acropolis and Acropolis Museum in Athens See the “monasteries in the sky” at Meteora Cruise the Dardanelles and Bosphorus Strait The iconic Potemkin Steps of Odessa Evening performance at the Odessa National Theatre • Wine-tasting and folk dancing in Constanza • The Aladzha Rock Monastery of Varna

• The ancient port of Sparta and hilltop city of Mystras • Mythological sites of Olympia and Delphi • Cruise the fjord of Kotor Bay to Dubrovnik • Syracuse or Taormina in Sicily • Explore Pompeii and Herculaneum • The Colosseum and Basilica of St Peter in Chains

INCREDIBLE VALUE INCLUSIONS All gratuities on board ship, transfers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board 2-night hotel stays in Athens and Rome (see pages 52-53) 18 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch YOUR ITINERARY

GRAND VOYAGE FARES

2019

PORT

MAY 2

Arrive into ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

hotel

MAY 3

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

hotel

MAY 4

ATHENS/PIRAEUS Greece Embark Aegean Odyssey in nearby Piraeus

MAY 5

ARRIVE

DEPART

7.00am

MAY 17

OLYMPIA Greece (from Katakolon)

8.00am

DELPHI Greece (from Itea)

7.00am

MAY 18

MAY 21

BRINDISI Italy (Lecce or Alberobello)

7.00am

MAY 22

CATANIA Sicily, Italy (Taormina or Syracuse)

1.00pm 2.00pm

3.00pm

Cruise the Dardanelles and Sea of Marmara

MAY 23

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

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii)

MAY 24

SORRENTO Italy (Herculaneum)

MAY 14

Cruising the Black Sea and Aegean

MAY 15

PIRAEUS/ATHENS Greece

4.00pm

MAY 25

6.00pm 6.00pm

I

Premium Outside

12,995

H

Premium Outside

13,650 14,350

G

Premium Outside

7.00pm

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

15,150

overnight

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

15,750

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

17,195

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

17,950

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

19,750

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

21,350

6.00pm

hotel

MAY 26

ROME Italy

hotel

MAY 27

ROME Italy Transfer to Rome Airport

Ship at anchor

n/a $12,350

2.00pm

CIVITAVECCHIA/ 8.00am ROME Italy Disembark in Civitavecchia and transfer to Rome hotel

6.00pm

6.00am

Standard Outside

8.00pm

9.00am

8.00am

Premium Inside

J

2.00pm

7.00am 10.00pm

VARNA Bulgaria (Rock Monastery)

K

6.00pm 7.00pm

LEMNOS Greek Islands

MAY 13

n/a

7.00am

VOLOS Greece (Meteora)

10.00am

7.00pm

8.00am

MAY 8

CONSTANZA Romania (Folklore Show))

n/a

Premium Inside

DUBROVNIK Croatia

MAY 7

ODESSA Ukraine

Standard Inside

L

CORFU Greek Islands

8.00am

MAY 12

M

MAY 20

SKIATHOS Greek Islands

CRUISE FARE

8.00pm

MAY 19

MAY 6

MAY 11

STATEROOM CATEGORY

2.00pm

8.00am

MAY 10

SPARTA Greece (from Gythion)

6.00pm

PATMOS Greek Islands (St John’s Monastery)

MAY 9

MAY 16

AEG190504A

Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $13,850, see pages 62, 63.

17


MAY 2, 2019 ATHENS TO LONDON

grand

voyage from athens to london FLY FREE IN PREMIUM ECONOMY

England London Guernsey Honfleur

UKRAINE Odessa

FRANCE

romania Constanza CROATIA Livorno Varna Dubrovnik Vigo Corsica Elba bulgaria Rome Ajaccio Oporto italy greece Bonifacio menorca Sorrento Lecce Corfu Volos portugal Palma Mahon Lemnos Delphi Skiathos spain majorca Lisbon Seville Sicily Athens Patmos Malaga Catania Olympia Sparta Cadiz Gibraltar La Rochelle

Bordeaux

Florence/Pisa

AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY TAKING YOU ALL THE WAY FROM THE BLACK SEA TO THE IBERIAN PENINSULA, FRANCE AND THE BRITISH CAPITAL OF LONDON 50-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $18,795 PER PERSON

This magnificent odyssey begins with a two-night hotel stay in Athens. Then board Aegean Odyssey for the legendary Black Sea, Renaissance Italy, the Moorish masterpieces of Iberia, and the idyllic countryside of France. Along the way experience the magic of the Aegean islands, historic Odessa, Roman Varna and beautiful Constanza. Cruise Corfu and Dubrovnik to the stunning Amalfi Coast for visits to the tragic ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Discover the Italian capital of Rome and the Renaissance treasures of Florence, and Pisa, home of the iconic Leaning Tower. Cruise to Spanish Menorca and Majorca, then visit Moorish Palaces and try some sherry in Cadiz. Step ashore in Gibraltar and follow the Guadalquivir River to Seville. The pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela and the medieval relics of Oporto and Lisbon offer more unmissable landmarks on this fantastic voyage. You will also visit the Atlantic port of La Rochelle and enjoy wine tasting in Bordeaux. Finally, the Channel Islands and the Normandy coast of France are the perfect prelude to an extraordinary two-night hotel stay in London.

18

Monasteries of Meteora


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • The Acropolis and Acropolis Museum in Athens • See the “monasteries in the sky” at Meteora • The iconic Potemkin Steps of Odessa • The mythological sites of ancient Greece • Explore Pompeii and Herculaneum • Sightseeing in Rome • The Uffizi and Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence

• • • • •

The Leaning Tower of Pisa The Moorish palaces of southern Spain River cruising the Guadalquivir into Seville The statue of Christ the King in Lisbon The pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela • Riving cruising the Gironde into Bordeaux • Explore medieval La Rochelle and Re Island

INCREDIBLE VALUE INCLUSIONS All gratuities on board ship, transfers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board 2-night hotel stays in Athens and London (see pages 52-53) 36 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN PREMIUM ECONOMY AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch YOUR ITINERARY

GRAND VOYAGE FARES

2019

PORT

MAY 2

Arrive into ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

hotel

MAY 3

ATHENS Greece (Acropolis)

hotel

MAY 4

MAY 5 MAY 6 MAY 7

ARRIVE

ATHENS/PIRAEUS Greece Embark Aegean Odyssey in nearby Piraeus

DEPART

6.00pm

PATMOS Greek Islands (St John’s Monastery)

8.00am

SKIATHOS Greek Islands

8.00am

2.00pm 8.00pm

MAY 17

OLYMPIA Greece (from Katakolon)

8.00am

MAY 18

DELPHI Greece (from Itea)

7.00am

JUN 5

CADIZ Spain 6.00am 12.30pm River Cruising along the Guadalquivir SEVILLE Spain 9.30pm overnight SEVILLE Spain

7.00pm 6.00pm

MAY 19

CORFU Greek Islands

8.00am

2.00pm

JUN 6

MAY 20

DUBROVNIK Croatia

7.00am

7.00pm

JUN 7

At Sea

MAY 21

BRINDISI Italy (Lecce or Alberobello)

7.00am

JUN 8

LISBON Portugal

MAY 22

CATANIA Sicily, Italy (Taormina or Syracuse)

2.00pm 1.00pm

OPORTO Portugal

1.00pm

JUN 10

VIGO Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

6.00am

7.00pm

7.00am 10.00pm

MAY 23

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii)

MAY 8

LEMNOS Greek Islands

9.00am

MAY 24

SORRENTO Italy (Herculaneum)

MAY 9

Cruise the Dardanelles and Sea of Marmara

MAY 25

ROME Italy

8.00am

6.00pm

MAY 10

ODESSA Ukraine 10.00am (Evening Opera or Ballet performance) overnight

MAY 26

FLORENCE Italy

8.00am

overnight

JUN 13

MAY 27

PISA/LUCCA Italy

6.00pm

JUN 14

LA ROCHELLE France

MAY 28

ELBA Italy

8.00am

6.00pm

JUN 15

At Sea

MAY 29

BONIFACIO Corsica, France

1.00pm

midnight

JUN 16

MAY 30

AJACCIO Corsica, France

7.00am

1.00pm

MAY 31

MAHON Menorca, Spain

9.00am

8.00pm

MAY 11 MAY 12 MAY 13 MAY 14

3.00pm

4.00pm

ODESSA Ukraine CONSTANZA Romania (Folklore Show))

10.00am

VARNA Bulgaria (Rock Monastery)

8.00am

6.00pm 6.00pm

Cruising the Black Sea and Aegean

MAY 15

PIRAEUS/ATHENS Greece

6.00am

6.00pm

MAY 16

SPARTA Greece (from Gythion) 7.00am

8.00pm

8.00pm 8.00pm

JUN 11

At Sea

6.00pm

JUN 12

River cruising along the Gironde BORDEAUX France 5.00pm

overnight

BORDEAUX France

4.00pm

PALMA Majorca, Spain

JUN 2

At Sea

JUN 3

MALAGA Spain

8.00am 11.00pm

JUN 4

GIBRALTAR

7.00am

8.00am

8.00pm

GUERNSEY Channel Islands

8.00am

6.00pm

JUN 17

HONFLEUR France

7.00am

3.00pm

JUN 18

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

hotel

JUN 19

LONDON England

hotel

JUN 20

LONDON England Transfer to Heathrow Airport

6.00pm

6.00pm

Ship at anchor

CRUISE FARE

M

Standard Inside

$18,795

L

Premium Inside

19,995

K

Premium Inside

21,350

J

Standard Outside

22,850

I

Premium Outside

24,250

H

Premium Outside

25,595

G

Premium Outside

27,250

8.00pm

overnight

JUN 1

8.00am

7.00am

JUN 9

VOLOS Greece (Meteora)

2.00pm

10.00pm

STATEROOM CATEGORY

AEG190504C

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

28,995

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

30,295

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

33,450

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

34,995

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

38,850

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

42,250

Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $21,995, see pages 62, 63.

19


MAY 13, 2019 ATHENS TO SEVILLE

grand aegean & mediterranean

Florence/Pisa

Livorno

spain

Seville Malaga Cadiz Gibraltar

CROATIA

Dubrovnik Corsica Elba Rome Ajaccio italy Bonifacio menorca Sorrento Lecce Corfu greece Palma Mahon Delphi Athens majorca Sicily

Catania

Olympia Sparta

CRUISE THE CLASSICAL AND RENAISSANCE MARVELS OF GREECE AND ITALY TO MOORISH SPAIN AND GIBRALTAR AT THE MOUTH OF THE MEDITERRANEAN 27-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $12,550 PER PERSON

C

ontrasting cultures define this fantastic Grand Voyage, featuring two gems of art history, Athens and Rome, as you experience an abundance of classical and Renaissance masterpieces in the warmth of the Mediterranean sunshine. Lose yourself among the wonders of Italy and Spain, then cruise along the Guadalquivir River for three nights in Seville. Enjoy two nights in the Greek capital of Athens, home of the iconic Parthenon, visit the historic sites of the Peloponnese Peninsula, including the ruins of ancient Sparta and Olympia, plus the ancient site of the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi. Cruise the island of Corfu to Dubrovnik and the stunning Amalfi Coast, for the tragic ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Explore the Italian capital of Rome and the Renaissance treasures of Florence and Pisa, famous for its iconic Leaning Tower. Cruise the Lavezzi Isles and the Maddalena Archipelago to Menorca, Majorca and Gibraltar. Visit Moorish Palaces and taste sherry in Cadiz, then enter the mouth of the Guadalquivir River for a cruise through the Andalusian countryside to the romantic city of Seville.

20

Two days in Seville


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • Full day excursion to Mycenae and Epidaurus • The ancient port of Sparta and hilltop city of Mystras • Mythological sites of Olympia and Delphi • Cruise the fjord of Kotor Bay to Dubrovnik • Syracuse or Taormina in Sicily • Explore Pompeii and Herculaneum • Sightseeing in Rome

• The Uffizi and Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence • The Leaning Tower of Pisa • Napoleon’s charming villa on the island of Elba • The Moorish palaces of southern Spain • River cruising through the Andalusian countryside to Seville • The great Cathedral-Mosque of Cordoba

INCREDIBLE VALUE INCLUSIONS All gratuities on board ship, transfers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board 2-night hotel stays in Athens and Seville (see pages 52-53) 23 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch GRAND VOYAGE FARES

YOUR ITINERARY 2019

PORT

MAY 13

Arrive into ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

hotel

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

ARRIVE

6.00pm

7.00am

OLYMPIA Greece (from Katakolon)

8.00am

DELPHI Greece (from Itea)

7.00am

MAY 19

CORFU Greek Islands

8.00am

2.00pm

MAY 20

DUBROVNIK Croatia

7.00am

7.00pm

MAY 18

MAY 21 MAY 22 MAY 23

8.00pm 7.00pm

SORRENTO Italy (Herculaneum)

MAY 25

ROME Italy (from Civitavecchia)

8.00am

FLORENCE Italy (from Livorno)

8.00am

MAY 27 MAY 28

6.00pm

6.00pm

PISA/LUCCA Italy (from Livorno) ELBA Italy

MAY 29

8.00am

7.00am

CATANIA Sicily, Italy (Taormina or Syracuse)

1.00pm

2.00pm 7.00pm 2.00pm

overnight

Cruise the Maddalena Archipelago BONIFACIO Corsica, France

Standard Inside

n/a

midnight

L

Premium Inside

n/a

K

Premium Inside

J

Standard Outside

MAY 30

AJACCIO Corsica, France

7.00am

1.00pm

MAY 31

MAHON Menorca, Spain

9.00am

8.00pm

6.00pm

JUN 1

PALMA Majorca, Spain

8.00am

6.00pm

JUN 2

At Sea

6.00pm

CRUISE FARE

M

1.00pm

overnight

n/a $12,550

I

Premium Outside

13,195

Premium Outside

13,850

JUN 3

MALAGA Spain

8.00am 11.00pm

H

JUN 4

GIBRALTAR

7.00am

G

Premium Outside

14,595

JUN 5

CADIZ Spain River Cruising along the Guadalquivir SEVILLE Spain

6.00am 12.30pm

6.00pm

BRINDISI Italy (Lecce or Alberobello)

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii)

MAY 24

MAY 26

SPARTA Greece (from Gythion)

MAY 17

STATEROOM CATEGORY

DEPART

JUN 6

6.00pm

9.30pm

overnight

SEVILLE Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel

hotel

JUN 7

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

hotel

JUN 8

SEVILLE Spain Transfer to Seville Airport

Ship at anchor

AEG190515A

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

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

15,450

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

15,995

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

17,750

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

18,495

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

20,295

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

21,950

Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $13,795, see pages 62, 63.

21


England

London

MAY 13, 2019 ATHENS TO LONDON

grandcruise from the mediterranean to london

Guernsey Honfleur La Rochelle

FRANCE

Bordeaux

Florence/Pisa

Livorno

Corsica

CROATIA

Dubrovnik Ajaccio Rome Oporto italy greece Bonifacio Mahon Sorrento Lecce Corfu portugal Palma menorca Delphi Athens majorca spain Lisbon Seville Sicily Olympia Malaga Catania Sparta Cadiz Gibraltar Vigo

Elba

DISCOVER HISTORIC DESTINATIONS AND EXPERIENCE INCREDIBLE RIVER CRUISING AS YOU JOURNEY ACROSS THE

MEDITERRANEAN TO THE ATLANTIC COAST OF EUROPE 39-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $14,895 PER PERSON

On this remarkable Grand Voyage, you’ll visit some of the greatest capitals in Europe, from the classical and Renaissance masterpieces of Athens and Rome to one of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon, before finishing in historic London. Begin with a two-night hotel stay in the Greek capital, then visit the ruins of Sparta, Olympia and ancient Delphi. Cruise Corfu and Dubrovnik to the stunning Amalfi Coast for the tragic ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Then spend a day in Rome and Florence for an abundance of Renaissance treasures, followed by Pisa, home of the iconic Leaning Tower. Visit Spanish Menorca and Majorca as well as the unique Rock of Gibraltar. Then follow the Guadalquivir River through the Andalusian countryside to romantic Seville. Visit the Moorish palaces of southern Spain and head along the Atlantic coast to the spiritually uplifting cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Aegean Odyssey then cruises the River Gironde to Bordeaux before continuing onwards to the picturesque Channel Island of Guernsey and a two-night stay in the British capital.

22

Bonifacio, Corsica


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • • • • • •

The Acropolis and Museum in Athens The mythological sites of ancient Greece Syracuse or Taormina in Sicily Explore Pompeii and Herculaneum Sightseeing in Rome The Uffizi and Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence • The Leaning Tower of Pisa

• • • •

The Moorish palaces of southern Spain River cruising the Guadalquivir into Seville The statue of Christ the King in Lisbon The pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela • Riving cruising the Gironde into Bordeaux • France’s wine country and tasting • Included sightseeing in historic London

INCREDIBLE VALUE INCLUSIONS All gratuities on board ship, transfers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board 2-night hotel stays in Athens and London (see pages 52-53) 30 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch YOUR ITINERARY

GRAND VOYAGE FARES

2019

PORT

MAY 13

Arrive into ATHENS Greece Transfer to hotel

hotel

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 MAY 17 MAY 18 MAY 19

ARRIVE

DEPART

MAY 25

ROME Italy (from Civitavecchia)

8.00am

MAY 26

FLORENCE Italy (from Livorno)

8.00am

MAY 27 6.00pm

SPARTA Greece (from Gythion)

7.00am

OLYMPIA Greece (from Katakolon)

8.00am

River cruising along the Gironde BORDEAUX France

Cruise the Maddalena Archipelago BONIFACIO Corsica, France 1.00pm midnight

8.00am 6.00pm

MAY 30

AJACCIO Corsica, France

7.00am 1.00pm

MAY 31

MAHON Menorca, Spain

9.00am 8.00pm 8.00am 6.00pm

7.00am 6.00pm

JUN 1

PALMA Majorca, Spain

CORFU Greek Islands

8.00am 2.00pm

JUN 2

At Sea MALAGA Spain

8.00am 11.00pm 7.00am 6.00pm

MAY 20

DUBROVNIK Croatia

7.00am 7.00pm

MAY 21

BRINDISI Italy (Lecce or Alberobello)

7.00am

JUN 4

GIBRALTAR

JUN 5

CATANIA Sicily, Italy (Taormina or Syracuse)

1.00pm

CADIZ Spain 6.00am 12.30pm River Cruising along the Guadalquivir SEVILLE Spain 9.30pm overnight

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii) 2.00pm overnight

JUN 6

SEVILLE Spain

MAY 24

SORRENTO Italy (Herculaneum)

JUN 7

At Sea

JUN 8

LISBON Portugal

6.00pm

6.00am

JUN 12

MAY 29

MAY 23

VIGO Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

6.00pm

ELBA Italy

7.00pm

JUN 10

At Sea

JUN 3

MAY 22

1.00pm 8.00pm

JUN 11

DELPHI Greece (from Itea)

2.00pm

OPORTO Portugal

overnight

MAY 28

8.00pm 7.00pm

PISA/LUCCA Italy (from Livorno)

6.00pm

JUN 9

10.00pm

CRUISE FARE

M

Standard Inside

$14,895

L

Premium Inside

15,850

K

Premium Inside

16,795

J

Standard Outside

17,895

4.00pm

I

Premium Outside

18,950

8.00am 8.00pm

H

Premium Outside

19,950

G

Premium Outside

21,150

8.00pm

5.00pm overnight

JUN 13

BORDEAUX France

JUN 14

LA ROCHELLE France

JUN 15

At Sea

JUN 16

GUERNSEY Channel Islands

8.00am 6.00pm

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

22,495

JUN 17

HONFLEUR France

7.00am 3.00pm

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

23,450

JUN 18

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

8.00am

JUN 19

LONDON England

JUN 20

LONDON England Transfer to Heathrow Airport

Ship at anchor

7.00am 8.00pm

STATEROOM CATEGORY

hotel hotel

AEG190515B

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

25,950

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

27,150

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

29,950

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

32,450

Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $17,295, see pages 62, 63.

23


England

MAY 23, 2019 ROME TO LONDON

grand voyage from rome to london

London

Guernsey

La Rochelle

Honfleur FRANCE

Bordeaux Vigo Oporto

spain portugal

Lisbon Seville Cadiz

Florence/Pisa

Livorno

corsica Elba italy Ajaccio

Bonifacio Mahon Menorca Palma

Rome

majorca

Malaga

Gibraltar

TWO GREAT CITIES TOP-AND-TAIL THIS MARVELLOUS CRUISE FROM ROME ACROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN TO THE ATLANTIC COAST OF EUROPE AND MAGNIFICENT LONDON 29-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $13,495 PER PERSON

From ancient and Renaissance masterpieces to Moorish marvels, spectacular rivers and some of the greatest cities in the world, this cruise around western Europe has it all. Start with a two-night stay in Rome, for the chance to get to know this most romantic of cities. Then board Aegean Odyssey and sail for the beautiful island of Corsica. You’ll also visit the treasures of Florence before heading to Elba, Napoleon’s island of exile. Relax at sea as your ship cruises the Lavezzi Isles and the Maddalena Archipelago to Spanish Menorca and Majorca as well as the unique Rock of Gibraltar. Enter the mouth of the Guadalquivir River and cruise the Andalusian countryside to the romantic city of Seville. Visit the Moorish palaces of southern Spain, before heading north along the coast of Portugal. Enjoy a trip to the spiritually uplifting cathedral at Santiago de Compostela before cruising the River Gironde to Bordeaux in France. Continue onwards to the picturesque Channel Island of Guernsey, then end your voyage with a two-night stay in the great British capital of London.

24

Rome, the Eternal City


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • See the Colosseum and Basilica of St Peter in Chains in Rome • The Uffizi and Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence • Napoleon’s charming villa on Elba • Cruise the Isles Lavezzi and Maddalena Archipelago • The Rock of Gibraltar • The Moorish palaces of southern Spain

• River cruising through the Andalusian countryside to Seville • The statue of Christ the King in Lisbon • The pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela • Riving cruising into France’s wine country • Explore medieval La Rochelle • Historic Guernsey in the Channel Islands • Riverboat sightseeing on the Thames

INCREDIBLE VALUE WalkingINCLUSIONS tour of Honfleur All gratuities on board ship, transfers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board 2-night hotel stays in Rome and London (see pages 52-53) 19 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch GRAND VOYAGE FARES

YOUR ITINERARY 2019

PORT

ARRIVE

MAY 23

Arrive into ROME Italy Transfer to hotel

hotel

MAY 24

ROME Italy

hotel

MAY 25

ROME Italy Transfer to Civitavecchia to embark Aegean Odyssey

MAY 26

FLORENCE Italy (from Livorno)

MAY 27

PISA/LUCCA Italy (from Livorno)

MAY 28

ELBA Italy

MAY 29

Cruise the Maddalena Archipelago BONIFACIO Corsica France

MAY 30

AJACCIO Corsica, France

STATEROOM CATEGORY

DEPART

6.00pm 8.00am overnight 6.00pm 8.00am 6.00pm

1.00pm

JUN 4

GIBRALTAR

7.00am 6.00pm

JUN 5

CADIZ Spain River Cruising along the Guadalquivir SEVILLE Spain

6.00am 12.30pm

9.30pm overnight

JUN 10

VIGO Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

JUN 11

At Sea

JUN 12

River cruising along the Gironde BORDEAUX France

8.00pm

JUN 6

SEVILLE Spain

JUN 7

At Sea

JUN 13

BORDEAUX France

JUN 8

LISBON Portugal

7.00am 8.00pm

JUN 14

LA ROCHELLE France

JUN 9

OPORTO Portugal

1.00pm 8.00pm

JUN 15

At Sea

JUN 16

GUERNSEY Channel Islands

8.00am

JUN 17

HONFLEUR France

JUN 18

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

10.00pm

midnight 7.00am 1.00pm

MAY 31

MAHON Menorca, Spain

9.00am 8.00pm

JUN 19

LONDON England

JUN 1

PALMA Majorca, Spain

8.00am 6.00pm

JUN 20

JUN 2

At Sea

LONDON England Transfer to Heathrow Airport

JUN 3

MALAGA Spain

8.00am 11.00pm

6.00am

Ship at anchor

5.00pm overnight 4.00pm

CRUISE FARE

M

Standard Inside

n/a

L

Premium Inside

n/a

K

Premium Inside

J

Standard Outside

n/a $13,495

I

Premium Outside

14,295

H

Premium Outside

14,995

G

Premium Outside

15,850

7.00am 3.00pm

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

16,850

8.00am

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

17,550

8.00am 8.00pm

6.00pm

hotel hotel

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

19,295

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

20,150

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

22,150

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

23,895

AEG190525A Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $14,395, see pages 62, 63.

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Honningsvag Tromso North Cape Harstad

MAY 23, 2019 ROME TO COPENHAGEN

grand mediterranean to the north cape

norway

Trondheim Lerwick

shetland islands

Alesund

Hellesylt/Geiranger Bergen Stavanger Copenhagen

England

denmark

London Guernsey Honfleur FRANCE

La Rochelle Bordeaux Livorno Elba Florence Vigo Ajaccio Rome Oporto spain Bonifacio italy portugal Mahon corsica Seville Palma Lisbon Cadiz Malaga Gibraltar

FEW CRUISES CAN OFFER SUCH A DIVERSITY OF HISTORY AND NATURAL BEAUTY AS THIS MAIDEN VOYAGE ALL THE WAY FROM THE

MEDITERRANEAN SEA TO THE ARCTIC CIRCLE

42-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $16,350 PER PERSON

From the balmy temperatures of Italy to Norway’s “Land of the Midnight Sun” inside the Arctic Circle, perpetual daytime is just one of the many remarkable things you will experience on this Grand Voyage. Your journey begins with a two-night hotel stay in the Italian capital of Rome. Then board Aegean Odyssey and cruise to historic Corsica and the Renaissance treasures of Florence, followed by Elba, Napoleon’s island of exile. Cruise Spanish islands and follow the Guadalquivir River into the heart of Seville. Visit the Moorish palaces of southern Spain, then head north to Santiago de Compostela and Bordeaux in France. Continue onwards to the picturesque English Channel and spend a day in the magnificent British capital of London. As the terrain and temperature shifts, experience the breathtaking fjords and remote ports of Norway’s North Cape. Visit Lerwick in the Shetland Islands and stroll through Bergen. Cruise the mighty Geirangerfjord for more charming Scandinavian villages on your way to an amazing overnight stay in the Danish capital of Copenhagen.

26

Cruise the glorious Norwegian Fjords


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • See the Colosseum and Basilica of St Peter in Chains in Rome • The Uffizi and Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence • The romantic islands of the Mediterranean • The Moorish palaces of southern Spain • River cruising the Guadalquivir into Seville • The pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela

• • • • • • • •

Riving cruising the Gironde into Bordeaux Prehistoric archaeology of the Shetlands Cruising beyond the Arctic Circle Witness the magical Midnight Sun Norway’s Spectacular North Cape Ascending the summit of Mount Dalsnibba Stunning fjord cruising Panoramic tour of Copenhagen

INCREDIBLE VALUE INCLUSIONS All gratuities on board ship, transfers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board 2-night hotel stay in Rome (see pages 52-53) 29 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch GRAND VOYAGE FARES

YOUR ITINERARY 2019

PORT

MAY 23

Arrive into ROME Italy Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

MAY 24

ROME Italy

overnight hotel

MAY 25

ROME Italy Transfer to Civitavecchia to embark Aegean Odyssey

MAY 26

FLORENCE Italy (from Livorno)

ARRIVE

DEPART

JUN 5

6.00pm 8.00am overnight

MAY 27

PISA/LUCCA Italy (from Livorno)

6.00pm

MAY 28

ELBA Italy

8.00am 6.00pm

MAY 29

MAY 30

Cruise the Maddalena Archipelago BONIFACIO Corsica France AJACCIO Corsica, France

CADIZ Spain River Cruising along the Guadalquivir SEVILLE Spain

6.00am 12.30pm

9.30pm overnight

JUN 6

SEVILLE Spain

JUN 7

At Sea

JUN 8

LISBON Portugal

7.00am 8.00pm

JUN 9

OPORTO Portugal

1.00pm 8.00pm

10.00pm

STATEROOM CATEGORY

JUN 19

At Sea

JUN 20

LERWICK Shetland Islands, 2.00pm Scotland 7.00pm

JUN 21

BERGEN Norway

JUN 22

At Sea HARSTAD Lofoten Islands, Norway

3.00pm

JUN 24

HONNINGSVAG Norway (Cruising the North Cape)

5.00pm 2.00pm 7.00pm

8.00pm 11.00pm

JUN 10

VIGO Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

JUN 25

TROMSO Norway

JUN 11

At Sea

JUN 26

At Sea

JUN 12

River cruising along the Gironde BORDEAUX France

JUN 27

TRONDHEIM Norway

8.00am 2.00pm

JUN 28

HELLESYLT Norway GEIRANGER Norway

8.00am 10.00am noon 8.00pm

JUN 29

ALESUND Norway

7.00am 6.00pm

1.00pm midnight 7.00am 1.00pm

JUN 13

BORDEAUX France LA ROCHELLE France

8.00pm

5.00pm overnight 4.00pm

MAY 31

MAHON Menorca, Spain

9.00am 8.00pm

JUN 14

JUN 1

PALMA Majorca, Spain

8.00am 6.00pm

JUN 15

At Sea

JUN 2

At Sea

JUN 16

8.00am

JUN 3

MALAGA Spain

8.00am 11.00pm

GUERNSEY Channel Islands

JUN 4

GIBRALTAR

7.00am 6.00pm

JUN 17 JUN 18

8.00am 8.00pm

Standard Inside

$16,350

L

Premium Inside

17,395

K

Premium Inside

18,550

J

Standard Outside

19,850

I

Premium Outside

21,150

H

Premium Outside

22,350

G

Premium Outside

23,695

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

25,295

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

26,450

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

29,150

2.00pm 8.00pm

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

30,595

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

33,950

7.00am overnight

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

36,750

JUN 30

STAVANGER Norway

JUL 1

At Sea

6.00pm

JUL 2

COPENHAGEN Denmark

HONFLEUR France

7.00am 3.00pm

JUL 3

LONDON England

8.00am 6.00pm

COPENHAGEN Denmark Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Copenhagen Airport

Ship at anchor

M

2.00pm 6.00pm

JUN 23

6.00am

CRUISE FARE

AEG190525B

Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $19,250, see pages 62, 63.

27


Honningsvag Tromso North Cape Harstad

JUNE 4, 2019 SEVILLE TO COPENHAGEN

grand VOYAGE from iberia to the north cape

norway

Trondheim Lerwick

shetland islands

Alesund

Hellesylt/Geiranger Bergen Stavanger

England

denmark

Copenhagen

London Guernsey Honfleur FRANCE

Vigo

La Rochelle Bordeaux

spain portugal

Oporto Lisbon

Seville

COMBINE WINE TASTING IN PORTUGAL AND FRANCE WITH OUR SPECTACULAR MAIDEN CRUISE TO THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN

30-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $14,695 PER PERSON

Begin your journey with a two-night hotel stay in Seville. Then cruise the Atlantic Ocean to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, the Spanish cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, La Rochelle in France, and enjoy wine tasting in Bordeaux. Continue to Honfleur on the Normandy coast and the Channel Island of Guernsey. Spend a day in the cosmopolitan British capital of London before cruising north to the breathtaking fjords and remote ports of Norway’s North Cape, where you celebrate the Midnight Sun with cocktails on deck. Visit Lerwick in the Shetland Islands and stroll through one of Norway’s biggest ports, Bergen. Step ashore in another brand-new port-of-call, Alesund at the mouth of the Geirangerfjord, a town that is renowned for its abundance of Art Nouveau architecture. Explore Norway’s former Viking capital of Trondheim and visit the charming wooden houses of Stavanger. Then experience an overnight stay in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, one of the friendliest and most beautiful cities in Europe.

28

Wonderful Copenhagen


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • • • •

The Great Mosque of Cordoba The statue of Christ the King in Lisbon A taste of Portugal in Oporto The pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela • River cruising the Gironde into France’s wine country • Explore medieval La Rochelle

• • • •

Historic Guernsey in the Channel Islands Prehistoric archaeology of the Shetlands Ride up Mount Floyen in Bergen Witness the magical Midnight Sun at the North Cape • The Viking history of Trondheim • Ascending the summit of Mount Dalsnibba • Stunning fjord cruising

INCREDIBLE VALUE INCLUSIONS All gratuities on board ship, transfers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board 2-night hotel stay in Seville (see pages 52-53) 18 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch GRAND VOYAGE FARES

YOUR ITINERARY 2019

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

JUN 17

HONFLEUR France

7.00am 3.00pm

JUL 2

COPENHAGEN Denmark

8.00am 6.00pm

JUL 3

COPENHAGEN Denmark Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Copenhagen Airport

JUN 4

Arrive into SEVILLE Spain Transfer to hotel

hotel

JUN 18

LONDON England

JUN 5

SEVILLE Spain (Cordoba)

hotel

JUN 19

At Sea

JUN 6

SEVILLE Spain Embark Aegean Odyssey

JUN 20

LERWICK Shetland Islands 2.00pm Scotland 7.00pm

JUN 7

At Sea

JUN 21

BERGEN Norway

JUN 8

LISBON Portugal

7.00am 8.00pm

JUN 22

At Sea

JUN 9

OPORTO Portugal

1.00pm 8.00pm

JUN 23

HARSTAD Lofoten Islands Norway

3.00pm

HONNINGSVAG Norway (Cruising the North Cape)

5.00pm

JUN 25

TROMSO Norway

2.00pm 7.00pm

JUN 26

At Sea

JUN 27

TRONDHEIM Norway

JUN 28

JUN 10

VIGO Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

JUN 11

At Sea

JUN 12

River cruising along the Gironde BORDEAUX France

JUN 13

BORDEAUX France

JUN 14

LA ROCHELLE France

JUN 15

At Sea

JUN 16

GUERNSEY Channel Islands

10.00pm

6.00am 8.00pm

5.00pm overnight 4.00pm 8.00am 8.00pm 8.00am 6.00pm

JUN 24

2.00pm 6.00pm

8.00pm 11.00pm

7.00am overnight

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

AEG190606A

STATEROOM CATEGORY

CRUISE FARE

M

Standard Inside

n/a

L

Premium Inside

n/a

K

Premium Inside

J

Standard Outside

n/a $14,695

I

Premium Outside

15,595

H

Premium Outside

16,450

G

Premium Outside

17,350

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

18,450

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

19,250

8.00am 2.00pm

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

21,095

HELLESYLT Norway GEIRANGER Norway

8.00am 10.00am noon 8.00pm

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

22,150

JUN 29

ALESUND Norway

7.00am 6.00pm

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

24,495

JUN 30

STAVANGER Norway

2.00pm 8.00pm

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

26,395

JUL 1

At Sea Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $15,850, see pages 62, 63.

29


Honningsvag North Cape

JUNE 16, 2019 LONDON TO COPENHAGEN

grand norway & baltic capitals

Tromso Harstad norway shetland islands

Alesund

Lerwick

Trondheim

Hellesylt/Geiranger finland sweden Helsinki St Petersburg Bergen Stockholm RUSSIA Stavanger Tallinn estonia

Copenhagen

England

London

denmark

Warnemunde Berlin Germany

Gdynia

poland

EXPERIENCE AN INCREDIBLE ARRAY OF MAIDEN PORTS-OFCALL ON THIS STUNNING GRAND VOYAGE FROM THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN IN NORWAY TO THE BALTIC SEA 31-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $15,750 PER PERSON

A tale of three cities is at the heart of this northern European odyssey, as you will enjoy three days each in Copenhagen and St Petersburg, as well as a 2-night hotel stay in the cosmopolitan British capital of London, for a chance to explore its many famous sights. Then cruise north to the breathtaking fjords and remote ports of Norway’s North Cape in the “Land of the Midnight Sun”. Visit Lerwick in the Shetland Islands and the traditional houses of Tromso. Stroll through Bergen and step ashore in Alesund at the mouth of the Geirangerfjord. Explore Norway’s former Viking capital of Trondheim, visit charming Stavanger and the Danish capital of Copenhagen. Sail to another two Scandinavian capitals, Stockholm and Helsinki, as well as the historic Baltic ports of Tallinn, Gdynia and Warnemunde, for a chance to visit the German capital of Berlin. During your incredible two-night stay in the Russian cultural capital of St Petersburg you will visit the second largest art gallery in the world, the Hermitage, spectacularly located inside the Winter Palace.

30

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • Prehistoric archaeology of the Shetlands • Ride up Mount Floyen in Bergen • Witness the magical Midnight Sun of the Arctic Circle • The Viking history of Trondheim • Ascending the summit of Mount Dalsnibba • Stunning fjord cruising • The old quarter of Gamle in Stavanger

• • • • • •

Panoramic tour of Copenhagen Medieval Stockholm and the battleship Vasa The highlights of Helsinki 3 days in majestic St Petersburg Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace Evening performance of Swan Lake at the Alexandrinsky Theatre • Full day tour to Berlin

INCREDIBLE VALUE INCLUSIONS All gratuities on board ship, transfers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board 2-night hotel stay in London (see pages 52-53) 16 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch GRAND VOYAGE FARES

YOUR ITINERARY 2019

JUN 16

PORT

ARRIVE

Arrive into LONDON England Transfer from Heathrow Airport to hotel

JUN 17

LONDON England

JUN 18

LONDON England Transfer to Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

DEPART

JUN 30 hotel hotel

STAVANGER Norway

2.00pm 8.00pm

At Sea

JUL 11

TALLINN Estonia

JUL 2

COPENHAGEN Denmark

7.00am overnight

JUL 12

At Sea

JUL 3

COPENHAGEN Denmark

overnight

JUL 13

GDYNIA Poland

JUL 4

COPENHAGEN Denmark

6.00pm

JUL 14

At Sea

JUL 5

At Sea

JUL 6

STOCKHOLM Sweden

9.00am 6.00pm

JUN 20

LERWICK Shetland Islands, 2.00pm Scotland 7.00pm

JUL 7

HELSINKI Finland

2.00pm 7.00pm

JUL 8

ST PETERSBURG Russia

11.00am overnight

JUN 21

BERGEN Norway

2.00pm 6.00pm

JUL 9

ST PETERSBURG Russia

overnight

JUN 22

At Sea

JUN 23

HARSTAD Lofoten Islands, Norway

3.00pm

JUN 24

HONNINGSVAG Norway (Cruising the North Cape)

5.00pm

6.00pm

8.00pm

6.00pm 10.00am 6.00pm 8.00am 7.00pm

JUL 15

WARNEMUNDE Germany (Berlin)

JUL 16

COPENHAGEN Denmark 8.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Copenhagen Airport

Ship at anchor

6.00am 10.00pm

STATEROOM CATEGORY

CRUISE FARE

M

Standard Inside

n/a

L

Premium Inside

n/a

K

Premium Inside

J

Standard Outside

n/a $15,750

I

Premium Outside

16,695

H

Premium Outside

17,650

G

Premium Outside

18,550

AEG190618A

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

19,695

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

20,495

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

22,195

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

23,350

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

25,895

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

27,850

11.00pm

JUN 25

TROMSO Norway

JUN 26

At Sea

JUN 27

TRONDHEIM Norway

8.00am 2.00pm

JUN 28

HELLESYLT Norway GEIRANGER Norway

8.00am 10.00am noon 8.00pm

ALESUND Norway

7.00am 6.00pm

JUN 29

ST PETERSBURG Russia

JUL 1

At Sea

JUN 19

JUL 10

2.00pm 7.00pm

Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $17,795, see pages 62, 63.

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Norway Geiranger Hellesylt Olden Flam Bergen sweden Oslo Stockholm Ulvik Stavanger

JULY 3, 2019 COPENHAGEN TO LONDON

grand baltic, st petersburg & norwegian fjords

Edinburgh Scotland ENGLAND London

finland Helsinki Tallinn

Russia St Petersburg

Estonia Kristiansand Denmark Aarhus Copenhagen Gdynia Warnemunde poland GERmany

VISIT ST PETERSBURG AND ALL FOUR MAINLAND CAPITALS OF SCANDINAVIA ON THIS MAGNIFICENT VOYAGE FROM THE BALTIC SEA TO THE FJORDS OF NORWAY 30-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $15,350 PER PERSON

Aegean Odyssey enters the waters of the Baltic for the first time on this magnificent maiden cruise featuring visits to the Scandinavian capitals of Stockholm and Helsinki, as well as the historic ports of Tallinn, Gdynia and Warnemunde, for the chance to visit Berlin. You will also experience an incredible three-day stay in Russian St Petersburg, home of the spectacular Winter Palace. Spend a night in the Danish capital of Copenhagen before crossing the Kattegat Sea to Aarhus on the Jutland Peninsula, followed by magnificent Oslo in Norway, a place of Viking heritage and medieval architecture. In Flam, enjoy a ride on the scenic railway and cruise the Sognefjord, the largest fjord in the country. Stroll through one of Norway’s biggest ports, Bergen, then explore the spectacular landscape surrounding the village of Geiranger and the port of Olden. With shore excursions in the cities of Stavanger and Kristiansand offering more opportunities for discovery, you will also spend a day in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh before ending your voyage with a two-night stay in cosmopolitan London.

32

Geirangerfjord, Norway


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • • • •

Panoramic tour of Copenhagen Medieval Stockholm and the battleship Vasa 2 nights in majestic St Petersburg Evening performance of Swan Lake at the Alexandrinsky Theatre • Full day tour to Berlin • Randers and the Jutland Peninsula • Explore the Norwegian capital of Oslo

• The traditional architecture of Kristiansand and Stavanger • Stunning fjord cruising • Take a scenic railway ride through the mountains from Flam • Ride up Mount Floyen in Bergen • Try the “invisible” skywalk at the summit of Mount Dalsnibba

INCREDIBLE VALUE INCLUSIONS All gratuities on board ship, transfers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board 2-night hotel stay in London (see pages 52-53) 19 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch YOUR ITINERARY 2019

PORT

JUL 3

Arrive into COPENHAGEN Denmark Transfer to Aegean Odyssey

GRAND VOYAGE FARES ARRIVE

DEPART

overnight

JUL 4

COPENHAGEN Denmark

JUL 5

At Sea

JUL 6

STOCKHOLM Sweden

9.00am

6.00pm

JUL 7

HELSINKI Finland

2.00pm

7.00pm

JUL 8

ST PETERSBURG Russia

11.00am overnight

JUL 9

ST PETERSBURG Russia

JUL 10

ST PETERSBURG Russia

JUL 11

TALLINN Estonia

JUL 12

At Sea

6.00pm

overnight 6.00pm 10.00am 6.00pm

JUL 13

GDYNIA Poland

JUL 14

At Sea

JUL 15

WARNEMUNDE Germany (Berlin)

6.00am

JUL 16

COPENHAGEN Denmark

8.00am overnight

JUL 17

COPENHAGEN Denmark

8.00pm

JUL 18

AARHUS Denmark (Randers)

8.00am

JUL 19

OSLO Norway

8.00am

8.00pm

JUL 20

KRISTIANSAND Norway

2.00pm

7.00pm

JUL 21

STAVANGER Norway

8.00am

1.00pm

JUL 22

FLAM Norway (Flam Railway excursion and cruising Sognefjord)

8.00am

BERGEN Norway

8.00am

JUL 23

JUL 24

HELLESYLT Norway GEIRANGER Norway

8.00am 10.00am noon 6.00pm

JUL 25

OLDEN Norway

8.00am

JUL 26

ULVIK Norway (Cruising Hardangerfjord)

1.00pm

6.00pm 1.00pm

JUL 27

At Sea

JUL 28

ROSYTH Scotland (Edinburgh or Stirling)

JUL 29

At Sea

JUL 30

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

7.00pm

10.00pm

JUL 31

LONDON England

AUG 1

LONDON England Transfer to Heathrow Airport

Ship at anchor

1.00pm

6.00pm 8.00am 8.00pm 8.00am

hotel hotel

AEG190703A

STATEROOM CATEGORY

CRUISE FARE

M

Standard Inside

n/a

L

Premium Inside

n/a

K

Premium Inside

J

Standard Outside

$15,350

n/a

I

Premium Outside

16,250

H

Premium Outside

17,150

G

Premium Outside

17,995

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

19,150

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

19,950

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

21,595

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

22,650

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

25,150

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

27,150

7.00am 2.00pm

Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $17,295, see pages 62, 63.

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JULY 3, 2019 COPENHAGEN TO LONDON

grand russia, scandinavia, britain & iceland

Isafjordur

Husavik

Reykjavik Akureyri

iceland faroe

Heimaey

islands

shetland islands

Norway

HellesyltGeiranger Torshavn Olden finland Lerwick Bergen Flam sweden Helsinki Ulvik Oslo Stockholm St Petersburg Kirkwall Tallinn Stavanger Russia orkney Estonia islands Kristiansand Denmark Aarhus Edinburgh Copenhagen Scotland Gdynia Warnemunde poland ENGLAND

London

GERmany

ENJOY TIME ASHORE IN ALL FIVE SCANDINAVIAN CAPITALS AS YOU CRUISE THE MAJESTIC FJORDS OF

NORWAY TO THE BUBBLING GEYSERS OF ICELAND 45-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $17,995 PER PERSON

Our ultimate Baltic and Scandinavian experience, this North European odyssey will take you to all five of the Nordic capitals: Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Reykjavik and Helsinki. Along the way you will also enjoy two nights each in London and St Petersburg. Visit the historic ports of Tallinn, Gdynia and Warnemunde, for the chance to visit Berlin. Step ashore on Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula and arrive in Norway to enjoy a ride on Flam’s scenic railway. Cruise the largest fjord in the country then stroll through Bergen, before taking in the spectacular snowcapped mountains and landscapes surrounding the village of Geiranger. Sail to Iceland’s capital city and the port of Isafjordur to visit one of the last great wilderness in Europe, then explore the magnificent green pastures, waterfalls and bubbling mud-pots of Akureyri. Call at the charming harbour of Husavik and join our friendly crew for a whale-watching boat ride. On this trip you will also visit Scottish castles, Viking settlements and the remote Shetland Islands.

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Historic Tallin, Estonia


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • 3 days in Copenhagen • Medieval Stockholm and the battleship Vasa • 3 days in majestic St Petersburg • Full day tour to Berlin • Randers and the Norwegian capital of Oslo • Stunning fjord cruising • Scenic mountains railway ride from Flam • Skywalk at the summit of Mount Dalsnibba

• The Royal residences of historic Edinburgh • Shetland’s famous free roaming ponies • Circumnavigate Iceland including five ports of call • Exciting Reykjavik, the Icelandic capital • Whale watching in Husavik • Visit the Neolithic ruins at Skara Brae in the Orkney Islands

INCREDIBLE VALUE INCLUSIONS All gratuities on board ship, transfers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board 2-night hotel stay in London (see pages 52-53) 29 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch GRAND VOYAGE FARES

YOUR ITINERARY Arrive into COPENHAGEN Denmark Transfer to Aegean Odyssey overnight

JUL 20

KRISTIANSAND Norway

2.00pm

7.00pm

AUG 5

REYKJAVIK Iceland

9.00am

6.00pm

JUL 21

STAVANGER Norway

8.00am

1.00pm

AUG 6

ISAFJORDUR Iceland

noon

7.00pm

M

Standard Inside

$17,995

JUL 4

COPENHAGEN Denmark

6.00pm

JUL 22

8.00am

AUG 7

AKUREYRI Iceland

noon

8.00pm

L

Premium Inside

19,250

JUL 5

At Sea

AUG 8

HUSAVIK Iceland

7.00am

6.00pm

JUL 6

STOCKHOLM Sweden

FLAM Norway (Flam Railway excursion and cruising Sognefjord)

K

Premium Inside

BERGEN Norway

8.00am

AUG 9

20,450

JUL 23

At Sea J

Standard Outside

21,895

JUL 24

HELLESYLT Norway GEIRANGER Norway

8.00am 10.00am noon 6.00pm

JUL 25

OLDEN Norway

8.00am

JUL 26

ULVIK Norway (Cruising Hardangerfjord)

1.00pm

HELSINKI Finland

9.00am 2.00pm

DEPART

CRUISE FARE

PORT

JUL 3

JUL 7

ARRIVE

STATEROOM CATEGORY

2019

6.00pm 7.00pm

JUL 8

ST PETERSBURG Russia

11.00am overnight

JUL 9

ST PETERSBURG Russia

overnight

JUL 10

ST PETERSBURG Russia

6.00pm

JUL 11

TALLINN Estonia

JUL 12

At Sea

JUL 13

GDYNIA Poland

JUL 14

At Sea

JUL 15

WARNEMUNDE Germany (Berlin)

6.00am

JUL 16

COPENHAGEN Denmark

8.00am

JUL 17

COPENHAGEN Denmark

JUL 18 JUL 19

10.00am 6.00pm 8.00am

AARHUS Denmark (Randers)

7.00am

OSLO Norway

8.00am

JUL 27

At Sea

JUL 28

ROSYTH Scotland (Edinburgh)

JUL 29

At Sea

10.00pm

JUL 30

LONDON England

overnight

JUL 31/AUG 1 At Sea

8.00pm

AUG 2

7.00pm

LERWICK Shetland Islands, Scotland

2.00pm

AUG 3

At Sea

8.00pm

AUG 4

HEIMAEY Iceland

6.00pm 1.00pm

1.00pm 6.00pm

8.00am 8.00pm

AUG 10 TORSHAVN Faroe Islands

8.00am

1.00pm

AUG 11 KIRKWALL Orkney Islands, 9.00am Scotland (Skara Brae)

2.00pm

AUG 12 ROSYTH Scotland 9.00am (Edinburgh or Stirling Castle)

6.00pm

AUG 13 At Sea AUG 14 LONDON England 8.00am Disembark Aegean Odyssey in in Tilbury and transfer to London hotel AUG 15 LONDON England

1.00pm 2.00pm

7.00pm

Ship at anchor

Premium Outside

23,250

Premium Outside

24,695

G

Premium Outside

25,995

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

27,750

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

28,950

hotel

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

31,650

hotel

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

33,295

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

36,995

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

39,950

AUG 16 LONDON England Transfer to Heathrow Airport

8.00am

I H

AEG190703B

Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $21,595, see pages 62, 63.

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Isafjordur

JULY 28, 2019 LONDON TO LISBON

grand iceland & western france

Husavik

Reykjavik Akureyri

iceland

faroe islands

Torshavn

Heimaey

shetland islands

Lerwick

orkney Kirkwall islands

Edinburgh scotland England London

DISCOVER THE

Rouen Honfleur Paris FRANCE La Rochelle Bordeaux La Coruna San Sebastian spain Oporto portugal Lisbon

DRAMATIC LANDSCAPES OF ICELAND, THEN SAIL SOUTH TO SEE

PARIS BEFORE ENJOYING A TWO-NIGHT HOTEL STAY IN LISBON AND MORE

32-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $15,395 PER PERSON

Experience Iceland and Celtic Europe as you cruise from London to Lisbon via the unique island nation of Iceland on the edge of the Arctic Circle. Visit the small volcanic island of Heimaey in the remote Westman archipelago, followed by Iceland’s cosmopolitan capital. Sail to the port of Isafjordur to visit one of the last great wildernesses in Europe. Explore the magnificent green pastures, waterfalls and bubbling mud-pots of Akureyri. Call at the charming harbour of Husavik, which is surrounded by snow-covered mountains and full of colourful houses, for a whale-watching boat ride. You will also visit Scottish castles, Viking settlements and the remote Shetland Islands. As the ship heads south, the climate changes and you will enjoy a spectacular cruise along the River Seine to Rouen in France, for a chance to enjoy a wonderful day in Paris. Then overnight in the Bordeaux region and indulge in some wine tasting, before marvelling at the Spanish cathedral at Santiago de Compostela and spending two nights in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon.

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Iceland’s extraordinary landscapes


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • Shetland’s famous free roaming ponies • Circumnavigate Iceland including five ports of call • Exciting Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital • Visit the hot springs of Myvatn • Whale watching in Husavik • Call in on the remote Faroe Islands • Visit the Neolithic ruins at Skara Brae in the Orkney Islands

• The Royal residences of historic Edinburgh • Cruise the Seine to Rouen for visits to Paris or Versailles • Cruise 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

INCREDIBLE VALUE INCLUSIONS All gratuities on board ship, transfers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board 2-night hotel stays in London and Lisbon (see pages 52-53) 19 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch YOUR ITINERARY 2019

PORT

JUL 28

Arrive into LONDON England Transfer from Heathrow Airport to hotel

JUL 29

LONDON England

JUL 30

LONDON England Transfer to Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

GRAND VOYAGE FARES ARRIVE

DEPART

hotel hotel

LERWICK Shetland Islands, 8.00am Scotland 1.00pm

AUG 3

At Sea

AUG 4

HEIMAEY Iceland

2.00pm 7.00pm

AUG 5

REYKJAVIK Iceland

9.00am 6.00pm

AUG 6

ISAFJORDUR Iceland

noon

7.00pm

AUG 7

AKUREYRI Iceland

noon

8.00pm

AUG 8

HUSAVIK Iceland

7.00am 6.00pm

AUG 9

At Sea

AUG 10

TORSHAVN Faroe Islands

AUG 11

KIRKWALL Orkney Islands, Scotland (Skara Brae)

ROSYTH Scotland 9.00am (Edinburgh or Stirling Castle) 6.00pm

AUG 13

At Sea

AUG 14

LONDON England

AUG 15

River cruising along the Seine ROUEN France

7.00pm

JUL 31/AUG 1 At Sea AUG 2

AUG 12

8.00am 1.00pm 9.00am 2.00pm

6.00pm overnight

ROUEN France (Paris)

AUG 17

HONFLEUR France

AUG 18

At Sea

AUG 19

LA ROCHELLE France

7.00am 1.00pm

AUG 20

BORDEAUX France (Vineyards and wine tasting)

1.00am

8.00pm 8.00am 1.00pm

overnight

BORDEAUX France River cruising along the Gironde

AUG 22

SAN SEBASTIAN Spain

AUG 23

At Sea

AUG 24

LA CORUNA Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

OPORTO Portugal

1.00pm 6.00pm

AUG 26

LISBON Portugal Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to hotel

10.00am

7.00am 5.00pm

AUG 16

AUG 21

AUG 25

10.30am 1.00pm 6.00pm

AUG 27

LISBON Portugal

AUG 28

LISBON Portugal Transfer to Lisbon Airport

STATEROOM CATEGORY

CRUISE FARE

M

Standard Inside

n/a

hotel

L

Premium Inside

n/a

hotel

K

Premium Inside

J

Standard Outside

$15,395

AEG190730A

n/a

I

Premium Outside

16,350

H

Premium Outside

17,250

G

Premium Outside

17,995

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

18,995

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

19,795

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

21,750

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

23,595

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

25,350

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

27,195

7.00am 6.00pm

Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $16,595, see pages 62, 63.

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Isafjordur

JULY 28, 2019 LONDON TO ROME

grand voyage

from britain & iceland to renaissance italy

Husavik

Akureyri Reykjavik iceland Heimaey

faroe islands Torshavn shetland islands Lerwick orkney Kirkwall islands

scotland Edinburgh

England London

Rouen Honfleur Paris FRANCE La Rochelle Monte Bordeaux Carlo Portofino La Coruna Marseilles Florence San Sebastian Sete italy Tarragona Oporto Barcelona Rome portugal spain Lisbon Cadiz

Malaga

THIS UNFORGETTABLE 44-DAY ODYSSEY WILL TAKE YOU FROM ICELAND TO THE MEDITERRANEAN WARMTH OF ITALY AND THE GLAMOUROUS RIVIERAS 44-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $17,350 PER PERSON

Starting from London, one of the world’s greatest cultural and historical capitals, this extraordinary journey voyages north to Iceland, then south again to the sun-soaked shores of Spain and Italy. Along the way discover mystical landscapes and gushing geysers, rumbling volcanoes and creeping glaciers. Explore the beautiful and remote islands of Scotland and the Faroes, then cruise one of the most romantic waterways in the world, the Seine in France. Head inland to Rouen for an opportunity to enjoy a day in romantic Paris, the City of Lights. Enjoy another river cruise to overnight in the heart of Bordeaux, then taste some sherry at one of Spain’s best bodegas before stepping ashore in glamorous Monte Carlo. This itinerary also features some of Europe’s greatest architectural and artistic treasures, including the most magnificent achievements of Renaissance Florence, the fascinating architecture of Barcelona, the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela and the Papal Palace at Avignon. Then end your trip with a fabulous two-night hotel stay in the wonderful city of Rome.

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Trevi Fountain, Rome


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • Circumnavigate Iceland including five ports of call • Whale watching in Husavik • Visit the Neolithic ruins at Skara Brae in the Orkney Islands • The Royal residences of historic Edinburgh • Cruise the Seine to Rouen for visits to Paris or Versailles • River cruising to France’s wine region

• Make a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela • Sightseeing in Lisbon • Call at four of Spain’s great cities – Cadiz, Malaga, Tarragona and Barcelona • Visit medieval Carcassonne • Overnight on board in Monte Carlo • Cruise Italy’s beautiful Cinque Terre • See Renaissance masterpieces in Florence

INCREDIBLE VALUE INCLUSIONS Two-night hotel stay in Rome

All gratuities on board ship, transfers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board 2-night hotel stays in London and Rome (see pages 52-53) 28 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch YOUR ITINERARY 2019

PORT

JUL 28

Arrive into LONDON England Transfer from Heathrow Airport to hotel

JUL 29

LONDON England

JUL 30

LONDON England Transfer to Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

GRAND VOYAGE FARES ARRIVE

DEPART

AUG 13 At Sea hotel hotel

LERWICK Shetland Islands Scotland

7.00pm

1.00pm

At Sea HEIMAEY Iceland

2.00pm

7.00pm

AUG 5

REYKJAVIK Iceland

9.00am

6.00pm

noon

7.00pm

AUG 7

AKUREYRI Iceland

noon

8.00pm

AUG 8

HUSAVIK Iceland

7.00am

6.00pm

AUG 9

At Sea

AUG 10 TORSHAVN Faroe Islands

AUG 17 HONFLEUR France AUG 19 LA ROCHELLE France

8.00am

AUG 4

ISAFJORDUR Iceland

7.00am

5.00pm

8.00am

AUG 11 KIRKWALL Orkney Islands, Scotland (Skara Brae)

9.00am

AUG 12 ROSYTH Scotland (Edinburgh or Stirling Castle)

9.00am

1.00pm 2.00pm 6.00pm

AUG 20 BORDEAUX France (Vineyards and wine tasting)

8.00pm 8.00am

AUG 31 BARCELONA Spain

8.00am

7.00pm

SEP 1

8.00am

7.00am

SEP 2

1.00pm

1.00am overnight 10.30am 1.00pm

6.00pm

7.00am

AUG 25 OPORTO Portugal

1.00pm

AUG 26 LISBON Portugal

10.00am 4.00pm

AUG 27 CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

2.00pm

AUG 28 MALAGA Spain

7.00am 10.00pm

MARSEILLES France (Avignon) MARSEILLES France Cruising the French Riviera MONTE CARLO Monaco

7.00am overnight

Cruising Cinque Terre PORTOFINO Italy

8.00am 3.00pm

SEP 6

FLORENCE/PISA Italy

7.00am

SEP 8 SEP 9

ROME Italy

Standard Inside

$17,350

L

Premium Inside

18,295

K

Premium Inside

19,395

J

Standard Outside

20,595

Premium Outside

21,950

Premium Outside

23,150

1.00pm midnight

G

Premium Outside

24,395

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

25,950

7.00pm

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

26,995

7.00am hotel hotel

ROME Italy Transfer to Rome Airport

Ship at anchor

M

I

10.00pm

(from Livorno)

6.00pm

CRUISE FARE

H

8.00pm overnight

SEP 5

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

STATEROOM CATEGORY

8.00am

MONTE CARLO Monaco

6.00pm

6.00pm

8.00pm

SEP 4

SEP 7

AUG 24 LA CORUNA Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

CARCASSONNE France (from Sete)

1.00pm

AUG 23 At Sea

AUG 29 At Sea

6.00pm

SEP 3

AUG 21 BORDEAUX France River cruising along the Gironde AUG 22 SAN SEBASTIAN Spain

8.00am

6.00pm overnight

AUG 18 At Sea

AUG 3

AUG 6

AUG 15 River cruising along the Seine ROUEN France AUG 16 ROUEN France (Paris)

JUL 31/AUG 1 At Sea AUG 2

AUG 14 LONDON England

AUG 30 TARRAGONA Spain

AEG190730B

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

29,850

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

32,150

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

34,795

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

37,595

Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $19,950, see pages 62, 63.

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England

AUGUST 12, 2019 LONDON TO ROME

London

grand rivers, rivieras & renaissance

Honfleur

Rouen Paris

La Rochelle

FRANCE

Bordeaux

Monte Portofino Florence MarseillesCarlo San Livorno Sebastian Sete italy Oporto Rome Barcelona spain Tarragona portugal Lisbon Malaga Cadiz

La Coruna

THE BEAUTIFUL WEST COAST OF EUROPE FLOWS INTO MEDITERRANEAN AS YOU CRUISE FROM LONDON TO THE HISTORIC TREASURES OF ITALY

THE MAGICAL

29-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $13,750 PER PERSON

A

fter enjoying a fabulous two-night hotel stay in London, board Aegean Odyssey and cruise along one of the most romantic waterways in the world, the Seine, taking you inland to Rouen for an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful summer day out in romantic Paris, the City of Lights. Other highlights in France include Honfleur on the Normandy coast and an overnight stay in Bordeaux for some exploration and wine tasting. Then continue onwards to the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela, followed by the medieval relics of Portuguese Oporto and the capital of Lisbon, with its white-domed cathedrals and sun-drenched cafes. Sail the coast of southern Spain for the Moorish palaces and gardens of the Alhambra, as well as a maiden visit to Roman Tarragona and the fascinating architecture of Barcelona. Relax on the Cote d’Azur then enjoy some stunning coastal cruising featuring visits to stylish Monte Carlo and beautiful Provence. Call at jet-set Portofino on the Ligurian Coast and visit the Renaissance treasures of Florence, before experiencing a two-night hotel stay in the Eternal City of Rome.

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Cruise the Mediterranean Rivieras


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • 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’swine region • La Concha Bay of San Sebastian • Make a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

• Explore Lisbon’s rich history • Enjoy Sherry tasting in Jerez • Call at four of Spain’s great cities – Cadiz, Malaga, Tarragona and Barcelona • Visit Medieval Carcassonne • Overnight on board in Monte Carlo • Cruise Italy’s beautiful Cinque Terre • Florence’s Uffizi and Galleria dell’Accademia • Visit the Colosseum in Rome

INCREDIBLE VALUE INCLUSIONS All gratuities on board ship, transfers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board 2-night hotel stays in London and Rome (see pages 52-53) 18 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch GRAND VOYAGE FARES

YOUR ITINERARY 2019

PORT

AUG 12

Arrive into LONDON England Transfer from Heathrow Airport to hotel

AUG 13

LONDON England

AUG 14

LONDON England Transfer to Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

AUG 15

River cruising along the Seine ROUEN France

AUG 16

ROUEN France (Paris)

AUG 17

HONFLEUR France

AUG 18

At Sea

ARRIVE

5.00pm

6.00pm 8.00am

1.00pm

AUG 23

At Sea

SEP 1

AUG 24

LA CORUNA Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

7.00am

AUG 25

OPORTO Portugal

1.00pm

AUG 26

LISBON Portugal

10.00am 4.00pm

AUG 27

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

2.00pm

AUG 28

MALAGA Spain

7.00am 10.00pm

AUG 29

At Sea

CARCASSONNE France (from Sete)

6.00pm

SEP 2

6.00pm SEP 3

6.00pm SEP 4

AUG 30

TARRAGONA Spain

8.00am

6.00pm

AUG 31

BARCELONA Spain

8.00am

7.00pm

MARSEILLES France (Avignon) MARSEILLES France Cruising the French Riviera MONTE CARLO Monaco

8.00pm

7.00am

BORDEAUX France (Vineyards and wine tasting)

1.00am

1.00pm

overnight

BORDEAUX France River cruising along the Gironde

Cruising Cinque Terre PORTOFINO Italy

8.00am 3.00pm

SEP 6

FLORENCE/PISA Italy

7.00am

10.30am 1.00pm

6.00pm

SEP 8

ROME Italy

SEP 9

ROME Italy Transfer to Rome Airport

Ship at anchor

M

Standard Inside

n/a

overnight

L

Premium Inside

n/a

8.00am

K

Premium Inside

J

Standard Outside

overnight

n/a $13,750

I

Premium Outside

14,495

H

Premium Outside

15,250

G

Premium Outside

15,995

10.00pm

MONTE CARLO Monaco

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

CRUISE FARE

8.00pm 7.00am

SEP 5

SEP 7

STATEROOM CATEGORY

8.00am

1.00pm midnight 7.00pm

(from Livorno)

LA ROCHELLE France

SAN SEBASTIAN Spain

overnight 8.00pm

AUG 20

AUG 22

hotel hotel

AUG 19

AUG 21

DEPART

7.00am hotel hotel

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

16,950

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

17,595

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

19,450

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

20,995

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

22,395

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

24,150

AEG190814A Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $14,395, see pages 62, 63.

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AUGUST 12, 2019 LONDON TO VENICE

grand european discoverer

England London

Rouen Honfleur Paris FRANCE Venice La Rochelle Monte Portofino Bordeaux CROATIA Urbino La Coruna MarseillesCarlo Split Ancona Florence San Sete Dubrovnik Sebastian Rome italy Oporto Albania Tarragona Barcelona Sorrento Lecce portugal Sarande Salerno Corfu spain Lisbon greece Florence Sicily Malaga Taormina Cadiz

THIS WIDE-RANGING ITINERARY TRAVELS TO THE VERY BEST HISTORIC SITES AND STUNNING LANDSCAPES THAT WESTERN

EUROPE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN HAS TO OFFER 39-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $15,495 PER PERSON

Beginning with a two-night stay in London, you will then cruise the River Seine in France, for an opportunity to visit Paris. Explore the Atlantic port of La Rochelle and enjoy some wine tasting at a Bordeaux chateau. Continue to the Spanish pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela and the medieval relics of Oporto and Lisbon in Portugal. Highlights on the coast of southern Spain include the Moorish sights of Cadiz and Malaga, a maiden visit to Roman Tarragona and the fascinating architecture of Barcelona. Relax on the Cote d’Azur, then visit stylish Monte Carlo as well as beautiful Provence. On the way to Rome, call at Portofino on the Italian Riviera and discover the Renaissance treasures of Florence. Follow the stunning Amalfi Coast to the port of Sorrento. From here you will visit the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, before returning to your ship for a cruise past the island of Capri to Taormina in Sicily. Finally, arrive in Venice via the island of Corfu and the Dalmatian Coast, for an overnight stay in the breathtaking Floating City.

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Spectacular Venice


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • Cruise the Seine to Rouen for visits to Paris or Versailles • Cruise the Gironde River to Bordeaux and France’s wine region • Santiago de Compostela • Fortified wine tasting in Oporto • The cities of Iberia – Lisbon, Cadiz, Malaga, Tarragona and Barcelona • Visit Medieval Carcassonne

• Overnight in Monte Carlo and cruise Cinque Terre • Sightseeing in Florence, Pisa and Rome • Explore both Pompeii and Herculaneum • Visit the Graeco-Roman Theatre at Taormina in Sicily • Cruise the beautiful Dalmatian coast • Included sightseeing and time on your own to explore in Venice

INCREDIBLE VALUE INCLUSIONS All gratuities on board ship, transfers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board 2-night hotel stay in London (see pages 52-53) 29 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch GRAND VOYAGE FARES

YOUR ITINERARY 2019

PORT

AUG 12

Arrive into LONDON England Transfer from Heathrow Airport to hotel

AUG 13

LONDON England

AUG 14

LONDON England Transfer to Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury

AUG 15

ARRIVE

DEPART

hotel hotel

OPORTO Portugal

1.00pm 6.00pm

AUG 26

LISBON Portugal

10.00am 4.00pm 7.00am 10.00pm

SEP 10

AUG 29

At Sea BARCELONA Spain

8.00am 7.00pm

SEP 1

CARCASSONNE France

8.00am

AUG 18

At Sea

AUG 19

LA ROCHELLE France

8.00pm

7.00am 1.00pm

AUG 20

BORDEAUX France 1.00am (Vineyards and wine tasting) overnight

AUG 21

BORDEAUX France River cruising along the Gironde SAN SEBASTIAN Spain

AUG 23

At Sea

AUG 24

LA CORUNA Spain (Santiago de Compostela)

10.30am

1.00pm 6.00pm

8.00pm

(from Sete)

SEP 2 SEP 3

SEP 4

MARSEILLES France (Avignon) MARSEILLES France Cruising the French Riviera MONTE CARLO Monaco

7.00am 8.00am 8.00pm overnight 10.00pm

MONTE CARLO Monaco Cruising Cinque Terre PORTOFINO Italy

8.00am 1.00pm 3.00pm midnight

SEP 6

FLORENCE/PISA Italy

7.00am 7.00pm

(from Livorno)

6.00pm

ROME Italy (from Civitavecchia)

SEP 11

7.00am 7.00pm

8.00am overnight

CRUISE FARE

M

Standard Inside

$15,495

L

Premium Inside

16,350

K

Premium Inside

17,350

J

Standard Outside

18,495

1.00pm 8.00pm

Cruise past Stromboli and through the Strait of Messina TAORMINA Sicily 1.00pm 8.00pm

SEP 12

At Sea

SEP 13

CORFU Greek Islands 7.00am noon SARANDE Albania (Butrint) 2.00pm 8.00pm

SEP 14

LECCE Italy (from Brindisi)

overnight

SEP 5

SEP 7

7.00am

7.00am

MALAGA Spain

AUG 31

8.00am 1.00pm

SORRENTO Italy Cruise along Amalfi Coast SALERNO Italy (Paestum)

AUG 28

River cruising along the Seine ROUEN France 6.00pm overnight HONFLEUR France

overnight

2.00pm 6.00pm

8.00am 6.00pm

ROUEN France (Paris)

SORRENTO Italy

CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

TARRAGONA Spain

AUG 17

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii & Herculaneum)

AUG 27

AUG 30

STATEROOM CATEGORY

SEP 8 SEP 9

5.00pm

AUG 16

AUG 22

AUG 25

7.00am 8.00pm

I

Premium Outside

19,650

H

Premium Outside

20,750

G

Premium Outside

21,895

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

23,295

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

24,195

SEP 15

DUBROVNIK Croatia

SEP 16

SPLIT Croatia

7.00am 8.00pm

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

26,950

SEP 17

URBINO Italy (from Ancona)

8.00am 8.00pm

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

28,995

SEP 18

VENICE Italy

8.00am overnight

SEP 19

VENICE Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Venice Airport

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

31,350

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

33,950

Ship at anchor

8.00am 7.00pm

AEG190814B

Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $17,250, see pages 62, 63.

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AUGUST 24, 2019 LISBON TO VENICE

grand mediterranean

FRANCE Venice Monte Portofino CROATIA Urbino MarseillesCarlo Florence Ancona SplitDubrovnik Sete Rome italy Albania Tarragona Barcelona Sorrento Lecce portugal Sarande Salerno spain Corfu Lisbon greece Sicily Malaga Taormina Cadiz

CRUISE THE MAGNIFICENT AMALFI COAST TO THE EVOCATIVE RUINS OF POMPEII, THE RENAISSANCE TREASURES OF FLORENCE AND SO MUCH MORE 27-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $12,895 PER PERSON

From Monte Carlo and the glamorous south of France to the Iberian peninsula and the Italian Riviera, this voyage is packed with historic ports and stylish cities. Begin with a two-night hotel stay in the charming Portuguese capital of Lisbon, before cruising to Spain and the South of France. Here you will have the opportunity to taste sherry in Jerez, stroll through the gardens of the Alhambra, discover the Roman legacy of Tarragona and enjoy the vibrant city of Barcelona. Southern France is next, where highlights include Avignon, with its famous bridge and Papal Palace, followed by the walled, medieval city of Carcassonne and glamorous Monaco. A scenic cruise of the Italian Riviera takes you to Portofino, before you arrive in Florence and Pisa. After a day spent exploring the great sites of Rome, head south to the Amalfi Coast and the ruins of tragic Pompeii. Then experience some breathtaking scenic cruising past Capri and Stromboli, to the elegant Greek theatre of Taormina in Sicily. Finally, continue onwards to Venice, via the island of Corfu, Split, Dubrovnik and the dramatic Dalmatian Coast.

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Cruise the glorious “Middle Sea”


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • Call at four of Spain’s great cities – Cadiz, Malaga, Tarragona and Barcelona • Sherry Tasting in Jerez • Visit Medieval Carcassonne • Overnight in Monte Carlo • Cruise along the French Riviera and Italian Cinque Terre • Entrance to the Uffizi and Galleria dell’ Accademia in Florence

• • • •

The Leaning Tower of Pisa Sightseeing in Rome Cruise past the Stromboli Volcano Visit the Graeco-Roman Theatre at Taormina in Sicily • Cruise the beautiful Dalmatian coast to Dubrovnik and Split • The Renaissance cities of Urbino and Venice

INCREDIBLE VALUE INCLUSIONS The Renaissance cities of Urbino & Venice All gratuities on board ship, transfers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board 2-night hotel stay in Lisbon (see pages 52-53) 21 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch GRAND VOYAGE FARES

YOUR ITINERARY 2019

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

AUG 24 Arrive into LISBON Portugal Transfer to hotel

hotel

AUG 25 LISBON Portugal

hotel

AUG 26 LISBON Portugal Transfer to Aegean Odyssey

4.00pm

AUG 27 CADIZ Spain (Jerez)

2.00pm

AUG 28 MALAGA Spain

7.00am 10.00pm

AUG 30 TARRAGONA Spain

8.00am

6.00pm

AUG 31 BARCELONA Spain

8.00am

7.00pm

SEP 1

CARCASSONNE France (from Sete)

8.00am

SEP 2

MARSEILLES France (Avignon)

7.00am

SEP 3

MARSEILLES France Cruising the French Riviera MONTE CARLO Monaco MONTE CARLO Monaco

Cruising Cinque Terre PORTOFINO Italy

8.00am 1.00pm 3.00pm midnight

SEP 6

FLORENCE/PISA Italy (from Livorno)

7.00am

ROME Italy

7.00am

SEP 7

8.00pm overnight

7.00pm

(from Civitavecchia)

6.00pm

AUG 29 At Sea

SEP 4

SEP 5

SEP 8 SEP 9

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii & Herculaneum) SORRENTO Italy

SEP 10

SEP 11

7.00pm 8.00am overnight

10.00pm

7.00am 1.00pm

Cruise past Stromboli and through the Strait of Messina TAORMINA Sicily 1.00pm

STATEROOM CATEGORY

CRUISE FARE

M

Standard Inside

n/a

L

Premium Inside

n/a

K

Premium Inside

J

Standard Outside

noon

I

Premium Outside

13,695

8.00pm

H

Premium Outside

14,395

G

Premium Outside

15,195

8.00pm n/a

8.00pm $12,895

SEP 12

At Sea

SEP 13

CORFU Greek Islands SARANDE Albania (Butrint)

7.00am 2.00pm

LECCE Italy (from Brindisi)

7.00am

SEP 15

DUBROVNIK Croatia

8.00am

7.00pm

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

16,150

SEP 16

SPLIT Croatia

7.00am

8.00pm

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

16,695

SEP 17

URBINO Italy (from Ancona)

8.00am

overnight SEP 14

8.00am 8.00pm overnight

SORRENTO Italy Cruise along Amalfi Coast SALERNO Italy (Paestum)

8.00pm

8.00pm

SEP 18

VENICE Italy

SEP 19

VENICE Italy Disembark Aegean Odyssey and transfer to Venice Airport

Ship at anchor

8.00am overnight

AEG190826A

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

18,450

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

19,395

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

21,450

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

23,250

Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $13,850, see pages 62, 63.

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Venice

SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 ROME TO ATHENS

grand Italy, dalmatia & greece

CROATIA Split Dubrovnik

Urbino

Ancona

Rome

Korcula italy Sorrento Salerno

Taormina Sicily

Kotor Bay Montenegro Lecce

Albania Sarande Corfu greece Olympia Pylos

Athens Hydra Monemvasia

OUR MOST COMPLETE CRUISE AROUND THE COAST OF ITALY FEATURES MAGICAL ROME, DELIGHTFUL VENICE, CROATIA AND THE CLASSICAL WONDERS OF GREECE 27-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $12,350 PER PERSON

F

rom St Peter’s to the Colosseum and the Forum, Rome is a city blessed with bountiful historical treasures. A two-night hotel stay in this remarkable city begins your cruise, which ends in the equally impressive surroundings of Athens. From the Roman port of Civitavecchia, you’ll cruise to Sorrento for the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum and sail the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Sail close to the volcanic island of Stromboli on the way to Taormina in Sicily, followed by Corfu in Greece. The charming Croatian ports of Split and Dubrovnik come next, before you return to Italy for the Renaissance treasures of Urbino. Enjoy two nights in one of the world’s greatest destinations, the beautiful Floating City of Venice, featuring an exclusive evening event. Then cruise the Dalmatian Coast to Greece and the Greek Islands for tours of ancient Olympia, an overnight in the historic Peloponnese port of Pylos, and the tranquil beauty of the island of Hydra. Your journey ends with a two-night hotel stay in that greatest of classical cities, Athens.

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See the temples at Paestum, Italy


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • See the Colosseum and Basilica of St Peter in Chains in Rome • Extended stay in Sorrento • Explore both Pompeii and Herculaneum • Cruise past the Stromboli volcano • Visit the Graeco-Roman Theatre at Taormina in Sicily • Cruise the beautiful Dalmatian coast to Dubrovnik, Split and charming Korcula

• Spectacular evening departure from Venice • Cruise through serene Kotor Bay • Ancient Butrint and Olympia • Visit the Venetian Castles at Pylos • The carless idyll of the Greek island of Hydra • The Acropolis and Acropolis Museum in Athens

INCREDIBLE VALUE INCLUSIONS All gratuities on board ship, transfers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board 2-night hotel stays in Rome and Athens (see pages 52-53) 21 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch YOUR ITINERARY 2019

PORT

SEP 5

Arrive into ROME Italy Transfer to hotel

SEP 6

ROME Italy

SEP 7

ROME Italy Transfer to Civitavecchia and embark Aegean Odyssey

SEP 8

SORRENTO Italy (Pompeii)

GRAND VOYAGE FARES ARRIVE

DEPART

SEP 15

DUBROVNIK Croatia

8.00am 7.00pm

hotel

SEP 16

SPLIT Croatia

7.00am 8.00pm

hotel

SEP 17

URBINO Italy (from Ancona)

8.00am

SEP 18

VENICE Italy

8.00am overnight

SEP 19

VENICE Italy

overnight

SEP 20

VENICE Italy

7.00pm

SEP 21

ANCONA Italy

7.00pm 8.00am overnight

SEP 9

SORRENTO Italy (Herculaneum)

SEP 10

SORRENTO Italy Cruise along Amalfi Coast SALERNO Italy (Paestum)

SEP 11

Cruise past Stromboli and through the Strait of Messina TAORMINA Sicily 1.00pm 8.00pm

SEP 12

At Sea

SEP 13

CORFU Greek Islands SARANDE Albania (Butrint)

7.00am 2.00pm

LECCE Italy (from Brindisi)

7.00am

SEP 14

8.00am 8.00pm

SEP 22

SPLIT Croatia

8.00am 10.00pm

7.00am

SEP 23

KORCULA Croatia DUBROVNIK Croatia

7.00am 1.00pm 6.00pm overnight

SEP 24

DUBROVNIK Croatia KOTOR BAY Montenegro (Scenic cruising)

SEP 25 SEP 26

noon 8.00pm 8.00pm

SEP 27

SARANDE Albania OLYMPIA Greece (from Katakolon) PYLOS Greece PYLOS Greece (Venetian Castles)

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

hotel

OCT 1

ATHENS Greece Transfer to Athens Airport

8.00pm

overnight

1.00pm 8.00pm

SEP 28

Ship at anchor

7.00am noon 5.00pm midnight

AEG190907A

STATEROOM CATEGORY

CRUISE FARE

M

Standard Inside

n/a

L

Premium Inside

n/a

K

Premium Inside

J

Standard Outside

n/a $12,350

I

Premium Outside

12,995

H

Premium Outside

13,750

G

Premium Outside

14,495

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

15,350

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

15,895

noon

8.00am 7.30pm 7.30am 1.00pm 6.30pm overnight 8.00pm

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

17,295

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

18,195

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

20,150

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

21,750

Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $13,595, see pages 62, 63.

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Venice

SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 ROME TO ATHENS Urbino

grand venetian republic & ancient greece

Ancona Korcula

Rome

CROATIA Split Dubrovnik

italy

Sorrento Salerno

Taormina Sicily

Kotor Bay Montenegro Lecce

Albania Sarande Corfu greece Olympia Athens Mykonos Hydra Delos Pylos Nisyros Monemvasia Rhodes Santorini Heraklion Karpathos crete Agios Nikolaos

CRUISE THE COAST OF ITALY AND DALMATIA BEFORE ENJOYING A MAGICAL TWO-NIGHT STAY IN VENICE FOLLOWED BY THE ANCIENT MARVELS OF THE AEGEAN 33-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $13,295 PER PERSON

A two-night stay in the remarkable city of Rome begins this itinerary that ends in the equally impressive surroundings of Athens. Cruise to Sorrento for the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, then follow the beautiful Amalfi Coast past the island of Capri and south, cruising close to the volcanic island of Stromboli on the way to Taormina in Sicily and Corfu in Greece. The charming Croatian ports of Split and Dubrovnik follow, before you head back to Italy for the Renaissance treasures of Urbino and one of the world’s great destinations, Venice, where a two-night stay includes an exclusive evening event. Cruise the Dalmatian coast to Greece and the Greek Islands for a tour of ancient Olympia, an overnight in the historic Peloponnese port of Pylos, and the tranquil beauty of the island of Hydra. Arriving in that greatest of classical cities, Athens, enjoy a magnificent cruise around the Greek islands of the Aegean, including the whitewashed houses of Santorini, the Minoan remains of Knossos in Crete, sacred Delos, hedonistic Mykonos and untouched Karpathos.

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Korcula, Croatia


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • Explore both Pompeii and Herculaneum • Cruise past the Stromboli volcano • Visit the Graeco-Roman Theatre at Taormina in Sicily • Cruise the beautiful Dalmatian coast • The Renaissance city of Urbino • 3 days in Venice • The remains of ancient Olympia

• • • •

Visit the Venetian Castles at Pylos Explore the Minoan site of Akrotiri The blue-domed churches of Oia See the Minoan palace of Knossos in Crete • Crusader Castle in Rhodes • Time on your own in whitewashed Mykonos

INCREDIBLE VALUE INCLUSIONS All gratuities on board ship, transfers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board 2-night hotel stay in Rome (see pages 52-53) 23 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch GRAND VOYAGE FARES

YOUR ITINERARY 2019

PORT

ARRIVE

SEP 5

Arrive into ROME Italy Transfer to hotel

overnight hotel

SEP 6

ROME Italy

overnight hotel

SEP 7

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)

SEP 11

Cruise past Stromboli and through the Strait of Messina TAORMINA Sicily

SEP 12

At Sea

SEP 13

CORFU Greek Islands SARANDE Albania (Butrint)

7.00pm 8.00am overnight overnight 7.00am 1.00pm

8.00pm

SEP 14

LECCE Italy (from Brindisi)

7.00am

SEP 15

DUBROVNIK Croatia

8.00am

7.00pm

SEP 16

SPLIT Croatia

7.00am

8.00pm

SEP 17

URBINO Italy (from Ancona)

8.00am

SEP 18

VENICE Italy

8.00am overnight

SEP 19

VENICE Italy

overnight

SEP 20

VENICE Italy

7.00pm

SEP 21

ANCONA Italy

8.00am

SEP 22

SPLIT Croatia

SEP 23

KORCULA Croatia DUBROVNIK Croatia

SEP 24 1.00pm 7.00am 2.00pm

STATEROOM CATEGORY

DEPART

8.00pm noon 8.00pm

PYLOS Greece (Venetian Castles)

M

Standard Inside

$13,295

SEP 28

MONEMVASIA Greece HYDRA Greek Islands

7.00am noon 5.00pm midnight

L

Premium Inside

14,150

SEP 29

PIRAEUS/ATHENS Greece

7.00am

K

Premium Inside

14,950

SEP 30

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

J

Standard Outside

15,950

8.00pm

8.00pm

OCT 1

8.00pm

8.00am

8.00pm 8.00pm

HERAKLION Crete, Greek Islands (Knossos)

8.00am

OCT 2

AGIOS NIKOLAOS Crete Greek Islands

7.00am

8.00am 10.00pm

OCT 3

KARPATHOS Greek Islands

8.00am

7.00am 1.00pm 6.00pm overnight

OCT 4

RHODES Greek Islands

7.00am 10.00pm

8.00pm

noon

DUBROVNIK Croatia KOTOR BAY Montenegro (Scenic cruising)

SEP 25

SARANDE Albania

8.00am

7.30pm

SEP 26

OLYMPIA Greece (from Katakolon) PYLOS Greece

7.30am

1.00pm

6.30pm overnight

CRUISE FARE

SEP 27

midnight 10.00pm 8.00pm

OCT 5

NISYROS Greek Islands

9.00am

6.00pm

OCT 6

DELOS Greek Islands MYKONOS Greek Islands

8.00am 2.00pm

noon 8.00pm

OCT 7

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

Ship at anchor

AEG190907B

I

Premium Outside

16,995

H

Premium Outside

17,950

G

Premium Outside

18,950

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

20,150

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

20,995

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

22,950

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

23,995

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

26,850

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

29,150

Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $14,250, see pages 62, 63.

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Venice

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 VENICE TO ATHENS

Urbino

Split CROATIA Dubrovnik

Ancona

grand adriatic & aegean experience

italy

Korcula

Kotor Bay Montenegro Albania Sarande greece Olympia Athens Mykonos Hydra Delos Pylos Nisyros Monemvasia Rhodes Santorini Heraklion Karpathos crete Agios Nikolaos

THIS SUPERB GRAND VOYAGE BEGINS WITH AN OVERNIGHT STAY IN BEAUTIFUL VENICE BEFORE CRUISING THE ADRIATIC TO CLASSICAL GREECE AND THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AEGEAN 19-DAY GRAND VOYAGE FROM $10,495 PER PERSON

No matter how many times you visit Venice, it never fails to disappoint. After an overnight stay in this magical Floating City, discover the great Renaissance masterpieces of Urbino and visit Diocletian’s massive mausoleum in Split, before cruising through the natural wonder of Kotor Bay to the classical ruins of Butrint in Albania and ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympics. In the evocative Peloponnese, tour Monemvasia, the “Gibraltar of the Aegean”, a tiny municipality joined to the mainland by a single causeway. Stroll around the carless idyll of Hydra, one of Greece’s most charming and picturesque islands, then arrive in that greatest of classical cities, Athens, where you will gaze in awe at the Parthenon. Experience a magnificent cruise around the Greek island highlights of the Aegean, including Agios Nikolaos in Crete, the whitewashed houses and stunning vistas of Santorini, the Minoan remains of Knossos on Crete, sacred Delos, hedonistic Mykonos and untouched Karpathos.

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Santorini, Greek Islands


VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • Time to explore in Venice • The Renaissance city of Urbino • The highlights of the beautiful Dalmatian coast • Cruise through serene Kotor Bay • Explore the Palace of Diocletian in Split • The remains of ancient Butrint and Olympia

• • • • • • • •

Visit the Venetian Castles at Pylos The Greek idyll of Hydra Tour the Minoan site of Akrotiri The blue-domed churches of Oia See the Minoan palace of Knossos Crusader Castle in Rhodes The sacred island of Delos Time on your own in Mykonos

INCREDIBLE VALUE INCLUSIONS All gratuities on board ship, transers, luggage handling Selected beer and wine with dinner on board Extended stay in Venice with spectacular evening departure 17 included escorted tours PLUS FREE RETURN ECONOMY CLASS AIR from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch GRAND VOYAGE FARES

YOUR ITINERARY 2019

PORT

SEP 19

Arrive into VENICE Italy Embark Aegean Odyssey

SEP 20

VENICE Italy

SEP 21

URBINO Italy (from Ancona)

ARRIVE

SEP 28

MONEMVASIA Greece HYDRA Greek Islands

7.00am 5.00pm

7.00pm

SEP 29

ATHENS Greece (from Piraeus)

7.00am

8.00pm

SEP 30

overnight 8.00am

SEP 22

SPLIT Croatia

8.00am 10.00pm

SEP 23

KORCULA Croatia DUBROVNIK Croatia

7.00am 6.00pm

SEP 24

SEP 25 SEP 26

SEP 27

1.00pm overnight noon

DUBROVNIK Croatia KOTOR BAY Montenegro (Scenic cruising)

OCT 1

SANTORINI Greek Islands (Akrotiri)

noon midnight

CRUISE FARE

M

Standard Inside

n/a

L

Premium Inside

n/a

K

Premium Inside

J

Standard Outside

8.00pm 8.00am

HERAKLION Crete, Greek Islands (Knossos)

8.00am

OCT 2

AGIOS NIKOLAOS Crete, Greek Islands

7.00am

OCT 3

KARPATHOS Greek Islands 8.00am

8.00pm midnight 10.00pm 8.00pm

n/a $10,495

I

Premium Outside

11,150

H

Premium Outside

11,750

G

Premium Outside

12,395

OCT 4

RHODES Greek Islands

7.00am 10.00pm

F

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

12,995

7.30pm

OCT 5

NISYROS Greek Islands

9.00am

6.00pm

E

Deluxe Stateroom/Outside

13,650

7.30am

1.00pm

OCT 6

DELOS Greek Islands MYKONOS Greek Islands

8.00am 2.00pm

noon 8.00pm

6.30pm

overnight

SARANDE Albania (Butrint)

8.00am

KATAKOLON Greece (Olympia) PYLOS Greece PYLOS Greece (Venetian Castles)

STATEROOM CATEGORY

DEPART

8.00pm

OCT 7

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

Ship at anchor

AEG190919A

D

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

14,775

C

Deluxe Stateroom/Balcony

15,450

B

Junior Suite/Balcony

17,195

A

Owner’s Suite/Balcony

18,550

Prices above are per person in AU$ based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time. See pages 64-67 for general information and terms and conditions. Low Single Cabin Fares start at $11,650, see pages 62, 63.

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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

PREMIUM CLASS

ATHENS

Grande Bretagne

DELPHI*

Amalia

LISBON

Altis Avenida

Sana Lisboa

LONDON

Grange St Pauls

Grange City

NAUPLIA*

Amalia

ROME

Excelsior

SEVILLE

Grand Melia Colon

King George Amalia

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 53 for what’s included on tour in classical Greece.

Grande Bretagne, Athens

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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 Hotel Excelsior, Rome


Starhotel Metropole, Rome

LONDON, ENGLAND Grange, St Paul’s The Grange St Paul's is a luxury 5-star hotel nestled beside St. Paul's Cathedral in London’s financial district. Its contemporary glass interior houses modern guest bedrooms, an array of bars and restaurants, a stunning Ajala Spa, and a private Health and Fitness Club with gym and swimming pool. Grange, City This luxury hotel has sweeping views over the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. The building incorporates the last remaining section of London’s Roman Wall. The hotel features stunning guest bedrooms and in-house facilities include several vibrant bars and restaurants, and a state-of-the-art Health and Fitness Club, swimming pool and spa.

Amalia, Nauplia

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 AU$850pp; Single AU$1,050 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. 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. 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: • 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

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 pages 8/9 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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DECK PLAN

BRIDGE

503

Single cabins

728

727

730

Elevator

811

812

813

814

815

816 817 819

818 820

• 538

539 543

541

736

742

LIBRARY

HAIR DRESSER

540 542

551

544

553

546

555

548 550

557

552

554

561

SHOP

556

563 565 TERRACE CAFE

821

822

741

744

824

743

746

825

826

745

748

BAR

827

828

747

750

THE TERRACE

BRIDGE DECK

549

INTERNET

559

823

LIDO DECK

• • • • •

734

739

536

545

733

740

530

547

731

737

532

534

537

CHARLESTON LOUNGE

732

738

531

535

729

735

522

RECEPTION

Third/fourth pullman berth in these cabins

# Cabin for passengers with disabilities

528

533

▲ Third pullman berth in these cabins ■

60

725

527

• •

Panama

722

• •

Lloyd’s Register Society London

720

717

723

KEY

386

718

715

518

525 ▲ 526 ▲

529

721

POOL

Ship’s Registry

216

Passengers, lower beds

713

719

Passenger Staterooms/Cabins

Classification

OBSERVATION DECK

2

Stabilisers

716

524

7

Passenger Decks

714

711

520

523

• •

15 knots

709

517

• •

Cruising Speed

LIDO BAR

LIDO BAR

521

726 •

20.5 feet

Draft

810 •

67 feet

808

807 809 •

Beam

706 708 712 • 710 •

461 feet

705 707

806

805

704

519

11,563

703

804

803

514

513 516

702

724 •

SHIP’S SPECIFICATION

515 AMBASSADOR LOUNGE

510

• •

802

801

701

Length

508

509 512

511

OBSERVATION LOUNGE

Ship’s Tonnage

504 505 506

507

• •

MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY

PROMENADE DECK

558

567

560

569

562

571

564

573

566

575

568

577

570

BELVEDERE DECK


BD

A B

A CA E

A BC

SUITES, STATEROOMS & CABINS

DBB

F BA D AC 404# 404#

403403 405405

411411 413413

• •

408408 409409 410410 412412 ▲ ▲ 414414 416416

DB AFB C B A FD CH A E AEC GE C BA D AG C B E D IBF

417417 418418 420420 419419 422422 424424 421421 426426 428428 425425 423423 430430 ▲ ▲ 429429 427427 432432 434434 ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ 433433 436436 431431 438438 435435 437437 440440 ■

• •

• •

415415

439439

442442

441441

444444

445445 443443 448448 446446

• • • •

449449 447447 450450 452452 453453 451451 454454 456456 455455 459459 463463

460460 ATHENA ATHENA HEALTH HEALTH SPASPA

464464 466466

467467

470470

471471

474474

475475

476476

477477

478478

MEDICAL MEDICAL

COLUMBUS DECK COLUMBUS DECK

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,

G B ECA BD D

406406

• •

407407

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

C ECA A

BHFD FA B CDA E D F BEHC G MARCO POLO MARCO POLO RESTAURANT RESTAURANT

JCE CIG C EBB

DD EF H A CFIG D

F CC DJKD H FFG H E EH I J DGEBG IDD EAKLEG H FG I FKIJC EHFH EE I JG FH FBLM H K D GJL FIGFFI M KH G IJ G CILE KJ HJKM GHGG JK H JLIM H DFK IKLLIHH H KL J IM IE KGL M JLM JI I KLM JLH JF M KJJ KM J KLM I M MARCO POLO DECK MARCO POLO DECK K G KK LLM KLJ

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 COLOURS

DOUBLE STATEROOM/CABINS CAT A

Owner’s Suites with Balcony

CAT B

Junior Suites with Balcony

CAT C

Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony

CAT D

Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony

CAT E

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

CAT F

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

CAT G

Premium Outside

CAT H

Premium Outside

CAT I *

Premium Outside

CAT J

Standard Outside

CAT K

Premium Inside

CAT L

Premium Inside

CAT M

Standard Inside

SINGLE CABINS CAT CC

Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony

CAT EE

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

CAT GG *

Premium Outside

CAT HH *

Premium Outside

CAT II *

Premium Outside

CAT JJ

Standard Outside

CAT KK

Premium Inside

CAT LL

Premium Inside

CAT MM

Standard Inside

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

CATEGORY B: Junior Suite with balcony

CATEGORY I: Premium Outside cabin with fixed double:

CATEGIRY F: Deluxe Outside Stateroom

CATEGORY L: Premium Inside Cabin

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fly free to europe –round trip economy

BCJE HI BG JD D H IA C B CD KFA IH CJ EA EKA ID JB C DLGB JEIK DA FB FLJBA KC EH D C EM KFJLB EGA MC C G D LK FIBED F K LG C B FM H D C H LED M G JFE GH LD M GIC E FED IM F KG H HIM E F HJD FE G JLG IH I JFE KG IH G F H KM JI JG K LFH JIH G LI KJH KM G I L KJIH J M LK I LMH J JI LK K M LJ MIK LKJ M L KJ M L LK M M LK M M L

VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY GRAND VOYAGE FARES 2019 DOUBLE ACCOMMODATIONS

DECK

P 12-13

P 14-15

P 16-17

P 18-19

P 20-21

AEG190426A

AEG190426B

AEG190504A

AEG190504C

AEG19O515A

APRIL 22 ATHENS TO ATHENS

APRIL 22 ATHENS TO ROME

MAY 2 ATHENS TO ROME

MAY 2 ATHENS TO L0NDON

MAY 13 ATHENS TO SEVILLE

24 DAYS

36 DAYS

26 DAYS

50 DAYS

$13,850

$18,795

P 22-23

P 24-25

P 26-27

P 28-29

P 30-31

P 32-33

P 34-35

P 36-37

P 38-39

P 40-41

AEG190515B

AEG190525A

AEG190525B

AEG190606A

AEG190618A

AEG190703A

AEG190703B

AEG190730A

AEG190730B

AEG190814A

MAY 13 ATHENS TO L0NDON

MAY 23 ROME TO L0NDON

MAY 23 ROME TO COPENHAGEN

JUNE 4 SEVILLE TO COPENHAGEN

JUNE 16 LONDON TO COPENHAGEN

JULY 3 COPENHAGEN TO L0NDON

JULY 3 COPENHAGEN TO L0NDON

JULY 28 LONDON TO LISBON

JULY 28 LONDON TO ROME

AUGUST 12 L0NDON TO ROME

27 DAYS

39 DAYS

29 DAYS

42 DAYS

30 DAYS

31 DAYS

30 DAYS

45 DAYS

32 DAYS

44 DAYS

29 DAYS

$14,895

$16,350

$17,995

$17,350

Inside cabins with shower

M

Standard Inside

BELVEDERE/COLUMBUS

L

Premium Inside

COLUMBUS

14,750

19,995

15,850

17,395

19,250

18,295

K

Premium Inside

BELVEDERE

15,495

21,350

16,795

18,550

20,450

19,395

Outside cabins with shower

J

Standard Outside

COLUMBUS

$11,695

16,450

$12,350

22,850

$12,550

17,895

$13,495

19,850

$14,695

$15,750

$15,350

21,895

$15,395

20,595

$13,750

I*

Premium Outside

BRIDGE

12,395

17,395

12,995

24,250

13,195

18,950

14,295

21,150

15,595

16,695

16,250

23,250

16,350

21,950

14,495

H

Premium Outside

BELVEDERE/COLUMBUS

12,995

18,295

13,650

25,595

13,850

19,950

14,995

22,350

16,450

17,650

17,150

24,695

17,250

23,150

15,250

G

Premium Outside

LIDO/BRIDGE

13,650

19,295

14,350

27,250

14,595

21,150

15,850

23,695

17,350

18,550

17,995

25,995

17,995

24,395

15,995

F

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

BRIDGE/BELVEDERE

14,450

20,450

15,150

28,995

15,450

22,495

16,850

25,295

18,450

19,695

19,150

27,750

18,995

25,950

16,950

E

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

LIDO/BELVEDERE

14,995

21,250

15,750

30,295

15,995

23,450

17,550

26,450

19,250

20,495

19,950

28,950

19,795

26,995

17,595

D

Deluxe Stateroom, Balcony

BELVEDERE

23,195

17,195

33,450

17,750

25,950

19,295

29,150

21,095

22,195

21,595

31,650

21,750

29,850

19,450

C

Deluxe Stateroom, Balcony

LIDO/BRIDGE

16,895

24,295

17,950

34,995

18,495

27,150

20,150

30,595

22,150

23,350

22,650

33,295

23,595

32,150

20,995

B

Junior Suite, Balcony

LIDO

18,550

26,750

19,750

38,850

20,295

29,950

22,150

33,950

24,495

25,895

25,150

36,995

25,350

34,795

22,395

19,995

28,995

21,350

42,250

21,950

32,450

23,895

36,750

26,395

27,850

27,150

39,950

27,195

37,595

24,150

16,650

21,995

17,295

19,250

21,595

19,950

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

A

MM

Owner’s Suite, Balcony

LIDO

SINGLE ACCOMMODATIONS

DECK

Standard Inside

BELVEDERE

Standard Outside

COLUMBUS

17,650

23,550

18,350

20,395

22,950

21,195

KK

Premium Inside

BELVEDERE

13,295

18,750

$13,850

24,995

13,795

19,450

14,395

21,650

15,850

17,795

17,295

24,495

16,595

22,395

14,395

JJ

Standard Outside

COLUMBUS

13,995

19,995

14,750

26,750

14,395

20,750

15,275

22,995

16,895

18,950

18,395

26,195

17,650

23,850

15,250

II*

Premium Outside

BRIDGE

14,895

21,250

15,650

28,550

15,595

21,995

16,150

24,595

17,895

20,150

19,595

27,950

18,695

25,350

15,995

HH* Premium Outside

BRIDGE/BELVEDERE

15,695

22,495

16,595

30,295

16,495

23,295

16,950

25,950

18,895

21,295

20,695

29,750

19,695

26,795

16,950

GG* Premium Outside

LIDO/BRIDGE

16,495

23,750

17,495

31,995

17,395

24,650

17,795

27,550

19,995

22,550

21,850

31,595

20,795

28,350

17,795

EE

Deluxe Stateroom, Outside

BELVEDERE

18,150

26,350

19,395

35,795

19,250

27,350

19,595

30,595

22,195

24,995

24,295

35,250

22,950

31,395

19,595

CC

Deluxe Stateroom, Balcony

LIDO

20,750

30,395

22,295

41,950

22,350

32,150

22,950

35,950

25,795

28,450

27,550

40,550

26,595

36,650

22,850

Port Fees & Service Charges (included in fares above) Cruise Only Credit (no air or land included)

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16,150

LL

EFB D G A FEA H FA GC E BHFB GA ABI GHD A IF C C G HB A

Balcony

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

1,245

1,895

1,300

2,690

1,345

2,040

1,390

2,185

1,490

1,590

1,590

2,385

1,490

2,185

1,390

500

1,500

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,000

500

500

1,000

500

1,000

500

1,000

1,000

1,000

Terms and conditions: All Grand Voyage fares shown are Australian Dollars, per person, based on twin occupancy. Fares include gratuities & port taxes (correct as of April 2018). Cancelled bookings are subject to cancellation penalties as per the terms and conditions. All offers are capacity controlled and can be withdrawn or modified at any time without notice. ^FLY FREE offer is subject to availability and capacitycontrolled. Airfare is flexible economy class and based on specific airlines, routing and class. Valid for Australia bookings, flights to/from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth and New Zealand bookings to/from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Transfers from airport to port and vice versa are offered on dates specified on itinerary only, ask for details. Solo occupancy availability is available on request. Travel agent service fees not included. Voyages to Antiquity reserve the right to change, correct errors, withdraw from sale any or all fares, itineraries, excursions & fees. For full terms & conditions visit www.voyagestoantiquity.com or visit your local preferred Travel Agent.


INCLUDED IN THE FARE P 46-47

P 50-51

expertly plAnned itinerAries

AEG190907B

AEG190919A

SEPTEMBER 5 ROME TO ATHENS

SEPTEMBER 19 VENICE TO ATHENS

pre- & post-cruise Hotel stAys where shown

P 42-43

P 44-45

P 48-49

AEG190814B

AEG190826A

AEG190907A

AUGUST 12 L0NDON TO VENICE

AUGUST 24 LISBON TO VENICE

SEPTEMBER 5 ROME TO ATHENS

39 DAYS

27 DAYS

27 DAYS

33 DAYS

19 DAYS

open-seAtinG dininG in a choice of two restaurants

$15,495

$13,295

complimentAry wine or beer and soft drinks served with your evening meal on board ship

16,350

14,150

17,350

14,950

18,495

$12,895

$12,350

15,950

$10,495

19,650

13,695

12,995

16,995

11,150

20,750

14,395

13,750

17,950

11,750

21,895

15,195

14,495

18,950

12,395

All meAls on boArd AeGeAn odyssey

lAnd tours & siGHtseeinG excursions in most ports of call more time to enJoy AsHore with extended port stays experienced Guest speAkers on each cruise included GrAtuities for cabin steward and restaurant staff on board

23,295

16,150

15,350

20,150

12,995

trAnsfers And bAGGAGe HAndlinG between overseas airports, hotels and the ship

24,195

16,695

15,895

20,995

13,650

port fees

26,950

18,450

17,295

22,950

14,775

28,995

19,395

18,195

23,995

15,450

31,350

21,450

20,150

26,850

17,195

• 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.

33,950

23,250

21,750

29,150

18,550

17,250

14,250

18,195

15,150

19,250

13,850

13,595

16,150

11,650

20,550

14,695

14,450

17,295

12,395

21,795

15,550

15,295

18,495

13,150

22,995

16,495

16,150

19,750

13,950

24,395

17,395

16,995

20,895

14,650

27,150

19,195

18,695

23,450

15,850

31,850

22,295

21,450

27,295

18,695

2,085

1,390

1,345

1,940

1,245

500

500

1,000

500

0

NOT INCLUDED IN THE FARE

plus free return economy fliGHt to europe (premium economy on select sailing)

Australia: from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth New Zealand: from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch

for more information, email: Australia info@vta.net.au new Zealand info@vta.co.nz

www.voyagestoantiquity.com † Transfers are provided only in conjunction with arrival and departure dates of cruises and cruise-

tours (including pre- and post hotel stays) as outlined in this brochure for guests with Voyages to Antiquity air arrangements. Note: in London, transfers only to/from Heathrow Airport.

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GENERAL INFORMATION THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION AND VISAS

VISAS

All information provided below pertains to Australian and New Zealand citizens only and is valid at the time of printing, April 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.

At time of printing, no visas are required for Australian and New Zealand 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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS All fares are in Australian Dollars. Fares are per person, based on double occupancy, cruise tour only (unless stated otherwise). Valid at the time of printing April 2018. Fare includes all items detailed in the ‘Cruise Includes’ Panel on page 63. All Saver Fares including any % discount offered at the time of booking are capacity controlled and can be withdrawn or modified at any time without notice. Single fares are limited in numbers and is recommended you book early. All information was correct at the time of printing but is subject to change without notice. 1. The contract The contract exists between you and Voyages to Antiquity (UK) Limited (the Company) once we have received the required deposit payment and we have sent you a confirmation/ invoice. The terms and conditions apply to all passengers named on the booking. All correspondence will be conducted with the lead person named on the invoice. 2. Deposits and final payment A booking is confirmed when we have received the required deposit payment. The deposit of AU$1000 per person or 10% of the total cost (whichever is the greater) is required to secure your booking 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 or your travel agent with a booking confirmation, showing that the booking is confirmed, which will confirm the details of your booking. The balance of the cost of your cruise holiday (including any applicable surcharge) is due no 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 as per our terms and conditions will become payable. All the named persons are fit to travel and are not travelling contrary to medical advice. All pre-existing conditions which may require treatment aboard ship must be declared prior to deposit being paid or accepted. All Travel Documents are only issued after final payment has been received by the company. FLY FREE offers are subject to availability and capacity controlled and may require additional deposits and or funds to be paid to ensure air ticketing conditions are met. Air fares used must also be flexible, changeable and refundable.

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3. Changes by you Should you wish to make a change to your confirmed reservation you must notify us in writing as soon as possible. Whilst we will try to assist, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. When we can, a AU$100 per person amendment fee (AU$200 within 90 days) is payable plus any other charges imposed by your Travel Agent. A change of sailing date by the passenger within 90 days prior to departure will be treated as a cancellation. Your Travel Agent may also charge administration fees separately to Voyages to Antiquity. 4. Cancellation by you You need to notify the Company in writing as soon as possible if you or any member of your party needs to cancel your cruise holiday, cancellation fees as indicated will be calculated from the date this letter is received by Voyages Antiquity. Cancellation charges payable to the company are shown here: Period before departure when written notice is received by the Company more than 90 days between 61 to 89 days between 31 to 60 days between 16 to 30 days 15 days or less

Cancellation charge per person cancelling 10% 25% 50% 75% 100%

The cancellation charge is based on the total invoice charge for all services. Your Travel Agent may also charge cancellation fees separately to Voyages to Antiquity. 5. Travel Insurance All International passengers should have fully comprehensive travel insurance valid from the date of deposit being made. We suggest you discuss with your Travel Agent the various insurance policies available. Policies can be purchased that provide protection in the event of trip cancellation, interruption, personal illness, injury, medical and baggage protection. Verification of your travel insurance policy may be required by Voyages to Antiquity. 6. Itinerary Changes The holidays featured in this brochure are planned many months in advance. Occasionally, events can occur that will require changes (including cancellations) to be made to the published itineraries – both before and after bookings have been confirmed. Some changes are minor, but occasionally they can be a significant change. Cancellations of, or changes to, itineraries may be made for a number of reasons including (but not limited to) war,

civil unrest, industrial disruption/strikes, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, adverse travel advisory warnings issued by Governmental organisations, insufficient bookings or to maintain and protect the safety of passengers, crew and the ship. A significant change with alternative arrangements, or cancellation and refund A significant change is defined as a change to either your initial embarkation port or to the disembarkation port from that in your published itinerary to a port in a different country and advised to you at least 15 days prior to your travel departure. You can choose to either accept the alternate arrangement(s) which we will advise to you, or to cancel your booking and receive a refund of moneys that you have paid to the travel agent for the services that were to be provided by Voyages to Antiquity. Please note that for any change of embarkation or disembarkation port that requires guests to change their flights and routing, compensation is limited to a maximum of AU$750 pp, even flights booked as part of our FLY FREE promotion. Changes to any Port of call in your itinerary Changes to the order, or substitution, of any dates or times at the Ports of call in the published itinerary are not considered a significant change and do not entitle you to any refunds or compensation. Normal cancellation fees will apply should you choose to cancel when advised of these Ports of call changes prior to your travel departure. The ship’s captain is responsible for the safety of the ship, passengers and crew. The captain has absolute discretion in making any alterations during the cruise to the published itinerary as the captain considers necessary and no compensation or refunds apply.

Your rights in all other situations In all other situations, neither Voyages to Antiquity nor the travel agent or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, employees or agents have any liability to you and you will need to ensure that your travel insurance will compensate you for any and all delays, cancellations, or changes to any part of your total travel itinerary that occur. This includes any airline or ground arrangements that you may have. 7. Consideration for others We expect all passengers to have consideration for other people. If in our reasonable opinion the behavior of any passenger is likely to cause damage, upset or distress to any third party or damage to property, the Company reserves the right to terminate that passenger’s cruise without prior notice. In these extreme circumstances no refunds will be made and the Company will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of the termination of the cruise. The departure of the ship from any port will not be delayed for passengers who are not on board by the published departure time. 8. Fitness and Eligibility The focus of the cruises featured in this brochure is on the extensive programme of included sightseeing and to fully participate in this you need to be reasonably fit and have no walking difficulties. In any event your mobility should not be an impediment to others on the guided tours. We also reserve the right to refuse to accept a booking without giving a reason. 9. Liability The liability of the Company and any other party that may be involved in providing services in connection with any of the holidays in this brochure may be limited where


voyages to antiquity 2019 shorter cruisinG options international conventions apply. These include the Warsaw Convention which relates to carriage by air and the Athens Convention which relates to carriage by sea. Travel on board the mv Aegean Odyssey is subject to the conditions of carriage issued by the ship operating company and travel on board aircraft to join the Aegean Odyssey is subject to the airline’s standard ticket conditions. Full details are available on request. The Company is not to be held responsible for any act, event or omission during the time passengers are not aboard the vessel. The Company acts only as an agent for the supplier of off-ship services such as airlines and other off-ship transportation carriers, meals, shore excursions, accommodations, air ambulance and shore-side physicians. These may limit or exclude liability. Claims other than for personal injury, death and illness are limited to a reasonable amount. 10. English Law The conditions form part of the contract with the Company and any disputes arising out of it are governed by English Law. All proceedings shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. 11. Independent Travel Arrangements Voyages to Antiquity is not responsible with regard to air or land travel or accommodation arrangements made using non-refundable, restricted travel or frequent flyer air tickets or frequent traveler hotel accommodations. This exclusion of liability includes the consequences of delays in the arrival at any airport, hotel, or port location that may occur when passengers who have purchased a cruise only holiday are using independently arranged air or land travel or when changes in travel arrangements may need to be made due to changes Voyages to Antiquity may make to the embarkation or disembarkation ports and the time of embarkation and disembarkation. The Passenger Ticket/Passage Contract contains full terms and conditions for these exclusions. 12. Final Travel Documentation Travel documents including any air charter tickets are issued only after passport details have been received and final payment has been made to Voyages to Antiquity. In most cases the final documentation is sent no later than 30-21 days prior to scheduled departure. It is the responsibility of the passenger(s) and for his travel agent to verify that the full name(s) on any cruise, land, or air charter arrangements and reservations are the same as listed on his/her passport. Voyages to Antiquity is not responsible for cancellation or pre-bookable fees imposed by any supplier due to incorrect names provided by the travel agent or guest.

13. Services provided by Independent Contractors All shoreside tours and services described in this brochure or on the website including air charter, hotel, transfers and excursions are provided by independent contractors. Voyages to Antiquity acts solely as ticketing agent for all shore side activities and has no legal obligation or liability of any kind to guests for acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground/tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Voyages to Antiquity.

For those with limited time, we also offer 16 shorter european cruise options as well as extended Grand voyages. With these 13 to 18-day cruises, not only will you discover a fantastic range of exciting holidays, but also outstanding value with special saver Fares.

14. Luggage Handling All baggage must conform to and will be handled in accordance with the regulations and restrictions of airlines, government security requirements, and third party suppliers. Charges or fees relating to the carriage and the handling of luggage excluding porterage at the pier and to/from the Voyages to Antiquity vessel are the guests' responsibility. Voyages of Antiquity reserves the right to search guest luggage at any time and to refuse any items that might be considered dangerous. All hand- carried luggage and personal effects are the responsibility of the guest at all times. Voyages of Antiquity is not responsible for the loss or damage to guest luggage. Baggage insurance as part of your travel insurance policy is strongly recommended. Please refer to the Passenger Ticket/Passage Contract for the full details of the Voyages to Antiquity Luggage Policy. 15. Tipping on board Please note that gratuities for cabin and restaurant staff on board Aegean Odyssey are included in your fare. However, a service charge of 12.5% is automatically added to your account for any bar service. 16. Errors & Omissions While Voyages to Antiquity makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information in this brochure its promotions and as displayed on the website, Voyages to Antiquity reserves the right not to honor any published fares that it determines were erroneous due to printing, electronic or clerical error. Voyages to Antiquity is not responsible or liable for any typographical errors, omissions or misprints. 17. Ship’s Registry Mv Aegean Odyssey is registered in Panama.

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