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Sat
October 17, 2020 — Athens, Greece

Step onboard in Athens, where you will have an entire day to explore this ancient city. Take an archaeological walk past landmarks like the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Agora, the Hellenic Parliament, Constitution Square, and of course, the Acropolis. Afterwards, head to the Central Market for a feast of fresh fruit and veggies, nuts, olives, and Grecian cheese. Finally, explore the interior of this UNESCO site; climb 80 steps to the entrance and glimpse an unforgettable view of the Parthenon at its peak.

5 PM
Sun
October 18, 2020 — At Sea
Mon
October 19, 2020 — Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol’s quaint narrow streets are filled with lively character, tavernas, and shops, where you can find fresh local produce, famous wines, and fine handmade goods. See the cosmopolitan side of Cyprus in Limassol's busy beachfront and contemplate the centuries of history at the castles from the era of the crusaders. Visit sites like Kolossi Castle, a former Crusader stronghold; the Grand Mosque in the old Turkish quarter; the Archaeological Museum; and Limassol Castle, allegedly where Richard the Lionheart married his queen during the Third Crusade. Our berth in Limassol is overlooked by the dramatic Troodos Mountains, where most of the island’s grapes are grown.

8 AM5 PM
Tue
October 20, 2020 — Jerusalem, Israel

Following our day in Cyprus, we begin our two-day adventure in Israel where we will witness the wonders of the Old City of Jerusalem and the diverse new gay city of Tel Aviv. In Jerusalem, we will visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, see the Dome of the Rock, and the Western Wall. We will walk through the Jewish, Christian, Armenian and Muslim quarters while simultaneously experiencing the exciting bazaar full of wonderful shopping opportunities. Many will be called to visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum, while museum lovers will not want to miss The Israel Museum, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Be sure to stop at Mahane Yehuda, the main shuk (market) where you can shop and enjoy exotic cuisine from Lebanon, Ethiopia, and Yemen while immersing yourself in the various cultures.

7:30 AM
Wed
October 21, 2020 — Jerusalem, Israel

We will explore Tel Aviv, the city that never sleeps, with its prominent gay presence and a mind-boggling diversity. Not to be missed are Tel Aviv’s Carmel Arts and Crafts Market neighboring Jaffa’s storied Flea Market and the beautiful coastal walk along the sea wall promenade which links Tel Aviv to Jaffa.

8 PM
Thu
October 22, 2020 — At Sea
Fri
October 23, 2020 — Santorini, Greece

Gliding toward a full day in Santorini, prepare for its spectacular caldera and looming cliffs. Take the cable car—or if you’re looking for a more authentic experience, giddy up on a donkey to climb the 588 zigzagging steps up to Fira. The white cobblestone streets bustle with shops, tavernas, and cafés perfect for sampling the tomatoes and white eggplant for which Santorini is renowned. En route to clifftop Oia, take in the beauty and charm of the countryside and traditional villages. Enjoy visit the hot thermal springs of Palea Kameni island and enjoy the most remarkable swim of your life. Head south to the 3,500-year-old Minoan town Akrotiri. Often called Greece’s answer to Pompeii, the well-preserved ruins provide a glimpse into Santorini’s storied (and explosive) past. Or, choose to visit a Greek vineyard for a tour and tasting.

8 AM8 PM
Sat
October 24, 2020 — Athens, Greece

We will announce our pre- and post-vacation stretcher packages in Athens approximately 9 months prior to the cruise.

6 AM
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