The Black Sea
Join a voyage through history to the myths and marvels of antiquity. Book 2002 and Save!
15-Day cruise vacation from $1934*

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Journey to the wonders of civilizations past. Walk the marbled lanes of Ephesus. Ponder the mysteries of the Sphinx in Cairo. And call at Egypt's ancient center of learning, Alexandria. This remarkable cruise vacation offers all this and also the storied isles of Crete, the birthplace of Minoan culture, and Rhodes, whose Colossus was a wonder of the ancient world. Cruise Turkey's Emerald and Turquoise Coasts to dazzling resorts and archeological sites. And begin and end your adventure with included hotel stays in two great cities of antiquity: Istanbul and Athens.

Eastern Med

*Price includes port charges and a 20% discount for passengers who deposit $500 before December 31st. Taxes and air add-ons are additional. Not combinable with other promotional offers. Fare valid only in US dollars.

April 24, September 8, 2002
Day Port Arrive Depart
Pre-Cruise Istanbul
Day 1 Depart USA
Day 2 Arrive Istanbul, Turkey (transfer to hotel)
Day 3 Istanbul (sightseeing)
Day 4 Istanbul (transfer to the ship)
Cruise Schedule
Day 4 Istanbul embark 6:00pm
Day 5 Kusadasi, Turkey
2:00pm 10:00pm
Day 6 Bodrum,Turkey 7:00am midnight
Day 7 Rhodes, Greece 7:00am 7:00pm
Day 8 Antalya,Turkey 7:00am midnight
Day 9 Cruise Mediterranean Sea    
Day 10 Port Said, Egypt
(Cairo & Luxor),
6:00am 8:30pm
Day 11 Alexandria, Egypt, 7:30am 1:00pm
Day 12 Heraklion, Crete, noon 6:00pm
Day 13 Piraeus,
(Athens) Greece,
Post-Cruise Athens
Day 13 Athens (sightseeing; transfer to hotel)
Day 14 Athens (day at leisure)
Day 15 Fly Athens/USA


  • 9-day cruise including all meals and entertainment
  • 2-night first-class or deluxe hotel stay in Istanbul
  • 2-night first-class or deluxe hotel stay in Athens
  • Half-day sighseeing tour of Istanbul
  • Half-day sightseeing tour of Athens
  • Services of an Orient Lines hospitality desk in Istanbul and Athens
  • All transfers & baggage handling
  • Low airfare add-ons from

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