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Discovery of the Ancient Cities

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Discovery of the Ancient Cities

A unique itinerary in 3 different continent in this 9 night Discovery of the Ancient Cities. If you’re interested in archeology, religion and culture, this is a once in a lifetime experience that you shouldn’t miss. In Egypt, you’ll visit the world famous Pyramids, with sand covered tombs, austere pyramids and towering Pharaoic temples, Egypt will bring out the explorer in all of you. Then set sail to Isreal through Asdod, which is the gateway to the Holy Land. You’ll get the chance to visit Bethlehem, the birth place of Jesus and of course Jerusalem, where Muslim, Christian, Jewish & Armenian quarters each add their own spice to this spiritual place. Moreover, you’ll be introduced to Limasol and Pafos in Cyprus where you’ll be surrounded by acres of history as you discover historic gems such as medieval baths and catacombs. Included in your itinerary is Kusadasi and ancient Ephesus as well as Rhodes and Acropolis for the medieval lovers.

Package Includes:

Return flights and taxes from Johannesburg
2 Nights Hotel Stay in Athens
7 Nights All-inclusive Cruise with Celestyal Crystal
Drinks Package and Selected Tours
Port Taxes and Baggage Charges

Excursions Include:

Classic Cairo
Medieval tour – Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights
Ancient Ephesus through the ages – Hellinistic and Roman

Call 0861 11 33 88 to book

Celestyal Crystal

Dining & Lounge

The signature Celestyal experience starts in the very heart of our cruise ships – the dining rooms and lounges. Here you can indulge in rich culinary delights cooked from scratch by talented chefs and savor fresh Mediterranean ingredients. There’s no better feeling than sitting back with a crisp glass of wine and delighting in an array of quality, authentic local food.

Your cruise package includes three wholesome meals as well as afternoon tea every day. Start your morning with freshly-baked bread and pastries, then browse the buffet or à la carte menu for lunch and dinner. When the sun’s shining brightly, there’s even casual al fresco dining on the decks as well as room service, so you can choose exactly how and when you want to eat.

That’s what makes your Celestyal Cruise holiday so special – service from the heart, lovingly-made food, memorable mealtimes and comfortable lounges to relax with a drink.


The revitalizing onboard spa is where all your day-to-day worries are left at the door. Choose any of our professional spa treatments and packages that include several types of head and body massages such as Balinese Shiatsu, classic Swedish massage and aromatherapy as well as cleansing facials, honey and sugar body exfoliation, hot stone treatments and mud wraps for a rejuvenating and invigorating cruise vacation.

The ships all come with well-equipped gyms where you can keep up with your daily fitness routine or even try a new workout regime.

Feel like getting your blood pumping at sea? Learn new moves at a Zumba class or test your nerve with a game of ping pong or darts. If you’re more of a spectator, just stroll on up to the deck and watch all the excitement unfold while enjoying the good weather.

Onboard quizzes and games guarantee a night of pure entertainment. There are lots of different quizzes on the go like general knowledge, music and a cruise quiz, as well as many other games and board games including Name That Tune, Pictionary, Guess the Celebrity, Stop the Bus and Men vs Women.


Every stateroom features a personal steward and assistant steward who are there to ensure your cabin is clean, comfortable and safe as well as answer any questions or requests you may have during your cruise vacation.

The next day’s Daily Program is delivered directly to your cabin every evening. It tells you exactly what’s happening the following day including Shore Excursion timetables, dining hours and dress codes, opening and closing hours for all onboard services as well as any shows or events that are taking place.

Your cruise features an efficient laundry service that’s personally picked up and delivered straight to your cabin. Just use the laundry bag provided in your room, fill in the form with your details and the service you require – standard, express or laundry promotion – and your steward will take care of the rest. What’s more, your account will be automatically charged, so you won’t need to lift a finger.

The ship is equipped with an internet connection and for an additional charge you can access Wi-Fi, which is satellite permitting. So long as your phone has roaming enabled and you have a signal, you’ll be able to use your mobile phone to make calls or send messages.

Inside Cabin

Inside Cabins can accommodate up to 4 persons with 2 lower beds, a bathroom with a shower, air condition, telephone, hair dryer, safety deposit box and TV.

Outside Cabin

Exterior Cabins can accommodate up to 4 people with 2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth, bathroom with shower, air condition, telephone, hair dryer, safety deposit box, TV and a window.

Balcony Cabin

Junior Balcony Cabins can accommodate up to 3 people with 2 lower beds, 1 sofa bed, bathroom with shower, air condition, telephone, hair dryer, safety deposit box, TV, refrigerated mini bar and a balcony.


  • Inside: R36 999 pps
  • Outside: R 38 999 pps
  • Balcony: R46 999 pps


30 November - 01 December 2019,Piraeus (Athens), Greece

2 Nights Hotel Stay in Athens

02 December 2019,Piraeus (Athens), Greece

The capital of Greece, birthplace of democracy and cradle of Western civiliation, Athens is a beguiling mix of old and new. Encounter ancient monuments melting into modern, trendy cafes and soak up the irresistible ambience of a city that oozes culture and history everywhere you turn. World famous historical sites such as the Acropolis Museum, Theatre of Dionysos, Parthenon, Plaka and so many more make sightseeing in Athens a truly fascinating experience.

03 December 2019,At Sea


04 December 2019,Alexandria, Egypt

Sitting on Egypt’s Mediterranean coastline, Alexandria, the ancient capital of Egypt, is where you’ll join a guided excursion to Cairo and beyond. From here, there’s everything at your fingertips – the mighty Suez Canal, Egypt’s capital and the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, the Great Giza Pyramid. In Cairo, you’ll come head on with frenzied commotion, but delve deeper and this global city will excite and seduce you with its history, both old and new. Step into Islamic Cairo, where there are over 400 historic monuments in the neighborhood alone, including the impressive Citadel - home to the extensive Egyptian National Military Museum and Mosque of Muhammad Ali, built from glittering Alabaster marble.

04 December 2019,Port Said

Sitting on Egypt’s Mediterranean coastline, Port Said is your last stop after an excursion into Cairo. A stroll along the Corniche before you re-embark your cruise will reveal the city’s maritime prowess and power. And with faded 19th century colonial consulates and mansion houses lining the entry into the mighty Suez Canal, you can’t help but stop and stare at the activity, noise and sounds around you.

05 December 2019,Ashdod, Israel

Located on the sun-soaked Mediterranean coastline, Ashdod is the starting point for a pilgrimage all of your own. A melting pot of religious monuments and cultural offerings can all be found within a short trip, and there’s something for every taste. Travel north to Tel Aviv and be swept away by a city that never sleeps. Buzzing nightlife, cosmopolitan hangouts and a blossoming culinary scene make this an ideal destination for those chasing culture. Meanwhile, on the outskirts, life takes a more sedate pace in the ancient port city of Jaffa; crammed full of narrow passageways, ancient buildings and courtyards, each with a story to tell.

06 December 2019,Limassol, Cyprus

Your first glimpse of Limassol from the cruise ship is its shiny, modern marina, filled with row upon row of yachts and fishing boats. You’ll be greeted by busy bars and restaurants that make optimum sunset-watching settings, but walk further along the never-ending seafront promenade, Molos, and Limassol’s past will soon reveal itself. The jewel in the crown of Old Town Limassol is the medieval castle from where everything begins and ends. The castle houses the Medieval Museum, and legend has it that it was the site of the royal wedding between Richard the Lionheart and Berengaria of Navarre. The cobbled streets also lead you to the old fishing harbor and market where locals congregate.

07 December 2019,Rhodes, Greece

Approaching Rhodes island by sea is an experience all of its own. The clifftop Acropolis at Lindos rises slowly from the still blue waters, evoking the ancient Colossus which once adorned the harbor, and modern hillside villages lay in the shadow of the imposing medieval fortification. Stepping off the cruise ship, an island of contrasts awaits; a tranquil paradise, rich with nature and layered with history. Wandering the Old Town, you’ll feel the presence of the Crusaders who once walked the same cobbled streets. The ruins left behind by Byzantines, Romans and ancient Greeks will whisk you even further back in time.

08 December 2019,Kusadasi, Turkey

Find time for yourself on one of the many white sandy beaches in and around Kusadasi such as Diamond Beach, Paradise Beach or Love Beach, where you can try your hand at windsurfing or even jet skiing. And there’s no shortage of good times in Kusadasi: weather that’s always on your side, a chilled, laid-back atmosphere and ancient sites on its doorstep. In the city, itself, stroll around the Fortress of Kusadasi on Pigeon Island and discover city walls that protect historic gems such as the Fortress Mosque. But head out into the sun-soaked hills above the Aegean coast, and you’ll come across some of the most important archaeological sites in Europe.

09 December 2019,Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Disembarkation in Piraeus

Celestyal Crystal

Additional Info

  • Departing : 29 November, 2019
  • Duration : 9 Nights
  • From: R 36 999 pps

Contact Details

Telephone 0861 11 33 88
Monday to Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM

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