Riviera Travel is partnering with Celestyal Cruises, for the first time, to launch a new 10-night ‘Athens & Greek Islands’ cruise and stay itinerary.
It comprises a seven-night sailing across the Aegean Sea, coupled with luxury hotel stays in Athens for one-night pre-cruise and two nights for a post-cruise beach stay.
The package is available to book from August 23, 2023, with five departures on offer between April and September 2024.
The cruise is on the newly-refurbished 1260-guest Celestyal Journey, which launches in September this year, and will feature guided tours of Kusadasi, Crete, Santorini and Mykonos, and visits to Thessaloniki and Milos.
The ship itself has 630 cabins and boasts seven restaurants, eight bars, a sundeck, an outdoor pool, spa, gym and show lounge.
The pre- and post-cruise stays will be in 5* hotels and include tours of the Acropolis, Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon.
Prices start from £2,199pp and include accommodation, flights and transfers; full board on the cruise; breakfast at the hotels; all tours and visits; and an expert Riviera Travel tour manager throughout.
To mark the partnership, all guests making a booking before August 25, 2023, will additionally receive a premium drinks package, seven hours free Wi-Fi and €150 on-board spending money per cabin.
Katja Hildebrandt, Head of Product River & Ocean Cruise at Riviera Travel, said: “This new itinerary offers the ideal combination of culture, excursions, independent visits and relaxation.
“Guests can enjoy a host of eye-catching attractions, from the remarkable history of the Acropolis to the striking amphitheatre of the Library of Celsus, to the birthplace of civilisation at the Minoan Palace of Knossos. And all this while taking in the local coastline via the magnificent Celestyal Journey.”
Janet Parton, VP – Sales (UK, Europe, & Australia) at Celestyal, said: “We are delighted to be working with Riviera Travel in the UK.
“We are committed to opening up our distribution channels to include key travel partners such as Riviera, allowing them to design packages that address the needs of every travel group.”
For more information, visit rivieratravel.co.uk or call 01283 523431.
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