Thursday 18th of July 2019 until Tuesday 30th of July 2019
Barcelona to Athens - Fly Free - 12 Nights aboard Silver Whisper - from $13599* per person.
Special is valid from 4 Oct 18 to 30 Nov 18.
- 12 night cruise onboard Silver Whisper
- Beverages in-suite & throughout the ship
- Open-seating dining with menu selections inspired by Relais & Chateaux®
- Butler service for all suites
- Unlimited WiFi
- Transportation into town*
- Fly FREE to Europe return or upgrade to Business Class from just $5619*pp
YOUR CRUISE IN DETAIL
12 Night Mediterranean Cruise sailing from Barcelona to Athens aboard Silver Whisper.
Hear a gladiator’s voice echoing along the walls of the Colosseum, before exploring the Adriatic’s boundless charms - from the warranted fame and beauty of the Amalfi coast to Greece’s finest islands. Elegant Athens with its exciting rebirth is a fitting end for your tale of ancient cultures.
Highlights of this cruise:
The infinite variety of street life, the nooks and crannies of the medieval Barri Gòtic, the ceramic tile and stained glass of Art Nouveau facades, the art and music, the throb of street life, the food (ah, the food!)—one way or another, Barcelona will find a way to get your full attention. The capital of Catalonia is a banquet for the senses, with its beguiling mix of ancient and modern architecture, tempting cafés and markets, and sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches.
On one of the best stretches of the Mediterranean, this classic luxury destination is one of the most sought-after addresses in the world. With all the high-rise towers you have to look hard to find the Belle Époque grace of yesteryear. But if you head to the town's great 1864 landmark Hôtel de Paris—still a veritable crossroads of the buffed and befurred Euro-gentry—or enjoy a grand bouffe at its famous Louis XV restaurant, or attend the opera, or visit the ballrooms of the casino, you may still be able to conjure up Monaco's elegant past.
Sorrento may have become a jumping-off point for visitors to Pompeii, Capri, and Amalfi, but you can find countless reasons to love it for itself. The Sorrentine people are fair-minded and hardworking, bubbling with life and warmth. The tuff cliff on which the town rests is spread over the bay, absorbing sunlight, while orange and lemon trees waft their perfume in spring. Winding along a cliff above a small beach and two harbors, the town is split in two by a narrow ravine formed by a former mountain stream.
Malta's capital, the minicity of Valletta, has ornate palaces and museums protected by massive fortifications of honey-color limestone. Houses along the narrow streets have overhanging wooden balconies for people-watching from indoors. Generations ago they gave housebound women a window on the world of the street. The main entrance to town is through the City Gate (where all bus routes end), which leads onto Triq Repubblika (Republic Street), the spine of the grid-pattern city and the main shopping street.
Undoubtedly the most extraordinary island in the Aegean, crescent-shape Santorini remains a mandatory stop on the Cycladic tourist route—even if it's necessary to enjoy the sensational sunsets from Ia, the fascinating excavations, and the dazzling white towns with a million other travelers. Called Kállisti (the "Loveliest") when first settled, the island has now reverted to its subsequent name of Thira, after the 9th-century-BC Dorian colonizer Thiras.
It's no wonder that all roads lead to the fascinating and maddening metropolis of Athens. Lift your eyes 200 feet above the city to the Parthenon, its honey-color marble columns rising from a massive limestone base, and you behold architectural perfection that has not been surpassed in 2,500 years. But, today, this shrine of classical form dominates a 21st-century boomtown. To experience Athens—Athína in Greek—fully is to understand the essence of Greece: ancient monuments surviving in a sea of cement, startling beauty amid the squalor, tradition juxtaposed with modernity.
*Valid for sales until 30 Nov 2018, unless sold out prior. Fares are per person, in NZ dollars, based on double occupancy for the best available fares at time of publication. A surcharge applies to other suite categories. Offer applies to new bookings only. Offers are capacity controlled & subject to change at any time without notice. AIR OFFER: Includes a return Emirates Economy Class airfare OR fly business class for just $5619 return, from Auckland or Christchurch to embark/debark cities. Any other cities will be considered a deviation & surcharges apply. Air offer is only available to the first & second full-fare guests in a suite. Due to flight schedules, some voyages may require an overnight hotel stay pre or post cruise at the guests own expense. Subject to Emirates T/L/Q class (economy) & O class (Business) availability. Surcharges will apply if T/L/Q or O class is not available. Transfers are included when taking the free airfare offer & are available from the airport to ship. Transportation in to town is available in select ports. Unlimited standard internet: 1 device per guest. Additional internet packages are available for purchase. Prices are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Further terms & conditions apply, please ask your travel agent for details.