Greek isles and Turkey Holidays adds two windstar luxury cruise itineraries featuring the greek isles and turkey
Pleasant Holidays announced the addition of two Windstar cruise itineraries to its Europe portfolio. Featuring the Greek Isles and Turkey, these luxury cruises offer eight- and 10-day itineraries sailing between Athens and Istanbul from May through October of 2015.
“Windstar’s luxury cruises offer an intimate experience of the romantic Greek Isles and Turkey’s fascinating ports, both rich with history and cultural icons,” said Jack E. Richards, President and CEO. “Windstar’s sleek, limited-capacity yachts are able to traverse these enchanting isles and inland passageways that larger cruise ships miss, providing a once in a lifetime experience for travelers.”
The “Greek Isles & Turkish Delights” itinerary visits Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Rhodes, Greece; and Bodrum, Kusadasi and Istanbul, Turkey. Highlights of the eight-day cruise include the Parthenon and Acropolis, Mykonos’ chic boutiques and cafes, the Palace of the Grand Masters and Santorini’s whitewashed buildings and blue domes in Greece; as well as Ephesus and the House of Mary in Kusadasi, and Istanbul’s Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar in Turkey.
Windstar’s “Best of Turkey & the Greek Isles” cruise visits Athens, Monemvasia, Crete, Santorini, Rhodes and Kalymnos, Greece; and Kusadasi, Cesme and Istanbul, Turkey. Highlights of its 10-day itinerary include Athens’ historic sights, the car-free “Gibraltar of Greece” lower town of Monemvasia, picturesque Chania on Crete, Santorini’s iconic architecture and the Palace of the Grand Masters in Greece; and Cesme’s 14th century Genoese castle and Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar in Turkey.
Both voyages include luxurious oceanview stateroom accommodation, all meals onboard ship including 24-hour room service, non-alcoholic beverages, onboard entertainment, unlimited use of fitness center and more PLUS a complimentary private event promising a truly memorable evening, from the setting -the Celsus Library of Ephesus or the award-winning Hatzikelis Fish Taverna in Rhodes- to the cuisine, service and entertainment. Travelers will also enjoy one tranquil day at sea to enjoy the ship’s facilities, including a pool, whirlpool and more.
Pleasant Holidays offers air-inclusive cruise packages with convenient departures from gateways throughout the United States. For travelers who wish to enjoy a pre- or post-cruise vacation, Pleasant Holidays offers a variety of hotels and resorts in Athens and Istanbul, and can also arrange flights and hotel accommodations throughout Europe for additional exploration.