From the dramatic views and landscapes of Amalfi to people-watching over a fine glass of wine in Santorini, you can experience the very best the Mediterranean has to offer on the Ancient Reveries itinerary. Departing from Rome on August 27, you will awake every morning in a new magnificent city across Italy, Greece and Turkey. And there is no better way to take in the vistas of this region than from the privacy and comfort of your suite’s balcony aboard Seven Seas Mariner ®, which was recently voted “SHIP OF THE YEAR” by The World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society.
While docked in Sorrento/Capri, experience a unique blend of scenic beauty and tragic history during a memorable visit to the ancient city of Pompeii. Select the Regent Choice Shore Excursion “Food & Wine Trails – Amalfi’s Artisans & Vintner from Tramonti,” and discover how this region of Italy is home to a wealth of artisan farmers and budding vintners. In Taormina, admire spectacular palaces, scenic vistas and historic sites high above the magnificent Bay of Naxos.
Stroll through charming Argostoli, flowing up from the turquoise bay along the sides of white limestone hills with its colorful fishing boats, vibrant open-air market and relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch al fresco in a traditional ouzerie in Gythion. Have your camera handy in Santorini as you capture breathtaking views of classic whitewashed houses clinging perilously to the side of the caldera. Your last stop in Greece is in Mytilini, famed for its olive oil, with undulating hills said to support 11 million olive trees!
Seven Seas Mariner ® sets its course toward Turkey for its final call. Once there, meander along the relaxing Kordonboyu oceanfront promenade in Izmir, enjoying delicious shish kebabs or a traditional kumru sandwich as you head off to explore its beautiful beaches. Overnight in Istanbul where “East meets West,” and tour the magnificent courtyards of Topkapi Palace, stroll among the treasures of the Blue Mosque with its unique six minarets, then view Dolmabahce Palace, the one-time residence of the sultans.
Ancient Reveries features up to 35 FREE Shore Excursions, FREE Roundtrip Business Class Air* in all suite categories. Anticipate an unforgettable journey to Europe’s most historic destinations where everything is included, without exception and without compromise.