From Magna Graecia to Greece

Explore & Restore Chopra Cruise from Palermo to Piraeus
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Discover the wonders of the Mediterranean on this voyage in partnership with Chopra (more details below). Experience the rich history, culture, and cuisine of Sicily, Italy, Albania, and Greece. Sail through sparkling waters, and discover ancient cities, charming islands, and stunning landscapes. Explore the ruins of a legendary oracle, cruise through a narrow canal carved into rock, and imagine seeing the spectacle of a real volcanic eruption.

Itinerary

Palermo, Sicily
Day 1
A feast for the senses, Sicily’s capital is an intoxicating and chaotic melting pot offering up centuries of history and a street food bonanza. Three bustling markets Capo, Bollaro and Vucciria await those ready to embrace Palermo for all that it offers. Narrow side streets lead to hidden palaces and churches along Via Maqueda. The Palazzo dei Normanni, once the seat of Sicilian kings during Norman rule, showcases the city’s past opulence.
Lipari, Sicily
Day 2
The largest Aeolian Island, Lipari, has a landscape of lava quarries, shrubbery and cliffs. Lipari Town is a bustling port, its pastel buildings lining the harbour with numerous cafes and restaurants. Overlooking the harbour, the 16th-century Spanish-built fortified citadel and castle house ancient archaeological artefacts spanning thousands of years and various empires, some dating back as far as 6,000 years.
Cruising Stromboli
Day 2
Stromboli, a small island in the Aeolian archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea, is renowned as one of the globe's most active volcanoes, consistently erupting since 1932. The volcano's majestic cone emerges from the sea, crowned with fiery vents.
Giardini Naxos(Taormina), Sicily
Day 3
Giardini Naxos, on Sicily's east coast, is famed for ancient ruins and scenic beaches. Remnants of the Greek city of Naxos, including sacred precincts and temples, unveil its rich past. Nearby, Mount Etna stands as a reminder of nature's grandeur. Taormina, one of Italy's most beautiful cities, showcases Corso Umberto's charming streets, Viuzze's narrow lanes unveiling local handicrafts, and the Roman Theatre, a testament to ancient heritage.
Crotone
Day 4
Along Calabria's coast of rugged cliffs and sandy beaches, port town Crotone features the 16th-century Castle of Charles V, containing a museum with an ancient golden tiara found in the area. Nearby Capo Colonna Archaeological Park is named for its promontory column. Crotone mixes ancient city walls and the Black Madonna cathedral alongside Calabrese restaurants serving traditional pasta and sausage dishes.
Otranto
Day 5
Otranto in Puglia is a town famous for its rich history and culture. In town, attractions include the Otranto Cathedral and the 15th-century Aragonese Castle built by the Aragonese kings of Naples to defend the town from invaders. The important San Leucio archaeological park, outside of Otranto near Canosa, is home to the ruins of a 6th century Byzantine-style basilica and Temple of Minerva. The Antiquarium houses finds from the site.
Sarande
Day 6
The Albanian Riviera stretches along a beautiful section of the Ionian coastline. Sarandë is its unofficial capital, whose original settlers were said to be descendants of ancient Greek hero Achilles. Today crowds flock to Sarandë to enjoy the beaches and bustling nightlife. Outside the city, a plethora of UNESCO-listed ancient ruins include the Ancient City of Butrint, considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Albania.
Preveza
Day 7
Preveza, at the mouth of Amvrakikos Gulf in Western Greece, is a charming city with a characterful old town. Further afield, the Ancient City of Nikopolis, founded in 31 BC by Emperor Octavian to celebrate his victory over Antony and Cleopatra, thrived During the Roman and early Byzantine eras, as the capital of Old Epirus, leaving behind well-preserved archaeological features, including Roman city walls, an odeum, a theatre and thermal baths.
Itea
Day 8
An important historical place, the harbour town of Itea sits below Mount Parnassus, home to the mythical Muses and the winged horse Pegagus. It's near the ancient Greek sanctuary of Delphi where Pythia, the Oracle, prophesied the words of Apollo Pegasus. In 1827, Itea witnessed the Battle of Agali during the Greek War of Independence. The mountain region hosts one of the oldest and largest olive groves.
Cruising Corinth Canal
Day 8
The Corinth Canal links the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. Cutting through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth, it divides the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland. At 6.4 km long and 21.3 m wide at its base, it's impassable for most large ships. Commissioned by Greek tyrant Periander in the 7th century BC, it stayed incomplete until the late 19th century, when modern engineering techniques finally completed it.
Piraeus
Day 9
Greece's cosmopolitan capital, Athens, connected by Piraeus port, is an exciting blend of ancient and modern. The Grand Promenade seamlessly links the city's main archaeological sites, and a visit isn't complete without exploring the Acropolis—a hill housing ancient ruins, including the iconic Parthenon. For deeper insights, the Acropolis Museum awaits, and a marble path ascends Filopappou Hill, offering majestic views of the 'high city.'
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Explore & Restore

A well-being voyage, part of the program we have developed in partnership with world-renowned personal transformation pioneer Deepak Chopra. It’s a unique voyage designed to strengthen your inner purpose and help you connect with your true self. The cruise has a range of transformative activities, including sunrise yoga sessions, meditation close to nature, exclusive, expert-led workshops, and a chance to enjoy nourishing, 5-star Ayurveda-inspired meals.

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Oceanview D4

20 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommodate two guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, bedroom with living room area, a flame-effect fireplace and a luxurious bathroom.

Oceanview M4

20 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommodate two guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, bedroom with living room area, a flame-effect fireplace and a luxurious bathroom.

Balcony D5

25 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m2 (54ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two or three guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, bedroom with living room area, a flame-effect fireplace and a luxurious bathroom.

Balcony M5

25 m2
3
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m2 (54ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two or three guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, bedroom with living room area, a flame-effect fireplace and a luxurious bathroom.

Balcony D6

25 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m2 (54ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two or three guests. They feature two single beds or a double bed, bedroom with living room area, a flame-effect fireplace and a luxurious bathroom.

Junior Suite

32 m2
4
Junior Suites measure 32-36m2 (344-388ft2) – including a 6m2 (65ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two guests. They feature a king size bed, have a separate living room area, and luxurious en-suite bathroom.

Suite

41 m2
4
Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including a 5m2 (54ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two or three guests. They feature a king size bed, and have a separate living room, with a flame-effect fireplace. There’s also a luxurious ensuite bathroom with separate bath tub and a walk-in shower.

Premium Suite

41 m2
4
Premium Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including 8m2 (86ft2) private balcony – and can accommodate two guests. They feature a king size bed, separate living room, and flame-effect fireplace. There’s also a luxurious ensuite bathroom – with separate bath tub and shower – and a walk-in wardrobe.

Deck  4

Oceanview D4

20 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommo...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 10,115
Double
$ 5,780

Adult Fare

Single

$ 10,115

Double

$ 5,780

Oceanview M4

20 m2
2
Oceanview Staterooms measure 20m2 (215ft2) and can accommo...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 10,640
Double
$ 6,080

Adult Fare

Single

$ 10,640

Double

$ 6,080

Deck  5

Balcony D5

25 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 12,740
Double
$ 7,280

Adult Fare

Single

$ 12,740

Double

$ 7,280

Balcony M5

25 m2
3
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 13,265
Double
$ 7,580
Triple
$ 3,790

Adult Fare

Single

$ 13,265

Double

$ 7,580

Junior Suite

32 m2
4
Junior Suites measure 32-36m2 (344-388ft2) – including a 6...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 18,760
Double
$ 9,380
Triple
$ 4,690
Quad
$ 4,690

Adult Fare

Single

$ 18,760

Double

$ 9,380

Suite

41 m2
4
Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including a 5m2 ...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 21,760
Double
$ 10,880
Triple
$ 5,440
Quad
$ 5,440

Adult Fare

Single

$ 21,760

Double

$ 10,880

Deck  6

Balcony D6

25 m2
2
Balcony Staterooms measure 25m2 (269ft2) – including a 5m<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 14,665
Double
$ 8,380

Adult Fare

Single

$ 14,665

Double

$ 8,380

Junior Suite

32 m2
4
Junior Suites measure 32-36m2 (344-388ft2) – including a 6...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 18,760
Double
$ 9,380
Triple
$ 4,690
Quad
$ 4,690

Adult Fare

Single

$ 18,760

Double

$ 9,380

Suite

41 m2
4
Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including a 5m2 ...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 21,760
Double
$ 10,880
Triple
$ 5,440
Quad
$ 5,440

Adult Fare

Single

$ 21,760

Double

$ 10,880

Premium Suite

41 m2
4
Premium Suites measure 41m2 (441ft2) – including 8m2<...
Adult Fare
3rd or 4th Guest
Single
$ 24,960
Double
$ 12,480
Triple
$ 6,240
Quad
$ 6,240

Adult Fare

Single

$ 24,960

Double

$ 12,480

Prices are quoted per person per cruise.