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Eastern Mediterranean Crossing: The Holy Land, Greek Islands, Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt & the Suez Canal - 2023

Amman • 12-night small ship cruise with Aqaba, Sharm El Sheik/Suez Canal, Ashdod, Haifa, Limassol, Rhodes, Kusadasi, Mykonos, Santorini, Piraeus • Athens
  • Small Ship Ocean Cruise from Amman to Athens | Eastern Mediterranean Crossing: The Holy Land, Greek Islands, Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt & the Suez Canal
    JOIN OBSERVANT JEWISH PEOPLE AT JERUSALEM’S SACRED WESTERN WALL
  • Mediterranean small ship cruise The Holy Land, Greek Islands, Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt & the Suez Canal from Amman to Athens including Jordan Dead Sea and Istanbul extensions
    DISCOVER THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN ABOARD THE 5-STAR OCEAN ODYSSEY, FROM THE RED SEA TO THE GLITTERING AEGEAN
  • The lost city of Petra against a sunny blue sky
    TOUR THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE OF PETRA, JORDAN — A MAGNIFICENT DESERT SETTLEMENT MIRACULOUSLY CARVED OUT OF ROSE-RED SANDSTONE
  • Windmills, island of Mykonos, Greece, Europe
    TAKE A PANORAMIC AND WALKING TOUR OF MYKONOS, WITH A STOP FOR GREEK MEZE (SMALL PLATES) AND OUZO
  • ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO JORDAN’S DEAD SEA
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What to Expect

Activity Level

Takes into consideration the physical requirements for each of the trips, walking, hiking, climbing in and out of safari vehicles etc.
           Moderate

Travelers should be able to climb 60 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 3 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 3 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 5,000 to 7,000 feet.

Pacing

Takes into consideration the length of bus rides, flights, number of destinations in the number of days
           Moderately Easy

Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motorcoach travel.

PACING
  • This adventure is moderately paced
  • You’ll spend 12 nights cruising aboard the Ocean Odyssey, 2 nights at InterContinental Hotel (or similar) in Amman, and 2 night at Divani Caravel (or similar) in Athens
  • There are 3 days at sea (2 of which we spend crossing the Suez Canal) and a total of 11 days exploring the historic and cultural sites. There is one port at which we need to tender to shore

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • This is a tour for moderately active travelers. There are several walking tours throughout
  • Sightseeing takes place on air-conditioned/heated coaches with guides
  • Footing can be uneven or challenging in some of the ancient sites we visit. The cobbled streets of medieval Old Towns will also require care.
  • Travelers must be able to climb in and out of our tender

TERRAIN & TRANSPORTATION
  • Most shore excursions, especially those at ancient and medieval sites and in rural areas, require walking on uneven terrain
  • Shore excursions utilize air-conditioned shuttles or motorcoaches. During the hotel-based land portion of this trip, a walking tour might leave directly from the hotel, or it too might utilize air-conditioned shuttles or motorcoaches.

CLIMATE
  • Due to the climate, we advise you to pack sunscreen and moisturizer (in the amounts permitted by TSA regulations), and bring a hat and sunglasses as well. These will be difficult to come by in the Middle East. If you’re traveling in summer, be sure to bring very cool (but modest) cotton or linen clothing.
  • Since the weather is unpredictable, please check weather sites online for 10-day forecasts closer to your departure date to plan your packing accordingly.

Please Note: Ocean cruising is not the same experience as river cruising; as such, you may experience fluctuating tides and weather patterns that may involve some rocking of your vessel. Itineraries will include all activities as planned except in extreme cases that can’t be controlled by your shipboard crew. Day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Cruise Director or regional expert.

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Journey Eastern Mediterranean Crossing: The Holy Land, Greek Islands, Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt & the Suez Canal From the Aegean to the Red Sea
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 Departure Comparison 10/3/23 10/29/23
Per Diem $588 $686
Included Tours and Special Features 26 included features and Cultural Discoveries with state-of-the-art QuietVox portable audio headsets on all shore excursions throughout your journey - a value of $1,800
UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Mycenae ruins and the Epidaurus theatre (from Napflion), the medieval city of Rhodes, the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Patmos, Petra and Wadi Rum (from Aqaba
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Gratuities for local guides & drivers
10 optional excursions
 
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 Vessel Size  Our ocean discovery vessel, the m/s Ocean Odyssey has 15 solo cabins (11 for expedition cruises) and 15 triple-occupancy cabins each, with a maximum capacity of under 150 passengers on each sailing.    Our ships are smaller, more intimate, and have an industry-leading number of solo-ready cabins, as well as a fantastic crew-to-passenger ratio.
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 # of Days 17  11 Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors! 
Meals 44 meals: 16 breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 15 dinners, with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks during dinner on board
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Jordan’s Dead Sea Treasures 4 days from $999
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