Southern Europe Crossing: Barcelona to Athens - 2024

Your 20-night journey includes: 15-night small ship cruise to Palma de Mallorca, Cagliari, Palermo, Messina, Syracuse, Valletta, Corfu, Katakolon, Monemvasia, Santorini, Mykonos, Piraeus; 2 nights at a Deluxe hotel in Barcelona; 2 nights at a Deluxe hotel in Athens
  • The ancient Acropolis sits high on a rock above the ancient city of Athens.
    Climb to the apex of the Acropolis, perched on a hill overlooking Athens
  • Plaza de Espana, Barcelona, Spain, Europe
    Experience sophisticated Barcelona, as well as the architecture of Antoni Gaudí
  • Sunset over Oia village, Santorini, Greece, Europe
    Tour the glittery isle of Santorini, where bone-white homes overlook the caldera
  • Ocean Odyssey Sailing
    Discover the splendor of the Mediterranean aboard the 5-star Ocean Odyssey
  • Round out this remarkable journey with an extension to Madrid, Spain
    Round out this remarkable journey with an extension to Madrid, Spain
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Enrich your vacation with Vantage's collection of deluxe destination enhancements, designed exclusively for our guests. You’ll discover a world beyond the landmarks and gain immeasurable insight into the culture and people of your destination. So join us … and make the most of your journey!

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Half-Day Cefalù Walking Tour & Lunch

  • Approximate Cost: $179 USD per person
  • Duration: TBD
  • Location: Gibraltar
  • Approximate Time: TBD

The charming fishing village of Cefalù welcomes you during this optional walking tour. This north Sicilian coastal city is known for its 12th-century Norman cathedral, an elaborate, fortress-like structure featuring soaring twin towers and embellished Byzantine mosaics. During our time here, we’ll pay a visit to this impressive cathedral, plus enjoy a delicious traditional lunch.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!


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Mount Etna Winery Tour

  • Approximate Cost: $159 USD per person
  • Duration: TBD
  • Location: Sicily, Italy
  • Approximate Time: TBD

Mount Etna’s volcanic landscapes and lush wooded forests lend a unique quality to the soil in the surrounding area. It is this quality that gives wine grapes in this region their distinct flavor profile. You’ll sample the difference for yourself on this optional tour of a local winery that includes a tasting of several regionally produced varietals. On the round-trip drive to the winery, you can enjoy the unsurpassed scenery of this enchanting destination.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!


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Full-Day Barcelona Tour

  • Approximate Cost: $179 USD per person
  • Duration: TBD
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Approximate Time: TBD

Set off on a full-day exploration of Barcelona’s best sites, including entrance to the La Sagrada Familia to take in the full scope of its interior beauty. This famed basilica is one of architect Antoni Gaudí’s most acclaimed masterpiece’s and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll also visit another one of Gaudí’s famed works, Park Güell. Constructed in the early 1900a, this is one of the most remarkable public parks in the world. Your tour also includes a stop at Mount Montserrat, site of the Benedictine Our Lady of Montserrat monastery and one of the most unique places in Catalonia.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!


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Barumini & Giara di Gesturi Excursion

  • Approximate Cost: $149 USD per person
  • Duration: TBD
  • Location: Gibraltar
  • Approximate Time: TBD

Dig into the fascinating history and culture of Sardinia with a half-day tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Barumini, from where you’ll be able to view the prehistoric Su Nuraxi Fortress and learn about the prehistoric cultures that built the Nuraghe structures found here. Then, visit the Giara Plateau and see the wild horses of Giara di Gesturi, a unique breed of small horses dating back to Phoenician times and one of the few remaining wild horse breeds in Europe.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!


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Onboard Enhancement: Wine-Tasting Experience

  • Approximate Cost: $49 USD per person
  • Duration: To be determined by onboard Destination Manager
  • Location: At sea
  • Approximate Time: Late afternoon/early evening

Our onboard wine tastings are a guest favorite while sailing and have become a staple of both our ocean journeys and river cruises. Savor rich global flavors from varietals that span the best wine regions on earth, as our onboard expert explains the notes and flavors of each one. Whether you are a connoisseur or a novice, wine tastings offer the perfect balance of indulgence and fun, and are a fantastic way to expand your palate.

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!


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Onboard Enhancement: Whiskey-Tasting Experience

  • Approximate Cost: $69 USD per person
  • Duration: To be determined by onboard Destination Manager
  • Location: At sea
  • Approximate Time: Late afternoon/early evening

Join our onboard expert as they guide you on a journey for the palate as you sample delicious, full-bodied whiskeys from all over the world. Taste the intricate barrel-aged flavors of your favorite small-batch Kentucky bourbon, try a classic 25-year-old Scotch, and enjoy local whiskeys from many of the regions we cruise to, all hand-selected from our private collection.

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!


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Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Chef's Table Dinner

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
  • Duration: To be determined by onboard Destination Manage
  • Location: At sea
  • Approximate Time: Evening

Our exclusive, onboard Chef’s Table Dinner is must-do for any traveler looking for an indulgent dining experience. Hosted by our highly-trained Master Chef, you’ll savor an expertly-prepared, multicourse meal that is sure to be a feast for the senses. This memorable, highly sought-after experience is only available on a limited basis, and you certainly won’t want to miss out.

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!


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Onboard Enhancement: Exclusive Wine-Pairing Dinner

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
  • Duration: To be determined by onboard Destination Manager
  • Location: At sea
  • Approximate Time: Evening

A wine pairing dinner involves the delicate process of combining a meal with select wines with the purpose of elevating the flavors of each dish and providing a wholly unforgettable dining experience. Our skilled onboard chefs will create an exceptional multicourse dinner, with each course designed to pair perfectly with a chosen wine from our private collection. This incredible dining experience is available on a limited basis on every journey.

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!


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Onboard Enhancement: Deluxe Chef’s Table Dinner with Wine Pairing

  • Approximate Cost: $149 USD per person
  • Duration: To be determined by onboard Destination Manager
  • Location: At sea
  • Approximate Time: Evening

This optional onboard experience combines Vantage Deluxe World Travel’s indulgent Chef’s Table Dinner with our exclusive Wine-Pairing Dinner for a truly elevated dining event. Hosted by our highly-trained Master Chef and our onboard wine expert, you’ll savor a skillfully-prepared, multicourse meal where each dish is perfectly paired with a select wine chosen from Vantage’s private collection. This is sure to be a truly unparalleled feast for the senses, but it is only available on a limited basis. Reserve now so you don’t miss out.

The optional activity is available on board your vessel.

Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!


Please Note: All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.

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Journey Southern Europe Crossing: Barcelona to Athens Mediterranean Antiquites: Barcelona to Athens

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Per Diem $429 $500
Included Tours and Special Features 16 Included features and Cultural Discoveries 

Complimentary Destination Manager service on board ship to assist with all your personal requests such as spa reservations, hotel reservations, and other special requests in port

Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service prior to your journey, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise.

11 guided tours

One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call. Visits to UNESCO Sites

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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. 930 guests  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.
Accommodations in hotels  On each journey that we offer with Vantage, your hotel accommodations will be included in the total price of your cruise.  Not specified on webpage   We choose all of our partner hotels with comfort and luxury in mind, and will let you know ahead of time which hotel you’ll be staying in at each port.
Air Inclusive Price*  $8,999  $7,498
 # of Days 21  15
Meals 51 meals: 19 breakfasts, 15 lunches, and 17 dinners, with complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner on board.
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