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Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul to Rome with Regent Seven Seas Cruises

13-day luxury ocean cruise from £8,355 pp incl. flights

Free 3-night pre-cruise Istanbul land programme

Summary

Short description

Uncover the incredible history, landscapes and cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean in style, with Regent Seven Seas cruises

Highlights

  • Indulge on board the all-new Seven Seas Navigator, with unrivalled service & exquisite dining
  • Uncover the lesser-explored delights of Turkey's coast & islands as well as the UNESCO-listed gems of Istanbul
  • Discover the world-famous architecture of Athens, Rome and Valletta
  • Explore the famously romantic Santorini with hot spring soaks & volcano visits
  • Enjoy included excursions throughout, from esteemed vineyard tastings to private boat trips

In Brief

  • 1 Night İstanbul
  • 1 Night Bozcaada
  • 1 Night Kuşadası
  • 1 Night Rhodes
  • 1 Night Heraklion
  • 1 Night Santorini
  • 1 Night Katakolo
  • 1 Night Corfu
  • 1 Night Dubrovnik
  • 1 Night At sea
  • 1 Night Valletta
  • 1 Night Salerno

About

Recommended for:
City-break | History & culture | Ocean cruise

Enjoy an in-depth appreciation of many of Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Malta and Italy's most renowned historical sites and beautiful coastlines on Regent Seven Seas Navigator. Indulge in wine tastings on tiny islands in Turkey and explore the grandeur of Istanbul's mosques, palaces and evocative spice markets before contrasting the romance of Santorini's whitewashed houses and caldera views with Malta's UNESCO-listed delights. It all ends in Italy, where you'll explore the chic clifftop villages of the Amalfi Coast en route to Rome (Civitavecchia). Throughout your voyage, you’ll enjoy a full programme of included, unlimited shore excursions, from vineyard visits and guided tours with expert archaeologists. That's alongside all the luxuries onboard, from fine-dining restaurants to unrivalled space and five-star service.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Istanbul

After included VIP airport lounge access, board your flight to Istanbul. On arrival transfer to the luxurious Seven Seas Navigator. Expect unrivalled space, unparalleled service, fine-dining at a choice of five restaurants and much more. 

Stay: Seven Seas Navigator

Meals: D

Day 2
Bozcaada, Turkey

Sail to the tiny island of Bozcaada, home to a charming harbour filled with remote bays and an abundance of local culture and history. Your included excursions range from wine tasting at esteemed vineyards to walking tours among the ancient architecture and coastal drives past the area's famed lighthouses. Later, return to the ship for a gourmet dinner, perhaps at the newly refurbished Prime 7 steakhouse, the epitome of luxury dining at sea.

Stay: Seven Seas Navigator

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Ephesus (Kusadasi)

Europe’s classical metropolis, Ephesus, was one of the largest cities in all of the Roman Empire, boasting one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Temple of Artemis. Explore the ruins of its massive theatre, the Temple of Hadrian and the magnificent Celsus Library. 

Stay: Seven Seas Navigator

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Rhodes, Greece

Renowned as the site of the former Colossus of Rhodes - another of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - Rhodes was home to the Knights of St. John from the 12th to 16th centuries. Don't miss the famous Palace of the Grand Masters, the inns occupied by the Crusaders and the replica of the old church. For a more in-depth look at the city, take in the Archaeological where the Acropolis of Rhodes and the ancient stadium. 

Stay: Seven Seas Navigator

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Heraklion (Crete), Greece

The capital city of Greece’s largest island, Heraklion is close to a couple of Crete’s must-see sights; the state-of-the-art Heraklion Archaeological Museum, home to treasures of Minoan civilization and finds covering over 5,500 years of Crete’s history; and the Palace of Knossos, a centre of Minoan power that dates back to 2000 BC which is revered as the location of the mythic Minotaur’s Labyrinth. Take in the harbour views from Iraklion’s 13th-century fortress and revitalized waterfront, where ‘fish taverns’ serve authentic Cretan dishes like sweet or salty kaltsounia washed down with raki, Crete’s local spirit.

Stay: Seven Seas Navigator

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Santorini, Greece

Sail to the famously romantic island of Santorini today, its dramatic volcano views and whitewashed houses the postcard-perfect setting for exploring ancient volcanic sites or tasting tours to some of the area's most well-known wineries. Alternatively, embark on a walking tour among Oia's fishing villages and cobblestone lanes, witness panoramic views of the area's active volcanoes, sample ouzo at charming tavernas or indulge in hot springs soaks.

Stay: Seven Seas Navigator

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Katakolon, Greece

Step back in time at Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, now deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Imagine the roaring cheers of the spectators as the athletes took their marks on the marble starting blocks and picture the temples, the treasuries, the porticoes and statues as they were. 

Stay: Seven Seas Navigator

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Corfu, Greece

Legendary Corfu is a lush and romantic island, written about by Homer in his famous Odyssey. The island’s history is full of battles, indicative of Corfu’s turbulent position that lasted until modern times with unification with modern Greece in 1864. Corfu offers a combination of cosmopolitan and time-honoured Greece. As well as a flower-strewn countryside and Adriatic-style villages, Corfu has beautiful coastal scenery and some excellent secluded beaches.

Stay: Seven Seas Navigator

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik was founded in the 7th century by refugees from Epidaurum (today’s Cavtat). It is known worldwide for its unique marble-paved squares, tall houses, steep-cobbled streets and fountains. The city walls, once used to as protection against its enemies, now keep motorists at bay, making strolling a real pleasure. UNESCO named the Old City a World Heritage Site and Dubrovnik’s beautiful historic buildings and squares have been restored to their former glory.

Stay: Seven Seas Navigator

 

Meals: B L D

Day 10
At sea

You've got a full day at sea today to explore all the ship has to offer. Perhaps lounge on the pool deck with a cocktail before a barbecue lunch at the Pool Grill and a massage at the spa. Or browse the vast collection of books in the library before honing your golfing skills on the putting green. 

Stay: Seven Seas Navigator

Meals: B L D

Day 11
Valletta, Malta

The entirety of Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from the 19th century Mosta Dome to the San Anton Palace Gardens. We'd highly recommend a trip to the rugged coastline of the Dingli Cliffs, nearby Mdina and its Baroque cathedral and the beautiful island of Gozo and its sea caves. For a tranquil afternoon, stroll the San Anton Palace Gardens, artistically laid out in Three Villages - Attard, Lija and Balzan.

Stay: Seven Seas Navigator

Meals: B L D

Day 12
Salerno (Amalfi Coast), Italy

As is true of the rest of the Amalfi Coast, this city boasts beautiful vistas, charming open-air cafés and captivating landmarks with historic roots. One example is Duomo di Salerno, an absolute must see for lovers of art, history and architecture. This Italian cathedral showcases an impressive design, powerful frescoes and melodious mosaics spanning the centuries as far back as the 11th century, when it was built by the Normans.

Stay: Seven Seas Navigator

Meals: B L D

Day 13
Rome to UK

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Rome airport in time for your flight back to the UK.  Alternatively, extend your stay in the 'Eternal City' - speak to one of our specialists about the options available.  

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

13-day luxury ocean cruise
from £8,355 pp incl. flights

Departure: 13 May 2025

Free 3-night pre-cruise Istanbul land programme
Book by: 31 July 2024

Special offer:

  • Enjoy a free 3-night pre-cruise land programme at the prestigious Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul with daily breakfast
  • Includes transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to ship, private tours with expert guides and welcome cocktail reception 
  • Limited availability - we recommend booking early 

Includes

  • Return scheduled flights from the UK 
  • Transfers to and from ship
  • All-Inclusive 12-night cruise aboard Seven Seas Navigator
  • Unlimited shore Excursions - up to 88 to choose from
  • Unlimited wifi throughout the ship*
  • Unlimited beverages, Including fine wines and spirits throughout the Ship
  • Pre-Paid Gratuities

Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.



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