Project Description

Aegean & Ionian Gems - Crete

Off the coast of Crete

12-Day Aegean & Ionian Gems  | Holland America’s Westerdam

A Hosted Distinctive Voyage 
Exclusive Private Welcome Reception, Exclusive Shore Event
Westerdam | Sept. 12-24, 2021 | Venice to Athens

Explore the best of the Aegean and Ionean Seas on a Distinctive Voyage. Begin your journey in vibrant and historic Venice, enjoy the spectacular beauty of Croatia and must-see islands of Greece, and marvel at ancient and modern contrasts of Turkey.  Also visit the lesser-known city of Sarande in Albania, near the island of Corfu. At the end of your cruise, step off your home-away-from-home into Piraeus, the port city of Athens. This is a fabulous voyage for those who love breath-taking views, ancient ruins, and exploring regional cuisine. 

Fares: from C$4,805.97 │ US$3,609* 
Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses of C$279.70 or US$210. pp included.



Stateroom TypeCategoryCAD FaresUSD Fares
OceanviewG (lead-in obstructed)$5073.03$3809.00
VerandaSY $5,871.36$4,409.00
Signature SuiteSY$7,736.81$5,809.00
Neptune SuiteSC$9,201.46$6,909.00

‡ All fares quoted are per person based on double occupancy and include port fees and taxes. CAD fares are for Canadian residents only; similarly USD fares are US residents only. See also terms & conditions.

Aegean-&-Ionian-Gems-Itinerary Map



Sept 12Venice, Italy5:00 PM
Sept 13Split, Croatia10:00 AM11:00 PM
Sept 14Hvar, Croatia8:00 AM3:00 PM
Sept 15Sarande, Albania8:00 AM5:00 PM
Sept 16Argostoli, Cephalonia, Greece7:00 AM5:00 PM
Sept 17At Sea
Sept 18Souda (Chania), Crete, Greece8:00 AM5:00 PM
Sept 19-20Rhodes, Greece (overnight)8:00 AM8:00 AM
Sept 20Marmaris, Turkey10:00 AM6:00 PM
Sept 21Kusadasi (Ephesus). Turkey7:00 AM11:00 PM
Sept 22At Sea
Sept 23-24Pireaus (Athens), Greece8:00 AMOvernight

This is a Cruise Holidays EXCLUSIVE.

Includes: Private Welcome Reception; and an Exclusive Shore Event: Explore ancient Ephesus and the Ephesus Archaeological Museum, followed by a luncheon at a 5-star hotel  in Kusadasi and visit to a carpet-weaving center.

Ask About: A pre-cruise stay in Venice to see all the art and architecture whilst absorbing life in a city “built” on the water and threatened by the same. OR ask about a post-cruise stay in Athens. You are already there – enjoy this city to its fullest!

Aegean-&-Ionian-Gems Ephesus

Ephesus, Turkey

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Aegean & Ionian Gems - Pantheon

Parthenon, Athens

Aegean & Ionian Gems - Havr, Croatia

Hvar square, Croatia

General Terms & Conditions: * Any fares quoted are per person based on double occupancy, location on the ship, and  availability at time of booking. Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change. Port fees and taxes are included in fares quoted. Fare is cruise only and does not include airfare, excursions, transfers, insurance, and items of a personal nature. For more information, please contact your travel professional at this agency.
This is a Distinctive Voyage. Amenities, including exclusive shore events are subject to change without notice. Amenities apply to 1st and 2nd passenger only. Offer is subject to availability, at time of booking, and may be altered or withdrawn at any time without notice.  Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking. Cancellations, refunds, and penalties are imposed by the individual cruise lines. Distinctive Voyages amenities may be substituted if a minimum number of guests are not confirmed on any given departure. Exclusive Shore Events vary by cruise line. Please contact your travel professional at this agency for more information on Distinctive Voyages.
This agency reserves the right to correct any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in this publication at any time without notice.