Follow Jason and the Argonauts through the Black Sea on their quest for the Golden Fleece and find a magical world where lines blur between fact and fantasy. Listen as your onboard narrator shares tales of the Trojan Horse and the Battle of Gallipoli as you navigate the narrow Dardanelles between ancient Troy and the famous World War I battlefield. Discover Istanbul, the romantic city once known as Constantinople, with its radiant Blue Mosque and still-bustling Silk Road caravanserai dating to the 17th century. Explore ancient towns brimming with medieval churches, charming Ottoman villages where the gold of the realm is saffron, and cuisines as delicious as they are unfamiliar. In fact, the unexpected is your constant companion on this voyage to all 6 countries that border the Black Sea. Follow wine to its original source in Georgia, far from the vineyards of France and Italy. Spend a long day in Odessa, a city that appears more European than Soviet with its Greek Street, French Boulevard and Italian Boulevard. Take in the novelty architecture of Batumi from the Acropolis to an upside-down White House. And rearrange your reality in Bulgaria, where shaking your head from side to side means "yes," and nodding your head up and down means "no." Although you may not find a golden fleece on this journey, each port you visit offers diverse and wonderful rewards.
12-Nights accommodation aboard Star Pride
All meals in all venues at all times, including room service menu available 24 hours
All non-alcoholic beverages, including cappuccino, espresso, and other specialty non-alcoholic drinks
Welcome cocktails at reception
All onboard entertainment
Unlimited use of Fitness Center
Unlimited use of all water sports equipment
Informative nightly port talks and destination briefings
Port taxes and government fees.
Late night in Istanbul will afford time to see the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, the Grand Bazaar and find a delicious restaurant in Ortakoy
Tour UNESCO-listed Old Town in Nessebar
Constanta is your lovely gateway to Bucharest and Dracula’s Castle
Have your camera ready for the delightful architecture and street art of Batumi
From the top of Sinop Castle appreciate the panoramic views of the Black Sea
With a late night in Odessa there’ll be time to visit the famous beaches and the grand Primorsky Boulevard promenade and climb the Potemkin Stairs
|1||22/05||Athens (Piraeus) Greece||05:00 PM|
|3||24/05||Nessebur, Bulgaria||07:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|5||26/05||Odessa, Ukraine||09:30 AM||09:00 PM|
|7||28/05||Sochi, Russia||07:00 AM||08:00 PM|
|8||29/05||Batumi, Georgia||07:00 AM||04:00 PM|
|9||30/05||Sinop, Turkey||01:00 PM||08:00 PM|
|10||31/05||Istanbul, Turkey||06:00 AM||overnight|
|11||01/06||Istanbul, Turkey||11:00 PM|
|13||03/06||Athens (Piraeus) Greece||07:00 AM|
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