Ancient Mysteries & Egypt from Rome



per person
Duration: 14 Nights
Destination: Europe, Mediterranean
Deal Code: DCH5IQ0




Pricing is based on departure date 17 September 2023

Ancient Mysteries & Egypt  

Starting in Rome, you experience its bustling modernism along with its rich history. You can walk in the footsteps of emperors, have coffee in Renaissance piazzas and see contemporary art all in one afternoon.

Beyond the region’s famous site of ancient Olympia in Katakolon, this region reveals what it means to be Greek: traditions that go back thousands of years, simple but delicious and healthy cuisine, towering mountains, crystal blue seas and, above all, the true hospitality of the people.

Nafplion is one of the most beautiful towns with its cobblestone alleyways and Venetian homes in medieval Old Town. Numerous cafés and tavernas sprawl along the waterfront, facing a port that dates back to the Bronze Age. Turkish mosques sit alongside modern museums, bridging the gaps in culture and time.

From the port of Alexandria, haggle for handcrafted jewelry in Khan el-Khalili, Cairo’s giant souk. Hear the call to prayer.  Venture out to Giza, where the iconic pyramids and sphynx testify to the glory that was ancient Egypt.

Kusadasi in Turkey is the gateway to one of the most legendary cities of the ancient world: Ephesus. St. Paul preached in its Great Theater, while the facade of the Celsus Library survives as a testament to the city’s role as a center of learning and culture.

On the far northwest coast of Turkey, the 60-kilometer-long (37-mile-long) Dardanelles divides the continents of Europe and Asia, and is the sole waterway between the Aegean and Marmara seas and beyond to the Black Sea. Enjoy scenic cruising of the Dardanelles. 

Arriving in Istanbul, Turkey on board a ship is an unforgettable experience. The shores of Asia to the east, the first Bosphorus Bridge to the north, and the “old Istanbul” peninsula in the south—home to Topkapı Palace and Hagia Sophia—give a glimpse of what’s to come on your visit. But once you step ashore in Istanbul, you’ll find the most interesting parts of the city—neighbourhoods with personalities of their own.

Stunning views welcome you to the town with cliffside whitewashed houses and bright trim (blue for sailors, green for farmers, red for other) and trellises of bougainvillea. Wander the maze of impossibly narrow streets, passing some of Mykonos’ signature windmills and churches.

Santorini, the jewel in the crown of Greece's Cyclades, is best known as the island with the giant volcanic caldera at its heart. Immerse yourself in the art, food and legendary wines of this island that some believe may have been the site of the lost civilization of Atlantis.

No modern metropolis is more steeped in myth than Athens. This heritage is still very much alive for modern visitors sightseeing in Athens: ancient stadiums and temples dwell alongside apartment blocks, modern performances are staged in the marble amphitheaters where Greek drama was born and millennia-old monuments are scattered in the archaeological park that circles the Acropolis. 

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Sail on new ship Nieuw Statendam with Holland America

Nieuw Amsterdam celebrates historic New York City with its inspired design and an art collection valued at more than $3 million. While on board enjoy regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings with Port to Table programming. Dine in your choice of specialty restaurants. Or rejuvenate in the Greenhouse Spa & Salon.

Fluid lines and dramatic spaces make the Holland America Nieuw Statendam a modern beauty. The second in the line of Pinnacle-class cruise ships, its design draws inspiration from the elegant curves of musical instruments. When not relaxing in well-appointed suites or staterooms, guests will have a multitude of innovative dining from Rudi’s Sel de Mer to Nami Sushi.

Every day aboard a Holland America Line cruise brings a wealth of cruise activities and indulgences, including the best live music at sea. At the centre is Music Walk®: an exclusive collection of performances. From the soulful sounds of Memphis and rock’s biggest anthems to intimate chamber music, you’ll find something that sings to your heart, night after perfect night.

*When you’re in the mood to move, it’s time for live music on your cruise. Direct from Beale Street in Memphis, B.B. King’s All-Star Band cooks up a rich southern heritage of classic soul and rock & roll to get you dancing.
*When you’re ready to rock, head to the Rolling Stone Rock Room, the ultimate live music venue on ship. Hear your favs and classic hits, right from Rolling Stone magazine’s top song lists
*In an exclusive partnership with the world’s leading centre for the performing arts, music virtuosos perform familiar classics and twists on contemporary favourites at the Lincoln Center Stage.
*Billboard Onboard - 2 pianos - 60 Years of Chart Toppers - 100s Of Songs.  Sing along, test your music trivia skills or just sit back and enjoy as the hits fill the room each night.

Itinerary highlights

Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Cabin: N Inside

Sail Date: 17th Sep 2023

Duration: 14 Nights 

Your cruise itinerary price is based on N Inside Stateroom

Norwegian Cruise line offers multiple cabin category options to choose from Inside, Oceanview, Balcony and Suite 

(Kindly contact our holiday team for availability, best price guarantee) 

Itinerary Overview






Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy




 At Sea




Katakolon (Olympia), Greece




Nafplion, Greece




 At Sea




Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt




 At Sea




Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey




Cruising The Dardanelles




Istanbul, Turkey




Istanbul, Turkey




Mykonos, Greece




Thira (Santorini), Greece




Piraeus (Athens), Greece




Piraeus (Athens), Greece




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