The small British cruise line of Swan Hellenic is offering two Aegean cruises in the 2005 and 2006 seasons.
The trips combine Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus, with the emphasis on the Greek islands. And unlike most cruises of the Greek islands, this one also visits Thessaloniki and Northern Greece as well as Athens, Santorini, and the island of Crete.
Both cruises offer expert lecturers on various subjects to enhance the participants' understanding of the places visited.
While this is not exactly a discount choice, especially with the dollar to the pound exchange rate, these low-key 15-day cruises offer a chance to visit all three nations in one trip. If you book early, the September 3-17th itinerary is on special (as of January 2005) for Â£2,429 per person.
Cruise 518 begins in Istanbul and ends in Larnaca on the island nation of Cyprus. It runs September 3-17th, 2005.
Cruise 519 starts in Larnaca on September 17th and ends in Istanbul on October 1st.
Swan Hellenic Discovery Cruising
Website: Swan Hellenic
Richmond House, Terminus Terrace,
Southampton SO14 3PN
UK Tel: 0845 3 555111
International: +44 23 80 531990
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631 Commack Road, Suite 1A, Commack NY 11725
Tel : +1 (877) 800 SWAN (toll-free) or +1 (631) 858 1263
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