$300 Off Athens Vacation with Cruise

by  Amber Nolan | Aug 30, 2009
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Avoid paying hefty à la carte prices on your next cruise-and-land vacation by purchasing a combination package to Greece this fall. We've found one that bundles together airfare, hotel accommodations, and an island-hopping cruise. The 8-day tour includes plenty of sight-seeing time in Athens, deluxe accommodations in the city, and a 3-day Greek Island cruise, along with with special reduced rates starting from $1,059 (normally $1,359) for an additional $300 back in your pocket.

After flying from New York City, travelers are escorted from the airport to the four-star Titania Hotel located in central Athens. The journey continues aboard the Louis Cruise Lines’ Aquamarine which features 525 spacious staterooms, a casino, fitness center, duty-free shopping, and plenty of onboard amenities to keep guest occupied at sea. The ship first docks in Mykonos, where passengers can wander the town's winding streets or take in the trendy nightlife scene before sailing on to Rhodes. Home to Byzantine, Turkish, and Latin ruins, Rhodes also offers a wealth of shore excursions and shopping – head to Soukratos for the best bargains. The ship will also visit Patmos, Greece and Kusadasi, Turkey for more archeological wonders and breathtaking views. When the ship returns to Athens the adventure continues for two more days before returning home.

This offer includes round-trip airfare, transfers, a 3-night hotel stay, buffet breakfast at the hotel, and the 3-night cruise (including all onboard meals). How good are these savings? Average hotel rates at the Titania range from $150 to $200 per night (or $450 to $600 for three nights), and fall flights to Athens are around $750 to $800 round-trip. The total amount you’d pay if the hotel and flight were booked separately is between $1,200 and $1,400 whereas the package – which also includes an island cruise – is priced from only $1,059. This offer is good for travel on select dates in October and November, but must be booked booked by September 9.

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