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11-Day ~ Ancient Empires Knitting Cruise (Apr 2019)

Holland America Line

Ancient Empires

Start Date:

April 29, 2019


End Date:

May 10, 2019


Ancient Empires ~ Itinerary

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Arrival Date: April 29, 2019
Departure Date: April 29, 2019 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

Head straight for the many treasures of Rome and the Vatican: St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and more.


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Day at Sea
Arrival Date: April 30, 2019
Departure Date: April 30, 2019

Explore the ship and enjoy taking our various classes.


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Sarande, Albania
Arrival Date: May 1, 2019 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: May 1, 2019 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

The beautiful port of Sarandë is an unspoiled gem in an area of the Mediterranean known as the Albanian Riviera. The horseshoe-shaped harbor is close to the touristy Greek island of Corfu without the crowds. Surrounded by hills of olive groves and stunning views of the Ionian Sea this port is sure to please.

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Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
Arrival Date: May 2, 2019 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: May 2, 2019 Departure Time: 05:00 PM

Katakolon is a seaside town used as the gateway to Olympia, where ancient Greeks held sacred games dedicated to Zeus.  Visitors here enjoy seeing the ruins of the Sanctuary, with its athletic quadrangles, stadium and temples.

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Piraeus (Athens) Greece
Arrival Date: May 3, 2019 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: May 4, 2019 Departure Time: 11:00 PM

The Port of Piraeus dates back more than 2500 years where ships loaded with traders, goods, and pilgrims would dock. Athens is about seven miles from Piraeus and has seen some massive upgrades, repairs and refurbishments as a result of a decades worth preparation for the 2004 Olympics held in Athens. Even with all the upgrades, Athens was been able to retain its ancient heritage, hold onto classic treasures, and keep the arts and crafts scene flourishing. Athens has long been known for the early era referred to as the golden age and its role as the seat of the world's art, history and culture. Arguably the most beautiful and fascinating city in the world, Athens has managed to portray a sense of soul after being transformed into a modern city


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Mykonos, Greece
Arrival Date: May 5, 2019 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: May 5, 2019 Departure Time: 06:00 PM

Mykonos is very trendy with an international flare.  This is a hot spot for celebrities and those just looking to get away from it all while having a blend of options ranging from cosmopolitan to traditional.  With its whitewashed houses and winding alleys this is the perfect place to stroll and take pictures.

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Rhodes, Greece
Arrival Date: May 6, 2019 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: May 6, 2019 Departure Time: 06:00 PM

Rhodes, Greece is the largest inhabited medieval city in Europe, and is the name of the island as well as the main town. One of Greece's 12 Dodecanese islands, Rhodes lies in the middle of the Aegean, and consists of three different cities: modern, medieval and ancient. In the medieval city, the main attraction for visitors is the famous walled Old Town. Strolling through cobblestone streets, one may find a number of treasures from handmade lace, leather goods, pottery from Lindos and olive wood carved bowls. Or simply take in the beautiful fountains in the square or relax over lunch at a terraced restaurant.


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Santorini, Greece
Arrival Date: May 7, 2019 Arrival Time: 08:00 AM
Departure Date: May 7, 2019 Departure Time: 06:00 PM

Santorini has jet black beaches, a volcanic crater and rugged landscapes, but what most people think of when they hear Santorini is the white building with blue domed tops.

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At Sea
Arrival Date: May 8, 2019
Departure Date: May 8, 2019

While at sea you can enjoy the vast amenities offered aboard the cruise ship. Craft Cruises holds various classes during times at sea.


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Naples, Italy
Arrival Date: May 9, 2019 Arrival Time: 07:00 AM
Departure Date: May 9, 2019 Departure Time: 07:00 PM

The boisterous birthplace of marinara boasts churches, palazzi and museums galore. Nearby is Pompeii where meticulous excavation has bared the soul of a city frozen in time since AD 79.


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Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Arrival Date: May 10, 2019 Arrival Time: 07:00 AM
Departure Date: May 10, 2019

Head straight for the many treasures of Rome and the Vatican: St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and more.


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