Discover the Ionian & Aegean Seas
Emerald Waterways reviews clearly demonstrate Emerald Waterways guests prefer sailings of 8 to 17 days. Two of the most popular guest choices are the Rhine river cruise and the Danube river cruise. So many guests of Emerald cruises enjoy the breath of destinations around the World. Of course complimentary wine and beer are chosen for each lunch and dinner. All soft drink beverages are included. Once again Emerald Waterways has won the Cruise Critic Editors pick for the best value river cruise for 2019. Pavlus Travel discounts every Emerald sailing for 2021 though-out the World.

Discover the Ionian & Aegean Seas

Starting at $13,930

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Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Upon your arrival in Athens, you’ll board your spectacular super yacht, Emerald Azzurra, to commence your yacht cruise. DiscoverMORE Athens city tour with visit to the Acropolis (extra expense, must be pre-booked)*

Ermoupolis, Nisos Syros
The capital of the Aegean island of Syros, Ermoupolis is a stunning town. Architectural splendour is a striking reminder of a brilliant past, as a neo-classical influence combines with that of Ancient Greece and western Europe. Included Excursion Walking tour of Ermoupolis EmeraldPLUS Concert at Apollo Theatre

Built near the site of ancient Iolcos, Volos is situated at the foot of Mount Pelion. Included Excursion Sightseeing tour of Meteora monasteries with Greek Lunch

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Turkey’s economic, cultural and historic centre, Istanbul straddles Europe and Asia, something evident from the wonderful east-meets-west vibe. Included Excursion Istanbul city tour DiscoverMORE Whirling dervishes show (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Turkish baths experience (extra expense)

Meet open-minded locals as you immerse yourself in their light-hearted spirit, learn about its cultural heritage from architectural masterpieces and enjoy strong culinary diversity. DiscoverMORE Tour of Topkapi palace and cisterns (extra expense)

In the Marmara region of north-western Turkey, the Çanakkale Province is a destination of all-round intrigue. From the historic battlefields of Troy and Gallipoli, to the serenity of beautiful beaches, wineries, and unique local food.   Included Excursion Guided tour of ANZAC cove and Gallipoli peninsula EmeraldACTIVE Guided bike tour of Canakkale

This beach resort town on Turkey’s west coast dates back to 3000 BC and is now a busy cruise port, with a renowned nightlife. Home to a small, Byzantine castle, the Grand Bazaar, selling the wares of numerous merchants, and much in the way of monuments to the past. Included Excursion Guided tour of Ephesus EmeraldACTIVE Guided bike tour of Kusadasi and surrounding areas DiscoverMORE Guided tour of Sirince village (extra expense)

Rhodes, Greece
The capital of the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes seemingly has it all - lush green valleys, golden beaches and archaeological sites. Known as the Island of the Knights, the medieval city is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Included Excursion Guided tour of Rhodes DiscoverMORE Guided tour of Lindos (extra expense)

Rising from the destruction of a 16th century volcanic eruption, Santorini is now highly renowned for its beauty, carved by its after effects. Iconic whitewashed buildings grip to the beautiful rugged cliffs overlooking where the Aegean Sea meets with white sandy beaches. DiscoverMORE Greek cooking class (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Oia and winery visit (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Akrotiri & Prehistoric Museum of Thera (extra expense)

Named after Apollo’s grandson, this cosmopolitan Greek island in the heart of the Cyclades is built on myth and legend. Clear blue skies, renowned beaches and whitewashed windmills make it the perfect port stop. Included Excursion Gastronomic tour of Mykonos DiscoverMORE Discover the ancient and modern art of mosaic making (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Ancient Delos (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Island tour of Mykonos and Ano Mera monastery (extra expense)

Athens (Piraeus)
The Greek capital, Athens was the heart of Ancient Greece, the remnants of which have been beautifully preserved, namely the Acropolis.    DiscoverMORE Athens city tour with visit to the Acropolis (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

Corinth Canal & Itea (Delphi)
Built during the 19th century, the Corinth Canal connects the Adriatic and Aegean seas. Sail through to the waterfront town of Itea, to explore the archaeological site of Delphi, regarded by the ancient Greeks to be the centre of the world. Included Excursion A guided tour of Delphi

Cephalonia Island
Cephalonia is the largest of the Ionian Island and arguably the most beautiful. The island was also made famous when is featured in the Hollywood movie ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’. DiscoverMORE A taste of Cephalonia (extra expense, must be pre-booked) DiscoverMORE Kayaking tour (extra expense, must be pre-booked)

Párga brings island life to mainland Greece, with its collection of pristine beaches and historic landmarks. The Castle of Párga, which overlooks the town, dates back to the 11th century.   DiscoverMORE Full day sightseeing tour of Meteora monasteries including Greek lunch (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Kayaking tour (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Hiking tour (extra expense)

Kérkira (Corfu)
A rich artistic heritage and spellbinding vistas entwine in Corfu. The impeccably preserved Old Town showcases Renaissance and Baroque influences in its architecture, including the Spianada, the largest square in the Balkans. Included Excursion Guided walking tour of Corfu Town DiscoverMORE Greek cooking class with a local chef (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Jeep tour of the Corfiot countryside (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Kayaking sightseeing tour (extra expense)

Sarandë, Albania
Regarded as the capital of the Albanian Riviera, Sarandë is a bustling coastal town brimming with pebble beaches and historic landmarks. Its pretty old town is characterised by the magnificent 14th century Lekuresi Castle and the poignant Forty Saints Monastery. Included Excursion A guided tour of Butrint EmeraldPLUS Mussel cooking demonstration and tasting in a local restaurant

Kotor, Montenegro
There are not enough words to describe the beauty of Kotor. Nestled between imposing mountains and the blue of the Adriatic Sea, this UNESCO World Heritage-listed setting is awash with Venetian palaces, cobblestone streets and cute cafés. Included Excursion Walking tour of Kotor EmeraldPLUS An exclusive concert in a local church featuring a guitar duo EmeraldACTIVE Guided hike of Kotor’s city walls DiscoverMORE Visit to the island of Our Lady of Rocks (extra expense)

Dubrovnik, Croatia
Your time aboard Emerald Azzurra comes to an end in the city of Dubrovnik. After bidding farewell to the crew and your fellow passengers, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.  DiscoverMORE City tour of Dubrovnik (extra expense, must be pre-booked)* *This DiscoverMORE is only available in conjunction with pre or post cruise accommodation. For guests not staying at our preferred hotel, own arrangements will need to be made to reach the meeting point of the DiscoverMORE The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Emerald Cruises cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

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