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Cruise Italy, Greece, Egypt & Turkey (Sept 2023)

Reduced deposits + Onboard credit + Bonus inclusions
Ancient wonders are yours on this incredible cruise from Rome to Athens. Experience remarkable sites, from the Temple of Zeus to the Great Pyramids to the Parthenon. Explore Istanbul and Athens on overnights.
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About this holiday

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Rome, Italy

14 Nights, cruising on the modern beauty - Nieuw Statendam, the second in line of Pinnacle-class cruise ships, drawing its design 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 and entertainment options—from Rudi’s Sel de Mer to Nami Sushi to the Rolling Stone Rock Room, B.B. King’s Blues Club, and the visually stunning two-level World Stage. 



Book now and receive FOUR amenities included per person in your Have It All cruise fare.

  • Shore Excursions - US$200 Shore Excursion Credit
  • Drinks Package - Choose from a large selection of wine, beer, spirits and cocktails, plus non-alcoholic options like sodas, specialty coffees and more
  • Specialty Dining - Enhance your cruise with 2 nights of award-winning specialty dining at Pinnacle Grill, Canaletto or Tamarind.
  • Wi-Fi - Stay connected throughout your journey. Surf the web, use social media, check email and send messages to friends and family.

P​LUS when you book this cruise with Travel at 60 before 31 March receive up to US $375 onboard credit per cabin & reduced deposits!


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Nieuw Statendam

Neptune Suite & Pinnacle suite

With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses. The bathroom comes with a dual-sink vanity and some suites have a shower-only option while others provide a full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Signature Suite

These large, comfortable suites feature a spacious sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and one murphy bed for one person. The bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity and shower. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Vista Suite

With a teak-lined verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sitting area, these comfortable suites are filled with light. They include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses plus a shower with premium massage head and a refrigerator. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.


Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and shower with premium massage showerheads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.

Ocean View

These expansive staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.


Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown

Travel dates


1​7 September to 1 October 2023

  • Inside from $4,089 pp twin share / $6,995pp sole use*
  • Ocean view from $4,819 pp twin share / $8,455pp sole use*
  • Verandah from $5,329 pp twin share / $9,475pp sole use*
  • Vista Suite from $7,199 pp twin share*
  • S​ignature Suite from $10,199 pp twin share*
  • N​eptune Suite from $13,029 pp twin share*

Call our travel team on 1300 414 198 to learn more and request a quote.

*Note: Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and prices may fluctuate without notice



D​ay 1 - 17 Sep 2023- Depart Rome (Civitavecchia)- 5pm

Y​our departure from Rome is at 5pm this evening, be sure to walk in the footsteps of emperors, have coffee in Renaissance piazzas and see contemporary art all in one afternoon.

Your sightseeing time in Rome begins at the nearby port of Civitavecchia, a seaside town with roots that stretch back to the Etruscan era. Take note of the Forte Michelangelo (both Bramante and Michelangelo had a hand in its design), and the lungomare, a lively stretch along the sea with beach clubs, bars and restaurants.

Day 2 - 18 Sep 2023 -At Sea

A chance to relax and enjoy the onboard activities or relax by the pool and take in the stunning scenery.

D​ay 3 - 19 Sep 2023 - Katakolon 8:00am 5:00pm

The port of Katakolon is the gateway to the Peloponnese, one of Greece’s most intriguing and least well-known areas. Beyond the region’s famous site of ancient Olympia—one of the most treasured remnants of the classical world—the Peloponnese gets little of the glory given the Greek islands and Athens. And it deserves much more, as you’re about to discover.

Day 4 - 20 Sep 2023- Nafplion 8:00am 5:00pm (tender required)

Nafplion is one of the most beautiful towns in the eastern Peloponnese. It sits on the Argolic Gulf with the formidable Palamidi fortress standing over it, keeping a watchful eye out towards the sea. According to mythology, Nafplios, the son of Poseidon, founded Nafplion. The legends continue—the area reputedly played a hand in the Trojan War as well as the Argonaut expedition. Over the years, Nafplion was taken over by Frankish, Venetian and Turkish forces, and these influences are evident everywhere—in the medieval castles, the Ottoman fountains and especially in the neoclassical architecture.

Day 5 - 21 Sep 2023 - At Sea

Day 6 - 22 Sep 2023 -Alexandria (Cairo) 5:00am 8:00pm

Haggle for handcrafted jewellery 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. 

Day 7 - 23 Sep 2023 -At Sea

Day 8 - 24 Sep 2023 - Kusadasi (Ephesus) 7:00am 7:00pm

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.

Day 9 - 25 Sep 2023 - Cruising The Dardanelles

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. For this reason, the Dardanelles has, for millennia, been a strategic gateway for both the shipping trade and military campaigns to Istanbul and the Black Sea region. Cutting off trade and supplies through the Dardanelles has been a winning strategy for many civilizations—the Greeks, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, British, Russians and the Turks—all of whom have fought to gain power and control over this narrow strait.

Day 10 - 26 Sep 2023 -Istanbul 7:00am

Arriving in Istanbul, Turkey on board a ship is an unforgettable experience. The Bosphorus, dividing Europe and Asia, welcomes passengers with ocean breezes, soaring seagulls and—if you’re lucky—playful dolphins that frolic en route to the port. On deck is where the views of Istanbul’s best attractions await. 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. 

Day 11- 27 Sep Istanbul 4:00pm

Day 12 - 28 Sep Mykonos 12:00pm 11:00pm

A Mykonos cruise brings passengers to one of the most-visited islands of the Greece’s Cyclades. Once a playground for wealthy starlets, an aura of glamour lingers on Mykonos. Today, Mykonos caters to all types of travellers and there’s lots to see, do, and taste that’s accessible to us mere mortals. Mykonos cruise passengers are tendered straight into Old Town or water taxi in from the nearby Mykonos cruise port. 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. 

Day 13 - 29 Sep Thira (Santorini) 7:00am 11:00pm - Tender required

Santorini, the jewel in the crown of Greece's Cyclades, is best known as the island with the giant volcanic caldera at its heart. All but the largest ships can anchor here in this stunningly scenic bay. Cruise visitors who come for an afternoon or a day can immerse themselves in the art, food and legendary wines of this island that some believe may have been the site of the lost civilization of Atlantis. On Santorini you can do as Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, would do and sample the island's wonderful wines or play Indiana Jones and explore the archaeological treasures of ancient Thera. Santorini's pleasures will likely leave you with a taste for more and planning your return. 

Day 14 - 30 Sep Piraeus (Athens) 7:00am

No modern metropolis is more steeped in myth than Athens, Greece. From the gritty port of Piraeus—gateway to Greece’s fabled isles—to the Parthenon—eternal symbol of Western civilization—Athens has attracted adventurers and classicists for centuries. 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.

Day 15 - 1 Oct Piraeus (Athens) 6:00am - disembarkation.


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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

*Wave Offer: Unless otherwise noted, all elements of the Wave Offer (“Offer”) are available only on Summer 2023–Winter/Spring 2024 cruises/cruisetours and exclude Grand Voyages and any voyage lasting 5 days or less (“Eligible Cruises”) booked between 14 December 2022 and is extended until 31  March  2023 (“Booking Period”). Up to 25% off launch fares is based on the cruise-only launch fare (at the time the fare was first made available for purchase) and includes Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses. Once this promotion ends, fares may revert to a higher fare but also may be discounted. Wave Offer has no cash value, is subject to availability, is capacity controlled, may be modified or withdrawn at any time, is available for new bookings only, is not combinable with any other discounts, and is neither transferable nor refundable. Entire Offer ends 28 February 2023. Europe Collectors’ Voyage discount of up to 20% off is applied to the sum of the two applicable sailings. Kids Cruise Free: Guests ages 18 and under (“children”) are eligible to travel free (Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are included) when booked as a 3rd and/or 4th guest on select 2023 and 2024 cruises. Limit up to two free children per eligible booking. Kids Cruise Free rates are available only when booked with promotion code Z3* with a 1st/2nd guest booking with promotion code VV*. Reduced Deposit is a reduced per-person booking deposit available on new bookings only on select cruises and cruisetours booked outside of the final payment date. Balance is due on final payment due date, 90 days prior to sailing (unless otherwise stated). Offer is available only on select cruises and cruisetours unless sold out or otherwise withdrawn. Standard refund and cancellation conditions apply. Onboard Credit Kicker through this offer is available in the following amounts: US$100 per person (US$200 per stateroom) for guests booked on a 6- to 9-day cruise; US$150 per person (US$300 per stateroom) for guests booked on an Alaska cruisetour or 10- to 20-day cruise; US$200 per person (US$400 per stateroom) for guests booked on a 21+ day cruise. Limit: One (1) Onboard Credit per guest. Onboard Credit is in USD, is neither refundable nor transferable, and has no cash value. Onboard Credit expires at the end of the Eligible Cruise and may not be used in the Casino or on any other specified fees or items. Onboard Credit Kicker offer ends 31 March 2023. Ships’ Registry: The Netherlands. To be read in conjunction with the Holland America Line Cruise Contract, available at, by which guests will be bound. Whilst all information is correct at time of publication, offers are subject to change or withdrawal. Carnival plc trading as Carnival Australia ABN 23 107 998 443 as agent for Holland America Line. Terms and conditions available at