12 Night Kryssning till Grekland, Turkiet och Israel med övernattning i Aten på Odyssey of the Seas från Rome, Civitavecchia, Italy Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey, Celsus Library Close Up
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12 Night Kryssning till Grekland, Turkiet och Israel med övernattning i Aten
Itinerary Overview
Explore Odyssey of the Seas
Day 1 - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Day 2 - cruising
Day 3 - Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete
Day 4 - cruising
Day 5 - Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel
Day 6 - Haifa, Israel
Day 7 - cruising
Day 8 - Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
Day 9 - 10 - Athens, Greece
Day 11 - cruising
Day 12 - Naples / Capri, Italy
Day 13 - Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
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Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey, Celsus Library Close Up
Close up view of the Celsus Library pillars in Ephesus, Turkey
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12 Night Kryssning till Grekland, Turkiet och Israel med övernattning i Aten

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Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
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Odyssey of the Seas
Dag Hamn
1
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Avgår vid 5:00 PM
2
cruising
Dag till havs
3
Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete
Från 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
4
cruising
Dag till havs
5
Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel
Från 8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
6
Haifa, Israel
Från 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7
cruising
Dag till havs
8
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
Från 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9 - 10
Athens, Greece
Från Day 9 , 8:00 AM - Dag 10 , 5:00 PM
11
cruising
Dag till havs
12
Naples / Capri, Italy
Från 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
13
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Anländer till 5:00 AM
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Odyssey of the Seas Aerial View of Skypad Flowrider
Odyssey of the Seas Aerial View of Skypad Flowride
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Odyssey of the Seas
Det är dags att se hur långt ditt äventyr kan ta dig. Låt oss presentera det nyaste Royal Caribbean®-kryssningsfartyget – Odyssey of the Seas℠. Upplev spänning på Sky Pad® eller njut i solen på ett nydesignat pooldäck med semesterortsstil som ger dig en ö-känsla runt poolen. Lek på en helt ny nivå på SeaPlex®, med radiobilar, självlysande lasertag och VR-spel, eller koppla av och njut av all action från ovan i vår Playmakers℠ Sports Bar & Arcade. Upplev Europas ikoniska städer med förlängda stopp i hamnar på varje kryssning eller utforska varje hörn av Karibien med diverse resrutter till de västra, östra och södra öarna. Från bog till akter och från St. Thomas till Santorini är det häftigare världen över på nya Odyssey of the Seas℠ som lättar ankar i april 2021 i Europa och som kryssar från Fort Lauderdale från och med november 2021.

NYTT PÅ ÖVRE DÄCK

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MÄNGDER AV NYA RÄTTER

Förbered dina smaklökar för en kulinarisk resa. Nya Odyssey of the Seas℠ är redo att tillfredsställa alla smaklökar och alla sug. Känn smaken av autentisk trattoria-mat med en modern twist i nya Giovanni’s℠ Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar. Njut av klassiker och iskalla drycker i Playmakers℠ Sports Bar & Arcade. På Wonderland kan du uppleva fantasifulla rätter som får dig att förundras. Provsmaka favoriter från Fjärran östern, från het teppanyaki som tillagas vid ditt bord till handrullad sushi som smakar bättre än alla på land.

SEMESTER MED TID FÖR ALLT

Få ut mesta möjliga av din tur med ett plask på vårt pooldäck med semesterortskänsla som har nydesignats för Odyssey of the Seas℠. Däcket ger dig en ö-känsla och har dessutom fyra bubbelpooler. Gå på upptäcktsfärd med alla dina vänner 100 meter över havet på North Star®. Och förändra din syn på nattliv med en show på Two70®. Det är så här du kopplar av, fast på ett annat sätt.

Dag 1: Rome, Italy

Dag 1
Rome
Civitavecchia, Italy
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Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Colosseum
View of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy
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Rome
Avgår vid 5:00 PM
With 28 centuries of celebrated history, Rome holds the edge when it comes to unrivaled adventures. The city that sparked the world’s largest empire is very much alive today with a jumble of ancient ruins, world-renowned art and vivacious street culture. Here you can live la dolce vita, recalling the glory days of Ancient Rome and twirling forks full of pasta in a trattoria. Ride past centuries-old basilicas in a three-wheeled Ape Calessino, or stand in awe of paintings by Italian masters at Villa Borghese. Whether it’s Vatican City’s spiritual allure, Trastevere’s backstreet charms, or the Colosseum’s embattled legacy— The Eternal City endures with endless adventures.
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Pantheon
The Pantheon in Rome, Italy

ANCIENT AND AMAZING

Walk through the heart of Ancient Rome. Start at the Colosseum, an enormous arena where gladiators once battled. Then meander around the Roman Forum’s timeworn ruins, past crumbling temples and basilicas. See where emperors lived on Palatine Hill— and enjoy an up-close view of the 2,000-year-old, well-preserved Pantheon church.
Insider tip
The train ride between Civitavecchia and Rome is approximately 80 minutes each way.
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Piazza Navona
A fountain in Piazza Navona in Italy

ADVENTURE SQUARED

Roam around Rome’s piazzas, as each offers a unique perspective. Dine al fresco in Piazza Navona and climb The Spanish Steps in Piazza di Spagna. Wander cobbled alleys in bustling Trastevere and browse Campo de’ Fiori’s artisan stalls. Be sure to toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain for good measure.
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, Statues
Statues in the Vatican Museum

SACRED SPACES

Explore the Vatican Museums’ extraordinary collection of tapestries and classical statues. Step inside the Sistine Chapel and be awed by Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes. Then enter St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the world’s largest churches, to stand under its enormous sky-piercing dome.
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, Pizza and pasta
Pizza, pasta, and antipasta on a table in Rome

LOCAL CUISINE

Romans live to eat, whether it’s family-style or in a sidewalk café. For an authentic taste of Cucina Romana, try carciofi alla Romana (braised artichokes) or spaghetti alla carbonara. Enjoy panino (stuffed sandwiches) or thin-crusted Roman pizza. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a scoop of gelato. Then finish the night with a glass of white wine from the surrounding Lazio region.
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, Colosseum Vatican Models
Minitature models of the Colosseum and Vatican

SHOPPING

Street stalls throughout the city are your best bet for souvenirs. Via Condotti offers a string of couture Italian designers. Browse artist studios along Via Margutta, or the indie artisan retailers of the Monti neighborhood. Porta Portese is the city’s largest flea market— and La Rinascente, the first department store.

Dag 2: cruising

Dag 2
cruising
Till sjöss
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North Star Lounge Chairs
North Star Lounge Chairs in the Upper Deck
SKRÄDDARSYDDA NÖJEN
Splashaway Boy Sliding Smiling
Splashaway Boy Sliding Smiling

Splashaway Bay℠

The fun comes in gallons. This bigger, better kids aqua park features slides, water cannons, waterfalls and more. And when the drench bucket gets full, everyone gets wet.
Ripcord by iFly by Night
Guest Enjoying the iFly at Night

RipCord® by iFLY®

There’s no rush in the world like skydiving — and on the RipCord® by iFLY® simulator you can feel the freedom of freefall without even leaving the deck.
Exterior SkyPad Onboard Cruise Activity
An exterior view of the Skypad, yellow virtual bungee jumping ball, onboard only Royal Caribbean cruises

Sky Pad®

Strap in, put on your virtual reality headset and soar high into the sky for gravity-defying fun at Sky Pad®. Whether you’re smashing candies in a sugar-coated world or traveling light years into the future — this brand-new bungee trampoline experience opens up a whole new universe of possibility.
Girl Trying the Circus School
Girl Trapeze at the Circus School

Trapeze School

Within SeaPlex®, a cutting edge indoor activity space, the complimentary Trapeze School offers lessons you’ll flip for.

Dag 3: Iraklion, Crete

Dag 3
Iraklion
Heraklion, Crete
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Greece Crete Matala Beach Caves
Greece Crete Matala Beach Caves
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Iraklion
Från 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Whether you visit Heraklion, Crete to admire the remains of an ancient civilization or simply to soak in the rays on some of the best beaches in Europe, the city is guaranteed to delight and amaze you. Visiting the 3,000-year-old Palace of Knossos is like traveling back to the time of the Minoans, while exploring the Venetian-era Koules Fortress will allow you to learn about history while taking in sweeping coastal vistas. Crete's coast is also magnificent. You can sun yourself on Amoudara Beach during the day, then watch the sunset from horseback as you ride down Karteros Beach.
Greece Crete Old Walls Knossos Heraklion
Greece Crete Old Walls Knossos Heraklion

Discover 3,000 Years of History

Crete has been inhabited for thousands of years and you can dig into all of this history, sometimes literally. The museum inside the Minoan-era Palace of Knossos has archaeological exhibitions, and sights like the Morosini Fountain and St. Titus Church depict more traditional Greco-Roman architecture.
Insider tip
If you need a ride somewhere, using a ridesharing app rather than a taxi can help avoid language difficulties.
Greece Crete Beach Amoudara
Greece Crete Beach Amoudara

Get a Timeless Tan

Grab a spot on Amoudara, a beach located right in the city center where you can also enjoy a glass of Cretan wine or a light meal. Whether you stay on shore or beat the heat with a dip in the crystalline waters, spending time on the beaches of Heraklion, Crete makes for a perfect day.
Insider tip
Crete looks small on the map, but traversing the island from east to west can take hours. Don't travel too far from Heraklion if you have limited time in the area.
Greece Crete Island Karteros Beach
Greece Crete Island Karteros Beach

Enjoy an Active Beach Day

Who says a day at the beach in Heraklion has to be lazy? While horseback rides on the beaches of suburban Karteros are often enjoyed at sunset, they're fun any time of day. Or try scaling the sheer limestone wall that rises behind the beach for even more heart-pounding fun.
Greece Crete Dakos Traditional Cuisine
Greece Crete Dakos Traditional Cuisine

Local Cuisine

Come to Crete with an empty stomach! Start with a light Cretan salad, which is made with juicy, locally grown tomatoes, soft cheese from the island's sheep and famous Cretan olive oil, then move on to sumptuous gamopilafo, or "wedding rice," which pairs creamy lemon-butter rice with fall-off-the-bone lamb or goat meat.
Greece Crete Ceramic Dishes Local Shopping
Greece Crete Ceramic Dishes Local Shopping

Shopping

Visit Meidani Square, where locals shop for fragrant spices and colorful vegetables. You'll find Cretan handicrafts at the large open-air market, including "pithoi" ceramics and traditional leather boots. (Before buying any food to bring back with you, be sure you've read your ship's rules about what's allowed onboard.)

Dag 4: cruising

Dag 4
cruising
Till sjöss
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Crusted scallops - Giovanni's Table
Oven baked almond crusted scallops w/red bell pepper pesto served at Giovanni's Table. Cruise fine dining Italian Restaurant
LÅT SMAKFESTEN BÖRJA
Navigator of the Seas Couple Eating
Navigator of the Seas Couple Eating and Drinking a Beer

Playmakers℠ Bar & Arcade

With a menu of game-day favorites and icy-cold draughts on tap, anything you order at Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade is a winner. And while you’re working on a signature Playmakers Burger or the five-scoop Touchdown Sundae, you can catch your home team live on dozens of screens or face off against your friends in the arcade.
Symphony of the Seas El Loco Fresh Mexican Bowl
Woman Squeezing Lime to her Mexican Bowl

El Loco Fresh®

Give your taste buds something to go wild over. El Loco Fresh® serves up Mexican fare that's insanely delicious. With classic mole sauce and tangy salsa verde topping beef burritos, carnitas and more, it's a fiesta of flavor from south of the border. The craziest thing about it is just how good it is.
Spectrum of the Seas Teppanyaki Hibachi
Teppanyaki Hibachi Eating Stations

Teppanyaki

At Teppanyaki, expert chefs elevate cooking to a performance art form — and you’ve got front row seats to the show. Enjoy authentic Far East flavors prepared right at your table and served up with a sizzle, from succulent seafood to top-grade steaks seared to perfection.
Chef's Table Appetizer
An appetizer at Chef's Table on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship

Chef's Table

Welcome to Chef’s Table, the most exclusive and elevated dining experience on our fleet. Join an intimate group of fellow foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. You’ll sit down to a white tablecloth dinner spotlighting five exquisite courses that range from scallop carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, to grilled filet mignon served with truffle potato puree — each expertly paired with the perfect wine to highlight every flavor on the menu.

Dag 5: Jerusalem, Israel

Dag 5
Jerusalem
Ashdod, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel Panoramic View Domes
A panoramic view of Jerusalem, Israel seeing the entire city with religious domes and stoned small buildings
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Jerusalem
Från 8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
After you arrive at the port at Ashdod, it's a one-hour drive to Jerusalem, the city sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians alike. Enter the Old City through one of the eight gates, built in the early 16th century by the Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent — see the ferocious-looking animal carvings of the Lion's Gate or the flower rosettes carved above Herod's Gate. Cruise to Jerusalem and take in the smell of Arabian coffee, incense and spices at one of the markets of the Old City as you venture to the historic Wailing Wall. Enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and see its ornate shrines and austere icons. Then, head to the nearby Dome of the Rock, with its distinctive gold dome and traditional Islamic geometric designs.
Jerusalem, Israel Dome of the Rock Mosque
The Dome of the Rock Mosque with a golden dome and mosaic tiles in Jerusalem, Israel

Houses of the Holy

Head to the Temple Mount, an large public space sacred to all three monotheist religions. Visit the iconic gold-plated Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, built in 705 AD. The plaza is surrounded by walls, including the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site. Tourists and pilgrims alike write prayers on pieces of paper and crumple them into the crevices of the wall.
Insider tip
Check the opening hours before your visits, especially during Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath that begins on Fridays at sunset.
Jerusalem, Israel Old Church
Church of the Holy Sepulchre made out of stones with a blue dome and cross over it with blue skies in Jerusalem, Israel

Join the Pilgrims

Join the pilgrims to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of Christianity's most sacred sites. It is believed by many Christians that the church that stands today was built on the spot where Jesus' resurrection occurred. It was built in 335, destroyed in 1009 and gradually rebuilt. When you enter the sanctuary, take in the smell of frankincense and the contemplative candlelight.
Insider tip
Dress modestly — no bare legs, shoulders or backs — if you would like to visit a church, mosque or synagogue.
Jerusalem, Israel Holocaust Sculpture
The Holocaust Sculpture with broken columns coming out of the ground in Jerusalem, Israel

Powerful Memorial

Yad Vashem, an 18-hectare site, is Israel's official memorial to the 6 million Jews who perished during World War II. Photos of those killed completely cover one of the ceilings. There is a collection of works created in ghettos and camps, and an eternal flame burns near a crypt containing the ashes of the victims.
Jerusalem, Israel Pita Bread Israeli Salad
A warm toasted pita bread topped with eggplant, tzaziki sauce, and israeli salad

Local Cuisine

The culinary scene is a creative mixture of cuisines from Jerusalem's countless immigrants. Enjoy some hummus with bread, falafel, kebab, shawarma or other Middle Eastern fare in the Old City during your Jerusalem cruise. For Mediterranean-style eateries, go to Jaffa Gate where you can find a bounty of street vendors selling local fare like burekas, a flaky pastry filled with savor cheese and vegetables.
Jerusalem, Israel Ceramic Plates Souvenirs
Blue painted ceramic plates sold at souvenir shops at Arab bazaar in Jerusalem

Shopping

Browse the arcade with art boutiques at Cardo in the Old City. In the Muslim Quarter and Mahane Yehuda Market, you'll find Arabic ceramics, embroidery, coffee, spices and sweets. For hand-stitched clothing and bags from a collective of West Bank women go to the Bint Al Balad Workshop and Cafe on HaAhim Pereire St.

Dag 6: Haifa, Israel

Dag 6
Haifa
Israel
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Haifa, Israel Holy Places
View from above of the Bahai Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee
Att göra i
Haifa
Från 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Set on the slopes of Mount Carmel, Haifa is Israel's Mediterranean oasis. Stroll around the smart German Colony, with its restored streets settled in the 1860s lined with restaurants, cafes and art galleries. Continue toward the tropical Bah'ai Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and take a meditative walk around the 19 different terraced gardens. Cruise to Haifa, Israel and visit the Shrine of the Bab, with its striking golden dome composed of 12,000 tiles. For even better views, climb up to the Viewing Balcony to look down on the shrine and out toward the Mediterranean Sea. Perhaps it's time to relax on the beach now? Pop down to Bat Galim for windsurfing or a stroll along the boardwalk.
Haifa, Israel Shrine of the bab
Shrine of the Bab and lower terraces at the Bahai World Center in Haifa, Israel

Better in Bab

Visit the Shrine of the Bab, a pilgrimage site built in 1953. It's said to hold the remains of the Bab, the spiritual predecessor to the Baha'i faith's prophet Baha'ullah. Canadian architect William Sutherland Maxwell unified Middle Eastern and European styles here. Then, visit the symmetric Baha'i Gardens with their 19 steep terraces.
Insider tip
There are banks in Hadar and around Carmel Center where you can get the local currency, New Israeli Shekel (NIS).
Haifa, Israel Cable Car
Three cable cars in Haifa, Israel

Star of the Sea

Take the cable car up to Mt Carmel (546 meters) and enjoy the magnificent views. Visit the Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery, Latin for "Star of the Sea." Admire the church's beautifully painted ceiling and dome. Stretching back to the Crusader era, the monks originally inhabited the mountain caves.
Insider tip
Make sure the cab driver uses the meter or negotiate a price before you get in a taxi.
Haifa, Israel Typical House German Colony
A typical house from the German colony surrounded by trees and flower beds in Haifa, Israel

Romantic Quarter

Stroll around the picturesque, restored German Colony at the foot of the Baha'i Gardens. German Templars who came to establish a Christian community here built the houses in the 19th century. Cruise to Israel to admire the pretty stone houses, browse the little shops, and meet the locals in the lively cafes.
Insider tip
Dress modestly if you want to visit the Shrine of the Bab or a church.
Haifa, Israel Shawarma Falafel
Traditional Israeli shawarma and falafel with fried eggplant

Local Cuisine

Fill up for your Haifa adventure with some burekas, a crispy phyllo dough pastry often filled with vegetables, spices and cheese. Enjoy Middle Eastern fare like falafel wraps slathered in tahini sauce or lamb shawarma brightened up with herbaceous parsley in the Wadi Nisnas or Hadar neighborhoods. For desert, taste sweet baklava, with layers of flaky pastry and pistachio sweetened with honey, or knefah, a light cheesecake soaked in sweet syrup.
Haifa, Israel Ceramic Plates
Ceramic plates and other souvenirs in the flea markets in Haifa, Israel

Shopping

Haifa's largest shopping mall is the Grand Canyon and includes over 200 designer and boutique shops. In the Haifa Flea Market, you can find vintage and secondhand items, including handmade silver and gold jewelry. During your Israel cruise, look for decorative plates and ceramics hand-painted with traditional geometric patterns or Holy Land-themed designs.

Dag 7: cruising

Dag 7
cruising
Till sjöss
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Bottles in front of the Bionic Bar
Bottles at the Bionic Bar
KVÄLLAR DU ALDRIG SKA GLÖMMA
Two70 Starwater Show
Dancer and Singers Performing on the Starwater Show

Two70®

By day, it's an open area living room with panoramic views through windows two decks high. By night, the lights go down, the windows become screens and the space comes alive with aerialists, robots and much more. This is Two70® — a place that can take you anyplace.
Music Hall
Music Hall

Music Hall

The set list is always changing at Music Hall. Get a front row view from anywhere on the dance floor while cover bands rock like the real thing — or take in the scene in an intimate hideaway corner with your favorite cocktails. This is the premier place for live music lovers.
Lime and Coconut Bartender Cocktails
Lime and Coconut Bartender Cocktails

The Lime and Coconut®

The search for your favorite island bar is over. The Lime and Coconut® turns the vacay vibes way, way up with DJs, live music and two bars serving all your favorite poolside cocktails — including the signature Lime & Coconut. And when the sun goes down, this pool bar just might be the hottest spot onboard.
Boleros Entrance
Interiors, Allure, Allure of the Seas,Bolero, Boleros, Lounge,

Boleros

Whether you’re stopping by for an after dinner drink or joining the salsa-stepping party, nighttime sizzles at Boleros. This Latin-themed club serves up Cuban mojitos, Brazilian capirinhas, and your favorite classic cocktails to the sound of a six-piece band playing salsa, cumbia, merengue and samba.

Dag 8: Ephesus, Turkey

Dag 8
Ephesus
Kusadasi, Turkey
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Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey, Ancient Celsus Library
The ruins of the ancient Celsus Library in Ephesus, Turkey
Att göra i
Ephesus
Från 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
The UNESCO World Heritage ruins of Ephesus impress even those familiar with the world's other ancient cities. Though excavations have been underway for 150 years, only 20 percent of the city has been uncovered. Check out the the Celsus Library — built in 117 A.D., the site is made up of towering columns highlighted by the statue of the goddess of wisdom. Cruises to Ephesus will give you a taste of Turkish life by strolling the seafront promenade and the bustling city center. Walk Marble Street, paved with actual marble slabs, which takes you from downtown to the Temple of Artemis — you can still see one lone remaining column from this wonder of the ancient world.
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey, Library of Celsus
A close up view of the Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Turkey

Window Into Ancient Life

Don't miss the Library of Celsus or the Scholastica Baths — their dozen ancient marble toilets are a unique sight from antiquity. Consider buying the extra ticket to see Ephesus' Terraced Houses. Not only are they shaded, but you get a sense of what ancient life was like and can see the restoration work in progress.
Insider tip
Ephesus' excavated section is in a 1.5-square-mile area; you'll need good walking shoes.
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey, Home of the Virgin Mary
The home of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus, Turkey

Set Your Sights on Seluk

Walk from Ephesus' Lower Gate to the village of Seluk, where you can visit what's said to be the burial site of John the Apostle at the Basilica of St. John. You'll also find the remains of the Temple of Artemis. About five miles from here lies the House of the Virgin Mary, which traditions holds as the last place she lived.
Insider tip
The sun reflects strongly both from above and off the white marble streets. Bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water.
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey, Homemade Carpets
Homemade carpets on a cart

Haggle for a Turkish Carpet

Stroll the seaside promenade in Kusadasi to catch a cooling breeze. Shop for souvenirs like carpets and spices in the bazaar near the port. Vendors will encourage you to sample their wares and will offer tea to serious carpet buyers. You can also visit Pigeon Island for views from the Byzantine castle once used by pirates during your Turkey cruise.
Insider tip
When negotiating in the market, make sure you're serious about buying — it's considered rude to bargain for items you're not going to buy.
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey, Lamb Kebob
Two lamb kebobs on a black plate

Local Cuisine

Most visitors will have tried sis kebab (grilled meat on a skewer) and doner kebab (meat shaved from a vertical skewer) before arriving in Turkey. Lamb is popular for both. Be sure to try kofte, spiced lamb or beef meatballs served with yogurt dipping sauce. Have a few meze (appetizers) to get your vegetable fix — great options include grilled eggplant salad and cicek dolmasi, fried squash flowers stuffed with raisins and rice.
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey, Colorful Pottery
An assortment of colorful pottery in Turkey

Shopping

The Kusadasi bazaar is naturally the place to go for shopping. A Turkish blue eye, meant to ward off the evil eye, makes a great souvenir. Also consider a traditional Turkish kilim (a woven carpet) or a more luxurious knotted carpet. Cruise to Ephesus and look for handmade tiles and pottery in the Iznik design, with floral-inspired geometric patterns. Prices are negotiable, and the first offer by the vendor will be at least double what you should pay.

Dag 9 - 10: Athens, Greece

Dag 9 - 10
Athens
Greece
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Athens (Piraeus), Greece, Acropolis and Pathenon
View of the Parthenon atop the Acropolis in Athens, Greece
Att göra i
Athens
Från Day 9 , 8:00 AM - Dag 10 , 5:00 PM
Athens offers a looking glass back in time into Greece's powerful ancient civilization. Art lovers, epicureans and history buffs will be delighted by the ancient ruins, museums and tavernas of this picturesque town. Just 10 minutes from the port, you'll find the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, filled with sculptures from the Bronze Age to the Romans. Walk to the Zea Harbour to discover how the Hellenic Maritime Museum will bring to life the grandeur of ancient Greece's naval capacities. Jump onboard an Athens cruise and relax at the small harbor of Mikrolimano, enjoying a meal of grilled octopus and chilled white wine at a small restaurant overlooking the sea.
Athens (Piraeus), Greece, Agia Triada Church
The Agia Triada church in Greece

Take Me to Church

The Agia Triada is one of the finest examples of Byzantine-style churches in Greece. The Church of St. Nicholas, which overlooks the port, has a magnificent interior filled with orthodox icons, frescoes and sculptures.
Insider tip
The yellow trolley bus (number 20) will take you from the port to Passalimani, going through Castella and ending at the Metro station.
Athens (Piraeus), Greece, Mikrolimano Harbour
Mikrolimano harbour in Greece

Mediterranean Romance

Part of the Castella district, Mikrolimano is the smallest and most picturesque port of Athens, making it perfect for a romantic afternoon. Take a leisurely stroll along the promenade to take in the amazing views, then settle in a cafe or taverna for some fresh seafood or a refreshing drink with your cruise to Athens.
Insider tip
Traffic can be chaotic, so be cautious at all times.
Athens (Piraeus), Greece. Decorative Vases
Various decorative Greek vases

Boats and the Bronze Age

The Naval Museum has exhibits that present ship building from ancient times to the present day. You will be fascinated by the Neosoikoi, the archaeological remains of the ship sheds where local craftsmen maintained and repaired the boats. Art lovers will have plenty to see at the Piraeus Archaeological Museum, from Bronze Age sculptures to classical Hellenistic pottery.
Athens (Piraeus), Greece, Grilled Octopus
Grilled octopus on a white plate with a lemon on the side

Local Cuisine

Try the local dishes prepared with sun-ripened tomatoes, eggplant, bell peppers and fresh seafood like mussels and grilled octopus. Look for trovolia, a typical fresh cheese to savor with marinated olives. Ask for recommendations on local wines — the most common white is lively, floral and aromatic Moschofilero, while the red of choice is Xinomavro, an indigenous grape with a bold, complex flavor.
Athens (Piraeus), Greece, Greek Souvenirs
An assortment of Greek souvenirs such as helmets and sculptures

Shopping

You may want to bring back home some of the typical liquors such as the anise-flavored Ouzo or the strong Tsipouro. Greek olives, spices and capers can be vacuumed-packed, making for convenient souvenirs. Look for locally made leather sandals, pottery and hand-painted ceramics. You'll find most shops in the Psyri district, not far from the Acropolis during your Athens cruise.

Dag 11: cruising

Dag 11
cruising
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North Star Lounge Chairs
North Star Lounge Chairs in the Upper Deck
SKRÄDDARSYDDA NÖJEN
Splashaway Boy Sliding Smiling
Splashaway Boy Sliding Smiling

Splashaway Bay℠

The fun comes in gallons. This bigger, better kids aqua park features slides, water cannons, waterfalls and more. And when the drench bucket gets full, everyone gets wet.
Ripcord by iFly by Night
Guest Enjoying the iFly at Night

RipCord® by iFLY®

There’s no rush in the world like skydiving — and on the RipCord® by iFLY® simulator you can feel the freedom of freefall without even leaving the deck.
Exterior SkyPad Onboard Cruise Activity
An exterior view of the Skypad, yellow virtual bungee jumping ball, onboard only Royal Caribbean cruises

Sky Pad®

Strap in, put on your virtual reality headset and soar high into the sky for gravity-defying fun at Sky Pad®. Whether you’re smashing candies in a sugar-coated world or traveling light years into the future — this brand-new bungee trampoline experience opens up a whole new universe of possibility.
Girl Trying the Circus School
Girl Trapeze at the Circus School

Trapeze School

Within SeaPlex®, a cutting edge indoor activity space, the complimentary Trapeze School offers lessons you’ll flip for.

Dag 12: Naples / Capri, Italy

Dag 12
Naples / Capri
Italy
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Naples - Capri, Italy, Aerial View
An aerial view of Capri
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Naples / Capri
Från 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
With a skyline defined by towering Mount Vesuvis, Naples is a bustling Italian city brimming with beauty. Experience its rich neoclassical architecture at sites like Gesu Nuovo Church, with its lavish interior adorned with detailed frescoes, statues and gold inlay. Go even deeper into history at the San Gennaro catacombs, where Naples' first bishops were buried in the second century A.D. Walk along the Miglio Sacro ("Holy Mile") and people-watch your way through the cafes and shops of the Sanita district with a zuccherato (sweetened espresso) in hand. Jump onboard a Naples cruise and take the short bus ride to the base of Mount Vesuvius — it's an easy 20- to 30-minute hike will take you to the summit — and tour the ruins of Pompeii afterward.
Naples - Capri, Italy, Catacombs of San Gennaro
The Catacombs of San Gennaro in Italy

Go Underground

Interested in getting up close and personal with Naples' past residents? Head underground to visit the Catacombs of San Gennaro. These historic burial places are the oldest in the city and the largest in all of Southern Italy. Spend some time wandering around the different rooms to see how the rooms where the wealthy and poor were buried.
Insider tip
You won't be able to visit the Catacombs of San Gennaro without a guided tour, so be sure to book yours well in advanced.
Naples - Capri, Italy, Gesu Nuovo interior
The interior of the Gesu Nuovo in Italy

Church Bells Ring

Naples' churches are a great way to tour its architectural treasures, and most of them are concentrated in the old town center. Check out San Domenico Maggiore, with its impressive gold-gilded ceiling and interior. Inside Sansevero Chapel, you'll find a number of impressive Baroque statues and classical art. And don't miss the beautiful frescoes and peaceful vibe of Gesu Nuovo Church during your Capri cruise.
Insider tip
Wear comfortable shoes; you'll be doing a lot of walking over cobblestones while in the city.
Naples - Capri, Italy, Margherita pizza
A margherita pizza in Naples, Italy

Local Cuisine

Neopolitan-style pizza is Naples culinary gem. Grab a seat at L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele, which has been serving up pizza since 1870, and order a slice of simple, classic margherita, topped with fresh basil, tomato sauce and local mozzarella di fiore. Cruise to Naples and head to Friggitoria Vomero for the town's best arancini — gooey, fried spheres of rice and cheese — or panzarotti, a mini-calzone stuffed with mozzarella, tomato and other ingredients like spinach or ham.
Naples - Capri, Italy, Traditional pots
Traditional pots at a shop in Italy

Shopping

Head to Via Toledo, the longest shopping street in Naples, which offers small boutiques and a huge department store. Continue down the road to Galleria Umberto I, a beautiful shopping gallery for some high-end souvenirs such as silk scarves and leather shoes to take back home.

Dag 13: Rome, Italy

Dag 13
Rome
Civitavecchia, Italy
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Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Roman Forum
The Roman Forum in Rome, Italy
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Rome
Anländer till 5:00 AM
With 28 centuries of celebrated history, Rome holds the edge when it comes to unrivaled adventures. The city that sparked the world’s largest empire is very much alive today with a jumble of ancient ruins, world-renowned art and vivacious street culture. Here you can live la dolce vita, recalling the glory days of Ancient Rome and twirling forks full of pasta in a trattoria. Ride past centuries-old basilicas in a three-wheeled Ape Calessino, or stand in awe of paintings by Italian masters at Villa Borghese. Whether it’s Vatican City’s spiritual allure, Trastevere’s backstreet charms, or the Colosseum’s embattled legacy— The Eternal City endures with endless adventures.
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Pantheon
The Pantheon in Rome, Italy

ANCIENT AND AMAZING

Walk through the heart of Ancient Rome. Start at the Colosseum, an enormous arena where gladiators once battled. Then meander around the Roman Forum’s timeworn ruins, past crumbling temples and basilicas. See where emperors lived on Palatine Hill— and enjoy an up-close view of the 2,000-year-old, well-preserved Pantheon church.
Insider tip
Conservative attire (no tank tops or shorts) is required when visiting Rome’s religious sites.
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Piazza Navona
A fountain in Piazza Navona in Italy

ADVENTURE SQUARED

Roam around Rome’s piazzas, as each offers a unique perspective. Dine al fresco in Piazza Navona and climb The Spanish Steps in Piazza di Spagna. Wander cobbled alleys in bustling Trastevere and browse Campo de’ Fiori’s artisan stalls. Be sure to toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain for good measure.
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, Statues
Statues in the Vatican Museum

SACRED SPACES

Explore the Vatican Museums’ extraordinary collection of tapestries and classical statues. Step inside the Sistine Chapel and be awed by Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes. Then enter St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the world’s largest churches, to stand under its enormous sky-piercing dome.
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, Pizza and pasta
Pizza, pasta, and antipasta on a table in Rome

LOCAL CUISINE

Romans live to eat, whether it’s family-style or in a sidewalk café. For an authentic taste of Cucina Romana, try carciofi alla Romana (braised artichokes) or spaghetti alla carbonara. Enjoy panino (stuffed sandwiches) or thin-crusted Roman pizza. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a scoop of gelato. Then finish the night with a glass of white wine from the surrounding Lazio region.
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, Colosseum Vatican Models
Minitature models of the Colosseum and Vatican

SHOPPING

Street stalls throughout the city are your best bet for souvenirs. Via Condotti offers a string of couture Italian designers. Browse artist studios along Via Margutta, or the indie artisan retailers of the Monti neighborhood. Porta Portese is the city’s largest flea market— and La Rinascente, the first department store.

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