Get On Board: Why Our 7 Night Idyllic Aegean Cruise Should Be On Your 2019 Travel Bucket List

The Greek islands are among the most beautiful on the planet, and it’s safe to say that most people have at least a few of them on their travel bucket list.


The Greek islands are among the most beautiful on the planet, and it’s safe to say that most people have at least a few of them on their travel bucket list. From fabulous cuisine and incredible beaches to dramatic landscapes and amazing sightseeing, each island has its own allure and offers a truly unique vacation experience. So instead of picking just one to visit this summer, why not go on a cruise that takes you to multiple ports? That’s right. Choose our 7-Night Idyllic Aegean Cruise, and you'll get to explore a bunch of must-visit destinations in just one trip.


Our Idyllic Aegean Cruise calls at four Greek gems and one Turkish jewel, including Mykonos, Milos, Santorini, Heraklion in Crete, and Kusadasi on Turkey’s western Aegean coast. This means you’ll not only be able to enjoy an unforgettable Greek island hopping adventure but you’ll also get to discover Kusadasi, the gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus. And as the cruise begins and ends at the port of Piraeus in Athens, you can venture into the capital of Greece to explore its many historical monuments, famous landmarks, and impressive museums – meaning this week-long cruise enables you to tick SIX unforgettable destinations off your bucket list!

But, wait a minute. It gets even better. The itinerary also includes overnight stops at Mykonos and Santorini to allow you to spend more time enjoying all of the wonderful things these mesmerizing destinations have to offer. Both islands are blessed with whitewashed towns, glorious beaches, historical sites, and some superb sunset-viewing areas, and you can choose to explore them for yourself or join our guided excursions. When it comes to nightlife, Mykonos and Santorini offer something for everyone, from relaxed tavernas and mellow music venues to lively cocktail bars and trendy nightclubs. Once you’ve finished making the most of the extra time, you simply return to your floating home for a good night’s sleep in your comfortable stateroom (or more drinks and dancing), then do it all over again the very next day. As there are plenty of ways to pass the time on both islands, there are copious opportunities for relaxation and cultural enrichment.

Did we mention that memorable experiences are included in the fare as well? Yep, you don’t pay extra to join us on our most popular excursions at Santorini, Heraklion, and Kusadasi. As the majority of our guests want to visit Oia in Santorini to see the famous blue-domed churches, breathtaking views and wonderful labyrinth of shops, cafes and galleries, we’ve included our Spectacular Oia Village excursion. When in Heraklion, you’ll be able to get a free tour of the famous Minoan Palace of Knossos to get a fascinating insight into the Minoan civilization, which is considered the very first advanced civilization of Europe. Our 7-Night Idyllic Aegean Cruise also includes an excursion that departs from the cruise port of Kusadasi and travels to Ephesus, one of the greatest ancient sites in the Mediterranean. You can, however, choose from a wide range of other shore tours that can be reserved on-board or booked before the ship sets sails.


The perks don’t end there, though. In addition to six destinations, two overnight stays and three free shore excursions, this value-for-money cruise includes port and service charges, all gratuities, three wholesome meals a day, and unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Since you’ll be cruising with Celestyal Crystal, you’ll also have free access to a jacuzzi, swimming pool, fitness center, library, and casino. There’s even a packed program of daytime activities, including yoga, dance classes, and Greek wine tasting, and you can enjoy live entertainment and discos every night of the week.

Cruising is by far the easiest and most enjoyable way to see and experience lots of different places and it gives you plenty of sea time to relax and unwind in between stops. Plus, this fabulous all-inclusive cruise is competitively priced, and Celestyal Crystal calls in on some islands that larger vessels simply can’t reach. If you’ve ever wanted to visit some of the most enchanting Greek islands, this is the cruise for you.


Just added our 7-Night Idyllic Aegean Cruise to your 2019 travel bucket list? Fantastic! Now all you have to do is buy your ticket.