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  • 7 Night
    Mediterranean Cruise

    Leaving:
    Istanbul
    Visiting:
    Istanbul, Canakkale ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Celestyal Cruises
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    Cruise Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Istanbul
    • Day 2
      Istanbul
    • Day 3
      Canakkale
    • Day 4
      Volos
    • Day 5
      Crete (Heraklion)
    • Day 6
      Santorini
    • Day 6
      Mykonos
    • Day 7
      Mykonos
    • Day 7
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 8
      Istanbul
    Ship Details

    Celestyal Crystal - Celestyal Cruises

    Pros

    High-quality shore excursions pair well with port-intensive itineraries

    Cons

    Visibly worn ship that lacks dining variety and other modern amenities

    Bottom line

    Excellent value, with an emphasis on the destination and Greek culture

    Reviews

    Celestyal Crystal Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.5
    Value5.0

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  • 7 Night
    Mediterranean - Eastern Cruise

    Leaving:
    Istanbul
    Visiting:
    Molyvos, Volos ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Ponant
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    Cruise Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Istanbul
    • Day 2
      Molyvos
    • Day 3
      Volos
    • Day 4
      Hydra
    • Day 5
      Crete (Heraklion)
    • Day 6
      Rhodes
    • Day 7
      Nafplion
    • Day 8
      Athens (Piraeus)
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    Le Bougainville - Ponant

    Reviews

    Le Bougainville Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    0.0/5

    Le Bougainville will be the third in Ponant's six-ship Explorer-class of expedition vessels; it...

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  • 2019 Best for Embarkation

    21 Night
    Iconic Mediterranean Treasures

    Leaving:
    Istanbul
    Visiting:
    Istanbul, Canakkale ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Viking Ocean Cruises
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    Cruise Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Istanbul
    • Day 2
      Istanbul
    • Day 3
      Canakkale
    • Day 4
      Ephesus
    • Day 5
      Rhodes
    • Day 6
      Crete (Heraklion)
    • Day 7
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 8
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 9
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 10
      Crete (Heraklion)
    • Day 11
      Katakolon (Olympia)
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Taormina (Messina)
    • Day 14
      Naples
    • Day 15
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    • Day 16
      Florence (Livorno)
    • Day 17
      Florence (Livorno)
    • Day 18
      Monaco (Monte Carlo)
    • Day 19
      Marseille
    • Day 20
      Sete
    • Day 21
      Barcelona
    • Day 22
      Barcelona
    Ship Details

    Viking Sky - Viking Ocean Cruises

    Pros

    Inclusive ship that visits unique destinations

    Cons

    Ship lacks big-ticket nightly entertainment

    Bottom Line

    A beautiful ship that offers exceptional dining and spacious cabins

    Reviews

    Viking Sky Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 2019 Best Overall

    7 Night
    Ancient Mediterranean Treasures

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Istanbul
    Visiting:
    Istanbul, Canakkale ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Viking Ocean Cruises
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    Cruise Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Istanbul
    • Day 2
      Istanbul
    • Day 3
      Canakkale
    • Day 4
      Ephesus
    • Day 5
      Rhodes
    • Day 6
      Crete (Heraklion)
    • Day 7
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 8
      Athens (Piraeus)
    Ship Details

    Viking Sky - Viking Ocean Cruises

    Pros

    Inclusive ship that visits unique destinations

    Cons

    Ship lacks big-ticket nightly entertainment

    Bottom Line

    A beautiful ship that offers exceptional dining and spacious cabins

    Reviews

    Viking Sky Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 2019 Best for Entertainment

    14 Night
    Ancient Adriatic Treasures

    Leaving:
    Istanbul
    Visiting:
    Istanbul, Canakkale ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Viking Ocean Cruises
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    Cruise Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Istanbul
    • Day 2
      Istanbul
    • Day 3
      Canakkale
    • Day 4
      Ephesus
    • Day 5
      Rhodes
    • Day 6
      Crete (Heraklion)
    • Day 7
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 8
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 9
      Katakolon (Olympia)
    • Day 10
      Corfu
    • Day 11
      Kotor
    • Day 12
      Dubrovnik
    • Day 13
      Split
    • Day 14
      Venice
    • Day 15
      Venice
    Ship Details

    Viking Sky - Viking Ocean Cruises

    Pros

    Inclusive ship that visits unique destinations

    Cons

    Ship lacks big-ticket nightly entertainment

    Bottom Line

    A beautiful ship that offers exceptional dining and spacious cabins

    Reviews

    Viking Sky Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 2019 Best for Value

    28 Night
    Mediterranean's Iconic Shores

    Leaving:
    Istanbul
    Visiting:
    Istanbul, Canakkale ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Viking Ocean Cruises
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    Cruise Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Istanbul
    • Day 2
      Istanbul
    • Day 3
      Canakkale
    • Day 4
      Ephesus
    • Day 5
      Rhodes
    • Day 6
      Crete (Heraklion)
    • Day 7
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 8
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 9
      Katakolon (Olympia)
    • Day 10
      Corfu
    • Day 11
      Kotor
    • Day 12
      Dubrovnik
    • Day 13
      Split
    • Day 14
      Venice
    • Day 15
      Venice
    • Day 16
      Venice
    • Day 17
      Sibenik
    • Day 18
      Bari
    • Day 19
      Crotone
    • Day 20
      Taormina (Messina)
    • Day 21
      Naples
    • Day 22
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    • Day 23
      Florence (Livorno)
    • Day 24
      Florence (Livorno)
    • Day 25
      Monaco (Monte Carlo)
    • Day 26
      Marseille
    • Day 27
      Sete
    • Day 28
      Barcelona
    • Day 29
      Barcelona
    Ship Details

    Viking Sky - Viking Ocean Cruises

    Pros

    Inclusive ship that visits unique destinations

    Cons

    Ship lacks big-ticket nightly entertainment

    Bottom Line

    A beautiful ship that offers exceptional dining and spacious cabins

    Reviews

    Viking Sky Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 2019 Best for Shore Excursions

    8 Night
    Mediterranean Cruise

    Leaving:
    Istanbul
    Visiting:
    Lesbos, Kusadasi ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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    Cruise Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Istanbul
    • Day 2
      Lesbos
    • Day 3
      Kusadasi
    • Day 4
      Rhodes
    • Day 5
      Crete (Heraklion)
    • Day 6
      Gythion
    • Day 7
      Mykonos
    • Day 8
      Santorini
    • Day 9
      Athens (Piraeus)
    Ship Details

    Seven Seas Voyager - Regent Seven Seas Cruises

    Pros

    All-suite, all-balcony luxury ship with contemporary look and inclusive fares

    Cons

    Fares are quite high, especially if you don't take advantage of included drinks and tours

    Bottom Line

    Once you're onboard, it's a luxurious, carefree vacation

    Reviews

    Seven Seas Voyager Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value4.5

    Regent lays claim to be the most inclusive experience among the major luxury cruise lines. Of c...

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 2019 Best for Shore Excursions

    14 Night
    Ancient Mediterranean Antiquities

    Cruise Critic Favorite
    Leaving:
    Istanbul
    Visiting:
    Istanbul, Canakkale ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Viking Ocean Cruises
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    Cruise Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Istanbul
    • Day 2
      Istanbul
    • Day 3
      Canakkale
    • Day 4
      Ephesus
    • Day 5
      Rhodes
    • Day 6
      Crete (Heraklion)
    • Day 7
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 8
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 9
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 10
      Crete (Heraklion)
    • Day 11
      Katakolon (Olympia)
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Taormina (Messina)
    • Day 14
      Naples
    • Day 15
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    Ship Details

    Viking Sky - Viking Ocean Cruises

    Pros

    Inclusive ship that visits unique destinations

    Cons

    Ship lacks big-ticket nightly entertainment

    Bottom Line

    A beautiful ship that offers exceptional dining and spacious cabins

    Reviews

    Viking Sky Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 2019 Best for Public Rooms

    21 Night
    Adriatic & Mediterranean Sojourn

    Leaving:
    Istanbul
    Visiting:
    Istanbul, Canakkale ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Viking Ocean Cruises
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    Cruise Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Istanbul
    • Day 2
      Istanbul
    • Day 3
      Canakkale
    • Day 4
      Ephesus
    • Day 5
      Rhodes
    • Day 6
      Crete (Heraklion)
    • Day 7
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 8
      Athens (Piraeus)
    • Day 9
      Katakolon (Olympia)
    • Day 10
      Corfu
    • Day 11
      Kotor
    • Day 12
      Dubrovnik
    • Day 13
      Split
    • Day 14
      Venice
    • Day 15
      Venice
    • Day 16
      Venice
    • Day 17
      Sibenik
    • Day 18
      Bari
    • Day 19
      Crotone
    • Day 20
      Taormina (Messina)
    • Day 21
      Naples
    • Day 22
      Rome (Civitavecchia)
    Ship Details

    Viking Sky - Viking Ocean Cruises

    Pros

    Inclusive ship that visits unique destinations

    Cons

    Ship lacks big-ticket nightly entertainment

    Bottom Line

    A beautiful ship that offers exceptional dining and spacious cabins

    Reviews

    Viking Sky Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    5.0/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining5.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

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