Black Sea Brilliance
Taste the exotic flavors of the eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea on this 10-night cruise aboard Oceania Cruises’ Riviera. You’ll have new tales to tell, from Istanbul to Athens, with the traditions of Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine sprinkled in. Planned specifically for the culturally curious, this cruise seeks out authentic experiences of lesser-known European cultures and explores their Greek and Roman roots in depth. Catch folk performances, village visits, and food tours set against a Byzantine backdrop of onion-domed cathedrals and ancient ruins.
In Odessa, the Potemkin Steps welcome visitors up to the graceful Prymorsky Boulevard, and in Turkey, the ancient ruins of Ephesus come alive along marble roads carved with chariot marks. Top off your tour with island hopping through Greece: snap a photo of Santorini’s indigo-domed churches clinging to stony cliffs along the caldera, and sip ouzo among the glitz and glamour of Mykonos.
|OCEANIA CRUISES OLIFE CHOICE|
• INCLUDES ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE
• 6 FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Offers are per stateroom, based on double occupancy; air credit is $1,300 per person
Oceania Cruises prices* are per person, based on double occupancy, and reflect the OLife Fare with included round-trip airfare. The Round-Trip Airfare promotion only applies to round-trip coach flights from select U.S. and Canadian gateways. Airfare is available from other U.S. and Canadian gateways for an additional charge. Any advertised fares that include the Round-Trip Airfare promotion include all airline fees, surcharges, and government taxes and may be subject to change. Due to limited flight schedules, overnight stays may be required at the traveler’s expense. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply. Free Roundtrip Airport Transfer offer is only available when OLife Choice airfare is purchased through Oceania Cruises.
July 16: Travel to Istanbul, Turkey
July 17: Istanbul, Turkey
July 18: Nessebar, Bulgaria
July 19: Constanta, Romania
July 20: Constanta, Romania
July 21: Odessa, Ukraine
July 22: Cruising Dardanelles & Bosphorus Straits
July 23: Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
July 24: Bodrum, Turkey
July 25: Santorini, Greece
July 26: Mykonos, Greece
July 27: Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Go Next Pre- & Post-Cruise Programs
Discover the highlights of Istanbul and Athens that you might otherwise miss. These carefully crafted programs include an ideally located hotel, specially arranged sightseeing tours featuring cultural and historic sites, professional guides, and exceptional concierge support from an on-location Go Next Program Manager.
ISTANBUL PRE-CRUISE PROGRAM
Jul 15+–17 • $1199 per person, double occupancy; $1499, single
- 2 nights at 5-star Grand Hyatt Istanbul, with breakfast
- Full-day sightseeing excursion of Istanbul, featuring:
–Lunch, featuring Ottoman cuisine
- Half-day sightseeing excursion of Istanbul, featuring:
Optional Istanbul – Whirling Dervish Ceremony with dinner – July 16: $189/person (available when purchasing Istanbul Pre-Cruise Program only
- Transfers between airport*, hotel and cruise ship, with related luggage handling
+ Istanbul hotel check-in is Jul 15
ATHENS POST-CRUISE PROGRAM
Jul 27-29 • $1199 per person, double occupancy; $1599, single
- 2 nights at 5-star N.J.V. Athens Plaza Hotel or similar accommodations, with breakfast
- Half-day sightseeing excursion of Athens, featuring:
–New Acropolis Museum
- Full-day sightseeing excursion of Delphi with lunch, featuring:
–Temple of Apollo
–Archaeological Museum of Delphi
Optional Athens – Zafiro Experience – An evening of Greek culture, dance, food and music on July 28: $129/person (available only when purchasing Athens Post-Cruise Program only)
- Transfers between cruise ship, hotel and airport*, with related luggage handling
Note: These tours involve a moderate amount of walking, some over uneven terrain, and may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties.
*FOR GUESTS BOOKING THEIR OWN AIRFARE:
Airport transfers are only applicable on program dates. You must provide your complete flight details to Go Next 30 days prior to departure in order to ensure airport transfers.
The Pre- and/or Post-Cruise Program pricing, itineraries, and accommodations are subject to change.
An electronic tourist visa is required for Turkey. You will receive the visa application approximately 100 – 115 days prior to departure if you have purchased a visa through Oceania Cruises. If you are not a citizen of the United States or Canada, it is your responsibility to contact your nearest embassy or consulate to obtain the latest, most up-to-date information on immigration and entry requirements for the destinations you will be visiting.
|121 days or more||=||No Penalty, Full Refund|
|120-91 days||=||$250 per person|
|90-76 days||=||25% of total fare|
|75-61 days||=||50% of total fare|
|60-31 days||=||75% of total fare|
|30-0 days||=||100% of total fare|
|121 days or more||=||No Penalty, Full Refund|
|120-61 days||=||25% penalty of total fare, per program|
|60-0 days||=||100% of total fare, per program|