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Available To Book

Black Sea Brilliance

Date: Jul 17-27, 2022
Starting Price: $4,299
Trip Length: 10 nights
Trip: Istanbul to Athens
Cruise line: Oceania Cruises | Riviera

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.

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Features

OCEANIA CRUISES OLIFE CHOICE

• INCLUDES ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE
NEW FREE ROUNDTRIP AIRPORT TRANSFERS*
• FREE UNLIMITED INTERNET

• 6 FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS
OR FREE BEVERAGE PACKAGE
OR $600 SHIPBOARD CREDIT

Limited Availability
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. 
OLife Choice offers* are per stateroom, and the selection must be the same for both guests. If the shore excursion amenity is selected, excursions will be available for selection approximately four months prior to departure. All excursions must be chosen at least fourteen days prior to the sailing. Shore excursion options for OLife Choice offers (up to a value of $199 per excursion) exclude the following: Culinary Discovery Tours; Food and Wine Trails; Oceania Select; Oceania Exclusive; Executive Collection; and Wellness excursions. The House Select Beverage Package is per stateroom and includes unlimited champagne, wine, and beer with lunch and dinner.
*Prices, air credits, and itineraries are subject to change at the discretion of Oceania Cruises.

Itinerary

  • 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

Deck Plans

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:
    Topkapi Palace
    Hagia Sophia
    Underground Cistern
    Spice Market
    Lunch, featuring Ottoman cuisine
  • Half-day sightseeing excursion of Istanbul, featuring:
    Hippodrome Square
    Blue Mosque
    Grand Bazaar

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:
    Acropolis
    New Acropolis Museum
  • Full-day sightseeing excursion of Delphi with lunch, featuring:
    Castalian Spring
    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.

Visa Requirements

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.

Cancellation Policy

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS: If you change your plans or cancel, your rights to a refund are limited. Submit a written cancellation to cancel@gonext.com. Upon receipt of a written cancellation from you, the following fees will apply (as indicated in days prior to initial flight departure).
Cruise Cancellation Fees:
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
Any requests for cancellation must be communicated to Go Next in writing. Applicable refunds, if any, will be made within 14 days after the cancellation. (Subject to change; refer to your brochure for current rates.)

ADDITIONAL REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS FOR GO NEXT PROGRAMS
Go Next Pre- and/or Post-Cruise Program Cancellation Fees:
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
If you cancel any Go Next Program, your rights to a refund are limited. Any requests for cancellation must be communicated to Go Next in writing. Submit a written cancellation to cancel@gonext.com. Applicable refunds, if any, will be made within 14 days after the cancellation. (Subject to change; refer to your brochure for current rates.)

Available To Book

Black Sea Brilliance

Date: Jul 17-27, 2022
Starting Price: $4,299
Trip Length: 10 nights
Trip: Istanbul to Athens
Cruise line: Oceania Cruises | Riviera
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