The Experience

The first settlement of the marshy islands in the lagoon was for protection from barbarian tribes that terrorized mainland farms and villages. Island living quickly led to the development of skills in handling boats, then ships. Maritime trade conducted by shrewd merchants brought great wealth, which permitted the building of palaces, churches and monuments.

The city became the center of the vast Venetian empire, its name forever summoning visions of grandeur, magnificence, richness, graciousness and beauty. Although later linked to the mainland, first by a railway bridge built in 1848 and then by a motor causeway in 1930, this island city will always be considered the “Queen of the Sea.” There are no cars in Venice; all transportation is by boat or on foot along the time-worn, cobblestone streets and across some 400 bridges that span the city’s 177 canals. Enchanting Venice truly offers an atmosphere that exists nowhere else.

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Day Port Arrive Depart
0 Venice, Italy 04:00 PM
1 Sibenik, Croatia 10:00 AM 06:00 PM
2 Kotor, Montenegro 08:00 AM 03:00 PM
2 Scenic Cruising Bay of Kotor CO
3 Kerkira, Corfu, Greece 08:00 AM 11:00 PM
4 Fiskardo, Cephalonia, Greece TR 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
5 Gythion, Greece TR 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
6 Rethymnon, Crete, Greece 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
7 Piraeus (Athens), Greece 07:00 AM 04:00 PM
8 Milos, Nisos Melos, Greece TR 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
9 Mykonos, Greece 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
10 Marmaris, Turkey 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
11 Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey 08:00 AM 11:00 PM
12 Patmos, Greece 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
13 Mithymna, Lesvos, Greek Isle TR 08:00 AM 04:00 PM
14 Istanbul, Turkey VX 07:00 AM 04:00 PM
15 Nessebur, Bulgaria TR 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
16 Constanta, Romania 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
17 Odessa, Ukraine 08:00 AM 03:00 PM
18 Yalta, Ukraine 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
19 Sinop, Turkey 07:00 AM 03:00 PM
20 Istanbul, Turkey ON 01:00 PM
21 Istanbul, Turkey 06:00 AM
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