September 9th, 2021: 9 nights (10 days) Cruise + Land
September 11, 2021 sailing on the Apex from Athens to the Greek Isles, Haifa, and Jerusalem – all included Premium Drinks, Wifi, and Tips PLUS a 2 night pre-cruise vacation package at the 5 Star Hotel Grande Bretagne, included Athens & Parthenon tours, and an exclusive dinner in our favorite Athens restaurant!
Depart the USA Sept. 8th, 2021 and arrive Athens Sept 9th for the 2 nights land package (includes airport and ship transfers) , then Sept 11th depart on the Apex for our 7 night cruise to Israel and the Greek Isles, heading home Sept 18th.
Also included are these Shore Excursions: Jerusalem includes private group tour In the Steps of Jesus, and in Haifa it includes a tour of Nazareth & Galilee. Crete and Mykonos are on your own, international air extra but we have access to some great fares. Michael & Kelly Host with 20 guests or more!
A note about the current situation in Israel. As of 5/17/21, Israel is engaged with military action with the West Bank. This is an age-old conflict where both parties feel the other is an “occupier.” The Apex is set to start sailing from Athens in June, and I am sure the Apex will probably bypass Israel until the conflict is resolved. My hope is that this resolution will be well in advance of September, but of course I don’t know. I will say that if we keep our Apex group that everyone is prepared for the possibility of an itinerary change that would exclude Israel. And then after that see if we can maintain the group, or make some changes. We believe if there are any issues it will be Cyprus and Rhodes as the itinerary replacements for Jerusalem and Haifa, but of course that will be at the discretion of Celebrity.
One of our Outlanders already signed up for this cruise shared a great article on Why You Should Visit Israel that you may enjoy.
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