Desire Greece Turkey Cruise 21.-28.09.2024
21. September – 28. September CEST
ATHENS | BOZCAADA | ISTANBUL | KUSADASI | MYKONOS | SANTORINI| ATHENS
The route of the Desire Greece Turkey Cruise 2024
The Desire Greece Turkey Cruise
The Desire Greece-Turkey cruise is the first Desire voyage to take place aboard a luxurious Oceania ship, seducing you and your partner along the iconic Aegean coastline. This sublime floating sanctuary reflects a new level of effortless elegance and sophistication with its sensual, intricate design and luxurious appointments.
Each of the ship’s gleaming staterooms and suites will captivate you with its charisma, decadence and sumptuous comfort, all with the warmth and joie de vivre of a chic Parisian apartment. Completely renovated in 2022, these radiant and spacious staterooms feature designer accessories that add a touch of elegance and sophistication.
This Oceania ship offers the finest cuisine at sea, transporting you to a state of ecstasy in seven exquisite fine-dining restaurants that serve up culinary masterpieces. In addition to fine dining, there are two casual eateries, five bars, the Prestige beverage package and 24-hour room service.
Onboard, there are designated areas where you can dress freely, an exotic playroom full of sensuality, stimulating daytime activities and themed pool parties, workshops for couples, theme nights, exciting shows and performances, international DJs and much more to inspire couples to try new experiences.
The Desire Greece Turkey Cruise
What is included in the Desire Greek Islands Cruise ?
The Desire Greece-Turkey cruise captivates with sublime sophistication and sensuality in every detail. On board, couples can enjoy an array of alluring VIP services and amenities that are sure to please, in addition to exquisite gourmet cuisine, complimentary alcoholic beverages, sensual entertainment and spicy activities, all designed to captivate the senses and fulfill your every desire.
PRESTIGE BEVERAGE PACKAGE
The Prestige Beverage Package included on this voyage offers unlimited premium spirits such as champagne, wine and beer,
Cocktails / Spirits / Liqueurs
Champagne / Wine / Beer
Still and carbonated bottled water
Wines by the glass in the restaurants
Freshly squeezed juices / High quality coffees and teas
wherever and whenever you want.
*Note: Prestige package does not apply to bottles of wine, private bar (in-room mini-bar), tobacco products, package sharing, multiple orders, specialty items, place settings or in-room bottles.
INCLUDING FINE DINING RESTAURANTS
You and your partner will enjoy culinary ecstasy at sea on a true culinary journey that includes 7 fine restaurants and 2 casual dining venues.
The Grand Dining Room | Elegant Main Dining Room
Terrace Cafe | International Cuisine
Waves Grill | American specialties under the open sky
Polo Grill | Surf & Turf
Toscana | Authentic Italian Specialties
Jacques | Phenomenal French Cuisine
Red Ginger | Contemporary Asian Classics
Raw Juice & Smoothie Bar | Healthy Breakfast Options | Casual Meeting Place
Baristas | Coffee specialties, pastries and finger sandwiches | Casual meeting place
For an additional fee, passengers can also enjoy La Reserve by Wine Spectator, which offers exceptional pairing dinners with legendary Oceania partners such as France’s leading Champagne house Moët & Chandon, or host a private party for up to ten guests in our most exclusive restaurant onboard: Privée.
And what else is included in the Greek Islands Cruise?
ROOM SERVICE AROUND THE CLOCK
After a day of enriching shore excursions or various activities on board, you can dine in the privacy of your suite or cabin. An extensive room service menu is available around the clock.
FREE INTERNET ACCESS
Stay in touch with your loved ones at home with our free wireless internet service. Limited to one unit per booth.
NUDIST AREAS (Clothing Optional)
The pool deck and sundecks are designated clothing-free areas on this cruise.
STIMULATING POOL PARTIES
A wide range of daring activities and pool parties, each with the sensual touch of Desire, will surprise and seduce you.
WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS FOR COUPLES
The workshops and seminars on board will entertain and educate you, giving you actionable steps and useful information to spice up your sex life.
SENSUAL THEME EVENINGS
To satisfy all the desires of our passengers, our erotic, seductive theme nights provide a seductive atmosphere at its best.
This intimate erotic hotspot with sensual atmosphere is designed for couples who want to live out their forbidden fantasies at sea
High up on the ship, you can enjoy the breathtaking views and refreshing sea breeze with a little outdoor activity. Opportunities: Putting green, shuffleboard, pickleball, fitness trail, paddle tennis, bocce and croquet.
For personal advice and reservations we are always at your disposal.
The Desire Greece Turkey Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 – Athens / Greece
THE CITY WITH THE PURPLE CROWN
Climb the magnificent Acropolis with your partner and admire the Parthenon, the beautiful temples and the view of Athens that spreads out before you; see the highlights of the city, including the new and old Olympic stadiums; head to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon that overlooks the sea, or visit ancient Corinth and the narrow Corinth Canal that winds through miles of rock.
Day 2 – Bozcaada / Turkey
HOME OF THE LEGENDARY TROJAN WAR
Bozcaada is a breezy jewel in the Aegean Sea, an island with a magnificent beach that is also known for producing some of the best wines in Turkey. The ambience of Greek and Turkish sensibilities is gracefully combined, evident in the whitewashed houses from which the occasional minaret juts out.
Browse for tempting souvenirs made by local artisans and buy a jar of the island’s delicious tomato jam. Next to the cozy harbor, discover the imposing 15th century castle, one of the best preserved in the country. From the crenellated walls you can look out over the crystal clear sea and imagine Achilles arriving at this place during the legendary Trojan War.
Day 3 & 4 – Istanbul / Turkey
THE CITY ON SEVEN HILLS
Indulge your eyes and senses in this magnificent city located on two continents. Visit the beautiful Topkapi Palace, the fascinating Hagia Sophia and the impressive Blue Mosque; cruise the Bosphorus to see the city and its surroundings from a different perspective; visit one of the many museums or stroll through the Spice Market and the famous Grand Bazaar.
Please note that September 24 is a half sea day with a party on board. See you aboard for seductive fun on the way to our next fabulous destination.
Day 5 – Kusadasi (Ephesus) / Turkey
THE BIRD ISLAND
Stroll through the ruins of ancient Ephesus and marvel at the famous Library of Celsus, the huge amphitheater, the marble streets with chariot imprints, the amazing mosaic walkways and the magnificent terrace houses that are rarely open.
Drive to three monumental cities of antiquity: Priene, Miletus and Didyma, known for their majestic temples and impressive, well-preserved stadiums.
Day 6 – Mykonos / Greece
THE ISLAND OF THE WINDS
Stroll through the narrow, winding streets of this charming coastal village with its whitewashed houses, flowers, and brightly painted shutters and doors; stand among the windmills on the hill. Visit the archaeological museum and an old bakery, which still has a wood-burning oven from the 15th century.
Mykonos is a vibrant and cosmopolitan island known for its legendary parties. Besides its idyllic landscape, it is also known as the “Ibiza of Greece”. The white houses with blue shutters, the bright bougainvillea and the stunning blue harbor basking in the sensual sunlight are world famous.
Day 7 – Santorini / Greece
Visit the beautiful whitewashed hilltop towns of Oia and Fira, with their breathtaking views of the caldera; see the impressive artifacts at Fira’s museum, including recent finds from the excavations of Akrotiri, thought by many to be the legendary city of Atlantis.
Visit a winery; stroll the winding streets with fantastic views around every corner.
Day 8 – Athens / Greece
THE CITY OF THE PURPLE CROWN
For an archaeological walk, head to Vasilissis Amalias Street, which winds through the heart of the ancient city. The route leads to sights such as the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the ancient Agora, Hadrian’s Arch and, of course, the Acropolis.
Afterwards you can enjoy traditional Greek delicacies at the central market. Plus, there are fantastic tavernas in neighborhoods like Pangrati, Exarhia and Petralona!
Suites & Cabins of the Desire Greek Islands Cruise
OCEANIA RIVIERA – LUXURY CABINS & SUITES
Each of the ship’s gleaming staterooms and suites will charm couples with their glamour, decadence and sumptuous comfort, as well as the warmth and joie de vivre of a chic Parisian apartment. Completely renovated from floor to ceiling and wall to wall in 2022, these radiant and spacious staterooms feature designer accessories that add a touch of elegance and sophistication, creating a harmonious celebration between comfort and style.
ALL CABINS AND SUITES INCLUDE:
Tranquility Bed, an exclusivity of Oceania Cruises
Soft drinks replenished daily in your minibar
Vero water with and without carbonic acid
Room service menu 24 hours a day
Twice daily room service
Belgian chocolates with turndown service
Interactive TV system with on-demand movies, weather forecast and more
Wireless internet access (one device per cabin)
Desk and stationery
Plush cotton towels
Thick cotton bathrobes and slippers
Hand hair dryer
The prices of the Desire Greek Islands Cruise
incl. Premium beverage package
|Concierge Level Stateroom
|Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom
|Club Interior Stateroom
*Please note that the Concierge Level Stateroom on Deck 12 is $9,290 + port charges.
*Notes on the prices
*Prices are subject to change and based on current availability. Please select your preferred choice above and proceed to the booking page to confirm cabin availability and price.
Prices are per cabin, quoted in USD and based on double occupancy.
A deposit is required at the time of booking. Please select your cabin to confirm the required deposit. Flexible payment plan available.
There is a one-time additional port charge of $400 (USD) p/p for all cabins and $450 (USD ) p/p for all suites (not included in the above rates). This fee covers port charges, taxes, document fees, gratuities, and administrative and security fees.
We strongly recommend taking out cruise insurance as well as travel protection insurance.