Black Sea Serenade
Sail the beautiful shores of the Black Sea aboard Oceania Cruises’ elegant Nautica, stopping in the unique and exotic countries of Greece, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria. Depart Athens for the beautiful Greek Isle of Mykonos, where whitewashed houses and windmills stretch across the scenic hills. Head ashore in Turkey and visit the famed ruins of Ephesus with its remarkable Library of Celsus and huge amphitheater. In Sinop, admire the beauty of its harbor and explore the13th-century Aladdin Mosque. Cruise to the nearby port of Trabzon and see historical churches and a stunning monastery built into a cliff. Visit Russia and the lovely resort town of Sochi, site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Sail for the Ukraine and stop in Yalta to see opulent tsarist palaces and the romantic Swallow’s Nest Castle. More Ukrainian history can be found in Sevastopol, where you can view ancient Greek walls and lovely architectural monuments, and in Odessa, home to the famous Potemkin Steps and a stunning five-domed cathedral. Explore Roman-era relics and the marvelous ruins of Histria in the Romanian city of Constanta, and stop in Nessebur, a richly historical resort town once ruled by Greeks, Bulgarians, Byzantines and Ottomans. This Black Sea voyage concludes in the magnificent city astride two continents, Istanbul.
Black Sea Serenade SEP15-28, 2013
From $4,999 per person, double occupancy (Airfare included)