Venice ◆ Dalmatian Coast ◆ Bay of Kotor ◆ Albania
Corfu ◆ Corinth Canal ◆ Delphi ◆ Athens
The coastlines and islands of the pristine, azure Adriatic and Aegean Seas are dynamic crossroads of the Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Slavic civilizations and their distinctive, deep-rooted cultures that flourished for more than three thousand years. This exciting, comprehensive and custom-designed itinerary takes us along the pathway of these great civilizations into five countries—Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece—and through the extraordinary Corinth Canal, an unrivaled experience possible only by a small ship.
Begin your journey in Venice—known for centuries as La Serenissima, “the most serenely beautiful city”—where you will board the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Lyrial, an exceptional small ship featuring only 110 all ocean-view Suites and Staterooms. Cruise along the Adriatic coast of the stunning region of Dalmatia. Continue across the Isthmus of Corinth, passing through the narrow canal between soaring, 300-foot limestone walls to the Aegean Sea, concluding in Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization.
Call on splendid walled cities, medieval villages, picture-perfect islands and the dramatic fjord-like Bay of Kotor, and cruise into smaller, seldom-visited ports inaccessible to larger ships. Visit six UNESCO World Heritage sites, including historic Split and the fourth-century Diocletian’s Palace, now home to a thriving 21st‑century community; the seventh-century walled city of Dubrovnik, "the city made of stone and light"; picturesque Kotor, Montenegro; the remarkable Greco-Roman site of Butrint, Albania; the Old Town of Corfu, Greece, settled in the eighth century B.C.; and the ancient Greek site of Delphi.
Discover hidden gems along the beautiful Dalmatian coast as daily life unfolds before you and the past and present coalesce. Enjoy our private, specially arranged lectures, exclusive Cultural Enrichments and the insightful Coastal Life® Forum featuring the personal perspectives of local Croatian residents.
This exceptional, carefully planned cruise is an excellent value and has a limited number of Suites and Staterooms. Book now and join us for an odyssey of ancient civilizations.
The Travel Program outlined here is subject to the features, final pricing and terms and conditions set forth in the published Travel Program brochure.
Bay of Kotor, Montenegro
Korčula Old Town, Croatia