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Explore the lands of ancient empires

Travel through waters once ruled by mighty empires and flourishing city states during an insightful 8-day cruise from Rome to Athens. Visit Naples, gateway to Pompeii, and Messina, Sicily’s cultural crossroads. Explore the birthplace of the Olympic Games in Katakolon, and discover Crete, the former seat of the once flourishing Minoan kingdom. Immerse yourself in Athens, the “birthplace of democracy,” and admire the famous Acropolis and see the bustling Plaka District.

Explore the lands of ancient empires

Travel through waters once ruled by mighty empires and flourishing city states during an insightful 8-day cruise from Rome to Athens. Visit Naples, gateway to Pompeii, and Messina, Sicily’s cultural crossroads. Explore the birthplace of the Olympic Games in Katakolon, and discover Crete, the former seat of the once flourishing Minoan kingdom. Immerse yourself in Athens, the “birthplace of democracy,” and admire the famous Acropolis and see the bustling Plaka District.

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Pre & Post Cruise Extensions

More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximize the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.