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19-night Africa and Indian Ocean Cruise

Cruise Line:
Silversea Cruises
Ship:
Silver Cloud
Destination:
Kochi (Cochin)/Athens (Piraeus)
Departure Date:
5/9/2022
Length:
19
Offer ID:
1391279
from
$10440


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Kochi (Cochin)
Suggested Private Excursion
5/9/2022
5/9/2022

Kochi (Cochin) is the great, old Keralan spice city. It consists of mainland Ernakulam, islands of Willingdon, Bolgatty and Gundu in the harbor, Fort Cochin and Mattancheri on the southern peninsula and Vypeen Island north of Cochin. Because of the area’s dense tropical forests, extensive ridges and ravines, it has been sheltered from invaders and the rest of India. This encouraged Keralites to welcome maritime contact, and therefore influence from the outside world. In Cochin there is still a small community of descendants from Jewish settlers who fled Palestine 2,000 years ago. When the Portuguese arrived here some 500 years ago, they were surprised to find Christianity already established along this coast. People from far-off lands have been coming to Kerala since ancient times in search of spices, sandalwood and ivory. Such long contact with people from overseas has resulted in the blending of various cultures and has given Keralites a cosmopolitan outlook.

Suggested Private Excursions

Kochi, Shore Excursion - 8 hours

Cochin: Highlights - 7.5 hours

At Sea
5/10/2022
5/10/2022

No information currently available.

Goa (Mormugao)
5/11/2022
5/11/2022

This old Portuguese colonial capital of Goa was reputed to rival Lisbon in magnificence and opulence in centuries past.

At Sea
5/12/2022
5/12/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
5/13/2022
5/13/2022

No information currently available.

Muscat
5/14/2022
5/14/2022

Surrounded by striking mountains on one side and soft sandy shores along its coasts, Muscat is an ancient town, characterized by a unique civilization reflecting Arabian and Islamic influences. It maintains a medieval appearance with two ancient Portuguese forts guarding the rocky cove around which the town is built. In the heart of the old, walled-in city is the magnificent Sultan’s Palace and various ancient buildings, distinctive with Eastern Arabian style, Arabesque gates and beautiful engravings. The Muttrah Souq (bazaar) is without a doubt the most interesting souq in the Arab Gulf States - with a vast array of Arabian antiques, bright textiles and exquisite gold and silver jewelry. Muscat is indeed a treasure chest of places to see, where history comes alive and age-old secrets are revealed in a taste of timelessness. Muscat boasts fine museums. Distinctive with its clean silver sands, Qantab Beach is surrounded by mountains which prevent exposure to strong winds. Muscat is a photographer’s delight.

Sur
5/15/2022
5/15/2022

Sur is located in the western coast of Oman. It is the capital of Ash Sharqiyah Region, and has been the capital for some time now. At one point it was under Portuguese rule but was soon liberated to the Omani imam Nasir as it went under an economic reveal. Shipbuilding is big in Sur, and has been for centuries, it now has a reputation as a major dhow-building town.

At Sea
5/16/2022
5/16/2022

No information currently available.

Salalah
5/17/2022
5/17/2022

Salalah is the capital of Dhofar province, which is the southern region of the Sultanate of Oman. Lovely parks and groves of banana, papaya, watermelon and vegetables give the city a tropical atmosphere and have earned it the name Garden City. Along the coast lie miles of uncrowded beaches, bordered by a brilliant blue sea. Other attractions include ancient forts, archaeological sites, fishing villages and the tombs of prophets. While it is mainly the rugged landscape and the beaches that appeal to visitors with a penchant for unspoiled locales, the modern and fast-growing city offers an interesting museum, architectural highlights such as the Al Husn Palace and colorful, bustling souks, where everything from frankincense and fragrant perfumes to gold and silver jewelry is sold.
Most of all, Salalah has to be appreciated as an off-the-beaten-track location and for the uniqueness that marks the Dhofar region.

At Sea
5/18/2022
5/18/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
5/19/2022
5/19/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
5/20/2022
5/20/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
5/21/2022
5/21/2022

No information currently available.

Luxor (Safaga)
5/22/2022
5/22/2022

The port city of Safaga, located on the western flank of the Red Sea, across from Saudi Arabia, has dusty streets that are for the most part quiet. Diving enthusiasts come to Safaga to take advantage of one of the world’s best locations for underwater exploration. For those guests who feel the 150-mile drive through the desert may be too much, Safaga offers bazaars where bargaining for souvenirs and handicraft items
may be fun. Nearby are a few hotels offering resort and diving facilities.

Luxor: Aside from visiting the pyramids near Cairo, Luxor and Al Karnak are places not to be missed when in search of ancient Egyptian monuments and artifacts. Luxor is on the southern part of ancient Thebes, Al Karnak on the north. Between the two, visitors can lose themselves for days in the hundreds of temples, chapels, tombs and gardens in the area. Too extensive to list all of them, a few of the tombs not to be missed are the tombs of Nefertari, Amenhotep II & III, several Ramesses and Tutankhamen.

At Sea
5/23/2022
5/23/2022

No information currently available.

Suez Canal
5/24/2022
5/24/2022

The Suez Canal links two oceans and two seas the Atlantic and Mediterranean via Gibraltar to Port Said, and the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea via Bab Al Mandab and the Gulf of Suez to the port of Suez. It is the longest Canal that has no locks, it can be widened and deepened at any time when necessary. The Suez Canal's strategic importance lies in the fact it is essential for world trade and greatly shortens the distance between East and West. The distance between Tokyo (Japan) and Rotterdam (Holland) is shortened by 23% if it goes round Africa.

At Sea
5/25/2022
5/25/2022

No information currently available.

Rhodes
Suggested Private Excursion
5/26/2022
5/26/2022

Rhodes is one of Greece’s favored vacation centers and was an important cultural center with a well-known School of Rhetoric attended by such greats as Cicero and Caesar. Rhodes' most famous attractions originated with the Knights of St. John, who occupied parts of the island from 1310 to 1522 and left a medieval town, dominated by the Palace of the Grand Masters and Knights' Hospital, which houses an Archaeological Museum with interesting exhibits of national archaeological finds. Rhodes has inspired many artists. The Old Town offers shopping opportunities and lively nightlife. At Mount Filerimos a church has been built on the site of an ancient temple. A popular excursion is to the charming village of Lindos. Its premier attraction, the ancient acropolis, stands atop sheer cliffs. Walls of a 13th-century Crusader castle enclose the site. Today, the winding path up to the acropolis is lined by stalls, where locals sell lace tablecloths and souvenirs. Mandraki Harbor's entrance is flanked by stone columns topped by figures of a stag and a hind, the town's heraldic animals.

Suggested Private Excursions

Rhodes Town & Lindos - Full day tour

Symi (Simi Island)
5/26/2022
5/26/2022

Symi is an island and municipality located in southeastern Greece, just south of the country of Turkey. This unique island has been identified as a conservation village with an array of activities and history being offered to its visitors. The main economic contributor of Symi is tourism, but once was supported by shipbuilding and sponge industries that peaked around the 19th century. The island has no airport, the only way to travel here is by boat. In Symi, you will find plenty of attractions from kayaking, sailing, hiking and plenty of sightseeing opportunities around the Island. During the warmer months, many tourists come out to the island to enjoy their famous summer fun filled festivities. 

Naxos
5/27/2022
5/27/2022

Naxos Island, the largest and most fertile island in Cyclades, is probably one of the most attractive and beautiful of the Greek Islands. It combines golden sands with mountain beauty. It is a popular destination and this is not a surprise with the great variety of things it has to offer to the visitor: impressive mountainous landscapes, endless golden sandy beaches with crystal waters, a beautiful Venetian capital and many traditional white painted villages, fishing harbours, Byzantine churches, ruins of ancient temples and an active nightlife. Large enough to be explored, Naxos promises unforgettable holidays.

Folegandros
5/27/2022
5/27/2022

The small Island of Folegandros is a peaceful and relaxing island in Greece. In springtime and early summer the island is rich with caper flowers, thyme and oregano, which make it a wonderful time to walk around and enjoy the island's picturesque nature. The island boasts a variety of unique cafes and traditional restaurants that won't leave visitors disappointed. You can also find some lovely, quiet beaches including Karavostasi, Vardia, and Livadi with its camping area.

Athens (Piraeus)
Suggested Private Excursion
5/28/2022
5/28/2022

Piraeus is the seaport for Athens, the capital of western civilization, which boasts a fantastic mix of classical ruins and vivacious modern life. Climb the hill of Acropolis to wonder at the Parthenon, join the lively Athenians in Constitution Square, and find a welcoming taverna for spirited bizouki music, plenty of ouzo to drink, and energetic Greek dancing. Piraeus is the largest harbor in the country. The white chapel of St. George at its summit has a theater bearing the same name. The hill of Nymphs is the site of a planetarium, which is located above magnificent Thesseio temple. Among all of these hills, Acropolis is the one that glorified Athens and the whole Greek world and became the symbol of the western civilization. Bays and small rocky or sandy coves dot the area and during the summer are filled with Athenians and foreigners enjoying their beauty.

Suggested Private Excursions

Athens at a Glance - 3 hours

Athens - Enlightening Classical Athens Tour w/ lunch - 6 hours

Athens - Enchanting Cape Sounion at Sunset with dinner - 6 hours

Athens - The Athenian Riviera & the Temple of Poseidon - 4 hours

Delphi – History & the Oracle w/lunch - Full Day Tour

Athens - Ancient Corinth Tour - 4.5 hours

Athens - Jewish History Tour - Half Day Tour

Piraeus: The Ancient City of Athens - 8 Hours

Piraeus: Cape Sounion - 5 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Port, security and handling fees, government fees and taxes are included in the fare. Price does not include airfare, transfers and airline government fees and taxes.

Departure Date:
5/9/2022
Number of Nights
19
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Spacious Ultra-Luxury Suites - over 85% with Private Verandas
  • Butler Service - All Suites
  • Complimentary Beverages Served Throughout the Ship
  • Gratuities
  • Open-Seating Dining
  • In-Suite Dining and 24-Hour Room Service
  • In-Suite Beverages
  • Free Unlimited WiFi in all suites and throughout the ship
  • Transportation into Town
Available Addons:
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Air/Hotel Program
  • Hotel-Only Program
  • Extra Night Accommodations
  • Transfer-Only Package
  • Air Upgrades and Special Requests

 

Remarks:
Cruise Only Fares are in US dollars, per person, based on double occupancy.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1391279

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Company Info

Kelly Cruises & Tours
1415 W. 22nd Street
Tower Floor
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 990-1111