Saturday, 2 June 2012

CAPE TOWN TO ATHENS: SIX WEEK ADVENTURE CRUISE FOR OVER-50s

Quest for Adventure
OVER-50s seeking a combination of soft adventure, broadening of the mind and also the enjoyment of the good life, can join an amazing 42 night sailing exclusively for their age group from Cape Town on March 1 next year visiting some 25 ports along the African West Coast, the Canary Islands, Portugal, Gibraltar, Spain, Algeria, Italy, Malta, Greece and finally Piraeus for Athens.

And even though this unique 6 week cruise aboard Saga Cruises' just 450 guest Quest for Adventure also includes 2 nights pre cruise stay at the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa in Cape Town with breakfast daily, 2 nights post cruise at the Hilton Athens hotel with breakfast daily, return Economy Class international airfare and all applicable taxes, it is priced through Cruiseco from $9,580pp twin share ex Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, and from $9,380pp twin share from Perth.

As well, Saga Cruises' yacht-like Quest for Adventure also includes a choice of energetic tailor-made shore excursions in twelve of its unusual and exotic ports of call, combined with informative on board lectures to provide the very best in-depth experiences ashore.

Quest for Adventure has two restaurants, five bars and lounges, a cabaret lounge, casino, library, pool, Spa and on-deck movies at night.

For a fully-detailed itinerary and the name of your nearest Cruiseco cruise-specialist travel agent go to www.cruising.com.au.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Highlights of shore-side experiences will include venturing into the world's oldest desert in Namibia, visiting a restored palace in Benin, watching an ancient voodoo ceremony in Togo, a walk through the canopy of a Ghanaian rainforest and watching salt-harvesting on Senegal's Pink Lake.

Guests will also learn about Freetown's past as a settlement for freed slaves, make a stop in Gambia that's one of Africa's smallest countries, see the diverse landscape of the Canary Islands, delve into Spain's Roman and Phoenician history in Cartagena, explore contrasting Arabic heritage and Roman ruins in Algeria, in Sicily visit Medieval Trapani and the UNESCO World Heritage site Syracuse, and marvel at Monemvasia – the tiny fortress island with its interesting Byzantine history.