Loading...

HISTORIC WISH-LIST PORTS OF CALL

This wonderful odyssey calls at Lisbon, Cadiz and Palermo en route to the Black Sea, where a trio of fascinating ports-of-call await. Cruise back to the Aegean via Istanbul, where Amy Johnson calls at Piraeus for Athens, before heading east to Limassol, Haifa and Port Said. Calls at Valletta, Messina, Gibraltar and Vigo complete this fascinating cruise.

Set sail from London Tilbury aboard Amy Johnson. Your first ports-of-call are the colourful Portuguese capital of Lisbon, the Andalusian port of Cadiz, and historic Palermo. Amy Johnson then continues east along the Bosporus to the Black Sea, where you’ll stop at Bulgarian Byzantine gem Nessebar, the ancient Romanian port of Constanța and Ukrainian Odessa, known as the Pearl of the Black Sea. Sail back to the Aegean, via glorious Istanbul, and to the bustling Greek port of Piraeus, from where you can visit ancient Athens, the birthplace of democracy.

The next leg of the cruise takes you east, calling at colourful Limassol, followed by the historic docks at Haifa and Port Said. Here you'll have opportunities to visit Jerusalem, home to three of the holiest religious sites in the world, and Cairo, where you'll see the Pyramids of Giza, on optional excursions. Make the most of the Mediterranean temperatures as you begin the journey back to the UK, calling at Maltese capital Valetta, picturesque Sicilian Catania, British Overseas Territory Gibraltar, and the charming Spanish port of Vigo.

 

What does this price include?

  • 32 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Delicious cuisine and full-board dining
  • Afternoon teas and late-night snacks
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party
  • Self-service tea and coffee (6am to midnight)
  • Big-show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Guest speakers and arts-and-crafts groups
  • Luggage porterage from port to cabin
  • Port taxes

Your Itinerary

  • Depart: 1600hrs

    Make your way to the Tilbury Cruise Terminal, and board Amy Johnson before she sets sail this afternoon.

  • Arrive: 1200hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, is Amy Johnson's first port. Wander up through the cobbled streets of the Alfama towards Sao Jorge Castle, relax by the fountain in Rossi Square or follow the shoreline along to where the ornate battlements of the Belem Tower guard the mouth of the River Tagus.

  • Arrive: 1200hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    Ancient Cadiz, with its elegant squares, great Cathedral and wonderful Botanical Garden, is a fascinating city. Step ashore to explore, or to join today’s optional excursions which may include a trip to Seville (the Cradle of Flamenco) with its sumptuous cathedral, famous bell tower, wonderful Alcazar and bullring.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    In the Sicilian capital, Palermo, the island’s heritage is reflected by the vibrant, cultured inhabitants and its buildings. Visit the Cathedral, the Royal Palazzo dei Normanni, and the Archaeological Museum, and wander the streets of its four historic quarters (the Quattro Canti).

  • Arrive: 1200hrs

    Depart: 2000hrs

    The cobbled streets of Nessebar's charming, sun-soaked old town tangle prettily around the fifth-century ruins of the Church of St Sophia on a promontory that juts out into the Black Sea. Spend a day here exploring, and discover Byzantine fortifications, ancient baths, a host of tiny, historic churches. Don't miss the gorgeous murals and altarpiece of the 11th-century Church of St Stephen.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1700hrs

    Constanța has a history that stretches back to the Seventh Century BC and the days of Cyrus the Great and the founding of the Persian Empire. The Roman poet Ovid was banished here by Emperor Augustus, and the city is home to some fantastic Roman mosaics, as well as excellent Archaeological and Naval museums. Discover a lively city of varied architecture and distinctive pink public buses as Amy Johnson spends the day here.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 2200hrs

    Odessa's most iconic sight must be the Potemkin Stairs, which stretch down from the statue of the Duke de Richelieu to the waterfront where the bronze figure of the Sailor's Wife keeps perpetual watch over the harbour, Explore this bustling city where neoclassical buildings are pastel painted, or head south to its ever-popular sandy beaches.

  • Arrive: 0600hrs

    Depart: 2300hrs

    Head out on deck as Amy Johnson sails back through the narrow strait of the Bosphorus to moor in Istanbul. Head ashore to discover the extraordinary Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque with its six minarets, and the great Byzantine church of Aya Sofya. Take in the colourful spice market, and visit the world’s largest covered bazaar, the vast Kapali Carsi. Vasco moors overnight, here, giving you plenty of time to explore and enjoy this fascinating, complex city.

  • Arrive: 0500hrs

    Depart: 2300hrs

    Today Amy Johnson docks in Piraeus for a visit to beguiling, bustling Athens. Don't miss the chance to climb the Acropolis to the ruins of the Parthenon, one of the world's most enduring monuments, and an awe-inspiring window onto the city's rich Classical past.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    Cyprus’ second city welcomes you, today. Discover Limassol’s fascinating sights, excellent shopping, and compact old city – home to the city’s picturesque fishing harbour and yachting marina. Stroll through the streets of the Turkish Quarter surrounding the Castle, and don’t miss the historic Grand Mosque.

  • Arrive: 0600hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    A call in Ashdod brings the chance to head into Israel and the Holy Land. Opt to take a shore excursion to the coastal resort-city of Tel Aviv, or into the Judean Hills to visit Jerusalem. See the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque – some of the world's most sacred sites.

  • Arrive: 0530hrs

    Depart: 2200hrs

    Early this morning, Amy Johnson arrives in Port Said. Join an optional shore excursion to visit Cairo, explore Saladin’s great Citadel at Saqqara, site of the legendary Step Pyramid of Zoser, or step onto the plateau at Giza, to see the enigmatic Sphinx and the Great Pyramid - the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that still survives.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    Today Amy Johnson cruises into the stunning natural Grand Harbour of Valletta, capital of Malta. Step ashore to explore the surrounding streets, or to head into the island's rugged interior, perhaps to the haunting "Silent City" of Mdina. This evening, take the opportunity to enjoy the nightlife in one of the resorts of this famously welcoming holiday isle.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1600hrs

    Sitting at the foot of Mount Etna, Catania is an ancient port on Sicily’s east coast, on the Ionian Sea. The city has been destroyed and rebuilt several times, most notably after the eruption of Mount Etna in 1669. At the city’s heart, spread around the Piazza del Duomo, is the UNESCO­-protected old town, one of Italy’s best-preserved – and largest – examples of Baroque architecture. Here you’ll find plenty of cafés and restaurants in which you can sit back, relax and perhaps enjoy a coffee, or some arancini.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1700hrs

    The tiny British territory of Gibraltar welcomes you today. Explore the very British Main Street, and take the cable car to the summit of the famous Rock – not only for the tremendous views to Morocco's Atlas Mountains, but also to meet the outpost's famously mischievous Barbary Apes.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1700hrs

    Today Amy Johnson makes her way into the stunning natural harbour of Ria de Vigo. A historic fishing port, Vigo bustles with life, especially in the cobbled streets of the old town where the day's catch is laid out on granite tables and cafes serve strong coffee to arriving fishermen and cruise holidaymakers alike.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Bid farewell to Amy Johnson and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise around the Mediterranean and Black Sea.


Days marked above with an anchor include ports where you will be transferred to shore by landing boat. These ports may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties as a result. Any days not listed will be spent at sea.

Prices

Price Per Person
Availability
{{port.name}}
{{date.departureDate}}
{{data.duration}} Days
{{date.endDate}}
Now £{{getDatePrice(date)}}
was £{{getDateWasPrice(date)}}
£{{getDatePrice(date)}}
 
Only {{date.avail}} places left!
Hurry, last few remaining!

SOLD OUT

How many passengers?
Adults 2
Children 0

Available Cabins

CAT.
Cabin Type
Full Fare
1st Person
2nd Person
{{cabin.grade}}
  • {{cabin.cabinName}}
  • {{cabin.offer}}
{{cabin._wasPriceDisplayValue}}
{{cabin._wasPriceDisplayValue}}
  • {{cabin._firstPersonDisplayValue}}
{{cabin._secondPersonDisplayValue}}

Single Cabins

{{cabin.grade}}
  • {{cabin.cabinName}}
  • {{cabin.offer}}
{{cabin._wasPriceDisplayValue}}
{{cabin._wasPriceDisplayValue}}
  • {{cabin._firstPersonDisplayValue}}
{{cabin._secondPersonDisplayValue}}

Don't miss out on these fantastic prices!

Further Information

  • British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.

  • Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice  to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Menu
Need Help?
  • Call us now on:
  • 0330 160 7700

Booking Hotline

Mon to Fri 9am - 12:30pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Bank Holidays

Bank Holidays Closed

Customer Service

Mon to Fri 9am - 12:30pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Bank Holidays

Bank Holidays Closed