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Odyssey of the Seas

Exclusive Silver Travel Advisor Offer: Royal Caribbean Holy Land Cruise

Discover sacred cities and magnificent monuments on this 12-night Holy Land Cruise onboard Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas. Departing from Rome on Saturday 6th May you’ll visit fascinating ports including Limassol, Jerusalem, Haifa, Ephesus (Kusadasi), Athens and Naples, before returning to Rome.

To add an extra special touch, Silver Travel Advisor customers receive an exclusive $250 Onboard Credit to spend on any onboard purchases including spa treatments, specialty dining and shore excursions.

Read on for all the details, and if you have any questions our Silver Travel Advisors are on hand to provide more information: call 0800 412 5678.

Itinerary

Day 1
Saturday 6 May 2023

Depart the UK

Fly from London Gatwick or Manchester bound for Rome. On arrival transfer to the port and join your ship, and home, for the next 12 nights, Odyssey of the Seas.

Meals: Dinner

Depart the UK
Odyssey of the Seas

Days 2 & 3
Sunday 7
& Monday 8 May 2023

At sea

Enjoy two days at sea to explore Odyssey of the Seas. Soak up the sun at a newly designed resort-style pool deck that brings island vibes poolside, or for something a little more energetic head to the Top Deck where you can tame the tide on the FlowRider® or feel the freedom of freefall on RipCord by iFLY®.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4
Tuesday 9 May 2023

Limassol, Cyprus

Cruise to Cyprus to find plenty of historical and cultural sites, including museums, churches and old shuttered houses that give you a view into the past. When you’re ready to dust the sand off from the beach, head to the glamorous marina to discover how Limassol is much more than sun and sea.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Limassol, Cyprus
Jerusalem, Israel

Days 5 & 6
Wednesday 10
& Thursday 11 May 2023

Jerusalem, Israel

After you arrive at the port at Ashdod, it’s a one-hour drive to Jerusalem, the city sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians alike. Enter the Old City through one of the eight gates, built in the early 16th century by the Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent — see the ferocious-looking animal carvings of the Lion’s Gate or the flower rosettes carved above Herod’s Gate. Enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and see its ornate shrines and austere icons. Then, head to the nearby Dome of the Rock, with its distinctive gold dome and traditional Islamic geometric designs.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7
Friday 12 May 2023

Haifa, Israel

Set on the slopes of Mount Carmel, Haifa is Israel’s Mediterranean oasis. Stroll around the smart German Colony, with its restored streets settled in the 1860s lined with restaurants, cafes and art galleries. Continue toward the tropical Bah’ai Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and take a meditative walk around the 19 different terraced gardens. Visit the Shrine of the Bab, with its striking golden dome composed of 12,000 tiles. For even better views, climb up to the Viewing Balcony to look down on the shrine and out toward the Mediterranean Sea.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Bah'ai Gardens
Odyssey of the Seas

Day 8
Saturday 13 May 2023

At sea

Take some time to relax and explore the amenities onboard Odyssey of the Seas. Set your mood to serene at the adults-only Solarium. Get a front row view from the Music Hall dance floor while cover bands rock like the real thing. Experience the cutting edge tech at Two70® as the space comes alive with aerialists, robots and much more. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9
Sunday 14 May 2023

Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

The UNESCO World Heritage ruins of Ephesus impress even those familiar with the world’s other ancient cities. Though excavations have been underway for 150 years, only 20 percent of the city has been uncovered. Check out the Celsus Library — built in 117 A.D., the site is made up of towering columns highlighted by the statue of the goddess of wisdom. Cruises to Ephesus will give you a taste of Turkish life by strolling the seafront promenade and the bustling city centre.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Ephesus, Turkey
Parthenon

Day 10
Monday 15 May 2023

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Athens offers a looking glass back in time into Greece’s powerful ancient civilization. Art lovers, epicureans and history buffs will be delighted by the ancient ruins, museums and tavernas of this picturesque town. Just ten minutes from the port, you’ll find the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, filled with sculptures from the Bronze Age to the Romans. Walk to the Zea Harbour to discover how the Hellenic Maritime Museum will bring to life the grandeur of ancient Greece’s naval capacities.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11
Tuesday 16 May 2023

At sea

Another day to unwind onboard Odyssey of the Seas. Throughout your stay be sure to check out the delicious dining options available. El Loco Fresh® serves up Mexican fare that’s insanely delicious, while at Teppanyaki℠, expert chefs elevate cooking to a performance art form – and you’ve got front row seats to the show.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Dining onboard Odyssey of the Seas
Gulf of Naples

Day 12
Wednesday 17 May 2023

Naples/Capri, Italy

With a skyline defined by towering Mount Vesuvis, Naples is a bustling Italian city brimming with beauty. Experience its rich neoclassical architecture at sites like Gesu Nuovo Church, with its lavish interior adorned with detailed frescoes, statues and gold inlay. Go even deeper into history at the San Gennaro catacombs, where Naples’ first bishops were buried in the second century AD. Walk along the Miglio Sacro (‘Holy Mile’) and people-watch your way through the cafes and shops of the Sanita district with a zuccherato (sweetened espresso) in hand.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 13
Thursday 18 May 2023

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Disembark Odyssey of the Seas and take some time to soak up the sights of Rome before your flight home. Here you can live ‘la dolce vita’, recalling the glory days of Ancient Rome and twirling forks full of pasta in a trattoria. Whether it’s Vatican City’s spiritual allure, Trastevere’s backstreet charms or the Colosseum’s embattled legacy – The Eternal City endures with endless adventures.

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Pricing

London Gatwick prices from £2,770pp

Manchester prices from £2,960pp
  • Your tour includes:
  • International flights
  • Return overseas transfers
  • 12-night full board cruise onboard Odyssey of the Seas
  • Ocean View Balcony Cabin
  • Exclusive offer: $250 Onboard Credit
  • Gratuities
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To book your place or for more information, call 0800 412 5678.

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