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Gems Of The Venetian Empire - 8126A Seabourn Ovation departing 1 May 2021

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Harbors glittering in tones of emerald and sapphire light this voyage among the glories of Greece. Italy and the azure Adriatic Sea. At its heart, Venice, the most serene.

Seabourn Ovation
Ship
Embark
1 May 2021
Duration
14 Nights
From / To
Piraeus (Athens), Greece / Milos, Nisos Melos, Greece
Ports of call
Piraeus (Athens), Greece - Monemvasia, Greece - Katakolon (Olympia), Greece - Parga, Greece - Brindisi, Italy
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Itinerary

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Date Date
Location Location
 
In In
Out Out
Date 01/05/2021
Location Piraeus (Athens), Greece
In
Out

Piraeus has been the port for Athens since 482 BC. The busy harbor is filled with ferries and cruise ships making their way to the Greek Islands and other Mediterranean cities. The busy metropolis of Athens and its treasure trove of antiquities lie just a few miles from the port. Even as the reality of the modern city took hold, with its high-rise apartments, crowded sidewalks and bustling traffic, the beauty of the Acropolis, the outstanding museums, charming cafés, sidewalk markets and startling views come together in a cultural mosaic for all to enjoy.

Date 02/05/2021
Location Monemvasia, Greece
In 08:00
Out 17:00

Monemvasia was once on the Peloponnese mainland. Then an earthquake turned it into an island. It is now joined to the mainland by a narrow causeway that limits access, originally for reasons of defense. The tall, flat isle is completely honeycombed with nooks and grottoes, narrow alleys and rock-carved rooms. Clearly it was a formidable redoubt in times of attack, and earned its nickname the Gibraltar of the East. The upper town, long uninhabited, has narrow pathways leading to the Byzantine Aghia Sophia church, and remains of the medieval fortress and walls. In the lower town, look for the bell tower that leads you to Elkomenos Square, with its namesake medieval Elkomenos Christos church and a small museum.

Date 03/05/2021
Location Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
In 07:00
Out 18:00

The small commercial port of Katakolon serves the inland town of Pyrgos as chief export center for grapes, raisins, regional fruits and vegetables that grow in the fertile hinterland. Fifteen miles in the distance lies Olympia, the sacred ancient site where the Olympic Games had their beginnings.

Date 04/05/2021
Location Parga, Greece
In
Out

Lovely Parga curls around a sandy beach between two rugged outcrops. An amphitheater of candy-colored houses ascends the slope to a Venetian Castle. The hills surrounding the town are dotted with quaint churches and forested with ancient olive groves, some of the largest olive trees in Greece. Really an utterly charming place to anchor and, conditions permitting, deploy our watersports Marina.

Date 05/05/2021
Location Brindisi, Italy
In 08:00
Out 23:00

Set on a peninsula between two arms of the Adriatic Sea, Brindisi was an important port of the Roman Empire, and later for the East India Company. In the 2nd century BC the Appian Way was built, linking the port to Rome, and a column near the harbor marks the end of that famous route. It is here that in 71 BC, the gladiator Spartacus led thousands of rebel slaves in an unsuccessful escape. Today visitors find Romanesque churches, a 13th-century castle and, in the surrounding Apulia region, remains of ancient Messapian culture.

Date 06/05/2021
Location Dubrovnik, Croatia
In 09:00
Out 20:30

Founded in the 7th century, Dubrovnik rose to greatness as a merchant state, independent republic and cultural crossroads. The traffic-free Old Town has been called a Croatian Athens. This UNESCO designated World Heritage Site is a living museum of the ages with fortifications, chapels, monastic cloisters and Europe’s second-oldest synagogue crowded into its ancient walls. Relax at a sidewalk café, listen to the chimes of the 14th-century bell tower or join the promenade down the palace-lined avenue known as the Stradun.

Date 07/05/2021
Location Zadar, Croatia
In 10:00
Out 18:00

Located in central Dalmatia Zadar is one of the Adriatic’s most historically interesting towns with a wealth of sightseeing and exciting nightlife. Zadar was founded by the Romans, attacked by the Turks, ruled by the Austrians and made part of Italy until 1943 when the Germans moved in. Allied bombing destroyed much of the historic centre which was rebuilt after the war only to suffer more attacks by Yugoslav forces in 1991. In recent years Zadar has undergone a startling revival. Cafes and bars are filled, museums and churches have been restored and tourists pour in to take boats to nearby islands.

Date 08/05/2021
Location Venice, Italy
In 07:00
Out

The first settlement of the marshy islands in the lagoon was for protection from barbarian tribes that terrorized mainland farms and villages. Island living quickly led to the development of skills in handling boats, then ships. Maritime trade conducted by shrewd merchants brought great wealth, which permitted the building of palaces, churches and monuments. The city became the center of the vast Venetian empire, its name forever summoning visions of grandeur, magnificence, richness, graciousness and beauty. Although later linked to the mainland, first by a railway bridge built in 1848 and then by a motor causeway in 1930, this island city will always be considered the “Queen of the Sea.” There are no cars in Venice; all transportation is by boat or on foot along the time-worn, cobblestone streets and across some 400 bridges that span the city’s 177 canals. Enchanting Venice truly offers an atmosphere that exists nowhere else.

Date 09/05/2021
Location Sibenik, Croatia
In 09:00
Out 18:00

Sibenik lies in the middle of the Croatian Adriatic Coast, at the mouth of the Krka River, one of the most beautiful karst rivers in Croatia. Limestone mountain crests, small valleys and striking plateaus characterize this scenic region. A picturesque town, Sibenik was originally built on a small island, surrounded by a high wall and towers. The historic old town of Sibenik is rich in cultural and historical monuments. The most representative among them is the famous Cathedral of Sibenik, an important architectural Renaissance building listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, Sibenik is the administrative, political, economic, social and cultural center of a county, which stretches 62 miles along the Croatian Riviera between the Zadar and Split.

Date 10/05/2021
Location Kotor, Montenegro
In 08:00
Out 15:30

One of the best preserved medieval towns of the Adriatic, Kotor is protected by UNESCO. Between 1420 and 1797, the area was under the rule of the Republic of Venice and the Venetian influence can be seen in its architecture. The Gulf of Kotor is sometimes called the southernmost fjord in Europe, although it is actually a submerged river canyon. The overhanging limestone cliffs of Orjen and Lovcen complete one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful landscapes.

Date 10/05/2021
Location Scenic Cruising Bay of Kotor
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Out
Date 11/05/2021
Location Kerkira, Corfu, Greece
In 08:00
Out 21:00

A scant few miles off the Albanian coast lies the island of Corfu, one of the most richly endowed of all the Greek Isles. Praised by Homer in “The Odyssey” and selected by Shakespeare as the setting for “The Tempest,” the island retains evidence of cultural heritage from each of its past rulers – Byzantium, Venice, France, Russia and Great Britain. Rolling acres of olive groves, small orchards of lemon and orange trees, tall cypress, oleander, and myrtle bushes lend a lush, verdant look to the island. While the oldest part of Corfu Town has cobblestone lanes so narrow only pedestrian travel is possible, the modern sector has wide avenues. Residents boast that its “Spianada” is the largest and most beautiful square in all Greece.

Date 12/05/2021
Location Zakinthos, Greece
In 08:00
Out 17:00

A favorite of the Venetians during their three centuries of rule, Zakinthos today is increasingly popular with pleasure-seekers from throughout the world. Although virtually destroyed by an earthquake and fire in 1953, the town was painstakingly rebuilt stone by stone by its citizens, who remain fiercely proud of their island and its history. Explore Solomos Square and the fascinating Museum of Post-Byzantine Art with its fine collection of templos, carved, gilded icon screens. Shoppers will find no shortage of boutiques, particularly around St. Mark’s Square. Above it all stands the ancient castle, complete with fortified walls, which once provided safety to the Medieval population. The views are excellent. Special Note: October 28 is a national holiday in Greece.

Date 13/05/2021
Location Nafplion, Greece
In 10:00
Out 23:00
Date 14/05/2021
Location Milos, Nisos Melos, Greece
In 08:00
Out 17:00

Mylos has all the components of a perfect Greek isle – fantastic rock formations, dozens of beaches from broad strands to secluded slivers, villages of sugar-cube houses, whitewashed windmills, and glowing azure coves. The famous statue of Aphrodite of Mylos, re-named Venus de Milo, was discovered here in 1820. The French Consul, recognizing a great beauty, bought her and gave her to Louis XVIII. Today she resides in the Louvre in Paris, a symbol of the civilization that flourished on this island in centuries past.

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Ship Information

Seabourn Ovation

Launched

2015

Tonnage

40,350

Length

690

Crew

330

Capacity

600

Seabourn Ovation is sister-ship to the already prestigious Seabourn Encore and is a warm welcome in the evolution of small-ship cruising and – alongside Seabourn Encore – she will deliver a wealth of new concepts, a fresh vision and a host of informative ideas to delight the world’s most discerning travellers.

The Seabourn Difference

If you’re looking to cruise in a world of luxury, where tipping is neither required nor expected and the service provided is always attentive and sincere, then why not make your next cruise one aboard Seabourn Ovation? Seabourn excels at luxury cruising and the newest ship in the six-star fleet will be rich in thoughtful details such as roomy wardrobes, comfortable seating and sleeping areas, elegant bathrooms, a well-stocked in-suite bar and plenty of personal entertainment options.

Luxurious Suites

In terms of interiors, Seabourn enlisted Adam D. Tihany to work his magic on-board. All of Seabourn Ovation’s staterooms are suites, each one decorated in a sophisticated colour palette and draped in a variety of fine fabrics, rich materials and lustrous finishes. The bathrooms are marble and come complete with a separate bath and a double sink lined with the finest Molton Brown toiletries.

Each suite also comes with its very own personal stewardess who is always on hand to replenish the ice and bar set-up, draw a Pure PamperingSM bath and assist with any special requests.

Gourmet Dining

Dining on Seabourn Ovation will never incur an extra charge, whether you opt for a meal in The Grill by Michelin-starred Thomas Keller, The Colonnade or choose spur-of-the-moment snacks in the Patio Grill. To dine with Seabourn is to experience a culinary revolution and the gourmet dining experiences on board rival those of the finest restaurants on land. Using only the freshest quality ingredients, including seasonal local specialities prepared to order by Seabourn’s skilled chefs (with masterful additions from Michelin-starred Chef Thomas Keller), Seabourn Ovation offers an unsurpassed dining experience unlike any other at sea.

The Grand Salon

From new shows by seasoned entertainers to local, cultural productions from ashore and engaging guest speakers from the line’s popular enrichment series, Seabourn Conversations, The Grand Salon will present a sophisticated setting for on board performances. Seabourn Ovation’s plush, pivoting chairs, all arranged in cabaret style seating, will allow you to get closer to the action.

During the day, and occasionally after dinner, the lounge will host lectures from guest speakers, cooking demonstrations, comedy shows, classical recitals and more. Most evenings, the Grand Salon will feature dancing before dinner on the dance floor, with vocal production shows and cabaret performances later in the evening.

The Club

With live music, dancing and gatherings for pre-dinner drinks, The Club is sophisticated and inviting, with contemporary nautical references in its bar stools, handrails and balustrade. There’s also direct access to the Club Terrace from here – an intimate exclusive aft pool lounge area set behind The Club. This al fresco space will beckon guests to relax in the plunge pool or either of the two whirlpool spas. The Club also houses a casino for those wishing to test the odds against Lady Luck.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Whether you opt for something new and exclusive to Seabourn or a classic cocktail from the menu in The Sky Bar, world-renowned mixologist Brian Van Flandern is helping to transform the way guests wine and dine on the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line. Alternatively, head on over to the Observation Bar for a quiet evening filled with piano music played late into the night or opt to watch the stars, both on the big screen and twinkling overhead with Movies Under The Stars on the pool deck.

Grand Wintergarden Suite – [GR]
Grand Wintergarden Suite – [GR]

Grand Wintergarden Suites feature large windows, dining for six, glass-enclosed solarium with tub and day bed, bathroom with whirlpool bathtub, guest bath, Glass-enclosed solarium with tub and day bed, two bedrooms, two bathrooms (one whirlpool), guest bath, convertible sofa bed for one,pantry with wet bar, and two flat-screen TVs. Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service.

Veranda Suite – [OB]
Veranda Suite – [OB]

All Veranda Suites feature a full-length window and glass door to private veranda, comfortable living area, queen-size bed or two twin beds, dining table for two, walk-in closet, interactive flat-screen television with music and movies, fully stocked bar and refrigerator, makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with shower. *Wheelchair accessible suites are roll-in shower only.

Spa Penthouse Suite – [PS]
Spa Penthouse Suite – [PS]

All Penthouse Spa Suite feature dining table for two to four and separate bedroom. Glass door to veranda, two flat-screen TVs, fully stocked bar, spacious bathroom with tub, shower and large vanity. Separate bedroom Glass door to veranda Two flat-screen TVs Fully stocked bar Spacious bathroom with tub and shower Large vanity

Veranda Suite – [V4]
Veranda Suite – [V4]

All Veranda Suites feature a full-length window and glass door to private veranda, comfortable living area, queen-size bed or two twin beds, dining table for two, walk-in closet, interactive flat-screen television with music and movies, fully stocked bar and refrigerator, makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower. Comfortable living area Queen-size bed or two twin beds Dining table for two Walk-in closet Interactive flat-screen television Fully stocked bar and refrigerator Makeup vanity Spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower

Signature Suite – [SS]
Signature Suite – [SS]

Signature Suites feature expansive ocean views, forward-facing windows, dining for four to six, bathroom with whirlpool bathtub, guest bath, pantry with wet bar, and two flat-screen TVs. Complimentary Internet/Wi- WiFi service. Forward-facing windows Dining for four to six Whirlpool bathtub Guest bath Pantry with wet bar Two closets Two flat-screen TVs Complimentary internet/Wi-Fi service

Veranda Suite – [V3]
Veranda Suite – [V3]

All Veranda Suites feature a full-length window and glass door to private veranda, comfortable living area, queen-size bed or two twin beds, dining table for two, walk-in closet, interactive flat-screen television with music and movies, fully stocked bar and refrigerator, makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower. Comfortable living area Queen-size bed or two twin beds Dining table for two Walk-in closet Interactive flat-screen television Fully stocked bar and refrigerator Makeup vanity Spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower

Veranda Suite – [V5]
Veranda Suite – [V5]

All Veranda Suites feature a full-length window and glass door to private veranda, comfortable living area, queen-size bed or two twin beds, dining table for two, walk-in closet, interactive flat-screen television with music and movies, fully stocked bar and refrigerator, makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower. Comfortable living area Queen-size bed or two twin beds Dining table for two Walk-in closet Interactive flat-screen television Fully stocked bar and refrigerator Makeup vanity Spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower

Veranda Suite – [V2]
Veranda Suite – [V2]

All Veranda Suites feature a full-length window and glass door to private veranda, comfortable living area, queen-size bed or two twin beds, dining table for two, walk-in closet, interactive flat-screen television with music and movies, fully stocked bar and refrigerator, makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower. Approximately 300 sq. ft. (28 sq.m.) of inside space, plus one veranda of 65 sq. ft. (6 sq.m.) Comfortable living area Queen-size bed or two twin beds Dining table for two Interactive flat-screen television Fully stocked bar and refrigerator Makeup vanity Spacious bathroom

Wintergarden Suite – [WG]
Wintergarden Suite – [WG]

Wintergarden Suites feature large windows, dining for six, whirlpool bathtub, guest bath, convertible sofa bed for one, pantry with wet bar, glass-enclosed solarium with tub and day bed, two closets and two flat-screen TVs. Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service. Dining for six Bathtub Guest bath Convertible sofa-bed for one Pantry with wet bar Glass-enclose solarium with tub and day bed Two closets Two flat-screen TVs Complimentary internet/Wi-Fi service

Owner’s Suite – [OW]
Owner’s Suite – [OW]

Owner’s Suites feature expansive ocean views, forward-facing windows, dining for four to six, bathroom with whirlpool bathtub, guest bath, pantry with wet bar, and two flat-screen TVs. Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service. Dining for four Separate bedroom Guest bath Two flat-screen TVs Pantry with wet bar Convertible sofa for one Whirlpool bath Complimentary internet/Wi-Fi service

Penthouse Suite – [PH]
Penthouse Suite – [PH]

All Penthouse Suites feature dining table for two to four and separate bedroom. Glass door to veranda, two flat-screen TVs, fully stocked bar, spacious bathroom with tub, shower and large vanity. Separate bedroom Glass door to veranda Two flat-screen TVs Fully stocked bar Spacious bathroom with tub and shower Large vanity

Veranda Suite – [V6]
Veranda Suite – [V6]

All Veranda Suites feature a full-length window and glass door to private veranda, comfortable living area, queen-size bed or two twin beds, dining table for two, walk-in closet, interactive flat-screen television with music and movies, fully stocked bar and refrigerator, makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower. Comfortable living area Queen-size bed or two twin beds Dining table for two Walk-in closet Interactive flat-screen television Fully stocked bar and refrigerator Makeup vanity Spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower

Veranda Suite – [V1]
Veranda Suite – [V1]

All Veranda Suites feature a full-length window and glass door to private veranda, comfortable living area, queen-size bed or two twin beds, dining table for two, walk-in closet, interactive flat-screen television with music and movies, fully stocked bar and refrigerator, makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower. Comfortable living area Queen-size bed or two twin beds Dining table for two Walk-in closet Interactive flat-screen television Fully stocked bar and refrigerator Makeup vanity Spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower Veranda railings are part metal and glass from floor to teak rail.

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