Cities of Antiquity & the Holy Land on Viking Venus
Witness the revered and the sacred during an inspiring 15-day voyage framed by enriching time spent in the history-rich capitals of antiquity, Rome and Athens. Visit Naples, gateway to Pompeii, and Crete, home of the legendary Minotaur. In Israel, a day in Ashdod and an overnight in Haifa put the holiest sites within reach: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth and more. You will also call on Limassol, Cyprus, and storied Rhodes and Mykonos, Greece.
Expand your horizons on this comfortable, award-winning ship, intimate and thoughtfully created by experienced nautical architects and designers to enrich your interaction with your destination in every way.
Viking®, rated the #1 Ocean Cruise Line* by Travel + Leisure readers in the World’s Best Awards 5 years in a row, offers destination-focused itineraries across Scandinavia and Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Alaska, North and South America, Africa and beyond. Travel with like-minded travelers on what Viking calls The Thinking Person’s Cruise®, a culturally rich, immersive experience designed to help you explore and engage with your destination—with enriching shore excursions, insightful lectures, Destination Performances, cooking classes and regionally inspired cuisine. Plus, with Viking Inclusive Value, just about everything is covered so all you have to do is relax and enjoy a great journey. All this is complemented by elegant, award-winning sister ships that have redefined ocean cruising with all veranda staterooms, the most al fresco dining on the seas and more.
*Ship size category: 600–2,199 guests