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Admire the historical charms and breathtaking beauty of Athens during a fabulous hotel stay before discovering glorious Greece on board the brand new, adult only, Resilient Lady.

Delve into the many contours of this epic Greek adventure, from sun, sea and sand, to culture, mythology and of course, ancient history. Behold Athens, capital of Greece, birthplace of democracy, and where many of Classical civilization's intellectual and artistic ideas originated. Still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks - including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple – Athens remains the fundamental heart of ancient Greece - which from an architectural perspective, is substantiated by the National Archaeological Museum.

Following a hotel stay at the four-star Melia Athens, you’ll embark Virgin’s brand-new ship, the Resilient Lady and begin your full-board cruise. First port of call will be the stunning island of Santorini, whose beauty is supposedly incomparable to any other island in the world. While the Colossus of Rhodes - once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World – currently abounds in beaches that will transport you back to the days of the Byzantine Empire. Next up will be Crete, Greece’s largest island, which is vibrant and simply packed with ancient ruins, buzzing cities and breathtaking beaches. Then following two nights in penultimate and picturesque Mykonos, you’ll return to Athens for your flight home.

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The Resilient Lady Experience

Due to launch in 2022, Resilient Lady will join Scarlet Lady and Valiant Lady as part of the Virgin Voyages fleet. Carrying up to 2700 passengers it features a host of superb amenities and things to do. Opting for an exhilarating alternative to the standard entertainment found on cruise ships, Virgin Voyages offers immersive, first-at-sea shows with a festival-like feel and electrifying choreography. The restaurant menus meanwhile have been conceived by Michelin-starred chefs and smaller unique venues are preferred over buffets.

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Dining

You’ll find tasty treats and fine-dining galore on this ship, with an impressive line-up of cafes and restaurants. 

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Drinks

Try a cool beer at the Draught Haus or relax with a Martini or classic cocktail in On The Rocks.

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Spa & Wellness

From seaweed wraps to massages, there are plenty of ways to reveal a new version of you.

Your 9 Night Holiday Includes

Days 1 - 2

14 - 15 October 2022

Fly to the ancient city of Athens where you’ll enjoy a two-night, four-star hotel stay

Soaring mountains, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, unspoilt green spaces and byzantine churches - Athens is a beguiling destination of beauty, mythology and history. At the heart of the city is the iconic Acropolis. Gazing out over the urban sprawl below and home to ancient buildings of historic and architectural greatness such as the Parthenon, it provides a fascinating glimpse into ancient Greece. Learn all about it at the Acropolis Museum.

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Day 3

16 October 2022

From Athens, embark Virgin Voyages’ stunning Resilient Lady for your Greek Island cruise

Today you’ll embark the latest edition to the Virgin Voyages’ fleet, Resilient Lady. Matching the high standards set by the rest of the fleet, this third Virgin ship is home to a wealth of superb amenities and things to do. The entertainment serves up an exhilarating range of alternatives to classic cruise shows, instead offering immersive shows with a festival-like feel. Michelin-starred chefs are behind the menus, and smaller unique venues are preferred over buffets and large dining halls.

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Day 4

17 October 2022

Savour the sights of spectacular Santorini

With gorgeous villages, stunning sunsets, and volcanic beaches decorated with black, red or white sand, Santorini is one of the most beautiful destinations on Earth. Its blue-domed churches and glaringly white hill-side houses have been photographed a million times over. Take the winding coastal paths through fascinating rock formations and stone-paved streets, stopping at a family-run taverna to sample the famous Greek cuisine and maybe sip a glass of ouzo.

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Day 5

18 October 2022

Explore the historical riches of Rhodes

By far the largest and historically the most important of the Dodecanese islands, Rhodes abounds in beaches that will transport you back to the days of the Byzantine Empire and beyond. Take the short walk to the Old Town to view its brilliant historic buildings that date back to the 14th century. Rhodes was once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Colossus of Rhodes, and there are many ruins left to explore in remote beautiful locations.

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Day 6

19 October 2022

Be enthralled by the landscapes of compelling Crete

The largest and most populous of the Greek islands, Crete was the centre of Europe's first advanced civilization, the Minoans, and is characterised by high mountain ranges, fertile plateaus and plenty of ancient sites that date back millennia. Explore its coastline, take to the hills on a hike or relax in a family-run taverna sipping the local fire-water, Raki.

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Day 7

20 October 2022

Enjoy a day at sea to indulge in some of this ship’s eclectic highlights

On your day at sea, you’ll get to delve into some of heart of Resilient Lady’s wide-ranging food venues. There’s upscale Mexican at Pink Agave, juicy steaks and seafood at The Wake, and much more, including a diner that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days week, so your food craving can always be satisfied. At night, head to The Sip Lounge or On The Rocks for champagne, and cocktails prepared by experienced mixologists.

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Days 8 - 9

21 - 22 October 2022

Marvel at the magic of Mykonos with an overnight stay in port

Mykines is a Greek village known for its proximity to the ancient UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mycenae, which was home to the Mycenaean civilization. Take a walk along the waterfront, where fishing boats cast their reflections upon the bright blue waters, or stroll around the narrow marble-clad streets lined with quirky shops. If relaxing with a mojito on the beach is not your cup of tea, you can travel to visit the row of 16th century windmills, which sit on a hill above Mykonos town.

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Day 10

23 October 2022

Your cruise is complete, it’s time to disembark in Athens for your flight home

Say farewell to your ship with memories to treasure for a lifetime as you fly home.

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Your Hotel Stay

Melia Athens
★★★★

The elegant four-star Melia Athens is a charming upscale hotel, ideally located in Athens’ historical district, close to a wealth of restaurants, bars, bustling markets and shops. When you feel like exploring the attractions of the city, this spectacular hotel is just moments from the metro station and a short journey from the Acropolis Museum and the Pantheon. Rooms are light and fresh and offer a combination of warm colours, all furnished with earthy tones wooden panels and featuring a flat-screen TV, air-conditioning, a minibar and a marble bathroom. Unwind in a bubbling rooftop hot tub while taking in the sweeping views across the city, dine on traditional Greek flavours with unique Mediterranean twists in Vivendo, and spend some time in the sumptuous sauna with hammam.

Your Holiday Summary

 

Hotel Stay

  • 2 night four-star hotel stay at the Melia Athens with breakfast

Cruise

  • 7 night full-board cruise on board the brand new Virgin Voyages Resilient Lady

All flights & taxes

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Over $600 in value is always included.

The last thing you need on your vacation is a surprise receipt and pages worth of fine print.

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Browse, post, and stay connected with wifi — whenever you want, and wherever you are on the ship.

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From refined dining to relaxed casual, any and all of our 20+ eateries are yours to enjoy on us.

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We've taken care (of taking care) of your servers, so we cover the gratuities for your onboard experiences.

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Stay hydrated with still and sparkling water, non-pressed juices, sodas, teas and even drip coffee.

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Yoga, meditation, cycling, HIIT classes, and more — all your group fitness classes are covered.

Prices From

Departing

1 September 2022

Insider

R25,999pp

Sea View

R28,999pp

Sea Terrace (Balcony)

R31,999pp

Duration: 8 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Athens, Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Mykonos (overnight in port), Athens

Departing

8 September 2022

Insider

R25,999pp

Sea View

R28,999pp

Sea Terrace (Balcony)

R31,999pp

Duration: 9 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Athens, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Corfu, Argostoli, Athens

Departing

15 September 2022

Insider

R24,999pp

Sea View

R27,999pp

Sea Terrace (Balcony)

R30,999pp

Duration: 9 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Athens, Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Mykonos (overnight in port), Athens

Departing

22 September 2022

Insider

R24,999pp

Sea View

R27,999pp

Sea Terrace (Balcony)

R30,999pp

Duration: 9 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Athens, Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Mykonos (overnight in port), Athens

Departing

29 September 2022

Insider

R24,999pp

Sea View

R27,999pp

Sea Terrace (Balcony)

R30,999pp

Duration: 9 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Athens, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Corfu, Argostoli, Athens

Departing

6 October 2022

Insider

R23,999pp

Sea View

R26,999pp

Sea Terrace (Balcony)

R29,999pp

Duration: 9 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Athens, Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Mykonos (overnight in port), Athens

Departing

13 October 2022

Insider

R22,999pp

Sea View

R25,999pp

Sea Terrace (Balcony)

R28,999pp

Duration: 9 Nights
Itinerary Includes: Athens, Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Mykonos (overnight in port), Athens

To Book, Call our Holiday Specialists on

0800 840 5800