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Retrace the roots of religion with Swan Hellenic

Retrace the roots of religion with Swan Hellenic

Discover the world’s most sacred and holy sites integral to today’s major religions with Swan Hellenic on the Holy Lands cruise this Easter.

The 15-day cruise will visit the Pyramids and Coptic Orthodox monasteries in Egypt, before calling at the holy cities of Bethlehem and Jerusalem over Easter. There will also be a chance to explore some of Jerusalem’s most iconic places of worship including the wailing wall, the gold topped Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre marking Jesus’ crucifixion site. Other ports of call include the Aegean island of Patmos where St John wrote the Book of Revelation and the Acropolis of classical Athens.

On board Reverend Canon Ralph Godsall (Priest Vicar of Westminster Abbey and a Canon Emeritus of Rochester), will be conducting services on both Good Friday and Easter Sunday as mv Minerva transits the Suez Canal en route to Alexandria.

Cruise from £2,630 per person (based on two people sharing an inside cabin).The Holy Lands cruise departs from Aqaba (Jordan) – overnight and calls at El Sokhna (Egypt), transits through the Suez Canal, Alexandria (Egypt), Ashdod (Israel), Haifa (Israel), Limassol (Cyprus), Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos (Greek Islands) and Piraeus (Greece). Price is based on 27 March 2013 departure.

Price includes return flights from the UK, transfers, a tailor-made programme of shore excursions, talks by eminent Guest Speakers, meals and entertainment on-board, all gratuities and all relevant cruise taxes/fees.


Swan Hellenic passengers choosing a Superior Balcony Suite or above (Grades A-C) can enjoy a complimentary return chauffeur service from their home to the UK departure airport or port within a radius of 75 miles (excess mileage charges on journeys over 75 miles will apply) on all 2013 cruises departing from 27 February 2013.