Elixir  Cruise with M/S The Elysium Experience

Elixir  Cruise with M/S Elysium Experience 

Cabin Sales from £2,118 per person

Meals: Half Board | Ship: M/S The Elysium - 25 Cabins | Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days

TRULY BOUTIQUE CRUISE

With only 25 elegant cabins, the Elysium can rightfully claim to be truly boutique. You will not miss out on any of the services of a larger ship and still get to feel like you are on a private yacht.

Sail the Greek seas of ancient mythological creatures and Gods, while you re-invent yourself. Visit pristine coves and beaches only accessible by small boat, discover one of the oldest civilisations in the world, learn a new craft, have a massage, meditate at sunset, enjoy a glass of chilled wine, hike a volcano, fish with locals, snorkel, stargaze, read a book. You decide. Greece awaits to soothe your soul and excite your senses aboard the Elysium. Never before has there been a truly boutique cruise ship completely dedicated to a synergy of wellbeing and deeply experiential voyages and your time on board the Elysium will be nothing short of spectacularly unique, nothing like you have ever experienced before on a cruise. A fusion of relaxation, wellness, learning, discovering and fun. With only 25 cocooning staterooms, a spa, a gym, a deliciously healthy Mediterranean cuisine, an array of unparalleled cultural experiences and carefully designed wellness activities, the Elysium will pamper you, spoil you and transform you forever.

THE ELIXIR BALANCE  CONCEPT

Based on our Elixir Balance concept, every ELYSIUM cruise offers many activities options to mix and match and create a tailor-made journey. In addition to the various cultural and experiential activities, throughout the cruise, guests have the opportunity to do yoga, Pilates and meditation sessions, enjoy a massage at our spa or choose among a selection of water toys and water sports options. Our onboard Wellness Coach and our Cruise Concierge will help you put together the best suited plan for you. Exquisite farm-to-table meals, refreshing drinks, cocktails and fine wines will complement the unique boutique cruise experience

DIVINE CYCLADES ITINERARY - 8 DAYS, 14 DESTINATIONS

Day 1 : Athens - Marina Zea

Embarkation at Marina Zea between 14:00-15:00. Welcome on board the Elysium with warm smiles from
our crew and savor our signature cocktail during a smooth check-in. We set sail for the nearby Cape Sounion, home to the “Temple of Poseidon”, for your first refreshing dip in the Aegean waters. Perched at the edge of the cliff, the ancient sanctuary it is one of the most important monuments of the golden age of Athens. Dinner alfresco on board, to experience the mesmerizing sunset, a once in a lifetime experience. After dinner, lounge at the upper deck with music and drinks, while you watch the flickering lights of the mainland and feel the soothing salty breeze on your face. Overnight at anchor.

Day 2 : Island of Sifnos

Morning arrival in the dreamy island of Sifnos, with its traditional white-washed architecture, its famous hiking trails and a sizzling food scene. Hike one of the many “Sifnos trails” or choose an optional excursion to the medieval ancient castle and the most photographed spot of Sifnos, the church of Seven Martyrs. Explore Apollonia, the picturesque capital, named after the God of light Apollo. Opt for a special Greek cooking lesson experience with lunch at a local home or enjoy your lunch at one of the many local taver-nas. Afternoon sailing to the volcanic island of Milos for a swim stop at the iconic Sarakiniko beach. Its milky blue waters and spectacular white rock lunar landscape will enthrall you. Sail on to Kimolos, a true hidden gem, and discover its port Psathi and the surrounding authentic fishing villages. At nearby Goupa, you can see the so called “syrmata”, colorful boat garages carved in the rocks, and if we are lucky, we will encounter the local children playing in the water. Dinner on board the Elysium.


Day 3 :  Ios & Santorini islands

Sail to Ios island and enjoy a refreshing swim stop at Manganari, one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Greece. Optional excursions to the tomb of Homer, the author of the epic poems Iliad and Odyssey and strolling through the charming “chora” alleys. Lunch on board the Elysium. Afternoon arrival in Santorini Island. Choose from an array of optional activities like a winery tour, a guided photography walk and more. In the evening find your perfect, romantic dinner spot, perched at the caldera and experience the world-famous Santorini sunset. Overnight at Santorini.

Day 4 : Santorini  & Pano Koufonisi island

Wake up in mesmerizing Santorini and choose from the many optional activities, like a visit to the Akrotiri prehistoric excavation site and the Venetian castle, hiking the volcano crater and more. Lunch on board while sailing to unspoiled Schoinousa island for an afternoon swim stop. Sail on to Pano Koufonisi island, to explore the extraordinary sea caves, only accessible by boat. “Koufonisia”, meaning hollow islands, were given this name by pirates, as the huge caves convinced them the islands were in fact hollow. Un-wind to the sounds of the sea, as we overnight at Pano Koufonisi port.

Day 5 :  Island of Antiparos &  Despotiko & Naxos 

Sail towards the island of Antiparos, chosen by many celebrities for their low-key vacation. Enjoy a morning swim stop at the uninhabited island of Despotiko next to Antiparos. Alfresco lunch on board the Elysium and afternoon sailing to Naxos island. Explore the town of Naxos or go for one of the many optional excursions, like a visit to Kouros of Apollon, the olive press museum or hiking the Devil’s eye trail. Partic-ipate in our exciting Greek dance workshop. Overnight in Naxos port.

Day 6 : Island of Delos &  Mykonos

Morning arrival in the island of Delos, the mythical birthplace of God Apollo and his twin sister Artemis, a Unesco World Heritage Site of unique energy. Optional tour of the archaological site. Mid-day sailing to the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos, where we drop anchor at one of its beautiful southern
beaches. Lunch on board. In the evening, enjoy a sunset drink at Little Venice, photograph the iconic windmills or simply explore the swirling pathways of the white-washed Chora with the many elegant bou-tiques, cafes, restaurants and clubs. Optional excursions include visits to Paleokastro Monastery, the Mar-
itime Museum or the Agricultural Museum. Overnight in Mykonos to enjoy its famous nightlife.

Day 7 : Serifos & Kythnos island

Morning arrival in Serifos, a lesser-known island of distinct Cycladic flair, dotted with windmills, white-washed chapels, pristine beaches and many sites of cultural interest. Optional excursions include a visit to the Venetian Castle, the Monastery of Taxiarches, the Archaeological Museum, the Cave of Koutalas
or opt for an immersive “Make a Greek jewel” workshop by a local artist. Afternoon sailing to Kythnos island for a swim stop at Kolona Bay beach, famous for its crystal-clear waters and golden sand. As the sun sets and the stars start to fill the night sky, it’s time for our special farewell beach BBQ. Late night we set sail for Piraeus.

Day 8 : Marina Zea - Athens

Departure in the early hours for Marina Zea, Piraeus. Arrival and disembarkation after breakfast around 10:00 am. 
 

Please note the Ancient Path itinerary is on request

Included in this cruise:

  • Accommodation in twin or double cabins with private bath, individually controlled A/C, snuggly all-season duvet, pillow menu, flat screen tv with various channels, music, minibar, personal safe, wi-fi access, hair dryer, telephone for internal use, lavish bath products, spa robes and slippers, beach towels
  • Buffet breakfast, half-board and on some days full-board, welcome cocktail, beach BBQ, still water and unlimited filter coffee, tea, cookies station
  • Room service offered without surcharge
  • All advice and group yoga, pilates, aquarobics, meditation sessions with our qualified onboard Wellness Coach
  • Occasional themed seminars by visiting masters
  • Access to mini gym
  • Use of fishing equipment, sanitized snorkeling equipment and water sports equipment
  • Wi-fi access
  • All advice by our multilingual Cruise Concierge & our Wellness Coach

Food & Drink

Buffet breakfast, half-board and on some days full-board, welcome cocktail, beach BBQ, still water and unlimited filter coffee, tea, cookies station

Food for the soul 

Elixir Cruise farm-to-table menus are put together in collaboration with a famous Greek chef. Greek and fusion mouth-watering meals freshly prepared with local produce, real food for the soul.

Highlights of the cruise

Never before has there been a truly boutique cruise ship completely dedicated to a synergy of wellbeing
and deeply experiential voyages and your time on board the Elysium will be nothing short of spectacularly
unique, nothing like you have ever experienced before on a cruise.
A fusion of relaxation, wellness, learning, discovering and fun


 

Departure Dates 2023

DIVINE CYCLADES ITINERARY

May: 6,13,27
Jun: 3, 17, 24
Jul: 8, 15, 29
Aug: 5, 19, 26
Sep: 2, 9, 16, 23
Oct: 7, 21

ANCIENT PATHS ITINERARY
Apr: 29
May: 20
Jun: 10
Jul: 1, 22
Aug: 12
Sep: 30
Oct: 14, 28

The Ancient Path itinerary is on request

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Cruise Name Category C Cate. B       Cate. B +     Cate. A     Cate. A +    Single Cabin
Elixir Cruise  Lower Deck             Lower Deck                  Upper Deck      Lower Deck,
Double/Twin Cabins£2,118£2,448            £2,598£3,148               £3,298£2,120

Early booking discounts & loyalty discounts

Price Includes:

  • Accommodation in twin or double cabins with private bath, individually controlled A/C, snuggly all-season duvet, pillow menu, flat screen tv with various channels, music, minibar, personal safe, wi-fi access, hair dryer, telephone for internal use, lavish bath products, spa robes and slippers, beach towels
  • Buffet breakfast, half-board and on some days full-board, welcome cocktail, beach BBQ, still water and unlimited filter coffee, tea, cookies station
  • Room service offered without surcharge
  • All advice and group yoga, pilates, aquarobics, meditation sessions with our qualified onboard Wellness Coach
  • Occasional themed seminars by visiting masters
  • Access to mini gym
  • Use of fishing equipment, sanitized snorkeling equipment and water sports equipment
  • Wi-fi access
  • All advice by multilingual Cruise Concierge &  Wellness Coach

Prices do not include: 

  • Port Tax extra £238 per person
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks
  • Optional shore excursions or additional land arrangements
  • Spa treatments
  • Boutique purchases
  • Medical services
  • Water ski & scuba diving
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Crew gratuities at passenger discretion
  • Hair and nail services
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning services

Flights info: 
Flights are not included in prices, but we can book any flights from any airport with a small charge and will be included part of package holidays. We will issue ATOL certificate and you will be protected 100% financially for any airline or company failures.

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