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In 2015 you will have a once in a lifetime chance to be touring on a cruise ship heading to Gallipoli for the 100th year commemoration of ANZAC day. The face is of Private Leslie John Langdon, 11th Battalion, killed in action 25 April, 1915.
Please note this cruise only ran for the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day
10 day cruise
Visiting - Athens, Ephesus, Lemnos, Canakkale, Gallipoli Battlefields, Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Troy, AE2 Submarine site, Istanbul
The Cruise Ship - meet Azamara Journey
The soldiers of Gallipoli have passed into legend. Learn their story. Follow their footsteps. Remember their sacrifice.
Gallipoli 2015 offers you a truly exceptional travel experience. A glimpse into history to discover legends beyond the battlefields.
Board an opulent cruise ship and set sail upon the South Aegean, just as the Athenian, Spartan and Allied armadas have done. Explore the legendary ancient city of Ephesus for a glimpse of life as the ancient Greeks and Romans lived. Re-enact the 1915 voyage to Anzac Cove, departing the Greek island of Lemnos like the first ANZACs. Cruise the majestic Sea of Marmara where Australia’s AE2 Submarine lies, awaiting her final destiny, and pay homage at the watery grave.
Walk in the footprints of time as you enjoy the distinctive insights of noted international experts. Gain insight into ancient cultures, battles old and new, the Turkish Gallipoli story and intriguing links between the battlefields and legends beyond. Share the unforgettable moment as dawn breaks over Anzac Cove, immersed in the solemn recollection of 100 years. A once-in-a-lifetime chance to join the proud Gallipoli tradition and participate in Anzac Centenary commemorations.
Infused with the perception of over 20 years tour design experience, Gallipoli-2015 Epic Cruise is a sumptuous blend of tribute and luxury. A simply unmissable opportunity.
Itinerary in Brief
|Sat 18th April||Athens (Piraeus), Greece
|17:00||Athens to Kusadasi|
|Sun 19th April||Kusadasi, Turkey
|Mon 20th April||Myrina, Lemnos, Greece
|Day in Lemnos
|Tue 21st April||Canakkale, Dardanelles, Turkey
|08:30||Excursion: Gallipoli Battlefields|
|Wed 22nd April||Canakkale, Dardanelles, Turkey
|Excursion: Gallipoli Battlefields|
|Thu 23rd April||Canakkale, Dardanelles, Turkey||Children’s Day in Canakkale|
|Fri 24th April||Canakkale, Dardanelles, Turkey
Tour of site of Troy
|Sat 25th April||Anzac Dawn Service
Kepez or Canakkale
AE2 Commemoration en-route Istanbul
|Sun 26th April||Istanbul, Turkey
Gallipoli Anniversary Ball
|Mon 27th April||Istanbul, Turkey
Embark in Athens
Arrive Athens and board Azamara Journey in the historic Port of Pireaus. Today’s cabin allocation is followed by a stylish evening cocktail function.
Once a formidable Athenian ally, Ephesus was also a great cultural centre. Walk its 2,000 year old streets, visit the Celsus library and take a seat in the remarkably intact amphitheatre.
Cruise the Aegean Sea’s pristine sapphire waters en-route to Lemnos. ANZAC troops began their Gallipoli journey from this island and returned depleted for the subdued Christmas of 1915.
Lemnos to Gallipoli
From midnight, a minute-by-minute re-enactment of the ANZAC soldiers voyage from Lemnos to Gallipoli. Visit the evocative battlefield destinations Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair.
Gallipoli Battlefields Pilgrimage
An immersive battlefield pilgrimage continues with the Turkish narrative and visits to British and French areas at Gallipoli. By the end of today the fabric of a complete story will have been woven.
Children's Day & Naval Museum, Canakkale
Embrace a joyous haze of dance and music as VIP guests at the spectacular Children’s Day festivities in Canakkale. An afternoon visit to Canakkale Military Museum includes the site where HMS Queen Elizabeth’s 15” shell landed without exploding.
Indulge a passion for culture in the nearby ruins of Troy, and uncover secret links between Priam’s celebrated kingdom and Gallipoli. A relaxed afternoon ahead of Anzac Day.
Pay your respects as a lone bugle sounds and the shadows of 100 years loom against the breaking dawn sun. At anchor or adrift a safe distance off Anzac Cove, as directed by Turkish authorities, passengers remaining aboard may take part in a dignified Dawn Service and live broadcast of proceedings ashore. Ballot ticket holders will be transferred to and from the vessel to attend official commemorations. View Anzac Day arrangements
Lay a floating wreath where Australia’s AE2 Submarine lies in the Sea of Marmara’s hidden depths en route to Istanbul this afternoon.
Achieve the ANZAC’s goal to conquer Istanbul. Explore the old city’s charming winding lanes and dramatic monuments, including World Heritage listed Hagia Sophia, the mesmerising Blue Mosque and lavish Topkapi Palace. An elegant black tie ball concludes the cruise.
Optional Tours Departure
Bid friends and fellow travellers farewell. Depart for home or the promise of new horizons on an extension tour.
- 9 nights accommodation onboard cruise ship
- Meals as listed in itinerary
- Luxury cruise ship, Azamara Journey
- Gallipoli experts team
- All tours as per itinerary
- Entry fees to all museums in the itinerary
- National Park entry & guiding fees
- Professional local tour guides
- House wine, specialty coffees and teas
Available on request
- International Airfares
- Travel Insurance
- Arrival & Departure airport transfers (Meet & Greet)
- Single room surcharge
- Pre and post tour programs
Gallipoli Experts Onboard
The Gallipoli-2015 10 day/9 night Anzac themed cruise departed Athens Saturday 18 April, 2015.
|CW||CLUB WORLD OWNERS SUITE||$19,190||Limited|
|CO||CLUB OCEAN SUITE||$17,140||Limited|
|N1||CLUB CONTINENT SUITE||$11,750||Limited|
|N2||CLUB CONTINENT SUITE||$10,490||Limited|
|VX||CLUB DELUXE VERANDA STATEROOM||$9,860||Limited|
|V1||CLUB VERANDA STATEROOM||$8,840||Limited|
|V2||CLUB VERANDA STATEROOM||$8,740||Limited|
|V3||CLUB VERANDA STATEROOM||$8,740||Limited|
|4||CLUB OCEANVIEW STATEROOM||$8,507||Limited|
|5||CLUB OCEANVIEW STATEROOM||$8,360||Limited|
|6||CLUB OCEANVIEW STATEROOM||$8,206||Limited|
|8||CLUB OCEANVIEW STATEROOM||$8,052||Limited|
|9||CLUB INTERIOR STATEROOM||$7,598||Limited|
|10||CLUB INTERIOR STATEROOM||$7,291||Limited|
|11||CLUB INTERIOR STATEROOM||$7,144||Limited|
|12||CLUB INTERIOR STATEROOM||$6,990||Limited|
|AZ||CLUB INTERIOR ACCESSIBLE STATEROOM||$6,990||Limited|
We’ll take care of it all
Of course, you’ll need good value airfares. But you’re probably also thinking of travelling longer than 10 days. Ask us about best rates on flights and our choice of pre and post cruise extension tours.
Our friendly team of travel agents can also assist you with:
- travel insurance
- visa information
Can’t decide yet?
Call us on 1300 766 595. We’re here to make your Gallipoli 2015 cruise the trip of a lifetime.