Yes, you can travel this summer! Head to the islands with a brand new all-gay cruise from Athens to the best of the Greek Isles! In seven glorious days on the Med, you’ll discover a new island a day and explore Santorini’s famed blue-domed villages, ancient ruins in Delos, Corfu’s rolling vineyards and the islands’ breathtakingly beautiful coastlines. Onboard we’ll thrill you with dazzling Atlantis entertainment, spectacular outdoor parties, and great friends from around the world. It’s an incredible new experience designed for both safety and excitement, including mandatory vaccination requirements for all guests and crew.If you’re ready to sail, we’ll make it easy with amazing low fares from $999 – our best deal ever for the Med!
- August 15 Piraeus (Athens), Greece 5:00 pm
- August 16 Iraklion (Crete), Greece 10:00 am 7:00 pm
- August 17 Rhodes, Greece 8:00 am 5:00 pm
- August 18 Santorini, Greece 8:00 am 7:00 pm
- August 19 Katakolon, Greece 10:00 am 5:00 pm
- August 20 Corfu, Greece 7:00 am 4:00 pm
- August 21 Mykonos, Greece 12:00 pm 9:00 pm
- August 22 Piraeus (Athens), Greece 6:00 am
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
As the center of Greek civilization for some 4,000 years, Athens is truly the perfect place to start and end our sailing. The capital of modern Greece, it’s still dominated by 5th-century-B.C.E. landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings such as the colonnaded Parthenon temple, as well as treasures in the National Archaeological Museum. In recent years, a lively gay scene has emerged in Gazi district. The area is populated with many chic restaurants, art galleries, bars and boutique shops.
Iraklion (Crete), Greece
The capital of Crete, this urban city sprawl is the economic centre of the island, and home to the very first European civilization over 5000 years ago. A dynamic and cosmopolitan city, Iraklion boasts the best of both old world charm and exhilarating modernity for even the most discerning of travelers. Visit the famed Palace of Minos, explore the sprawling city streets for architectural gems, or stop at a locale cafe and watch the world go by in this renowned tourist hotspot.
The largest of the Dodecanese islands, also known as “Island of the Sun God Helios”, is a magnificent explosion of colors and activities that combine historic sights, luxe relaxation, unique nature, and stellar entertainment. Witness the splendor of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the world, before exploring the Venetian-like neighborhoods for a romantic stroll. Soak up some sun at one of the many gay beaches, or pamper yourself with an authentic spa experience at the ever-popular Turkish Baths.
Few places in the world have been photographed as much as the cliffside villages on Santorini, where blue domes dot whitwashed homes clinging to the rocks. From the port of Thira, you can easily discover the fascinating landscape of this otherworldy island. Explore the ruins of Akritori, sip some wine in one of Santorini's many vineyards, or relax on a black, red, or white volcanic sand beach. Take a trip up to Oia and shop the marble-lined streets for authentic crafts and enjoy some of the world's best Greek cuisine.
Don't miss our arrival into the center of the caldera -- one of the most beautiful sailing experiences in the world!
This beautiful seaside escape is home to the magnificent ruins of Olympia, the ancient site of the Olympic Games in the 8th century BC. As one of the busiest ports in Greece, Katakolon is a whirlwind of life. Visit the Katakolon market, home to over 60 unique shops, and venture to one of the region’s famous wineries. For those willing to take the short walk from the port, the sunken city of Pheia awaits! Alternatively, absorb the rich history through a more modern lens at the Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, highlighting key advances and ancient tools that set the stage for technologies of today.
A brilliant base for exploration, Corfu is one of the most beautiful and romantic islands in the Ionian Sea. Get lost in Corfu Town’s narrow cobblestone alleys, known as “kandounia”, wander the historic Liston promenade, or stroll the Spianada square for a taste of nostalgic charm. For a window into the past, tour Achillon Palace, or see the Archaeological Museum of Corfu. After working up an appetite, be sure to indulge in Corfu’s famous food at one of the city’s many restaurants or taverns, and taste the local delicacies.
Quaint, whitewashed villages contrast with sexy, international beach crowds and a pulsing nightlife in Mykonos, one of the world's hottest gay destinations. Chora, the island's main town, is a tangle of twisted, cobblestone alleys that reveal a surprising range of interesting boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Work on your tan and enjoy the scene at the super gay Super Paradise Beach before heading back into town for a sunset dinner then enjoying the vibrant nightlife that has made Mykonos a true international hotspot.
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
We'll return to the port of Piraeus, where connections back to the islands or airport are effortless. Or spend a few days exploring the historic streets, museums, and monuments of Athens.
Atlantis does not recommend flights before noon!
The islands have been waiting for you and we can’t wait to take you away! Greece is open to all travelers this summer and Atlantis has created a special cruise to take advantage of the magnificent diversity and fascinating cultures on these very special islands. From historic Athens set sail to the fortified walls and Venetian architecture on Crete. Stroll through the whitewashed town of Lindos on sun-drenched Rhodes. And get up early to experience the breathtaking arrival into Santorini, where picture-perfect villages cling to the volcanic cliffs!
We’ll sail west to the birthplace of the Olympics just outside of Katakolon. Discover the lushest of the Greek Isles on Corfu, where dramatic blue waters surround quiet villages. Finally, spend a full day on the legendary beaches and vibrant towns of Mykonos – the most gay-friendly island in the world. If you want to extend your stay on Mykonos, it will be possible to end your cruise here and enjoy the wonders of this unique playground!
After all that exploring, you’ll be thrilled to come home to
the stunning Norwegian Jade. Fresh
from a multi-million-dollar upgrade, Jade
features a fantastic spacious central pool deck, with incredible open spaces
for under the sun and stars. You’ll love her innovative modern look,
enticing restaurants, full-service spa, and spectacular performance venues.
While we sail between these amazing ports, there’s plenty to do onboard to keep you entertained, from daytime pool games to our festive afternoon T-dances. Take in our original drag bingo, indulge in a leisurely brunch or a playful game of volleyball, or just find a quiet deck chair. Soothe yourself after a long day of touring with a visit to the relaxing Mandara Spa where every imaginable treatment awaits along with one of the largest and most complete fitness centers at sea.
In so many ways, Jade is the perfect ship for an Atlantis cruise!
Atlantis cruises in Europe are designed to bring people together for fun and enrichment. Safely, of course. We all want to be with our friends again, and with NCL’s Sail Safe standards we’re confident that we can all chart a responsible course to explore the world again. Here are some of the highlights, although all of this is subject to change as conditions evolve:
- All guests and crew must be fully vaccinated at least 2 weeks prior to departure.
- A COVID-19 rapid test is required upon embarkation, paid for by NCL.
- Atlantis will work with onboard teams to provide a fun and exciting environment in the guidelines presented.
- Guests are free to explore ports of call on their own, according to protocols in each specific port, and can purchase shore excursions as they wish.
Complete details about the onboard experience can be found at https://www.ncl.com/sail-safe. We will continue to update guests with the latest guidelines and any changes to both pre-arrival and onboard requirements. We are confident that with these procedures in place we can offer an extraordinary experience in every way!
Whether you come with a partner, friends, or on your own we’ll make you feel right at home. Everything is designed to create a welcoming community, whether you’re exploring a new island, laughing at our comics, learning about wine, or enjoying the company of new friends. Our relaxed atmosphere makes it easy to feel comfortable, from the first day at the pool to nights filled with the silliest costumes you’ve ever seen.
The inviting Spinnaker lounge hosts a range of unique entertainers, from intimate drag shows to dazzling cabaret acts and a few surprises along the way.No matter where you end up, our talented performers are ready to keep you laughing, singing, amused, and amazed every night of the week.
Atlantis theme parties are legendary, original, and endlessly inviting. Our zany afternoon T-dances encourage you to have fun in ways you never imagined. And it’s all so easy, since you don’t have to travel, pay a cover, or plan ahead – it’s all right there if and when you want it.