This follows the addition, in 2014, of nine new Aegean and Turkish destinations: Chios, Ios, Kos, Milos, Samos, Symi, Syros, Bodrum and Cesme, to which Louis Cruises will return in 2015 (with the exception of Bodrum).
480-cabin Louis Cristal will be deployed on new 7 day cruises beginning in October 2015, departing from Lavrion (Athens) and Italian port of Bari. A
Peloponnese and Ionian Sea itinerary sailing from Greece on October 9 calls at Nafplio, Monemvasia, Kalamata, Katakolo and Igoumenitsa, Greece and at AgioiSaranta, Albania and Bari. The vessel then sails a round-trip Bari cruise stopping at Dubrovnik, Croatia, Kotor, Montenegro, Agioi Saranta, Albania and Patras, Cephalonia and Corfu, Greece, followed by a week long reverse sailing from Bari back to Lavrion.
Louis Cristal will also be deployed from Lavrion on 7 day Aegean cruises every Friday in May, June and September, and on October 2. This popular cruise calls at the Turkish ports of Istanbul and Kusadasi and Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, Symi, Chios and Mykonos. Passengers can also choose to embark or disembark at or from Istanbul, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Crete and Mykonos.
Louis Cruises’ famed 7 day Pilgrimage Cruise, which follows the path of St. Paul, returns in 2015 on October 30, when Louis Cristal sails from Lavrion for Thessaloniki and Kavala, Greece. From Kavala the Louis Cristal sails to Istanbul, Dikili and Kusadasi then returns to Greece for stops at the holy island of Patmos, and at Syros, before its passengers disembark in Lavrion.
Louis Cruises has also added a new special cruise for 2015, the 7 day ANZAC ‘Centenary Inauguration’ cruise on Louis Cristal from Lavrion on April 17 (passengers can also embark from Istanbul on the following day) with calls aslo at, Limnos Myrina (Greece), Mitilini (Greece) and at Canakkale, Turkey, before returning to Istanbul.
‘We’re thrilled to announce our new Ionian and Adriatic destinations. After adding nine new Aegean ports of call this year, we want to offer our passengers, many of whom return every season, new destinations that give them a full taste of the best of Greece: we now visit more Greek ports than any other cruise line in the Eastern Mediterranean,’ said Kyriakos Anastassiadis, ceo of Louis Cruises.
‘We are as committed to finding beautiful, fascinating, unique destinations as we are to adding real value to our authentic product by continually providing our passengers with exemplary Greek hospitality, stellar Greek cuisine and wines, cozy, luxurious accommodation, outstanding entertainment and an incredible themed cruise program that immerses them in Greek archaeology, culture, cuisine, history and music,’ the ceo concluded.