VACAYA’S 2022 Greek Isles CRUISE HAS SOLD OUT!

Our 2022 Greek Isles Cruise has broken every VACAYA sales record… completely SOLD OUT in JUST 5 DAYS!

If you’d like to put your name on our waitlist for this cruise, please follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. If you don’t yet have a profile in our booking system, set one up HERE.
  2. Once your profile has been completed, email info@myvacaya.com and provide us with the following information: full name, phone number, email address, type of room(s) you’re looking for

Once on the list, we’ll reach out to you in the order your name appears on our waitlist if a room that fits your request becomes available. 

If you didn’t get one of the rooms on Greece and are still looking for a first-of-its-kind high-end luxury adventure, VACAYA will be circumnavigating Iceland with Ponant roundtrip from Reykjavík Sept 3-10, 2021. There are a handful of great rooms and suites still available. Explore our 5-star Iceland Cruise HERE.

With consumers’ pent-up appetite for travel reaching a fevered pitch, we advise that you book as early as you can for all of our trips. We’ve seen a tenfold increase in bookings over the last several months as news – both political and medical – continues to improve. We certainly don’t want you to miss out on another VACAYA adventure! With trips to Ptown, Mexico, New Orleans, the Caribbean, and Costa Rica all ready for you, there’s sure to be one that fits both your calendar and your budget.

Congratulations to all those who managed to scoop up a room on this Greek Isles adventure. We can’t wait to welcome you  to Athens!

 


 

VACAYA IS HEADING TO THE GREEK ISLES!
AUG 18-25, 2022 – PONANT LE BOUGAINVILLE
#OnlyWithVACAYA

Our most requested and dreamed about destination is now a reality… VACAYA is taking you to the Greek Isles in Summer 2022! And we’re not just talking about the gayest and most well-known islands like Mykonos and Santorini, which we’ll visit, of course… but islands no ocean-plying behemoth could EVER get to… Amorgos, Symi, Patmos, and Hydra!

We’re sailing the 5-star Le Bougainville from PONANT. She’s all ours – with included alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, WiFi, and a host of other fantastic benefits. And while our ship is luxuriously decadent, the true stars of this show are some of the most beautiful islands in the world! We’ll overnight in Mykonos on a Friday night, giving you the chance to explore all the wonders of this magical LGBT+ heaven, and we’ll also get a late Saturday night in Santorini, as well. Scholars think Santorini is where the lost continent of Atlantis was located before it was blasted to smithereens when Thera blew her top. And you genuinely haven’t lived until you’ve sat on the caldera of a volcano eating scrumptious delicacies pulled right from the sea just moments earlier!

Our 7-night journey begins and ends in Athens, where you’ll step back thousands of years with your visit to the Acropolis. Just below this UNESCO World Heritage site, you’re destined to fall in love with Plaka, with its maze of colorful streets, where the drifting aroma of moussaka and garlic prawns will tickle your taste buds. Even if you’ve been to Greece before, we know you’ve never been like this – dripping in luxury on PONANT’s newest class of ships, able to get into the Aegean Sea’s most charming small ports of call. If you want to see and feel the real Greece, the super yachts of PONANT with VACAYA are the only way to go.

EXPERIENCE THE VERY BEST OF THE GREEK ISLES WITH VACAYA
trip highlights

DISCOVER 7 AMAZING GREEK ISLANDS

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

FRIDAY OVERNIGHT IN MYKONOS

LATE SATURDAY NIGHT IN SANTORINI

5-STAR LUXURY ON PONANT’S NEWEST CLASS OF SHIPS

OPTIONAL POST-CRUISE SANTORINI ADD-ON

Day 1 | ATHENS, GREECE (PIRAEUS)
Day 2 | DELOS & MYKONOS, GREECE
Day 3 | SANTORINI, GREECE
Day 4 | AMORGOS, GREECE

Day 5 | SYMI, GREECE
Day 6 | PATMOS, GREECE
Day 7 | HYDRA, GREECE
Day 8 | ATHENS, GREECE (PIRAEUS)

DAY 1
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2022
ATHENS, GREECE 38°N 24°E
BOARDING 4PM | DEPARTURE 6PM
ATHENS, GREECE  38°N  24°E

The Greek capital city is located on the edge of the Saronic gulf, in the east of the country. It bears a plural name in reference to the first villages that surrounded the Acropolis. You’ll be enchanted by the rocky plateau presided by its monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage. In the city below, you can visit some of the liveliest districts in Athens, including The Vacayans’ favorite, Plaka. Le Bougainville will dock in Athen’s port city of Piraeus.

DAY 2
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2022
DELOS, GREECE & MYKONOS, GREECE
ARRIVE DELOS 7AM | DEPART DELOS 11AM
ARRIVE MYKONOS 1PM | DEPART MYKONOS 6AM SATURDAY
DELOS, GREECE & MYKONOS, GREECE

The legendary Cyclades island of Delos stands just a few miles southwest of Mykonos. The ceremonial solemnity of this ancient holy sanctuary will inspire you. The sheer size and importance of this UNESCO World Heritage site, which covers over half the island, is thrilling in and of itself. From the Stoa of Antigonos and the Terrace of the Lions, to the island’s carved marble animal statues, you’ll make discovery after discovery, against a backdrop of the Aegean stretching to the horizon. The theatre steps on the hillside are a particularly good place from which to enjoy the expansive view.

Nicknamed “Little Venice,” Mykonos is famous for its Alefkandra district where houses are built right on the water’s edge. Their multi-colored loggias are emblematic of this Cyclades island, as are the pelicans and windmills. Up on the hillside, you can see the windmill sails turning. In the cobbled streets of the pedestrian center, bougainvillea bedeck immaculate facades. As you weave in and out of the little streets, snatches of coastline will undoubtedly call you to the island’s beaches, the quietest of which can be found on the northern coast. Since it’s Friday night, all of Mykonos’ restaurants, bars, and clubs will be hopping! We’ll provide you with a list of our favorites onboard.

DAY 3
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2022
SANTORINI, GREECE
ARRIVE 1PM | DEPART 1AM
SANTORINI, GREECE

Sailing in the waters of Santorini caldera is breathtaking, with the island considered one of THE most beautiful places on earth. The gigantic scale of the unique setting, with the island’s majestic high cliffs surrounding this ancient crater that was flooded 2,000 years before Christ, is one of the highlights of our cruise. We’ll get to enjoy a perfect sunset and an action-filled Saturday night here. The colorful whites, greys, reds of the volcanic rocks, blue of the Aegean Sea, and the immaculate perched villages form a unique and marvelous spectacle that will stay with you for all time.

DAY 4
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2022
AMORGOS, GREECE
ARRIVE 7AM | DEPART 7PM
AMORGOS, GREECE

It’s no accident the island of Amorgos was chosen as a shooting location for Luc Besson’s film, The Big Blue. You too will fall under the charm of this island as our ship edges closer. Amorgos is the most easterly island in the Cyclades and stands out for its rocky inlets with crystal-clear water and its small, picturesque villages. Since it’s Sunday, it’s the PERFECT beach day! This port of call is also your chance to visit one of the prettiest villages in the Cyclades, Chora, and discover its cobbled streets and whitewashed houses overlooked by a castle. Byzantine churches, windmills, and courtyards brimming with flowers complete this gorgeous tableau of timeless Greece.

DAY 5
MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2022
SYMI, GREECE
ARRIVE 8AM | DEPART 6PM
SYMI, GREECE

A simply ravishing gem in the Dodecanese, Symi is located northwest of Rhodes. This island of cypress forests, vineyards, and olive orchards possesses a capital city of the same name that is as colorful as the surrounding countryside. The charm of the port district of Gialos is not to be missed: its quaysides are lined with picturesque houses with multi-colored facades. You can get to the upper town by car or climb the 500 steps up the Kali Strata ramp. Kali Strata offers superb viewing points of the coast and gorgeous turquoise waters.

DAY 6
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2022
PATMOS, GREECE
ARRIVE 7AM | DEPART 6PM
 PATMOS, GREECE

Patmos is one of the legendary must-see islands in the Dodecanese. This is where Saint John (presumed author of the last book in the Bible) resided. The cave of the Apocalypse and the Saint John Monastery are dedicated to him. These must-see attractions, which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, are located at the top of a hillside planted with vines and orchards. On the shore, the crystalline coves of Kambos and Lampi offer picture-perfect swimming areas.

DAY 7
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2022
HYDRA, GREECE
ARRIVE 10AM | DEPART 7PM
HYDRA, GREECE

This unusual gem belongs to the Saronic islands and is located to the east of the Peloponnese. There are no cars here. Named after the island, the harbor town is layered up the slopes of a mountainous bay. You may be surprised to see beautiful stone mansions. These are traditional here, as are the multi-colored caïques along the quays. Further along the shore, you’ll discover the Historical Archives Museum. Collections from Athens National History Museum are exhibited in the elegant Villa Koundouriotis.

DAY 8
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2022
ATHENS, GREECE (PIRAEUS)
ARRIVE 6AM | DISEMBARK BY 9AM
ATHENS, GREECE (PIRAEUS)

If you’re extending your holiday here in Athens, we highly recommend visits to Athens’ National Archaeological Museum and the Cycladic Art Museum, which bring Greece’s rich cultural past roaring to life. If you’re joining us for our optional post-cruise Santorini extension, our journey is really just beginning! And of course if you’re flying home today or heading on to other European destinations, we wish you only safe travels and fabulous adventures!

Ship Highlights
The Incomparable
5-Star Le Bougainville
Is Sheer Perfection
AFT MARINA PLATFORM
AFT MARINA PLATFORM
(Deck 2) – An aft marina platform serves as a launch for water sports activities such as paddle boarding and snorkeling.
BLUE EYE
BLUE EYE
Located below the waterline, Blue Eye is the first ever multisensorial lounge, offering a unique experience: the opportunity to enjoy undersea views and the sounds of the marine world while sharing a drink together.
LE NAUTILUS GASTRONOMIC RESTAURANT
LE NAUTILUS GASTRONOMIC RESTAURANT
(Deck 4) Located aft, prepare to indulge in the very best of French and international cuisine.
GRILL RESTAURANT
GRILL RESTAURANT
(Deck 3) An exterior grill restaurant offering a relaxed ambiance and atmosphere.
PANORAMIC LOUNGE
PANORAMIC LOUNGE
(Deck 6) Located high atop the ship, this lounge offers 180-degree views overlooking the ship’s bow.
MAIN LOUNGE
MAIN LOUNGE
(Deck 3) A perfect place to relax during the day and join VACAYA Piano Bar Sing-Alongs at night.
EXCURSION DESK
EXCURSION DESK
(Deck 3) Find information and book optional excursions and activities.
THEATER
THEATER
(Deck 3) Both PONANT and VACAYA entertainers bring this beautiful venue roaring to life.
GYM
GYM
(Deck 7) The ship features a well-equipped gym with panoramic ocean views.
L’ESPACE BIEN ENTRE SPA & HAMMAM
L’ESPACE BIEN ENTRE SPA & HAMMAM
(Deck 7) Relax those muscles with a massage or in the thermal sauna with friends.
POOL
POOL
(Deck 3) A swimming pool offering panoramic views and equipped with an exterior bar and lounge with armchairs and sofas.

THIS is the VACAYA adventure you’ve been waiting for! You know what to do…

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SANTORINI POST-CRUISE ADD-ON
Aug 25-28, 2022

There are only a few places on earth equal in beauty to Santorini. And although we’ll have a great afternoon and evening in this magical place as part of our cruise, we already know… that won’t be enough for you. So we’ve partnered with Santorini’s newest luxury resort, Santorini Sky, as well as her nearby and equally gorgeous sister Voreina Gallery Suites to bring you the ultimate post-cruise experience in Europe’s hottest new must-see LGBT+ destination!

Both Santorini Sky and Voreina boast a level of luxury as high as their location, up to 2,000 feet above the Aegean Sea. From the unique design of each resort’s villas to the unparalleled amenities and service, we’ve carefully considered every element of your stay to help make it perfect. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a travel experience like no other in the world.

This post-cruise experience is open to 34 lucky VACAYA cruisers. Rooms are being sold on a first come, first served basis and we don’t have the ability to add any more rooms beyond our resorts’ 17 perfectly appointed villas. So grab one quickly before they’re all gone! WAITLIST ONLY AS OF 04.04.2021.

If you’re booked on our 2022 Greek Isles Cruise and would like to put your name on our waitlist for this sold out add-on experience, please email info@myvacaya.com and provide us with the following information: reservation number, full name, phone number, email address, and whether you’re looking for the Deluxe or Classic Package. Once on the list, we’ll reach out to you in the order your name appears on our waitlist if a spot that fits your request becomes available.

EXPLORE SANTORINI WITH VACAYA

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Reach to the Heavens