Celebrity Cruise from Rome-Malta-Greece-Israel-Turkey back to Italy

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Celebrity Cruise from Rome-Malta-Greece-Israel-Turkey back to Italy

Dear Cruise Enthusiast,

Please find here-below a holy land Cruise package that I’d like to present to you and other friends who want to visit or re-visit the Holy land aboard a cruise liner (pace not as hectic as flying and ground pilgrimage) and also offers more country options.

2 Weeks Holy Land Cruise from ROME to ISRAEL aboard CELEBRITY SILHOUETTE!! 18 October – 01 November, 2014
Sail to exciting European destinations aboard one of the highest rated ships in the world!!
Cruise map 18Oct-01Nov 2014

Cruise map 18Oct – 01Nov 2014

Celebrity Silhouette Ship

Celebrity Silhouette Ship

Modern Luxury! Exceptional Rates!!

If you ever wanted to go on a pilgrimage to Israel and never found the time to do so, this is your chance! What better way to travel and see so many historical cities without the stress of changing flights and hotels every other day!! This is the period to spoil yourself a little and be pampered in modern luxury!!



Ports of Call




Sat 18 Oct 2014 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 05:00 PM Boarding
Sun 19 Oct 2014 At Sea
Mon 20 Oct 2014 Valetta, Malta 07:00 AM 04:00PM  Docked
Tue 21 Oct 2014 Katakolon, Greece 12:00 PM 08:00 PM Docked
Wed 22 Oct 2014 At Sea  Sailing






 THU 23 Oct 2014    Ashdod, Israel  
Day 1 (12.00 PM) Reception in Ashdod Harbor.
13H00 Travel to Bethlehem to visit the Shepherds Fields and the complex of shrines within the Basilica of the Nativity. 18H00 Return to Ashdod harbor
Friday 24 October 2014 Ashdod, Israel
Day 2 (10:00 PM) Travel to Jerusalem.
Visit Mount of Olives enjoying a breathtaking panoramic view of the old and new city of Jerusalem as seen from the mountain top. Walk the Hosanna path to the Garden and Basilica of Getsemani. Travel across the Kidron Valley entering the Old City Walls through St. Stephan’s Gate. Visit the Pools of Bethesda and the Santana before walking along the “Way of the Cross” to the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher (or the “Garden Tomb in case of Evangelist Pilgrims). In the afternoon travel to the Dead Sea area to enjoy a healthy “float” atop its salty and asphaltic waters.
18H00 Return to Ashdod harbor.
Saturday 25 October 2014: Haifa, Israel.
Day 3 07:00AM Departure from Haifa port
Travel along Mount Carmel, important center of Prophet Elias actions and prophecies. Cross the Valley of Armageddon climbing up the Galilee Hills to the city of Nazareth, Jesus place of childhood, boyhood and manhood. Visit the Basilica of the Nativity and the nearby chapel of St. Joseph’s Workshop.
Travel across Cana, the place of Jesus first Miracle, while heading to the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, Peter’s home, and stand inside the Synagogue Jesus preached in. Continue to the place of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fish before continuing to the place of Jesus Sermon on the Mountain, the sanctuary of the Beatitudes. On the way back to Haifa we shall pass close to the Jordan River baptismal site (visit is conditioned by opening hours) 18H00 Return to Haifa harbor. End of services. Presentation of Jerusalem Pilgrim (JP) Certificate.

Sunday 26 October 2014    At Sea      Sailing
Monday 27 October 2014 Kusadais (Ephesus), Turkey (Best of Ephesus)
Drive through the Turkish countryside to the House of Virgin Mary where the Blessed Virgin is reputed to have spent the last years of her life. The site was made famous by the travels of Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II. In November of 2006, Pope Benedictus the 16th paid an official visit to the House of the Virgin Mary. Outside is the Fountain of Our Lady where you can taste or collect water from the holy foundation. Now considered to be an Open Air Archaeological Museum, Ephesus was built on a small hill with the entrance located at the top and the exit at the bottom.
Begin your exploration of this ancient site as you pass by the Magnesia gate and enter the administrative section of ancient Ephesus. This guided walking tour will take you through one of the most magnificent excavations in the world. You’ll see the Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastika, temple of Hadrian and the most famous structure, the Library of Celcius. The facade of the library has two-stories, with Corinthian style columns on the ground floor and three entrances to the building. Next you’ll see the Grand Theater, where St. Paul preached. It is one of the largest theaters in antiquity with a capacity of 24,000 seats. Your final destination in Ephesus is through the Arcadian way, where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession.
You’ll then proceed to remains of St. John’s Basilica which overlooks Ephesus and was once a great church built on a 2nd century tomb thought to hold the remains of St. John. While the church is now in ruins, there are frescoes, mosaics and graceful columns that attest to the glory that marked the place where St. John, the Evangelist, lived and died. At the conclusion of your visits, a typical Turkish lunch will be served at Ephesus Theme Park as well as exclusive interactive show and free time will be provided. At the conclusion of your visits, your bus will take you back to Kusadasi where there will be a refreshment stop with a brief carpet presentation.

Tue 28 Oct 2014 Athens (Piraeus), Greece 06:00 AM 06:00 PM Docked
Wed 29 Oct 2014 At Sea
Thu 30 Oct 2014 Catania, Sicily, Italy 08:00 AM 05:00 PM Docked
Fri 31 Oct 2014 Naples, Italy 07:00 AM 06:30 PM Docked
Sat 01 Nov 2014 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 05:00 AM   Departure

Please find hereafter the current ROOM rates which are the fares for passengers PER PERSON SHARING Double Occupancy:

1.    Inside Stateroom: USD3,300.00 per person

CC Inside Cabin Stateroom

Inside Cabin Stateroom

2.    Oceanview Stateroom: USD3,900.00 per person

Oceanview Stateroom

Oceanview Stateroom

3.    Balcony Stateroom: USD4,200.00 per person

Balcony Stateroom

Balcony Stateroom

*{Rates for Suites available on request}

Rates include:
– Cruise fare [5** Hotel accommodation, ALL meals & entertainment
– Pilgrimage Excursion as stated
– Excursion in Ephesus as stated
– Jerusalem Pilgrim Certificate
– Israeli Visa Fee: $50.00 per person
– Luxury Coach to/from Excursion tours + entrance fees

Cruise rates quoted above  are inclusive of all taxes, govt. charges, gratuities, insurance, all meals and entertainment on board. Shenghen and Israeli visa assistance available for holders of current USA/UK visas. We can also arrange your flights and airport transfers as well as pre/post cruise stay in Rome, Italy for a seamless trip
Rates exclude return flights between Lagos/Port-Harcourt/Abuja and Rome.
We can handle those for you as detaileld below, subject to availability and early booking.
Also excludes all personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, etc as well as excess baggage, airport transfers, shore excursionsther cities apart from Israel, minibar on board, SPA treatments, dutyfree onboard purchases, etc.

– International flights – Economy Class on Emirates Airlines, British Airways or
– Round Trip Airport Transfers in Rome
– Border Taxes if and when implemented in Israel
FLIGHT TICKET FARE OPTIONS: (subject to availability at the time of booking}
Itinerary: LAGOS – ROME – LAGOS (FRIDAY 17 OCT. TO SAT. 01 OR SUN 02 NOV. 2014 – (Return date based on airline departure time out of Rome)

EGYPT AIR 154,591.00 414,663.00 RTN
ALITALIA 178,872.00 604,425.00 RTN
EMIRATES 183,262.00 775,749.00 RTN
KLM 180,540.00 550,877.00 RTN
AIR FRANCE 198,260.00 638,573.00 RTN
BRITISH AIRWAYS 262,223.00 939,252.00 RTN

*Premium Economy rates available on Request
For Reservations, please send a copy of your passport data page along with copy of payment confirmation of deposit via return email. Find below the payment time lines:
(rates per person):
– 1st Deposit: $1,750.00 by 06 June, 2014
– Final Payment by 07 July, 2014
Full payments are also acceptable with the booking.
Our Account Details: Bank: Diamond Bank Plc.
Acct. Name: Parnasse Travels Ltd
USD Acct. No: 0 0 4 1 3 1 0 1 0 3
Don’t miss out on this!! It will be your opportunity to experience a Premium Cruise line as well as an opportunity for those who have been planning to go on a Pilgrimage to Israel, but could never seem to find the time!!
Space is limited, so don’t delay!!

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