Viking Ocean Cruises will resume calls in Turkey in 2021 as
part of a new Greek Odyssey itinerary.
Sailing roundtrip from Athens starting in January 2021, the
new itinerary features three new ports of call for Viking, including Volos,
Thessaloníki and Nafpilo in Greece, as well as a stop in Ephesus, marking the
company's return to Turkey.
Many cruise lines stopped calling in Turkey because of
bombings at the Istanbul airport in 2016 and an attempted coup against the government.
During the one sea day, guests will sail past the slopes of
Mount Athos, a Unesco World Heritage Site and the spiritual capital of Orthodox
"With this new itinerary in Greece and Turkey offered
during the quiet winter season, we look forward to helping our guests explore
such a culturally rich region of the world," Viking chairman Torstein
The 11-day itinerary will be offered on the 930-passenger