Gallipoli-2015 Epic Cruise%lt;br%gt;Istanbul Return

Gallipoli-2015 Epic Cruise
Istanbul Return

Ship: Gallipoli - 2015 Epic Cruise
Cruise Line: Gallipoli - 2015 Epic Cruise
Departures:  18 April 2015
Duration: 9 Nights
Ports: Istanbul, Lemnos, Gallipoli, Canakkale, Istanbul
Airport gateway (Arrival) : Istanbul
Airport gateway (Departure) : Istanbul


DAY 1 - EMBARK 18 APRIL 2015
Arrive Istanbul and board MSC Armonia (or similar vessel). Today's cabin allocation is followed by an elegant evening cocktail function. (Dinner)

DAY 2 - ISTANBUL - 19 APRIL 2015
Explore the evocative winding lanes of old Istanbul and its dramatic monuments, including World Heritage listed Hagia Sophia, the mesmerising Blue Mosque and lavish Topkapi Palace. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3 - LEMNOS - 20 APRIL 2015
Cruise pristine sapphire waters en-route to Lemnos and lay a floating wreath where Australia's AE2 Submarine lies in the Sea of Marmara's hidden depths. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

From midnight, a minute by minute re-enactment of the ANZAC soldiers voyage from Lemnos to Gallipoli. Visit the evocative battlefield destinations Anzac Cove, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

An immersive battlefield pilgrimage continues with the Turkish narrative and visits to British and French areas of Gallipoli. By the end of today the fabric of a complete story will have been woven. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Enjoy the joyous haze of dance and music as VIP guests at the spectacular Children's Day festivities in Canakkale. An afternoon Museum visit includes an exhibit of two bullets fused mid-air. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7 - TROY - 24 APRIL 2015
Indulge a passion for culture in the nearby ruins of Troy, and uncover secret links between history's celebrated kingdom and Gallipoli. A relaxed afternoon ahead of Anzac Day. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8 - ANZAC DAY - 25 APRIL 2015
Pay your respects as a lone bugle sounds and the shadows of 100 years loom against the rising sun. Cruise passengers may select from three dignified Dawn Service options. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 9 - ISTANBUL - 26 APRIL 2015
A last day to be enchanted by Istanbul, from its wonderfully shaped minarets to hidden away carpet factories and luscious local cuisine. An elegant black tie ball concludes the cruise. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Bid friends and fellow travellers farewell. Depart for home or the promise of new horizons on an extension tour. (Breakfast)

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* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected

4 Topazio Inside $5,599 $4,647 $4,087 SOLD OUT
2 Topazio Inside $5,767 $4,787 $4,210 SOLD OUT
3 Smeraldo Inside $5,998 $4,978 $4,378  
4 Ametista Inside $6,358 $5,277 $4,641  
5 Tormalina Inside $6,548 N/A N/A Limited
6 Smeraldo
Ocean View $6,679 N/A N/A Limited
7 Topazio Ocean View $7,013 $5,821 N/A SOLD OUT
8 Smeraldo Ocean View $7,294 $6,054 $5,324  
9 Ametista Ocean View $7,512 $6,235 $5,484  
10 Ametista
Ocean View $7,888 $6,547 $5,758 SOLD OUT
11 Tormalina
$8,440 $7.005 N/A  



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With its skyline aglow with the glimmer of domes and minarets, arriving in Istanbul is an unforgettable experience. The labyrinth of streets. Bustling bazaars. The serenity of the surrounding waters. This city offers one intriguing adventure after another. Explore Istanbul’s most famous monuments, from the Hippodrome to the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the old city walls. Its sheer size, wealth and beauty await you.

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Distance from port to Airport - 20kms
Currency - Turkish Lira (YTL)

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Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque


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Gallipoli - 2015 Epic Cruise

Gallipoli - 2015 Epic Cruise

Visting Gallipoli is a transformative, milestone experience; as all authentic travel should be.

This Epic Cruise is a voyage that promises to expand conventional views and nurture your passion for Turkey's warm culture, distinctive cuisine, absorbing history and pristine natural environments. During this definitive life experience you will:

- Venture through the old city of Istanbul, capital of three empires and once the final destination of that grand rail journey, The Orient Express.
- Explore the ruins of ancient Troy and encounter surprising links between the Trojan conflict and its cousin in recent history.
- Discover Gallipoli from a new persepective as stories from all sides are unmasked with the help of an international expert panel.
- Share in the Anzac Spirit.

Captivating and Informed Narratives
Your exploration of remarkable places, their beguiling people and the legends that have withstood the test of time should be rich in both history and humanity. So an international expert team has been gathered for the Gallipoli-2015 Epic Cruise. Each will make engaging presentations during the cruise, breathing life into long silent personalities and bringing destinations to life. This is your opportunity to connect with the people of history and the men of Anzac. It promises to be as profound as walking in their footsteps.

Dr John V Basarin RSL
Anzac Peace Prize Recipient
Share stories from the scuttling of Australia's AE2 submarine with Turkish born Australian author & Gallipoli historian, Dr Basarin. Hear how a Turkish torpedo boat, Sultanhisar, holded the sub and local Turkish people saved all souls aboard. John will also provide an in-depth account of the Gallipoli campaign from a Turkish viewpoint.

Dr Carol Scott
Chairperson of International Council of Museums
Museum consultant, classical historian and inspiring speaker who consults to museums globally. Dr Scott will speak on the fact and folklore of Troy, exploring its historic role and archaeological significance.

Major General (ret) Jim Molan AO, DSC
A distinguished and decorated Army officer and Running the War in Iraq author, Jim Molan will provide a personal and military narrative as well as commentary during the re-enactment voyage from Lemnos to Anzac Cove.

Dr Kevin Fewster, AM
Having edited the diaries of trailblazing Australian correspondent, Charles Bean, Dr Fewster brings the men of ANZAC to life. He will relate disastrous 1915 Dardanelles sea battles, result of Churchill's goal to raise the biggest armada since Troy.


Ship info

Gallipoli - 2015 Epic Cruise

Why Choose The Gallipoli 2015 Epic Cruise

Official Expedition Partner
The only Anzac cruise endorsed by the Australian Geographic Society.

Anzac and Beyond
A historically themed journey from ancient civilisations to the Gallipoli campaign.

Dawn Service Attendance
Passengers have three choices to commemorate the centenary of Anzac.

Luxury Travel Standard
MSC Armonia cruise ship is a lavish example of space and intimacy blending in harmony.

Travel by Water all the Way
Some places are inaccessible by road, like the AE2 Australian submarine site.

International Expert Panel
Globally renowned speakers on board to engage with fascinating topical presentations.

Pre & Post Tour Travel
A wide array of appealing extension tours in Turkey, around Greece, Italy and Europe.

Accommodation Guaranteed
Enjoy your opulent sea cabin while others vie for limited hotel rooms near Gallipoli.

An all Inclusive Itinerary
Your fare covers land activities in Turkey, like excursions, entry fees and gratuities.

Turkey Tour Specialists
Over 20 years experience crafting boutique Turkey tours, including Anzac day annually.


Ship facts

The MSC Armonia (or similar vessel) is majestic in stature yet intimate and welcoming onboard. The ambiance on board is refined and casually elegant with the Italian sense of style that is a hallmark of MSC Cruises. With a high space and service ratio, guest comfort is preeminent.

MSC Armonia offers a large number of luxurious suites with private balconies and all the features guests enjoy on a contemporany cruise including two outdoor pools, health and fitness center, spa, beauty salon, six bars, four restaurants, disco, theater, cabaret, casino, Internet Café, simulation golf range, video arcade and children’s playroom.



  • Marco Polo restaurant
  • La Pergola restaurant
  • Chez Claude grill
  • La Brasserie buffet
  • Cafe San Marco


  • La Gondola Theatre
  • 8 bars and lounges
  • Lido Casino
  • Amadeus nightclub
  • Vivaldi piano lounge
  • White Lion pub

Onboard Activities

  • 2 pools
  • Whirlpool
  • Spa
  • Golf simulator
  • Mini-golf course
  • Jogging track
  • Beauty salon
  • Shops
  • Video arcade
  • Library
  • Internet cafe
  • Basketball court
  • Tennis court
  • Fitness centre
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Playroom
  • Youth program
  • Teen centre
  • The Goethe Library/Card Room
  • 24-hour room service
  • Satellite TV/phone
  • Duty free


Ship facts

Ship Details
Gross Tonnage
  58,625 tonnes
Star Rating
  4 Star
Size/Style of Ship   Large/Resort
Entered Service   June 2001
Registry   Panama
Former Name   European Vision
Length   251 metres
Beam   29 metres
Draft   7 metres
Propulsion/Propellers   diesel-electric (31,680kW)/2
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots)   21
Passenger Capacity (twin)
Crew   700
Nationality of Officers   European
Nationality of Crew   International
Total Cabins   777
Total Inside cabins   272
Total Outside cabins   371
Cabin/Suites with Balcony   132
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins   4
Passenger Decks   9
Cabin Electricity
Elevators   9
Self-Service Laundry
Onboard Currency (subject to change)   Euro

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