This provides a guided land and sea experience that immerses travelers in the Black Sea and Holy Land. Consistent with the line’s ‘All Inclusive All the Way’ style, air and land transportation, lodging, meals and beverages are included on Max Shore voyages.
Travel advisors ‘Get Paid Now’
Travel advisors who book their clients on 2021 Max Shore voyages will ‘Get Paid Now’ with a $500 or $750 gift card and then receive 15% commission at time of sailing.
‘No other cruise brand offers an included, multi-day overland adventure like Atlas Ocean Voyages does with Max Shore,’ President Alberto Aliberti said.
Atlas detailed the first two Max Shore programs for World Navigator, debuting in July 2021, with more to be announced.
‘Black Sea in Full’
The 16-night ‘Black Sea in Full’ Max Shore, departing July 28 from Piraeus, will delve into Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia and Russia, and include an exclusive three-day/two-night overland adventure from Odessa to Kiev and Pripyat, Ukraine, to explore the country’s capital city and the infamous Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. The power plant, where a reactor suffered a catastrophic failure in 1986, has been designated safe for escorted visitors and Atlas is the first cruise brand to offer this experience.
Black Sea Max Shore travelers also will transit the Dardanelles and Bosporus straits and overnight at Sochi, Russia, and call at Kusadasi (for Ephesus), Turkey; Nessebar, Bulgaria; Bucharest (Constanta), Romania; Novorossiysk, Russia; Batumi, Georgia; and Sinop and Amasra, Turkey, and conclude with an overnight at Istanbul.
‘Comprehensive Anatolia & The Holy Land’
The 24-night ‘Comprehensive Anatolia & The Holy Land’ Max Shore, departing Aug. 13, 2021, starts with an overnight in Istanbul. World Navigator will then circumnavigate the Levantine Sea to Piraeus, calling at Kepez (for Troy), Bozcaada, Dikili, Kusadasi, Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethieye, Kekova Island and Demre, Turkey; Patmos and Heraklion (Crete), Greece; Limassol, Cyprus; and Port Said (Cairo) and Alexandria, Egypt.
At Ashdod, Israel, travelers depart on a six-day/five-night Max Shore caravan journey through Israel and Jordan, where they will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra, head off-road with a Bedouin team for desert glamping under the stars and delve into the history and cultures of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Masada and Madaba.