Greek Isles Cruise

Where are we going?

The NDHS Education Fund Foundation is organizing a guided tour of the islands of Greece. ALL ARE INVITED (you do not have to be associated with Notre Dame to attend or go on the trip)! The trip, scheduled for June 25 through July 4, 2021, will include Athens and an All-Inclusive 7-night Norwegian Cruise with stops in Kusadasi, Patmos, Rhodes, Mykonos, Argostoli, Corfu, and Santorini. For more information about the Greek Isles Cruise in general, contact 1st Class Travel, 573-651-0088 or email

What's Included?

The trip will include round-trip transportation from Notre Dame Regional High School to Saint Louis, round-trip airfare from Saint Louis to Greece, round-trip transportation to the hotel in Athens, a one night hotel stay in Athens with a private tour and a seven night all-inclusive Norwegian cruise. The private tour in Athens will include the following: changing of the guards at the Greek Parliament, Syntagma Square, the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. The seven night cruise will take place on the Norwegian Pearl. When on the ship, all meals and snacks are included as well as the open bar package.

You will receive two nights dining in one of the specialty restaurants with gratuities included and entertainment on the ship. Each Stateroom will receive a $50 per port shore excursion credit when reserving excursions through Norwegian Cruise Line. WiFi(250 minutes), cruise fare, port charges, government fees & taxes are included. The cruise will stop at Kusadasi, Patmos, Rhodes, Mykonos, Argostoli, Corfu, and Santorini. We will also include a private Patmos shore excursion to the Monastery of St. John and the Patmain House.

What's the Cost?

This special is available first come first served. We have no idea how long the discounted airfare special will last, but we don’t anticipate it lasting past July 31, 2020. Currently, if you book early with names and deposit you receive a $700 discount (based on double occupancy). A $350 deposit by check per person is needed to secure the promotional rate. A credit card can be used for payments following the initial check deposit. This deposit is 100% refundable up to January 31, 2021. Price per person for a double interior stateroom is $3,550 based on availability and $4,250 after the promotion has ended. Double balcony staterooms are $4,599 per person based on availability and $5,299 per person after the promotion has ended. Full payment is due on February 1, 2021. To book your Greek Isle Cruise, contact 1st Class Travel, 573-651-0088 or email

What's the itinerary?

June 25, 2021 Fly overnight from Saint Louis to Athens
June 26, 2021 Arrive in Athens and stay in hotel (Private Tour Included)
June 27, 2021 Board the Norwegian Pearl. Departure at 5:00 PM
June 28, 2021 Kusadasi, Turkey 6:30 AM – 12:30 PM (House of Virgin Mary & Ephesus)
June 28, 2021 Patmos 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM (The Monastery of Saint John the Theologian)
June 29, 2021 Rhodes, Greece 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
June 30, 2021 Mykonos, Greece 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Tendered Port)
July 01, 2021 Argostoli, Greece 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
July 02, 2021 Corfu, Greece 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
July 03, 2021 Santorini Island, Greece 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
July 04, 2021 Athens – disembarkation and flight back to US