Our inaugural Pillars of Pride cruise to ancient Greece and Turkey explores the iconic stories of antiquity from an often untold LGBTQ+ lens. This dynamic, first-of-its-kind itinerary combines ancient history and culture with immersive experiences in modern LGBTQ+ life. This all-inclusive, 5-star cruise also features a full day in Santorini with optional excursions, a special visit to the ruins of Ephesus, and full overnight in Mykonos. Extend your journey with the Athens Pre-Program and/or Delphi Post-Program Options.

  • Trip Itinerary

    Day 1. Depart U.S./Canada
    Day 2. Arrive in Athens, Greece/Embark Le Bougainville 
    Day 3. Chania, Crete
    Day 4. Santorini, Greece
    Day 5. Kusadasi, Turkey/Ephesus
    Day 6. Rhodes/Lindos, Greece
    Day 7. Delos/Mykonos
    Day 8. Day at Sea
    Day 9. Athens/Disembark ship/Return to home city 

  • Trip Highlights

    • Showcase leaders and subject matter experts from participant organizations in a one-of-a-kind onboard panel to discuss LGBTQ+ culture and politics—from antiquity to now.
    • Discover multicultural Chania, located on the western coast of Crete.
    • Be on deck as the ship cruises into the port of Santorini, beneath which some believe to be the legendary lost city of Atlantis, to tour the Minoan ruins of Akrotiri and more.
    • Dock in Rhodes at the wall of Rhodes Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the 
      14th-century Palace of the Grand Masters.
    • Arrive in Kusadasi, Turkey, and drive to Ephesus, a vast archaeological site of Greek, Roman, 
      and Byzantine ruins.
    • Visit UNESCO-inscribed of Delos— legendary birthplace of Artemis and Apollo—and walk along the Sacred Way to the Sanctuary of Apollo. 
    • Explore the island of Mykonos—where according to ancient legend, its craggy hills and clefts were formed from the petrified bodies of giants defeated by Hercules—with the option to experience its legendary nightlife at leisure.