Louis Cruises today unveiled summer savings of up to 30 percent off published rates on the line's new "Highlights of Greece and Turkey" itinerary. 

With prices starting at $707 for sailings of July 01, 15 & 29, September 09 & October 21, $767 for the sailings of May 06 & 29,  June 03 & 17 and August 12 & 26 and from $797 for the September 23 and October 07 departures, travelers can explore the treasures of the Aegean on this 8-day/7-night cruise onboard Louis Cristal that includes the newly added destination of Izmir (gateway to Pergamum), Turkey as well as extended visits in most ports-of-call, including full-days in Santorini and Crete.

The novel "Highlights of Greece and Turkey" is an 8-day, 7-night cruise program that commences and concludes in Athens and showcases intriguing destinations throughout the region.  Travelers embark in Athens' Port of Piraeus then cruise to Istanbul and Izmir in Turkey – each for a full-day.  Mykonos welcomes guests as the next leisurely stop on this exciting itinerary.  The adventure continues with a morning in the Greek Island of Patmos and afternoon to discover Kusadasi (gateway to Ephesus) in Turkey.  Sailing along, travelers enjoy full-day stays in Santorini and Heraklion (gateway to Knossos), Crete where they will experience the beauty and diversity of these distinctive Aegean isles before returning to Athens.

"Highlights of Greece and Turkey" Summer Sale rates are valid for new bookings (as of May 16, 2011), based on availability, and feature savings of $270-$690 per person based on the cabin category selected.  Prices are per person, double occupancy.  Children 16 years of age or younger staying in the same cabin with two paying adults sail for FREE, and pay only applicable port charges.  Port charges, security and other service fees of approximately $222 and $24 fuel surcharge per person are not included in starting prices detailed above.