Join Wild Earth Travel in commemorating
the Armistice on WWI's Eastern Fronts
After a very successful Wild Earth Travel historical cruise in 2015 (In the Wake of the Anzac Nurses), next year we return to the Aegean to commemorate the Armistice on WWI's Eastern Fronts.
This exclusive voyage from 11 - 22 October 2018 starts in Thessaloniki and finishes in Athens, commemorating the end of the First World War.
Weeks before the Armistice with Germany the guns stopped on the largely forgotten fronts in the Balkans and Palestine, bringing the war with Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire to an end. It was here that the survivors could start to think about a life without ‘the War.’
This exclusive voyage remembers the survivors, particularly the doctors and nurses who returned to Australia and New Zealand where, as military historian Chris Pugsley put it, people did not have “…any real understanding of what they had been through. Nor could they tell them – it was an age when gentlemen did not tell women of lice, flies and dysentery, and of men dying in agony...”
Our journey across the Aegean aboard Panorama II will give you much to reflect on, as many of those Anzacs had in the timeless setting of the Aegean, sailing amongst the islands where our civilisation began. Panorama II is a two-masted is a 164 foot motor sailer accommodating just 49 guests, so get in quick to secure a cabin today.
Cruise price is from US$5995 ( or pay in $NZ or $AU) and includes:
7 nights accommodation on the ship
2 nights accommodation in Thessaloniki
Full board meals (B,L,D)
House wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch & dinner while aboard the ship
Captains Welcome & Farewell drinks
On board team
Shore excursions including guest lectures
Transfers to & from the ship
Book before 30 November 2017 and save up to US$500 per person (based on cabin type).
Wild Earth Travel chartered the Serenissima in August 2015 to take a group of 82 like-minded people through the Aegean from Athens to Istanbul. Photos from the 2015 Wild Earth Travel "In the Wake of the Anzac Nurses" history cruise can be viewed here. In addition, the following two articles share highlights from the trip:
In the Wake of the Anzac Nursing Sisters
This year on Anzac Day and every Anzac Day that follows...
This historical voyage is organised by Clare Ashton, Honorary Lecturer at the University of Sydney’s Nursing School. Clare organised our 2015 voyage to commemorate the ANZAC nursing sisters in the Aegean. In 2001 Clare, a career nurse with an interest in history co-curated a national exhibition for the centenary of nurse registration in New Zealand. She got to know Australia's Army nurses through Sister McMillan, post-war founder of Karitane Mothercraft in NSW.
Feedback from the 2015 History Cruise...
It was an amazing tour, so very unique and now an historical event for our children and grandchildren to reflect on. I will never forget it. Eliza
We both had a fabulous time on the Serenissima. It was a very special and unique cruise which has left us with some sobering thoughts and great memories. Sally & Graham
Thanks so much for a wonderful, unforgettable experience. Christine
To request a full voyage itinerary call us on 1800 107 715 (Australia) or 0800 945 3327 (New Zealand) or email us today