Join Bob Sirott and
Portrait of Antiquity Cruise
May 27 - June 7, 2023
The golden hue cast by the rising sun over the ancient city of Jerusalem is reflective of the riches and inspirations that await you. Stand in wonder in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza rising 480 feet into the Egyptian sky. You’ve seen it hundreds of times in photos, but as you stand in its shadow, you’re completely in awe. To think that men built this without our technology 5,000 years ago is nothing short of amazing.
Bob Sirott and
Generations of Midwesterners have grown up with lifelong Chicagoan and Emmy award winner Bob Sirott, first as a top Chicago rock and roll DJ in the 70s and later as a news anchor on CBS2, NBC5 and Chicago Tonight on PBS. Bob also worked as an anchor/ correspondent for the 1985 CBS-TV network newsmagazine “West 57th.” Bob’s frequent broadcast partner is his wife Marianne Murciano who
co-anchored the ground-breaking Emmy award winning “Fox Thing In The Morning” on Fox32 in the 90s. Sirott is currently heard on WGN Radio weekday mornings, 6-10am. He also hosts “Icons of the Ivy”, a series of interviews with Chicago Cubs legends on the Marquee Sports Network.
Marianne Murciano is an Emmy award winning writer, journalist and TV personality and now runs a successful e-commerce business. With her husband Bob Sirott, the duo hosted the popular Sirott and Murciano daily talk shows on Chicago’s legendary WGN and WLS radio stations. They co-anchored Fox Thing in the Morning on WFLD-TV from 1994 to 2000. Marianne can be heard weekly on WGN Radio with a savvy tips feature on the Bob Sirott Morning Show, where she offers useful lifestyle advice on health, food and relationships plus the delicious recipes she creates on her savvy-planet.com website. Born in Havana, Cuba, Marianne began her TV and radio career in
Miami. She’s currently working on her first book, A Savvy Guide to Life.
Portraits of Antiquity Cruise
The golden hue cast by the rising sun over the ancient city of Jerusalem is reflective of the riches and inspirations that await you. Today, Israel is one of the world’s most advanced countries from biblical stories and historical Jerusalem to Nazareth, home of the young Jesus. This itinerary calls on the world’s most desirable ports, from historic cities to modern meccas to charming seaside villages nestled along sparkling coastlines.
Visit the land of miracles – Galilee, the Jordan River, the Mount of the Beautitudes and Tabgha. Venture to Nazareth, home of the young Jesus. See the largest hanging gardens in the world at the Bahai Gardens of Haifa. Or visit the Nahalal Moshav, a commune established in 1921 by Jewish immigrants.
Enjoy the additional time in port to explore more of this fascinating destination.
For Christians, Jews and Muslims, Jerusalem is one of the holiest cities on earth, and it is also one of the oldest. Early Bronze Age tools and writings show that Jerusalem has been settled since the 4th millennium B.C. Marvel at the beauty of the Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the walled Old City of Jerusalem, as you stroll through winding streets where people have lived for centuries.
Explore everything you may have missed yesterday and consider taking one of the immersive tours offered by Oceania Cruises.
Travel to Cairo and marvel at the Giza pyramids and Sphinx standing at the edge of the vast Sahara. Visit the fabulous Egyptian Museum and see its awesome collection of artifacts.
One of the greatest cities of antiquity, Alexandria boasts the magnificent new Library of Alexandria as well as the Alexandria National Museum. With an atmosphere that is decidedly more Mediterranean than Egyptian, it is a city of wonderful contrasts. Explore the sights ranging from the beautiful beaches along the bustling waterfront to serene gardens and palaces.
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea as Sirena travels through International Waters to your next port of call. Each day aboard the ship is a spectacle and adventure to experience, from world-class music, high-energy production shows and dazzling cabarets to rousing deck games, spirited wine tastings and evenings at our atmospheric casino.
Chania wears its past on its sleeve. Spend the day in museums, from those uncovering the ancient history buried beneath the rocky soil to those celebrating Greece’s magnificent maritime history and the region’s unique folklore. Visit the ruins of the city-state of Aptera, a powerhouse in Minoan and Hellenistic times and eventually a Roman stronghold.
Enjoy your day by attending engaging talks by passionate Guest Speakers, chef-led demonstrations inspired by the local cuisine and animated Team Trivia sessions invite you to experience each new horizon more fully.
Meander through Tunis’ opulent, historic medina with its winding alleys and souks. Visit the superb Bardo Museum with its spectacular Roman mosaics or the lovely whitewashed village of Sidi Bou Saïd, perched on a cliff above the sea, a charming spot of cobbled streets, flower-filled courtyards and ornate window grills painted deep blue.
Perched on a low-lying, palazzi-dotted promontory on Sicily’s western coast, Trapani reveals a hint of its medieval past in its historic core’s tightly knit maze of narrow streets. The rebuilt 14th century Cathedral of St. Lawrence and the grand Sanctuary of the Annunciation, which holds a fascinating regional museum, are nuggets well worth a visit. Wandering the Villa Margherita public gardens makes for a relaxing afternoon.
Time to say goodbye to your home away from home and all your new friends. Consider extending your vacation to explore the beautiful Malta. Discover the myriad of cultural layers of Malta, from its amazing prehistoric temples at Tarxien to beautiful walled medieval Mdina, nearby Rabat, and Marsaxlokk, a colorful fishing village. Admire the stunning scenery and wander through imposing churches and down the streets of fortified towns where the Knights of St. John once held sway.
Bob and Marianne's Group Exclusives
●Cruise group hosts – Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano
●11-night luxury cruise accommodations
●Exclusive Group Welcome and Farewell cocktail parties
●Private Group Discussion with Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano
●OLife Choice – choose one per stateroom
6 shore excursions or
$600 per Stateroom Spending Credit or
Beverage Package (Wine & Beer at lunch and dinner)
●Free Coach Class Air from major US and CA gateway cities
●Free airport transfers with Oceania’s air program*
●Free Dining at Specialty Restaurants
●Free In-Room Dining
●Free WiFi onboard Sirena
●Pre-Paid Gratuities – value of $172 per person
●Free shuttle service from ship to city center in many ports
●Fare includes air-related government taxes, surcharges and fees of $172 per person
Oceania Cruises is the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line. The line’s seven small, luxurious ships carry no more than 1,238 guests and feature The Finest Cuisine at Sea® and destination-rich itineraries that span the globe. Expertly curated travel experiences aboard the designer-inspired, small ships call on more than 450 marquee and boutique ports across Europe, Alaska, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, New England-Canada, Bermuda, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Tahiti and the South Pacific in addition to the epic 180-day Around the World Voyages. The brand has an additional 1,200-guest Allura Class ship on order for delivery in 2025.
The better-than-new Sirena blends sophistication with a contemporary flair to create a casually
elegant ambiance that embodies the most treasured elements of our celebrated ships. Every
surface of every suite and stateroom is entirely new, while in the public spaces, a refreshed color palette of soft sea and sky tones surrounds a tasteful renewal of fabrics, furnishings and lighting fixtures that exquisitely encompasses the inimitable style and comfort of Oceania Cruises.
Sirena embodies the most treasured elements of our celebrated fleet, and features a few highlights all her own. With the introduction of two culinary experiences, Sirena offers even more ways to savor The Finest Cuisine at Sea®.
Evenings aboard Oceania Cruises can be anything you desire. Marvel at the continuously changing talented guest entertainers as you delight in high-energy production shows, talented vocalists, classical music and more. Perhaps stop by the lively Monte Carlo-style Casino for a rousing game or two. Unforgettable evenings are just steps from your stateroom.
Beautifully re-designed with a modern flair, these delightful private retreats boast 160 square feet of luxury. Highlights include a comfortable seating area, vanity desk, refrigerated mini-bar and plenty of storage. The ingenious use of space is complemented by the re-inspired decor.
Category F - $4,499 per person/double occupancy including air from major gateways.
Deluxe Ocean View
With entirely re-designed closets, dressers and vanities, these 165-square foot staterooms feel even more
spacious. A generous seating area, vanity desk, refrigerated mini-bar and breakfast table are perfectly complemented by the soothing hues and stylish fabrics of the sleek new decor.
Category C2 - $4,949 per person/double occupancy including air from major gateways.
Category C1 - $5,049 per person/double occupancy including air from major gateways.
Stateroom with Veranda
Custom-crafted furnishings, exotic stone finishes, supple upholstered headboards and chic lighting are just a few of the enhancements within these 216-square-foot staterooms that also boast our most popular luxury – a private teak veranda for watching the ever-changing panoramas. Conveniences within each stateroom include a vanity desk, refrigerated mini-bar, breakfast table and spacious seating area.
Category B2 - $6,249 per person/double occupancy including air from major gateways
Category B1 - $6,449 per person/double occupancy including air from major gateways
Concierge Level Veranda
Located in some of the most desirable locations on the ship, Category A Concierge Level Veranda Staterooms offer the attractive blend of both value and luxury. These sleekly redefined 216-square-foot staterooms offer
coveted amenities and exclusive privileges, such as free laundry service, that make your experience that much more carefree. Fresh new decor, sumptuous Tranquility Beds and re-inspired verandas with stylish new furniture complete the Concierge experience.
Category A3 - $6,649 per person/double occupancy including air from major gateways
Category A2 - $6,749 per person/double occupancy including air from major gateways
Category A1 - $6,849 per person/double occupancy including air from major gateways
Our collection of new 322-square-foot Penthouse Suites is adorned with sumptuous designer fabrics and
furnishings in serene shades of the sea and sky. Spacious enough for private in-suite dining, the living area features a refrigerated mini-bar and vanity desk, and the sleekly transformed bathroom features luxury stone finishes and a shower.
Category PH2 - $8,249 per person/double occupancy including air from major gateways
Category PH1 - $8,549 per person/double occupancy including air from major gateways
More About Oceania Cruises
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Portraits of Antiquity Cruise with
Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano
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