featured destination: ATHENS AND THE GREEK ISLES Ancient ruins, Byzantine churches and groves of olive trees scatter the hillsides of Greece’s historic capital, Athens. Named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom, this is where democracy and philosophy began thanks to scholars Aristotle, Socrates and Plato. The most renowned Athenian icon of all is the Parthenon sitting atop the dramatic Acropolis. To be in the know and enjoy it in its best light, see the exhibits first at the new Parthenon Museum and then head up to the temple to catch the sunset. And for a fantastic panoramic view of the Greek metropolis and its surroundings, hike or take a funicular ride up to Mount Lycabettus. And what about the Greek Isles — is there no place more perfect for beachcombers? Go island hopping from Mykonos to Santorini to Argostoli and witness pebble shores to black sands, and find joy in every crashing wave. SEVEN SEAS SPLENDOR™ | 11 HAVANA, CUBA FEATURED UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE: Old Havana & Its Fortifications When the Spaniards founded Havana in the early 16th century, it became an important port for the Galleons that traveled from the Old World to the New World. They built 18 fortifications and castles along the coast and harbor of Havana, many of which are still well-preserved. COMBINE & SAVE Quintessentially Mediterranean Explore the great capitals and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Mediterranean. Combine luxurious voyages for an unforgettable 20-night voyage from Monte Carlo to Athens departing on 14 de septiembre de 2020. Visit RSSC.com/Specials for additional details.