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CRYSTAL CRUISE
of the
BLACK SEA & ADRIATIC COASTS

Luxury CRYSTAL Cruise From Athens to Venice

APRIL 28TH – May 10th, 2022

Visit three ports along the scenic Black Sea, including gorgeous Odessa in the Ukraine, as well as one in Romania and one in Bulgaria.

Also visit ports along the beautiful Adriatic Sea including the incomparable stunning cliff top and volcanic caldera island landscapes of Santorini Greece, the enchanting Dubrovnik Croatia, scintillating Istanbul Turkey, timeless beauty of Venice Italy and the historic gem of Athens Greece.


The blue domed buildings and volcanic caldera sea views in Santorini Greece

Crystal Cruise Line has been ranked the #1 luxury cruise line in the world 17 years in a row.  Their small ship ambience of only 1000 passengers means no crowds, no lines and 100% pampering for you.

Crystal’s ALL INCLUSIVE CRUISE PROGRAM means you enjoy unlimited drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), unlimited Wi-Fi, free gratuities, 1 free visit to each of the ship’s 4 specialty restaurants (Japanese, Italian, Brazilian & Chinese) and unlimited amazing food in the main dining room and other casual eateries on the ship the entire the cruise.  They even have a free self-service laundry room on several decks, so you don’t have to pay extra to have your clothes washed if you don’t want to.

Plus the best spa services at sea, best shopping at sea, pool, Jacuzzis, sun loungers, world class lavish nightly entertainment in the show room and for those looking for a different pace to their entertainment, visit the lively piano bar, ship’s movie theater with its own nightly shows or the casino.

AND ALL PASSENGERS RECEIVE EITHER AN OCEAN VIEW CABIN WITH LARGE PICTURE WINDOW OR OCEAN VIEW CABIN WITH PRIVATE BALCONY.

 

Daily itinerary

Apr. 27, Wed. – Optional one night pre-cruise stay in Athens.  –

Enjoy a city tour, views of the Parthenon at sunset & then aglow in the city lights, plus easy group transport from our hotel to the cruise ship.

CRUISE ITINERARY

Day

Date

Ports

Arrive

Depart

1

Apr 28, Thu

ATHENS (PIRAEUS), GREECE

Embark PM

6:00 PM

2

Apr 29, Fri

CRUISING THE DARDANELLES

-

-

2

Apr 29, Fri

ÇANAKKALE (KEPEZ), TURKEY

8:00 AM

3:00 PM

3

Apr 30, Sat

BURGAS, BULGARIA

8:00 AM

6:00 PM

4

May 01, Sun

CONSTANŢA, ROMANIA

7:00 AM

8:00 PM

5

May 02, Mon

ODESSA, UKRAINE

8:00 AM

11:59 PM

6

May 03, Tue

CRUISING THE BLACK SEA

-

-

7

May 04, Wed

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

8:00 AM

10:00 PM

8

May 05, Thu

CRUISING THE DARDANELLES

-

-

9

May 06, Fri

SANTORINI, GREECE

7:00 AM

8:00 PM

10

May 07, Sat

CRUISING THE IONIAN SEA

-

-

11

May 08, Sun

DUBROVNIK, CROATIA   

8:00 AM

6:00 PM

12

May 09, Mon

VENICE, ITALY   

2:30 PM

-

13

May 10, Tue

VENICE, ITALY   

-

Disembark AM

Port descriptions

ATHENS

GREECE

Venture through Greece’s largest port city, Piraeus, as you make your way to the cradle of Western culture and the birthplace of democracy. Athens, among the world's oldest cities with a history spanning 3,400 years, has long been the location of myth and muse, and its ancient heritage is still an incredible source of inspiration. Here, the Acropolis crowns the city as home to the Parthenon and other legendary temples and monuments.

If you wish, join us for an optional one night pre cruise stay in Athens with a welcome to Athens dinner overlooking the beauty of the amazing Acropolis and its Parthenon lit aglow in the night lights.

 

ÇANAKKALE (KEPEZ)

TURKEY

Steeped in antiquity and fascinating intrigue, the region and its famous Trojan War were long considered legend because of the fact that no one could find it. After approximately 4,000 years, the treasured antiquities from the legendary city have been uncovered, along with those at the ancient city of Lyrboton Kome, inviting modern-day discovery of the Hellenistic era, Bronze Age and Roman Empire.  Canakkale is also home to gorgeous natural beauty such as vibrant waterfalls.

 

BURGAS

BULGARIA

Surrounded by four lakes and stunning colors and boasting curious parks and reserves with birds and other wildlife, along with beautiful flower gardens, such as the impressive Sea Garden, this is a place where you’re just as likely to go kayaking or take an impromptu salt plunge as you are to explore impressive archaeological sites and imbibe in delectable food and drink (Burgas is a hub of cuisine. It’s all here.

 

 CONSTANŢA

ROMANIA

                                                                                         
 

Known as a gateway to gorgeous resort towns along the Black Sea, Constanţa is an epicenter of intrigue and charm in its own right. Its prominent Roman history produced masterful artworks throughout Ovid Square, named for the famed poet, and the intricate mosaics near the National History & Archaeology Museum. The Greco-Roman St. Peter & Paul Orthodox Cathedral and Great Mahmudiye Mosque convey the complex culture that has built the city.  You will also marvel at exquisite architecture here.

 

ODESSA

UKRAINE

                  

Odessa is barely two centuries old, yet it has a wealth of history. A summer retreat of the czars founded by Catherine the Great, Odessa is the "Pearl of the Black Sea" and also hosted Russia's greatest artists, writers and musicians. Many historic opera houses, museums and ballet theaters remain, painted in neoclassical pastel and lining leafy promenades, alongside the impressive onion-domed basilica, other ornate classical buildings and the famous Potemkin Steps.

 

ISTANBUL

TURKEY

The only city in the world that spans two continents, Istanbul is an icon of history, art and beauty in both Europe and Asia. Here, centuries-old architecture meets modern luxuries, and a melting pot of faiths, flavors and traditions rivals the mosaic masterpieces within its exquisite buildings. Places like the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the famed Blue Mosque - each a jaw-dropping display of cultural riches.

 

SANTORINI


GREECE

 

Of all the Cyclades Islands, Santorini is often considered the most dramatic with its dark landscape and iconic whitewashed buildings, along with its breathtaking views of the volcanic caldera and rocky cliffs surrounding the sea, as viewed from the great many restaurants and pubs high overhead..
The rich soil is ideal for grapes and local vines produce a cherished crop known for its special volcanic taste. Picturesque "Thíra," or Fira Town, laid out along the edge of a cliff at the rim of the now extinct caldera, exudes an easy charm, filled with winding walkways of quaint shops, cafes and pubs, most with patios or balconies offering a great place to pop in for a bite or a drink with the most glorious views!.

 

DUBROVNIK

CROATIA

Dubrovnik is one of the most recognizable cities in Europe. Behind the impressive city walls, on which tourists enjoy walking its ramparts some offering panoramic sea views, you will find sleek Venetian-style buildings and a rich Slavic culture. Home to lavender, olive oil, and gorgeous beaches, as well as sites from the hit TV show Game of Thrones, Dubrovnik will leave a lasting impression on all your senses.   

 

VENICE

ITALY

             

One of the world's most enchanting cities, Venice is comprised of more than 100 separate islands and a labyrinthine of canals laced together by a string of 400 intricate bridges. A whimsical stroll through the city leads to a hidden world of ornately decorated piazzas, footpaths and a legacy of Baroque architecture. Admire the richness of St. Mark's Basilica and the lavishness of the Palazzo Ducale, while shopping for treasures such as Murano glassware in oh so many stunning designs.  Enjoy the timeless pleasure of a gondola ride on the Grande Canal with the musical stylings of a local gondolier serenading his guests.

Our cruise spends both a day and a full overnight here, so you can enjoy the sites of Venice not only in the sunshine, but also aglow in the stunning lights along its canals at night.

Your cruise includes

*Cruise cabin in your choice of ocean view or balcony category
*All meals
*Unlimited drinks
*Unlimited WIFI
*All gratuities
*Services of a group trip escort from SCAT, planning group dinners, optional group shore excursions and other group activities onboard the ship.

Cruise cost:

               Based on a category E1 cabin (with a window with a view of the ocean) and a roommate of the same gender assigned to you (or travel with a roommate of your own if you wish): $3749 per person plus tax of $540 per person

Or
               Upgrade to a category B1 cabin with a balcony from which you can sit and relax with a drink while enjoying the view of the ocean -  for only an additional cost of $1549 per person - with a roommate of the same gender assigned (or travel with a roommate of your own if you wish)

Or

Choose to have the privacy of your own room for:

              Based on a category E1 cabin (with a window with a view of the ocean) $4874 plus tax of $540

              Based on B1 cabin with a balcony from which you can enjoy the view of the ocean: $7419 plus tax of $540

Optional one night pre cruise stay in Athens Greece:

Includes:
*One night centrally located hotel accommodations walking distance from the attractions of Athens’ lively Plaka district restaurants and tavernas on April 27th

*One Day Hop On Hop Off city tour unlimited pass on April 27th

*Group transport from the hotel to the ship on April 28th

Cost: $279 per person based on two per room (with either a roommate assigned by SCAT or traveling with your own friend)
               OR Single Occupancy supplement of: $149

DEPOSITS:

A deposit of $900 is due within 7 days of booking an ocean view cabin in double occupancy

A deposit of $900 is due within 7 days of booking a balcony cabin in double occupancy*

A deposit of $900 is due within 7 days of booking an ocean view cabin in single occupancy

A deposit of $1200 is due within 7 days of booking a balcony cabin in single occupancy

*Note-If requesting a roommate be assigned to you for a space in a balcony cabin, a second deposit of $900 will be due Sept. 15th

The balance payment for all cabins is due December 15th

 

Cancelations:

If you have traveled with us before and are booked in single occupancy, you can cancel for a full refund of your deposit until October 1st

If you have traveled with us before and are booked in double occupancy in an ocean view cabin, you can cancel for a full refund until September 15th.

If you have traveled with us before and are booked in double occupancy in a balcony cabin, you can cancel for a full refund until September 1st.

If you not have traveled with us before and are booked in single occupancy, you can cancel until October 1st and receive a future trip credit of $500 good toward any trip on our site for travel any time in 2021, 2022 or 2023 and a second future trip credit of $400 good toward any second trip on our site for travel any time in 2021, 2022 or 2023.

If you have not traveled with us before and are booked in double occupancy in an ocean view cabin, you can cancel until September 15th and receive a future trip credit of $500 good toward any trip on our site for travel any time in 2021, 2022 or 2023 and a second future trip credit of $400 good toward any second trip on our site for travel any time in 2021, 2022 or 2023.

If you have not traveled with us before and are booked in double occupancy in a balcony cabin, you can cancel until September 1st and receive a future trip credit of $500 good toward any trip on our site for travel any time in 2021, 2022 or 2023 and a second future trip credit of $400 good toward any second trip on our site for travel any time in 2021, 2022 or 2023.

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