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CRYSTAL CRUISE OF SPAIN, FRANCE, ITALY AND MONACO
OCTOBER 3-10, 2019

Pure beauty . . . from famed Spanish isles to the artistic treasures of Florence, PISA AND TUSCANY to the cosmopolitan elegance of two days in Monte Carlo.
 
As the only company to offer singles cruises on - All Inclusive - Crystal Cruise Line, rated the #1 luxury cruise line for 18 years in a row by Conde Naste Traveler Magazine, we are proud to offer our fifth straight year of Crystal Cruises, for singles looking to see the world’s most exotic locales, with all drinks, all gratuities, all internet, all meals, all shows, all ocean view cabins (every cabin has an ocean view on Crystal) and of course, all fun included – all on a cruise with only 1000 passengers and only a 2 to 1 passenger to crew ratio, meaning you will be pampered at every step of your vacation and never wait in the buffet lines or other crowd jams common on Royal Caribbean or Carnival.

This cruise group of ours already had 10 bookings before we even posted it on our website…good word of mouth travels fast, both in our monthly newsletter and past passengers who heard on a previous cruise that we would be offering this exciting Crystal cruise itinerary.

We will have group dinner each night, as well as two included group specialty dinners in the two specialty restaurants on the ship – Prego Italian and Silk Road Asian restaurant  We will also have optional group shore excursions in each port our ship visits.

CRUISE ITINERARY
itinerary

Date

Ports

Arrival

Depart

Oct 03, Thursday

Barcelona, Spain

6:00 PM

Oct 04, Friday

Mallorca/Palma de Mallorca, Spain

  8:00 AM

  5:00 PM

Oct 05, Saturday

Marseille, France

12:00 PM

7:00 PM

Oct 06, Sunday

Monte Carlo, Monaco

8AM Sun          to

6PM Mon

Oct 07, Monday

Monte Carlo, Monaco

6:00 PM

Oct 08, Tuesday

Florence/Livorno, Italy

7AM Tues  to 7PM Wed

Oct 09, Wednesday

Florence/Livorno, Italy

7:00 PM

Oct 10, Thursday

Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy

10:00 AM

 

Detailed itinerary of our ports of call on this cruise:

Oct 03, Thursday

Barcelona, Spain

6:00 PM

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Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, is a celebration of history. It was the home of Picasso, Miró, Dali, Casals and Gaudí  and has been described as a Mediterranean Manhattan, a cosmopolitan center for ideas and artistic movements. In addition to its abundance of artistic and architectural treasures, Barcelona serves as the gateway to one of the world's most impressive mountainside enclaves at Montserrat. Discover the secret legends of the Black Virgin and the alluring chants of monastic life high atop the Catalonian plains. Barcelona's ancient city walls and the narrow crooked streets of the town's old section are laid out for your discovery. You will find that Barcelona has something for everybody.  

We will offer an optional 1 or 2 day pre cruise stay in Barcelona with an included half day group tour on October 3rd to enjoy photo opps. of the top sites in Barcelona such as La Sagrada Familia Cathedral plus a visit to the amazing monastery of Montserrat, high in the mountains, with a scenic train ride from the base of the mountain to the top offering incredible views of both the mountains and of Barcelona itself and a visit inside the monastery, followed by a group transport to our cruise ship for boarding the ship on October 3rd.been described as a Mediterranean Manhattan, a cosmopolitan experimental cent

For anyone wishing to enjoy a the 2 night pre cruise stay in Barcelona, your first full day- October 1st offers a full day hop on hop off double decker bus tour, giving you the flexibility to enjoy the attractions of Barcelona at your own pace and your own schedule. An optional dinner show featuring the fabulous Flamenco dancing is also offered on Oct. 2nd. at Montserrat. Discover the secret legends of the Black Virgin and the alluring chants of monastic life high atop the Catalonian plains. Barcelona's ancient city walls and the narrow crooked streets of the town's old section are laid out for your discovery. You will find that Barcelona has something for everybody.

 

Oct 04, Friday

Mallorca/Palma de Mallorca, Spain

8:00 AM

5:00 PM

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Palma de Mallorca, rich in monuments of many ages, was founded by the Romans more than 2,100 years ago. A magnificent rose-colored Gothic cathedral dominates the palm-fringed waterfront of its urban center. Mallorca, known as the "Island of Tranquility," is the largest and most developed of the Balearic group. Steep mountains, serene valleys and wide plains form its varied landscape. Don't miss seeing the island's quaint villages and the monastery.

We will offer an optional group excursion to explore the island’s many attractions.

 where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a winter.

 

Oct 05, Saturday

Marseille, France

12:00 PM

7:00 PM

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The queen of the Côte d'Azur, Marseille is France's oldest city and one of the Mediterranean's premier ports. Amid the big-city bustle, the old port is a quaint landscape of historic charm.

We will offer an optional full day group excursion to visit not only the sites of Marseilles, but also the sites of the charming village of Aix en Provence and the stunning scenery in and around the village of Cassis.: colorful fishing boats sail past the imposing Fort Saint-Jean, narrow streets wander among ancient churches and cobbled squares, while the venerable Basilica
overlooks the scene from the hilltop above.

 

Oct 06, Sunday

Monte Carlo, Monaco

8:00 AM

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Monaco is an ancient principality steeped in rich and colorful history. Its proud monarchy is presided over by Prince Albert, who assumed the throne after his famed father Prince Rainier died in 2005.

Today when gazing on its modern skyline, it is hard to imagine that Monaco endured a turbulent past. Once a Greek settlement conquered by the Romans, it was bought from the Genoese in 1309 by the Grimaldis, who still rule as the world's oldest monarchy. 

We will offer an optional excursion today to explore Monte Carlo, its Palace with the daily Changing of the Guard, as well as its famed Grand Casino.  rule as the world's oldest monarchy.


Monaco covers less than one square mile and is known primarily for its Grand Casino.

 

Oct 07, Monday

Monte Carlo, Monaco

6:00 PM

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 Today is our second day in Monte Carlo.  We will offer a different group excursion covering a different area of the region in all its beauty, or you can choose today to  return to your favorite area of yesterday’s group excursion, or simply head to one of the area’s great beaches or other scenic gems.  There is so much to see in this region. 

 You may wish to join us for our optional group excursion to go across the border into France and explore the French Riviera towns of Nice, Cannes, Eze & St. Tropez.as  the world's oldest monarchy.


Monaco covers less than one square mile and is known primarily for its Grand Casino.

 

Oct 08, Tuesday

Florence/Livorno, Italy

7:00 AM

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Florence is magical and we will offer an optional group excursion today to explore Florence and its charms including the famous statue of David and so much more in this stunning city.

the timeless city of Florence. No place is as imbued with such grace, dignity, serenity and history as is Florence. This city's wealth of architectural and artistic treasures includes works by Raphael, da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo. Truly Florence, cradle of the Italian Renaissance, is one of the world's most enticing cities.

 

Oct 09, Wednesday

Florence/Livorno, Italy

7:00 PM

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Goethe once observed that Tuscany "looks like Italy should [look]." Fortunately, little has changed in the two centuries since the German poet was himself a tourist in Tuscany. The Tyrrhenian port of Livorno was founded in the 15th century. It is the gateway to Italy's Tuscan region and to many spectacular sights; including the extraordinary Leaning Tower of Pisa, the charming medieval village of Lucca, the lovely hill town of San Gimignano.

Our optional group excursion today will visit the Leaning Tower, as well as other quaint Tuscan villages and maybe even a Tuscan Winery. and the timeless city of Florence. No place is as imbued with such grace, dignity, serenity and history as is Florence. This city's wealth of architectural and artistic treasures includes works by Raphael, da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo. Truly Florence, cradle of the Italian Renaissance, is one of the world's most enticing cities.


Oct 10, Thursday

Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy

10:00 AM

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Our cruise ends here and you can purchase a seat on the cruise line’s shuttle to the Rome airport for approx. $40.  Alternatively, if you have never been to Rome, ask us about an optional 2 or 3 night post cruise stay in Rome. arrive today

Civitavecchia was founded by Emperor Trajan in the 2nd century. Today this port is noted for its fine seafood and attractive monuments. Located 90 minutes away is the Eternal City of Forum, About our ship: Crystal Serenity is one of two sister ships offering the premier of luxury on Crystal Cruise Line, with only 1000 passengers per ship.  Both ships offer top of the industry nightly shows from top guest entertainers and Las Vegas style entertainment.  Also on each ship are:

 

Avenue Saloon

Crystal’s signature cocktail and piano bar known for its intimate "clubby" atmosphere on both Crystal Serenity® and Crystal Symphony®.
 Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Spanish Steps are reminders of the legacy of its rich past.

 Pulse

Located near the Avenue Saloon and Connoisseur Club aboard Crystal Serenity, this high-energy dance club plays all the latest hits with a mix of long-time favorites.

Starlite

Centrally located in the middle of Crystal Symphony’s main activity deck, a dramatic round bar takes center stage in this stylishly open environment offering panoramic sea views.  With window walls sparkling with Swarovski crystals, the new Starlight Club is the place to see and be seen, featuring lectures by day and dancing by night.

Stardust

This welcoming and comfortable lounge on Crystal Serenity is the perfect place for a pre-dinner dance and aperitif, and after dinner dancing as well. Throughout your cruise, here you will also enjoy intimate performances, recitals and special lectures.

Crystal Cove

Located just off the two-story Crystal Plaza in the very heart of both ships, the Crystal Cove piano bar is a perfect spot to enjoy an aperitif or specialty drink any time of day.

Palm Court

With panoramic sea vistas enjoyed through vast floor-to-ceiling window walls, this delightfully airy forward lounge hosts Afternoon Tea daily, evening dancing and entertainment, classical music concerts and special parties.

Galaxy Lounge (showroom)
The main showroom for Crystal’s award-winning Broadway-style production shows and headline entertainers features exceptionally comfortable seating and a hydraulic-rising stage for optimum viewing from anywhere in the room. In addition to the sophisticated staging, the acclaimed shows each feature elaborate costumes and sets created by renowned designers with decades of theatrical experience.­

Hollywood Theatre
Enjoy a selection of popular recent-release and classic films in the ultra-comfy confines of our shipboard theatres featuring Dolby sound and multi-lingual translation systems. Devices for the hearing impaired are also provided.

Resorts World At Sea Casino
Glittering and stylish with fabulous chandeliers and an air of energized excitement, Resorts World At Sea casino aboard our ships offer thrilling games of chance featuring Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Society Poker*, Ultimate Texas Hold’em* and Mini-Baccarat (on request), as well as slot and video poker machines.

 

Fitness Facilities & Activities
Relax, rejuvenate and enrich your mind, body and spirit with the most comprehensive fitness and wellness offerings at sea. A vacation in and of itself is intended to be rejuvenating, and our fitness facilities are designed to provide an added element of harmonizing enrichment to your travels. Our extensive roster of specialized programs will help you maintain, or even begin, a fitness regimen while traveling.


The Fitness Center
The Fitness Center also features cardio machines such as Technogym® treadmills complete with individual flat-screen televisions, cross trainers, recumbent and upright life cycles and steppers, all with heart rate sensors,  state of the art Technogym equipment, and a range of free weights and mats.
Fresh fruit, fresh fish, creative salads, and low-calorie and low-carb meals add to a healthy dining experience available throughout the ships.

Wellness at Sea®
Classes

  • Chi-Energizing
  • Tour de Spin Indoor Cycling
  • Step Harmony
  • Aerobic Symphony
  • Pilates (mat-based)
  • Pathway to Yoga
  • Body Sculpt/Core Conditioning
  • Lower Body Workout (Bums, Tums and Thighs)
  • Circuit Training
  • Stretching
  • Gym Orientation
  • Gym Equipment Demonstration
  • Aqua Aerobics (offered occasionally)

Seminars

  • Slimming and Nutrition
  • Back & Joint Care
  • Introduction To Pilates
  • Detox For Weight Loss

Services

  • Personal Training Sessions
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • WOW (Walk-On-Water) Program featuring Debbie Rocker's exclusive WALKVEST®

> Other exercise opportunities

  • Daily Walk-A-Thon with the Sports Director
  • Full Promenade Deck for Walking & Jogging (3.7 laps = 1 mile Crystal Symphony®; 3.35 laps = 1 mile on Crystal Serenity®)
  • Paddle Tennis -- Individual Play & Tournaments (two courts on Crystal Serenity)
  • Golf Driving Range
  • Seahorse lap pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Shuffleboard
  • Tai Chi through the Tai Chi Cultural Institute (on selected sailings)
  • Health & Fitness Experiences of Discovery

 times are subject to change. Click on ports

TRIP COST: INCLUDING OCEAN VIEW CABINS, ALL MEALS, ALL DRINKS, ALL GRATUITIES, ONE HOUR OF INTERNET ACCESS PER PERSON PER DAY, ONE GROUP VISIT TO EACH OF THE SHIP’S TWO SPECIALTY RESTAURANTS (ITALIAN and ASIAN) AND ACCESS TO SELF SERVICE FREE WASHER AND DRYERS WITH LAUNDRY DETERGENT (full service dry cleaning is available for a fee through your cabin steward)

WITH A NON-SMOKING ROOMMATE OF THE SAME GENDER ASSIGNED TO YOU OR IF TRAVELING WITH YOUR OWN FRIEND:

EARLY  BOOKING DISCOUNT: OCEAN VIEW CABINS CATEGORY C3:
ONLY $2499 PER PERSON PLUS TAXES OF $315 PER PERSON – LIMITED TO THE FIRST 8 CABINS 
(REGULAR C3 PRICE $2899 PER PERSON PLUS TAX OF $315 Per Person)

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT: OCEAN VIEW CATEGORY C2   
$2649 PER PERSON PLUS TAX OF $315 PER PERSON-LIMITED TO THE FIRST FOUR CABINS BOOKED
(REGULAR C2 PRICE OF $2999 PER PERSON PLUS TAX OF $315 Per Person)

Note: C2 and C3 cabins are both on deck 7.  C2 cabins are more toward the middle of the deck while C3 cabins are more toward the front of the deck.  However, the C3 are still the better value, unless of course they are already sold out at the time of your reservation.

BALCONY CABINS $3899 PER PERSON PLUS TAX OF $315 PER PERSON

OPTIONAL SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT -  IF TRAVELING ALONE AND YOU WISH YOUR OWN ROOM WITHOUT A ROOMMATE ASSIGNED TO YOU:
OCEAN VIEW CATEGORY C3 or C2: ONLY $989 single room supplement added to the above rates, making single occupancy C3: $3498 + $315 tax or C2 single occupancy $3648 plus $315 tax
BALCONY CABINS: $1449 single supplement added, making the single occupancy rate $5348 + tax of $315.

Optional pre cruise stay in Barcelona:
1 Night Package: $299  including accommodations, breakfast and half day group tour on October 3rd with photo stop at Sagrada Famlia Cathedral and visit to Monastery of Montserrat with cog train ride to the mountain top and visit inside the monastery at the mountain top, cog train ride back to the base and group transport from there to the cruise ship to board the ship around 1pm.

2 Night Package: $399 including accommodations, breakfast and the same sightseeing tour/transport to the ship on Oct. 3rd.
 Pre cruise package rates are based on double occupancy;  For single occupancy add a single supplement of $99 for the one night package or $179 supplement for the two night package

 

DEPOSITS:
FOR RESERVATIONS WHERE WE WILL ASSIGN YOU A ROOMMATE OR YOU ARE TRAVELING WITH A FRIEND, THE DEPOSIT IS $600 PER PERSON FOR CATEGORY C3 OR C2; $900 PER PERSON FOR BALCONY CABINS.

FOR RESERVATIONS IN SINGLE OCCUPANCY, THE DEPOSIT IS $900 IN CATEGORY C3 OR C2; SINGLE OCCUPANCY BALCONY CABINS THE DEPOSIT IS $1500.

BALANCE PAYMENTS: ALL BALANCE PAYMENTS ARE DUE APRIL 3RD AND ALL PASSENGERS WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL INVOICE FOR THE BALANCE PAYMENT APPROX 10-14 DAYS BEFORE THIS DUE DATE

CANCELATIONS:
IF HAVE TRAVELED WITH US BEFORE, YOU CAN CANCEL UNTIL 45 DAYS PRIOR TO THE FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE FOR A FULL REFUND OF YOUR DEPOSIT.
IF YOU HAVE NOT TRAVELED WITH US BEFORE, YOU CAN CANCEL UNTIL 45 DAYS PRIOR TO THE FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE AND RECEIVE A FUTURE TRIP CREDIT IN THE FULL AMOUNT OF YOUR DEPOSIT.  THE FUTURE TRIP CREDIT CAN BE APPLIED TO ANY TRIP WE OFFER IN 2019 OR 2020.

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