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NEW YEARS IN DUBAI,
FOLLOWED BY CRUISE OF DUBAI, INDIA, SRI LANKA,THAILAND AND SINGAPORE
CRUISE DATES:  Thursday Jan. 2-Fri. Jan. 17, 2020
OPTIONAL THREE NIGHT PRE CRUISE NEW YEAR’S EVE PACKAGE IN DUBAI DEC. 30, 2019-JAN. 2,2020
                Optional one night post cruise package in Singapore Fri. Jan 17-Sat Jan 18, 2020.
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The fantastic architecture of Dubai

JOIN US FOR A CRUISE TO ESCAPE THE WINTER BLUES AND REVEL IN THE SUN AND FUN OF DUBAI, INDIA, SRI LANKA, THALAND AND SINGAPORE.

Bonus – book an ocean VIEW or balcony cabin and receive unlimited free drinks the entire cruise or choose unlimited free internet access or free gratuities
Each night we will enjoy group dinners and each port we will offer optional group shore excursions.

Our Optional 3 night pre cruise New Year’s Eve Celebration in Dubai offers fun in the sun, with an exciting 4x4 jeep safari and BBQ dinner in the desert on the afternoon and evening of Jan. 1st and an amazing fireworks show on New Year’s Eve.

 

Cruise itinerary


Thursday  Jan 2, 2020

For those not taking our optional three night pre cruise New Year’s Eve hotel and sightseeing package, arrive into Dubai airport at any time today and transfer from the airport to the cruise terminal via optional airport to ship coach transfers for purchase from the cruise line (contact us any time for purchase details).
Board the ship at your leisure anytime today as our ship stays docked in Dubai overnight today and all day tomorrow until 4pm.

For those who do take our optional three night pre cruise New Year’s Eve hotel and sightseeing package, we will board the ship as a group this afternoon, following our included sightseeing tour of the fascinating neighboring city of Abu Dhabi.

Dubai, UAE: Dubai is a fascinating fusion of modern city and old world "souks," or markets.

Dubai has something for everyone: desert safaris, sun bathing by the emerald blue sea, restaurants featuring culinary flavors from around the world, luxury hotels and traditional Arabian flair. Taste the fusion of Middle Eastern and Asian flavors of Emirati cuisine. Freshly caught seafood is a staple of the Dubai diet, but you’ll also find ample selection of lamb dishes like kebabs and stews on menus as well.

Dubai is home to the World’s Tallest Building and Observation Deck (125 stories high), which we will also visit on our optional group excursion tomorrow morning, as our ship does not leave Dubai until 4pm tomorrow.

Dubai is also home to the largest shopping mall in the world and the only indoor ski slopes in the world, which you may wish to visit at your leisure.
Traditional water taxis cross Dubai Creek, offering scenic views. The leading center for business and tourism in the Middle East, Dubai offers a distinct blend of modern city amenities with the ancient charm of Arabia. Take a stroll and admire the stunning architecture of centuries old buildings right next to ultra-modern buildings. Pick up a wonderful memento at The Souq, which is made up of various shops such as the Spice Souq, the Textile Souq and the Gold Souq.

Our cruise spends an overnight docked in Dubai, plus a second full day on Fri. Jan 3rd until 4pm, so those not doing our optional three night pre cruise hotel stay here can arrive any time today and still enjoy the sites of Dubai by night tonight and a full day of sightseeing tomorrow, while those who do enjoy our optional three night pre cruise hotel stay can enjoy an opportunity to explore further, with our included group visit to neighboring Abu Dhabi, on the way from our hotel to our cruise ship, or if you prefer, just relax on Dubai’s exquisite beaches this morning and make your own way to the ship this afternoon.

Dubai is unique in the world – in one city you can enjoy the world’s largest and most lavish shopping mall, the world’s only indoor ski slopes, the world’s tallest building and observation deck and if you are into a different type of adventure, even watch an authentic Camel Race!

 

 Friday  Jan 3rd, 2020

Dubai, UAE – Our ship sails at 4pm.

Enjoy another day in Dubai to savor its otherworldly treasures and experiences.  We will offer our first optional group shore excursions today, visiting the Burj Khalifa for a ride up the super-fast elevators to the observation towers on the 124th and 125th floors.  The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building and observation tower.  It was featured in the movie Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol starring Tom Cruise.

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The Burj Khalifa – The tallest building in the world with an observation deck on the 124th and 125th floors

 

Saturday Jan 4th 2020

Muscat Oman – Docked noon to 8pm

This Arabian capital is an oasis of green lawns, shade trees, and colorful flowers in a desert country. White buildings and soaring minarets sparkle in the sun. Traditional architecture, elegant mosques, and eye-opening museums weave in Old World character. Explore forts, castles, and the Souk Muttrah, a traditional bazaar that invites you to shop for mementos.

Enjoy another optional group shore excursion here.

 

SUNDAY JAN 5 AND MON JAN 6, 2020

TWO DAYS TO RELAX AND SAVOR AT SEA – Enjoy all the amenities of our floating resort.  The pools, jacuzzis, sun decks, gym, spa, shops, plus onboard talks about upcoming destinations by ship sponsored experts and fun activities like group trivia.

Our ship, The Constellation, is one of the many beautiful ships of Celebrity Cruise Line.  Our ship has seven bars, including a Martini Bar, an Observation Deck Bar, a Sunset Bar, a Pool Bar and a Wine Bar.

The Constellation is the newest of Celebrity’s Millennium Class ships and in 2017 the ship added the newest amenities of Celebrity’s Solstice class, making its amenities state of the art.

You may also wish to visit on your sea day today the Fitness Center for a complete array of fitness equipment and fitness classes, (featuring aerobics, pilates, yoga and zumba), the Spa, for a complete array of massage, hair care and facial services, the many onboard seminars and discussions, the casino and the many musical performances onboard.

Among the pools on the Constellation, one of the most popular is the wave pool.  Larger than a Jacuzzi, a wave pool provides pulsating wave like waters in which to lay back and relax in while being caressed by the feel of the “waves”.  You can also relax in one of our ship’s traditional swimming pools or her traditional Jacuzzis.

AND IF YOU BOOK AN OCEAN VIEW OR BALCONY CABIN, YOU CAN ALSO ENJOY FREE DRINKS EVERY DAY OF OUR CRUISE, SO SIP THOSE FREE PINA COLADAS, COLD BEERS OR MARGARITAS WHILE RELAXING IN THE SUN BY THE POOL.

In 2017 The Celebrity Constellation received the award from popular online website CruiseCritic.com for Best Cruise Dining We will enjoy group dining each night of our cruise to save this exquisite cuisine.

 

Tues. Jan 7th

Mumbai (Bombay), India: Docked 6am Tuesday until 7pm Wednesday

Enjoy two full days in Mumbai. The city’s colonial heritage brings a wealth of diverse religious traditions together.  This cultural hub enjoys a constant flow of music, dance, and drama. Mumbai is home to India’s thriving film industry. Most of the Bollywood films are produced here.  At The Prince of Wales Museum discover some of India’s most fascinating historic treasures. Or venture to the Caves of Elephanta to explore Hindi craftsmanship. You can explore everything from exclusive international boutiques to small authentic markets. Visit the famous Mangaldas Market where you’ll find authentic Indian spices, fabrics, and antiques.   Explore with our optional group shore excursion or one of the many ship sponsored excursions.

 

Wed. Jan. 8th

Mumbai (Bombay), India: Docked 6am Tuesday until 7pm Wednesday

A second day in Mumbai to sightsee its many treasures


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Sites of Mumbai India

 

Thursday Jan. 9th

Goa India  Docked 10am -9pm

The magical state of Goa used to be an outpost of Portugal, so the palms on its beaches still sway with a certain Portuguese rhythm. The laid-back lifestyle in India's smallest, most prosperous state attracts many world travelers. You can explore world-heritage architecture, fragrant spice plantations, and cuisine that blends Portuguese technique with Indian flavors.


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The laid back beaches of Goa India

 

Friday Jan. 10th, 2020

RELAX ON YOUR DAY AT SEA – Enjoy all the amenities of our floating resort.  The pools, jacuzzis, sun decks, gym, spa, shops, plus onboard talks about upcoming destinations by ship sponsored experts and fun activities like group trivia

AND IF YOU BOOK AN OCEAN VIEW OR BALCONY CABIN, YOU CAN ALSO ENJOY FREE DRINKS EVERY DAY OF OUR CRUISE, SO SIP THOSE FREE PINA COLADAS, COLD BEERS OR MARGARITAS WHILE RELAXING IN THE SUN BY THE POOL.

 

Sat. Jan. 11th

Cochin, India: Docked 7am-4pm

The "Queen of the Arabian Sea," Cochin is one of the finest natural harbors in the world. Once a hub for the Indian spice trade, this port city has welcomed traders and travelers to its shore for more than 600 years. As a result, you’ll find an interesting mix of cultural influences on your Cochin visit. Stroll Fort Kochi beach at sunset, framed by the Chinese fishing nets, visit St. Francis Church, where Vasco de Gama was buried, or the 400-year old Paradesi Synagogue. And, take in a Kathakali dance performance that will leave you spellbound. You won’t have to look far for lovely keepsakes and souvenirs, as Cochin street markets are brimming with wonderful spices, trinkets, and bright silks. Similar to its architecture, there’s also a variety of international cuisines to explore – from upscale European-style restaurants and wine bars to authentic Indian restaurants and fresh seafood at the outdoor restaurants on Tower Rd.
Enjoy another optional group shore excursion of one of many offered by the cruise line

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Sites of Cochin India

 

Sunday Jan. 12th

Columbo Sri Lanka – Docked noon to 8pm

Old world meets new in the capital of Sri Lanka. Stroll past colonial architecture and lush gardens in the Fort district, shop a traditional marketplace in Pettah, then step into the modern era at Colombo's many stylish restaurants, galleries and museums.  From the city, it's a short trip to visit an elephant orphanage or ornate Buddhist temple. Enjoy another fascinating optional group excursion here or one of the ship sponsored excursions


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Cultural Sites of Sri Lanka

 

Jan 13 and 14 – Two days to Relax and Savor At Sea

Enjoy all the amenities of our floating resort.  The pools, jacuzzis, sun decks, gym, spa, shops, plus onboard talks about upcoming destinations by ship sponsored experts and fun activities like group trivia

AND IF YOU BOOK AN OCEAN VIEW OR BALCONY CABIN, YOU CAN ALSO ENJOY FREE DRINKS EVERY DAY OF OUR CRUISE, SO SIP THOSE FREE PINA COLADAS, COLD BEERS OR MARGARITAS WHILE RELAXING IN THE SUN BY THE POOL.

 

Wed. Jan 15th

Phuket Thailand – Tendered from 12:30pm-9pm

Thailand's largest and most visited island, Phuket, offers gorgeous beaches lined with palm trees, plus fabulous coves and bays. Water sports include sailing, diving, and snorkeling. Golf enthusiasts will love the championship courses, while nature lovers will be thrilled by the tropical forests and waterfalls. If this is your first visit to Thailand, you are seeing its most beautiful spot and if you have visited Thailand before, but missed Phuket, you will be amazed at the contrast between the chaotic scenes of Bangkok and the tranquility and stunning scenery of Phuket.

Phuket was the site of the filming to the Leo Dicaprio epic film “The Beach” and when you arrive here and see the lush green landscapes, dramatic mountainscapes and white sand beaches, you will know why they were filmed here.

Enjoy an incredible day seeing this amazing island on another optional group shore excursion or a ship sponsored excursion.

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The lush scenery on the island of Phuket

 

Thursday Jan. 16th A Day to Relax and Savor At Sea

Enjoy all the amenities of our floating resort.  The pools, jacuzzis, sun decks, gym, spa, shops, plus onboard talks about upcoming destinations by ship sponsored experts and fun activities like group trivia

AND IF YOU BOOK AN OCEAN VIEW OR BALCONY CABIN, YOU CAN ALSO ENJOY FREE DRINKS EVERY DAY OF OUR CRUISE, SO SIP THOSE FREE PINA COLADAS, COLD BEERS OR MARGARITAS WHILE RELAXING IN THE SUN BY THE POOL.

 

Friday January 17th

Singapore –
Our cruise ends this morning.  Those not doing our optional one night post cruise stay in Singapore can purchase a transfer from the ship to the airport.

 

OPTIONAL PRE AND POST CRUISE HOTEL AND SIGHTSEEING PACKAGES

PRE CRUISE 3 NIGHT STAY - MON DEC. 30, 2019-THURSDAY JAN. 2, 2020

Monday Dec. 30th, 2019 – Arrive on your own arrangement in Dubai UAE and make your way to our 4 star hotel in Dubai for check in at your leisure. (The hotel details will be posted in Late Feb. 2019)
This evening we will have a group orientation and then an optional group dinner.

 

Tuesday Dec. 31st,2019

The morning is at leisure to relax. This afternoon we will enjoy an included half day Dubai sightseeing group tour.

Discover the best of Dubai on a half-day Dubai sightseeing tour with an expert guide. Traveling by comfortable coach or minivan, take in Dubai’s top landmarks as you absorb the cosmopolitan atmosphere. Snap photos of the Burj Al-Arab, the sail-shaped hotel on its own artificial island; venture into the traditional Al Bastakiya district, ride an ‘abra’ water taxi across Dubai Creek, and much more. Sign off with a visit to the Deira Spice Souk and free time to explore the brilliant Gold Souk. This tour provides Dubai sightseeing at its easiest and best with a local guide. 

Start your four and a half-hour Dubai city tour with a pickup from our central Dubai hotel. Hop inside your air-conditioned coach or minivan with professional local guide and driver and travel to your first stop. Along the way, hear about Dubai’s history from your expert guide. Then, arrive at Jumeirah Beach to take snaps of the glittering Burj Al-Arab hotel. Hear how the hotel’s sail-shaped design has made it one of Dubai’s signature sights and learn how it stands at a remarkable 1,053-foot (321-meter) high.

Drive through exclusive Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s most upscale residential districts. See the plush villas and hotels, and continue into the old Al Bastakiya quarter to get a glimpse of Dubai’s past. Navigate past mudbrick courtyards and houses with wind towers that circulate the cooling breeze.

See the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort, the city’s oldest building and home to Dubai Museum, as your guide tells you about its historical fortifications.

Board an abra boat and enjoy the views as you cross Dubai Creek. Arrive in Deira and stroll with your guide around the vibrant Spice Souk. Scan the colorful stalls of perfumed spices, herbs and sweets, and then head for the nearby Gold Souk.

Enjoy free time to explore the gold and jewelry stores, and finish your tour with a hotel drop-off.

TONIGHT ENJOY ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS SHOWS IN THE WORLD.  THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO EXPERIENCE THE NEW YEARS EVE FIREWORKS AND 90 DAYS PRIOR TO OUR TRIP WE WILL EMAIL THESE OPTIONS TO YOU.  THEY RANGE FROM A FREE VIEWING OF THE FIReWORKS TO AN ELEBORATE DINNER CRUISE AND VIEWING PARTY.

 

Wed. January 1st, 2020

The morning is free to relax.  If you wish, visit the world’s largest shopping mall and if you wish another thrill, enjoy its indoor ski slopes with rentals of skis, boots, gloves, ski jackets and/or enjoy an indoor penguin visit experience adjacent to the ski slopes.

This afternoon at 2pm, we will be picked up at our hotel for our included 6 hour 4 x 4 sand dune safari, camel ride and desert dinner experience.

Take a thrilling dune bash jeep safari and savor a delicious barbecue dinner on this 6-hour desert adventure from Dubai. Hop inside a comfortable 4x4 jeep with professional local guide/driver and cruise to the towering orange-red sand dunes of the Lahbab region. Enjoy an adrenaline-pumping dune drive as your expert local driver ploughs up and down the slopes. Then, after a sunset photo stop, arrive at a Bedouin-style camp and enjoy a camel ride, sand-boarding and other desert activities. Cap your experience with a sumptuous barbecue accompanied by three shows -  Belly dancing and a fast-spinning ‘whirling dirvish tanoura’ dance show and an electrifying fire dance & falcon show, before being brought back to our hotel.



Thurs. January 2nd, 2020

This morning we will check out of our hotel and be taken as a group in a private vehicle with our luggage to the cruise ship with a morning tour of the fascinating neighboring city of Abu Dhabi. 

 

POST CRUISE OPTIONAL 1 NIGHT HOTEL AND SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE IN SINGAPORE

Friday January 17th

We will be transferred as a group to our 4 star hotel in Singapore (hotel details will be posted six months prior to the cruise)  Enroute to our hotel we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Singapore.  After checking in to our hotel in the mid afternoon, the rest of the day and evening is at leisure.

Tonight, if you wish, join us for an optional night time sights tour of Singapore

Start your 3-hour tour with pickup at our hotel or at the Marina Square Shopping Mall if you prefer.  You’ll step aboard your double-decker, open-top bus and listen to your local guide’s narration about the passing sights as you wind through the city center. Hop off at the Gardens by the Bay to wander the 250-acre (100-hectare) park for 20 minutes.

 Known for its Supertree Grove, see the collection of unique ‘trees’ — vertical gardens that come to life during a light and sound show.

Take a break for some food with a $5 food voucher, redeemable at any of the food outlets at Gardens by the Bay.

Afterward, drive pass Merlion Park, Padang, and National Gallery Singapore, a new visual arts institution that oversees the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The Gallery is housed in two national monuments — the former Supreme Court and City Hall — that have been beautifully transformed into this top attraction in the heart of the Civic District.

Pop out for a quick stop at Haji Lane, for a glimpse of the area's trendy boutiques, bars, and cafes. Then head to Clarke Quay for a 40-minute boat tour along the Singapore River to enjoy more of the illuminated city sites across the stunning night skyline of Singapore.

Your tour will conclude at Clarke Quay at approximately 9:30pm, where the rest of your night is at leisure to explore the many shops and nightlife along Clarke Quay and make your own way back to our hotel when you wish.

Optional night time sightseeing excursion cost: Only $39

Saturday January 18th –Airport transfers are available for purchase on either a private or shared basis based upon your own flight time. 

 

Trip costs:

OUR 15 NIGHT CRUISE Thurs. Jan. 2- Fri. Jan. 17, 2020
In an Inside cabin with two beds with a non-smoking roommate of the same gender assigned to you (or two people travelling together in the same cabin): Only $2799 per person plus tax of $175 per person

In an Ocean view cabin with two beds with a non-smoking roommate of the same gender assigned to you (or two people travelling together in the same cabin): $3299 per person plus tax of $175 per person

*** Bonus, book an ocean view cabin or a balcony cabin and receive free drinks the entire cruise! (This includes unlimited alcoholic drinks, non alcoholic drinks and bottled waters of $10 per drink and less).  – So order as many pina coladas, daiquiris, beers, glasses of wine or your favorite drink, as you wish.  Its on the house when you book your space in an ocean view or balcony cabin!

In an Ocean view with private Balcony cabin with two beds with a non- smoking roommate of the same gender assigned to you (or two people travelling together in the came cabin): $3999 per person plus tax of $175 per person

*** Bonus, book an ocean view cabin or a balcony cabin and receive free drinks the entire cruise! (This includes unlimited alcoholic drinks, non alcoholic drinks and bottled water of $10 per drink and less.)  – So order as many pina coladas, daiquiris, beers, glasses of wine, or your favorite drink, as you wish.  Its on the house when you book your space in an ocean view or balcony cabin!

If you do not wish to take advantage of our free roommate assignment service to save you the cost of paying a single cabin supplement and you are not travelling with a friend, but instead you wish to have your own cabin, please add the following single supplement to your cruise cost:
Inside cabins: add a supplement of $1689
Ocean view cabins: Add a supplement of $1989
Balcony cabin: Add a supplement of $2789

*** Bonus, book an ocean view cabin or a balcony cabin and receive free drinks the entire cruise! (This includes unlimited alcoholic drinks, non alcoholic drinks and bottled water of $10 per drink and less.)  – So order as many pina coladas, daiquiris, beers, glasses of wine, or your favorite drink, as you wish.  Its on the house when you book your space in an ocean view or balcony cabin!

 

OPTIONAL 3 NIGHT PRE CRUISE NEW YEARS EVE HOTEL AND SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE IN DUBAI

Our Three night pre cruise NEW YEAR’S EVE in Dubai package includes:

  • Three night stay at our four star hotel in Dubai Dec. 30, 2019-Jan. 2, 2020 (hotel details will be posted in Late. Feb. 2019)
  • Four hour Dubai city sites tour with hotel pick up and return Dec. 31st
  • Six hour 4 x 4 jeep desert safari sand dune experience with BBQ dinner at a Beduin desert camp, camel ride, sand boarding and after dinner shows at the Beduin camp, all with hotel pickup and return on the afternoon/evening of Jan. 1st

Group transport from the hotel to the cruise ship with sightseeing tour to Abu Dhabi before being taken to the cruise ship on Jan. 2nd

  • Singlescruisesandtours.com trip escort
  • Free non-smoking roommate assignment of the same gender

 

COST: ONLY $799 PER PERSON in a room with two beds with a non-smoking roommate of the same gender (or two people travelling together)
Optional single room supplement: $399

 

OPTIONAL 1 NIGHT POST CRUISE HOTEL AND SIGHSTEEING PACKAGE IN SINGAPORE
INCLUDES

  • 1 NIGHT FOUR STAR HOTEL IN SINGAPORE Fri. Jan. 17th
  • Group transport from the ship to the hotel with city sightseeing tour of Singapore enroute to the hotel
  • Singlescruisesandtours.com trip escort
  • Free non-smoking roommate assignment of the same gender

Cost: ONLY $179 per person in a room with two beds with a non-smoking roommate of the same gender (or two people travelling together)

Optional single room supplement: $89

 

Payments and cancelation policy for this cruise:

A $600 deposit is required within 7 days of booking this cruise if booking just the cruise or just the cruise and the one night post cruise package. 
The balance payment is due August 8th, 2019. 

A $750 deposit is required if booking both the cruise and the pre cruise three night New Year’s Eve package or if booking the cruise, pre cruise and post cruise packages

The balance is still due August 8th, 2019

Cancelation policy for this special New Year’s trip:  If you have traveled with us on one or more trips before, then your deposit is fully refundable if you need to cancel by

July 31st for anyone in a single occupancy cabin
July 1st for anyone with a roommate.

If you have not traveled with us before, your deposit is non refundable, but if you cancel this trip by July 1st, 2019, your deposit can be transferred to any other of our singles trips in 2019 or 2020.

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