APRIL 18-27, 2019

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       Gondolas of Venice                        The cliff top villages along the volcanic caldera of Santorini

Explore the wonders of Venice Italy, with its beautiful canals, waterways and walkways.  Discover the island of Santorini Greece, with its mountaintop villages and mesmerizing views overlooking a dormant volcanic crater and stunning cliffs.  Plus enjoy overnight stays docked in Athens Greece to see the legendary Parthenon and in Dubrovnik Croatia to see its multitude of scenic gems.  This cruise also visit Split, another hidden gem of Croatia, as well as Kotor, a scenic wonder in the neighboring country of Montenegro.  Also spend a day in the treasure filled country of Slovenia and the charming seaside port of Nauplion Greece.

This cruise has so much beauty and charm and add to that the luxury of the cruise line voted the #1 luxury line 17 years in a row by readers of Conde Naste Traveler Magazine. 

As the only company offering singles cruises aboard Crystal Cruise Line, we are very pleased to offer this amazing cruise experience.

In each port we will offer optional group shore excursions so you can visit the sights with your own singles group, rather than with the cruise line’s passengers.  Each evening we will enjoy group dining in either the ship’s main restaurant or one of its two included specialty restaurants (everyone receives one free visit to each of the two specialty restaurants). 

All drinks are included on an unlimited basis, as well as all meals, all gratuities, all shows and one hour of free internet access for each passenger every day.


Apr 18, Thursday
Venice, Italy      depart 9 PM

 Venice rests three miles off the coast of mainland Italy and is considered one of the world's most enchanting cities. Known as the "Queen of the Adriatic," it actually comprises more than 100 separate islands. Laced together by a string of 400 intricate bridges, Venice is legendary for its labyrinthine network of canals. A whimsical stroll through the city can lead one to a hidden world of ornately decorated piazzas and shops. As you explore colorful marketplaces and busy town squares, marvel at a priceless legacy of Baroque architecture. Admire the richness of St. Mark's Basilica and the lavishness of the Palazzo Ducale. Getting lost in Venice can be a truly delightful experience. The place of dreams, this romantic city will live long in your memory.

All passengers can board the Crystal Serenity any time after 12 noon, until as late as 7pm, so you are welcome to book your flights to arrive at a time of your convenience.  However we recommend arriving in the morning, both to allow for the possibility of flight delays, but also to allow you the opportunity to explore the amazing sites of Venice this afternoon and into the early evening.  Venice is a very walkable place and in fact cars are not allowed on the island of Venice, so all transport is either by walking or by boats, through the scenic canals and waterways of Venice.

For all passengers who are onboard the ship by 1pm, we will have an optional group walk through St. Mark’s Square and an optional group gondola ride through the canals of Venice.  The cost is only $39-$49 per person with 4-6 people in each gondola and the gondola ride lasts approx. 20 to 30 minutes. Enjoy the ambience as you admire the talent of the Venetian gondolier who gracefully paddles us through the scenic canals, enabling us to gaze at the amazing buildings which line the waterways and enjoy the sight of the myriad of gondolas and other boats in the waters too.

After our gondola ride and walk through St. Mark’s square, the rest of the afternoon and early evening is at your leisure to explore Venice by foot, enter its museums and palaces if you wish or even take the steps (or the elevator) to the top of the Campanile clock tower in St. Mark’s Square for an amazing view from high above.  We will designate a time and place to reconvene together for those wishing to return to the ship together, while those wishing to return to the ship at their own leisure are free to do so (just be sure to be back on the ship, a suggested one hour before the 9pm sailing time)

Description: A collage of Venice: at the top left is the Piazza San Marco, followed by a view of the city, then the Grand Canal, and (smaller) the interior of La Fenice and, finally, the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore.
A collage of Venice: at the top left is the Piazza San Marco, followed by a view of the city,
then the Grand Canal, and (smaller) the interior of La Fenice and, finally, the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore.

Gondolas share the waterway with other types of craft (including the vaporetti)


Piazza San Marco. Doge's Palace


Tonight we will have the first of our nightly group dinners just after we enjoy from the open air upper decks, the sight of watching the ship sail away from Venice at 9pm.  The view of Venice at night is absolutely stunning with the lights aglow shining on the waters of the canals.

Each night, our group dinner will be scheduled based upon the time we leave that day’s port, so as to allow everyone to stay in port until the latest time allowed by the ship if you wish and then the time to relax and get cleaned up for dinner.

In each port we will have an optional group shore excursion, so all of our passengers can enjoy the sights of that destination, together with our group of singles, away from the crowds of the ship’s excursions (and at a better price too).  This fosters great friendships and lasting travel memories.

Apr 19, Friday
 Koper, Slovenia
Arrive 8 AM        depart 6 PM

Situated on the Adriatic coast near the Italian border, the Slovenian city of Koper has been overtaken by numerous powers over the centuries, including Venetian, Austrian and Yugoslavian. The city reveals its unique story in its architecture, highlights of which are the remains of the main door from the once-grand fortified walls and the many preserved buildings dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries. A walk in the old Venetian quarter can truly begin to give a visitor a sense of both the city's history and future, as restorations of the elegant buildings are underway.

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Koper images


Apr 20, Saturday
 Split, Croatia
 Arrive 8 AM   depart 6 PM

Split was first settled when, at the end of the third century AD, the Roman Emperor Diocletian built his palace in the charming city. The importance of Diocletian's Palace far transcends local significance because of its level of preservation and the buildings of succeeding historical periods found within its walls, which today form the very heart of old Split. The palace is one of the most famous and integral architectural and cultural constructs on the Croatian Adriatic coast. The seaport of Split lies on the Dalmation coast. It is the economic and administrative center of Middle Dalmatia, with about 200,000 inhabitants. Split's growth became particularly rapid in the 7th century, when the inhabitants of the destroyed Greek and Roman metropolis Salonae took refuge within its walls. The lovely ruins of Solin, located outside the city, can still be explored today. Split has a long tradition of collecting and caring for monuments. This interest appeared as early as the Renaissance. Diocletian's Palace, Mestrovic Gallery, the Archaeological Museum and the Temple of Jupiter are just a few of the impressive museums and galleries that shouldn't be missed.


Apr 21, Sunday
 Dubrovnik, Croatia
 8 AM – Overnight docked here; depart 5am Monday.
Though it has only recently re-emerged as an independent nation, Croatia is by no means a new country. There were settlements along the Dalmatian Coast before recorded time. When Slavic people migrated here in the 6th century, they converted to Catholicism and adopted the local Latin alphabet. The region eventually became part of the powerful Kingdom of Croatia. Medieval Dubrovnik, formerly the Republic of Ragusa, was one of several walled cities established in the 7th century to guard the coastal approaches. Its fortification was completed in the 13th century and has remained relatively unchanged. The city walls are in excellent condition and today prevent invasion by automobiles. Within the walls, the lovely sleek lines of Venetian-style buildings complement a wealth of ancient stone architecture. Nearby islands feature beautiful beaches as well as intriguing ancient ruins.

As our ship stays docked in this amazing town until 5am tomorrow morning, you can enjoy the sights of Dubrovnik, both by day and by night.  We will again, as in each port, offer an optional group excursion today and if there is enough interest, we will also offer an optional evening sightseeing excursion.  The time of our group dining tonight will depend on whether we have enough interest for the optional evening sightseeing.  Of course, always popular on overnight port days, is the ship’s dinner buffet, which can be enjoyed by anyone at any time of their own choosing any time tonight.

Description: Top: old city of Dubrovnik, Second left: Sponza Palace, Second right: Rector's Palace, Third left: city walls, Third right: Dubrovnik Cathedral, Bottom: Stradun, the city's main street
Top: old city of Dubrovnik, Second left: Sponza Palace, Second right: Rector's Palace,
Third left: city walls, Third right: Dubrovnik Cathedral, Bottom: Stradun, the city's main street

Apr 22, Monday
Kotor, Montenegro
 Arrive 8 AM   Depart 5 PM

Rising above the Adriatic Sea, the town of Kotor is splendid for both its ocean views and medieval Old Town. To walk through its streets is to take a stroll through history. You'll see fortifications dating from the 9th century; the Church of Saint Ana dating from the 12th century; the Church of Saint Luke from the 13th century; the Church of the Healing Mother of God from the 15th century; the Prince's Palace from the 17th century; and Napoleon's Theatre from the 19th century. Stylish gates, enticing flights of stairs and inviting squares, all accessed via a maze of narrow lanes, make Kotor's Old Town a true delight. With your visit, you will understand why Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Description: Top: Nighttime view of Split from Mosor; 2nd row: Cathedral of Saint Domnius; City center of Split; 3rd row: View of the city from Marjan hill; Night in Poljicka Street; Bottom: Riva waterfront
Top: Nighttime view of Split from Mosor; 2nd row: Cathedral of Saint Domnius; City center of Split; 3rd row: View of the city from Marjan hill; Night in Poljicka Street; Bottom: Riva waterfront


Apr 23, Tuesday
 Cruising the Ionian Sea
 Aboard the most award-winning ships at sea, your story can be written exactly as you wish: pamper yourself at the Feng Shui-inspired

 Crystal Spa, work-out at our state-of-the-art fitness center or Walk-on-Water along our 360o Promenade Deck; learn how to translate your story into a movie with USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Digital Filmmaking class at our Creative Learning Institute ®; or learn about art, history and worldly destinations with our engaging celebrity entertainers and speakers with our Crystal Visions® Enrichment Program; sneak away to watch recently-released movies in the Hollywood Theatre, shop our luxury boutiques, or simply lounge poolside while our attentive crew caters to your every whim. From mat Pilates and yoga to PGA golf instruction and paddle tennis on full-size courts, today is all about you.  There will also be a trivia contest in one of the lounges today, for anyone so inclined to test their mind.  (This is a free activity sponsored by the cruise line and for those interested, we will organize our own group team.  The trivia last only about 30 minutes and is a fun sociable, lighthearted way to gather and challenge your mind.)
We will also have a group activity for just our group onboard, with details of the activity, its time and location on the ship to be announced by the group leader at dinner the previous night.

Apr 24, Wednesday
Santorini/Thíra, Greece
Arrive 7 AM   depart 8 PM

Of all the Cyclades Islands, Santorini is often considered the most dramatic. Once an active volcano, it was known as Stongyle, or the Round Island. In about 1500 BC, the volcano erupted with such force that the center of the island literally exploded, leaving the haunting submerged crater into which Crystal sails. The island's small villages were preserved in the ashes and recent excavations have uncovered a fascinating view of everyday life from 3,500 years ago.

 Santorini's dark landscape offsets its simple, yet refined Cycladic buildings, which glimmer in the sunlight. The rich volcanic soil is ideal for grapes and the local vines produce a cherished crop known for its "special volcanic taste."

 Thíra, or Fira Town, is laid out along the edge of a cliff that partially forms the rim of the now extinct caldera.  A picturesque site, it exudes charm and an atmosphere of leisure that can be attributed to the easy-going Greek lifestyle.  Charming cafes and bars dot the walkways, each offering incredible views of the sea, the cliffs and the caldera surrounding the island.  A myriad of shops also line the streets of Fira.

Our optional group excursion will allow ample free time to explore the shops, cafes and bars of Fira at the end of the excursion and you will be able to return to the ship at your leisure.  For anyone adventurous, you may wish to try the always popular donkey rides, which take tourists from the bottom of the caldera, gradually ascending a series of pathways, to the town of Fira.  For those, not as adventurous, you can enjoy either ascending from the ship at the base of the Caldera to the town of Fira by enclosed cable cars which take you from bottom to top in approx. 5 minutes, or by pedestrian walkways which wind their way from the base up to the town of Fira.  

Santorini is always rated as one of the most spectacular and beautiful islands in the world and once you visit, you will know why.

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View across the volcanic caldera


Panoramic view of the Santorini caldera, taken from Oia, a postcard village on Santorini

Panoramic view of Santorini's principal city, Fira.


Apr 25, Thursday
 Nafplion (also called Nafplio or  Navplion)
Arrive 8 AM        depart 6 PM

Nafplio  is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. One of the most beautiful towns in the area of Argolis (in eastern Peloponnese) as well as one of the most romantic cities all over Greece, Nafplio was the first capital of the newly born Greek state between 1823 and 1834.   The town was an important seaport held under a succession of royal houses in the Middle Ages as part of the lordship of Argos and Nauplia, held initially by the de la Roche following the Fourth Crusade before coming under the Republic of Venice and, lastly, the Ottoman Empire. The town was the capital of the First Hellenic Republic and of the Kingdom of Greece, from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. Nafplio is now the capital of the regional unit of Argolis.  Ottoman fountains and Venetian or neoclassical buildings mesmerize the visitor with their unique architecture and beauty.
Follow a dream trail to discover Náfplio’s precious gems starting from the medieval Old Town, the narrow cobblestone alleys, the neoclassical well preserved mansions with the Bougainvillea trees adorning their yards and balconies and the Turkish fountains.

In the very heart of the city stands the Italianate Syntagma Square where you can admire important historic buildings and monuments

Description: View of the old part of the city of Nafplio from Palamidi castle.
View of the old part of the city of Nafplio from Palamidi castle.

Plateia Syntagmatos (Constitution Square).


Apr 26, Friday
 Athens (port of Piraeus), Greece
Arrive 12 PM – Overnight docked here

Piraeus is Greece's largest port and has been a gateway to the Mediterranean since 482 BC. It lies on the innermost point of the Saronic Gulf and is a short drive from Athens, the cradle of Western democracy and culture. Throughout the ages, Athens' lofty Acropolis has been a source of inspiration. The ancient ruins scattered throughout this legendary city are reminders of Greece's great cultural heritage.

Seeing the Parthenon, atop the Acropolis is always a highlight and even more so with our ship being docked here overnight, giving us a chance to see it both by day and aglow at night too.  Athens also offers great nightlife in the Plaka district for anyone wishing to experience this flavor of the city.

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Clockwise from top: Acropolis of Athens, Zappeion Hall, Monastiraki, Aerial view from Lycabettus, Athens Olympic Sports Complex, and Hellenic Parliament

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Some of our passengers on our last singles trip to Athens in 2016, with the Parthenon in the background

Apr 27, Saturday
Athens/Piraeus, Greece
Disembark this morning.  We will disembark the ship this morning and all passengers can book a transfer to the airport through the cruise ship while onboard this week.


  • Cruise on the Crystal Serenity April 18-27, 2019 in ocean view cabins
  • All meals, unlimited drinks, all gratuities, nightly shows, one visit to each of the two specialty restaurants on the ship, one hour of free internet per day per person

Also included:
•Computer University@Sea® classes with software instruction
•Technology Concierge "how to" tips on latest high-tech gadgets and apps
•Digital USC School of Cinematic Arts Digital Filmmaking classes
•Crystal Visions® Enrichment Series lecture series featuring renowned speakers, authors, celebrities and destination experts
•Interactive Ocean Views™ , and Local Insights on select voyages where native experts come on board to share their unique, niche knowledge about the destination's art, politics, archaeology or history
•Breakout new productions shows including Rocket Man!: a tribute to Elton John, the high-energy, rhythmic6/8 Café, plus piano bars and chic nightclubs
•Magic Castle® at Sea offering intimate up-close performances and educational classes
•Recent-release films in spacious surround-sound Hollywood Theatre
•Dance lessons
•Ambassador Hosts, cultured and well-traveled gentlemen, are available on every cruise to socialize and dance the night away
•Art classes with Odyssey Art At Sea
•Gym with state-of-the art fitness equipment
•Well-appointed separate men's and women's steam, saunas and whirlpools in the only Feng Shui-inspired spa at sea
•Fitness classes including yoga, mat Pilates, "Tour de Spin" cycling, cutting-edge Kinesis™ systems and Tai Chi courses
•Golf lessons with PGA instructors
•Exclusive 360º (wraparound) teak Promenade Deck for uninterrupted walks, jogs and sweeping ocean views
•Walk-on-Water® weighted vests and Nordic Pole walking equipment
•Paddle tennis
•In-stateroom satellite TV and movie/DVDs from an extensive onboard movie library
•Twice daily housekeeping with nightly turndown service
•Complimentary soft drinks and bottled water as well as complimentary select beer, wine and spirits upon request
•Kimonos, Frette bathrobes, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, and a menu of pillow options
•Self-service launderettes

Trip cost:
Based on ocean view cabins with a roommate assigned of the same gender and non-smoking or smoking choice:  ONLY $3999 per person plus tax of $405 per person

Based on ocean view with balcony cabin and a roommate assigned of the same gender and non-smoking or smoking choice:  $4599 per person plus tax of $405 per person

Optional single room supplement for anyone wishing the privacy of their own room:
In ocean view room: $999
In ocean view with balcony room: $1589

A deposit of $750 is due within 7 days of booking.
The balance is due Friday December 14th

Cancelations:   If you have traveled with us on any of our singles trips before then you are part of our Ohana, a Hawaiian term meaning family.  As part of our travel family, you can cancel for a full refund until the cancel date listed for this trip, which is October 18th.  After that date if you cancel, all payments are nonrefundable.

If you have not traveled with us before then you may cancel until the same October 18th cancelation date and your deposit will be transferrable to any one of our singles trips you choose, departing within two years of the date your cancelation.    After October 18th, all payments are non-refundable.