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HOLIDAY CRUISE OF DUBAI, ABU DHABI AND INDIA
Tuesday DECEMBER 19, 2017 – Tuesday JANUARY 2, 2018

WITH INCLUDED 2 NIGHT PRE CRUISE STAY IN ABU DHABI - Sunday Dec. 17-Tuesday Dec. 19th
AND OPTIONAL 4 NIGHT POST CRUISE STAY IN INDIA Tuesday Jan 2th-Sat. Jan. 6th.

BOOK YOUR SPACE IN AN OCEAN VIEW CABIN AND RECEIVE YOUR CHOICE OF FREE DRINKS FOR THE ENTIRE CRUISE OR FREE WIFI FOR THE ENTIRE CRUISE, OR $150 PER PERSON SHIPBOARD CREDIT ($300 FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY CABINS)

BOOK YOUR SPACE online
IN AN OCEAN VIEW CABIN
BY JANUARY 31ST
With your refundable $500 ONLINE deposit
AND RECEIVE YOUR CHOICE OF TWO OF THE ABOVE PERKS 

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Photo of our singles having fun in the desert - on our 4 x 4 desert safari excursion

DO YOU WANT TO SPEND THE HOLIDAYS SOMEWHERE TOASTY WARM?

DO YOU WANT TO SEE A SPECTACULAR NEW YEARS EVE FIREWORKS DISPLAY IN ONE OF THE MOST OPPULENT PLACES ON EARTH?

JOIN US FOR A 14 DAY CRUISE FROM ABU DHABI, VISITING FOUR UNIQUE PLACES IN INDIA AND ENJOY 2 DAYS IN AMAZING DUBAI INCLUDING THE SPECTACULAR NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATIONS.

PLUS ENJOY TWO INCLUDED PRE CRUISE NIGHTS IN ABU DHABI FEATURING A THRILLING AFTER AND EVENING DESERT SAFARI WHERE YOU WILL ENJOY A RIDE ON A UNIQUE 4 X 4 VEHICLE ACROSS THE DESERT SANDS, WITNESS AN INCREDIBLE SUNSET OVER THE DESERT, ENJOY A DINNER OVER A BONFIRE WITH LOCAL BELLY DANCING AND AN OPTION TO RIDE A CAMEL ACROSS THE SAND IF YOU WISH.

IF YOU WANT MORE, JOIN US FOR AN OPTIONAL 4 DAY POST CRUISE LAND TOUR VISITING INDIA’S CAPITAL CITY OF DELHI AND THE INCOMPARABLE TAJ MAHAL OF AGRA.

DAILY ITINERARY

SATURDAY DECEMBER 16TH

Fly on your own arrangement from your home city into Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the UAE or into Dubai.  Abu Dhabi and Dubai are known as a place of great wealth and elaborate buildings, chic shopping, golden sand beaches and endless deserts. 

Arriving on SUNDAY DECEMBER 17TH, Transfers from the airport to our hotel are available for purchase for $52 from the Abu Dhabi airport or $89 from the Dubai airport

We will spend the next two nights at the Five Star Hilton Abu Dhabi.   The Hilton Abu Dhabi is ideally located on the glittering beaches of the chic Corniche, where golden sand and great shopping and dining are just steps away.  The hotel offers its own private beach plus 2 pools and 2 jacuzzis, a fitness center and more.  It is also across from one of the largest shopping malls in the country.

This evening we will have a welcome orientation to meet your fellow travelers,

 

Monday December 18TH

This morning is at leisure to relax on the private beach of our resort, walk the cornice boardwalk or enjoy chic and opulent shopping.  An optional half day excursion is available from 9am-1pm, taking you on a tour of Abu Dhabi, including one of the largest mosques in the world.

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Amazing buildings in Abu Dhabi

At 3pm this afternoon we will be picked up as a group by our 4 x4 off road vehicles and driven to the desert where we will enjoy a thrilling desert 4 x 4 safari of amazing panoramic desert landscapes and exciting jeep maneuvers.

We will be taken to a lookout point to enjoy a beautiful sunset over the desert sand and then on to a desert camp where we will enjoy dinner over a bonfire with belly dancers entertaining us.

An optional camel ride is also available at the desert camp.

We will be returned to our hotel between 9 and 10pm.

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singles having fun in the desert - taken on our 4 x 4 desert safari

Tuesday December 19TH

TODAY WE WILL BE TRANSFERRED AS A GROUP FROM OUR HOTEL TO THE CRUISE SHIP, THE CELEBRITY CRUISE LINE CONSTELLATION.   ALL MEALS ARE INCLUDED IN OUR CRUISE AND TONIGHT WE WILL ENJOY THE FIRST OF OUR NIGHTLY GROUP DINNER’S ONBOARD OUR LUXURY SHIP.  CELEBRITY HAS BEEN VOTED THE TOP PREMIUM CRUISE LINE BY TRAVEL WEEKLY MAGAZINE 8 YEARS IN A ROW.  ENJOY SUN BATHING ON ITS SUN DECKS, SWIMMING IN ITS POOLS, RELAXING IN ITS JACUZZIS, DANCING IN ITS NIGHTCLUBS, GAMBLING IN THE CASINO, AS WELL AS NIGHTLY THEME SHOWS.

EACH DAY WE VISIT A PORT WE WILL ENJOY OPTIONAL GROUP EXCURSIONS OR YOU MAY ALSO CHOOSE OPTIONAL SHIP SPONSIRED EXCURSIONS.

ON OUR DAYS AT SEA WE WILL ENJOY GROUP ACTIVITIES AND SHIP SPONSORED ACTIVITES, PLUS MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO SUNBATHE, SWIM AND RELAX.
Our ship remains docked in Abu Dhabi tonight.

Wednesday December 20TH

THE MORNING IS AT LEISURE TO RELAX AND THEN AT 1PM JOIN US ON ONE OF THE SUN DECKS FOR A SAIL AWAY PARTY AS WE WATCH THE SHIP LEAVE THE PORT. 

THE AFTERNOON IS AT LEISURE TO RELAX AND ENJOY THE SUNSHINE.

 

Thursday December 21ST

Muscat, Oman  -  DOCKED 12:00PM-11:59PM

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.

JOIN US FOR AN OPTIONAL GROUP EXCURSION TO SEE THE HIGHLIGHTS HERE OR TAKE AN OPTIONAL SHIP SPONSORED EXCURSION

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 22-SUNDAY DECEMEBR 24

A Day at Sea

This day is yours to do as much or as little as you like. If you wish, Take a free Celebrity iLearn class and bring your vacation photos to life. Catch some sun at the pool where butlers keep you refreshed with chilled towels and sorbets. Schedule a stone massage at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Join a yoga class in the fitness center with floor-to-ceiling views of the sea. Take a food-and-wine-pairing workshop to step up your culinary game. Check your Celebrity Today daily newsletter for a list of what’s going on each day.

Experience the pools, spas and more onboard your ship.

Join us for group activities such as team trivia.

Join us for a festive Christmas Eve dinner onboard our luxury cruise.

 

MONDAY DECEMBER 25TH   -  MERRY CHRISTMAS

Cochin, India        DOCKED 8:30AM-6:00PM

The "Queen of the Arabian Sea," Cochin is one of the finest natural harbors in the world. Stroll Fort Kochi beach at sunset, framed by the Chinese fishing nets, visit St. Francis Church, where Vasco de Gama was buried, and take in a Kathakali dance performance that will leave you spellbound.

JOIN US FOR AN OPTIONAL GROUP EXCURSION TO SEE THE HIGHLIGHTS HERE OR TAKE AN OPTIONAL SHIP SPONSORED EXCURSION

JOIN US FOR A FESTIVE CHRISTMAS NIGHT DINNER ONBOARD OUR LUXURY CRUISE SHIP

 

TUESDAY DECEMBER 26TH

New Mangalore, India   DOCKED 9:00AM-7:00PM

Feast your senses on the sights, sounds, and scents of New Mangalore. You can admire the work of craftsmen in the artisan village and browse local markets for photo ops. Explore a 17th-century Christian church, a 15th-century temple with a thousand carved pillars, and a former Buddhist temple dating to 1068. Go nuts for cashews, a major crop, and learn all about the tasty kernels. Stand amid a hundred-acre spice farm—peppers, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg—and inhale deeply. Ride to nearby Ullal and stroll the beautiful beaches.

JOIN US FOR AN OPTIONAL GROUP EXCURSION TO SEE THE HIGHLIGHTS HERE OR TAKE AN OPTIONAL SHIP SPONSORED EXCURSION

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 27TH

Goa (Mormugao), India DOCKED 7:00AM-6:00PM

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, or just relax on the beach.

JOIN US FOR AN OPTIONAL GROUP EXCURSION TO SEE THE HIGHLIGHTS HERE OR TAKE AN OPTIONAL SHIP SPONSORED EXCURSION

THURSDAY DECEMBER 28TH

Bombay (Mumbai), India   DOCKED 9:30AM-6:00PM

Bombay, a metropolis of almost 18 million people, ranges from rich to poor, cosmopolitan to traditional, and always fascinating. Bollywood produces more films here than anywhere, and this cultural hub enjoys a constant flow of music, dance, and drama. You can explore everything from exclusive international boutiques to small ethnic markets, including street foods like kebabs.

JOIN US FOR AN OPTIONAL GROUP EXCURSION TO SEE THE HIGHLIGHTS HERE OR TAKE AN OPTIONAL SHIP SPONSORED EXCURSION

FRIDAY DECEMBER 29TH AND SATURDAY DECEMBER 30TH

A Day at Sea

This day is yours to do as much or as little as you like. If you wish, Take a free Celebrity iLearn class and bring your vacation photos to life. Catch some sun at the pool where butlers keep you refreshed with chilled towels and sorbets. Schedule a stone massage at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Join a yoga class in the fitness center with floor-to-ceiling views of the sea. Take a food-and-wine-pairing workshop to step up your culinary game. Check your Celebrity Today daily newsletter for a list of what’s going on each day.

Experience the pools, spas and more onboard your ship.

Join us for group activities such as team trivia.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 31ST              DOCKED 11:00AM TODAY UNTIL TOMMORROW AT 10PM

Dubai, United Arab Emirates  HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE

Dubai is a fascinating fusion of modern city and old world "souks," or markets. Travel between the two by "abra," traditional water taxis that cross Dubai Creek. The leading center for business and tourism in the Middle East, Dubai offers a distinctive blend of modern city amenities and the ancient charm of Arabia. Take a stroll and admire the stunning architecture of traditional mosques right next to ultra-modern buildings. Pick up a wonderful memento at The Souq shopping bazzare, which is made up of various shops such as the Spice Souq, the Textile Souq and the Gold Souq.

JOIN US FOR AN OPTIONAL GROUP EXCURSION OR SIGN UP FOR A SHIP SPONSORED EXCURSION

TONIGHT WATCH FROM THE DECK OF OUR CRUISE SHIP AS AN AMAZING FIREWORKS DISPLAY ILLUNINATES THE DUBAI SKY IN A WAY THAT ONLY THE OPPULENCE OF DUBAI COULD PRODUCE.  OUR SHIP PROVIDES THE IDEAL VIEWING LOCATION FOR WATCHING THE FIREWORKS SHOW.  THE SHIP WILL ALSO SPONSOR A NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY ON BOARD.

MONDAY JANUARY 1ST   HAPPY NEW YEAR – DOCKED UNTIL 10PM
JOIN US FOR AN OPTIONAL GROUP EXCURSION OR SIGN UP FOR A SHIP SPONSORED EXCURSION

DUBAI HAS THREE SIGNATURE BUILDINGS – THE FIRST IS THE BURH KALIFA, WHICH IS THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD AND FESTURED IN ONE OF THE RECENT MISSION IMPOSSIBLE MOVIES WITH A STUNT WHERE TOM CRUISE SCALE’S THE BUILDING WITH SUCTION CUPS. 

OUR OPTIONAL EXCURSION TODAY WILL TAKE US HERE AND WE WILL ENJOY A VISIT TO THE OBSERVATION DECK AT THE TOP OF THE BUILDING.

THE SECOND SIGNATURE BUILDING IS THE BURJ AL ARAB – THE 6 STAR HOTEL SHAPED LIKE A SAIL BOAT.  WE WILL MAKE A PHOTO STOP IN FRONT OF THE HOTEL FOR PICTURES OF ITS UNIQUE SAIL BOAT SHAPE AND DESIGN.

THE THIRD SIGNATURE BUILDING IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST SHOPPING MALL.  WE WILL VISIT THE MALL AND HAVE THREE HOURS OF FREE TIME TO SHOP AND EXPLORE.  THE MALL ALSO FEATURES AN INDOOR SKIING PLAZA WHERE YOU CAN ACTUALLY RENT SKIS AND TRY THE SKI SLOPES INDOORS, COMPLETE WITH A CHAIR LIFT TO THE TOP.

THERE IS ALSO AN INDOOR ICE ARENA WHERE YOU CAN PLAY WITH PENGUINS.


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Looking sideways at the World’s Tallest Building – 125 stories tall !

 (Don’t adjust your screen, but the building is so tall this sideways photo gives you a little perspective on just how tall it is). 
When you get there, you will want to walk back several steps to get the whole building in your camera lens.

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Three singles enjoy the slopes at Ski Dubai - The world's first and largest indoor ski slopes

OUR SHIP SAILS AT 10PM TONIGHT AND WE WILL ENJOY ONE FINAL GROUP DINNER AND NIGHTLY SHIP SPONSORED LAVISH SHOW PRODUCTION.



TUESDAY JANUARY 2ND – OUR CRUISE ENDS THIS MORNING BACK IN ABU DHABI.  THOSE NOT TAKING OUR OPTIONAL 4 NIGHT POST CRUISE EXTENSION TO SEE THE TAJ MAHAL AND THE AGRA FORT IN INDIA AND THE SIGHTS OF DELHI CAN PURCHASE A TRANSFER FROM THE SHIP TO THE AIRPORT FOR YOUR FLIGHT HOME.  YOU SHOULD BOOK YOUR FLIGHT FROM ABU DHABI NO EARLIER THAN 10AM.  

 

OPTIONAL 4 NIGHT POST CRUISE LAND PACKAGE TO SEE THE INCOMPARABLE TAJ MAHAL IN AGRA INDIA AND THE SITES OF DELHI.

 

Tuesday January 2nd – Today we are taken together from our ship to the Abu Dhabi airport and we will fly on Etihad Airways nonstop flight to New Delhi India.  Our flight departs at 2:40pm and after 3 hours flying and a time change of 2 hours, arrives nonstop in New Delhi at 7:30pm.  We will be picked up at the New Delhi airport and transferred to our FIVE STAR HOTEL (Either the Crowne Plaza or JW Marriott or similar 5 star hotel).  We will enjoy 4 nights of luxurious accommodations here.

 

Wednesday January 3rd – This morning is at leisure to relax and then this afternoon we will enjoy a four hour city tour of the sites of New Delhi.  The tour is by air conditioned coach or air conditioned mini bus.
The tour is from 2-6pm and then the evening is at leisure.

 

Thursday January 4th Today we will enjoy a full day tour to Agra India to see the Incomparable Taj Mahal.  The drive is three hours on the Taj Mahal expressway in an air conditioned private minibus.  The Taj is best viewed at sunrise and thus we will be picked up at 2:30am, arriving at the Taj at 5:30am.  The Taj at sunrise is an amazing experience.  Few people get the opportunity to witness the Taj in its true glory at sunrise and you will be able to do so before the crowds the swarm the Taj each day.

Take amazing pictures of the Taj Mahal with its reflecting pond in front of it and walk up to the building itself for up close exploration.
With an early morning pickup, make it to the Taj Mahal in time to take in stunning views of the majestic palace at sunrise. Tour the grounds with your private guide.

See just how stunning the majestic Taj Mahal palace looks under the beautiful rising sun before you head out with your guide on a tour of the grounds.

Take a break at nearby hotel where your included breakfast is served for you and your private group. Next up is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra Fort. Admire the red sandstone the fort’s made out of as your guide fills you in on the history of the Mughal Dynasty’s former imperial residence.

Your last excursion in the city includes free time to shop for souvenirs (own expense). Agra is well known for its intricate handicrafts and embroidery work. Explore the area, and sit down for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). At about 2pm, hop back into our private vehicle for the 3-hour ride back to Delhi. Our guide drops us off at our hotel at about 5pm.  The evening is at leisure to relax.

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Our group looks mighty fine in front of one of the world’s most beautiful buildings

 

Friday January 5th – Today is a day to relax.  If you wish, join us for an optional excursion to explore the sites of the Old section of Delhi by the unique transport of a rickshaw.  This three hour tour is sure to provide a most unique experience for sightseeing the Old City. This tour takes you to sites not explored on Tuesday’s tour of New Delhi. Our Rickshaw tour lasts 3 hours.

 

Saturday – January 6th – Our tour ends today.  A transfer back to the airport can be purchased to coordinate with your own flight time home.  (Private transfers are $37 and are booked to meet your flight time.  Please contact us between 30 and 60 days before the trip to book this service.)

 

TRIP COSTS


14 day Christmas/New Years Cruise Dec. 19-Jan 2 with included 2 night pre cruise hotel package in Abu Dhabi Dec. 17-19 with Desert jeep safari and dinner on Dec. 18th: 

 

With an Inside cabin on the cruise: $2795 + $185 taxes

With an Ocean View cabin on the cruise: $3299 + $185 taxes

  • Book your space in an ocean view cabin and receive your choice of Free drinks for the entire cruise, Free Wifi for the entire cruise or $150 in shipboard credit
  • Book your ocean view space ONLINE by January 31st WITH YOUR REFUNDABLE $500 ONLINE DEPOSIT and receive your choice of two of those FREE perks!

 

Trip cost includes:

  • 14 night cruise on the Celebrity Constellation Dec. 19, 2017-Jan. 2, 2018
  • 2 night pre cruise Dec. 17-19 at the Hilton Abu Dhabi
  • Afternoon/evening Jeep safari with dinner Dec. 18th from Abu Dhabi
  • Free roommate matching based on gender and smoking or non-smoking choice

 

Optional Single room supplement for the total 14 night cruise with included 2 night pre cruise land package: $2078 with inside cabin or $2630 with ocean view cabin

 

Optional 4 night post cruise land package to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra India plus the sites of Delhi India:

 $999 per person + $89 tax including

  • Transport from the cruise ship to the Abu Dhabi airport
  • One way air from Abu Dhabi to New Delhi on Etihad Airways nonstop flight
  • Transport from the New Delhi airport to the group’s hotel
  • 4 nights accommodations at a 5 star hotel in Delhi India (such as JW Marriott or Crowne Plaza)
  • Free roommate matching based on gender and smoking or non smoking choice
  • 4 hour city tour of New Delhi sites
  • Full day tour to Agra with private minibus transport, private local bilingual guide, tour of Taj Mahal at Sunrise with private guide, breakfast at local hotel, guided tour of Agra Fort and return transport to Delhi in private minibus. (total tour duration 14 hours with pickup at our Delhi hotel at 2:30am, return to our Delhi hotel by 5pm and 3 hour each way transport to and from Agra)

(Transfer from the hotel back to the New Delhi airport can be purchased for $37 coordinated to meet your flight schedule)
optional single supplement $275

DEPOSITS: A $500 deposit is required to book your space on the new years trip.  A $250 deposit is required for the optional four night post cruise extension.  Deposits are refundable if canceled by April 15th.  From April 15th to June 15th deposits are transferable to another trip in 2017 or 2018.  After June 15th the deposits are non-refundable or transferable.

Balance payments are due August 15th and are non-refundable non-transferable

 

FREE DRINKS PACKAGE DETAILS:
All passengers who book an ocean view cabin receive their choice of one perk

Bookings made by January 31st receive 2 perks.

The 3 perks you can choose from are: Free drinks for the entire cruise, Free internet for the entire cruise or $150 shipboard credit ($300 for single occupancy)

If choosing the Free Drinks package, below are the details:

Celebrity Cruise Line’s Classic Drinks package for unlimited drinks throughout your 14 day cruise.  This package normally sells by the cruise line for $55 per day per person, but with this cruise promo it is included in your cruise free.  Your package can be used in the Main Restaurant, any specialty restaurant, the casual dining restaurants and buffet, plus all bars and lounges anywhere on the ship.   The following alcoholic brands are included by Celebrity Cruise Line for this unlimited drinks package.

Vodka:  Absolut • Absolut Flavors • Stolichnaya • Stoli Flavors and Smirnoff

Gin:       Beefeater • Gordon's • Tanqueray

Tequilla:  Jose Cuervo Blanco • Cuervo Gold • Cazadores Blanco • Cazadores Reposado

Scotch:   Bell's • Chivas • Johnny Walker Red • Dewars White Label • J&B & Cutty Sark

Bourbon/Brandy:  Jim Beam • Martell VS • Jack Daniels

Rum:     Barcardi   Bacardi Flavors • Myer's • Malibu • Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum• Bacardi 8

Cordials: Amaretto • Frangelico • Kahlua • Tia Maria • Pimms 1 • Cointreau • Chambord • Bailey's Irish Cream • Drambuie and Campari

Beers: Bud Light • Budweiser • Coors Lite • Miller Lite • Heineken Light • Heineken • Corona • Corona Light

Wines: We offer a large global assortment of red, white and sparkling wines(champagnes) by the glass. 

Please ask your server for the list included in the Classic drinks package

Non Alcoholic drinks: Fountain soda selections • Fresh and bottled juices • Premium coffees and teas • Non-premium bottled water.

If you wish to enjoy other brands of beer, wine and spirits, you may upgrade to the Premium Drinks package for only $10/day per person. 

This package includes all of the brands listed above plus brands such as Grey Goose and Kettel One Vodka, Jameson and Highland Park Scotch, Courvoisier VSOP and Remy Martin VSOP Bourbon/Brandy, Mount Gay and Ron Zacapa Rum, Grand Marnier and St. Germain cordials. Red Stripe • Sam Adams • Dos Equis • Guinness Stout • Newcastle Ale • Stella Artois and Sierra Nevada beers; Premium bottled purified water • Vitamin Water • Red Bull 

 

 

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