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CRUISE OF GREECE AND HER ISLANDS, PLUS VENICE
 AND ENCHANTING DUBROVNIK CROATIA
CRUISE DATES: AUGUST 20 – 30, 2018
PLUS AN INCLUDED ONE NIGHT PRE CRUISE HOTEL STAY IN VENICE ON AUGUST 19TH

BOOK BY OCTOBER 2ND, 2017 WITH YOUR DEPOSIT AND RECEIVE THE CLASSIC DRINKS PACKAGE
AND ALSO RECEIVE YOUR CHOICE OF FREE GRATUITIES OR FREE INTERNET THE ENTIRE CRUISE!

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The Cliffside villages on the island of Santorini

Join us for a magnificent cruise of greece and her enchanting islands, plus 2 days in venice italy and 2 days in stunning dubrovnik croatia.
in each port of call we will offer optional group shore excursions, to enjoy the sites with your new found friends, in mini vans or jeeps, rather than stuck on a large bus hired by the cruise line.

Each night on our cruise we will dine together as a group at tables of 6 or 8, so you can get to know your new friends.  we will also enjoy group activities such as team trivia and more on the days our ship is at sea.

Of course, talking about our glorous days at sea in between or port days, you will enjoy the luxury of the sun decks, pools, jacuzzis, plus the free drinks package included in your vacation., so you can have as many pina coladas, daquiris, mojitos, or your favorite drink, as often as you like.

Pre cruise one night hotel stay:  Sunday august 19th – Arrive at your lesiure into the venice airport and make your way to our GROUP’S hotel for our one night pre cruise hotel stay.

The day is at your leisure to relax and explore the many walking paths of venice. stroll across its many footbridges and watch the gondolas glide by in its many canals.  shop for exquisite murano glass works at the many boutiques and galeries.  if you wish, take a ride on one of the vaperetto boats which go up and down the canals taking tourists for joy rides and locals for every day transit aound this amazing water based city.

After dark, you will be in aew of the sight of the waterways and buildings iluminated in tranquil harmony.  Return to our hotel at your own leisure for a good night’s rest.

 

Mon. August 20th
Venice, Italy


This morning we will meet in the hotel lobby after breakfast and if you wish, join us for an optional morning walk through St. Mark’s Square.  We will have an optional group gondola ride beginning in the square and lasting approx. 30 minutes.  Because the city is connected by canals instead of streets, a good way to see Venice is on a gondola ride. The epicenter of the city is St. Mark’s Square, where you’ll find the 900-year-old St. Mark’s Basilica.

Each gondola can take up to 6 people and the experience will be a memory to last a lifetime, as we glide through the canals by the seemingly effortless grace of the local gondolier paddling the way.  (And if we are lucky, he may even sing to us as we sail).

We will return to our hotel and check out before we depart the hotel together as a group to our cruise ship.

Our ship departs at 4:30PM and we will see a stunning panorama of Venice and its marvelous waterways as we sail away. We will sail on the luxurious Celebrity ConstellationLuxurious and upscale on every level, Celebrity Constellation® continues to set new standards in modern luxury vacations.  The inviting Rooftop Terrace features chic, cozy furniture, surprising artistic elements, and a large soundscape and movie screen that lets you kick back and catch Taste of Film—our unique way to experience movie

With only 2038 passengers, she is perfectly sized so you never feel lost in a crowd or feel lost on the ship, yet you always have so many fun options to enjoy on this ship.  Each of our clubs, bars and lounges is a unique destination unto itself.

Martini Bar & Crush
Classic and contemporary martinis served up on an ice-topped bar.

Rendezvous Lounge
The perfect place to start your evening.

Sky Observation Lounge
Quiet refuge by day, lively music venue by night

Cellar Masters
Large selection of international wines, hand-picked by Celebrity sommeliers

Café al Bacio & Gelateria
Inspired by the ambiance of European cafés, muted sepia tones and pops of citrus yellow bring this space to life

Pool & Mast Bar
Enjoy delicious eats while you relax in the sun.

Sunset Bar
Country club atmosphere with spectacular ocean views.

 

Things to do on our ship

Make the most of your vacation time and continue your health, fitness and wellness routine while on board. You're invited to indulge your mind, body and spirit in the state-of-the-art fitness facilities with soaring floor-to-ceiling windows. Experience the profound pleasures of the spectacular spa setting with luxurious services and enlightening presentations designed to restore your serenity and leave you feeling fantastic.

Canyon Ranch SpaClub
Discover a legendary spa experience on Celebrity Cruises

Fitness Centers
Indulge your mind, body and spirit with state-of-the-art fitness facilities.

Health & Wellness Programs
Make the most of your vacation time and continue your land-based health, fitness and wellness routines. Guests are invited to indulge their mind, body and spirit with state-of-the-art fitness facilities with soaring floor-to-ceiling windows, and a variety of spa amenities and offerings on board.

 

PLUS MANY POOLS, JACUZZIS AND SUN DRENCHED LOUNGE CHAIRS JUST WAITIMNG FOR YOU!

NIGHTS SIZZLE TOO, AS WE WILL ENJOY NIGHTLY VEGAS STYLE SHOWS AND SPECIALTY ENTERTAINERS, PLUS OPORTUNITY TO ENJOY CASINO ACTION OR DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY TO AN ARRAY OF DIFFERENT STYLE DANCE VENUES.

Dining – In addition to our group dining each evening, you will enjoy an array of dining options for breakfast and lunch, including the Ocean View Café, Pool Grille and Ocean View Grille, or Sushi on Five cafe.

 

Tues Aug. 21st
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Arrival: 2:00PM

Established 1,300 years ago on the far southern tip of the Dalmatian Coast, this city once rivaled Venice in terms of its importance.  Take a walking tour to the Dominican Monastery and marvel at the finest collection of Renaissance paintings, including a painting by Titian.

 

Wed. Aug 22nd
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Departs 5:00PM

ENJOY A SECOND FULL DAY TO EXPLORE DUBROVNIK, EITHER ON OUR OPTIONAL GROUP EXCURSIONS OR ON YOUR OWN LEISURE.  THERE IS SO MUCH BEAUTY AND HISTORY TO EXPLORE IN DUBROVNIK AND THE DALMATION COAST OF CROATIA AND WE WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT EXCURSION EACH OF OUR 2 GLORIOUS DAYS HERE.

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Waterfalls of Coatia.

 

Thu. Aug 23rd

At Sea - Enjoy another day to relax and soak in the sunshine on the sun decks, take a swim or soak in the jacuzzis.  Also enjoy our group team trivia games this morning and afternoon if you wish.

 

 

Friday Aug 24th
Chania (Souda), Crete, Greece
Docked 7:00AM to 5:00PM

Like many ports in this part of the world, archeological ruins dating back to antiquity are found everywhere. There are also hundreds of gorges around the island and over 1,500 land and sea caves, including Elefantos, noted for its remarkable white and red stalactites.

 

Sat. Aug 25th
Mykonos, Greece
Tendered 7:00AM to 5:00PM

Mykonos is known for its whitewashed villages sprinkled with blue and jade green. It's also famous for its windmills. The most popular island in the Cyclades is bustling with activity, awash in beautiful alleyways, and home to alluring sandy beaches.


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Waterfront cafes on the island of Mykonos

 

SUN. AUG 26TH
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Docked 6:00AM to 6:00PM

Athens brought the world drama, history, poetry, and philosophy. Once home to the world's most powerful and civilized empires, Athens is now the world's foremost archaeological playground. The towering columns of the Parthenon still stand in homage to the virgin goddess Athena.

Our optional group excursion today will visit this magnificent structure, along with other historic sites of Athens, plus give you free time to explore at your leisure.


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 The magnificent Parthenon.

Mon. Aug. 27th
Santorini, Greece
Tendered 7:00AM to 4:00PM

Here on the island of Santorini, you’ll find a classic Greek seascape—whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. This is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archeology buffs, with sites that include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the sanctuary of Apollo.

Our optional group excursion today will give you a tour of the island and its charms. Or you may wish to explore at your own leisure the many shops, and cafes offering stunning views of the volcanic caldera surrounded by majestic mountains, cliffs and sea.

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The view of the cliffside and the sea in Santorini. 
Enjoy these views from many cafes in the villages of Fira, (Thira) and Oui on the island of Santorini. 

 

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The waterfront at the base of the cliffs on the island of Santorini


Another popular optional activity is a visit to the ruins of Akrotiri, which many scholars believe is the lost city of Atlantis.   This optional excursion can be booked on site and is a fascinating ruins tour, located right on the island, making it only a short cab ride away.


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Excavations at the ruins site of Akrotiri – “The lost city of Atlantis

 

Tues. Aug 28th
Katakolon, (Olympia) Greece
Docked 8:00AM to 5:00PM

This small port on the Ionian coast is your gateway to ancient Olympia, the home of the original Olympic Games. Olympia has preserved both athletic and mythological monuments, many dating back to 776 BC. Most intriguing is the stadium, which is still standing, and the gymnasium. The museum also offers a peek at fabulous Greek sculptures.

Relive the glory of ancient Greece as you stand in the original Olympics Stadium and pose before its ancient marble marathon-race starting blocks. Next, wander the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, which once housed a towering gold-and-ivory statue of the Greek King of Kings. 

Our optional excursion group here will take you to the site of the ancient Olympic Games, the first Olympics ever played in 776 BC and a chance to view the amazing ruins.

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The ruins at Olympia which we will visit on our optional group excursion today.

 

Wed, Aug 29th

At Sea – Enjoy another day to relax and soak in the sunshine on the sun decks, take a swim or soak in the jacuzzis.  Also enjoy our group team trivia games this morning and afternoon if you wish.

 

Thu. Aug 30th

Venice Italy Arrival: 6:30AM.  It is time to fly home today as our cruise has finished.  Transfers are available for purchase from the ship to the airport. This can be purchased as late as the 2nd last day on the ship if you wish right on the ship.

 

TRIP INCLUDES:

10 DAY CRUISE AUGUST 20 – 30, 2018 IN AN OCEAN VIEW CABIN  ON THE CELEBRITY CONSTELLATION WITH NON SMOKING ROOMMATE OF THE SAME GENDER
        PLUS AN INCLUDED ONE NIGHT PRE CRUISE HOTEL STAY IN VENICE ON AUGUST 19TH

AND

  •  CELEBRITY CRUSE LINE’S CLASSIC DRINKS PACKAGE FOR FREE DRINKS THE ENTIRE CRUISE (Note: If you are a non-drinker you can choose to substitute the drinks package perk provided by Celebrity with either free unlimited internet access, or free gratuities, which is a savings of $200).  Single occupancy bookings can also choose instead to take $300 in shipboard credit toward anything purchased on the ship)

 

BOOK BY OCTOBER 27, 2017 WITH YOUR DEPOSIT AND RECEIVE THE CLASSIC DRINKS PACKAGE AND ALSO RECEIVE YOUR CHOICE OF FREE GRATUITIES OR FREE INTERNET THE ENTIRE CRUISE!

 

TRIP COST - $2370 PLUS $104 TAX = $2474 PER PERSON WITH AN OCEAN VIEW CABIN WITH A NON SMOKING ROOMMATE OF THE SAME GENDER ASSIGNED ON BOTH THE CRUISE AND THE ONE NIGHT INCLUDED PRE CRUISE HOTEL STAY.

OPTIONAL SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT FOR ANYONE CHOOSING NOT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR ROOMMATE MATCHING SERVICE: $1678

OPTIONAL UPGRADE TO A BALCONY CABIN $799 PER PERSON WITH A NON-SMOKING ROOMMATE OF THE SAME GENDER ASSIGNED,  OR $1598 IN SINGLE OCCUPANCY.

A deposit of $500 is due within 7 days of booking and the balance payment is due Monday April 2nd.

Cancelation policy: If you have traveled with us one or more times before, then you are part of our “Ohana” (a Hawaiian term for family we use to refer to anyone who has traveled with us on any trip before). As Ohana, your deposit is fully refundable if you cancel for any reason until the trip cancelation date of March 20th

If you have never traveled with us before, you may cancel until March 20th for a full credit of your deposit toward any future trip with us that you choose, departing any date within 2 years of your cancelation date.  We look forward to your becoming a part of our “Ohana” and to showing you the beauty of your chosen destination and the fun and friendships you will make travelling with our singles groups

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