FLY FREE – GRAND ENGLAND ITALY AND GREECE

Cruise Line
Crystal Cruises
Ship
Crystal Serenity
Package Departs
01 Jun 2020
Package Duration
14 Nights
Embark Ship
Venice, Italy
Disembark Ship
Athens (Piraeus) Greece
B3 - Balcony B1 - Balcony A2 - Balcony SH - Suite
AU $13,995
per person
AU $14,310
per person
AU $14,390
per person
AU $18,280
per person

Duration: 12 nights Fly, Cruise, Rail & Stay
Package starts: 1st Jun 2020 from Australia
Cruise starts: 7th Jun 2020 from Venice
Cruise ends: 14th Jun 2020 to Athens
Package ends: 14th Jun 2020
Back in Australia by: 15th Jun 2020
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Holiday Highlights:
– Enjoy five-star hotel stays in Venice and London
– Explore legendary palaces – from the Doges in Venice, Diocletian`s in Split, and the Grand Masters in Rhodes
– Sail the Adriatic aboard the stunning Crystal Serenity
– Your cruise allows you the opportunity to visit UNESCO listed sites such as: Venice & it`s lagoon, Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian, Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor, The Medieval City of Rhodes and the Acropolis of Athens
– Travel over the Italian Alps aboard the famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train from London to Venice

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PRICES in AUD per person from:
Twin Category B3 Forward Deluxe Verandah – was $15,895 – Our price: $13,995*pp
Twin Category A2 Deluxe Forward Verandah – was $16,160 – Our price: $14,310*pp
Twin Category SH Seabreeze Penthouse – was $20,540 – Our price: $18,280*pp
Single Category B3 Forward Deluxe Verandah – was $25,795 – Our price: $23,795*pp

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FLY FREE – GRAND ENGLAND, ITALY & GREECE Fly, Cruise, Rail & Stay package includes:
– Free* return economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to London and ex Athens on return inc taxes
– One way private car transfer from London airport to hotel
– 2 nights accommodation in a 5-star London hotel with breakfast
– One way private car transfer from London hotel to Victoria train station
– 2 day/1 night Train journey aboard the famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train from London to Venice (note first leg of train journey from London to Paris is aboard the British Pullman) including: Onboard train accommodation* | Dedicated steward service | A three-course brunch is taken aboard Belmond British Pullman | Enjoy a four-course dinner aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express | Continental breakfast, a three-course lunch and afternoon tea onboard
– One way transfer from Venice St Lucia train station to hotel
– 2 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel, Venice^ Island
– One way transfer from Venice hotel to port
– 7 night luxury Crystal Serenity cruise from Venice to London including:
– Complimentary gratuities for all cruise dining, bar, housekeeping and butler staff
– Complimentary select fine wines, champagne and premium spirits onboard cruise ship
– Complimentary Wi-Fi and Internet access
– All shipboard main meals including one complimentary evening of specialty restaurant dining at least once per cruise
– Complimentary enrichment via the innovative Creative Learning Institute and Computer University at Sea with classes in diverse topics such as world affairs, wellness, art, wine appreciation, digital photography and iPad film-making.
– Complimentary fitness and Wellness at Sea programs
– 24 hour room service onboard cruise
– Port/govt charges
– One way transfer from Athens port to airport

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (18Jul19). Some cabins may have obstructed views. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Free included airfare is economy class (upgrades to business class available at additional charge) and strict cancellation/change fees apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. ^Italian city hotels must charge a local govt tax directly to guests upon checkout - this tax is not included in your package and must be paid directly at hotel by guest. Offer ends 31Aug19 and is subject to availability at time of booking. The VSOE train is 1920`s style and does not have showers on the train - beds in cabin are twin bunk-bed style and bathroom facilities are at either end of the carriage. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 18 Jul 2019 to 31 Aug 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
01 Jun 2020 Fly FREE Australia to London
02 Jun 2020 Train arrives London, Transfer to hotel
03 Jun 2020 London at leisure
04 Jun 2020 Transfer to station, Embark Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train
05 Jun 2020 VSOE - Arrives Venice approx 6pm, Transfer to hotel
06 Jun 2020 Venice at leisure
07 Jun 2020 Transfer to port, embark Crystal Serenity ship

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
07 Jun 2020
Venice, Italy
06:00 PM
08 Jun 2020
Split, Croatia
08:30 AM 06:00 PM
09 Jun 2020
Kotor, Montenegro
08:00 AM 06:00 PM
10 Jun 2020 At sea    
11 Jun 2020
Santorini, Greece
09:00 AM 08:30 PM
12 Jun 2020
Rhodes, Greece
08:00 AM 06:00 PM
13 Jun 2020
Mykonos, Greece
07:30 AM 06:00 PM
14 Jun 2020
Athens (Piraeus) Greece
02:00 AM

Post-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
14 Jun 2020 Transfer to airport, Fly FREE to Australia
15 Jun 2020 Arrive Australia

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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Category Twin Per Person     Single Per Person
B3 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Forward
   
B1 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah
   
A2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Forward
   
SH - Seabreeze Penthouse with Verandah
   

7 Night cruise sailing from Venice to Athens aboard Crystal Serenity.

Explore legendary palaces – from the Doges in Venice, Diocletian’s in Split, and the Grand Masters in Rhodes – and discover at Santorini’s dramatic landscape, Mykonos’ cosmopolitan vibe, and Athen’s archaeological treasures.

Highlights of this cruise:

Venice, Italy
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.

Split, Croatia
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.

Kotor, Montenegro
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.

Santorini, Thíra, Greece
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.

Rhodes, Lindos, Greece
Best known of the Dodecanese islands, Rhodes is rich with natural beauty, architectural variety and colorful history. The city of Rhodes is architecturally one of the most varied in Europe. Hellenistic, Byzantine, Medieval and Turkish architectural styles freely intermingle. Sunshine and dry air combine to cast such a magnificent light over the island that the ancients dedicated Rhodes to Apollo, the God of Light.

Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos, a former 18th-century pirates’ bastion, is now a sophisticated and cosmopolitan island resort. This quintessential Greek island offers a maze of winding streets, graceful windmills, inviting beaches, domed churches and whitewashed houses accented in blue. Dotting the waterfront are cafés, taverns and tempting shops. Guests may spend the day exploring the island independently. Feel free to investigate its fine boutiques and pleasant, labyrinthine streets. For helpful hints or suggestions on things to do while you are ashore, please contact the onboard Shore Excursions staff.

The exquisite ambience of the Crystal Serenity leads to an extraordinary experience. Unwind in luxurious and spacious accommodations — 85% of the staterooms feature private verandahs. Spectacular international fare can be found in elegant restaurants throughout the ship, including celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Umi Uma. The delightful cuisine is complemented by an extensive wine cellar that features over 150 vintages. And the activities onboard will delight you. Rejuvenate your soul in the Feng Shui-designed Crystal Spa or swing Callaway clubs at the driving range. Uniting West End and Broadway, Hollywood and Vegas. In virtually every industry poll, Crystal’s rich variety of entertainment offerings ranks number one.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 820 feet
  • Tonnage: 68,870 tonnes
  • Maiden Voyage: 2003
  • Refurbished: Oct/Nov 2018
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 980
  • Crew Nationality: American / European
  • Officer Nationality: International
  • Dining Staff Nationality: European
  • Ship Registration: Bahamas

Ship Amenities

  • Refrigerator
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electric Current 110 AC
  • Telephone
  • Remote color television
  • DVD player
  • Data port for laptop computer hook-up
  • Security safe
  • Hair Dryers
  • Butler service to Penthouse & Suites
  • Complimentary select fine wines, champagne and premium spirits throughout the ship
  • Staterooms – built-in wardrobes; Penthouses & Suites – Walk-in wardrobes

Ship Facilities

  • State of the Art Feng Shui Spa
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Whirlpool(s)
  • Elevator(s)
  • Beauty/Hair Salon
  • Boutiques/Shops
  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Library
  • Sauna
  • Tennis Courts
  • Retractable Swimming Pool Cover
  • Medical Facilities
  • Crystal Cove Bar
  • Galaxy Showroom Lounge
  • Hollywood Theatre & Cinema
  • Pulse Disco
  • Connoisseur Club
  • Stardust Club
  • Golf Driving Net
  • Putting Green
  • Computer University At Sea
  • Bridge Lounge
  • Prego Restaurant
  • Palm Court
  • Waves Teen Centre
  • Fantasia Children’s Playroom
  • Trident Bar & Grill
  • Scoops Ice Cream Bar
  • Complimentary bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees
  • Waterside Open Seating Restaurant
  • Churrascaria Steakhouse
  • Marketplace Restaurant
  • Umi Uma by Nobu Matsuhisa
  • Sushi Bar by Nobu Matsuhisa
  • Bistro Cafe
  • Resorts World at Sea Casino
  • Silk Kitchen Modern Chinese Restaurant & Bar

Luxury, as they say, is in the details. It is so often the little details that make all the difference. And on a Crystal cruise, the differences are many.

From the moment you step on board, you will experience Crystal Cruises’ dedication to making your cruise with us a perfect one. Our Six-Star Commitment means each instant must be memorable, every detail sublime. From the grand designs of our ships to the right vintage wine, a turned-down bed, or even a simple smile, singular attention is paid to every detail of your cruise. For all of us at Crystal Cruises, Six-Star quality means more than awards and accolades; it means the constant pursuit of a single goal: to create the best, then make it better. We are not just aiming to provide a fabulous vacation, we are aiming to create an experience that will enrich your life and provide memories to cherish forever. Think of the farthest corners of the world connected by a smooth and shining sea. Imagine that a floating luxury resort, filled with everything you ever could desire, is waiting to carry you on the journey of your dreams. At Crystal Cruises, they take pride in navigating that magical highway of the sea, transporting you to the best the world has to offer.

Your days and nights on a Crystal cruise are effortless and carefree. You will revel in a wealth of time, a luxurious sense of leisure and ease; your hours are your own, to spend as you see fit. Released from the pressure of schedules and routines, you are free to play, to rest, to mingle and relax – to allow for the luxury of serendipity. Like the open sea, each day is limitless. You can chart a course, then change it at your whim. Let possibility fill the sails of your imagination and see what magic might appear.

Crystal Cruises gives you space to stretch out and explore. There are broad, sunny decks to stroll and inviting corners to settle into. There are cozy nooks where you can be alone. You can join a spellbound audience at an exciting Broadway-style show or get together with a few new friends over a frothy cappuccino. Your stateroom is a comforting place to call your own, where you can snuggle in and dream.

With skilled and practiced sleight-of-hand, chefs prepare the finest cuisine from around the world. Guests may begin a cruise alone, but within days they find themselves greeting new-found friends. There is a spirit of cheerfulness and good humor to be found wherever you are on the ship. Guests say that’s the real magic of a Crystal cruise. There’s no mystery to it; it’s simply a commitment to heartfelt service that creates an atmosphere of enchantment, every day.

Crystal Cruises now all-inclusive value provides: * Complimentary fine wines, champagne and premium spirits as well as dining in all restaurants, including specialty venues Prego, and Silk Road and The Sushi Bar by Nobu Matsuhis * Open-bar service throughout the ship * Gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff throughout the ship * All non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, specialty coffee drinks, soft drinks, fresh juices and Afternoon Tea service * Acclaimed Crystal Wine & Food Festival® cruises featuring famous chefs and wine authorities on select voyages * Early embarkation luncheon * Welcome champagne * 24-hour room service * Enrichment & Entertainment Programmes

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