FLY FREE – ICONS OF ITALY & CROATIA

Cruise Line
Crystal Cruises
Ship
Crystal Serenity
Package Departs
28 May 2020
Package Duration
17 Nights
Embark Ship
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Disembark Ship
Venice, Italy
C3 - Oceanview B3 - Balcony A2 - Balcony SH - Suite
AU $12,995
per person
AU $14,375
per person
AU $14,635
per person
AU $17,160
per person

Duration: 15 nights Fly, Cruise, Rail & Stay
Package starts: 28th May 2020
Cruise starts: 31st May 2020
Cruise ends: 7th Jun 2020
Package ends: 13th Jun 2020
Back in Australia by: 15th Jun 2020
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Holiday Highlights:
– Enjoy five-star hotel stays in Rome, Venice and London
– The opportunity to discover Pompeii (either during your Rome stay or Sorrento port visit)
– Sail the Ionian Sea aboard the stunning Crystal Serenity
– Visit UNESCO listed Dubrovnik
– Take up a FREE tour to Murano, Burano & Torcello from Venice
– Travel over the Italian Alps aboard the famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train to London

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PRICES in AUD per person from:
Twin Category C3 Forward with window – was $15,175 – Our price: $12,995*pp
Twin Category B3 Forward Deluxe Verandah – was $17,315 – Our price: $14,375*pp
Twin Category A2 Deluxe Forward Verandah – was $17,745 – Our price: $14,635*pp
Twin Category SH Seabreeze Penthouse – was $21,965 – Our price: $17,160*pp
Single Category C3 Forward with window – was $22,705 – Our price: $19,985*pp

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FLY FREE – ICONS OF ITALY & CROATIA Fly, Cruise, Rail & Stay package includes:
– Free* return economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Rome and ex London on return inc taxes
– One way private car transfer from Rome airport to hotel
– 2 nights accommodation at the Palazzo Montemartini Hotel Rome^ (or similar) including breakfast
– One way private car transfer from Rome hotel to port of Civitavecchia
– 7 night luxury Crystal Serenity cruise from Rome to Venice 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
– Complimentary evening of specialty restaurant dining at least once per cruise^
– Complimentary enrichment via the innovative Creative Learning Institute and Computer University@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 Venice port to hotel
– 3 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel, Venice^ Island with breakfast
– FREE half day group tour to Murano, Burano & Torcello from Venice including: After sailing past the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Public Gardens, the tip of Sant`Elena and the famous Lido beach resort, the boat arrives in Murano, known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Here you will stop for around 40 minutes to visit to one of the factories. The second stop is at the picturesque island of Burano, famous not only for its lace but also for the fishermen`s houses painted in bright colours. The stop will last about 30 minutes. Then after a short cruise, you will reach Torcello, the earliest centre of civilization in the estuary. Only the Cathedral with its magnificent mosaics and the church of Santa Fosca remain as testimony of its former glory. The stop will be for about 30 minutes then we return to St.Mark`s Square. Tour includes: Transportation by boat, visit to a Glass Factory. (own way to/from the tour start/end point)
– One way transfer from Venice hotel to St Lucia Train Station
– 2 day/1 night Train journey aboard the famous Venice Simplon Orient-Express train from Venice to London including: Onboard train accommodation* | Breakfast & afternoon tea served in cabin on train | Lunch and dinner served in the restaurant cars with coffee, tea and mineral water
– One way transfer from London Victoria station to hotel
– 2 nights accommodation at a 5-star hotel in London including continental breakfast
– One way transfer from London hotel 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 (02May19). 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 30Jun19 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 02 May 2019 to 30 Jun 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
28 May 2020 Fly FREE Australia to Rome
29 May 2020 Arrive Rome, Transfer to hotel
30 May 2020 Rome at leisure
31 May 2020 Transfer to port, embark Crystal Serenity ship

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
31 May 2020
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
06:00 PM
01 Jun 2020
Sorrento, Italy
07:00 AM 10:00 PM
02 Jun 2020 At sea    
03 Jun 2020
Corfu, Greece
08:00 AM 06:00 PM
04 Jun 2020
Kotor, Montenegro
08:00 AM 06:00 PM
05 Jun 2020
Dubrovnik, Croatia
07:00 AM 05:00 PM
06 Jun 2020
Venice, Italy
01:00 PM overnight
07 Jun 2020
Venice, Italy

Post-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
07 Jun 2020 Transfer to hotel, Venice at leisure
08 Jun 2020 Venice at leisure
09 Jun 2020 Half day Murano, Burano and Torcello tour
10 Jun 2020 Transfer to station, Embark Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train
11 Jun 2020 Train arrives London, Transfer to hotel
12 Jun 2020 London at leisure
13 Jun 2020 Transfer to airport, Fly FREE London to Australia
14 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
C3 - Deluxe Stateroom with Large Picture Window Forward
   
B3 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Forward
   
A2 - Deluxe Stateroom with Verandah Forward
   
SH - Seabreeze Penthouse with Verandah
   

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

Jet across the Gulf of Naples to the Isle of Capri to see the Blue Grotto and Villa San Michele, built on lands were Tiberius once stood; trek medieval walls in Dubrovnik and enjoy an evening gondola cruise on an overnight in Venice.

Highlights of this cruise:

Rome, Civitavecchia, Italy
Civitavecchia was founded by Emperor Trajan in the 2nd century. Today this port is noted for its fine seafood and attractive monuments. Located 90 minutes away is the Eternal City of Rome. Steeped in 2,500 years of history, Rome was for many centuries the center of Western civilization. It was both the focal point of the Roman Empire and of Christendom. Landmarks such as the Colosseum, Forum, Pantheon, Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Spanish Steps are reminders of the legacy of its rich past.

Sorrento, Italy
As your ship approaches the Sorrento Peninsula, delight in craggy cliffs draped with flowing pink blossoms.

Renowned for its serene way of life, this romantic port exudes a special magic. Its dramatic bluffs and surrounding flowered hills bid travelers welcome to a town overflowing with charm and character. It is easy to relax in this languid southern Italian atmosphere.
The sensational Amalfi Coast and the haunting ruins at Pompeii are among the region’s highlights.

Corfu, Greece
Shaped like a scythe, the island of Corfu is considered one of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secrets. Its lush interior is covered in cypress and olive trees while the main downtown area has elegant Venetian architecture and a serene atmosphere. Strategically important due to its location, this island has managed to maintain its uniqueness despite numerous invasions by outside forces. Today, the culture of Corfu reflects its turbulent past as well as its origins.

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.

Dubrovnik, Croatia
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.

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.

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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