FLY FREE – MEDITERRANEAN PASSAGE

Cruise Line
Crystal Cruises
Ship
Crystal Serenity
Package Departs
20 Oct 2019
Package Duration
19 Nights
Embark Ship
Athens (Piraeus) Greece
Disembark Ship
Barcelona, Spain
B3 - Balcony B1 - Balcony A2 - Balcony SH - Suite
AU $11,140
per person
AU $11,595
per person
AU $11,760
per person
AU $17,925
per person

Duration: 17 nights Fly, Cruise & Stay
Package starts: 20th Oct 2019
Cruise starts: 23rd Oct 2019 – Athens
Cruise ends: 5th Nov 2019 – Barcelona
Package ends: 7th Nov 2019
Back in Australia by: 8th Nov 2019
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Holiday Highlights:
– Enjoy FREE five-star hotel stays in Athens and Barcelona
– Relax with overnight cruise stays in Florence (Livorno), Monte Carlo and Barcelona
– The opportunity to visit Pompeii during your trip to Sorrento (extra cost)
– Take up a FREE tour to Monserrat from Barcelona

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PRICES in AUD per person from:
Twin Category B3 Forward Deluxe Verandah – was $14,260 – Our price: $11,140*pp
Twin Category B1 Deluxe Verandah – was $14,860 – Our price: $11,595*pp
Twin Category A2 Deluxe Forward Verandah – was $15,070 – Our price: $11,760*pp
Twin Category SH Seabreeze Penthouse – was $20,935 – Our price: $17,925*pp
Single Category B3 Forward Deluxe Verandah – was $19,740 – Our price: $15,230*pp

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FLY FREE – MEDITERRANEAN PASSAGE Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
– FREE* return economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Athens and ex Barcelona on return inc taxes
– FREE* One way transfer from Athens airport to hotel
– FREE* 2 nights accommodation at the St George Lycabettus Hotel, Athens (or similar) including breakfast
– FREE* One way from Athens hotel to port of Pireaus
– 13 night luxury Crystal Serenity cruise from Athens to Barcelona 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
– FREE* One way transfer from Barcelona port to hotel
– FREE 2 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel, Barcelona with breakfast
– FREE half day group tour to Montserrat – the Royal Basilica with transport and entry
– FREE* One way transfer from Barcelona 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 (25Mar19). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Free airfares are in economy class and once issued strict cancellation/change fees apply. Free hotels and transfers at discretion of our agency and subject to availability at time of booking. Rates quoted converted from USD and as such are subject to currency fluctuation until paid in full. 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. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Offer ends 30Apr19 or until sold out/withdrawn and are subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 25 Mar 2019 to 30 Apr 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
20 Oct 2019 Fly FREE Australia to Athens
21 Oct 2019 Arrive Athens, Transfer to hotel
22 Oct 2019 Athens at leisure (B)
23 Oct 2019 Transfer to the port, embark Crystal Serenity

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
23 Oct 2019
Athens (Piraeus) Greece
06:00 PM
24 Oct 2019
Santorini, Greece
07:00 AM 09:00 PM
25 Oct 2019 At sea    
26 Oct 2019
Catania, Sicily. IT
08:00 AM 04:00 PM
27 Oct 2019
Sorrento, Italy
07:00 AM 07:00 PM
28 Oct 2019
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
07:30 AM 10:00 PM
29 Oct 2019
Piombino, Italy
08:00 AM 11:00 PM
30 Oct 2019
Livorno, (Florence, Pisa) Italy
08:00 AM overnight
31 Oct 2019
Livorno, (Florence, Pisa) Italy
07:00 PM
01 Nov 2019
Monte Carlo, Monaco
08:00 AM overnight
02 Nov 2019
Monte Carlo, Monaco
06:00 PM
03 Nov 2019
Marseilles, France
08:00 AM 06:00 PM
04 Nov 2019
Barcelona, Spain
08:00 AM overnight
05 Nov 2019
Barcelona, Spain

Post-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
05 Nov 2019 Transfer to hotel, Barcelona at leisure
06 Nov 2019 Free morning tour to Monserrat
07 Nov 2019 Transfer to airport, Fly FREE to Australia
08 Nov 2019 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
   

13 Night Cruise sailing from Athens to Barcelona aboard Crystal Serenity.

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 Silk Road. 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. Glamour and excitement await at the Caesars Palace at Sea casino.

Highlights of this cruise:

Athens
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.

Santorini
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.

Sorrento
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.

Livorno
Goethe once observed that Tuscany “looks like Italy should [look].” Fortunately, little has changed in the two centuries since the German poet was himself a tourist in Tuscany. The Tyrrhenian port of Livorno was founded in the 15th century. It is the gateway to Italy’s Tuscan region and to many spectacular sights; including the extraordinary Leaning Tower of Pisa, the charming medieval village of Lucca, the lovely hill town of San Gimignano and the timeless city of Florence. No place is as imbued with such grace, dignity, serenity and history as is Florence. This city’s wealth of architectural and artistic treasures includes works by Raphael, da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo. Truly Florence, cradle of the Italian Renaissance, is one of the world’s most enticing cities.

Marseilles
The queen of the Côte d’Azur, Marseille is France’s oldest city and one of the Mediterranean’s premier ports. Amid the big-city bustle, the old port is a quaint landscape of historic charm: colorful fishing boats sail past the imposing Fort Saint-Jean, narrow streets wander among ancient churches and cobbled squares, while the venerable Basilica overlooks the scene from the hilltop above.

Barcelona
Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, is a celebration of history and heir to Greek, Phoenician, Roman, Carthaginian, Gothic and Arab cultural legacies. Since it is nearly as close to Rome, Geneva and Munich as it is to Madrid, Barcelona has long been the Spanish link to Western Europe. It was the home of Picasso, Miró, Dali, Casals and Gaudí and has been described as a Mediterranean Manhattan, a cosmopolitan experimental center for political ideas and artistic movements. In addition to its abundance of artistic and architectural treasures, Barcelona serves as the gateway to one of the world’s most impressive mountainside enclaves at Montserrat. Discover the secret legends of the Black Virgin and the alluring chants of monastic life high atop the Catalonian plains. Barcelona’s ancient city walls and the narrow crooked streets of the town’s old section are laid out for your discovery. You will find that Barcelona has something for everybody.

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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