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Join us for a breathtaking cruise through the Greek Islands! Get up close and personal with the People, Music, Art, Philosophy and History of each unique Island. Our ALL INCLUSIVE* cruise offers an off the beaten track itinerary that will provide life changing experiences. Taste the food, discover the culture and admire the beauty!

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Looking to extend your vacation in Greece? Join our group on the Isle of Crete Rendezvous, July 13-20, for the Ultimate Back-to-Back Greece Experience! 

 

Join Singles Travel International, exploring Greece and Turkey, and be serenaded by the beauty of the enchanting Greek Islands! Surrounded by new friends, we are sure to enjoy a spectacular cruise in one of the most sought after destinations in the world. Our small ship, the Celestyal Crystal, cruises from Athens and will take us to the exotic and fascinating ports of Kusadasi, Rhodes, Agios Nikolaos, Santorini, Milos and Mykonos (overnight)! We will feel the breeze off the Aegean Sea and immerse ourselves in the culture and history. Admire the pristine beaches and fishing villages that feel as if they are stuck back in time. With overnight stops in Santorini and Mykonos, we will unravel the best-kept secrets of these sun-soaked shores by night. The islands will capture our heart as we embark on an effortless odyssey through the jewels of the Aegean.

Inclusive Features of Our Cruise:

  • Our unique itinerary allows us to get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss with extra time overnight to get to know the locals
  • 7 Nights Inside, Single Occupancy Cabin Accommodations or Double/Single Oceanview and Balcony Cabin Accommodations aboard the Intimate and Easy to Navigate, Celestyal Crystal (1100 Guests)
  • 6 Ports of Call Including Kusadasi, Turkey; Rhodes, Greece; Agios Nikolaos (Crete), Greece; Santorini, Greece (overnight), Milos, Greece; and Mykonos, Greece (overnight)
  • 21 Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily
  • 3 Included Shore Excursions:
    • Medieval Tour – Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of the Knights
    • Ancient Ephesus through the Ages – Hellenistic and Roman
    • Minoan Palace of Knossos – 1st European civilization
  • STI Signature Excursion – Greek Wedding Show in Santorini with a light dinner included!
  • Additional, 26 Optional Excursions (available to book on the ship at additional cost)
  • Comprehensive guided sightseeing & entrance fees per itinerary
  • Complimentary Shuttle Bus Service in Mykonos
  • Fun and Immersive Onboard Activities Including Dance Classes (Learn the Zorba!), Greek Cooking Demos, Olive Oil Tastings, Lectures about Greece and More – You’ll remember these activities forever!
  • Unlimited Alcoholic & Non Alcoholic Drink Package Including Specialty Coffees, Sparkling and Mineral Water
  • Incredible and Heart Pounding Dance Performances Nightly by Cirque Fantastic
  • Bottled water during excursions (Take from cruise ship before disembarking)
  • Port Charges and Gratuities to Celestyal Crew
  • Private and Secure Chat Reserved Exclusively for Members on Your Vacation
  • Special Attention from Professional, Experienced, Singles Travel International Concierge*
  • Great Times with other Singles with a curious for the unique and different!

*Minimum of 10 guests required. If no Concierge, a guest will be designated as an “STI Ambassador” to coordinate the first day’s activities.

Inclusive features, pre and post cruise hotel accommodations are subject to change at any time at the discretion of STI. Ages listed are not meant as a restriction, but are simply used as a guideline. Singles Travel International does not guarantee the number of guests, ages or ratios.

Itinerary

Thu, July 1:  Athens, Greece – OPTIONAL 2 Night Pre Cruise Package Arrivals
Fri, July 2:  Athens, Greece – Hop On Hop Off Tour
Sat, July 3:  Athens, Greece – Embarkation  – Depart 7:00 PM
Sun, July 4:  Kusadasi, Turkey 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM with Ancient Ephesus Through the Ages – Hellenistic and Roman
Mon, July 5:  Rhodes, Greece 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM with Medieval Tour – Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of Knights
Tue, July 6:  Agios Nikolaos, Greece 8:00 AM – 11:59 PM with Minoan Palace of Knossos – 1st European civilization  
Wed, July 7:  Santorini, Greece 7:00 AM – 2:30 AM (overnight) STI Signature Experience: Greek Wedding Show! Included! (9:30 pm)
Thu, Jul 8:  Milos, Greece 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM; Mykonos, Greece 7:00 PM arrival (overnight)
Fri, Jul 9:  Mykonos, Greece 11:00 PM departure
Sat, Jul 10:  Athens, Greece 9:00 AM – Departure or Optional Post Cruise Package
Sun, July 11:  Optional Post Cruise Package: Piraeus, Greece – Half Day Private Sunset Tour: Cape Sounion, Temple of Poseidon and Athens Riviera
Mon, July 12:  Optional Post Cruise Package: Piraeus, Greece – Departure or 3rd day of Optional Post Cruise Package (for those continuing on to our Isle of Crete Rendezvous)
Tues, July 13 :  Optional Post Cruise Package: Piraeus, Greece – Departure to Crete for Isle of Crete Rendezvous
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IMPORTANT AIR SCHEDULE WARNING: Make sure to arrive in Athens, Greece (ATH) before 1:00 p.m. on July 3, 2021 and depart after 1:00 p.m. on July 10.  If adding our pre cruise package, arrive any time on July 1.


Athens, Greece

Welcome to the beautiful Capital city of Greece; the birthplace of philosophy and democracy. Explore the ancient monuments, world class museums, chic cafés, unique shops and charming taverns of the city center. Admire the 5th century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, and take in the stunning, panoramic views from Acropolis Hill. Discover the Parthenon Temple, just another one of the many ancient buildings we will find here. Observe the sculptures, jewelry and vases, preserved from Ancient Greece, at the Acropolis Museum or the National Archaeological Museum. One day in this city is not enough to see all it has to offer!

Kusadasi, Turkey ~ Ancient Ephesus Through the Ages – Hellenistic and Roman

This famous beach resort town is known for its colorful Bazaar (market) and beautiful marina. Kusadasi boasts a seafront promenade, and harbor, lined with hotels and restaurants. It is also known for its close proximity to the ancient (3,000 years old) city of Ephesus, home of the Temple of Artemis, one of the 7 wonders of the Ancient World. The location was chosen by the oracle of Delphi, according to legend, and shaped the history of Greek, Turkish and Christian civilizations. Today, our bus tour brings us on a journey through the golden ages that represent a pivotal center of commerce and spirituality. The presence of major Christian figures (the apostles Paul and John and the Virgin Mary) within the city walls, Ephesus is currently one of the largest Roman archaeological sites in the Mediterranean and a site of pilgrimage. We will explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site and have the opportunity to discover the Ephesus Agora, Odeon, the Houses of the Patricians, the beautiful Temple of Hadrian and the astonishing Library of Celsus. Before we head back to the ship, take the opportunity to shop for local merchandise, like souvenirs, leather goods or even carpets. Bargaining is half the fun!

Rhodes, Greece ~ Medieval Tour – Acropolis of Lindos and the Citadel of Knights

We will discover centuries of culture, and intriguing civilizations, on our bus tour through Lindos and the extraordinary structure of the Acropolis of Lindos. As we walk along Knight’s Street, in the heart of Rhodes, we will be following the footsteps of historical heroes. The seven lodges of the Order, displayed along the cobblestone street, still bear their original coats of arm. This is where Rhodes’ history was written for over two centuries. We will get a glimpse of the fascinating era of the knights at the Grand Master’s Palace, which sits pretty, at the top of Knights Street. It lives up to its name with its stunning and detailed Gothic architecture, and strength, displayed throughout its court structures. End the day, in Rhodes, with free time to explore the rest of the historical city at our own pace.

Agios Nikolaos, Greece 

The beautiful town of Agios Nikolaos embraces the picturesque lake where Athena and Artemis were rumored to have bathed, and in more recent times, where Germans sunk their weapons when retreating from Crete in WW II. The town is one that is typically found on the Greek islands with neoclassical buildings, restaurants, bars and shops lining the lakeside. Wander the streets and marina, and soak up the sun in one of the many cafes.

Santorini, Greece 

The gorgeous island of Santorini boasts whitewashed, cubiform houses atop a rugged landscape of black, volcanic cliffs. Our extended time in Santorini allows us to explore the capital city of Fira, and wander through the narrow streets, or visit the Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. Across the island are the archaeological excavations of Akrotiri, destroyed in 16th century BC by the Theran eruption. The prehistoric city was buried in volcanic ash, which preserved the remains of many objects and artworks. Admire the breathtaking views during the day or witness the blazing sunset over the beaches of white, red and black lava pebbles.

After a day of exploring beautiful Santorini, we will meet back at our designated meeting point/time (noted in your FVD) to walk together to the Greek Wedding Show. A truly unique experience of local culture, it is not only a “Greek night” but an interactive performance with actors, dancers, singers, musicians and us. When the bride arrives, we are invited to the reception at the outdoor patio where we will enjoy a selection of “Greek tapas”, reflecting the traditional cuisine of Santorini. As we savor the tastes of the island, we will take an amazing journey through the best of Zorba, traditional and syrtaki dances throughout the history of Greece! Celebrate the Greek culture through the music and dance while enjoying plenty of wine and the famous Greek Mezedes.

Milos, Greece

The little, volcanic “Island of Colors” offers emerald waters set against the beautiful tones of the buildings and unique landscapes, such as Sarakiniko beach. A visit to the Milos Mining Museum will offer the chance to discover the mineral history and natural heritage of Milos. Plaka, the picturesque capital city of the island, will enchant us with it’s winding tiled streets, vibrantly painted houses and a variety of small shops, restaurants, and cafes. Take in the magical views of the Milos Bay, breathe in the salty air, tour one of the 2,000 year old catacombs or explore the 13th century Venetian Castle, atop Plaka Hill.

Mykonos, Greece (overnight)

Be ready, with a camera, as we cruise in to Mykonos, known as the cosmopolitan paradise. Artists, celebrities and socialites flock to Mykonos for its gorgeous beaches, breathtaking scenery and vibrant nightlife. During the day, wander through the pretty alleyways or tour the Ancient Greek Ruins on Delos, a small, neighboring island. Venture to the top of the hill, overlooking Mykonos Town, and admire the 16th century windmills and stunning views. As we are docked overnight, we will have the opportunity to experience the legendary nightlife of Mykonos. The massive nightclubs and beach clubs attract world famous DJs and celebrities. For a more laid back atmosphere, Mykonos town is also full of many bars and restaurants.

Itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of Celestyal Cruises without compensation. Singles Travel International is not responsible for the consequences of any changes.


OPTIONAL 2 NIGHT PRE CRUISE PACKAGE IN ATHENS- July 1-3, 2021

Our Pre Cruise Package Includes:

  • Get a Head Start on Meeting Your Fellow Single Cruisers
  • Two (2) Night, Air Conditioned, Double Bedded Accommodations at 5-Star Wyndham Grand Hotel Athens*
  • Hotel Taxes**
  • Full Breakfast
  • Welcome to Athens Meet & Greet
  • 1 Day, Hop On Hop Off Ticket
  • Transfer to the Celestyal Crystal on Saturday
  • Baggage Handling

OPTIONAL 2 NIGHT POST CRUISE PACKAGE IN PIRAEUS – July 10-12, 2021

Our Post Cruise Package Includes:

  • Transfer From the Port to the Hotel
  • Two (2) Nights, Air Conditioned, Double Bedded Accommodations at Piraeus Theoxenia*
  • Hotel Taxes**
  • Breakfast Buffet Daily
  • Half Day Private Sunset Tour: Cape Sounion, Temple of Poseidon and Athens Riviera w/ dinner at a local restaurant
  • Baggage Handling

OPTIONAL 3 NIGHT POST CRUISE PACKAGE IN PIRAEUS – July 10-13, 2021

For those doing back to back Isle of Crete Rendezvous 

Our Post Cruise Package Includes:

  • Transfer From the Port to the Hotel
  • Three (3) Nights, Air Conditioned, Double Bedded Accommodations at Piraeus Theoxenia*
  • Hotel Taxes**
  • Breakfast Buffet Daily
  • Half Day Private Sunset Tour: Cape Sounion, Temple of Poseidon and Athens Riviera w/ dinner at a local restaurant
  • Transfer to the ATH airport for your flight to Crete
  • Baggage Handling

*Hotels and itinerary subject to change at the discretion of STI or tour provider and would be replaced with similar accommodations.

**Residence fee applied on hotel accommodation is not included. This fee MUST be paid by the clients directly at the hotel reception (according to government’s instructions). The current stay over tax is 4.00 Euros per room, per day, and subject to change.

Guests must make the reservation with STI in order to participate in group activities in Athens and Piraeus. Bookings made directly with the hotel do not qualify.

Note: Transportation between the airport and the hotel is not included in our pre or post tour packages.

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PASSPORT MANDATORY
A passport is required for US citizens and be sure to confirm that your passport is current and will be valid at least six months after your departure. If you do not have one or need a new one, contact the State Department Passport Office in your area immediately or visit their website.

Non US Citizens are responsible for verifying their own required documentation for this tour.

Flight and Passport Info: Two months prior to your vacation, you’ll receive an email with a link to a Vacation Form. The form will ask for all your pertinent information such as passport info as well as flight info. Note: Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your return.

INSURANCE:
Travel Insurance is MANDATORY for this trip and you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted. In addition to direct access immediately upon completing your purchase, you will receive a quote from Travel Guard regarding travel insurance after reserving your vacation.

When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency evacuation and repatriation. A minimum coverage of USD 200,000 is required. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

If you have any questions, Travel Guard professional, expert agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us, if you have not received your quote within 3 days, or CLICK HERE to go directly to Travel Guard and request a policy quote. It only takes a few minutes.

Questions and comments after you have reserved your vacation are addressed promptly when you send a message to us at service@singlestravelintl.com.

A passport is required for travel to Greece. Be sure to confirm that your passport is current and will be valid at least six months after your departure. If you do not have one or need a new one, contact the State Department Passport Office in your area immediately or visit their website. We recommend that you also make copies of your passport, driver’s license, photo identification card and/or birth certificate in case of loss, and carry them with you on your trip separate from your passport.

Non US Citizens are responsible for verifying their own required documentation for this tour.

 

The cruise begins in Athens, Greece (ATH) at 3:00 p.m. on July 3, 2021 and ends in Athens on the morning of July 10, 2021. Therefore the cruise is 7 nights/8 days.

Add our Athens Pre Cruise package for more fun and peace of mind. Click Price My Trip or Book Now to add to your cruise.

 

Of course not. You will be pleased to find out that nearly 90% of our guests on every trip sign up and have never met anyone before joining the group. In 25 years, we have perfected the singles vacation experience. It is paramount that our guests meet each other right away and have opportunities to mingle every day. From the moment you join our tour, our local guide is waiting to meet you. Our first day begins with an orientation and the camaraderie builds as we go along. The object of your vacation is trying something new, seeing new places and making new friends. The bonds that develop on our tours are by far the strongest and longest lasting.

Absolutely. Our site is so popular that we guarantee to find a roommate for you or the single room is on us! In order to take advantage of our offer, you must be paid in full by March 5, 2021. Of course, single accommodations are available at an additional rate, which is assessed by the hotel. Single room availability is very limited and reservations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. If sold out, please book the share and wait list yourself when speaking to our reservation specialist.

Roommate matches are based on the same sex, general age range and smoking preference whenever possible, but not guaranteed. STI reserves the right to make any match up until day of departure, including roommate changes once on tour for members who select the Share & Save option.

We highly recommend that our guests contact their roommates in advance. Booked members have access to our private online chat. Meet your roommate as well as the other members on your vacation. Singles Travel International makes every effort to accommodate requests, but does not guarantee the satisfaction or success of a roommate match. It’s the responsibility of the guest to contact his/her roommate and ask the appropriate questions.

Optional pre and post cruise/tour stays are not eligible for the guarantee. Chances are excellent that we’ll find you a match, but if no match found by 30 days prior to departure, member pays the single supplement.

Read more about Roommate Matching on our Frequently Asked Questions found at the Help Center.

 

Our “Baby Boomer” vacations cater to singles in their 50s and 60s but you will often meet singles ranging anywhere from 45-75. We generally have a ratio of 60/40, women to men. As a travel club, matchmaking is not our focus. Ages listed on our page are not restricted. They are simply used as a guideline. We offer an opportunity for single travelers to see the world in the company of other singles and do not guarantee ratios or ages.

We recommend that you meet the members of the STI Community online where you may view and interact with members via “Who’s Going” on every trip page. This is the best way to find out exactly who will be on your vacation.

A deposit is due at time of reservation. Refer to the Price and Options tab for the amount. Final payment is due in our office by March 5, 2021. A reminder will be emailed to you 14 days prior.

You may choose to pay your remaining balance, via PayPal, or contact our accounting department at 877-765-6874 option 4, with your payment details, to secure your reservation. Be sure there are sufficient funds in debit card accounts to cover your payments by the final payment due date and that we have current expiration dates. Note that on occasion, charges are processed after the final due date, so there is no need to be concerned if you do not see the charges on that day.

Charges may be a combination of Singles Travel International and the cruise line.  Call us if you do not recognize a charge before declining a payment with your credit card company.

If you make a reservation after March 5, full payment is due at time of reservation.

Yes. All cancellations must be made in writing to Singles Travel International and are subject to per person penalties as follows:

– After deposit and at anytime of cancellation, a minimum charge of $500.00 plus credit card charges will apply in addition to other penalties listed below.

– After March 5, 2021 any cancellations or “no-shows” – 100% penalty.

Note that if you elect to take a roommate and he/she cancels after our cut off date, we will do everything to find a new match. However, if no match is found, the difference in cost for a single cabin/room is the responsibility of the guest who cancels. No refund will be given to the guest who cancels, regardless of cruise or tour company policy as stated above. Singles Travel International is not responsible for costs related to cancellations after our cut off date.

No refund on any unused portions of the trip. After domestic airline tickets are issued, airline cancellation penalties are per the airline’s policy- usually no refund, but may be changeable with a fee and the difference of the new ticket cost. Travel insurance is recommended; carefully consider the purchasing of this important part of your travel.

Allow 90-120 days for a refund as suggested by Celestyal during COVID-19. All refunds will be made via company check.

Cancellations made prior to final payment may transfer deposit to a future vacation. A $25 transfer fee applies and new selection must be made within 30 days.

Make sure your flight lands in Athens, Greece (ATH) no later than 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 3, 2021, in order to arrive by 4 p.m. for check in aboard the Crystal.

Add our 2 night Pre Cruise package for more fun, meet your fellow cruisers early and have peace of mind.

Singles Travel International is a vacation event company that plans singles events and markets our events at our expense to create a “singles only” experience. We do not allow guests to join the group unless the reservation has been made by STI. Our policy is firm for tours and cruises, as well as pre and post trip hotel stays. Members and friends that “show up” will not be allowed to participate.

Of course. We have a 2 night package, in Athens, before the cruise and a 2 night package, in Piraeus, after the cruise. Click BOOK NOW or PRICE MY TRIP to add these options to your vacation:

Our 2 Night Pre Cruise Package in Athens Includes:

  • Get a Head Start on Meeting Your Fellow Single Cruisers
  • Two (2) Night, Air Conditioned, Double Bedded Accommodations at 5-Star Wyndham Grand Hotel Athens*
  • Hotel Taxes**
  • Full Breakfast
  • Welcome to Athens Meet & Greet
  • 1 Day, Hop On Hop Off Ticket
  • Transfer to the Celestyal Crystal on Saturday
  • Baggage Handling

Our 2 Night Post Cruise Package in Piraeus Includes:

  • Transfer From the Port to the Hotel
  • Two (2) Nights, Air Conditioned, Double Bedded Accommodations at Piraeus Theoxenia*
  • Hotel Taxes**
  • Breakfast Buffet Daily
  • Half Day Private Sunset Tour: Cape Sounion, Temple of Poseidon and Athens Riviera w/ dinner at a local restaurant
  • Baggage Handling

*Hotels and itinerary subject to change at the discretion of STI or tour provider and would be replaced with similar accommodations.

**Residence fee applied on hotel accommodation is not included. This fee MUST be paid by the clients directly at the hotel reception (according to government’s instructions). The current stay over tax is 4.00 Euros per room, per day, and subject to change.

Guests must make the reservation with STI in order to participate in group activities in Athens and Piraeus. Bookings made directly with the hotel do not qualify.

Note: Transportation between the airport and the hotel is not included in our pre or post tour packages.

Embarkation and cabin check-in is from 3-5 p.m. Plan to arrive early in order to take advantage of getting to know the ship and check in with Singles Travel International Concierge at our Welcome Aboard meeting. The exact time and location will be provided in your “Final Vacation Details & Meetup Information”.

In order to accommodate singles from all over the world, our tours and cruises are priced as cruise only from Athens, Greece. Therefore, airfare to Athens is additional. Singles Travel International is a licensed ticketing agency and oftentimes has low negotiated fares.

Make sure your flight lands in Athens, Greece (ATH) no later than 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 3, 2021, in order to arrive by 4 p.m. for check in aboard the Crystal.

Departure transfers, on July 10, are applicable only for flights that depart after 1:00 p.m. out of Athens, Greece (ATH).

Add our pre cruise package, for peace of mind! Arrive any time on July 16 and transfer to the Wyndham Grand Hotel Athens.

If adding our post cruise package, depart from the hotel, at any time on July 12, and transfer to Athens Airport (ATH)

Please contact your preferred carrier directly to make your reservation. If Singles Travel International issues a promotional economy fare, granting of frequent flyer credit is entirely at the airline’s discretion. If the flights are eligible, to ensure you earn frequent flyer credit from the airline, give your frequent flyer account number when you check in for your flights. In addition, save your boarding passes and the passenger receipt from your airline ticket. You may need to submit these to the airline (not to Singles Travel International) to claim any credit allowed.

Transportation between the airport and ship is not included in the price. We would be happy to arrange round-trip transportation for you at an additional rate (subject to increase at any time before final payment is made) in Athens. Please make sure your flight lands in Athens, Greece (ATH) no later than 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 3, 2021, in order to arrive by 4 p.m. for check in aboard the Crystal.

If adding our pre cruise package, arrive any time on July 1 and transfer, on own, to the 5-Star Wyndham Grand Hotel Athens.

Just make sure that all of your medications are in their original containers with your prescription details. It is also recommended that you have a copy of your prescription in the event that anything is confiscated or lost. There is no guarantee, but you may be able to get it refilled in Greece.

Our cruise does not include airfare, transfers in Athens, Greece and extra hotel nights before and after the cruise. You are responsible for alcoholic beverages and meals off the Crystal, incidentals such as laundry and phone calls and gratuities to STI staff ($15 per day).

Medical insurance is recommended for all tourists visiting Greece. A quote will be sent to you after you make your reservation.

 

Our home for the week is the Celestyal Crystal, which is a Greek crewed vessel with a 4.0 rating with Cruise Critic. Read more about the ship

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Summer is a great time of year to visit the Greek Islands, when the weather is sunny and warm. During this month, the temperatures are pleasantly warm, as are the average sea temperature. The average temperatures during the day are in the mid 80s with low humidity. Evening temperatures are in the mid 60s to low 70s. There is also a lower chance of rainfall this time of year.

Our vessel is air conditioned.

It is best to drink bottled water while in Greece. You will find that both still and sparkling water are available aboard our cruise and you may carry off to drink during your excursions. Water is purified in the hotels and restaurants, and it is ok to drink beverages with ice wherever we take you on the tour.  More may be purchased as you go and a good way to get small change for bathrooms use and shopping.

The public drinking water in Greece is safe to drink, although it can be slightly brackish in some locales near the sea. For that reason, many people prefer the bottled water available at restaurants, hotels, cafes, food stores, and kiosks.

It is also not necessary to use bottled water to brush your teeth, as the tap water has also been purified.

There is no baggage limit onboard ship.

Currently, most airlines will allow you to check one bag, weighing 50 pounds each, for a fee. In addition you may carry-on one bag plus a personal item such as a purse or briefcase. Please check with your air carrier for up-to-the minute regulations and fees for checked baggage.

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Essential Items: We highly recommend that you bring the following items.

– A good, comfortable pair of broken-in walking shoes.
– A pair of shoes for restaurants (loafers, sandals, etc).
– Slacks, shorts and tops and keep dressing in layers in mind
– Collapsible umbrella (which can double as a sunshade parasol) and/or lightweight raingear.
– Ladies will want to bring a nicer warm wrap, and gentlemen a nicer jacket, for evening wear.
– Sunglasses, sun block, sun hat or visor.
– Toiletries: all your daily essentials.
– Prescription medications: sufficient supply for the entire trip plus legible written prescription in case of loss. Keep medications in their original, labeled container. Always pack your medications in your carry-on bag!
– Eyeglasses, contacts, contact lens solution. You may want to bring along a written prescription for your eyewear in case of loss.
– Over the counter medications: cold remedy, aspirin/pain reliever, antacid/stomach upset remedy, Band-Aids, money or other anti-bacterial medication.
– Travel alarm clock with illuminated face, especially for guests in an inside cabin.
– Small, Swiss Army type utility knife. Remember to pack this in your checked luggage!
– Travel journal/notepad and reading material.
– Home address book for sending postcards. A useful tip to avoid bringing your entire address book is to pre-write names and addresses of people to whom you want to send postcards on sheets of self-adhesive labels. It saves time and space in your luggage.
– Small, basic sewing kit with a few extra buttons. Remember to pack scissors in your checked bag!
– Photography Equipment: Bring a sufficient supply of batteries and memory cards.
– Power strip to charge more than one item at a time. Only 1 US outlet in your cabin.
– Alternate outlet on the ship and in our hotels are European, so bring an adapter/converter.

The currency used throughout our cruise is the Euro except in Turkey, where the currency is the Turkish Lira. For up to date exchange rates, visit www.xe.com.

Your credit card will be accepted to settle your bill onboard the Crystal as well as in major shops and restaurants ashore. All onboard purchases are billed with a guest check and added to your personal shipboard account. At the end of the cruise, you will receive a total bill, which may be paid with cash or charged to a credit card. If you are sharing with another guest, no worries. You will each receive a separate statement which may be reviewed at any time on your interactive TV in the cabin.

Note that Celestial is a Greek company and therefore, to avoid international fees imposed on your credit car, bring a card that does not charge international exchange fees.

Travel Insurance is available through Travel Guard and in addition to direct access immediately upon completing your purchase, you will receive a quote from Travel Guard regarding travel insurance after reserving your vacation.  If you have any questions, Travel Guard professional, expert agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Call us, at 877-865-6874, if you have not received your quote within 3 days.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends updating all routine booster shots for travel almost anywhere. In addition, we suggest that you have a physical check-up before your trip, and discuss the type of trip in which you are participating with your physician.

You and your physician may access much more, very detailed health information for travelers (including tips on staying healthy while traveling) on the CDC website, cdc.gov. Click their “Traveler’s Health” link or call toll-free 24-hours at 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)

Your “Final Vacation Details & Meetup Information” including transportation and how to meet up with the group will be available on the YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS button on the left navigation bar on the trip site, 21 days prior to trip start date.

Questions and comments after you have reserved your vacation are addressed promptly when you send a message to us at service@singlestravelintl.com.

Our office is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. In an emergency after hours, please contact Tammy Weiler at 815-715-6998.

All countries you will visit have laws against the purchase and export of certain items, including antiquities, national cultural property and certain animal products, especially endangered species (ivory, rhino horn, tortoise shell, coral, feathers, etc.). Additionally, the United States has laws prohibiting the import of certain items, which include many of the same things. You face having your purchase confiscated and/or heavy fines for exporting or importing prohibited items.

On return to the U.S., your baggage is subject to search by U.S. Customs. Currently, you are permitted to bring back $800 of goods duty free. Persons aged 21 or over may also bring in one liter of liquor and one carton of cigarettes. If you plan to purchase a lot of souvenirs or expensive items, it is important to retain all purchase receipts. However, please note that U.S. Customs may not accept a receipt as true cost if it seems unusually low for the estimated value of the item. You may access the regulations and restrictions governing US Customs on their official website, click here to learn more.

 

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Vicki

Hi! My name is Vicki, and I am so happy to have joined the STI family as a Concierge! After having a career as a health-and-fitness writer and then having children, I decided to make a career change in order to pursue my love for travel. For 9 years now, I have designed small-group tours all over Europe and have led tours in Italy, Malta and Croatia. From the moment I began leading tours, being able to share wonderful experiences and make people smile through discovering a new location - or perhaps through discovering something about themselves - I felt as if I had found exactly what I was meant to do! I look forward to making your vacation dreams come true.

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The Greek Island cruise was a "bucket list" experience.  From the Windmills in Mykonos, to the hillside towns of Santorini, and the amazing Ephesus ruins in Kusadasi, Turkey.  Everyday brought new and exciting sites and sounds.  Sailing on a small ship like the Celestyal Crystal was a treat.  Good service, Fun Toga nights, and an amazing Tour Host...Hats off to June Moore!!   A memorable week of fun and amazing sites!!!   Thanks Singles Travel!

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