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Visit Jerusalem and Bethlehem, some of the oldest cities in the world, in Israel; Take in the Medieval Culture of Greece. This journey of a lifetime offers off-the-beaten-path experiences with fellow singles who share our passion for ancient culture and history.

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Join fellow singles on a once in a lifetime experience, perfect for anyone interested in exploring religion, culture and archaeology! On this amazing 11-night cruise (with one night in a Rome hotel beforehand), we will visit some of the most fascinating areas of the world!

We’ll start our journey in Rome, the Eternal City. Home to the Vatican and the Colosseum, Rome never fails to impress! We’ll then hit two ports in Israel, from where we can visit Bethlehem, Tel Aviv, Nazareth and Jerusalem, where Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Armenian quarters make up the intriguing, spiritual atmosphere. In Greece, we’ll visit several gorgeous islands, including Rhodes, Crete, Santorini and Mykonos! This cruise has something for everyone: from history buffs to wine lovers and even to Instagram influencers!

Join fellow singles as we explore the areas, all the while enjoying the fine amenities and entertainment aboard Royal Caribbean’s newest ship and the first Quantum Ultra Class cruise ship to sail in the U.S – Odyssey of the Seas℠!

INCLUSIVE FEATURES OF OUR CRUISE:

  • VACCINATED GUESTS ONLY
  • 11 Nights Aboard Royal Caribbean’s newest Quantum Ultra Class ship: Odyssey of the Seas
  • Visit these exciting ports: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; Jerusalem and Haifa, Israel; Rhodes, Crete, Santorini and Mykonos, Greece
  • 6 Sumptuous Meals Daily in the 3 story Main Dining Room, Windjammer Cafe and Specialty Dining Restaurants
  • Specialty Dining at Chop’s Grille, Sorrento’s, Teppanyaki, Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, Izumi, El Loco Fresh or Chef’s Table for the Ultimate Gourmet Experience
  • 24 Hour Complimentary Cabin/Room Service
  • 2 Resort-style Pools and 3 Whirlpools
  • Have tons of fun at the largest indoor activity space at sea, SeaPlex® or have some high-flying fun with a side of virtual reality at Sky Pad®!!!
  • Try sky diving skydiving —on the RipCord®by iFLY®simulator!
  • State-of-the-Art Show Lounges
  • Entertainment place, a contemporary night club district where more intimate venues cater to different preferences like Casino Royale, the largest casino at sea, Salsa Dancing, Piano Sing-Alongs, Club DJs, Live Bands, Theme Nights and Guest Entertainers
  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center & Elemis Signature spa treatments
  • Royal Promenade: Shop til you drop at Kate Spade, Bulgari and Cartier, and more
  • Push Your Limits on the Rock Climbing Wall!
  • The Solarium: Your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.
  • Themed bar and lounges

UNIQUE SINGLES TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL BENEFITS:

  • FREE 1 Night Pre-Cruise Package in Rome, Italy,* at the family-owned Hotel Modigliani **- to start the party early!   
  • Welcome Drink at our Singles Meet and Greet in Rome! 
  • Group Transfer to the Odyssey of the Seas on May 25th
  • Premium Members Save Up to $1,990 on Your Own Space™!! Click here to start saving!
  • Singles Travel International SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Discovering Cretan Culture: Wine, Olive Oil and Opa! 
  • Optional a la carte specialty dinner and show reservations coordinated onboard by your Singles Travel International Concierge*** – so that you dine and play with other singles!
  • Welcome-aboard Ice-Breaker Party with Complimentary Bon Voyage Drink
  • Breakfast Club Each Morning
  • Coordinated Activities for Our Members May Include: Dance Lessons, Wine Tasting, Cooking Lessons, 70s Dance Party, Guest Hosted Cabin Parties, Jacuzzi Party Under the Stars, Adventure Team Sport Events, Golf Tournament, Ice Cream Social, Pub Crawl, Ladies Night at the Spa, Meet the Captain and Dine with the Officers.
  • Happy Hour Club (Drinks Optional) Each Evening – Themes will be announced before your cruise so you have plenty of time to prepare!
  • CLUB STI: Our Version of the Hospitality Desk with a Fun and Casual Atmosphere
  • Farewell Party!
  • Meetup in Each Port for Independent Members to Get Together Before Going Ashore
  • Port Charges, Government Fees and Fuel Charges of up to $812 are INCLUDED in our fare
  • Singles Travel International Professional Concierge commitment to an exceptional member experience assures that you get the most from your vacation.
  • Customized Activities Calendar exclusive to our group!
  • Camaraderie of Adventurous Singles who Enjoy Life!
  • Roommate Matching Saving You Lots of Money!
  • Virtual Pre-Trip Get-Together to plan excursions and more!
  • Free Membership to SingleLife.Today, our 365 online community for singles ages 50+
  • Private and Secure Chat Reserved Exclusively for Members on Your Vacation.
  • Singles Travel International will provide a complimentary KN95 mask and personal size hand sanitizer to each member on our tour.
  • COVID-19 safe travel protocols – Reference our Travel with Confidence Promise.
  • Fit & Willing to Travel Commitment signed by all members assures a mutually respectful environment surrounding COVID-19 safety.

 

*FREE Extra Night Package Accommodation (Shared Room/Your Own Room) Must Match Sailing Accommodation. 

**Hotel accommodations are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Singles Travel International and we reserve the option to swap for a similar property for any reason, at any time.

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

Inclusive features are subject to revision at the discretion of Singles Travel International. 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

Mon, May 23 :  Rome, Italy – Optional 2 Night Pre-Cruise Package Arrivals
Tues, May 24 :  Rome, Italy –  INCLUDED 1 Night Pre Cruise Package Arrivals
Wed, May 25 :  Rome, Italy – Board Ship (Civitavechia) – 5:00p Departure
Thurs, May 26 :  Cruising – At Sea  
Fri, May 27 :  Cruising – At Sea  
Sat, May 28 :  Haifa, Israel (11:30a – 10:00p)
Sun, May 29 :  Jerusalem, Israel (7:00a – 11:00p)
Mon, May 30 :  Cruising- At Sea
Tues, May 31 :  Rhodes, Greece (7:00a – 7:00p)
Wed, June 1 :  Santorini, Greece (7:00a – 7:00p)
Thurs, June 2 :  Mykonos, Greece (7:00a – 7:00p)
Fri, June 3:  Crete, Greece (7:00a – 3:00p)
Sat, June 4 :  Cruising – At Sea
Sun, June 5 :  Rome, Italy (Civitavecchia)  – 5:00a Arrival/Disembarkation
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*FREE Extra Night Package Accommodation (Shared Room/Your Own Room) Must Match Sailing Accommodation. 

Tour Package Begins – with 1 Night in a Rome Hotel: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Cruise Begins: Wednesday, May 25 (Civitavecchia, Italy)

Cruise Ends: Sunday, June 5, 2022 (Civitavecchia, Italy)

OPTIONAL 2 NIGHT ROME PRE CRUISE PACKAGE – Monday, May 23-25, 2022 

Our 2 Night Package includes:

  • Company of other Single Travelers
  • 2 Night Single or Double Occupancy Accommodations at the family-owned Hotel Modigliani **, in the heart of the city!
  • Private guided walking tour of the Colosseum, Arena Floor and the Roman Forum (May 24, 2022)
  • Hotel Tax
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Optional Dinner and Nightlife
  • Group Transfer to Ship on May 25
  • Personal Services of our Singles Travel International Concierge** (minimum 10 guests)

INCLUDED 1 NIGHT ROME PRE CRUISE PACKAGE* – May 24-25, 2022 

Our Package includes:

  • Company of other Single Travelers
  • 1 Night Single or Double Occupancy Accommodations at the family-owned Hotel Modigliani **, in the heart of the city!
  • Hotel Tax
  • Breakfast (1)
  • Optional Dinner and Nightlife
  • Group Transfer to Ship on May 25
  • Personal Services of our Singles Travel International Concierge*** (minimum 10 guests)

*INCLUDED Pre Cruise Accommodation Must Match Cruise Accommodation

**Pre and post cruise hotel accommodations are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Singles Travel International, and we reserve the option to swap for a similar property for any reason, at any time. 

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

Note that guests must make the reservation with Singles Travel International in order to participate in group activities in Rome. Bookings made directly with the hotel do not qualify.

 

 

 

 

 

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REVIEW the important information on the FAQ tab for this trip and visit our Help Center. We strongly encourage all our members to check the latest travel recommendations by the (for international trips only, and please tie to country-specific pages on each of these sites and then add the correct link  US State Department, CDC and air carriers to review the latest information for travel risks in order to make an informed decision about their travel safety.

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PASSPORT MANDATORY A passport is required for US citizens. Be sure to confirm that your passport is current and will be valid at least six months after your return date. 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 & PASSPORT INFO Two months prior to your vacation, you’ll receive an email with a link to upload your flight and passport information. This is important for us to be able to schedule your optional arrival and departure transfers. 

INSURANCE Travel Insurance is not mandatory, but, based on our experience, we highly recommend it. 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 recommend that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency evacuation and repatriation. We also strongly recommend that the policy cover 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.

The trip begins with one night in a Rome hotel on May 24, 2022, and the cruise ends at the port of Rome (Civitavecchia) on June 5, 2022. Therefore the trip is 12 nights/13 days.

Add our 2 Night Pre Cruise package in Rome (May 23-25, 2022) to get even more out of your vacation! (See Price My Trip Tab)

PREMIUM MEMBERS Get two nights FREE in Rome! Join now to start saving!

 

Royal Caribbean requires that all passengers are required to be vaccinated to board the vessel. Other requirements, such as negative COVID-19 tests before and during the cruise, may be required.  Your knowledgeable team at Singles Travel International will keep you up to date with plenty of time to prepare.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends updating all routine booster shots for travel almost anywhere. Please schedule a physical check-up, before your trip, to 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. Click their “Traveler’s Health” link or call toll-free 24-hours at 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)

A deposit is due at time of reservation, and final payment is due on January 25, 2022.

We’ve made paying your balance online as easy as 1-2-3! You’ll be able to see your balance directly within your Singles Travel International profile. Under the shopping cart icon, choose “Reservations and Payments” from the drop down to view your dashboard. To see how to use this NEW reservation and payment feature, watch this quick VIDEO. You may also call us at 877-765-6874 ext. 4 and provide us with your preferred payment information.

If you make a reservation after January 25, 2022, full payment will be automatically charged at time of reservation and penalties will apply.

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

We’ve taken out all the risk so you don’t have to worry about losing your vacation dollars. Singles Travel International is waiving our  cancellation fees prior final payment date (January 25, 2022).  You pay only those fees imposed by the cruise or tour company when applicable.

After deposit and at any time of cancellation prior to January 25, 2022, your deposit will be issued as a Future Trip Credit to any other Singles Travel International vacation.

*Between January 26 and March 11, 2022 – 25% penalty applies.

*Between March 12 and March 25, 2022 – 50% penalty applies.

*Between March 26 and April 24, 2022 – 75% penalty applies.

*From April 25, 2022, 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.

 

Although Singles Travel International is committed to keep our members informed regarding the current status of our partner-vendor policies, you are ultimately responsible for your health and well-being when making travel decisions. We  strongly encourage all our members to check the latest travel recommendations by the US State Department, CDC, World Health Organization (WHO) and air carriers to review the latest information for travel risks so they make informed decision about their travel safety.

For those who make the personal decision to travel and in order to assure a mutually respectful environment surrounding Covid-19 safety, each member will need to sign a Fit & Willing to Travel Commitment. Please familiarize yourself with our other new protocols by CLICKING HERE.

Singles Travel International includes a fun-filled 1 night pre cruise package in Rome (May 24-25, 2022), which allows our members to get a head start socializing and increases the odds that you won’t miss the boat! See the Book Now or Price My Trip Tab for details and to make your reservation.

In order to participate in the Singles-Only Meet-and-Greet and optional dinner, try to arrive at the Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) by 3:00pm on May 24, 2022, and transfer to our hotel. 

If you’re participating in the 2 night pre cruise package (May 23-25, 2022), please try to arrive at the Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) by 3:00pm on May 23, 2022, and transfer to our hotel so that you can participate in our Singles-Only Meet-and-Greet and optional dinner. See the Book Now or Price My Trip Tab for details and to make your reservation.

PREMIUM MEMBERS GET A FREE 2 NIGHT PACKAGE! Click here to learn more and start saving!

All meet-up details will be provided in your Final Vacation Details & Meetup Information on the “YOUR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS” tab on the left navigation bar on the trip website 21 days prior to departure.

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 Singles Travel International. 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.

Rome is serviced by the Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO). From there, you have a couple of transfer options:

The Leonardo Express is a Trenitalia train connecting Fiumicino airport with the main train station in Rome, Termini Station. It takes roughly 32 minutes and leaves the airport every half-hour, or every 15 minutes during peak hours. It’s a non-stop service from the airport to Termini. The first train leaves the airport at 6:38 a.m., and the last of the day at 11:38 p.m.. Tickets cost €14 each way. From Termini, you will need to take a short taxi ride to our centrally located hotel (at a cost of about €10).

Taxis are also readily available at the airport. There is a city-moderated fixed-rate fee from travel between the airport and Rome city: €48 euros per car (up to 3 people). Make sure you tell the taxi driver you want the FIXED RATE before you get into the taxi; otherwise, the metered fare will take over. The trip takes approximately 45 minutes to most parts of this central area.

Also, once you make a reservation with Singles Travel International, you are invited to post messages on the trip chat, which is great for coordinating taxi/shuttle shares!

Yes! Singles Travel International is the only singles vacation company that features a travel community where members may send messages to one another at any time. Once you make a reservation, you are invited to post messages on the trip chat, which is great for finding out more about your fellow travel companions, coordinating taxi shares, setting up tours and more. Your trip chat is accessible from the trip page. Ask your Singles Travel International Reservation Guide for assistance.

Our program includes live online connections with your travel companions before you depart and RSVP for each event is available on our sister community www.SingleLife.Today.  Be sure to register today so that you don’t miss out on anything!

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

As part of Singles Travel International’s included 1 night pre cruise package in Rome, your Concierge will host a Singles-Only Meet-and-Greet at our Rome hotel and optional dinner on May 24, 2022. So please try to arrive at the Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) by 3:00pm and transfer to our hotel so you can participate in the fun. 

If you’re participating in the 2 night pre cruise package (May 23-25, 2022), please try to arrive at the Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) by 3:00pm on May 23, 2022, and transfer to our hotel so that you can participate in our Singles-Only Meet-and-Greet and optional dinner. See the Book Now or Price My Trip Tab for details and to make your reservation.

PREMIUM MEMBERS GET A FREE 2 NIGHT PACKAGE! Click here to learn more and start saving!

Note: Flights from North America must depart either on May 22 (to arrive on May 23 for the 2 night pre cruise program) or on May 23 (to arrive on May 24 for the included 1 night pre cruise program).

You are responsible for beverages (except when included in accommodations events), shore tours, casino gambling, shopping and gratuities to ship and Singles Travel International Concierge ($15 per day). Cabin incidentals such as laundry, phone calls and internet access are also at an additional cost and all items will appear on your final billing statement at the end of the cruise. You may also be charged a delivery fee, imposed by our vendors for special delivery of documents including international and expedited documents.

Absolutely. Our site is so popular that we guarantee to find a roommate for you or the single cabin is on us! In order to take advantage of our offer, you must be paid in full by January 25, 2022. Guarantees are based on the lowest priced category. Upgrades are charged the full single rate less the lowest share credit if no equal match is found.

Of course, single cabins are available at an additional rate assessed by Royal Caribbean. Even after the cut-off date, we get so many calls that finding a roommate is easy. So please let us know if you are interested when making your booking.

Our guarantee is based on the lowest inside cabin share rate. If you opt for a higher category and we are unable to match in that category, you are responsible for the difference to move a member into your cabin to make a match. You may also opt to take your own cabin at that time for the single cabin rate. Assessments are made at final payment date, or January 25, 2022.

Roommate matches are based on the same sex, general age range and smoking preference whenever possible, but not guaranteed. Singles Travel International reserves the right to make any match up until day of cruising, including roommate changes once onboard 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 roommate-match guarantee. Chances are excellent that we’ll find you a match, but if no match is 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.

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.

Of course not. You will be pleased to find out that nearly 90% of our guests on every cruise sign up and have never met anyone before joining the group. In 28 years, we have perfected the singles cruise experience. It is paramount that our guests meet each other right away and have opportunities to mingle every day.

From the moment you board the ship, our Singles Travel International Concierge is waiting to meet you at our Hospitality Desk or Welcome Event. Our first evening begins with a private welcome aboard cocktail party followed by daily activities both onboard the ship as well as in each port. We dine together each evening in an open seating arrangement so that you have a chance to meet as many people as possible.

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 Singles Travel International 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.

We also invite you to join our 50+ singles community when you are not on the road, before and after your vacation @ www.SingleLife.Today.  Membership is free and when you upgrade to Premium, you’ll save $1000s of dollars on Your Own Space™.

All meals are served either buffet style in a restaurant located on an open deck such as the pool deck or full service in the main dining room at set times referred to as early and late (or first and second) seating. Singles Travel International hosts the Breakfast Club each morning in one of the 2 locations, which are determined via your Singles Travel International Concierge once onboard and advised to you each day via our weekly program.

We reserve late (second) seating for the entire group for dinner. Late (second) dining is generally served at 8:00 p.m. and varies by cruise line. If you desire to dine at early (first) seating, please let our reservation specialist know at the time of booking. Note that on most cruises, the majority of our guests choose late (second) seating and by selecting early (first) seating, you may be dining with a smaller group of our guests or perhaps none at all. All dining requests are confirmed once onboard, not in advance and are at the discretion of the cruise line.

In addition, there are generally several a la carte and themed restaurants with and without a fee. Singles Travel International reserves tables of 8 for every night. You may sign up for those options and, therefore, enjoy these restaurants in the company of other singles once onboard the ship.

Yes, there are hairdryers in each cabin. Electrical current is 110, which is the US standard. If sharing a cabin, we recommend bringing along a power strip so that you both may recharge phones, cameras and add additional items such as a curling iron.

May is a great time of year to visit the Eastern Mediterranean. Temperatures are comfortably warm, the sun is bright, and the crowds are far fewer than in July and August.

Since we will be traveling through different zones, the weather will, of course, change. But expect daily temperatures in the low-to-mid 70s throughout Greece and Israel, with evening temps dipping a bit: mid-60s in Greece to high-50s in Israel.

A light jacket will be perfect for those evening dips in temperature.

It is best to drink bottled water. 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 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 on the ship has been purified.

A passport is required for travel to Greece, Italy and Israel. Be sure to confirm that your passport is current and will be valid at least six months after your return date. 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.

No visas are necessary for US citizens.

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

There is no baggage limit onboard ship.

Currently, most airlines will allow you to check one bag weighing up to 50 pounds, 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.

Freestyle Cruising is not too dressy, not too casual. We call it “resort casual”; you’ll call it being on holiday. When you’re ready for dinner, it’s collared shirts and pants or nice jeans for men. Slacks or jeans, dresses, skirts and tops are perfect for women. If you want to dress up and add a little glamour when you dine out, go for it. Singles Travel International members generally add a little class to any venue!

Swimwear, T-shirts and shorts are not allowed in the restaurants after 5:30 pm. An exception will be made with respect to shorts in the buffet and outdoor restaurants. Presentable jeans may be worn in restaurants in the evenings with the exception of a designated “dress up” restaurant. Daytime wear is casual and comfortable for touring/shopping.

Evenings aboard the ship are sometimes cool due to the air conditioning, so a coverup is essential if you tend to get cold easily.

Packing Tips: Take only what you need; don’t over pack. Save room for souvenirs and purchases. Pack flat and full to avoid wrinkling. Bring wardrobe basics; mix and match around one or two colors. Don’t pack anything valuable, fragile or perishable. Label your luggage with an outside tag, and place an identification card inside each suitcase.

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

– A happy-go-lucky attitude
– 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.
– Travel journal/notepad and reading material.
– Small, basic sewing kit with a few extra buttons. Remember to pack scissors in your checked bag!
– Photography Equipment
– 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 hotel in Rome is European, so bring an adapter/converter.

Travel Insurance is not mandatory, but, based on our experience, we highly recommend it. 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 recommend that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency evacuation and repatriation. We also strongly recommend that the policy cover 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.

The currency used in Italy and Greece is the Euro; and the currency is Israel is the Israeli New Shekel. For up to date exchange rates, visit www.xe.com.

Many locations will accept major credit cards, but for incidentals and small vendors, you will need some local currency. The least expensive way to get local currency is through local ATM machines (for internationally accepted ATM cards). Simply make sure you alert your bank that you will be traveling internationally so they don’t flag the transaction as suspicious. ATM machines are usually conveniently located in large cities, but are limited in smaller towns and rural areas.

Your credit card will be accepted to settle your bill onboard the ship, 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 can 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.

 

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends updating all routine booster shots for travel almost anywhere. 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. 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.

You may be able to use your own phone plan if you add an international calling package before you depart. Both AT&T and Verizon offer a flat-fee $10/day international plans that you can use exactly as if you were home! Well worth it!

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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