About The Jewels of Arabia & India

Bucket list, bucket list, bucket list!  Our 12 night Celebrity cruise of the Indian and Arabian Oceans offers us the opportunity to visit Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Oman, the Beaches of India and the Taj Mahal.

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Dubai is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. A bustling microcosm, peacefully shared by cultures from all corners of the world, and although rooted in Islamic tradition, it’s an open society where it’s easy for newcomers and visitors to connect with myriad experiences.  Oman is the obvious choice for those seeking out the modern face of Arabia while wanting still to sense its ancient soul. With so much natural beauty, Oman and Muscat may well be on your “favorite” lists affect your cruise. Our journey is rounded our with nearly a week in India when adding our pre cruise package including the Taj Mahal.  Immerse in exotic and mysterious cultures of the old world with singles your age, making new friends and enjoying the experience together.

Inclusive Features of our Cruise:

  • 12 Nights Inside, Oceanview or Verandah Accommodations Aboard Celebrity Cruise’s Constellation.
  • Treat yourself and upgrade to Celebrity’s “Concierge Class” –  There are over 50 amenities for you enjoy. Click here for details!
  • Extensive WiFi capabilities and connectivity for cell phones
  • Full-size, flat-screen TVs in every stateroom
  • 6 Sumptuous Meals Daily in the Grand Restaurant
  • Dining Boulevard – Offers an Assortment of Dining Options Including Sushi on Five and Cafe al Bacio and the Gelateria
  • Alternative Restaurants Ocean Liners ($50 Per Person) & Tuscan Grille ($45 Per Person)
  • 24 Hour Complimentary Cabin/Room Service
  • Cova Cafe – Serves Fine Wine, Coffee, Tea and Desserts From the Pasticceria Confetteria Cova in Milan, Italy.
  • Michael’s Club – A Piano Bar Offering a Sophisticated Atmosphere With Fine Music and a Distinctive List of Aperitifs
  • Martini Bar
  • Elemis AquaSpa™ – Offers a Number of Health and Beauty Services Including Hydrotherapy Facilities, French-Spa Hand and Foot Treatments, as Well as Massages with Aromatic Oils.
  • 2 Pools and 4 Jacuzzis
  • State-of-the-Art Show Lounge
  • Casino with Slots, Blackjack, Roulette & Poker
  • Captain’s Complimentary Cocktail Party and Gala Dinner

Exclusive Singles Travel Features:

  • ONBOARD CREDIT OF UP TO $300PER PERSON*
  • STI CONCIERGE TEAM PERSONALIZED ATTENTION
  • OPTIONAL, ALA CARTE SPECIALTY DINNER & SHOW RESERVATIONS COORDINATED ONBOARD BY STI CONCIERGE SO THAT YOU DINE & PLAY WITH OTHER SINGLES
  • WELCOME ABOARD ICE BREAKER PARTY WITH COMPLIMENTARY BON VOYAGE DRINK
  • BREAKFAST CLUB EACH MORNING
  • COORDINATED ACTIVITIES FOR MEMBERS OF OUR GROUP 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) – 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.
  • SINGLES ONLY SEATING (LATE – 8:30 p.m.) IN THE DINING ROOM – REQUEST EARLY AT TIME OF BOOKING
  • FAREWELL PARTY
  • MEETUP IN EACH PORT FOR INDEPENDENT MEMBERS TO GET TOGETHER BEFORE GOING ASHORE
  • OPTIONAL & PRIVATE SINGLES ONLY TOURS IN EVERY PORT- To Be Announced Very Soon – We are partnering with Celebrity to create unique excursions just for STI members!
  • PORT CHARGES, GOVERNMENT FEES AND FUEL SURCHARGES OF $470 ARE INCLUDED IN OUR FARE
  • SPECIAL ATTENTION FROM EXPERIENCED, PROFESSIONAL, SINGLES TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL CONCIERGE**
  • GREAT TIMES WITH MATURE SINGLES IN YOUR AGE RANGE!

*Applies to Oceanview and higher: $300 OBC for single occupancy, shares each earn $150, which is split once onboard ship. Drink package is valid on oceanview and higher categories and both parties in the cabin must purchase.

**Minimum of 20 guests required. If no director, a guest will be designated as a leader to coordinate the first day’s activities. Inclusive features are subject to revision 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

Thursday, Nov 22:  Delhi, India: OPTIONAL TAKE ME TO THE TAJ PACKAGE BEGINS – Expand to See Full Itinerary
Friday, Nov 23:  New & Old Delhi, India – Touring
Saturday, Nov 24:  Delhi to Agra – Taj Mahal Sunset: OPTIONAL ABU DHABI PACKAGE BEGINS – SEE PRICE MY TRIP FOR DETAILS
Sunday, Nov 25:  Taj Mahal Sunrise, Agra to Delhi
Monday, Nov 26:  Fly Delhi-Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Tour, Board the Constellation by 6:00 p.m. OPTIONAL PRE CRUISE PACKAGE ENDS/CRUISE BEGINS
Tuesday, Nov 27:  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 7:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov 28:  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov 29:  Muscat, Oman 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, Nov 30:  Cruising the Arabian Sea
Saturday, Dec 1:  Cruising the Arabian Sea/Indian Ocean
Sunday, Dec 2:  New Mangalore, India – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, Dec 3:  Goa (Mormugao), India – 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec 4:  Bombay (Mumbai), India – 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec 5:  Cruising the Arabian Sea
Thursday, Dec 6:  Cruising the Arabian Sea
Friday, Dec 7:  Khasab, Oman – 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday Dec 8:  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 5:00 a.m.
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Important Air Schedule Notice: For cruise only, be sure to schedule your arrival prior to 1:00 p.m. in Abu Dhabi (AUH) on November 26. Flights home on December 8 should depart Abu Dhabi after 10:30 a.m.  Itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of Celebrity Cruises without compensation. Singles Travel International is not responsible for the consequences of any changes.


November 22-26, 2018 

Our 4 Night Pre Cruise Package Includes:

  • 4 Nights Accommodations in 4 Star Hotels in Delhi (3) & Agra (1)
  • Company of other Single Travelers
  • Welcome Get-Together with optional Thanksgiving dinner in Delhi on November 22
  • Meals: Full, Hot Daily Breakfast (4)
  • Round-trip Transportation and Touring Delhi to Agra
  • Round-trip Airport Transportation in Delhi
  • Full Day City Tour Old & New Delhi
  • Full Day Tour from Delhi to Agra with Sunset at the Taj Mahal 
  • Full Day Tour from Agra to Delhi with Sunrise at the Taj Mahal 
  • Half day Tour of Abu Dhabi Including Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Transfer to the Millennium on Sunday
  • English Speaking Guides
  • Baggage Handling
  • Hotel Taxes
  • Personal Services of our STI Concierge (10 Minimum)

Note that guests must make the reservation with STI in order to participate in group activities in Delhi. Bookings made directly with the hotel do not qualify and fees will apply to join group activities.

Day-to-Day Itinerary 

Day 1: Thursday, November 22

Arrival into Delhi, India (DEL) and transfer to the The Piccadily New Delhi and the remainder of our day is at leisure to rest up for our tour the following day.

Overnight The Piccadily New Delhi

Day 2: Friday, November 23

Enjoy breakfast at our hotel, included in our tour package, before we embark on a full-day tour of New and Old Delhi.

First, drive along Rajpath – the capital’s broadest avenue. Along the way we will see Parliament House, a low, circular structure that covers more than five acres of land. You will also see Rashtrapati Bhawan, the President’s Palace, which is the official residence of the president of India. We will also see India Gate, a 138- foot-high, arch-shaped structure that stands at the eastern end of Rajpath. It is inscribed with the names of 85,000 Indian Army soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. Below burns the Amar Jawan Jyoti, the Eternal Flame, in tribute to all martyred soldiers of India. The Amar Jawan Jyoti was lit after the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War.

Next, proceed to Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s widowed queen, Haji Begum, in the sixteenth century. Architecturally it is the forerunner of the world-famous Taj Mahal. We’ll also have a chance to visit Qutab Minar, a soaring, 238-foot-high stone tower, which was built by Qutab-Ud-Din Aibak in the twelfth century. At its base is the Quwwat-Ul Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India. A twenty-three-foot-high iron pillar, which was built in the fourth century, stands in the courtyard of the mosque. After viewing Qutab Minar, we move on to Birla Temple, which is one of the major landmarks of New Delhi. The temple, built in 1939, is dedicated to Vishnu and enshrines almost all the deities of the Hindu pantheon. Later, we’ll return to our hotel to rest and relax or pursue independent activities.,

Later, tour Old Delhi, including the seventeenth-century walled city of Shahjahanabad. We visit the Red Fort, or Lal Quila as popularly known among locals. Its thick, red-sandstone walls bulge with turrets and bastions that have withstood the ravages of both time and nature. Within the walls lie halls of public and private audience, domed and arched marble palaces, plush private apartments, a mosque and elaborately designed gardens. Even today, Lal Quila remains an impressive testimony to Mughal grandeur. Its magnificence leaves many awestruck and breathless.,

Later, take a walk through Chandni Chowk, the old marketplace of Shahjahanabad, which is now a picturesque bazaar. It consists of many narrow lanes that are crowded with shops selling everything from authentic Indian food and clothing to electronics.

Next we visit the Raj Ghat, a memorial that is erected on the site where Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Indian nation, was cremated. We will also view the Ashoka Pillar, which is a magnificent, fourteen-foot-high structure that was created in the third century.

Overnight The Piccadily New Delhi

Day 3: Saturday, November 24

Enjoy breakfast at our hotel, included in our tour package, before our drive from Delhi to Agra.

Agra – Half day city tour

Visit Agra Fort, a large, red-sandstone structure built by the famous Mughal Emperor Akbar in AD 1565. It houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and many other noteworthy structures. We will also visit the magnificent Taj Mahal. Built by Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal, the monument is made of brilliant white marble and is a fine example of symmetry, balance of design and traditional inlay work. As we tour the famed landmark we will have an opportunity to enjoy its changing hues as it is bathed in the warm glow of sunset.

Taj Mahal Sunset Tour

Enjoy a sunset visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal. Built by Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal, the monument is made of brilliant white marble and is a fine example of symmetry, balance of design and traditional inlay work. As we tour the famed landmark we will have an opportunity to enjoy its changing hues as it is bathed in the warm glow of sunset.

Overnight at the Radisson Blu Hotel Agra

Day 4: Sunday, November 25

Enjoy an early breakfast at our hotel. Check out and verify that your bags are tagged and ready to go.

Agra – Taj at Sunrise

Experience a sunrise visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal, presenting a unique visage from any other time of day as it welcomes the rising sun. Built by Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal, the monument is made of brilliant white marble and is a fine example of symmetry, balance of design and traditional inlay work.

Agra – Delhi drive

Our ride back to Delhi will be filled with wonderful memories.  On arrival back in Delhi, we check in at our hotel and enjoy an early dinner (optional) before turning in for our 9:00 a.m. flight to Abu Dhabi.

Day 5: Monday, November 26

Enjoy an early breakfast at our hotel. Check out and verify that your bags are tagged and ready to go.  We’ll transfer together to the airport  for our flight to Abu Dhabi.  On arrival, we’ll be met and begin out 3 hour tour before we continue to the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal to board the Celebrity Constellation.


 

FAQs

Once you make your online reservation, an STI reservation specialist will contact you to review and recommend additional services. Depend on them for assistance with airfare, proper protection, pre and post tour services. Once that step is complete, you will receive a final invoice from us confirming your reservation details.

**REVIEW** your invoice and the FAQ page very carefully and advise if any changes need to be made.

**SOCIALIZE** Say hello to your fellow travelers on the chat!

**ADD** our educational and exciting pre cruise package including a sunrise and sunset visit to the Taj Mahal!

**UPLOAD** a COLOR copy of your passport to us within 7 days of your reservation (within 24 hours if reserved after August 21, 2018). Note that your passport must be valid for 6 months from your return date.

Click here to upload to our secure folder.

**VISA** required for entering India when you join our Pre Cruise “Take me to the Taj” package. See more on our FAQs.

Your “Final Vacation Details & Meetup Information” including transportation and how to meet up with the group will be posted here 14 days prior to trip start date. Questions? Email us at service@singlestravelintl.com.

The cruise departs from Abu Dhabi (AUH) on November 26, 2018 and ends in Abu Dhabi (AUH) on December 8, 2018. Therefore the cruise is 12 nights/13 days.

However, when departing the US, you must depart on November 25 in order to arrive on November 26.

Add our Taj Mahal Package from November 22-26 for the ultimate immersion and bucket list check off, making your vacation 16 nights/17 days.

Choose from an incredible array of beers, spirits, cocktails, liqueurs, frozen drinks and wines by the glass up to $9 per serving. This package also includes a 15% discount on all wines by the bottle. Includes all standard package items as well. This package normally sells for $55 per day ($660) so you save $440 with STI!  Click BOOK NOW to add the drink package today.

Inclusions subject to change by Celebrity Cruises at any time.

VODKA

  • Absolut
  • Absolut Flavors
  • New Amsterdam
  • Russian Standard
  • Smirnoff
  • Stolichnaya
  • Stoli Flavors

GIN

  • Beefeater
  • Bombay Original
  • Gordon’s

TEQUILA

  • Cazadores Blanco
  • Cuervo Silver
  • Don Julio Blanco

WHISKEY (BOURBON, CANADIAN, IRISH, AND SCOTCH)

  • Canadian Club
  • Dewar’s White Label
  • Famous Grouse
  • Jameson
  • Jim Beam
  • Johnnie Walker Red
  • Monkey Shoulder
  • Seagram’s 7
  • Seagram’s VO

RUM

  • Bacardi & Flavors
  • Bacardi Oakheart Spiced
  • Captain Morgan
  • Kraken Black Spiced
  • Malibu Coconut
  • Myer’s Dark
  • Wray & Nephew

CORDIALS & COGNACS

  • Campari
  • Cointreau
  • Galliano
  • Goldschlager
  • Hennessy VS
  • Kirsch
  • Kahlua
  • Licor 43
  • Martell VS
  • Novo Fogo
  • Ouzo
  • Pimms 1
  • Sambuca Romana
  • Southern Comfort
  • Tia Maria

BEERS

  • Alaska Brewing (Alaska Sailngs)
  • Amstel Light
  • Boddington’s
  • Bud & Light
  • Coors Light
  • Corona & Light
  • Dos Equis
  • Franziskaner
  • Heineken & Light
  • Kirin & Light
  • Miller Lite
  • Moretti
  • Newcastle Ale
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • Red Stripe
  • Sam Adams
  • Strongbow Cider

WINES

Enjoy a large selection of wines by the glass from around the world.

Examples include: California Chardonnay, Washington Merlot, Malbec from Argentina, and Rioja from Spain.

    NON-ALCOHOLIC

  • Can and fountain soda selections
  • Fresh and bottled juices
  • Premium coffees and teas
  • Non-premium bottled water

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 August 21, 2018. A reminder will be emailed to you 7 days prior to due date and your card will automatically be charged. Reservations are accepted after August 21, full payment will be automatically charged at time of reservation and penalties will apply.

**Money Saving Tip:**
While onboard your current cruise, make a reservation for the next cruise and earn valuable shipboard credits ranging from $50 – $200 USD. You may select one of our future sailings from the list provided by our Travel Director/Concierge, make the reservation onboard and Singles Travel International will pick up your reservation when you return home. See the Future Cruise Sales representative aboard your next cruise for details and to make your reservation.  STI fees will apply in addition to the cruise line price and range from $120-$300 based on the length of the cruise and our expenses to create our enjoyable, singles only program.

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 $100.00 ($350 total if adding Take me to the Taj package) plus credit card charges will apply in addition to other penalties listed below.

*Between August 21 and September 28, 2018 – $600 penalty applies.

*Between September 29 and November 2, 2018 – 75 % penalty applies.

*After November 2, 2018, 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.

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.

Schedule your arrival prior to 1:00 p.m. in Abu Dhabi (AUH) on November 26. Flights home on December 8 should depart Abu Dhabi after 10:30 a.m.

We encourage that! After all, you are traveling afar to see some of the most scenic and interesting places on the planet. Why miss out on anything?

We offer 2 options; a 4 night/5 day pre cruise tour of Delhi and Agra with the Taj Majal and 1/2 day tour of Abu Dhabi or a 2 night, pre cruise package in Abu Dhabi with 1/2 day tour of Abu Dhabi.  Both groups will join together on a tour of Abu Dhabi and the Sheikh Zayed Mosque before boarding the Constellation.

To access our options, simply click “Book Now”, make your selections and check out.

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 without paying an equivalent fee to the rest of the group that made the reservation with STI. NOTE: Your credit card on file will automatically be charged.

You are responsible international airfare, ground transportation between airport/hotel/ship, beverages (except when included in STI events), shore tours, casino gambling, shopping and gratuities to ship and STI staff ($10-$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.

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 August 21, 2018. Of course, single cabins are available at an additional rate assessed by Celebrity Cruises. 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, 90 days prior to departure.

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 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 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.

STI offers a pre cruise stay in Abu Dhabi the night before your cruise or our bucket list, pre cruise package in India to include a sunrise and sunset visit of the Taj Mahal! See the Price My Trip or Book Now Buttons for details and to make your reservation.

Not taking either of our packages? We’ll meet you onboard the ship and meeting details will be provided in your final document email sent 14 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 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 without paying an equivalent fee to the rest of the group that made the reservation with STI. NOTE: Your credit card on file will automatically be charged.

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.

If you choose to reserve the cruise only and manage your own flights, 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 of $110 (subject to increase at any time before final payment is made). Schedule your arrival prior to 1:00 p.m. in Abu Dhabi (AUH) on November 26. Flights home on December 8 should depart Abu Dhabi after 10:30 a.m.

Embarkation and cabin check-in is at 12:00 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 Team.

**_Cellar Masters_**
Inspired by the vineyards of Napa Valley, Cellar Masters brings to life the experience of a global wine tour as you learn about and taste a large variety of wines from around the world. Discover new wines, receive recommendations and enrich your knowledge of the world of wine.

**_
Tuscan Grille Restaurant_**
The ultimate grill experience at sea is what you’ll find at Tuscan Grille, our sophisticated steakhouse and specialty restaurant. Savor fine Italian wines and panoramic views along with your Caesar salad, made tableside.

**_
Café a Bacio_**
With ocean views and a central location, this European coffee house offers a selection of specialty coffees, tasty liqueurs and freshly baked pastries. The adjacent Gelateria offers a variety of Italian ices and gelatos prepared with an artistic touch.

**_
Reflections Lounge_**
Sophisticated new design and décor enhance the Reflections Lounge on Deck 11. It’s the perfect place to dance the night away or chat with new friends.

**_
Crush_**
A cozy alcove off the Martini Bar, this is the place to relax around an ice-filled table while you sample caviar and vodka pairings well into the night.

**_
Bistro on Five_**
Simplicity at its succulent best, the Bistro on Five features a variety of delicious sandwiches, salads, crepes and desserts for both lunch and dinner. The light, fresh fare is complemented by an airy design and wonderful ocean views.

**_
Martini Bar_**
Inspired by the cool grace of ice, snow and water, the Martini Bar boasts an ambiance unlike any other, exemplified by its sleek, frosted main bar. The bartenders always put on a good show with their own personal spin on mixing and serving.

**_
Ocean Liners Restaurant_**
This unique restaurant will whisk you back in time to an era of post-war jubilance and the romance of transatlantic ocean liners of yesteryear.

**_
Aquaspa®_**
Relax in our impressive AquaSpa and let us transport you to a whole new world with treatments inspired by rituals from exotic cultures. Discover a state of complete tranquility as you experience a luxurious spa afloat.

– Ship Facts
Passenger Capacity: 2,034 double occupancy
Gross Tonnage: 91,000
Length: 965′
Max Beam: 105.6′
Draft: 26′
Cruising Speed: 24 knots
Inaugural Date: May 12, 2002 (Completed revitalization in May 2010)

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 25 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 STI Concierge Team is waiting to meet you at our Hospitality Suite. Our first evening begins with a private, welcome aboard 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.

Start meeting your cruise mates online today. Send personal messages or post to the chat to get your trip plans in order and see who else is cruising with you!

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.

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.

The electrical prongs in India and Abu Dhabi will require adapters and a converter.

In the United Arab Emirates the power sockets are of type C, D and G. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

In India the power sockets are of type C, D and M. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

  • You need a power plug adapter.
  • You also need a voltage converter.
  • Be extra careful with certain appliances because of the difference in frequency.

Click here to view and purchase an adapter for your trip.

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 STI Travel Director/Concierge once onboard and advised to you each day via our Daily STI Program. We reserve late (second) seating for the entire group for dinner and use a round robin seating plan. Guests are assigned a place for the first night and then may sit with whomever they’d like, at any one of our group tables, for the balance of the cruise. Late (second) dining is generally served at 8:30 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 ala carte, themed restaurants with and without a fee. Singles Travel International will take reservation requests for tables of 8 during our Welcome Aboard meeting. You may sign up for those options, and therefore enjoy these restaurants in the company of other singles, once onboard the ship.

If you would like to dine early, please make your request at time of reservation. Note that we will accommodate your request but the majority of our members dine at second seating.

Abu Dhabi and Dubai have hot, dry and windy conditions year round, but the cooler November temperatures of around 18°C (64 F) to 31°C (87 F) mean there’s very little humidity. There’s also very little rainfall, just 0.2 inches expected over the entire month. Weather-wise, November is considered one of the best times to visit Dubai. Weather in Oman is similar on the same peninsula.

Southeast India (during our cruise) will tend to be a bit more warm with mid day temperatures reaching low 90s and high 70s in the evening. While in Agra and the Taj Mahal, expect 68 F just after sunrise and 78 F at 7 p.m., comfortable temps for lingering to photograph the sunrise and sunset.

 

A passport is required for all travelers to United Arab Emirates and the destinations on our cruise. Be sure to confirm that your passport is current and will be valid at least six months after your departure (June 10, 2019). If you do not have one or need a new one, contact the State Department Passport Office in your area immediately or US guests may visit their website by clicking here.

We recommend that you also make copies of your passport and driver’s license, in case of loss, and carry them with you on your trip separate from your original documents.

No visa is required for US citizens to travel on our cruise.  All non-US citizens are responsible for obtaining a visa if required whether on the cruise only or on our pre cruise package. 

However, if you plan to join us for our pre cruise package in India, a visa is required. U.S. citizens seeking to enter India solely for tourist purposes, and who plan to stay no longer than 60 days, may apply for an electronic travel authorization at least four days prior to their arrival in lieu of applying for a tourist visa at an Indian embassy or consulate.  Please visit the Indian government’s website for electronic travel authorization for additional information regarding the eligibilities and requirements for this type of visa.  Without the electronic travel authorization visas are not available upon arrival for U.S. citizens. If you do not have a valid passport and visa you may be denied admission. Make sure that your passport is valid until June 10, 2019 and has 4 blank pages (US passports–excluding pages 22, 23 and 24) which are not accepted as visa pages.

 

 

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.

We are visiting at the best time of year for dry, sunny days and recommend summer attire. We anticipate that the lowest temps will be in the low 70s but may reach 90 in south east India near the beaches,

As always, for traveling, we recommend that you pack layers with 3 main colors and accessories. Start with pants and shorts and a few t-shirts, add a light sweater or sweat shirt and then a water/wind proof jacket with a hood, just in case. Comfortable walking shoes are a must with extra socks in case you get wet. Following these basic guidelines will get you through any of your days in South America.

Celebrity has overhauled “Formal Night” with a modern luxury reboot. Say goodbye to Formal Night, and hello to Evening Chic. It’s your time to shine—your way. Get glamorous. Get chic. Be sophisticated. Now, on up to two nights on every cruise, Evening Chic activities have been introduced, and Evening Chic attire has replaced Formal attire. While dressier than Smart Casual, Evening Chic is intended to be less dressy than Formal attire.

Women should feel comfortable wearing:
• A cocktail dress
• Skirt, pants or designer jeans with an elegant top

Men should feel comfortable wearing:
• Pants or designer jeans with a dress shirt, button-down shirt or sweater
• Optional sport coat or blazer

Evening Chic means that you may get glamorous and be sophisticated in your own way. If you would like to still wear a tuxedo or formal gown on Evening Chic nights, you absolutely should.

Any cruise 6-nights or shorter will feature one Evening Chic night. All other nights of the cruise will feature Smart Casual attire.

Smart Casual attire may be enjoyed every other night of your cruise.

Women should feel comfortable wearing:
• Skirt, pants or jeans with a casual top

Men should feel comfortable wearing:

• Pants or jeans with a sport shirt that has sleeves

Note: T-shirts, swimsuits, robes, bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps and pool wear are not allowed in the main restaurant or specialty restaurant at any time. Shorts and flip-flops are not allowed in the evening hours. The dress code will be enforced at all restaurants. And guests are asked to follow the Smart Casual or Evening Chic dress code in the Celebrity Theater for all evening performances. The daily program, delivered to your stateroom and available at the Guest Relations Desk, will be your guide to the correct attire each evening.

Daytime wear is casual and comfortable for touring/shopping. As the temperatures are cooler in Japan late summer/early fall, it is wise to bring along a jacket. Plan for layers and bring rain gear, just in case!

Evenings aboard the ship are sometimes cool due to the air conditioning, so a cover up 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 good, comfortable pair of broken-in walking shoes.
– A pair of binoculars.
– A pair of shoes for restaurants (loafers, sandals, etc).
– 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. Sun is strong during the summer.
– 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, Neosporin or other anti-bacterial medication.
– Travel alarm clock with illuminated face, especially for guests in an inside cabin.
– Electrical adapters and converter for hair appliances, electric shavers
– Power strip for charging multiple items during your cruise; limited # of outlets
– 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 film and extra batteries. If you are bringing a digital camera, you should bring extra memory chips. If you have a Polaroid, the instant photos can be excellent for cultural exchange, and you can leave a memento of your visit with newfound friends.

There is a modest dress code for the Mosque, a place of prayer and where Islamic values are to be respected. Heed the following during your visit.

* Women should have scarves covering their hair, a long dress and long sleeve top, not low in neckline, transparent or clingy or wear a shaila and abaya which will cover you fully. Rentals are available on site.

* Men should not wear shorts at all. Long pants and shirts are acceptable.

* Do not smoke.

* Never enter a mosque in shoes. Remove shoes and leave them in a safe place if provided, if not put in a tie bag and keep at your side.

* Do not eat or drink

* Do not take photos of people without their permission. It is not allowed.

* Men are not allowed in areas of the women’s section where women pray.

* Do not walk in front of people praying.

* Silence your cell phone.

*Do not talk loudly.

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, if you have not received your quote within 3 days.

The currency used throughout our cruise is the US Dollar. Your credit card will be accepted to settle your bill onboard the Constellation 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.

In port, we will be required to use the local currency as follows and change may be made a.) in advance of your trip using Travelex (save $5 on your first order), or b.) upon arrival in each port using an ATM. Be sure to notify your bank that you plan to travel and where to avoid any stops on your card while you are shopping. Finally, c.) all airports have an exchange after you exit customs but the rates are usually highest here. Grab what you need to get to your hotel and exchange more later once in town or able to use an ATM.

India: Indian Rupee
Oman: Rial
United Arab Emirates: UAE Dirham

Two specific websites to verify rates are: xe.com and money.cnn.com/markets/currencies.

Major credit cards are widely accepted in ports and we recommend Visa and MasterCard as many locations do not accept American Express or Discover.

 

No. 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 document, posted to the FAQ tab 14 days prior to departure, will include phone contact numbers for the Solstice and our hotels. We suggest you leave a copy of this with your family.

Check with your cellular provider for details about international call and text plans.

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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