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What if you could combine the laid back, casual atmosphere of barefoot sailing with the classy touches of one of the finest small, luxury cruising yachts with 16 sails!?  Now, add access to intimate, off-the-beaten-track stops in the Leeward Islands, no crowds and chef inspired cuisine.  

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Sail away on the Star Flyer and discover the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean for a New Year’s Eve Singles Cruise to remember!

Our singles cruise aboard the Star Flyer, reflecting its proud heritage in every inch of its polished brass and gleaming brightwork. Step aboard this unique vessel and discover a new age of sail, where the traditions of the past are happily married to the comforts and amenities of the present day. Star Flyer is a modern cruise ship in every way, created for luxury-loving singles who also love the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships.

Life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like traveling on a private yacht (a capacity of only 170 passengers!). You’ll never feel confined on Star Flyer, with spacious, air conditioned accommodations, expansive teak decks with ample space and, not one, but two swimming pools! Our laid back sail is casual, yet classy, and not structured like a big ship experience.

We strongly encourage all our members to check the latest travel recommendations by the US State DepartmentCDC and air carriers to review the latest information for travel risks in order to make an informed decision about their travel safety.  See our FAQ section for more information.

Inclusive Features of our Singles Sailing Adventure:

  • 7 Nights Double or Single Cabin Accommodations on Star Flyer on one of 3 Decks/6 Cabin Categories – Note: cabin sizes are 130 sq. ft. or less except Owner’s Suite at 221 sq. ft. BOOK EARLY for best selection!
  • Port Stops all Around the Exotic Leeward Islands of St. Maarten; Nevis; Iles des Saints (sailing race with Royal Flyer); Dominica; Iles des Saints; Guadeloupe; Antigua;  and St. Barts
  • Air Conditioning and Private Bathroom with Shower in Every Cabin
  • Enjoy 3 Meals Daily in an Air Conditioned Dining Room, Featuring Chef Inspired, International Menus from the far corners of the earth
  • Sample Breakfast: Fresh Tropical Fruits and Crisp Bacon, Grilled Sausage, Smoked Salmon and Omelettes Cooked to Order
  • Sample Lunch: Marvelous Seafood Buffet, Salads and Grilled Favorites or Festive Outdoor Barbecue on Shore
  • Sample Dinner: 4 Courses (with choices) of the Chef’s Finest Culinary Presentations Designed to please the eye and the palate
  • Massage area/room on the Sun Deck
  • Learn the Ropes, Hoist the Sails, Take a Turn at the Wheel and Enjoy Classes on Knot Tying, the Stars, or Navigation.
  • Climb the mast (with safety harness provided) to one of the passenger lookout crows-nests and get the most spectacular view ever!
  • Meet the Captain & Officers: Open Bridge and Educational Lectures

Now add the Exclusive Singles Travel Features:

    • Pre-Cruise Package in Philipsburg, Saint Maarten, to ensure we don’t miss the boat!
    • 1 Night Single or Double bedded accommodations at Holland House Beach Hotel (or similar*)
    • Group Transfer from hotel to the Star Flyer on December 26, 2021
    • Breakfast (1)
  • Singles Travel International Professional Concierge commitment to an exceptional member experience assures that you get the most from your cruise experience.
  • Customized weekly Activities Calendar exclusive to our group!
  • Camaraderie of Adventurous Singles who Enjoy the Finer things in Life
  • Roommate Matching Saving You Lots of Money!
  • Breakfast Club each morning
  • STI Signature Experience! Enjoy a Sailing Excursion from One of the Leeward Islands!
  • Welcome Aboard Ice Breaker Party with Complimentary Open Bar and Hors d’oeuvres (may occur on 2nd or 3rd day of our cruise)
  • Complimentary Glass of Wine with Dinner Every Night
  • Singles Activities Every Evening Including Port Parties When Possible (Dance Clubs, Meet the Locals, etc.
  • Complimentary Watersports Program: Water-skiing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Sunfish Sailing and Snorkeling.
  • 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
  • Meetup in each port for Independent Members to get together before going ashore
  • Virtual Pre-Trip Get-Together to plan shore excursions, parties 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
  • Port Charges, Government Fees And Fuel Surcharges Of $235 Are Included In Our Fare
  • STI 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

 

* PRE CRUISE ROOM ACCOMMODATION MUST MATCH CRUISE ACCOMMODATION: If you reserve a Share & Save on the cruise, your Included Pre-Cruise Package must also be a Share & Save. If you book a Single accommodations on the cruise, your Included Pre-Cruise Package will also be Your Own Room.

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

Sat, Dec 25:  Philipsburg, St. Maarten – 1 Night Pre Cruise Package Arrivals
Sun, Dec 26:  Philipsburg, St. Maarten – Board the Star Flyer!       4:00 P.M.  Party Begins!
Mon, Dec 27:  Charlestown, Nevis (12:00 – 5:00p)
Tues, Dec 28 :  Star Flyer meets Royal Clipper South of Iles des Saintes, and the two ships race together to Cabrits, Dominica  (11:30a – 6:00p)
Wed, Dec 29:  Terre-de-Haut, Iles des Saints  (10:00a – 6:00p)  
Thurs, Dec 30:  Deshaies, Guadeloupe  (9:00a – 4:00p)
Fri, Dec 31 :  Falmouth Harbour, Antigua  (7:00a – 6:30p)
Sat, Jan 1:  Gustavia, St. Barts  (11:00a – 10:00p)
Sun, Jan 2:  Philipsburg, St. Maarten (7:00a)
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The weekly program of entertainment for us to enjoy is as follows. See the list below. Program may vary on site and is at the discretion of the crew. Watch this space for a complete listing of optional excursions.

What is there to do on board?

As little or as much as you wish. This is your home away from home for the week, so you may sunbathe, jump off and swim or float, kayak, read, socialize, party, dance, lead, follow, participate in group games, steer the ship, enjoy sailing related classes, sleep on deck under the stars, play board games, exercise, or just sit and take in the beauty of the ship, listen to the wind in the rigging and the waves lapping against the hull. You are the master of your day! This is not a “if it’s 1 p.m., there’s bingo in the Lido” kind of an experience. Come prepared to be interesting and interested.

Are there water sports included?

STI provides for a complimentary watersports program – water-skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sunfish sailing and snorkeling.

How will we spend our time ashore?

Most of the day is spent in port exploring the Windward Islands of the Caribbean. Excursions and activities vary from island to island. Hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, island tours, beach BBQ’s, sunbathing on pristine beaches, hikes, nature preserves and more.

Be sure to read our FAQ tab for even more details.

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

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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 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 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 date.

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 in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, on December 25, 2021, with a night in a Philipsburg hotel; the cruise ends in Philipsburg on January 2, 2022.  Therefore the trip is 8 nights/9 days.

 

A deposit is due at time of reservation, and final payment is due on August 11, 2021.

We’ve made paying your balance online as easy as 1-2-3! You’ll be able to see your balance directly within your STI 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 August 11, 2021, 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 (submit to service@singlestravelintl.com) and are subject to the following terms:

*NO RISK DEPOSIT! A full refund will be given for any cancellations made prior to August 11, 2021, less a $75.00 future trip credit.

*After August 11, 2021 – any cancellations or “no-shows” – 100% penalty.

Allow 30 days for a refund as suggested by our vendor and subject to change at any time. All refunds will be made via company check.

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.

You can arrive in Philisburg at any time on Saturday, December 25, 2021, and transfer to the hotel on your own. Check in is at 4:00 pm, but you can drop your luggage with the hotel staff to be stored securely until your room is ready should you arrive earlier.

Your transfer to the ship on December 26 from the hotel is included in your package!

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. Your credit card on file will automatically be charged.

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.

If you plan to arrange your own flights, we recommend flying in to St. Maarten (SXM) at any time on December 25, 2021, and departing after 12:00 PM, from St. Maarten (SXM) on January 2, 2022. Please note, transportation to SXM from the port will take roughly 15 minutes.

 

We recommend flying in to St. Maarten (SXM) at any time on December 25, 2021, and departing after 12:00 PM, from St. Maarten (SXM) on January 2, 2022. Please note, transportation to SXM from the port will take roughly 15 minutes.

 

STI offers one-way group transportation on cruise dates, for $49 each way, which may be purchased on our Price and Options tab.

Please provide your flight schedule to us no later than 30 days prior to departure so that transfers may be arranged.

Taxis cost approximately $30 USD each way from the airport to the hotel. ALWAYS CONFIRM THE PRICE WITH YOUR TAXI DRIVER BEFORE BEGINNING THE TRIP.

All members who participate in the pre-night stay in Philipsburg will be transferred to the ship together in time to check in and enjoy the Welcome-aboard party at 4:00 PM on December 26. Boarding is from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, and all members MUST be aboard by 6 p.m.

Port Location: Philipsburg
Port Name: Port St. Maarten
Address: Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Sint Maarten

Port Agent: Pioneer Shipping
Port Agent Phone: +1 721 520 0555

Our cruise does not include airfare, transfers, extra hotel nights before and after the cruise and shore excursions. You are responsible for alcoholic beverages (except when included in STI events), meals not indicated in itinerary, incidentals such as laundry and phone calls, gratuities to STI staff ($15 per day) and Star Flyer crew members. The approximate gratuity is $11 USD per day, which is pooled by the entire Star Clipper crew.

Aboard the ship, you’ll set up an on-board account with a credit card to charge onboard purchases such as bar tab and shore excursions to your cabin. The currency onboard Star Clipper ships is the Euro. Your onboard account is billed in Euros and charges are made by a European bank.  Therefore your credit card company may assess fees to convert your charges from Euro to USD.  We recommend that you bring a “no fee” credit card for international transactions.  Many banks offer this option. Your final bill may be paid with cash (USD or Euros), travelers’ check or credit card (Discover not accepted).

The currency used throughout most of our cruise is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (ECD) . The Euro is used in St. Barts. Your credit card will be accepted to settle your bill onboard the ship, as well as in major shops and restaurants ashore.

Prepare by verifying with your credit card company whether or not they have an international conversion fee. Some allow charges with no fee, others charge up to 3% per transaction.

We generally recommend $300-$500 to members based on their lifestyles. Most charges such as cocktails, excursions and and tips for the crew are able to be placed on your shipboard account and charged to your credit card. Allow for shopping in port and any off ship dining.

A passport is required for cruise travel to the Caribbean. 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, U.S. guests may contact the State Department Passport Office in their 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.

Never pack your passport or other important documentation in your checked luggage!

Absolutely!  Our site is so popular that we guarantee to find a roommate for you or the single cabin is on us! 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. In order to take advantage of our offer, you must be paid in full by August 28, 2021.

Of course, single cabins are available at an additional cost, assessed by Star Clippers. 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, August 28, 2021.

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 roommate 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.

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.

Star Flyer offers spacious accommodations and expansive teak decks with ample space. In fact, you’ll find that this ship offers more outdoor space per passenger than most conventional cruise ships.

The décor of Star Flyer is reminiscent of the grand age of sail. Antique prints and paintings of famous sailing ships please the eye, while teak and gleaming mahogany rails are richly reminiscent of Star Clippers’ proud nautical heritage.

All Star Clippers ships feature open-seating dining in an elegantly appointed dining room, our convivial indoor-outdoor Tropical Bar and Piano Bar, and an Edwardian style library where a Belle Époque fireplace glows with a warmth that reflects the friendliness and enthusiasm of Star Clippers’ hospitable officers and crew.

Each cabin is an ensuite upon itself with your own private bathroom. While cabins vary in size, location and price, all include many important comforts:

– Private Shower with ample, fresh, hot water*
– Private Bathroom Facilities with full size toilet*
– 110-volt U.S. current for electric devices
– Sufficient wardrobe space including under bed storage for luggage and lots of hooks to hang clothing and towels.
– Daily Steward Service and nightly turn-down service
– Television, DVD player, phone, thermostat control, private safe, hair dryer
Public Space Includes:

– Air Conditioned Dining Room with Sea Views from Every Table
– 2 outdoor swimming pools (dipping)
– Observation Lounge
– Piano Bar
– Tropical Bar
– Library

No! Just relax and laze about and leave the sailing to Star Flyer’s professional crew. But if you wish to learn the ropes, the crew is more than happy to have you help hoist the sails, take a turn at the wheel and even enjoy classes on knot tying, the stars, or navigation.

Climb the mast (with safety harness provided) to one of the passenger lookout crows-nests and get the most spectacular view ever!

As little or as much as you wish. This is your home away from home for the week, so you may sunbathe, jump off and swim or float, kayak, read, socialize, party, dance, lead, follow, participate in group games, steer the ship, enjoy sailing related classes, sleep on deck under the stars, play board games, exercise, or just sit and take in the beauty of the ship, listen to the wind in the rigging and the waves lapping against the hull. You are the master of your day! This is not a “if it’s 1 p.m., there’s bingo in the Lido” kind of an experience. Come prepared to be interesting and interested.

Yes! A Complimentary Watersports Program Includes Water-skiing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Sunfish Sailing and Snorkeling. Equipment is provided by the cruise line on a first come, first served basis.

 

Most of the day is spent in port exploring the ports of call. Excursions and activities vary from port to port. Hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling, island tours, beach BBQ’s, sunbathing on pristine beaches, hikes, and so much more. Most landings will be dry.

Excursion prices are subject to change at any time but generally cost $50 and up. STI will provide a sneak peak before you depart. All options are purchased onboard, not in advance, and billed directly to your shipboard account.

Yes. Coffee, tea and juices are available at all meals on a complimentary basis.

Singles Travel International has also included a Welcome Aboard Ice Breaker Party with Complimentary Open Bar and Sumptuous Hors d’oeuvres (on our 2nd or 3rd night on the cruise) as well as a Complimentary Glass of Wine with Dinner Every Night!

Smoking is permitted in designated areas at the Tropical Bar and on Sun Deck. Candles, matches and lighters may never be used in your cabin.

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 27 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 is waiting to meet you at our Hospitality Desk or Welcome Event. Our first evening begins with a 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.

As a travel club, matchmaking is not our focus. We offer an opportunity for single travelers to see the world in the company of other singles and do not guarantee ratios or ages. Our vacations are specifically designed for Baby Boomers and active travelers with an average age range of 50-70. We generally have a ratio of 60/40, women to men. Ages listed on our page are not restricted. They are simply used as a guideline.

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.

We encourage our members to complete their personal profiles including a photo. Knowing who’s on the trip in advance makes socializing before and during your vacation easier and more fun.

Our winter getaway will feel just right compared to snow, ice and sub-zero temps back home!

Temperatures average 81 degrees annually. During December through April, days may reach 90 degrees with nights in the 80 degree range, while July through October is the coolest time with temperatures in the low to mid 80s with warm, intermittent rain showers.

Seasickness is seldom a problem on large sailing vessels. The wind in the sails prevents much of the rolling motion that may cause sea sickness. If you are prone to motion sickness or have experienced seasickness in the past, consult your doctor for a patch, an appropriate medication or natural remedies. Make sure to take your medication prior to sailing or feeling ill, or it may not be effective.

STI notes that ginger used as an ingredient in many of the local dishes was a plus for keeping us from getting an upset stomach.

Currently, most airlines will allow you to check 1 bag, weighing up to 50 pounds as well as a carry-on and a personal item such as a purse or briefcase for free. Please check with your air carrier for up-to-the minute regulations and fees for checked baggage.

Note: Pack light! We recommend a soft sided or duffel type bag due to limited space in your cabin. There are no safes in the cabins, so leave those valuables at home.

This week is super relaxed, no formalities! Don’t forget a light jacket or sweatshirt for night breezes when star gazing. If you plan on hiking don’t forget a pair of sneakers or hiking boots, otherwise, bare feet and sandals are all you’ll need. The sun is stronger down in the islands, so make sure you use a stronger sunscreen than you’d use at home. If you must doll up and need to have your hairdryer and curling iron, electricity onboard is standard US 110 volts. Also bring, your contract of passage/Confirmation from STI, passport and picture ID. Don’t forget your costume for our THEME NIGHT!

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, including prescription medications and travel documents. Label your luggage with an outside tag, and place an identification card inside each suitcase.

My Packing List: We highly recommend that you bring the following items.

– An open minded attitude and a ready smile!
– Soft sided duffle bag for easy storage and easy access (may be stored under your bed).
– Light jacket or long sleeve shirt for evenings on deck star gazing.
– Tevas or deck shoes for onboard (or barefoot).
– A pair of sneakers or hiking boots
– Sunglasses, sun block, sun hat or visor. Sun is much stronger on the water than on land, even when temps are cooler.
– A pair of binoculars.
– Light rain gear.
– Bug spray and Benadryl cream.
– Toiletries: all your daily essentials and a toiletry bag with hook for hanging.
– Drinking Swag (based on your personal needs):  keep drinks cool or hot with a Travel Coffee Cup with lid, Travel water bottle, Beer Coozie, Turvis (insulated) glass, small collapsible cooler.
– Beach towel if desired, not necessary. Pareo wrap for ladies.
– Be the life of the party! Being glow in the dark party favors.
– 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.
– Power strip for all your gadgets – most cabins have only one outlet.
– 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: Bring a sufficient supply of batteries and extra memory chips.

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.

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

You may be able to use your own phone plan if you add an international calling package before you depart, generally (check before departure). Data packages are also a great idea to add to your plan if you wish to stay connected on social media. 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!

There are direct dial phones in each cabin aboard the ship, but charges are generally $10 per minute. Internet cafes are available in some ports, not all.

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 have your family 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.]

For the most up-to-date information on vaccinations, please visit the CDC website: CDC

Although STI 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.

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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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What Our Members Are Saying

I had a wonderful time sailing on the recent Singles Sailing Adventure! It was awesome to hear Amazing Grace played every day when the sails were hoisted as we set sail for another port destination. The food was excellent. There was plenty of opportunity for scuba, snorkel, or just touring the islands. Thank you so much for the great adventure.

Fotolia_58389435_Subscription_Monthly_M_04    Carl A.
    Cambridge, NY

It was amazing! I had a little of everything one could ever want on my first vacation ever! The greatest people were in our group, and the Avalon Night in Miami before meeting on the cruise really helped to make everyone comfortable with each other; as if we've known each other for a long time. What I felt made STI stand out from the rest is that it's about people - not about getting mates, but developing friendships, memories and real foundations, nothing superficial. AWWW GREAT!!! I will be going again with you all - Hugs, and again, thank you so much for all you did to get us together and made it a blast to remember.

Fotolia_58389435_Subscription_Monthly_M_04    Elizabeth D.
    Boca Raton, FL