Venice to Monte Carlo on Crystal Serenity
September 19 - 28, 2013 (9 Days)
Taormina's medieval treasures, Sorrento's stunning views, the monuments of Rome and Florence's artistic wonders...Italian dreams indeed.
Joint Medical/Dental CME Seminar
Book by June 30, 2012 to receive $1,000 PER PERSON Additional Credit!
Book in category PH-CP and receive FREE BUSINESS CLASS AIR!!
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How to Enroll
To enroll in a PES CME Travel Program, you can call our office and provide the necessary information over the phone. Or, you can download an enrollment form and either mail or fax in the completed form with a deposit.
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The Crystal Serenity
The readers of Conde Nast Traveler consistently vote Crystal Serenity the number one cruise ship in the world. At 68,000 tons and capable of serving 1,070 guests, Crystal Serenity maintains one of the highest space-per-guest ratios at sea.
All Inclusive Highlights and Points of Distinction:
The Crystal Experience has become an all-inclusive experience. In addition to our already generous amenities, you'll also enjoy complimentary gratuities, fine wine, premium spirits, and free Business or Economy air on all cruises.
■FREE Roundtrip Economy air from most major US Gateways
■FREE Roundtrip Business Class Air for Penthouse (PH-CP)
■Additional Savings for Crystal Society Members
■Six Star Service: Skillful crew hired based on attitude, ensuring the most genuine, friendly, award-winning service in the industry
■Perfect Choice Dining in the Crystal Dining Room or specialty restaurants – Nobu Matsuhisa's Silk Road and Sushi Bar, Piero Selvaggio's Prego, or 24–hour room service
■Fine wines, premium spirits, and beer throughout the ship
■Open bar service in all lounges
■All non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, specialty coffee drinks, soft drinks, fresh juice and afternoon tea service
■Early embarkation luncheon and welcome champagne
■Pre-paid gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff throughout the ship
■One of the highest space-to-guest ratios in the industry
■Penthouse Service includes private Butler
■Professional Education Society private cocktail parties
■CME Seminars by in-country professionals and distinguished members of Professional Education Society
About the Seminar - Planned Topics:
Exploring The Mediterranean Healthcare Model
Eat, Drink & Be Healthy!
■The Mediterranean Diet: Impact on Health
■Prevention of Chronic Illness
■Lifestyle & Longevity: Updates & Challenges for the HC Professional
■Integrative Approaches to Health & Wellness
■Eat, Drink & Be Healthy!
■The Triple Threat to Disease: Flavanoids, Resveratrol , & Theobromine
Day Date Port Arrive Depart
Thu Sept 19 Venice, Italy (overnight) Embark pm
Fri Sept 20 Venice, Italy 4:00 PM
Sat Sept 21 Kotor, Montenegro 2:00 PM 12:00 PM
Sun Sept 22 Cruising the Adriatic Sea
Mon Sept 23 Taormina, Sicily 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tues Sept 24 Sorrento, Italy 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Wed Sept 25 Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy 7:00 AM 9:00 PM
Thur Sept 26 Florence / Livorno, Italy 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
Fri Sept 27 Porto Venere, Italy 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Sat Sept 28 Monte Carlo, Monaco 8:00 AM
Getting lost in Venice can be a truly delightful experience. The place of dreams and enchantment, this romantic city will live long in your memory. Laced together by a string of 400 intricate bridges, Venice is legendary for its labyrinthine network of canals. A whimsical stroll through the city can lead one to a hidden world of ornately decorated piazzas and shops. As you explore colorful marketplaces and busy town squares, marvel at a priceless legacy of Baroque architecture. Admire the richness of St. Mark's Basilica and the lavishness of the Palazzo Ducale.
The town is splendid for both its ocean views and medieval Old Town. You'll see fortifications dating from the 9th century; the Church of Saint Ana dating from the 12th century; the Church of Saint Luke from the 13th century; the Church of the Healing Mother of God from the 15th century; the Prince's Palace from the 17th century; and Napoleon's Theatre from the 19th century. The stylish gates, enticing flights of stairs and inviting squares, all accessed via a maze of narrow lanes will make you fall in love with Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Nature and history have made Sicily a land of striking contrasts. Its unique geographic position made the island vulnerable to attacks by foreigners, while also making it a meeting place of Mediterranean civilizations, a bridge between the East and West. The picturesque little town of Taormina enjoys a beauty comprised of light, color and sea. Taormina has no middle tones, no grays and no muted shades. Lying on a short terrace of the coast and dripping off the shoulders of the enormous Mount Etna, Taormina embodies the essence of Sicily.
As your ship approaches the Sorrento Peninsula, delight in craggy cliffs draped with flowing pink blossoms. Renowned for its serene way of life, this romantic port exudes a special magic. Its dramatic bluffs and surrounding flowered hills bid travelers welcome to a town overflowing with charm and character. It is easy to relax in this languid southern Italian atmosphere. The sensational Amalfi Coast and the haunting ruins at Pompeii are among the region's highlights.
Civitavecchia, located 90 minutes away is the Eternal City of Rome, is noted for its fine seafood and attractive monuments. Steeped in 2,500 years of history, Rome was for many centuries the center of Western civilization. It was both the focal point of the Roman Empire and of Christendom. Landmarks such as the Coliseum, Forum, Pantheon, Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Spanish Steps are reminders of the legacy of its rich past.
The gateway to Italy's Tuscan region and many spectacular sights; including the extraordinary Leaning Tower of Pisa, the charming medieval village of Lucca, the lovely hill town of San Gimignano and the timeless city of Florence. No place is as imbued with such grace, dignity, serenity and history as is Florence. This city's wealth of architectural and artistic treasures includes works by Raphael, da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo. Truly Florence, cradle of the Italian Renaissance, is one of the world's most enticing cities.
This idyllic medieval town with its breathtaking natural beauty is the southernmost town on the walking trails connecting the five villages that make up the famous Cinque Terre, or five lands. Though not officially a part of the Cinque Terre, Porto Venere should be, and perhaps it would be if it weren't for its slightly removed location. With its sweeping views, brightly-colored houses, terraced gardens and three small islands — Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto — sitting prettily just off its rocky promontory.
Monaco is an ancient principality steeped in rich and colorful history. Its proud monarchy is presided over by Prince Albert, who assumed the throne after his famed father Prince Rainier died in 2005. When gazing on its modern skyline, it is hard to imagine that Monaco endured a turbulent past. Monaco covers less than one square mile and is known primarily for its Grand Casino.
Stateroom and Penthouse Details:
Serenity's New Look: Classic Modern
Following a $25 million redesign, Crystal Serenity emerges with a sophisticated look blending Hollywood glamour and Fifth Avenue elegance. All staterooms include 24–hour complimentary in-stateroom dining; 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, your choice of pillows, plush duvets and feather bed; remote control flat screen television and Blu-ray Player; Wi-Fi access; lavish room amenities including Frette bathrobes, slippers, two hairdryers and an umbrella; shower, bathtub, double sink, makeup mirror and a telephone in the bathroom; queen or twin-sized beds, depending on preference; direct–dial ship–to-shore phones and personal voice mail and cell phone service at sea; large closets with shoe rack; telephone system with private voice mail and automated wake-up call; and personal safe.
Penthouse categories PH, PS, and CP offer the same amenities as the staterooms and, in addition:
■Personal butler service
■Jacuzzi tub and separate shower
Stateroom and Penthouse Pricing:
Book by June 30, 2012 to receive $1,000 per person "Book Now Fare Savings"!*
Category Regular Fares Book Now Fare*
(Air & Cruise) Cruise Only
Crystal Penthouse with verandah – CP $25,680 $24,680 $21,080
Penthouse Suite with verandah – PS $15,130 $14,130 $10,530
Penthouse with verandah – PH $12,465 $11,465 $7,865
Deluxe Stateroom with verandah – AA $8,225 $7,225 $5,525
Deluxe Stateroom with verandah – A $7,765 $6,765 $5,065
Deluxe Stateroom with verandah – B $7,495 $6,495 $4,795
Deluxe Stateroom with verandah – C $6,795 $5,795 $4,095
Fares are per person based on double occupancy in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy and do not include port, security and handling charges of $370.
(*) Book Now Fares include FREE Economy Class air from major gateways if you are booked in category C-AA. Fares include FREE Business Class air from major gateways if you book a PH or higher. Economy Class air is included for categories C-AA or a cruise-only air credit of $1,700 is available. Business Class air is included for categories PH-CP or a cruise-only air credit of $3,600 is available. Business air applies to Trans-Atlantic flights only. Free Air is available from the following gateways only: Atlanta (ATL), Baltimore (BWI), Boston5 (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas/Ft Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami1 (MIA), Minneapolis (MSP), New York2 (JFK), Newark3 (EWR), Orlando (MCO), Philadelphia4 (PHL), Phoenix (PHX), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), Tampa (TPA), Washington (IAD), Montreal (YUL), Vancouver (YVR), Toronto (YYZ). Air add-ons for other gateways are available from Crystal Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada. Air routing, scheduling, and carrier selection are at the discretion of Crystal Cruises.
(*) Book Now Fare Savings must book by June 30, 2012 to receive savings of $1,000 per person.
Pay in full by March 23, 2013 for an additional 2.5% cruise savings.
Crystal Society savings do apply and are per person based on double occupancy. Fuel surcharges may be added at anytime to defray fuel cost increases, even if the fare has been paid in full. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice.