(Ladies, I posted this on my other group and space is still available...Please email me if you are interested in going :)
I've been saying to myself that I want to travel more and start seeing the world but something always get in the way...mainly work. Well, I decided that 2014 will be the year that I start traveling a lot. I went to Spain 2 years ago and had the best time of my life and the funny thing is Spain was never on my travel radar. I loved it so much that I decided that's where I want to retire one day (in a fabulous chateau of course lol). Well I was in the process of planning a trip back there when one of our members suggested this cruise and it's THE BOMB!. Check out the Itinerary (I'm already packed lol):
May 17th: Fly out from NYC (at night)
May 18th: Arrive in Barcelona, Spain...Ship takes off at 5pm
May 19th: Provence (Marseilles), France from 9am-6pm
May 20th: Villefranche (Nice), France from 7am-7pm
May 21st: La Spezia (Florence/Pisa), Italy from 7am-7pm
May 22nd: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy from 7am-7pm
May 23rd: Naples (Capri), Italy from 7am-630pm
May 24th: Cruising at Sea
May 25th: Barcelona, Spain at 6:00am
Liberty At Sea
On this ship, you can surf on artificial waves while sailing on the actual ocean. The 3,634-passenger Liberty of the Seas have ice-skating rinks (for passenger use and professional shows), mini-golf courses, whirlpools, a big water park., an adults-only Solarium pool to relax, or take boxing lessons in a full-size ring. There's also restaurants, spas, a fitness center, clubs and much, much more.
There are tons of off shore excursions that we can do (either as a group or solo if you prefer). Some of them includes visiting Pompeii, visiting Monserrat (I've been there before...fabulous!!!!) sightseeing, hanging out on the French Riviera, Visiting Herculaneum and much more. These are not included in the cost of the trip.
Cost and Payment
The cost of the trip is approx. $2,400. I say approximately because the cost of the air might change depending on when you book. When I checked with Royal Caribbean they said it was $1300 for the air alone. Unfortunately Royal Caribbean is not like Carnival that will hold the air for us and put us on a plan :(...I will look around for cheaper flight for us but I feel safer going with them because I like to book everything through one company. If however I find us a lower ticket, we will go with that. The price is for double occupancy. If we have enough people and you guys want to do triples or quads, we can do that too but its not a significant difference in price. This price also includes our transfers.
$250 deposit is due asap. This is nonrefundable. The cruise balance is due March 1st.
We need to book our air ASAP so that the price doesn't get higher. There is no deadline for this but after the deposit is in, I will keep you all posted on our flights info. We can also check for cheaper rates as a group.
And that's it dolls...Remember this is a trip of a lifetime. The price may seem a little high but think about it..7 days, 3 countries and all of your meals are included!!!! I paid the exact same amount just to go to Spain for 6 or 7 days and went through an additional $1200 just for meals, train tickets and light shopping (and I do mean light!). I'm super excited and I can't wait. Let's start seeing the world ladies!!!