August 2014: Exciting ports, luxurious ship,
bridge lessons and play!
TWO-FOR-ONE FARES PLUS BONUS SAVINGS (Limited Time Offer)
ALL-INCLUSIVE: GRATUITIES INCLUDED, COMPLIMENTARY FINE WINES AND SPIRITS,
FREE DINING IN SPECIALTY RESTAURANTS
London to Hamburg
August 31-September 9, 2014
Crystal Cruises' Symphony
London, Guernsey, Bordeaux (overnight), Amsterdam (overnight), Hamburg (overnight)
From just $2940 per person
Includes bridge program, private events, fine wines and spirits throughout the ship, complimentary dining in specialty restaurants, prepaid gratuities
You must book through Alice Travel to participate in this Program.
It couldn't get much better than this. A fabulous itinerary, 3 leisurely overnights in ports, and 2 uninterrupted days at sea.
Crystal Cruises' Symphony is a stunning ship, the sailing is "all-inclusive", and it's the perfect time of year to visit Europe.
Call Alice Travel if you need more information. Our travel consultants will be happy to arrange flights and pre- and post-cruise stays.
Eddie Kantar is one of our most entertaining and beloved teachers. Combining wit and wisdom, he's a treasure.
Author of over 30 bridge books, he also contributes regularly to the ACBL Bulletin, Bridge World, Bridge Today, and OKbridge. A renowned player, Eddie has won two World Championships, a dozen National Championships, and countless Regional and Sectional titles.
• Private cocktail party with Eddie and Yvonne
• Two-hour daily bridge lecture, duplicates, evening social bridge
• Optional pre- and post-cruise luxurious hotel programs
• Two-for-one fares plus additional “Book Now” savings
• Prepaid gratuities for housekeeping, bar, and dining staff
• Complimentary fine wines and spirits throughout the ship
• Free dining in specialty restaurants at no additional charge
Aug. 31 - Depart London/Dover, England. For centuries, Dover has been a symbol of England’s royal fortitude. The port’s legendary White Cliffs have long been a welcomed landmark for seafaring travelers. Arrive early and spend time visiting London’s legendary sights including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Parliament Square, Whitehall and the fashionable West End...just 80 miles from historic Dover.
Sept. 1 - Guernsey/St. Peter Port, Channel Islands. Charming Guernsey, a mere 25 square miles in size, offers a host of enticing visitor attractions. Although geographically closer to France, it has remained staunchly British through the ages. Today, its diverse culture reflects the best of both worlds. Pastel-colored houses rise layer upon layer behind St. Peter Port, the island’s picturesque main town. Beyond, you discover a wealth of activities centering around goldsmiths, silversmiths, wood carvers and clockmakers.
Sept. 2 - cruising the Bay of Biscay
Sept. 3 and 4 - Bordeaux, France. Bordeaux was at one time France’s richest community and largest port. It is second only to Paris as the country's most densely populated city. Today it is best-known for its glorious châteaux, mouth-watering cuisine and incomparable wines. It is surrounded by the world’s most famous vineyards including Médoc, St-Emilion, Pomerol, Graves and Sauternes. Crystal’s sojourn in this world-renowned wine capital is bound to please even the most discerning bon vivant.
Sept. 5 - cruising the English Channel
Sept. 6 and 7 - Amsterdam, Netherlands. Amsterdam is a beautifully preserved city with quaint architectural styles, priceless art treasures and welcoming people. Many of its wondrous highlights are located within the five concentric canals that gird the city’s older neighborhoods and business districts. Whether cruising its waterways or visiting its exquisite galleries and museums, you will discover a wealth of fascinating sightseeing opportunities. A short drive away, characteristic towns preserve their traditional Dutch ways with intricate national costumes,sturdy wooden shoes and purposeful windmills.
Sept. 8 - Hamburg, Germany. Hamburg is often called the Green City. In fact, as much as 22% of the cityscape is graced with historic gardens and inviting parks. Hamburg is also a water city, boasting a location on the Alster and Elbe, with a network of waterways and bridges that rivals Venice. Indeed, 8% of the city is water, and Hamburg has more bridges than the famed Italian city. Few places in the world offer sailing and boating in the middle of town. Add first-rate shopping, world-class theatrical and musical events, and historic architecture, and you have a truly extraordinary city with innumerable ways to pass the time.
Sept. 9 - disembark Hamburg
Aboard Crystal Cruises' Symphony:
On a Crystal Cruise you’re in a private world of casual, easy-paced luxury. Crystal has been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel & Leisure Magazine for an unprecedented 15 years in a row! The Crystal Symphony features a lavish Feng Shui-inspired spa, extensive exercise facilities, complimentary golf, yoga and Pilates instruction. The Computer University@Sea offers 24-hour e-mail and internet access, as well as hands-on instruction. You’ll enjoy award-winning cuisine in the Crystal Dining Room, the intimate Vintage Room, Silk Road and the Sushi Bar, and Prego—the Italian specialty restaurant. The Crystal Casino is always alive with activity and shows are top-notch. There’s plenty to amuse and delight when you're not playing bridge or enjoying the sights.
Two-for-One Savings + Bonus Savings,
Complimentary Wines & Spirits, Gratuities Included
|*Prices shown are per person based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Port, security and handling charges of $380 pp are additional.
Note: In the event that Eddie Kantar is unable to travel and/or attend scheduled functions for reasons beyond the control of Alice Travel, Alice Travel will not be liable, and no refunds for such inability to travel or attend functions and events will be owed by Alice Travel. Applicable cancellation penalties will apply. Alice Travel will attempt to provide a lecturer of equal caliber.