Group posted: 6/26/2019

ROME TO DUBAI ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS CruiseTOUR aboard Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas

11/27/2019 - 03/20/2020

22-day CruiseTOUR from $2,899 with $499 LOW-cost AIR!

GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS... So Much Included! LOW-cost Air from $99, Most Meals, Cancellation Travel Protection, Escorted, MORE!

GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS PRESENTS

ROME TO DUBAI ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS

aboard Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas

 

Rome Pre/Post Tour ~ Messina, Sicily ~ Naples, Italy ~ Athens, Greece ~ Santorini, Greek Isles ~ Rhodes, Greek Isles ~ Two Day Suez Canal ~  Petra & Aqaba, Jordan ~ Muscat, Oman ~ Khasab, Oman ~ Dubai Pre/Post Tour~ Optional 7 / 8 Day Pre/ Post Tour Best of Italy

 

SO MUCH Is Included! ~ LOW-cost Air Add on Cities from just $499 ~ FREE Travel & Cancellation Travel Protection PLUS Cancel For ANY Reason option ~ FREE Meal Package ~ FREE Escorted Experience ~ And so much more!

 

22 Day ROME TO DUBAI ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS CruiseTOUR from just $2,899. LOW-cost Air is available from Many USA cities!  This amazing trip is a GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS EXCLUSIVE and SO MUCH is Included! You will fly (LOW-COST AIR) to Rome (and return from Dubai) or reverse. Your leisurely paced CruiseTOUR features your comprehensive Trip Cancellation & Interruption Travel Protection with an option for Cancel For ANY Reason (FREE TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN) and already free to make this a worry-free vacation. All Transfers are included (FREE TRANSFERS) in Italy & Dubai.  

 

Enjoy an exciting 17 Day cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas. Best of all no need to worry about planning meals as you enjoy Breakfast & Dinner daily (FREE MEAL PACKAGE) while in Italy & Dubai.  Experience a 2-night Rome pre/post stay with sightseeing PLUS breakfast/dinner daily AND a 2-night Dubai pre/post stay with sightseeing PLUS breakfast/dinner daily. You can even add an optional 6-day or 7-day pre/post tour of Best of Italy. This is the ONLY 2019 & 2020 departure so we recommend you act fast!
 

ITINERARY..............................................
 

TRIP ITINERARY: Departs November 27, 2019

 

Day 1 | Fly USA Overnight Transatlantic Flight to Rome

Fly from Select USA cities to Rome

 

Day 2 | Arrive Rome

Arrive in Rome.  You are transferred from Rome airport to your hotel when Golden Anchor Trips has arranged your air.  Upon arrival you check into your first class (3 star) Rome hotel, Relais Argentina (or similar). You may upgrade to deluxe (4-star city center) Hotel Palladium Palace (or similar). Tonight, enjoy dinner in Rome.  

 

Day 3 | Rome & Rome Sightseeing

Breakfast is included this morning. Today enjoy a tour of this amazing city.  Enjoy the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the ancient Forum and much more. In the Eternal City of Rome, Italy you can explore some of the world's most famous churches, monuments and fountains: the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain (toss a coin in the fountain to ensure your return). Sip cappuccino at a cafe in a piazza or window-shop among the high-fashion boutiques of Via Condotti. Rome is served by the port city of Civitavecchia, located approximately 50 miles away.  The afternoon is at your leisure for the pursuit of any of these attractions. Tonight dinner is included.

 

Day 4 | Rome & Board Jewel of the Seas

Breakfast is included this morning. Today you transfer to the Civitavecchia pier.  Board Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas for a 16-night cruise. SPECIAL PERKS including On Board Credit, Dining Upgrades, Beverage Packages, Free On-Board Gratuities may be available.  Your travel agent can assist you with details.

 

Day 5 | Cruise: Messina, Sicily

11 am - 7 pm. Situated on the western shore of the strait bearing its name, this port is the gateway to Sicily. Messina's principal attractions include the Duomo, its adjoining bell tower and the local museum on the northern outskirts of the city. Train-ferries, car-ferries and hydrofoils make the connection across the Strait of Messina to Reggio Calabria on the Italian mainland, with excursions available to Taormina, Mount Etna and the mainland.

 

Day 6 | Cruise: Fun day at sea

 

Day 7 | Cruise: Athens, Greece

7 am - 7 pm. Piraeus is the port to Athens -- the birthplace of Western civilization. The first stop on most excursions is the Parthenon on the hill of the Acropolis. The Acropolis also is the site of the Propylea, the Temple of the Wingless Victory, the Erechtheion and the Acropolis Museum. A drive down Syngrou Avenue offers an impressive view of the Arch of Hadrian and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. The National Archeological Museum houses a rich collection of antiquities.

 

Day 8 | Cruise: Santorini, Greek Isles

7 am - 7 pm. Santorini embraces all that has made the Greek Islands legendary -- splendid beaches, unparalleled architecture, dramatic cliffs and quaint villages. Ride a donkey up the trail to the city of Thira or take a cable car. The views from Thira, set atop a ledge overlooking the sea, are stirring. Most ships allow just enough time here to wander the streets, admire the churches and browse the shops and cafes.

 

Day 9 | Cruise: Suez Canal

The Suez Canal runs 100 miles between the sand dunes of the Sinai Peninsula and the Nile River delta. Cruise ships often dock toward the canal's north end at Port Said, a gateway to Cairo. From the port of Safaga at the south end, passengers are offered shore excursions to the ancient city of Luxor, where Tutankhamen was entombed.

 

Day 10 | Cruise: Suez Canal

A second day in the Suez Canal.

 

Day 11 | Cruise: Petra & Aqaba, Jordan

7 am - 8 pm. Named for the Greek word meaning "rock," Petra was a flourishing trade center in ancient times and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore on foot or horseback the 2,000-year-old structures built into soaring salmon-pink sandstone. The Nabataeans, the civilization that built Petra, also were expert hydraulic engineers, as evidenced by channels carved into the rock that prevented flood damage and helped store water during droughts. Archaeologists from all over the world continue to excavate the Hellenistic temples, tombs and theaters, as only one percent of the city is believed to have been "discovered." Aqaba -- Jordan's Red Sea port and resort town -- boasts ancient sites as well as spectacular coral reefs.

 

Day 12 | Cruise: Fun day at sea

 

Day 13 | Cruise: Fun day at sea

 

Day 14 | Cruise: Fun day at sea

 

Day 15 | Cruise: Fun day at sea

 

Day 16 | Cruise: Fun day at sea

 

Day 17 | Cruise: Fun day at sea

 

Day 18 | Cruise: Muscat, Oman

7 am - 5 pm. The capital of Oman touts itself as one of the cleanest cities in the world. Installed on the rocky shoreline are three forts built during the Portuguese occupation of the country in the late 1500s. Cultural attractions include an aquarium displaying native specimens, the history-heavy Oman Museum, the National Museum and the Sultan's Armed Forces Museum. You could spend an entire day touring the fish market and shopping in the souk. Be sure to catch a glance of the sultan's palace at nighttime.

 

Day 19 | Cruise: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2 pm - overnight on ship. The chief port and commercial center of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is a cosmopolitan yet exotic city. Wander the stalls of the traditional bazaars, called souks, where you can bargain for gold jewelry, Persian and Afghani rugs and more. Gold is a particularly good buy here. A guided city tour may take in the Dubai Museum, housed in the Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai's oldest building, and the Juneira Mosque, Dubai's most-photographed structure (particularly beautiful after dark when it is illuminated). Other excursions can include four-wheel-drive adventures in the desert, visits to Bedouin camps, an opportunity to ride a camel, or a cruise around Palm Island, the expansive development project on Dubai's coast.

 

Day 20 | Cruise: Disembark ship  & Dubai

Today you disembark the ship and enjoy 2 nights in Dubai.  Upon arrival you check into your first class (3 star) Dubai hotel, Rove Downtown Dubai (or similar). You may upgrade to deluxe (4-star city center) Villa Rotana Hotel (or similar). Tonight, enjoy dinner in Dubai.  

 

Day 21 | Dubai & Dubai Sightseeing

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dubai including the famous sights of Palm Island, the world’s tallest hotel and much more.  The afternoon is at your leisure to explore. Tonight a farewell dinner is included.

 

Day 22 | Dubai & Fly to USA

Breakfast is included this morning.  Transfer to the Dubai hotel when Golden Anchor Trips arranged your air.  Fly home to the USA with many wonderful memories of your trip between Rome and Dubai.

 

TRIP ITINERARY: Departs March 20, 2020

 

Day 1   | Fly USA Overnight Transatlantic Flight to Dubai

Day 2   | Arrive Dubai

Day 3   | Dubai & Dubai Sightseeing

Day 4   | Dubai & Transfer to Jewel of the Seas

Day 5   | Cruise: Khasab, Oman

Day 6   | Cruise: Muscat, Oman

Day 7   | Cruise: Fun day at sea

Day 8   | Cruise: Fun day at sea

Day 9   | Cruise: Fun day at sea

Day 10 | Cruise: Fun day at sea

Day 11 | Cruise: Fun day at sea

Day 12 | Cruise: Fun day at sea

Day 13 | Cruise: Petra & Aqaba, Jordan

Day 14 | Cruise: Suez Canal

Day 15 | Cruise: Suez Canal

Day 16 | Cruise: Rhodes, Greek Isles

Day 17 | Cruise: Athens, Greece

Day 18 | Cruise: Fun day at sea

Day 19 | Cruise: Naples, Italy

Day 20 | Cruise: Disembark ship & arrive Rome

Day 21 | Rome & Rome Sightseeing

Day 22 | Rome & Fly to USA

 

BEST OF ITALY PRE & POST TOUR

Pre/Post Tour - BEST OF ITALY  / Tuscany & Venice / featuring BREAKFAST & DINNER DAILY IN ITALY!

8 Days / 7 Nights  or 7 Days / 6 Nights

$899 Double, $899 Single, $449 3rd/4th

(Upgrade to deluxe 4-star city center accommodations in Venice & Tuscany for $349 Double, $798 Single, $299 3rd/4th).

 

Overnight flight USA to Venice, 2 nights Venice, 4 nights Tuscany, travel to Rome

November 27 departure (Rome to Dubai): Pre Tour November 21 - 28, 2019

Day 1 | Depart USA Overnight Transatlantic Flight to Venice

 

Day 2 | Arrive Venice

Upon arrival you check into your first class (3 star) Venice hotel, Hotel Dell’Opera (or similar). You may upgrade to deluxe (4-star city center) Hotel Giorgione (or similar).  Dinner is included tonight.

 

Day 3 | Venice Sightseeing

Breakfast is included this morning. Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  Today enjoy a tour that features world famous St Mark's Square, the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge and more.  The afternoon is available for you own pursuits. Dinner is included tonight.

 

Day 4 | Venice to Tuscany

Today you take a scenic journey south leaving Venice and into Tuscany.  This is considered the most beautiful region of Italy. You arrive in the lovely village of Montecatini in the heart of Tuscany. Upon arrival check into the first class (3 star) Hotel Byron (or similar).  You may upgrade to the deluxe (4-star city center) Hotel Royal Palace (or similar). Welcome to home of the Renaissance. Dinner is included tonight.

 

Day 5 | Florence Sightseeing

Breakfast is included this morning. Florence is an artists dream and you enjoy it with a comprehensive tour today including the main square, the 2nd largest cathedral in Europe, the famous bridge over the River Po and much more.  The afternoon is free for your own leisure pursuits. Dinner is included tonight.

 

Day 6 | Tuscany at leisure

Breakfast is included this morning. Today you have a full day to enjoy Tuscany.  Perhaps a trip to Pisa and the Leaning Tower or the unique mountain-to-sea villages of Cinque Terre.  Dinner is included tonight.

 

Day 7 | Tuscany at leisure

Breakfast is included this morning. Today you have another full day to enjoy Tuscany.  Perhaps a optional trip to Siena or a farm tour to enjoy a great lunch. Dinner is included tonight.

 

Day 8 | Tuscany to Rome

Breakfast is included this morning. Travel south as you leave Tuscany and witness the beautiful rolling hills of some of Europe’s most beautiful scenery.  Arrive in Rome and begin your exciting Rome to Dubai CruiseTOUR.

 

Rome to Tuscany, 4 nights Tuscany, 2 nights Venice, Fly Venice to USA

March 20 departure (Dubai to Rome): Post Tour April 10 - 16, 2020

Day 1 | Rome to Tuscany

Today you take a scenic journey north leaving Rome and into Tuscany.  This is considered the most beautiful region of Italy. You arrive in the lovely village of Montecatini in the heart of Tuscany. Upon arrival check into the first class (3 star) Hotel Byron (or similar).  You may upgrade to the deluxe (4-star city center) Hotel Royal Palace (or similar). Welcome to home of the Renaissance. Dinner is included tonight.

 

Day 2 | Florence Sightseeing

Breakfast is included this morning. Florence is an artists dream and you enjoy it with a comprehensive tour today including the main square, the 2nd largest cathedral in Europe, the famous bridge over the River Po and much more.  The afternoon is free for your own leisure pursuits. Dinner is included tonight.

 

Day 3 | Tuscany at leisure

Breakfast is included this morning. Today you have a full day to enjoy Tuscany.  Perhaps a trip to Pisa and the Leaning Tower or the unique mountain-to-sea villages of Cinque Terre.  Dinner is included tonight.

 

Day 4 | Tuscany at leisure

Breakfast is included this morning. Today you have another full day to enjoy Tuscany.  Perhaps a optional trip to Siena or a farm tour to enjoy a great lunch. Dinner is included tonight.

 

Day 5 | Tuscany to Venice

Breakfast is included this morning. Your scenic journey will take you across Tuscany to the famous Adriatic sea.  Upon arrival you check into your first class (3 star) Venice hotel, Hotel Dell’Opera (or similar). You may upgrade to deluxe (4-star city center) Hotel Giorgione (or similar).  Dinner is included tonight.

 

Day 6 | Venice Sightseeing

Breakfast is included this morning. Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  Today enjoy a tour that features world famous St Mark's Square, the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge and more.  The afternoon is available for you own pursuits. Dinner is included tonight.

 

Day 7 | Fly Venice to USA  

Breakfast is included. Transfer to the Venice airport for your flight home.

 

PRICING................................................

 

CruiseTOUR RATES:

 

Rates from Call for the November 27, 2019 departure.

Rates from Call for the March 20, 2020 departure.

All rates are per person based on double occupancy.

Government taxes & fees of $355.97 for the November 27, 2019 tour and $297.86 for the March 20, 2020 tour are additional.

 

All categories are available aboard the ship.  SPECIAL PERKS including On Board Credit, Dining Upgrades, Beverage Packages, Free On-Board Gratuities may be available.  Your travel agent can assist you with details.   

 

Rates were valid on May 14, 2018 and are subject to change

 

PAYMENTS: $1000 PP deposit due upon booking.If there are any additional airfare charges or any Travel Protection supplements they must be paid at time of deposit.

 

Final Payment due 120 days prior to departure.

 

CANCELLATION PENALTIES: Deposit is non-refundable, 120 - 91 days prior 50%, 90 - 61 days prior 75%, Within 60 days 100%

 

INCLUSIONS..........................................

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED & what’s not included…

 

SO MUCH IS INCLUDED! Just compare Golden Anchor Trips with the competition and find out all of the value you receive.  No wasted time, no tricks, no long planning and hassle-free travel.  We are passionate about this experience and that is why this looks different than anything you have ever seen before. Golden Anchor Trips has included all of the essential cost for your vacation so you can enjoy a worry-free experience.  (note: items of a personal nature like drinks, shopping, gratuities and the like are not included.)

 

LOW-COST AIRFARE AVAILABLE: See air chart below. You already know, that getting to the cruise or destination requires expensive travel arrangements.  LOW-cost Air is already offered in your Golden Anchor Trips price.  And that even includes your arrival and departure transfers.  Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase air and transfers on your own. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! Upgrade to PREMIUM AIR and you can select the number of stops, the times, the airlines, or any flight preferences at prevailing air supplements. This option is VERY HIGHLY recommended to get your EXACT flight preferences. Ask your agent for details.

 

Low-cost Air Add On:  add $499 for New York. add $549 for Orlando, Philadelphia, Miami, Tampa. add $599 for Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Washington. add $649 for Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus (OH), Detroit, Hartford, Indianapolis, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond. add $699 for Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Memphis, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, St Louis, West Palm Beach. add $749 for Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland (OR), Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle. NOTE: all rates are per person.

 

Transfers Are Available Even If You Don’t Participate in our Low-cost Air Program:  You may purchase round-trip transfers in Rome and Dubai for just $49 per person.  You must provide your exact air schedule no later than 60 days prior to trip departure.

 

ROYAL CARIBBEAN JEWEL OF THE SEAS: Special 16-night cruise aboard Jewel of the Seas sailing from Rome to Dubai (or reverse). SPECIAL PERKS including On Board Credit, Dining Upgrades, Beverage Packages, Free On-Board Gratuities may be available.  Your travel agent can assist you with details.

 

FIRST CLASS (3 Star) HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: 2 nights Rome and 2 nights Dubai are included. You can upgrade to deluxe 4-star city center accommodations just $249 per person Double, $498 per person Single, $199 per person 3rd/4th.  NOTE: all rates are per person.

 

FREE MEAL PACKAGE: Most Meals including ALL Breakfasts, and ALL Dinners. The cost of meals while you are traveling is a substantial cost.  That is already included in your GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS price.  Most meals are already planned for.  Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase this FREE program already included. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! Meal package is not included on Pre & Post tours.

 

SIGHTSEEING as outlined in itinerary on the ITINERARY Tab. Every effort has been made to include all the “must see” attractions in each destination, yet provide time for individual exploration.

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:  There are some things that are not possible to include.  Items of a personal nature (like beverages, shopping, gratuities and the like) are NOT included in your price.  Also travel components (like currency conversion, air departures taxes departing a foreign country, local taxes and on-site resort fees in some some cities that can’t be prepaid, VISA’s, passport application, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.

 

PACKAGE DETAILS...............................

 

WHAT IS ’GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS’ ALL ABOUT…

SO MUCH IS INCLUDED! Just compare Golden Anchor Trips with the competition and find out all of the value you receive.  No wasted time, no tricks, no long planning and hassle-free travel.  We are passionate about this experience and that is why this looks different than anything you have ever seen before. Golden Anchor Trips has included all of the essential cost for your vacation so you can enjoy a worry-free experience.  (note: items of a personal nature like drinks, shopping, gratuities and the like are not included.)

 

FREE CANCELLATION & INTERRUPTION TRAVEL PROTECTION Plus CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION SUPPLEMENT*: Golden Anchor Trips takes the worry out of travel because ALL of our guests already have Trip Cancellation & Interruption Travel Protection and is FREE. This is so critically important for your peace of mind for your vacation experience.  Cancel for Work-related Reasons (including loss of job)  trip protection FREE (up to the value of the trip cost including work-related reasons in addition to job loss). Cancellation trip protection FREE (up to the value of the trip cost).Travel interruption trip protection FREE (up to 150% of Trip Cost). Emergency medical and evacuation & Repatriation trip protection FREE (up to $250,000)..  Baggage & Personal Effects travel protection FREE (up to $1500).  Travel Delay travel protection FREE (up to $750). Missed connections travel protection FREE (up to $500).  Baggage delay travel protection FREE (up to $400). Non-medical Emergency Evacuation FREE (up to $150,000). Accident & Sickness Medical Expense travel protection FREE (up to $50,000). And more.  Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase this free program already provided FREE. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS!  (benefits include Worldwide Emergency Assistance.) See TRAVEL INSURED trip protection policy statement for exact details and benefit limits.) TRAVEL INSURED is one of America’s most respected Travel Insurance Providers and provides you peace of mind while traveling. Please see your Travel Protection Policy coverage limits and descriptions for complete details.  This document contains highlights of the travel protection plan. The plan contain insurance benefits underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company. The plans also contain non-insurance Travel Assistance Services that are provided by an independent organization.  Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions.

 

TRAVEL PROTECTION POLICY DETAILS:  Your FREE policy will include coverage of your total invoice for $2501 to $3000 per person.  If you purchase services that exceed this amount you can add to the travel protection amount with the following low-cost add on (INSURANCE SUPPLEMENTS MUST BE PAID FOR AT TIME OF BOOKING AND ARE NON-REFUNDABLE):   

$3001 - $3500 per person $70 supplement  

$3501 - $4000 per person $105 supplement

$4001 - $4500 per person $140 supplement  

$4501 - $5000 per person $175 supplement  

$5001 - $5500 per person $210 supplement  

$5501 - $6000 per person $245 supplement   

$6001 - $6500 per person $280 supplement   

$6501 - $7000 per person $315 supplement   

$7001 - $7500 per person $350 supplement  

$7501 - $8000 per person $385 supplement   

$8001 - $8500 per person $420 supplement  

$8501 - $9000 per person $455 supplement   

$9001 - $8500 per person $490 supplement  

$9501 - $10000 per person    $525 supplement

 

CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION*:  You may add at an additional cost optional CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION. This gives you protection regardless of your reason for cancellation.  This addition provides coverage of 75% of the nonrefundable trip cost. Trip cancellation must be 48 hours or more prior to scheduled departure. CFAR must be purchased at the time of the plan purchase and within 14 days of your initial trip deposit.   Please see your Travel Protection Policy coverage limits and descriptions for complete details. *NOT available for residents of New York.  

If you purchase services that exceed this amount you can add to the travel protection amount with the following low-cost add on:   

$2501 - $3000 per person $86 supplement    

$3001 - $3500 per person $106 supplement  

$3501 - $4000 per person $126 supplement

$4001 - $4500 per person $146 supplement  

$4501 - $5000 per person $166 supplement  

$5001 - $5500 per person $186 supplement  

$5501 - $6000 per person $206 supplement   

$6001 - $6500 per person $226 supplement   

$6501 - $7000 per person $246 supplement   

$7001 - $7500 per person $266 supplement  

$7501 - $8000 per person $286 supplement   

$8001 - $8500 per person $306 supplement  

$8501 - $9000 per person $326 supplement   

$9001 - $8500 per person $346 supplement  

$9501 - $10000 per person    $366 supplement

 

GOLDEN ANCHOR TRIPS TOUR ESCORT, Tour Manager or Host: Having a local expert is of great value and with our travel experience you will have it.  Having an experienced local expert to ensure the smooth operation of the trip, answer your individual questions and be of assistance in the event of an emergency is of great value. Compare how much more it would cost if you had to purchase this free program already included. (see FAQ policy description for full details.)

 

GUESTS WORLDWIDE CAN PARTICIPATE: Airfare is available to Rome and from Dubai (or reverse) from many USA and other gateways to participate in this trip.  We can provide hotel & transfers before or after the tour. Ask your Golden Anchor Trips agent for details.

 

LEISURELY PACED TRAVEL EXPERIENCES ARE ALREADY INCLUDED: While many trips shuttle their guest from destination to destination, the Golden Anchor Trips philosophy is to offer a more leisure paced tour to ensure an in-depth experience for our guest.  So many of our competitors have one-night stays and move your Cruise or CruiseTour along too fast. With Golden Anchor Trips your travel experience will be a journey under the philosophy of taking your time.  Have the time to enjoy where you are visiting. Compare what they do versus this program already included.

 

FAQ.........................................................

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. . .

 

About Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas: this 91,000 ton ship was built in 2004 and completely refurbished in 2016. The Jewel of the Seas offers its guests spectacular views, from the panoramic elevators that face the open sea to the walls of windows in the top-deck Viking Crown Lounge -- in fact, close to half of the ship’s surface is made of glass! When it’s time for dinner, passengers can choose to dine on continental cuisine in the main dining room, elegant Italian fare at Portofino or a steak dinner at Chops Grille. For a more casual dining experience, visit the Windjammer Café or take advantage of the complimentary 24-hour room service. Athletic passengers will appreciate the variety of sports amenities, including a putting green and golf simulator, state-of-the-art ShipShape fitness center and spa, and popular rock-climbing wall. In the unique Colony Club, you’ll find four themed clubs in one: The Congo Bar, The Safari Club, Zanzibar Lounge and Serengeti Card Club. Young cruisers will love Adventure Ocean, the kids-only area of the ship that includes a video arcade, art studio, teens’ pool and more.

 

Escort or Host: Either way you are going to get local knowledge on the destination you are visiting.  We provide a special Golden Anchor Trips Escort that travels with you on the included land portion of the trip when there is a minimum of 30 guests.  If there are less, then we provide a local host that provides that same experience. Either way, you are going to enjoy a personal and intimate experience with local experts of the region you are visiting. Optional Pre & Post tours are hosted.

 

FREE Meal Package: A core philosophy of Golden Anchor Trips is to be inclusive with meals.  This means providing Breakfast & Dinner daily on the tour portion of your tour. This will be provided as a planned meal or in some instances as a credit to allow you choice (depending on the convenience for our guests in the destination we are visiting).  Optional Pre & Post tours do not include meals to provide you the maximum amount of freedom of choice.

 

Travel Protection Program: Golden Anchor Trips is very unique in that your trip travel protection program is free.  Pre-existing condition is waived with your deposit. Your enrollment is automatic with participation in our group travel program.  The premium is included for the base cost of the Tour or CruiseTour. Your Travel Protection includes Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, Baggage & Personal Effects Coverage, Accident & Sickness Medical Expense Coverage, Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation Coverage, and world-wide assistance from Travel Insured.  See the trip protection plan policy for complete details of coverage. IF you would like to increase your trip protection coverage contact Travel Insured or your travel agent for exact details. Golden Anchor Trips HIGHLY recommends the addition of CANCEL FOR ANY REASON optional supplement.

 

What’s Not Included: There are some things that are not possible to include.  Items of a personal nature (like beverages, shopping, gratuities and the like) are NOT included in your price.  Also travel components (like currency conversion, air departures taxes departing a foreign country, local taxes and on-site resort fees in some some cities that can’t be prepaid, VISA’s, passport application, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.

 

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