SOUTH AMERICA TO FLORIDA CruiseTOUR aboard Norwegian Sun
03/13/2019 - 04/01/2019
20-day CruiseTOUR from $3899 with FREE or Low-cost AIR!
52 GREAT TRIPS... Everything Included... EVERYTHING! Transfers to YOUR airport, Meals, Cancellation Insurance, Escorted, ALL Government taxes & MORE
…One of 52 GREAT TRIPS
aboard NCL Norwegian Sun
Santiago Pre Tour ~ Coquimbo, Chile ~ Arica, Chile ~ Lima, Perú ~ Salaverry, Peru ~ Manta, Ecuador ~ Puntarenas, Costa Rica ~ Daylight Transit Panama Canal ~ Cartagena, Colombia ~ Miami ~ FREE Florida Pier Transfers home
Everything Is Included… EVERYTHING ~ FREE Air (Miami) or Low-cost Air ($99 Orlando, Tampa) Add on Cities ~ FREE Travel & Cancellation Insurance ~ FREE Transfers to USA Airport or Parking Credit ~ FREE Meal Package ~ FREE Escorted Experience ~ All Government Taxes & Fees ~ And so much more!
20 Day SOUTH AMERICA TO FLORIDA CruiseTOUR from just $3899. FREE Air is available from USA cities, and low-cost air from many more cities! This amazing trip is a 52 GREAT TRIPS EXCLUSIVE and Everything is Included… EVERYTHING! Begin with transfers (FREE TRANSFERS) from your home city to your gateway airport (or take a parking credit). You will fly (FREE AIR) to Santiago (and return from South Florida). Your leisurely paced CruiseTOUR features your comprehensive Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance (FREE INSURANCE) and already included to make this a worry-free vacation. All Transfers are included (FREE TRANSFERS) in Chile & Florida.
Enjoy an exciting 17 Day cruise aboard NCL Norwegian Sun. Best of all no need to worry about planning meals as you enjoy Breakfast & Dinner daily (FREE MEAL PACKAGE) while in Chile. Your comprehensive sightseeing will include the best the Santiago. Experience a 2-night Santiago stay with sightseeing. This CruiseTOUR is the ABSOLUTE BEST VALUE for a first-class experience. This is the ONLY 2019 departure so we recommend you act fast!
TRIP ITINERARY: Departs March 13, 2019
Day 1 | FREE Transfers to Departure Airport / FREE or Low-cost Air USA to Santiago
Today you enjoy FREE TRANSFERS from your home city to your gateway airport* (see airport transfers information for complete details.) Fly from Select USA cities to Santiago on (generally) overnight flight to South America. (other cities on request).
Day 2 | Arrive Santiago, Chile / Welcome dinner
Upon arrival FREE TRANSFERS are included from Santiago airport to your hotel. Upon arrival you check into your first class (3 star) Santiago hotel, Novapark Hotel (or similar). You may upgrade to deluxe (4-star city center) Galerias Hotel (or similar). Tonight, enjoy welcome dinner in Santiago and meet your Tour Escort and fellow CruiseTOUR participants.
Day 3 | Santiago Sightseeing
Breakfast is included this morning. Today you enjoy a tour of this wonderful capital. Santiago is such an important influence on South America. Your tour will show you the best of Parliament, the National Cathedral (the home of the Pope) and more. The afternoon is free for your own pursuits.. While in Santiago you can see the majestic Andean mountain range from almost anywhere in Santiago, Chile's capital city. Visit the vineyards of Maipo Valley and sample Chilean wines, marvel over the antiquities at the Pre-Columbian Museum, or explore villages in the tranquil countryside surrounding Santiago. Ships may call at the port of San Antonio, a beach town favored by local artists and writers. Find delicious seafood and arts and crafts vendors along the Paseo Bellamar. Tonight, dinner is included.
Day 4 | Santiago / Transfers to Pier / board Norwegian Sun
Breakfast is included this morning. You will be transferred to Santiago San Antonio cruise ship pier and board Norwegian Sun 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 | Cruising: Coquimbo, Chile
8 am – 5 pm. Coquimbo is near the northern port city of La Serena and one of Chile’s regional capitals. It lies between the Atacama Desert and the central valley, rich in agriculture. Some of the elaborate woodwork handcrafted on the buildings here by early British and American settlers still remains. These wooden buildings are among Chile’s most interesting historical structures.
Day 6 | Cruising: Fun Day at Sea
Day 7 | Cruising: Arica, Chile
8 am – 5 pm. At this lively, historic port, passengers can visit markets or such sites as the Church of San Marcos and El Morro de Arica. Excursions lead to Lake Chungara at an altitude of 14,765 feet; it is surrounded by volcanoes and high-country wetlands. Or, view the huge geoglyphs of animals and humans that line the walls of the Azapa Valley, high in the Andean plateau.
Day 8 | Cruising: Fun Day at Sea
Day 9 | Cruising: Lima, Peru
7 am – 6 pm. Ships visiting Lima dock in Callao, the country's principal port. Old homes, an 18th-century fortress and a naval museum are among attractions in Callao. Visitors often head to La Punta Beach or sail to one of the nearby islands for nature-watching. Callao and Lima blend to form a metropolitan area that is home to more than one-fourth of the country's population. Lima's capital boasts several impressive museums, such as the Museo de Oro del Peru with its collections of gold, silver and precious stones. Other noteworthy sights include markets, plazas and colonial buildings. Lima is the gateway for tours to Machu Picchu, the "Lost City of the Incas" that sits high in the Andean peaks.
Day 10 | Cruising: Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru
11 am – 5 pm. The Peruvian port of Salaverry leads the way to Trujillo, the nation’s second-largest city, beautifully situated before the Andean foothills. Today much of its colonial charm is still retained in its old churches, balconied homes and courtyards with overhanging flowering baskets. In front of the cathedral is the Plaza de Armas, featuring a sculpture of the liberation of Peru. Several historic mansions are open to the public, including the House of Emancipation, where Peru’s independence from Spain was claimed. The archaeological museum offers a fascinating display of ancient pottery.
Day 11 | Cruising: Fun Day at Sea
Day 12 | Cruising: Manta, Ecuador
8 am – 5 pm. This port town was founded by the Spaniards in the early 16th century. View exhibits on Manta culture at the Municipal Museum, shop for wicker and Panama hats at the market at nearby Montecristi, fish for blue marlin in the Pacific, or relax on a golden beach. Excursions to Quito, a World Heritage Site, also are offered from Manta. This is also a jumping-off point for excursions to the Galapagos Islands.
Day 13 | Cruising: Fun Day at Sea
Day 14 | Cruising: Puntarenas, Costa Rica
9 am – 7 pm. Puntarenas is located in the central region of Costa Rica's Pacific coast. With a population of 100,000, it is the capital of the province of the same name. Flat, dark-sanded Jaco Beach is a popular seaside locale and surfing spot. As with the rest of the country, a wealth of nature attractions is accessible from Puntarenas. Don't miss the delicious seafood available everywhere, from typical diners called "sodas" to more formal restaurants.
Day 15 | Cruising: Fun Day at Sea
Day 16 | Cruising: Daylight Cross Transit of Panama Canal
8 am – 5 pm. The Panama Canal is both an engineering masterpiece and a natural wonder. Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the passageway crosses the huge, man-made Gatun Lake and the amazing Gaillard Cut, blasted out of solid mountainside. The great locks raise and lower your ship along a 50-mile waterway -- sometimes with just inches to spare on either side.
Day 17 | Cruising: Cartagena, Colombia
10 am – 6 pm. Cartagena is a fascinating city, nearly surrounded by lagoons, bays and the Caribbean Sea. Almost all excursions include a stop at the mall for jewelry shopping (the city is famous for emeralds). For those not interested in expensive jewelry, bargaining is expected at Las Bovedas, where coffee beans and handicrafts are good buys.
Day 18 | Cruising: Fun Day at Sea
Day 19 | Cruising: Fun Day at Sea
Day 20 | Arrive Miami - Fly Home - Transfers to Florida City
This morning you arrive at the Miami pier. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home (upon arrival home receive a Transportation / Parking credit) with many wonderful memories of your trip to South America to Florida. Florida guests will enjoy FREE transfers to select cities. Residents of Dade & Broward County will enjoy transfers from the pier to their home. < NOTE FOR FLORIDA RESIDENTS: to have a transfer from the Miami Pier to Select Florida Cities you must select that drop off city or select NO TRANSPORTATION provided. >
PRICING & POLICIES.............................
Rates from $3899
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
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 are valid for: March 13, 2019 departure
Rates were valid on March 2, 2018 and are subject to change
PAYMENTS: $1000 deposit due upon booking. Final Payment due 120 days prior to departure. If there are any additional airfare charges they must be paid at time of deposit.
CANCELLATION PENALTIES: Deposit is non-refundable, 120 - 91 days prior 50%, 90 - 61 days prior 75%, Within 60 days 100%
WHAT’S INCLUDED & what’s not included…
EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED! Just compare Great 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. Great 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 TRANSFERS FROM YOUR HOME CITY TO AIRPORT: Guests living in The Villages enjoy FREE Transfers to/from the Orlando Airport arranged by Great Trips. Guests from other cities will enjoy a $50 per person credit to arrange your own transportation (or parking credit). Because your air is included we also start your trip off right by including your transfers from your home (or home city) to the airport and a return at the end of the trip. Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase this free program already included.
FREE or LOW-COST AIRFARE AVAILABLE: We offer FREE Air from Miami. Other cities available on request. See air chart below. You already know, that getting to the cruise or destination requires expensive travel arrangements. That is already included in your Great Trips price. And that even includes your arrival and departure transfers. Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase this free program already included. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! Upgrade to GREAT TRIPS 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 $99 for Orlando, Tampa. add $299 for Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Washington. add $349 for Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus OH, Detroit, Hartford, Indianapolis, Louisville, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond, St Louis. add $399 for Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, San Antonio. add $449 for Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle.
NCL NORWEGIAN SUN: Special 16-night cruise aboard Norwegian Sun sailing from Santiago to Miami. 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 Santiago are included. You can upgrade to deluxe 4-star city center accommodations just $99 per person Double, $198 per person Single, $49 per person 3rd/4th.
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 52 GREAT 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! Meals package is not included for 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.
FREE TRANSFERS FROM MIAMI PIER TO SELECT FLORIDA CITIES: Guests with USA air cities (not Florida) you will be transferred from Miami pier to local airport. Residents of Broward & Dade County will be transferred from Miami pier to your home residence. Florida residents will be transferred to select Florida cities. If you do not wish a transfer you must select NO RETURN TRANSFER. Otherwise transfers will be provided to your choice of Boca Raton, Clearwater, Daytona Beach, Ft Myers, Fort Pierce, Leesburg, Melbourne, Naples, New Port Richey, Ocala, Orlando, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St Petersburg, Stuart, Sun City Center, Tampa, Venice, Vero Beach, The Villages, West Palm Beach.
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.
WHAT IS ’GREAT TRIPS’ ALL ABOUT…
EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED… EVERYTHING! Just compare 52 Great 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. 52 Great 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.)
NO HIDDEN FEES: 52 Great Trips takes the unusual step to include ALL taxes & government fees in our pricing. FEW OTHER travel companies or cruise lines do this! Anything you see from most of our competition has these additional fees. This could be as much as $500 per person! Why are they hiding them from you?
FREE CANCELLATION & INTERRUPTION INSURANCE: 52 Great Trips takes the worry out of travel because ALL of our guests already have Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance INCLUDED. This is so critically important for your peace of mind for your vacation experience. Cancellation insurance INCLUDED. Travel interruption insurance INCLUDED. Emergency medical and evacuation insurance INCLUDED. Baggage & Personal Effects insurance INCLUDED. And more. Compare how much more it would cost you if you had to purchase this free program already INCLUDED. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! (benefits include Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Travel Delay, Baggage & Personal Effects, Accident & Sickness Medical Expense Reimbursement, Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation, Worldwide Emergency Assistance. See TRAVEL INSURED insurance 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.
INSURANCE POLICY DETAILS: Your INCLUDED policy will include coverage of your total invoice for $3501 to $4000 per person. If you purchase services that exceed this amount you can add to the insurance amount with the following low-cost add on
$4001 - $4500 per person $25 supplement
$4501 - $5000 per person $50 supplement
$5001 - $5500 per person $75 supplement
$5501 - $6000 per person $100 supplement
$6001 - $6500 per person $125 supplement
$6501 - $7000 per person $150 supplement
$7001 - $7500 per person $175 supplement
$7501 - $8000 per person $200 supplement
$8001 - $8500 per person $225 supplement
$8501 - $9000 per person $250 supplement
$9001 - $9500 per person $275 supplement
$9501 - $10000 per person $300 supplement
INSURANCE POLICY INCLUSIONS: Your INCLUDED policy will include Trip Cancellation insurance up to the amount of your invoice; Trip Interruption insurance up to the amount of your invoice; up to $500 Travel Delay; Baggage & Personal Effects Insurance; $10,000 Accident & Sickness Medical Expense; $20,000 Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation Insurance; World-Wide Assistance by Travel Insured. Please see your Insurance Policy coverage limits and descriptions for complete details.
52 GREAT 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 Santiago and from South Florida from many USA and other gateways to participate in this trip. We can provide hotel & transfers before or after the tour. Ask your 52 Great Trips agent for details.
LEISURELY PACED TRAVEL EXPERIENCES ARE ALREADY INCLUDED: While many trips shuttle their guest from destination to destination, the 52 Great 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 52 Great 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.
Norwegian Sun: The first of the Norwegian fleet designed to completely embody Norwegian's "Freestyle" cruising concept, the Sun is defined by fabulous choice after choice. With nine restaurants -- including those offering Pacific Rim, Italian and other specialties -- you can have a different type of meal each day of your cruise, with seating at whichever hour of the evening you please. There's also an Internet cafe with 20 computers as well as wine tastings and art auctions. An outdoor basketball court, jogging track, batting cages, golf simulators and a fitness center that never closes will keep more active types busy. Nightlife is first rate, with dancing, Broadway shows, a cigar bar and other lounges, variety shows and the Monte Carlo Casino. Don't worry about the kids -- they're making their own splashes with the Kid's Crew.
Escort or Host: Either way you are going to get local knowledge on the destination you are visiting. We provide a special 52 Great 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 52 Great 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.
Included Insurance Program: 52 Great Trips is very unique in that your travel insurance program is already included. 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 insurance 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 insurance policy for complete details of coverage. IF you would like to increase your insurance coverage contact Travel Insured or your travel agent for exact details.
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.