SPAIN TRANSATLANTIC TO TAMPA CruiseTOUR aboard Rhapsody of the Seas

12/02/2018 - 12/22/2018

21-day CruiseTOUR from $1829 with $249 LOW-cost AIR!

52 GREAT TRIPS... So Much Included! LOW-cost Air from $99, Most Meals, Cancellation Travel Protection PLUS Cancel For ANY Reason, Escorted, MORE!

…One of 52 GREAT TRIPS

SPAIN TRANSATLANTIC TO TAMPA

aboard Royal Caribbean

Rhapsody of the Seas

 

Madrid & Barcelona Pre Tour ~ Lanzarote, Canary Islands ~ Grand Canary Island ~ La Palma, Canary Islands ~ CocoCay, Bahamas ~ FREE Florida Pier Transfers home

 

SO MUCH Is Included! ~ LOW-cost Air Add on Cities from just $249 ~ FREE Travel & Cancellation Travel Protection PLUS Cancel For ANY  Reason option ~ FREE Meal Package ~ FREE Escorted Experience ~ And so much more!

 

21 Day SPAIN TRANSATLANTIC to TAMPA CruiseTOUR from just $1829. LOW-cost Air is available from Many USA cities!  This amazing trip is a 52 GREAT TRIPS EXCLUSIVE and SO MUCH is Included! You will fly (LOW-COST AIR) to Madrid (and return from Tampa). Your leisurely paced CruiseTOUR features your comprehensive Trip Cancellation & Interruption Travel Protection plus Cancel For ANY Reason option (FREE TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN) and already free to make this a worry-free vacation. All Transfers are included (FREE TRANSFERS) in Spain & Florida.  

 

Enjoy an exciting 15 Day cruise aboard Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas. Best of all no need to worry about planning meals as you enjoy Breakfast & Dinner daily (FREE MEAL PACKAGE) while in Spain.  Your comprehensive sightseeing will include the best the Madrid & Barcelona.  Experience a 3-night Madrid stay with sightseeing and 2-night Barcelona stay with sightseeing. This CruiseTOUR is the ABSOLUTE BEST VALUE for a first-class experience.  This is the ONLY 2018 departure so we recommend you act fast!

 

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

TRIP ITINERARY: Departs December 2, 2018

 

Day 1 | LOW-cost Air USA to Madrid

 

Fly from Select USA cities to Madrid (other cities on request).  

 

Day 2 | Arrive Madrid  / Welcome dinner

 

Upon arrival FREE TRANSFERS are included from Madrid airport to your hotel. Upon arrival you check into your first class (3 star) Madrid hotel, Hotel Europa (or similar). You may upgrade to deluxe (4-star city center) Eurostars Plaza Mayor (or similar). Tonight, enjoy welcome dinner in Madrid and meet your Tour Escort and fellow CruiseTOUR participants.

 

Day 3 | Madrid Sightseeing

 

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today you enjoy a tour of this wonderful capital.  Madrid is such an important influence on the new world.  Your tour will show you the best of Parliament, the National Bullring, Fiesta Plaza and more.  The afternoon is free for your own pursuits.. Tonight, dinner is included.

 

Day 4 | Madrid at leisure

 

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today you enjoy a free day to explore Madrid as you see fit.  There are many sightseeing options available and your Escort will be able to assist you. Tonight, dinner is included.

 

Day 5 | Madrid to Barcelona

 

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today you will travel to Barcelona. Upon arrival you check into your first class (3 star) Barcelona hotel, NH Barcelona Centro Hotel (or similar). You may upgrade to deluxe (4-star city center) Tryp Barcelona Apolo (or similar). Tonight, enjoy welcome dinner in Barcelona.

 

Day 6 | Barcelona Sightseeing

 

Breakfast is included this morning.  Today you enjoy a tour of this beautiful city.  Barcelona is the most visited city on the Med. Your tour will show you the best of Las Ramblas, Revolutionary Square and more.  The afternoon is free for your own pursuits.. Tonight, dinner is included.

 

Day 7 | Barcelona  / Transfers to Pier  / board Rhapsody of the Seas

 

Breakfast is included this morning.  You will be transferred to Barcelona cruise ship pier and board Rhapsody of the Seas for a 14-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 8 | Cruising: Fun Day at Sea

 

Day 9 | Cruising: Fun Day at Sea

 

Day 10 | Cruising: Lanzarote, Canary Islands

 

10 am – 6 pm.  Volcanic eruptions formed the Canary Island archipelago, just off the coast of Africa. The smaller of the two main islands, Lanzarote is unique in natural beauty and rich in folkloric legend. Visit Puerto del Carmen for a view of the beaches of the island, which are primarily of black sand due to the eruptions of the volcanoes. The Timanfaya National Park is home to the Montañas de Fuego, whose landscape was created by continuous volcanic eruptions. On the northern end of the island, admire the Valley of the Thousand Palm Trees from the Mirador de los Helechos.  

 

Day 11 | Cruising: Grand Canary Island, Canary Islands

 

7 am – 6 pm.  The third largest island of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is a volcanic ocean island located southeast of Tenerife. Sometimes referred to as a “miniature continent" because of the varying climates and landscapes found, the island is under protection as a Biosphere Reserve and serves as a popular tourist destination. The capital city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has a vibrant city life, though guests looking for relaxation can lay on the beach, visit botanical gardens or one of the numerous caves and rock formations.

 

Day 12 | Cruising: La Palma, Canary Islands

 

7 am – 5 pm.  Governed by Spain, La Palma is a volcanic ocean island in the Atlantic off the coast of Africa. With a highest peak reaching over 2,400 meters above sea level and a base nearly 4,000 meters below sea level, La Palma offers stunning views and a variety of landscapes. Visitors can relax on the beach, hike through the abundant and diverse plant life, or visit the 9 km-wide Caldera de Taburiente.  

 

Day 13 | Cruising: Fun Day at Sea

 

Day 14 | Cruising: Fun Day at Sea

 

Day 15 | Cruising: Fun Day at Sea

 

Day 16 | Cruising: Fun Day at Sea

 

Day 17 | Cruising: Fun Day at Sea

 

Day 18 | Cruising: Fun Day at Sea

 

Day 19 | Cruising: CocoCay, Bahamas

 

8 am – 6 pm.  The secluded island of CocoCay (also known as Little Stirrup Cay) is located between the ports of Freeport and Nassau. One of the most popular activities is the parasailing adventure, where you get a view of the island’s spectacular scenery from 400 feet up. Other activities include a waverunner ride down the coast, a visit to Caylana's Aqua Park and an island-style seaside barbecue. Beautiful coral reefs surround the island and make for great snorkeling.  

 

Day 20 | Cruising: Fun Day at Sea

 

Day 21 | Arrive Tampa - Fly Home - Transfers to Florida City

This morning you arrive at the Tampa pier.  You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home with many wonderful memories of your trip to Spain Transatlantic to Tampa.  Florida guests will enjoy FREE transfers to select cities. Residents of Hillsborough & Pinellas County will enjoy transfers from the pier to their home. < NOTE FOR FLORIDA RESIDENTS: to have a transfer from the Tampa Pier to Select Florida Cities you must select that drop off city or select NO TRANSPORTATION provided. >

 

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

 

CruiseTOUR RATES:
 

Rates from $1829

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

Government taxes & fees of $103.80 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 are valid for: December 2, 2018 departure  

 

Rates were valid on March 27, 2018 and are subject to change

 

PAYMENTS: $800 PP deposit due upon booking. Final Payment due 120 days prior to departure.  If there are any additional airfare charges or any Travel Protection supplements 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%

 

 

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

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED & what’s not included…

 

SO MUCH 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.)

 

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 52 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 air and transfers on your own. This saves you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! Upgrade to 52 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 $249 for Miami, Orlando, Tampa.  add $349 for Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Washington. add $399 for Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Cleveland, Columbus OH, Detroit, Hartford, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Louisville, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Raleigh, Richmond, West Palm Beach. add $449 for Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, St Louis.  add $499 for Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, 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 Madrid and Tampa Airport for just $49 per person.  You must provide your exact air schedule no later than 60 days prior to trip departure.

 

ROYAL CARIBBEAN RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS: Special 14-night cruise aboard Rhapsody of the Seas sailing from Barcelona to Tampa. 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: 5 nights (3 nights Madrid & 2 nights Barcelona) 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 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 TAMPA PIER TO SELECT FLORIDA CITIES:  Guests with USA air cities (not Florida) you will be transferred from Tampa pier to local airport.  Residents of Hillsborough & Pinellas County will be transferred from Tampa 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, Daytona Beach, Ft Myers, Fort Pierce, Leesburg, Melbourne, Naples, New Port Richey, Ocala, Orlando, Port Charlotte,  Sarasota, 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.

 

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

 

WHAT IS ’GREAT TRIPS’ ALL ABOUT…

SO MUCH IS INCLUDED! 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.)

 

FREE CANCELLATION & INTERRUPTION TRAVEL PROTECTION Plus CANCEL FOR ANY REASON TRAVEL PROTECTION SUPPLEMENT*: 52 Great 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 $1501 to $2000 per person.  ADD CANCEL FOR ANY REASON PROTECTION FOR JUST $57 (*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:            

    $2001 - $2500 per person    $35 supplement     + $20 Cancel for ANY REASON

    $2501 - $3000 per person    $70 supplement     + $40 Cancel for ANY REASON

    $3001 - $3500 per person    $105 supplement   + $60  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $3501 - $4000 per person    $140 supplement   + $80  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $4001 - $4500 per person    $175 supplement   + $100  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $4501 - $5000 per person    $210 supplement   + $120  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $5001 - $5500 per person    $245 supplement   + $140  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $5501 - $6000 per person    $280 supplement   + $160  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $6001 - $6500 per person    $315 supplement   + $180  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $6501 - $7000 per person    $350 supplement   + $200  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $7001 - $7500 per person    $385 supplement   + $220  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $7501 - $8000 per person    $420 supplement   + $240  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $8001 - $8500 per person    $455 supplement   + $260  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $8501 - $9000 per person    $490 supplement   + $280  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $9001 - $8500 per person    $525 supplement   + $300  Cancel for ANY REASON

    $9501 - $10000 per person $560 supplement + $320  Cancel for ANY REASON

 

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.

 

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 Madrid and from Tampa 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.

 

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

 

Rhapsody of the Seas: The multilevel Centrum is the hub of this ship. It's an airy, light-filled atrium with gliding glass elevators, palm trees, panoramic windows, gleaming brass, and chairs and low tables placed in cozy groupings. Most passengers gather here for a pre-dinner cocktail as live music plays in the background. Other popular spots include the convivial Schooner Bar, the elegant Champagne Bar and the Solarium, a serene, glass-enclosed pool area with a retractable ceiling. The Viking Crown Lounge is a Royal Caribbean signature; floating 11 decks above the ocean, it's an observation point by day and a pulsating dance club at night. There's also a casino and show lounge. Go for a seaside jog on the top deck, spend a few pampering hours at the spa or work out with a view at the ShipShape Fitness Center. The Windjammer Café is a casual alternative to the formal, two-level Edelweiss Dining Room.

 

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.

 

Travel Protection Program: 52 Great 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. 52 Great 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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