SPAIN TRANSATLANTIC TO TAMPA CruiseTOUR Rhapsody of the Seas
12/02/2018 - 12/22/2018
21-day CruiseTOUR from $2399 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 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
Everything Is Included… EVERYTHING ~ FREE Air (Orlando, South Florida, Tampa) or Low-cost Air 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!
21 Day SPAIN TRANSATLANTIC to TAMPA CruiseTOUR from just $2399. FREE Air is available from Many 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 Madrid (and return from Tampa). 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 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!
TRIP ITINERARY: Departs December 2, 2018
Day 1 | FREE Transfers to Departure Airport / FREE or Low-cost Air USA to Madrid
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 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, Grand Canary 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 Caylanas 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 (upon arrival home receive a Transportation / Parking credit) 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 & POLICIES.........................
Rates from $2399
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: December 2, 2018 departure
Rates were valid on March 2, 2018 and are subject to change
PAYMENTS: $800 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 Orlando, Miami, Tampa. 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 $199 for Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Washington. add $249 for Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus OH, Detroit, Hartford, Indianapolis, Louisville, Memphis, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Richmond, St Louis. add $299 for Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, San Antonio. add $349 for Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle.
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.
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 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, 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 pre-paid, 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 $2001 to $2500 per person. If you purchase services that exceed this amount you can add to the insurance amount with the following low-cost add on
$2501 - $3000 per person $25 supplement
$3001 - $3500 per person $50 supplement
$3501 - $4000 per person $75 supplement
$4001 - $4500 per person $100 supplement
$4501 - $5000 per person $125 supplement
$5001 - $5500 per person $150 supplement
$5501 - $6000 per person $175 supplement
$6001 - $6500 per person $200 supplement
$6501 - $7000 per person $225 supplement
$7001 - $7500 per person $250 supplement
$7501 - $8000 per person $275 supplement
$8001 - $8500 per person $300 supplement
$8501 - $9000 per person $325 supplement
$9001 - $9500 per person $350 supplement
$9501 - $10000 per person $375 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 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.
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.
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 pre-paid, VISA’s, passport application, airline baggage fees and the like) are NOT included in your price.