2019 Spring Mediterranean 12 Day Cruise Odyssey with Dr. Brady Allred

Dates May 12 - 24, 2019
Destination Barcelona, Spain; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Florence, Italy Rome, Italy; Naples, Italy Day at Sea Santorini, Greece Athens, Greece; Mykonos, Greece Argostoli, Greece Kotor, Montenegro Dubrovnik, Croatia Venice, Italy United States
Duration 12 days 11 nights
Price From 2,499
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We invite you to come cruise the Mediterranean in May 2019 with world traveler and renowned choral conductor, Dr. Brady Allred on this once of a lifetime European experience.  What, you're not a singer? No problem! This amazing 10 port cruise with pre- and post-tours offers something for EVERY type of travelers. If you do sing however, you will have a wonderful experience singing and learning from some of the BEST!  

This cruise odyssey will begin in the colorful city of Barcelona, Spain!  We welcome you to join us on the pre-tour to see why this eclectic city is on the worlds HOT list.  From there we follow the coast line to the European casino capital city of Monte Carlo before we start at the top of Italy, visiting the capital cities of Florence, Rome and Naples.  From there we enter the blue waters of the Greek Islands as we make stops in Santorini, Athens, Mikonos and Argostilli.  Our last leg of the cruise voyages up the Adriatic Sea with stops in Montenegro and Croatia before we end the cruise in the romantic city of Venice.  You can end your travels here or choose to continue on for a few extra days in Italy to explore Venice and Rome more in-depth.  

This is an experience for those who are looking for an INCLUSIVE and ESCORTED travel option and all the benefits that go with it.   Traveling in a group you will always has a set of friends at dinners, shows, airports and tours!  It means not worrying about which tours your should or shouldn't take and how NOT to get taken advantage of.

Besides the pre and post cruise options, we have 2 cruise port packages for you to choose from for our private group.  Either Italian Ports or Greek + Dubrovnik ports.  See the "Tour Includes" tab for all the details.

For those of the LDS Faith, you will have several opportunities to see sites visited by the ancient apostles as well as the new LDS Temple that will have been dedicated and ready for you to attend.  

To Book This Tour, Contact:

Carol Alegre, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6165
Email - calegre@morrismurdock.com

Pre-Tour Day: 1/2 Friday-Saturday, May 10-May 11, 2019

US Home city to Barcelona, Spain

Welcome to Barcelona.  Upon arrival we will be met by our guide at the airport and taken on a panoramic city tour of Barcelona that will conclude at the breathtaking Sagrada Familia church.  This still unfinished Catholic Basilica was started by the great architect Gaudi and is UNESCO World Heritage site.  After our visit we will go to check into our hotel and rest from our travels.  For those who are ready for a unique experience, we will arrange for a Flamenco Dinner show!

Meals : In-flight
Pre-Tour Day: 3 Sunday, May 12, 2019

Barcelona

Today, we will be taken to the cruise terminal to board our home for the next 12 days!

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4: Monday, May 13, 2019

Monte Carlo, Monaco

The world's second smallest country is big on glitz and glamour. Perhaps best known for its breathtaking casino and headline-making royal family, Monte Carlo is all manicured streets, impressive palaces and lush city parks. Come see how the rich and famous live and play.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

How lucky to visit the Tuscan region, Florence & Pisa, resplendent in art and history. What's even more fortunate is that all the main attractions in Florence are centrally located for the perfect walking tour. See Santa Croce, Piazza del Duomo and Michelangelo's David.

1 of 3 in our Optional Italy Private Shore Excursion Package

Leave your cruise ship at Livorno port, and see the sights of Pisa and Florence with a local guide. This full-day shore excursion checks off all that you would want to see: Tuscan scenery, the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa and enjoy free time in Pisa to explore the monuments of the famous Piazza dei Miracoli, the Field of Dreams. Discover Florence’s history and sights on a tour, Florence Duomo and the iconic Ponte Vecchio.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Endless adventures await in Rome. With two and a half thousand years of history, art and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Gaze at the masterpieces of the Vatican or walk into the past with visits to ancient relics, historic monuments and legendary museums. Or people-watch while sipping on an espresso in a quaint cafe.

2 of 3 in our Optional Italy Private Shore Excursion Package

Set out from Civitavecchia cruise port on a full-day visit to greater Rome's most iconic attractions. Begin with a stop at the Vatican Museums, skipping the lines for direct access to their many art galleries, sculpture halls, and historical and archaeological exhibits. You'll also have a chance to see the Sistine Chapel, home to the Michelangelo masterpiece, The Last Judgement. After lunch head to central Rome to view such landmarks as Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, then splurge on tours of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Naples, Italy

Cruise to Naples, located on Italy's stunning Amalfi coast, a city rich in history. A tour around Naples' grand piazzas, cathedrals and castles in the old center will take you back centuries. Pompeii is not too far either, a dashing city which boasts diverse cultural offerings and charming streets. 

3 of 3 in our Optional Italy Private Shore Excursion Package

Make the most of a one-day visit to the Amalfi Coast region with this day trip to Pompeii and the island of Capri from Naples. Combine the region's foremost historic excavation with one of its most picturesque islands. Visit the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii followed by a boat trip to the sparkling island of Capri. This is an excellent day trip option for cruise passengers.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Friday, May 17, 2019

Day at Sea

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Santorini, Greece

Whitewashed villages clinging to the sides of the sea cliffs have made the volcanic island of Santorini one of the most widely photographed places in the world. The island's charm and subtle mystery have even made it a target of speculation as the location of the lost city of Atlantis.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

This is the cradle of civilization, the oldest city in Europe. Not only is this city home to the Acropolis and some of the most important architectural structures and archaeological finds in the Western world, It is also a very modern city, an urban amalgam of extraordinary art, culture, cuisine and shopping.

1 of 3 in our Optional Greek & Dubrovnik Private Shore Excursion Package

This is the ideal tour to see Athens! See the city center including two top sights in just a few hours. At the Acropolis of Athens, you’ll explore the Parthenon which is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Then, you’ll dive deeper into its worldly significance at the Acropolis Museum where marble masterpieces tell a story on their own. You'll get to climb Mars Hill and talk about the sermon given here by the Apostle Paul.  You will get to see other city highlights during your visit to this capital city.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Monday, May 20, 2019

Mikonos, Greece

Mykonos is a classic Greek Island with whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches and windmills. Add a reputation for beautiful beaches and you'll understand why Mykonos is the most popular island in the Cyclades. Explore the island in a 4 x 4 or take a ferry to the tiny island of Delos.

2 of 3 in our Optional Greek & Dubrovnik Private Shore Excursion Package

Ride the ferry from Mykonos to Delos with a local guide who shares expert knowledge about the UNESCO World Heritage–listed island. Unveil the drama of Delos during this half-day walking tour through the excavated ruins of its main archaeological site. See the Terrace of the Lions, House of Dionysus, Archaeological Museum of Delos and more as you learn about the sacred isle’s place in Ancient Greek history.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Argostili, Kefalonia, Greece

Looking at picturesque Argostoli, you wouldn’t know it suffered a devastating earthquake in 1953. The city and its surrounding area are full of treasures, including a 12th-century Byzantine cathedral and beautiful 16th century frescoes. And the nearby underground Lake of Melissani is simply magical. Enter the caves to find ancient stalactites, and marvel at the scattered rays of light beaming through, turning the water an intense blue.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Kotor, Montenegro

Tucked away between the mountains and the Bay of Kotor, one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea, is where you’ll find the picturesque town of Kotor. As you arrive at this secluded city, you’ll notice the dramatic 65-foot high protective walls, which date back to the Venetian period during the 9th century. Stroll the labyrinth of cobbled streets with cozy cafes and craft shops as you marvel the graceful old buildings. Listed as a UNESCO World Natural and Historical Heritage Site, Kotor is also world-famous as a premier yachting and sailing destination.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Despite the magnificent 13th century walls that surround the city, Dubrovnik is one of the most welcoming cruise destinations in all of Europe. Dubbed “the pearl of the Adriatic” by the poet, Lord Byron, this Croatian city exudes romantic charm and beautiful scenery with its shimmering marble streets, centuries-old buildings capped by bright orange roofs, and lovely beaches ensconced between awesome rocky ledges.

3 of 3 in our Optional Greek & Dubrovnik Private Shore Excursion Package

After your ship comes in to Dubrovnik, head to Old Town for this guided walking tour of Stari Grad, literally ‘Old Town,’ in Croatian. This tour is a great primer and introduction to the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic,’ a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the streets of Old Town, which are covered in white limestone, as you and the guide immerse yourselves in the stunning historical section of town.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15: Friday, May 24, 2019

Venice, Italy

Disembark in Venice for travel home or on to Post Tour Package

We arrive early in the morning and will disembark in Venice and head to the airport for our flight home or for those who choose, we have a fun 3 night package to enjoy Venice and Rome.

Meals : Breakfast
Post Cruise: May 24, 2019

Venice

Today you will tour the island of Venice with a canal ride, Piazza San Marco/St. Marks. You could start a discussion about Venice by praising its restaurants, wine bars, marble churches or blown glass. But you probably won't. You'll likely start with the fact that Venice is built on water. It is a place where people either float slowly down palace-lined man-made waterways or stroll down narrow alleyways. There's no more extraordinary place to find yourself, or lose yourself.  Overnight in Venice.

Meals : Breakfast
Post Cruise: May 25, 2019

Rome

Today we will depart Venice and travel south to Rome by train.  Upon arrival, we will be transferred to our hotel for the next 3 nights and enjoy an evening at leisure.  

Meals : Breakfast
Post Cruise: Sunday, May 26, 2019

Rome

Today we will attend a local church service before we spend the afternoon seeing the highlights of the city.

Meals : Breakfast
Post Cruise: Monday, May 27, 2019

Rome

Today you can enjoy a free day to visit the new LDS Temple on your own or wander through the many piazza's and highlights of the city.  Farewell dinner.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Post Cruise: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

USA

Today after breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airport for your return flight home. Arrive the US on the same day.

Meals : Breakfast

Highlights of the Tour:

  • Small group size (50 max) for cruise package with air and transfers 
  • Private group shore excursions will be offered for our group (optional with cost)

Included:

  • Cruise cost for chosen cabin on NCL Star
  • Group dinners, activities and choral opportunities
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks daily while on board ship
  • Daily entertainment on board
  • Morris Murdock Group Escort
  • Travel Document Package

Not Included:

  • Airfare - Expected by 1st of July, 2018
  • Government fees and taxes: $171.89 per person 
  • On board Gratuities $ 174.00 per person
  • Optional Excursions in ports both private and group
  • Trip cancellation/Trip interruption coverage 

    Optional Cruise Pricing:

    * Following rates are per person, based on double occupancy in cabins.  

    • From $2,689.00 Inside Cabin
    • From $2,999.00 Port Hole Outside Cabin
    • From $4,159.00 Balcony Cabin

      Optional Excursions:

        • Pre-Post tour Barcelona, Venice & Rome! $1,899.00 per person based on double occupancy (See the Itinerary for details of these tours)
        • Pre-Tour of Barcelona only: $ 390.00 per person based on double occupancy
        • Post-Tour of Venice & Rome only: $ 1,599.00 per person based on double occupancy
        • Shore Excursion: 3 Italy Port Package - Florence/Pisa, Rome & Pompeii $ 499.00 pp (Group size 25) (See the Itinerary for details of this tour)
        • Shore Excursion: 3 Greek & Dubrovnik Port Package - Athens, Mykonos & Dubrovnik $ 299.00 pp (Group size 25) (See the Itinerary for details of this tour)

        Cruise Promotions:

          • Deposit of $100.00 per person is due at the time of booking if paid by June 28th
          • Choose one of these for inside cabin or 2 for any higher cabin
          • -4 Meal Specialty Dining Package or Unlimited Beverage Package (cocktails/wine/beer/juice/soda)
          • -Internet package of 250 minutes or 1000 MB WiFi per cabin
          • -$50.00 per Port Shore Excursion Credit per cabin
          • -3rd & 4th passenger sail for free

          Payment Terms:

          • Deposit of $500.00 per person is due at booking if paid after June 28th
          • Final Payment is due February 5, 2019
          • ** This tour is based on a minimum of 25 passengers traveling-max of 50

          Note: Fares shown are in U.S. dollars and are per person, based on double occupancy. Government taxes, fees, and fuel supplement (where applicable) are additional. NCL reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the closing price of West Texas Intermediate Fuel increase above $65.00 per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, NCL will have sole discretion to apply the supplementary charge to both existing and new bookings, regardless of whether such bookings have been paid in full. Such supplementary charges are not included in the cruise fare. The fuel supplement charge will not exceed $10.00 per passenger per day. Prices are based on availability and subject to change.

          NOTE: Cruise ports are subject to change before notice by the cruise lines and are beyond the control of the booking agency.