Beautiful view of Churches in Oia village, Santorini island in Greece at sunset, with dramatic sky.

Trip Details

Our Trip Hosts
Rev. Steve & Mrs. Catherine Eason

Steve and Catherine Eason were married while Steve was in Divinity School at Duke.  They have been in ministry ever since.

Above all the accomplishments, the many relationships they established over 40 years are the true treasure.  Now retired, but continuing to serve in new ways, the Easons have time for their four grandchildren, friends and family.  This trip is a part of the new season in their lives.  Having twice experienced the Sea Cloud, the breathtaking Aegean Sea, the biblical sites and the joy of traveling with friends, Steve and Catherine are very excited about you joining them for this incredible journey.

Sea Cloud II Deck

Swim Time in the Aegean

Sea Cloud II's Restaurant

ACCOMMODATIONS & MEALS:

The night of July 6 at the Grande Bretagne Hotelin Athens • Breakfast in Athens on July 7 • Seven nights SEA CLOUD II accommodation in stateroom assigned • All meals aboard ship—American buffet breakfast; lunch and dinner with complimentary wines and beer; daily afternoon tea with fresh pastries and tea sandwiches; and late-night snacks • Included lunch on July 14 in Thessaloniki • Hotel accommodations on July 14 at the Makedonia Palace in Thessaloniki

 

TRANSPORTATION, SIGHTSEEING & EXCURSIONS:

Comprehensive program of sightseeing tours and shore excursions with expert national guides as described in this brochure • Local transportation in deluxe air-conditioned motorcoaches and all entrance fees • Transfers between the Grande Bretagneand the ship on July 7 and from Makedonia Palace Hotelto the airport in Thessoloniki on the morning of July 15 or, if your plans include the postlude, transfer to Istanbul’s airport on July 19.

 

TIPS:

All tips to porters, baggage handlers, hotel staff, guides, and tour bus drivers.  An  all-inclusive gratuity for SEA CLOUD II’s sixty-member crew is included.

 

RECREATION & AMENITIES:

Free use of SEA CLOUD IIs library, onboard games, shared ship laptop for brief emails, and sports equipment--snorkeling gear, floats, banana boat, water skis, etc.

 

STAFF:

Our Trip Hosts, the Easons • FCV Tour Manager handling daily touring arrangements • SEA CLOUD II's Cruise Director and Musician • Ship’s Physician providing medical services at no charge.

 

OTHER ITEMS INCLUDED:

Travel Document Holder • Currency Advice • Packing Tips • Suggested Reading List • Luggage Tags • Printed Daily Programs • Abridged newspapers received on ship daily via satellite.

 

NOT INCLUDED:

Roundtrip air transportation to Greece • Taxi transfer from the Athens airport to the Grande Bretagne Hotelon the day of arrival • Passport expenses • Accident/ baggage/trip cancellation insurance • Items of a personal nature such as telephone, internet and fax tolls, bar tabs, personal laundry • Passengers making requests for special services that cause FCV or our local ground operators to incur additional expenses in time and money may be asked to bear the corresponding costs associated with any such individual out-of-the-ordinary requests.

Terms and Conditions

RESERVATIONS:

To confirm your space, please send a signed Reservation Form and a deposit of $2000 per person payable to:

FIRST CENTURY VOYAGES
801 Mitchell Street
Ithaca, New York, 14850

 

FINAL PAYMENT:

Due in full 185 days prior to departure

 

CANCELLATION & REFUND:

If written or faxed notice of cancellation is received from passenger 185 days or more prior to departure, all advance deposits will be refunded, less a per person administrative fee of $600.  If cancellation is 184-155 days before departure, the cancellation charge, as liquidated damages, is 35% of the tour cost; 154-90 days before departure, 50%; 89-40 days before departure, 75%.  The forfeiture for cancellations 39 or fewer days before our departure is the full cost of the tour less $600 per person.  If the sailing is sold out and the cancelled space can be resold by FCV prior to departure, the sum received for resale, less $750 per person, will be refunded. In fairness to all, no exceptions can be made to these terms. There are no refunds for early withdrawal once the tour has commenced.

 

INSURANCE:

Insurance programs are recommended and available to insure: (a) baggage valued up to $1,000; (b) accidental injury, illness or death from any cause; and (c) trip cancellation. Upon confirmation of your reservation, you will be sent information regarding such policies. We strongly recommend this protection for all of our passengers.

 

RESPONSIBILITY & LIABILITY:

A detailed statement of limitations and exclusions of liability of Sea Cloud Cruises, FIRST CENTURY VOYAGES, and trip hosts for loss of property, injury, illness, or death will be provided to all trip registrants and is available to prospective travelers upon request.

 

CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES:

Trip prices are based on exchange rates, fuel costs, and tax rates in effect as of February 2020, and are subject to change without notice to reflect fluctuations impacting FCV’s program component costs (currency and maritime fuel prices in particular). However, as a protective cap for FCV's passengers, in no case shall additional collections caused by such fluctuations exceed 3% of the advertised tour cost.

 

BOOKING QUESTIONS?

Please call Karl or Julie Johnson at (919) 381-5722 or email julie@firstcenturyvoyages.com.