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ITALY, GREECE, TURKEY
& CROATIA

jULY 22-29, 2023

ONE WAY TRIP – 7 nights/8 days, 7 ports, 1 sea day

daily 12 step meetings

ITALY, GREECE, TURKEY, & CROATIA

A Mediterranean cruise is a very convenient way to experience Europe. You can eat & sleep on the fabulous Celebrity Infinity, and wake up in a historic gorgeous new European port each day. Explore ancient ruins or simply lounge on a chic Grecian beach… Whatever you choose, it’ll be the ultimate experience.

Onboard features – multiple fine dining restaurants, casino, art gallery, fitness center, shopping piazza, rooftop terrace (alfresco movie theatre), adults only solarium, outdoor basketball court, and more!

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Venice (Ravenna), Italy Departs: 5:00PM One of the world’s most beautiful cities also happens to be one of its most unusual. Venice is actually spread over 120 islands in the Adriatic Sea. Because the city is connected by canals instead of streets, a good way to see Venice is by boat or, if you prefer, a romantic gondola ride. The city has been immortalized in art, literature, and film over the centuries. This proud, ornate building on the waterfront represents Venice’s seat of power.

DAY 2

Dubrovnik, Croatia Docked: 12:00PM to 8:00PM Established 1,300 years ago on the far southern tip of the Dalmatian Coast, this city once rivaled Venice in terms of its importance. Take a walking tour to the Dominican Monastery and marvel at the finest collection of Renaissance paintings, including a painting by Titian. The views of the Adriatic from its rooftops are truly awe-inspiring.

DAY 3

At Sea - Cruising

DAY 4

Santorini, Greece Tendered: 8:30AM to 10:00PM Here on the island of Santorini, you’ll find a classic Greek seascape—whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. This is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archeology buffs, with sites that include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the sanctuary of Apollo. In many ways, Santorini could be considered an explosive place, being that its terraced collection of homes and windmills lie on a caldera-- a huge basin formed by an erupting volcano.

DAY 5

Rhodes, Greece Docked: 9:00AM to 7:00PM Rhodes, the friendliest city in the Mediterranean, is a sunny retreat home to many historic sites, such as the ruins of the Temple of Venus and the medieval Street of Knights. Enter the gateways of Rhodes & step back to a time when the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem built a Christendom stronghold. Or, tour the restored Palace of the Grand Masters and the Hospital of the Knights. The island’s vibrant shops, great restaurants, and glittering clubs buzz with a happy, modern energy in contrast to the grace of its ancient history.

DAY 6

Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey Docked: 8:00AM to 6:00PM Once the capital of the Roman province of Asia Minor, this coastal town is now an archeologist’s dream. The UNESCO World Heritage ruins of Ephesus impress even those familiar with the world's other ancient cities. Though excavations have been underway for 150 years, only 20 percent of the city has been uncovered. Ephesus is rich with historic sites, including the Great Theater, the Temple of Hadrian, and the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

DAY 7

Nafplio, Greece Tendered: 9:00AM to 7:00PM Nafplio is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf.

DAY 8

DAY 8 - Athens (Piraeus), Greece Arrival: 6:00AM Athens brought the world drama, history, poetry, and philosophy. Once home to the world's most powerful and civilized empires, Athens is now the world's foremost archaeological playground. The towering columns of the Parthenon still stand in homage to the virgin goddess Athena. The Parthenon sits atop the Athenian Acropolis and watches over the city where it can be seen from just about anywhere in Athens. Make it a point to visit the incredible Acropolis Museum on your cruise to Athens. The joint effort between two architects, one American and the other Greek, this outstanding building was completed and opened to the public in 2009. It focuses primarily on the Greek period dating to 5 B.C., considered to be the apex of art, culture, and philosophy in ancient Greece, but it also has artifacts from the Bronze, Roman, and Byzantine Ages. There’s even a Plexiglas walkway from which an excavated section of an old Athenian neighborhood can be viewed. In addition to an abundance of historical riches, modern Athens has plenty on offer—from scenic beaches to restaurants with superb Mediterranean cuisine and bustling central markets.

WE GET IT

It can be difficult to decide where to spend your vacation dollars when every travel company claims to be the best. So don’t just take our word for it. Check out just of few of the reviews that demonstrate why Sober Vacations International is unsurpassed in the business:

These are just a few of the reasons that over 98% of our recent travelers would recommend a SVI vacation to a friend. Discover for yourself what makes Sober Vacations so special.

Contact us today to book your next vacation!

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

Limited space available

Inside Cabin

  • $2395 Per person. Based on Double Occupancy.
  • Amenities
    • Four pillows in every stateroom
    • Plush 100% cotton bathrobes and towels
    • Premium Custom blended bathroom products
    • Celebrity Shopping Bag
  • Stateroom Features
    • Celebrity’s eXhale® bedding featuring the Cashmere Mattress
    • King-sized bed*
    • Some staterooms may have a trundle bed
    • Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe
    • Interactive Television system
    • Individual safe
    • Dual voltage 110/220 AC
    • Mini-fridge**
    • Hair dryer
  • Services
    • Twice daily housekeeping service
    • Our signature friendly personalized service with a guest ratio of nearly 2:1
    • Laundry service**
    • Complimentary beach towel service
    • Fresh ice delivered to stateroom upon request
  • *Bed as large or larger than average standard international king-size bed.
    **Additional charges apply

Oceanview -Outside

  • $2495 Per person. Based on Double Occupancy.
  • Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.
  • Size: Stateroom: 182 sq. ft.
  • Beds: Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests
  • Occupancy: Up to 4 guests
  • Views: Ocean view
  • Rooms: Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa
  • Bathrooms: One bathroom
  • Replenished daily

Veranda

  • $3595 Per person. SNG 200% Supplement Based on Double Occupancy.
  • An incredible intimate suite with a great view.
  • Size: Stateroom: 267 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 81 sq. ft.
  • Beds: Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed in staterooms with up to 4 and 5 guests
  • One Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 5 guests
  • Occupancy: Up to 5 guests
  • Sea Class Exclusives* (not applicable for China & Hong Kong sailings)
  • Dinner at Coastal Kitchen
  • Royal Caribbean Classic Bathrobes for Use Onboard
  • Luxury Pillow Top Mattress
  • Luxury Bathroom Amenities by L’Occitane
  • Views: Ocean view. Some staterooms have obstructed view
  • Rooms: Bedroom area
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Bathrooms: One bathroom with tu

Infinity Sky Suite

  • $6795 Per person. Based on Double Occupancy
  • Amenities
    • Four pillows in every stateroom
    • Plush 100% cotton bathrobes and towels
    • Premium Custom blended bathroom products
    • Celebrity Shopping Bag
  • Stateroom Features
    • Celebrity’s eXhale® bedding featuring the Cashmere Mattress
    • King-sized bed*
    • Some staterooms may have a trundle bed
    • Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe
    • Interactive Television system
    • Individual safe
    • Dual voltage 110/220 AC
    • Mini-fridge**
    • Hair dryer
  • Services
    • Twice daily housekeeping service
    • Our signature friendly personalized service with a guest ratio of nearly 2:1
    • Laundry service**
    • Complimentary beach towel service
    • Fresh ice delivered to stateroom upon request
  • *Bed as large or larger than average standard international king-size bed.
    **Additional charges apply

FAQs


Sober Village Cancellation & Refund Policy: All cancellations are subject to a $200 penalty per person. 202-180 Days out 50% of deposit penalty. 179-120 days out from departure, 100% of deposit. 119-90 days out, 50% of Total invoice. 89-0 days out 100% of Total Invoice. No refunds.

For most trips, yes. 

Usually. If it is an All-Inclusive trip, we will indicate such. 

 

All-inclusive means food, drinks, activities and entertainment are included in the cost of your trip.  Flights, transfers  &/or gratuities are not included, however.

The majority of guests are members of a 12 step program, but it is not a requirement. Many spouses & partners are not members join us on our Sober Vacations and have a blast. 

You are absolutely allowed to bring your spouse/partner if they are not sober.  We are not the alcohol police, and have not yet had an instance where someone’s drinking caused a problem for the group. 

We have two different types of trips – Sober Vacations and Sober Villages. Sober Vacations are a group within a  resort/cruise with other guests around us that are not in program. We still have daily 12 Step meetings and stick together for excursions and meals. Our Sober Villages happen annually each Winter (usually January or February) and these are full buyouts- meaning you will be at a resort with 500-600 fellow sober people. All bars/mini bars are wiped clean of alcohol and instead replaced with juice, soda, coffee, tea, and energy drinks. Our Sober Villages have daily jam packed schedules with 12 step meetings, al-anon meetings, attitude adjustment workshops, recovery yoga, trivia, scavenger hunts, and more! So, depending on what you prefer, you should choose what vacation suites you and your sobriety the best.

You do not. We ask for a deposit when you make your reservation. Once confirmed, you’ll receive an email with a personalized link to your reservation.  At any point, you can make payments to your account, or you can pay it all off at once.  As long as the trip is paid off 90 days before your departure, you can pay at whatever pace you are comfortable with. 

Since the summer of 1987. We’ve had over 200 Sober Vacations since then. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers is the correct answer. 

No. After years of offering flights, we have found that that it is both easier & cheaper for you to arrange your flights yourself. Bear in mind that most destinations/hotels have standard check-in times of between 3p – 4p and check out between 10a – 11a.  We are happy to offer advice or assistance when you are purchasing your flights. We recommend googleflights.com 

That’s okay.  We have been successfully matching roommates using our patent-pending roommate matching technology since 1987. In 35 years, we’ve only had eight fatalities out of over 8,000 matches. Which translates to over a 99% satisfaction rate! 

We do not control the culinary options on any of our trips. So, each vacation will be different, but we generally choose resorts and experiences that offer a wide range of quality food. That usually includes options for people with even the most restrictive diets. 

Yes! We describe our trips as a vacation…with meetings. On our Sober Village there are 5 scheduled meetings each day. On other trips, there are usually between 1-3 meetings a day. If you are on a trip, and you want to start a meeting, you are free to do so.  We just ask that it not conflict with any of our scheduled meetings. 

Absolutely not!  Meeting attendance is at your discretion.

Depends on the trip. Our Sober Villages have between 450-700 people! Some trips are smaller, more intimate experiences. 

We adhere to the policies of the destination to which we are traveling – if it is their policy that incoming travelers be vaccinated then we adhere to those recommendations. We do not set the policies for each destination, that is determined by their individual governments. 

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance especially in this new travel landscape with Covid-19. We have a partnership with Allianz Travel Insurance. Please visit their website to sign up www.allianztravelinsurance.com – our ACCAM Number is: F019519

FAQs

As we are a sober travel agency, we can offer trips that other travel agencies cannot – specifically trips that are geared towards the sober traveler.  

You are absolutely allowed to bring your spouse/partner if they are not sober.  We are not the alcohol police, and have not yet had an instance where someone’s drinking caused a problem for the group. 

We have two different types of trips – Sober Vacations and Sober Villages. Sober Vacations are most of our trips – where we are a smaller group within the resort/cruise and people will be around us that are not in program. We have daily AA meetings and stick together for excursions and meals. Our Sober Villages happen yearly (usually in the beginning of the year during the winter) and these are full buyouts- meaning you will be at a resort with 500-600 fellow sober people. All bars/mini bars are wiped clean of alcohol and instead replaced with juice, soda, coffee, tea, and energy drinks. Our Sober Villages have daily jam packed schedules with AA meetings, al-anon meetings, attitude adjustment workshops, recovery yoga, trivia, scavenger hunts, and more! So, depending on what you prefer, you should choose what vacation suites you and your sobriety the best.

You do not. We ask for a deposit when you make your reservation. Once confirmed, you’ll receive an email with a personalized link to your reservation.  At any point, you can make payments to your account, or you can pay it all off at once.  As long as the trip is paid off 90 days before your departure, you can pay at whatever pace you are comfortable with. 

Usually. If it is an All-Inclusive trip, we will indicate such. 

 

All-inclusive means food, drinks, activities and entertainment are included in the cost of your trip.  Gratuities are not included, however.

We’ve been in operation as a sober travel agency since 1987. 

Los Angeles Dodgers!  Is there any other?

For most trips, yes. 

You arrange your flights yourself and bear in mind that most destinations/hotels have standard check-in times of between 3p – 4p and check out between 10a – 11a. 

Sadly, we cannot book your flights.  Your flights are your responsibility.

That’s okay.  We have been successfully matching roommates using our patent-pending roommate matching technology since 1987. In 35 years, we’ve only had eight fatalities out of over 8,000 matches. Which translates to over a 99% satisfaction rate!  

We do not control the culinary options on any of our trips. So, each vacation will be different, but we generally choose resorts and experiences that offer a wide range of quality food. That usually includes options for people with even the most restrictive diets. 

Yes! We describe our trips as a vacation…with meetings. On our Sober Village there are 5 scheduled meetings each day. On other trips, there are usually between 1-3 meetings a day. If you are on a trip, and you want to start a meeting, you are free to do so.  We just ask that it not conflict with any of our scheduled meetings. 

Absolutely not!  Meeting attendance is at your discretion.

Depends on the trip. Our Sober Villages have between 450-700 people! Some trips are smaller, more intimate experiences. 

We adhere to the policies of the destination to which we are traveling – if it is their policy that incoming travelers be vaccinated then we adhere to those recommendations. We do not set the policies for each destination, that is determined by their individual governments. 

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance especially in this new travel landscape with Covid-19. We have a partnership with Allianz Travel Insurance. Please visit their website to sign up www.allianztravelinsurance.com – our ACCAM Number is: F019519