THE EUROPEAN BRIDGE CRUISE COLLECTION - FALL 2019
Our most exciting Bridge Program ever! Join Larry Cohen for one or any combination of these luxurious back-to-back cruises — two ACBL-sanctioned Sectionals and one ACBL-sanctioned Regional (with optional dates) — aboard the stunningly renovated 6-Star Crystal Serenity:
Sectional: Rome to Athens - October 10-23, 2019
Sectional: Athens to Barcelona - October 23-November 5, 2019
Regional: Barcelona to Ft. Lauderdale - November 5-24, 2019 OR,
Barcelona to Lisbon - November 5-12, 2019 OR,
Lisbon to Ft. Lauderdale - November 12-24, 2019
Larry Cohen, ranked one of the Top 10 Living Most Influential Bridge Personalities, was named ACBL Honorary Member of the Year. He has been dedicated to the game since earning his Life Master rating at 17. Larry finds teaching and writing just as rewarding as competing: he is the author of numerous articles, ABTA award-winning books, software, audio CDs and teaching DVDs.
On this Regional, as on all tournament cruises he hosts, Larry will be holding court with his informative lectures — guaranteed to improve your game and give you miles of enjoyment!
ACBL Sanction #1911064
- ACBL GOLD Masterpoints®
- Lectures with Larry
- Private parties
- Gratuities included
- Free wi-fi in room and throughout the ship
- Open bar service and fine wines and spirits throughout the ship
- Two complimentary evenings at each of two specialty restaurants
- Group Travel Protection Plan
ACBL members can log in to look for partners. Click the appropriate link for the event which interests you. Non-ACBL members, please call the tournament chairman or Alice Travel.
One: November 5-24, 2019
Barcelona to Ft. Lauderdale
Two: November 5-12, 2019
Barcelona to Lisbon
Three: November 12-24, 2019
Lisbon to Ft. Lauderdale
Barcelona (overnight), Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Malaga, Gibraltar, Lisbon, Antigua, St. Thomas, Ft. Lauderdale
Includes bridge program, private events, gratuities, complimentary wi-fi, complementary fine wines and spirits, four nights complimentary specialty restaurant dining for full cruise or two nights complimentary dining for shorter cruises
You must book through Alice Travel to participate in this Regional.
Our agents will be happy to assist you with pre- and post-cruise hotel stays and transportation.
November 5-6: Barcelona The capital of Catalonia is a celebration of history and heir to Greek, Phoenician, Roman, Carthaginian, Gothic and Arab cultural legacies.Barcelona's ancient city walls and the narrow crooked streets of the town's old section are laid out for your discovery. You will find that Barcelona has something for everybody. It was the home of Picasso, Miró, Dali, Casals and Gaudí and has been described as a Mediterranean Manhattan, a cosmopolitan experimental center for political ideas and artistic movements. In addition to its abundance of artistic and architectural treasures, Barcelona serves as the gateway to one of the world's most impressive mountainside enclaves at Montserrat.
November 7: Mallorca/Palma de Mallorca Palma de Mallorca was founded by the Romans more than 2,100 years ago. A magnificent rose-colored Gothic cathedral dominates the palm-fringed waterfront of its urban center. Mallorca, known as the "Island of Tranquility," is the largest and most developed of the Balearic group. Steep mountains, serene valleys and wide plains form its varied landscape.
November 8: Valenica One of the largest cities of Spain, Valencia is also one of the country's most dynamic. Its location on the Mediterranean offers a mild climate, bringing sun worshippers to Valencia's many beaches. Sports aficionados will find activities galore, including golf, diving, cycling and tennis. Spain's national hero, El Cid, whose famous battle against the Moors was waged in Valencia.
November 9: cruising the South Coast of Spain.
November 10: Málaga Prosperous Málaga lies along the beautiful Costa del Sol, approximately 70 miles inside the Strait of Gibraltar. Its wealth of historical sites includes a 16th-century cathedral and the Moorish Alcazaba Fortress. Sightseeing opportunities abound from Málaga. The charming mountain village of Mijas and the impressive Alhambra are attractions you won't want to miss.
November 11: Gibraltar Dramatically soaring to almost 1,400 feet, Gibraltar boasts one of the world's most recognizable silhouettes. Over 140 caves have been discovered within its limestone mass. Although linked by land to Spain, the self-governing British colony of maintains a strong allegiance to Britain. Shop the compact commercial center for tax-free treats, or perch atop the summit for thrilling views encompassing Europe and Africa.
November 12: Lisbon Cosmopolitan Lisbon was the center of the world's last great colonial empire. Today the city nostalgically reveres its imperial past while adapting to Portugal's role as a member of the European Economic Community. Although located on the Atlantic coast, Lisbon has the soul of a Mediterranean city with Moorish castles, pastel and white buildings, orange-tiled roofs and luminous blue skies.
November 13-19: cruising the North Atlantic.
November 20: Antigua/St. John's Antigua's sunny climate and easy-going Caribbean ways are alluring attractions for visitors. It boasts 365 superb white beaches and is home to a beautiful National Park that stretches for ten square miles. Found within this park are the famous English Harbor and Nelson's Dockyard. Horatio Nelson was posted here early in his career and the harbor was the headquarters for the British fleet during the 18th century.
November 21: St. Thomas Glimmering bays, shining seas, powdery sand beaches, towering green hills and unsurpassed shopping - this is St. Thomas. The Danes originally declared St. Thomas a free port, making it the shopping paradise it remains today. Delight in exquisite imported goods ranging from Danish silver to French porcelain and Swiss watches. This mountainous island is one of the loveliest stretches of land in the Caribbean.
November 22-23: cruising the Atlantic Ocean.
November 24: Ft. Lauderdale Originally a fort built by the U.S. Army in 1838, during the Second Seminole War, Ft. Lauderdale has little left of its warlike past. Instead the city welcomes visitors with broad beaches and an easy pace of life, plus convenient air and water connections that make the city a perfect place to begin or end a cruise.
Itineraries subject to change.
Crystal Cruises' 6-star Serenity
Emerging in November 2018 from her longest-ever makeover, Crystal Serenity will feature more innovative dining options with expanded specialty venues, more state-of-the-art technologies, and spacious new suites and penthouses. Replacing existing staterooms, these newly added accommodations will reduce guest capacity from 1070 to 980.
Culinary inspiration comes in the form of the Waterside (open seating dining), Churrascaria (an open seating Brazilian steakhouse), Chinese-inspired al fresco dining at Silk, and the fresh and friendly new Marketplace. Still onboard: Umi Uma (the new name of Chef Nobu’s Japanese-Peruvian venue), and the well-loved Italian specialty restaurant Prego.
Free unlimited wi-fi, available on all devices, offers new SpeedNet accelerators, doubling satellite speed. Rooms will be equipped with ultra-thin 42” interactive TVs offering current movie and TV selections.
PS PenthouseNov. 5-24: Group Rate: $20,169
Nov. 5-12: Group Rate: $8,969
Nov. 12-24: Group Rate: $11,489
Port security and handling charges: Nov. 5-24-$795 pp; Nov. 5-12-$315; Nov. 12-24-$480. Prices are per person in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy, and are subject to change without notice. Call for single occupancy rates.
Alice Travel has purchased a Group Travel Protection Plan on behalf of all participants. A copy of the plan will be provided to you with the confirmation of your reservation.
In the unlikely event that Larry Cohen is unable to travel or attend scheduled functions due to illness or circumstances beyond our control, Alice Travel will not be liable, and no refunds for such inability to travel or attend functions and events will be owed by Alice Travel. Applicable cancellation penalties will apply. Alice Travel will attempt to provide a lecturer of equal caliber.