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About Our Destination

Currency
Italy and Barcelona use the Euro.
Languages
Italian, Spanish and English
Being Gay in Italy and Barcelona
Italy legalized same-sex civil unions in May 2016. Spain has been recognized as one of the most culturally liberal and LGBT-friendly countries in the world.
Climate
The Amalfi Coast climate in mid-October is quite beautiful and mild. The average high in Italy is 72°F (22°C), while the average lows are 56°F (12°C). In Barcelona, Spain, the average high is 68°F (20°C) while the average lows are 57°F (14°C).
Destinations
  • Friday, October 13, 2017—Rome/Civitavecchia, Italy
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017—Sorrento
  • Sunday, October 15, 2017—Positano
  • Monday, October 16, 2017—Capri
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017—Amalfi
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017—At sea
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017—At sea
  • Friday, October 20, 2017—Barcelona, Spain

See our Vacation Stretchers tab for information regarding our pre-cruise and post cruise vacation stretchers.

Before Your Trip

What's included?
  • Accommodations for 8 days/7 nights on the elegant and recently refurbished Windstar ms Windsurf
  • All meals on board, including room service
  • Soft beverages including bottled water, sparkling water, sodas, fresh juices, fruit smoothies, tea, coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, mochas and espresso
  • Airport transfers from Rome (FCO) airport to ship and ship to Barcelona (BCN) airport on arrival and departure day
  • Gratuities to ship's staff
  • Olivia’s signature entertainment and programming
  • Olivia staff assistance throughout
What’s not included?
  • Boutique, casino and spa services
  • Alcohol such as wine, beer and cocktails
  • Internet access, phone calls and other incidentals
  • A wide menu of optional excursions in all ports of call (extra charge)
  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Items
  • Medical attention
Travel documentation and identification
Passport
You will need a passport that is valid for six months past the date of the trip. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate and the consulates of the countries we will be visiting to make sure that you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
Visa
If you are a U.S. citizen, you DO NOT need to get a visa ahead of time. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate and the consulates of the countries we will be visiting to make sure that you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
Vaccinations
Please check with your local Public Health Department or personal physician regarding immunization requirements for all countries on your itinerary. You may also check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at: www.cdc.gov. Just click on “Traveler’s Health” followed by “Vaccinations.”
Cancellation Policy
Unexpected events can cause you to cancel your vacation. Because we are committed to this charter, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as outlined in our Olivia Terms & Conditions.

Selected Cruise trip which falls under our cancellation penalty schedule for Riverboats, Adventures, Selected Cruises and Selected Resorts.


2017 Italy & Amalfi Coast Cruise
START DATE END DATE CANCEL PENALTY
TRIP DATE 10/13/2017    
Cancellation Fee 270 days or more prior to trip date   10/8/2016 $500 per person
Cancellation Fee 210-269 days prior to trip date 12/28/2016 3/27/2017 25% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 150-209 days prior to trip date 3/18/2017 5/16/2017 50% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 120-149 days prior to trip date 5/17/2017 6/15/2017 75% of trip cost

Cancellation Fee 0-119 days prior to trip date
(NON-REFUNDABLE)

6/16/2017   100% of trip cost

Travel Insurance
Olivia recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to protect yourself and your trip investment from the unexpected. Now more than ever it’s extremely important to think about the unexpected. It is important to purchase the travel protection within 15 days of your initial invoice date in order to receive the most coverage. Consider travel protection for Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay, and more. 
For a travel insurance quote, more information or to purchase a protection plan, please call Olivia at 800-631-6277 and select option 1 for a travel consultant.
Joining the Olivia.com and Facebook trip groups
If you'd like to chat with people who are going on the trip, sign up for the official Olivia trip group, Olivia's Italy & Amalfi Coast Cruise Official Trip Group on our connect page. You can also join Olivia’s Italy & Amalfi Coast Cruise 2017 Group on Facebook.
Olivia Honeymoons and Celebrations
Register at Olivia Honeymoon Wishes for your honeymoon, anniversary or other special celebration; browse through the selections and let your friends know just how easy it is for them to purchase a gift for you.

Travel and arrival

Air Travel
Where to fly into/out of
You will need to fly into to Leonardo Da Vinci (Fiumicino) International Airport (FCO) and out of Barcelona International Airport (BCN). We encourage all passengers to arrive at least one day early to avoid the stress of unexpected delays. We will be offering pre-cruise stretcher packages in Rome and post-cruise stretcher packages in Barcelona. Please view the Vacation Stretchers tab for more information.
Suggested arrival/departure times
Arrive into Rome no later than 11:30 am on Friday, October 13, 2017 to allow enough time for airport to ship transfer arrangements. Departures must be made for after 11 am on Friday, October 20, 2017 to allow enough time for ship to airport arrangements. Please note–any deviations from the above suggested arrival/departure times are at your own risk.
Airfare discounts
Please visit our airfare discount page for the most up-to-date information.
Luggage allowances
While there is no luggage limit on the cruise itself, airlines often restrict (or charge) for excess baggage. Because each airline is different, and the regulations change over time, please check with your airline for baggage allowances. 
Getting to/from your ship
Airport transfers from Rome (FCO) airport to the ship and the ship to (BCN) airport on arrival and departure day are included. We will need to collect your flight information in order to provide you with a transfer. Once you have booked your flights, please visit your travel profile and update your trip information with your flight details. Alternatively, you can email forms@olivia.com with your flight information. The Leonardo Da Vinci (Fiumicino) International Airport (FCN) is approximately 50-60 minutes from the Civitavecchia port, and Rome City is 90 minutes to Civitavecchia port.
If you plan on arriving early to explore Rome or Italy on your own, please note that there will be included transfers from either the Leonardo Da Vinci (Fiumicino) international Airport (FCN) to the Civitavecchia port or from the Ambasciatori Palace Hotel in Rome on embarkation day. Meeting times for these transfers will be given a couple weeks prior to the cruise.
Rome/Civitavecchia Port Information
Roma Cruise Terminal (Pier number is not assigned until 48 hours prior to arrival)
Barcelona Port Information
Muelle Adosado Passenger Terminal or World Trade Center Passenger Terminal: 08039 Barcelona, Spain.
Check-In
Embarkation and check-in will be available at 11 am on October 13, 2017. Please provide your identification and credit card for onboard purchases. All aboard is 4:30 pm.

During your trip

Accommodations
The Windstar’s ms Wind Surf is an intimate 300-passenger ship with the following amenities:
  • Wind Surf Lounge
  • Casino
  • The Yacht Club Sandwich and Espresso Bar
  • Compass Rose Lounge
  • Pool Bar
  • Terrace Bar
  • Two salt-water pools
  • Two hot tubs
  • Wind Spa
  • 24-hour Reception Desk
  • Fitness Center
  • Signature Shops
  • Photo Gallery
Room amenities:
  • LCD flat-screen television
  • DVD/CD players
  • Fresh flowers (bud vase)
  • Fresh fruit basket
  • Hair dryer
  • Vanity with magnifying mirrors
  • Euro-top mattresses
  • Luxury bedding
  • Egyptian cotton towels
  • Waffle weave robes & slippers
  • Equipped with one standard U.S. 110- and European 220-volt outlet
  • Personal safe
  • Refrigerator
  • Mini-bar
  • International direct dial phones
  • Wireless internet (extra charge)
  • Bose SoundDock speakers for use with iPod
  • Cell phone service (extra charge)
  • Private bathrooms with shower
  • L’Occitane toiletries
Dining

AmphorA
Features a Mediterranean culinary journey of simple cooking and seasonal preparations.

Stella Bistro
French-inspired bistro offering traditional dishes and an excellent wine list.

Candles Grill
The poolside café features grill options of seafood, chops, fine steaks and skewers.

The Veranda Café
Offers a breakfast and lunch buffet.

Compass Rose
Offers continental breakfast and afternoon tea.

Yacht Club
Offers espresso drinks, cookies, specialty sandwiches and bottled water.

Electricity
Cabins are equipped with one standard U.S. 110- and European 220-volt outlet.
Excursions
Excursions may be booked up to 30 days in advance. Your booking number and detailed instructions on how to book shore excursions will be emailed to you.
Gratuities
Gratuities are included in the cost of the cruise. Gratuities are provided for your cabin steward, dining room steward, bus person, maître d’ and other behind-the-scenes crew members.
Internet / email / fax
There is an internet center on board; minute plans are available. Pricing will be posted on board. Guests may also bring their own laptops and purchase an internet wireless plan on board.
Laundry and dry cleaning
Laundry, pressing and dry cleaning service is available on board. Check on board for pricing.
Medical services
There is an onboard infirmary. Medical services entail an additional fee.
Money: Paying for things on board
On board, the currency is $USD. All purchases made on the ship will be charged to your onboard account, which you create when you first check in. Please check with the front office on board for further details.
Phone
Each cabin has a phone. There is an additional fee to use this phone; cost is available on board.
Smoking policy
Smoking is not permitted in any of the staterooms or public spaces, including all restaurants and corridors. Smoking is permitted on the outside decks in designated smoking areas only.
Spa services
There is a spa on board. Massages and other services are available for an additional fee.
Solo travelers
We will have a solos program on board, led by a solos coordinator who will ensure you have a great time.

After Your Trip

Transfers to the airport
For those going directly to the airport, your transfer is included. The airport in Barcelona (BCN) is approximately 40 minutes away from the pier. Please allow enough time when booking your return flight.
Vacation Stretchers
Click here for more information on vacation stretchers.

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