The time has come!  The much anticipated Spring 2018 Europe trip registration has begun!  Some details have been left for surprises for the travelers, but for sure, there are plenty of exciting plans set in stone!  Also attached are details regarding making a reservation.  There are limited spots on the trip and as always, they are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please review the details and itinerary below and then, when you are ready, get registered!


RESERVATION DETAILS

Beginning this year, Ohana will be taking reservations for the fall and spring trips through an online form.  As always, there are a limited number of reservations available for this trip.  All reservations will be confirmed on a first come, first serve basis.  Once the trip has reached capacity, reservation requests will then be put on a waiting list in the order received and will be contacted in the event of a cancellation.

PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS

Passport copies are required with the reservation request.  Everyone attending this trip must have a current passport with an expiration date of at least six months beyond the period of intended stay (valid through November 2018).

If you need to renew your passport so that it will be valid through November 2018, a copy of the current passport should be included with the reservation.  The renewed passport must then be received by Ohana no later than November 1, 2017.

For those applying for a first-time passport, a copy of the passport application must be received by Ohana no later than September 14, 2017 and a copy of the original passport no later than November 1, 2017

NCL SHIP CABINS and INSURANCE DETAILS

The bulk of this trip includes travel on an NCL cruise ship.  All reserved cabins on the ship are two-person balcony cabins.  However, there are a limited number of three-person balcony cabins available.  If you would like to request a three-person balcony cabin, there is a place on the form to indicate this.  The three-person balcony cabins will be confirmed on a first come, first serve basis.  There is no price difference for travelers staying in three-person cabins.

This trip has been organized to include an unlimited beverage package and pre-paid gratuities while on the ship.  Also included in the trip cost is an Allianz Classic Travel Insurance Policy for each person.  Travel insurance policy information will be emailed to each family with the coverage information.


April 2 – 17, 2018 – Full Itinerary

 Monday, April 2 Our awesome adventure begins……………..
Depart ECP to ATL
ATL to Barcelona, Spain – arriving at 8:40am 
Tuesday, April 3   Coach bus pickup at BCN
Morning tour of Barcelona and lunch
Early afternoon check-in at W Barcelona
Relax and enjoy this afternoon on your own
Early dinner
Wednesday, April 4   Breakfast at W Barcelona
Coach Bus pickup at 12 noon to the Port of Barcelona
Depart 6pm on an 11 day Mediterranean Cruise NCL – Norwegian Spirit All cabins are mid-ship balcony cabins
Unlimited Beverage Package included
Pre-paid gratuities included
Thursday, April 5 Palma Majorca, Spain – Docked 8am – 6pm – Group shore excursion
Saturday, April 7 Cartagena, Spain – Docked 8am – 5pm – Group shore excursion
Sunday, April 8 Malaga (Granada), Spain – Docked 7am – 6pm
Explore on your own – or relax on the ship. It’s your day!
Monday, April 9 Gibraltar, United Kingdom – Docked 8am – 5pm – Group shore excursion
Tuesday, April 10 Day at Sea
Wednesday, April 11 Cagliari, Sardinia – Docked 9am – 3pm – Group shore excursion
Thursday, April 12 Valetta, Malta  – Docked 10am – 6pm – Group shore excursion
Friday, April 13 Messina, Sicily – Docked 8am – 6pm
Explore on our own – or relax on the ship! It’s your day!
Saturday, April 14 Naples, Italy Docked 7am – 7pm – Group shore excursion
Sunday, April 15 Ship Docks in Rome, Italy
Group tour of Rome
Off to our beautiful hotel!!!
Villa Grazioli in Grottaferrata overlooking Rome
SURPRISE AWESOME ITALIAN DINNER
Monday, April 16 Breakfast and special day at Villa Grazioli
Rest and Relax – this is your day!!
SURPRISE GRAND FINALE ITALIAN DINNER
Tuesday, April 17 Breakfast at Villa Grazioli
Depart FCO at 12:20pm to ATL, and then ATL – ECP

RESERVATION and PAYMENT PROCEDURES

The cost of this trip is $5,950 per person, regardless of age, divided into seven monthly payments of $850.  The first payment is due with the on-line commitment form.  If paying by credit card, the online form will set up automatic recurring payments that occur on the same day of each month that you submit the form.  If paying by check, then the reservation will be confirmed only after an $850 deposit check (per person) is received in the front office at Ohana.  Then, the remaining six payments of $850 each will be due on or before the 15th of each month, with the final payment due on or before March 15, 2018.  

REGISTER HERE

If you have any questions about trip details, please email Beth Brown bbrown@ohanainstitute.org.