Footsteps of Saint Paul Pilgrimage

Join Monsignor Frank McNamee (Rector of Christ the King) and Monsignor Joe Corbett (Pastor of Saint Jude the Apostle) on a memorable ten-night tour of Greece and Turkey based on the Footsteps of Saint Paul.

Monsignor Joe and Monsignor Frank will be our spiritual leaders as we travel to the beautiful Greek Isles to explore the spiritual sites, rich history and natural beauty of this region. Our land and cruise tour will include three nights in Athens Greece and a 7-night cruise, with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Acropolis and Ephesus, and visits to Corinth and ports like the iconic Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Tinos and Rhodes.

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Price shown includes an extra $100 discount for registrations before 12/15/2021

Itinerary Map-Azamara-Oct 15 2022

Pre-cruise stay in Athens (3 Nts); Cruise visiting Greece and Ephesus (7 Nts)

Depart US on October 11, 2022

Arrive back in US on October 22, 2022

Land and cruise 11 day/10 night package, with 3 nights in Athens and 7 night cruise, including all gratuities throughout trip, three days sightseeing in Athens and Corinth, full day excursion in Ephesus, all transfers, and more, starting at $3,799 per person for Oceanview staterooms, $4,349 for Veranda stateroom, and $5,379 for Club Continent Suites, based on per person, double occupancy.

Highlights

Highlights


  • Tour the ruins of Corinth
  • Mars Hill in Athens
  • Guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Acropolis and the Parthenon
  • Explore the Athens neighborhoods of Plaka, Monastiraki, and Syntagma from our city center hotel
  • Exclusive shore excursion in Ephesus with guided tour of ancient city ruins, Terrace houses, and visit to the House of the Virgin Mary
  • Explore the town of Oia in Santorini
  • Marvel at the windmills of Mykonos
  • See Saint Paul's Bay in Rhodes
  • Intimate 690 person ship with exquisite cuisine, attentive service and onboard entertainment offerings

Inclusions

Inclusions


TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

  • Fully hosted by on-site Recess 4 Grownups event staff
  • Transport by luxury motorcoach in Athens
  • Hotel accommodation based on double occupancy with private bath for 3 nights
    • Athens (3 nights): City-Center Hotel (5-star) with complementary wifi
  • 7 night Greece and Ephesus cruise on 690 passenger Azamara Quest
    • Visit ports of Tinos, Mykonos, Ephesus, Rhodes, Agios Nikolaos Crete, Santorini
    • Overnight port stay in Mykonos and late night in Rhodes
    • Choice of Oceanview, Veranda stateroom, Club Continent Suites, other suite categories
    • No staterooms with obstructed view
  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event
  • All gratuities throughout land tour
  • All gratuities throughout cruise
  • Transfer from Athens airport to hotel
  • Transfer from Athens hotel to port
  • Transfer from port to Athens airport
  • Porterage of one piece of luggage at arrival and departure of hotels
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities where allowed locally
  • Port fees

SPECIAL CRUISE AMENITIES FOR GROUP

  • Private welcome cocktail party with hors d'oeuvres
  • On-Board Credit of $150 per stateroom
  • Two group dinners during cruise
  • Exclusive transportation for our group to the AzAmazing Evening event
  • Exclusive/expedited check-in for our group
  • Additional Amenities for Cruise Suite Guests
    • English butler service
    • Complimentary Internet minutes (240 minutes) per guest
    • One free bag of laundry service per suite, each seven days
    • Complimentary seating in the specialty restaurants dining
    • Priority embarkation and debarkation
    • Complimentary in-room spirits
    • In-suite afternoon tea service

DINING

  • Athens 3 Night Pre-Cruise Land Tour
    • Breakfasts (3)
    • Lunch on Corinth Day Tour (1)
    • Welcome Dinner (1)
  • Greece and Ephesus 7 Night Cruise
    • All meals on board, your choice of dining rooms
    • One complementary dinner in your choice of Specialty Dining Restaurants
    • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines throughout voyage
    • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas

SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT, TOURS, ENTERTAINMENT

  • Daily Mass
  • Guided walking tour of central Athens
  • Day tour to Corinth with guided tour of archaeological site where Saint Paul preached
  • Stop at the Corinth Canal
  • Guided tour at top of Acropolis
  • Visit to Mars Hill where Saint Paul preached
  • Personalized audio system to hear every word your guide says, even from a distance
  • Complementary exclusive full day shore excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus
    • Library of Celsus;
    • Temple of Artemis
    • Terrace Houses
    • House of the Virgin Mary
    • Basilica of St. John, burial site of John the Apostle
    • Lunch in Ephesus with biblical ingredients
  • Self-service laundry onboard ship
  • Exclusive shore excursions in other ports offered for our group (additional cost)

Itinerary

ITINERARY


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11: DEPART US

Depart your hometown and take an international flight to Athens Greece (group air option will offered at a later date). Enjoy in-flight entertainment and meal service as you travel to start your vacation.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12: ARRIVE IN ATHENS & WALKING TOUR

Greece Athens National Library

Arrive in Athens, Greece for your three night pre-cruise stay to explore the classic city of Athens and the nearby spiritual sites. Your host will greet you at the airport, and you'll be transferred to our city-center hotel. In the afternoon, we'll set off from our hotel for a walking tour to see some of the key sights nearby and also learn about surrounding neighborhoods that you can wander around during our independent time tomorrow. 

Tonight we enjoy a welcome dinner in the hotel before retiring for a good night's rest in preparation for our fascinating sightseeing experiences in Athens over the next few days. (Dinner)


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13: ACROPOLIS

Greece Athens Acropolis Hill

This morning tour the key sites of Athens, with an archaeological walk past landmarks like the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Agora Hadrian's Arch and of course, the Acropolis. We'll have a privately guided tour to the top to see the ancient ruins there and hear the stories of history.

Afterwards, enjoy time at leisure. You might want to head to the Central Market for a feast of fresh fruit and veggies, nuts, olives, and Grecian cheese. Or, check out a local taverna where you can rub elbows with the locals well into the wee hours of the night. (Breakfast)


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14: DAY TRIP TO CORINTH

Greece Corinth Ruins Temple Apollo2

Travel from Athens to Corinth, with a stop to see the Corinth Canal, which connects the Ionian Sea and Aegean Sea. It was envisioned for 2000 years and was built in the 1800’s and first used in 1893.

Tour the city of Corinth, where the apostle Paul traveled to upon his departure from Athens. “He preached the word…and many of the Corinthians who heard believed and were baptized. (Acts 18:5,8). “He settled there for a year and a half and taught the word of God among them (Acts 18:11). Explore the archaeological ruins of ancient Corinth, including the marketplace, baths, temples, and theatre. Stand on the Bema, the site of the apostle Paul's trial, when he was brought for judgement for illegal teachings.

The evening is open for you to explore the nearby neighborhoods from our centrally located hotel.

(Breakfast, Lunch)


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15: EMBARK ON CRUISE

Greece Athens Acropolis Sunset Panorama

You'll have some free time this morning for any shopping you want to do in the shops surrounding our centrally located hotel, and then we will depart to board our ship. On the way we'll stop at a local church for Mass, before arriving at the port of Piraeus for embarkation. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16: TINOS

Greece Tinos Traditional White Church

Known as “The Handmade Island”, Tinos exudes authenticity. Its gastronomy scene is highlighted by meals made from local ingredients, and its rugged and untamed landscapes showcase Greece in all her beauty. With plenty to explore and enjoy, the reputation as a hidden gem that Tinos has earned amongst the Greeks is well earned. (All meals served onboard)


MONDAY, OCTOBER 17: MYKONOS

Greece Mykonos Alley Walkway

Picture perfect is the best way to describe Mykonos. Idyllic in every way, from the brilliant blue water in its harbor to the rows of 16th-century Venetian windmills, Mykonos is a postcard come to life! Spend your days strolling delightful cobblestone streets and visiting artisan craft shops. And when the sun goes down, discover why locals refer to this hedonistic city as the Ibiza of Greece! (All meals served onboard)


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18: KUSADASI (EPHESUS), TURKEY

Turkey Ephesus Road Columns

Today we have an exclusive included excursion for our group to visit the area of Ephesus and all the key sites.

 
We will visit the House of Virgin Mary. According to Catholic tradition, Mary accompanied John to Ephesus as he spread the Good News. "When Saint John set out to Ephesus he also took Mary there and from here Blessed Holy Mary was taken up to heaven on wings.” (Pope Benedict XV, Good Friday homily on Sacred Mysteries). Mary spent her last years in Ephesus in a small house on Mount Mulbul, which is now a shrine a place of pilgrimage.
 
Ancient Ephesus will be the next stop, where the archeological sites of the Odeon, Concert Hall, the Library of Celsus and the Grand Theatre where St. Paul preached will be explored. Saint Paul first visited Ephesus during his second missionary journey, and returned on this third journey to say from 53-56 AD. On his later travels Saint Paul wrote his epistle to the Ephesians.
 
We will also visit the Church of Virgin Mary inside Ephesus and visit the famous Terrace Houses, which are luxurious residential villas dating back to the second century BC. Guests will then enjoy a "Biblical lunch" at a local restaurant, where they will be served food cited in the Bible and dishes made in accordance with Biblical ingredients. After lunch, the tour will then proceed to remains of St. John's Basilica which overlooks Ephesus and was once a great church built on a 2nd century tomb thought to hold the remains of St. John. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19: RHODES (LINDOS)

Greece Rhodes Anthony Quinn Bay

First on your agenda should be the Rhodes waterfront where once stood the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Just a short ride away, the medieval town of Lindos features houses stacked like giant sugar cubes on a steep hill. Hitch a donkey ride to the acropolis at the top for spectacular views of the town and Saint Paul’s Bay. (All meals served onboard)


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20: AGIOS NIKOLAOS, CRETE

Greece Crete Agios Niklaos Boat

Known for having “three faces to the sea”, this port on Crete’s east coast seamlessly blends the charm of a small fishing village with the glamor of a chic resort town. The perfect base for exploring smaller islands around Crete, it's easy to create your own personal paradise in Agios Nikolaos. (All meals served onboard)


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21: SANTORINI

Greece Santorini Oia View

The capital, Fira, clings to the rim of the caldera 900 feet above the sea. Take the cable car, or giddy up on a donkey to climb the 588 steps to the top. Hike to nearby Oia, a quintessential Greek village. Head south to the 3,500-year-old Minoan town Akrotiri. Often called Greece’s answer to Pompeii, the well-preserved ruins provide a glimpse into Santorini’s storied (and explosive) past. (All meals served onboard)


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22: PIRAEUS (ATHENS)

Greece Athens Plaka District Shops Houses

End your journey in Piraeus. We'll have an included transfer to the Athens airport for your return flight home.


Why Azamara

Why Azamara Cruiseline?


Azamara was selected as our cruiseline because they have strong focus on destination immersion, visiting smaller ports that larger ships can't access. They have the perfect mix of a luxurious ship amenities with the smaller size of 690 guests which creates more intimate experience without the crowds.

Azamara offers superb cuisine, with fine dining in the main restaurant, with additional options of specialty dining and casual dining. You'll be impressed by the extremely attentive and friendly staff, and the broad range of onboard entertainment.

The inclusive nature of the cruise creates a strong value, with gratuities and a select list of spirits, international beers, and wines, along with bottled water, sodas, and specialty coffees and teas all included.

Azamara tends to stay later in port, which means you don't have to rush back to the ship for an early afternoon departure. They typically include some late port evenings, which allows you to experience the destination at night. For our cruise we will arrive in Mykonos at 6:30pm and stay until 6pm the following day - that means you can go out that first evening and experience Mykonos restaurants and bars like a local. We have a late night in Rhodes and Agios Nikolaos, Crete, too.

Package Pricing

Staterooms and Package Pricing

Package pricing for 10 night/11 day Footsteps of Saint Paul land and cruise* tour package.

All prices shown are per person, double occupancy:

Club Continent Suite (N2) 266 sq ft, 60 sq ft veranda [Deck 8] $5,379

Club Veranda Stateroom (P3) 175 sq ft, 40 sq ft veranda [Deck 6] $4,349

Club Oceanview Stateroom (05) 170 sq ft [Deck 4, Midships] $3,999

Club Oceanview Stateroom (06) 170 sq ft [Deck 4, Forward] $3,799

*At this point in time, Azamara is requiring proof of vaccination. While this may change, any requirements in place at the time of the sailing will be followed and lack of compliance will not be eligible for refund. Do not book if this may be an issue for you, or consider Cancel For Any Reason travel insurance.

Inclusive Amenities For All - See individual stateroom descriptions for more details

  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event
  • Gratuities
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

Q & A

What if don't know who will travel with me yet? I have a few folks to ask, but don't know yet.
You can register for yourself, and indicate your roommate as TBD -- you would make the deposit for yourself, and we'll hold a space and cruise stateroom for you. The deposit for the second spot needs to be paid within 3 months of your registration or by 11/1/2021, which ever is sooner. You can pay a deposit for a second spot and leave the TBD in the name slot, but cancellation fees do accrue for both spots in the stateroom if you ultimately cancel the entire stateroom.

I see that we go to Ephesus Turkey - so I need a visa for Turkey?
No, you won't need a visa for Turkey. U.S. citizens traveling on cruise ships can enter visa-free for a maximum of 72 hours with permission from authorities at the port of entry.

Oceanview Stateroom

Club Oceanview Stateroom

Enjoy the polished style and stellar service of your own private retreat. You'll appreciate the finer touches, but it takes more than a beautiful stateroom to elevate a voyage from "good" to "great." With Azamara®, discover just how much professional service and a friendly attitude can add to your enjoyment.

PRICING {Per person, double occupancy}

Club Oceanview Stateroom - Category 05 [Deck 4 Midship]: $3,999

Club Oceanview Stateroom - Category 06 [Deck 4 Forward]: $3,799

One bedroom stateroom: 170 sq. ft. [see room layout below]

Key Features

  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • Some staterooms feature sofa bed
  • 40” flat-screen TV
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voicemail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Inclusive Amenities For All

  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event
  • Gratuities
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

Club Oceanview Stateroom Layout

Veranda Stateroom

CLUB VERANDA STATEROOM

Refreshing sea breezes and stunning destination views come standard in our staterooms that offer your own private veranda. Greet the day with room service on your balcony, or toast to another stunning sunset. Polished touches and professional service perfectly compliment the warm, friendly attention you’ll receive from our staff and crew.

PRICING: {per person, double occupancy}

Club Veranda Stateroom: $4,349

Stateroom Area: 175 sq. ft., Veranda Area: 40 sq. ft. [see room layout below]

Key Features

  • Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed
  • Sitting area with 40” flat-screen TV
  • Veranda
  • Refrigerator with mini-bar
  • Thermostat-controlled air conditioner
  • Direct-dial telephone with voicemail
  • Writing desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hand-held hairdryer
  • USB ports under bedside reading lamps

Inclusive Amenities For All

  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event
  • Gratuities
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

CLUB VERANDA STATEROOM Layout

Club Continent Suite

CLUB CONTINENT SUITE

Spacious and comfortable, our Club Continent Suites feature fresh new décor inspired by natural elements. With two beds convertible to a queen, a cozy sitting area, breezy balcony and refreshed bathroom with a bathtub or shower, this is your wonderful, refined home away from home.

PRICING: {per person, double occupancy}

Club Continent Suite:  $5,379

Stateroom Area: 266 sq. ft., Veranda Area: 60 sq. ft. [see room layout below]

Key Features

  • Two lower beds convertible to one queen size bed
  • Spacious and comfortable sitting area
  • 46” flat-screen television in sitting area
  • Roomy bathroom with shower. Some also feature a tub.
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Veranda
  • And the same standard features in our Club Veranda staterooms

Suite Amenities

  • English butler service
  • 240 complimentary Internet minutes per guest
  • One free bag of laundry service per suite, each seven days
  • Complimentary seating in the specialty restaurants dining
  • Priority embarkation and debarkation
  • Complimentary in-room spirits
  • In-suite afternoon tea service

Inclusive Amenities For All

  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event
  • Gratuities
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
 

CLUB CONTINENT SUITE Layout

Other Suites

Suite Amenities For All

  • $300 in Onboard Credit per person
  • English butler service
  • 240 complimentary Internet minutes per guest
  • One free bag of laundry service per suite, each seven days
  • Complimentary seating in the specialty restaurants dining
  • Priority embarkation and debarkation
  • Complimentary in-room spirits
  • In-suite afternoon tea service

Inclusive Amenities For All

  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event
  • Gratuities
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

CLUB OCEAN SUITE

With a large living room and a separate bedroom—plus your own private veranda—your suite offers a restful retreat after your immersive experiences on land. Enjoy elegant, contemporary décor, and rich marble touches. You’ll be spoiled by the attention to detail in these beautiful suites, and of course, all the pampering too.

PRICING: Call for Availability and Pricing

Stateroom Area: 478 sq. ft. Veranda Area: 173 sq. ft. [see room layout below]

Key Features

  • Spacious living room with a separate master bedroom
  • Master bedroom with one queen size bed and a 40” flat-screen television
  • 55” flat-screen television in living room
  • Marble master bathroom with shower and tub.
  • Dressing room with vanity and ample closet space
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in living room and master bedroom
  • Spacious 173 sq.ft. (16.1 sq.m.) veranda
  • And the same standard features in our Club Veranda staterooms
 
 

CLUB OCEAN SUITE Layout

CLUB WORLD OWNER'S SUITE

Our largest suites have been transformed with contemporary design elements that are both elegant and organic, with design that draws inspiration from nature—a sandy cliff, flowing river beds, exquisite white sand beaches, and rustling grasses. Enjoy a spacious living room, separate bedroom and all the amenities that come with our most luxurious suite.

PRICING: Call for Availability and Pricing

Stateroom Area: 603 sq. ft. Veranda Area: 233 sq. ft.  [see room layout below]

Key Features

  • Spacious living room with a separate master bedroom
  • Master bedroom with one queen size bed and a 40” flat-screen television
  • 55” flat-screen television in living room
  • Marble master bathroom with shower and tub.
  • Dressing room with vanity and ample closet space
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in living room and master bedroom
  • Spacious 233 sq.ft. (21.7 sq.m.) veranda
  • And the same standard features in our Club Veranda staterooms

CLUB WORLD OWNER'S SUITE Layout

CLUB SPA SUITE

Love the feeling of being at the spa? With our new Club Spa Suites, you’ll never have to leave. Our newest suites are the ultimate in contemporary design, comfort and pampering—with easy access to the Sanctum Spa. For the ultimate in serene surroundings, the spacious glass-enclosed spa soaking tub and separate rain shower bring the outside in, with views to the endless seas beyond.

PRICING: Call for Availability and Pricing

Stateroom Area: 414 sq. ft.  Veranda Area: 60 sq. ft. [see room layout below]

Key Features

  • Two lower beds convertible to one queen size bed
  • Spacious glass-enclosed bathtub
  • Separate rain shower
  • Comfortable sitting area
  • 55” flat-screen television in sitting area
  • In-room spa music
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Veranda
  • And the same standard features in our Club Veranda staterooms

CLUB SPA SUITE Layout

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions


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PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT

By signing below (or clicking “I agree” online), you (“you” or “participant”) agree to the following terms and conditions. Recess 4 Grownups LLC (“we” or “us”) acts as an agent for Azamara and Central Holidays, which provides the tour and cruise described in your itinerary (the “Tour”), and these terms and conditions apply to the Tour.

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By booking your arrangement with us, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement and any additional terms and conditions of any Supplier that are applicable to your booking. The lead participant assumes the responsibility of sharing these Terms and Conditions with each trip participant, including payment of all amounts when due. It is the responsibility of each participant to read our Terms and Conditions in its entirety. We are not responsible for any participant’s unawareness of the Terms and Conditions due to the failure of the lead participant to share this information with all other participants.  If you do not agree with our terms and conditions you should contact us before making a booking.

We may change these terms and conditions from time to time. We will notify you of any material changes in our terms.  The terms and conditions that are in effect at the time of booking will apply.

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You agree that any violation of any such terms and conditions may result in (a) the cancellation of your reservation or purchase, (b) your forfeiture of any monies paid for your reservation or purchase, (c) you being denied access to the applicable travel related product or service, and (d) our right to debit your account for any costs we incur as a result of such violation.

What the Tour Price Includes: hotel accommodations based on double occupancy (we will charge an additional fee for any single room accommodations), breakfast each morning (after the first overnight) on the land tour in Athens, transport by luxury motor coach on tour days, meals as specified in the itinerary, visits and admission fees as described in the itinerary, hotel porterage, gratuities for the land tour and on the cruise, service charges, and taxes, and 7-night Greece-intensive cruise.  Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, the berths being purchased for the Cruise include all meals, entertainment and services normally provided to passengers on a regular cruise. Onboard credits during the Azamara cruise are not redeemable for cash, are not transferable, and will expire if not used onboard prior to 10:00 PM on the final night of the Cruise. Airfare will be available as an option with the land/cruise tour package, and will be available through a block of coach class group air seats in December 2021 once air schedules are published.

Not included: Airfare if not purchased as an add-on option to the land/cruise tour package; meals not specifically identified; alcohol with included dinners unless specifically identified;airport transfers for travelers not on group flights; other personal expenses; and anything not specifically listed in inclusions. During the cruise portion of the tour, the cruise does not include any items of a personal nature, including but not limited to, shore excursions, certain alcoholic beverages, specialty restaurants, photographs, gift shop purchases, laundry service, spa or hair salon services or any other expenses for which passengers are normally assessed individual charges during regular cruises.

If you would like to add additional nights to your tour, we would be happy to arrange this at additional cost and subject to availability of accommodations. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included.

Tour Group Participants: 35 participants are needed to operate the tour.                  

All tours are based on a minimum number of participants.  We make every effort to ensure that tours meet their minimum requirements.  However, if the tour drops below the minimum number of participants cancellation of the tour may occur at the sole discretion of Recess 4 Grownups.  In such case, guests will be advised at least 60 days prior to departure.  We reserve the right to change the departure date or cancel the tour. We may offer alternative tour dates or other travel arrangements.  You may choose to accept these arrangements or cancel; in case of cancellation you will receive a full refund.  Any air cancellation, including air fare the client purchased, will be in accordance with the terms of the carrier and We will not be liable for the carrier’s refusal to make any refund whatsoever.  In such case We will not be liable for any additional costs incurred outside of the tour prices such as visa and passport fees, travel insurance or any other purchases made by the guest in anticipation of the tour.

Reservations and Deposits: All prices are in U.S. Dollars, and based on double occupancy. You must make payments in accordance with the instructions and deadlines we give you below.  Since the operation of international travel requires extensive long-term planning, we charge a $250 per person non-refundable planning fee, this planning fee is included in the total price of your package.  In addition, costs are incurred and suppliers are paid long before the actual departure date.  Some of these fees are non-refundable.  If we do not receive any payment due in full and on time, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled by you in which case the cancellation charges set out below will become payable. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall, in that event only, return any deposit received. Reservations are transferrable at the sole discretion of Recess 4 Grownups.

While we do accept major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover, participants must provide to us a signed charge authorization agreement or click authorization for every transaction for your trip.  Your authorization is a binding agreement for us to charge your card and as such you waive any right to chargeback in the case of cancellation for any cause (excepting fraud), including a Force Majeure event, as defined herein, and agree to refund policies and procedures as outlined in these Terms and Conditions. In the event a Participant attempts to chargeback, reverse, or recollect a trip payment already made without the authorization of Recess 4 Grownups, we reserve the right to collect all additional costs, fees and expenses associated with such chargeback, reversal or recollection, including, without limitation, attorney fees.

  • $600.00 per person and a completed Guest Reservation Form (“Reservation Form”) are required with this Participant Agreement to reserve space for the Tour.
  • $1,500.00 additional is due on January 10,2022
  • Full payment is due June 06, 2022

Client Cancellation & Refund Policy: If you choose to cancel your reservation, we must receive written notice of said cancellation either via certified mail, overnight courier, or e-mail sent to Change@Recess4Grownups.com (with confirmation of receipt from us in order to be effective), and you will be subject to the following cancellation fee schedule:

  • If we receive written notice on or before January 09, 2022, we will retain $350.00 per person.
  • If we receive written notice on or after January 10, 2022 but before June 05, 2022, you will incur a cancellation fee of $950.00 per person.
  • If we receive written notice on or after June 06, 2022 but before August 09, 2022, you will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the Tour Price per person.
  • If we receive written notice on or after August 10, 2022, or if you are a no-show, you will incur a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the Tour price. If a flight or other delay for any reason prevents you from joining the Tour on the Tour start date, you will be considered a no-show, and we cannot provide a full or partial refund or credit toward a future Tour, but you may join the Tour late if you wish.

As described above, we are required to pay all suppliers well in advance of your tour date.  Some suppliers do not offer any refund. You are subject to the supplier’s terms.  Any refund owing under the cancellation schedule above will be less any additional fees or non-refundable deposits of Suppliers.  We will, when available, tell you about these fees or deposits in advance. If you are entitled to a refund, please note that the supplier is responsible for this refund, not Recess 4 Grownups.  Suppliers may choose to provide a travel voucher or credit in lieu of refund.  We are not responsible for a supplier’s failure to pay a refund or for supplier bankruptcy or insolvency.

Please note that airline cancellation and change fees are not included. Please also note that your decision not to travel due to State Department advisories, fear of travel, price of airfare, or any other reason will constitute cancellation by you. No refund or credit will be given for any unused features or early departures for any reason. No refund or credit will be given for any unused features or early departures for any reason.

Any cancellation refund will be less credit card fees.

Name Changes: We cannot change names on airline reservations or tickets. For the Land/Cruise Tour:

  • If we receive written notice on or before October 31, 2021 there will be no fee or charge.
  • If we receive written notice on or after November 01, 2021 but on or before April 30, 2022, you will incur a fee of $300.00 per name change.
  • No name changes will be allowed after May 01, 2022.

Operator Cancellation or Substitution: We will make commercially reasonable efforts to keep the itinerary as it has been published; however, the final itinerary may vary due to factors beyond our control. We may in our sole discretion substitute services or goods of similar quality for any service or good stated in the Itinerary. These changes will not be considered a material changes and will not be consider cause for cancellation by the participant.  If we suggest alternate activities in place of a planned stop or in case of leisure time, such suggestions do not constitute our endorsement.  In such a case you will be subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier of the activity and your only recourse in case of damage will be against the supplier of the alternate activity. During local or national holidays or special events, peak seasons, on certain days of the week, and during religious occasions, certain facilities such as museums, churches, restaurants, sightseeing tours, hotels, and shopping may be limited or not available. Alternatives will be offered whenever possible. We cannot be held responsible for any closures, necessary itinerary changes, or curtails for any reason. These changes will not be considered a material changes and will not be consider cause for cancellation by the guest. Normal cancellation penalties still apply to the program that has been changed.

Itinerary Changes or Deviations: As provided more specifically in the Cruise Line’s Cruise/CruiseTour Ticket Contract, departure and arrival times are not guaranteed and any part of the itinerary is subject to delay, and to port of call cancellation occasioned by weather conditions, exigencies of safe navigation, navigation through regulated waters, ports and channels and other causes beyond the control of the Cruise Line and may be changed at any time at the Cruise Line's sole discretion.          

If a tour is cancelled, except for cases of Force Majeure, our liability is limited to a full refund of your deposits, and we will not be liable for any other costs, damages, or refunds of any kind for any loss, delay, inconvenience, disappointment, or expense whatsoever in such circumstances.  Should Monsignor Joe Corbett and/or Monsignor Frank McNamee be unable to participate in this event, other than reasons due to a force majeure event every effort will be made to secure a substitute to lead this pilgrimage/tour. Regardless of the participation of Monsignor Joe Corbett and/or Monsignor Frank McNamee the tour will proceed as scheduled on the dates listed. By signing this form to participate in this tour, you agree that the terms of the cancellation penalty will be binding upon you regardless of whether Monsignor Joe Corbett or Monsignor Frank McNamee is able to participate. Recess 4 Grownups, LLC will not be responsible for any loss incurred by traveler, including lost days of the scheduled tour, due to a cancelled flight or other means and modes of transportation. Please investigate purchasing travel insurance as recommended, to cover any type of loss associated with cancelled air or other transportation.

Recess 4 Grownups shall not be responsible for, and shall make no refund for, events beyond its control, such as, without limitation, acts of God, weather, natural disaster, strikes, acts of war, terrorism or civil disturbance, government restrictions, changes of schedules or operational decisions of air carriers, terrorist activity or the threat thereof, industrial action, natural or nuclear activity, epidemic, pandemic, illness, physical injury, quarantine, medical or customs or immigration regulation, delay, or cancellation, adverse weather conditions, fire, or for acts or omission of Third Parties or other parties not under the control of Recess 4 Grownups and all similar events outside our control.

Cruise Line Force Majeure: If Cruise Line is forced to cancel the Cruise due to Acts of God, breakdown of the Vessel, hostilities, blockades, labor conflicts, strikes aboard or ashore, restraint of rulers or princes, war, fire, collision, directions of underwriters, arrest, order or restraint by governmental authorities or others (including due to the actions of port officials or government-imposed travel restrictions), acts of terrorism, civil commotions, embargo, weather conditions or considerations of safety of the Vessel (of which the Master shall be the sole judge), foundering of the Vessel or breakdowns of or damage to its hull, machinery and fittings, inability to secure or failure of supplies including fuel, requisition of the Vessel, disease, epidemic or pandemic, or other circumstances beyond the Cruise Line’s control (including but not limited to a change in Cruise Line’s fleet deployment caused by any of the aforementioned events) (collectively such causes shall be referred to as “Force Majeure Events”), the sole liability of Cruise Line, and/or the Vessel, shall be for refund of all monies theretofore paid for the cruise portion of the tour package.                                                                                                                                                                            

Cruise Ticket Contract: The liability of Cruise Line to all Passengers/Guests, will be limited to and governed by, and strictly in accordance with, the terms and conditions contained in the Cruise/Cruise Tour Ticket Contract or similar contracts found on the Cruise Line's website (collectively, the ""Cruise Ticket Contract"") in effect at the time of the Sailing Date. As a condition to sailing on the Cruise, each Guest must agree to be bound by the Cruise Ticket Contract. In

this regard, guests acknowledges and agree that the Cruise Ticket Contract may be amended from time to time by Cruise Line in its sole discretion, and any updates, modifications and/or amendments thereto shall be binding on the  Guests. A copy of the Cruise/Cruise Tour Ticket Contract in effect as of the date hereof is available at www.azamara.com.

Fuel Supplement: Cruise Line reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement on all Guests if the price of West Texas Intermediate fuel exceeds $65.00 per barrel. The fuel supplement for the 1st and 2nd person in a stateroom would be no more than $15.00 per person per night, to a maximum of $200.00 for the entire Cruise.

Trip Cancellation Insurance: Travel Insurance is highly recommended to protect your travel investment. Please see the optional trip insurance offered for the Tour.  Such plan at a minimum should cover Trip Cancellation or Interruption, Cancel for Any Reason, Medical Expense, Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, and Baggage. Travel protection plans can help protect you in the event of loss of non-refundable trip deposits and payments that result from cancellation or trip interruption (due to a covered reason such as injury or illness before or during the trip). It also helps with reimbursement for medical emergency costs (including very costly medical evacuation costs), missed connections and baggage loss.

We are not qualified to answer technical questions about the benefits, exclusions, and conditions of travel protection plans. We cannot evaluate the adequacy of the prospective insured's existing insurance coverage. If you have any questions about your travel protection, call your insurer or insurance agent or broker.

Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. We cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Declining travel protection plan coverage could result in the loss of your travel cost and/or require more money to correct the situation. You also acknowledge that without this coverage, there may be no way to recoup any losses, costs or expenses incurred. If you choose to travel without adequate coverage, we will not be liable for any of your losses howsoever arising, for which trip protection plan coverage would otherwise have been available.  

Accommodations: Guest accommodations during the Tour are double or twin occupancy and will include fully equipped, en-suite bathrooms. We will charge an additional fee for any single room accommodations.  Rooms will be assigned by the respective supplier/s on a run-of-the-house basis, in category/ies as specified in the itinerary. Special requests such as lower floors, connecting rooms and smoking preference, bedding, must be made at the time of booking.  While we will make reasonable efforts to communicate your requests to the supplier, such requests are not guaranteed and are at the discretion of the supplier. There may be additional charges for such requests which will be solely the expense of the guest making the request.

Guests should be aware that hotel room sizes, standards and facilities can vary regionally and are often different from standards in the United States.  This can include difference in bed sizes and room sizes, bathroom amenities, amenities such as air-conditioning and compliance with other standards such as ADA and wheelchair accessibility. 

Certification of Guest’s Health; Responsibility to Inform Us of Disabilities or Pregnancy: You hereby certify that you do not have any condition or disability that would create a hazard for you or other guests participating in the Tour, and that you understand that health care standards, facilities, and services abroad may be different or even inadequate for treating injuries or illness. You agree to inform us via certified mail or e-mail sent to Change@Recess4Grownups.com (with confirmation of receipt from us) at the time you tender your first payment of the Tour Fee (or at such later time when you become aware of such a condition) of any existing physical or mental illness, disability, pregnancy or any other condition for which you may require medical attention or special accommodation during the Tour. We will make reasonable efforts to obtain accommodations but make no guarantee to be able to accommodate you for such condition during the Tour, and we make no representations or warranties regarding special accommodations or handicap accessibility on the Tour.  Due to liability reasons, we cannot assist you with any additional needs including but not limited to: taxi transportation, wheelchair rental, wheel chair attendant, etc. You are responsible to provide a travel companion at full cost to provide for any additional assistance. Any and all costs associated with additional needs will be at your expense.

Group Air: A group air block of seats will be made available for an additional cost after flight schedules are released in mid-Dec 2021. The group air seats will be available first-come, first-served, with priority based on the sign-up registration date. The flight schedule will depart Atlanta to Athens on October 11, 2022 and return on October 22, 2022. The group air flight times and detailed information will be provided to all registered participants for priority booking by the end of December 2021.

Land Only: Those electing to make their own air arrangements will travel "Land Only". In this case, you must notify Recess 4 Grownups no less than 60 days before departure, be responsible for meeting the group at a specified location and time on the tour. Land only passengers are responsible for arranging and the cost of transfers to and from the airport. Wait until you have received confirmation of tour reservation before making flight arrangements.

Responsibility/Liabilities: We act only in the capacity of agent for Azamara and Central Holidays and the other suppliers of the travel services named in the itinerary or otherwise providing services or goods in connection with the Tour (the Suppliers”), such as hotels and other lodging providers, local hosts, sight seeing tour operators, bus lines, car rental companies, driving services, restaurants, and providers of entertainment. We assume no responsibility for any personal injury, property damage, or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason (1) any act or omission of any of the Suppliers or airlines providing flights to or from your Tour, or (2) any matter beyond our exclusive control including but not limited to a delay or cancellation of a flight that causes you to miss any portion of the Tour. We have no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the Suppliers, unsafe conditions, health hazards, weather hazards, or climate extremes at locations to which you may travel. 

Travel to many parts of the world may involve the risk of a variety of hazards to health and/or safety, including but not limited to disease, crime, terrorism and warfare. Because each guest’s risk tolerance is different, We are not in a position to advise or recommend whether travel to any particular place at any particular time should take place. It is recommended that the guest should refer to objective third-party sources of travel information, such as that maintained by the U.S. Department of State (travel.state.gov). In addition, you should consult with government websites to ensure that you are in compliance with all requirements for admittance into that country as well as understanding local laws that govern travel within a country, such as tracking. Should you choose to travel to a country that has been issued a travel warning or advisory, We will not be liable for damages or losses that result from travel to such destinations. Should you choose to cancel a trip due to a travel advisory or warning our normal cancellation fees will apply.

You assume full and complete responsibility for checking and verifying all passport and visa requirements of the destinations and for complying with all laws of the country in the itinerary. When traveling abroad, your passport must be valid for at least six months following your visit. For more information, see the US Department of State website information on passports. You are also responsible for respecting the authority and following the directions of the Tour guide during a Tour.

For the safety or our guests, we reserve the right to request health information prior to travel and to exclude any participants we deem unfit for travel at our sole discretion. We may exclude you from participating in all or any part of the Tour if, in our sole discretion, your condition behavior renders you unfit for the Tour or unfit for continuation once the Tour has begun. Unfitness may include, without limitation, any behavior that, regardless of its cause, is inappropriate or offensive or interferes with the delivery of Tour services, or may constitute a hazard or embarrassment. In such case, our liability shall be strictly limited to refund of the recoverable cost of any unused portion of the Tour. Should you decide not to participate in certain parts of the Tour or use certain Goods included in the Tour, no refunds will be made for those unused parts of the Tour or Goods. You must be over the age of 18 to participate in the Tour. You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any costs, damages, losses, or liabilities arising out of your or your companions’ actions or omissions or (if you checked the box indicating that you are signing or agreeing on behalf of yourself and your traveling companions) arising out of your companions’ claims that you were not authorized to sign or agree.

Additional risks and dangers may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of travel by train, automobile, motor coach, aircraft and other means of conveyance, animal interactions, swimming, forces of nature, political unrest, other unrest, risks associated with water, food, plants, insects and differing animal regulation, and acts of national and local governments and unrest and acts of others against governments. These risks are not an exhaustive list but are examples of many kinds of risks. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge that there may be dangers involved, and you hereby agree to accept any and all risks. As lawful consideration for the agreement with Recess 4 Grownups to participate in such trips and activities you agree you will not make a claim against Recess 4 Grownups, its related companies or its personnel or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death, property loss or damage or other loss, cost or expense, however caused, as a result of or related to your contracting for, traveling to or from, or in any and every other way participating in the trip. You release Recess 4 Grownups, its related companies and its personnel from any and all claims, known or unknown, arising from contracting for, traveling to or from, and in any and every way participating in a trip. This release of liability and assumption of risk agreement is entered into on behalf of you and all members of your family and party, also including minors. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives and assigns.

Where the guest occupies a motor coach or other vehicle seat fitted with a safety belt, neither Recess 4 Grownups nor the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organizations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances.

General: Any dispute related to the Tour shall be governed by Georgia law without regard to conflict of laws principles. The federal or state courts in Georgia shall be the exclusive forum for any lawsuit related to the Tour, and you consent to the personal jurisdiction by said courts. You agree to present any claims against us within 30 days after the Tour ends and to file within six (6) months of the incident, and you acknowledge that this expressly limits the applicable statute of limitations to one year. Guest claims not submitted and received within this time shall be deemed waived and barred.

We are not responsible for typographical or pricing errors. You agree to grant us (and third parties with whom we may engage in joint marketing) a worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up license to use your photographic, video, or digital likeness solely for our promotional purposes. For a religious pilgrimage, your name will be shared with other participants prior to the tour; after the tour, you will must notify Change@Recess4Grownups if you do not want your contact details shared with the group members. Facsimile transmission of any signed document shall be deemed delivery of an original. At our request, you shall promptly provide an original document as well. If there are any conflicts between this Participant Agreement, the Reservation Form, and the Itinerary, this Participant Agreement shall apply.

If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be held unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remainder shall remain enforceable.

For California Residents: We are a registered Seller of Travel in the State of California (CST 2103869-40). Registration as a Seller of Travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. We are not a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. California law requires certain sellers of travel to have a trust account, and we have a trust account at Bank of America. Upon cancellation of the transportation or travel services, where the guest is not at fault and has not canceled in violation of any terms and conditions previously clearly and conspicuously disclosed and agreed to by the guest, all sums paid to Tour Operator for services not provided will be promptly paid to the guest, unless the guest advises Tour Operator in writing, after cancellation. This provision does not apply where Recess 4 Grownups has remitted the payment to another registered wholesale seller of travel or a carrier, without obtaining a refund, and where the wholesaler or provider defaults in providing the agreed-upon transportation or service. In this situation, Recess 4 Grownups will provide the guest with a written statement accompanied by bank records establishing the disbursement of the payment, and if disbursed to a wholesale seller of travel, proof of current registration of that wholesaler.

 For Florida Residents: We are registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel. Registration No. ST- 38287.