Cruise the Baltic Sea Case W estern Reserve University Jun 19 - 27, 2007 Please call Case W estern Reserve University Or visit http://casew.ahitravel.com/ Visit scenic northern cities steeped in maritime lore. Begin in beautiful Stockholm, Sweden, situated on 14 islands in Lake Mälaren. Sail aboard Crystal Symphony to Helsinki, Finland, whose picturesque harbor is crowned by the island fortress of Suomenlinna Castle. Then, discover cultural St. Petersburg, Russia, the former imperial capital under Peter the Great. Explore the Hermitage Museum, home to one of the world's most impressive art collections, and enjoy baroque and neoclassical buildings as you stroll the Neva River's many bridges. Next, visit Tallinn, Estonia, and marvel at its Hanseatic Old Town district, lined with historic merchants' houses. Finally, conclude in Copenhagen, Denmark, a medieval fishing village that evolved into one of Europe's most sophisticated cities. Optional extensions in Stockholm and Copenhagen are available. Exclusive Highlights Experience for yourself why world-renowned Crystal Cruises has repeatedly earned the ranking of ''World's Best'' from Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler magazines! Retrace ancient maritime trade routes to legendary Hanseatic League capital cities on a breathtaking Baltic Sea journey from stately Stockholm, Sweden to charming Copenhagen, Denmark. Attend two special AHI Parties, including an open bar and hot and cold hors d'oeuvres. Receive $100 shipboard credit, per passenger, redeemable in the shops, spa and lounges aboard-a $200 per couple extra! An AHI Travel Director is aboard Crystal Symphony to ensure your special treatment. Cruise the Baltic Sea Letter From Director Thank you for visiting our AHI International Corporation web site. We appreciate your interest in our travel programs. If you have traveled with us before, we thank you for your support. If you have not experienced one of our programs, we encourage you to participate in these exciting travel opportunities. For the past 45 years AHI has been a leader in the creation and operation of exclusive and unique travel programs for sophisticated travelers. Each of our travel programs feature innovative itineraries designed to provide a strong connection to the places and people of the cultures you will visit. We can promise you the highest levels of service and care. Our Passenger Service Representatives are trained to provide you with all the assistance you require as you prepare for your journey. Our experienced on-site Travel Directors anticipate your every need and ensure the smooth operation of your program. Our Deluxe Tours feature sophisticated land programs and river ship cruises that offer a comfortable and intimate way to experience historic, culturally rich destinations around the world. On our Alumni Campus Abroad; programs, you are immersed in the life of the region you are visiting. Meet the People exchanges and insights provided by local experts add a stimulating dimension to your experience. Designed for those who desire a more independent travel experience, combined with the support of our on-site staff, our innovative Discovery programs offer flexible programming at an exceptional value. We are committed to providing our alumni with exclusive, one-of-a-kind travel opportunities that appeal to the sophisticated traveler. We pledge to you our commitment to innovation, creativity, intelligence and the highest levels of service and quality in our travel programs. We invite you to consider an AHI journey in the very near future. Beverley Smith Coordinator, Alumni Travel Program Office of University Alumni Relations Case Western Reserve University Cruise the Baltic Sea Your day by day itinerary Day 1 Depart your gateway city for Stockholm, Sweden, aboard scheduled jet service. (Provided for air-inclusive participants only.) Day 2 Stockholm The expansive archipelago of 24,000 islands that surround Stockholm are connected by a network of bridges and tranquil waterways. Scenic harbors and the city's Royal Palace-the world's largest still in residence-conspire to make Stockholm one of Europe's most beautiful capitals. Day 3 Helsinki, Finland Affectionately known as the Daughter of the Baltic, Helsinki is a blend of Swedish and Russian influences. Finland's largest city is poised at the end of a peninsula and radiates from its bustling waterfront. Stroll through the lively Market Square and by 19th- century buildings such as City Hall, the Presidential Palace and Helsinki Cathedral with its gleaming white columns. Admire Eduskunta-talo, the Finnish Parliament rendered in pink granite, and marvel at the resonating acoustics of the rotund Temppeliaukio Church built into solid rock. Wander through verdant Sibelius Park or explore the historic island of Suomenlinna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Day 4 St. Petersburg, Russia Since its founding more than three centuries ago, this magnificent city has witnessed the rise and fall of tsars and revolutionaries alike. Built by Peter the Great, it has been home and inspiration to artists such as Pushkin, Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky. St. Petersburg is the canvas on which the 18th-century architect Rastrelli painted in his signature hues of lemon yellow, watermelon pink and avocado green. Its treasures include the Mariinsky Theater, home of the renowned Kirov ballet, and the gold-domed splendor of St. Isaac's Cathedral. Walk along Nevsky Prospekt to browse the shops and see the impressive Peter and Paul Fortress. Don't miss this opportunity to visit the incomparable State Hermitage Museum. Once the Winter Palace of the czars, it displays a monumental collection of nearly 3,000,000 works of art. Day 5 No detail available Day 6 No detail available Day 7 Tallinn, Estonia Showcasing one of the best-preserved medieval towns in northern Europe, Tallinn is justifiably a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over 80% of its original 1.5-mile-long defensive wall is still intact today-including 18 of the former 27 towers. The most prominent bastion, the rotund 16th-century Fat Margaret, defends Tallinn's port entrance. Looming above the Old Town is Toompea, the hilltop site of the original Estonian settlement dating back 5,000 years. This historic complex features the 13th-century Toompea Castle and the domed Toomkirik, the oldest church in Estonia, founded in 1233. Flanking the hill in stark contrast is the late 19th-century Russian-style Nevski Cathedral. While undeniably impressive, it is understandably not locally beloved. In the lower Old Town, Vanalinn, see the Town Hall Square with the only surviving Gothic Town Hall in Northern Europe, the majestic Oleviste Church, the Great Guild Hall and the ornate Peeping Tom Building¿named for the notorious voyeur. The Dominican Monastery, now a museum with a wealth of 15th- and 16th-century stone carvings, houses an energy pillar alleged to have mysterious power. Day 8 No detail available Day 9 Copenhagen, Denmark Perhaps Europe's coziest capital, Copenhagen exudes a serene cosmopolitanism. Poised on the island of Zealand, its picturesque cityscape embodies the prosperity of a maritime heritage begun in the 12th century. Watch for the famous Little Mermaid statue sitting atop a rock in the harbor. Note: Program itinerary is subject to change due to local conditions. Cruise the Baltic Sea Included Features Air/Sea Program Special airfare add-ons to Stockholm, Sweden with a return from Copenhagen, Denmark from selected gateway cities.* All transfers and baggage handling between airports and piers on days of embarkation/disembarkation for Air/Sea passengers.* Your Luxurious Cruise: Set sail from Stockholm, Sweden for seven nights aboard the Six- Star Crystal Symphony. Cruise the legendary Baltic Sea to a trio of historic capitals that line its shores. Your ports of call include Helsinki, Finland; three nights in St. Petersburg, Russia; and Tallinn, Estonia before disembarking in Copenhagen, Denmark. Alumni Exclusive: $100 per person shipboard credit. Deluxe stateroom amenities feature direct-dial phone, television with DVD, private bath with tub/shower, marble countertops, sitting area, security safe and refrigerator. Captain's Welcome Aboard Reception. Superb gourmet cuisine daily. Exclusive AHI Welcome and Farewell Parties. Gala entertainment presented nightly. Services of an experienced AHI International Travel Director throughout the trip. Deluxe travel wallet. Detailed travel and destination information to assist in your planning. All U.S. and foreign governmental airport/ departure taxes and fees, airport security surcharges, VAT, service charges and port charges, if applicable.* Automatic $250,000 Flight Insurance for all passengers ticketed by AHI International, subject to policy terms.* *Provided for Air-Inclusive participants only Cruise the Baltic Sea Accommodations Symphony Crystal Cruises has recently been named the World's Best Large Cruise Line by Travel + Leisure magazine for an unprecedented 11th consecutive year! Completely refurbished in 2006 and redesigned with your comfort in mind, Crystal Symphony's amenities are distinguished by personalized service and thoughtful details. Work out in the gym where the fitness director will guide you with gentle instruction. Relax with a massage in the European Spa and Salon. Shave a few strokes off your game with pointers from the golf pro. In the evening, enjoy international cuisine in the Crystal Dining Room, or at Jade Garden or Prego, the specialty restaurants. After dinner, the entertainment features string quartets, Big Band and jazz, Broadway-style productions, dancing and the neon lights of Crystal Casino. Elegant staterooms-the most spacious at sea-are stylishly furnished with many modern amenities such as a color television, DVD player, direct-dial telephone, safe and laptop data port. Crystal Symphony promises more than just a cruise-it takes your educational travel experience to a higher level with the luxury of individual attention! Price Price: $3,280.00 pp from (Land Only) Program Date: Jun 19 - 27, 2007 Category & Cabin Description Double Price Single Price A - Deluxe Stateroom-Deck 9 $4,730.00 $6,303.00 B - Deluxe Stateroom-Deck 8 $4,530.00 $6,033.00 C - Deluxe Stateroom-Deck 7 $3,590.00 $4,429.00 D - Deluxe Stateroom-Deck 5 $3,430.00 $4,229.00 E - Deluxe Stateroom $3,280.00 $4,041.00 PH - Penthouse-Deck 10 $7,730.00 $13,351.00 PS - Penthouse Suite-Deck 10 $9,630.00 $19,025.00 *Package rates are per person based on Double occupancy from Land Only. Prices include all service charges; port charges when applicable; US government taxes and fees. The minimum deposit is $600.00 per person. For more infomation or to book your trip: please call Case W estern Reserve University at 1-800-323-7373 Or visit http://casew.ahitravel.com/ Cruise the Baltic Sea Term & Conditions NOT INCLUDED-Any increases in U.S. and Canadian air and airport taxes and security or fuel surcharges imposed by air carrier or other transportation suppliers; fees for passports and, if applicable, visas; personal gratuities; laundry and dry cleaning; excursions, wines, liquors, mineral waters and meals not mentioned in this brochure under included features; travel insurance; all items of a strictly personal nature. MOBILITY AND FITNESS TO TRAVEL-The right is retained to decline to accept or to retain any person as a member of this trip who, in the opinion of Alumni Holidays® (AHI International) is unfit for travel or whose physical or mental condition may constitute a danger to themselves or to others on the trip, subject only to the requirement that the portion of the total amount paid which corresponds to the unused services and accommodations be refunded. Passengers requiring special assistance, including without limitation those who permanently or periodically use a wheelchair, must be accompanied by someone who is fit and able to assist them, and who will be totally responsible for providing all required assistance. AIR TRANSPORTATION-The price of this trip is based on an Advance Purchase Excursion fare. After tickets are issued, penalties up to 100% of the ticket price may be levied. If connecting flights are requested, special promotional fares may be used, in which case penalties of as much as 100% may be assessed by the airlines if reservations are changed or cancelled after ticketing. After departure, if the reservations are changed, you will be charged the higher, all year Economy class fare. VARIATIONS TO THE GROUP ITINERARY MUST BE REQUESTED NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. CANCELLATION-In addition to airline cancellation penalties, all cancellations for any reason whatsoever will be subject to a $150 per person cancellation fee. Cancellation from 75-61 days prior to departure will result in forfeiture of 10% of the entire cost of the trip per person; 60-45 days, 30%; 44-15 days, 50%. Cancellation from 14 days up to the time of departure will result in forfeiture of the entire cost of the trip. TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE IS AVAILABLE. AN APPLICATION WILL BE SENT AFTER YOU RESERVE. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to AHI International Corporation. BAGGAGE-The most restrictive airline regulations permit two checked pieces per passenger for which the total sum of the linear dimensions (length + width + height) of both should not exceed 117 inches or a maximum weight of 50 pounds. The linear dimensions of the first piece must not exceed the sum of 62 inches and the second piece must not exceed the sum of 55 inches. One piece of carry-on luggage is allowed per passenger for which the linear dimensions should not exceed a sum of 41 inches or a maximum weight of 13 pounds and must fit completely underneath an aircraft seat. Differing baggage allowances may apply, depending on program carrier. Baggage allowances are subject to change by the carrier without notice. For additional or oversized/overweight pieces, excess baggage charges are expensive and not included in your trip price, so you should plan your wardrobe accordingly. Liability is clearly stated on the passenger contract. In no event shall liability exceed the actual loss incurred, subject to proof of the amount lost. Responsibility: RESPONSIBILITY-Alumni Holidays® acts only as agents for the suppliers of travel conveyance, transport, accommodation or other service. Neither AHI nor the Sponsoring Organization have any responsibility in whole or in part for any delays, delayed departure or arrival, missed carrier connections, loss, death, damage or injury to person or property or accident, mechanical defect, failure or negligence of any nature howsoever caused in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other services or for any substitution of hotels or of common carrier equipment, with or without notice, or for any additional expenses occasioned thereby. RATES QUOTED ARE BASED ON TARIFFS AND EXCHANGE CURRENT AT THE TIME OF PRINTING AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGES THEREIN AT OR BEFORE THE TIME OF DEPARTURE. No revisions of the printed itinerary or its included features are anticipated; however, the right is reserved to make any changes, with or without notice, that might become necessary, with the mutual understanding that any additional expenses will be paid by the individual passenger. Baggage is at the owners' risk throughout the trip, unless insured by the passenger. By forwarding the deposit, the passenger certifies that he/she has no physical, mental or other condition of disability that would create a hazard for himself/herself or other passengers and accepts the terms of this contract. The airlines and other transportation companies concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event, during the time passengers are not on board their conveyances. The passage contract in use, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the company(ies) and the passenger and/or purchaser of this trip.
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