12th School4Santas Cruise
POSTPONED ’til Summer 2021
Athens, Greece; Santorini, Greece; Kotor, Montenegro, Sicily, Italy; Naples, Italy; Barcelona, Spain, Gibraltar, UK; Marseille, France; Genoa, Italy; Florence/Pisa, Italy; Rome, Italy
Sadly, our 2020 Santa Cruise to the Mediterranean has been Postponed. Due to the impact of the Corona Virus Pandemic, and the accompanying economic environment, it was decided that we should postpone the cruise until next summer, 2021. A date has not yet been selected, but we will be on the same ship and following the same itinerary.
Annually I coordinate a special School4Santas aboard a wonderful Princess Cruise. We have cruised in Alaska(Three times), to Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean (6 times) and to the Nordic countries, Germany and Russia. The 2021 cruise will be our 12th.
The dates for next summer’s cruise have not yet been selected. But, we are going to have a very special time as we board one of the the newest of the Princess Cruise Line, the Enchanted. At the time the ship will be just one year old.
The following calendar was created for the 2020 cruise and we have not yet changed the dates to match the 2021 schedule. It includes the cruise (both weeks) plus suggested arrival and departure dates. Some of our Santas and Mrs. Claus may only be able to join one week of the cruise. Others may take the full cruise and even add days to visit Athens, Rome and also the burial site of St. Nicholas after we leave the cruise in Rome.
During the cruise we will visit 11 ports in six countries, starting on August 8 from Athens, with visits to Santorini, Kotor, Sicily, Naples, with the half way point in Barcelona on the 15th. Then we continue for a second week departing Barcelona and visiting Gibraltar, Marseille, Genoa. Florence/Pisa, and ending in Rome on August 22. You can join us for the two weeks or just cruise for one week. (But two is so much nicer!)
And during each week, I will present a School4Santas on the two days we are at sea. Attendees will receive a Diploma for their attendance and portions of the Cruise are tax deductible.
Special visit to the Burial site of St. Nicholas in Bari, Italy
Following our arrival in Rome, I am also coordinating a special land tour to Bari, Italy where we will visit the Basilica of St. Nicholas, and the final burial site of St. Nicholas. This is not part of the Princess Cruise and more details on this additional item will be announced in a few weeks.
We will probably announce the cruise dates once Princess resumes service and when the next special booking offer is announced. They generally offer some wonderful discounts for this two week cruise. Especially if you book a balcony room. There are actually savings for all categories of rooms and length of cruise.
While on board, each morning when we are at sea, we will have a full School4Santas. Because some Santas and wives will only be going on one week of the cruise, I am offering to teach a full school each week. Included in the school will be a Santa Claus Oath Ceremony and a Graduation ceremony with presentation of personalized diplomas.
There is no additional cost for this school if you book directly with our Cruise Coordinator, Kimberly Switzer, and because you are attending the School you can also claim a tax deduction. Costs for the Bari, Italy trip to St. Nicholas’ burial site can also be deducted.
Only when booking with our private princess cruise coordinator can you also get the school for FREE!
Those who booked through the IUSC at Princess Cruises are fully registered for our School4Santas and can also get a tax deduction for portions of the cruise and the School. Should you decide to book through your own travel agent, you are not part of the school group and you cannot claim a tax deduction.
*All rates and offers are subject to availability.
Check with your tax person for details on tax deductible portions of the cruise.
Any fares shown are per guest and quoted in USD.
Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional.
Bookings through outside travel agents do not qualify for the School4Santas promotion, but may still register to attend by contacting Santa Tim direct: Santa@NationalSanta.com