12th School4Santas Cruise
The Mediterranean – Summer 2021
Originally scheduled for Summer 2020
Date to be announced
Athens, Greece; Santorini, Greece; Kotor, Montenegro, Sicily, Italy; Naples, Italy; Barcelona, Spain, Gibraltar, UK; Marseille, France; Genoa, Italy; Florence/Pisa, Italy; Rome, Italy
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. Unfortunately the 2020 Corona Virus Pandemic led to the postponement of this cruise. So, 2020 will be our 12th Cruise.
We dont have the dates yet, but we are going to have a very special time as we board the Enchanted Princess for a beautiful two week cruise. The Enchanted is one of the newest of the Princess line. The following calendar was for our 2020 cruise (both weeks) plus suggested arrival and departure dates. Once we have selected our new cruise dates a new calendar will be posted. Some Santas and Mrs. Claus will 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 two-day side trip to the burial site of St. Nicholas following our arrival 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.
Princess will be up and running soon and once they are, they will be offering some special 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 at Princess. 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 Princess, can you also get the school for FREE!
Those who booked through the IUSC and Kimberly at Princess Cruises are fully registered for our School4Santas and can also get a tax deduction for portions of the cruise and the School.
*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.
Those who booked through the IUSC and Kimberly at Princess Cruises are fully registered for our School4Santas and can also get a tax deduction for portions of the cruise and the School. Check with your accountant. Should you decide to book through your own travel agent, School is not included and the you cannot deduct anything. However you may contact Santa Tim to arrange registration for the school: Santa@NationalSanta.com