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About Our Destination

Destinations Visited
On this cruise we’ll visit five European countries: Portugal, Spain, France, England and Ireland.
Currency
England uses the Pound Sterling (£/GBP). All other countries visited on this cruise use the Euro (€). Click here for current exchange rates.
U.S. dollars are widely accepted in Georgetown, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico.
Languages
The national language in England and Ireland is English. In Portugal, Spain and France many people speak English, especially those who work in tourism. Official languages are: Portuguese in Portugal, Spanish in Spain and French in France.
Climate
In June, daytime temperatures range from the low- to mid-60°sF to the high 70s°F with night-time temperatures in the low-50°s F.
 
Itinerary
  • Sunday, June 14, 2020 — Lisbon, Portugal — Embark 1 PM — 5 PM
  • Monday, June 15, 2020 — Porto / Leixoes, Portugal — 1 PM — 8 PM
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020 — Vigo, Spain — 8 AM — 5 PM
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020 — El Ferrol, Spain — 9 AM — 5 PM
  • Thursday, June 18, 2020 — At Sea -- --
  • Friday, June 19, 2020 — Brest, France — 8 AM — 5 PM
  • Saturday, June 20, 2020 — Isles of Scilly, England — 9 AM— 5 PM
  • Sun, June 21, 2020 — Waterford / Dunmore East, Ireland — 8 AM — 6 PM
  • Monday, June 22, 2020—Dublin, Dun Loaghaire, Ireland — 8 AM
We will offer a pre-cruise Vacation Stretcher in Lisbon, Portugal, and a post-cruise Vacation Stretcher program in Dublin, Ireland. We will announce the details approximately 9 - 11 months prior to sailing.

Before Your Trip

What's included?
  • Accommodations for 9 days/8 nights aboard the Windstar ms Wind Surf
  • All meals on board the ship’s restaurants featuring gourmet fare, including room service
  • Complimentary soft beverages including bottled water, sparkling water, sodas, fresh juices, milk, fruit smoothies, tea, coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, mochas, and espresso.
  • Airport transfers from Lisbon (LIS) and to Dublin (DUB) airports on arrival day (June 14) and departure day (June 22)
  • Olivia’s signature programming and entertainment
  • Olivia staff assistance throughout
What’s not included?
  • Airfare, ship’s services such as spa services, telephone, internet, shore excursions, ship’s photos, medical attention and other incidentals and personal items such as travel insurance.
Travel documentation, identification and excursions
Passport
If you are a U.S. citizen, you do NOT need a visa for any of the countries we’ll visit on this cruise. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate and the consulates of the countries we will be visiting to make sure that you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
Visa
If you are a U.S. citizen, you do NOT need a visa for any of the countries we’ll visit on this cruise. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with both your country’s consulate and the consulates of the countries we will be visiting to make sure that you do not need an entry visa or other additional documentation.
Vaccinations
Please check with your local Public Health Department or personal physician regarding immunization requirements for all countries on your itinerary. You may also check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at: www.cdc.gov. Click on the Travelers’ Health section, then click on the Destinations Link and choose your destination in the “For Travelers” pull-down menu.
Cancellation policy
Unexpected events can cause you to cancel your vacation. Because we are committed to this charter, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as outlined in our Olivia Terms & Conditions. This is a Selected Cruise trip which falls under our cancellation penalty schedule for Riverboats, Adventures, Selected Cruises, and Selected Resorts.


2020 LISBON TO DUBLIN LUXURY CRUISE
START DATE END DATE CANCEL PENALTY
TRIP DATE 6/14/2020    
Cancellation Fee 270 days or more prior to trip date   9/18/2019 $500 per person
Cancellation Fee 269-210 days prior to trip date 9/19/2019 11/17/2019 25% of trip cost
Cancellation Fee 209-150 days prior to trip date 11/18/2019 1/16/2020 50% of trip cost

Cancellation Fee 149-120 days prior to trip date

1/17/2020 2/15/2020 100% of trip cost

Cancellation Fee 0-119 days prior to trip date
(NON-REFUNDABLE)

2/16/2020   100% of trip cost

Travel insurance
Olivia recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to protect yourself and your trip investment. Now more than ever it’s important to think about the unexpected. We recommend you purchase the travel protection within 15 days of your initial invoice date to receive the most comprehensive coverage, but it is never too late. Consider travel protection for Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.
Please refer to the Policy/Description of Coverage for a summary of the terms, conditions, exclusions and limitations of the applicable Protection Plan.
For a travel insurance quote, more information or to purchase a protection plan, please call Olivia at 800-631-6277 and select option 1 for a travel consultant.
Olivia’s preferred travel agency

We are pleased to partner with Conlin Travel. A full-service, LGBTQ-friendly agency with staff located across the country, Conlin Travel looks forward to assisting you with your air travel. For air travel, a small fee will be applied to your overall cost. For assistance, please call Conlin Travel: (888) 278-1698.
Joining the Olivia.com and Facebook trip groups
If you’d like to chat with people who are going on the trip, join the official Facebook group.
Special occasions
If you have any celebrations and birthdays during the trip that you have not already advised your travel consultant about, please let us know of this information as soon as possible, but no less than 90 days prior to the trip.

Travel and arrival

Airfare
Please visit our airfare discount page for the most up-to-date information.
Air travel
Where to fly into/out of
You will need to fly in to Lisbon Portela International Airport (LIS) in Portugal. We encourage guests to arrive at least one day early to avoid the stress of unexpected delays. You will need to fly out of Dublin International Airport (DUB).
We will announce a pre-cruise Vacation Stretcher in Lisbon, Portugal, and a post-cruise Vacation Stretcher program in Dublin, Ireland. We will announce the details approximately 9 - 11 months prior to sailing.
Suggested arrival/departure times
Arrival
We recommend you arrive into Lisbon no later than 12 Noon on Sunday, June 14, 2020 to allow enough time to comfortably retrieve your luggage, go through immigration and customs, and transfer to the cruise ship. All aboard is 4 pm for a 5 pm sailing.
The Lisbon Airport is approximately 11 miles from the cruise ship terminal. Depending on traffic, the transfer time is approximately 20 – 30 minutes.
Departure
You may book your departure flight from Dublin (DUB) after 12 Noon on Monday, June 22, 2020 to allow enough time to transfer to the airport after disembarking.
Luggage allowances
While there is no luggage limit on the cruise itself, airlines often restrict (or charge) for excess baggage. Because each airline is different, and the regulations change over time, please check with your airline for baggage allowances.
Transfers and meeting up with Olivia
Transfers from the Lisbon airport to the cruise ship are included for guests arriving on the trip arrival day, June 14, 2020. As you exit Customs, look for a Meet & Greet Guide holding a sign with the Olivia logo. They will direct you to your transfer to the ship.
Lisbon Cruise Terminal Information
If you are arriving independently, or on a day other than the trip arrival day, you may make your own way to the Lisbon Cruise Ship Terminal for embarkation.
Please note that there are three cruise ship terminals in Lisbon, all located on the waterfront near to the city center. The name and address of the terminal where our ship, the Windstar Wind Surf, will be docked on embarkation day will be provided in advance of your trip in an information packet provided by Olivia to all guests.

During your trip

Cruise Ship Check-in
Embarkation and check-in will be available beginning at 1 pm. All aboard is at 4 pm so you will be on board in time for the mandatory safety drill and sailing.
Your Ship – the Windstar Wind Surf
Windstar’s ms Wind Surf carries just over 300 guests with the following amenities:
Ship Amenities
  • Pool
  • Two Hot Tubs
  • Pool Bar
  • Watersports Platform
  • AmphorA Restaurant
  • Candles Restaurant
  • Stella Bistro Restaurant
  • Candles Restaurant
  • The Veranda
  • Terrace Bar
  • Yacht Club Sandwich & Espresso Bar
  • Compass Rose
  • The Lounge
  • WindSpa
  • Fitness Center
  • Signature Shops
  • Photo Gallery
  • Reception
  • Infirmary with Physician
Suite and Room Amenities
All rooms comfortably appointed with:
  • Queen-size bed with luxurious linens
  • Waffle-weave robe and slippers
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Flat screen TV with DVD player
  • Bose SoundDock speakers for Apple iPods
  • Fully-Stocked mini bar/refrigerator (charged on consumption)
  • Fresh flowers and fruit bowl upon arrival
  • Safe
  • Direct dial phone
  • WiFi (internet cards can be purchased at reception)
  • Bathroom with teak floors, granite countertop, sink, and shower
  • L’Occitane bath amenities
  • 110/220 outlets
  • Hairdryer
Onboard Dining
AmphorA
Features a Mediterranean culinary journey of simple cooking and seasonal preparations.
Stella Bistro
French-inspired bistro offering traditional dishes and an excellent wine list.
Candles Grill
The poolside café features grill options of seafood, chops, fine steaks and skewers.
The Veranda Café
Offers a breakfast and lunch buffet.
Compass Rose
Offers continental breakfast and afternoon tea.
Yacht Club
Offers espresso drinks, cookies, specialty sandwiches and bottled water.
24-hour Room Service
Relax and enjoy dining in the comfort of your stateroom.
Electricity
Cabins are equipped with one standard U.S. 110 and European 220-volt outlet.
Excursions
Excursions will be available to book approximately 30 days prior to the cruise. We will notify you via email when excursions are available for online booking.
Gratuities
Gratuities are included in the cost of the cruise. Gratuities are provided for your cabin steward, dining room steward, bus person, maître d’, and other-behind-the-scenes crew members.
Phone
Each cabin has a phone which you may use to call cabin-to-cabin, and to the various onboard facilities. There is an additional fee to use this phone to call outside of the ship; cost is available on board.
Internet / e-mail / fax
There is an Internet center on board; minute plans are available. Pricing will be posted on board. Guests may also bring their own laptops and purchase an Internet wireless plan on board. Ships can only connect to one dedicated satellite to provide Internet service for all onboard needs and therefore service interruptions may occur.
Laundry and dry cleaning
Laundry, pressing and dry-cleaning service is available on board. Check on board for pricing.
Medical services
There is an onboard infirmary. Medical services are an additional fee.
Money: Paying for things on board
On board, the currency is $USD. All purchases made on the ship will be charged to your onboard account, which you create when you first check in. Please check with the front office on board for further details.
Spa services
There is a spa on board. Massages and other services are available for an additional fee.
Money: Paying for things on board
On board, the currency is U.S. dollars. All purchases made on the ship will be charged to your onboard account, which you create when you first check in.
Smoking policy
Smoking is not permitted in any of the staterooms or public spaces, including all restaurants and corridors. Smoking is permitted on the outside decks in designated smoking areas only.
Solo travelers
Traveling solo? Be sure to attend the Solos Welcome on the first day. Here you will meet your Olivia Solos Coordinators who will share your Solos Program for the week. We plan dozens of activities for our solo travelers, including special designated Solos excursions in each port of call. In addition, we organize a special Solos dining area for all meals and reserve a section of the theater for the nightly shows.
Specific Needs
If you have specific medical or dietary needs, please advise us at the time of booking. Complex food allergies and/or needs must be submitted 30 days prior to the cruise. Guests with diabetic, lean/light, low cholesterol, low sodium, vegetarian/vegan, kosher, gluten-free, lactose-free can be accommodated with menus provided on board. Please contact Olivia Guest Services at guestservices@olivia.com if you have not notified us of specific dietary needs.
Should you need to rent a scooter, please contact Care Vacations at (877) 478-7827 or (780) 986-6404. Or Special Needs at Sea at (800) 513-4515 or (954) 585-0575. You will need to provide the ship’s name and sail date.
Sisters at Sea & Friends
Olivia’s Sisters at Sea & Friends program is dedicated to promoting and celebrating diversity on our trips. Meet your Sisters at Sea coordinators on board so that you can find out about the special events we have planned for you during the week. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

After Your Trip

Transfers to the airport
For those going directly to the airport on departure day, June 22, 2020, your transfer is included. The airport in Dublin (DUB) is approximately 8 miles (13 km) away from the pier. Depending on traffic, the transfer time is typically up to 30 minutes. We suggest you book your return flight after 12 Noon on Monday, June 22, 2020 to allow enough time to transfer to the airport after disembarking.
Vacations Stretchers
We will announce our Vacation Stretchers in Lisbon and Dublin approximately 9 - 11 months prior to the trip.

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