2021 Mile Hi Church Oceania Cruises Group Adventure!
12-Day Ancient Adventures Itinerary – Venice, Italy to Barcelona, Spain
Cruise Dates April 23 – May 5, 2021 

YOU’RE INVITED!

Take in awe and wonder as we visit some of the most beautiful places on Earth with some of the most beautiful beings on Earth!
What a great joy it is to travel together and continue to build community and connection. 
Create heart-ful, life long memories with us!!” – Dr. Michelle Medrano & Rev. Carol Wilke

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Hosted by Dr. Michelle Medrano (Right) and Rev. Carol Wilke (Left)

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Group Coordinators: Rautenstraus Travel, Inc.

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Kathleen and Kent Rautenstraus with Laura Okonowski, Oceania Cruises (at right)

THE MAGIC OF MILE HI GROUPS
No surprise. Mile Hi Church Groups are comprised of joyous, engaged and spiritually-based individuals, couples, and families who love life and look for Divine expression in every travel experience.  Group members often make lifetime bonds with one-another.  Through a passenger photo directory, pre and post-cruise gatherings; and onboard activities including group dining opportunities, seminars and events, and a custom-designed group excursion in Croatia, there are abundant opportunities to make new and lasting friendships.  In fact, many Mile Hi travelers take multiple group trips together because of the compelling spirit of the people participating.  You, your family, and friends are warmly welcomed into this very special Mile Hi group adventure!

OCEANIA CRUISES AND OUR SHIP, THE RIVIERA
Oceania Cruises is often described as “premium,” “luxurious” and “relaxed.” Their intimate ships cruise to exotic, small “boutique” ports, and Oceania is known for its captivating “port-intensive, bucket-list” itineraries.   Average age of guests is 50-70, often with shared interests in adventure, fine dining initiatives including plant-based cooking, and wellness. The mostly veranda (balcony) Riviera, built in 2012 (refurbished 2019), holds 1250 guests and 800 crew members and boasts some of the largest veranda staterooms at sea (282’).  Ship amenities include multiple award-winning restaurants (open seating, no fee), the Aquamar Spa and Vitality Center (complimentary fitness classes), 24/7 room service, included sodas and specialty coffees and teas, free wi-fi, casino, and nightly entertainment. Oceania’s “Go Local” shore excursions are touted as ground-breaking, immersive, authentic and casual.  For instance, one excursion offers yoga in an ancient setting in Taormina, Sicily.

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JEWEL PORTS!

A valid U.S. passport is required for this itinerary, with an expiration at least six
months beyond the return of the trip. The 2021 Oceania Cruises 12- day
“Ancient Adventures” itinerary offers a sampler of stunning jewel ports:

  • FR April 23 Venice, Italy – Depart 7 PM
  • SA April 24 Koper, Slovenia – 7 AM to 4 PM
  • SU April 25 Dubrovnik, Croatia – 10 AM to 8 PM (Special 8-hour exclusive Mile Hi group excursion)
  • MO April 26 Kotor, Montenegro – 8 AM to 5PM
  • TU April 27 Corfu, Greece – 8 AM to 4PM
  • WE April 28 Taormina (Sicily), Italy – 8 AM to 6 PM
  • TH April 29 Amalfi or Positano, Italy – 8 AM to 6 PM
  • FR April 30 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy – 8 AM to 8 PM
  • SA May 01 Florence, Pisa or Tuscany (Livorno), Italy – 8 AM to 8 PM
  • SU May 02 Monte Carlo, Monaco – 8 AM to 11 PM
  • MO May 03 Saint-Tropez, France – 8 AM to 6 PM
  • TU May 04 Provence (Marseille), France – 8 AM to 6 PM
  • WE May 05 Barcelona, Spain – Disembark 8 AM

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PRE-CRUISE VENICE AND POST-CRUISE BARCELONA EXTENSIONSMAGIC OF MILE HI GROUPS

Many participants will be interested in extending their trip on land in Venice and Barcelona, pre and post cruise. As of 12/18/2019, Oceania has not yet published their 2021 land programs; however, they did offer a Barcelona land package in 2019. More details will be forthcoming.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Free Coach Airfare out of most U.S. gateway cities (air customization fee extra at $175 plus any air differential including upgrades)
  • Pre-Paid Ship Gratuities (an outstanding group “perk” ranging from $192 to $276 savings per person)
  • OLife Choice of either three included shore excursions per person; onboard beverage package to include beer, wine and champagne by the glass for lunch and dinner; or $300 per person ship credit.
  • Special Mile Hi group amenity to include bonus ship credit of $100 per person for booking made through March 31, 2020.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Transfers from Venice airport to ship on day of embarkation (currently $139 per person) and from ship to Barcelona airport on day of disembarkation (currently $79 per person), trip insurance (highly recommended to protect your trip investment and for the unforeseen on the trip - Rautenstraus Travel, Inc to offer options), shore excursions not included, and items of a personal nature.

SAMPLE OF CABIN TYPES AND PER PERSON PRICING GUARANTEED THROUGH 12/31/19


Sample group stateroom pricing below (averaging $100 to $200 per person discount off individual booking rates) are quoted per person, based on double occupancy, and are subject to potential increase for those not under deposit at the end of each quarter, e.g. 12/31/19 and 3/31/20.

Prices are currently guaranteed through 12/31/2019.

PH3 Penthouse Suite -- $7,349 * A4 Concierge Veranda -- $5849
B2 Veranda Stateroom -- $5,549 * B4 Veranda Stateroom -- $5,349
C Deluxe Outside -- $4,549 * F Inside Stateroom -- $3,749

MILE HI GROUP PACKAGE FEE
In addition to stateroom category costs, there is a $265 pp package fee to cover an all-day custom shore excursion in Croatia and other activities.

DEPOSIT AND FINAL PAYMENT
Through December 31, 2019, a $500 per person deposit secures your pricing and space on this epic 2021 Mile Hi group journey. Thereafter, the deposit is $750 per person. Final payment is due by January 15, 2021. Payments are coordinated and invoiced by Rautenstraus Travel, Inc., a home-based travel agency.

GROUP COORDINATORS
Kent and Kathleen Rautenstraus from Rautenstraus Travel, Inc. are the Group Coordinators for this Mile Hi Church-sponsored itinerary. Contact Kent and Kathleen to make your booking and payments at 303-233-3458 or at RautenstrausTravel@comcast.net.

 

 

Contact Kent and Kathleen Rautenstraus at 303-233-3458 or email 
RautenstrausTravel@comcast.net for full details.

We look forward to journeying with you...north to Alaska!