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 

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

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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

2021 Mile Hi Church Oceania At A Glance

TRIP UPDATE AS OF FEBRUARY 7, 2020
An unprecedented number of people responded in the last 10-days of 2019 to the first e-mail news of this exciting trip, which announced a lower deposit ($500 instead of the normal $750 per person) and a guarantee of group pricing protected against potential increase for bookings deposited by 12/31/19. The stateroom pricing was subject to increase on 1/1/2020, but with 50 people under deposit, Oceania agreed to keep the terms of both the reduced deposit at $500 per person and the group rates at the same 2019 pricing below subject to availability and for new bookings deposited by March 15, 2020.

MILE HI CHURCH KICK-OFF PRESENTATION

Sunday, March 1, 2020 – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
in the Vogt Auditorium at Mile Hi Church,
9077 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80226

Whether you are booked already, not sure if you’re interested, or intrigued by this trip, please come to learn more – and feel welcome to invite your friends. Dr. Michelle Medrano and Rev. Carol Wilke, along with Kent and Kathleen Rautenstraus of Rautenstraus Travel, Inc., and Laura Okonowski from Oceania Cruises will share information about this incredible journey. Be sure to fill out a Door Prize Registration for the chance to win one of several door prizes given out at the presentation!

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. Oceania guests, in general, have many 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 EXTENSIONS

Many participants will be interested in extending their trip on land in Venice and Barcelona, pre and post cruise. As of 2/1/2020, 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 3/15/20


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.

Prices, including reduced deposit, are currently guaranteed through 3/15/2020, and are quoted per person based on double occupancy.

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

Single occupancy rates are limited, and subject to availability. Contact travel agency for details.

PREMIUM ECONOMY AIR UPGRADE OPTION AVAILABLE TO DENVER TRAVELERS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
For $149 per direction on transatlantic flights ($298), Denver travelers can upgrade economy seats to extra legroom, but this is subject to availability – first come, first served, and passengers must be under deposit.

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 March 15, 2020, a $500 per person deposit secures your pricing and space on this epic 2021 Mile Hi group journey. Thereafter, the deposit is scheduled to increase to $750 per person. Final payment is due by January 15, 2021.

GROUP COORDINATORS
Kent & Kathleen Rautenstraus, Rautenstraus Travel, Inc. (home-based agency), are the Group Coordinators 

 

 

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!