Travel Documents and Health Requirements:
Governmental document and health requirements vary according
to cruise destination and are subject to change without notice.
Passengers should check with their travel agent before departure
that the information below is still valid. Please bear in mind
that it is the responsibility of the passenger to be in possession
of all necessary documentation prior to boarding the vessel.
Passengers without the proper documentation (passports, visas,
health certificates, etc.) may be denied boarding the vessel
without refund of cruise and/or Air/Sea fare.
U.S. citizens require a valid passport for all our cruises.
Your passport should be valid for at least three months after
the end of your trip. If you need a new passport or to renew
your old one, please allow several weeks for processing. Applications
are available at your local passport office or at designated
Post Office. Non-U.S. citizens should consult the appropriate
consulate(s) for information on their passport requirements.
|Visas: Royal Olympia Cruises will assist passengers
in obtaining information regarding tourist visas for those cruises
that may require one. However, it is the responsibility of the
passenger to have all necessary documentation in their possession
before boarding the vessel. If you have any questions, please
contact Royal Olympia Cruises, your travel agent, or the appropriate
We suggest you consult with your travel agent or Public Health
office regarding requirements (vaccinations, immunizations, etc.)
for your cruise itinerary. Health requirements vary depending
upon the countries visited and the general health conditions at
the time of departure.
|Registration Form: A
Registration form will be found in your cabin. This form should
be completed and returned to Royal Olympia Cruises as directed.
For your convenience, passengers’ passports are held at the Purser’s
office throughout the cruise to expedite immigration processing
when the ship arrives in foreign ports.
|Personal Funds and Expenses:
Royal Olympia Cruises recommends that passengers carry travelers’
checks for both convenience and security. They may be cashed on
board ship for local currency (only) and used to pay shipboard
accounts. Travelers’ checks are accepted or can be cashed in most
ports of call. Credit cards are also useful for purchases in port
and for payment on board. Passengers may find it useful to bring
a small amount of cash in local currency for small personal expenses.
Upon embarkation, an account is automatically opened for you.
You may sign for most shipboard services and charge them to your
cabin. The account is payable at the end of the cruise. You may
pay in cash, travelers’ checks, or with American Express, Visa,
MasterCard, Discover Card and Diner’s Club credit cards. Personal
checks are not accepted on board. The currency on board is U.S.$.
will receive detailed information on board. The suggested
gratuity covering all services is $9 (or the equivalent)
per passenger per day, payable at the end of the cruise.
Passengers are requested not to tip individually during
the cruise except for spa/beauty salon which is not
included in tipping pool. Gratuities may be paid with
cash, travelers’ checks, American Express, Diner’s
Club, MasterCard, Discover Card or Visa credit cards.
We regret that personal checks are not accepted on
|Dining Room Reservations: There are two dinner seatings on board, generally at
6:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Times vary depending upon the
port of call. During breakfast and lunch, the dining
room has an open seating. Requests for early or late
seating will be assigned by the Maitre d’hôtel on
sailing day. After embarkation, check with the Maitre
d’hôtel to confirm your table assignment. Smoking
is not permitted in the Dining Room.
|Optional Shore Excursions: A number of comprehensive land tours have been arranged
in the ports of call. You will receive a flyer describing
the tour options with your cruise documents. More
details are available from the ship’s Shore Excursion
Manager. Shore excursions may be purchased on board
and charged to your shipboard account. A list of shore
excursions is provided on page 54.
|Special Care and Dietary Requirements:
Royal Olympia Cruises’ Passengers’ Services Department will try
to satisfy requests for special diets (low-salt, low-fat, Kosher)
if furnished in writing at least two weeks prior to the commencement
of the cruise. Please note that there may be an additional charge
to prepare Kosher meals. However, it should be understood that
the dietary requirements of passengers suffering from disability
or health problems, as well as for infants and children, are the
responsibility of that passenger’s escort (s).
Communications with the ship
|Mail for passengers: Letters
for passengers should be addressed in the following manner:
Passenger Name ____________Ship Name _________
c/o Company agent __________
The name and full address of the Company’s agent in each port
may be obtained from Royal Olympia Cruises. While every attempt
is made to distribute mail, no responsibility is accepted by the
Company for non-delivery. Sender’s name and address should be
shown to facilitate return in the event of non-delivery.
|Satellite Telephone, Telex and Facsimile Communications:
In addition to radio communication and telegrams,
it is also possible to communicate with the ships by telephone
and telex via satellite, as outlined below. The rates for this
service are higher than radio communication and regular long distance
calling from shore. Tariff information may be obtained
from your local telephone company. Please note that passenger
cabins on Stella Oceanis do not have telephones.
|Direct Dial: In order to dial direct to the ship, use
the numbers below:
011-871-763262032 & 011-871-763262035
|For operator assisted calls (e.g., person
to person, credit card calls, etc.) ask the operator
to place an “international MARISAT call” and use the
|Clothing on Shore: Look
forward to warm, even hot weather with some cooler breezes at
night. Especially for shore excursions, we recommend loose, comfortable
cottons or other lightweight clothing. Some of the tours involve
long bus rides and/or considerable walking, so comfort is essential.
For all excursions, comfortable shoes are recommended. Please
bear in mind that shore excursion buses are air-conditioned and
you may wish to bring a light sweater. On tours that include visits
to places of worship, shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted.
|Clothing on Board:
Day - Lightweight, casual clothing is the most practical.
Of course, you’ll want to bring swimsuits, sun hats and comfortable
shoes for both deck wear and strolling ashore. For ladies, slacks,
skirts and loose attire are comfortable for daytime. Gentlemen
will find slacks and sports shirts popular daytime attire. The
dining room dress code for breakfast and lunch is casual. However,
bathing suits and tank tops are not permitted. If you don’t wish
to change for lunch, you may dine at the buffet on deck.
Evening Dress - The Daily Program will indicate the evening
dress code, in effect after 6:00 pm. The dress code is defined
Formal - dark suit or tuxedos for gentlemen; evening dresses or
pantsuits for ladies.
Informal - suit or jacket and tie for gentlemen; cocktail
dresses, skirts or pantsuits for ladies.
Casual - slacks and sport shirts for gentlemen; similar
attire for ladies.
Greek Night/semi casual - during every cruise there is
a “Greek Night,” during which passengers are invited to dress
as Greek as possible or wear blue and white, the colors of Greece.
On 19/21/26-day cruises there are generally four formal
nights, three informal nights, two Greek nights and the remainder
are casual nights.
On 10/11/12/14-day cruises there are generally three formal
nights, two informal nights, one Greek night and the remainder
are casual nights.
On 7/8-day cruises there are generally two formal nights,
one informal night, one Greek night and the remainder are casual
On 3/4-day cruises there are generally one formal night,
one Greek night and the remainder are casual nights.
Chart (Average High / Low temperatures F / C )
|Don’t Forget: Sunglasses, a sun hat, your camera (and extra
film and batteries), and sundry toiletry items. You may wish to
bring binoculars, guidebooks and a calculator for exchange rates
while shopping. Passengers bringing video cameras are advised
that museums and archaeological sites frequently charge a fee
for their use. In the event of inclement weather,
bring a light waterproof jacket or an umbrella. Wearers of prescription
glasses or contact lenses should bring a spare pair just in case
they are needed. If you are taking medication, bring an adequate
supply for the trip. An I.D. bracelet or a
note from your doctor regarding any special treatments you are
receiving will prove invaluable in the event of an emergency.
|Important: Do not pack your passport or travel documents
in your luggage, as you will need them at the airport and at embarkation.
Keep them, as well as prescription medication and any valuables
in your carry-on bag, and keep your carry-on with you at all times
|Air conditioning: All ships
are fully air- conditioned.
|Beauty Parlor and Barber
Shop: We recommend that passengers book their appointments
as soon as possible after embarkation to avoid any possible disappointment.
|Bon Voyage Gifts: Through Royal Olympia’s “Bon Voyage” Department,
you may send flowers, wine, champagne, etc. to your friends celebrating
a special occasion on board - Honeymoon, Anniversary or Birthday.
Click here for more details and
|Boutique: To simplify gift buying,
our boutiques provide an excellent selection of fine European
fashions, perfumes and other items at duty-free prices, as well
as many Royal Olympia souvenir items.
|Cabin Service: 24-hours cabin service is available on all Royal
Olympia vessels. Aboard Olympia Voyager and Olympia Explorer,
24-hour butler service is provided in the Sky Suite, category
|Cigarettes and Tobacco:
The Dining Rooms on board are non-smoking. Bars and lounges are
smoking and non-smoking sections. American and European brands
of cigarettes, cigars and tobacco are
available for purchase on board. Our guests are kindly advised
that cigar and pipe smoking is prohibited in the lounges, bars
and other indoor areas on board. For the pleasure of cigar aficionados
the Olympia Voyager and Olympia Explorer have a designated cigar
|Daily Program: Each evening a schedule of the following day’s
events will be delivered to your cabin. This includes arrival
and departure times, meal times, social activities, evening dress
code and other information relevant to the following day.
|Deck Chairs: Deck chairs and pool cushions are complimentary
and available for use without reservation
|Electric Current: Some
of the cabins on our ships are fitted with American-type outlets
and some with European-type outlets so please bring a plug adapter. The current is either 110v or 220v,
so if your appliances are not dual-voltage, do not forget to bring
Olympia Voyager: 110v AC 230v AC
Olympia Explorer 110v AC 230v AC
Olympia Countess: 110v AC 220v AC
Stella Solaris: 110v AC 220v AC
Triton: 110v AC
World Renaissance: 110v AC
Stella Oceanis: 220v AC
Odysseus: 110v AC
|Gymnasium/Sauna: On most of our ships there is a fitness center,
sauna and/or massage room. The Stella Solaris, Olympia Voyager
and Olympia Explorer have extensive spa facilities and treatment
|Honeymooners: Honeymooners will receive special treatment on
board. Please advise your reservation agent when making your booking.
|Laundry and Pressing:
A laundry and pressing service is available on board all our vessels.
For safety reasons, dry-cleaning equipment is not permitted on
board. Self-service facilities are not available.
|Medical Facilities: A
qualified physician is in attendance on all cruises. Office hours
are posted outside the infirmary, but emergencies are attended
to immediately at all times. A customary fee is charged for most
services and medications.
|Olympia Corner: As Official Sponsors of the Hellenic Olympia
Committee, we invite you to visit our “Olympia Corner” where you
will be able to view memorabilia and interesting items from the
ancient and modern Olympia Games. A wide selection of replicas
can be found in the ship’s arcade.
|Pets and Animals: We regret that no pets or animals are permitted
|Photography Services: A professional photographer will cover most events
on board. All photographs may be viewed without obligation.
|Spa/Gymnasium: The Olympia Explorer, Olympia Voyager and Stella
Solaris have state of the art spas that offer full service fitness
center with sauna, steam, massage and body treatments. The Olympia
Voyager and Olympia Explorer features the Jade Spa and the Stella
Solaris the Daphne Spa.
|Valuables: For your convenience, the ship’s Purser accepts
for deposit in the ship’s safe, against receipt, valuables such
as jewelry, money or documents. The liability of the Company with
regard to such deposits is limited to the conditions stated within
the Passage Contract. No liability whatsoever exists for valuables
not deposited as above.