MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE (ITALY AND GREECE): June 26 - July 9, 2018 "The Gospel to the Roman World" (Program #180601)


Full Program, including airfare, from $5190.00

Cruise and Land Only (no air) from $3690.00

*See Full Price Sheet below

Our Itinerary:


Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Depart Charlotte (CLT) for Rome airport (FCO). Overnight with dinner and breakfast on the flight.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Arrive Rome airport (FCO) by 9:45a.  Bus takes us to tour Ostia Antica with Dr. Smith and the Italian guide.  Transfer to Rome for a panoramic bus tour of the city. Overnight Rome, B

Thursday, June 28, 2018 Full Day tour of Rome:  Colosseum, Forum, St. Paul alla Regola, Three Fountains, Catacombs. Overnight Rome, B

Friday, June 29, 2018 Half-day tour of the Vatican (Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peters). After lunch, depart for the port of Civitavecchia. Dr. Smith will use the bus ride to prep the group for the first two ports at Sicily and Malta.


Celebrity Reflection sails at 5:00 PM. Dinner and all meals are provided on board the ship during the duration of the cruise.

Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM in port in Messina, Sicily

Sunday, July 1, 2018 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM in port in Valetta, Malta

Monday, July 2, 2018 At Sea … Dr. Smith will be teaching about Paul’s writings during two morning sessions and one afternoon session on the ship.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:00 to 6:00 PM in port at Mykonos, Greece

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 7:30 to 6:00 PM in port at Rhodes, Greece (Try renting motor bikes for a fun way to get around!)

Thursday, July 5, 2018 7:00 to 6:00 PM in port at Santorini, Greece

Friday, July 6, 2018 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Athens, Greece.  CTSP has included a full day excursion for our group to Athens and Corinth. Dr. Smith will be working with a local guide.

Saturday, July 7, 2018 At Sea … Dr. Smith will be teaching about Paul’s writings during two morning sessions and one afternoon session on the ship.

Sunday, July 8, 2018 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM Naples, Italy.  CTSP has included a full day excursion for our group to Pompeii and Herculaneum. Dr. Smith will be working with a delightful local guide!

Monday, July 9, 2018 5:00 AM  return to port in Civitavecchia, Italy.  Group bus transfer to the Fiumicino Airport for the flight to Charlotte (or other USA connections). Return home the same day.



The Celebrity Reflection is a wonderful ship!  The food is excellent and the service is outstanding.  We have used Celebrity for several Mediterranean cruises in the past, and we have been very pleased with them.  The Reflection is one of their newer ships.

And this study-cruise-tour will be a wonderful time of relaxing, enjoying other believers, and learning from the teaching of Dr. Randall D. Smith.

We have included full-day shore excursions for our group at Naples (to Pompeii and Herculaneum), and also at Athens (to Athens and Corinth). At other ports of call, you can wander on your own, choose a ship’s excursion, or just enjoy the ship.

We have also included the recommended tipping for the cruise staff in our pricing.

We are holding an option on space in the following categories, which were reserved at discounted group rates. These categories were chosen because of being “good value”. If you prefer a different category, we can request that, although the prices will be higher. 

The categories we are holding are the following:

Inside – Category 10 … 6 cabins available on Decks 8 or 9

Ocean View – Category 8 ... 8 cabins available on Deck 3

Ocean View – Category 7 ... 2 cabins available at the front of Decks 7 or 8

Veranda - Category 2A ... 6 cabins on Deck 7

Veranda – Category 2B … 8 cabins available on Decks 6 or 7
2B is now SOLD OUT!

Veranda - Category 2C - 6 cabins available of Deck 6

In order for you to choose your preferred cabin:

  • CTSP needs your legal name (as it appears on your passport), your date of birth, your country of citizenship, your zip code, and whether you want the beds configured as two separate twins, or pushed together like a queen bed.


Deck plans for Celebrity Reflection can be found:



  • Please be sure all information is completed on the Registration form. If you do not have your passport, just list “Pending”. If you plan to have a roommate, but don’t know who yet, write “looking for a roommate”. You should be able to complete everything else.
  • In order to reserve a specific cabin, we need a total deposit of $2000 per cabin. This can be $1000 from each of the two roommates, or one person can pay the whole amount if they want to reserve the cabin and settle up later with their roommate.The sooner you make your cabin selection (with full deposit), the more likely that you will be able to get the cabin you prefer.


Checks should be made payable (mailed) to:

Christian Travel Study Programs

30 Rising R Rd, Lake Placid FL 33852


To Register for this program print and mail your form to our office with your registration fee. For the form: 

Click Here


Program Conditions:

FULL TOUR PRICE INCLUDES air from Charlotte, NC, group transfers, hotels in Rome (with breakfast), tips for group services, sightseeing as listed, teaching by Dr. Randall D. Smith, the services of an English-speaking local guide where required and all entrance fees to sites as listed in the program; 11-day cruise on Celebrity’s Reflection, including tips. All taxes and surchcarges in effect as of March 1, 2017 are included. If additional surcharges or taxes are imposed by the airlines, cruise or governments, any additional amounts will be the responsibility of the passenger. These prices are based on a minimum of 20 passengers. The individual prices are based on your choice of a cabin category.

Inside – Category 10               $5190

Ocean View – Cat 8                $5630

Ocean View – Cat 7 (fore)     $5790

Veranda – Category 2B         $5920

Veranda – Category 2C*        $6320

Veranda – Category 2A         $6590

*Category 2C offers what are termed "partially obstructed' views. Note: Nothing obstructs view in front of the veranda, but the view straight down is obstructed." 


LAND ONLY OPTION reduces the price by $1500 and INCLUDES all of the above except air and transfers. (If you arrive or depart at a similar time as the group, you may use the group transfers.)  Passengers who want special arrangements on their air tickets should choose the Land Only option.

NOT INCLUDED  are lunches and dinners (drinks) during land-based touring, tips for personal favors; personal items such as laundry; excess baggage and forwarding of baggage; transfers other than with the group; optional travel insurance.

YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS are based on double occupancy in a twin-bedded room with private bath.  Single rooms are available for a supplement of $160 for the two nights in Rome, but are discouraged for the cruise.  The surcharge is VERY expensive. (You pay the full cost for two people in a cabin!) All single hotel rooms are subject to availability and may be smaller than normal twin rooms.

PAYMENT: A nonrefundable deposit of $500 per person, is required to secure your place on the program. (Deposit may be refunded only if CTSP withdraws the offer of the program.) If you want to choose your cabin, you need to specifiy a roommate, and the deposit requires an additional $500 per person. An additional payment of $1000 per person is due October 1, 2017. Final payment is due to CTSP by March 1, 2018. Late payments may result in cancellation of the cruise.



90+ days prior                        non-refundable deposit

60-89 days prior   40% plus non-refundable deposit

31-59 days prior   60% plus non-refundable deposit

0-30 days prior                                              No refund


All refund claims must be in writing to Christian Travel Study Programs.

There is no refund for any services not used



Insurance purchased within two weeks of original deposit is the most economical, and may cover pre-existing conditions.  Go to and click on the insurance icon, or contact Joan at 614-436-9343 for more information.

ITINERARY LENGTH: Flight times are subject to change without advance notice. CTSP is not responsible for changes and delays in airline schedules and does not reimburse passengers for expenses resulting from delays. Because airlines often change flight times and dates at the last minute, CTSP strongly recommends that if passengers are purchasing any connecting tickets they should be able to be changed without heavy fees or penalties. If airline(s) change flight schedules, CTSP reserves the right to lengthen or shorten the itinerary accordingly, and whenever possible, you will be notified in writing. If changes necessitate extra overnights, you will be charged (per person, per night) US$120 double occupancy, or US$200 for single rooms.

AIRLINE ARRANGEMENTS from Charlotte (CLT) are included in the full tour price.  Air Transportation will be economy class aboard regularly scheduled carriers utilizing non-refundable, non-amendable tickets. Once your ticket has been written, it cannot be rewritten or refunded. Group arrangements cannot be upgraded.

YOUR LUGGAGE is restricted in size and shape by the airline, and is limited to one checked piece (50#), one carryon, plus a smaller personal piece. You should check with the airline for the specific restrictions.


CTSP agrees to provide the itinerary described in this brochure, and this represents the entire agreement between the passenger and CTSP No changes or deviations are effective unless approved in writing and signed by an authorized officer of CTSP Except as stated herein, no person is authorized to cancel, modify, or vary the study program arrangements (during the course) or to make any representation of warranty concerning the program.

All prices, itineraries, and schedules are subject to regulations and changes thereof by acts of Government, International Agreement and Airline tariff adjustments, rules and regulations.

CTSP reserves the right to change or withdraw the program, in whole or in part, at any time. In the event of a change, the sole exclusive obligation of CTSP will be to refund pro rata any payment received. In the event of rescheduling of the program due to unforeseen circumstances, the cancellation and refund clause will apply. CTSP reserves the right to refuse or revoke travel to anyone who is, in the sole judgment of CTSP, incapable of or detrimental to group travel.

Except for the willful negligence of its direct employees, CTSP assumes no liability or responsibility for any injuries, inconveniences, illness, irregularity or incidental damages occasioned by circumstances beyond the control of CTSP, or by any person or reason whatsoever, including, but not limited to events such as strikes, revolts, wars, natural disaster, closures of airports or hotels, default or omission of any common or private carrier or the default, negligence, or omission of any by any third party providing services or facilities related to or included in this program. 

The commercial carriers are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time the passengers are not on board commercial carriers. The passenger contracts, in use by all commercial carriers involved, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the commercial carriers and the passenger or purchaser of this program and/or passage and program operator assumes no liability or responsibility in connection therewith.

ENROLLMENT  in and payment of the deposit for the tour constitutes your acceptance of the Program Conditions and Statement of Responsibility.