Legacy Cruise/Tour Oct. 2025

Legacy Cruise/Tour - October 2025

October 18 - Nov 1 or 4, 2025
Optional Spain Extension
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Join this Unforgettable Legacy Cruise/Tour

Dear Friends,

I’m pleased to invite you to join the Legacy Cruise/Tour in October 2025 on one of Princess Cruises’ newest ships. 

Experience the places where God used the Apostle Paul and others to proclaim the Gospel and your faith will be profoundly strengthened. Whether standing on Mars Hill and reflecting on Paul’s message to the Athenian philosophers or walking through the ancient biblical sites of Athens, Crete, Ephesus and Rome, I believe the Legacy Cruise/Tour will bless your faith. That’s why I am inviting you to join the Legacy Cruise/Tour, October 18 – Nov 1, 2025, with an optional Spain extension November 1 – 4, 2025.

You will have an opportunity to study Paul’s journeys in the Book of Acts while touring ancient cities of the bible – and get to enjoy cruising the Mediterranean on the medallion class Sun Princess Cruise Ship, launched in 2024! My prayer is that our Lord will refresh your heart and revive your faith on such an inspiring cruise/tour.

The experienced team at Rishon World Tours have crafted a journey of a lifetime. You will enjoy first-rate accommodations, delicious cuisine, and an amazing itinerary which includes tours of Rome, Athens, Crete, Ephesus, along with stops at the beautiful Greek island of Santorini, Naples, Italy, and Mallorca, Spain with an optional Spain extension. If you have any questions about the itinerary or accommodations, please email Rishon World Tours at info@rishontours.com.

You are invited to join the Legacy Cruise/Tour in October 2025, an opportunity to encourage and strengthen your faith!

Blessings,

Rich Jones, President

Rishon World Tours

Legacy Cruise/Tour will bring to life Paul’s missionary journeys throughout the eastern Mediterranean. It is often said and is certainly true, that those who travel to the cities of Paul’s journeys will never read their Bible the same again! 

Join us for an unforgettable trip of a lifetime and enjoy the comfort and luxury of a cruise/tour.

October 18-19, 2025

Depart from your local airport and arrive in Rome, Italy

Depart from your local airport on October 18, 2025, and plan to arrive at the Rome, Italy Airport (FCO) in the afternoon of October 19th. Please note that we disembark from our cruise in Barcelona, Spain. Your return flight will be from Barcelona (BCN).

October 20, 2025

Rome all-day tour

Today we tour Rome; we will visit the Coliseum where thousands of people, animals, and Christians perished. The Coliseum first opened in AD 80 and within 100 days of its opening, 5,000 wild beasts perished there. Historians believe the Coliseum could hold be-tween 40,000 and 80,000 people depending on how close the seating was arranged. The floor recently had a plank placed over the middle making it accessible for people to walk over the labyrinth of brick cells, ramps, and elevators used to transport animals and gladiators into the arena. Hear the stories of the games that have fascinated people for hundreds of years. We will continue our tour at the ancient Roman Forum, where our guide will divulge its secrets. We will also visit the Arch of Titus which commemorated the fall of Jerusalem by Titus in AD 70. We will then tour the Mamertine Prison exterior, where tradition holds that Paul was imprisoned in Rome.

Sites you’ll see include:

October 21, 2025

Rome & the Sun Princess

We will begin our third day in Rome with a downtown walking tour that includes the Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and the Spanish Steps. Then we will visit the Abby of the Three Fountains, the traditional site of Paul’s martyrdom for his faith and the ancient roads that he walked on. Then we’re off to the cruise terminal to embark on the Sun Princess cruise ship and continue our Legacy journey. Enjoy all the meals and amenities offered on this modern and beautiful cruise ship, one of Princess Cruises newest ships!

Sites you’ll see include:

October 22-23 , 2025

Naples and a Day at Sea

You will have time to explore southern Italy’s largest city, Naples. Optional cruise excursions are available for you to reserve on your own. There is an interesting connection to Pontius Pilate near here, at the island of Capri. It is part of the back story of why Pilate granted the order that Jesus be crucified. This is a beautiful and exciting place to explore. You might consider a ferry ride to Capri where the Roman emperors loved to vacation!

October 24, 2025

Santorini

Today we stop at one of the most beautiful islands in the world. It’s on the bucket list of many! Explore on your own or join a Princess excursion. It is a very accessible city and a beautiful place to explore on your own. The ship does not dock at a port here, instead we will disembark onto “tenders,” the small boats from the ship that will take us to the island. Those with limited mobility will need to be extra careful or possibly stay onboard.

October 25, 2025

Ephesus

Today you visit Ephesus, the capital of Roman Asia Minor, and where St. Paul preached and taught for over two years. View the magnificent harbor and the great amphitheater which seated nearly 25,000 people. See Marble Street, the Library of Celsius, and the Temple of Hadrian. You will also see the Temple of Diana, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and the site of the scene of religious riots mentioned in the book of Acts. St. Paul had founded the Church here and was used of God to bring a major revival.

Sites you’ll see include:

October 26, 2025

Athens

We begin our day with a tour of Athens, the foundation of democracy. We will visit the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and Erectheum before viewing Athens from atop Mars Hill where Paul stood and preached the Gospel to the Athenian philosophers.

Sites you’ll see include:

October 27-28, 2025

Crete and a Day at Sea

Arrive in Chania, Crete, a beautiful Greek island, known for its famous archeological sites, stunning beaches, and lively town which is full of hidden treasures from the Venetian period. Book an optional excursion or enjoy some time exploring on your own before returning to the port to embark again on our cruise ship.

October 29-30, 2025

Sicily and a Day at Sea

We depart the ship in the morning and will be on our own to stroll the city streets, enjoy authentic cuisine, and take in historic sites. Optional cruise excursions are available for you to reserve on your own.

October 31, 2025

Mallorca, Spain

We depart the ship in the morning and will be on our own to stroll the city streets, enjoy authentic cuisine, and take in historic sites. Optional cruise excursions are available for you to reserve on your own.

November 1, 2025

Barcelona, Spain

Today we arrive at our port in Barcelona. Those departing for home will be transferred to the airport for your outbound flights. 

Optional Spain Extension

November 1, 2025

Spain - Day 1

Depart from Barcelona by high-speed train (AVE), reaching Segovia in under 30 minutes. Start your exploration with the iconic Roman Aqueduct, a marvel of engineering that still supplies water to the city. Delve into the majestic Alcázar fortress, a stunning blend of Moorish and Christian architecture. Explore its grand halls, courtyards, and gardens. For lunch we savor a traditional Segovian lunch featuring roasted suckling pig, a local delicacy.

After lunch, we catch a train from Segovia to Toledo, taking about 30 minutes. Embark on a walking tour of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore its intricate cobbled streets, synagogues, mosques, and the magnificent Gothic Toledo Cathedral. Visit the imposing Toledo Alcázar, a former fortress offering panoramic views of the city. Tonight we indulge in a traditional Spanish dinner with tapas in a charming plaza, soaking in the city’s vibrant atmosphere.

November 2, 2025

Spain - Day 2

Enjoy breakfast at a local cafe and explore the lively atmosphere of a typical Madrilenian morning. Head to the renowned Prado Museum, housing masterpieces from Spanish and European artists like Velázquez, Goya, and El Greco. Wander through the Buen Retiro Park, a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. Rent a boat and explore the lake, or simply relax amidst the lush greenery. For lunch we savor a delicious paella lunch, Spain’s national dish.


After lunch, we explore the Royal Palace of Madrid, a magnificent example of Baroque architecture. Witness the grandeur of Spanish royalty. Visit the vibrant Puerta del Sol square, the heart of Madrid, and snap a photo at the iconic Km 0 point of Spain’s radial highways.

November 3, 2025

Spain - Day 3

Depart from Madrid by bus towards the Valley of the Fallen, located about an hour away. Arrive at the Valley of the Fallen and explore the imposing basilica carved into a mountainside. Learn about its history and architecture. Return to Madrid and enjoy a relaxing lunch.

After lunch, choose an afternoon activity based on individual interests: Art Enthusiasts can visit the Reina Sofía Museum, showcasing modern and contemporary art, including Picasso’s Guernica. History buffs can explore the El Prado Museum’s vast collection beyond the highlights, delving deeper into Spanish history through art. Relaxation seekers can take a stroll through the tranquil Retiro Park and enjoy a boat ride on the lake. Cap off your trip with a farewell dinner at a traditional restaurant, savoring the diverse culinary delights of Spain and enjoying a flamenco performance.

November 4, 2025

Spain - Day 4

Depart for Home

We will transfer to the Madrid airport in the morning to depart for the U.S. and enjoy the memories of a trip of a lifetime!

Cruise/Tour Pricing (based on double occupancy)
Starting at
Inside Staterooms
$4,075
Inside Cabin: Cruise/Tour Only
Starting at
Outside Staterooms
$4,735
Outside Cabin: Cruise/Tour Only
Starting at
Balcony Staterooms:
$5,285
Balcony Staterooms: Cruise/Tour Only
Starting at
Mini-Suite Staterooms
$5,495
Mini-Suite: Cruise/Tour Only
Optional Spain Extension (based on double occupancy)
Starting at
$995
Optional Spain Extension per Person
Optional Single Supplement (for solo travelers)
Starting at
Room Type
$1,450
Inside Cabin
$1,950
Outside Cabin
$2,350
Balcony Cabin
$2,550
Mini-Suite
$130
Spain Extension
Princess Package Upgrades
Starting at
Room Type
$450
Princess Plus (please see Additional Options for description)
$650
Princess Premier (please see Additional Options for description)
Optional Travel Insurance
Starting at
Travel Insurance
Per Quote
Allianz Group Advantage Plan*
Per Quote
Allianz Classic Plan** with cancel anytime
*
Pricing varies by state
**
Pricing varies by state and age of applicant, cancel at any time - up to 80% of trip cost, must be purchased within 14 days of deposit.

Included in Cruise/Tour

10 night cruise on SUN PRINCESS (includes cruise, meals on ship, port charges & cruise taxes $150, onboard tip charge $150), 2 nights lodging at 4-star hotels including city taxes, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners in Athens, English speaking tour guides, Services of air conditioned deluxe motor coach, Rishon Tours guided excursions, touring and transportation as appears on itinerary, tips (drivers, guides, and hotel staff), Baggage handling at hotels (one piece), Airport Transfers. 

Additional Options: International Airfare, Flight seat upgrades, Princess Package upgrades.

NOT Included:

Optional Airfare (see above), lunches when not onboard ship, Optional credit card payments (+3%), optional drink packages on ship, specialty restaurants on ship, optional wi-fi and other amenities onboard ship, personal expenses, Optional travel insurance (see travel insurance costs on reservation form).

Included in Optional Spain Extension

2 nights lodging at 4-star hotel including city taxes, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, English speaking tour guides, Services of air-conditioned deluxe motor coach, all guides, entrances, touring and transportation as appears on itinerary, Tips to drivers, guides, and hotel staff, Baggage handling at hotels (one piece), Airport transfers.

NOT Included:

2 lunches, personal expenses, Optional credit card payments (+3%), Optional travel insurance (see travel insurance costs on reservation form).

Additional Cruise/Tour Options

Please review the following options. You will be able to select your options during the online booking process. Feel free to contact us if you should have any questions.

Legacy Cruise/Tour flights and seat upgrades are options. 

Premium seat upgrades are quoted upon request. 

If you book your own flights, please book “multi-city” flights to depart from your airport on October 18, 2025, to arrive in Rome, Italy (FCO) in the afternoon of October 19, 2025. The cruise/tour ends in Barcelona, Spain, so you will need to be certain that your flight home departs from Barcelona (BCN).

If you book your own flights and select the optional Rome extension, you will want to book your return flight from Barcelona, Spain (BCN) for the morning of November 4, 2025. If you do not select the Rome extension, you will want to book your return flight from Barcelona, Spain (BCN)) for late morning or early afternoon on November 1, 2025.

Please send your flight itinerary to info@rishontours.com and we will make arrangements for you for transfers from the Rome airport to our hotel on October 18, 2025 and a transfer to the Barcelona, Spain airport at the end of the cruise/tour.

*Prices are based on the best-priced airfare available at the time of booking and are subject to change. 

Optional Spain Extension: cost $995 per person.

Included in Optional Spain Extension:
2 nights lodging at 4-star hotel including city taxes, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, English speaking tour guides, Services of air-conditioned deluxe motor coach, Rishon Tours guided excursions, touring and transportation as appears on itinerary, tips (drivers, guides, and hotel staff), baggage handling at hotels (one piece), Airport transfers.

NOT Included:
2 lunches, personal expenses, Optional credit card payments (+3%), Optional travel insurance (see travel insurance costs on reservation form).

The Legacy Cruise/Tour pricing is based on double occupancy. If you are traveling solo or do not have a roommate, a “single supplement” fee will be added to your account in the booking process.

The single supplement fee is based on the cabin accommodations you select.:

INSIDE cabin – $1,450

OUTSIDE cabin – $1,950

BALCONY cabin – $2,350

MINI-SUITE cabin – $2,550

Spain Extension – $130

Princess Plus – *$450 per Person

Wi-Fi – 1 device per guest

Beverages – Wide selection of non-alcoholic soft drinks and premium Lavazza coffees. Power shots from the unlimited juice bar to boost your immunity and energy. *Additional beverage options up to $15 each are included please click here for more information.

Casual meals – 2 per guest; Relaxed, sit-down meals at a variety of eateries, with something for everyone

Premium desserts – 2 per day; Sweet treats from Gelateria, Swirls or Coffee and Cones

Fitness classes – 2 per guest; Classes by Xpotential: Pure Barre, Yoga Six and Stretch Lab

OceanNow® delivery – Fee waived; Order drinks, food, sunscreen—whatever—and it will find you anywhere on board

Room service delivery – Unlimited; Free delivery for every order you place from your stateroom phone

Princess Premier – *$650 per Person

Wi-Fi – 4 devices per guest

Beverages – Wide selection of non-alcoholic soft drinks and premium Lavazza coffees. Power shots from the unlimited juice bar to boost your immunity and energy. *Additional beverage options up to $20 each are included please click here for more information.

Professional photos – Unlimited digital images taken by our onboard photographers, plus three prints

Specialty meals – 2 per guest; Award-winning, multi-course meals including hand-cut steaks and premium seafood

Casual meals – Unlimited; Relaxed, sit-down meals at a variety of eateries, with something for everyone

Premium desserts – Unlimited; Sweet treats from Gelateria, Swirls or Coffee and Cones

Fitness classes – Unlimited; Classes by Xpotential: Pure Barre, Yoga Six and Stretch Lab

Room service delivery – Unlimited; Free delivery for every order you place from your stateroom phone

OceanNow® delivery – Fee waived; Order drinks, food, sunscreen—whatever—and it will find you anywhere on board

Reserved theater seating – Included; Special Premier reserved seating section for production shows

*Prices are discounted for Rishon Tours travelers as Crew Appreciation tips are included in your package.

Travel insurance is highly recommended. Please see “Should I Purchase Travel Insurance” on the Resources page for a great article on the importance of purchasing travel insurance.

An Allianz group travel insurance policy is available to purchase in the booking process. Pricing is based on the overall trip cost (including cost of flights). Please request a quote for group travel insurance pricing when booking online. Please click on the link below to download the policy details according to your state of residence. 

Individual travel insurance policies are also available, such as the “Classic Plan – with Cancel Anytime” provision. Rates must be quoted as they are based on age and state of residency. Please indicate if you would like a quote during the online booking process.

Allianz Classic Plan -with Cancel Anytime provision must be purchased within 14 days of initial deposit.

Footsteps of Paul Cruise/Tour... Sailing aboard the SUN PRINCESS

Cabin Categories aboard the SUN PRINCESS

Our Legacy Cruise/Tour includes a 10-day cruise aboard the SUN PRINCESS, a Medallion Class Cruise Ship, awarded “Best Cruise Ship for Service” by Cruiser’s Choice Awards. Truly a retreat on the sea.

Inside Cabins: Our Most Affordable Option

Inside cabins starting at $4,075 per person, based on double occupancy. (Optional international airfare available, please see Additional Options)

These staterooms are the perfect place to recharge your batteries. Our most affordable option, featuring two twin beds or a queen-size bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer, TV, closet and bathroom with shower.

  • Approx. 158 to 162 sq ft.
  • Comfortable queen or two twin beds
  • Refrigerator.
  • Flat-panel television
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • 100% cotton, high-thread count linens
  • 24-hour room service
  • Spacious closet

Outside Cabins: A room with an expansive view

Outside cabins starting at $4,735 per person, based on double occupancy. (Optional international airfare available, please see Additional Options)

Whether the calm of the deep blue sea or the adventure of a new city on the horizon, the Oceanview stateroom ensures picture-perfect snapshots from the comfort of your room. This stateroom includes all the amenities of an interior room and the added benefit of ocean views that bring an airy openness to the space.

  • Approx. 212 sq. ft.
  • Stunning ocean-view window
  • Comfortable queen or two twin beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Flat-panel television
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • 100% cotton, high-thread count linens
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Spacious closet

Balcony Cabins: A Front Row Seat for Beautiful Scenery

Balcony cabins starting at $5,285 per person, based on double occupancy. (Optional international airfare available, please see Additional Options)

These impressive staterooms offer the added indulgence of a balcony and give you more space than a standard stateroom. Enjoy your own private outdoor space with a table, two chairs, and a relaxing view of the inspiring scenery surrounding you, whether a beautiful sunset over the ocean or a new city to explore. 

  • Approx. 214 to 222 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Balcony with 2 chairs and table
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Comfortable queen or two twin beds
  • Refrigerator

Mini-Suites: Add an Element of Luxury to Your Stay

Mini-Suite cabins starting at $5,495 per person, based on double occupancy. (Optional international airfare available, please see Additional Options)

Mini-Suites include a separate sitting area with sofa bed and two flat-panel televisions. For families or groups needing a little extra space, Mini-Suites offer an appealing and affordable option.

  • Approximately 323 sq. ft., including balcony
  • Balcony with 2-4 chairs, table and ottoman
  • Bathroom tub and massage shower head
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Separate sitting area with sofa bed & coffee table
  • Luxury mattress topper and pillows
  • Two flat-panel televisions
  • Comfortable queen or two twin beds
  • Refrigerator
  • 100% cotton, high-thread count linens
  • 24-hour room service
  • Spacious closet
  • Desk with chair
  • Hair dryer & bathroom amenities
  • Digital security safe

Cruise/Tour Important Information

Legacy Cruise/Tour

Please review the following frequently asked questions (FAQs). Feel free to contact us if you should have any questions.

Cancellation in writing must be received by Rishon World Tours 91 days prior to departure for refund of deposit minus service fees. Airline penalties are not part of the percentages below and vary based on the airline policy at the time of ticket issue.
91+ Days Prior: $100 Per Person Service Fee
90-61 Days Prior: Deposit Amount
60-46 Days Prior: 40% of tour cost lost
45-31 Days Prior: 65% of tour cost lost
30-8 Days Prior: 85% of tour cost lost
7 Days Prior or less: 100% of tour cost lost.
Travel insurance is non-refundable.

Rest assured that tips for drivers, guides, and hotel staff are included in your tour price. Even the daily gratuity charge onboard the Island Princess Cruise ship is included.

However, if you opt to dine onboard at a specialty restaurant, or order drinks or other extras, tips may be added to your ship account which you need to pay before disembarking at the end of the cruise portion of the journey.

In addition, some travelers want to give extra tips to a beloved guide or driver and that would certainly be welcome.

Covid-19 vaccinations are not required to board the cruise ship and will not be required for any other part of the cruise/tour. You will not be asked to provide evidence of vaccination. 

Visitors to Greece, Turkey, Rome, or Spain will not need to obtain visas to enter any of these countries as a tourist as you are staying less than 90 days. 

The amount of cash you will need will vary depending on your appetite for shopping. It’s a trip of a lifetime and you’ll no doubt want to bring home some mementos of the journey. Most shops and stores will accept credit cards and the exchange rate should be favorable. 

However, you might want to bring cash for any meals that are not included on the tour such as lunches when we are on excursions or are touring before and after the cruise. Typical lunches could be $15-20 per person.

Walking will be part of the cruise/tour and we encourage each traveler to be able to walk at least a mile and be able to climb stairs when needed. 

Tour participation is available to all travelers, however, and will not be withheld if the tour operator can furnish the requirements that an individual may need.


Because most of our Tour sightseeing schedules require tour members to walk 1-2 miles at a time using a moderate pace and sometimes navigate uneven terrain, we cannot accept persons who cannot do so and instead require special assistance. Should any Tour Member’s participation somehow materially add to the tour operator’s cost, the Tour Member will be expected to pay any additional costs. The Tour Director retains the right to require any non-sufficiently mobile persons to stay behind when deemed necessary.

The climate of the Mediterranean during October is often excellent. This is a great time of year to take a Legacy Cruise/Tour as it will not be nearly as warm as during the summer months.

Below is a checklist to help you pack to make your travel experience exceptional. When we embark on the cruise portion of our journey, your luggage will be delivered to your cabin at an unspecified time on the day of departure, so it’s a good idea to pack a change of clothes, toiletries and any medications you may need in your carry-on bag to bring with you.

Dining Dress Code

On a typical ten-day cruise, there are usually two evenings you are invited to dress up for a formal dinner. These are optional, but we encourage you to participate as they are a fun way to experience a cruise. We suggest a semi-formal dress or skirt and blouse for women and a suit for men. The remaining dinners on the ship are informal, although if you dine in the restaurants, we suggest—blouse and pants for women and a collared shirt with trousers for men. Remember that buffet areas will also be available if you prefer.

Packing Checklist

  • Casual and comfortable clothes including pants, jeans, shorts, T-shirts, collared shirts or blouses
  • Light sweater or jacket
  • Semi-formal clothes or dress clothes for 1-2 formal evenings
  • Bathing suit and a cover-up or wrap if you would like to use the pools on the ship
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Toiletries, in a sealed, clear bag inside your luggage
  • Medications in their original containers
  • Small bag or backpack for port days
  • Passport with separate photocopy

Packing Tips

Do not pack your passport or travel documents in your luggage. Mark your luggage and carry-on bag with your name and address so you can distinguish them easily. We recommend you also put identification information—name, address and phone number—INSIDE your luggage in case the luggage tags are lost in transit. We suggest keeping your essential toiletries and a one-day change of clothes in your carry-on.  You keep a color copy of the information page of your passport inside your luggage in case your passport is lost.

Many excursions at port stops are included with your cruise/tour. Excursions are planned for Ephesus, which will include lunch; Cyprus will be a wonderful excursion, Crete and Rhodes are also excursions which are included with your cruise/tour. 

There also will be port stops where you will be able to explore on your own or book an optional excursion from Princess Cruises. These port stops are Mykonos, Santorini and Naples. Mykonos and Santorini in particular are fun to explore on your own. In Naples, you might consider booking a ferry to the island of Capri, a short distance from Naples.

 

If you would like to arrive a day or more early to explore on your own, Rishon Tours would be happy to make the arrangements for you. Please send us an email at info@rishontours.com and we’ll work with you to customize your pre-trip experience. 

If you would like to stay in Spain an extra day or more to explore on your own, we would be more than willing to make the arrangements, book your hotel, etc. Just let us know by email at info@rishontours.com. We are here to serve you.

The short answer is yes. If you need to cancel your reservation and would like to transfer your reservation to a different cruise or tour with Rishon Tours, we will do our best to accommodate your request. 

Let’s explore how to effectively use your cell phone internationally, ensuring you stay connected and make the most of your travel experience.

Check with Your Service Provider

Before embarking on your journey, it’s essential to contact your service provider to inquire about international roaming plans. Many mobile carriers offer special packages tailored to international travelers. These plans usually include data, call, and text allowances for a fixed fee. Make sure to understand the details, costs, and coverage of the plan before making a decision.

Unlocking Your Phone

If you have a locked phone, you might not be able to use a local SIM card while traveling. Unlocking your phone is the process of removing carrier restrictions, allowing you to use SIM cards from different providers. Contact your service provider to inquire about unlocking options or consider third-party services.

Purchase a Local SIM Card

One of the most cost-effective ways to stay connected while abroad is to purchase a local SIM card. This allows you to have a local phone number, access local networks, and enjoy cheaper rates for calls, texts, and data. Ensure your phone is unlocked before purchasing a SIM card, and don’t forget to save or transfer important contacts and data before switching.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Utilizing Wi-Fi is an excellent way to reduce data usage and stay connected for free. Most hotels, cafes, and public spaces offer Wi-Fi hotspots that allow you to make calls, send messages, and browse the internet. Remember to exercise caution when connecting to public Wi-Fi networks by using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) for added security.

Messaging and Calling Apps

Take advantage of messaging and calling apps, such as WhatsApp, Viber, or Skype, to send messages, make calls, and share media with your contacts. These apps use internet-based communication, allowing you to avoid expensive international roaming charges. Ensure that the people you want to connect with also have the same app installed.

Data Usage Tips

Using data while traveling can quickly consume your phone’s battery and incur high charges. To minimize data usage, consider the following tips:

Disable automatic updates for apps.

Turn off push notifications for email and social media apps.

Download maps and travel guides before leaving your accommodation and use them offline.

Use offline navigation apps like Google Maps Offline, Maps.me, or CityMaps2Go.

Conclusion:

Staying connected while traveling internationally doesn’t have to be stressful or costly. By planning ahead, understanding your mobile carrier’s international plans, unlocking your phone, and utilizing local SIM cards, Wi-Fi, messaging apps, and data-saving techniques, you can make the most of your cell phone without breaking the bank. Remember, staying connected is important, but don’t forget to take some time to unplug and enjoy the destination you’re exploring. Safe travels!

Traveling to other parts of the world on a Legacy Cruise/Tour is an exceptional travel experience that offers you both fun and the opportunity to become spiritually inspired. While you’re traveling with Rishon Tours, we want to make your journey as carefree as possible by covering most of the tips and gratuities on your cruise/tour. This includes the daily gratuity charge onboard the ship – this is covered by your tour cost. Please note, however, that extras onboard the ship such as specialty restaurants and not-included drinks will result in additional gratuity charges which will be added to your ship bill, and you will need to pay these additional gratuity charges before disembarking.

Tips to porters, hotel bellman, drivers and your tour guides, however, are all included. If you visit various restaurants apart from the cruise/tour, however, remember to acknowledge and reward excellent service.

In most parts of the world, the general guideline for restaurant service workers is 10-12% of the bill and 15% to acknowledge excellent service.