The Travelrite escorted Celebrity Apex cruise represents amazing value. There are no costly extras; everything is included in the one great price.
Launched in April 2020, Apex is the second ship in the highly anticipated Edge® series. With an innovative outward-facing design and visionary spaces that stand apart from anything else at sea, the Celebrity Apex will revolutionize the way you experience the world. Unwind in transformational accommodations that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living. Soar above the sea on the Magic Carpet. Surrender to the carefree pleasures of the Rooftop Garden. And embark on a culinary journey through an unrivalled collection of restaurants, bars, and lounges.
The escorted cruise will be a great, fun holiday with plenty of activities. Each evening we will dine as a group at our reserved tables. You will meet a fun group of people and have a fabulous time.
During the day, casual clothing is typical, although shorts and swimwear are not permitted in the restaurants. On up to two nights on every cruise, Evening Chic applies. Evening Chic attire is replacing Formal attire. While dressier than Smart Casual, Evening Chic is intended to be less dressy than Formal attire. Women should feel comfortable wearing a cocktail dress or a skirt, pants or designer jeans with an elegant top and men should feel comfortable wearing pants or designer jeans with a dress shirt, button-down shirt or sweater. A sport coat or blazer is optional. Evening Chic means that you can get glamorous and be sophisticated in your own way. If you would like to still wear a tuxedo or formal gown on Evening Chic nights, you absolutely should.
About a third of people on the cruise travel alone. We will match people in twin-share cabins when available, saving you the single supplement. There will be group activities most days. The cruise is fully escorted and will be a great fun holiday. Each evening you will dine with the group at our reserved tables. You will meet a fun group of people and have a fabulous time.VIEW ITINERARY
Day 1 Friday 21 May, 2021 Departure
Today we depart Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth on our overnight flights to Nice where we will stay for three nights.
Day 2 Saturday 22 May, 2021 Nice, France
This morning we arrive in the beautiful resort city of Nice this afternoon. On arrival we are met by our private coach and then transferred to our hotel.
Day 3 Sunday 23 May, 2021 Nice
This morning we take a short train trip to the sovereign city-state of Monaco. Surrounded by France on three borders and the Mediterranean Sea on the other, this playground for the rich is also famous for one of the greatest street races in the world, the Monaco Grand Prix. The highlight of the tour and of the Formula One racing calendar, the 2020 Monaco Formula One Grand Prix is a real once-in-a-lifetime experience, the biggest day of the year in the glamorous principality of Monaco. Enjoy your grandstand tickets as you see this bucket-list event.
Day 4 Monday 24 May, 2021 Barcelona, Spain
Today we will fly to Barcelona, where we stay the next three nights. On arrival we are met by our private coach and then transferred to our hotel.
Day 5 Tuesday 25 May, 2021 Barcelona
Today we enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. Capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain. We see the medieval Gothic Quarter, where we will see the historic cathedral and the medieval streets. The modernist Eixample district is known for the architecture of Antonio Gaudi. We see examples of Gaudi’s architecture including the famous Sagrada Familia.
Day 6 Wednesday 26 May, 2021 Barcelona
Today we travel into the mountains above Barcelona to the historic monastery of Montserrat that was founded in 1025 and according to legend was the resting place of the Holy Grail. We will see the famous Black Madonna of Montserrat and admire the amazing views before we return to Barcelona where the rest of the afternoon is free.
Day 7 Thursday 27 May, 2021 Embarkation
This morning will be free for some sightseeing or shopping before we board the luxurious Celebrity Apex for our 9 night Mediterranean Cruise. Sip cocktails up on deck as we sail away from the port of Barcelona.
Day 8 Friday 28 May, 2021 Provence, France
Today we arrive in Marseille. We board our coach to travel to Aix-en-Provence, the old capital of Provence, for a sightseeing tour. We will see the Old Town with its attractive 18th and 19th-century squares, many of them with attractive fountains in their centre. A graceful city known for its beautiful sandstone buildings. There will also be time to explore the many interesting shops and cafés.
Day 9 Saturday 29 May, 2021 Nice, France
This morning we arrive back into Nice. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city including the Promenade de Anglais, and the old town. This afternoon we will visit the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. The garden was laid out at the beginning of the 20th century by Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild, a member of the wealthy Rothschild family. The garden has been developed as a series of compartments representing different architectural and planting styles. The garden is the ultimate in manicured French exotic style.
Day 10 Sunday 30 May, 2021 Monte Carlo, France
Today we visit the fairytale principality of Monaco. Known as the home of Prince Rainer and Grace Kelley it is now ruled by Prince Albert II. We will see the Grand Prix circuit, the Grand Casino, the cathedral where Princess Grace is buried, and the Royal Palace. There will be plenty of time to stroll around the fabulous shops and take in the atmosphere of this remarkable principality. Day 11 Monday 31 May, 2021 Portofino, Italy Today we arrive in the beautiful seaside town Santa Margherita Ligure, a fashionable seaside resort on the Portofino Peninsular. We will take a ferry trip to the gorgeous town of Portofino, located at the end of the peninsula. It is a wonderful village with a protected port area surrounded by towering hills. A local expert will talk about the history of the area as well as its present day VIP inhabitants. We walk to the lighthouse, about an hour’s round trip. We will enjoy wonderful views of the Gulf of Rapallo on our walk. We return to Santa Margherita late afternoon.
Day 12 Tuesday1 June, 2021 Florence, Italy
This morning we arrive in La Spezia and travel to Pisa, the city of the Leaning Tower. Located in the Piazza dei Miracoli (Plaza of Miracles), this near 56-metre structure will astound you, viewed from all angles. We will continue our journey to Florence, known as the Cradle of the Renaissance. Florence's museums, palaces and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures of the world. On our tour today, we will see the Piazza del Duomo, and the cathedral that is one of the largest in the Christian world. Together with Brunelleschi’s wonderful dome, we see the Campanile and the Baptistery. We also wander through the Piazza della Signoria, which contains the Loggia dei Lanzi, the Palazzo Vecchio and, nearby, the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River. In the afternoon, there will be some free time to explore the city at leisure before returning to the ship.
Day 13 Wednesday 2 June, 2021 Rome, Italy
We arrive into Civitavecchia the port for Rome. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Eternal City and see the world-famous Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the political centre of the early Roman Empire, Piazza Navona, the breathtaking Pantheon, the Spanish Steps and the eccentric Trevi Fountain, with its fantasy of mythical sea creatures and waterfalls.
Day 14 Thursday 3 June, 2021 Sorrento/Pompeii, Italy
We arrive into Naples this morning. We have a morning tour of the beautiful resort town of Sorrento with its spectacular views of the Bay of Naples. We then visit the ancient, perfectly preserved ruins of Pompeii, a wealthy settlement of the Roman Empire, destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. We will have a tour of the ruins with a local guide to see the Forum, the House of the Vetti, a well preserved aristocratic villa and much more.
Day 15 Friday 4 June, 2021 At Sea
A day at sea is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the fabulous facilities of this luxurious ship.
Day 16 Saturday 5 June, 2021 Barcelona/Departure
Today we disembark. A free morning for last minute sightseeing or shopping before we transfer to the airport for our flights home.
Day 17 Sunday 6 June, 2021 Arrive Australia
We arrive back in Australia today and the tour ends.
|Cabin||Cabin Category||Deck||Twin Fare||Single Fare|
|Included port, handling and cruise taxes||$772||$1,322|
|Included air taxes as at 1 March 2020||$230||$230|
|Included ship gratuities||$215||$215|
All cabins are subject to availability. Please call 1800 630 343 for fares and information on other cabin categories.
You can stay longer in Europe for minimal extra cost. Please contact 1800 630 343 for more information.
International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.
Tour Operator: Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Celebrity Apex is operated by Celebrity Cruises and the package arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Celebrity 2021 brochure. All passengers must complete and sign a Travelrite International booking form and complete a Celebrity Cruise’s online check in.
Tour Costs: The tour costs are based on airfare, shipping, general transport, accommodation costs and foreign exchange rates at 1 March 2020. Travelrite International reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements. No alterations to price will be made within 90 days of departure from Australia.
Deposit and Payment: A deposit of $1000 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the package. A 1.5% administration charge will be added to payment by Credit Card.
Cancellation Charges: * Cancellation conditions don’t apply for clients with future cruise/tour credits. Cruise/tour credits are non-refundable.
|Days prior to Departure||Cancellation Fee|
|Over 90 - 76 days||50% of full fare|
|75 days or less||100% of full fare|
|90 days or less||100% of full fare|
|Non appearance/no written notice||100% of full fare|
Travel Insurance: Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees that could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.
Minimum Tour Numbers: The fly/cruise arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 90 days from the date of departure, Travelrite International reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.
The tour is based on arrangements that do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals, airfare or other services not utilized after the tour has commenced.
Passengers qualify for a 30kg free baggage allow-ance on flights to join or return from the cruise.
Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.
Responsibilities: Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ATAS No. A10538) is the tour organiser. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to or in connection with these fly/cruises shall act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by ship, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in fly/ cruises, acts of terrorism, acts of God, acts of Government or any other authorities. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage is at owners risk throughout the fly/cruises. The passage contract between the carriers concerned when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of these fly/cruises and/ or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/ cruise and/or make such changes in the fly/cruises as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the fly/cruises. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the fly/cruises passage contract with Celebrity Cruises, detailed on the Celebrity web site. If you do not have a copy of this form please contact us and we will send one to you.
Delays And Unforeseen Events:
You engage Travelrite International to book this tour on your behalf and you acknowledge that Travelrite International acts as your agent for the purpose of making contracts between you and the various providers of accommodation, transportation and other services that comprise the tour. Travelrite may without reference to you provide or make available to you, or may as your agent engage any third party to provide or make available to you, any good or service which Travelrite reasonably believes is necessary for your benefit to maintain the tour itinerary, repatriate you or otherwise accommodate, transport or sustain you in circumstances in which the tour itinerary fails wholly or partly for any reason. You appoint Travelrite International your attorney for this purpose. You agree to pay Travelrite any cost thereof and you indemnify Travelrite in respect of any cost it incurs in this regard. Travelrite advises you to obtain travel insurance generally including in respect of the risk that any such good or service may become required.
How to Book: Bookings can be made by sending full names and addresses of intending tour members with a deposit of $1000 for the tour. Please send to:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103
Further information or a booking form can be obtained by telephoning Travelrite International on the following numbers:
About Travelrite International: Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is a well-established family-owned business that’s been operating in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs for more than 35 years. Travelrite International is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA), is fully Accredited with ATAS (A10538) and IATA. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators.
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