Since Celebrity Reflection joined the Celebrity fleet, she has dazzled and amazed even the most well-travelled cruisers. She showcases spectacularvistas with 85 per cent of all staterooms having sweeping balcony views. Celebrity Reflection hosts a variety of five-star specialty restaurants, including, Murano, a French restaurant; the Tuscan Grill; Silk, an Asian restaurant and Qsine, a dining venue with a unique and playful approach to familiar dishes from around the world. Add the fresh green grass on the top deck’s Lawn Club and the incredibly pampering services in AquaSpa, and you may never want to set foot on land again. Celebrity Reflection brings a truly luxurious cruise experience.
Daytime dress is casual. Ensure that you wear shoes and a cover-up over a bathing suit when walking through the interior of the ship. Most evenings, Smart Casual is appropriate and can be defined as slacks and sports shirts or sweater for men and a skirt or trousers and sweater or blouse for women. Shorts, flip-flops, swimwear, distressed jeans and men's tank tops are best left to daytime and the poolside. For Gala Nights jacket and tie are appropriate for gentlemen, while ladies wear a cocktail dress or gown
When you tour religious sites in Israel, be sure to wear clothing covering your shoulders and knees to respect the religious practices of the region.
About a third of people on the cruise ships are singles. We will endeavour to match people in twin-share cabins when available to save you the single supplement. The Travelrite team will look after you. Travelling with a group offers security and camaraderie..
Dennis Shanahan has been The Australian’s Canberra Bureau Chief and then Political Editor based in the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery since 1989 covering every budget, election and prime minister since then. He has been in journalism since 1971 and has a master’s Degree in Journalism from Columbia University, New York. Dennis looks forward to chatting with you during the cruise and over dinner each evening.VIEW ITINERARY
Day 1 Friday 24 September, 2021 Depart Australia
Today we depart Australia on our flights to Rome, Italy.
Day 2 Saturday 25 September, 2021 Rome, Italy
This afternoon we arrive at Rome airport. After clearing customs we will be met by our private coach and transfer to our hotel for check in. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 3 Sunday 26 September, 2021 Rome, Italy
This morning we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the ‘Eternal City’ and see the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, where group members can throw a coin and make a wish to return to Rome one day.
Day 4 Monday 27 September, 2021 Rome, Italy
This morning we will visit the Vatican Museum, with a wealth of artistic treasures, and the see the spectacular Sistine Chapel and St Paul’s Basilica. The rest of the day will be free.
Day 5 Tuesday 28 September, 2021 Embarkation
The morning is free for last minute shopping and sightseeing. Early afternoon we are transferred to Civitavecchia cruise terminal where we embark the Celebrity Reflection. Make sure that you are up on deck as the Celebrity Reflection slips her moorings and we begin our fabulous cruise!
Day 6 Wednesday 29 September, 2021 Day at sea
A day at sea to explore the magnificent facilities of the ship. In the afternoon Dennis will deliver an engaging insight into the current state of politics in Australia at his first private lecture for the tour group.
Day 7 Thursday 30 September, 2021 Day at sea
A day at sea to explore the magnificent facilities of the ship. In the afternoon Dennis will provide a fascinating talk about some of the colourful personalities in Canberra: politicians, public servants, journalists and businessmen.
Day 8 Friday 1 October, 2021 Limassol, Cyprus
Today we pass through citrus groves and vineyards on our first to the Rock of Aphrodite. We will learn about this legendary goddess of beauty and love, who was born from the sea foam and carried by the waves to this spot. We then visit the Temple of Apollo which has been partially restored. We then visit the ruins of this impressive Greco-Roman site of Kourion. It features well-preserved floor mosaics, including the fine four-panel design in the central room of the House of Eustolios. Our last sight is the 12th-century Kolossi Castle, which served as the Grande Commanderie of the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St John, and subsequently came under the domain of the Knights Templar in the 14th century. We then return to the ship.
Day 9 Saturday 2 October, 2021 Haifa, Israel
This morning we will arrive in Haifa. We will travel by coach to Nazareth where we will take a walking tour around the old city. The old city and surrounds has some impressive architecture and of course significant historical Christian sites such as the Church of the Annunciation. The tour will include some time to explore the traditional souk (the market). We then visit the sea of Galilee where Jesus famously walked on water and fed the multitude. We then return to Haifa and the ship.
Day 10 Sunday 3 October, 2021 Jerusalem, Israel
Today we will enjoy one of the most inspiring cities in the world, renowned for its historical significance, spiritual symbolism and visual splendour – Jerusalem. We first visit the view at the Mount of Olives. We will visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre supposedly built on the site where Jesus was crucified. We have a visit to the famous Wailing Wall and walk along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrow) where Jesus walked carrying his crucifix and have time to explore the old town of Jerusalem. Please note: guests have to walk 2.5 km on uneven, cobblestone terrain with some steps and inclines. Comfortable shoes are recommended; wear conservative attire when visiting religious sites (please cover shoulders and knees.
Day 11 Monday 4 October, 2021 Ashod, Israel
Today we first travel to the holy town of Bethlehem. We visit Manger Square and the church of the Nativity where Jesus was born. We then travel to the Dead Sea where you will have a chance to swim and float in this highly salty sea! We then visit the ruins of Masada famous as where the Jews took refuge from the armies of the Roman Empire. We then visit Beersheba and see the site of the charge of the Australian Lighthorse from WWI before returning to the ship.
Day 12 Tuesday 5 October, 2021 Day at sea
A day at sea to explore the magnificent facilities of the ship. In the afternoon Dennis explains how he got into writing, some reader reactions and his favourite columns and political stories.
Day 13 Wednesday 6 October, 2021 Ephesus, Turkey
This morning we arrive in Kusadasi, on Turkey’s Aegean coast. We travel to the Roman city of Ephesus, one of the most extensive archaeological sites in the world. We walk along the marble streets, complete with chariot wheel ruts made nearly 2000 years ago. We see the imposing two-story façade of the Library of Celsus, the best-preserved structure of its kind in the world.
Day 14 Thursday 7 October, 2021 Athens, Greece
Today we call in to the ancient city of Athens, capital of Greece. Athens is the home of the Acropolis and the ultimate in ancient Greek architectural perfection, the Parthenon, built to honour the goddess Athena. Our sightseeing tour today delves into the glorious history of Athens. We see famous sights such as the first modern Olympic stadium, the Acropolis, and Parthenon. We will have time in the Plaka district, a maze of winding streets with shops, café’s and restaurants and one of the wonders of the ancient world.
Day 15 Friday 8 October, 2021 Olympia, Greece
This morning we visit Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic Games. The Ancient Greeks flocked here every four years for more than a millennium to celebrate the sacred games dedicated to Zeus. We visit the ruins of the Sanctuary, with its athletic quadrangles, stadium, temples and treasuries; then visit the modern Archaeological Museum, a treasure house of Archaic, Classical and Roman sculptures, including the famous Nike “Winged Goddess of Victory”.
Day 16 Saturday 9 October, 2021 Day at sea
A day at sea. The morning is free to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon Denis will givehis final talk of the cruise.
Day 17 Sunday 10 October, 2021 Disembark/Departure
This morning we arrive back into Civitavecchia. After disembarking the ship,we are transferred to Rome Airport for our flights back home
Day 18 Monday 11 October, 2021 Arrive Australia
We arrive in Australia and the tour concludes.
|Cabin||Cabin Category||Deck||Twin Fare||Single Fare|
|Included port & handling charges||$777||$1,327|
|Included air taxes as of 1 October 2020||$200||$200|
|Included cruise gratuities||$299||$299|
You can stay on in Europe for minimal extra airfare cost. Please contact Travelrite on 1800 630 343 for more information
All cabins are subject to availability. Please call 1800 630 343 for fares and information on other cabin categories.
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.
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Celebrity Reflection is operated by Celebrity Cruises and the fly cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Celebrity Cruises brochure. All passengers must complete and sign a Travelrite International booking form and complete the cruise personaliser on the Celebrity Cruises website.
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
The prices are as of 1 October 2020 and a deposit of $900 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 fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to all payments made by credit card. If fares and air taxes change due to government and airport regulations and currency fluctuations Travelrite International reserves the right to charge additional amounts.
CANCELLATION CHARGES: Number of days before sailing.
* Cancellation conditions don’t apply for clients with future cruise/tour credits. Cruise/tour credits are non-refundable.
|Days prior to Departure||Cancellation Fee|
|90 days or more||$900|
|90 - 61 days||25% of full fare|
|60 -46 days||75% of full fare|
|45 days or less||100% of full fare|
|Non appearance/no written notice||100% of full 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 utilised after the tour has commenced.
All passengers will require a valid passport. If you are not an Australian passport holder check with Travelrite International for visa requirements.
Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.
MINIMUM TOUR NUMBERS:
The 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.
Passengers qualify for a 30kg free baggage allowance 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.
Travelrite International Pty Ltd is the tour organiser. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to or in connection with this fly/cruise 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 breakdown, 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/cruise. The passage contract between the carriers concerned when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this fly/cruise and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/cruise and/or make such changes in the fly/cruise as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the fly/ cruise. 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/cruise passage contract with Celebrity Cruises, detailed on the back of the reservation form. 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 International 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 International 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 International any cost thereof and you indemnify Travelrite International 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 completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $900 per person to:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103
Further information or a booking form can be obtained by contacting
Travelrite International on the following numbers:
Toll Free: 1800 630 343
Phone: (03) 8803 6868
Fax: (03) 9836 8068
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.
“Had a great time. Well organised. Ship crew were fantastic. Tour Manager did a great job. Guides were good, and we had a very friendly group.”
“Tour Host was very personable, great lectures. Top class guides made all the difference.”