During the day, casual clothing is typical, although shorts and swimwear are not permitted in the restaurants. During the evening on formal nights, a jacket and collared shirt is required for gentlemen and eveningwear for ladies. Casual nights require a collared shirt for gentlemen. The self-service restaurants are casual.
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. You won’t be left alone, the Travelrite tour manager will be looking after you. There will be group activities almost every day.
The new Regal Princess, sister ship to Royal Princess, is a spectacular example of the next generation of innovative Princess ships. From the breathtaking Atrium & Piazza – over 50 per cent larger than other ships’ atriums in the line and featuring exciting new eateries – to signature features like The SeaWalk, a dramatic glass-bottom walkway, which has been called one of the “Top Gee-Whiz Features at Sea”, you’ll quickly come to love the many exciting dining and entertainment options available on this majestic ship. Regal Princess offers a truly luxurious cruise experience. A voyage on the Regal Princess is a unique experience to be savoured and remembered!
Murray Olds has been a long time sports journalist, specialising in his coverage of the Olympic Games, at 2GB. He is looking forward greatly to this magnificent journey. Murray is great fun, and looks forward to having a terrific time with tour members on this fabulous cruise.
Is back on radio on 2GB! After nearly a decade with 2UE, and having hosted a range of programs including the Fishing Show, Pet Show and Healthy Living, Murray can speak with some authority – and a lot of humour – on just about any topic you want to discuss! Murray Wilton is now back with his long-time friend and colleague Murray Olds on 2GB as ‘The Two Murrays’. Murray looks forward to meeting you aboard MS Statendam.VIEW ITINERARY
DAY 1 Saturday 17 August, 2024 Depart Australia
Today we depart Australia on our overnight flight to London.
DAY 2 Sunday 18 August, 2024 London, England
This morning we arrive at London’s Heathrow Airport. After clearing customs, we will be met by our private coach and transferred in to the city. We will have an overview sightseeing tour of the city before we transfer to our hotel. We will see Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and more.
DAY 3 Monday 19 August, 2024 Embarkation
Mid-morning we will depart London and be transferred to Southampton to board the Regal Princess for our voyage around the British Isles. Southampton served as Britain’s historic ocean liner gateway for the British Empire and the intense North Atlantic passenger trade to the U.S. and Canada.
DAY 4 Tuesday 20 August, 2024 At Sea
A day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship. Perhaps enjoy a little pampering or a massage in the Day Spa. This afternoon join the Two Murrays for a talk about their life in the media.
DAY 5 Wednesday 21 August, 2024 Cork, Ireland
This morning we arrive at the port city of Cork, the third largest city in Ireland after Dublin and Belfast. On our tour today we visit Blarney Castle, famous the world over for being the place where you can kiss the ‘Blarney Stone’. The legend states that once kissed, the stone bestows the gift of eloquence. We then return to the city of Cork to visit The Queenstown Story Visitor Centre, which explores Ireland’s emigration phenomenon. You will have some time to explore before we return to the ship.
DAY 6 Thursday 22 August, 2024 Dublin, Ireland
Today we arrive at Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland and well known as being a place of friendliness and ‘craic’, a city well over 1000 years old. We will have a sightseeing tour of the city which includes visits to St Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College where we see the famous Book of Kells. We see the famous Ha’penny Bridge, the GPO in O’Connell Street, St Stephen’s Green, and Grafton Street.
DAY 7 Friday 23 August, 2024 Belfast, Northern Ireland
This morning we arrive at Belfast, the seat of Parliament (called Stormont) and capital of Northern Ireland. We travel along part of the beautiful coastal road to take in the stunning views on our way to the Giant’s Causeway to see the remarkable rock formations. The lunar landscape of the Giant’s Causeway is a World Heritage site where the basalt columns packed tightly together have made the Giant’s Causeway the subject of numerous legends. We then visit the fames Titanic Museum that details the amazing history of this ship located at the Titanic Dry Dock where the ship was built. We have a brief sightseeing tour of Belfast before we return to the Regal Princess.
DAY 8 Saturday 24 August, 2024 Holyhead, England
Today we arrive into Holyhead a busy ferry port servicing the route between Wales and Dublin. We will have a morning tour of Isle of Anglesey and enjoy the scenery of coastal Wales. With most of Anglesey classed as an area of ‘outstanding natural beauty’, we will see golden beaches and unspoilt coastline, before we arrive at the picturesque town of Beaumaris for free time.
DAY 9 Sunday 25 August, 2024 Glasgow, Scotland
Today we arrive at Glasgow, a city full of style, energy and its own gritty history. From its humble beginnings, Glasgow reaped the wealth of the industrial revolution, as we will see on tour when we pass Glasgow Cathedral and travel through the Merchant City. From Glasgow Cross we move into the medieval part of town and Glasgow Green. Here we see the People’s Palace and the Victoria Fountain, the world’s largest terracotta fountain.
DAY 10 Monday 26 August, 2024 At Sea
A day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship. Perhaps enjoy a little pampering or a massage in the Day Spa. This afternoon join the Two Murrays for another talk.
DAY 11 Tuesday 27 August, 2024 Loch Ness Scotland
This morning we arrive into the port of Invergordon Scotland. We have a sightseeing tour to Loch Ness. See if you can spot the famous monster Nessie! We visit the spectacular Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness and then the Loch Ness centre that details the history of the Loch and information about the Loch Ness Monster.
DAY 12 Wednesday 28 August, 2024 Edinburgh, Scotland
Today we visit Edinburgh, the royal and ancient capital of Scotland and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. On our sightseeing tour we see the ancient Royal Mile with its cobbled streets forms the backbone of the medieval Old Town which leads from the Palace of Holyrood house (HM The Queen’s official residence in Scotland) all the way to Edinburgh Castle. We will enjoy a guided tour of the castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels and the historic Stone of Destiny. Enjoy the view from the castle which is simply stunning.
DAY 13 Thursday 29 August, 2024 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon test your knowledge with the Two Murray’s at Trivia.
DAY 14 Friday 30 August, 2024 Le Havre, France
Early this morning we arrive at Le Havre, the second busiest port in France after Marseilles. Today we travel in to the French countryside to the small village of Giverny. We visit the villa and famous gardens of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet. We will see the lake with its water lilies, so beloved by Monet, and its little Japanese bridge. Tonight will be your last night on board the Regal Princess as she crosses the English Channel. Join us for farewell drinks to celebrate a successful cruise.
DAY 15 Saturday 31 August, 2024 Amiens, France
Early this morning we arrive back in Southampton. After disembarkation we travel to board the Eurostar train to travel through the channel tunnel to the city of Lille, France. We travel to the town of Amiens and our hotel.
DAY 16 Sunday 1 September, 2024 Amiens/Paris, France
This morning we visit the Australian war memorial and museum at Villers Brettoneux. See the story of the Australian Army’s sacrifices on the Western Front during WW1. We then transfer to Paris.
DAY 17 Monday 2 September, 2024 Paris
This morning we have a sightseeing tour of the city of light, Paris. See the Eiffel Tower, Champs de Elysee, Arc de Triomph, Louvre, Seine River and other major sights of the city, This evening we have an included dinner up in the Eiffel Tower. A highlight of the tour!
DAY 18 Tuesday 3 September, 2024 Paris
Today we visit the famous Palace of Versailles. Visit this amazing palace where King Louis and Queen Marie Antoinette lived before the French revolution in grand style. This evening we attend the famous Moulin Rouge. Enjoy the fantastic show and dinner in another highlight of the tour!
DAY 19 Wednesday 4 September, 2024 Departure
This morning we are transferred to the airport for our flight back to Australia.
DAY 20 Thursday 5 September, 2024 Arrival
We arrive back into Australia today and the tour concludes.
|Cabin||Description||Deck||Twin Fare||Single Fare|
|Included port and handling charges and cruise taxes||$377.44||$377.44|
|Included air taxes as at 1/9/23||$290||$290|
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.
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Regal Princess is operated by Princess Cruises and the fly, cruise and tour arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Princess Cruises brochure. All passengers must complete the Princess Cruises online check-in on www.princess. com as well as a Travelrite International booking form.
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
A deposit of $1200 per passenger should be sent with a 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 forwarded to the client. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the fly, tour and cruise holiday. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to all payments 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 departure.
|Days prior to Departure||Cancellation Fee|
|91 days or more||loss of deposit|
|90 - 65 days||50% of full fare|
|65 days or less||100% of full fare|
|Non appearance/no written notice||100% of full fare|
The cruise is based on arrangements that do not allow for any refunds in respect to accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.
All passengers will require a valid passport. If not an Australian passport holder, check with Travelrite International for visa requirements.
Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the conse-quences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from such events such as illness, accident, death etc.
Passengers qualify for a 25kg free baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise.
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.
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, it’s agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to or in connection with these fly/cruise/stay holidays 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, or by act of God. Further no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery breakdown, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism 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/stay holiday. The passage contract between the carriers concerned when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of these fly/cruise/stay holidays and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/cruise/stay holiday and/ or make such changes in the fly/ cruise/stay holidays 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. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of Princess Cruises passage contract, detailed on Princess Cruises website.
DELAYS AND UNFORESEEN EVENTS:
You engage Travelrite to book this tour on your behalf and you acknowledge that Travelrite 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 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 completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $1200 per person to:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103
Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free: 1800 630 343
Phone: (03) 8803 6868
ABOUT TRAVELRITE INTERNATIONAL:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 30 years and operating in Victoria for more than 40 years. It has a fully licensed (ATAS No. 10538) office at Balwyn which is accredited with IATA. As such we directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.
“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.”