The Caribbean Princess is a Grand Class cruise ship with a capacity of over 3,600 passengers, the largest carrying capacity in the Princess fleet up until June 2013 when the new Royal Princess, was launched. She has 900 balcony staterooms and a deck of mini-suites. She was the first modern cruise ship with an outdoor theatre, which Princess bills as “Movies Under The Stars”. On board, guests can also enjoy a variety of street performing acts in the Italian inspired Piazza, indulge in a soothing massage from an outdoor cabana at The Sanctuary®, or savour a premium steak cooked to order in the Crown Grill. A cruise on the Caribbean Princess is a unique experience to be savoured and remembered.VIEW ITINERARY
DAY 1 Thursday 22 August, 2024 Departure
This morning we depart on our flight to Glasgow.
DAY 2 Friday 23 August, 2024 Oban, Scotland
This morning we arrive in Glasgow. After clearing customs we board our coach and travel to Oban, in the western highlands of Scotland.
DAY 3 Saturday 24 August, 2024 Fort William, Scotland
Today we will take you on the Jacobite Steam rail journey from Fort William to Mallaig. One of the greatest railway journeys in the world we travel along the Glenfinnan viaduct famous from the Harry Potter films. We continue north near the coast from where on a clear summer’s day, we can see the “Small Isles” of Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna and the southern tip of Skye. We take the return journey on the train to Fort William.
DAY 4 Sunday 25 August, 2024 Aviemore, Scotland
We will be taken back in time today to a ten mile long 1950s branch line between Aviemore, Boat of Garten and Broomhill where, remarkably, little has changed since 1863 when the Victorians brought a railway to this splendid area of the Highlands. Later we travel to Dufftown to ride the Keith & Dufftown Railway (The Whisky Line), a heritage railway running for 11 miles from Dufftown railway station to Keith Town via Drummuir. Originally part of the former Great North of Scotland Railway line linking Aberdeen with Elgin, the line, reopened by volunteers during 2000 and 2001, passes through some of Scotland’s most picturesque scenery, with forest and farmland, lochs and glens, castles and distilleries.
DAY 5 Monday 26 August, 2024 York, England
This morning we will travel by train to York. Enjoy the scenery of Scotland and England as we travel to Edinburgh and then on to York. Upon arrival we are transferred to our city hotel.
DAY 6 Tuesday 27 August, 2024 York
This morning we will visit the National Railway Museum with a collection that has been built up over the past 80 years. It has over 100 locomotives and nearly 200 other items of rolling stock, telling the story of the railway from the early 19th century to today. The rest of the day will be free for independent sightseeing.
DAY 7 Wednesday 28 August, 2024 Southampton, England
Today we take the train to London . We then travel to the famous Bluebell Railway an 11 mile heritage railway that has been used in many film and television productions. We then transfer to Southampton and our hotel.
DAY 8 Thursday 29 August, 2024 Southampton /Embarkation
This morning is free to explore Southampton We will then transfer to the port to board the Caribbean Princess for our voyage around the British Isles.
DAY 9 Friday 30 August, 2024 Plymouth, England
This morning we travel to Plymouth to enjoy a ride on the historic Tamar Valley Line from Plymouth to Gunnislake. We enjoy the spectacular views of the Tamar Valley. The highlight of the journey is when the train slowly creeps down over the Calstock viaduct and you are 120 feet high looking down on the river below. Look closely out of the window and see the National Trust house Cotehele nestled in the woods.
DAY 10 Saturday 31 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 and take the Cork to Cobh train line back to Cobh to visit The Queenstown Story Visitor Centre, which explores Ireland’s emigration phenomenon.
DAY 11 Sunday 1 September, 2024 Holyhead, Wales
Today we arrive at Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey, off the north-west coast of Wales. Today we will enjoy two exceptional rail experiences. We first travel by coach to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, the Welsh town with the longest name in the world. We will stop for photos before travelling to Llanberis, to ride on the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Soon after the train leaves Llanberis station, the track crosses the first of two viaducts across the Afon Hwch river and a wonderful view of the waterfall plunging into the gorge below can be seen. As the train emerges onto open ground, we will have a first glimpse of the peak of Snowdon. The train starts climbing before one of the world’s great panoramas is finally revealed at the summit of Snowdon. Returning to Llanberis, we drive into Caernarfon for lunch, before boarding our train on the Welsh Highland Railway, which runs through some of the most stunning scenery in Britain. Starting near the quayside at the ancient port of Caernarfon, the route climbs on the old standard gauge track-bed to the old junction with the original WHR at Dinas. Rejoining the track-bed of the original WHR, the line climbs into the heart of the Snowdonia Mountains, travelling past lakes, then down through a forest and a spectacular rocky gorge to the sea at Porthmadog, having crossed Snowdonia from sea to sea in the course of its 25 miles. We are then transferred by coach back to the ship
DAY 12 Monday 2 September, 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 amazing Titanic Museum located at the dry dock where the Titanic was built.
DAY 13 Tuesday 3 September, 2024 Glasgow, Scotland
Today we travel on the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway. We will enjoy a scenic ten mile return train journey to Manuel along the Forth Estuary, through woodlands, past waterfalls and over the Avon Viaduct. There will then be time to visit the Museum of Scottish Railways before we return to the ship.
DAY 14 Wednesday 4 September, 2024 At sea
A day at sea to relax, explore and enjoy the fabulous facilities of the ship. This afternoon join the group for a game of trivia.
DAY 15 Thursday 5 September, 2024 Stornoway, Scotland
Today we dock in Stornoway. Stornoway, in the Western Isles of Scotland, is the largest town in the Hebrides. It is a place of peace, harmony, and diversity where Gaelic is spoken as well as English, eagles live alongside otters, and age and cultural disparity unite rather than divide the close community. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the island where we see the specular Scottish scenery of mountains, sea and lochs.
DAY 16 Friday 6 September, 2024 At sea
A day at sea to relax, explore and enjoy the fabulous facilities of the ship.
DAY 17 Saturday 7 September, 2024 Inverness, Scotland
Today we take Britain’s most rural railway. The Far North Lines is run by Abellio Scotrail and connects Inverness with Thurso and Wick at the northern limits of the Highlands. The journey leads you through hundreds of miles of beautiful varied landscapes, from peatland bogs and minuscule hamlets to the gates of the magnificent Dunrobin Castle. We travel up to the town of Thurso on the North Coast of Scotland before returning to Invergordon and the ship. A fantastic day!
DAY 18 Sunday 8 September, 2024 Edinburgh, Scotland
Today we visit Edinburgh, the royal and ancient capital of Scotland. On our sightseeing tour we see the ancient Royal Mile with its cobbled streets which forms the backbone of the Medieval Old Town and leads from the Palace of Holyrood all the way to Edinburgh Castle. Later we will travel on the Borders Railway, the longest new domestic railway to be built in the UK for over 100 years. The 30 miles of track sees passenger trains running from Edinburgh, through Midlothian and into the Scottish Borders to Tweed Bank for the first time in almost half a century.
DAY 19 Monday 9 September, 2024 At sea
A day at sea to relax, explore and enjoy the fabulous facilities of the ship.
DAY 20 Tuesday 10 September, 2024 At sea
A day at sea to relax, explore and enjoy the fabulous facilities of the ship.
DAY 21 Wednesday 11 September, 2024 Portland, England
Portland is not really an island but is reached over a narrow causeway from Chesil Beach. It is a huge block of limestone, measuring 4.5 miles by 1.75 miles and rising to a height of 400 feet above sea level in the north. The famous Portland Stone quarried here has been used for many well-known buildings. These include both St Paul’s Cathedral and the United Nations Building in New York. On arrival we travel to Taunton to travel on the West Somerset Railway, the longest heritage line in the United Kingdom. The line is situated four miles outside the county town of Taunton, starting at Bishops Lydeard and finishing at Minehead. The line meanders through the Quantock Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and along the Bristol Channel coast. There are 10 stations along the line, each having something different to offer. There are various historic sites, including Crowcombe Heathfield station, the location for the filming of the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night and scenes from The Land Girls.
DAY 22 Thursday 12 September, 2024 Southampton/Departure
This morning we arrive in Southampton. After disembarking we travel to the airport to board flights back to Australia.
DAY 23 Friday 13 September, 2024 Arrive Australia
The tour group arrives in Australia and the tour concludes.
|Stateroom||Cabin Category||Deck||Twin Fare||Single Fare|
|IE||Interior||8 9 10 11 12 14||$11,250||$12,845|
|ID||Interior||9 10 11 12||$11,275||$12,675|
|IC||Interior||5 8 14 15||$11,295||$12,700|
|IB||Interior||9 10 22 12 14||$11,325||$12,740|
|BF||Verandah (Balcony)||14 15||$13,500||$14,940|
|BE||Verandah (Balcony)||10 11 12 14||$13,585||$15,025|
|BD||Verandah (Balcony)||10 11 12||$13,665||$15,110|
|BC||Verandah (Balcony)||14 15||$13,740||$15,195|
|BB||Verandah (Balcony)||11 12||$13,820||$15,285|
|BA||Verandah (Balcony)||11 12||$13,899||$15,375|
|S6||Suite||8 9 10||$19,460||$21,485|
|Included port and handling charges||$805||$1,260|
|Included on-board Gratuities||$250||$250|
|Included air taxes as at 1/9/23||$250||$250|
You can stay longer in London for minimal extra cost. Please contact Travelrite on 1800 630 343 for more information.
All cabins are subject to availability. Please call Travelrite International on 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.
Tour Operator: Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Caribbean 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.
Cancelation Charges: * Cancellation conditions don’t apply for clients with future cruise/tour credits. Tour/cruise credits are non-refundable.
|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|
|Nonappearance/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.
Travel Documents: All passengers will require a valid passport. If not an Australian passport holder, check with Travelrite International for visa requirements.
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 which could result from such events such as illness, accident, death etc
Baggage: Passengers qualify for a 23kg 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.
Responsibilities: 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 break-down, 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 and any legal action must be undertaken in Victoria. 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
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.
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