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 there to guide you. There will be group activities almost every day.
You should dress for a cruise with Princess the same way you would for any stylish land-based resort. Casual sportswear, including shorts, lightweight pants and jogging suits, is the order of the day. Smart Casual Guest attire should be in keeping with what they would wear to a nice restaurant at home. Skirts/ dresses, slacks, and sweaters for ladies, suit pants with dinner jackets for men. Formal Evening gowns and cocktail dresses for women and Tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suits with a tie for men. There will be two formal evenings on your cruise.
The sight of Emerald Princess simply takes your breath away. The instant you step aboard Emerald Princess everything is taken care of and there is an incredible array of on-board activities, from the ScholarShip@Sea enrichment series and the unique Lotus Spa to spectacular evening entertainment in multiple venues. There are four sparkling swimming pools, a Grand Casino, bars, virtual golf, an impressive library and one of the largest internet cafes at sea. Emerald Princess is fitted with over 700 balconies where passengers can step out and enjoy the refreshing ocean breeze. Sports lovers can make the most of the gym and fitness area, jogging track, paddle tennis, virtual golf simulators, swim-against-the-current lap pool and the 9-hole mini-golf course. The Lotus Spa offers a tempting range of pampering possibilities and there is also a hair salon and duty-free shopping. Entertainment on board Emerald Princess is wide-ranging and simply world-class.VIEW ITINERARY
DAY 1 Wednesday 2 October, 2024 Depart Australia to New York
Today we board our overnight flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to New York. We arrive the same day as we depart because we cross the International Date Line. We will be met at the airport by our private coach and transferred to our hotel.
DAY 2 Thursday 3 October, 2024 New York, USA
Today we have a sightseeing tour of New York City. We will see the major sites of the city including the Empire State Building, Wall Street, the Rockefeller Centre, Fifth Avenue, Times Square and much more. We will also visit 9/11 Memorial, once the site of the World Trade Centre. The rest of the afternoon is free for sightseeing and shopping. A walk up 5th Avenue is an unforgettable experience, as is walking around Soho, Tribeca, Brooklyn or Central Park. We will enjoy an included welcome dinner this evening.
DAY 3 Friday 4 October, 2024 New York
This morning we travel by boat to the famous Statue of Liberty. A gift from the French to American people in 1886 and engineered by Gustave Eiffel, it has been the symbol of the freedom of the USA to immigrants for over 100 years. We then travel to historic Ellis Island where half the population of the US entered the United States for the first time. We will see the route that new immigrants took through the processing room, medical appraisal room and entry room.
DAY 4 Saturday 5 October, 2024 Boston
We transfer to Boston today. On the way we will stop in Newport Rhode Island. In the 19th century, Newport was America’s Versailles. It was here that the great merchant princes and rubber barons of the ‘Gilded Age’ erected the elaborate summerhouses they so ingenuously dubbed ‘cottages’. At the height of its splendour, a Newport season was a giddy whirl of grand fêtes, yacht races and elaborate beach picnics for assorted Vanderbilts, Astors and Morgan’s. Today, it is the privileged traveller who marvels at the splendour of great mansions like The Breakers, The Elms, or Rosecliff.
DAY 5 Sunday 6 October, 2024 Boston
This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Boston, known as the cradle of American Independence, and is now New England’s centre for finance and technology. The home of Harvard University, the area is among the most varied and interesting in America. We will have a city tour with a local guide. During the tour we follow some of the Freedom Trail that covers sites associated with the American War of Independence. We will see Bunker Hill, site of the first battle of the war, Paul Revere’s House, Kings Chapel, Boston Harbour, site of the famous Boston tea party and more.
DAY 6 Monday 7 October, 2024 Boston/Embarkation
This morning will be free for shopping and sightseeing. This afternoon the group will be transferred to the Emerald Princess. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Boston skyline as we depart this wonderful city.
DAY 7 Tuesday 8 October, 2024 Rockland, Maine
This morning we arrive in Rockland, Maine. The quintessential coastal New England town, Rockport, boasts historic homes and shops. Known as the “Lobster Capital of the World,” it’s a mecca for foodies with a taste for fresh, local seafood. We will enjoy a walking tour of the town and waterfront. A very enjoyable and relaxing day.
DAY 8 Wednesday 9 October, 2024 Saint John, New Brunswick
Saint John, Canada’s oldest settlement, is the gateway to the scenic wonders of New Brunswick. One of Canada’s oldest provinces, New Brunswick remains remarkably unspoiled: 85 percent of the province remains unsettled. New Brunswick boasts vast forests, purling streams, gentle hills, rich farmlands, and a spectacular coastline dotted by historic towns. Nature also blessed the area with one of her most astonishing phenomena: the reversing River Rapids. The fierce tides of the Bay of Fundy rise with such force that they actually cause the St. John River to reverse direction and its waters to flow upstream. Saint John’s history dates to 1604, when the Sieur de Champlain landed nearby on the feast day of Saint John the Baptist. After the American Revolution, American Loyalists flocked to the area. Saint John became a thriving industrial port. But the catastrophic fire of 1877, declining commerce and decades of neglect gave the town a sad and careworn look for decades. That changed in recent years. Redevelopment of the waterfront and the old district has restored Saint John’s charm and its sense of history.
DAY 9 Thursday 10 October, 2024 At sea
The morning will be free to explore the wonderful facilities of the ship. This afternoon join the group for a fun game of trivia, with prizes for the winners.
DAY 10 Friday 11 October, 2024 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
This morning our guided sightseeing tour takes us to Halifax’s historic waterfront, where we will hear tales of the Halifax Explosion of 1917, and enjoy the scenic Old Town area. We see the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, where over 100 victims of the Titanic are buried. We will also visit the quaint fishing village of Peggy’s Cove, home to one of the most spectacular lighthouses in Canada. Peggy’s Cove is famed for its picturesque and typically East-Coast profile, with houses perched along a narrow inlet and on wave-washed boulders facing the Atlantic. Although this unique environment has been designated a preservation area, it is still an active fishing community.
DAY 11 Saturday 12 October, 2024 Sydney, Nova Scotia
Today we will enjoy a walking tour of the Colonial Town of Old Sydney, founded by Loyalists fleeing the American Revolution. We will see buildings that were constructed in the late 18th century and turn of the 19th century. The tour will also take us to St. Patrick’s, the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Cape Breton; Cossit House, built in 1787; and Jost House, offering interesting exhibits from this same period.
DAY 12 Sunday 13 October, 2024 Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island, Canada
We dock in Charlottetown, the gracious capital of Prince Edward Island, with street’s lined with colourful planters. Prince Edward Island is the location for the novel Anne of Green Gables and the home of the author Lucy Maud Montgomery. We visit Anne of Green Gables Museum at Silverbush. This is the spacious house, where the author was married in 1911. We then tour some of the island and see the spectacular scenery and a lighthouse before we return to Charlottetown and the ship.
DAY 13 Monday 14 October, 2024 At sea
The morning will be free to explore the wonderful facilities of the ship. This afternoon join the group for a fun game of bingo, with prizes for the winners.
DAY 14 Tuesday 15 October, 2024 Saguenay, Canada
Located north of Québec City and emptying into the St. Lawrence River, Saguenay is the most southerly fjord in the Northern Hemisphere. The fjord and its surrounding dense woodlands supported native peoples for centuries, but it only took about 50 years for European settlers to deforest most of it in the late 19th century. We dock in the charming village of Saguenay, where we visit the district of Chicoutimi, known for its decidedly French atmosphere and a touch of the Old World, and learn about the area’s culture and history.
DAY 15 Wednesday 16 October, 2024 Quebec City, Canada
We arrive in the historic city of Quebec today. Founded in 1608 the Old Town of Quebec is the only walled city in North America and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At over 400 years-old the city is known for its cobblestone streets and squares and historic buildings. We will enjoy a walking tour through the charming streets of Québec’s Old Town, best explored on foot, to discover nearly four centuries of history in what is essentially a living museum. See Place-Royale where typical stone buildings surrounding the historic square that constitutes the heart of the Lower Town. It is home to North America’s oldest Catholic Church – Notre-Damedes- Victoires. Petit-Champlain Street, around the corner from Place-Royale, is a charming pedestrian only area. The lower town has streets lined with shops and art galleries, which reflect the street’s 18th century heritage. We see the Royal Battery, which has been reconstructed and replicas of 18th century canons are on display. We travel to Place Royal Square in the upper town, which was the hub of the city’s economic activity until the mid-19th century. We see the Citadel and Quebec’s fortifications.
DAY 16 Thursday 17 October, 2024 Montreal, Canada
We disembark the ship this morning and travel to the city of Montreal, founded in 1642 by French colonists. By the 1860s it was the economic heart of Canada. Today it is the second biggest city in Canada, only to Toronto, and the largest French-speaking city in Canada. On arrival we enjoy a guided tour of Old Montreal. We see bustling Place Jacques Cartier and the Basilique Notre Dame, situated in Place D’Armes. We see the Old Seminary built by Sulpician missionaries in 1685, the oldest building in Montreal. The downtown area of Montreal has a North American look, with wide thoroughfares winding through a forest of skyscrapers. We check-in to our hotel in the afternoon.
DAY 17 Friday 18 October, 2024 Montreal
This morning we visit Chateau de Ramezay, built in 1705 as the residence of Montreal Governor Claude de Ramezay. It is now a museum of early Quebec history and the enclosed garden next door has been re-created to resemble one like those cultivated by Montreal’s nobility in the 18th century. It was the first building in Québec to be classified as a historic monument. This evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner to celebrate our journey.
DAY 18 Saturday 19 October, 2024 Departure
This morning we say farewell to Montreal and transfer to the airport for our return flight to Australia.
DAY 19 Sunday 20 October, 2024 In flight
DAY 20 Monday 21 October, 2024 Arrive Australia
Tour members arrive back in Australia. The tour concludes.
|Stateroom||Cabin Category||Deck||Twin Fare||Single Fare|
|Included port and handling charges||$590||$890|
|Included cruise gratuities||$250||$250|
|Included air taxes as of 1/9/2023||$290||$290|
All cabins are subject to cabin availability. Please call 1800 630 343 for fares and information on other cabin categories.
You can stay longer in Canada for minimal additional cost. Please call for details on 1800 630 343.
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 tour without the need of assistance from others.
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Emerald Princess is operated by Princess Cruises and the Emerald Princess fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Princess Cruises 2024 brochure and website. All passengers must complete the Princess Cruises on line check in and complete a Travelrite International booking form.
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
A deposit of $1200 per person 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. The confirmation advice will contain all details. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the Emerald Princess fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments 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 days||Loss of deposit|
|90 days or less||100% of full fare|
|Non appearance/no written notice||100% of full fare|
The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals 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. A US ESTA and Canadian ETA are required.
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.
Passengers qualify for 23kg of baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise.
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.
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 (ATAS No A1038) 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, 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. 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/cruises 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 Princess Cruises detailed on their website. If you do not have these details please contact Travelrite International and we will send them to you.
DELAYS AND UNFORESEEN EVENTS:
You engage Travelrite Inter-national 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 International 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 or a booking form can be obtained by contacting Travelrite
International on the following numbers:
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 37 years. It has a fully ATAS accredited (No. A10538) office at Balwyn. As such it directly represents 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.”