The Travelrite escorted Celebrity Millennium Cruise represents amazing value. There are no costly extras; everything is included in the one great price! Port & Handling charges are included in the price.
Since Celebrity Solstice joined the Celebrity fleet, she has dazzled and amazed even the most well-travelled cruisers. She showcases spectacular vistas with 85per cent of all staterooms having sweeping balcony views. Celebrity Solstice hosts a variety of five-star speciality 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 Solstice offers a truly luxurious cruise experience.
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.
We have about a third of people on the cruise travelling alone. We will match people up in twin share cabins when available. This saves 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 cruise is fully escorted and will be a great fun holiday with plenty of activities. Each evening you will eat with the group on our reserved group tables. You will meet a fun group of people and have a fabulous time!VIEW ITINERARY
Day 1 Tuesday 21 September, 2021 Departure
This evening we board our flight to Osaka.
Day 2 Wednesday 22 September, 2021 Kyoto, Japan
On arrival into Osaka this morning, we meet our guide and transfer to Kyoto for a sightseeing tour. We will visit the Philosopher’s Path, a pleasant stone path through the northern part of Kyoto’s Higashiyama district that follows a canal, lined by hundreds of cherry trees (cherry trees bloom in April). This afternoon will be at leisure.
Day 3 Thursday 23 September, 2021 Kyoto, Japan
Today our sightseeing tour of Kyoto commences at Kinkakuji, better known as the Golden Pavilion, a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Formally known as Rokuonji, the temple was the retirement villa of the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, and according to his will, it became a Zen temple of the Rinzai sect after his death in 1408. We then visit the Ryoanji Temple, the site of Japan’s most famous rock garden. Originally an aristocrat’s villa during the Heian Period, the site was converted into a Zen temple in 1450 and belongs to the Myoshinji School of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. Later we visit Gion, Kyoto’s most famous geisha district made famous from the novel and film Memoirs of a Geisha. It is filled with shops, restaurants and ochaya (teahouses), where geisha and maiko (geisha apprentices) entertain. This evening we will enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
Day 4 Friday 24 September, 2021 Kyoto, Japan
Today we will visit Ginkakuji, consisting of the famous Silver Pavilion and Nanzenji Temple, whose spacious grounds are located at the base of Kyoto’s forested Higashiyama Mountains, and is one of the most important Zen temples in all of Japan. In 1482, shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa built his retirement villa on the grounds of today’s temple, modelling it after Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), his grandfather’s retirement villa. The villa was converted into a Zen temple after Yoshimasa’s death in 1490. After visiting Ginkakuji, we travel to Nanzenji. Later we visit the Imperial Palace, which was the residence of the Imperial family until the capital was moved to Tokyo in 1869. Within the Imperial Palace grounds, which are enclosed by a roofed earthen wall, are the Seiryo-den (Palace Hall) and the Kogosho (Minor Palace) – reminiscent of the dynastic age.
Day 5 Saturday 25 September, 2021 Tokyo, Japan
This morning we are transferred to the railway station for our exciting “Bullet train ride” on the famous Shinkansen train to Tokyo traveling up to 270 kmph. On the way we pass Mt Fuji and if the weather is good we will see it. Upon arrival we have an orientation tour of the city and see the famous fish market and the Asakusa district, well-known as a region of old Tokyo. We see the Asakusa Kannon Temple, a Buddhist temple also known as “Sensoji.” The temple was built in 645 A.D with the finest Japanese architecture. Later we are transferred to our hotel.
Day 6 Sunday 26 September, 2021 Embarkation
The morning is free for individual sightseeing and shopping. Early afternoon we are transferred to the port of Yokohama to board the Celebrity Millennium. Make sure you’re up on deck as the Celebrity Millennium slips her moorings and we start our cruise around Japan.
Day 7 Monday 27 September, 2021 Shimizu (Mt. Fuji), Japan
Today we arrive at Mt. Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain and the focal point of the sprawling Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and which is visible from Tokyo on a clear day. We enjoy a sightseeing tour of this very special area named for the Buddhist fire goddess Fuchi and is sacred to the Shinto goddess Sengen-Sama, whose shrine is found at the summit. It is the holiest of Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains.”
Day 8 Tuesday 28 September, 2021 Osaka, Japan
Think of Osaka as a combination of Los Angeles and Chicago. It definitely has LA’s second-city complex, but its attitude is pure Chicago. This afternoon we enjoy a sightseeing tour including the Osaka Castle. Built in 1583 and destroyed just 32 years later, the castle has undergone many reconstructions, the most recent in 1931. Its walls encompass the Municipal Museum and the Hokoku Shrine, which is dedicated to its original owner, Toyotomi Hideyoshi. We will also visit the Shitennoji Temple, built in the year 593 and believed to be the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan. The Celebrity Millennium remains docked overnight in Osaka.
Day 9 Wednesday 29 September, 2021 Kobe, Japan
This morning we travel to Kobe, the capital of Hyogo Prefecture and one of Japan’s ten largest cities. Located between the sea and the Rokko mountain range, Kobe is also considered one of Japan’s most attractive cities. We will enjoy an orientation tour of the city including a cable-car ride in the Shin-Kobe Ropeway, that lifts us up the southern slopes of the Rokko mountain chain. As it ascends, it passes by the Nunobiki Waterfall and the Nunobiki Herb Garden, giving a nice aerial view of both. The highlight of the ride lies in the observation deck located just beside the top station, which offers spectacular views of Kobe.
Day 10 Thursday 30 September, 2021 Kochi, Japan
This morning we arrive in Kochi, the capital of Kochi Prefecture on the southern coast of Shikoku and we enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. We visit Kochi Castle, one of just 12 Japanese castles to have survived the fires, wars and other catastrophes of the post feudal age. The castle used to be the seat of the Yamauchi lords, who ruled over the surrounding region, then known as Tosa, during the Edo Period. The castle buildings have since been designated “important cultural properties”, and now house local treasures and historical objects. We then visit the Chikurinji Temple on Godaisan, one of the 88 temples along the Shikoku Pilgrimage.
Day 11 Friday 1 October, 2021 Hiroshima, Japan
This morning we arrive at Hiroshima, the site where the first atomic bomb was exploded and helped bring the end to WWII in the Pacific in August 1945. On our sightseeing tour we visit the Peace Memorial Park and see the Genbaku Dome, the surviving portion of a structure that crumbled in the explosion. Other prominent sites include Shukkei-en, a formal Chinese-style garden, and Hiroshima Castle, a fortress surrounded by a moat and a park.
Day 12 Saturday 2 October, 2021 Kagoshima, Japan
Today the ship arrives at Kagoshima, the twin city of Perth in Japan. We enjoy a tour of the city known for its backdrop of the volcano of Sakurajima. We see the famous Iso-teien Garden which was laid out in traditional manner in 1660 by the 19th Shimazu Lord, a family that ruled this part of Japan for 29 generations and 700 years. We also see the Shimazu Villa were the family lived. Kimono-clad women guide you through the villa.
Day 13 Sunday 3 October, 2021 Day at sea
Our first day at sea to explore the fabulous facilities of this magnificent ship. This afternoon you are invited to join us for a fun game of Bingo. There will be prizes for the winners.
Day 14 Monday 4 October, 2021 Busan, South Korea
We call into the port of Busan, South Korea where we have a sightseeing tour and visit the ancient Silla capital, Gyeong-Ju, a place UNESCO designated as one of the world’s top 10 historic sites. We explore the royal tombs at Tumuli Park and then experience the serenity of an 8th-century Bulguksa Temple.
Day 15 Tuesday 5 October, 2021 Day at sea
Another day at sea to explore the fabulous facilities of this magnificent ship. This afternoon we have a fun session of Scattergories.
Day 16 Wednesday 6 October, 2021 Hakodate, Japan
Located in Japan’s most northernmost island, Hakodate is one of the main cities on Hokkaido. On our sightseeing tour we see The Old Public Hall, Hakodate Park the bustling morning markets and much more. We visit the magnificent Goryokaku Tower, standing at 107 metres tall this is a perfect way to get a view of the city and its mountain ranges.
Day 17 Thursday 7 October, 2021 Aomori, Japan
This morning we arrive in Aomori, in the northernmost prefecture on Japan’s main island Honshu. On our tour today, we will visit Hirosaki, once the political and cultural capital of the Tsugaru Region, the western section of present-day Aomori Prefecture. The city remains one of the culturally richest cities in the northern Tohoku Region. We visit Hirosaki Castle, built in 1611 with its threestorey keep the only one in the Tohoku Region that was not rebuilt in the modern era, amongst only a handful in all of Japan.
Day 18 Friday 8 October, 2021 Day at sea
Another day at sea to explore the fabulous facilities of this magnificent ship. This afternoon we have a fun session of Trivial Pursuit. You will be divided into groups, with prizes for the winners!
Day 19 Saturday 9 October, 2021 Tokyo, Japan
This morning we arrive back into Yokohama and travel to Tokyo for a sightseeing tour. We visit the famous Ginza shopping district, renowned as the most expensive real estate in the world. We then visit the Imperial Palace East Gardens, which is part of the Royal residence, and a superb example of traditional Japanese landscape design. The Celebrity Millennium remains docked overnight in Yokohama.
Day 20 Sunday 10 October, 2021 Departure
Today we disembark the ship and travel to Tokyo. On arrival we visit Meiji Shrine, dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken, the shrine is a popular place for traditional Japanese weddings. We’ll also visit the famous Tokyo Tower. Inspired by the Eiffel Tower, the Tokyo Tower stands at 333m tall is the second tallest structure in Japan. Late afternoon we are transferred to the airport for our flights back to Australia.
Day 21 Monday 11 October, 2021 Arrive Australia
Tour members arrive into Australia and tour arrangements conclude.
|CABIN||DESCRIPTION||DECK||TWIN SHARE FARE PP||SINGLE FARE|
|Included port and handling charges||$761||$1,151|
|Included air taxes as of 1/8/2019||$250||$250|
|Included cruise gratuities||$180||$180|
You can stay on in Japan for minimal extra airfare cost. Please contact Travelrite on 1800 630 343 for more information
All cabins are subject to cabin 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 Solstice is operated by Celebrity Cruises and the Celebrity Solstice fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Celebrity Cruises brochure 2021. All passengers must complete and sign a Travelrite International booking form.
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
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. The confirmation advice will contain all details. The passenger must also complete the Celebrity Cruises online check in. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the Celebrity Solstice fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments made 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|
|90 days or more||Loss of deposit|
|90 - 61 days||50% of full fare|
|60 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 with at least six months validity. 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 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 a 30kg free 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 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 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. 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 with 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 Celebrity Solstice fly/cruise passage contract with Celebrity Cruises, detailed on the back of the Celebrity Cruises reservation form. If you do not have a copy of this form please contact Travelrite International 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 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 $900 per person to:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103.
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.
“Absolutely fantastic tour. Covered all our expectations, wonderful group of people who we got to know really well. The Tour Manager was wonderful, very professional.”
“Tour Manager did a fantastic job. Local guides were excellent in every port. Sea activities with the group were fun and well organised. We enjoyed the cruise and have some wonderful memories.”