Great fun and fabulous cruising aboard Emerald Princess
With her beautiful yet simple design, Emerald Princess has 19 decks and 1,538 staterooms and lots of public spaces onboard for passengers to revel in. From Vines, the wine bar, where you can catch a snack to the Lotus Spa and Fitness Center, which offers massages that will take all your stress away, this ship has it all. Even if all you want is a great meal, you’ve got lots of options to choose from, including three formal dining rooms and the relaxed and fun Scoops, an ice cream sundae bar. Emerald Princess offers a wide range of accommodation options with 80 percent of exterior cabins appointed with private balconies. All staterooms are appointed with minifridges, closets and satellite TVs. Nights are always abuzz with activity, and it’s up to you to choose your pleasure - from live theater and the big screen, to plush lounges and much more. A voyage on Emerald Princess is an experience to be savoured and remembered!
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 International tour manager will be there to guide you. There will be group activities almost every day.
The cruises are fully escorted and will be great fun holidays with plenty of activities. Each evening you will dine with the group at our reserved tables. You will meet an interesting group of people and have a fabulous time!VIEW ITINERARY
DAY 1 Wednesday 10 August, 2022
Depart Australia Today we depart Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth on our overnight flight to London.
DAY 2 Thursday 11 August, 2022 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 Friday 12 August, 2022 London
This morning we will visit Buckingham Palace and enjoy a tour of 19 spectacular State rooms. Buckingham Palace is furnished with the wonderful treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin and more world renowned artists. The afternoon will be free for more sightseeing or shopping at your own leisure, in one of the world’s great cities. This evening we will enjoy an included welcome dinner.
DAY 4 Saturday 13 August, 2022 Embarkation
Mid-morning we will depart London and be transferred to Southampton to board the Emerald 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 5 Sunday 14 August, 2022 St Peter Port, Guernsey
This morning we arrive at St Peter Port, Guernsey’s main town, built into a steep valley leading down to the harbour, with spectacular views across to Alderney and the other islands. We have a comprehensive sightseeing tour of the island to see the delightful rural and coastal scenery. The granite buildings now occupied by shops were once the homes of the town’s wealthy and the High Street still has its original cobbles. The town was put on the map in 1855 when Victor Hugo, exiled from France, made his home at Hauteville House and where he wrote Les Miserables.
DAY 6 Monday 15 August, 2022 Cork, Eire
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 7 Tuesday 16 August, 2022 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 8 Wednesday 17 August, 2022 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. After a brief stop at the Titanic Dry Dock, we return to the city of Belfast for a sightseeing tour where we will see City Hall, the Grand Opera House, Queens University and Albert Memorial Clock.
DAY 9 Thursday 18 August, 2022 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 our morning 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. This evening we enjoy one of the highlights of the tour, the world renowned Royal Edinburgh Tattoo in the grounds of Edinburgh Castle.
DAY 10 Friday 19 August, 2022 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 fellow group members for a fun game of Bingo.
DAY 11 Saturday 20 August, 2022 Kirkwall, Orkney islands
Today we call in to the Orkney Islands. Kirkwall is located on Mainland, the largest of the Orkney Islands. On our sightseeing tour today we will see the striking 12th century sandstone Norse St Magnus’ Cathedral. We also see some of Europe’s finest archaeological sites, including the 5,000 year old chambered tomb of Maes Howe, the mysterious Standing Stones of Stenness and the Stone Age Ring of Brodgar. Touring around the island we also see the dramatic natural scenery including rugged cliffs and the prolific birdlife.
DAY 12 Sunday 21 August, 2022 Inverness, Scotland
Today we arrive at Inverness, near the famous Loch Ness. It is the largest Scottish loch by volume, indeed experts say that it contains more freshwater than all the lakes of England and Wales combined! On our tour today we first make the short journey into bonnie Glen Urquhart, famous for its native woodlands and wide variety of wildlife that they support. Urquhart Castle is a magnificent castle that dates from the 14th century and was one of a chain of garrisons that controlled the Great Glen. Nowadays it’s a popular place with “Nessie” spotters who scan the waters of the loch that are deeper here than the North Sea! Next we visit the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre in the pleasant village of Drumnadrochit.
DAY 13 Monday 22 August, 2022 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 Holyroodhouse (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 14 Tuesday 23 August, 2022 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon test your knowledge with fellow group members at Trivia
DAY 15 Wednesday 24 August, 2022 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 Emerald Princess as she crosses the English Channel. Join us for farewell drinks to celebrate a successful cruise.
DAY 16 Thursday 25 August, 2022 London, England
Early this morning we arrive back in Southampton. After breakfast and clearing customs, we visit Frogmore House and Garden, the charming royal retreat, set within Windsor Castle’s magnificent private Home Park. Built in the 17th century, Frogmore became a royal residence in 1792. Although no longer an occupied royal residence, it is frequently used today by the Royal Family for private entertaining. We then continue to the city of London for free time perhaps to do some last-minute shopping or sightseeing at your own leisure. Later we are transferred to Heathrow Airport for our over-night flight back to Australia.
DAY 17 Friday 26 August, 2022 In flight
DAY 18 Saturday 27 August, 2022 Australia
We arrive back in Australia today and the tour ends.
|CABIN||DESCRIPTION||DECK||TWIN SHARE FARE PP||SINGLE FARE|
|Included port and handling charges and cruise taxes||$626||$926|
|Included air taxes||$290||$290|
You can stay on in London 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. Emerald 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 $900 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: * Cancellation conditions don’t apply for clients with future cruise/tour credits. Cruise/tour 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|
|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 30kg 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 break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, rerouting 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 $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.
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