Get ready to sail one of the most exciting ships on the seas! Indulging in every whim is what unforgettable holidays are made of. Get ready to chase sunsets on The Waterfront, an open-air promenade designed to connect guests with the ocean like no other cruise line. Get closer to paradise with two quintessential Jimmy Buffett venues: Margaritaville at Sea and the 5 O'clock Somewhere Bar. Sip on some of Napa's best blends at The cellars, A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar. Or try our unique specialty cocktails, hand-crafted by Bar Lab. Be dazzled by Broadway hits like After Midnight.VIEW ITINERARY
Day 1 Depart Australia
Today we board our flight to Oslo, Norway Meals included: In-flight
Day 2 Oslo, Norway
Early afternoon we arrive in the city of Oslo, capital of Norway and a major trading port for over a millennium. Its harbour is crowded with shopping that ranges from cruise ships to workaday shrimp boats. We will be met by our private coach and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this beautiful city. We will also visit Gustav Vigeland’s magnificent sculpture park and enjoy a stop at the cradle of Olympic ski-jumping at Holmenkollen. We are then transferred to our hotel. Meals included: In-flight
Day 3 Oslo, Norway
Relax and enjoy a full free day in Oslo. You may like to visit the Viking Ship Museum to see ships that are over 1000 years old or Thor Heyerdahls “Kon-Tiki” Museum that contains the raft on which he sailed across the pacific. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4 Overnight ferry
The morning is free for last minute sightseeing and shopping in Oslo. In the afternoon we will be transferred to the ferry terminal for the overnight journey to Copenhagen. Enjoy the views from the sundeck, take a dip in the pool or relax in the sauna and pamper yourself with a beauty treatment. Start your evening with a cocktail at the bar and after dinner dance the night away in the disco or nightclub. Meals included: Breakfast, Buffet Dinner
Day 5 Copenhagen, Denmark
When we arrive in the morning we will disembark the ferry and have a guided tour of the city, home of the world’s oldest monarchy, now with an Australian connection. We will see the Amalienborg Palace, home of the royal family since 1794, which is guarded by its own sentries and Rosenborg Castle, a 17th century castle that houses the crown jewels. We will also see the Radhus, (city hall), Kongens Nytorv, a square circled by gracious old buildings, including the Royal Theatre and Charlottenborg, a 17th century Dutch Baroque palace. Of course, a visit to this wonderful city would not be complete without a visit to the Little Mermaid and also to Nyhavn known for its old sailing ships. We then check into our hotel. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6 Copenhagen, Denmark
A full day at leisure to explore the Danish Capital. You may like to visit the Tivoli Gardens and Amusement Park, do some shopping at Strøget or take a day trip out to Fredensborg Palace. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7 Copenhagen
Begin 9-night Baltic Cruise Enjoy a free morning before being transferred to the port to embark the Norwegian Escape for your Baltic cruise. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 8 Berlin, Germany
Today we arrive in Warnemunde, the port for Berlin. Perhaps take the opportunity to tour the city of Berlin! See Checkpoint Charlie, the famous Berlin Wall that once divided the city between East and West, the Brandenburg Gate and much more! Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 9 At sea
A day at sea is the perfect opportunity to explore the fabulous facilities of this magnificent ship. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 10 Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn, the capital of Estonia is perched on the shore of the Baltic Sea. The city is best known for its medieval city centre with its cobblestone streets and gingerbread-style houses. Ship transfers will be available to the Toompea (the Old Town), where you can appreciate the medieval and Gothic structures that make Tallinn a remarkably well-preserved city very deserving of its heritage listing. Toompea Hill offers panoramic views of the red roofed old town and the Bastion Passages beneath the city offer a unique chance to delve into Tallinn’s Fascinating Past. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 11 St Petersburg, Russia
This morning we arrive into the historically rich city of St Petersburg. The city was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great – the first Tsar to travel to Europe. Many of the iconic structures throughout the city are reflections of an Architectural style unique to this dynasty. The time is yours to experience the wonders of St Petersburg as you please; choose to visit the main residence of the Tsars; the Winter Palace and wander it’s accompanying State Hermitage Museum, which possess over 2.7 million exhibits. Many other architectural marvels are scattered amongst the historical centre of St Petersburg, including the heritage listed Peterhof Palace, the colourful Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, the Bronze Horseman Statue and the Peter and Paul Fortress, the first structure ever to be built in the former imperial capital. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 12 St Petersburg, Russia
Continue your sightseeing of this captivating city. In addition to being the historical and cultural capital of Russia, St Petersburg also boasts a collection of unique art galleries, luscious gardens and an abundance of restaurants serving regional cuisines. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 13 Helsinki, Finland
This morning you arrive in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, situated between Sweden and Russia. You have the option of independent sightseeing or the ships shore excursion packages. Many of Finland’s biggest Museums are located here, along with many Cathedrals and bustling Markets. If you feel like enjoying some fresh air on land, a third of all Helsinki is parks or other green areas, representing a perfect fusion of Urban Infrastructure and Nature. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 14 Stockholm, Sweden
Today you arrive into Stockholm, capital of Sweden. Stockholm is often regarded as the ‘Venice of the North’ with its many waterways and the archipelago to the East. The city is surrounded by clear water and unspoiled countryside, which stretches into the heart of the urban area. Stockholm’s 750-year history has produced many beautiful buildings and cultural treasures, which can be discovered in its fine museums. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 15 At sea
A free day while the Norwegian Escape cruises the Baltic Sea. There will be time to enjoy the wonderful facilities of the ship. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 16 Copenhagen, Denmark
This morning we arrive back in the city of Copenhagen. We disembark the ship and are transferred to the airport for your flight back to Australia. There will also be an option to extend your stay in Europe. Meals included: Breakfast and In-flight
Day 17 Arrival
This evening we arrive back in Australia. The tour concludes.
|Cabin Category||Twin Fare||Single Fare|
|Included port & handling charges||$676||$1,134|
|Air taxes to be added to your invoice||$190||$190|
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.
Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd – ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Norwegian Escape is operated by Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises and the Best of Baltic & St Petersburg fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Norwegian Cruise Line brochure 2020. All passengers must complete an online cruise personalizer at www.ncl.com and sign a Cruise Offers Value Holidays booking form.
Cruise Offers reserves the right to change advertised entrances if necessary for the smooth operation of the tour.
The tour costs are based on airfare, shipping, general transport, accommodation costs and foreign exchange rates at 1 February 2020. Cruise Offers reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements. No alterations to price will be made within 120 days of departure from Australia.
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
All Cruise Offers Value Holidays are heavily discounted and available for a limited time only. For this reason, we require a deposit of $1500 at the time of booking. This payment is non-refundable. The deposit should be sent with a completed Cruise Offers 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 online Norwegian Cruise Line cruise personaliser at www.ncl.com. Final payments are due to be paid to Cruise Offers 120 days prior to the commencement of the Norwegian Escape fly/ cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments on all credit cards. Any changes made to a booking after purchase may incur fees.
Etihad Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Qantas Airways, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific plus, any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
Accommodation has been booked at the following hotels: Oslo – Comfort Hotel Børsparken – 3 star Copenhagen – Comfort Hotel Vesterbro – 4 star
From Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne/Adelaide/Perth as listed in the itinerary. Please contact us for air taxes from different cities. Air taxes are valid as at 1 February 2020. If they change due to government and airline charges and currency variations, Cruise Offers Value Holidays reserves the right to charge additional amounts.
You can stay longer in Europe for minimal cost. Please contact Cruise Offers on 1800 630 343 for more information.
Cancellation charges do not apply to future tour/cruise credit. Tour/cruise credits are non-refundable.
Number of days before sailing.
|Days prior to Departure||Cancellation Fee|
|Over 120 days||Loss of deposit|
|120 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. A visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days. If you are not an Australian passport holder check with Cruise Offers for visa requirements.
Adequate travel insurance is required 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 23kg free baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise.
GROUP AIRLINE SEATING:
Please note; you will be booked as part of a group booking with the airline, this means we are unable to confirm any seating requests. Pre purchasing of flights and payment of airline seat booking fees allows allocation of specific seats. Additional costs will apply.
MINIMUM TOUR NUMBERS:
The tour has been priced on the basis of a minimum number of passengers having booked 120 days prior to departure. Cruise Offers 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.
Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd, ATAS A10538) is the tour organiser. Cruise Offers, 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 Norwegian Escape fly/cruise passage contract with Norwegian Cruise Line, detailed on the Norwegian Cruise Line website. If you do not have a copy of the Norwegian Cruise Line terms and conditions please contact Cruise Offers and we will send one to you.
DELAYS AND UNFORESEEN EVENTS:
You engage Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International) to book this tour on your behalf and you acknowledge that Cruise Offers 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. Cruise Offers 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 Cruise Offers 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 Cruise Offers your attorney for this purpose. You agree to pay Cruise Offers any cost thereof and you indemnify Cruise Offers in respect of any cost it incurs in this regard. Cruise Offers 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 book-ing form and sending it with a deposit of $1,500 per person to:
CRUISE OFFERS 423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103
ABOUT CRUISE OFFERS:
Cruise Offers Value Holidays (a division of 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.
“Exactly as promised, as per the itinerary. Local guides were excellent.”
“Very good tour. I would recommend it. Good value for money”