Wake up onboard Serenade of the Seas®, a dreamlike ship that’s sleek and sunlit, with panoramic vistas and wide-open spaces at every turn. Acres of glass enclose a nine-story central atrium, while glass elevators and floor-to ceiling windows ensure incredible views throughout your day. Bask at the tranquil Solarium pool, recharge at VitalitySM Spa, or reach new heights on our signature rock-climbing wall. When the sun goes down, the night heats up with Broadwaystyle shows, Casino Royale®, plus 16 bars and lounges that never feature a cover.VIEW ITINERARY
Day 1 Depart Australia, Arrive Vancouver
Our adventure starts today as we depart Australia, arriving in Vancouver on the same day as we cross the International Date Line. Upon arrival into Vancouver, we will be met by our private coach and transferred to our hotel for check in. Meals included: In-flight
Day 2 Vancouver, Canada
This morning we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver with a local guide. We drive through the 1,000 acre Stanley Park, then step out for a look at the exceptional collection of totem poles at Lions Gate Bridge. We visit historic Gastown, site of Vancouver’s original settlement, Chinatown and more. The afternoon is free. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3 Vernon, Canada
Today we depart Vancouver and begin our journey to the Canadian Rockies to Vernon. On the way we will visit Lake Okanagan where monster watchers claimed sightings of Ogopogo, a Canadian folklore lake monster. We will enjoy a free afternoon in Vernon which is beautifully located between three lakes and has mountain views in every direction. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4 Banff, Canada
This morning we travel through the spectacular Rockies to the resort town of Banff, nestled in the heart of Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains. On the way, we will see the legendary Spiral Tunnel and magical Emerald Lake. Upon arrival at the hotel enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5 Banff, Canada
A day for individual exploration in the beautiful town of Banff. You may like to ride the Banff Gondola over the shoulder of Sulphur Mountain and enjoy incredible views of the Canadian Rockies. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6 Jasper, Canada
This morning we travel to the world famous Lake Louise in Banff National Park and enjoy the views over this breath-taking lake. We will then travel on the Icefields Parkway, through the Eastern Main Ranges, the highest, most rugged, and most scenic part of the Rockies. Considered the most beautiful drive in the world, the jawdropping scenery is punctuated by more than 100 ancient glaciers, waterfalls cascading from rock sprees, and turquoise lakes set in sweeping valleys. Views of Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Summit, Mistaya Canyon are sure to please all who journey to this amazing part of the world. We arrive into Jasper late afternoon for check in. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7 Jasper, Canada
A day for individual exploration in the beautiful town of Jasper. You may like to ride the Jasper Aerial Train for stunning views of the Canadian Rockies, take a boat tour on Maligne Lake to see Spirit Lake or visit the Athabasca Glacier. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8 Kamloops, Canada
This morning we depart Jasper and travel to Kamloops. On the way, we will stop at the world-famous Mount Robson, the highest point in the Rockies. Upon arrival at the hotel enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 9 Embarkation Vancouver
Today we board the Serenade of the Seas in Vancouver. Be up on deck as the ship slips her moorings at 5:00pm for the start of our fabulous cruise to Alaska. From the awe inspiring blue ice of a massive glacial field to the expansive grandeur of its wildlife and nature, Alaska is a land of natural wonders. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 10 Inside Passage
This morning we cruise the spectacular Inside Passage. We sail past many beautiful islands and part of Tongass National narrow-guage railroads. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 11 Sitka, Alaska
Sitka is an island community boldly living between the mountains and sea, where the arts flourish and an ancient native culture still thrives. You may like to explore Sitka National Historical Park to trace the town’s early beginnings and native heritage. See indigenous artefacts and walk the mile-long Totem Trail. You may also like to watch the antics of the brown bears at Fortress of the Bear. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 12 Juneau, Alaska
This morning we arrive in Juneau, the capital of Alaska. Juneau was founded in 1880 by prospectors going to the gold rushes. You may like to see the beautiful Mendenhall Glacier, one of 38 glaciers flowing from the massive 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 13 Skagway, Alaska
We sail onto Skagway, which was the disembarkation point for Stampeders travelling over the Chilkoot Pass to the Klondike gold rush of 1897-98. Few one-time boomtowns retain the flavour of the gold rush days like Skagway. This ‘Gateway to the Klondike’ is preserved as a National Historic Park and features one of the oldest narrowgauge railroads. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 14 Tracy Arm Fjords and Glacier
This morning you may like to visit the dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm. Framed by mountains on either side, the glaciers are often bathed in a light mist that amplifies the blue hue of the ice. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 15 At sea
A free day while the Serenade of the Seas cruises Alaska. There will be time to enjoy the wonderful facilities of the ship, perhaps have a spa or beauty treatment, attend an informative lecture, or a dance class. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 16 Vancouver – Depart
This morning we arrive back in Vancouver and after disembarking the ship we travel to the airport for your flight home after a spectacular trip-of-a-lifetime. Meals included: Breakfast & In-flight
Day 17 In flight
While in flight we cross the International Date Line.
Day 18 Arrive in Australia
You will arrive back in Australia. The tour concludes.
|Cabin||Cabin Category||Deck||Twin Fare||Single Fare|
|Inside with Virtual Balcony||4V||3,7,8,9,10||$5,499||$8,384|
|Included port & handling charges||$627||$977|
|Included air taxes as at 30/4/19||$190||$190|
|Included ship gratuities||$142||$142|
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) ATAS A10538 (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour operator. Serenade of the Seas is operated by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines the Rocky Mountains, Canada and Alaska fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines brochure.
TOUR ORGANISATION: Cruise Offers reserves the right to change advertised entrances if necessary for the smooth operation of the tour.
TOUR COSTS: The tour costs are based on airfare, shipping, general transport, accommodation costs and foreign exchange rates at 30 April 2019. 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 90 days of departure from Australia.
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
deposit of $1500 per passenger is required at the time of booking. Full payment will be required 90 days before departure of the tour from Australia. A 1.5% administration fee will be charged for payment by credit card.
From Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne as listed in the itinerary. Please contact us for air taxes from different cities. Air taxes are valid as at 30 April 2019. If they change due to government and airline charges and currency variations, Cruise Offers reserves the right to charge additional amounts.
Vancouver – Atrium Inn – 3.5 stars Vernon – Prestige Hotel – 3 stars Banff – Aspen Lodge – 3 stars Jasper – Jasper Inn – 3 stars Kamloops – Delta Hotel – 3.5 stars
You can stay longer in Canada or USA, please contact Cruise Offers on 1800 630 343 for more information.
Cancellation conditions don’t apply for clients with future cruise/tour credits. Cruise/tour credits are non-refundable. Cancellations within 90 days of departure will result in the loss of all monies paid. Cancellation outside 90 days from departure will result in a cancellation fee of $1500 per person.*Cancellation conditions don’t apply for clients with future cruise/tour credits. Cruise/tour credits are non-refundable.
The tour is based on arrangements that do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals, airfare or other services not utilized after the tour has commenced.
All passengers will require a valid passport with at least six months validity from your return date. An ESTA visa waiver will be required for the USA and a eTA visa waiver will be required for Canada.
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.
All passengers qualify for 23kg free baggage allowance.
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 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, 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). is the tour organiser. Cruise Offers acts only as an agent in the making of arrangements for hotels, transportation, 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 the tour, 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. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this tour and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any tour and/or make such changes in the tour as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the tour. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be taken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas cruise passage contract with Royal Caribbean, detailed on their website https://www.royalcaribbean.com/. If you do not have a copy of this form please contact Cruise Offers and we will send one to you.=
DELAYS AND UNFORESEEN EVENTS:
YYou engage Cruise Offers 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 $1500 per person to:
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103
ABOUT CRUISE OFFERS:
Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd) is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 25 years and operating in Victoria for more than 30 years. It has two fully ATAS (no. A10538) and IATA accredited offices at Balwyn and Heathmont. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Cruise Offers is a full member of Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.
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