Extensively refurbished from top to bottom, Norwegian Gem offers the ultimate Freestyle Cruising experience with a wide variety of choices for restaurants, bars and entertainment. Dine in Moderno, an authentic Brazilian restaurant. Join the party at the liveliest nightspots on the ship, Bliss Ultra Lounge & Night Club, which features a stylish bar area and swanky lounge. Revive, refresh and recharge in the Mandara Spa® and Body Waves Fitness Centre. Or take Lady Luck for a spin in The Dawn Club Casino. Let Norwegian Gem whisk you away.VIEW ITINERARY
Day 1 Monday 6 September, 2021
Today we board our flights to Montreal. As we cross the International Date Line, we will arrive the same day that we depart. Upon arrival in Montreal, we will be met by our private coach and transferred to the hotel. Meals included: In-flight
Day 2 Tuesday 7 September, 2021
Today we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Old 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. 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 afternoon will be free for you to explore Montreal. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3 Wednesday 8 September, 2021
Quebec City, Canada
This morning we travel to the historic city of Quebec. 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-Dame-des-Victoires. The lower town has streets lined with shops and art galleries, which reflect the streets 18th century heritage. We see the Royal Battery, which has been reconstructed and replicas of 18th-century canons are on display. We travel to the upper town, which was the hub of the city’s economic activity until the mid-19th century. We transfer to our hotel for check in late afternoon. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4 Thursday 9 September, 2021
Quebec City, Canada
A free day for you to explore Quebec City. You may like to take the scenic train of Train de Charlevoix. The train offers a unique 125km rail journey between mountains and sea, across a legendary region of natural beauty. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5 Friday 10 September, 2021
The morning will be free for shopping and sightseeing. In the early afternoon we will be transferred to the Norwegian Gem. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6 Saturday 11 September, 2021
Day at sea
A day at sea to enjoy the fabulous facilities of the ship. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7 Sunday 12 September, 2021
This afternoon 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. Today you may like to visit Anne of Green Gables Museum at Silverbush. This is the spacious house, where the author was married in 1911. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 8 Monday 13 September, 2021
Today we arrive in the Colonial Town of Old Sydney, founded by Loyalists fleeing the American Revolution. Sydney embraces its history at every turn, from the historical Cossit House and Jost houses, which were built in the 1780s, to St. Patrick’s Church, the oldest Catholic Church in Cape Breton and the final resting place of some of Sydney’s early colonists. You may choose to stay in town or take a ship excursion and explore the Cabot Trail, where you’ll view some of the most dramatic and pristine scenery in North America including spruce covered mountains, tranquil rivers and ocean beaches. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 9 Tuesday 14 September, 2021
This morning we arrive in Halifax, the world’s second-largest natural harbour. This beautifully preserved city is Nova Scotia’s capital and was founded in 1749. Take a tour and 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. Or stay in town and explore some of the historic sites and landmarks such as the Spring Garden Road area, the Province House, Old Town Clock, St Paul’s Church, City Hall and the Halifax cemetery, where some of those who perished on the Titanic are buried. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 10 Wednesday 15 September, 2021
This morning we arrive in the lively city of Portland. You may like to take an excursion to explore the rugged coastline and historic landmarks. Travel along Old Port and see the old brick warehouses, which have been reborn by artisans, pub owners, and fashionistas. Pass old Victorian mansions and enjoy stunning panoramic views of Casco Bay as you follow the coast to Fort Williams, where you’ll see the oldest working lighthouse in Maine. Or you may like to explore the charming coastal village of Kennebunkport, and view the stunning Federal and Victorian-style homes built by wealthy sea captains and merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 11 Thursday 16 September, 2021
Bar Harbor, USA
This morning we arrive in Bar Harbor, Maine. A beautiful natural area where many celebrities have holiday houses. Explore some of the beautiful natural scenery in the area. You may choose to take a scenic tour along the Park Loop Road through Acadia National Park, designated one of America’s most scenic byways and admire the spectacular coastal scenery, with stops for photographs. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 12 Friday 17 September, 2021
This morning we arrive in 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. After breakfast we disembark and we will enjoy a tour of the city with a local guide and see Paul Revere’s House and Kings Chapel, home to the largest and sweetest-sounding bell. We will also visit Faneuil Hall, and the Old Statehouse, which was the seat of Colonial Government from 1713. Our tour concludes at the hotel midafternoon for check in. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 13 Saturday 18 September, 2021
A free day for you to explore Boston. You may like to wander along the Freedom Trail which winds around the city center, connecting 16 historically significant sites, from the country’s oldest public park to a Revolutionary War battle site. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 14 Sunday 19 September, 2021
New York City, USA
Today we depart Boston and travel south to the Big Apple, New York City by train! Upon arrival we will enjoy sightseeing tour of exciting New York City. We will see the many famous landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Empire State Building, the 9/11 memorial and the United Nations Building. We will also enjoy a short walk around Central Park, the ‘lungs of the city’. 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 and Brooklyn. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 15 Monday 20 September, 2021
New York City, USA
Today will be free to explore the city that never sleeps! You may wish to take in spectacular views of New York from the top of the Empire State Building or the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, at Rockefeller Plaza. Later in the day you may like to see a Broadway show. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 16 Tuesday 21 September, 2021
New York City, USA
The morning is free for last minute shopping and sightseeing. In the afternoon we will be transferred to the airport for our return flights to Australia. Meals: Breakfast & In-flight
Day 17 Wednesday 22 September, 2021
Meals included: In-flight
Day 18 Thursday 23 September, 2021
Arrive in Australia
You will arrive back in Australia. The tour concludes.
|Cabin||Cabin Category||Twin Fare||Single Fare|
|Included port and handling charges||$545||$854|
|Included air taxes||$150||$150|
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 Gem is operated by Norwegian Cruise Lines and the Best of Canada and USA fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Norwegian Cruise Lines brochure. All passengers must complete an online cruise personalizer at www.ncl.com and sign an online Cruise Offers Value Holidays booking form.
The tour costs are based on airfare, shipping, general transport, accommodation costs and foreign exchange rates at 1 April 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 90 days of departure from Australia.
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS:
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 Gem fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added all credit card payments. Any changes made to a booking after purchase may incur fees.
Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia, United Airlines, American Airlines, Air Canada, Delta Airlines, plus any code-share partners (subject to availability).
Accommodation has been booked at the following hotels (subject to change).
Montreal – Wyndham Travelodge (3 stars)
Quebec City – Hotel Quartier (3 stars)
Boston – Holiday Inn Bunker Hill (3 stars)
New York – Holiday Inn Express Chelsea (3 stars)
You can stay longer in the Canada or USA if you wish to extend your holiday. Please contact Cruise Offers on 1800 630 343 for more information.
CANCELLATION CHARGES: Number of days before sailing.
* 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 120 days||Loss of Deposit|
|120 days or less||100% of full fare|
|Non appearance/no written notice||100% of full fare|
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.
MINIMUM TOUR NUMBERS AND CONDITIONS:
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 120 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.
Cruise Offers Value Holidays reserves the right to change advertised entrances if necessary, for the smooth operation of the tour.
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. A visa waiver is required for Canada and the USA. If not an Australian passport holder check with Cruise Offers for visa requirements.
All passengers qualify for the 30kg 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.
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. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the Norwegian Gem fly/cruise passage contract with Norwegian Cruise Lines, detailed on the Norwegian Cruise Lines website. If you do not have a copy of the Norwegian Cruise Lines 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 booking form and sending it with a deposit of $1,500 per person to:
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103
Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free: 1800 630 343 Option 1
Telephone: (03) 8803 6868
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”