MSC Meraviglia is packed with extraordinary features that offer the perfect experience at sea in every season. On board you can enjoy outstanding, authentic dining options and out-ofthis- world entertainment with new panoramic areas, an innovative ocean-view aft lounge, a two-deck “inside promenade” with a 480 square metres LED dome and a spectacular amusement area connected to an outdoor water park.VIEW ITINERARY
DAY 1 Friday 19 March 2021
Today we board our flight to Miami, USA. As we have crossed International Date Line we arrive the same day. Miami has a bold style fueled by Latin rhythms. South Beach is as known for its beautiful people and nightlife as its art deco architecture. Upon arrival into Miami we will be transferred to our hotel. Meals included: In-flight
DAY 2 Saturday 20 March 2020
Miami is a major centre and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. For more than two decades, the Port of Miami, known as the “Cruise Capital of the World” has been the number one cruise passenger port in the world, accommodating some of the world’s largest cruise ships and operations. The city has numerous marinas, rivers, bays, canals, and the Atlantic Ocean, which make boating, sailing, and fishing popular outdoors activities. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour with a local guide. We see the futuristic high rises and golden beaches. We will visit the famed Art Deco district that has been protected and restored to one of the best collections of this period of architecture in the world. Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 3 Sunday 21 March 2021
Miami – Begin 7 night Caribbean Cruise
Today we travel to Miami Cruise Terminal to board the MSC Meraviglia. Be up on deck as the ship slips her moorings at 7:00pm for the start of our fabulous cruise. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 4 Monday 22 March 2021
A day at sea is the perfect opportunity to explore the fabulous facilities of this magnificent ship. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 5 Tuesday 23 March 2021
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Ocho Rios is a former fishing village located on a wide bay that was developed for tourism in the mid-1980s. Take an excursion to Dolphin Cove, where you’ll have the opportunity to get to know these gentle creatures from a platform in shallow water or enjoy a hike to view the spectacular 60m waterfalls along the Dunn River. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 6 Wednesday 24 March 2021
George Town, Cayman Islands
Today we arrive in the capital of the Cayman Islands, George Town. It is a traditional Caribbean city with colourful wooden houses that alternate with newer buildings. There are plenty of activities to choose from including glass bottom boat tours, distillery tours, duty free shopping and the National Museum which overlooks Hog Sty Bay. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 7 Thursday 25 March 2021
Today we arrive in the beautiful island of Cozumel, which features great diving,snorkeling and beaches. You may like to visit the city of San Miguel or the nearby mainland town of Tulum, which is known for its Mayan cliffside ruins overlooking the Caribbean. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 8 Friday 26 March, 2021
A day at sea is the perfect opportunity to explore the fabulous facilities of this magnificent ship. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 9 Saturday 27 March 2021
Ocean Cay, Bahamas
Ocean Cay is part of the Bimini chain of islands in the western Bahamas, and is exclusive to MSC guests. You have the day here to discover the spectacular white sandy beaches, a vast calm lagoon, the harmonious lines of the typical houses of a Bahamian village and much more. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 10 Sunday 28 March 2021
Washington DC, USA
This morning we arrive back at Miami and after disembarking the ship we travel to the airport for our flight to Washington DC. Washington DC is a hub for American politics and history. There are plenty of free museums to take advantage of but the real draw here is the memorials and monuments dedicated to great American leaders. Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 11 Monday 29 March 2021
This morning we enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Washington. We will visit Arlington National Cemetery (see President Kennedy’s grave), the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Also see the White House, the Washington Monument, the Capitol and many other famous landmarks. Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 12 Tuesday 30 March 2021
New York, USA
Today we travel by train to the Big Apple, New York City! On arrival we will have a sightseeing tour of exciting New York City. We will see the famous Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Empire State Building, the 9/11 memorial and the United Nations Building. We will have a short walk around Central Park, the “lungs of the city”. Settle into your hotel room in the heart of bustling New York and spend the rest of the day at leisure in this energetic city! Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 13 Wednesday 31 March 2021
A free day to explore New York City. 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 14 Thursday 1 April 2021
Our final day is at leisure to further soak-up the New York atmosphere and culture. You may like to take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty or head out of town and do some shopping at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 15 Friday 2 April 2021
This afternoon we are transferred to the airport for our flights back to Australia. Meals included: Breakfast & In-flight
DAY 16 Saturday 3 April 2021 In-flight
DAY 17 Sunday 4 April 2021 Arrival
We arrive back in Australia. The tour concludes.
|Cabin||Cabin Category||Deck||Twin Fare||Single Fare|
|Included port and handling charges||$175||$175|
|Included air taxes||$200||$200|
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 Inter-national Pty Ltd), (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Meraviglia is operated by MSC and the Best of the Caribbean and USA fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the MSC brochure 2021. All passengers must complete an online cruise personaliser at www. msccruises.com and sign a Cruise Offers Value Holidays booking form.
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 per person 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 MSC cruise personaliser at www. msccruises.com. Final payments are due to be paid to Cruise Offers 90 days prior to the commencement of the MSC Meraviglia fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by credit card. Any changes made to a booking after purchase may incur fees.
Qantas Airways, United Airlines, Virgin Australia, Delta Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
Accommodation has been booked at the following hotels: Miami – Newport Beachside Resort – 3 star Washington – Fairfield Inn by Marriott – 3 star New York – Ameritania Hotel – 3.5 stars
You can stay longer in USA, please ask our groups consultants for a quote on 1800 630 343.
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 90 days||Loss of Deposit|
|90 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 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.
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 with at least six months validity from your return date. A visa will be required for Egypt and Israel and can be obtained onboard the cruise.
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 breakdown, 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 MSC Meraviglia fly/cruise passage contract with MSC, detailed on the MSC website. If you do not have a copy of the MSC 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 Pty Ltd) 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”