Queen Victoria British Isles Cruise

20
Nights
2019
May 28
From
$6,990
Queen
Victoria
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals, entertainment

Visiting Amsterdam, Netherlands; Villers Bretonneux, Paris, France; London, Liverpool, UK; Glasgow, Oban, Scotland; Kirkwall, Orkney Islands; Dublin, Cork, Ireland and Guernsey, Channel Islands

Tour highlights

  • Guided sightseeing tours in Amsterdam, Paris and London
  • Cruise the British Isles aboard the luxurious Queen Victoria
  • Visiting Glasgow, Oban; Scotland, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands; Dublin, Cork, Ireland and Guernsey Channel Islands
  • See the breathtaking scenery of Scotland and the Norse heritage of Kirkwall
  • Visit Liverpool the home of ‘The Beatles’
  • The naturally beautiful landscapes of Ireland
  • Visit the quaint seaside town of Cobh
  • Explore the Channel Islands
Queen Victoria British Isles Cruise Map

Includes

  • Economy-class return airfare from Australia to Europe
  • Travel on Queen Victoria in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Queen Victoria
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Amsterdam, 3 nights’ in Paris, 1 night in London in 4-star hotels including breakfast
  • Sightseeing tours in Amsterdam, Villers-Bretonneux, Paris and London accompanied by a guide
  • Transfers to and from Queen Victoria
  • Cruise taxes & port and handling charges
Queen Victoria Deck plans

Queen Victoria

The Queen Victoria is sleek and contemporary with the most advanced technological features and luxurious appointments. The Queen Victoria continues the heritage of cruising of the 1930s and the great Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2. The traditions of fine service, food and entertainment continue better than ever. Enjoy the facilities of the gourmet restaurants, swimming pools, casino, theatres, cinema, computer and internet access, the Health and Spa Club, seven bars and much more. Take part in the multitude of daily activities that include numerous lectures on an array of topics, the regular musical performances, ship sports and much more. A voyage on Queen Victoria is an experience to be savoured and remembered.

DAY 1 Tuesday 28 May 2019 Depart Australia
We depart Australia on our flight to Amsterdam. Meals Included: In-flight

DAY 2 Wednesday 29 May 2019 Arrive Amsterdam, Netherlands
Today we arrive at Amsterdam 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. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Meals Included: In-flight

DAY 3 Thursday 30 May Amsterdam
This morning we join a glass-top canal boat cruise and explore Amsterdam’s maze of canals. We learn about the history of this gorgeous city. We have free time in the afternoon if you would like to visit the Rijks Museum or Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank’s house or simply enjoy the lively atmosphere and watch the world go by. Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 4 Friday 31 May Villers-Bretonneux and Paris, France
Today we transfer by coach to Villers-Bretonneux. Villers-Bretonneux is an important stop on the Australian Remembrance Trail of the Western Front. The Australian National Memorial remembers April 24, 1918 – the day Australian troops pushed back against the Germans and retook the land they had gained. We pay our respects at the imposing Australian Memorial which commemorates nearly 11,000 Australian soldiers who died in France and have no known grave. We then make our way to Paris and our hotel for the next three nights. Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 5 Saturday 1 June Paris
This morning we will enjoy a sightseeing tour with a local guide, including Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Tuileries and a drive along the Champs Elysee to the Arc de Triomphe. This afternoon will be free to explore Paris individually. Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 6 Sunday 2 June Paris
Today is free to further explore Paris, you may wish to visit the Louvre, Monet’s Garden at Giverny or just stroll through this wonderful city. Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 7 Monday 3 June London
We travel by Eurostar from Paris to London. On arrival 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. Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 8 Tuesday 4 June Southampton – Embarkation
This morning is at leisure before transferring to Southampton for our cruise on Cunard’s Queen Victoria around the British Isles. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 9 Wednesday 5 June At sea
A day at sea to explore the wonderful facilities of the ship. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 10 Thursday 6 June Glasgow, Scotland
This morning we arrive in to Scotland’s biggest city, Glasgow. A city full of style, energy and its own gritty history. From its humble beginnings, Glasgow reaped the wealth of the industrial revolution. Shore excursions are available to Stirling Castle or listen to the haunting sound of the bagpipes being played at Ardgowan House. A highlights tour of Glasgow is also available. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 11 Friday 7 June Oban, Scotland
Oban is the gateway to the Hebridean Islands and is host to some wonderful British scenery and wildlife. Choose to spend your time exploring the heart of the Scottish Highland’s on a full day scenic tour or step aboard the Jacobite steam train and embark on one of the greatest train journeys. Oban is also well known for its delicious seafood and fine whisky. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 12 Saturday 8 June Isle of Sky Sail By, UK
The Isle of Skye takes its name from the old Norse sky-a, meaning ‘cloud island’, a Viking reference to the often-mist-enshrouded Cuillin Hills. It’s the second-largest of Scotland’s islands, a 50-mile-long patchwork of velvet moors, jagged mountains, sparkling lochs and towering sea cliffs. Have your camera ready! Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 13 Sunday 9 June Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
This morning we arrive in Kirkwall, Orkney’s capital dating back to Norse times in the 11th century. At the heart of Kirkwall stands the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, while nearby are Earl’s and Bishop’s palaces and the Orkney Museum in Tankerness House with its splendid gardens. You may choose to take a tour to the UNESCO site the Ring of Brodgar or a cycle ride to Scapa Beach and the lovely Orcadian countryside. A visit to Kirkwall will also give you the opportunity to indulge in one of the nation's favourite pastimes - shopping! Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 14 Monday 10 June At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship. Why not pamper yourself at the Royal Spa or relax in the Winter Garden room, the floor to ceiling windows command some of the best views, across the ship and out to sea. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 15 Tuesday 11 June Dublin, Ireland
Today we arrive in 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. Take a sightseeing tour of the city which includes visits to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College where you will see the famous Book of Kells. Also see the famous Ha’penny Bridge, the GPO in O’Connell Street, St Stephen’s Green, and Grafton Street. Or you may prefer a scenic drive through County Wicklow into the National Park that will take you through lush glens and by pretty lakes, which all combine to create a naturally beautiful backdrop. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 16 Wednesday 12 June Liverpool, UK
This morning we arrive in the port city of Liverpool, the capital city in the county of Lancashire, a city full of culture, excitement and important maritime history, and famous for its Mersey waterfront. Liverpool is also known throughout the world for being the home of The Beatles, at the time when the Mersey Beat was born. An ‘In the Steps of the Beatles’ tour is available you will see Matthew Street, the home of the Cavern Club where The Beatles played. Or discover the beauty of North Wales and Conwy Castle on a full day excursion. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 17 Thursday 13 June Cork, Ireland
This morning we arrive in Cork, the third-largest city in Ireland after Dublin and Belfast. 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. Then return to the city of Cork where you have some time to explore. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 18 Friday 14 June At sea
Our final day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 19 Saturday 15 June St Peter Port, Guernsey
Saint Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey as well as the main port. With its cobbled streets and picturesque seafront marina and historic gardens, St Peter Port is considered one of Europe’s prettiest harbour towns. You may choose to take a panoramic tour, including a visit to the Little Chapel, and savour an exclusive visit to the fabulous La Rocquette Cider Farm. Or take a lovely walk along the spectacular Southern Cliffs of Guernsey, offering stunning views and a colourful beauty that has been an inspiration to many artists and poets. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 20 Sunday 16 June Southampton, UK
Today we arrive back in Southampton, upon disembarkation we are transferred to the airport for our return flight to Australia. Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 21 Monday 17 June Arrive Australia
The tour group arrives back in Australia and tour activities end.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
Inside IE 6,5,8 $6,990 $10,750
Inside ID 5,6,7 $7,090 $10,860
Deluxe Inside GC 1 $7,190 $10,990
Oceanview (Obstructed view) FB 4 $7,415 $11,235
Oceanview EC 1 $7,550 $11,460
Oceanview EB 1 $7,600 $11,550
Balcony BE 4,5,6,7,8 $8,010 $12,260
Balcony BD 5,6,7 $8,110 $12,440
Balcony BB 5,6,7,8 $8,310 $12,790
Princess Suite PI 7,8 $11,520 $20,260
Penthouse Q4 7 $13,890 $24,970
Included port & handling charges $420 $735
Air taxes to be added to your invoice $360 $360

INCLUDED IN CRUISE

  • Economy-class return airfare from Australia to Europe
  • Travel on Queen Victoria in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Queen Victoria
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Amsterdam, 3 nights’ in Paris, 1 night in London in 4-star hotels including breakfast
  • Sightseeing tours in Amsterdam, Villers-Bretonneux, Paris and London accompanied by a guide
  • Transfers to and from Queen Victoria
  • Cruise taxes & port and handling charges

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Travel insurance
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary will be quoted for separately
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Drinks on board
  • Lunches when not on the ship
  • Air taxes
  • Tips for local guides and gratuities on the ship

Extending

You can stay longer in Europe for minimal additional cost. Please contact Please contact Cruise Offers on1800 616 434(option 1) for more information.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TOUR OPERATOR:
Cruise Offers (ABN64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Queen Victoria is operated by CUNARD Cruises and the fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the CUNARD Cruises brochure 2019. All passengers must complete and sign the Cruise Offers booking form and complete the CUNARD Line on line Voyage Personliser www.cunardline.com.au.

TOUR COSTS:
The tour costs are based on airfare, shipping, general transport, accommodation costs and foreign exchange rates at 20 July 2018. 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:
A deposit of $1500 per person 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. Final pay-ments are due to be paid to Cruise Offers 90 days prior to the commencement of the CUNARD cruises. A 1.5% admini-stration fee will be added to payments by Visa, MasterCard and AMEX cards.

CANCELLATION CHARGES:

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
Over 90 days Loss of deposit
90 - 61 days 50% of full fare
60 days or less 100% of full fare
Non appearance/no written notice 100% of full fare

ACCOMMODATION:
Accommodation has been booked at the following hotels (or equivalent): Amsterdam – Hotel Arena – 4-star Paris – Millennium Opera Hotel – 4-star London – Millennium Gloucester Hotel – 4-star

AIRLINES USED:
Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Malaysian Airlines, China Southern plus, any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

REFUNDS:
The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accom-modation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:
All passengers will require a valid passport. If you are not an Australian passport holder check with Cruise Offers for visa requirements.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended 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.

BAGGAGE:
Passengers qualify for a 30kg free baggage allow-ance on flights to join or return from the cruise.

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.

TOUR PARTICIPATION:
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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Cruise Offers (ATAS No. A10538) is the tour organiser. Nationwide News Pty Limited and The Australian has no involvement in this tour, and has no liability of any kind in relation to the tour. 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 taken in the state of Victoria, Australia. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of Queen Victoria fly/ cruise passage contract with CUNARD Cruises, detailed in the CUNARD Cruises brochure. If you do not have a copy of this form please contact Cruise Offers and we will send one to you.

How to book:
Bookings can be made by sending full names and addresses of intending tour members with a deposit of $1500 per person to:

Cruise Offers
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103

Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free: 1800 616 434
Telephone: (03) 8803 6868
Fax: (03) 9836 8068
Email: sales@cruiseoffers.com.au

About Cruise Offers:
Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd) (ABN 64 005 817 078) 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 is a member of ATAS (No. A10538) and has two fully accredited IATA offices Heathmont and Balwyn. 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 the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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