MSC Bellissima is a luxurious cruise ship operated by MSC Cruises. Launched in 2019, it is part of the Meraviglia class and is renowned for its state-of-the-art features. The ship offers a diverse range of entertainment, dining, and recreational amenities. Highlights include the Galleria Bellissima, a breathtaking indoor promenade with LED ceiling, and the Cirque du Soleil at Sea performances. MSC Bellissima provides a sophisticated and immersive cruise experience, combining modern design with a variety of onboard activities.VIEW ITINERARY
DAY 1 Thursday 26 September 2024 Depart Australia
We depart Australia for the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ on our flight to Tokyo, Japan.
DAY 2 Friday 27 September 2024 Tokyo
Upon arrival in Tokyo we will be transferred to our accommodation. Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the world’s most populous metropolis. The city’s history can be appreciated in many excellent museums, historic temples and gardens. The afternoon will be at leisure. Meals Included: In-flight
DAY 3 Saturday 28 September 2024 Tokyo
This morning we will enjoy a Tokyo city tour, visiting Tokyo Tower, Imperial Palace Plaza, Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Arcade. The afternoon is free to explore this wonderful city. Meals Included: Breakfast
DAY 4 Sunday 29 September 2024 Kyoto
Today we travel by private coach halfway up Japan’s highest mountain, Mt Fuji, to enjoy a spectacular view from a height of 2,300 metres followed by a Japanese-style lunch. In the afternoon we travel through the Owakudani Valley, enjoy a ride on the Hakone Ropeway’s aerial cable car and then take a cruise on Lake Ashi. In the evening we will take the Shinkansen bullet train to Kyoto. Kyoto was established in AD794 and has remained the centre of civilisation in Japan for over a thousand years. Kyoto retains its unique position as the country’s historical and cultural centre. Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
DAY 5 Monday 30 September 2024 Kyoto
This morning we will have a panoramic tour of Kyoto to see the main sights. We will visit the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace. We will enjoy lunch at the Kyoto Handicraft Centre where traditional Japanese Crafts are still practiced. In the afternoon we will travel to Nara, visiting the Todaiji Temple housing Great Buddha, Nara Park where many tame deer are freely roaming, colourful Kasuga Shrine, with 3,000 lanterns, and Nara Nagomikan before returning to Kyoto. Meals Included: Breakfast
DAY 6 Tuesday 1 October 2024 Yokohama
Today we travel by Shinkansen bullet train and coach to Yokohama. The afternoon is at leisure. Meals Included: Breakfast
DAY 7 Wednesday 2 October 2024 Embarkation Yokohama
This morning is at leisure before transferring to Yokohama later this afternoon to board the MSC Bellissima. Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 8 Thursday 3 October 2024 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy one of the many ship activities. Perhaps take a dance class, attend a cooking demonstration or relax and unwind by the pool. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 9 Friday 4 October 2024 Muroran
Muroran, 130km south of Sapporo, overlooks the Uchiura Bay and is surrounded by mountains. It’s the access point for the island of Hokkaido and its capital. With a population of nearly two million, Hokkaidō’s vibrant capital Sapporo is the fifthlargest city in Japan. Discover Sapporo’s charm with must-see attractions: Odori Park’s lush landscapes, Sapporo TV Tower’s breathtaking panoramas, Shikisai-no-Oka’s picturesque flower fields, and the tranquil Hokkaido Shrine. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 10 Saturday 5 October 2024 Sakata
This morning we arrive in to Sakata, a city on the northwest coast of Japan’s Honshu Island. In the centre, Sankyo Soko is a group of warehouses built in 1893. One now contains the Historical Museum of Shonai Rice. The Honma Museum of Art includes antiques displayed in a 19th-century villa. The Ken Domon Museum of Photography is dedicated to the revered social realist photographer. North of the city, trails lead to up Mount Chōkai volcano. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 11 Sunday 6 October 2024 Kanazawa
This morning we dock in Kanazawa. You may like to visit Kenrokuen Garden – one of three most beautiful gardens in Japan. This spacious place is home to various kinds of flower and trees that provide different looks in each season. You may also like to admire the 400-year-old Banyan tree at the Nomura Samurai Residence. This picturesque ancient residence displays the lifestyle of samurai through a line of paintings on sliding door panel. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 12 Monday 7 October 2024 At sea
A day at sea to experience the facilities of the ship. Why not watch a show at the London Theatre. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 13 Tuesday 8 October 2024 Busan, Republic of Korea
Discover the highlights of Busan on a shore excursion. You may like to reflect upon the historic past and developmental changes of Busan in Beomeosa Temple, UN Memorial Cemetery, and Busan Modern History Museum. Take the chance to delve into the city exuberance and dynamic as you visit Jagalchi Fish Market, Busan Cinema Centre and Yongdusan Park. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 14 Wednesday 9 October 2024 Yatsushiro, Japan
Today we arrive in Yatsushiro. You may like to explore the historic charm of Kumamoto, Japan, with a visit to the iconic Kumamoto Castle. Immerse yourself in its rich history, architectural beauty, and breathtaking views of the city. Don’t miss the opportunity to stroll through Suizenji Jojuen Garden, a traditional Japanese landscape garden. Discover the fusion of modern and traditional culture in this enchanting city, making your sightseeing experience truly memorable. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 15 Thursday 10 October 2024 Kochi, Japan
Explore Kochi, Japan’s cultural gems with a visit to Kochi Castle, a stunning 17th-century fortress. Stroll through Katsurahama Beach for scenic views and visit Chikurinji Temple, surrounded by lush greenery. Dive into local history at the Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum and savor Kochi’s culinary delights at Hirome Market. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 16 Friday 11 October 2024 Osaka, Japan
Explore Osaka’s rich history at Osaka Castle, wander through the vibrant Dotonbori District, visit the iconic Umeda Sky Building for panoramic views, and experience cultural gems like Shitenno-ji Temple, Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, and Osaka Museum of History, making the most of your trip with attractions such as Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Kuromon Ichiba Market, and the Tempozan Ferris Wheel. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 17 Saturday 12 October 2024 At sea
Our last day at sea to experience the facilities of the ship. Why not have a soothing spa treatment at the tranquil Aurea Spa. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 18 Sunday 13 October 2024 Yokohama, Japan Disembarkation
This morning we arrive in Yokohama where our cruise concludes, after disembarking the ship we transfer to the airport for our flight home to Australia. Meals Included: Breakfast
DAY 19 Monday 14 October 2024 Arrive Australia
Today we arrive in Australia where our tour ends. Meals Included: In-flight
|Deluxe Ocean View
|Included port & handling charges
|Included air taxes as at 1/11/23
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. MSC Bellissima is operated by MSC Cruises and the MSC Bellissima fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed on the MSC Cruise website. All passengers must complete the MSC online check-in process at www.msccruises.com.au and sign a Cruise Offers 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 $1,500 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. Final payments are due to be paid to Cruise Offers 90 days prior to the commencement of the MSC Bellissima fly/ cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by Visa, Mastercard and Amex cards.
Qantas Airways, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Singapore, Malaysian, Thai, China Eastern, China Southern plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
You can stay longer in Japan for minimal extra cost. Please contact Cruise Offers on 1800 630 434 for more information.
CANCELLATION CONDITIONS: Number of days before sailing.
|Days prior to Departure
|Over 90 days
|loss of deposit
|90 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. Please 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 international 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.
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 Value Holidays (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd, ATAS A10538) is the tour organiser. Cruise Offers Value Holidays, 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 MSC Bellissima fly/cruise passage contract with MSC Cruises, detailed on their website www.msccruises. com. au. If you do not have a copy of MSC terms and conditions please contact Cruise Offers Value Holidays and we will send one to you.
HOW TO BOOK:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $1,500 per person to:
Cruise Offers Value Holidays
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103
Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free: 1800 630 343
Telephone: (03) 9836 2522
ABOUT CRUISE OFFERS:
Cruise Offers Value Holidays (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd), is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 40 years. It has an office at Balwyn which is accredited with IATA and ATIA No.A10538. As such it directly represents the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.
“Exactly as promised, as per the itinerary. Local guides were excellent.”
“Very good tour. I would recommend it. Good value for money”