Cruise & Rail Australia

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$6,699
Valid for sales to: 31 Aug 2018
Travel Period: 27 Nov 18 - 16 Mar 19


Cruise & Rail Australia


Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Cruise and Maritime Voyages offer a more traditional and leisurely ‘country house’ style of cruising aboard their classic-style cruise ships, where the emphasis is very much on providing attentive service within a friendly ‘home away from home’ atmosphere. Their small to mid-sized ships are accessible to interesting ports of call offering some truly innovative itineraries. With delicious cuisine, high class entertainment, comfortable lounges and accommodation, Cruise & Maritime Voyages ensure your cruise holiday is an outstanding and memorable experience.

Included in the fare:

  • Comfortable stateroom accommodation of your choice
  • Excellent service standards from a friendly & attentive crew
  • Delicious full-board cuisine, as well as afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Welcome & Farewell Captain’s Cocktail Parties (cruises of 6 nights or more)
  • Self-service tea & coffee, from 6am to midnight
  • Stylish entertainment, cabarets & popular classical interludes
  • Daytime activities programme
  • Informative guest speakers & arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • Wide range of leisure facilities to enrich your time onboard
  • Portage of luggage from port to stateroom
  • Port taxes & government fees

Astor
The 21,000 tonne Astor offers an intimate, traditional & leisurely style cruising experience. Accommodating just 600 guests, the distinctive small to medium sized ship enables you to enjoy the camaraderie that comes from being among a select number of guests, and being able to access more ports of call.

Carefree Evenings
Relax in the Astor Lounge where you’ll enjoy late night cabarets, alternatively, listen to the music played by their resident pianist, or play a game of cards with new found friends. And when you decide to call it a night, your comfortable stateroom is just a short stroll away.

Superb Cuisine
Food is always one of the many highlights of cruising. Whether you are enjoying a pool deck buffet, a relaxed lunch in the Übersee Club or dining in the magnificent Waldorf Restaurant, the cuisine onboard will not disappoint you. Also, take the opportunity to dine in one of their specialty dining rooms, Admiral’s Salon (Asian Fusion Cuisine) & the Commodore’s Salon (Italian/Mediterranean Cuisine) for an additional charge.

Cruise & Rail Journey with Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Package Includes:

  • 11 night one-way cruise onboard Astor from Auckland to Fremantle (Perth)
  • Main meals & entertainment onboard the ship
  • Port charges & government fees
  • Transfer from port to hotel and hotel to airport
  • 1 night post-cruise accommodation at the Crowne Plaza Perth & 1 night post-train accommodation at the Mercure Sydney
  • 3 night Indian Pacific train journey in a Gold Service Twin Cabin
  • All onboard meals & beverages including soft drinks, tea & coffee, beers, Australian wines & base spirits onboard the train
  • Off-train excursions in Kalgoorlie, Adelaide & Broken Hill
  • Off-train experiences on the Nullarbor & Cook
  • Off-train excursion to the Blue Mountains
  • One-way economy class ‘Seat + Bag’ airfare flying Air New Zealand from Sydney to Auckland
16 nights from Superior Interior Stateroom (Cat. 04) Superior Oceanview Stateroom (Cat. 08) Superior Interior Suite (Cat. 11) Premium Oceanview Stateroom (Cat. 09)
*Prices are per person, twin share in NZD. Single pricing is available on request. $6699 $8099 $8469 $8499

Itinerary

DAY ITINERARY ARRIVE DEPART
27 Nov 2018 Embark Astor
Auckland, New Zealand
-- 6.00pm
28-30 Nov 2018 At Sea -- --
01 Dec 2018 Sydney, Australia 7.00am 7.00pm
02-03 Dec 2018 At Sea -- --
04 Dec 2018 Adelaide, Australi Midday 6.00pm
05-07 Dec 2018 At Sea -- --
08 Dec 2018 Disembark ship Perth (Fremantle), Australia
Transfer from port to hotel & overnight in Perth
Midday --
09 Dec 2018 Make your own way to railway station
Embark Indian Pacific
Kalgoorlie – Evening excursion
-- 10.00am
10 Dec 2018 Nullarbor – Morning experience
Cook – Afternoon experience
-- --
11 Dec 2018 Adelaide – Morning excursion
Broken Hill – Evening excursion
7.20am 10.15am
12 Dec 2018 Mount Victoria 8.50am --
  Blue Mountains - Morning Excursion 9.00am --
  Katoomba (on NSW TrainLink) -- 1.15pm
  Sydney, your rail journey ends here 3.15pm --
  Make own way to hotel & overnight in Sydney -- --
13 Dec 2018 Transfer to Sydney Airport & fly from Sydney to Auckland -- --

Celebrity Cruises ®

Celebrity Cruises ® If you love modern luxury, outstanding service, award-winning cuisine and a choice of inspirational global destinations to explore, a Celebrity cruise will be your perfect holiday. From spacious staterooms, mouth-watering cuisine and intuitive service, you’ll soon discover that a cruise holiday with Celebrity Cruises® is astonishingly good value. Onboard there is an abundance of world-class dining options, handmade with the freshest of ingredients. Pair this with the largest wine collection at sea, and your holiday will be filled with extraordinary culinary delights. From the exquisite bed linen that lulls you to sleep, to complimentary 24-hour room service, answering your every whim, the light, spacious and beautifully appointed staterooms are your own personal escape. With entertainment and venues more awe-inspiring than anywhere in the world, life at sea has never been so exciting.

Included in the fare:

  • Beautifully appointed accommodations with luxurious amenities
  • Twice daily stateroom service
  • Personalised service of one Celebrity staff member for nearly every two guests
  • All meals onboard, except in specialty restaurants an additional charge applies
  • 24-hour room service
  • Supervised kids programmes
  • Onboard entertainment & activities
  • Port charges, government fees & gratuitie

Celebrity Solstice ®
Celebrity Solstice® is one of Celebrity’s more decorated ships at sea. So it’s no wonder that it’s full of “firsts.” Like the first Lawn Club at sea and the first Hot Glass Show SM . Some other things that set her apart are the dining venues - distinctive in cuisine, design and service. Their passion for outstanding cuisine has taken the restaurants, the food and the overall dining experience to a whole new level in the cruising world. Step aboard and discover why Celebrity Solstice® is New Zealand’s highest rated cruise ship.

Lawn Club
There’s absolutely nothing like it. The Lawn Club is a half-acre of freshly manicured lawn on the top of the ship. Enjoy casual outdoor activities in a decidedly Country Club atmosphere, and let the grass between your toes take you to places no cruise has gone before.

Cellar Masters
Try a bold collection of both familiar and unknown wines from around the world in this inviting wine bar. To help you explore, they feature the state-of-the-art Enomatic ® wine-by-the-glass dispensing system. Their Sommeliers offer further insight into the fine art of wine selection.

The Hot Glass Show SM
Don’t just appreciate art, experience it. Witness the incredible art of glassblowing with intimate live demonstrations. Head to the Lawn Club on your first day of the voyage and witness a live glassblowing show. Guests can also book a Hot Glass Class hosted by expert instructors from their partners, Hollywood Hot Glass - where they will guide you through your own glass creation to take home.

Main Restaurant
The magnificent main dining room is the centrepiece of each ship and distinctive in cuisine, design and service. With an incredible range of tantalising choices that change nightly, every meal offers the chance to try something new. Expect fresh ingredients, unexpected combinations and perfect wine pairings

Book a balcony or concierge class & receive a US$300 onboard credit per stateroom*

Cruise & Rail Journey with Celebrity Cruises ®

Package Includes:

  • One-way economy class ‘Seat+Bag’ airfare flying Air New Zealand from Auckland to Sydney
  • 3 night Indian Pacific rail journey in a Gold Service Twin Cabin
  • All onboard meals & beverages including soft drinks, tea & coffee, beers, Australian wines & base spirits onboard the train
  • Off-train excursions in Broken Hill & Adelaide
  • Off-train experiences in Cook & Nullarbor
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation staying at the Crowne Plaza Perth
  • Half-day Morning Perth & Fremantle City Explorer Tour
  • Margaret River, Mammoth Cave, Wine, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Busselton Jetty Tour
  • Best of Perth – Pinnacles & Swan Valley Tour
  • Transfer from Perth hotel to Fremantle Port
  • 16 night one-way cruise onboard Celebrity Solstice® from Fremantle (Perth) to Auckland
  • Main meals & entertainment onboard the ship
  • Port charges, government fees & shipboard gratuities
24 nights from Interior Stateroom (Cat. 10) Deluxe Balcony Stateroom (Cat. 1C) Balcony Stateroom (Cat. 2A) Concierge Class (Cat. C3)
*Prices are per person, twin share in NZD. Single pricing is available on request. $7279 $8549 $8699 $8799

Itinerary

DAY ITINERARY ARRIVE DEPART
20 Feb 2019 Fly from Auckland to Sydney -- --
  Make your own way to railway station -- --
  Board Indian Pacific -- 3.00pm
21 Feb 2019 Broken Hill – Morning excursion -- 9.40pm
  Adelaide – Afternoon excursion 3.15pm --
22 Feb 2019 Cook – Afternoon experience
Nullarbor – Evening experience
-- --
23 Feb 2019 Perth – rail journey ends
Make your own way to hotel & overnight in Perth
3.00pm --
24 Feb 2019 Half-day Morning Perth & Fremantle City Explorer Tour
Overnight in Perth
-- 8.00am
25 Feb 2019 Margaret River Mammoth Cave, Wine, Cape Leeuwin
Lighthouse & Busselton Jetty Tour
Overnight in Perth
-- 8.00am
26 Feb 2019 Overnight in Perth -- --
27 Feb 2019 Best of Perth – Pinnacles & Swan Valley Tour
Overnight in Perth
-- 8.30am
28 Feb 2019 Transfer from hotel to port
Embark Celebrity Solstice® Perth (Fremantle), Australia
-- 8.00am
01 Mar 2019 At Sea -- --
02 Mar 2019 Esperance, Australia 8.00am 5.00pm
03-04 Mar 2019 At Sea -- --
05 Mar 2019 Adelaide, Australia 7.00am 4.00pm
06 Mar 2019 At Sea -- --
07 Mar 2019 Melbourne, Australia 8.00am 7.00pm
08 Mar 2019 At Sea -- --
09 Mar 2019 Sydney, Australia 8.00am 5.00pm
10-11 Mar 2019 At Sea -- --
12 Mar 2019 Milford Sound (scenic cruising), New Zealand 8.00am 9.00am
  Doubtful Sound (scenic cruising), New Zealand 1.30pm 2.30pm
  Dusky Sound (scenic cruising), New Zealand 4.30pm 6.00pm
13 Mar 2019 Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand 9.00am 5.00pm
14 Mar 2019 At Sea -- --
15 Mar 2019 Tauranga, New Zealand 9.00am 6.00pm
16 Mar 2019 Disembark ship Auckland, New Zealand 6.30pm --

Crystal Cruises®

Elegant, spacious and welcoming, both Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity travel the world’s great oceans on a curated collection of individually unique journeys balancing iconic destinations with undiscovered treasures. Exceptional service, space, quality and choices - the Crystal Experience has earned the cruise line more World’s best awards than any other cruise line in history. Each Crystal ship has its own atmosphere and own unique character. From spectacular showrooms and stunning dining rooms to intimate bistros and boutique bars, there is an ambiance to suit every personality and mood. Retreat to your generously appointed stateroom and relish the pampered comforts of your own private sanctuary. All Exclusive is defined by stunningly stylish ships, epic land adventures and a level of 6 star service which reinvents travel in a class all by itself.

The Crystal Cruises All Inclusive Experience:

  • Complimentary select fine wines, champagne and premium spirits as well as dining in all restaurants, including specialty venues Prego, Silk Road and The Sushi Bar by Nobu Matsuhisa^
  • Open-bar service throughout the ship
  • Gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff throughout the ship
  • All non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, specialty coffee drinks, soft drinks, fresh juices and Afternoon Tea service
  • Early embarkation luncheon
  • Welcome champagne
  • Gorgeous modern staterooms with plush furnishings, pillow menu & state-of-the-art technology
  • Private teak verandas for most staterooms
  • Multiple venues for musical theatre, contemporary & concert-style productions, headline entertainers, bands & more
  • 24-hour room service
  • Enrichment and Entertainment Programmes
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Port charges and government fees

Crystal Serenity
The exquisite ambience of the Crystal Serenity leads to an extraordinary experience. Unwind in luxurious and spacious accommodations where most staterooms feature private verandas. Spectacular international fare can be found in elegant restaurants throughout the ship, including celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Silk Road. The delightful cuisine is complemented by an extensive wine cellar that features over 150 vintages. And the activities onboard will delight you. Rejuvenate your soul in the Feng Shui-designed Crystal Spa or swing Callaway clubs at the driving range.

Perfect Choice Dining®
Authentic yet inventive. Creative yet classic. The culinary experience with Crystal is simply exceptional. From the extraordinary cuisine of celebrity chefs to the inventive menus created by Crystal’s own acclaimed culinary team, dining aboard Crystal Serenity promises to delight and surprise even the most discriminating palate. With their signature focus on choice, the Crystal Dining Room offers two menus each evening: an innovative new “Modern” menu including dishes such as Roasted Monkfish with Tiger Shrimp, Chorizo & Warmn Aioli, or a re-imagined White Chocolate Passion Fruit Delice, alongside a “Classic” menu of traditional favorites.

Lavish Entertainment
Crystal® has long been renowned for their lavish entertainment, with large-scale productions uniting West End and Broadway, intimate lounges, cabarets and karaoke, and dance clubs for disco and hip-hop. With the most diverse activity and entertainment programmes afloat, even the most discerning theatre-goers, concert-lovers and dance aficionados will appreciate the musical styles that range from nostalgic and classical to popular and contemporary.

Enriching Experiences & Discovery
Travel is about discovering the world, as well as yourself and Crystal’s complimentary enrichment invites you to pursue individual interests and challenge yourself to try new things. Leave the daily routines of life behind and open your mind to new possibilities. Discover a new language or try your hand at learning the piano. Learn about ways to protect and improve your health—mind, body & soul— with their Wellness at Sea® programme. Attend insightful lectures by noted authors and world leaders, or be entertained by top-name stars of screen and stage. Regardless of your interests, the choices are yours and the options are endless.

^Crystal offers each guest the opportunity to dine at least once on a complimentary basis in Prego & at least once in Silk Road or the Sushi Bar. Additional reservations or visits are subject to US$30pp fee, subject to availabilty.

Cruise & Rail Journey with Crystal Cruises®

Package Includes:

  • 15 night one-way cruise onboard Crystal Serenity from Auckland to Fremantle (Perth)
  • All meals, beverages & entertainment onboard the ship
  • Port charges, government fees & shipboard gratuities
  • Transfer from port to hotel and hotel to airport
  • 4 nights post-cruise accommodation at the Hyatt Regency Perth & 1 night post-train accommodation at the Hilton Sydney
  • Margaret River, Mammoth Cave, Wine, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Busselton Jetty Tour
  • Best of Perth – Pinnacles & Swan Valley Tour
  • 3 night Indian Pacific rail journey in a Gold Service Twin Cabin
  • All onboard meals & beverages including soft drinks, tea and coffee, beers, Australian wines & base spirits onboard the train
  • Off-train excursions in Kalgoorlie, Adelaide & Broken Hill
  • Off-train experiences on the Nullarbor & Cook
  • Off-train excursion to the Blue Mountains
  • One-way economy class ‘Seat + Bag’ airfare flying Air New Zealand from Sydney to Auckland
23 nights from Deluxe Balcony Stateroom (Cat. B3) Deluxe Balcony Stateroom (Cat. B1) Deluxe Balcony Stateroom (Cat. A2) Deluxe Balcony Stateroom (Cat. A1)
*Prices are per person, twin share in NZD. Single pricing is available on request.

$14,999

$15,579

$15,739

$15,899

Itinerary

DAY ITINERARY ARRIVE DEPART
05 Feb 2019 Embark Crystal Serenity
Auckland, New Zealand
-- 6.00pm
06-07 Feb 2019 At Sea -- --
08-09 Feb 2019 Sydney, Australia 2.00am Overnight
10 Feb 2019 At Sea -- --
11-12 Feb 2019 Hobart, Australia 8.00am Overnight
13 Feb 2019 At Sea - --
14 Feb 2019 Kangaroo Island, Australia 8.00am 6.00pm
15 Feb 2019 Adelaide, Australia 8.00am 9.00pm
16-17 Feb 2019 At Sea -- --
18 Feb 2019 Albany, Australia 7.30am 5.00pm
19 Feb 2019 Busselton, Australia 9.30am 6.00pm
20 Feb 2019 Disembark ship Perth (Fremantle), Australia
Transfer from port to hotel & overnight in Perth
6.00am --
21 Feb 2019 Margaret River Mammoth Cave, Wine, Cape Leeuwin
Lighthouse & Busstleton Jetty Tour
Overnight in Perth
-- 8.00am
22 Feb 2019 Best of Perth – Pinnacles & Swan Valley Tour
Overnight in Perth
-- 8.30am
23 Feb 2019 Overnight in Perth -- --
24 Feb 2019 Make your own way to railway station
Embark Indian Pacific
Kalgoorlie – Evening excursion
-- 10.00am
25 Feb 2019 Nullarbor – Morning experience
Cook – Afternoon experience
-- --
26 Feb 2019 Adelaide – Morning excursion
Broken Hill – Evening excursion
7.20am 10.15am
27 Feb 2019 Mount Victoria 8.50am --
  Blue Mountains - Morning Excursion 9.00am --
  Katoomba (on NSW TrainLink) -- 1.15pm
  Sydney, your rail journey ends here 3.15pm --
  Make own way to hotel & overnight in Sydney -- --
28 Feb 2019 Transfer to Sydney Airport & fly from Sydney to Auckland -- --

The Indian Pacific Experience

Experience the magic of Australia’s vast continent on the mighty Indian Pacific. Travelling between Perth & Sydney via Adelaide and vice versa, the Indian Pacific covers 4,352 kilometres providing a spectacular array of backdrops including the Blue Mountains, the salt lakes and vineyards of South Australia, the barren Nullarbor Plain and the Avon Valley. Spot kangaroos and a variety of bird life including the Wedge-tailed Eagle – the Indian Pacific’s emblem. Whether your final destination on the Indian Pacific is Perth or Sydney, you’ll have many opportunities to leave the train and take in some of the region’s highlights.

Gold Service Twin
Indian Pacific’s Gold Twin cabins offer you all the comfort, hospitality and facilities to make your train holiday a truly special and memorable experience. They pride themselves on making sure your every need is taken care of.

Gold Service Twin includes:

  • Choice of Off Train Excursions & Outback Experiences
  • All meals onboard served in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • All standard alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages onboard served in the Outback Explorer Lounge
  • In-cabin music channels & detailed journey commentary available
  • Bathroom toiletries Platinum Service Double/Twin Cabins & Gold Service Single Cabins are also available on request.

Off-Train Excursions
Participate in Off-Train Excursions that have been specially designed for rail stops. Kalgoorlie: Kalgoorlie-Boulder is the largest regional city in Western Australia, that still retains that sense of adventure, and the characters on the early gold rush. Adelaide: Explore the city sights, and the beautiful buildings that make up the cultural boulevard of North Terrace. Alternatively, awaken your senses with a tasting tour at the Central Markets, a bustling fresh produce market that has been a favourite with locals for 140 years. Broken Hill: Explore the quirkiness of the Silver City and enjoy a drag show and the artistic culture that also abounds in the area.

Outback Experiences
Cook: Stretch your legs and explore the old railway town of Cook. Use the self-guided map provided to walk around the town and explore. Rawlinna: Enjoy breakfast off train this morning as we stop on the Nullarbor Plain at Rawlinna. Adelaide & surrounds (westbound): Whether you are discovering the secrets and culture of Adelaide, or winetasting in the Barossa or McLaren Vale or savouring the local delights in the Adelaide Hills, there’s plenty of choice to meet all needs.

Perth Sightseeing (Included in your cruise & rail package where indicated)

Half Day Morning Perth & Fremantle City Explorer
Enjoy all the major attractions of Central Perth, including the Western Australian Cricket Ground & Kings Park Botanical Gardens. Absorb the stunning views of the city’s skyline from the war memorial. Continue through the affluent Western Suburbs locally know as ‘Millionaires Row’ before reaching Cottesloe Beach where the Indian Ocean sparkles.

Includes:

  • Expert driver/guide with informative commentary
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Return transfers from selected Perth accommodation
  • Optional Swan River cruise (with cruise option)

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

Best of Perth – Pinnacles & Swan Valley
Start this tour with a visit to Caversham Wildlife Park before heading to the Swan Valley for lunch at a vineyard. After lunch, head to the Pinnacles to marvel at the limestone formations as well as native flora and fauna. The day ends with a stop at the Lancelin Sand Dunes.

Includes:

  • Admission to Caversham Wildlife Park
  • Use of sandboarding equipment
  • Lunch with a glass of wine or beer
  • National park fees
  • Return transfers from Perth accommodation

Duration: 10 hours

Margaret River, Cave, Wine, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Busselton Jetty
Escape to one of Australia’s premier wine growing regions. Visit the iconic Busselton Jetty. Indulge in a gourmet lunch platter with complimentary beer & cider tastings. Visit a local winery & taste some of the best wines of the region. Explore Mammoth Cave on a guided tour, then stop at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Stroll through Margaret River township.

Includes:

  • Cave visit
  • Wine, beer and cider tasting
  • Gourmet platter lunch
  • Expert guide & informative commentary
  • Return transfers from selected Perth accommodation

Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes


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