Rhapsody of the Seas delivers an unforgettable cruise experience, with rock climbing, the Casino Royale and entertainment including shows, live music, plus relaxing bars and lounges. Rhapsody of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean’s 6 Vision Class cruise ships, featuring a style all of their own with sun filled atriums and white marble staircases. Known as the ‘ships of light’, this class of vessel has over two acres of glass canopies, skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows giving outstanding views. A voyage on the Rhapsody of the Seas is an experience to be savoured and remembered!
Day 1 Depart Australia
Today we board our flight to Rome, Italy. Meals included: In-flight
Day 2 Rome, Italy
This afternoon we arrive into the eternal city of Rome. After clearing customs, we will be met by our private coach and transferred to our centrally located hotel. Meals included: In-flight
Day 3 Rome, Italy
This morning we will enjoy an overview sightseeing tour of Rome with a local guide. We will see the famous Colosseum, the Spanish steps, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and more. We will also see the Trevi Fountain, where you can throw two coins over your shoulder into the fountain and wish to return to Rome. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 10 Venice (Mestre), Italy
A free day to explore Venice. Perhaps take a tour to the island of Murano, known as the glass-making island. Venetian glass is worldrenowned for being colourful, elaborate, and skillfully made. Many of the important characteristics of these objects had been developed by the thirteenth century. Or take a ride on a gondola, relax and be transported back in time as you take in the uniqueness of this beautiful city. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4 Rome, Italy
A free day to explore Rome. You may wish to visit the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Meals included: Breakfast Day 5 Florence, Italy This morning we travel north to Siena, where we will see the magnificent Piazza del Campo renowned for the famous Palio horse race held in the Campo and its splendid civic tower and the enormous, partially completed Duomo. We continue our journey to Florence, known as “The Cradle of the Renaissance” which will be your base for exploring the region over the next three days. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6 Florence, Italy
This morning we will enjoy a walking tour to see Florence’s highlights with a local guide. We will see the Piazza del Duomo, one of the largest cathedrals in the Christian world. Together with Brunelleschi’s wonderful dome, we see the Campanile and the Baptistry. We also wander through the Piazza della Signoria, which contains the Loggia della Signoria, the Palazzo Vecchio and nearby, the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7 Florence, Italy
A day for individual exploration of this historic city. Florence’s museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. Visit the Uffizi Gallery, with its unsurpassed collection of art, the Accademia di Belle Arti, with Michelangelo’s statue of David, the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8 Venice (Mestre), Italy
This morning we travel to Ferrara in the popular Emilia-Romagna region. Ferrara is a tranquil town with streets lined with red brick houses, palaces and squares. A splendid cultural centre during the Renaissance, these days Ferrara is a young and vibrant town and one of the major artistic and cultural centres in Italy. In the afternoon we continue to Venice. Built on 117 islands, Venice was once the head of the Mediterranean empire. We will have three nights in Mestre before the cruise to enjoy the canals, Renaissance palazzos and of course, the fabulous food and wine from the Veneto region. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 9 Venice (Mestre), Italy
This morning we will enjoy a walking sightseeing tour of this beautiful city. We visit St Mark’s Square, see the Grand Canal, St Mark’s Cathedral, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. We will wind our way through the narrow alleyways to the market square of the Rialto. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 11 Venice Begin
7 night Greece and Croatia Cruise Today we are transferred by private coach to board the Rhapsody of the Seas. Be up on deck as the ship slips her moorings at 5:00pm for the start of our fabulous cruise. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 12 Kotor, Montenegro
Today we sail up the picturesque Bay of Kotor, a submerged river canyon. A fantastic landscape is created by the overhanging limestone cliffs of Orjen and Lovcen. The town was founded by the ancient Romans in 168 BC and conquered by the Venetians in the 15th century. The port of Kotor was built by the Republic of Venice and is surrounded by impressive city walls. There are many attractive Venetian buildings in the town. Enjoy a free day to explore this interesting city. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 13 Day at sea
A free day while the Rhapsody of the Seas cruises the Mediterranean. There will be time to enjoy the wonderful facilities of the ship, perhaps have a spa or beauty treatment, attend an informative lecture, or a dance class. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 14 Mykonos, Greece
Today we arrive in the scenic Greek island of Mykonos. Mykonos is one of the smallest islands of the Cyclades complex, but is definitely the most famous, thanks to its treasure of natural beauty, rich history, cosmopolitan character combined with plenty of local colour. Chora, the islands capital is spectacular with its narrow, whitewashed streets and white cubicle houses with their tiny balconies, coloured windows lined by bougainvillea and posts of basilicum. Numerous little churches and chapels, hidden minuscule piazza’s and water wells, as well as the multitude of colourful shops makes this a fabulous place to explore at leisure. We will have a free day to explore the quaint streets of this beautiful island. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 15 Santorini, Greece
Arriving after lunch, we have a day to explore Santorini, known as the ‘Black Pearl of the Aegean’, one of the most spectacular landscapes in Greece and in the world. The traditional villages of the island, built on tall cliffs, offer a breathtaking view over the submerged volcano. They represent the most beautiful island view you have ever seen! Enjoy free time to explore this magnificent port. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 16 Day at sea
A free day while the Rhapsody of the Seas cruises the Mediterranean. There will be time to enjoy the wonderful facilities of the ship. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 17 Split, Croatia
Today you visit Split, the second largest city in Croatia. The old town grew up around the Emperor Diocletian’s vast Roman Palace. Take a morning sightseeing tour, during which you can visit the interior courtyard of the Roman complex and the Golden Gate, the main entrance to Diocletian’s Palace. Then visit the Baptistry of St John a small, beautiful building consecrated in the sixth century. See the Renaissance Town Hall on People’s Square surrounded by Venetian buildings. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 18 Venice, Italy – Australia
This morning we arrive back at Venice and after disembarking the ship we travel to the airport for your flight home after a spectacular trip-ofa- lifetime. Meals included: Breakfast & In-flight Day 19 Arrive in Australia You will arrive back in Australia. The tour concludes.
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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. Rhapsody of the Seas is operated by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and the Best of Italy, Croatia and Greece fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines brochure. All passengers must complete an online cruise personaliser at https://www.royalcaribbean.com.au and sign a Cruise Offers Value Holidays booking form.
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
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 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line cruise personaliser at https://www.royalcaribbean.com.au. Final payments are due to be paid to Cruise Offers 90 days prior to the commencement of the Rhapsody of the Seas 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.
There are four departure dates, 13 May, 10 June, 22 July or 2 September, 2020.
Etihad Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Qantas Airways, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
Accommodation has been booked at the following hotels: Rome – Hotel California – 3 stars Florence – Hotel de Lanzi or Hotel Bigallo – 3 stars Mestre – Ambasciatori Hotel – 4 stars If you would like to upgrade your accommodation to Venice Island, please contact Cruise Offers for more information.
You can stay longer in Europe if you wish to extend your holiday. Please contact Cruise Offers on 1800 630 343 for more information.
Cancellation charges do not apply to future tour/cruise credit. Tour/cruise credits are non-refundable.
Number of days before sailing.
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|90 days or less||100% of full fare|
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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. A visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days. If not an Australian passport holder 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 flights to join or return from the cruise.
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.
MINIMUM TOUR NUMBERS:
The tour has been priced on the basis of a minimum number of passengers having booked 90 days prior to 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 (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 and any legal action must be taken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the Rhapsody of the Seas fly/cruise passage contract with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, detailed on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines website. If you do not have a copy of the Royal Caribbean 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 book-ing form and sending it with a deposit of $1500 per person to:
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 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.
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