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Film Festival at Sea with David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz

19
Nights
2018
July 6
From
$8999
Celebrity
Reflection
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals, entertainment

The Mediterranean Film Festival at Sea Cruise, with David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz, will be an exciting experience cruising around the Mediterranean on the luxurious Celebrity Reflection, including a fantastic selection of films chosen by David and Margaret. The tour includes all sightseeing with admissions and meals as per the itinerary. When on the cruise, you will be looked after by the wonderful Celebrity Reflection staff. We hope that you can join us.

Visiting Rome, Florence, Nice, Barcelona, Gibraltar, Granada, Palma de Mallorca and Tuscany

Tour highlights

  • Join David and Margaret for exclusive film screenings
  • A sightseeing tour of the ‘Eternal City’ and see the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain
  • The famous Cinecitta Film Studios - many famous classics, including Ben Hur and Cleopatra, were also shot here
  • Welcome drinks party
  • Tour through the city of Florence
  • A sightseeing tour of the elegant city of Nice, including its flower market, before travelling to the fairytale principality of Monaco
  • The architecture of Antoni Gaudi
  • The historic monastery of Montserrat, founded in 1025 and, according to legend, the resting place of the Holy Grail
  • Tour of the famous Rock of Gibraltar
  • The famed Alhambra, the palace of the Moorish sultans of Granada
  • A sightseeing tour of Cartegna
  • A sightseeing tour of Palma
  • David and Margaret will screen a film in a local cinema - Siena
  • Pienza - the setting for the film, The English Patient
  • Farewell dinner
  • Luxury cruising onboard Celebrity Reflection
Film Festival at Sea with David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz  Map

Includes

  • Economy-class return flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to Italy
  • 11 days/10 nights on board Celebrity Reflection
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Celebrity Reflection
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a 4-star centrally located hotel in Rome including breakfasts
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in a 4-star centrally located hotel in Siena, including breakfasts
  • Tour leadership by David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz
  • Screening of films as listed in the itinerary
  • Fully escorted by a professional Travelrite International cruise manager
  • Air and cruise taxes
  • Transfers to and from Celebrity Reflection
  • Private on-board activities, including welcome drinks

Advantages of the Film Festival at Sea Italy and the Mediterranean cruise:

The cruise is fully escorted and will be a great fun holiday with likeminded people. Each evening we will eat with the group on our reserved group tables. Enjoy the films and the sightseeing and have a fabulous time.

Celebrity Reflection Deck plans

Celebrity Reflection

Since Celebrity Reflection joined the Celebrity fleet, she has dazzled and amazed even the most well-travelled cruisers. She showcases spectacular vistas with 85 per cent of all staterooms having sweeping balcony views. Celebrity Reflection hosts passengers in a variety of five-star specialty restaurants, including, Murano, a classic French restaurant; Tuscan Grille; Silk Harvest Asian restaurant, and Qsine, a dining venue with a unique and playful approach to familiar dishes from around the world. Add the fresh green grass on the top deck’s Lawn Club and the incredibly pampering services in AquaSpa, and you may never want to set foot on land again. Celebrity Reflection offers a truly luxurious cruise experience.

Clothing on board Celebrity Reflection

Clothing on board Celebrity Reflection is typically casual attire, although shorts and swimwear are not permitted in the main restaurants. Nights at sea are classified as ‘evening chic’ for dress purposes and nights in port are classified as smart-casual. Evening chic replaces formal wear and means that you can be glamorous and sophisticated in your own way. The self-service restaurants require casual attire

Margaret Pomeranz

Margaret Pomeranz

Margaret Pomeranz AM co-hosted The Movie Show on SBS and At The Movies on ABC television with David Stratton for nearly three decades. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University and was selected for the Playwright’s Studio at NIDA, after which she began writing for television, radio and film. She joined the newly established Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) in 1980 as writer/producer, which led to her being appointed producer for David Stratton’s movie hostings. Some years later, in 1986, the duo were able to get The Movie Show up and running. They moved to the ABC in 2004 to establish At The Movies. Margaret is currently presenting films on Foxtel and is the film critic on Stage and Screen.

David Stratton

David Stratton

David Stratton AM was the well-known co-presenter of At the Movies on ABC television. He is also a former director of the Sydney Film Festival, former film critic for international film industry magazine Variety, and is currently film critic for The Australian. A recipient of the Australian Film Institute’s Raymond Longford Award, David has also served as a former president of the International Critics Jury for the Cannes and Venice film festivals, authored two books and is now lecturing in Film History as part of the Continuing Education Program at the University of Sydney. He is the successful leader of four previous Film Festivals at Sea. David’s decades-long involvement with movies makes him the ideal person to lead this exciting cruise.

Read an Interview with David Stratton
Day 1
Friday, July 6, 2018

Depart Australia

Today we depart Australia on our flight to Rome.

Day 2
Saturday, July 7, 2018

Rome, Italy

This morning we arrive at Rome airport. After clearing customs, we will be met by our private coach and travel to central Rome. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the ‘Eternal City’ and see the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, where group members can throw a coin and make a wish to return to Rome one day. In the afternoon we will check in to our hotel.

Day 3
Sunday, July 8, 2018

Rome

Today we visit the famous Cinecitta Film Studios. Founded in 1937 by Benito Mussolini, the studios have been making films ever since. Federico Fellini made many of his films here and many famous classics, including Ben Hur and Cleopatra, were also shot here. We will see some of the sets from the Fellini films as well as some of the ‘sword and sandal’ epics.

Day 4
Monday, July 9, 2018

Celebrity Reflection

This morning we will be transferred to the harbour to board the Celebrity Reflection for our voyage on the Mediterranean. Be up on deck as the ship slips her moorings at 5pm for the start of our fabulous 11-night cruise. Join us before dinner for a drinks party to welcome the group to the ship.

Day 5
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Florence, Italy

Today we visit the historic city of Florence, capital of Tuscany and home town of Lorenzo the Magnificent and Michelangelo. We will join a local guide for a tour through the city. We will see the Cathedral, with its enormous dome, the Baptistry, Piazza della Signoria, the famous Ponte Vecchio and more. There will be some free time for individual activity before returning to the ship.

Day 6
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Nice, France

We arrive this morning in the French Riviera city of Nice. We have a sightseeing tour of this elegant city, including its flower market, before travelling to the fairytale principality of Monaco. We will see the famous Monte Carlo Casino, Grand Prix circuit and cathedral, where Princess Grace is buried. This evening David and Margaret will screen a film.

Day 7
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Barcelona, Spain

This morning David and Margaret will screen a film. Late in the morning, we arrive at Barcelona, capital of Catalonia and second largest city in Spain. After lunch, we will have a sightseeing tour of the city. In Barcelona’s gothic quarter, we will see the historic cathedral and the medieval streets and the modernist Eixample district, known for the architecture of Antoni Gaudi. We see examples of Gaudi’s architecture, including the famous Sagrada Familia.

Day 8
Friday July 13, 2018

Barcelona

Today we travel into the mountains above Barcelona to the historic monastery of Montserrat, founded in 1025 and, according to legend, the resting place of the Holy Grail. We will see the famous Black Madonna of Montserrat and admire the amazing views before we return to Barcelona and the ship.

Day 9
Saturday, July 14, 2018

At Sea

The morning will be free to relax. This afternoon, join David and Margaret for today’s film session.

Day 10
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Gibraltar, UK

This morning we call in to the British territory of Gibraltar. We have a sightseeing tour of the famous Rock of Gibraltar and see the fortress that has been held by the British for centuries. We see the Barbary apes; legend has it, that if they disappear from Gibraltar, the Rock will be lost by the British. We then return to the ship. This afternoon David and Margaret will screen a film.

Day 11
Monday, July 16, 2018

Granada, Spain

This morning we arrive in the Spanish port of Malaga. We travel to the historic city of Granada, where we visit the famed Alhambra, the palace of the Moorish sultans of Granada. Completed by 1391, it is one of the most spectacular Arabic buildings in the world. We visit this and the impressive gardens surrounding the Alhambra, before returning to the ship. This evening David and Margaret will screen a film.

Day 12
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Cartagena, Spain

This morning we arrive in Cartagena, a city founded by the Romans around 220BC and enjoy a sightseeing tour. We will see Cervantes House, widely considered to be Cartagena’s most impressive Art Nouveau building, the Grand Hotel, La Concepción and the Town Hall and admire uninterrupted views over iconic sites, and visit the mighty Roman Theatre of Carthago Nova. Later there will be free time to further explore the city. This evening David and Margaret will screen a film.

Day 13
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Palma, Majorca, Spain

This morning we have a sightseeing tour of Palma, capital of the island of Majorca. We see the main sights of the city, including the cathedral and castle. This afternoon David and Margaret will screen a film.

Day 14
Thursday, July 19, 2018

At Sea

A day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon David and Margaret will screen a film.

Day 15
Friday, July 20, 2018

Siena, Italy

This morning we arrive in the Roman port of Civitavecchia. After we disembark the ship, we travel to the historic town of Orvieto, where we have an included lunch at a winery. We then continue to the city of Siena where we stay for the next four nights.

Day 16
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Siena

This morning we tour the great medieval city of Siena, best known for the famous Palio horse race held in the magnificent Piazza del Campo. Siena is also home to the oldest bank in the world, a spectacular town hall, majestic cathedral and the splendid civic tower in the Piazza del Campo. This afternoon David and Margaret will screen a film in a local cinema.

Day 17
Sunday, July 22, 2018

Siena

Today we will visit the town of Pienza, the birthplace of the medieval pope Pius II and the setting for the film, The English Patient. It was the pope’s dream to turn his old townknown in medieval times as Corsignano, into a utopian model town. He commissioned architect Bernardo Rossellino to make it into a jewel of renaissance architecture. The aroma of pecorino cheese and other local specialities will tempt us into the many cheese shops.

Day 18
Monday, July 23, 2018

Siena

The morning will be free to explore Sienna. This afternoon David and Margaret will screen their final film of the tour at a local cinema. This evening we will get together for a farewell dinner to celebrate our Film Festival at Sea.

Day 19
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Departure

This morning we will be transferred to Rome airport for our flight back to Australia.

Day 20
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Arrival in Australia

We arrive back in Australia this evening and the tour concludes.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
11 Inside 7 $8,999 $12,450
10 Inside 8,9 $9,190 $12,575
9 Inside 9,10,11 $9,230 $12,660
7 Outside 7, 8 $10,850 $15,500
2D Balcony 6 $10,850 $15,500
2C Balcony 6 $10,860 $15,525
2B Balcony 7 $10,935 $15,670
2A Balcony 7 $11,050 $15,895
1C Balcony 8 $11,050 $15,895
1B Balcony 8, 9 $11,075 $15,925
1A Balcony 9 $11,110 $16,000
C3 Concierge Balcony 9, 10 $11,215 $16,215
C2 Concierge Balcony 9,10,11,12 $11,360 $16,500
C1 Concierge Balcony 9,10,11,12 $11,650 $17,070
SV Sunset Verandah 6,7,8 $11,855 $16,295
A2 Aqua Balcony 11 $12,360 $16,850
A1 Aqua Balcony 11,12 $12,520 $17,090
S2 Suite 11,12 $15,475 $23,050
S1 Suite 6,7,8,9,10,11,12 $15,670 $23,500
Included cruise ship gratuities $198 $198
Included port and handling $485 $1,075
Included air taxes as of 1/7/17 $150 $150

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Economy-class return flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to Italy
  • 11 days/10 nights on board Celebrity Reflection
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Celebrity Reflection
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a 4-star centrally located hotel in Rome including breakfasts
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in a 4-star centrally located hotel in Siena, including breakfasts
  • Tour leadership by David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz
  • Screening of films as listed in the itinerary
  • Fully escorted by a professional Travelrite International cruise manager
  • Air and cruise taxes
  • Transfers to and from Celebrity Reflection
  • Private on-board activities, including welcome drinks

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

Extending

You can stay on in Europe at minimal additional airfare cost. Please contact Travelrite on 1800 630 343 for more information

Availability

All cabins are subject to availability. Please call for fares and information on other cabin categories. A limited number of cabins are available for single occupancy at a single supplement. For details please contact Travelrite International on 1800 630 343.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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.

Tour Operator

Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. The Celebrity Silhouette is operated by Celebrity Cruises and the fly, cruise and tour arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Celebrity Cruises brochure. All passengers must complete the Celebrity Cruises online check-in on as well as a Travelrite booking form.

Deposit and Payment

A deposit of $900 per passenger should be sent with a 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 Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the fly, tour and cruise holiday

Cancellation Charges

Number of days before sailing.

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
91 days or more $800
90 - 65 days 25% of full fare
65 days or less 100% of full fare
Non appearance/no written notice 100% of full fare

Refunds

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.

Travel Documents

All passengers will require a valid passport. A visa is required for Russia which can be organised by Travelrite International. If not an Australian passport holder check with Travelrite International 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 allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise.

Minimum Tour Numbers

The 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 60 days from the date of departure, Travelrite International 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.

General

A 1.5% administration fee will be added to all payments made by Visa and Master Card. 3% administration charge will be added to payments by Amex and Diners Club cards. If fares and air taxes change due to government and airport regulations and currency fluctuations Travelrite reserves the right to charge additional amounts.

Responsibilities

Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ATAS A10538) is the tour organiser. Neither Nationwide News Pty Limited nor any of its subsidiaries, nor any of its newspapers have any involvement in the tour, and have no liability of any kind to any person in relation to the tour. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, it’s agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to or in connection with these fly/cruise/stay holidays 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/stay holiday. The passage contract between the carriers concerned when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of these fly/cruise/stay holidays and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/cruise/stay holiday and/ or make such changes in the fly/cruise/stay holidays as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the fly/cruises. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of Celebrity Cruises passage contract, detailed on the back of the Princess reservation form. If you do not have a copy of this form please contact us and we will send one to you.

How to Book

Bookings can be made online or by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $900 per person to:

Postal Booking
Travelrite International Pty Ltd
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103.

Online Booking
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Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free:1800 630 343
Telephone (03) 8803 6868
Fax (03) 9836 8068
Email balwyn@travelrite.com.au

About Travelrite International

Travelrite International Pty Ltd 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 has two fully accredited ATAS (No: A10538) offices at Balwyn and Heathmont which are also accredited with IATA. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotels, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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