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London, Iceland to New York Cruise with Denise Drysdale

23
Nights
2017
Aug 30
From
$8995
Crown
Princess
Including flights, accommodation,
guided sightseeing, tours, meals, entertainment
Definite
Departure

Peter & Pam Rowe invite you on this unique rollicking, fun-filled and humour packed tour which will combine Denise’s natural humour, wit and “down-to-earth” manner with extraordinary visits to fascinating cultural sites. Visiting London, Shetland Islands, Iceland, Canada and New York

Highlights Include

  • Tour of London including Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey
  • Take a ride on the spectacular London Eye to get a bird’s eye view of this lively and sophisticated city
  • A Welcome Drinks party with Denise Drysdale
  • A tour of Lerwick, Shetland Islands
  • Visit the Botanical Gardens, with its specialty in Arctic plants - Akureyri, Iceland
  • Guided tour of Isafjordur, Iceland
  • Buna Tungua River and Tunguskogur waterfall where we can sip the indescribably pure and crystal clear mountain water - Isafjordur, Iceland
  • The world famous high-temperature Geyser geothermal area with amazing spouting springs in varying formations - Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Denise’s hilarious live show - she sings, dances and recounts memories from her 40 years in the television industry
  • Denise leads an unusual game of Trivial Pursuit
  • Denise leads us in Bingo with her unique down-to-earth style of excitement and hilarity
  • A tour of St. Johns, New Foundland, Canada
  • A fascinating and insightful session with Denise Drysdale
  • A guided sightseeing tour of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • A tour of New York including the architecturally spectacular Museum of Modern Art and Broadway
  • View a current live Broadway theatre production (optional)
  • Luxury Cruising onboard Crown Princess
London, Iceland to New York Cruise with Denise Drysdale Map

Includes

  • Return economy–class air travel from Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne/Perth to London and return from New York
  • Travel on Crown Princess in the selected cabin category
  • Tour hosting by Denise Drysdale
  • Fully escorted by Peter & Pam Rowe providing general support and assistance
  • Hotel accommodation in double/twin share rooms, bed and breakfast in London & New York
  • Specialist local guides as detailed in the itinerary
  • All airport and hotel transfers as listed in the brochure
  • Porterage
  • Entry fees as specified in the itinerary
  • Two dinners: London (Aug. 31) & New York (Sep. 17)
  • Drinks party on the Crown Princess (Sep. 3)

Optional Post-cruise tour

Niagara Falls & Toronto Extension Tour Post Cruise

Niagara Falls & Toronto Extension Tour

Wednesday 20 September 2017 to Wednesday 27 September 2017

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Denise Drysdale

Denise Drysdale

Denise began her involvement with television at the age of 10 in the GTV9 Junior Ballet with “Uncle Norman” on the Tarax Show. Since then she has moved on to be one our most popular and enduring media personalities. She has performed for our troops in Vietnam, in addition to appearing onstage in Grease, The Barry Crocker Show, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Hello Dolly and Dimboola. Her movies include, The Last of the Knucklemen, Snap Shot and Blowing Hot and Cold. Denise co-compared The Circle during 2010 and 2011, was a regular on the Ernie Sigley Show and has appeared on The Norman Gunston Show, Division Four, Homicide, Hey Hey It’s Saturday and Bellbird.

Upon joining Channel 7 she presented her own show, simply called Denise. She is the voice of Brenda in The Thongs on the ABC in 2014 and who can forget how she dived to splendour in Celebrity Splash on Channel 7. Denise has just completed appearing in the hugely successful series Please Like Me with Josh Thomas, that has moved onto massive international acclaim. Her down-to-earth manner, natural humour, wit and genuine attitude saw Denise receive two Gold Logies, consecutive Silver Logies and be crowned Queen of Moomba. A large part of her work outside of the television industry comprises corporate, entertainment in-house and trade shows.

Denise on her 2016 Tour with Travelrite International to the Mediterranean

Crown Princess Deck plans

Crown Princess

With her beautiful yet simple design, Crown Princess has 19 decks and 1,538 staterooms and lots of public spaces onboard for passengers to revel in. From Vines, the wine bar, where you can catch a snack to the Lotus Spa and Fitness Center, which offers massages that will take all your stress away, this ship has it all. Even if all you want is a great meal, you’ve got lots of options to choose from, including three formal dining rooms and the relaxed and fun Scoops, an ice cream sundae bar. Crown Princess offers a wide range of accommodation options with 80 percent of exterior cabins appointed with private balconies. All staterooms are appointed with mini fridges, closets and satellite TVs. Nights are always abuzz with activity, and it’s up to you to choose your pleasure – from live theatre and the big screen, to plush lounges and much more. A voyage on Crown Princess is an experience to be savoured and remembered!

Clothing on board the Crown Princess

During the day casual clothing is typical, although shorts and swimwear are not permitted in the formal restaurants. During the evening on formal nights, a dinner suit or dark suit for gentlemen and eveningwear for ladies is required in the main restaurants. There are usually two formal nights. Casual nights require a collared shirt for gentlemen. The self-service restaurants are casual.

Day 1
Wednesday 30 August 2017

Departure

We depart Australia today on our international flight to London, which has been known in the past as Londonium, Ludenwic and Ludenburg!

Day 2
Thursday 31 August 2017

London

Following our morning arrival into London we have a leisurely guided coach tour, including seeing the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, where in 1945 a flock of birds landed on the minute hand and put the time back by 5 minutes! St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and much more. After checkingin to our hotel and relaxing in the afternoon, our evening begins with a river cruise, including a delicious four course meal and cabaret and dancing, with the stunningly beautiful and illuminated heart of London as a backdrop.

Day 3
Friday 1 September 2017

London

After a casual start to the day we take a ride on the spectacular London Eye to get a bird’s eye view of this lively and sophisticated city. It is the world’s second largest ferris wheel and most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, with over 3.75 million visitors annually. Our evening will prove to be truly memorable and very British when we see an optional live theatrical performance in the world renowned West- End, home to brilliant and captivating live theatre.

Day 4
Saturday 2 September 2017

Southampton

The morning will be free–time for last minute sightseeing and shopping or to simply soak-up some English cultural charm. Today Denise joins the group as we are transferred to the docks in the afternoon to board the luxurious Crown Princess. Remember to be up on deck at 5.00pm as the Crown Princess slips her moorings for the start of our fabulous 15 night cruise.

Day 5
Sunday 3 September 2017

At sea

Our first day at sea is a wonderful opportunity to explore and enjoy the fantastic facilities of the Crown Princess, including the Sanctuary, International Cafe, Gatsby’s Casino, Lotus Spa Fitness Centre and the spectacular Piazza. This evening Denise will meet the group formally at a Welcome Drinks party which will be a wonderful opportunity to chat with Denise and other group members.

Day 6
Monday 4 September 2017

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland

After disembarking the Crown Princess our guide will introduce us to the charming seaside town of Lerwick with its quaint narrow streets and cobbled walk ways. It was built on the herring trade and certainly modernised by the oil trade. From there, we’ll head to the Central and West Mainland. A half-hour drive brings us to Scalloway, the former Shetland capital. Here we will visit Scalloway Castle built in 1600 by Earl Patrick Stewart, using forced labour. Nearby, we will visit the Scalloway Museum, which houses a special Shetland Bus exhibit, depicting the village’s unique role in World War II. The story of the Shetland Bus goes back to the German occupation of Norway resulting in a stream of refugees heading to Shetland. We continue through the Tingwall Valley with its Norse heritage and we will of course stop and see the famous Shetland ponies.

Day 7
Tuesday 5 September 2017

At sea

Today is at leisure to explore the wonderful facilities and activities available on the Crown Princess.

Day 8
Wednesday 6 September 2017

Akureyri, Iceland

This morning we dock in Akureyri, the unofficial capital of northern Iceland. During our guided tour we will visit one of Iceland’s most famous 19th–century turf houses at Laufas, constructed in the traditional Icelandic style of stone and turf, it is one of the few remaining in the country. Our visit will also include the fascinating regional museum and charming local country church built in 1865. On our return to Akureyri, we will visit the Botanical Gardens, with its specialty in Arctic plants.

Day 9
Thursday 7 September 2017

Isafjordur, Iceland

During our guided tour of the town it will be interesting to view Osvor, the 19th century fisherman’s hut that was restored in 1988. The drive onto Bolungarvik village will reveal spectacular mountain views and Westfjord’s beautiful but sometimes harsh landscape. Our coach will then move onto the Buna Tungua River and Tunguskogur waterfall where we can sip the indescribably pure and crystal clear mountain water. The fjords on the north-west coast and mountains rising from the sea combine to produce breathtaking scenery. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Day 10
Friday 8 September 2017

Reykjavik, Iceland

This morning our ship docks at Reykjavik, the capital and largest city in Iceland and gateway to the country’s stunning natural wonders, ranging from ice-fields to boiling thermal pools. Our coach and guide will introduce us to the Golden Circle where we see the world famous high-temperature Geyser geothermal area with amazing spouting springs in varying formations. Interestingly, this is where the name geyser originated. The nearby spectacular Gulfs waterfall (Golden Falls) sends massive quantities of water smashing violently into a deep meandering gorge. Our tour concludes when we visit the site of Iceland’s ancient parliament and the place where we can view the American and Eurasian tectonic plates pulling apart at the rate of a few centimetres per annum.

Day 11
Saturday 9 September 2017

At sea

A real highlight today will be Denise’s hilarious live show – you will gasp! belly-laugh uncontrollably and be captivated as she sings, dances and recounts memories from her 40 years in the television industry, including her time as a go–go dancer, performances for our troops in Vietnam, the Barry Crocker Show, the Ernie Sigely Show, recent sale of her possessions and the internationally successfully Please Like Me and much more. Yes, settle in for a fascinating time with plenty of fun and zany humour.

Day 12
Sunday 10 September 2017

At sea

Today is at leisure to explore the wonderful facilities and activities available on the Crown Princess.

Day 13
Monday 11 September 2017

At sea

Prepare yourself today for an unusual game of Trivial Pursuit, with plenty of wit, fun and humour as Denise leads this game in her inimitable gold logie award winning style – yes, with prizes for the winners.

Day 14
Tuesday 12 September 2017

At Sea

Yes! Another dose of humour and frivolity today as Denise leads us in Bingo with her unique down-to-earth style of excitement and hilarity – again, with prizes for the winners.

Day 15
Wednesday 13 September 2017

St. Johns, New Foundland, Canada

After another sumptuous breakfast our guide will take us on a tour including the Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site, the strategically located Signal Hill where fortifications have been in place since the mid 17th century, Cabot Tower built to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot’s discovery of Newfoundland and the 160 year old charming and scenic fishing village Quid Vida where we may be tempted to try it’s Iceberg Beer made from pure iceberg water. We will also visit the breathtaking Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and the Newfoundland Chocolate Company, where it will be difficult not have a taste!

Day 16
Thursday 14 September 2017

At sea

It will be a fascinating and insightful session today when you have the opportunity to ask Denise a range of questions about her remarkable life including her start in the industry at the age of 10 with “Uncle Norman”, appearing on stage in Grease and Dimboola, movie roles in The Last of the Knuckle Men and Snapshot, comparing The Circle, her own TV show Denise and of course her two gold and silver logies – her answers will be often surprise you and contain large dollops of humour but will always be genuine

Day 17
Friday 15 September 2017

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

This morning our guided sightseeing tour takes us to, Halifax’s historic Waterfront, where we will hear tales of the Halifax Explosion of 1917, North America’s oldest working brewery, the Fairview Lawn Cemetery where over 100 victims of the Titanic are buried, the inspirational and visually stunning Peggy’s Cove, St. Paul’s Church, Government House, the Old Town Clock, Grand Parade and City Hall.

Day 18
Saturday 16 September 2017

At Sea

Today is at leisure to explore the wonderful facilities and activities available on the Crown Princess.

Day 19
Sunday 17 September 2017

New York

We disembark this morning and have an orientation tour of New York with our guide, including the largest place of worship in NY, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Central Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Statue of Liberty, designed by Gustav Eiffel and Ellis Island, the iconic Chrysler Building and limestone classic Empire State Building constructed in just 410 days, the sculptural Guggenheim Museum, the world’s first steel suspension bridge – the Brooklyn Bridge and much more. A walking tour of the quirky and vibrant Soho and Greenwich Village areas will follow lunch. This evening we have our Farewell Dinner for Denise as she leaves the group tomorrow.

Day 20
Monday 18 September 2017

New York

Our day has a magnificent cultural and fine art start when our guide takes us to the architecturally spectacular Museum of Modern Art, one of the largest and most influential museums of contemporary art in the world. Later we move on to the renowned theatre district known as Broadway, the wide street that runs the full length of Manhattan and is home to 40 large professional theatres. It’s known for eye-popping sets, A-list celebrities and above all US pizzazz! We will have a true American cultural experience when we view a current live Broadway theatre production (optional).

Day 21
Tuesday 19 September 2017

New York

Our final day is at leisure to further soak-up the New York atmosphere and culture. An optional helicopter ride over NY sky scrapers will enable you to take breath-taking photographs and experience this spectacular city with a bird’s eye view

Day 22
Wednesday 20 September 2017

New York

This afternoon we depart New York from the John F. Kennedy International Airport for our return flight to Australia. The group for the Niagara Falls and Toronto Extension Tour follow the itinerary as detailed below.

Day 23
Thursday 21 September 2017

In flight

Day 24
Friday 22 September 2017

Australia

We arrive back in Australia and tour arrangements conclude.

 

OPTIONAL POST-CRUISE TOUR

Niagara Falls & Toronto Extension Tour

Day 1
Wednesday 20 September 2017

New York – Niagara

We depart New York today from the John F. Kennedy International Airport for our flight to Niagara Falls. Following our arrival we will check–in to the Marriott Niagara Falls View Hotel & Spa.

Day 2
Thursday 21 September 2017

Niagara

With our guide we explore the falls from the Canadian side today. The Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara’s Fury and White Water Walk will provide us with stunning experiences of the falls – but it will get very wet! An optional helicopter ride, with live commentary, over the falls will provide unforgettable views of the Niagara region – yes, remember your camera today! The evening Illumination of the Falls and Fireworks over the Falls will be a wonderful conclusion to our day.

Day 3
Friday 22 September 2017

Niagara

We experience the falls from the American side today, starting with an exciting Jet Boat trip to the Whirlpool State Park for an excellent view of the Niagara River Whirlpool. We will have many magnificent views of the majesty of the Niagara River throughout the day, including from Goat Island.

Day 4
Saturday, 26 August, 2017

Departure

This morning we board our coach with our guide for our trip to Toronto where we will have an orientation tour prior to checking-in to our hotel. During our tour we will see the colourful and multicultural neighbourhoods of Kensington Market and Chinatown, the iconic 553.33 meter high CN Tower, the crown jewel of Toronto’s beautiful skyline, Toronto City Hall and Art Gallery, the CF Toronto Eaton Centre, home to over 175 brand name stores and much more. Our day will conclude with a relaxing visit to the eclectic Kensington Market’s 70 speciality stalls, including treasures from fresh produce, designer fashion, jewellery and an array of visual art creations, complete with live music and buskers.

Day 5
Sunday 24 September 2017

Toronto

Be prepared to rise to great heights this morning as our guide takes us up the impressive CN Tower, where your camera will get an exceptional workout from the Lookout Level. Walking on air on the Glass Floor and outdoor Sky Terrace, in addition to the spectacular SkyPod will provide an exhilarating start to our day. Following lunch we visit the Royal Ontario Museum, with in excess of 6 million items and 40 galleries its diverse collection of world culture and natural history make it a world leader.

Day 6
Monday 25 September 2017

Toronto

Today we depart Toronto from the Toronto Pearson International Airport for our flight to Australia.

Day 7
Tuesday 26 September 2017

In flight

In flight

Day 8
Wednesday 27 September 2017

Australia

We arrive back in Australia and tour arrangements conclude.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
ID Interior Stateroom 9,10,11,12 $8,995 $12,890
IC Interior Stateroom 5,8,14,15 $9,095 $13,020
IB Interior Stateroom 9,10,11,12,14 $9,195 $13,149
OW Ocean View Stateroom (obstructed) 8 $9,595 $13,870
OE Ocean View Stateroom 8,14 $9,895 $14,425
OC Ocean View Stateroom 5 $9,995 $14,555
BD Balcony Stateroom 10,11,12 $10,395 $15,145
BC Balcony Stateroom 14,15 $10,495 $15,275
BB Balcony Stateroom 11,12 $10,595 $15,405
MB Mini-Suite 9 $11,395 $16,755

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Return economy–class air travel from Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne/Perth to London and return from New York
  • Travel on Crown Princess in the selected cabin category
  • Tour hosting by Denise Drysdale
  • Fully escorted by Peter & Pam Rowe providing general support and assistance
  • Hotel accommodation in double/twin share rooms, bed and breakfast in London & New York
  • Specialist local guides as detailed in the itinerary
  • All airport and hotel transfers as listed in the brochure
  • Porterage
  • Entry fees as specified in the itinerary
  • Two dinners: London (Aug. 31) & New York (Sep. 17)
  • Drinks party on the Crown Princess (Sep. 3)

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Entry to museums/cultural/recreational venues not specified in the itinerary
  • Personal spending money, travel within cities (by public transport)
  • Hotel to airport transfer in New York, if not returning at the end of tour and any additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary
  • Luggage in excess of 20 kilograms (44lbs)
  • Passport, visa fees & travel insurance
  • Air taxes and ship gratuities

Niagara Falls & Toronto Extension Tour price

Per person, twin-share $ 2295
Single supplement $ 695

Included in the Niagara Falls & Toronto Extension Tour price

  • Fully escorted by Peter & Pam Rowe providing general support and assistance
  • Entrances as detailed in the itinerary
  • Specialist local guides as detailed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel & Spa & 4-star stylish hotel in Toronto
  • Travel in 1st class chartered coaches with A/C
  • All airport and hotel transfers as listed in the itinerary
  • and porterage throughout the tour
  • Breakfasts daily

Suggestion:

You may like to depart a little earlier and spend additional time in London or have a stop-over in Singapore to break your flight" – let us know and we can make these arrangements for you.

Extending

You can stay on in London and the USA at a small additional airfare cost.

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. Crown Princess is operated by Princess Cruises and the fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Princess Cruises brochure 2017. All passengers must complete and sign a Travelrite International booking form.

Deposit and Payment

A deposit of $900 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International 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 Princess Cruises online cruise personaliser at www.princess.com. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by Visa or Mastercard and 3 % for payment by AMEX or Diners Club cards.

Cancellation Charges

Number of days before sailing.

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
Over90 days Loss of deposit
90 - 61 days 25% of full fare
60 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 with six month validity. 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 2 pieces free baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise. The coach can only accommodate 1 piece of luggage per person.

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 91 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.

Responsibilities

Travelrite International Pty Ltd is the tour organiser. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, 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 action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of Princess Cruises fly/cruise passage contract, detailed on the back of the Princess Cruises reservation form. If you do not have a copy of this form please contact Travelrite International 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 $900. Please send 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
Tel: (03) 8803 6868 Fax: (03) 9836 8068 Email balwyn@travelrite.com.au

About Travelrite International

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 has two fully ATAS accredited (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 hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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