Titanic and the Great Ocean Liners with Inger Sheil

18
Nights
2020
June 2
From
$8,875
Queen
Victoria
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals, entertainment

Titanic and the Great Liners Cruise of the British Isles hosted by the knowledgeable and engaging Inger Sheil will be an exciting adventure. Relive the grand days of luxury cruising as we begin our trip in Los Angeles aboard the original Queen Mary (Hotel) before flying to London to explore the journey of the Titanic and board the majestic Queen Victoria. The tour is fully escorted by a professional Travelrite International Tour Manager. We hope that you can join us!

Tour highlights

  • Private tour of majestic ship, Queen Mary that first sailed in 1936.
  • Welcome Dinner
  • SeaCity Museum
  • Informative and entertaining talk by Inger about historical maritime knowledge
  • Titanic Experience, an interactive museum
  • Seightseeing in Dublin, including St.Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College
  • Explore the islands of Outer Hebridges in Scotland
  • Royal Yacht Britannia.
  • Visit the Titanic Quarter, original Harland and Wolff offices, and also the last White Star line
  • Experience the Titanic Belfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Liverpool, including Albion House, Port of Liverpool Building and The Cunard
  • St Peter Port, Guernsey's main town
  • Luxury Cruising onboard Queen Victoria
Titanic and the Great Ocean Liners  Map

Includes

  • Economy-class air travel from Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane/Adelaide/Perth to Los Angeles
  • Economy-class air travel from Los Angeles to London
  • Economy-class air travel from London to Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane/Adelaide/Perth
  • Travel on Queen Victoria in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges whilst onboard Queen Victoria
  • Private group activities on board
  • Two nights accommodation at the Queen Mary Hotel
  • One nights accommodation in Southampton
  • Sightseeing tours in most ports of call
  • Cruise management by Travelrite International
  • Port and handling charges on Queen Victoria
  • Cruise taxes
  • Air taxes as of 1 June 2019
  • On-board gratuities
QV Deck plans

Queen Victoria

The Queen Victoria offers a relaxed pace, stylish surroundings and more than a hint of extravagance. Signature features such as her exterior glass-fronted lifts and expansive art collection, featuring no less than 3000 works of art, create a sophisticated air. Foodies will be in their element on this ship. You’ll find Queen Victoria Rhodes, an intimate, upmarket restaurant, The Orchid Restaurant, a Select Dining venture offering Asian fusion dishes, and more. There are plenty of ways to keep active, including the spa which features a large hydrotherapy pool and thermal suite. The Palladium theatre, a lively casino, Electra night club and the Globe offers everything from comedy to live music. A voyage on Queen Victoria is an experience to be savoured and remembered.

Inger Sheil

Inger Sheil

Inger Sheil has a lifelong interest in maritime history, and has researched and written about Titanic for more than 25 years. She is the author of the critically acclaimed biography of ship's officer Harold Lowe, Titanic Valour (The History Press, UK 2012), and her articles have been featured in international publications both in print and electronic media. Inger, who works at the Australian National Maritime Museum, is a frequent guest on radio and TV both in Australia and overseas to talk about the people and events connected with the tragic ocean liner, has worked on Titanic-related exhibitions, and has participated in the making of several documentaries. She sailed on the 100th anniversary Titanic Memorial Cruise in 2012 visiting the site of the wreck, and was a consulting historian on an expedition to the wreck of Titanic’s sister ship, Britannic. Inger is often invited to speak on the subject of Edwardian ocean liner travel and the events of 1912, giving talks on subjects as diverse as the Belle Époque fashion worn on board to the myths and mysteries of the sinking. She enjoys engaging with audiences and speaking with them about the legend and the reality of this famous episode of seafaring history.

Queen Mary Hotel

Queen Mary Hotel Queen Mary Hotel Queen Mary Hotel

Clothing on board Queen Victoria

During the day casual clothing is typical, although shorts and swimwear are not permitted in the formal restaurants. There are some nights at sea classified as formal for dress purposes. Nights in port are classified as informal. During the evening on formal nights, a dark suit, collar and tie is required for gentlemen and eveningwear for ladies for the main restaurants. Smart casual attire is required in the public lounges and restaurants.

Don't worry about coming alone

About a third of people on the cruise travel alone. We will match people in twin-share cabins, when available, saving you the single supplement. You won't be left alone, the Travelrite tour manager will be looking after you - there will be group activities almost every day.

The advantages of the Queen Victoria Titanic and the Great Liners Cruise

The cruise is fully escorted and will be a great fun holiday with plenty of activities. Each evening you will dine with the group on our reserved tables. You will meet a fun group of people and have a fabulous time.

Fantastic value! – nothing more to pay

The Travelrite escorted Queen Victoria cruise represents amazing value. There are no costly extras; everything is included in the one great price. Port and handling charges are included in the price.

DAY 1 Tuesday 2 June, 2020 Depart Australia
Today we board our flights to Los Angeles.

DAY 2 Wednesday 3 June, 2020 Los Angeles, USA
After arriving into Los Angeles and clearing customs, a private coach will take us to the original Queen Mary. With its authentic polished wood panelling, the original 1930's artwork, the Art Deco style or the operable portholes, the Queen Mary is the best example of a grand cruise liner of the grand era of cruise liners. Each stateroom is unique with its own personality and offers a real glimpse into what transatlantic travel was like during the 30's, 40's and 50's.

DAY 3 Thursday 4 June, 2020 Queen Mary, Los Angeles
This morning Inger will take us on a private tour of this majestic ship that first sailed in 1936. Learn about the stories and events that occurred on this stately ship. This afternoon will be at leisure. You might wish to book in for some pampering in the Queen Mary Spa or enjoy exploring the ship. Tonight Inger Sheil will host a Welcome Dinner on the Queen Mary to celebrate the start of our tour.

DAY 4 Friday 5 June, 2020 Fly to London
Today a coach takes us to L.A Airport for our flight to London.

DAY 5 Saturday 6 June, 2020 Southampton, England
This morning we arrive in London where a coach will transfer us to Southampton. We will visit the SeaCity Museum which opened in 2012 to mark the centenary of RMS Titanic's departure from the city.

DAY 6 Sunday 7 June, 2020 Embarkation
This morning we tour some of the historical sites where crew and passengers spent their last days before that fateful boarding. We will also see some of the memorials built to those who perished including the musicians and engineers memorials. In the early afternoon we are transferred to the cruise terminal to board Queen Victoria. The afternoon is at leisure to explore all that Queen Victoria has to offer. Make sure you are on deck as Queen Victoria slips her moorings and sails out of Southampton.

DAY 7 Monday 8 June, 2020 At sea
Our first full day at sea to explore the fabulous facilities Queen Victoria has to offer. Make sure you check your daily program for updates on activities happening throughout the day. This afternoon we invite you to join us for an informative and entertaining talk by Inger as she shares her vast wealth of historical maritime knowledge.

DAY 8 Tuesday 9 June, 2020 Cork, Ireland
Today we arrive in Cobh and visit The Titanic Experience which is an interactive museum located in the original White Star Line Ticket Office in the centre of Cobh. In the afternoon we will visit the headland where you can see the site of the sinking of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania. It occurred on Friday, 7 May 1915 during the First World War, as Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom.

DAY 9 Wednesday 10 June, 2020 Dublin, Ireland
Today we arrive at Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland and well known as being a place of friendliness and ‘craic', a city well over 1000 years old. We will have a sightseeing tour of the city which includes visits to St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College where we see the famous Book of Kells. We also see the famous Ha'penny Bridge, the GPO in O'Connell Street, St Stephen's Green, and Grafton Street.

DAY 10 Thursday 11 June, 2020 At sea
Today we are at sea. Take the time to relax and enjoy the facilities on board Queen Victoria. This afternoon we invite you to join us for an informative and entertaining talk by Inger as she shares her vast wealth of historical maritime knowledge.

DAY 11 Friday 12 June, 2020 Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Today we navigate our way into the islands of the Outer Hebrides. We will take a sightseeing tour to explore the rich island history and specular scenary. See the mountains and lochs and visit a selection of museums and monuments and learn about the carefully preserved Gaelic culture in a region where crofting, community events and ceilidhs bring people together like nowhere else on earth.

DAY 12 Saturday 13 June, 2020 At sea
Today is a sea day where you can relax and enjoy the facilities on board Queen Victoria. This afternoon we invite you to join us for a private screening of "Titanic".

DAY 13 Sunday 14 June, 2020 Glasgow, Scotland
Today we arrive in Glasgow and will travel to Edinburgh to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. We will step aboard this elegant ship to explore the stylish State Apartments to the gleaming Engine Room. See where Prince William and Prince Harry spent their summer holidays. Discover where kings and queens, world leaders and celebrities were wined and dined.

DAY 14 Monday 15 June, 2020 Belfast, Ireland
A highlight of the tour today! We arrive in Belfast where we will visit the Titanic Quarter. We will experience the Titanic Belfast. This visitor's attraction only opened in 2012, and is a monument to Belfast's maritime heritage built on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard in the city's Titanic Quarter where the RMS Titanic was built. We will also visit the original Harland & Wolff offices, and visit the last White Star line ship in the world: the recently restored SS Nomadic. The SS Nomadic was the tender to the Titanic.

DAY 15 Tuesday 16 June, 2020 Liverpool, England
We arrive into Liverpool today which is a town of extensive maritime history. We will take a sightseeing tour including Albion House, former offices of White Star, the Port of Liverpool Building, and The Cunard building at Pier Head. For a change of pace this afternoon, we will visit another important part of Liverpool's history, The Beatles Story Museum. This not to be missed attraction is the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles.

DAY 16 Wednesday 17 June, 2020 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the ships facilities, explore the library, play shuffleboard on the decks, or review the daily program to participate in one of the many ship day activities. This afternoon, please join Inger and your fellow Travelrite International guests for a fun game of trivia (with a maritime twist).

DAY 17 Thursday 18 June, 2020 Guernsey, Channel Islands
This morning we arrive at St Peter Port, Guernsey's main town, built into a steep valley leading down to the harbour, with spectacular views across to Alderney and the other islands. We have a comprehensive sightseeing tour of the island to see the delightful rural and coastal scenery. The granite buildings now occupied by shops were once the homes of the town's wealthy and the High Street still has its original cobbles.

DAY 18 Friday 19 June, 2020 Disembarkation
Today we arrive back in Southampton where we will disembark Queen Victoria. A coach will take us to Heathrow for our return flight to Australia.

DAY 19 Saturday 20 June, 2020 Arrive
Tour members arrive back in Australia. The Tour concludes.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
IE Standard Inside Forward/Aft 4,5,6,8 $8,875 $11,895
ID Standard Inside Aft 5,6,7 $8,900 $11,950
GC Deluxe Inside Midships 1 $8,965 $12,050
FB Oceanview obstructed Midships 4 $9,225 $12,500
EC Oceanview Midships/Aft 1 $9,350 $12,720
EB Oceanview Midships 1 $9,415 $12,825
BE Balcony Forward/Aft 4,5,6,7,8 $9,750 $13,400
BD Balcony Aft 5,6,7 $9,730 $13,580
BB Balcony Midships 5,6,7,8 $9,950 $13,960
P1 Princess Suite 7, 8 $13,595 $22,075
Q4 Penthouse 7,8 $16,340 $27,475
Included air taxes $225 $225
Included port and handling charges $420 $735
Included cruise gratuities $206 $206

INCLUDED IN CRUISE

  • Economy-class air travel from Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane/Adelaide/Perth to Los Angeles
  • Economy-class air travel from Los Angeles to London
  • Economy-class air travel from London to Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane/Adelaide/Perth
  • Travel on Queen Victoria in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges whilst onboard Queen Victoria
  • Private group activities on board
  • Two nights accommodation at the Queen Mary Hotel
  • One nights accommodation in Southampton
  • Sightseeing tours in most ports of call
  • Cruise management by Travelrite International
  • Port and handling charges on Queen Victoria
  • Cruise taxes
  • Air taxes as of 1 June 2019
  • On-board gratuities

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Travel insurance
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary – these will be quoted for separately
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Drinks on board
  • Lunches when not on the ship

Availability

All cabins are subject to availability.Please call 1800 630 343 for fares and information on other cabin categories.

Extending

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

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. Queen Victoria is operated by Cunard Cruise Line and the Queen Victoria fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Cunard website. All passengers must complete an on-line Cunard online cruise personaliser and sign a Travelrite International booking form.

TOUR COSTS:
The tour costs are based on airfare, shipping, general transport, accommodation costs and foreign exchange rates at 1 June 2019. Travelrite International reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements. No alterations to price will be made within 90 days of departure from Australia.

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 a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. The confirmation advice will contain all details. The passenger must also complete the Celebrity Cruises on line check in. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the Celebrity Cruise fly/ cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by credit card.

CANCELLATION CHARGES:

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
Over 90 days loss of deposit
90 - 61 days 50% of full fare
60 days or less 100% of full faree
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 a 23kg free baggage allowance on 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, 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.

TOUR PARTICIPATION:
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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ATAS A10538) 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 breakdown, 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 Cunard passage contract detailed on their website www.cunardline.com.au . If you do not have a copy of this form please contact Travelrite International and we will send one to you.

DELAYS AND UNFORESEEN EVENTS:
You engage Travelrite International to book this tour on your behalf and you acknowledge that Travelrite International 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. Travelrite 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 Travelrite 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 Travelrite International your attorney for this purpose. You agree to pay Travelrite any cost thereof and you indemnify Travelrite in respect of any cost it incurs in this regard. Travelrite 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 booking form and sending it with a deposit of $900 per person to:

Travelrite International Pty Ltd
182 Canterbury Road Heathmont, Victoria 3135

Further information can be obtained by telephoning

Toll free: 1800 033 436
Phone: (03) 9729 8722
Email: heathmont@travelrite.com.au
www.travelrite.com.au

ABOUT TRAVELRITE INTERNATIONAL:
Travelrite International Pty is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 28 years and operating in Victoria for more than 33 years. It has two offices at Balwyn and Heathmont (ATAS A10538) 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 the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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