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Mediterraneran Music Cruise with Adam Harvey

20
Nights
2019
Aug 14
From
$9495
Emerald
Princess
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals

The Mediterranean Music Cruise, with Adam Harvey, Camille and Stuie and Andy Toombs, is a wonderful opportunity to cruise on the luxurious Emerald Princess, enjoy fabulous live music, and experience the unforgettable sights of the Mediterranean region. The cruise is fully escorted, with John Howie as tour leader, and includes sightseeing coach tours in most ports of call. Best of all, the cruise includes 5 exclusive concerts (featuring Adam Harvey, Camille & Stuie, and Andy Toombs), Pre-Dinner Drinks performances, on-shore Afternoon Drinks performances, and an exciting Flamenco music and dance show in Barcelona.

Visiting Rome, Salerno, Isle of Capri, Kotor, Corfu, Crete, Mykonos, Athens, Santorini, Sicily, Naples and Barcelona

Tour highlights

  • Exclusive on-board concerts by Adam Harvey, Camille & Stuie and Andy Toombs
  • Sightseeing tours, with local guides, of Rome, Amalfi Coast, Kotor, Corfu, Crete, Athens, Sicily, Pompeii & Naples and Barcelona
  • Commencement of Tour dinner
  • Pre-Dinner Drinks entertainment sessions
  • A day to explore Santorini
  • Sail up the picturesque Bay of Kotor
  • See the splendour of Mt Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano
  • Taormina’s Greek Theatre (3rd century BC)
  • See Gaudi’s highly unusual Casa Mila
  • Attend Tablao de Carmen, outstanding dinner and show, featuring live Flamenco music & dancing
  • Luxury Cruising onboard Emerald Princess
Mediterraneran Music Cruise with Adam Harvey Map

Includes

  • 14 nights’ accommodation in your luxurious stateroom aboard Emerald Princess
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in first-class hotels, with private facilities, on a twin-share basis (2 nights in Rome; 1 night in Barcelona)
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on the Emerald Princess
  • 5 exclusive on-board concerts by Adam Harvey, Camille & Stuie and Andy Toombs
  • 5 exclusive on-board Pre-Dinner Drinks entertainment sessions, featuring Adam Harvey, Camille & Stuie, and Andy Toombs
  • Sightseeing tours, with local guides, of Rome, Amalfi Coast, Kotor, Corfu, Crete, Athens, Sicily, Pompeii & Naples and Barcelona
  • Welcome Aboard Drinks Party (drinks are ‘included’ at this event)
  • Return economy-class air travel flying Emirates Airlines from Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane/ Perth to Rome and return from Barcelona
  • Evening singalong sessions with Gill Delaney
  • Included on-shore meals. Rome: 1 dinner; 2 breakfasts. Barcelona: 1 dinner (Flamenco dinner & show); 1 breakfast
  • Tablao de Carmen dinner & Flamenco show, in Barcelona
  • Commencement of Tour dinner, in Rome
  • 2 on-shore Afternoon Drinks events, including entertainment by our exclusive cruise artists
  • Admission to Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona
  • Entry to all sightseeing attractions mentioned in the itinerary (that is, those attractions where the itinerary says ‘visit’), except for those marked ‘optional’
  • Tour leadership by John Howie
  • Tour management by Travelrite International
  • Port and handling charges on the Emerald Princess
  • Cruise taxes

Pre-dinner entertainment

Some evenings on the cruise there will be Pre-Dinner Drinks entertainment, with one of our exclusive acts providing the entertainment at each session. These informal sessions (perhaps 7 or 8 songs) have become a very popular feature of our music cruises.

Amazing value – nothing more to pay

The Mediterranean Music Cruise represents amazing value. There are no extras; everything is included in the one great price! Port & handling charges and air taxes, normally costly extras, are included in the price. Also, international airfares are included in the price.

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.

EMerald Princess Deck plans

EMerald Princess

Emerald Princess is a Grand-class Princess cruise ship, carrying 3,080 guests & 1,200 crew. Experience the relaxed ambience on-board and tantalising cuisine in the ship’s elegant dining rooms. Enrich yourself with Discovery at SEA programs and unwind at The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults. Featuring a piazza-style atrium, multiple pools and hot tubs, a spa, and a gym, the Emerald Princess has something for everyone.

Adam Harvey

Country singer Adam Harvey is one of the biggest names in the Australian entertainment industry. Although his voice and style are not unlike Johnny Cash or Elvis, he’s still uniquely Adam Harvey. In recent years he’s won 7 Golden Guitars at the Country Music Awards in Tamworth, including Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year awards. With his captivating personality and laconic humour he has already gained significant recognition overseas, performing three times on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and winning the prestigious Country Music Association (of America) Global Artist Award in 2007.

Camille and Stuie

Camille Te Nahu and Stuart (Stuie) French are one of the hottest duos in Australian country music. Stuie has long been one of Australia’s finest guitar pickers, touring and recording with all the stars of Australian country music as well as touring with his own band, the Feral Swing Katz. Camille, with a voice as smooth as velvet, was the backing singer of choice (for Kasey Chambers, Gina Jeffreys, Beccy Cole) before launching her own successful career. Between them, Camille & Stuie have won 3 Golden Guitar awards at Tamworth.

John Howie

John Howie was a secondary school music teacher for 23 years (he taught Kylie Minogue). He and his twin brother, Graeme, perform as The Howie Brothers. John has been leading successful music tours for 22 years. John Howie is passionate about his Music Tours and every tour is the result of a huge amount of thought and ‘attention to detail’. He has been organising Music Tours since 1995, and his tours are full of travel/sightseeing ‘gems’ and unforgettable music highlights. John knows the best music venues to visit and the best performers to see.

Andy Toombs

Andy is an outstanding electric bass player, guitarist, and singer. He constantly tours Australia, as a backing musician, with Australia’s top country music stars, including Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, Bill Chambers and Catherine Britt. Andy has also done a huge amount of overseas travelling, some as a musician, but much of it because he is passionate about seeing the world. On this cruise/tour Andy will be the bass player in the Caribbean Music Cruise backing band, but he will do lots of individual performing as well.

Gill Delaney

Gill Delaney (accordion/ukulele/mouth organ player) has played in dance bands most of her life, and knows a million tunes! Her evening singalong sessions have been a very popular feature of previous John Howie / Travelrite music cruises, and they will be happening again on this cruise/tour. The sessions are open to everybody on the ship and people are encouraged to bring their instruments and voices and join in.

Clothing on board Emerald Princess

You will need casual shipboard attire for day wear and evening wear. For casual nights on board you will need a sports shirt and slacks and equivalent for ladies. Informal nights require a jacket and tie for gentlemen and equivalent for ladies. For evenings on formal nights, a dinner suit or dark suit for gentlemen and evening wear for ladies is recommended. The self-service restaurants are casual.

Day 1: Wednesday 14 August, 2019 Departure
Depart Australia and fly with Emirates Airlines to Rome, Italy.

Day 2: Thursday 15 August, 2019 Rome, Italy
Flight arrives in Rome. Transfer by coach to our hotel in central Rome. Evening: Join John Howie for a stroll around the historic area close to our hotel. Overnight: Mercure Centro Colosseo.

Day 3: Friday 16 August, 2019 Rome
Morning: Sightseeing coach tour of Rome, with local guide. See the Colosseum (Rome’s ancient ampitheatre). Visit the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and the Vatican City (including St Peter’s Basilica, if available). Afternoon: Free time. Evening: : Italian Commencement of Tour dinner. Adam Harvey, Camille & Stuie, and Andy Toombs will each do a song or two. (B,D).

Day 4: Saturday 17 August, 2019 Rome (Civitavecchia)
Morning: Free time. Around lunchtime travel to Civitavecchia (the port of Rome) to board Emerald Princess. Be on deck to watch as Emerald Princess departs Civitavecchia. Evening: Enjoy fabulous on-board dining. The main dining room offers mouth-watering meals, served in an elegant setting. After dinner, enjoy some of the ship’s outstanding live entertainment. (B)

Day 5: Sunday 18 August, 2019 Salerno, Italy
Morning: Arrive at Salerno, southern Italy. Sightseeing coach tour of the beautiful Amalfi Coast, with local guide. Visit the charming coastal towns of Positano and Sorrento. Free time to explore Sorrento. Afternoon: Travel by boat to the legendary Isle of Capri.

Day 6: Monday 19 August, 2019 At sea
Today will be an excellent opportunity for you to explore the ship’s fantastic facilities & many activities. Morning: Enjoy our 1st exclusive on-board concert, featuring Camille & Stuie. Evening: Enjoy our Welcome Aboard Drinks Party, where you will be formally introduced to Adam Harvey, Camille & Stuie, Andy Toombs, John Howie, and Gill Delaney. After dinner, enjoy more high quality Emerald Princess entertainment, including Broadway-style shows, comedy shows, etc.

Day 7: Tuesday 20 August, 2019 Kotor, Montenegro
Morning: Enjoy guided walking tour of Kotor, Montenegro. This charming medieval city is located on the banks of the picturesque fjord-like Bay of Kotor. Afternoon: Free time in Kotor. Evening: Back on the ship, enjoy our 1st Pre-Dinner Drinks session, including entertainment by one of our exclusive music cruise artists.

Day 8: Wednesday 21 August, 2019 Corfu, Greece
Morning: Visit the Greek island of Corfu. On our tour today, we visit Corfu Town, with its unique architecture influenced by Venetian, French & British occupation. Evening: Enjoy our 2nd on-board Pre-Dinner Drinks session, with entertainment by one of our exclusive artists.

Day 9: Thursday 22 August, 2019 Crete (Chania), Greece
Morning: Enjoy our 2nd exclusive on-board concert, featuring Adam Harvey. Mid-day: Our ship arrives in Chania, a beautiful port town on the north west coast of Crete. Afternoon: Travel by coach to Knossos…the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete. Visit the remains of the Palace of Knossos (2nd century BC). Also, visit Crete’s largest city, Heraklion. Then return to Chania, where you will have free time to explore the town’s narrow alleyways and historic architecture.

Day 10: Friday 23 August, 2019 Mykonos, Greece
7am: Emerald Princess arrives in Mykonos, the most popular Greek island in the Aegean Sea. You have a free day (& evening) to explore the quaint alleyways of Mykonos town and other parts of the island, featuring beautiful white beaches and Mykonos’s much-photographed, iconic whiteand- blue buildings. John Howie will suggest meeting places, for lunch and afternoon drinks. Our ship departs Mykonos at 9pm.

Day 11: Saturday 24 August, 2019 Athens, Greece
Today we visit Athens. Athens is home to the Acropolis and the Parthenon (the ultimate in ancient Greek architectural perfection). Morning: Sightseeing coach tour of Athens, with local guide, including visit to the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Afternoon: Free time for you to explore Athens at your leisure. Late Afternoon: Enjoy our 1st on-shore Afternoon Drinks event, featuring entertainment by one of our exclusive artists.

Day 12: Sunday 25 August, 2019 Santorini, Greece
Today we visit the most spectacular of all the Greek islands, Santorini. The villages of Santorini feature typical Greek whitewashed houses that cascade down the cliffs overlooking the deep blue sea. Enjoy a free day to explore this magnificent port.

Day 13: Monday 26 August, 2019 At sea
Morning: Our 3rd exclusive on-board concert, featuring Andy Toombs. Afternoon: Enjoy the wonderful facilities of our ship. During the afternoon we will have an exclusive Music Industry Forum (question & answer session). Your chance to ask Adam Harvey, Camille & Stuie and Andy Toombs about their careers and the music industry. Evening: Enjoy our 3rd Pre-Dinner Drinks session, with entertainment by one of our exclusive artists.

Day 14: Tuesday 27 August, 2019 Kotor, Montenegro
Today, once again we sail up the picturesque Bay of Kotor and visit the town of Kotor. Kotor was founded by the Romans in 168 BC and conquered by the Venetians in the 15th century. The town is surrounded by impressive city walls. Evening: Enjoy our 4th on-board Pre-Dinner Drinks session, with entertainment by one of our artists.

Day 15: Wednesday 28 August, 2019 Sicily (Messina), Italy
Morning: Our 4th exclusive on-board concert, featuring Camille & Stuie. Afternoon: Enjoy a sightseeing coach tour of Sicily, with local guide. See the splendour of Mt Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano. Then visit Taormina’s Greek Theatre (3rd century BC). Built into the hillside, the theatre has excellent acoustics and spectacular views of the sea and Mt Etna. Our tour will also include the city of Messina.

Day 16: Thursday 29 August, 2019 Naples, Italy
This morning we arrive into the Bay of Naples. Enjoy a coach tour of Pompeii and Naples, with local guide. Ancient Pompeii, destroyed in AD 79 by an eruption of Mt Vesuvius, lay buried under rock and ash until the 18th century. When excavations began in 1748, a city frozen in time was revealed. We will take a tour of the ruins. Afternoon: Visit the historic city of Naples, including free time.

Day 17: Friday 30 August, 2019 At sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. Morning: Our 5th exclusive on-board concert, featuring Adam Harvey. Afternoon: Get together with our music cruise performers for a fun-filled Music Quiz. Great prizes for the winning teams! Evening: Enjoy our 5th & final Pre-Dinner Drinks session, featuring all our music cruise artists.

Day 18: Saturday 31 August, 2019 Barcelona, Spain
Arrive in Barcelona, where we disembark. Barcelona is a major tourist destination, with a rich cultural heritage. Enjoy sightseeing coach tour of Barcelona, with local guide, including the Gothic Quarter (see historic Barcelona Cathedral). Visit the L’Eixample district, home to most of Barcelona’s famous Modernista architecture, some of the most striking examples by architect Antoni Gaudi. Visit Gaudi’s amazing La Sagrada Familia, the most talked about unfinished building in the world! Also, see Gaudi’s highly unusual Casa Mila, an apartment building with a wave-like facade. Visit Montjuic, a hill that provides commanding views of the city and harbour. Afternoon: Join John Howie for a stroll along La Rambla. This popular pedestrian boulevard usually features colourful street performers. Late Afternoon: Enjoy our 2nd on-shore Afternoon Drinks event, including entertainment by one of our artists. Evening: Attend Tablao de Carmen, outstanding dinner and show, featuring live Flamenco music & dancing. Overnight: Hotel Colon, Barcelona. (D).

Day 19: Sunday 1 September, 2019 Barcelona
You have a free day, to explore Barcelona at your leisure. You may like to visit the Picasso Museum or Park Guell, a famous park designed by Gaudi (both optional). Evening: Transfer by coach to Barcelona airport for return flight to Australia (B)

Day 20: Monday 2 September, 2019 In flight

Day 21: Tuesday 3 September, 2019 Australia
We arrive in Australia this morning and tour arrangements conclude.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
ID Interior 9,10,11,12 $9,495 $3,530
IC Interior 5,8,14,15 $9,550 $3,560
IB Interior 9,10,11,12,14 $9,595 $3,590
OW Ocean View Obstructed 8 $9,695 $3,760
OF Ocean View 5 $9,995 $4,025
BD Balcony 10,11,12 $10,795 $4,755
BC Balcony 14,15 $10,795 $4,820
BA Balcony 11,12 $10,950 $4,950
MD Mini Suite 9 $11,695 $5,640
Included port and handling charges $550 $900
Included air taxes $190 $190

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • 14 nights’ accommodation in your luxurious stateroom aboard Emerald Princess
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in first-class hotels, with private facilities, on a twin-share basis (2 nights in Rome; 1 night in Barcelona)
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on the Emerald Princess
  • 5 exclusive on-board concerts by Adam Harvey, Camille & Stuie and Andy Toombs
  • 5 exclusive on-board Pre-Dinner Drinks entertainment sessions, featuring Adam Harvey, Camille & Stuie, and Andy Toombs
  • Sightseeing tours, with local guides, of Rome, Amalfi Coast, Kotor, Corfu, Crete, Athens, Sicily, Pompeii & Naples and Barcelona
  • Welcome Aboard Drinks Party (drinks are ‘included’ at this event)
  • Return economy-class air travel flying Emirates Airlines from Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane/ Perth to Rome and return from Barcelona
  • Evening singalong sessions with Gill Delaney
  • Included on-shore meals. Rome: 1 dinner; 2 breakfasts. Barcelona: 1 dinner (Flamenco dinner & show); 1 breakfast
  • Tablao de Carmen dinner & Flamenco show, in Barcelona
  • Commencement of Tour dinner, in Rome
  • 2 on-shore Afternoon Drinks events, including entertainment by our exclusive cruise artists
  • Admission to Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona
  • Entry to all sightseeing attractions mentioned in the itinerary (that is, those attractions where the itinerary says ‘visit’), except for those marked ‘optional’
  • Tour leadership by John Howie
  • Tour management by Travelrite International
  • Port and handling charges on the Emerald Princess
  • Cruise taxes

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
  • Meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary. Please note, on the Emerald Princess you will be required to pay for alcoholic drinks and some soft drinks & hot drinks (though most soft drinks & hot drinks on the ship are ‘included’. i.e., you don’t have to pay for them). You don’t have to pay for drinks at the Welcome Aboard Drinks Party
  • Lunches and other refreshments when not on the ship (except for the ‘included’ meals mentioned in the 10th ‘dot’ point above).
  • Ship gratuities

Availability

All cabins are subject to cabin availability. Please call for fares and information on other cabin categories. A limited number of cabins are available for single occupancy. There are fare reductions available for the 3rd and 4th persons sharing in some cabins. Please call for details on 1800 033 436.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Tour operator:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Emerald Princess is operated by Princess and the cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Princess 2019 brochure. All passengers must complete the cruise personaliser on the Princess website and a Travelrite International booking form.

Deposit and payment:
A deposit of $800 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. 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 all payments made by Visa, Mastercard and Amex cards.

Cancellation charges:

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
Over 90 days $800
90 - 61 days 50% 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. 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 unforseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.

Baggage:
All economy class passengers qualify for 20 kg of luggage to Europe. Baggage is at own risk throughout the tour.

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 prior to 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 acts only as agents in the making of arrangements with carriers, hoteliers and others for the tour. As a result we cannot accept liability for any act or omission whatsoever, whether negligent or otherwise of those carriers, hoteliers or other persons providing services in connection with the tour over whom we have no direct or exclusive control. We do not accept responsibility for any injury, damage, loss, delay, change of schedule or any other events which are beyond our direct control, such as, but not limited to, war, flood, fire, civil disturbance, acts of god, acts of Government, terrorism or any other authorities, accidents to or failure of machinery or equipment, or industrial action. The passage contract in use by the carriers concerned shall constitute the sole contract between the transportation companies or firms and the purchasers of these tours and the passengers. Baggage is at own risk throughout the tour. The contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria and any legal action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria.

How to book:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $800 per person to:

Travelrite International P/L
182 Canterbury Road Heathmont, Victoria 3135

Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free: 1800 033 436
Phone: (03) 9729 8722
Fax: (03) 9729 0682
Email: heathmont@travelrite.com.au

About Travelrite International:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 30 years and operating in Victoria for more than 32 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 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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