Mysteries of India, Sri Lanka and Arabia Cruise

19
Nights
2019
April 1
From
$6850
Celebrity
Constellation
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals, entertainment

The Senior’s cruise will be a wonderful experience cruising the Anderman Sea, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. The cruise includes sightseeing tours in most of the ports of call and special events for tour members. We hope that you can join us!

Visiting Singapore, Phuket, Thailand; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Cochin, Mangalore, Goa and Mumbai, India; Muscat, Oman; Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE

Highlights Include

  • A comprehensive tour of Singapore including historic China Town, the magnificent Orchid Gardens and the Marina Bay Precinct
  • A relaxing boat journey of Phang Nga Bay Phuket
  • See the famed James Bond Island that was featured in the film The Man with the Golden Gun
  • Famous Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage, an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants Colombo
  • Visit the famous Chinese Fishing Nets - Cochin India
  • Explore Paradesi Synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, dating back to 1567
  • Dutch Mattancherry Palace, featuring Kerala murals
  • Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, which was consecrated by Sri Narayana in 1912 - New Mangalore
  • Kadri Manjunatheshwara temple, a historic site of worship that dates back as far as 1068AD
  • The history and heritage of Goa including stunning Basilica of Bom Jesus and the Se Cathedral
  • Spice plantation - Goa
  • Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Hotel, Victoria Terminus- Mumbai
  • Grand Mosque - a glorious example of modern Islamic architecture - Muscat
  • Fort of Nizwa, an impressive fortress built in the 17th century
  • The Souk, famous for its Bedouin silver jewellery
  • The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa
  • Visit reclaimed Palms and see the new Atlantis development - Dubai
  • Shop in the most famous landmark of Dubai – the Gold Souk
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world - Abu Dhabi
  • Women’s Handicraft Centre - Abu Dhabi
  • The brand new Louvre Museum - Abu Dhabi
  • Opportunity to do camel riding, sand boarding and try out a henna design on hands or feet
  • Enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and a shisha and a belly dancer performing her show
  • around the campfire by starlight
  • Luxury Cruising onbaord Celebrity Constellation
Mysteries of India,
Sri Lanka and Arabia Cruise Map

Includes

  • Return economy-class air travel from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth to Singapore and return from Dubai.
  • 15 nights on board the 5-star luxury Celebrity Constellation in your chosen stateroom
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Celebrity Constellation
  • 1 night centrally located 4-star accommodation in Singapore including breakfast
  • 2 nights' centrally located 4-star accommodation in Abu Dhabi including breakfasts
  • Private activities on board Celebrity Constellation
  • Travel in first-class chartered coach
  • Sightseeing tours as listed in the itinerary
  • Escorted by a Travelrite Tour Manager
  • A Travelrite travel bag
  • Air taxes and ship port & handling charges as at 1 December 2017
  • Cruise gratuities

Don't worry about coming alone

About a third of people on the cruise travel alone. We will match people up in twin-share cabins when available, if requested – 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.

Celebrity Constellation Deck plans

Celebrity Constellation

A spectacular experience throughout, Celebrity Constellation o ers the impeccable service and exceptional amenities of a grand hotel, along with a voyage you'll never forget. She boasts spectacular style and ambience from the minute you enter the magnificent Grand Foyer. This vessel features an AquaSpa, Michael's Club and Cova Cafe Milano – to name just a few of the features designed to indulge you, pamper you and exceed your every expectation. The Speciality Restaurant o ers an alternative dining experience, in which five-star cuisine is presented and finished at tableside. It's the quintessential Celebrity experience – spectacular cuisine complemented by crisp table linens, fine china and attentive, unobtrusive service. Convenient internet cafes allow guests to stay connected with family and friends. State-of-the-art theatres provide the perfect environment for lavish Broadway and Vegas production shows. A voyage on the Celebrity Constellation is an experience to be savoured and remembered.

Clothing on board the Celebrity Constellation

Clothing on board the Celebrity Constellation is typical 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 nights and means that you can be glamorous and sophisticated in your own way. The self-service restaurants are casual attire.

Day 1 Monday April 1, 2019 Departure, Singapore
Today we depart Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth on our flight to the amazing city of Singapore. Upon arrival we are transferred to our city hotel.

Day 2 Tuesday April 2, 2019 Singapore, Embarkation
With our local guide we enjoy a comprehensive tour of this vibrant city including historic China Town, the magnificent Orchid Gardens and the Marina Bay Precinct. This afternoon it’s all aboard Celebrity Constellation for our fantastic 15 night cruise.

Day 3 Wednesday April 3, 2019 At sea
A free day to explore the Constellation, enjoy the daily activities, dine in one of the many restaurants and be entertained each evening at the world class shows.

Day 4 Thursday April 4, 2019 Phuket
Phuket, a rain forested, mountainous island in the Andaman Sea, has some of Thailand’s most popular beaches, mostly situated along the clear waters of the western shores and is home to many high-end seaside resorts. Today we will take a relaxing boat journey of Phang Nga Bay. Explore pristine beaches, islands, mangrove forests, lagoons and caves on this fantastic exploration of the bay. We will also see the famed James Bond Island that was featured in the film The Man with the Golden Gun. There will be an included Thai lunch.

Day 5 Friday April 5, 2019 At sea
A relaxing day at sea. This afternoon test your knowledge with fellow group members as we play a fun game of Trivia.

Day 6 Saturday April 6, 2019 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the many activities offered in your daily ship program.

Day 7 Sunday April 7, 2019 Colombo
Today we arrive in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, which has a long history as a port on the ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. We travel out of Colombo to the famous Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage, an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants.

Day 8 Monday April 8, 2019 At sea
A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon join us for a fun game of Bingo with prizes for the winners.

Day 9 Tuesday April 9, 2019 Cochin, India
Today we arrive in Cochin, a city in southwest India's coastal Kerala state. It has been a port since 1341, when a flood carved out its harbor and opened it to Arab, Chinese and European merchants. On our shore excursion today we visit the famous Chinese Fishing Nets. These nets are fixed land installations for fishing, reaching the length of 20 metres, and height of 10 metres. We visit St. Francis Church in Fort Kochi, dating back 1503, and boasting the title of the oldest European church in India. With our local guide we also explore Paradesi Synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations, dating back to 1567. Another highlight of the day will be the Dutch Mattancherry Palace, featuring Kerala murals, depicting Hindu art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi and the Folklore Museum.

Day 10 Wednesday April 10, 2019 New Mangalore
This morning we arrive at the port of New Mangalore. From there we will visit Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, which was consecrated by Sri Narayana in 1912, who fought for social equality and used the temple to unify believers across the Caste system. We then visit the nearby Kadri Manjunatheshwara temple, a historic site of worship that dates back as far as 1068AD. For lunch we stop in the town of Mangalore, where there will be time to shop for souvenirs before returning to the ship.

Day 11 Thursday April 11, 2019 Goa
Our tour today begins with the history and heritage of Goa, with a short drive transporting us to Old Goa, once referred to as the ‘Rome of the East’. The several scenic churches, convents and colonial buildings are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We have the chance to encounter Old Goa’s primary sites, including the stunning Basilica of Bom Jesus and the Se Cathedral, the latter home to the famous Golden Bell. We then travel to a spice plantation and see the River Zuari.

Day 12 Friday April 12, 2019 Mumbai, India
This morning we arrive in Mumbai, the biggest city in India. Made up of a collection of seven islands, Mumbai is famous for Bollywood, and has earned itself the reputation of being the City where dreams come true. We have a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Mumbai, with its majestic Architecture and its traditional red double-decker buses which will give us a taste of the wonders of India. We see the Gateway of India, which was officially opened in 1924. Located nearby is the majestic Taj Mahal Hotel built in 1903. We see Victoria Terminus, an extravagant Gothic building, which is the main railway station.

Day 13 Saturday April 13, 2019 At sea
A relaxing day at sea! This afternoon join us for a fun game of Scattergories.

Day 14 Sunday April 14, 2019 At sea
A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship.

Day 15 Monday April 15, 2019 Muscat, Oman
This morning we arrive in Muscat, a port the likes of which cannot be found anywhere in the world. We will visit the Grand Mosque, a glorious example of modern Islamic architecture, which was a gift to the nation from Sultan Qaboos to mark the 30th year of his reign. We also visit the enchanting Fort of Nizwa, an impressive fortress built in the 17th century, then continue on to the cattle market and the souk, famous for its Bedouin silver jewellery. Later we visit one of Oman's most beautiful forts, famous for its wall and ceiling murals, before returning to the ship.

Day 16 Tuesday April 16, 2019 Dubai, UAE
This afternoon we arrive in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, a city that has undergone an almost miraculous transformation from desert town to a sophisticated and wealthy centre of Arab influence. On our tour we visit the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. We travel in a lift up this amazing building where we have spectacular views of Dubai. We travel out to the reclaimed Palms and see the new Atlantis development. We will also stop at the famous mall of the Emirates, where you can see the indoor skiing Celebrity Constellation in the desert. The tour continues to Al Bastakiya, the old part of Dubai. We cross the Creek to the Spice Souk and there will be time to shop in the most famous landmark of Dubai – the Gold Souk.

Day 17 Wednesday April 17, 2019 Abu Dhabi, UAE
Today we arrive in Abu Dhabi, capital of the Emirates, known as the “Arabian Jewel”. Jebel Ali Port, the biggest man-made port in the world is one of the landmarks that we pass by on the way to Abu Dhabi. After disembarking we board our air-conditioned coach for a tour of this fascinating city. The first destination is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world. We then continue to the Women’s Handicraft Centre. Admire the skill and dexterity of local ladies making traditional handicrafts. Enjoy a magnificent view of the city by driving along the beautiful Corniche and make a photo-stop at the Breakwater. We then visit the Heritage Village and journey into the past to explore the lifestyle before oil was discovered before arriving at our hotel.

Day 18 Thursday April 18, 2019 Abu Dhabi
This morning we visit the brand new Louvre Museum and see some of the stunning exhibits of this modern museum. Mid-afternoon we are transported across the desert with photo-stops during an exciting dune drive and visit to a camel farm. The drive continues across the desert as the sun sets. Reaching our campsite, we have the opportunity to do camel riding, sand boarding and try out a henna design on hands or feet. After working up an appetite, enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and a shisha (the famous Arabic water pipe) and watch our belly dancer performing her show around the campfire by starlight.

Day 19 Friday April 19, 2019 Departure
This morning is free to do some shopping before we are transferred to Dubai airport to board our flight back to Australia.

Day 20 Saturday April 20, 2019 Arrive Australia
The group arrives in Australia and tour arrangements conclude.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
10 Inside 3 $6,850 $9,000
9 Inside 6, 7,8,9,11 $6,990 $9,290
6 Ocean View 3 $7,490 $10,150
5 Ocean View 6 $7,590 $10,350
2C Balcony 6,7 $8,390 $11,950
2B Balcony 6,8,9 $8,490 $12,090
2A Balcony 7 $8,590 $12,250
C3 Concierge Balcony 7,8,9 $8,690 $12,290
S2 Sky Suite 6,8,9 $10,990 $17,290
Included port and handling charges $675 $1,350
Included air taxes as at 1/12/2017 $166 $166
Included cruise ship gratuities $240 $240

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Return economy-class air travel from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth to Singapore and return from Dubai.
  • 15 nights on board the 5-star luxury Celebrity Constellation in your chosen stateroom
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Celebrity Constellation
  • 1 night centrally located 4-star accommodation in Singapore including breakfast
  • 2 nights' centrally located 4-star accommodation in Abu Dhabi including breakfasts
  • Private activities on board Celebrity Constellation
  • Travel in first-class chartered coach
  • Sightseeing tours as listed in the itinerary
  • Escorted by a Travelrite Tour Manager
  • A Travelrite travel bag
  • Air taxes and ship port & handling charges as at 1 December 2017
  • Cruise gratuities

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Passport and visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals unless specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing and general expenses unless specified in the itinerary
  • Additional travel arrangements not in the detailed itinerary.
  • These will be quoted for separately

Availability

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

Extending

You can stay longer for minimal additional airfare 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. Celebrity Constellation 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 and website. All passengers must complete the Celebrity Cruises online check-in on www.celebritycruises.com.au as well as a Travelrite 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. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the tour. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by Visa or Mastercard and 3% for payment by AMEX or Diners Club cards. If fares and air taxes change due to government and airport regulations or currency fluctuations Travelrite International reserves the right to charge additional amounts.

Cancellation Charges

Number of days before sailing.

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
Over90 days Loss of deposit
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 tour is based on arrangements that do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals, airfare or other services not utilized after the tour has commenced.

Travel Documents

All passengers will require a valid passport with six month validity. A visa is required for India. If not an Australian passport holder check with Travelrite International for visa requirements.

BAGGAGE:

Passengers qualify for a 30kg free baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise.

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 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 is the tour organiser. 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 legal action must be taken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of Celebrity Cruises detailed at www.celebritycruises.com.au. If you do not have a copy of these details please contact us and we will send one to you.

How to Book

Bookings can be made 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 30 years. It has two fully ATAS accredited (No. A10538) offices at Balwyn and Heathmont. 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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