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29 Day Europe to Africa Cruise

  • Discover Italy, Jordan, Seychelles & More
  • Cruise the Mediterranean & Suez Canal
Includes Return International Flights

From the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean to the arid Arabian Desert and remote tropical islands of the Indian Ocean; this is a true journey of contrasts you simply cannot miss.

Discover nine countries across three continents on this incredible 29 day journey from Venice to Durban via the Mediterranean and Red Seas, the Suez Canal and vast Indian Ocean. Cruise aboard the stunning MSC Musica ship for 24 nights, taking in exotic ports including the romantic city of Venice, the classic Italian port of Brindisi, the ancient Greek city of Heraklion and more. Witness a mirage as you cruise the Suez Canal through the Arabian Desert, then relax on the coast in Jordan; followed by visits to the islands of Mahe in Seychelles, Mauritius and Reunion, before completing your journey in Durban, South Africa. Includes all flights, 24 night cruise, two nights hotel accommodation, 74 meals and so much more.

Your bucket list trip doesn’t have to end once you disembark the ship, choose the 32 Day Package with Africa Safari Extension and enjoy three nights safari accommodation, up to six safari game drives in search of elephants, lions, rhinos, buffalo and more.

About the ship: MSC Musica is an ecological cruise ship with plenty to do on board including dance lessons, cooking demonstrations, fitness classes and more. Enjoy coffee shops and restaurants, swimming pools, an art gallery, library, gym, tennis court and, as the name suggests, there’s plenty of music to keep you entertained day and night.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Venice, Italy. Fly with Emirates, Etihad, Airways, Qatar Airways, British Airways, South African Airways to name a few (subject to availability).

Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival into Venice, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight: Best Western Quid Hotel, Venice or similar

Meals included: None

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax and explore the city's famous canals and historic architecture.

Overnight: Best Western Quid Hotel, Venice or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning after breakfast, check-out of your hotel and be transferred to the Cruise Terminal to check-in to your cabin onboard 'MSC Musica'. The cruise will depart at 5:00pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Spend the afternoon exploring Brindisi. This classic Italian port town has a beautiful dockside promenade, popular with locals and visitors.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Heraklion has superb fortifications, a fine market and atmospheric old alleys to visit when you alight from your MSC cruise. Close by the port, some streets are pedestrianised, allowing the chance to sightsee through an eclectic mix of old and new streets and shops. The Palace of Knossos, a huge archaeological site, is located just out of the city (not included).

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Leave the Mediterranean behind as you sail into Port Said, Egypt. This city, surrounded by bustling waterways and ringed with mosques and commercial buildings is the famous gateway into the Suez Canal. Take advantage of the view from your ship as it passes through the city en route to the canal and Red Sea.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Emerging at the south end of the one hundred mile long canal at the port of Suez, you will sail onto Eilat in Israel. Passengers can take the opportunity to join an optional shore excursion to visit Jerusalem, or stay on the coast to enjoy the palm lined beaches and famous turquoise waters.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Docking for the day in Aqaba, Jordan, means making the choice between relaxing on the sun drenched coast, ideal for snorkelling and diving, or taking the opportunity to visit the mysterious and beautiful ruins of Petra on a optional shore excursion, on the edge of Jordan’s Wadi Rum desert.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning you will dock in Port Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles and largest city on the island of Mahe. The island is ringed by dozens of pristine and inviting beaches and densely covered in lush tropical jungle. To find out more about the incredible diversity of species in the Seychelles, you may choose to visit the Botanical Gardens. Alternatively, the bazaar offers an array of local products, spices, fish, fruit and vegetables, flanked by beautiful Creole houses.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The town of Port Louis is famous for its beautiful portside promenade and famous Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens. These stunning gardens have been expertly tended for three hundred years and is a ‘must do’ optional shore excursion.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Another must-see destination in Mauritius is the long, blindingly white sandy coastline on Ile Aux Cerfs. ‘Deer Island’ has four kilometres of pristine beach, easily accessed by an optional shore excursion.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

La Possession, Reunion, is one of the most unique stops on your cruise to South Africa. You may choose to join an optional shore excursion which explores Circus of Salazie; the remains of an enormous volcanic caldera located a few kilometres from La Possession. Exploding with wildlife, dense forest surrounds picturesque villages just a few miles from the hub of La Possession. The panoramas as you drive up into the caldera are breathtaking. Alternatively, you can choose an optional shore excursion to wander the laid back, multicultural capital of Saint-Denis with its mix of French cafes and Creole architecture, going back to the early eighteen hundreds.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning you will arrive into Durban Port. After breakfast you will disembark and make your own way to Durban airport (approx. 1 hour) for your return flight back to Australia, via Johannesburg.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

*Please note, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later due to flight scheduling

Itinerary - 2

This morning you will arrive into Durban Port. After breakfast you will disembark and make your own way to Durban airport (approx. 1 hour) for your flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival into Johannesburg you will be met and transferred to Ravineside Lodge in Entabeni Safari Conservancy (approx. 2.5 hours). Over the next 3 nights experience the Conservancy and go in search for lions, elephants, rhinos and other predators such as Hyena and Jackal, and a variety of antelope from red hartebeest to eland, gemsbok to blesbok and others. This afternoon join in on an afternoon safari.

Overnight: Ravineside Lodge, Entabeni Safari Conservancy (Kingfisher Lodge if Premium option chosen)

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Safari drives are offered to lodge guests twice a day – first thing in the morning and again for the late afternoon sundown. Every experience is unique and varies depending on the time of year. Late in the year, observe the vivid change of season as grasses and bush flourish. Feel the chilly winter air on your cheeks before sunrise and witness the rebirth of the bush as the first summer rains fall and with it the exciting arrival of lambing season.

Overnight: Ravineside Lodge, Entabeni Safari Conservancy (Kingfisher Lodge if Premium option chosen)

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After a quick morning tea and coffee reception, embark on an early morning game drive once again. You will return to the lodge around mid-morning for breakfast and enjoy free time for the rest of the day. Just before sunset enjoy your second game drive of the day for more wildlife viewing opportunities.

Overnight: Ravineside Lodge, Entabeni Safari Conservancy (Kingfisher Lodge if Premium option chosen)

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning enjoy your last early morning safari. After breakfast and check out enjoy some local sightseeing en route (subject to time, a meal stop may be possible, not included) to Johannesburg Airport for your return flight back to Australia.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

*Please note, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later due to flight scheduling.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Visit 3 continents and 9 countries
  • Cruise the Mediterranean, Red Sea and Indian Ocean
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in beautiful Venice
  • Cruise to Israel, Jordan, Seychelles, Mauritius and more
  • Witness the beautiful dockside promenade in Brindisi
  • Visit the colourful Greek port of Heraklion
  • Sail through the iconic Suez Canal in Egypt
  • Dock in Eilat famous for palm lined beaches and turquoise waters
  • Discover Pointe des Galets on Reunion Island
  • Dock in Aqaba, Jordan - gateway to Petra
  • Dock in beautiful Port Victoria
  • Witness the stunning beaches of Port Louis
  • Dock in unique Pointe des Galets
  • Cruise the Indian Ocean to Durban, South Africa
  • Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 24 night Europe to South Africa MSC Cruise
  • Sail aboard the fabulous ‘MSC Musica’ ship
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Venice
  • Enjoy 74 meals including all meals while cruising
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Transfer airport to hotel
  • Transfer hotel to cruise port
All of the 29 Day Package plus the following:
  • 3 nights accommodation at Ravineside Lodge, or 3 nights accommodation at Kingfisher Lodge (Premium option only)
  • Experience an abundance of wildlife and birds in Entabeni Safari Conservancy
  • Experience up to 6 safari game drives with a qualified ranger
  • Search for elephants, rhinos, lions, buffalo, leopards and more
  • Enjoy 9 additional meals
  • Travel in open air 4x4 vehicles
  • Qualified safari field rangers and trackers
  • Return airport transfers in Johannesburg

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase .

Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.

On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 

Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on the 11th October 2018.

Travel offer is valid for one person based on twin share.

Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
29 Day Standard Package
- Interior Bella Cabin: $2300
- Ocean View Fantastica Cabin: $3300
- Balcony Fantastica Cabin: $4500

32 Day Package with South Africa Extension
- Interior Bella Cabin: $3100
- Ocean View Fantastica Cabin: $4100
- Balcony Fantastica Cabin: $5300

32 Day Package with Premium South Africa Extension
- Interior Bella Cabin: $3250
- Ocean View Fantastica Cabin: $4250
- Balcony Fantastica Cabin: $5450

Departure Dates
11th October 2018

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth.



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, British Airways, South African Airlines, and codeshare partners (subject to availability). 



Arrive early in Venice, Italy
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Stay behind in Johannesburg, South Africa
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/each way
Solo Traveller: $700 each way
Locations:
* Abu Dhabi
* Dubai
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- An outbound and inbound stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.

Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Buy now for $7499 per person.
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfil your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
Please note: If Abu Dhabi or Dubai stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available 



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.





Accommodation Used


29 Day Standard Package

4.5 Star (self-rated):

- Venice, Italy: Best Western Plus Quid Hotel Venice Airport

- Cruise: MSC Cruise Lines – ‘MSC Musica’



32 Day Package with South Africa Extension

4 Star (self-rated):

- South Africa: Ravineside Lodge, Entabeni Safari Conservancy



32 Day Package with Premium South Africa Extension

4.5 Star (self-rated):

- South Africa: Kingfisher Lodge, Entabeni Safari Conservancy



Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.



Extra Nights
- Venice, Italy (Pre Tour): $210 per room including breakfast.
- Johannesburg, South Africa (Post Tour): Not available.
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.

Maximum Room Capacity
2 People.

Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 2 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.

Triple Share
Not available.

Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin Bedding (subject to availability).

Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 46 per vehicle.
Please note: If departing on the 32 Day Package with 3 Night Safari Extension the minimum number for the tour to depart is 10.

Optional Tours / Activities
Shore excursions 
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability).
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).



- Visa fees and requirements: (A tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days and a tourist visa is also not required for South Africa if travelling on an Australian passport).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise).
- Gratuities/tipping.
* Cruise: Mandatory at approx. €8.50 (approx. $15 AUD) per person/day payable onboard at the end of the cruise.
* Land (Europe & South Africa): Optional and at the customers discretion.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise).
- Transfer port to airport (day 28).
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
The cruise will depart Italy in Autumn where the average temperature will be between 9-18 °C. The cruise crosses the equator north of Seychelles, where it is always warm and humid. Arrival into Durban is during the Southern Hemisphere’s Spring. The average temperature is 19-25°C. Light cotton clothing will be best for humid days, a light jacket or jumper is recommended for the evenings.

TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 

Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 

Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

CRUISE
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.

Gratuities:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver. Tipping in Italy and South Africa is optional and at the customers discretion. Tipping for the cruise is mandatory at €8.50 (approx. $15 AUD) per person/day and will be automatically charged to your onboard account.

Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a basic level of fitness will be required. A moderate level of fitness is required for South Africa if choosing the extension package. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.



A tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days and a tourist visa is also not required for South Africa if travelling on an Australian passport.
Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
· 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider will apply.
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