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30 Day Africa To Europe Cruise

  • Discover Italy, Seychelles, Mauritius & More
  • Cruise The Mediterranean & Suez Canal
Includes Return International Flights

Cruise buffs and bucket list travellers, this one’s for you! A 30 day fly, stay and cruise adventure from Africa to Europe, jam-packed with big-ticket experiences and exotic destinations - this is an opportunity to see more in a month than most people would see in a lifetime!

Nine countries, three continents, one incredible experience. Enjoy a dazzling 24 night cruise from Durban to Venice via the Indian Ocean, Suez Canal, Red Sea and Mediterranean, travelling aboard the stunning MSC Musica ship. Discover idyllic Port Victoria in Seychelles, the lively Port Louis of Mauritius, grand Kotor in Montenegro, the romantic city of Venice and so much more. Includes return flights, a leisurely cruise, three nights hotel accommodation, and 75 meals. Want to see more? A pre-cruise safari extension staying at Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge is also available.

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 Durban, South Africa. Fly with Emirates, Etihad, Airways or Qatar Airways (subject to availability).

Meals included: In-Flight

On arrival into Durban Airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga, Durban

Meals included: None

After breakfast you will be transferred to the cruise terminal to board your home for the next 24 nights the ‘MSC Musica’ ship. The cruise will depart at 4:00pm.

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

La Possession, Reunion, is one of the most unique stops on your cruise in Southern Africa. You may choose to join an optional shore excursion which explores Circus of Salazie (not included); 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 (not included) with its mix of French cafes and Creole architecture, going back to the early 1800s.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Port Louis has taken its role as the country’s first city seriously and has expanded over time with new streets, buildings and a beautiful promenade.

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

Today you will dock in Port Victoria, 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 Garden (not included). 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

Enjoy another full day in the beautiful Seychelles capital of Port Victoria.

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

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 an optional shore excursion, on the edge of Jordan’s Wadi Rum desert (not included).

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today, MUSICA's transit from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean via the Suez Canal will commence. You will experience a full day transit through the Arabian desert, at times experiencing the optical illusion of other ships seemingly sailing across the desert sand. Ships cruise single file until just over halfway through, where northbound ships can pass & southbound ships wait to rejoin the queue.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Sail into Port Said, Egypt. This city, surrounded by bustling waterways and ringed with mosques and commercial buildings is the famous gateway from Canal to the Mediterranean. Take advantage of the deckside view from your ship as it passes through the city en route to the open waters of the Med.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Katakolon is a tiny port town, only 30 minutes from Olympia, the ancient home of the Greek games which can be discovered on an optional shore excursion (not included). Alternatively, the town itself is very pretty, with great local dining options, views of the sea and the chance to take a swim.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Sail into dramatic Kotor Bay this morning. The popular town of Kotor has plenty of winding lanes, ancient piazzas and classic buildings to admire.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Split is a vibrant Croatian port city with plenty to see and do. The old town has evolved out of an ancient Roman Palace, slowly developed over centuries to contain a warren of tiny houses, cafes and shops. At the waterfront edge of the old town, the charming Riva is the hub of socialising, dining and entertainment for locals and visitors.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

On arrival into Venice Port, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Best Western Plus Quid Hotel, Mestre, Venice

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax or explore the canals, piazzas and historic architecture of Venice.

Overnight: Best Western Plus Quid Hotel, Mestre, Venice

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning after breakfast and check out you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Australia. Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

*Please note, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Durban, South Africa. Fly with Emirates, Etihad, Airways or Qatar Airways (subject to availability).

Meals included: In-Flight

On arrival into Durban Airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga, Durban

Meals included: None

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and be transferred by bus to Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge. The privately owned reserve is home to over 40 different species of animals and magnificent birdlife. A large variety of game reserve activities and excursions are available to all guests. Late this afternoon after “sundowners” you will experience a safari game drive into the early evening. Game viewing by spotlight after dark offers the chance of seeing unusual nocturnal species. Safari game drives are conducted in open air 4x4 vehicles by qualified guides.

Overnight: Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge, Hluhluwe

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning, join an early safari to look for the native inhabitants of this conservation region. Wildlife in the area can include elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, leopard, cheetah and the locally indigenous Nyala antelope. Late this afternoon you will experience another safari game drive into the early evening.

Overnight: Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge, Hluhluwe

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Spend another day exploring the Zulu Nyala wilderness on an early morning and a late afternoon safari game drive or choose from one of the wildlife and cultural excursions (not included). There is time to also enjoy the lodge pool and later sundowners overlooking the reserve.

Overnight: Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge, Hluhluwe

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, check out of Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge and be transferred to the Durban Cruise Port to board your home for the next 24 nights the ‘MSC Musica’ ship. The cruise will depart at 4:00pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruises - 'MSC Musica' ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Tour Inclusions

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  • Visit 3 continents and 9 countries
  • Cruise the Indian Ocean, Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea
  • Spend the night in Durban
  • Cruise to Jordan, Mauritius, Greece, Croatia and more
  • Dock in unique Pointe des Galets
  • Witness the stunning beaches of Port Louis
  • Discover the beautiful Port Victoria
  • Dock in Aqaba, Jordan - gateway to Petra
  • Sail through the iconic Suez Canal in Egypt
  • Visit the colourful Greek port of Heraklion
  • Sail into the dramatic Kotor Bay in Kotor
  • Dock in the vibrant Croatian port city of Split
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in beautiful Venice
  • Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 1 night pre cruise hotel accommodation in Durban
  • 2 nights post cruise hotel accommodation in Venice
  • 24 night South Africa to Italy MSC Cruise
  • Sail aboard the fabulous ‘MSC Musica’ ship
  • Enjoy 75 meals including all meals whilst cruising
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • Return airport and port transfers
All of the 30 Day Package inclusions plus the following:
  • 3 nights accommodation at Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge
  • Experience up to 5 safari game drives with a qualified ranger
  • Search for elephants, rhinos, buffalo, leopards and more
  • Enjoy 9 additional meals
  • Travel in open air 4x4 vehicles
  • Qualified safari field rangers and trackers

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 24th April 2019.
  
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
 
30 Day Standard Package
- Interior Bella Cabin: $2500
- Ocean View Fantastica Cabin: $3150
- Balcony Fantastica Cabin: $4300
 
33 Day Package with Pre Tour Safari Extension
- Interior Bella Cabin: $2650
- Ocean View Fantastica Cabin: $3300
- Balcony Fantastica Cabin: $4500
 
Departure Dates
24th April 2019
Please note: If departing on the 33 Day Package with the Pre Tour Safari Extension your departure date will be 3 days prior.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
 

Full Service Airline(s) Used
Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
 
Arrive early in Durban, 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.
 
Stay behind 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.
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $450 per person/each way
Solo Traveller: $700 each way
Locations:
* Dubai
* Abu Dhabi
* Doha
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 fulfill 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.
- If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha 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
30 Day Standard Package
4 Star (self-rated):
- Durban, South Africa: Protea Hotel Durban Umhlanga
- Cruise: MSC Cruise Lines – ‘MSC Musica’
- Venice, Italy: Best Western Plus Quid Hotel, Mestre
 
33 Day Package with Pre Tour Safari Extension
4 Star (self-rated):
- South Africa: Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge, Hluhluwe
 
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
- Durban, South Africa (Pre Tour): Not available.
- Venice, Italy (Post Tour): $180 per room including breakfast.
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 8, maximum group size 44 per vehicle.
  
Optional Tours / Activities
- 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 (For Australian passport holders, tourist visas are not required for any of the destinations on this cruise, except for Jordan, which will be granted on arrival and managed by the cruise company while on the tour).
- 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 customer’s discretion.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise).
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.
 


CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
Weather will vary on this trip. The cruise will depart South Africa in Autumn where the average temperature will be 16-26°C. The cruise crosses the equator north of the Seychelles, where it is always warm and humid. Arrival into Venice will be in the European late spring. The average temperature is 13-22°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. 
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 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.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
Cabin Experiences:
Bella
- Wide variety of superb, freshly prepared cuisine.
- Classic dining style with the chance to express a seating preference. Seating preference is subject to availability and reconfirmation on board.
- Gourmet buffet with different areas, open 24 hours a day.
- Broadway-style theatre shows.
- Swimming pool, scenic gym and open-air sports facilities.
- Packed program of daily activities.
- Turndown service to prepare your bed each night.
 
Fantastica
‘Fantastica’ fares are a wonderful way to enjoy the comforts of life on board an elegant, modern cruise ship, plus a variety of extra privileges. Benefits are: 
- Enjoy a wide choice of superb cuisine to celebrate the tastes of the Mediterranean with a chance to indicate preferred dinner sitting.
- Access to gourmet buffets with 13 different gastronomic corners open 20 hours a day.
- Daily cabin service and goodnight turn down service.
- Cabins on the upper decks and in the most convenient positions on the ship.
- Priority in choice of dinner sitting.
- Complimentary continental breakfast on every morning except morning of departure.
- Cabin service 24 hours a day.

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.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver in South Africa and Italy and are optional and at the customer’s 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. 
Please note: additional extra's purchased onboard will also have a gratuity of up to 18% charged ontop of the normal ship board gratuity.
 


For Australian passport holders, tourist visas are not required for any of the destinations on this cruise, except for Jordan, which will be granted on arrival and managed by the cruise company while on the tour.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application 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 an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

· 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

· 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

· Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

· Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

· Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/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/accommodation/other travel provider.

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