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  • Murray River Luxury Cruise

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  • Pan Pacific Melbourne

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  • Pan Pacific Melbourne

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  • Pan Pacific Melbourne

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  • PS Emmylou

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  • PS Emmylou skipper

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  • PS Emmylou Standard Double

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  • PS Emmylou Twin

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  • PS Emmylou Double Ensuite

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  • Echuca Wharf

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  • Riverside campfire

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  • Riverside dining

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  • Echuca

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  • Echuca

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  • PS Emmylou saloon dining

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  • PS Emmylou engine

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  • BIrdlife along the river

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  • Murray River Luxury Cruise

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  • Pan Pacific Melbourne

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  • Pan Pacific Melbourne

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  • Pan Pacific Melbourne

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  • PS Emmylou

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  • PS Emmylou skipper

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  • PS Emmylou Standard Double

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  • PS Emmylou Twin

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  • PS Emmylou Double Ensuite

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  • Echuca Wharf

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  • Riverside campfire

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  • Riverside dining

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  • Echuca

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  • Echuca

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  • PS Emmylou saloon dining

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  • PS Emmylou engine

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3 Day Murray River Luxury Cruise

  • Enjoy a 5-star escape at Pan Pacific Melbourne
  • Cruise Australia’s longest river by paddlesteamer
Includes meals, accommodation & transfers

The Murray River is an icon of Australian history; a once-vital river trading route, home to diverse wildlife and numerous heritage villages. When viewed from the deck of a historic paddlesteamer, this mighty river and its fascinating story truly come to life. On this ultra-luxurious three-day Murray River escape for two people, you can do just that - plus a whole lot more!

Kick off the experience in style with a night at the five-star Pan Pacific Melbourne South Wharf, taking time to explore the cultural highlights and sensational dining scene of the city, then travel inland to Echuca the following morning. After soaking up the old-world charm of Echuca, climb aboard the luxuriously refurbished PS Emmylou and embark on an unforgettable cruise along Australia’s longest river. Admire the changing scenery and the boat steams along this vital artery, keeping an eye out for the abundant wildlife that calls the river home. Enjoy a chef-prepared dinner onboard, followed by stargazing and roasting marshmallows over a riverside campfire. Package includes two nights accommodation, three meals, return transfers for two people and more.

If a cruise along the mighty Murray is on your list, this is an escape you do not want to miss!

Want to explore even further? Four and five day options are also available.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Enjoy today at leisure in vibrant Melbourne, staying at the five-star Pan Pacific Melbourne South Wharf. This luxury hotel features panoramic views of the city, Port Philip Bay and the Yarra River from floor-to-ceiling windows, while also including an array of splendid amenities. Pan Pacific is centrally located near the vibrant South Wharf district, enjoying easy access to attractions such as Melbourne Aquarium, Casino and Telstra Sports Dome, approx. 1km away. Take advantage of the hotel’s onsite restaurant, cafe, and bar, or venture out to enjoy Melbourne’s famed dining scene.

Overnight: Pan Pacific Melbourne, South Wharf
Meals included: None

Enjoy breakfast at the Pan Pacific before being picked up at 10.30am for your journey to Murray River. The trip will include a stop in Nagambie for a coffee break, before arriving in Echuca in the afternoon. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the many shops, pubs, cafés and historic Port of Echuca before your cruise departs aboard the refurbished PS Emmylou at 6.30pm.
 
Departing from the Port of Echuca, you have time for a relaxing drink from the bar (not included) or a visit to the wheelhouse to see the Skipper as the sun starts to set over the river. After cruising upstream PS Emmylou will turn to continue the journey downstream under the Echuca/Moama Bridge, where you will pass the impressive Echuca Wharf.

Relax on the upper deck with a beverage and let the river glide by before the Emmylou pulls into her overnight mooring at Layfield Lane for the evening. Enjoy a chef-prepared dinner on board before a campfire will be set under the stars where you can enjoy a good yarn with your fellow passengers and roast marshmallows before retiring for the evening at your leisure.

Overnight: ‘PS Emmylou’ Paddlesteamer
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Rise early for a morning bush walk or relax over breakfast as the cruise heads back to Echuca, where you will no doubt reluctantly say farewell. Estimated arrival time at the port is 9.30am. Your return transfer to Melbourne then takes you via the beautiful gold rush City of Bendigo. Here you will pause for a coffee run at the trendy Chancery Lane, famous for their art, food and great coffee. The journey then continues back to Melbourne for Melbourne Airport or CBD drop-offs.


Meals included: Breakfast

Itinerary - 2

Enjoy today at leisure in vibrant Melbourne, staying at the five-star Pan Pacific Melbourne South Wharf. This luxury hotel features panoramic views of the city, Port Philip Bay and the Yarra River from floor-to-ceiling windows, while also including an array of splendid amenities. Pan Pacific is centrally located near the vibrant South Wharf district, enjoying easy access to attractions such as Melbourne Aquarium, Casino and Telstra Sports Dome, approx. 1km away. Take advantage of the hotel’s onsite restaurant, cafe, and bar, or venture out to enjoy Melbourne’s famed dining scene.

Overnight: Pan Pacific Melbourne, South Wharf
Meals included: None

Enjoy breakfast at the Pan Pacific before being picked up at 10.30am for your journey to Murray River. The trip will include a stop in Nagambie for a coffee break, before arriving in Echuca in the afternoon. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the many shops, pubs, cafés and historic Port of Echuca before your cruise departs aboard the refurbished PS Emmylou at 6.00pm.

Departing Echuca upriver past the impressive Echuca Wharf & Bridge, dating back to 1878. You will have time for a relaxing drink from the bar or a visit to the wheelhouse to see the Skipper as the sun starts to set over the river. Tonight, enjoy a chef prepared dinner as the paddlesteamer cruises under floodlights where you’re sure to see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank. Keep an eye out for kangaroos, wombats, egrets, kookaburras and many other species of birds as the river banks glide by, before the Emmylou pulls into our overnight mooring at Horseshoe Lagoon.

Overnight: ‘PS Emmylou’ Paddlesteamer
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Rise early for a morning walk on the raised boardwalk overlooking the lagoon, home to native birds, plants and wildlife before enjoying breakfast. This morning, depart on a half day excursion travelling 30 minutes to the small town of Barmah. Enjoy a 1.5 hour guided Eco Cruise, where you can get up close to Australian nature and wildlife aboard the MV Kingfisher. From here, visit one of the region’s top food producers, Pacdon Park, where you can sample fine small goods, followed by lunch at Morrisons Riverview Winery. Enjoy complimentary tastings of their exquisite wines, followed by a two-course lunch. Tonight enjoy a chef-prepared dinner. You are then welcome to join your fellow passengers around the roaring campfire to watch the stars appear in the stunning night sky before retiring for the evening.

Overnight: ‘PS Emmylou’ Paddlesteamer
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Awake for an early morning bush walk or relax over breakfast as the cruise heads back to Echuca, where you will no doubt reluctantly say farewell. Estimated arrival time at the port is 9.30am. Your return transfer to Melbourne then takes you via the beautiful gold rush City of Bendigo. Here you will pause for a coffee run at the trendy Chancery Lane, famous for their art, food and great coffee. The journey then continues to Melbourne for Melbourne Airport or CBD drop-offs.


Meals included: Breakfast

Itinerary - 3

Enjoy today at leisure in vibrant Melbourne, staying at the five-star Pan Pacific Melbourne South Wharf. This luxury hotel features panoramic views of the city, Port Philip Bay and the Yarra River from floor-to-ceiling windows, while also including an array of splendid amenities. Pan Pacific is centrally located near the vibrant South Wharf district, enjoying easy access to attractions such as Melbourne Aquarium, Casino and Telstra Sports Dome, approx. 1km away. Take advantage of the hotel’s onsite restaurant, cafe, and bar, or venture out to enjoy Melbourne’s famed dining scene.

Overnight: Pan Pacific Melbourne, South Wharf
Meals included: None

Enjoy breakfast at the Pan Pacific before being picked up at 8.00am for your journey to Murray River. The trip will include a stop in Nagambie for a coffee break, before arriving in Echuca in the morning. Arrive at the historic Port of Echuca before your cruise departs on PS Emmylou at 12.00pm.

Departing Echuca downriver, this afternoon a light lunch is served as you begin to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the river. As the sun starts to set over the river listen to the river birds evening chorus, watch for kangaroos and other species of animals as the stars begin to appear. Tonight, enjoy a chef prepared dinner.

Overnight: ‘PS Emmylou’ Paddlesteamer
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, PS Emmylou continues its journey downriver towards Torrumbarry Weir. Visit the Interpretive Centre learning about the weir and lock system, which dates back to 1923 and enjoy a walk across the weir wall. From here, PS Emmylou continues her river odyssey back upstream. This afternoon, enjoy a presentation of fine local produce from the Perricoota Region including tasting the range of the new Echuca Distillery, a boutique craft distillery of craft gin and flavoured vodka. Tonight, enjoy a chef prepared dinner as the boat cruises to its overnight bush mooring near Dead Horse Point.

Overnight: ‘PS Emmylou’ Paddlesteamer
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, PS Emmylou departs upriver towards the Layfield Mooring. Here you will depart on a half day excursion travelling to the small town of Barmah. Enjoy a 1.5 hour Eco Cruise with an expert guide, where you can get up close to Australian nature and wildlife aboard the MV Kingfisher. From here, visit the award winning Morrisons Riverview Winery where you will enjoy a two-course lunch with wine tastings. Tonight, enjoy a signature gourmet Australian BBQ. Enjoy sampling the delicious range of Pacdon Park small goods for entrée before joining your guests at the grand dining table. After dinner, enjoy some star gazing sitting around the campfire before retiring for the evening.

Overnight: ‘PS Emmylou’ Paddlesteamer
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Rise early for a morning bush walk or relax over breakfast as the cruise heads back to Echuca where you will reluctantly say farewell. Estimated arrival time at the port is 9.30am. Your return transfer to Melbourne then takes you via the beautiful gold rush City of Bendigo. Here you will pause for a coffee run at the trendy Chancery Lane, famous for their art, food and great coffee. The journey then continues to Melbourne for Melbourne Airport or CBD drop-offs.


Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Experience Australia’s longest river aboard an historic paddlesteamer
  • Cruise along the Murray River beneath the Echuca/Moama Bridge
  • Admire stunning scenery and the impressive Echuca Wharf
  • Receive 2 complimentary bottles of Tisdall ‘Henry’s Crossing' wine
  • Complimentary morning and afternoon tea while cruising
  • Enjoy free time at leisure in Echuca, once a vital port of 19th century river trade
  • Stop in the towns of Nagambie and Bendigo for a coffee break
  • Free parking at Murray River Paddlesteamers (if self driving)

  • CRUISE
  • 1 night ‘Murray River Cruise’ aboard the PS Emmylou

  • ACCOMMODATION
  • 1 night in a 'Premier King Room' at the 5-star Pan Pacific Melbourne

  • DINING
  • Enjoy 3 meals including all meals whilst cruising

  • TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • Daily historical commentary

  • TRANSFERS
  • Return private transfers from Melbourne to Murray River
    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Experience Australia’s longest river aboard an historic paddlesteamer
  • Cruise along the Murray River beneath the Echuca/Moama Bridge
  • Admire stunning scenery and the impressive Echuca Wharf
  • Receive 2 complimentary bottles of Tisdall ‘Henry’s Crossing' wine
  • Complimentary morning and afternoon tea while cruising
  • Enjoy free time at leisure in Echuca, once a vital port of 19th century river trade
  • Keep an eye out for nocturnal wildlife on the riverbanks, lit by floodlights
  • See local wildlife on an eco river cruise in Barmah
  • Visit one of the region's top food producers, Pacdon Park
  • Enjoy complimentary tastings at Morrisons Riverview Winery
  • Stop in the towns of Nagambie and Bendigo for a coffee break
  • Free parking at Murray River Paddlesteamers (if self driving)

  • CRUISE
  • 2 night ‘Murray River Cruise’ aboard the PS Emmylou

  • ACCOMMODATION
  • 1 night in a 'Premier King Room' at the 5-star Pan Pacific Melbourne

  • DINING
  • Enjoy 6 meals including all meals whilst cruising

  • TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • Daily historical commentary
  • English speaking local tour guides

  • TRANSFERS
  • Return private transfers from Melbourne to Murray River
    HIGHLIGHTS
  • Experience Australia’s longest river aboard an historic paddlesteamer
  • Cruise along the Murray River beneath the Echuca/Moama Bridge
  • Admire stunning scenery and the impressive Echuca Wharf
  • Receive 2 complimentary bottles of Tisdall ‘Henry’s Crossing' wine
  • Complimentary morning and afternoon tea while cruising
  • Enjoy free time at leisure in Echuca, once a vital port of 19th century river trade
  • Keep an eye out for nocturnal wildlife on the riverbanks, lit by floodlights
  • See local wildlife on an eco river cruise in Barmah
  • Visit one of the region's top food producers, Pacdon Park
  • Enjoy complimentary tastings at Morrisons Riverview Winery
  • Stop in the towns of Nagambie and Bendigo for a coffee break
  • Visit the Interpretive Centre, learn about the Weir and lock system
  • Taste the new range beverages from the Echuca Distillery
  • Free parking at Murray River Paddlesteamers (if self driving)

  • CRUISE
  • 3 night ‘Murray River Cruise’ aboard the PS Emmylou

  • ACCOMMODATION
  • 1 night in a 'Premier King Room' at the 5-star Pan Pacific Melbourne

  • DINING
  • Enjoy 10 meals including all meals whilst cruising

  • TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • Daily historical commentary
  • English speaking local tour guides

  • TRANSFERS
  • Return private transfers from Melbourne to Murray River

Important info

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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.
 
Booking Guarantee:
Booking is subject to final confirmation from the accommodation provider. If you do not receive an email from the accommodation provider within 7 Business Days please contact TripADeal. If the selected dates cannot be secured an alternative date can be selected. In the event no available dates are suitable, a full refund will be provided. 
 
Please refrain from booking travel arrangements prior to final email confirmation from the accommodation provider.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to the Property unless stated otherwise.



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 23rd August 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for two people based on the twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers no discounts apply.
 
Departure Dates
3 Day Package
2019
June: 21
September: 6
  
2020
*May: 8
*June: 5
*July: 18
 
4 Day Package
2019
July: 17
September: 11
 
2020
*June: 10
*July: 15
*August: 26
 
5 Day Package
2019
July: 28
August: 25
September: 16 (SOLD OUT)
 
2020
*May: 31
*June: 21
*July: 26
*August: 23
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $75 per cabin.
 
Departure Cities
Melbourne



Paddlesteamer ‘Emmylou’
PS Emmylou, the world’s only wood-fired cruising paddlesteamer reminds us of the romantic days of the paddle steamers and is now an Australian icon of the river. Built locally during 1980-82 in the style of the 19th-century paddlesteamers, she is perfectly at home at the Port of Echuca, residing with the last few remaining paddlesteamers of the past. She is 30 metres long and 10 metres wide, steel hulled and timber decked. During 2018 PS Emmylou underwent a specially designed luxury upgrade and fit out. From the Main Deck to the Emmylou Suite, PS Emmylou now has accommodation for a variety of lifestyles and budgets and features free Wi-Fi throughout the boat and cabins.
 
Standard Twin Room
Standard Twin Rooms are situated on the main deck and offer guests twin single beds with a shared bathroom situated just outside the cabins.
 
Private Twin and Double Ensuite
Situated on the upper deck, guests can now choose from double and twin cabins, all with private ensuite. Doors opening to the outside afford neighbouring guests the unique opportunity to enjoy a social atmosphere, swapping stories and forming lasting friendships with fellow travellers. 



Accommodation Used


5 Star (self-rated)

Pan Pacific Melbourne: ‘Premier King Room’

 

Extra Nights
Not available.
 
Upgrade Option
Not available.
 
Combining Multiple Bookings
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People.
 
Child Policy
Valid for all ages.
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
1 x Double or 2 x Single Beds (subject to availability).
Please note: Double bedding is not available in twin cabins
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Not available.



HOTEL: Pan Pacific Melbourne
This five-star luxury hotel features panoramic views of the city, Port Philip Bay and the Yarra River from floor-to-ceiling windows while also including an array of splendid amenities. Guests will be able to choose from two dining outlets, an all-day-dining restaurant and bar which offers international cuisine and a nightcap in the evening, or a more relaxed cafe setting for a light meal or quick coffee
 
LOCATION: South Wharf, Melbourne
Pan Pacific is centrally located near the vibrant South Wharf district and provides easy access to various panoramic attractions like Melbourne Aquarium, Casino and Telstra Sports Dome, which are about a kilometre from this exotic property. Melbourne International Airport is approximately 25 km from the accommodation.
 
ROOM TYPE: Premier King Room
The Premier King room comes with thoughtfully appointed amenities, complemented by floor-to-ceiling views of the Yarra River and Melbourne cityscape, to offer you a satisfying stay.
Room Option Valid For: 2 People
Max occupancy: 2 People
Bedding configuration: 1 x Double or 2 x Twin Beds (subject to availability)
 
HOTEL FACILITIES:
- Complimentary Wifi
- Business Facilities
- 24/hr Gym
- Car rental
- Concierge
- Laundry/valet service
- Luggage hold
- Room service
- Laundry/valet service
- Airport transfers
- Parking
- Dock 37 Bar & Kitchen
- Cafe Orr



Minimum group size 2, per vehicle.



- Domestic transfers / flights
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)



INCLUSIONS INFORMATION
- The post-tour transfer can be chosen as drop off at either Melbourne city or Airport
 
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.
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
January is the hottest month in Melbourne with an average temperature of 21°C and the coldest is July at 10°C, with the most daily sunshine hours at 11 in January. The wettest month is May with an average of 68mm of rain.
 
OTHER
Meals:
3 Meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
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 general level of fitness will be required. 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 throughout the tour. Tipping is at the customer’s discretion.



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 as 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.
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