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28 Day Mexico & Caribbean

  • Explore the grand cities & wonders of Mexico
  • Cruise to Jamaica, Cayman Islands & More
Includes Return International Flights

A perfect mix of fiesta and siesta, topped off with golden sunsets that dance across the horizon; this 28 day tour and cruise package of Mexico and the Caribbean is one for the history books. From the grandeur of Mexico City to Chichen Itza, the Cayman Islands and beyond, this journey has it all!

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Mexico City on a full day tour; take in the National Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and spectacular Palace of Fine Arts. Tour the impressive archaeological site of Teotihuacan, former capital of the Aztecs; visit the incredible ruins of Monte Alban and Mitla; and explore the ancient Mayan city of Uxmal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Swim in the waters of the Agua Azul Waterfall; relax on the sunny beaches of Playa Del Carmen; and admire the colourful, European-style architecture of Puebla, Merida and Oaxaca. Then, set sail on an unforgettable seven-night cruise of the Caribbean islands aboard MSC Armonia. Cruise to sun-kissed Key West and Miami in Florida, fall in love with Ocho Rios in Jamaica, visit MSC’s exclusive Ocean Cay Marine Reserve in the Bahamas - and more! This once-in-a-lifetime trip includes return flights, 18 nights quality hotel accommodation on tour, English-speaking tour guides, 37 meals and more.

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Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for your flight to Mexico City, Mexico (via the USA). Fly with either American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, or Virgin Australia to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival into Mexico City be transferred to the hotel. 

Please note: Passengers departing from Perth may be required to depart day 0. Flight times will be confirmed on your final documentation which you will receive at least 4 - 6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Best Western Hotel Majestic or similar, Mexico City
Meals included: In-Flight

This morning be picked up from the hotel and enjoy a full day city tour. Visit Mexico City’s colonial centre, including the Zocalo, the main square of Mexico City. Here, see important landmarks such as the National Palace, with its impressive murals of the famous artist Diego Rivera. You will also visit the Templo Mayor, which contains the ruins of the ceremonial centre of the former Aztec capital Tenochtitlan and also see the Metropolitan Cathedral, the biggest Cathedral in Mexico. An architectural masterpiece with both baroque and neoclassical elements, impressive wood carvings and gold plated alters.
 
Afterwards head to Alameda Park to view the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts), the most important cultural building in Mexico City, where you can view some of the beautiful murals within the palace. Walk onwards via the beautiful avenue La Reforma to Parque Chapultepec to find several interesting museums, among them the famous Museum of Anthropology, the largest museum in Mexico. Have the opportunity to enter the Museum of Anthropology (Museo de Antropologia) and view the impressive collection of pre-hispanic artefacts - a must for those who would like to know more about the different cultures of Mexico. This afternoon arrive back at the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Best Western Hotel Majestic or similar, Mexico City
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning enjoy a tour to the famous ruins of Teotihuacan, the main highlight for many who visit Mexico City. Teotihuacan is a vast Mexican archaeological complex northeast of Mexico City which rivals the great pyramids of Egypt. Running down the middle of the site, which was once a flourishing pre-Columbian city, is the Avenue of the Dead. It links the Temple of Quetzalcoatl (Temple of the Feathered Serpent), the Pyramid of the Moon and the Pyramid of the Sun, the latter two with panoramic views from their summits. Artefacts in the Museum of Teotihuacan Culture, on-site, include pottery and bone.

Enjoy a guided tour of this magical complex and afterwards travel onwards to The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. A Roman Catholic church, and National shrine of Mexico in the north of Mexico City. The shrine was built near the hill of Tepeyac, where Our Lady of Guadalupe is believed to have appeared to Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin. This site is also known as La Villa de Guadalupe or, in a more popular sense, simply La Villa, as it has several churches and related buildings. After the tour, arrive back at the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Best Western Hotel Majestic or similar, Mexico City 
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, travel to Taxco via the small town of Coyoacan. Founded in the seventh century by the Colhua people and later conquered by the Mexica, Coyoacan or the “Place of Coyotes” retains its small-town charm. With its narrow, cobbled streets, colonial churches, vibrant markets, world-class museums and sidewalk cafes, its historic centre is a popular destination for residents and tourists. Stop here for a quick break and enjoy a guided walk around the town centre.

Afterwards head to the colonial city of Taxco, known as the “City of Silver” for the mines that were extracting this precious mineral for decades. Now the mining has stopped, they’re better for their silver handicrafts and charming village life. In fact, it’s one of Mexico’s Pueblos Magicos, or “Magical Villages”, which is an initiative by the Mexican government shining a special light on notable places that exhibit natural beauty, cultural riches, or historical relevance.

Taxco sits on a hillside, high above sea level. Its charming streets are surrounded with views of hills and forests. Upon arrival in Taxco, check-in to the hotel and then head out for an introductory city walking tour with a visit to the city centre and main cathedral, Santa Prisca Cathedral.

Overnight: Posada de la Mission or similar, Taxco 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will travel to Puebla, with some stops along the way. The first stop is the Pueblo Magico of Tepoztlan, a small yet beautiful and well preserved town. Having been the birthplace of the serpent god of the Aztecs, this town is home to a major indigenous Nahuatl community with some elders still speaking the native language - quite rare for towns so close to the capital. Enjoy a short walking tour of this beautiful little town, followed by some time at leisure to walk around looking at arts and crafts or visiting the market. If you’re game, try the chapulines – grasshoppers (not included). 

Afterwards continue to Cholula, a wonderful town combining history, magic, religion and archaeology. It stands out for having the largest archaeological site of a pyramid (temple) in the New World, as well as the largest pyramid base known to exist in the world today. Here, you will enjoy another short walking tour and visit the amazing pyramid. Afterwards continue to the beautiful colonial city of Puebla and check-in to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Colonial de Puebla or similar, Puebla 
Meals included: Breakfast

Puebla, also known as the City of Angels, was founded in 1531 by the Spaniards. Today it’s a thriving, modern city, yet it preserves its colonial charm nevertheless. Its streets are filled with architectural jewels, many of them covered with the regional Talavera tiles. Churches and convents are witnesses of the past, as Puebla was once an important religious centre. This morning, enjoy a walking tour through the city centre and see the main plaza and cathedral. Afterwards travel onwards to Oaxaca City in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico’s South-West. Upon arrival, check-in and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Oaxaca Real Hotel or similar, Oaxaca City 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a walking tour of Oaxaca’s beautiful city centre. Learn about the history of the city, its architecture and local customs. See Santo Domingo church, the best example of Mexican baroque architecture, then stroll along some of the picturesque streets of the historical centre as you see more of Oaxaca’s landmarks. See the Benito Juarez, ’Mercado 20 de Noviembre’ markets, and stop at a chocolate factory to see the process of grinding cocoa beans to make Oaxacan chocolate. 

In the afternoon, visit the ruins of the former Zapotec stronghold Monte Alban in the outskirts of the city and enjoy a guided tour of the area. Initial construction at the site has been placed at circa 8th century BC. It contains great plazas, truncated pyramids, a court for playing the ball game tlachtli (a little like basketball), underground passageways and around 170 tombs, the most elaborate uncovered in the Americas to date. The site is located on high ground, probably chosen for its defensibility. The great plaza atop the highest hill is flanked by four platforms; two temples stand on the platform to the south. After this visit, return to Oaxaca City for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Oaxaca Real Hotel or similar, Oaxaca City
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning visit the archaeological site of Mitla and enjoy a short guided tour. Mitla is the second most important archaeological site in the state of Oaxaca and the most important of the Zapotec culture. The name Mitla is derived from the Nahuatl name Mictlan, which was the place of the dead or underworld. Its Zapotec name is Lyobaa, which means “place of rest”.

Afterwards travel to Tehuantepec with a quick stop at the gigantic tree of ‘El Tule’ on the way. Upon arrival into Tehuantepec, visit a traditional mezcal brewery where you will see how this popular drink is prepared and also enjoy a tasting. Make sure you have some cash on you in case you want to buy this delicious artisan drink to take back home with you. This evening, check-in to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the night at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Calli or similar, Tehuantepec
Meals included: Breakfast

After an early start begin the journey to the city of San Cristobal, in the state of Chiapas in the very south of Mexico. Along the way enjoy a stop at the gateway to the magnificent Sumidero Canyon - a deep and narrow canyon surrounded by a national park and located just north of the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez. Take an optional 2-hour boat ride up the canyon (not included – approx. $15 USD per person). Travellers who do not wish to take the boat trip may stretch their legs and enjoy a lunch break (not included) at one of the nearby restaurants at the port. 

Afterwards continue to San Cristobal de las Casas, one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. Cobblestone streets, low tiled roofs, colonial architecture and bright painted walls all add to San Cristobal’s special charm. However, it’s not just another colonial town. As this village is located in the Mayan heartland, the many indigenous people give it a very special atmosphere. Indigenous culture is everywhere: you can find it in the handicrafts market, in the dresses worn by the people on the streets, or you can live it yourself while visiting one of the Tzotzil Maya communities nearby (not included). Upon arrival check into the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Arrecife de Coral or similar, San Cristobal de las Casas
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore this beautiful city.

Overnight: Arrecife de Coral or similar, San Cristobal de las Casas
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning travel to the beautiful Agua Azul Waterfall (approx. 4 hours). It has often been called the most beautiful natural attraction in Mexico. The waterfall is located in the Blue Water Biosphere of southern Chiapas, just nearby Mexico's famous archaeological park at Palenque. The crystalline blue waters are coloured, in simple terms, by the large amount of limestone deposits on the rocky river bed, a surreal environment in the heart of the dense green rainforest country of southern Mexico. After a visit to the falls, and perhaps a quick dip in the beautiful water (don’t forget your swimwear), travel onwards to the archaeological park of Palenque. Upon arrival in Palenque, check-in to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Nututun Palenque or similar, Palenque 
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning after breakfast your guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you on an early morning excursion to the Palenque Archaeological zone where you will enjoy a guided tour of this amazing site. Swathed in morning jungle mists and echoing to a dawn chorus of howler monkeys and parrots, the mighty Maya temples of Palenque are deservedly one of the top destinations of Chiapas and one of the best examples of Mayan architecture in all of Mexico. After the visit, travel onwards to the city of Campeche, Mexico’s only walled city, which is on the UNESCO cultural heritage list. Upon arrival check-in and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Del Paseo or similar, Campeche 
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning enjoy a short walking tour of the colourful city of Campeche, with a visit to the central plaza and ocean boulevard. Afterwards, travel onwards to the archaeological site of Uxmal, an ancient Mayan city declared part of UNESCO heritage in 1996. Uxmal (pronounced oosh-mahl) is an impressive set of ruins, easily ranking among the top Mayan archaeological sites in the world. It’s a large site with some fascinating structures in good condition and bearing a riot of ornamentation.

Enjoy a guided tour of the area, then continue onwards to the city of Merida (dubbed the white city), one of the liveliest cities in the Yucatan Peninsula. As the centre of henequen production (a plant native to Yucatan), Merida gathered great wealth during the last century. This former wealth is still reflected in many of the cities impressive buildings. Upon arrival check-in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Colonial or similar, Merida 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore the beautiful city of Merida.

Overnight: Hotel Colonial or similar, Merida
Meals included: Breakfast

Today travel onwards to Chichen Itza, Mexico’s most famous archaeological site. This sacred site was one of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatan Peninsula. Throughout its nearly 1,000-year history, different peoples have left their mark on the city. The fusion of Mayan construction techniques with new elements from central Mexico make Chichen Itza one of the most important examples of the Mayan-Toltec civilisation in Yucatan. Several buildings have survived, such as the Warriors’ Temple, El Castillo and the circular observatory known as El Caracol.

Enjoy a guided tour of the site, climb El Castillo, experience the impressive acoustics of the Ball Court, and gaze into the Sacred Well - where virgin women were sacrificed in days gone by. After visiting Chichen Itza, continue to Playa del Carmen and enjoy the night at leisure.

Overnight: Hacienda Del Caribe or similar, Playa Del Carmen 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure.

Overnight: Hacienda Del Caribe or similar, Playa Del Carmen 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure.

Overnight: Hacienda Del Caribe or similar, Playa Del Carmen 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today transfer to Cancun Airport (approx. 45 mins) for your onward flight to Miami, USA. On arrival take the complimentary hotel shuttle to your nearby airport hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Please note: Depending on group size and hotel availability the group may be split over several airport hotels. Hotels will be confirmed in your final documentation which you will receive at least 4 - 6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Miami Airport East or similar, Miami
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy the morning at leisure to explore Miami before making your own way to the Miami Cruise Port where you will board the elegant 4 star ‘MSC Armonia’ ship - your home for the next seven nights. The cruise departs at 8:00pm.

Please Note: Please ensure you arrive at the cruise terminal at least 3 hours prior to departure as passengers are required to be onboard 2 hours before sailing.

Overnight: MSC Cruises 'MSC Armonia’ ship
Meals included: Dinner

Key West, a U.S. island city, is part of the Florida Keys archipelago. It's also Florida's southernmost point, lying roughly 90 miles north of Cuba. Famed for its pastel-hued, conch-style houses, it’s a cruise-ship stop also accessible from the mainland via the Overseas Highway. It’s known more for its coral reefs – destinations for diving and snorkelling – than its beaches.

Overnight: MSC Cruises 'MSC Armonia’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises 'MSC Armonia’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The capital of the Cayman Islands, George Town is a traditional Caribbean city where colourful wooden houses alternate with newer buildings. The houses on the narrow George Town streets are interspersed with artisan workshops. Lovers of shopping will find great satisfaction in the Cayman Islands: the entire country is duty free.

Overnight: MSC Cruises 'MSC Armonia’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Ocho Rios, meaning eight rivers in Spanish, is renowned for its scenic rivers and crystalline sea. Just like a mirage, the white buildings of Ocho Rios seem to appear unexpectedly from lush vegetation covering the coast. Perhaps spend the day relaxing on the beaches or take the opportunity to join an optional shore excursion to visit the stunning Dunn River Falls (not included).

Overnight: MSC Cruises 'MSC Armonia’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises 'MSC Armonia’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Located in the same part of the Atlantic that washes the beaches of Miami, the Bimini are a group of islands belonging to the Bahamas. MSC Cruises has helped this country set up an environmental paradise and an exclusive spot for vacationing in harmony with nature in one of its most astonishing locations: Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. 

There are six splendid beaches, a vast calm lagoon, the harmonious lines of the typical houses of a Bahamian village and much more. The crown jewel of Ocean Cay are the aquatic sports activities, suitable for adults and children. 

MSC Cruise excursions include an underwater exploration of the MSC Marine Reserve with its astounding tropical underwater life (not included). During your Caribbean cruise, you will also have the opportunity to independently snorkel and swim in the waters of Ocean Cay (not included). 

The attractions of this unique island also include its seaside restaurants and tiki bars. An exclusive part of the island hosts the Ocean Cay Yacht Club beach and facilities, while the expert staff of Aurea Spa will offer massages and beauty treatments in sea view cabanas (not included).

Overnight: MSC Cruises 'MSC Armonia’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today arrive back into Miami. Disembark and make your own way to the airport for your return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: some flights may arrive +1 days.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the highlights of Mexico on tour
  • Enjoy a full day guided tour of Mexico City
  • See the National Palace & Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Explore the National Museum of Anthropology, the largest in Mexico
  • Tour Teotihuacan, the former Aztec capital
  • Visit the national shrine of ‘The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe’
  • Stop in historic Coyoacan and enjoy a walking tour
  • See the Santa Prisca Cathedral on a walking tour of Taxco
  • Discover the cultural highlights of Tepoztlan
  • Visit the Great Pyramid of Cholula, the world's largest pyramid base
  • Stroll Puebla’s main plaza & city centre on tour
  • Admire the baroque architecture of Santo Domingo Church in Oaxaca City
  • Visit the ruins of a former stronghold at Monte Alban
  • Explore the Zapotec archaeological site of Mitla
  • Stop for a photo stop at the impressive ‘El Tule’
  • Visit a traditional Mezcal brewery and enjoy a tasting
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in the colonial city of San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Swim in the waters of the Agua Azul Waterfall
  • Witness amazing Mayan architecture in Palenque
  • Enjoy a walking tour of colourful Campeche
  • Explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Uxmal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy a free day in the European-style city of Merida
  • Discover the ‘New World Wonder’ of Chichen Itza
  • Relax on the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean coast in Playa Del Carmen
  • Enjoy time at leisure in vibrant Miami, Florida
  • Cruise to sun-kissed Key West in Florida
  • Dock in charming George Town in the Cayman Islands
  • Fall in love with vibrant Ocho Rios in Jamaica
  • Visit the exclusive Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Bahamas 
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 7 night MSC Cruise of the dazzling Caribbean
  • Sail aboard the elegant ‘MSC Armonia’ 4-star ship
  • 18 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 37 meals including all meals whilst cruising
  • English speaking tour leader and guides
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C Vehicles
  • Return airport transfers in Mexico

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 in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 7th October 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies.
- Interior: $1550
- Ocean View: $1800
- Balcony: $2100 
 
Departure Dates (2020)
May: 13, 27
July: 29*
September: 9
October: 7
Please note: dates marked with a * will operate on a different cruise route, visiting all the same ports, but in a different order.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Adelaide: $100 per person
*Perth: $200 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Virgin Australia, American Airlines, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific, Aero Mexico plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Mexico City, Mexico 
$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.
- Blackout dates apply between the below date ranges:
* 5th December 2019 – 30th January 2020
* 28th March – 27th April 2020
* 26th June – 19th July 2020
* 17th September – 11th October 2020
* 14th – 22nd November 2020
* 10th December 2020 – 20th January 2021
 
Stay behind in Miami, USA 
$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.
- Blackout dates apply between the below date ranges:
* 5th December 2019 – 30th January 2020
* 28th March – 27th April 2020
* 26th June – 19th July 2020
* 17th September – 11th October 2020
* 14th – 22nd November 2020
* 10th December 2020 – 20th January 2021
 
Stay behind Los Angeles, USA
$250 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This option is not available through the online checkout and can be purchased over the phone with one of our friendly representative.
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- This fee does however include an internal flight from Miami to Los Angeles. If you wish to forfeit this flight please advise our friendly reservations team so we may secure your return flight back to Australia. Please note, by choosing to forfeit your connecting flight the cost does not change.
- If you fail to notify TripADeal that you will not be taking the Miami to Los Angeles flight with this Stay Behind option, and do not show up for this flight, your entire return flight will be at risk of cancellation by the airline.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates apply between the below date ranges:
* 28th March – 27th April 2020
* 26th June – 19th July 2020
* 17th September – 11th October 2020
* 14th – 22nd November 2020
* 10th December 2020 – 20th January 2021
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not Available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Starting from $9799 per person
Please note: 
- *Starting from quotes will be processed and returned for your consideration.
- 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.



Cabins


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





Accommodation Used


3-4 Star (self-rated):

- Mexico City: Best Western Hotel Majestic or similar

- Taxco: Posada de la Mission or similar

- Puebla: Hotel Colonial de Puebla or similar

- Oaxaca City: Oaxaca Real Hotel or similar

- Tehuantepec: Hotel Calli or similar

- San Cristobal de las Casas: Arrecife de Coral or similar

- Palenque: Hotel Nututun Palenque or similar

- Campeche: Hotel Del Paseo or similar

- Merida: Hotel Colonial or similar

- Playa Del Carmen: Hacienda Del Caribe or similar

- Miami: La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Miami Airport East or similar

- MSC Cruises ‘MSC Armonia’ Ship

 

Please note: Accommodation/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
Not Available 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People 
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 12 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
2 x Single or 1 x Double (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 20, maximum group size 48 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 9: Sumidero Canyon Boat Trip: $15 USD per person
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- 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 Mexico but is a strict requirement for the USA if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Recommended gratuities/tipping:
-- Land: $3 USD per person per day payable on tour.
-- Cruise: Mandatory at $12.50 USD per person/day payable onboard at the end of the cruise. Optional extras purchased on board the cruise will have up to an 18% gratuity added.
- Day 19 Transfer: Miami Hotel to Cruise Port
- Day 26 Transfer: Cruise Port to Airport
- 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.



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
Mexico City:
The climate is warm and temperate in Mexico City. The summers here have a good deal of rainfall, while the winters have very little. The average temperature in Mexico City is 15 °C. The warmest month of the year is June with an average temperature of 18 °C whilst January is the coldest month, with temperatures averaging 12°C.
 
Oaxaca City:
In Oaxaca, the wet season is overcast, the dry season is partly cloudy, and it is warm year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 9°C to 31°C and is rarely below 5°C or above 34°C.
 
Merida:
In Mérida, the summers are short, hot and partly cloudy and the winters are warm, humid, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 18°C to 36°C and is rarely below 14°C or above 39°C.
 
Miami:
The climate of Miami, the southernmost and largest city in Florida, is tropical, with pleasantly warm winters and long and muggy summers. The average temperature ranges from 20 °C in January to 29 °C in July and August.
 
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.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
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. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
37 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.
 
OTHER
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 moderate level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home. It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
- Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is $3 USD per person per day this covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
- Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Cruise
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. MSC Cruise Lines is an internationally registered company & operates to US & European standards, both of which have an economy driven by a gratuities culture. Gratuities are expected on your cruise and will be charged to your onboard account at $12.50 USD per person per day. If you have any questions in regards to the gratuities on your cruise please speak to the guest services staff onboard the ship.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience (subject to availability).
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



USA 
An ESTA (Visa Waiver) for the USA is a strict requirement when travelling to or flying through the USA. Once a USA ESTA Visa Waiver is issued it is valid for 2 years or until your passport expires (whichever is sooner) and will allow multiple entries into the USA. For information on ESTA eligibility or to apply, please visit: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/
 
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
 
MEXICO
For stays in Mexico for 180 days or less on an Australian Passport, you won't need a visa. But you'll need to complete a Multiple Immigration Form (FMM) and make sure your passport is stamped by Mexican immigration officials on arrival. If you fail to complete this form or to have your passport stamped upon entry into Mexico, you could be detained and deported. If you enter Mexico by air, you can either complete the FMM in advance online or on arrival. Present your completed FMM for inspection at immigration. Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice. Contact an Embassy or Consulate of Mexico for up-to-date information.
 
JAMAICA & CAYMAN ISLANDS 
A visa is not required if travelling on an Australian passport.
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.



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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.