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  • Central Park, New York

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  • Ocean Cay Marine Reserve

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  • A classic Manhattan streetscape

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  • Philipsburg, St Maarten

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  • Art Deco architecture in Miami

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  • Island vibes in Willemstad

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  • MSC Divina

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  • Fort de France, Martinique

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  • Miami Beach

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  • Willemstad, Curacao

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  • The bright lights of New York City

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  • MSC Divina

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  • St George, Dominican Republic

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  • Central Park, New York

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  • Ocean Cay Marine Reserve

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  • A classic Manhattan streetscape

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  • Philipsburg, St Maarten

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  • Art Deco architecture in Miami

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  • Island vibes in Willemstad

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  • MSC Divina

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  • Fort de France, Martinique

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  • Miami Beach

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  • Willemstad, Curacao

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  • The bright lights of New York City

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  • MSC Divina

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  • St George, Dominican Republic

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  • Brooklyn Bridge

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19 Day East Coast USA & Caribbean

  • Soak up the culture & style of Miami & New York
  • Cruise to the Bahamas, Curacao & More
Includes Return International Flights

Piña coladas and palm trees, buried treasure and colourful cities spilling down into azure waters; the Caribbean is a dream destination that often feels a little out of reach - but not anymore. This 19 day fly, stay and cruise package serves up the bountiful Caribbean on a platter, together with the American icons of Miami Beach and Manhattan. Are you ready to weigh anchor and explore?

Begin with a free day in the balmy city of Miami, known for its Art Deco style and strong Cuban influence, and then climb aboard the stunning MSC Divina cruise ship for 11 unforgettable nights. When you’re not enjoying Broadway-style entertainment, zipping down waterslides or feasting on sumptuous cuisine, simply sit back, relax and soak up the ever-changing views as you make your one from one exotic port to the next. The exclusive Ocean Cay Marine Reserve; the pastel-hued old town of Willemstad in the Dutch Antilles; Martinique’s capital of Fort de France, the largest city in the French West Indies and more… this trip with have you head over heels in love with the Caribbean way of life. Just when it seems the holiday can’t get any better, enjoy two days at leisure in the sprawling metropolis of New York - with a wealth of incredible attractions at your fingertips.

With return international flights, four nights quality hotel accommodation and an 11 night MSC cruise, this East Coast USA and Caribbean getaway is proof that dreams really can come true.

ITINERARY

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Today, depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth to Miami, USA. Fly with American Airlines, United Airlines or Delta Airlines (subject to availability). Upon arrival make your own way to the hotel where you will spend the next two nights.

Overnight: La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Miami Airport West or similar, Miami
Meals included: In-Flight

Today is free at leisure for you to either explore or relax.

Overnight: La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Miami Airport West or similar, Miami
Meals included: None

Today enjoy the morning at leisure. This afternoon, make your own way to the Miami Cruise Port by 3:00pm to board your home for the next 12 nights, the fabulous ‘MSC Divina’ ship. The cruise departs at 7pm.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Divina’ ship
Meals included: 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 Divina’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Divina’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Divina’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Philipsburg is a long-time cruise favourite. Everyone, from sun-worshippers to those looking to bag a bargain, will find something to suit. Don’t miss out on St. Maarten’s beaches, starting with Great Bay Beach, a crescent of sand one kilometre and a half long located in front of Philipsburg.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Divina’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Volcanic in origin, Martinique is a mountainous stunner crowned by the smouldering Mont Pelée, the volcano that famously wiped out the former capital of St-Pierre in 1902. Offering a striking diversity of landscapes and atmospheres, Martinique is a cosmopolitan and sophisticated island that boasts world-class beaches, top-notch hiking, great culinary experiences, an enormous array of activities and some colourful cultural life.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Divina’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

It's not called the Spice Island for nothing – you really can smell the nutmeg in the air in Grenada. And it could be called the Fruit Island for the luscious bounty growing in the green hills. Then again, it could be called the Beach Island for the plethora of idyllic sandy strands. We could go on…

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Divina’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Curacao is a trove of cultural attractions, rich history, and scenery that includes desert landscapes, rugged cliffs and 35 beaches. The colourful cosmopolitan capital of Willemstad spans Sint Anna Bay, with a walkable waterfront on both sides.

Overnight: MSC Cruises ‘MSC Divina’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

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

San Felipe de Puerto Plata is the capital of the Puerto Plata province on the Dominican Republic’s Atlantic north coast. The city is best known for its beaches. Playa Dorada’s lengthy beachfront is backed by resorts and an 18-hole golf course. The city’s old colonial-era centre is dominated by the 16th-century Fortaleza San Felipe, a Spanish fortress that now houses historical and military artefacts.

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

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

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

Early this morning arrive at Manhattan Cruise Port in New York. Upon disembarkation, make your own way to the Manhattan accommodation for the next two nights.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West or similar, Manhattan, New York
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a further day at leisure to experience the wonders of the Big Apple.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West or similar, Manhattan, New York
Meals included: None

Make your own way to the airport for the return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: None

Tour Inclusions

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  • Visit the United States, Martinique, Dominican Republic and more 
  • Soak up the Art Deco glamour of Miami at leisure 
  • Cruise to exclusive Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Bahamas 
  • Visit the underrated gem of St George, Grenada 
  • Admire the pastel-hued old town of Willemstad, Curacao
  • Fall in love with vibrant Philipsburg, capital of St Maarten 
  • Explore Fort de France, Martinique in the French West Indies
  • Discover the colonial-era city centre of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic
  • Experience 2 days at leisure in magical Manhattan, New York
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 12 night MSC Cruise of the Caribbean Islands
  • Sail aboard the the fabulous ‘MSC Divina’ cruise ship
  • 4 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy all meals whilst cruising
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges

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 20th August 2021.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Interior Stateroom: $2300
- Ocean View Stateroom: $2850
- Balcony Stateroom: $3150
 
Departure Dates 
20 August 2021
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Adelaide or *Perth: $300 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


American Airlines, United Airlines or Delta Airlines 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. 

 

Missed Flights  
If you fail to arrive for your outbound flight on Day 1, you risk all flight and land arrangements in your destination being automatically cancelled by the airlines and land operator respectively. Additional fees may apply to reinstate these services. If you are going to miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact TripADeal as soon as possible to make arrangements. 
 
Arrive early in Miami, United States
$300 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 New York, United States
$300 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 Los Angeles, United States
$350 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- If you are interested in this stay behind option, please contact our friendly reservations team at TripADeal to make this booking and provide your preferred travel dates. This stay behind option is not available through the online check out.
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- This fee does however include an internal flight from New York 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 New York 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.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy (International Long Haul Sectors Only): $4000.00 per person
- Business Class (International Long Haul Sectors Only): $5800.00 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.



Cabins


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





Accommodation Used


3 Star (self-rated)

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

Manhattan (New York): Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Midtown West or similar

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
3 People (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 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
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Bedding Configuration
1 x Queen or 2 x Single (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



- Visa fees and requirements (A USA ESTA Visa waiver is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Cruise Gratuities: 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.
- Airport and cruise port transfers in Miami & New York
- 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 TEMPERATURES
New York Area
August - September: top of 28°C and low of 17°C.
 
Sint Maarten:
The climate of Sint Maarten is tropical, hot and sunny all year round: the average daily temperature ranges from 25 °C (77 °F) in the coolest period, from January to March, to 28 °C (82 °F) in the hottest and most humid period, from June to October.
 
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. 
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. 
 
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 basic level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
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 gratuity 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 where possible, will be adjusted or a similar activity will be offered in its place (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.



United States


- 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/

Please note: Due to recent changes in the USA Immigration policies, TripADeal recommend all travellers visit US Customs & Border Protection: https://www.cbp.gov/

 

Sint Maarten/Grenada/Martinique/Curacao/Dominican Republic/Bahamas
A tourist visa is not required for these countries if traveling 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.



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



Please note: Due to limited availability, passenger name and date changes are strictly prohibited for this offer. This overrides the Schedule of Fees in our standard Terms & Conditions. Please read the Refund and Cancellation policy prior to purchase as strict conditions apply beyond this point.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.