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  • The spectacular Great Barrier Reef

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  • Celebrity Eclipse

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  • Cairns

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  • Brisbane

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  • Celebrity Eclipse pool

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  • Moonlight Sonata Restaurant - Celebrity Eclipse

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  • Port Douglas

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  • Anemonefish on the Great Barrier Reef

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  • Sunset Bar

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  • Murano - Celebrity Eclipse

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  • Newcastle, gateway to the Hunter Valley

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  • Airlie Beach

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  • Blu - Celebrity Eclipse

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  • Tuscan Grille - Celebrity Eclipse

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  • The spectacular Great Barrier Reef

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Celebrity Eclipse

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Cairns

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Brisbane

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Celebrity Eclipse pool

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Moonlight Sonata Restaurant - Celebrity Eclipse

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Port Douglas

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Anemonefish on the Great Barrier Reef

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Sunset Bar

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Murano - Celebrity Eclipse

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Newcastle, gateway to the Hunter Valley

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Airlie Beach

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Blu - Celebrity Eclipse

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Tuscan Grille - Celebrity Eclipse

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Luminae - Celebrity Eclipse

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14 Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise

  • Cruise along Australia’s gorgeous East Coast
  • Visit Cairns, Port Douglas, Airlie Beach & more
Sail aboard the fabulous Celebrity Eclipse

There’s nothing quite like an ocean cruise. New ports, new views, new friends, and new adventures every day. While our love affair with cruising has been on hold for a spell, it’s almost time for us to set sail again. And we can’t wait! Departing the 31st October 2021, this 14 day return cruise package from Sydney to the glittering Great Barrier Reef is the perfect reintroduction to cruising.

Enjoy a night at leisure to soak up the delights of central Sydney, and then embark on a thrilling 12 night cruise along the east coast of Australia aboard Celebrity Eclipse. Visit the sunny capital of Brisbane; stop in Airlie Beach, gateway to the dazzling Whitsunday Islands; and cruise by tiny Willis Island in the Coral Sea, an important nesting site for migratory birds. Embrace the tropical vibe of Port Douglas, and then relax with two nights at leisure in balmy Cairns, an ideal jump-off to visit the reef and rainforest. On the way back to Sydney, stop in the historic port of Newcastle - gateway to the celebrated Hunter Valley! Ready to climb aboard?

ITINERARY

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Today make your own way to your centrally located accommodation in Sydney. Check-in will be available from 2:00pm. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Park Regis Sydney City Centre, or similar
Meals included: None

Spend a morning experiencing the beautiful harbour city of Sydney. Why not stroll to Circular Quay or Darling Harbour, climb aboard the ferry to Manly, or tick off some of the city’s architectural wonders such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

In the afternoon make your own way to the cruise terminal to embark on your 12 night Great Barrier Reef cruise aboard ‘Celebrity Eclipse’. The cruise departs at 6:45pm this evening.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Brisbane is no wallflower. The city is home to a thriving arts scene, vibrant nightlife, and numerous beautiful parklands to explore.

Contemporary art galleries energise the vibrant Fortitude Valley district, including the Gallery of Modern Art, Institute of Modern Art, Philip Bacon Galleries, Jan Murphy Gallery, and Edwina Corlette Gallery. Go for a swim at South Bank Parklands, a sparkling, man-made, inner-city beach overlooking the Brisbane River. Or, take a ride down to Gold Coast and swim, surf, or build sandcastles in one of Australia’s most famous beach destinations.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Airlie Beach has something for everyone - foodies, backpackers, yachties, and lovers of all things tropical. Sailing among the calm, protected waters of the Whitsunday Islands or skydiving over the pristine shorelines are a couple of the area’s must-do adventures. If you’re in the mood for a little shopping, you’ll find lovely seaside markets and galleries with friendly artists, handmade jewellery, colourful paintings, stunning professional photos, and tropical beachwear.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The only humans that make their home on this tiny island—just 1,600 feet long and 490 feet wide—are meteorologists manning a weather monitoring station. From the ship’s deck you'll see thousands of seabirds such as Boobies, wedge-tailed shearwaters and sooty terns. Other highlights include a nearby coral reef and turtle nesting ground.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The once-sleepy now-bustling seaside village of Port Douglas will be your hub to the Great Barrier Reef, home to some 1,500 species of fish, 5,000 species of mollusk and 400 species of coral. If you’d rather keep your feet on the shore the village itself has plenty to offer too.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Cairns is the perfect launchpad for excursions to the Great Barrier Reef. This reef is the largest living thing on the planet—so big you can see it from space—but it's made up of billions of tiny organisms known as coral polyps. The snorkelling and diving within the reef is sensational. Inland, explore the rainforest by cable car and scenic railway, soaring above treetops, peering into gorges, and observing jungle waterfalls. Back in Cairns, why not stroll along the beautiful Esplanade, home to a gorgeous saltwater lagoon pool, or admire the local street art.

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Named for England's famous coal port, Newcastle was developed in the 19th century by dangerous convicts sent to work the coal mines and timber forests. Today, the city offers amazing surf, a relaxed dining scene, and acts as a gateway to the celebrated Hunter wine region.

Near the port, stroll 200 years of local history, visiting Customs House, now a restaurant and bar; Watt Street, with buildings from the convict era; and Christ Church Cathedral, which still dominates the skyline. Learn about local culture at Newcastle Museum, in the central business district. Collections include Fire and Earth, about the hot and heavy industrial era; Link Gallery, which houses large exhibits like an 1870 locomotive and an 1890 pipe organ; and Newcastle Story, where you can explore Aboriginal life and the pioneering Novocastrians (Newcastle folks).

For military history—and breathtaking Pacific views—venture out to 19th-century Fort Scratchley. There you can also relax on the sunny beaches for which Newcastle is famous in surfing circles—Nobbys Beach, Bar Beach, and Merewether Beach.

Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy your last breakfast on-board before disembarking, and make your own onward travel arrangements.


Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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  • Witness the stunning beauty of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Spend a day at leisure in the vibrant city of Sydney
  • Visit Queensland’s sunny capital of Brisbane  
  • Dock in Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsundays Islands
  • Cruise by tiny Willis Island in the dazzling Coral Sea
  • Explore the coastal village of Port Douglas at leisure
  • Spend two days at leisure in tropical Cairns
  • Visit Newcastle, gateway to the Hunter Valley wine region
  • 12 night Great Barrier Reef cruise with Celebrity
  • Sail aboard the fabulous ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ 4.5-star ship
  • Cruise from Sydney to Port Douglas return
  • 1 night centrally located Sydney hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 35 meals including all meals while cruising
  • Cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Cruise Gratuities

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 31st of October 2021.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers no discount applies (twin share must be made).
 
Departure Dates
31st October 2021
 
Departure Cities
Sydney



Cabins


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

 

Celebrity Eclipse Ship
Luxurious and upscale on every deck and at every turn, Celebrity Eclipse sets the standard for modern-day vacations. Take your taste buds on an adventure with diverse dining choices. Enjoy endless entertainment options. Take a yoga class in the Fitness Centre. Whatever your travel style, you'll find your home on board.



Accommodation Used


3 Star (self-rated)

Sydney: Park Regis Sydney City Centre or similar

 

4.5 Star (self-rated)

Celebrity Cruises: ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ 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 (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 8 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.



- Flights / Domestic Transfers
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional activities/tours 
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)



CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
- Cairns has a tropical climate, with generally hot and humid summers and milder drier winters. The average annual rainfall is 1992mm on an average 154 days. The majority of Cairns rainfall occurs during summer between January and March.
- The tropics have fairly uniform temperatures throughout the year. Typical daytime min/max temperature ranges in Cairns are 23C/31C in mid-Summer and 18C/26C in mid-Winter.
- The prevailing winds are East to South Easterly with strongest winds (cyclones excluded) usually occurring during April and August. During the summer months, North to Northeasterly sea breezes dominate the winds along the coast. The cyclone season is normally confined to between December and April but exceptions do occur. 
 
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. 
 
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 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 included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour.
 
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 an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).



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.

 

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.
 
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.