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Vision of the Seas
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16 Day Miami & The Caribbean

Explore Miami & the spectacular Florida Everglades
Discover Key West, St Maarten, Haiti, Puerto Rico & more
Earn & Use Qantas Points Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international flights (economy class) ex Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane or *Adelaide
10 nights Southern Caribbean Cruise with Royal Caribbean
3 nights in quality hotel accommodation
Enjoy 29 meals including all meals while cruising

Overview

If you’re searching for paradise, look no further than the Caribbean. Emerald islands fringed by blinding white beaches, vibrant cities and towns just calling out to be explored… it really is one of the most enchanting destinations on the planet. Experience its magic for yourself, along with bustling Miami and one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth—the Florida Everglades.

Commence your tropical getaway with three nights at leisure in Miami, before taking part in an exciting airboat adventure through the Everglades National Park, where you may spot a variety of wildlife such as alligators and turtles in their natural habitat. As you cruise through the Caribbean aboard ‘Vision Of The Seas’, discover the rolling jungles and sparkling beaches of Haiti; explore San Juan, the 500-year-old capital of Puerto Rico; take in the dramatic landscapes and volcanoes of St Lucia, or stroll through the lively markets whilst meeting friendly locals in Antigua.

With return flights, three nights accommodation, a 10 night cruise and more, this unforgettable experience is your ticket to complete relaxation in paradise.

Two itineraries available (Please note: the November & February departure date relates to Itinerary #1, and the March departure relates to Itinerary #2)

Tour Inclusions

highlights
  • Experience the best of Miami, Florida and the Southern Caribbean
  • Enjoy 3 nights in Miami before embarking on your Royal Caribbean Cruise
  • Visit Downtown Miami on a sightseeing tour and see the bustling Ocean Drive
  • Drive by the Villa Casa Casuarina and the famous Art Deco District
  • Explore one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth - The Florida Everglades
  • Embark on an exciting airboat adventure through the Everglades National Park
  • Look for a variety of wildlife; like alligators, fish, turtles and wading birds in their natural habitat
  • Travel from Miami to Key West to discover the famously colourful island community
  • Enjoy time in Fort Lauderdale before embarking on your Caribbean cruise
  • Enjoy a full day in Labadee, Haiti and explore the rolling jungles and sparkling beaches
  • Dock in San Juan, the 500-year-old capital of Puerto Rico
  • Relax on the secluded beaches of Philipsburg, St Maarten
  • Explore Basseterre with the picturesque rolling hills of St Kitts an island ripe with ecotourism adventures
  • Enjoy Castries, St Lucia’s dramatic landscapes moulded by ancient volcanoes
  • Travel to St John’s, Antigua and discover charming candy-coloured architecture and lively markets
flights
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane or *Adelaide
cruise
  • 10 nights Southern Caribbean Cruise with Royal Caribbean
  • Sail aboard the iconic 'Vision of the Seas' ship
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • Please note: The March date has a slightly different order for the itinerary but time at each destination will be equal - Refer to Itinerary 2
accommodation
  • 3 nights in quality hotel accommodation
dining
  • Enjoy 29 meals including all meals while cruising
tour essentials
  • English speaking tour leader (Day 2 - Day 4)
  • Airport taxes and surcharges
transport
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
transfers
  • Transfer from hotel to Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port (Day 4)
Itinerary 1
Day 1 australia - miami

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane or *Adelaide to Miami, Florida. Fly with United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Air Canada, Cathay Pacific, Korean Airlines, Fiji Airways and airline partners (subject to availability).

Upon arrival, please make your own way to the hotel accommodation.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Miami West, Hialeah or similar
Meals included: In-Flight
Day 2 miami and the everglades

This morning, enjoy a Miami sightseeing tour around Downtown Miami. Cruise down bustling Ocean Drive, the major thoroughfare in South Beach. Drive by the Villa Casa Casuarina, aka the Versace Mansion, the famous Art Deco District and much more. Then, it’s off to one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth—the Florida Everglades—for an exciting airboat adventure. After a short drive, take an airboat excursion through Everglades National Park. Skim along the grassy water while listening to fun facts and learning about the area’s subtropical ecosystem from the experienced captain. Look for a variety of wildlife; alligators, fish, turtles and wading birds in their natural habitat, an exciting and unspoiled wilderness.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Miami West, Hialeah or similar
Meals included: None
Day 3 key west - day trip

Travel from Miami to Key West, the southernmost point in the continental United States, on a full-day trip that allows time to explore the famously colourful island community. Enjoy an independent afternoon or get out on the water with optional activities including snorkelling, parasailing, or a glass-bottom boat tour (not included). With someone else doing the driving, you can focus on the spectacular coastal scenery as you cross 34 islands and 42 bridges on the way down the beautiful Florida Keys, including the famous Seven Mile Bridge.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Miami West, Hialeah or similar
Meals included: None
Day 4 embark on royal caribbean cruise from fort lauderdale, florida (4pm)

In the morning, be transferred to Fort Lauderdale cruise port. Enjoy some free time to explore Fort Lauderdale, there’s a stretch of sand for every style of beachgoer and jumbo yachts roam more than 300 miles of waterways in this “Venice of America.” Hitch a ride on the free Water Taxi or possibly cruise on the Jungle Queen Riverboat (not included) before your Fort Lauderdale cruise. Head to the historic Stranahan House for a glimpse into Fort Lauderdale’s history or enjoy browsing the shops.

Make your way back to Fort Lauderdale Cruise port in the afternoon to board your cruise.

Please note: The cruise is due to depart at 4.00pm. Cruise check in is open from approx - 2.00pm. Unfortunately luggage storage facilities are not available at the cruise port, however there are plenty of restaurants and shops within close vicinity to the port.

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Dinner
Day 5 at sea

Take advantage of the many facilities onboard or relax and bask in the Caribbean sun.

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 6 labadee, haiti (7am - 4pm)

There’s nowhere quite like Labadee – where you can chase an adrenaline rush on an alpine coaster one minute, and do some sun soaking the next. All right in the middle of rolling jungles and sparkling beaches. You may like to trek to the mountaintop or if you just want to kick back and relax, grab your own spot overlooking Nellie’s Beach.

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 7 san juan, puerto rico (2pm - 10pm)

Puerto Rico’s 500-year-old capital is a history buff’s dream come true. The Spanish settled this harbour as a New World home base, and that influence is still evident, from the fortress walls lining the coastline to the rainbow of colonial buildings along narrow streets. Venture further out from the old town and nature unfolds. You can scale high into the jungle mountains of El Yunque Forest, or keep to the foothills. If despacito is more your speed, pick a pristine beach and relax.

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 8 philipsburg, st maarten (9am - 6pm)

What makes St Maarten so unique is its blend of cultures. The island is home to 120 different nationalities speaking over 80 languages, and is governed by two countries: the Netherlands and France. In fact, it’s the smallest land mass in the world to be shared by two different nations. While it may be less than 40 square miles, there’s plenty to do on this little luxurious island: you can travel back in time while exploring centuries-old ruins or walk through lush tropical forests. If you’re after a little rest and relaxation, you’ll find plenty of secluded beaches where you can work on your suntan before treating your taste buds to some of the best cuisine in the Caribbean.

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 9 basseterre, st kitts and nevis (8am - 6pm)

Greens in every shade spring from the rolling hills of St Kitts – an island ripe with ecotourism adventures. In the port city of Basseterre, you’ll find centuries of history to explore in impressive estates and photo-worthy monuments like the Brimstone Hill Fortress, one of the most well-preserved military structures in the Americas. Cruise to St Kitts & Nevis and venture beyond the port. You may like to climb up the 1,152-metre Mount Liamuiga volcano for views that are well worth the hike. Or perhaps hop in a kayak to get up close to a rainbow of tropical reef fish. Escape to the tiny unhurried sister island, Nevis, for smooth golden beaches and clear-water snorkelling – it’s just a thirty-minute ferry ride away. (Optional activities not included)

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 10 castries, st lucia (8am - 6pm)

From dramatic landscapes moulded by ancient volcanoes to sparkling palm-fringed beaches, St Lucia offers some amazing Caribbean eye candy. Luxury resorts nestle up to the natural beauty, giving this island just the right touch of exclusivity. In the capital of Castries, you’ll find touches of French and British heritage, from the architecture to the cuisine.

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 11 st john’s, antigua (8am - 6pm)

Antigua has a beach for every day of the year – literally. But the island experience goes beyond 365 distinct ribbons of white sand and clear waters. In the capital city of St John's, you’ll discover charming candy-coloured architecture, lively markets and a beautiful baroque cathedral. And smiling locals greet you everywhere you go. On the southern coast, you can explore Nelson’s Dockyard at leisure, a centuries-old British naval base built by Admiral Horatio Nelson. Past Antigua’s yacht-studded coastline, you’ll find upmarket boutiques, wild forest trails, hidden coves and coral reefs bustling with tropical fish.

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 12 at sea

Take advantage of the many facilities onboard or relax and bask in the Caribbean sun.

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 13 at sea

Enjoy your last full day on the cruise, make the most of the Caribbean sun and the facilities on board.

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 14 disembark cruise in fort lauderdale

In the morning, disembark the Cruise in Fort Lauderdale and make your own way to Miami airport for your international flight home to Australia. The cruise will dock in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at 7.00am.

Please note: Some flights may not depart until the evening, and customers will be responsible for their own arrangements between disembarking the cruise and flying home.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight
Day 15 in transit

Day 16 arrive in australia

Please note: Some customers may arrive into Australia on Day 17

Itinerary 2
Day 1 australia - miami

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane or *Adelaide to Miami, Florida. Fly with United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Air Canada, Cathay Pacific, Korean Airlines, Fiji Airways and airline partners (subject to availability).

Upon arrival, please make your own way to your hotel accommodation.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Miami West, Hialeah or similar
Meals included: In-Flight
Day 2 miami and the everglades

This morning, enjoy a Miami sightseeing tour around Downtown Miami. Cruise down bustling Ocean Drive, the major thoroughfare in South Beach. Drive by the Villa Casa Casuarina, aka the Versace Mansion, the famous Art Deco District and much more. Then, it’s off to one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth—the Florida Everglades—for an exciting airboat adventure. After a short drive, take an airboat excursion through Everglades National Park. Skim along the grassy water while listening to fun facts and learning about the area’s subtropical ecosystem from the experienced captain. Look for a variety of wildlife; alligators, fish, turtles and wading birds in their natural habitat, an exciting and unspoiled wilderness.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Miami West, Hialeah or similar
Meals included: None
Day 3 key west - day trip

Travel from Miami to Key West, the southernmost point in the continental United States, on a full-day trip that allows time to explore the famously colourful island community. Enjoy an independent afternoon or get out on the water with optional activities including snorkelling, parasailing, or a glass-bottom boat tour (not included). With someone else doing the driving, you can focus on the spectacular coastal scenery as you cross 34 islands and 42 bridges on the way down the beautiful Florida Keys, including the famous Seven Mile Bridge.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Miami West, Hialeah or similar
Meals included: None
Day 4 embark on royal caribbean cruise from fort lauderdale, florida (4pm)

In the morning, be transferred to Fort Lauderdale cruise port. Enjoy some free time to explore Fort Lauderdale, there’s a stretch of sand for every style of beachgoer and jumbo yachts roam more than 300 miles of waterways in this “Venice of America.” Hitch a ride on the free Water Taxi or possibly cruise on the Jungle Queen Riverboat (not included) before your Fort Lauderdale cruise. Head to the historic Stranahan House for a glimpse into Fort Lauderdale’s history or enjoy browsing the shops.

Head to Fort Lauderdale Cruise port in the afternoon to board your cruise.

Please note: The cruise is due to depart at 4.00pm. Cruise check in is open from approx - 2pm. Unfortunately luggage storage facilities are not available at the cruise port, however there are plenty of restaurants and shops within close vicinity to the port.

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Dinner
Day 5 at sea

Take advantage of the many facilities onboard or relax and bask in the Caribbean sun.

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 6 labadee, haiti (7am - 4pm)

There’s nowhere quite like Labadee – where you can chase an adrenaline rush on an alpine coaster one minute, and do some sun soaking the next. All right in the middle of rolling jungles and sparkling beaches. Cruise to Labadee and trek to the mountaintop or if you just want to kick back and relax, grab your own spot overlooking Nellie’s Beach.

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 7 san juan, puerto rico (2pm - 10pm)

Puerto Rico’s 500-year-old capital is a history buff’s dream come true. The Spanish settled this harbour as a New World home base, and that influence is still evident, from the fortress walls lining the coastline to the rainbow of colonial buildings along narrow streets. Venture further out from the old town and nature unfolds. Perhaps you might like to scale high into the jungle mountains of El Yunque Forest, or keep to the foothills. If despacito is more your speed, pick a pristine beach and relax.

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 8 philipsburg, st maarten (9am - 6pm)

What makes St Maarten so unique is its blend of cultures. The island is home to 120 different nationalities speaking over 80 languages, and is governed by two countries: the Netherlands and France. In fact, it’s the smallest land mass in the world to be shared by two different nations. While it may be less than 40 square miles, there’s plenty to do on this little luxurious island: you can travel back in time while exploring centuries-old ruins or walk through lush tropical forests. If you’re after a little rest and relaxation, you’ll find plenty of secluded beaches where you can work on your suntan before treating your taste buds to some of the best cuisine in the Caribbean.

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 9 st john’s, antigua (8am - 6pm)

Antigua has a beach for every day of the year – literally. But the island experience goes beyond 365 distinct ribbons of white sand and clear waters. In the capital city of St John's, you’ll discover charming candy-coloured architecture, lively markets and a beautiful baroque cathedral. And smiling locals greet you everywhere you go. On the southern coast, you can explore Nelson’s Dockyard, a centuries-old British naval base built by Admiral Horatio Nelson. Past Antigua’s yacht-studded coastline, you’ll find upmarket boutiques, wild forest trails, hidden coves and coral reefs bustling with tropical fish.

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 10 castries, st lucia (8am - 6pm)

From dramatic landscapes moulded by ancient volcanoes to sparkling palm-fringed beaches, St Lucia offers some amazing Caribbean eye candy. Luxury resorts nestle up to the natural beauty, giving this island just the right touch of exclusivity. In the capital of Castries, you’ll find touches of French and British heritage, from the architecture to the cuisine.

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 11 basseterre, st kitts and nevis (8am - 6pm)

Greens in every shade spring from the rolling hills of St Kitts – an island ripe with ecotourism adventures. In the port city of Basseterre, you’ll find centuries of history to explore in impressive estates and photo-worthy monuments like the Brimstone Hill Fortress, one of the most well-preserved military structures in the Americas. Cruise to St Kitts & Nevis and venture beyond the port and climb up the 1,152-metre Mount Liamuiga volcano for views that are well worth the hike. Or hop in a kayak to get up close to a rainbow of tropical reef fish. Escape to the tiny unhurried sister island, Nevis, for smooth golden beaches and clear-water snorkelling – it’s just a thirty-minute ferry ride away. (Optional activities not included)

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 12 at sea

Take advantage of the many facilities onboard or relax and bask in the Caribbean sun.

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 13 at sea

Enjoy your last full day on the cruise, make the most of the Caribbean sun and the facilities on board.

Overnight: Vision Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 14 disembark cruise in fort lauderdale

In the morning, disembark the cruise in Fort Lauderdale and make your own way to Miami airport for your international flight home to Australia. The cruise will dock in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at 7.00am.

Please note: Some flights may not depart until the evening, and customers will be responsible for their own arrangements between disembarking the cruise and flying home.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight
Day 15 in transit

Day 16 arrive in australia

Please note: Some customers may arrive into Australia on Day 17

Important Info

booking information

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. 
  
CANCELLATION POLICY
Covid-19 Booking Policy
- TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. 
Please note:
- Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property you are due to stay with.
- All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).

offer essentials

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 7th March 2023
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies: 
Interior Cabin: $2,200
Ocean View Cabin: $2,600
Balcony Cabin: $4,100
 
Departure Dates
2022
November: *^22
Please note:
dates / months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $250 per person.
dates / months with a ^ incur a land high season surcharge of $350 per person
 
2023
February: 14
March: 7
Please note: 
- See checkout for live dates and availability.
- For the March departure please refer to itinerary 2 as it has a slightly different order for the itinerary, however time at each destination will remain the same 
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates / months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $250 per person.
  
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane or *Adelaide 
   
Departure City Surcharges
Brisbane: $100 per person
Adelaide: $100 per person 
 
flights


Full Service Airline(s) Used


United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Air Canada, Cathay Pacific, Korean Airlines, Fiji Airways and airline 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. 

If your flights are ticketed with Air Canada you will be required to obtain an ETA visa waiver. You can apply via this link: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start.asp Flight information will be provided in your travel pack which you will receive 4 - 6 weeks prior to your departure.

 

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
$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.
- Arrive Early not available during the following dates: 
22 November 2021-28 January 2022
31 March 2022 - 30 April 2022
23 June 2022 - 23 July 2022
09 September 2022 - 15 October 2022
20 November 2022 - 21 January 2023
30 March 2023 - 30 April 2023
22 June 2023 - 19 July 2023
 
Stay behind in Miami
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Stay Behind not available during the following dates: 
22 November 2021-28 January 2022
31 March 2022 - 30 April 2022
23 June 2022 - 23 July 2022
09 September 2022 - 15 October 2022
20 November 2022 - 21 January 2023
30 March 2023 - 30 April 2023
22 June 2023 - 19 July 2023
 
Stopover Packages
Not Available
  
Flight Class Upgrades
Not Available 
 
cruises

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

accommodation


Accommodation Used


3 Star (self-rated)

Miami: Holiday Inn Miami West – Hialeah 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 at check-out. 
Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights accommodation pre or post tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People
 
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 (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.
 
general tour information

Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 32 per vehicle.
  
Optional Tours / Activities
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).
 
exclusions

- Visa fees and requirements (A USA ESTA Visa waiver is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
-If your flights are ticketed with Air Canada you will be required to obtain an ETA visa waiver. You can apply via this link: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start.asp Flight information will be provided in your travel pack which you will receive 4 - 6 weeks prior to your departure.
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping:
* Land: $10.00 USD per person/per day
* Cruise: Included
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Transfers not stated in the itinerary 
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.
 
other important information

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
Miami (Approximates):
* November: top of 26°C and low of 21°C
* February: top of 24°C and low of 18°C
* March: top of 25°C and low of 19°C
 
Caribbean (Approximates):
* November: top of 30°C and low of 23°C
* February: top of 30°C and low of 23°C
* March: top of 29°C and low of 23°C
 
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 the 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
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 general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
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 $10USD per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected whilst on tour. This is relevant for the coach tour portion of the holiday from Day 2 - Day 4.
 
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 included throughout the cruise component of this tour for Australian and New Zealand customers. 
 
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 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.

visas

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/
If your flights are ticketed with Air Canada you will be required to obtain an ETA visa waiver. You can apply via this link: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start.asp Flight information will be provided in your travel pack which you will receive 4 - 6 weeks prior to your departure.
Please note: 
- Due to recent changes in the USA Immigration policies, TripADeal recommend all travellers visit US Customs & Border Protection: https://www.cbp.gov/
Important:
- Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
- Visa rules may have changed since COVID-19. Check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
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.

· Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
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.
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