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NYC, Barbados & Miami
Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
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St. Lucia
Rhapsody of the Seas
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17 Day New York, Barbados & Miami

Visit the beautiful islands of the Caribbean
Spend time at leisure in NYC, Barbados & Miami
Earn & Use Qantas Points Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international flights ex Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane
Internal flights from New York to Barbados
6 night Caribbean cruise with Royal Caribbean International
Enjoy 7 nights 4-star accommodation in New York, Barbados & Miami
Overview

Overview

Three incredible destinations in one perfect package - from the Big Apple to secluded white sand beaches and sparkling waters, to the metropolitan glamour of Miami - this is a trip of a lifetime that is not to be missed.

Begin by spending time at leisure in grand NYC, visiting icons such as the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, before taking a drastic leap into island time and the amazing azure waters of Barbados. Take time exploring Bridgetown, with its perfect mix of island warmth and English heritage, or travel out of town to the idyllic pink-and-white-sand beaches that stretch endlessly along the turquoise coast.

Then, board your six night Royal Caribbean cruise through the beautiful Caribbean, stopping at amazing islands that will simply take your breath away. Dramatic landscapes molded by ancient volcanoes, and tropical palm-fringed beaches - the Caribbean is truly awe-inspiring. Wind down your trip with your own time in Miami, exploring South Beach’s Art Deco District, Little Havana and the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).

This bucket list package includes return flights, a six night Royal Caribbean cruise, seven nights 4-star accommodation and so much more.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Spend 15 days exploring New York, Miami and the best of the Caribbean
  • Explore the big apple with 3 nights in trendy Manhattan
  • Sink into the island life with 2 nights in Barbados before your Caribbean cruise
  • Discover Miami’s rich history, Cuban culture and retro architecture
  • Spend 2 nights in iconic South Beach, Miami
  • Visit the secluded white sand beaches lapped by sparkling waters in St Vincent
  • Explore the dramatic landscapes, molded by ancient volcanoes in St Lucia
  • Enjoy the abundance of greenery and focus on eco-tourism in St Kitts & Nevis
  • Relax on the pristine beaches and soak up the Caribbean sun
FLIGHTS
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane
  • Internal flights (economy class) from New York to Barbados
CRUISE
  • 6 night Caribbean cruise with Royal Caribbean International
  • Sail aboard the iconic ‘Rhapsody of the Seas’ ship
ACCOMMODATION
  • Enjoy 7 nights 4-star accommodation in New York, Barbados & Miami
DINING
  • Enjoy 17 meals
TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • Airport and cruise taxes and surcharges
Day 1 Australia to New York

Today you’ll be flying to the Big Apple from either Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane. Fly with airlines such as Delta, United, American, Air New Zealand, Hawaiian, Air Canada, Fiji Airways and partners. Internal flights provided by Jetblue, American, United, Delta and partners.

Please note that due to flying time, you will arrive on Day 2


Meals included: In-Flight
Day 2 Arrive in New York

Today you arrive in New York! Upon arrival make your own way to the hotel accommodation.

Everyone loves New York and there are a million reasons why. Here are but a few: the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, the Ellis Island National Monument, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Times Square, Broadway, Greenwich Village, 5th Avenue and Central Park - there’s no shortage of entertainment in the city that never sleeps.

Overnight: Distrikt Hotel New York City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton or similar
Meals included: None
Day 3 New York Free Day

From the tallest buildings to the biggest museums and the best pizza, New York City is a city of grand proportions. Wander around the neighbourhoods of Soho, Chinatown and Little Italy. Head to the Edge Observation deck and marvel at the architecture, engineering and technology of this structure suspended 335 metres above ground.

Overnight: Distrikt Hotel New York City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton or similar
Meals included: None
Day 4 New York Free Day

You’ll have the day at leisure to explore this eclectic city. Book a Broadway show or take a foodie tour of the city, discovering the maze of Michelin star restaurants. Head to a New York Knicks game or take a wander through the 5 famous boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens & Staten Island - each with its own distinctive identity.

Overnight: Distrikt Hotel New York City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton or similar
Meals included: None
Day 5 New York to Barbados

Welcome to Barbados! You’ll find that Bridgetown strikes a fine mix of island warmth and English heritage. You’ll have the day at leisure to explore the mix of colonial buildings intermingled with colourful wooden homes, open-air markets and catch-of-the-day cafés. Outside of the bustle of 'Town', as the locals call it, Barbados is a new kind of paradise in every direction. Head to the idyllic pink-and-white-sand beaches that stretch on endlessly and crystal-clear turquoise waters. Or stick to the centre of the island: you’ll find rolling hills and valleys, sugarcane fields and historic plantations. You can even travel underground to discover limestone caves with their own waterfalls.

Overnight: Radisson Aquatica Resort or similar
Meals included: None
Day 6 Barbados Free Day

There are no shortage of activities in Barbados, from the beautiful beaches to the rugged adventures through the island’s interior - there’s so much to see and do! If fresh fish is for you, then you’ve landed in the right spot! The local cuisine is a seafood lovers dream! Bajan (or Barbadian) cuisine blends African, Indian and British influences. For a truly authentic experience, don’t shy away from the street food - try the fried fish cakes, macaroni pie, tamarind balls and the national dish cou-cou with flying fish.

Overnight: Radisson Aquatica Resort or similar
Meals included: None
Day 7 Embark on 6 night Royal Caribbean cruise of the Caribbean - Departs 4pm

After breakfast you’ll have the opportunity to continue exploring the best of Bridgetown before making your own way to the cruise terminal to begin your 6 night Caribbean cruise onboard ‘Rhapsody of the Seas’ ship.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean International’s ‘Rhapsody of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Dinner
Day 8 Kingstown, St Vincent - 8am-5pm

Secluded white sand beaches lapped by sparkling waters, vibrant coral reefs and hiking trails through lush, emerald jungles – St Vincent and the Grenadines embody what most people think of when picturing the perfect Caribbean getaway. Kingstown, St Vincent’s capital and main port, is a beautiful place to kick off your exploration of the main island’s many wonders. With its beautiful botanical gardens, charming 19th-century churches, lively produce market and rainforest rambles, it has plenty to keep you busy in between beach breaks.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean International’s ‘Rhapsody of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 9 Castries, St Lucia - 8am-5pm

From dramatic landscapes molded 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: Royal Caribbean International’s ‘Rhapsody of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 10 Basseterre St Kitts & Nevis - 8am-5pm

Greens in every shade spring from the rolling hills of St Kitts – an island ripe with eco-tourism 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. Venture beyond the port and climb up the 1,152-metre Mount Liamuiga volcano for views that are well worth the hike.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean International’s ‘Rhapsody of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 11 At Sea

Today you’ll have the opportunity to explore the many facilities onboard or relax and bask in the Caribbean sun.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean International’s ‘Rhapsody of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 12 At Sea

Enjoy your last day at sea and make the most of the facilities onboard, such as the rock climbing wall on the top deck, the arcades, exceptional restaurants and bars or simply relax by one of the many pools.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean International’s ‘Rhapsody of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 13 Disembark Miami, Florida - 7am

Enjoy your last breakfast on-board before disembarking and making your own way to Miami, Florida. Once in Miami you will be able to check in to your hotel and spend the afternoon exploring this seaside paradise.

Overnight: The Goodtime Hotel or similar
Meals included: None
Day 14 Miami Free Day

You’ll have the day to explore Miami's cool mix of metropolitan glamour, beautifully landscaped spaces, and pristine nature. Enjoy the world-famous sun, sand and surf or take a stroll down Ocean Drive, right in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco District.

Beyond the radiant sun, discover Miami’s rich history as an entertainment and cultural destination. In the Wynwood Arts District, a kaleidoscope of works by groundbreaking artists can be seen throughout the neighbourhood and at Wynwood Walls, an outdoor museum dedicated to street art. In Downtown Miami, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is a must-visit for its impressive collection of contemporary art of the Americas, as well as for its breathtaking architecture by Herzog & de Meuron, with Biscayne Bay as its backdrop.

Take a visit to Little Havana; a vibrant riverside neighbourhood known the world over for its colourful streets, family-run businesses, authentic restaurants and thriving arts scene. And though you’ll find traces of Cuban culture wherever you are in Miami, Little Havana is the beating heart of it all.

Overnight: The Goodtime Hotel or similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 15 Miami to Australia

Today you’ll make your way to Miami International Airport in preparation for your return flight back to Australia.

Overnight: In-flight
Meals included: None
Day 16 In Transit

Day 17 Arrive in Australia

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 Informatiaon 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 countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead up to and immediately prior to travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return. 
 
Please note: 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 17 April 2023
 
This travel offer is priced for one person, twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
Inside Cabin: $1530
Ocean View Cabin: $1710
Balcony Cabin: $2310
 
Departure Dates
17 April 2023
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane
 
Departure City Surcharges
Brisbane: $200 per person

Flights


Full Service Airline(s) Used


International: Delta, United Airlines, American, Air New Zealand, Hawaiian, Air Canada, Fiji Airways (subject to availability)

 

Internal Flights: Jetblue, American, United Airlines, Delta

 

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. 

 

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.
• If you would like to purchase this stay behind option please contact our friendly reservations team on 135 777.
• Black-out Dates: Travel must be completed by 20 June 2023.
 
Stay behind in Los Angeles
$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.
• This fee does, however, include an internal flight from Miami to your destination. 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.
• Black-out Dates: Travel must be completed by 20 June 2023.
 
Stay behind in San Francisco
$350 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• This fee does, however, include an internal flight from Miami to your destination. 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.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• Black-out Dates: Travel must be completed by 20 June 2023
• If you would like to purchase this stay behind option please contact our friendly reservations team on 135 777.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
• Business Class (Business Class available only for long-haul flights, internal flights will be economy class): $8,999 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.

Cruises


Cabins


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



Accommodation


Accommodation Used


4 Star (self-rated)

New York: Distrikt Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton 

Barbados: Radisson Aquatica Resort

Miami: The Goodtime Hotel

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.

 

Royal Caribbean ‘Rhapsody of the Seas’ ship
Rhapsody of the Seas is part of the Vision-class cruise ship series and delivers an unforgettable experience with world-class dining, award-winning entertainment, electrifying nightlife and unforgettable activities for every kind of traveller.
 
Maximum Room Capacity

 
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.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or double bedding (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


Optional Tours / Activities


Please note:

• 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).



Exclusions

• 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/
• Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
• Optional gratuities/tipping 
• Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
• Personal expenses
• Return airport transfers
• Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.

Other important information

CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
New York: April weather offers comfortably warm days, but evenings and nights are still chilly so don't underestimate the cold after dark. Temperatures are also rapidly rising throughout the month and a visit at the end of April is likely to be much warmer than a visit at the beginning of the month. Average temperatures range from 7 to 16 degrees. 
 
Barbados & the Caribbean: April is the end of the dry season (December o May) in Barbados, you can expect hot and sunny days with minimal rainfall compared with other months. Average temperatures range from 24 to 30 degrees.
 
Miami: Spring is by far the best time to visit beautiful Miami. The humidity of the summer hasn’t fully hit yet but the weather is warmer than winter. You can expect temperatures from 21 to 26 degrees.
 
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. 
 
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:
Cruise
Optional gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. Royal Caribbean International is an internationally registered company & operates to US & European standards, both of which have an economy driven by a gratuities culture. 
 
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: (International)
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/
• Due to changes in the USA Immigration policies, TripADeal recommend all travellers visit US Customs & Border Protection: https://www.cbp.gov/
 
Important: 
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.

Schedule of fees


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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