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Hawaii & Tahitian Islands
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Royal Caribbean 'Ovation of the Seas’
Oaha, Honolulu
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23 Day Hawaii and Tahitian Islands

Venture to the idyllic South Pacific islands
Cruise from Honolulu into Sydney Harbour
Earn & Use Qantas Points Earn & Use Qantas Points
Set sail on a 18 night Royal Caribbean Cruise aboard the Ovation of the Seas.
Includes one way international flight to Honolulu.
Venture to the idyllic South Pacific islands.
Enjoy 56 meals, including all meals while cruising.
Overview

Overview

An island hopping holiday just became a whole lot more relaxing - and affordable. Drop in on the vibrant city of Honolulu, soak up the sun in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, and fall under the spell of the island of Tahiti - plus a whole lot more - on this 23 day odyssey featuring one-way international flight, Royal Caribbean Cruises, and hotel stay.

Begin with three unforgettable nights at leisure in Honolulu, where you can tick off local sights such as Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach, Lolani Palace and Pearl Harbor, or just simply relax and soak up the island vibes. Then, it’s time to embark on an 18 night cruise aboard the state of the art ‘Ovation of the Seas’. This amazing 4 star Quantum Class ship features the futuristic North Star observation capsule, exhilarating Ripcord skydive simulator, a mind-blowing flowrider surf machine up on the back deck and show-stopping live music and entertainment everyday of the cruise, meaning you’ll never be short of things to see and do while at sea.

Along the way, cruise to Tahiti’s lively capital of Papeete, home to colourful markets and the must-visit Black Pearl Museum; and fall in love with the laid-back island vibe of magical Moorea. In New Zealand, the harbour city of Auckland and the gorgeous Bay of Islands are yours to discover.

Ready to climb aboard?

Make the most of life onboard with Inside Cabins featuring a virtual balcony, and all Balcony Cabins enjoying unobstructed views.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • An unforgettable journey through Hawaii, the South Pacific & NZ
  • Venture to the idyllic French Polynesia, Tahiti & Hawaii
  • An unforgettable journey through Hawaii, the South Pacific & NZ
  • Dock in Papeete, Tahiti - the largest island in French Polynesia
  • Breathe in the wonder of the volcanic island of Moorea
  • Experience the best of New Zealand’s North Island
  • Soak up Auckland’s cosmopolitan vibe
  • Dock in Bay of Islands is a sub-tropical paradise of clear blue water
  • Soak up the cosmopolitan vibe of Sydney at leisure
FLIGHTS
  • One way International flight to Honolulu (economy class) from SYD/MEL/BNE
CRUISE
  • 18 night Royal Caribbean Transpacific Cruise
  • Sail aboard the 4-star ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
  • Cruise aboard one of the newest ships in the entire fleet
  • Revel in the abundance of entertainment onboard including captivating Broadway shows
  • Enjoy live bands from jazz trios to rock bands to club hop
  • Experience the highest outlook of any cruise ship on the ‘North Star’ Observatory
ACCOMMODATION
  • Enjoy 3 nights quality accommodation in Honolulu, Hawaii
DINING
  • 56 meals including all meals while cruising
TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • Airport and cruise taxes and surcharges
Day 1 Australia to Honolulu, Hawaii

Today fly from either Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to Honolulu, United States. Fly with Qantas Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways and airline partners (subject to availability). Upon arrival make your own way to the hotel accommodation.

Overnight: OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger
Meals included: In-Flight
Day 2 Welcome to Hawaii

The Island of Oahu is an adventurers paradise. Home to world-class surf breaks on the infamous North Shore, hair raising hikes along its volcanic ridgelines and of course the iconic skyline and turquoise waters of Waikiki Beach. Take today at your leisure to explore the many shops, restaurants and bars that line the Waikiki beachfront. Day trips from Honolulu are plentiful with something for everyone. Popular options include whale watching boat tours, trips to marvel at the infamous big wave at Pipeline and history buffs will revel in a memorable visit to the famous war memorial and sunken USS Arizona at Pearl Harbour. (additional tours not included).

Overnight: OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger
Meals included: None
Day 3 Free Day Honolulu

Perhaps take time today to grab a beach towel or surfboard and make your way to one of the 125 beaches that skirt the island of Oahu. Settle into island time and experience the famous Hawaiian hospitality at its best at one of the many restaurants serving freshly caught local seafood. Or just take in the magnificent views of Diamond Head, the 350 acre volcano which serves as Honolulu’s dramatic backdrop There’s certainly no shortage of things to do on a visit to this vibrant tropical city.

Overnight: OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger
Meals included: None
Day 4 Embark Ovation of the Seas Ship - Departs 6pm

Enjoy another day in Honolulu at your leisure. After checkout, leave your bags in baggage storage with the hotel to continue exploring the city. Discover the up and coming hip restaurants, bars, boutiques and galleries that are making an emergence in the Chinatown district. When the afternoon rolls around, it’s time to say a big Mahalo to Hawaii and begin boarding the Royal Caribbean transatlantic cruise to the Polynesian Islands and New Zealand on board the amazing Quantum Class ship ‘Ovation of the Seas’. Ensure you are on-board at least 2 hours prior to departure this evening. Once you finish on-boarding, make your way up on deck, grab a drink and join the sail away party to celebrate the start of the 18-night journey as you sail away into the magnificent Hawiian sunset.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Dinner
Day 5 Cruising

Take your time today to orientate yourself with the multitude of entertainment options available on the incredible ‘Ovation of the Seas’. Check out the Royal Esplanade with a wonderful selection of restaurants, cafés and bars complete with the leather clad English style pub ‘Amber & Oak’ and a pizza bar for late night snacks. Take a dip in the various pools, spas and whirlpools. Kids can enjoy the fantastic H2O water park and Splashaway Bay.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 6 Cruising

Whilst the ship is at sea, why not try your hand with lady luck at the James Bond inspired Casino Royale or use this chance to pick up some duty free bargains in the on board stores. For those who have a taste for adventure, try the exciting Flowrider wave surf simulator, the three challenging rock climbing walls or one of the many exhilarating waterslides.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 7 Cruising

How about dinner and a show tonight? Book a table with world-class cuisine, and extraordinary personal service in the four complimentary main dining rooms or (for an additional cost) choose from one of the amazing specialty restaurants and then head off to a Broadway show in the main theatre. Feeling something a little more casual? Why not grab a table at the Solarium Bistro or get a custom made pizza at Sorrento’s? And there is always the option to enjoy the all you can eat buffet at the Windjammer Marketplace with great options for all taste buds. The Windjammer has a huge selection of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner including Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, healthy, gluten- free, vegetarian and vegan to name just a few.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 8 Cruising

The most talked-about bar on the ship and unofficially dubbed the "robot bar", this is where drinks are shaken and served by the pair of Makr Shakr robotic bartenders. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails are ordered via a tablet, and two screens on each side of the bar show who has ordered the drink, the ingredients going into it and the stage of its preparation.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 9 Cruising

Feeling like getting pampered today? Book yourself a session in the on board spa ‘Vitality at Sea’ with a broad choice of relaxing and therapeutic massages and indulgent spa treatments. Use this relaxing day at sea to refill your cup and recharge your batteries (additional costs apply for spa bookings).

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 10 Papeete, Tahiti 8AM- 11:59PM

Surrounded by turquoise blue lagoons, palm-fringed beaches, lush mountains and unspoilt marine habitats, the capital of the French Polynesian Archipelago Papeete is a bustling blend of untouched natural beauty, delightful French influence and traditional Polynesian Island culture. A late night sail tonight allows you to take in all the island has to offer without compromise. Spend a day on a secluded beach, try your hand at surfing one of the many world class breaks, visit the magnificent inland waterfalls (additional shore excursions not included and can be booked directly with the cruise line) or visit the famous ‘perle maisons’ to shop for exquisite black Tahitian pearls. During the evening, be sure to try local French delicacies such as the classic Poisson Cru, delicate morsels of fresh raw fish marinated in coconut milk. Wind up the day on one of the many idyllic beaches to capture Tahiti’s incredible postcard worthy sunset.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 11 Moorea, French Polynesia 8AM- 8PM (Tender Port)

Known as the Magical Island, the twin bays of Moorea carve out the island’s unforgettable signature heart shape. The pristine coral reefs that encircle the island are a divers paradise and home to thousands of species of exotic fish and marine life. There is also an abundance of world-class hiking trails that wind their way through Moorea interior and make exploring the island’s verdant jungle covered mountains surprisingly accessible. INSIDER TIP: Head to the Belvedere lookout point before 10am this morning to snap the best panoramic photographs overlooking this quintessential south pacific island.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 12 Raiatea, French Polynesia 7AM- 6PM (Tender Port)

The second largest of the Society Islands, Raiatea is revered by local Polynesians and the Maori peoples of New Zealand alike as the place from which all of eastern Polynesia was colonised. A close neighbour to Bora Bora, this island shares the same classic postcard images of crystal clear waters fringed by palm trees swaying in the breeze and the same relaxed island attitude which offers a much welcome break from the pressures of modern life. Take time out today to explore the unspoilt waters of the South Pacific on a sailing cruise, explore an undersea paradise on a vivid dive/snorkel trip or take a tranquil tour of the island’s rich traditional Polynesian culture (additional shore excursions not included and can be booked directly with the cruise line).

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 13 Cruising

If you're feeling indulgent tonight, why not book in for a table for dinner tonight at ‘Jamie’s Italian’ mouth watering Italian cuisine curated by world famous celebrity chef Jamie Oliver or for lovers of steak, try the ever-popular Royal Caribbean mainstay, the Chops Grille (additional fees for some specialty restaurants).

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 14 Cruising

Feeling playful? Try out the variety of activities on offer at the Seaplex. The largest sports complex at sea is a huge, versatile area that offers a non-stop program of fun and games for all ages. The heart of SeaPlex is the arena; depending on the time of day, it undergoes a metamorphosis from a basketball court into a roller-skating rink and most novel of all, a dodgem-car circuit. For passengers who want to fly through the air with the greatest of ease, there is also a circus school with trapeze classes held over an air-filled mat (children need to be six years or older to take part in this activity).

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 15 Cruising

Take today to participate in one of the many onboard activities that happen everyday while the ship is at sea. Join the fun trivia or bingo sessions happening in the main theatre, partake in an exciting scavenger hunt, take a class or take a dance class. Ever wanted to skydive but not keen to jump out of a perfectly good aeroplane? The ship is fitted with a state of the art skydive simulator. The Ripcord by Ifly is an exhilarating must-do experience and only on Royal Caribbean Quantum class ships!

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 16 Crossing the International Dateline

Celebrate this milestone with a relaxing drink in one of the 15 bars and lounges on board. When the sun goes down, there's as much to do as there is during daylight hours. The biggest problem is deciding what to do, where to go and how to fit everything in during the cruise. From smooth Latin sounds to classic rock, passengers can dance and tap their feet to tunes from around the world, or grab their own share of the limelight in a karaoke session.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 17 Cruising

Make sure you don’t miss out on the exciting North Star Observation Pod which gives you a complete 360º birdseye view from 91m above the ship. After you’ve taken a ride on the North Star, celebrate your unforgettable ascent with something sparkling, mixed, frosty or tropical. At North Star Bar where the sips are just as impressive as the sights.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 18 Cruising

Throughout the day, a wide variety of activities both creative and physical are held across the ship in areas such as the Music Hall and Two70. This venue takes its name from the sweeping 270-degree views offered during the day. The Workshop hosts craft sessions, such as jewellery making and scrapbooking. Passengers can challenge their grey matter with Puzzle Break where teams try to "escape" from a room by solving clues. Puzzle Break can only be booked onboard via the Royal IQ app or guest services. In addition to pool games, there is also Zumba, bingo and trivia quizzes. Don't miss the contemporary dance classes such as hip-hop run by the onboard dancers. Even if you have two left feet, they're a lot of fun. Check the daily program for times and venues.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 19 Auckland, New Zealand 8AM- 8PM (Tender Port)

Kia Ora! (Welcome) With three harbours and 18,000 miles of coastline, New Zealand's largest city offers all the exploration by land or by sea you could ask for. Climb the Sky Tower for panoramic views of the city and the Twin Harbours. Or perhaps jump on a local cruise and head to the Viaduct Basin in Wynyard Quarter to sail the harbour or just relax at a seaside brewery and watch the world go by (additional shore excursions not included and can be booked directly with the cruise line).

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 20 Bay of Islands, New Zealand 7AM - 4PM (Tender Port)

As one of the key highlights for New Zealand’s north island, the Bay of Islands has stunning scenery, pristine beaches and amazing Maori cultural heritage. Take today to visit Urupukapuka Island, where you can hike through Maori village sites or relax on the white-sand beach. Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. This is the site where the treaty that made New Zealand into its own nation was signed. Or head out on a dolphin spotting cruise to see the population of bottlenose dolphins that call these waters home (additional shore excursions not included and can be booked directly with the cruise line).

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 21 Cruising

By day, the pool bars are popular spots for drinks and sundowners; come evening, passengers head to the bars that are situated in and around the midship Royal Esplanade. They all boast a different atmosphere, and passengers are likely to find a favourite and stick to it. Regular events are also held for solo passengers with the aim of fostering new friendships, such as a daily singles and solo travellers lunch, which takes place in Two70.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 22 Cruising

Take this last chance to pick up some bargains in the duty free stores, book in for a spa treatment or why not arrive early this morning and pull up a spot close to the pool today to take part or just watch the many activities happening on the pool deck such as water polo, live music and the famous belly flop contest. For incredible views check out the commanding Solarium lookout in the adults only retreat on deck 15.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s ‘Ovation of the Seas’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 23 Sydney, Australia 6:30AM

This morning the cruise ship enters the iconic Sydney Harbour. After the final breakfast on board, complete your disembarkation and bid a fond farewell to your home for the past 18 nights, the Ovation of the Seas. Make your own onward travel arrangements.


Meals included: Breakfast

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. 
 
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. 
 
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.
 
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 the 12th October 2023.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement

For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
Inside Cabin - $2650
Ocean View Cabin - $2850
Balcony Cabin - $3750
 
Departure Dates
12 October 2023 
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Adelaide $250 per person
*Perth $650 per person

Flights

Full Service Airline(s) Used
Hawaiian Airlines, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, 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. 
 
Arrive Early in Honolulu, United States
$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 permitted during and including the following dates:
* 1 June 2023 - 10 August 2023 
* 10 September 2023 - 10 October 2023 
 
Flight Class Upgrades

• Premium Economy: Not Available
• Business Class (Aus - Hawaii): Buy Now $4999 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.

 

Royal Caribbean ‘Ovation of the Seas’
Ovation of the Seas is all about innovation and excitement! The third of five Quantum Class ships, this ship boasts many cruise ships firsts - she’s truly a destination in herself. Guests can take adventure to new heights on the rock climbing wall, experience the thrill of skydiving on the RipCord by iFly, or carve it up on the FlowRider surf simulator. After all of that you can ascend over 91 metres above sea level in the North Star. All of this can be done while soaking up the breathtaking views on the many fantastic ports that are to be visited. Onboard you can treat your tastebuds to a whirlwind tour around the world with Italian at Jamie’s Italian, American Steakhouse classics at Chops Grille and the many over the top creations that bring dreams to reality at Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine.

Accommodation


Accommodation Used


4 Star (self-rated)

Honolulu: OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger or similar

 

4 Star (self-rated) 

Cruise: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line - Ovation of the Seas 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 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 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
Not Available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Double Bedding (twin bedding not available).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.

General information

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 visa for USA is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
• 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
• 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
Hawaii
October is the last really warm month in Hawaii, however, the rains will just be starting to pick up as the wet season approaches. Expect average temperatures of 29ºC.
 
Tahiti / French Polynesia
October brings about the end of the dry season. Daily temperatures will range from the high 20's to low 30’s.
 
New Zealand
October/November is a pleasant time to travel in New Zealand, as it's late spring. Average daytime high temperatures in spring range from 19°C in the Bay of Islands and 18°C in Auckland.
 
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. 
 
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
Gratuities (tips) are included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. Royal Caribbean is an internationally registered company & operates to US & European standards, both of which have an economy driven by a gratuities culture. 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 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

United States (Hawaii)
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/
 
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.

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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