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See some of New York's biggest attractions including the Statue of Liberty.
San Juan's historic and picturesque cobblestone streets reflect its Spanish heritage.
The Norwegian Gem has plenty of onboard bars, restaurants and facilities.
Relax on the sandy beaches of Tortola.
Discover New York, the ‘city that never sleeps'.
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NYC & Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Experience 2 seasons in one trip
Explore beautiful islands & bustling New York
Earn & Use Qantas Points Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international flights ex SYD/*MEL/*BNE
4 nights 4-star accommodation
Enjoy 32 meals while cruising
11 night Caribbean cruise
Overview

Overview

From the sights and culture of New York City to the crystal clear waters and white washed sands of the eastern Caribbean islands, discover the best of both worlds and experience two seasons in one trip with this 18-day highlights package.

Begin with 3 free days in the winter wonderland of New York, staying in the city's heart of Manhattan near the famous Central Park. Marvel at landmarks including the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty; catch a Broadway show and experience the hustle and bustle of Times Square firsthand.

Then, sail away from the frosty temperatures of New York with an 11-night Caribbean cruise aboard the stylish NCL 'Norwegian Gem', featuring plenty of dining choices, on-board facilities and spacious cabins.

Soak up the sunshine on Puerto Plata's beaches and explore its colonial era town centre. Continue onto San Juan and admire picturesque cobblestone streets, plazas and chapels before stopping at St. John's in Antigua. Unwind amidst sparkling seas and shimmering white sand then continue onto the vivid town of Philipsburg in St. Maarten. Venture to the exotic and peaceful island of Tortola and challenge yourself with a mountain hike before arriving at Grand Turk, home to historic sites, stunning beaches, and vibrant marine life.

With return international flights, a cruise, 4-star hotel accommodation, 32 meals and more, don't miss this colourful trip of a lifetime!

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
• Explore six beautiful islands cruising the colourful Caribbean Islands
• Visit the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Antigua, St. Maarten, The Virgin Islands and Turks & Caicos Islands
• Enjoy 4 nights at leisure in the ‘city that never sleeps’, New York City
• Stay in Manhattan near iconic Central Park
• Gaze up at The Empire State Building and experience the buzz of Times Square
• Marvel at the Statue of Liberty
• Wander through the Spanish-colonial town of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
• Walk the picturesque cobblestone streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico
• Relax on a beach in St. John’s with iconic sparkling seas and simmering white sand
• Bathe in Philipsburg, St Maarten constant festive mood
• Breathe in Tortola’s exotic and peaceful island with white-sand beaches and towering mahogany trees
• Swim in the crystal clear waters of Grand Turk and marvel at the colourful marine life
FLIGHTS
• Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/*MEL/*BNE
CRUISE
• 11 night caribbean cruise with Norwegian Cruise Lines
• Sail aboard the spectacular ‘Norwegian Gem’ ship
ACCOMMODATION
• 4 nights 4-star accommodation in Manhattan, New York
DINING
• Enjoy 32 meals while cruising
TOUR ESSENTIALS
• Airport and cruise taxes and surcharges
Day 1 Australia to New York, USA

Today, depart from Sydney, *Melbourne or *Brisbane to New York, USA! Fly with either Delta Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines or Virgin Australia, to name a few (subject to availability).

Upon arriving in the ‘city that never sleeps’, please make your own way to your accommodation.

Overnight: Empire Hotel (or similar), New York
Meals included: In-Flight
Day 2 New York Free Day

Today is yours to enjoy this famous and lively city.

You might like to join in on a walking tour or jump on an open-top bus of the city’s major highlights.

In the evening a Broadway show would be a magical way to finish the day (optional activities not included).

Overnight: Empire Hotel (or similar), New York
Meals included: None
Day 3 New York Free Day

A stroll through Central Park with the cityscape in the backdrop is a sight to see.

Take in the view from atop the Empire State Building and marvel at the majestic Statue of Liberty before being transfixed by the dazzling lights, hustle and bustle of Times Square.

Overnight: Empire Hotel (or similar), New York
Meals included: None
Day 4 New York Free Day

New York is a city of art and culture with an abundance of art galleries and museums to keep you excited for days.

If sport is more your passion, then be sure to catch a basketball, ice hockey or football game.

Overnight: Empire Hotel (or similar), New York
Meals included: None
Day 5 Embark on an 11-night Caribbean Cruise - Depart at 4:00pm

Enjoy the morning at leisure before making your own way to the port where you will board Norwegian Cruise Lines ‘Norwegian Gem’ ship to begin your Caribbean getaway!

Overnight: Norwegian Cruise Lines ‘Norwegian Gem’ ship
Meals included: Dinner
Day 6 At Sea

While at sea, enjoy everything the Norwegian Gem has to offer.

Overnight: Norwegian Cruise Lines ‘Norwegian Gem’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 7 At Sea

Enjoy everything the Norwegian Gem has to offer whilst cruising at sea.

Discover more than a dozen different dining options and enjoy the ship’s daily entertainment.

Overnight: Norwegian Cruise Lines ‘Norwegian Gem’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 8 Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic - Docked 10:00am - 5:00pm

As you sail away from the winter temperatures of New York, enjoy the warm Caribbean sun as you sail in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

Puerto Plata is best known for its beaches and its colonial era town centre. You might like to visit the 16th century Fortaleza San Felipe, a Spanish fortress and prison, now a historical museum or the Amber Museum that exhibits millions of years old fossils of plant and insect life.

If an amazing view is what you are looking for, choose to take a ride up the Pico Isabel de Torres Mountain (not included).

Please note: This port has the potential to be tendered, pending weather conditions.

Overnight: Norwegian Cruise Lines ‘Norwegian Gem’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 9 San Juan, Puerto Rico - Docked 8:00am - 5:00pm

San Juan's historic and picturesque cobblestone streets, plazas and chapels reflect its Spanish heritage.

You will also find stunning beaches, lush rainforests, vibrant mountains, and colourful and imposing forts with sweeping ocean views.

Overnight: Norwegian Cruise Lines ‘Norwegian Gem’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 10 St. John’s, Antigua - Docked 8:00am - 7:00pm

Today you will have the opportunity to relax on a beach with iconic sparkling seas and simmering white sand or explore St. John’s cathedral and Botanic Garden.

Try some local cuisine or simply wander the streets of the beautiful city.

Overnight: Norwegian Cruise Lines ‘Norwegian Gem’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 11 Philipsburg, St. Maarten - Docked 7:00am - 5:00pm

After docking into Philipsburg, you might like to stroll the boardwalk into the colourful town.

The island’s constant festive mood will positively influence you whilst you enjoy window shopping for boutique jewellery and sample exotic rum drinks made from rare guava berries.

Great Bay Beach will be a great stop for some more sun, sand, and Caribbean views. If shopping is more your attraction, then head to Marigot on the French side of the island to find European designer brands 40% cheaper than from normal European outlets.

If adventure is your thing, then a zipline adventure will fill your cup with thrills and beautiful vistas combined (not included).

Overnight: Norwegian Cruise Lines ‘Norwegian Gem’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 12 Tortola, British Virgin Islands - Docked 6:00am - 1:00pm

Tortola is an exotic and peaceful island with white-sand beaches and towering mahogany trees.

You might like to challenge yourself with a hike up the 1,780-foot-high Sage Mountain and be rewarded with breathtaking views and wildlife.

Please note: This port has the potential to be tendered, pending weather conditions

Overnight: Norwegian Cruise Lines ‘Norwegian Gem’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 13 Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands - Docked 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Grand Turk is the largest of the Turks Islands and is home to historic sites, stunning beaches, and colourful marine life.

Today you have the option to enjoy snorkelling, swim with stingrays or try scuba diving (not included), lounge on the beachside or explore the island.

You may like to see the popular Grand Turk Lighthouse, discover the British and Bermuda roots of Cockburn Town, and learn about the island’s sea salt history.

Please note: This port has the potential to be tendered, pending weather conditions

Overnight: Norwegian Cruise Lines ‘Norwegian Gem’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 14 At Sea

Whilst at sea, enjoy the ship’s outdoor facilities whilst still in the Caribbean climate.

Lounge by the pool and enjoy the onboard activities and take in the stunning view.

Overnight: Norwegian Cruise Lines ‘Norwegian Gem’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 15 At Sea

As you sail closer towards New York, you might like to treat yourself with the onboard spa treatments (not included), enjoy some live music, try out the different bars and lounges or just sit back, relax, and reminisce on the highlights of your journey.

Overnight: Norwegian Cruise Lines ‘Norwegian Gem’ ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 16 Dock at 10:00am into New York/New York, USA - Australia

In the morning, disembark the cruise in New York and make your own way to the airport for your international flight home to Australia after one colourful trip of a lifetime!

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 17 In Transit


Meals included: In-Flight
Day 18 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 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 tour operator you are due to stay with.
It is strongly advised that you purchase travel insurance with Covid-19 protection after purchase. If you are unable to travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19, the standard cancellation policy will apply.
Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).
Offer essentials

This travel offer is valid for the 23rd February 2023
 
This travel offer is priced per person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies.
• Inside Cabin: $1900
• Ocean View Cabin: $2200
• Balcony Cabin: $2900
 
Departure Date
23rd February 2023
Please note: See checkout for live availability.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, *Melbourne and *Brisbane
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Melbourne or *Brisbane: $300 per person
Flights

Full-Service Airline(s) Used
Delta Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines or Virgin Australia to name a few (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 New York, USA
$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 are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
- 1st January 2023 - 15th February 2023
- 20th March 2023 - 30th April 2023
 
Stay behind in New York, USA
$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 are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
- 1st January 2023 - 15th February 2023
- 20th March 2023 - 30th April 2023
 
Flight Class Upgrades
• Premium Economy: Not available
• Business Class: $7999 per person
Please note
• 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 Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
Cruises

'Norwegian Gem' Ship
With tons of dining choices and no set dining times, Norwegian Gem has it all. Chill out by the pool, get lucky in the casino, unwind at their world-class spa, and make the kids happy with spaces built with them in mind. Enjoy speciality dining and more!
 
Cabins
Please note: All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.
Accommodation

Accommodation Used
4 star (self-rated)
Empire Hotel, Manhattan (or similar), New York City
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 of accommodation pre or post tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure for the confirmed hotel. 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 trip. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for children 6 months and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining/Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please inquire upon booking if you require this option.
General tour information

Minimum group size 2.
 
Optional Shore Excursions:
Please note:
• 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)
• Airport transfers
• Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
• Optional gratuities/tipping:
*Cruise: $250 USD per person for the total length of cruise
*Hotel: Approximately $5 USD per day for housekeeping
*Waitstaff: Approximately 15-20% of bill
• Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
• Personal expenses
• New York City Resort Fees (approximately $25 USD per room/per night)
• 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:
In New York, you will definitely need your winter clothes with an average high of 7ºC and lows of -3ºC. Light snow is possible and light to moderate breezes.
 
Caribbean:
Enjoy the warmer weather with ideal beach conditions and least rainfall. Expect highs of 28ºC and lows of 19ºC and the warm waters will be perfect for swimming. 
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is essential 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 the cancellation of the booking. In this instance, customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Embarkation/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.
• Strict COVID-19 terms may also apply regarding proof of insurance covering COVID-19 and/or vaccination. Please refer to the cruise lines’ terms and conditions for further information prior to boarding.
 
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 cruising.
 
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 moderate level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities/Tipping:
Cruise
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. Norwegian Cruise Lines is an internationally registered company & operates to US & European standards, both of which have an economy driven by a gratuities culture. Gratuities are expected on your cruise and will be charged to your onboard account at $250 USD per person for the whole journey. 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

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/
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 start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also 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, that 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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