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Cruise among the breathtaking Caribbean Islands to discover St Martin's beautiful shores.
The San Francisco Bridge is one of the world's most iconic sights.
Enjoy a 30-night San Francisco to Miami cruise aboard the ‘Queen Elizabeth’ ship.
Transit the Panama Canal, one of the world's most impressive engineering feats.
Spend time together on white-sand paradise islands of the Caribbean.
In your leisure time, jump on a cable car to ride like a local on the streets of San Francisco, USA.
Lose yourself among the dazzling streets of Los Angeles, California, USA.
Costa Rica's lush rainforest is home to many brilliantly coloured Macaw Parrots.
Transit through the Panama Canal from the Pacific to the Caribbean Sea.
Admire picture-perfect scenery in Cabo San Lucas on Mexico's Baja California Peninsula.
Enjoy high tea daily onboard the 'Queen Elizabeth' ship.
Meet new friends at gala events onboard the 'Queen Elizabeth' ship.
You might spot a pink flamingo on the beaches of Aruba.
Meet the traditional Palenqueras in Cartagena, Colombia.
Enjoy the vibrant nightlife as you stroll Miami's Art Deco foreshore.
Enjoy many Caribbean sunsets from idyllic island beaches.
Step into history on the colourful Old Town streets of Puerto Rico.
An aerial of English Harbour, Antigua.
See St Lucia's iconic volcanic landscapes and island beaches.
Cruise the azure Caribbean seas to Road Town, Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.
Stroll along the pretty promenade in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Spend a few more leisurely days in Miami before flying home.
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San Francisco, Panama & the Caribbean

Operated by TripADeal
USA, Mexico, Aruba, Barbados, & more
Cruise aboard Cunard’s ‘Queen Elizabeth’ from San Francisco to Miami
Transit the Panama Canal to soak up lively Caribbean vibes
Date: 26 Sep 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights
30-night San Francisco to Miami Cruise aboard Cunard’s ‘Queen Elizabeth’
2 nights of 4-star hotels in both San Francisco & Miami
Enjoy 89 meals, including all meals whilst cruising
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Overview

Style and elegance meets adventure on this unforgettable voyage aboard Cunard’s 'Queen Elizabeth’. Starting in the USA, cruise from the razzle-dazzle of San Francisco and Los Angeles along the Mexican coastline to transit through the Panama Canal. Then, soak up the lively Caribbean vibes as you island hop from Aruba and Puerto Rico to the sunny beaches of Antigua, St Lucia, Barbados and more.

Begin exploring San Francisco at leisure before embarking on a 30-night cruise to Miami. Immerse yourself in the sophisticated art deco ambience of Cunard’s ‘Queen Elizabeth’. Stay in beautifully designed staterooms, join in the fun, learning a dance, lazing by the pool, listening to live music or spending your evening at the theatre. You’ll enjoy 5-star luxury and white-gloved service as you savour world-class cuisine in the Britannia Restaurant. Wake up to a tasty breakfast or a casual lunch at the Lido, indulge your sweet tooth with traditional afternoon tea, and then experience the elegant opulence of Cunard’s signature gala events. 

Experience Mexico’s picturesque Cabo San Lucas and nature’s lush paradise in Costa Rica as you cruise south for a bucket-list transit through the Panama Canal. Journey from the Pacific to the Caribbean Sea, discovering Cartagena’s UNESCO-listed sites and Aruba's sunny shores, before docking among Miami’s pastel-coloured art-deco buildings and lively sidewalk cafes. Sail on to visit colourful Puerto Rico before island hopping through the Caribbean. Each island offers sun, sand and sea, from the white sand beaches and turquoise waters of Antigua, the volcanic peaks of St Lucia, to the gentle Caribbean rhythms of Barbados and the British Virgin Islands. Dock once more in Miami’s vibrant city, with leisure time before your flight home.

Embark on this exceptional journey of discovery including return international full-service flights, a 30-night San Francisco to Miami Cruise aboard Cunard’s ‘Queen Elizabeth’, 2 nights of 4-star hotel accommodation in both San Francisco & Miami, 89 meals, including all meals whilst cruising and more.

Want more? Extend your discovery with Arrive Early & Stay Behind options.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore exciting ports on a voyage of a lifetime aboard Cunard’s 'Queen Elizabeth'
  • Luxuriate in an opulent stateroom, savour delectable cuisine, relish elegant soirées and more
  • Seek out San Francisco’s highlights like Golden Gate Park, the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf
  • Embrace the allure of Los Angeles, where beach vibes, celebrities and endless excitement await
  • Witness the allure of Cabo San Lucas, where a casual ambiance and breathtaking scenery converge on Mexico's Baja California Peninsula
  • Embark on a journey to discover the wonder of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, where natural riches await amidst lush landscapes and panoramic vistas
  • Transit a marvel of engineering on an unforgettable voyage through the Panama Canal
  • Explore the colonial architecture and vibrant plazas of Cartagena's walled old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant streets of Oranjestad, Aruba, where colourful houses and a bustling atmosphere capture the island's unique charm
  • Bask in the sun at Miami's South Beach with days at leisure to explore the Art Deco Historic District or discover Wynwood's vibrant street art
  • Visit San Juan, Puerto Rico, where Caribbean rhythms meet Old Town's Spanish heritage, colourful streets, art and vibrant markets
  • Visit Antigua's vibrant St. John's with its white sandy beaches and steel drum beats
  • Explore Castries in St. Lucia, gateway to the 'drive-in' volcano and Diamond Botanical Gardens
  • Sail into Barbados and discover Bridgetown to explore historic charm, breathtaking scenery and vibrant Caribbean culture
  • Discover the Caribbean gem of Philipsburg, nestled between the sea and the Great Salt Pond, an inland salt lake
  • Dock at Road Town and perhaps explore Tortola's ivory sands, aquamarine seas, and JR O'Neal Botanic Gardens
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
CRUISE
  • 30-night San Francisco to Miami Cruise via the Panama Canal
  • Sail aboard the elegant ‘Queen Elizabeth’ ship with Cunard
ACCOMMODATION
  • 2 nights in a 4-star hotel in San Francisco, California, USA
  • 2 nights in a 4-star hotel in Miami, Florida, USA
DINING
  • Enjoy 89 meals, including all meals whilst cruising
  • Delight in daily high tea aboard the luxurious Cunard ship
ESSENTIALS
  • Airport and cruise port taxes
UPGRADES AVAILABLE
  • Arrive Early: Arrive up to 30 days before your tour starts. (Does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stay Behind: Return up to 30 days after your tour concludes. (Does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Cruise Cabin Upgrades: Cabin upgrades are available. (See checkout for details)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Business Class. (See checkout for details)
  • Preferred Airline: Fly with a preferred airline. (See checkout for details)

Please note: Extra charges may apply. See the Important Info section and checkout cart for fees and details.

Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - San Francisco, CA, USA

Today, at the appropriate time, make your own way to the airport to board your flights to San Francisco, your first stop before your captivating journey to the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal and into vibrant Miami.

Upon arrival into San Francisco, collect your luggage and make your own way to your hotel. Once checked in, this city is yours to enjoy.

Overnight: Hilton San Francisco Union Square (or similar)

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Free day - San Francisco

“Every man should be allowed to love two cities - his own and San Francisco” said author Gene Fowler. As you enjoy a day at leisure in San Fransisco it’s not difficult to see why. Located in Northern California, San Francisco’s hilly streets offer striking glimpses of its famous bay below. Discover fantastic food, local wines and glorious views in this vibrant metropolis. From Fisherman’s Wharf to Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco is a destination with something for everyone.

San Francisco is a haven of restaurants with every kind of cuisine on offer. At Fisherman’s Wharf seafood fans will find a variety of stalls preparing fresh fish dishes. Pier 39, further along the waterfront, also offers two levels of restaurants, with views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge. The passages between Union Street lead to delightful courtyards and mews full of restaurants and delicatessens.

Overnight: Hilton San Francisco Union Square (or similar)

Meals included: None

Day 3 San Francisco - Embark on 30-Night San Francisco to Miami Cruise

Enjoy your last morning soaking up the culture of San Francisco. When the time is right, make your way from your hotel to the cruise terminal.

Once checked in, explore your home for the next 30 nights.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Dinner

Day 4 Cruising

On board Cunard's 'Queen Elizabeth', immerse yourself in a world of endless entertainment, luxurious accommodations, and a diverse range of dining experiences. The ship's elegant art deco features and sparkling chandeliers seamlessly blend with contemporary attractions, ensuring a truly remarkable holiday experience.

Venture to the Games Deck, a distinctive feature among Cunard ships, offering al fresco entertainment. Enjoy the outdoors with games like bowls, deck tennis, and croquet, shaded from the sun. Sharpen your putting skills in the golf nets, with guidance from the helpful entertainment team, or partake in friendly tournaments for added competition.

Indulge in the cherished Cunard tradition of Afternoon Tea, a daily ritual between 15:30 and 16:30 in the Queens Room. Here, under ambient lighting and amidst ornate furnishings, white-gloved waiters will present an array of delectable treats to your table.

For a serene experience, unwind in the elegant conservatory, basking in its tranquil atmosphere. Satisfy your culinary desires at the main restaurant, where your table is reserved for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Indulge in nightly entertainment at the Royal Court Theatre, offering a stellar array of choices. From music to dance performances, and even mesmerising magic shows, every evening promises a memorable experience. Enjoy dazzling West End-style productions or abridged Shakespeare performances. The ship boasts a hand-picked lineup of talented vocalists, instrumentalists, aerial performers, illusionists, stand-up comedians, and variety entertainers.

Experience the epitome of oceanic glamour on Gala Evenings, as fellow guests emerge from their staterooms in their finest evening wear, reminiscent of a scene from a Hollywood classic. The palpable sense of occasion fills the air, making your journey aboard the 'Queen Elizabeth' truly unforgettable.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 5 Los Angeles, CA, USA

The iconic and inimitable City of Angels; home to beach life, film stars, palm trees, Hollywood and non-stop excitement. There’s nowhere like it, and no shortage of iconic views to tick off the list.

L.A. has the best; whether it’s restaurants, sightseeing, theme parks, film studios, nightlife, celebrity spotting, sports, nightlife or even the laid-back beaches of Southern California.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 6 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day to indulge yourself onboard 'Queen Elizabeth'.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day to indulge yourself onboard 'Queen Elizabeth'.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Rated as one of Mexico’s top tourist destinations, the Mexican resort city of Cabo San Lucas boasts a warm hospitality that matches its sunshine.

Nestled on the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is famous for its casual atmosphere, exciting nightlife, and stunning beaches and scenery.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 9 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day to indulge yourself onboard 'Queen Elizabeth'.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 10 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day to indulge yourself onboard 'Queen Elizabeth'.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day to indulge yourself onboard 'Queen Elizabeth'.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 12 Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Discover the wonders of Puntarenas. While it may not boast wealth per capita, its riches lie in the lush green landscapes, panoramic vistas, and pristine natural beauty that abound. Immerse yourself in the splendour of its scenery, where verdant foliage meets expansive horizons, offering a feast for the senses. Whether traversing its verdant trails or gazing upon its majestic vistas, Puntarenas promises an enriching experience.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 13 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day to indulge yourself onboard 'Queen Elizabeth'.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 14 Transit Panama Canal, Panama

If you are interested in maritime engineering or iconic journeys, this should be high up your list of must-sails. This legendary canal is steeped with intrigue and blessed with ever-changing scenery.

As you pass through the locks at either side of Gatun Lake, you’re slowly rising to, and dropping from, a maximum of 26 metres above sea level, avoiding the lengthy and treacherous alternative route via Cape Horn.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 15 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day to indulge yourself onboard 'Queen Elizabeth'.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 16 Cartagena, Colombia

The walled old town of Cartagena, named after the Spanish city, is a World Heritage Site presenting quaint colonial buildings. Meanwhile the magnificent cathedral and palace dominate the city skyline. Cartagena was under Spanish rule for more than 275 years until 1810. It now brims with colonial history, brightly painted facades, charming balconies and delightful plazas.

The port of Cartagena is situated approximately 4 kilometres from the old city. A beautiful aviary adds a unique dimension to this wonderful port. Home to a variety of exotic animals including flamingos, parrots, and red howler monkeys, the aviary makes quite the impression with new arrivals.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 17 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day to indulge yourself onboard 'Queen Elizabeth'.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 18 Oranjestad, Aruba

Aruba is a Caribbean island with a charming rugged and rustic edge. Brightly coloured houses, vibrant streets and a distinct buzz in the air are all part of the laid-back experience you'll encounter. Keen golfers should book a round at the inimitable Tierra del Sol course (charges apply). Or for an authentic local experience visit a local market, where merchants sell exotic fruit and fresh fish.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 19 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day to indulge yourself onboard 'Queen Elizabeth'.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 20 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day to indulge yourself onboard 'Queen Elizabeth'.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 21 Miami, Florida, USA

Miami's vibrancy is world famous. From the moment you sail into the city across the azure waters of Biscayne Bay you’re transported to a glamourous paradise where neon art deco, salsa beats, and café Cubano are ready to be discovered.

Explore to your heart's content, from the swaying palm trees and iconic technicolour beach huts of South Beach, to the unmatched street art and eclectic boutiques of Wynwood. Should the need for refreshment strike on your adventures, maybe pay a visit to one of the many unique cafes and restaurants that dot this uniquely cosmopolitan city.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 22 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day to indulge yourself onboard 'Queen Elizabeth'.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 23 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day to indulge yourself onboard 'Queen Elizabeth'.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 24 San Juan, Puerto Rico

In San Juan, gentle Caribbean rhythms combine with four centuries of Spanish influence and a dash of American culture. The result is a mesmerising call, however you wish to spend your time here.

You’ll almost certainly want to stroll amidst another of Puerto Rico’s most postcard-friendly faces too, the atmospheric Old Town. In this 465-year-old residential and commercial neighbourhood, the buildings’ façades are painted in a rainbow of bright colours, adorned with ornate wrought iron lampposts and balconies.

Exploring San Juan offers you all sorts of ways to fall under Puerto Rico’s spell. You might admire the fabulous cathedral or contemplate the works this beautiful archipelago has inspired at the vast, modern Museo de Arte with collections from both local and international artists, a 400-seat theatre and an adjoining sculpture garden (entrances not included).

For a more literal taste of San Juan, the Plaza de Mercado de Santurce is a traditional food market heaped with tropical fruits and vegetables, and all manner of other treasures. Rum lovers may want a tour of Casa Bacardi, the distillery that has produced one of Cuba’s most famous exports since the 1930s (entrances not included).

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 25 St John's, Antigua

Famously dusted with pristine white sands and pulsating to the rhythm of steel drums, Antigua is a real Caribbean treat. Visit Shirley Heights, a fortress dominating the entry to the English Harbour (additional charges may apply).



From the bustling bijou port of St John's, tour to Shirley Heights and the fortress entrance to English Harbour. Historic Nelson's dockyard warehouses now feature a variety of shops and restaurants.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 26 Castries, St Lucia

From the port at Castries, take a trip to St Lucia’s ‘drive-in’ volcano, where the crater bubbles with hot sulphur springs, or visit the tropical Diamond Botanical Gardens Waterfall and Mineral Baths (activities incur addtional charges).

For rum lovers, St Lucia offers a behind-the-scenes tour of a traditional distillery, complete with a chance to taste the island’s famous export at source (entrances not included).

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 27 Bridgetown, Barbados

Whilst sailing to Barbados, you’ll encounter a land where relaxation and adventure go hand in hand. Sailing through the warm, blue waters of the Caribbean, when you arrive at Barbados you’ll dock at the capital city of Bridgetown – a veritable feast of breathtaking scenery, delicious cuisine, and exceptional hospitality.

A town steeped in history, surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty with plenty to see and do, Bridgetown is the perfect location to enjoy a generous helping of Caribbean charm and culture.

Sitting on the southwestern side of the island of Barbados, Bridgetown is a lively and bustling gateway to the wider treasures the island holds. From sun-kissed beaches, underground caverns, and glass-like lagoons, to emerald jungles and vast historic plantations, Barbados is a paradise just waiting to be explored.

The island of Barbados gets its name from the Bearded Fig Tree, which was once found in abundance across the island. The capital city, Bridgetown, is home to a charming combination of traditional colonial buildings and rich Caribbean vibrancy and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 28 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day to indulge yourself onboard 'Queen Elizabeth'.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 29 Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Perched on a narrow strip of land between the crystal clear Caribbean Sea and the Great Salt Pond, the Caribbean gem Philipsburg is a fabulous setting for a wide array of things to see and experience.

Stroll along the inland salt lake, or head for the gorgeous city beach. Search the quaint clothes boutiques, or browse the stores for duty-free bargains. The choice is yours.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 30 Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Upon docking at Road Town, you can explore the many beauties of Tortola, including ivory-coloured sands, crystal-clear aquamarine seas and the beautiful and natural world of JR O’Neal Botanic Gardens (entrances not included).

Local cuisine features succulent Anegada lobster, papaya and sweet potato pudding and, if your taste is for unspoilt beaches, Cane Garden Bay’s flawless horseshoe of sand is mouth-watering.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 31 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day to indulge yourself onboard 'Queen Elizabeth'.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 32 Cruising

Enjoy a sea-day to indulge yourself onboard 'Queen Elizabeth'.

Overnight: Cunard's ‘Queen Elizabeth’

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 33 Disembark Miami, Florida, USA

Enjoy your final morning aboard as you sail back into Miami.

When the time is right, disembark and make your own way to your hotel. Once checked in, the vibrant city of Miami is yours to enjoy.

Overnight: Novotel Miami Brickell (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 34 Miami

Enjoy today at leisure.

Miami offers a plethora of free activities for visitors looking to explore the city. Start by soaking up the sun at the world-renowned South Beach, where the sandy shores and vibrant atmosphere provide a perfect setting for a cost-free day of relaxation.

Wander through the Art Deco Historic District in South Beach, admiring the colourful and iconic architecture. Head to the Wynwood Arts District to marvel at the Wynwood Walls, an outdoor art gallery featuring impressive street art from renowned artists. Experience the lively Cuban culture in Little Havana and soak in the neighbourhood's vibrant ambiance.

Overnight: Novotel Miami Brickell (or similar)

Meals included: None

Day 35 Miami - Australia (or New Zealand)

The time has come for you to start your journey back home. When the time is right, make your own way from your hotel to the airport, ready to check-in for your flights back to Australia (or New Zealand).

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 36 In Transit

In Transit

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 37 Arrive Australia (or New Zealand)

Welcome home!

Important Info

Booking information

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete the Passenger Information Form 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 and 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 before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
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 tour or 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.
 
We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable in AUD (unless otherwise stated). 
 
Offer essentials

This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 26th September 2025.
 
This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies as follows: 
 
Britannia Inside Stateroom: $5,000
Britannia Oceanview Stateroom: $6,000
Britannia Balcony Stateroom: $7,000
Princess Grill Suite: $15,000
 
Please note: accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability.
 
Departure Dates        
2025
September: 26
 
Please note: see checkout for live dates and availability.
 
Flights

Departure Cities        
Sydney, *Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, *Perth, Auckland
 
Departure City Surcharges
Melbourne: $500 per person
Brisbane: $400 per person 
Adelaide: $400 per person
Perth: $300 per person
 
International Full-Service Airline(s) Used
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Airlines: Qantas, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Air Canada, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways, Cathay Pacific, Qatar and partner airlines (subject to availability).
 
Please note: We cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 
 
Missed Flights 
If you fail to arrive for your outbound flight, 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 miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements. 
 
Preferred Airline Surcharge
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Qantas: $420 per person (please note: internal US flights are operated by QF partners)
• United Airlines: $500 per person 
Please note: 
• Preferred airlines are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfil your request, the above extra cost will be refunded.
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration.
• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased preferred airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the preferred airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.
• Preferred airline refers to the marketing carrier and could include codeshare partners. 
 
Arrive Early Options
San Francisco, USA - $300 per person
Los Angeles , USA - $400 per person (only available for purchases over the phone)
High season dates: up to $700 per person, subject to availability 
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• If selecting an arrive early package to a different city from where the tour starts, the package will include an internal flight 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.
• You may book a date to arrive early via our website but only a date that is within 30 days of the tour departure date. If you wish to arrive earlier than 30 days before your tour departure date, please call our friendly staff for availability and pricing. Additional costs may apply
• 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.
• A high season arrive early can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
• 15th September 2025 - 25th September 2025
 
Stay Behind Options
Miami, USA - $300 per person
San Francisco, USA - $400 per person (only available for purchases over the phone)
Los Angeles, USA - $400 per person (only available for purchases over the phone)
High season dates: up to $700 per person, subject to availability 
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• If selecting a stay behind package to a different city from where the tour ends, the package will include an internal flight 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.
• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact us to request availability. Additional costs may apply.
• 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.
• A high season stay behind can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
• 1st December 2025 - 29th December 2025
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Business Class: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.
Please note:
• Flight upgrades are subject to availability and pricing changes (if we cannot fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded).
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed.
 
Cruise

Cunard’s ‘Queen Elizabeth’
Onboard 'Queen Elizabeth' immerse yourself in her evocative art deco elegance. This stunning Queen exudes style and has an especially refined feel. Prepare yourself for a truly remarkable voyage.
Immerse yourself in endless entertainment, luxurious accommodation and an array of dining choices. Cunard Queen Elizabeth’s art deco features and gleaming chandeliers blend with contemporary attractions to ensure a remarkable holiday. Enjoy croquet on her Games Deck, stunning entertainment in her Royal Court Theatre or relax in her elegant conservatory. 
 
On board currency: USD 
 
Staterooms/Suites:
Britannia Inside Stateroom 
The well-appointed Britannia Standard Inside staterooms are a haven of comfort and style to enjoy during your voyage. You’ll find thoughtful features and luxurious amenities, all organised by your dedicated steward to ensure you are always attentively looked after.
Includes:
• Choice of early, late, and open dining in the Britannia Restaurant.
• Cunarder bed configurable to king-size or two single beds.
• Bathroom with a walk-in shower.
• Satellite TV with movie and music channels.
• Feature vanity and desk with hairdryer.
• UK, USA, European power sockets.
• Penhaligon's toiletries.
• Bathrobes and slippers.
• Tea and coffee-making facilities.
• Welcome sparkling wine.
• Complimentary room service menu.
• Mini-bar packages available for purchase.
• A dedicated steward to keep your stateroom in fine order day and night.
 
Britannia Oceanview Stateroom
The Britannia Oceanview staterooms provide a private enclave from which to watch the world go by. Perfectly framed views are the backdrop to thoughtful features and luxurious amenities, all organised by your dedicated steward to ensure you are always attentively looked after.
Includes: 
• Choice of early, late and open dining in the Britannia Restaurant.
• Lounge area with seating.
• Cunarder bed configurable to king-size or two single beds. 
• Bathroom with a walk-in shower.
• Window with sea view.
• Satellite TV with movie and music channels.
• Feature vanity and desk with hairdryer.
• UK, USA, European power sockets.
• Penhaligon's toiletries.
• Bathrobes and slippers.
• Tea and coffee-making facilities.
• Welcome sparkling wine.
• Complimentary room service menu.
• Mini-bar packages available for purchase.
• A dedicated steward to keep your stateroom in fine order day and night.
 
Britannia Balcony Stateroom 
Enjoy sparkling sea views from your own private, outdoor space in one of the Britannia Balcony staterooms. You’ll find thoughtful features and luxurious amenities, all organised by your dedicated steward to ensure you are always attentively looked after.
Includes:
• Choice of early, late, and open dining in the Britannia Restaurant.
• Cunarder bed configurable to king-size or two single beds.
• Bathroom with a walk-in shower.
• Satellite TV with movie and music channels.
• Feature vanity with hairdryer.
• UK, USA, European and USB power sockets.
• Penhaligon's toiletries. 
• Bathrobes and slippers.
• Tea and coffee-making facilities.
• Welcome sparkling wine.
• Complimentary room service menu.
• Mini-bar packages available for purchase.
• A dedicated steward to keep your stateroom in fine order day and night.
 
Princess Grill Suite
Delight in a prime location on board with sea views that can be enjoyed from both in and outside your Princess Suite. You’ll find thoughtful features and luxurious amenities all organised by your dedicated steward to ensure you are always attentively looked after.
Includes:
• Exclusive access to the Princess Grill restaurant, where you can dine any time at your reserved table.
• Private balcony with seating and sea views.
• Spacious lounge area with seating.
• Bedroom area with Cunarder bed configurable to king-size or two single beds. 
• Pillow concierge menu with a variety of types to choose from.
• Bathroom with bath and shower.
• Satellite TV with movie and music channels in lounge and bedroom areas.
• Feature vanity and desk with hairdryer.
• UK, USA and European power sockets.
• Penhaligon's toiletries. 
• Luxury bathrobes and slippers.
• Feature mini-bar with speciality tea and coffee making facilities.
• Complimentary spring water replenished throughout your voyage.
• Daily fresh fruit.
• Mini-bar packages available for purchase.
• Welcome bottle of sparkling wine.
• Complimentary room service menu.
• Dine in-suite from the exquisite Princess Grill menu.
• Exclusive access to the Grills Lounge and outside Grills Terrace.
• Concierge service for on board reservations and shore experiences.
• A dedicated steward to keep your suite in fine order day and night.
• Priority embarkation and disembarkation.
 
All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.

Cruise cabins are booked on a guaranteed basis and are assigned by the cruise line prior to departure.

Cruise Arrival and Departure Times: 
Please keep in mind that the provided cruise arrival and departure times are an approximate and will be finalised upon receipt of your cruise tickets.
 
Accommodation

Accommodation Used:
4 Star Properties (Self-Rated)
San Francisco, USA: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, or similar
Miami, USA: Novotel Miami Brickell, or similar
 
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel.
 
Extra Nights
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
• No child discounts. The full price applies to 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 are allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin / Double (subject to availability).
 
General information

Optional Tours/Activities
Please note:
• Some tours or shore excursions require minimum numbers to operate.
• Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line before travel (subject to availability)
• Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).
• Shore excursion programmes and itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events concerning the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular, and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
 
Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements 
• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer
• Mandatory gratuities/tipping
• Optional gratuities/tipping 
• Optional activities/tours 
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
• Mandatory city tax
 
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 the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction where they are guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves it 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 at 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 art, architecture, or historical knowledge. 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 required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
California, USA
In California, September typically experiences warm to hot weather, especially in inland areas and the southern part of the state. Coastal regions generally have more moderate temperatures due to the influence of the ocean. In cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, daytime temperatures can range from around 20 to 30°C.
 
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
In Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, October typically experiences warm temperatures with pleasant weather conditions. During the day, temperatures usually range from around 25 to 30°C. However, it's essential to note that temperatures can occasionally reach higher values, especially during periods of intense sunlight. October in Cabo San Lucas is also characterised by lower humidity levels compared to the summer months, providing a more comfortable environment for outdoor activities such as swimming, snorkelling, and sightseeing.
 
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
In Puntarenas, Costa Rica, October typically experiences warm and humid weather conditions with occasional rain showers. During the day, temperatures usually range from around 25 to 31 °C. However, it's essential to note that temperatures can feel hotter due to high humidity levels. October marks the transition from the rainy season to the dry season in Costa Rica, but Puntarenas may still receive some rainfall. Rain showers are typically short-lived and occur mainly in the afternoons or evenings.
 
Cartagena, Colombia
In Cartagena, Colombia, October typically experiences warm and humid weather conditions with occasional rainfall. During the day, temperatures generally range from around 25 to 31°C. However, due to high humidity levels, it can feel hotter than the actual temperature. October falls within the wet season in Cartagena, so visitors can expect some rain showers. Rainfall is usually intermittent and occurs mainly in the form of short, heavy downpours, often in the afternoons or evenings.
 
Oranjestad, Aruba
In Oranjestad, Aruba, October generally experiences warm and sunny weather conditions with little rainfall.
During the day, temperatures typically range from around 27 to 31°C. At night, temperatures may drop slightly to around 24 to 26°C. 
 
Miami, USA
In Miami, October typically experiences warm and humid weather with occasional rainfall. During the day, temperatures typically range from around 25 to 30 °C. At night, temperatures may drop slightly to around 20 to 25 degrees Celsius °C. October marks the transition from the wet season to the dry season in Miami. While there may still be some rainfall, particularly in the form of afternoon thunderstorms, overall precipitation tends to decrease compared to the summer months.
 
Caribbean Islands
The Caribbean Islands all year round enjoy a hot tropical climate with average high temperatures of approx. 28°C. Ideal weather for long sunny beach days. The weather is tropical and therefore they do also have a few months of wet season throughout the year.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
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 must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.
 
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.
Please note: 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 before boarding.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers must contact the cruise line directly upon receiving their travel documents in order to request any membership benefits they may be entitled to.
 
Meals:
For meals not included, the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements; however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and unloading of bags from the vehicle.
 
OTHER
Mobility:
If you require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf.
 
Fitness Level Required:
An easy or low level of fitness will be required. 
Easy/Low is described as requiring light walking on well-maintained surfaces, occasional climbing of stairs and ability to get on and off vehicles without assistance and stand for a minimum of 30 minutes in hot/humid conditions. A general level of fitness and mobility.
 
Please note: If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate upon arrival.
You must check with your doctor well before leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Please note: Tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Cruise
Gratuities (tips) are not included for the cruise staff's services throughout this tour's cruise component. Cunard is an internationally registered company & operates to US & European standards, both of which have an economy driven by a tipping culture. Gratuities are expected on your cruise and will be charged to your onboard account as follows:
For voyages departing on or after 26 April 2024 for Cunard’s ‘Queen Elizabeth’, the service charge for Princess Grill Suites will be US$18 per person per day, and Britannia Staterooms will be US$16 per person per day.
If you have any questions regarding the gratuities on your cruise, please speak to the guest services staff onboard the ship.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: If entry to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a 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 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 regarding shopping for further information.

Visas

United States of America
Australian passport holders must obtain an “ESTA” visa waiver in order to enter or transit in the United States.
Please note: You may be required to obtain a visa if you do not meet the eligibility requirements of the ESTA program. Please see https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov for full eligibility requirements and applications.
 
Canada
If transiting via Canada on the way to the USA, Australian and New Zealand passport holders must apply for an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) before travelling to Canada by air. An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. An eTA is electronically linked to a traveller’s passport. It is valid for up to five years or until the passport expires, whichever comes first. If you get a new passport, you need to get a new eTA. If you arrive in Canada by train, bus, or boat, you don’t need a visa or eTA, but you do need to bring the right travel documents.
 
Mexico
Travellers on an Australian passport do not require a visa for stays up to 180 days. Travellers must hold a machine readable passport valid at least 6 months beyond the intended period of stay with one blank visa page.
 
Costa Rica
Travellers on an Australian passport do not require a visa for stays up to 90 days. Travellers must hold a machine readable passport valid at least 6 months beyond the intended period of stay with one blank visa page.
 
Panama
Travellers on an Australian passport do not require a visa for stays up to 90 days. Travellers must hold a machine readable passport valid at least 6 months beyond the intended period of stay with one blank visa page.
 
Colombia
Travellers on an Australian passport do not require a visa for stays up to 90 days. Travellers must hold a machine readable passport valid at least 6 months beyond the intended period of stay with one blank visa page.
 
Aruba
Travellers on an Australian passport do not require a visa for stays up to 30 days. Travellers must hold a machine readable passport valid at least 6 months beyond the intended period of stay with one blank visa page.
 
Important: 
• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
 
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.
 
Travel insurance 

Embarking on your next trip is exciting, and while you hope the unexpected does not happen, it is best to be prepared. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance when making your booking. Whether it’s a potential medical emergency, a flight cancellation, a delayed suitcase, or an unforeseen event, it's important to ensure you're adequately protected. For more information or advice visit https://www.tripadeal.com.au/travel-insurance
 
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 AUD per booking and 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 provided, charges of $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the tour package you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the tour 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. 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 we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.