MSC Armonia is a ship beyond simple definitions, combining classic cruise liner ambience with luxury modern comforts and resort facilities. The Armonia offers guests more balcony cabins, a greater choice of flexible dining options, and enhancements to open spaces geared to travelers of all ages. There's a world of new experiences to discover on board, day after day, moment after moment.
DAY 1 Saturday 21 March 2020 Miami, USA
Today we board our flight to Miami, USA. As we have crossed International Date Line we arrive the same day. Miami has a bold style fueled by Latin rhythms. South Beach is as known for its beautiful people and nightlife as its art deco architecture. Upon arrival into Miami we will be transferred to our hotel. Meals included: In-flight
DAY 2 Sunday 22 March 2020 Miami
Miami is a major centre and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. For more than two decades, the Port of Miami, known as the "Cruise Capital of the World" has been the number one cruise passenger port in the world, accommodating some of the world's largest cruise ships and operations. The city has numerous marinas, rivers, bays, canals, and the Atlantic Ocean, which make boating, sailing, and fishing popular outdoors activities. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour with a local guide. We see the futuristic high rises and golden beaches. We will visit the famed Art Deco district that has been protected and restored to one of the best collections of this period of architecture in the world. Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 3 Monday 23 March 2020 Miami – Begin 7 night Cuba Cruise
Today we travel to Miami Cruise Terminal to board the MSC Armonia. Be up on deck as the ship slips her moorings at 7:00pm for the start of our fabulous cruise. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 4 Tuesday 24 March 2020 Ocean Cay, Bahamas
Ocean Cay is part of the Bimini chain of islands in the western Bahamas, and is exclusive to MSC guests. You have the day here to discover the spectacular white sandy beaches, a vast calm lagoon, the harmonious lines of the typical houses of a Bahamian village and much more. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 5 Wednesday 25 March 2020 Cruising
A day at sea is the perfect opportunity to explore the fabulous facilities of this magnificent ship. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 6 Thursday 26 March 2020 Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Ocho Rios is a former fishing village located on a wide bay that was developed for tourism in the mid-1980s. Take an excursion to Dolphin Cove, where you'll have the opportunity to get to know these gentle creatures from a platform in shallow water or enjoy a hike to view the spectacular 60m waterfalls along the Dunn River. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 7 Friday 27 March 2020 George Town, Cayman Islands
Today we arrive in the capital of the Cayman Islands, George Town. It is a traditional Caribbean city with colourful wooden houses that alternate with newer buildings. There are plenty of activities to choose from including glass bottom boat tours, distillery tours, duty free shopping and the National Museum which overlooks Hog Sty Bay. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 8 Saturday 28 March 2020 Havana, Cuba
This afternoon we arrive in Havana, capital of Cuba. Havana is lined with pastel houses, 1950s-era cars and Spanish-colonial architecture in the 16th-century old town, a highlight of the holiday. Salsa music plays in the dance clubs and cabaret shows are performed at the famed Tropicana. Enjoy an included MSC excursion today. You'll see the Plaza de la Revolucion and the Jose Marti Memorial before visiting the San Jose Handicraft Market. The ship will overnight in Havana. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 9 Sunday 29 March 2020 Havana
This morning you will enjoy another included MSC shore excursion in Havana. You will have a guided visit of the La Cabana Fortress with time to visit the museum. On the way back to the ship, you'll stop at the Christ of Havana Statue which overlooks the bay. The ship will depart Havana at 4.00pm. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 10 Monday 30 March 2020 Washington DC, USA
This morning we arrive back at Miami and after disembarking the ship we travel to the airport for our flight to Washington DC. Washington DC is a hub for American politics and history. There are plenty of free museums to take advantage of but the real draw here is the memorials and monuments dedicated to great American leaders. Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 11 Tuesday 31 March 2020 Washington DC
This morning we enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Washington. We will visit Arlington National Cemetery (see President Kennedy's grave), the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Also see the White House, the Washington Monument, the Capitol and many other famous landmarks. Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 12 Wednesday 1 April 2020 New York, USA
Today we travel by train to the Big Apple, New York City! On arrival we will have a sightseeing tour of exciting New York City. We will see the famous Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Empire State Building, the 9/11 memorial and the United Nations Building. We will have a short walk around Central Park, the "lungs of the city". Settle into your hotel room in the heart of bustling New York and spend the rest of the day at leisure in this energetic city! Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 13 Thursday 2 April 2020 New York
A free day to explore New York City. You may wish to 'take in' spectacular views of New York from the top of the Empire State Building or the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, at Rockefeller Plaza. Later in the day you may like to see a Broadway show. Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 14 Friday 3 April 2020 New York
Our final day is at leisure to further soak-up the New York atmosphere and culture. You may like to take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty or head out of town and do some shopping at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 15 Saturday 4 April 2020 Departure
This afternoon we are transferred to the airport for our flights back to Australia. Meals included: Breakfast & In-flight
DAY 16 Sunday 5 April 2020 In-flight
DAY 17 Monday 6 April 2020 Arrival
We arrive back in Australia. The tour concludes.
|CABIN||CATEGORY||DECK||TWIN FARE PP||SINGLE FARE|
|Included port & handling charges||$175||$175|
|Included air taxes as at 20/3/19||$200||$200|
Included port & handling charges
Included air taxes as at 20/3/19
Touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.
Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd), (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Armonia is operated by MSC and the Best of Cuba and USA fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the MSC brochure 2020. All passengers must complete an online cruise personaliser at www.msccruises.com and sign a Cruise Offers Value Holidays booking form.
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS:
All Cruise Offers Value Holidays are heavily discounted and available for a limited time only. For this reason we require a deposit of $1500 per person at the time of booking. This payment is non-refundable. The deposit should be sent with a completed Cruise Offers booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed, (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. The confirmation advice will contain all details. The passenger must also complete the online MSC cruise personaliser at www.msccruises.com. Final payments are due to be paid to Cruise Offers 90 days prior to the commencement of the MSC Armonia fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by credit card. Any changes made to a booking after purchase may incur fees.
Qantas Airways, United Airlines, Virgin Australia, Delta Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
Accommodation has been booked at the following hotels: Miami – Newport Beachside Resort – 3 star Washington – Fairfield Inn by Marriott – 3 star New York – Ameritania Hotel – 3.5 stars
You can stay longer in USA, please ask our groups consultants for a quote on 1800 630 343.
Number of days before sailing.
|Days prior to Departure||Cancellation Fee|
|Over 90 days||Loss of deposit|
|90 days or less||100% of full fare|
|Non-appearance/no written notice:||100% of full fare|
REFUNDS:The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.
All passengers will require a valid passport. A visa waiver is required for the USA. A visa will also be required for Cuba and will be delivered to your cabin before your arrival in Havana. The cost of the visa will be charged to your cabin account. If not an Australian passport holder check with Cruise Offers for visa requirements.
Adequate travel insurance is required to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.
Passengers qualify for a 23kg free baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise.
GROUP AIRLINE SEATING:
Please note; you will be booked as part of a group booking with the airline, this means we are unable to confirm any seating requests. Pre purchasing of flights and payment of airline seat booking fees allows allocation of specific seats. Additional costs will apply
MINIMUM TOUR NUMBERS:
The fly/cruise arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 90 days from the date of departure, Cruise Offers reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.
Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.
Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd, ATAS A10538) is the tour organiser. Cruise Offers, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to, or in connection with these fly/cruises, shall act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by ship, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in fly/cruises, or by act of God. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery breakdown, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage is at owners’ risk throughout the fly/cruise. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this fly/cruise and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/cruise and/or make such changes in the fly/cruises as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the fly/cruise. This contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the MSC Armonia fly/cruise passage contract with MSC, detailed on the MSC website. If you do not have a copy of the MSC terms and conditions please contact Cruise Offers and we will send one to you.
DELAYS AND UNFORESEEN EVENTS:
You engage Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd) to book this tour on your behalf and you acknowledge that Cruise Offers acts as your agent for the purpose of making contracts between you and the various providers of accommodation, transportation and other services that comprise the tour. Cruise Offers may without reference to you provide or make available to you, or may as your agent engage any third party to provide or make available to you, any good or service which Cruise Offers reasonably believes is necessary for your benefit to maintain the tour itinerary, repatriate you or otherwise accommodate, transport or sustain you in circumstances in which the tour itinerary fails wholly or partly for any reason. You appoint Cruise Offers your attorney for this purpose. You agree to pay Cruise Offers any cost thereof and you indemnify Cruise Offers in respect of any cost it incurs in this regard. Cruise Offers advises you to obtain travel insurance generally including in respect of the risk that any such good or service may become required.
HOW TO BOOK:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $1,500 per person to:
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103.
Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd), is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 30 years. It has two fully ATAS accredited (No. A10538) offices at Balwyn and Heathmont. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.
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Cruise Offers will collect and store the data contained on this booking form on our secure PCI Compliant server. Your email address will be stored on our mailing list and may be used for sending out relevant Cruise Offers promotions or upcoming tours. By completing this booking you agree to these terms. You may request the removal of your data from our system at any time after your tour has completed. To do so you can fill in a data removal request.
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