MSC Sinfonia combines spacious, elegant interiors with the variety for which their Sinfonia Class is renowned, MSC Sinfonia promises your dream cruise. Because life aboard can be just what you want it to be. If relaxation is your goal, there’s ample deck space to unwind in the sun or in the superb Body and Mind Spa, with pampering Turkish baths, saunas and massages. There is a Sports Centre with Gym, 5 stunning pools and even a jogging track. MSC Sinfonia also takes you on an exciting culinary journey, ranging from the Shanghai Chinese Restaurant with authentic Dim Sum specialties to the Four Seasons gourmet Italian dining experience and La Piazzetta, where you can discover the finest pizza outside Naples. The designer venues on this ecological ship make every moment a special occasion, whether dancing to the live music in the leopard-style Savannah Bar, tempting lady luck in the Palm Beach Casino or catching a spectacular show in the equally spectacular Covent Garden Theatre. Kids can go wild to their heart’s content in the Jungle Adventure playroom, while teens get their own Teen’s Club.
DAY 1 Thursday February 16, 2023 Cape Town, South Africa
We depart Australia and travel to Cape Town, South Africa. Known as the “Mother City”, Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa. Perched between the ocean and Table Mountain, with a national park as its heart, there is nowhere like Cape Town.
DAY 2 Friday February 17, 2023 Cape Town
On arrival we join our local guide, who will take us on a sightseeing tour to see many fabulous sights such as the imposing brick and stucco Houses of Parliament, the Victoria and Alfred dock area, and the Bo-Kaap area, where the Cape Malays live in brightly-coloured cube houses dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. We take the cable car up Table Mountain for wonderful views of Table Bay, the city and the sea (weather permitting). Later we check in to our hotel.
DAY 3 Saturday February 18, 2023 Cape Town
Today we will enjoy a full day tour to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the most southwesterly tip of Africa. These promontories were key beacons for the early explorers and are the source of many myths and legend. At the Cape we will visit the famous lighthouse first erected in 1860. En route we will visit Simons Town, a pretty coastal town which is South Africa’s main naval base and consists of lovely Victorian buildings, quaint streets and walkways and a fascinating history.
DAY 4 Sunday February 19, 2023 Cape Town
A free day to explore Cape Town. Perhaps take a ferry to visit the famed Robben Island prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his 27 years imprisonment.
DAY 5 Monday February 20, 2023 Embarkation
Today we are transferred to the port to board the MSC Sinfonia for our cruise up the west coast to Namibia.
DAY 6 Tuesday February 21, 2023 At Sea
A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship.
DAY 7 Wednesday February 22, 2023 Walvis Bay, Namibia
Walvis Bay is a small port on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia and the gateway to the Namib Desert. Sheltered by the Pelican Point sand spit, its tidal lagoon is home to abundant birdlife including flamingos, pelicans and Damara terns. The harbour is busy with fishing boats and ships. Dolphins, whales and Cape fur seals inhabit the Atlantic waters around the Pelican Point Lighthouse. Take a tour into the desert or explore the curio markets, craft shops, art galleries, museums and the beachfront.
DAY 8 Thursday February 23, 2023 Luderitz, Namibia
This German village huddled on the coast of the vast Namib Desert is a surreal relic of German colonial rule. The village was founded by the Bremen merchant Adolf Lüderitz who, being a tobacco merchant, was interested in planting tobacco in Africa. Speculating on mineral deposits in the area and establishing colonial territory in Africa, persuaded Bismarck to place South West Africa under German control in 1884. Diamonds in the desert made it all happen, and it is as if a German village was suddenly plucked from Europe and set down on the African coast, caught between the icy South Atlantic and the burning desert. The Atlantic waters off Lüderitz are home to seals, penguins and other marine life.
DAY 9 Friday February 24, 2023 At sea
A free day to enjoy the facilities of the ship. Perhaps take a dance class or just relax by the pool.
DAY 10 Saturday February 25, 2023 Disembarkation – Johannesburg
After disembarking the MSC Sinfonia we are transferred to the airport for our flight to Johannesburg. On arrival we are transferred and check in to our hotel.
DAY 11 Sunday February 26, 2023 Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
This morning we are transferred to the airport for our flight to Victoria Falls Airport and transferred to Hwange National Park and our Safari Lodge. Named after a local Nhanzwa chief, Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe, occupying roughly 14,650 square kilometers. It is located in the northwest corner of the country about one hour south of the mighty Victoria Falls. It became the royal hunting grounds to the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi in the early 19th century and was set aside as a National Park in 1929. Hwange boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded. The elephants of Hwange are world famous and the Park’s elephant population is one of the largest in the world.
DAY 12 Monday February 27, 2023 Hwange National Park
Today we have our first safari at Hawnage national Park. We will hopefully see the ‘Big 5’ – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo. We’ll also see many varieties of colourful birds Our experienced guide will help us spot hard-to see animals, so we make the most of the safari.
DAY 13 Tuesday February 28, 2023 Hwange National Park
Our second day on safari in the Hwange National Park is sure to be another day of great wildlife sightseeing and memorable experiences. This afternoon we have an opportunity to experience life in an African village with a cultural tour of the nearby village.
DAY 14 Wednesday March 1, 2023 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
This morning we travel to Victoria Falls and enjoy a sightseeing tour. Victoria Falls are among the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The Zambezi River, which is more than 2 km wide at this point, plunges noisily down a series of basalt gorges and raises an iridescent mist that can be seen more than 20 km away. A great day to experience one of the major natural wonders of the world.
DAY 15 Thursday March 2, 2023 Victoria Falls
Today is a free day to explore the Victoria Falls area.
DAY 16 Friday March 3, 2023 Victoria Falls
A free day to explore the Falls area. Perhaps try riding the rapids down the Zambezi River or try bungee jumping off the bridge over the Zambezi River. Or go into town and explore and meet the locals.
DAY 17 Saturday March 4, 2023 Departure
This morning we depart the hotel and are transferred to the airport for our flight home.
DAY 18 Sunday March 5, 2023 Australia
This evening we arrive in Australia and the tour concludes.
|STATEROOM||CABIN||TWIN FARE PP||SINGLE FARE|
|Large Interior 13 sqm||Inside||$5,250||$5,999|
|Ocean View Bella||Oceanview||$5,999||$6,875|
|Large Oceanview 13 sqm||Oceanview||$6,250||$7,150|
|Large Balcony 13 sqm||Balcony||$6,800||$7,999|
|Included port & handling charges||$175||$175|
|Included air taxes as at 1/4/22||$350||$350|
Large Interior 13 sqm
Ocean View Bella
Large Oceanview 13 sqm
Large Balcony 13 sqm
Included port & handling charges
Included air taxes as at 1/4/22
All cabins are subject to cabin availability. Please call for fares and information on other cabin categories. Please call for details on 1800 630 343.
You can stay longer in southern Africa for minimal cost. Please contact Cruise Offers Value Holidays on 1800 630 343 for more information.
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 Value Holidays (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd – ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser.
The tour costs are based on airfare, shipping, general transport, accommodation costs and foreign exchange rates at 1 April 2022. Cruise Offers Value Holidays reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements.
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS:
A deposit of $1,000 per passenger is required at the time of booking. Full payment will be required 92 days before departure of the tour from Australia. A 1.5% administration fee will be charged for payment by Visa, Mastercard and AMEX cards.
Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth as listed in the itinerary. Please contact us for air taxes from different cities. Air taxes are valid as at 1 April 22. If they change due to government and airline charges and currency variations, Cruise Offers Value Holidays reserves the right to charge additional amounts.
CANCELLATION CONDITIONS: Number of days before sailing.
* Cancellation conditions don’t apply for clients with future cruise/tour credits. Cruise/tour credits are non-refundable.
|Days prior to Departure||Cancellation Fee|
|Over 92 days||$1,000|
|92 - or less||100% of full fare|
|Non appearance/no written notice||100% of full fare|
Travel insurance is recommended to cover the costs of cancellation fees due to illness, death in family, etc.
MINIMUM TOUR NUMBERS AND CONDITIONS:
The tour has been priced on the basis of a minimum number of passengers having booked 90 days prior to departure. Travelrite International reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of all monies paid or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified cost.
Cruise Offers Value Holidays reserves the right to change the advertised itinerary if necessary if there are contingency issues with airlines, cruise companies and other organisations.
The tour is based on arrangements that do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals, airfare or other services not utilized after the tour has commenced.
All passengers will require a valid passport with at least six months validity from your return date. Visas will be required for Zimbabwe for Australia passport holders which are available on arrival at Victoria Falls.
All passengers qualify for the 20kg free baggage allowance.
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 Value Holidays is the tour organiser. Travelrite International acts only as an agent in the making of arrangements for hotels, transportation, 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 the tour, or by act of God. Further no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, 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. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this tour and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any tour and/or make such changes in the tour as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the tour. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be taken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the MSC Sinfonia cruise passage contract with MSC Cruises, detailed on their website www.msccruises.com.au. If you do not have a copy of this form please contact Cruise Offers Value Holidays and we will send one to you.
TRAVEL VACCINATION POLICY:
The wellbeing of our guests is our top priority. All guests booked to travel internationally with Cruise Offers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which may include a booster shot to keep it current and valid.
HOW TO BOOK:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $1,000 per person to:
Cruise Offers Value Holidays
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103
Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free: 1800 630 343 press option 1
Telephone: (03) 8803 6868
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ABOUT 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 a fully ATAS accredited (No. A10538) office at Balwyn, Victoria. As such it 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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