Cruise from the USA to Sydney on board the Explorer of the Seas for $2899 per person, twin share. The itinerary includes an outbound flight and hotel stay in Seattle and visits Hawaii, Fiji and the Pacific Islands on the way back to Australia. This holiday from Cruise1st slashes up to $1056 off what it would cost to package yourself.
Travel dates: Valid for departure from Sydney on October 5, 2017.
Other options: Upgrades are also available as part of this offer: you can upgrade to an Ocean View Stateroom for $770 more, or splurge on a Balcony Stateroom for $1,350 more. All prices are per person, twin share.
Regional flights: Flights from Brisbane are available for an extra $100, from Melbourne for an extra $200, and from Perth for an extra $500; you'll be flown back to your city after the cruise docks in Sydney.
Book by December 7.
About the cruise holiday: Following your flight from Australia, your holiday begins with an overnight stay in Seattle -- think “high-end restaurants”, “art galleries” and a “vaunted music scene” with the “backdrop of the lush Pacific Northwest” (Travel + Leisure). From here you’ll embark on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas for a 23-night cruise back to Australia.
Your first ports of call are Honolulu and Lahaina in Hawaii -- located some 3,200 kilometres off the coast of the USA in the Pacific Ocean, the Islands “are garlanded with soft sand beaches and dramatic volcanic cliffs” and “appeal to all kinds of visitors” (Fodor’s).
Fiji -- “drowning in natural beauty, unique culture and the friendliest population on the planet” (International Traveller) -- is next on your itinerary before visiting uninhabited Mystery Island in the South Pacific. Final ports of call are Lifou and Mare in New Caledonia -- where “long gorgeous beaches are backed by cafes and bars, with horizons that display tiny islets” (Lonely Planet) -- before cruising into Sydney Harbour where you'll disembark.
About the ship: Described by Cruise Critic as a ship with “a wealth of facilities, activities and entertainment for every generation” Explorer of the Seas underwent a renovation in 2014, and has been praised by Traveller as “a destination in itself, with eight restaurants, 15 bars, three swimming pools and a theatre among its many attractions”.
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