Amazing New York Niagara and Bahamas
From Washington D.C USA To New York, USA - 16 Nights

Departing from:
Washington D.C USA
Destination:
New York, USA
Duration:
16 Nights
Offer:
Fly, Tour & Cruise Holiday With $3000 Bonus Value including Escorted Touring, Sightseeing, Onboard Beverages, Exclusive Package Savings & More
Travel Dates:
20/05/23 to 05/06/23
Offer Expires:
31/05/22
Reference Code:
MC-110477

From

AU$4,990

Price per person

Package Details

Overview

Economy Flights to Washington Returning From New York
Bonus 8 night North East USA Sightseeing tour
7 Night Caribbean Cruise Onboard MSC Meraviglia
Low Deposit $299pp*

Details

MSC Meraviglia

MSC Meraviglia is the newest vessel to join the ever growing MSC fleet, christened in May 2017. She is equipped with extraordinary features including unparalleled dining and stellar entertainment with numerous panoramic areas, an innovative ocean-view lounge area, a two-deck “inside promenade” with a 480 square metre LED dome and a spectacular amusement area connected to an outdoor water park. The central promenade is filled with boutiques and restaurants during the day, transforming into a hub for music, parties and entertainment during the evening!

  • Upgrade to an Oceanview Stateroom from only $300 per person
  • Upgrade to a Balcony Stateroom from only $400 per person

Itinerary:

Day 1: Washington D.C, United States of America

Welcome to Washington! Fast paced, politically charged and culturally revered, ‘DC’ is the place you’ve seen a thousand times on screens small and large. After making your way to your hotel, meet up with your Travel Director, subject to your flight arrival time.

Day 2: Washington D.C, United States of America – Sightseeing and Free Time

Start the day with a sightseeing tour visiting icons including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the jewel in America’s political crown, the White House. Take advantage of free time this afternoon to treat your cultural side by browsing the Smithsonian Institution, or choose experiences like visiting George Washington’s sprawling Mount Vernon Estate. This evening you can optionally choose to join a Washington Illumination Tour, where you’ll see DC’s most famous monuments lit up in their night time glory.

Day 3: Washington DC — Lancaster, USA

Today you’ll travel back in time in Pennsylvania Dutch farm country, home to America’s oldest and largest settlement of Amish people. Spot farmers working the fields with their horses and manual tools and traditional horse and buggies passing you by as you take in the beautiful rural surroundings. Then meet up with a Local Specialist who will share all about the ‘plain’ lifestyle of the Amish community, who live without cars, televisions, mobile phones or modern­day appliances. You could (optionally) choose to try out the traditional buggy for yourself on a ride through the back roads, or join in on an Amish family­style dinner at Good ‘n’ Plenty, serving authentic Pennsylvania Dutch meals since 1969.

Day 4: Lancaster – Niagara Falls, Canada

Travelling northwest today, journey along the surging Susquehanna River, crossing the western region of New York State and pass through the Appalachian Mountains. Take in awe-inspiring scenery throughout the day, arriving into Canada and Niagara Falls late this afternoon. Relax this evening.

Day 5: Niagara Falls, Canada – Sightseeing and Free Time

This morning you’re off to visit a natural phenomenon, Niagara Falls! The biggest falls in North America, an incredible 2,850,000l of water thunder into the gorge below every second. Get up close on a cruise to Horseshoe Falls, allowing you to see both the Canadian and American sides. This afternoon is free to explore on your own pace or join an optional trip to Niagara­on­the­Lake. Boasting colonial architecture, cute rustic shops and local eateries, the region’s also renowned as a producer of ‘icewine’, one of the world’s finest wines that you’ll also have chance to sample at a tasting.

Day 6: Niagara Falls, Canada – New York City, United States of America

Bid farewell to Canada this morning and journey back across the border through leafy and picturesque upstate New York and into New Jersey. Sprawling McMansions, pine forests and miles of coastline will keep you entertained as you venture towards the fast and fabulous metropolis of NYC. Arriving late afternoon, why not spend your first night here getting acquainted with the city’s foodie scene? From gourmet food trucks to Michelin Star restaurants, the city that never sleeps ensures you’ll never go hungry.

Day 7: New York City, United States of America – Sightseeing and Free Time

We hope you’re hungry as for breakfast you’re heading to an NYC institution, the Brooklyn Diner for an iconic breakfast. Fuel up on classic eggs and bacon, bagels, and coffee, then head out with our Local Specialist to discover New York through their eyes with the secrets behind some of Manhattan’s most iconic sites including Broadway, the Top of the Rock, leafy Greenwich Village, fast paced Wall Street and the sobering 9/11 Memorial. This afternoon, enjoy the chance to discover New York your way. Head over to trendy Brooklyn, catch a show on Broadway, or slow the pace with a walk through leafy Central Park.

Day 8: New York City, United States of America

Enjoy a full day or free time to revisit your favourite icons or explore further into New York City’s exciting boroughs today. You’ll have easy access to public transport and the ubiquitous yellow cabs from your Times Square hotel.

Day 9: New York City, United States of America

Embark your 7 night cruise onboard MSC Meraviglia from New York City.

Day 10: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ship’s activities can be found in the vessel’s daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 11: Port Canaveral, Orlando, United States of America

A central port in Florida, Canaveral is one of the busiest in the world. Over 3.9 million cruise passengers passed through last year alone! Once in Orlando, you’ll be treated too over 12 theme parks with Walt Disney World as the key attraction. The new hot spot, Universal Orlando, is home to Universal studios and Harry Potter World which makes for a fun day out.

Day 12: Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, Bahamas

Ocean Cay is part of the Bimini chain of islands in the western Bahamas. MSC Cruises has helped this country set up an environmental paradise and an exclusive spot for vacationing in harmony with nature in one of its most astonishing locations.

Day 13: Nassau, Bahamas

Welcome to the capital of the Bahamas! Nassau has the largest open-air aquarium in the world with over 100 different species of colourful tropical fish. Here you can interact with dolphins and go on excursions to neighbouring islands in motorboats. The historical centre of Nassau boasts charming colonial-style buildings and numerous pastel-coloured wooden shops that alternate with Georgian-style structures.

Day 14-15: At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.

Day 16: New York City, United States of America

Disembark MSC Meraviglia in New York, farewell as you board your flight home or ask about our flexible fares and extend your stay.

Inclusions

Your 16 Day Fly, Stay & Cruise Holiday Includes

Flights
Economy Flights to Washington Returning From New York

Your Pre-Cruise Tour:
Bonus 8 night North East USA Sightseeing tour
Bonus hotel stays in Washington, Pennsylvania, Niagara and New York
Bonus Local Expert Tours in Washington and New York City
Bonus Niagara Falls Cruise
Bonus Free day to explore New York
Bonus Classic Brooklyn Diner Breakfast Experience
Bonus Hotel to Manhattan Cruise Terminal Group Transfer

Tour Highlights:
Take in the grandeur of Washington DC and the White House
Observe the simplicity of Amish life in rural Pennsylvania
Marvel at the power of Niagara Falls on an exciting river cruise
Soak up the stunning natural beauty of Canada and upper New York State
Walk the streets of Manhattan and learn about some of it’s iconic landmarks with an expert local
Enjoy a stay in vibrant Times Square

Your MSC Cruise
7 Night Caribbean Cruise Onboard MSC Meraviglia
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
All port taxes & charges included
Bonus Easy Plus Drinks package
Bonus upgrade from Bella to Fantastica Experience onboard
Bonus Fantastica Experience includes a Choice of the best cabin locations, 24hr room service, breakfast in your cabin daily, priority preferred dinner times + more!

Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings
Low Deposit $299pp*

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Meraviglia
Departs: New York City, United States of America
Countries Visited: United States of America, Canada & Bahamas
Tour Departs: 20 May 2023
Sail Date: 28 May 2023

Terms

General Travel Date Information
Tour Start Date: 20 May 2023
Sailing Date: 28 May 23

Travel based on Cruise Departure 28 May 2023

TOUR FINE PRINT

EXCLUSIONS
Travel insurance (mandatory)
Personal expenses
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Tipping & Gratuities
Airport transfers
Visa fees

CHILD POLICY
Children under 12 years old are not permitted on this tour. Children over 12 must travel with a responsible adult 18 year or older. There is no discount for children.

LOW DEPOSIT
An initial deposit from $299 per person is required to secure your booking.

PAYMENTS
A second deposit of $2100 is required 11 months prior to departure.
The final balance will be due 5 months before departure.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
If you are unable to travel due to government restrictions or supplier cancellations, we will waive our administration fees and assist with a date change, credit or refund less any unrecoverable third-party costs. Credits are subject to supplier conditions and fare differences may apply upon rebooking.

AMENDMENT FEES
Each amendment incurs a $55 per person administration fee.
Additional fees from third-party suppliers including airlines may apply.

CANCELLATION FEES
Cancellation after initial deposit: $150 per person administration fee.
Cancellation after second deposit: $300 per person administration fee.
Additional fees from third-party suppliers including airlines may apply.

BAGGAGE POLICY
Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one bag not exceeding 20kg on tour, regardless of any other baggage allowance.
Porter service is not included and you are expected to carry your own bags.
Luggage and personal effects are your own risk and we hold no liability for lost or damaged belongings.

VISAS
Tourist visas / ESTAs are required for Australian and most other nationalities travelling to the USA.

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
It is the customer’s responsibility to check the country of departure and country of arrival’s COVID-19 restrictions. Our third party supplier partners (e.g. airlines, cruise lines, accommodation, tour operators etc) may also have additional restrictions. It is the customer’s responsibility to check that all travellers in your party also meet all requirements. The situation is fluid and as such country and state entry requirements, along with third party supplier requirements, are changing frequently. All travellers must comply with their final destination’s immigration and health requirements.

VACCINATIONS
It is your responsibility to check all requirements with your local consulate, embassy or visa centre for the latest information regarding vaccination requirements. Should any mandatory quarantine or testing be required, this will be at your own expense and for you to arrange. Please be advised that any costs for these requirements will be at your own expense. Our consultants are not qualified to advise you on vaccinations. Please contact your doctor or a specialist vaccination clinic for advice.

DOCUMENTATION
Final documentation will be emailed within two weeks of departure of the respective travel component.

ITINERARY
The itinerary and its order, sightseeing and transportation may be adjusted as deemed necessary for optimum safety, enjoyment and operation of the tour.
If attractions are not available due to reasons beyond our control such as closures or adverse weather, similar alternatives will be provided where possible.
The indicated length of trip includes time in flight and is subject to change depending on the final flight schedule.
Included admissions provide general entrance to the attraction and do not include secondary admissions or expenses inside the venue.
Any reference to ‘optional’, ‘not included’ or ‘exclusions/excluded’ means at your own expense.

HOTELS
Hotel star ratings are either local ratings or self-ratings provided by the supplier.
All rooms will be lead-in category or run of house unless otherwise stated.

TRIPLE SHARE
Triple share is not available on this tour.

TIPPING
In the USA and Canada gratuities are expected but the specific amounts are left to the discretion of passengers. Recommended budget per person, per day subject to the service being of a sufficiently high standard: Tour Director, USD$6.50; Driver USD$4; Tour Guides. USD$2.
Cruise ship tipping is automatically billed to your cabin, along with other extra charges, such as beverages.

GROUP SIZE
Minimum 20 passengers.
Maximum 45 passengers per vehicle.
Optional activities may require minimum numbers to operate.

BREAKAWAY POLICY
It is a condition of booking that you must always remain with the tour according to the prescribed program.
Departure from the group or deviation from the set itinerary are not permitted unless written prior consent is obtained, otherwise you risk cancellation of remaining land and air arrangements.

FLIGHTS
This package does not include time in flight. Flights are booked approximately 11 months prior to departure. The flights included in your package are based on a specific predetermined airfare allowance.
Should there be a significant increase in airfares, taxes or government fees at the time of booking flights, then an airfare supplement may be imposed. The flights team will discuss options with you prior to ticketing, should this situation arise. Flights may not operate daily or directly to your destination.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended. Ask our holiday experts for great coverage options.

FEEDBACK POLICY
All efforts must be made to resolve issues on tour with the tour leader.
Complaints must be submitted in writing with substantiated evidence within 10 days of trip completion.

DIETARY
Please notify your guide of any special dietary requirements but note that choices may be limited or not catered for.

FORCE MAJEURE
Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control.
In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, we reserve the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.

CRUISE FINE PRINT

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur.
^Flexible Booking Conditions: At any time prior to the due date of your second deposit, you have the option to: 1. Change your departure dates OR 2. Cancel your booking, in which case My Cruises will hold all funds paid in the form of a credit; which can used for a future booking with My Cruises. Changes made after the second deposit payment are subject to standard cancellation terms & conditions. Departure date changes are subject to availability & blackout dates. No refund will be given if you are not able to change your departure date as a result of alternate dates not being available. Your My Cruises Specialist will provide further details at time of booking. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Please note – onboard benefits valued at has been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

 

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