VIKING VOYAGE - 22 DAYS - $6699

Make like a Viking explorer and journey across the North Atlantic Ocean on this 22-day voyage, which will take you from the Netherlands to the United States. Take in the fjords, mountains, tiny fishing villages, beautiful harbours and glaciers as you tick off six bucket-list countries with one incredible trip. 

Enjoy free time in Amsterdam before boarding the luxurious 'MS Zuiderdam' ship, which boasts spacious staterooms, wide teak decks, two swimming pools, multiple music venues and more. Cruise to the Shetland Islands for a chance to see the iconic Shetland ponies, along with other diverse animal life; check out the best of Iceland, with stops in Reykjavik, Akureyri and Isafjordur; explore Nanortalik, the southernmost town in Greenland; marvel at the dramatic scenery of Prince Christian Sound; see St John's in Newfoundland, along with Sydney and Halifax in Nova Scotia; and more, before finishing your trip in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Package includes return international flights, a 17 night 4.5 star cruise aboard the Holland America Line 'MS Zuiderdam', one night hotel accommodation in Amsterdam, 51 meals including daily breakfast, and more.


HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Discover The Netherlands, UK, Iceland, Greenland, Canada and the USA
  • Experience the beauty of Amsterdam at leisure
  • Witness the beauty of the Shetland Islands
  • Dock overnight in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik
  • Discover Akureyri, located at the base of Eyjafjorour Fjord
  • Admire the dramatic landscape of Isafjordur
  • Be awestruck by Prince Christian Sound
  • See Nanortalik, home to some of Greenland’s most beautiful fjords
  • Dock in the vibrant port city of St. John’s
  • Admire the uniquely French architecture of Saint Pierre & Miquelon
  • Dock in Sydney on Cape Breton Island
  • Discover Halifax, Nova Scotia’s provincial capital
  • Dock in Boston home to historic sights and modern neighbourhoods

Departure Dates 
11th July 2019

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Adelaide or *Perth: $100 per person

Booking terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Additional optional tours available but not included. For full information about this amazing package, email us at info@stonestreets.com.au or phone 07 4687 5555 and speak to our friendly Travel Team.

Departing
11/07/2019
Duration
22 Days
Physical Rating
A general level of fitness will be required
Transport
MS Zuiderdam

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Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for Amsterdam, The Netherlands! Fly with award-winning airlines such as Emirates, Virgin Australia or Qantas to name a few (subject to availability). Please note some customers may depart day 2 and arrive day 2.

 

Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival, be met by a representative and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Mövenpick City Centre Hotel or similar, Amsterdam

Meals included: None

Today, after breakfast and check out, you can leave your luggage with the hotel and then enjoy some time at leisure in Amsterdam. This afternoon, you will be transferred to Rotterdam Cruise Terminal (approx. 78kms) to board your home for the next 17 nights, the incredible ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship. The cruise departs at 5:00pm.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

 

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Located midway between Scotland, Norway and the Faroe Islands, the archipelago is home to diverse animal life including the iconic Shetland ponies, easily recognizable by their distinctive short legs and heavy fur coats.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

 

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Laid-back and effortlessly cool, the world's most northerly capital is like nowhere else on earth. With geothermal water pumping through its veins and a staggering backdrop of gnarly lava fields, majestic glaciers and rainbow-colored houses, Reykjavík is famous for its natural wonders and dramatic scenery.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today relax on board or spend time at leisure in the magic capital city of Iceland.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Iceland’s second-largest city is both vibrant and pretty, and serves as an ideal hub for exploring the incredible landscape that surrounds it. Located at the head of a 60km fjord—the country’s longest—and surrounded by snow-streaked mountains, Akureyri was originally settled in the 9th century.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Bordered on three sides by dramatic mountains that form a natural harbor, the idyllic town of Ísafjörður—population 2,600—serves as a charming exploration hub for the surrounding Westfjords peninsula. Settled since the 16th century, and traditionally dependent on fishing as its main source of income, its streets are today lined with old wooden houses interspersed with occasional shops, restaurants and cafés.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

 

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Navigating one of Greenland’s most scenic inland passages means threading the needle through the glaciers and narrow granite cliffs of Prince Christian Sound. Named after Christian VIII (before he became the king of Denmark), but explorer John Cabot’s description is more accurate and more evocative: a river of melted snow.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Nanortalik, which means "the place with polar bears," is the southernmost town in Greenland, located on an island of the same name. Founded in 1797 as a trading depot at the mouth of Tasermiut Fjord, the town is currently home to approximately 1,000 people. Although the island is named for polar bears, the chance of seeing these furry giants is fairly slim. What you will find, however, is a place of majestic beauty and friendly, welcoming residents.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

 

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Newfoundland is a vibrant and active port city on a deep harbour surrounded by steep hills. A popular area for the young and hip, the clubs and restaurants tend to have a cosmopolitan feel.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The tiny French island of St-Pierre & Miquelon are the last remnants of the former colonial territory of New France. Enjoy the uniquely French architecture, cafes and people.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Sydney is the largest city on Cape Breton Island, which is linked by a causeway to the rest of Nova Scotia. Sydney’s attractions start at the harbour, where visitors can shop for locally made crafts and see the world’s largest fiddle, which towers beside the port’s cruise pavilion. Some of the city’s historic houses and churches date back to the 1700s and 1800s and are open for tours. Restaurants often provide live music (expect fiddles and sea chanteys) along with meals of seafood fresh-caught in nearby waters. Sydney’s galleries give visitors a chance to meet local artists and purchase their work.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Located on a rocky inlet on the Atlantic Ocean, Halifax—Nova Scotia’s provincial capital—is defined by its maritime geography. It's a spirited mix of world-class history and nautical-themed museums alongside bunkers and fortresses that guarded the harbor, plus striking public art and sights, funky shops and excellent pubs serving up folk music (and good pints).

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

 

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning you will dock in New England’s largest city, Boston, Massachusetts which is home to historic sights and modern neighbourhoods; stores and restaurants with old-time character; and gracious green spaces as well as a beautiful waterfront. After disembarking you will need to make your own way to the airport for your return flight back to Australia.

Overnight: Holland America Line - ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

 

Day 22 Arrive in Australia
*Please note, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

  • Discover The Netherlands, UK, Iceland, Greenland, Canada and the USA
  • Experience the beauty of Amsterdam at leisure
  • Witness the beauty of the Shetland Islands
  • Dock overnight in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik
  • Discover Akureyri, located at the base of Eyjafjorour Fjord
  • Admire the dramatic landscape of Isafjordur
  • Be awestruck by Prince Christian Sound
  • See Nanortalik, home to some of Greenland’s most beautiful fjords
  • Dock in the vibrant port city of St. John’s
  • Admire the uniquely French architecture of Saint Pierre & Miquelon
  • Dock in Sydney on Cape Breton Island
  • Discover Halifax, Nova Scotia’s provincial capital
  • Dock in Boston home to historic sights and modern neighbourhoods
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 17 Night Iceland and Greenland Cruise from Rotterdam to Boston with Holland America Line
  • Sail aboard the stunning 4.5 Star ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship
  • 1 night quality hotel accommodation in Amsterdam
  • Enjoy 51 meals including daily breakfast
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C private vehicles
  • Transfer airport to hotel (Day 2)
  • Transfer hotel to cruise port (Day 3)

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed 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, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).
 

Travel offer is valid for travel on the 11th July 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
- Inside Stateroom: $3970
- Ocean View Stateroom: $4370
- Verandah Stateroom: $4870
 
Departure Dates 
11th July 2019
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Adelaide or *Perth: $100 per person
 

Full-Service Airline(s) Used
Virgin Australia, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Qantas plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
 
Please note: One-way flights cannot be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 
 
Arrive early in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Arrive Early is not permitted during and including the following dates: 
* 4th – 20th April 2019 
* 20th June – 7th July 2019
 
Stay behind in Boston, USA
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Stay Behind is not permitted during and including the following dates: 
* 20th September 2019 – 13th October 2019
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Buy now for $9999 per person
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
 


Cabins

All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.


 


Accommodation Used

4 Star (self-rated)

- Amsterdam: Mövenpick City Centre Hotel or similar

- Cruise: Holland America Line - ‘MS Zuiderdam’ ship (4.5 self rated)

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
- Amsterdam (Pre Tour): $455 per room including breakfast.
Please note: Extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
No discounts apply for third person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.
 

Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 50 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).
 

- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days, however an ESTA Visa Waiver for the USA is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping:
* Land: Optional and at the customers discretion
* Cruise: Mandatory at approx. US$12.50 (approx. $18 AUD) per person/day payable onboard at the end of the cruise.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Transfer cruise port to airport (day 20)
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.
 


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 history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group 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 in 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 knowledge on art, architecture, or history. 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 particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Northern Europe, The Netherlands, UK & Iceland:
July is summer and also brings with it the warmest weather to travel in these areas. July is also the best time of the year to go to Iceland, the average daytime temperature around the coast during May to September is 10-12°C. A warm summer day would have temperatures around 20°C. Average daily sunshine in August is 5-6 hours and during the summer months the nights are bright.
 
Greenland:
Greenland has an Arctic climate with average temperatures that do not exceed 10°C in the warmest summer months.
 
Canada:
July is the start of autumn, turning the countryside golden. It starts to cool down from September onwards. The average daytime temperatures are around 16°C, whereas the average minimum temperatures during the night tend to be around 3°C.
 
Boston:
Boston, Massachusetts can expect hot and sunny summer weather in July. This month's climate is the hottest all year for Boston with daily highs averaging over 27°C. July is also the city's sunniest month.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important 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 are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
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.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately, our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: A general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver and are optional and are at the customers discretion. Tipping for the cruise is mandatory at US $12.50 (approx. $18 AUD) per person/day and will be automatically charged to your onboard account. Please note; Additional extras purchased onboard will also have a gratuity of up to 18% charged on top of the normal ship board gratuity.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
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 of 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 in regards to shopping for further information.
 


Europe

A tourist visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days if travelling on an Australian passport.

 

United States
- A ESTA Visa Waiver is a strict requirement when travelling to or flying through the USA. Once a USA ESTA Visa Waiver is issued it is valid for 2 years or until your passport expires, (whichever is sooner) and will allow multiple entries into the USA. Apply via this link: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/
- Due to recent changes in the USA Immigration policies, TripADeal recommend all travellers visit US Customs & Border Protection.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must 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, 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.
 

We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.
 


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.

 

·       1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·       If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
Departing
11/07/2019
Duration
22 Days
Physical Rating
A general level of fitness will be required
Transport
MS Zuiderdam
Price
AUD $6,699
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