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The ultimate world voyage... African safari, Mauritius & Seychelles, ancient ruins of Petra, the stunning Greek Islands, Croatia, Venice & more

Whoa!! We've compiled the ultimate travel voyage that will allow you to tick off a decades worth of bucket list items in a month long adventure. This is truly unique.
  

Kick things off in South Africa where you'll spend 4 nights and a couple of safari's through Kruger National Park. You''ll then fly to Durban and embark on the MSC Orchestra for your voyage to Italy. First stop will be Reunion Island before 2 nights in each of the beautiful ports of Mauritius and Seychelles. You'll then have a few sea days to kick back and enjoy the ship's facilities before stopping into Jordan and then making you're way through the Suez Canal and into the Mediterranean.

The Greek Islands await you before moving on up into the Adriatic Sea with stops in Montenegro & Croatia before winding up in beautiful Venice which you can enjoy at your leisure.

Not enough? Stay Back or Arrive Early Option... Extend your stay in Africa/Europe for just $150pp*



30 night Fly,Cruise & Stay voyage from $6099

  • Cabin upgrades from $500pp
  • Departs April 18, 2020
  • Price based ex Melbourne. Brisbane/Sydney departures +$300 



INCLUSIONS

  • Economy airfare with full service carrier from Melbourne to Johannesburg return from Venice#
  • Airport Shuttle transfer to hotel#
  • 1 night 4 star accommodation in Johannesburg including breakfast#
  • Transfer to Hazyview#
  • 3 days & 2 nights Hazyview Safari including breakfast and dinner... safari in Kruger National Park.# This reserve is home to the illustrious big five elephant, leopard, lion, buffalo and rhino. 
  • Transfer to Johannesburg airport#
  • Fly Johannesburg to Durban^
  • 1 nights 4 star accommodation in Durban#
  • 25 night Grand Voyage MSC Orchestra cruise ex Durban to Venice
  • Main Meals~ and entertainment onboard 
  • 1 nights 4 star accommodation in Venice#
  • Airport taxes#, Port charges and government fees

ITINERARY




ABOUT THE CRUISE SHIP

The second of the ‘Musica-class’ line of cruise ships, MSC Orchestra offers the perfect blend of design, comfort and safety. Airy open spaces and MSC Cruises’ signature Italian style make MSC Orchestra a stylish pioneer for future cruise ship projects and designs. This state-of-the art cruise ship offers luxurious accommodations, most featuring private balconies.

The MSC Orchestra is a shining gem among cruise ships. In an atmosphere of luxury cruising, she boasts 18 decks, the spacious Body and Mind Spa with serene meditation area and a large fitness center overlooking the bow of the ship. You can choose from five restaurants onboard the MSC Orchestra, including authentic Italian cuisine and the sophisticated Shanghai, the only Chinese restaurant at sea. Relax in the exotic animal-print Savannah Bar, sumptuous Purple Bar or enjoy Hollywood-style glamour in the chic Zaffiro Bar. Try your luck at the Palm Beach Casino, dance the night away in the disco or take in a show at the Covent Garden Theatre, with a program packed with entertaining shows with music. Stop by the MSC Orchestra’s Internet Café or take part in a game of tennis or basketball. Relax by the stunning Acapulco pool or the Cala Blanca pool with a massive LED screen for watching movies under the stars.



PORT VISITS

Durban
Durban is South Africa's third-biggest city and reflects a mix of cultures, including a large Indian community and a new influx of Africans from countries to the north. Indians were brought out to KwaZuli-Natal in the 1860's as indentured slaves to what was then the Colony of Natal. They have stayed and with them they brought their culinary delights and a variety of spices can be found in this city. In Durban's Victoria Market there are many hawkers selling fine spices.
Durban Metro is where the proud Zulu nation meets East and West creating a wealth of influences to entertain and enthrall with traditional warrior dancers, mystic fire walkers and colonial heritage.
Traditionally Durban was well known for its conservatism when it came to the erection of public buildings,yet in the 1930's the city threw off this mantle and embraced a new Art Deco. Numerous buildings, especially residential high rises, were erected in this new design. In many ways the art work on the Art Deco Buildings reflect a particular Durban identity with a strong emphasis on the city's maritime background. 

Port Louis
Capital and main port of Mauritius, Port Louis was founded by the French governor, Mahé de Labourdonnais, in 1735. The harbour lies sheltered in a semi-circle of mountains.
The town has plenty of character, and shows off its past elegance. Off the Place d'Armes main square, there are some particularly fine French colonial buildings, especially the Government House (eighteenth century) and the Municipal Theatre, built around the same time. There are two Cathedrals, Anglican and Catholic, a Mosque, a Chinese Casino, a fine Supreme Court, some 18th century Barracks, and a Natural History Museum.
The Central Market is one of Port Louis most memorable attractions. The restaurants in Port Louis and throughout Mauritius are quite diverse and the new Caudan Waterfront is considered by many to be the main tourist attraction in Port Louis. It has become the hub of the city with plenty of trendy shops, cinemas, restaurants and a casino.
he Chinese quarter has plenty of little restaurants and food stalls on the street corners. It's probably the most colourful part of the city with its remedy shops and spice sellers. You'll also find the island's most beautiful mosque in this area. The Jummah Mosque was built in 1853 and has some fabulous teak doors and decorations, but it is only open to visitors at certain times. 
Aqaba
Aqaba is a Jordanian coastal city situated at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea. It is the largest city on the Gulf of Aqaba and Jordan's only coastal city. The city of Aqaba is the most southern part of Jordan and the capital of Aqaba Governorate.
Aqaba is one the major tourist attractions in Jordan, and famous for its warm water and rich marine life. It is best known today as a seaside and diving resort and also as a home for Jordan's mega projects.

Katakolon
Katakolon is a seaside town in western Ilia in the municipality of Pyrgos, Greece. Katakolo is situated on a peninsula and has a lighthouse which was first opened in 1865. The town centre is within a gulf overlooking the Ionian Sea and small hills with forests surround the area. It is also a frequent stop for cruise ships on tours of the Ionian and Mediterranean seas.
Katakolon is the gateway to Olympia, where the ancient Greeks flocked every four years for more than a millennium to celebrate the sacred games dedicated to Zeus. Here you can visit the ruins of the Sanctuary, with its athletic quadrangles, stadium,temples and treasuries; then browse in the modern Archaeological Museum, a treasure house of Archaic, Classical and Roman sculptures, including the famous Niki Winged Victory.

Venice
The city of Venice sits at the top of the Adriatic Sea in the north east corner of Italy. It is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city sits on 118 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon – a salt marsh. In the 12th century Venice became a city state and its location at the top of the Adriatic made it a key naval and commercial centre as well as a flourishing art centre.
Modern Venice is stunning and retains the wonderful history of this unique city. It is a city of museums, galleries, piazzas, palaces, churches and more. One visit isn’t enough to see all that Venice has to offer but visitors should try and see the Basilica San Marco and San Marco Square, the Doges Palace and the Gallerie dell'Accademia which houses some of Italy’s finest art treasures.

TERMS
  • Prices are per person, capacity controlled and listed in Australian dollars twin share including port taxes. 
  • Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change, and may be withdrawn at any time. 
  • Prices shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the live prices in our booking system. 
  • The prices shown are for a cash payment. Credit card fees will apply. 
  • Offer correct as at 29Mar19 and subject to live availability at time of booking. 
  • Prices are per person twin share based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. 
  • All offers are capacity controlled and can be withdrawn or modified at any time without notice and subject to availability at time of booking.
  •  Outside and Balcony cabins may have obstructed views and Suite cabins comprises Junior Suites, Mini Suites and any other type of suite that represents the best value for each cruise.
  •  Unless otherwise stated, all packages containing airfare will require full airfare and taxes within 24 hours of reservation and cancellation/amendment conditions apply. 
  • Air taxes are included in package price and are subject to change depending on departure city. 
  • Unless otherwise stated, onboard gratuities are NOT included. 
  • #Some airfare, hotels and tour prices are based on 2019 prices and as such subject to change until bookable at approximately the end of June 2019. 
  • These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations and all prices listed here are best considered `guestimates` except for cruise prices/offers. 
  • ~Specialty restaurants may incur a surcharge. 
  • Cabins are based on guarantee and cabin number will not be assigned until documentation or embarkation.
  •  ^Some domestic airlines do not include luggage allowance and charge fees directly to travellers. This fee cannot be collected in advance by our agency and must be paid either upon check in or at web check in. 
  • All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. 
  • Some cruise lines reserve the right to impose a fuel levy if the NMEX price reaches a certain level - please check withyour consultant at time of booking. 
  • Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply.
  • Please note only residents with an Australian address are eligible to book Australian rates in Australian dollars. 
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