Australian Cruise – No really!
September 13, 2012 § Leave a comment
I came across an opportunity a few years ago that changed my life. As someone who loves to travel, the chance to travel more often, to amazing destinations and at discounted prices was a no-brainer. Add the chance to earn an uncapped income and you have an amazing opportunity. As you read this Blog Post you may find yourself wondering how I did it. Just ask!
Price £126 Approx
What’s not to love? Endless outdoor adventure around the harbor or in spots like the Blue Mountains. Golden sandy beaches named Bondi, Bilgola and Coogee (which are not only beautiful, but also fun to say). A bustling art and entertainment scene. Countless museums, galleries and world-class restaurants where the dishes go way beyond the local Vegemite.
Then you will board the newly renovated Rhapsody of the Seas and your first stop is Newcastle, Australia. New South Wales’ second largest city provides all the excitement of a large city with the hospitality of a regional town. In fact, Newcastle is an Australian port city which stands apart from other port cities. A harbor with a picturesque coastline, an interesting topography, tree-lined streets and a rich legacy of historic and architecturally significant buildings make up Newcastle. Exploring the downtown area comes with a variety of restaurants with diverse urban and waterfront dining options, a refreshing mix of boutique shopping and a range of inner-city galleries. A treat for the senses, indeed.
When you’re in the city of Cairns, the islands, rainforest and reef of tropical North Queensland are never too far away. Take the opportunity and snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef, a remarkable diving site filled with vibrant coral islands and marine life. Enjoy the oceanfront energy of the Cairns Esplanade and browse the restaurants, shops and bars. Feel the adrenaline pumping as you white-water raft down the nearby rivers and take in the natural beauty as you travel to the butterfly-fringed village of Kuranda. Don’t miss a day trip to the magical Daintree Rainforest, considered the planet’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest.
Next stop, Willis Island, located east of Australia just beyond the Great Barrier Reef, is the only permanently inhabited island in Australia’s Coral Sea Islands Territory. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has a weather monitoring station on the island, staffed by three people, who make up the island’s human population. Thousands of masked, brown and red-footed boobies – a seabird that looks like a dressed-up seagull – keep them company. The town of Airlie Beach, often referred to as the “Gateway to the Whitsundays,” radiates a certain bohemian charm, with a blend of cosmopolitan and contemporary Australian style. Facing north on the eastern coast of Australia, Airlie Beach is blessed with late afternoon sun in the winter and cool, refreshing breezes in the summer. The coastal village of Airlie Beach serves as the ideal launching pad to explore the majestic Whitsunday islands, vast areas of untouched natural forests and the idyllic Great Barrier Reef.
Last stop, the cool and casual capital of Queensland offers all the glitz and glam of a big city without the big city airs. Located on the banks of the Brisbane River and surrounded by rolling hills, this urban oasis sure is easy on the eyes. Whether you’re headed uptown, downtown or out of town, you’ll encounter your fair share of first-ever experiences. Scale the legendary Story Bridge, take a sandboarding tour on North Stradbroke Island. Or, if you’d like to connect with your inner Aussie, try your hand at sheep shearing at the Australian Woolshed. You are sure to enjoy this extensive itinerary and the Rhapsody of the Seas.
- 11-night cruise on the Rhapsody of the Seas.
- Choice of casual buffet or formal gourmet dining.
- Rock-climbing wall.
- Latté-tudes coffee house featuring Seattle’s Best Coffee.
- Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
- Themed bars and lounges, including Boleros Latin lounge.
- 2 outdoor pools.
- Adventure Ocean youth facilities, including teen-only areas, Fuel and Living Room.
- Open-air basketball court.
- Gratuities not included, average $11.50 per day.
- The member who booked the DreamTrip will be emailed an e-Folder containing destination details 2 weeks prior to travel.
- If a hosted DreamTrip, a Welcome Check-In on the day of arrival and Meet & Greet Party, will be provided to the members and their guests.
- If flying in, you must book your own air. We recommend flying in to Sydney, Australia (SYD.
Expectant mothers are prohibited from traveling on this DreamTrip if pregnancy is 23 weeks or longer on date of travel. Penalties will apply if cancellation is required.
Name changes are considered a cancellation and will require re-booking, if space is still available.
Members limited to one cabin only unless booking for children 18 years of age and younger.
Booking for other members is not permitted.
**Airfare not included**