Travelrite invites you to join them aboard Costa Romantica on the 2010 Mauritius, Madagascar and Seychelles Cruise uxurious cru Gre at fun, l ising o ic a n Costa Ro mant March 9 to March 29, 2010 Mauritius, Madagascar and Seyche A great value fully inclusive fly/cruise Great fly/cruise inclusions • Departs Australia March 9, 2010 • Spend five nights in Mauritius • 14 nights on the cruise ship • Sightseeing tours in Mauritius, Seychelles, Mombassa Kenya, Nosy Be and Diego Suarez, Madagascar and Reunion • Managed by a professional cruise manager • Flights from Perth to Mauritius on Air Mauritius • All meals on board the Costa Romantica • Accommodation including breakfasts in Mauritius • Transfers • Private on-board activities including cocktail party, Trivial Pursuit and bingo Fantastic value. Nothing more to pay. Relax and enjoy The escorted cruise represents amazing value. There are no extras, everything is included in the one great price! Port & handling charges and gratuities, normally an expensive extra, are included in the price. Clothing on board Costa Romantica During the day casual clothing is typical, although shorts and swimwear are not Costa Romantica permitted in the formal restaurants. During the evening on formal nights a dinner suit or dark suit for gentlemen and eveningwear for the ladies is required for the main restaurants. On other nights smart casual attire is to be worn. The self- service restaurant is casual. Don’t worry about coming alone About a third of people on the cruise travel alone. We will match people up in twin-share cabins when available – saving you the single supplement. You won’t be left alone. The Travelrite tour manager will be looking after you. There will be group activities almost every day. The Costa Romantica is an elegant ship full of charm, with contemporary furnishings The advantages of Travelrite Cruise and relaxing colours. It has large windows facing the sea that give the ship a bright The cruise is fully escorted and will be a great fun holiday with plenty of activities. and panoramic feel. It has three restaurants, seven bars, a fitness centre, two Each evening you will eat with the group on our reserved tables. You will meet a swimming pools, four jacuzzis, a two level theatre, a casino, disco and much more. fun group of people and have a fabulous time. elles Cruise Day 1 Tuesday March 9, 2010 Departure Day 14 Monday March 22, 2010 At sea Passengers will fly from their home cities to Perth. They will transfer to our late evening A day at sea to relax and enjoy the facilities on the ship. flight to Mauritius. Day 15 Tuesday March 23, 2010 Nosy Be, Madagascar Day 2 Wednesday March 10, 2010 Mauritius Nosy Be is a beautiful tropical island, covered with palm trees and bougainvillea, and is Today we arrive in Mauritius and are met by our private coach and are transferred to our Madagascar’s leading tourist destination. It boasts breathtaking beaches, lush vegetation, hotel. friendly people and a relaxed atmosphere. It is the largest of Madagascar’s islands and lies off its northwest coast, in an area with a pleasant climate. It is often called Nosy Manitra Day 3 Thursday March 11, 2010 Mauritius (the “Scented Island”) because it is a producer of a precious essential oil extracted from Today we have a sightseeing tour of the island of Mauritius. We visit the famed the flowers of the ylang-ylang tree, which is exported to the West for use in the perfume Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens with its fascinating collections of plants, including industry. Other local crops include sugarcane, coffee, vanilla, pepper, saffron and other water lilies, the city of Port Louis with its pirate history and much more. spices. The island’s capital and main port, Hell-Ville, is built on its south eastern tip. It is Nosy Be’s only large town and is home to around two-thirds of its 30,000 inhabitants. We Day 4 Friday March 12, 2010 Mauritius have a sightseeing tour of this interesting island and our visit includes the old town near Today we have a transfer to the town of Grand Baie, located on a beautiful bay. There will the port, which is home to several colonial buildings, including the old prison, built in be time to explore and shop. 1855. We will also visit the market and the Lokobe Strict Nature Reserve. Day 5 Saturday March 13, 2010 Mauritius Day 16 Wednesday March 24, 2010 Diego Suarez, Madagascar This morning is free. In the afternoon we are transferred to the port to board the Costa Diego Suarez is situated on the far northern area of Madagascar, on one the largest and Romantica for our 14-night cruise of the fascinating islands of the Indian Ocean. This most beautiful bays in the world. The city of Diégo Suarez is the chief city of the province evening we have a cocktail party to welcome the group to the ship. and the third most important port on the island. Its name was bestowed by the Portuguese explorer, Diégo Diaz, who arrived there in 1500 and for the navigator Fernando Suarez, Day 6 Sunday March 14, 2010 At sea who visited in 1506. We depart the port of Mauritius at 1:00pm on our first day at sea. This afternoon there will The city, built around the bay, has a mixture of modern and colonial aspects and gives the be a private fun session of bingo for the group. impression of being sparsely populated. It is widely-known for its fishing industry and for Day 7 Monday March 15, 2010 At sea its handicrafts, including these made from the horn of the zebu (cow) and from sea turtle shells. We will have a sightseeing tour of Diego Suarez when we will see the beautiful bays At day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon we will have a session of and beaches of the town. Trivial Pursuit for the group. We visit the Amber Mountains National Park. The park is rich in the unique fauna and Day 8 Tuesday March 16, 2010 Seychelles flora of Madgascar. It is populated by the different species and sub-species of lemurs, as We arrive this afternoon at Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles. There will be free time well as the endemic “brukesia minima” (the smallest chameleon in the world) and the to explore. europlatus (geckos that are dish shaped and unique in the world). Day 9 Wednesday March 17, 2010 Seychelles Day 17 Thursday March 25, 2010 At sea We have a sightseeing tour of the beautiful main island of the Seychelles, Mahe, known for A day at sea. This afternoon we have a session of bingo for the group. its natural beauty. Its palm-fringed beaches are perhaps the most beautiful in the world, Day 18 Friday March 26, 2010 Reunion with a spectacular mountainous interior. This gorgeous island is a definite highlight of Today we call into the island of Renuion, a French colony since 1813. We have a sightseeing the cruise. tour of this mountainous and rugged island. We see the capital Saint Denis and travel Day 10 Thursday March 18, 2010 At sea inland into the mountains where we will see some spectacular waterfalls. A day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship. Day 19 Saturday March 27, 2010 Mauritius Day 11 Friday March 19, 2010 At sea This morning the ship arrives at Port Louis, Mauritius. After breakfast, we disembark the Today we are at sea and you can enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon we have a ship and are transferred to our hotel. The rest of the day will be free. session of Trivial Pursuit for the group. Day 20 Sunday March 28, 2010 Mauritius Day 12 Saturday March 20, 2010 Mombassa, Kenya A free day to enjoy the facilities of the hotel. Today we have a sightseeing tour of the city of Mombassa. We will visit the bustling fruit Day 21 Monday March 29, 2010 Departure and vegetable market, the old Arab town where we will see the intricate hand-carved doors, This morning we are transferred to the airport for the flight back to Australia. In the and balconies hanging over the narrow streets. We will see Fort Jesus that protects the evening the flight arrives back in Australia where the tour concludes. harbour and was built by the Portuguese 400 years ago. We also visit the Bamburi Nature Trail, a rehabilitation project that contains a Wildlife Park. Some of the animals found within the park sanctuary include hippos, giraffes, cape buffalo, zebra and waterbucks, as well as more than 160 bird species. Day 13 Sunday March 21, 2010 At sea A day at sea to relax and enjoy the facilities on the ship. This afternoon we will enjoy a game of bingo. Mauritius, Madagascar and Seychelles Cruise March 9 to March 29, 2010 Per person in twin-share cabins Included in the Mauritius, Madagascar and Seychelles cruise price are: Cabin Description Deck Cruise Fare • Travel on the Costa Romantica in the selected cabin category. I1 Inside, 2 beds, shower 4,5,6,7 $ 5600 • All meals, entertainment, and service charges on the Costa Romantica. I2 Inside, 2 beds, shower 4 $ 5765 • Return economy-class air travel from Perth to Mauritius I3 Inside, 2 beds, shower 5 $ 5890 • Sightseeing tours in Mauritius, Seychelles, Mombassa, Kenya, Nosy Be and Diego Suarez, Madagascar and Reunion. I4 Inside, 2 beds, shower 6 $ 5985 • Accommodation including breakfast in Mauritius. I5 Inside, 2 beds, shower 7 $6150 • The special cruise activities. E1 Outside, 2 beds, shower 4,5,6 $ 6450 • Cruise management by Travelrite International. E2 Outside, 2 beds, shower 4 $ 6625 • Port and handling charges on the Costa Romantica. E3 Outside, 2 beds, shower 5 $ 6800 • Gratuities on the Costa Romantica. E4 Outside, 2 beds, shower 6 $ 6975 • Air taxes as of April 24, 2009. E5 Outside, 2 beds, shower 7 $ 7140 Not included in the price are: MS Minisuite, 2 beds, bath 11 $ 7625 • Travel insurance. S Suite Outside, 2 beds, bath 11 $ 7965 • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary. GS Grand Suite 2 beds bath, balcony 10 $ 8985 These will be quoted for separately. Single cabins • Passport and visa fees (visas will be required for Madagascar and Kenya). IS Inside single 1 bed, shower 4,5,6,7 $ 6140 • Drinks. • Meals in Mauritius not listed in the itinerary. Including port & handling charge $ 155 • Lunches while on full-day sightseeing tours. Including gratuities $ 84 Including air taxes as of 24 April 2009 $ 240 Port and handling charges Please note that a port and handling charge of $155 is included in your fare. Availability All cabins are subject to cabin availability. Please call for fares and information Gratuities on other cabin categories. A limited number of cabins are available for single Gratuities of $84 have been included in your fare. occupancy. There are fare reductions available for third and fourth persons sharing in some twin cabins. Please call for details on 1800 630 343. General Information and Booking Conditions Touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this tour without the need of assistance from others. TOUR OPERATOR: Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 BAGGAGE: Passengers qualify for a 20kg free baggage allowance on laws of the state of Victoria, Australia. Attention is also directed to the 817 078) is the tour organiser. Costa Romantica is operated by flights to join and return from the cruise. terms and conditions of the Costa fly/cruise passage contract with Costa Cruises and the fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the Costa Cruises, detailed on the back of the Costa reservation form. MINIMUM TOUR NUMBERS: The fly/cruise arrangements have terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Costa If you do not have a copy of this form please contact us and we will been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers brochure for 2010. All passengers must complete and sign a Costa send one to you. and Travelrite International booking form. travelling. 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