Mauritius, Madagascar and Seychelles Cruise by svz21045

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									         Travelrite invites you to join them aboard
            Costa Romantica on the 2010
Mauritius, Madagascar
and Seychelles Cruise
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                 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. In the event that less than the required number of
                                                                        passengers have confirmed their booking 60 days from the date of            HOW TO BOOK: Bookings can be made by completing a booking
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT: A deposit of $500 per passenger should             departure, Travelrite International reserve the right to cancel the         form and sending it with a deposit of $500 per person to:
be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form
which lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is
                                                                        tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to         Travelrite International Pty Ltd
                                                                        proceed with the tour at a modified fare.
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CANCELLATION CHARGES: Number of days before sailing.
Days prior to Departure       Cancellation Fee                          delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default        Email: balwyn@travelrite.com.au
Over 120 days                 $500.00                                   of any hotel, carrier, restaurant company or person rendering               www.travelrite.com.au
120 - 91 days                 15% of full fare                          any services included in fly/cruises, or by act of God. Further, no
90 - 61 days                  50% of full fare                          responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness,
60 days or less               100% of full fare                         pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine,
Non appearance/no written notice: 100% of full fare                     government restraints, weather or other causes beyond their control.
                                                                        No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission,
REFUNDS: The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow
for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or      delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage             ABOUT TRAVELRITE INTERNATIONAL: Travelrite International
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                                                                        between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the           which has been operating in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne for
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Check withTravelrite International for visa requirements.               cruise and/or the passengers.                                               Balwyn and Heathmont which are also accredited with IATA. As such
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