|2020||Twin Share Per Person||Single Supplement|
|24 May||02 Aug|
|07 Jun||16 Aug|
|14 Jun||30 Aug|
|21 Jun||06 Sep#~
Adjusted itinerary – cruise and tour finishes in Vancouver instead of Seattle.
# = Ovation of the Seas not available
~ = USA National Park extension not available
- Airfares, taxes & fuel surcharges departing Sydney or Melbourne with a full service North American carrier^
- E.g. United Airlines, Delta Airlines (subject to availability)
- 7 nights cruising on Celebrity Solstice® in a lead-in interior stateroom with onboard meals, gratuities, taxes & port charges
- 6 nights hotel accommodation
- Airport & hotel transfers
- Air conditioned motor coach transportation
- Baggage limit: 1 piece 20kg per person
- Admissions to attractions & national parks
- English-speaking tour guide(s)
- Prepaid tipping: $100pp
- ESTA US visa waiver (approx USD14pp, required)
- eTA Canada visa waiver (approx CAD7pp, required)
- Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
- Personal expenses & anything optional
Upgrade your flights^:
- Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air Canada: fr $500pp
- Upgrade to Qantas for Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth – waive interstate surcharge
Choose your cruise:
- surcharge: fr $200pp (subject to availability)
Upgrade your stateroom category:
|Twin Share||Solo Traveller||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|Oceanview||fr $850pp||fr $1600pp||Oceanview||fr $695pp||fr $1,290pp|
|Balcony||fr $1,195pp||fr $2,250pp||Balcony||fr $1,355pp||fr $2,550pp|
|Junior Suite||fr $3,195pp||fr $6,050pp||Junior Suite||fr $2,595pp||fr $4,890pp|
Note: Prices are for the lead-in stateroom type, higher stateroom types within a category incur fare differences
Upgrade your stateroom location:
- Your package includes a guarantee (GTY) stateroom to be assigned near the sailing date by the cruise line. To choose your own location (eg. higher deck, midship), please contact us for a quote.
- Brisbane $350pp, Adelaide $400pp, Perth $600pp (flights may be via Sydney or Melbourne)
- Auckland fr $500pp, Christchurch/Wellington fr $650pp (subject to availability)
Extend your stay:
- Early arrival airfare surcharge: Calgary fr $350pp
- Stay behind airfare surcharge: Seattle fr $350pp
- Stopover airfare surcharge: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver fr $350pp per city
- Pre/post-tour accommodation: $380/twin room/night
- All air & cruise prices above are subject to availability & additional applicable fare difference
- Triple/quad share: Same as twin share price, available on request only
- Child price: Same as adult
- Group size: Maximum 48 passengers
- ^ = International long haul sectors only. Internal flights may be operated by partner carriers
- Flights are not available until 2 weeks before departure & may involve up to 2 transits per leg
- Qantas flights are made on a group booking basis. Qantas will do their best with assigning seat selection upon check in at the airport counter, but this is subject to availability and at the discretion of the airline. For all advance seat selection requests, the cost is payable to Nexus Holidays at $45 per person per sector (subject to availability).
Tour Extensions Optional Extension
Best of USA National Parks 5 Nights from $2,499
Five National Parks: Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Bryce Canyon, Zion & Grand Canyon + Las Vegas
Be sure to have your cameras ready for bears, wolves, bison, elk, antelope and some of the world’s most exotic plants. Marvel at a volcano’s hidden power rising up in colourful hot springs, mudpots and geysers. Explore mountains, forests and lakes to witness wildlife and the drama of the natural world unfold. From the steep-sided canyons and ever-present waterfalls to the arresting sandstone walls of the mesmerising Grand Canyon, the road is endless with Nexus Holidays.
For details, tap the image above or click here
Stopover Packages Optional Extension
Los Angeles or San Francisco 3 Nights Self-Guided
Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States and has cultural attractions that are second to none, whether it’s the Space Shuttle Endeavour, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Getty Center or art galleries and urban art. Los Angeles is also known as the centre of the nation’s film and television industry, not far from its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. During your free time, you may consider enjoying the Venice Beach Boardwalk.
San Francisco is a vibrant & bustling city full of museums, theatres and destination neighbourhoods such as Chinatown, Union Square, and Fisherman’s Wharf. San Francisco is also home to the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Pier 39, all of which are easy to locate in the city. Consider a day trip to award winning wineries in Napa and Sonoma.
- 3 nights twin share accommodation in a 3-star hotel
- Airport & hotel shuttle transfers
- Resort fee payable to hotel upon arrival (approx. USD30/room/day)
- Hotel upgrade: 4-star fr $300pp twin share
- Single supplement: 3-star $450, 4-star $650
|Accommodation Guide||Los Angeles||San Francisco|
|Standard Hotel||The Fullerton Hotel or similar||Embassy Hotel or similar|
|Upgrade Hotel||Hilton Anaheim or similar||Hilton San Francisco Union Square or similar|
Tour Admission Package▲ Optional Extension
$550pp Purchase all admissions and save!
Our admission package adds another dimension to your tour and includes transportation to the venues, taxes, handling & service fees.
- Banff Gondola $90pp
- Ice Explorer $140pp
- Glacier Skywalk $60pp
- River Safari $130pp
- Space Needle + Chihuly Garden & Glass $130pp
Note: Due to popular demand, admissions must be booked at least 60 days before departure and is not available for individual purchase on site. Alternative activities may not be available in the vicinity and cannot be arranged. Non-participants must wait for the group to complete the activities.
Celebrity Solstice® Optional Extension
Unique Features & Accolades
- Celebrity Cruises® voted best premium cruise line 8 years running
- Celebrity Solstice® voted best ship in Australia 2015
- 5 star décor / service / cuisine
- 24/7 complimentary room service
- 2:1 staff to guest ratio
- 15% larger staterooms and bathrooms
- More time docked in ports
Celebrity Solstice® is one of the most decorated ships at sea, offering fine dining, magnificent venues, spacious staterooms and award-winning service. It’s no wonder that it’s full of ‘firsts’ like the first Lawn Club at sea, the first Hot Glass Show, and the first cruise line to have 5 women known as the “The Leading Ladies” redesign the staterooms. Other things that set the Celebrity Solstice® cruise ship apart are its specialty restaurants. Our passion for outstanding cuisine has taken the restaurants, the food and the overall dining experience to a whole new level in the cruising world. But staterooms and specialty restaurants are only part of this ship’s charm. Celebrity Solstice® also has the Canyon Ranch SpaClub® and fitness centre, where you can pamper yourself with spa treatments or push yourself in a workout with one of our trainers.
Note: Select onboard activities and specialty dining options are at your own expense.
Royal Caribbean International’s Ovation of the Seas® is the third of RCI’s Quantum class ship, entering service on April 14, 2016. Cruise Critic Australia voted Ovation of the Seas® ‘Best New Ship’ of the year.Home ported in Sydney for our summers during 2016-19, Ovation of the Seas® will be based in Seattle starting in the 2019 Northern summer, making her the first-ever Quantum class ship to ply the famed Alaskan Inside Passage!
From the world’s highest viewing deck on a cruise liner, to robot bartenders, to a Jamie Oliver Italian restaurant – there’s just so much to do and explore on board!
Activities, Dining, and Drinks:
- Flowrider: Test the waters on this exciting outdoor wave simulator
- Dreamworks: Experience lounge with beloved characters from popular Dreamworks films
- Dance Classes: Enjoy some fun on the dancefloor with professional instructors
- Movie Nights on the Big Screen: Enjoy an outdoor night at the the movies – poolside!
- Leisure and Sports Facilities: Rock climbing wall, basketball courts, swimming pool, an aqua park and more!
- Pool Party: Stay up late and enjoy a pool party onj the top deck with the grown-ups
- Fine and Casual Dining: More than twenty options for your dining pleasure, or order gourmet room service
- Drinks and Date Nights: Explore nine venues, from poolside to piano lounge, to classy cocktails
- Art on the High Seas: View some of the 11,000 pieces of art on board – AU$5.8 million dollars worth!
- Tonnage: 168,666 GT
- Length: 348 m (1,142 ft)
- Beam: 41.2 m (waterline)
- Draught: 8.5 m (28 ft)
- Decks: 18 (16 passenger-accessible)
- Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h)
- Capacity: 4,905 passengers (max. occupancy)
Hotel Accommodation Optional Extension
|Calgary||Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre or similar|
|Banff||Inns of Banff or similar|
|Jasper||The Crimson Jasper or similar|
|Kamloops||The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre or similar|
|Vancouver||La Quinta Inn Vancouver Airport or similar|
|Seattle||Sheraton Bellevue Hotel or similar|
Note: You will be staying in the mountainous towns of Banff and Jasper in the heart of the national parks. These resort towns are small in nature and there are only a handful of cosy hotels housing just 50-100 rooms on average. During the prime months of May to September when the weather is warm and welcoming for sightseeing, demand is immense and often overwhelming, making it impossible for a certain hotel or lodge to always accommodate every guest belonging to a large group. Please be informed that while we make every effort to accommodate our guests in the same hotel, occasionally participants of the group may be moved to a second hotel or split into separate hotels of a similar standard in the nearby vicinity, especially during peak dates.
Testimonials Optional Extension
We have returned from our fantastic Alaska and Rockies trip. I would to say thanks to you Jenny and your excellent staff for providing us the opportunity to experience such an amazing adventure. Everything was fantastic starting from our arrival in Seattle and being met by Spencer who was just the most amazing and fantastic tour guide who showed us the wonderful sights of Seattle, he was just so knowledgeable and friendly, the accommodation at the Sheraton – Bellevue in Seattle was great the beds were to die for after a flight of 18 hours +. We also had a fabulous small group of fellow travellers -13 who all got on so well together, and having the smaller tour coach was great, we will remain friends for a long time. The smaller coach just added to the trip.
The cruise with Royal Caribbean, Explorer of the Seas was amazing we had the best cabin on the boat right at the very front, fabulous experience, the Sawyer Glacier was incredible, as were the shore excursions we took, can’t wait till the next cruise!!!
After the cruise Ursula and our driver Nick met us at the dock and started another amazing adventure – the fabulous Rockies. Ursula was another fantastic guide who provided us with so much information and looked after us in every aspect. She is truly an asset as is Spencer, and Nick was a very good and safe driver.
The Rockies were amazing, the scenery spectacular, the whole trip fabulous, the accommodation was great and the food choices on the package were excellent, the additional tours we undertook were all worthwhile and enjoyed to the max, some of the scenery was just the wow factor, we also experienced being snowed upon, which living in our desert climate was a great experience, for us.
All in all it was an adventure we won’t forget in a long time and thank you for helping us with every aspect of the trip and nothing was ever too much trouble for you and your staff, thank you thank you, and also thanks for provided such excellent tour guides, can’t thank you and your team enough.
(Gaynor Holliday. October 11, 2016 at 11:05 am)