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4MBS 2019 Classic Concerts Cruise 

Sailing round-trip from Brisbane to New Zealand aboard the beautiful Sea Princess, departing 3 November 2019

The 2019 theme is BEETHOVEN AND FRIENDS, explore the genius of Beethoven and composers of his era through these exclusive events:

  • Concerts
  • Music Appreciation Sessions
  • In conversations with the musicians
  • Music Films

Book through us, Redcliffe Cruise and Travel - (07) 3284 5192

Our Itinerary

Our cruise offers a range of highlights, including the spectacular glaciers of Fiordland National Park, the Scottish port of Dunedin with its architecturally famous railway station and Lanarch Castle with its beautiful gardens and incredible views, the town of Akaroa and its French history and flavour, its quaint streets and shops and magnificent harbour.

Napier is a small slice of the past, with its art-deco buildings and vintage motor vehicles. Tauranga is a delightful town well worth exploring, and for people with a fair level of fitness, the 230m Mt Maunganui is well worth the climb, affording an excellent view in every direction.

Wellington is the nation’s political capital, while Auckland is the main commercial centre. Both cities offer opportunities for exploring or  shopping. There is so much to see and do in New Zealand!

Our Ship

Sea Princess® is a 77,000 tonne ship, the third in the Sun class after Sun Princess®, both of which have carried previous Classic Concerts Cruises.

These ships are particularly suited to our purpose, with a large number of public rooms and lounges, two main restaurants and a number of optional dining venues. There are three swimming pools and six whirlpool spas, and Princess’ famous Movies Under the Stars.

In addition to our own private entertainment, there is an excellent range of entertainment from which to choose, ranging from bingo, a casino, quizzes and guest specialty entertainers right up to Broadway-style musicals and other gala entertainment in the Princess Theatre. Art auctions are held on board, and you may find other entertainment such as photography or wine lectures. Of course, talks are given about the ports you will visit, which you will find very interesting and helpful.

 

Accommodation ranges from the most affordable option, an interior stateroom, to oceanview staterooms with a window (pictured), balcony staterooms, mini-suites and suites. Match your preference to your budget and contact Redcliffe Cruise and Travel, our exclusive agent, to make your booking. It is important to understand that some cabin types are limited in number and may become difficult to secure if you delay too long.

 

Our Fares

Fares are subject to change and we have listed on the following page the range of fares for each stateroom description. In many cases there may be several fares for each description of accommodation, varying according to size, deck level, proximity to facilities or ship’s utility areas, and location (such as fore, midship or aft position).

Our passengers travel as a special-interest group, and our fares include the cost of engaging our own entertainers, insurance, hire of public rooms, equipment and incidentals required on board to present our events. Please note that admission to our private events cannot be arranged on board, nor may invitations be extended to other passengers during the cruise. Reservations are available only as indicated in this brochure.

Dining Arrangements

IMPORTANT: Unless otherwise requested, all members of our group will be seated in first sitting at dinner (usually 5.30pm) and we will endeavour to have our tables in close proximity, and our members may move freely within those tables to dine with other members of the group.

Members may choose to be seated in second sitting, or to dine at one of the optional dining venues, but this social aspect with other group members will be lost.

Flight Packages

Princess Cruises’ EZAir flight packages are available at additional cost for passengers travelling from other centres to join the ship. This includes transfers between airport and ship as required, with Princess Cruises’ Next Port Protection. Fares are subject to availability with your preferred airline, and conditions apply.

Contact us for further details.

Fares include:

  • Exclusive classical concerts on board
  • Exclusive music talks
  • Screenings of opera or ballet films
  • All meals and all regular ship-boardentertainment
  • Government fees, taxes and port charges (subject to change)

Not included:

  • Shore excursions
  • Meals in specialty restaurants
  • Transfers in Brisbane between airport and ship
  • Medical services on board during the cruise
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities are payable on board but may be removed or adjusted at your discretion

Medical Services

IMPORTANT: Princess ships are registered in the UK or Bermuda and therefore medical services on board are not covered by the Australian Government’s Medicare scheme.

Our Music

MARK HOOPER

For this cruise we have an ensemble of brilliant and highly experienced musicians, including the superb pianist Mark Hooper. Mark is a former Lecturer in Piano at Oxford University, Piano Pedagogy Lecturer at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, and performs regularly internationally.

MARGARET CONNOLLY

The ensemble is led by Margaret Connolly, a violinist with the Wiener Volksoper and other ensembles throughout Europe and Japan, and with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. She has been a regular performer at the Bangalow Chamber Music Festival and in recent years with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.

GARY THORPE OAM

Music talks will be delivered by GARY THORPE OAM, General Manager of 4MBS Classic FM in Brisbane. Gary has a wealth of experience in the field of classical music, and will enable you to gain an insight into the wider world of classical music and composers.

Booking Conditions

 

(Please read these carefully, as you will be bound by them.)

Redcliffe Cruise and Travel, herein referred to as “the Agent”, acts as agents for services and disclaims any and all liability for property loss or damage and/or any and all damages resulting from death or personal injuries including loss of service which may be sustained on account of, or arising out of by reason of or while engaged in any tour whether due to ownership, maintenance, use, operation or control of any automobile, bicycle, boat, vehicle or common carrier or otherwise and whether due to its use or their negligence or whether caused by failure of any Transportation Company due to any cause whatsoever occurring during a tour under its management, sponsorship, procurement or otherwise. The Agent reserves the right at its discretion to alter or omit any part of the itinerary or change any space, reservation feature and/or any means of conveyance without notice and for any reason whatsoever, and the extra cost if any resulting therefrom shall be borne by the passenger. The Transportation Companies or firms shall be exempt from all liability in respect of any detention, delay, loss, damage, sickness or injury however and by whomsoever caused and of whatever kind occurring of or to the passenger at any time when the passenger is not on board a carrier or conveyance used or operated by the Transportation Companies or Firms. All tickets, deposit tickets coupons and orders are furnished subject in all respects to those terms and conditions under which the means of transportation or other services provided thereby are offered or supplied by owners, operators, public carriers, Managing Agents or Agents.

Liability

The information set out in this brochure is correct at the date of printing to the best of the Agent’s knowledge, information and belief. The Agent will use its best endeavours to provide the arrangements and facilities set out in this brochure but does not warrant the subsistence of the arrangements or the provision of the facilities.

Reservations and Deposits

To confirm a reservation in this holiday a non-refundable deposit is required within three (3) days of booking. If a deposit is not received within three days, the reservation may be cancelled without further advice. Because the deposit is non-refundable, we recommend that a travel insurance policy be effected at the time of payment of any deposit.

Balance of Payment

The balance of tour costs is payable by 27 July 2019. No contract shall exist until full payment is received and tickets have been issued. If the balance is not received by the due date, the Agent reserves the right to re-sell any accommodation, cabin or service previously reserved and such action will result in the forfeiture of any deposit previously paid.

Cancellations

By the passenger

If you must cancel your reservation, notification must be in writing and be sent by recorded delivery together with your deposit receipt and/or passage ticket(s) for cancellation. Depending when notification is received, the following charges will apply: After payment of deposit, 100% of the deposit paid; after payment of the balance of fare, no refund is payable. These conditions shall prevail where they vary from the conditions published by any operator(s) providing services in this tour.

By the Agent

The Agent reserves the right to cancel the holiday for any reason, with a minimum of 90 days’ notice to the passenger. Any tour costs already paid will be refunded in full and the Agent will be under no further obligation to the passenger. A minimum of 15 passengers is required for these fares to apply, otherwise fares published by operators of the various tour components will apply.

Reservations Changes

Changes may be made to your reservation(s) subject to an administration charge by the Agent of $75.00 for each amendment. Air tickets cannot be changed once final payment has been received.

Health

Any physical or mental condition that may require special medical attention or treatment, including the need for a wheelchair must be reported when a reservation is requested. A booking may be refused to any person whose state of physical or mental health renders them, in the opinion of the company or its booking agent unfit for travel, or any person whose condition may constitute a danger to themselves or to any other passenger. If a passenger in the opinion of the Agent is not able to participate fully in the tour without assistance, the Agent may require that the person be accompanied by a carer who will assume full responsibility for that passenger. The cost of such carer will be borne by the passenger. We are unable to accept any guests who will have entered their 24th week, or later, of pregnancy by the end of the cruise.

Alterations to Holiday Fares

The fares shown in this brochure are based on tariffs effective on 01 July 2018, which require a minimum number of passengers in the tour. If the minimum number is not reached, the Agent reserves the right to charge the higher published fare for each component of the tour. Any increases in fares and/or hotel tariffs for other holiday component must be borne by the passenger. In the event of international currency fluctuations or amendments to the itinerary, or due to unforeseen circumstances, the tour fares will be adjusted accordingly and the additional costs will be borne by the passenger. Should such changes reduce the fare, passengers will be entitled to a refund of the fare difference.

Booking Forms

Most cruise lines and tour operators require completed booking forms (either printed or in electronic form) designed to provide certain information necessary for arrangements to be finalized. Travel documents will not be made available until all necessary booking forms have been completed and returned to the appropriate cruise line or tour operator. Late receipt of information may require the use of express post or air freight to forward printed documents, and the passenger will be responsible for any such costs arising from the late provision of completed booking forms.

Oil Surcharge

In the event of any airline, shipping or cruise operator or transportation company imposing an oil surcharge this amount must be paid by the passenger on request.

Taxes and Government Charges

In the event of any government, port or airport authority imposing any tax or charge the amount must be paid by the passenger on request. Goods and Services Tax will be applied to tour components where appropriate and this will be payable by the passenger.

Important Notice

Your arrangements and departure times are subject to alteration without notice. The information contained in this brochure may change from time to time, particularly with respect to prices, itineraries, duration of holidays, standards of services, tour content, flight schedules and other pertinent data. You should check with your travel consultant to ascertain if there are any changes which affect your arrangements. After commencement of travel you should reconfirm airline bookings at least 72 hours before resuming your journey. Airlines, shipping or cruise operators or transportation companies do not by virtue of this brochure represent themselves as as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. The Agent reserves the right to substitute the services of any other IATA or non-IATA airline at its discretion for any reason whatsoever. To be read in conjunction with the Booking and Passage Conditions available at www.princess.com/legal/passage_contract which passengers will be bound by.

Holiday Fares Include

Cruise accommodation at the reserved grade

Hotel accommodation (if any) as indicated in the itinerary

All meals on board ship (except in special areas where additional charges apply), others as included in the itinerary

Transfers between airport/ship/hotel as indicated in the itinerary

Not Included

Connecting air travel, transfers or accommodation not specified in the itinerary

Travel insurance premium or any premium excess

Charges for passports, visas, meals not specified in the itinerary

Excess baggage, porterage, items of a personal nature.

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