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Great Barrier Reef Cruise

From $4249 $798 taxes

Travel Best Bets Package Includes

  • Round trip airfare from Vancouver to Sydney
  • 12 night cruise aboard Celebrity Solstice
  • Round trip transfers from airport to pier and pier to airport


Vancouver: December 31, 2017 – January 14,2018

Inside Oceanview Veranda Taxes & Fees
 $4249  $5349 $5449 $798

Please call to inquire for flights from other departure cities.

Australia Visa: Canadians must also be in possession of an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). Ensure that you travel with the same passport used to apply for your ETA. The cost is included when booked with one of our travel agents.

Sailing Itinerary

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart Activity
TUE 02JAN Sydney, Australia - 6:30 PM Boarding
WED 03JAN Newcastle, Australia 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
THU 04JAN Cruising - - Cruising
FRI 05JAN Cruising - - Cruising
SAT 06JAN Airlie Beach, Queensland 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Tendered
SUN 07JAN Cairns, Yorkey’s Knob 10:00 AM - Tendered
MON 08JAN Cairns, Yorkey’s Knob - 7:00 PM Tendered
TUE 09JAN Port Douglas, Australia 7:00 AM 7:00 PM Tendered
WED 10JAN Willis Island (Cruising), Australia 11:00 AM 1:00 PM Cruising
THU 11JAN Cruising - - Cruising
FRI 12JAN Brisbane, Australia 8:00 AM 8:00 PM Docked
SAT 13JAN Cruising - - Cruising
SUN 14JAN Sydney, Australia 6:30 AM - Departure

Sydney, Australia – Considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney offers just about anything—from beaches and wineries to stunning landmarks and world-class shopping. Tour architectural marvels like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, view life below the surface from Sydney Aquarium’s underwater walkways, or take it all in from above on a tour of the Sydney Tower.

Newcastle, Australia - Settled in 1801 as a colony for convicts sentenced to dig for coal, the area’s celebration of the surfing lifestyle and a no worries attitude make it one of the most laid-back places in the developed world. A diversity of natural attractions offers many opportunities for exploration. You can also sip cocktails at a harborside restaurant, take in some live music at a local pub, follow a bushwalk trail at Blackbutt Reserve to see koalas, kangaroos, wombats and native birds.

Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia - One of the best departure points for excursions to the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach is extremely popular with backpackers, yachtsmen and other lovers of the tropical lifestyle. Sailing among the calm, protected waters of the Witsunday Islands is a must-do on the wish lists of many travelers. Charming shops, exhilarating skydives over the shoreline, and everything in between is going to make this a memorable visit.

Cairns, Australia – Cairns is located in tropical North Queensland. To the north, west, and south, it is surrounded by lush, tropical rainforest. And to the east lies the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef. Apart from being the gateway to magnificent natural attractions, this waterfront city offers an abundance of possibilities, including the opportunity to safely spot crocs.

Port Douglas, Australia – The once-sleepy, now-bustling seaside village of Port Douglas will be your hub to the Great Barrier Reef, home to some 1,500 species of fish, 5,000 species of mollusk and 400 species of coral for your exploration. During your Cruisetour, you’ll enjoy a full day of marine adventure with opportunities to swim, snorkel, dive or view the reef from an underwater observatory.

Willis Island, Australia – Cruise past Willis Island, Australia, aboard Celebrity Cruises. See the 19-acre island with its weather-monitoring station and population of albatross, terns, sea turles and more.

Brisbane, Australia – In the heart of Queensland, Brisbane’s cultural sophistication belies its proximity to the Australian wilderness. No matter what your outdoor pleasure, Brisbane offers a diversity of possibilities. Cuddle with koalas at Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo, take a trip out to Moreton Bay to feed wild dolphins, or trek to the top of Mt. Kcoot-tha Lookout to take it all in.





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Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes $30 per adult Booking Management Fee.  Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method.Please note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287