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PRE-CRUISE PACKAGE

DISCOVER AUSTRALIA

Discover Australia’s legendary beauty with the women of Olivia! Start your journey “down under” early with one of our three pre-cruise vacation stretcher packages, giving you the opportunity to experience some of the most popular destinations in Australia. Experience Sydney, the oldest, largest and (some say) most beautiful city in Australia. It is known for famous landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach. Hop on a flight to Cairns in North Queensland – it is the primary gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Or check out Ayers Rock in Uluru National Park, in central Australia, the largest piece of exposed rock in the world. All packages include Olivia assistance throughout.

YOUR HOTEL IN SYDNEY – SHANGRI-LA HOTEL SYDNEY

Situated near Sydney Harbour, adjacent to Circular Quay and The Rocks, the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney is the perfect location for experiencing this amazing city. Each room features complimentary internet, coffee/tea maker, flat screen TV, hair dryer, separate bath and shower, room service, pillow menu and in-room safe.

THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL SYDNEY – DARLING HARBOUR CITY VIEW

The Darling Harbour City View room offers views of Observatory Hill, Pyrmont Bay and northern Darling Harbour.

THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL SYDNEY – OPERA HOUSE VIEW

The Opera House View room offers partial views of the Opera House and Circular Quay.

THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL SYDNEY – GRAND HARBOUR VIEW

The Grand Harbour View rooms are luxuriously furnished and offer breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour, Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

YOUR HOTEL IN CAIRNS – PULLMAN CAIRNS INTERNATIONAL HOTEL

Overlooking Cairns Harbour and the lush mountain hinterland, the Pullman International Hotel is spectacularly positioned to take advantage of all that the city has to offer. Room amenities include coffee/tea maker, TV, hair dryer, luxury bathroom items, iron and ironing board, room service, internet (charges apply) and in-room safe.

YOUR HOTEL IN AYERS ROCK/ULURU – SAILS IN THE DESERT HOTEL

Located in the heart of Australia's "Red Center", Sails in the Desert Hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with an amazing outback experience. Your room will feature aboriginal decor, bathroom with shower/tub, air conditioning/heating, refrigerator, tea/coffee maker, TV, mini bar and balcony.

SYDNEY TO THE GREAT BARRIER REEF (THIS OPTION IS NOW SOLD OUT)

February 6 – 13, 2015

Begin your adventure “down under” by spending one night in Sydney, three nights in Cairns and three more nights in Sydney before we embark our cruise.

Upon arrival, you’ll spend one night in Sydney before we fly to Cairns for our journey to the Great Barrier Reef. Once in Cairns, enjoy a welcome “Flames of the Forest” dinner and performance. Here we will learn about Aboriginal culture and their timeless oral traditions through storytelling and music in an intimate and personal setting.

Wake up the next day for the main attraction! Board your coach and get ready to spend an entire day at the Great Barrier Reef. Here you can snorkel, take an introductory dive class, book a certified dive or just take in all of the reef’s beauty from the deck of our boat. (Both diving options are at an extra cost.)

The following morning, take a journey to Kuranda Village via one of the world’s most scenic train rides. You’ll visit the Rainforestation Park where you will have a chance to see koalas, feed kangaroos and learn about the eco-system of the area. You’ll also experience the local culture with a Pamagirri Aboriginal dance show. Our return journey will take you for a ride over the amazing rainforest on the Skyrail Cableway.

Once back in Sydney, you’ll spend three nights at the Shangri-La Hotel with three days of included tours and some extra time to explore on your own. On your first day of included tours, you’ll visit The Rocks, Hyde Park, Darling Harbour, Kings Cross, Bondi Beach and take a harbour cruise. On your second day, get ready for your backstage pass of the famous Opera House. On our last day in Sydney (embarkation day), enjoy an included, guided walk through the Blue Mountains National Park. We’ll stop at the Featherdale Wildlife Park before heading back to Sydney to board our ship.

OPTION 1: SYDNEY TO THE GREAT BARRIER REEF (THIS OPTION IS NOW SOLD OUT)

February 6 – 13, 2015

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Four nights at the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney in a Darling Harbour City View, Opera House View or Grand Harbour View room, including taxes (dates are February 6 and 10 – 13)
  • Three nights at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel in a Cairns Harbour View room, including taxes (dates are February 7 – 10)
  • Round-trip hotel luggage porterage in both hotels
  • Full buffet breakfast on February 7, 11, 12 and 13 at the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney and February 8, 9 and 10 at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel
  • Round-trip air from Sydney to Cairns
  • Round-trip transfer to/from the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney and Sydney domestic airport on February 7 and 10
  • Round-trip transfer to/from the Cairns airport and Pullman Cairns International Hotel on February 7 and 10
  • Use of luggage storage at Shangri-La Hotel Sydney for luggage not needed in Cairns
  • Flames of the Forest Dinner on February 7
  • Full Day Great Barrier Reef Tour with lunch on February 8
  • Full Day Kuranda Railway, Rainforestation Park and Skyrail Tour with lunch on February 9
  • Sydney City, Bondi Beach and Harbour Cruise Tour with lunch on February 11
  • Sydney Opera House Backstage Tour on February 12
  • Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park Tour and transfer to ship on February 13
  • Hotel dates are February 6 – 13, with checkout on February 13 at 11 am
  • Please note that you must be able to walk on uneven terrain for this package.
  • Not included: Airport to hotel transfer on arrival day; tips to guides/drivers; meals, other than noted

OPTION 1 PRICING: SYDNEY TO THE GREAT BARRIER REEF (THIS OPTION IS NOW SOLD OUT)

DARLING HARBOUR CITY VIEW ROOM

$4199 based on double occupancy per person

$5499 based on single occupancy per person

OPERA HOUSE VIEW ROOM

$4299 based on double occupancy per person

$5599 based on single occupancy per person

GRAND HARBOUR VIEW ROOM

$4399 based on double occupancy per person

$5699 based on single occupancy per person

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SYDNEY TO AYERS ROCK/ULURU (THIS OPTION IS NOW SOLD OUT)

February 7 – 13, 2015

If you’re looking for a more adventurous experience into the spiritual heart of Australia, join us for our Sydney to Ayers Rock/Uluru adventure. You’ll spend one night in Sydney, two nights in Ayers Rock/Uluru and three more nights in Sydney before we embark our cruise.

After your overnight in Sydney, you’ll fly to Ayers Rock, where we will be greeted and transferred by coach to 'Tali Wiru', a prominent sand dune overlooking the majestic Uluru. Enjoy a picnic lunch while the youth from the local Anangu tribe perform traditional Aboriginal drum music.

On your first morning in Ayers Rock, get ready for an early awakening to experience the sunrise at Talinguru Nyakunytjaku. We’ll then visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Center where you’ll learn about the geology, flora, fauna and history of the local Anangu people. This same evening, you will truly understand the meaning of the “Sounds of Silence” as we enjoy dinner overlooking the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and experiencing many culture customs of the local Aboriginal culture.

Once back in Sydney, you’ll spend three nights at the Shangri-La Hotel with three days of included tours and some extra time to explore on your own. On your first day of included tours, you’ll visit The Rocks, Hyde Park, Darling Harbour, Kings Cross, Bondi Beach and take a harbour cruise. On your second day, get ready for your backstage pass of the famous Opera House. On our last day in Sydney (embarkation day), enjoy an included, guided walk through the Blue Mountains National Park. We’ll stop at the Featherdale Wildlife Park before heading back to Sydney to board our ship.

OPTION 2: SYDNEY TO AYERS ROCK/ULURU (THIS OPTION IS NOW SOLD OUT)

February 7 – 13, 2015

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Four nights at the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney in a Darling Harbour City View, Opera House View or Grand Harbour View room, including taxes (dates are February 7– 8 and 10 –13)
  • Two nights at the Sails in the Desert Hotel in a Superior with balcony room, including taxes (dates are February 8 – 10)
  • Round-trip hotel luggage porterage in both hotels
  • Full buffet breakfast on February 8, 11, 12 and 13 at the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney and February 9 and 10 at the Sails in the Desert Hotel
  • Round-trip air from Sydney to Ayers Rock
  • Round-trip transfer to/from the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney and Sydney domestic airport on February 8 and 10
  • Round-trip transfer to/from Ayers Rock airport and Sail in the Desert Hotel on February 8 and 10
  • Use of luggage storage at Shangri-La Hotel Sydney for luggage not needed in Ayers Rock/Uluru
  • Lunch and Youth Aboriginal Performance on February 8
  • Uluru Sunrise and Guided Cultural Walk Tour on February 9
  • Sounds of Silence Dinner on February 9
  • Sydney City, Bondi Beach and Harbour Cruise Tour with lunch on February 11
  • Opera House Backstage Tour on February 12
  • Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park tour with lunch and transfer to ship on February 13
  • Hotel dates are February 7 – 13, with checkout on February 13 at 11 am
  • Please note that you must be able to walk long distances on uneven terrain for this package.
  • Not included: Airport to hotel transfer on arrival day; tips to guides/drivers; meals, other than noted

OPTION 2 PRICING: SYDNEY TO AYERS ROCK/ULURU (THIS OPTION IS NOW SOLD OUT)

DARLING HARBOUR CITY VIEW ROOM

$3799 based on double occupancy per person

$4899 based on single occupancy per person

OPERA HOUSE VIEW ROOM

$3899 based on double occupancy per person

$4999 based on single occupancy per person

GRAND HARBOUR VIEW ROOM

$3999 based on double occupancy per person

$5199 based on single occupancy per person

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SYDNEY HIGHLIGHTS

February 10 – 13, 2015

Start your vacation early and join us in Sydney! Colonial history, stunning architecture, amazing waterways, beautiful harbourside suburbs and friendly people epitomize the vibrancy of this spectacular city.

Once back in Sydney, you’ll spend three nights at the Shangri-La Hotel with three days of included tours and some extra time to explore on your own. On your first day of included tours, you’ll visit The Rocks, Hyde Park, Darling Harbour, Kings Cross, Bondi Beach and take a harbour cruise. On your second day, get ready for your backstage pass of the famous Opera House. On our last day in Sydney (embarkation day), enjoy an included, guided walk through the Blue Mountains National Park. We’ll stop at the Featherdale Wildlife Park before heading back to Sydney to board our ship.

OPTION 3: SYDNEY HIGHLIGHTS

February 10 – 13, 2015

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Three nights at the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney in a Darling Harbour City View, Opera House View or Grand Harbour View room, including taxes (dates are February 10 – 13)
  • Round-trip hotel luggage porterage
  • Full buffet breakfast on February 11, 12 and 13
  • Sydney City, Bondi Beach and Harbour Cruise Tour with lunch on February 11
  • Opera House Backstage Tour on February 12
  • Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park tour with lunch and transfer to ship on February 13
  • Hotel dates are February 10 – 13, with checkout on February 13 at 11 am
  • Please note that you must be able to walk long distances on uneven terrain for this package.
  • Not included: Airport to hotel transfer on arrival day; tips to guides/drivers; meals, other than noted

OPTION 3 PRICING: SYDNEY HIGHLIGHTS

DARLING HARBOUR CITY VIEW ROOM

$1599 based on double occupancy per person

$2199 based on single occupancy per person

OPERA HOUSE VIEW ROOM

$1699 based on double occupancy per person

$2299 based on single occupancy per person

GRAND HARBOUR VIEW ROOM

$1799 based on double occupancy per person

$2499 based on single occupancy per person

Download Reservation Form or call (800) 631-6277, option 1

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Ready to book? Our Travel Consultants can be reached at (800) 631-6277 or (415) 962-5700 option 1. Our vacation stretchers have sold out in the past, so we encourage you to book as soon as possible! Deadline to book is October 17, 2014 or until sold out!

POST-CRUISE PACKAGE

DISCOVER AUCKLAND

Extend your vacation in fascinating Auckland with the women of Olivia! Greater Auckland, with a population of 1.5 million, is New Zealand’s largest urban area and a center of commerce and industry, but within minutes of the city you can experience uncrowded beaches, rural countryside and forests. You’ll experience the Harbour Bridge, the sparkling waters of the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf and the brooding cone of Rangitoto Island – the last of the city's 48 volcanoes to erupt just over 600 years ago.

Whether you choose our one-day package to experience an authentic Maori performance, see the sights from Auckland’s Sky Tower and many more incredible highlights, or our two-day package to continue exploring stunning Waiheke Island and its vineyards, you can’t help but take in the magic and beauty of this extraordinary place. All packages include Olivia assistance throughout.

YOUR HOTEL IN AUCKLAND – THE STAMFORD PLAZA HOTEL

Located in the heart of the central business district and only a three-minute walk from the popular Viaduct Harbour, Stamford Plaza Auckland is a 5-star hotel just a short stroll to the casino and Auckland’s premier shopping and nightlife districts. Deluxe rooms feature Damask bed linens, large writing desk, mini-bar, two telephones, complimentary tea and coffee-maker and separate bath and shower facilities. The bathrooms feature luxurious L' Occitane amenities and plush bathrobes.

OPTION 1: AUCKLAND ONE-NIGHT POST-PACKAGE

February 24 – 25, 2015

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • One-night stay in a Deluxe Room at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, including taxes and round-trip hotel luggage porterage
  • Auckland City Sights Tour, including the War Memorial Museum and a Maori performance, Devonport, Auckland’s Sky Tower (the tallest free-standing structure in the southern hemisphere), lunch at the Orbit Restaurant where you’ll take in 360º views and transfer to your hotel
  • Full breakfast on February 25
  • Hotel dates are February 24-25, with checkout on February 25 at 10 am
  • Not included: Hotel to airport transfer on departure day; tips to guides/drivers; meals, other than noted

OPTION 2: AUCKLAND TWO-NIGHT POST-PACKAGE

February 24 – 26, 2015

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Two-night stay in a Deluxe Room at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, including taxes and round-trip hotel luggage porterage
  • Auckland City Sights Tour, including War Memorial Museum and Maori performance, Devonport, Auckland’s Sky Tower (the tallest free-standing structure in the southern hemisphere), lunch at the Orbit Restaurant where you’ll take in 360º views and transfer to hotel
  • Waiheke Indulgence Tour, including round-trip ferry ride to Weiheke Island, tour and tastings at Stonyridge and The Wild Weiheke, tasting and lunch at Mudbrick Winery and an optional short hill climb for panoramic views
  • Full breakfast on February 25 and 26
  • Hotel dates are February 24 – 26, with check-out on February 26 at 10 am
  • Please note that the Weiheke Island tour includes a significant amount of walking.
  • Not included: Hotel to airport transfer on departure day; tips to guides/drivers; meals, other than noted

OPTION 1 PRICING: DELUXE ROOM ONE-NIGHT POST PACKAGE

$399 based on double occupancy per person
$499 based on single occupancy per person

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OPTION 2 PRICING: DELUXE ROOM TWO-NIGHT POST PACKAGE

$799 based on double occupancy per person
$999 based on single occupancy per person

Download Reservation Form or call (800) 631-6277, option 1

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Ready to book? Our Travel Consultants can be reached at (800) 631-6277 or (415) 962-5700 option 1. Our vacation stretchers have sold out in the past, so we encourage you to book as soon as possible! Deadline to book is October 17, 2014 or until sold out!

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