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5-night Sydney to Adelaide Australian Military History Cruise on the Vasco da Gama

Save up to 50% per person!

Set off on a voyage back in time through Australia's military history. Cruising the much-loved Vasco da Gama across Sydney-Burnie-Melbourne-Adelaide, you'll discover the little-known history of how close war was to arriving in Australia. Hosted by Stephen Larkins (OAM), Alistair Capp & Ron Lyons.

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5 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Special Military Programming
  • Fascinating lectures from ex-military personnel about war and military conflicts along Australia’s southern coast
  • Research workshops with the Virtual War Memorial Australia
  • War and military themed trivia and films
  • Get-togethers with former service personnel to share stories
  • Optional themed shore excursions in Melbourne
Dedicated Hosts
  • Stephen Larkins (OAM): Former army major and Order of Australia Medal recipient, Stephen shares his real-world experience and expertise used to develop the Virtual War Memorial as well as his vast knowledge of Australians in conflict.
  • Alistair Capp: Retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Australian Army Reserve and former Commanding Officer of Melbourne University Regiment (MUR), Alistair has travelled the world hosting a range of military history and brings a wealth of knowledge on world conflicts.
  • Ron Lyons: Respected military historian, battlefield guide, speaker and retired Lieutenant Colonel, Ron served for 37 years in the Australian Army Reserve and was awarded the Reserve Force Decoration for his service.

Inclusions

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All this is included in the fare
  • Delicious full board cuisine. 
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks. 
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to 10pm). 
  • Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes. 
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities. 
  • Guest speaker and arts & crafts (on selected sailings). 
  • Porterage of luggage, port to cabin. 
  • Port Taxes.

Accommodation

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Standard Plus Twin Inner
Vasco da Gama

With an enviable reputation and established following on the international cruise market, the premium 1220 passenger Vasco da Gama joined the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet in April 2019. Combining beautiful, contemporary decor with a more traditional cruise style, Vasco da Gama is small to mid-size, by comparison with the new mega-ships carrying up to 6000 passengers, and is a wonderful new addition to the CMV fleet.

Standard Plus Inner:

These twin/double bedded cabins all offer private en-suite facilities with shower plus ample hanging and storage space. They are located on Main Deck 5 and Verandah Deck 9. Some of these cabins have a sofa-bed for a third occupant and some offer an upper fourth berth.

Standard Plus Ocean View:

Located on Main Deck 5, Promenade Deck 6 and Verandah Deck 9, these cabins offer private en-suite facilities with bath and shower over plus ample hanging and storage space. Some cabins on Main Deck 5 and Verandah Deck 9 have a third and/or fourth berth. 

Premium Balcony Ocean View:

Located aft on Navigator’s Deck 10, the highest accommodation deck, there are 20 twin/double bedded Premium cabins with private balconies. They offer en-suite facilities with whirlpool bath and shower over, wardrobe, ample storage space and a fridge. Some of these cabins have a sofa-bed for a third occupant.

Travel dates

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Departure Date: 01 Dec 2019

  • Twin Inner from: WAS $1319pp , NOW $659pp*
  • Twin Ocean View from: WAS $1779pp, NOW $889pp*
  • Twin Premium Balcony from: WAS $2809pp, NOW $1409pp*

* Prices shown are per person based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and is inclusive of all discounts and savings.

Itinerary

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01 Dec 2019 - Sydney

02 Dec 2019 - At Sea

03 Dec 2019 - Burnie, Tasmania

04 Dec 2019 - Melbourne

05 Dec 2019 - At Sea

06 Dec 2019 - Adelaide

Questions

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Travel Insurance

All passengers must hold comprehensive travel insurance valid for the entire duration of the cruise and provides cover for cruising, health including pre-existing conditions and medical repatriation.Insurance not required for an in-port cruise. Medicare, New Zealand ACC and Private Health Cover are void onboard the ship. International medical charges apply on board.

Dress code

Casual during the day and whilst ashore. No formal nights on cruises of 4 nights or less, one formal night for cruises 5-7 nights, two formal nights on cruises of 10-19 nights, one formal night every 7 nights on voyages of 20+ nights. For formal evenings gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers, collared shirt, suit or jacket and tie. Ladies may we aran evening outfit. On ‘informal’ evenings a collared shirt and long pants are suggested for men whilst ladies may choose to wear a smart dress or pants and top. Singlets, t-shirt, thongs, shorts not permitted in main restaurants at night. Casual wear permitted in Club Bistro. Swimming attire is not permitted inside lounges/bars/restaurant areas.

Gratuities & Service Charges

These are NOT Included (unless pre-paid Additions Package is purchased) and will be added daily to passenger’s onboard account. Rates: AU$12.00 pp per night (or AU$10.00 pp per night for cruises longer than 11 nights duration).

Identification

Government issued photo identification (passport or driver’s license) is required when cruising in Australian waters. Children under 16 may travel on a Medicare card or student ID card.

Mobility Issues / Disabilities

Vasco da Gama has 9 accessible cabins (with shower) and 6 wheelchair-accessible cabins which are subject to availability at the time of request. Cruise & Maritime Voyages must be notified of wheelchair usage and/or any special needs at time of booking

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Travel Insurance

All passengers must hold comprehensive travel insurance valid for the entire duration of the cruise and provides cover for cruising, health including pre-existing conditions and medical repatriation.Insurance not required for an in-port cruise. Medicare, New Zealand ACC and Private Health Cover are void onboard the ship. International medical charges apply on board.