Duration
12 Nights
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
15 Oct 19
Destination
Queensland, Australia
Discover the best of Tropical North Queensland and its remarkable natural gems on this 13-day cruise aboard Celebrity Solstice. Commence your journey in Sydney, exploring its iconic harbour with the Sydney Opera House, before sailing north along the east coast and calling in at the charming seaside towns of Newcastle and Port Stephens. Finally, arrive in Airlie Beach and start your adventure in the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the sparkling Great Barrier Reef and discover coral gardens teeming with marine life
  • Visit stunning Airlie Beach, Cairns and Brisbane on Celebrity Solstice
  • All meals, musical stage shows and fantastic entertainment include onboard 

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
12 Night Cruise on Celebrity Solstice
All meals in the main dining room, pizza parlour, casual dining and buffet-style restaurants
All port and government charges
Complimentary room service is provided 24 hours a day
Entertainment: Library, fitness centre, onboard activities and spa facilities
Iced water, tea, coffee and lemonade are available on board

SAIL DATE
  • Departs 15 Oct 2019

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Tue 15 Oct – Sydney, Australia
  • Day 2: Wed 16 Oct – Newcastle, Australia
  • Day 3: Thu 17 Oct – At sea
  • Day 4: Fri 18 Oct – At sea
  • Day 5: Sat 19 Oct – Airlie Beach, Australia
  • Day 6: Sun 20 Oct – Cairns
  • Day 7: Mon 21 Oct – Cairns
  • Day 8: Tue 22 Oct – Port Douglas
  • Day 9: Wed 23 Oct – Willis Island
  • Day 10: Thu 24 Oct – At sea
  • Day 11: Fri 25 Oct – Brisbane
  • Day 12: Sat 26 Oct – At sea
  • Day 13: Sun 27 Oct – Sydney
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE

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WHY BOOK WITH MY DISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: 15 Oct 2019
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • Advertised prices are based on a twin and single package staying in an Inside cabin
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees.  In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team who will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: Items of a personal nature, travel insurance, flights, shore excursions, speciality restaurants, beverages.

TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Tue 15 Oct - Sydney, Australia

Departs 18:45 Before embarking on Celebrity Solstice, enjoy the beautiful skyline of Sydney, the Harbour Bridge and the sail-like curves of the Sydney Opera House. There is a wealth of adventure waiting in Sydney – from its cosmopolitan city centre to miles of beautiful beaches and the Blue Mountains.
2

Wed 16 Oct - Newcastle, Australia

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 17:00 Named for England’s famous coal port, Newcastle was developed in the 19th century by dangerous convicts sent to work the coal mines and timber forests. Today, a Newcastle cruise offers stunning surf, a relaxed urban atmosphere, and a gateway to Australia’s wine country.
3

Thu 17 Oct - At sea

4

Fri 18 Oct - At sea

5

Sat 19 Oct - Airlie Beach, Australia

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 17:00 This laidback town on the Coral Sea is the perfect base for exploring the spectacular archipelago of the Whitsunday Islands and the aquatic wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Village life revolves around nature, the beach and sea.
6

Sun 20 Oct - Cairns

Arrives 09:00 Cairns is one of Australia’s hottest vacation destinations. Cairns boasts three of Australia’s great natural wonders. Just offshore, immense bastions of living coral from the Great Barrier Reef. Sixteen miles of superb beaches stretch to the north of the city – the famed Marlin Coast. And inland lays the immense Daintree National Park.
7

Mon 21 Oct - Cairns

Departs 19:00 Cairns is one of Australia’s hottest vacation destinations. Cairns boasts three of Australia’s great natural wonders. Just offshore, immense bastions of living coral from the Great Barrier Reef. Sixteen miles of superb beaches stretch to the north of the city – the famed Marlin Coast. And inland lays the immense Daintree National Park.
8

Tue 22 Oct - Port Douglas

Arrives 07:00 – Departs 19:00 Located between the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas provides a perfect gateway to hardy adventurers en route to rainforest and reef.
9

Wed 23 Oct - Willis Island

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 19:00 This tiny island measures in at just 1,600 feet long by 490 feet wide, though it is the only permanently inhabited island in the Coral Sea Islands Territory. Willis Island is one of several tropical islands sitting beyond the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea Islands Territory and is surrounded by thriving reefs where many creatures make their homes.
10

Thu 24 Oct - At sea

11

Fri 25 Oct - Brisbane

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 20:00 Brisbane is today the nation’s third-largest metropolis – and one of the most desirable places to live in the country. This cosmopolitan city boasts elegant 19th-century sandstone buildings, a lively cultural scene and superb parklands, but Brisbane is also a gateway to uniquely Australian adventures, be it the theme parks of the Gold Coast or Queensland’s dazzling beaches.
12

Sat 26 Oct - At sea

13

Sun 27 Oct - Sydney

Today is your last day onboard. Disembark in the early hours of the morning and explore Sydney for one final time.
Celebrity Solstice is one of the most decorated ships at sea, with so many exclusive entertainments onboard. Like the first Lawn Club at sea and The first Hot Glass Show℠. Some other things that set her apart are the dining venues – distinctive in cuisine, design and service.
Cabin categories
Inside Cabin
  • Royal King Bed
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Twice daily service (makeup and turndown)
  • Daily ice service in stainless steel ice buckets
  • Complimentary room service
  • Room features:
    • Robe
    • Complimentary tote bag
    • Custom blended bath products (shampoo, conditioner and lotion), shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs
    • Water/wine glasses
    • Celebrity eXhale™ bedding featuring custom premium mattresses, plush duvets and pillows, and 100% pure Egyptian cotton linens
    • Hair dryer
    • Private mini-bar*
    • Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies*
    • Private safe
    • Dual voltage 110/220AC outlets
Upgrade to an Oceanview Cabin
  • Royal King Bed
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Large Oceanview window
  • Twice daily service (makeup and turndown)
  • Daily ice service in stainless steel ice buckets
  • Complimentary room service
  • Room features:
    • Robe
    • Complimentary tote bag
    • Custom blended bath products (shampoo, conditioner and lotion), shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs
    • Water/wine glasses
    • Celebrity eXhale™ bedding featuring custom premium mattresses, plush duvets and pillows, and 100% pure Egyptian cotton linens
    • Hair dryer
    • Private mini-bar*
    • Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies*
    • Private safe
    • Dual voltage 110/220AC outlets
Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin
  • Royal King Bed
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Private balcony
  • Twice daily service (makeup and turndown)
  • Daily ice service in stainless steel ice buckets
  • Complimentary room service
  • Room features:
    • Robe
    • Complimentary tote bag
    • Custom blended bath products (shampoo, conditioner and lotion), shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs
    • Water/wine glasses
    • Celebrity eXhale™ bedding featuring custom premium mattresses, plush duvets and pillows, and 100% pure Egyptian cotton linens
    • Hair dryer
    • Private mini-bar*
    • Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies*
    • Private safe
    • Dual voltage 110/220AC outlets
Dining
  • Main Restaurant: The centrepiece of our immersive and enriching range of culinary experiences.
  • Traditional Dining: Prefer to dine at the same time every night? Then Traditional Dining is for you. Simply choose the nightly seating time you wish before you set sail, then enjoy your days aboard Celebrity as you desire.
  • Celebrity Select Dining: If you choose Celebrity Select Dining, you will still be seated in the ship’s main restaurant, order from the same dinner menu, and enjoy the same exemplary service, but with more flexibility of timing.
  • Casual Dining:
    • Oceanview café: From pasta and pizza to stir-fry and sushi, there is something for everyone at lunch, dinner and late into the night.
    • The AquaSpa Café: This spa-inspired restaurant serves an eclectic mix of dishes that will satisfy your hunger with healthy ingredients to please you whether you are a food lover or fitness fan.
    • Pool/Mast Grill: Sip a cocktail or a soft drink on deck, or order a light bite to eat poolside.
  • Speciality Restaurant:
    • Qsine: Unordinary dining experience with elements of surprise and delight
    • Murano: Impeccable service, classic design, world-class cuisine
    • Tuscan Grille: The passionate culinary tradition of Italy
    • Silk Harvest: Authentic Asian cuisine
    • Lawn Club Grill: The flavourful joys of outdoor grilling
    • The Alcoves: Chic, cabana-style settings designed for secluded relaxation.
    • Sushi on Five: Like a French café, freshly made sweet or savoury crêpes – the perfect inspiration for a snack any time.
Entertainment
  • Riedel® Wine Crystal Workshop
  • A Taste Of Film
  • Star Chefs Cooking Competition, Mixology 101, Food & Wine Pairing
  • Casino
  • Theatre
  • Guest Entertainment
  • The Hot Glass Class
  • Lounges, Bars, and Clubs
Spa and Fitness
  • CANYON RANCH SPACLUB®
  • Fitness Centre
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
How many people in a cabin? At MyDiscoveries we can book a cabin that is right for you. For Solo, Triple and Quad cabins call us on 1300 404 606 
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
How do I book shore excursions? This depends on the cruise line. Bookings for shore excursions can only be made once your cruise has been paid in full and the cruise line has opened up the booking capability in their system (typically this is around 6 months before departure).
Can I take alcohol on my cruise? This depends on the cruise line, however, the in most instances the answer is no.
What will I pay for on board? This depends on the cruise line and the type of fare you have purchased. To find out the specifics for the cruise you are interested in please contact us on 1300 404 606.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the My Discoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly instalment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
Where can I find the full terms and conditions for MyDiscoveries? Specific terms and conditions for each holiday can be found in the Fine Print section of every holiday. Full terms and condition for My Discoveries can be found HERE
What type of clothes should I bring? This depends on the cruise line and the destination. Our cruise specialists will be happy to answer questions over the phone or you can search ‘packing’ and ‘cruise’ on the MyDiscoveries website where we have written stories and checklists to help answer this exact question.
When will I receive my documentation? This depends on when you are travelling and when you booked your cruise. If you haven’t received your documentation 30 days before departure please contact us on 1300 404 606 and we can investigate further for you.