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Australia Great Barrier Reef Singles Cruise
March 13 - March 25, 2017 from Sydney

 Join this once in lifetime Singles Cruise vacation in Australia and cruise from Sydney harbour to New Castle, to Arlie Beach, the Great Barrier Reef and to Brisbane. Cuddle a Koala, hand feed a kangaroo, taste wine in Hunter Valley and glide above a rainforest. Board the Celebrity Solstice in Sydney and enjoy the company of singles, solo travelers and friends as we cruise from Australian port to Australian port!

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 Australia Great Barrier Reef Singles Cruise Daily Itinerary

Cruise Day 1: Sydney, Australia  (Monday: March 13 / 6:30pm)Australia Australia Sydney
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.

 

Cruise Day 2: Newcastle, Australia  (Tuesday: March 14 / 8:00am - 5:00pm)
New Castle AustraliaSettled 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. Hunter Valley is a fertile patch of paradise north of Sydney and one of Australia’s prime wine-growing and gourmet-food producing regions. Lushly carpeted with vineyards and dotted with historic country towns,
Included Shore Excursion - Hunter Valley Wine Tasting and Fort Scratchely Tour (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Hunter Valley Wine TastingToday we travel to the Hunter Valley Wine Country, Australia's oldest wine producing region, where a warm welcome awaits us at the McGuigan Cellar Door. Their knowledgeable staff will guide us through a tasting of McGuigan wines from the always popular Black Label to exclusive labels such as Vineyard Select. Experience the delights of the Hunter Valley Cheese Company and enjoy the full cheese experience from sampling to seeing how each cheese is hand crafted. Then we sit down for a delicious lunch and a glass of wine in the heart of the vineyards at Drayton’s Family Winery, one of the few local wineries that is still family owned.
Fort ScratchleyWe return to New Castle to visit Fort Scratchley Historic Site, with its commanding position guarding the Hunter River Estuary and undoubtedly Newcastle’s most spectacular vantage point and worth the visit for the view alone. Overlooking Nobbys Beach and lighthouse, the Fortress boasts panoramic ocean, coastline, harbor and city views. The site has seen a wide range of human activities over the centuries. Our guided tour brings the fascinating history of this national treasure to life.

 

Cruise Day 3 and Day 4: A Day at Sea  (Wednesday - Thursday, March 15 -16)
Relax on our first few days at sea as we have lots of fun shore excursions planned. Enjoy all the amenities of the Celebrity Solstice plus the onboard singles activities.

Cruise Day 5: Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia (Friday: March 17 / 8:00am - 5:00pm)
airlie beachOne 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 Whitsunday 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. Airlie Beach is a shopping hub, so set aside time for souvenir-hunting. Shops along the main street stock the usual beachwear to supplement your vacation wardrobe, or pick up some Whitsundays-branded souvenirs. With so many activities to choose from, we leave it up to you to pick your excursion.

 

Cruise Day 6: Cairns, Australia  (Saturday: March 18 - March 19 / Tendered 10:00am)
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.
Included Shore Excursion - Green Island Reef Cruise (1:00pm - 5:00pm)
Green islandEnjoy the beauty of Green Island, part of the Great Barrier Reef with our half day reef tour. “Reef Rocket”, a high speed catamaran will take us on a 45 journey and our friendly crew will help us organize our activities to make the most of our time on Green Island, a beautiful coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Green Island boasts unique rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs and abundant marine life. You have a choice to snorkel with equipment or stay dry and view the spectacular underwater reefs on the glass bottom boat. Explore Green Island’s underwater world aboard a Semi-Submarine. Seated below water level, be treated to a divers view of the coral reef and marine life with commentary by the crew and see the lively fish feeding.Cairns night market
Carins Tonight - Each night when the sun sets, Cairns Night Markets come alive. Featuring over seventy retail outlets and home to a myriad of food options, The hustle and bustle of the market in the open air setting makes for an electrifying shopping experience. Whatever you are into, the Cairns Night Market will be sure to have something that grabs your attention. Opals, pearls, silver, clothing, massage oils, t-shirts, arts, crafts, Australian food products, plenty of souvenirs and gifts, just to name a few.

Cairns skyrailCruise Day Day 7: Cairns, Australia  (Sunday: March 19 / Tendered to 7:00pm)
The rainforests of the Wet Tropics, a 'living museum' of flora and fauna, were placed on the World Heritage List in 1988 and cover an area of nearly 900,000 hectares of rainforest and tropical vegetation. Here, pockets of primitive plants have remained undisturbed for millions of years, and rare, even previously unidentified species of birds, insects and mammals have emerged to delight biologists and nature lovers.
Included Shore Excursion - Kuranda, Scenic Rail, Rainforestation, Skyrail with Lunch (8:00am - 5:00pm)
Cairns Rainforest stationBoard the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and glide over the rainforest canopy, stopping  along for a nature stroll or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Center. Upon arrival at the beautiful Kuranda Station, there is plenty of time to explore the shops and the Heritage Markets before we shuttle to the Rainforestation Nature Park, set in 40 hectares of lush gardens and tropical rainforest. The Rainforestation is home to the Army Duck Rainforest tours on land and water, the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and the iconic Australian animals in the Koala & Wildlife Park. Learn about indigenous culture and watch a traditional dance performance in a rainforest amphitheater, then join the Dreamtime Walk which includes boomerang throwing, spear-throwing and the didgeridoo. Hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, or have your photo taken cuddling a cute koala (optional extra cost). Enjoy a fantastic BBQ lunch before it is time to board the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail for an amazing journey as we travel one of the world’s most scenic rail routes, through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges. Our transfer coach awaits us at the station.

 

Cruise Day 8: Port Douglas, Australia  (Monday: March 20/  Tendered 7:00am - 7:00pm)
Port Douglas AustraliaWith Four Mile Beach at one end of the main street and the yacht-filled harbor at the other, the town attracts a blend of yoga and organic food devotees, sailors and celebrities. While Port Douglas now thrives on a booming snorkelling and adventure industry, lavish hotels and a buzzing restaurant and shopping scene have combined to transform it from a 1960s fishing village into one of Australia's favourite resort towns.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. Now that you have experienced the Great Barrier Reer and the Rainforest, today is your chance to choose your own Reef or Rainforest shore excursion.

 

Cruise Day 9: Willis Island, Australia  (Tuesday, March 21 / 11:00am - 4:00pm)
Willis IslandCruise past Willis Island, Australia and see the 19-acre island with its weather-monitoring station and population of albatross, terns, sea turles and more. The unique seabirds around Willis Island are a joy to watch. One of their strange habits is to pretend to have a broken wing if a human gets near one of their nests; hopping away, the "wounded" bird tries to lead the approaching person astray. Many other birds also wheel around this tiny island, including wedge-tailed shearwaters, sooty terns and common and black noddies.


Cruise Day 10: A Day at Sea  (Wednesday, March 22)
Enjoy all the amenities of the Celebrity Solstice

 

Brisbane lookoutCruise Day 11: Brisbane, Australia  (Thursday: March 23 / 8:00am - 8:00pm)
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 the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, 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.
Included Shore Excursion - Brisbane City Tour and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary (9:00 - 5:00pm)
Kangaroo feeding BrisbaneDiscover Brisbane's historic city center and wildlife on our private guided tour but first enjoy Brisbane's most iconic views from the Mt Coot-tha Lookout. Then we drive to Lone Pine Koala sanctuary, rated one of the "Top 10 Zoos in the World". Lone Pine is the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas. Cuddle a koala anytime, hand feed kangaroos and encounter a large variety of Aussie wildlife, all in beautiful, natural settings.
xxxx breweryAfter such an exciting morning let's have lunch (not included) at the famous XXXX Brewery and Ale House. It all begin in 1898 with two brothers... After our delicious meal washed down with an icy-cold XXXX our Brisbane City Tour begins. We will pass by South Bank Parklands, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Story Bridge and Town Hall. Time for DFO Airport outlet shopping before we return to our cruise ship.

 

Cruise Day 12: A Day at Sea (Friday: March 24)
Enjoy all the amenities of the Celebrity Solstice

 

Cruise Day 13: Sydney, Australia (Saturday: March 25)
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.

Celebrity Solstice Cruise Map
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Singles Cruise Pricing

Inside Cabin - Interior staterooms are an excellent value. These spacious staterooms have no window which is great if you like to sleep late!

Ocean View - The large picture window will delight you and provides an excellent view of the ocean and all destinations!
                            * Some oceanview cabins have obstructed views

Private Balcony - Enjoy the scenic views from your own private balcony. Most balcony staterooms also have a separate sitting area.

I will share a cabin with a friend or use the Singles Cruise Match Program
Cabin TypeDepositFull Payment

Inside

N/A Sold Out!

Oceanview

N/A Sold Out!

Balcony

N/A $3676.49 
Best Single Travel provides roommate matching to our clients who confirm their reservations at least 70 days before departure.
Amounts are per-person in US Dollars and Include Taxes and Port Charges
 
I want my own cabin
Cabin TypeDepositFull Payment

Inside

N/A Sold Out!

Oceanview

N/A Sold Out!

Balcony

N/A $6188.49 
Amounts are per-person in US Dollars and Include Taxes and Port Charges

Pre-Night Sydney Package
1-Night Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour with Breakfast - Airport & Cruise Transfer
Sydney City Tour and Sydney Opera House Tour
March 12 - 13, 2017
$239 Share / $325 Single Room
novotel sydney darling harbour 
This morning we are met by our local guide for a Sydney city sights tour. See Kings Cross, the Harbour Bridge, Chinatown, the Rocks, Circular Quay, Botanic Gardens and The Sydney Opera House. Discover the stories, history and magic of the Sydney Opera House with an incredible behind the scenes guided tour taking us underneath the world famous sails. Then it is time to transfer to the cruise terminal for check in.

(roommate matching not guaranteed on pre-nights)

 


Get Your Deposit Down & Lock in Your Rate - Full Payment is Due December 8, 2016


Australia Great Barrier Reef Singles Cruise

** 4 Shore Excursions Included **

Full payment is due 90 days prior to sailing.  (So if paying within 90 days please pay full amount).

If you would like a shared cabin and are booking 90 days prior to sailing we guarantee you a roommate match. If you are booking within 90 days of sailing we will confirm a roommate within 24 hours.

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