We receive many enquiries in regards to Rock The Boat. If you have any questions about the cruise please look below at the questions that we are asked most about, if you have looked at these and still would like some information or would like to know something in particular, feel free to send us an email enquiry we will get back to you right away.
Where does the ship go/What is the itinerary?
The ship leaves from Brisbane on Sunday, November 6th, 2016 and sails to the Pacific Islands with stop overs in The Isle of Pines, & Lifou. All beautiful tropical destinations. The Legend of the Seas will then sail back to Brisbane on Sunday, November 13th, 2016. You can view the full itinerary by clicking on the 'More Info' section of this site and on 'Itinerary'.
Will I be able to get off at the ports of call? How much will day trips cost?
Yes, when we stop off at all Ports of Call, you will get the chance to do day trips. Once you get on board the Legend of the Seas you will get a list of the different types of day trips available – if there is a specific trip you would like to do, it is recommended you book it as soon as possible at the Purser's Desk. The tour prices vary, based on duration. Some trips will be shorter tours around the city etc. and only be around US$20 per person, whereas a full day trip with snorkelling facilities etc. can range up to US$150 per head.
How do I pay for drinks and merchandise on board?
You will receive your key card at check in which is the only form of payment on board, no cash is exchanged. This key card is the key to your room and identification on board so it is recommended you take it with you everywhere you go on the ship. If you would like to purchase some souvenirs, alcoholic beverages or perhaps dine at one of our speciality restaurants, then you will need to use your card.
At the end of the cruise, you can pay your account either by cash (all purchases made are in $USD) or simply charge to your credit card. There are beverage package options available on select Royal Caribbean charter however please contact the Choose Your Cruise team on 1300 247 371 for accurate options at time of enquiry.
Are there any children's facilities on board?
There are fantastic facilities for children on board the Legend of the Seas. To view more information on the child/teen programs available on board the Legend of the Seas, Click here
Is Entertainment on board free?
All performances, dance classes and entertainment are free on board. Some extra Royal Caribbean shipboard activities such as bingo and fitness classes incur a minimal charge.
What else is included in the price of the cruise?
Your cabin fare entitles you to the following:
- 7 night cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's "Legend of the Seas"
- All meals at our complimentary restaurants, activities, entertainment and gratuities (excluding drinks) on board
- Port charges and government taxes.
Will the food be suitable for Gluten intolerant people?
Royal Caribbean International pride themselves on their fantastic cuisine and understand the diversity of passengers' food requirements. If you have any specific food requirements, such as lactose/gluten intolerance, veganism etc, simply tell your travel agent when booking. There are vegetarian options on every menu.
How many dance floors are there on the ship?
There are many dance floors from the "The Schooner Bar", "Anchors Aweigh Lounge", "Viking Crown Lounge", the two-tier pool deck for poolside dancing, "The Centrum" and the "Opix Teen Disco".
What type of clothes shall we pack? Do we need casual/formal attire?
Shorts, t-shirts, slacks, trousers, casual skirts, blouses and sundresses are all perfect during the day, whether indoors or out.
Suggested guidelines for nights are:
- Smart Casual: Shirts and slacks for men, dresses or pantsuits for women
- Formal: There are no formal nights on board however some passengers choose to dress formally for the Captain's Cocktail Party.
- Theme Nights: There will be two theme nights on board. One will be Island/Nautical night (pirates, sailors, hula skirts etc.) and Swinging Sixties (go-go girls, hippies, poodle skirts etc.).
Please note: Thongs and singlets are not accepted in the Romeo & Juliet dining room at night time.
What types of shops are there on the ship?
There are many different types of shops on the Legend of the Seas, boutique stores that sell the best of the best brand names along with clothing and souvenirs, all at Duty Free prices!
What can we do to reduce the effect of motion sickness?
The Legend of the Seas is a modern ship fitted with stabilizers that will make the biggest wave seem like a tiny little movement. We are also traveling at the smoothest time of year, in an area of ocean that is known for smooth sailing. If by any chance you do feel unwell once you get on board, complimentary sea sickness ginger tablets can be obtained from the Purser's Desk, or you can visit the medical staff on board.
Is there a deck plan of ship and cabins?
Ask your travel agent to show you, but you can view the Legend of the Seas' deck plan here and take a virtual tour and view photos on any specific room.
Itinerary & Ports of Call
The cruise departs from new departure port BRISBANE on Sunday November 6th, 2016. It's time to relax into the cruise life as we sail towards The Isle of Pines.
ISLE OF PINES - If ever there was an unspoilt tropical paradise, this is it. Swim in the clear blue seas, and truly be immersed. Once back on board we cruise at a gentle pace to the picturesque Mare.
LIFOU - Lifou is the capital of the Loyalty Islands, a far-flung archipelago located off the French island New Caledonia, which is east of Australia. Known for its friendly inhabitants and its physical beauty, Lifou is truly an island paradise. The islanders are of mixed Melanesian and Polynesian heritage, with a small European minority. European whalers were the first visitors to the Loyalty Islands and contemporary visitors can still enjoy the islands' timeless beauty.
Please be prompt and follow your advised Terminal check-in times. These times will be advised when your set-sail cruise documents are sent out to you within a month prior to sail.
|6th November, 2016||Depart Brisbane|
|7th November||at Sea|
|8th November||at Sea|
|9th November||Isle of Pines (New Caledonia)|
|10th November||Lifou (Loyalty Islands)|
|11th November||at Sea|
|12th November||at Sea|
|13th November||Arrive back in Brisbane|
ISLE OF PINES (NEW CALEDONIA)
The Isle of Pines, known as the Jewel of the South Pacific, is one of New Caledonia’s most magical destinations. Untouched and breath-taking nature exposes powder white sand beaches and a turquoise lagoon lined with soaring Norfolk Island pines. Dominated by the peak Nga and enchanting landscapes, it is also as beautiful under water as it is on land, making it a divers’ paradise. Make your visit truly memorable by meeting its inhabitants, the Kunié people, and learning more about their culture.
LIFOU (LOYALTY ISLANDS)
Take your pick of serene white-sand beaches backed by lush jungle, some of which have coral outcrops rising above the water in a kaleidoscope of colors. Emerald waters, striking cliffs and even some caves – Lifou's gorgeous beaches will soon make you realize that you are truly on the far side of the world.
There are a number of ways to experience the rich marine life of Lifou - get up close and personal on a scuba diving jaunt, try pleasure boating or experience the thrill of the hunt on a deep-sea fishing excursion. Onshore, Lifou's forests offer fascinating nature walks and exhilarating cross-country biking.
Terms and Conditions
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE
(per person – twin share)
- Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s “Legend of the Seas”
- All meals, entertainment and gratuities onboard (excluding drinks)
- Port charges and government taxes
Costs are per adult in $AUD and are based on a twin sharing basis. Single travellers must pay a single supplement (conditions apply). Costs are subject to change with or without notice.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE
- Airfare, passport and fees, insurance of all kinds.
- Laundry, phone calls, beverages, items of a personal nature, optional excursions etc.
The price does not cover costs and expenses, including the return to your home, if you leave the cruise at your own volition, or due to
illness, or as a consequence of official action by the government.
RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT
Once you have decided to book Rock The Boat 2016, simply ask your Cruiseco agent to book it with us. On confirmation of your booking, a written confirmation will be sent to your agent.
Upon confirmation it will be necessary for you to pay a deposit of 25% of the fare to secure your booking. A further payment of 25% must be paid before 1st Oct 2015. Bookings made after 1st Oct 2015 require a single 50% deposit. Monthly installments can be arranged by your travel agent (conditions apply).
This deposit secures your cruise berth. Final payment is due 1st July 2016 or before. Any special meal/dining time requests will be made on a “request” basis only. We cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will we assume any responsibility or liability if passengers’ special meal requests are not fulfilled.
These holidays are promoted by Discovery Travel Centre Pty Ltd trading as Cruiseco Licence Number: 2TA001284 ABN 1200 193 4461S
Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 14-21 days prior to departure from Australia (providing full payment has been received). If you are leaving home earlier please ask your Cruiseco Travel Agent to request your travel documents in good time.
BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUND
It is strongly recommended that all guests take out Travel Insurance for this holiday. Please speak to your Cruiseco Travel Agent, at the time of booking about Travel Insurance options.
In the unfortunate event that you should have to cancel your holiday, we must be notified in writing. The day that we receive this notice in writing will be considered the date your cancellation has been made. Certain cancellation fees apply to your holiday if cancellation after a deposit or final payment has been made. These cancellation fees will be levied by the shipping company and will be greater the closer to your travel date that you cancel.
You should check very carefully with your Travel Agent what these fees are, before you make your booking.
Booking Charges: A minimum fee of $25 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. Please note, this does not apply to name changes or cabin downgrades, which are considered cancellations, and normal cancellation fee's apply.
CANCELLATIONS AND CANCELLATION FEES:
Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to your Cruiseco Travel Agent. The following scale of changes will apply when notice of cancellation is received prior to holiday departure:
NO. OF DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE AS % OF TOTAL PRICE (per person)
- Immediately to 20th Aug 2015 - $150 pp
- 21st Aug 2012 – 20th Jan 2016 - $250 pp
- 21st Jan 2016 – 31st July 2016 - loss of 50% total holiday cost
- 1st August 2016 – 1st September 2016 - loss of 75% total holiday cost
- 2nd September 2016 – No show – loss of 100% total holiday cost
These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent.
Artist line up correct at time of publication and may be subject to change. In the unlikely event that any Band/Performer cannot fulfill their performance obligations, there will be no refunds. The ticket is for the Cruise experience as a whole, not the individual acts.
Rock The Boat is a brand name of Cruising Country Pty Ltd (ABN: 3215 991 8323) and is operated for Cruising Country Pty Ltd by Discovery Travel Centre Pty Ltd, trading as Cruiseco. These holidays are promoted by Discovery Travel Centre Pty Ltd trading as Cruiseco Licence Number: 2TA001284 (ABN: 1200 193 4461).