A New Year's Quest
featuring the Indian Pacific and Azamara Quest
The joy of travel is often evoked more from the journey than the destination, which is why we have crafted this luxurious crossing of Australia by rail and sail exclusively for those with a yen for adventure on a grand scale. This epic, transcontinental journey spanning the 2018 festive season showcases the breathtaking breadth of Australia, with one of the many highlights being an unforgettable night in Sydney Harbour on New Year’s Eve under the world’s most spectacular fireworks display.
Your spectacular journey begins in Sydney with one of the world’s great rail experiences – the 3-night crossing of our continent from one ocean to the other aboard the legendary Indian Pacific. Your sanctuary on rails during this storied 4352km journey will be the Indian Pacific’s new Platinum Class. Enjoy a double or twin bed cabin twice the size of Gold Class cabins as well as a full ensuite, picture windows to capture the changing scenery, all-inclusive bar and dining in the exclusive Platinum Club dining and lounge car and complimentary, private transfers at the start of the trip from your home within 60km of Central Station. There are included excursions in Broken Hill and Adelaide and you’ll experience the never-ending horizons of the Nullarbor in the ghost town of Cook and the outback post of Rawlinna where canapes and drinks will be served next to the train under the starry, night sky.
After travelling the world’s longest, straight stretch of railway – all 478km of it – you’ll arrive in Perth on Australia’s west coast, ready for the next chapter of your cross-country exploration – an indulgent, 15-night cruise back to the east coast aboard the elegant and stylish, 700-guest Azamara Quest. Christmas Day will be spent at sea, enjoying the renowned cuisine of Azamara’s talented chefs and you’ll discover the sights of Albany, Adelaide and Kangaroo Island along the way before sailing into Sydney Harbour on New Year’s Eve 2018, for a 2-night stay. Sydney’s famous fireworks will take your breath away from your harbour vantage point on the ship, ringing in 2019 in style. But your journey doesn’t end there, with four more nights spent aboard Azarama Quest as you cruise to Hobart and the final destination of your festive sojourn, Melbourne, on January 6.
Experience the wonders of our great continent like never before by rail and sea. All aboard!
Departs 19 December 2018 - 18 nights
- 3 nights all-inclusive Platinum Class service from Sydney Central Station to East Perth Terminal aboard the Indian Pacific train including all meals, beverages and off train experiences
(Solo travellers will be accommodated in Gold Class Single cabins)
- 15 night all-inclusive cruise aboard Azamara Quest including:
- 2 nights in Sydney for New Years Eve fireworks on the harbour
- White Night party
- Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
- Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
- Self-service laundry
- Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
- Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
Staterooms & Suites
from: $11,090* pp twin
from: $15,790* solo
Welcome to your holiday home with all the style and amenities of a boutique hotel. Relax with plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and 24-hour room service. Settle in and get comfortable so you can spend more time on the important things, like exploring the world.
from: $11,590* pp twin
from: $16,790* solo
When you book an Oceanview stateroom, you’ll love the polished style and stellar service in your own private retreat. You’ll appreciate the finer touches included in every stateroom, but it takes more than a beautiful room to elevate a voyage from “good” to “great.” With Azamara Club Cruises, you’ll discover how professional service and a friendly attitude can add to your enjoyment.
from: $13,490* pp twin
from: $20,790* solo
Welcome to your Verandah stateroom with ocean views, sea breezes, and all the style and amenities of a boutique hotel. Relax with plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and 24-hour room service. Exploring the world is but a step away.
Stateroom images are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations and/or facilities. Some oceanview staterooms may have obstructed views.
Indian Pacific accommodation
Platinum service offers guests a luxurious Australian rail holiday, with exclusive access to Platinum transfers, the Platinum Club and superior food and wine offerings. Platinum cabins are almost twice the size of Gold Twin cabins in both your room and private ensuite. By day your cabin is configured as a private lounge with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two ottomans, by night the lounges convert to a comfortable double bed.
Platinum Service promises and delivers a journey beyond expectations, it includes deluxe extras such as Platinum transfers, access to the Platinum Club plus superior food and wine offerings. Platinum cabins are almost twice the size of Gold Twin cabins in both your room and private ensuite. By day your cabin is configured as a private lounge with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two ottomans, by night the lounges convert into two comfortable twin beds.
Enjoy Gold Service’s fully inclusive dining, beverages and off train excursions along the way, with like-minded travellers. In the thoughtfully appointed single cabins a comfortable seat by day converts to a compact sleeper by night with recently refurbished shared bathroom facilities at the end of the carriage.
To enquire call 1300 766 537 or complete the form below
Indian Pacific and Azamara Quest
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All fares, package inclusions and benefits are subject to the terms and conditions set out by Cruise Express and its suppliers. Offers may change or be withdrawn at any time. All prices are per person in Australian dollars and inclusive of all taxes and fees (which are subject to change). Gold Single fares are based on advance purchase fares which require full payment at the time of booking - higher fares are available should this not be suitable. For a full version of the terms and conditions please contact your travel specialist. Cruise Express reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update fares, fees and surcharges at any time without prior notice. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at the time of booking.