FLY FREE! Shamrock Express – Ireland Fly Cruise 2019

Cruise Line
Adventure Canada
Ship
Ocean Endeavour
Package Departs
07 Jun 2019
Package Duration
15 Nights
Embark Ship
Dublin, Ireland
Disembark Ship
Dublin, Ireland
Oceanview Suite
AU $12,545
per person
AU $19,085
per person

12 NIGHT FLY, CRUISE & STAY

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Prices in AUD per person from:
Twin Cat 4 Ocean View – was $16,790 – our exclusive price $12,545*pp
Twin Cat 6 Ocean View – was $19,790 – our exclusive price $15,160*pp
Twin Cat 7 Ocean View – was $21,290 – our exclusive price $16,470*pp
Twin Cat 9 Junior Suite – was $24,290 – our exclusive price $19,085*pp
Single Cat 4 Ocean View – was $24,330 – our exclusive price $14,760*
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Cruise Highlights:
• Learn Irish history, archaeology, and culture from enthusiastic experts
• Spot rare seabirds and marine mammals along Ireland`s rugged coasts
• Explore rolling countryside, charming towns, and scenic islands
• Sail past the picturesque Skellig Islands, featured in The Last Jedi
• Tour the Dingle Peninsula, described by National Geographic as the most beautiful place on earth
• Visit the gems of the Emerald Isle: Giant`s Causeway, Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry and more
• See the remarkable collection of Celtic art and medieval architecture at the Rock of Cashel

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FLY FREE – Shamrock Express Fly-Cruise-Stay package includes:
– FREE economy class airfare from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Dublin return inc taxes
– BONUS FREE* 1 nights pre-cruise accommodation in Dublin
– BONUS FREE* Transfer from hotel to port on embarkation day
– 11 night `Ireland Circumnavigation` expedition cruise with Ocean Endeavour round trip from Dublin
– The expertise and company of the Adventure Canada expedition staff
– Complimentary expedition Parka (yours to keep)
– Complimentary use of gumboots (loan onboard)
– Onboard educational presentations, Interactive workshops & evening entertainment
– All shipboard meals, including on deck barbeques & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
– Hors d`ouevres & snacks during evening recaps
– 24-hour documentary and film programming
– Sightseeing including entries & park accesses
– Zodiac tours and cruises
– Port taxes
– BONUS FREE* Transfer from Dublin port to airport post-cruise

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin in AUD (unless stated as single) based on best available cruise fares at time of publication (23Apr19). Some Ocean View cabins may have obstructed views. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Prices based on cat 4 ocean view and cat 9 junior suite for twin and cat 4 for ocean view for singles. What`s Not Included: International flights from/to Australia, Mandatory medical/evacuation travel insurance, Personal expenses, Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes, Discretionary gratuities to ship`s crew (approximately $15 per passenger per day), Visas (if required), Physician`s fees confirming you are fit to travel, Any medical charges incurred while aboard, Possible fuel surcharges. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Rates based on original USD and are subject to currency fluctuation until paid in full. All airfare and taxes are non-refundable and cancellation/change fees apply once ticketed. Offer valid until 15Apr19 or until sold out/withdrawn from sale. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. A reasonable level of mobility is required. Travel insurance is mandatory but not included. Offer valid on category 4 or above.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 25 Jan 2019 to 15 Apr 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Pre-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
07 Jun 2019 Fly FREE Australia to Dublin
08 Jun 2019 Arrive Dublin, Transfer to hotel
09 Jun 2019 Transfer to port, embark Ocean Endeavour ship

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
09 Jun 2019 Dublin, Ireland
10 Jun 2019 Cobh (Cork), Ireland
11 Jun 2019 Bantry Bay, West Cork
12 Jun 2019 Ring of Kerry, Ireland
13 Jun 2019 Dingle, Ireland
14 Jun 2019 Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
15 Jun 2019 Aran Islands, Ireland
16 Jun 2019 At sea    
17 Jun 2019 Tory Island, Ireland
18 Jun 2019 Rathlin Island, Ireland
19 Jun 2019 Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 Jun 2019 Dublin, Ireland

Post-cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
20 Jun 2019 Transfer to airport, Fly FREE Dublin to Australia
22 Jun 2019 Arrive Australia

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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11 Night Cruise sailing from Dublin roundtrip aboard Ocean Endeavour.

Everyone loves Ireland! Friendly folks, rolling countryside, charming villages, and rugged seascapes. The Emerald Isle is truly a treasure—best seen by ship.

This twelve-day voyage aboard the Ocean Endeavour shows Ireland in its best light. This island nation has always embraced the ocean. From cosmopolitan Dublin to coastal Ulster, there’s so much to see by sea.

Irish culture is vibrant and welcoming. Visit quaint villages, harbour towns, and modern cities. Meet the people, hear the stories—and tap your toes to the music!

Explore another side of Ireland aboard our Zodiacs. Cruise rugged coastlines. Find abundant seabirds, and keep your eyes peeled for whales. Ireland is a photographer’s paradise, a traveller’s dream; we will show you it all—by sea.

Day 1 Dublin
Arriving independently in Dublin, we’ll gather to meet our Expedition Leader and fellow travellers. We’ll then explore the region, wending our way to our disembarkation point.

The Rock of Cashel is bound to be a highlight: home to one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture anywhere in the world. The Rock is the jewel at the heart of County Tipperary. Our journey by sea aboard the Ocean Endeavour begins this afternoon.

Day 2-3 South Coast
A combination of expedition landings and coastal towns awaits us along Ireland’s south coast. Our expedition team will make the most of our opportunities; we hope to enjoy hiking, photography, and birding—in addition to town visits.

Cork, Ireland’s second largest city, is a must. It is known for its bridges, St. Finn Barre’s Cathedral, the English Market, its beautiful architecture, and its many multicultural offerings.

Day 3 Clear Island & Garnish Gardens
A ship’s cruise of Clear Island should be a hit with birders. The island is home to shearwaters, auks, skuas, black and common guillemots, cormorants, and storm petrels. Seals, basking sharks, and dolphins frequent the surrounding waters.

In the afternoon we’ll visit Ilnacullin Garinish, Bantry Bay. Here we’ll view rare and exquisite plants at one of Ireland’s top gardens. A Martello tower offers excellent views, and a seal colony rounds out the list of attractions.

Day 4 Ring of Kerry
This scenic route around the Irveragh Peninsula in County Kerry takes in outstanding views of coastlines, rolling rural scenery, and numerous cultural attractions. Historic sites, including castles, abbeys, mansions, and cathedrals are dotted along the route.

Killarney National Park, “The Jewel in Kerry’s Crown” is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. From the foot of the Macgillycuddy Reeks (the highest mountain range in Ireland) to the outskirts of Killarney, the park encompasses lakes, mountains, and plains.

Day 5 Southwest Coast
Skellig Michael (Sceilg Mhichíl), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, rocketed to new fame as the fictional home of Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi. We hope to spot actual residents like puffins, petrels, and shearwaters on our ship’s cruise.

We’ll visit the town of Dingle, rich in Irish music and culture. The town boasts historic buildings, medieval ruins, an aquarium, arts and crafts shops and more. Thirsty visitors will find numerous pubs and a distillery.

Day 6 Cliffs of Moher
Rising over two hundred metres above the Wild Atlantic Way, the Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most outstanding natural attractions—as attested by their popularity with visitors. They have been featured in numerous films, including The Princess Bride.

We’ll be watching for seabirds as we ship’s cruise by the cliffs. A landing in the region will provide excellent opportunities for walking, hiking, sightseeing and photography.

Day 7 Aran Islands
The Aran Islands are geologically and culturally unique. Inishmoor, Inishmann, and Inisheer are limestone Islands located in Galway Bay. Subject to temperate climatic conditions, they are home to diverse range of plant and animal species.

The Arans are also bastions of Irish history and culture; a large proportion of the population are Gaelic speakers. Some of Ireland’s oldest archeological remains are found here. Inishmoor medieval hill fort will be a highlight of our visit.

Day 8 Inishbofin & Clew Bay
Just off the Connemara Coast lies Inishbofin. Prior to the Irish Famine, this outpost was home to 1,400 souls; today the population is less than two hundred.

Clew Bay is said to have ‘an island for every day of the year’, many of them drumlins. The town of Westport in the bay is famed for its music, history, and beauty: “The most beautiful view I ever saw in the world,” according to novelist William Makepeace Thackeray.

Day 9 Tory Island 7 County Donegal
Toraigh (Tory Island) lies nearly fifteen kilometres off the northwest coast of County Donegal. The main spoken language on the island is Gaelic. Since the 1950s, the island has been home to a small community of artists, and has its own art gallery.
Historical sites include Balor’s Fort, the Wishing Stone, the Bell Tower, and the twelfth-century Tau Cross. The island is an important breeding site for corn crakes, a globally threatened bird species.

Day 10 Giant’s Causeway & Rathlin Island
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Causeway is a geological wonder. About 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, formed by volcanic eruption, form ‘steps’ leading from the coastal cliffs, to below the surface of the North Sea. Numerous legends associate the causeway with the mythic hero Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn MacCool).

Rathlin Island, the only inhabited island off Northern Ireland, is designated a Special Area of Conservation in Northern Ireland and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds nature reserve.

Day 11 Belfast
The largest city in Northern Ireland, and its capital, is also the second-largest city on the island of Ireland. Once considered dangerous, at the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland, Belfast was previously much better known as a centre for industry, particularly shipbuilding. The HMS Titanic was completed in a Belfast shipyard, and sailed from Belfast on its maiden voyage.

Today, Belfast is a popular tourist destination, known for music, architecture, gardens, and the arts.

Day 12 Dublin
On our last day together, we’ll wind up back where we began: Dublin. Ireland’s glorious capital—beloved home of poets, musicians, and dreamers—lies at the mouth of the River Liffey.

Once we disembark, you may enjoy exploring one of the world’s great cities, take our optional post-tour around the Isle of Man, or journey on to your next destination. Safe home!

Sailing with a maximum of 198-passengers, Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer.

Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2010 and 2014. At 137 meters (450ft) in length, Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Enjoy multiple decks offering comfortable lounge chairs, outdoor dining, a swimming pool, sauna and even a hot tub! The spacious interiors allow for multiple workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. Community is at the heart of Adventure Canada’s expedition experience. We gather together to learn, enjoy a drink, sing a song or share a yarn – connecting with one and other. The three lounges aboard Ocean Endeavour are fantastic public spaces for seminars, events and dialogue.

Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced, and friendly. Her shallow draft and maneuverability allow her to access isolated fiords, bays and secluded communities. The stylish vessel is at home among the glorious settings we seek. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel, while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour!

Ship Profile & Stats

Length
137 metres
Maiden Voyage
1982
Refurbished
2014
Pass. Cap. (dbl)
198
Ship Registration
Finland

Ship Amenities

  • Radio
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning

Ship Facilities

  • Neptune Lounge
  • Polaris Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Cafe Katarina
  • Shopping Boutique
  • Children’s Swiming Pool

Founded in 1987, Adventure Canada was created to bring travellers to Canada’s “blank spaces”, those areas whose remoteness alone made them special. Over the last fifteen years, along with our guests, we have discovered that there is so much that is extraordinary about the places we travel, from the landscape, wildlife and culture to the history, art and archeology that is unique to every destination. It is our belief that there is so much to see “beyond the binoculars” that drives us to delve deeper into our favourite places with every expedition and continually seek out new destinations.

We travel by small expedition ship, the best suited mode of transportation for remote exploration. The number of passengers on our voyages run between 45 and 100, depending on the ship we choose. We believe that these small vessels are superior, as they not only allow us to gain access to places not accessible by larger vessels, but our fleet of Zodiac landing craft permit us to visit some of the most remote places imaginable – the key to expeditionary travel.

* Unless otherwise noted all pricing is on a per person twin share basis. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Special conditions may apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Any pricing not in Australian Dollars will be converted on the day of payment into the relevant currency based on our daily rate of exchange. Please note that many of the prices shown on this website are not shown in real time. Whilst we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ slightly from the live prices in our booking system. All pricing and offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Please submit any data errors/omissions you may notice on this site.

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