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SYDNEY-PERTH: Ride the Indian Pacific across Australia + Cruise to the Kimberley & Bali! (30 Dec 2020)

Three bucket list adventures in one!

Travel from Sydney to Perth on a once-in-a-lifetime Indian Pacific rail journey, then board the Vasco da Gama cruise ship on an unforgettable roundtrip to Broome and Indonesia!

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About this holiday

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By embarking on this transcontinental journey, you’ll be following in the footsteps of those who have dared to venture beyond the city limits – the legendary adventurers, goldrush prospectors and bush pioneers who forged their lives in Australia’s spectacular yet unforgiving interior.

Sydney > Barossa Valley > Nullarbor Plain > Perth > Fremantle > Geraldton > Broome > Benoa (Bali) > Lombok (Bali) > Fremantle

A journey aboard the iconic Indian Pacific will whisk you between Sydney and Perth in comfort and style over 3 unforgettable nights. With epic transcontinental crossings between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, step aboard for an all-inclusive rail holiday you'll never forget.

On arrival into Perth you'll have a night to relax and enjoy this great city before boarding the Vasco da Gama in Fremantle for a 12-night roundtrip voyage to Broome and Indonesia.

This exclusive itinerary will have you in awe of many natural marvels and cultural wonderlands!



Your package includes:

  • 4 days/3 nights aboard the Indian Pacific travelling from Sydney to Perth
  • 1 night's accommodation in a 4 star property in Perth*
  • One way transfer from Perth hotel to Fremantle cruise terminal
  • 12 night cruise onboard Vasco da Gama

Rail Journey Inclusions:

  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines and beverages
  • A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
  • Off-train experiences in Broken Hill, Adelaide and surrounds, Cook, Rawlinna and Perth

Cruise Inclusions:

  • Delicious full board cuisine
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
  • Self-service tea and coffee (6:00am to 10:00pm)
  • Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Guest speaker and arts and crafts (on selected sailings)
  • Porterage of luggage from port to cabin
  • Port Taxes

*Hotel is subject to availability at the time of booking and may change. Surcharges may be applicable for alternative hotels


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Gold Twin Cabin by day onboard the Indian Pacific
Indian Pacific - Gold Service:

Leave the everyday world behind you as you step onboard the Indian Pacific. The romance, adventure, and comfort of rail are yours to experience, along with fabulous dining, and exclusive off train adventures.

  • For Gold Twin, a comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day
  • For Gold Single, a compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage
  • Power outlets in cabin
  • In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary available
  • All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
  • All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, base spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All-inclusive Off Train Excursions and Short Stops
  • Luggage allowance is 60kg per guest
Vasco da Gama Ship Profile:

The premium 1220 passenger Vasco da Gama joined the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet in April 2019. Combining beautiful, contemporary decor with a more traditional cruise style, Vasco da Gama is small to mid-size, by comparison with the new mega-ships carrying up to 6000 passengers.

Comfortable cabin accommodation ranges from standard to de-luxe with 80% enjoying an ocean view. There are no less than 120 balcony cabins and 29 more spacious suites which also benefit from having private balconies.

Travel dates


Depart Sydney 30 December 2020 - Arrive Fremantle 15 January 2021

Twin Share Packages:

  • Inner Guarantee - from $4,229 pp
  • Standard Twin Inner - from $4,289 pp
  • Ocean View Guarantee - from $4,649 pp
  • Standard Twin Obstructed Ocean View - from $4,717pp
  • Standard Twin Ocean View - from $4,852 pp
  • Superior Twin Balcony - from $6,127 pp
  • Deluxe Twin Suite - from $8,054 pp
  • Royal Penthouse Twin Suite - from $11,257 pp

Solo Packages:

  • Premium Single Inner - Please call to hear about Waitlist options
  • Standard Plus Single Ocean View - from $5,661 pp
  • Premium Single Ocean View - from $6,701 pp
  • Superior Plus Single Balcony - Please call to hear about Waitlist options

Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to change at the time of booking based on availability.

Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your place now!


Day 1 - Depart Sydney

Your transcontinental adventure begins in Sydney where you board the Indian Pacific. Prepare for a journey of contrasts, from lush vineyards to vast goldmines, majestic mountains to the barren expanse of the Nullarbor, from cities of four million to ghost towns of four.  As the train winds through the breathtaking Blue Mountains, explore the comforts of life onboard, get acquainted with your cabin and fellow travellers. After settling in, savour your first meal – a regionally-inspired dinner paired with all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.  After dinner, join fellow guests for a late night drink or head back to your cabin for your first night onboard.

Day 2 - Broken Hill, Barossa Valley & Adelaide Surrounds

You arrive in the ‘Silver City’ of Broken Hill as the day begins, where you embark on a morning of Off Train Excursions to discover the mining history and artistic culture of this unique town where the streets are wide and there’s a pub on every corner.  Lunch is served onboard as the Indian Pacific enters the southern tip of the spectacular and ancient Flinders Ranges. Arriving in the city of Adelaide in the afternoon, you have the choice of a tour of the city, a visit to the world famous Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale wine regions (seasonal), or a trip to the beautiful Adelaide Hills featuring the culinary delights of Hahndorf.

Day 3 - Nullarbor Plain

You’ll awake to the seemingly endless expanse of the Nullarbor Plain. Breakfast is served as you travel along the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world. This evening, your sense of wonder will be ignited as you enjoy the tranquillity of dinner under the brilliant desert stars in the remote and beautiful Rawlinna (seasonal).

Day 4 - Arrive in Perth

Breakfast is served as you glide through the mild skies and cool green vales of the Avon Valley on your way to Perth, arriving after an onboard lunch. Once you disembark the train make your own way to the hotel where you will spend the next night.

Day 5 - Perth to Fremantle

This morning after checking out from the hotel you will be transferred to Fremantle to board your 12 night cruise. The ship will set sail at 6:00pm this evening.

Day 6 - Geraldton, Western Australia 

This ship will dock in Geraldton from 8:00am to 1:00pm today.

Day 7 & 8 - At Sea

The facilities on board Vasco da Gama are impressive with a choice of five lounge bars, a pool bar and four entertainment venues each with its own individual style making sea days full . She offers a casino, library, card room and shopping galleria plus extensive deck areas, two swimming pools (one of which has a retractable roof), sports courts, spa amenities and a gym.

Day9 - Broome, Western Australia

This ship will dock in Broome from 8:00am to 5:00pm today.

Day 10 - At Sea

The ship has some great entertainment on board, from show teams to pianists to disco. Why not start your evening with a pre-dinner drink and enjoy some of your favourite melodies? The resident musicians invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy conversation with new friends about another wonderful day.

Day 11 - Benoa, Bali (Indonesia)

This ship will dock in Benoa today at 1:00pm. The images of this ‘Island of the Gods’ are many and varied – enchanting temples, mesmeric dance, stunning beaches, pounding surf, the most delicious and freshest local food. Enjoy some, or all, of these pleasures on arguably the most visitor-friendly of Indonesia’s 18,000 plus islands.

Day 12 - Benoa, Bali (Indonesia)

The ship will set sail from Benoa at midnight.

Day 13 - Lombok (Indonesia)

The ship will dock in Lombok today from 7:00am to 1:00pm.

Day 14 to 16 - At sea

Be pampered at the well-appointed wellness centre with its beautiful spa amenities, make use of the hairdressing and beauty facilities, or work out in the well-equipped gym. The impressive three-decked atrium is the focal point of the ship offering a shopping galleria, Reception, Shore Excursions desk and photo gallery. Elsewhere, you’ll find a cinema, casino, Trumps & Aces bridge and card room, arts and crafts area, meeting room and ship’s library. Plus, there’s Cappuccino’s coffee shop and Gelato’s ice cream bar to tempt you. 

Day 17 - Fremantle

This morning the ship will arrive in Fremantle at 8:00am. After disembarking the ship make your own way to Perth for your onward journey.


Travel Insurance

All passengers must hold comprehensive travel insurance valid for the entire duration of the cruise and provides cover for cruising, health including pre-existing conditions and medical repatriation.Insurance not required for an in-port cruise. Medicare, New Zealand ACC and Private Health Cover are void onboard the ship. International medical charges apply on board.

Dress code

Casual during the day and whilst ashore. No formal nights on cruises of 4 nights or less, one formal night for cruises 5-7 nights, two formal nights on cruises of 10-19 nights, one formal night every 7 nights on voyages of 20+ nights. For formal evenings gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers, collared shirt, suit or jacket and tie. Ladies may we aran evening outfit. On ‘informal’ evenings a collared shirt and long pants are suggested for men whilst ladies may choose to wear a smart dress or pants and top. Singlets, t-shirt, thongs, shorts not permitted in main restaurants at night. Casual wear permitted in Club Bistro. Swimming attire is not permitted inside lounges/bars/restaurant areas.

Gratuities & Service Charges

These are NOT Included (unless pre-paid Additions Package is purchased) and will be added daily to passenger’s onboard account. Rates: AU$12.00 pp per night (or AU$10.00 pp per night for cruises longer than 11 nights duration).


Government issued photo identification (passport or driver’s license) is required when cruising in Australian waters. Children under 16 may travel on a Medicare card or student ID card.

Mobility Issues / Disabilities

Vasco da Gama has 9 accessible cabins (with shower) and 6 wheelchair-accessible cabins which are subject to availability at the time of request. Cruise & Maritime Voyages must be notified of wheelchair usage and/or any special needs at time of booking

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Fine print


Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Non-refundable deposit of $800 per person due at time of booking . Balance due no later than 28 Sep 2020.