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From the Black Sea to the Blue Danube (port-to-port cruise)

TULCEA - THE DANUBE DELTA - GIURGIU - RUSE - THE IRON GATES - BELGRADE - NOVI SAD - BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA - VIENNA - MELK - LINZ

From the Danube Delta to the iron gates, admire the majestic blue river, crossing 8 countries and stopping in 4 capitals. You will discover tremendous landscapes of striking beauty where nature is queen. From Vienna to Belgrade via Bratislava and Budapest, discover unique architecture, history, and culture all along the beautiful Danube.

Trip code : TUL_PP

Duration : 12 days

Destination : TULCEA (Romania) - TULCEA - OLTENITA (Romania) - RUSE (Bulgaria) - THE IRON GATES - BELGRADE (Serbia) - BEZDAN - BUDAPEST (Hungary) - BRATISLAVA (Slovakia) - VIENNA (Austria) - MELK (Austria) - LINZ (Austria)

Travel Dates :2021

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover 6 countries and diverse cultures
  • Idyllic landscapes of the Iron Gates
  • Optional excursions:
    • The Danube Delta, the largest and best preserved of all European deltas
    • Fantastic Bucharest, the Romanian capital
    • Belgrade by coach or by bike
    • The Rusenski Lom river valley
    • Ruse and its astonishing features
    • Novi Sad, the pearl of Vojvodina
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Enjoy dinner and a traditional folklore evening.
In the morning, join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Tour the Danube Delta and walk away with impressions that will last a lifetime. DISCOVERY: Delta Danube on a speed boat. On board a 7-passenger speed boat, you'll tour the Danube Delta and enjoy the flora and fauna. We will cruise to Oltenita and travel through Romania. Our ship will cruise through the night.
Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided visit of Bucharest. Bucharest offers a striking combination of architectural styles: orthodox churches, Empire-style manor houses, Communist-inspired architecture, and the Parliament (outside only - entrance fees not included.) We'll cruise to Ruse, one of the biggest ports in Bulgaria. Enjoy an evening of traditional entertainment.
Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Tour of Ruse. The city is impressive with its broad avenues, large squares and wonderful buildings which pay tribute to the architecture of the national Renaissance. After our tour, we'll return to the ship and begin to cruise all afternoon. We will pass through two countries, Romania on the left bank and Bulgaria on the right bank. Our ship will cruise through the night.
The day will be spent cruising on the Danube sailing through Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia. Our ship will pass through the Iron Gates, the gorge on the Danube between the Carpathians and the Balkans. On the Serbian bank of the river, we'll catch a glimpse of the Tabula Traiana - a marble plaque honoring the Roman Road that once linked Rome to the province of Dacia.
We'll arrive in Belgrade. Join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of the Serbian capital. DISCOVERY: Biking in Belgrade. You'll cycle along the history-filled streets with your guide, who'll explain the city's recent past from World War II to current times. After our tour, we'll return to the ship. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Novi Sad. We'll start cruising in the direction of Mohacs.
We'll arrive in Mohacs. In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: The Puszta. We'll return on board in Kalocsa and cruise to Budapest. Enjoy a Hungarian feast this evening. Our ship will cruise through the night.
Join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Sightseeing tour of Budapest, once two distinct cities that united only in 1873. DISCOVERY: Budapest by bike. You'll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture and many other legendary sites in Budapest. Enjoy a free afternoon in Budapest. Join us on an optional excursion proposed (not included in the packages): Discover the Gellert Baths and Spa. After our visits, we'll begin to cruise to Bratislava. Our ship will cruise through the night.
We'll arrive in Bratislava. Join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bratislava. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city: splendid Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares. DISCOVERY: Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava. We'll then return on board. Our ship will cruise to Vienna.
Join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Visit to Schoenbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the imperial family, and panoramic tour of Vienna. DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living: Music and Viennese cafes. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall(1). After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry. We'll then return on board. You'll be free to explore the city on your own in the afternoon. Join us on an optional excursion proposed (not included in the packages): Horse-drawn carriage ride though Vienna. In the evening, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability.) Our ship will cruise to Melk during the night.
Once we arrive in Melk, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit the Melk Abbey. Originally a Baroque-style palace built between 1702 and 1736, it is now a Benedictine monastery that hosts a prestigious coed school with more than 900 students. We'll then return on board and depart for Linz. Tonight is our festive gala evening. Our ship will cruise through the night.
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

This Cruise is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

All of our cruises/excursion require a reasonable level of fitness. Every traveller on our cruises is required the ability to walk around sights on uneven surfaces in both urban and rural / mountainous areas unaided. You will be getting on and off cruises, coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Please read our cruise itinerary carefully for outline of activities to help you select the right holiday for you.

Important notes:
• All persons must be fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.

• All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.
We provide a wealth of dining experiences and venues. Most meals during the cruises are onboard or at famous restaurants during excursion, with the menus handpicked and planned to highlight a perfect mix of Local and Western cuisines.

• Meals onboard are a cultural culinary experience: Continental breakfast buffets with a rich menu are offered daily, while lunch and dinner are set menus.

• Gala evening: The gala evening is a long-awaited tradition in the world of cruising. This is the night we like to dress up, although no dress code is imposed. The crew all in their dress uniform, are presented to the passengers who are invited have a pre-dinner drink with the captain in the company of the purser, and the head chef.

Note: It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. We will do our best to meet your request/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that it can always be accommodated.
The currency accepted on board is the local currency or US dollar. You can pay in dollars or using an international credit/debit card (Visa and MasterCard) at the end of the cruise. It is recommended to have some local currency or US dollars in cash with you during your cruises.
A range of activities and entertainment are provided on board:

• Before dinner, games and quizzes are hosted by our entertainers in the lounge bar

• On the sun deck, where you can stroll alone, be with family or friends or sit comfortably in the sun loungers, gymnastics sessions are organised in the morning whilst enjoying the magnificent views of the landscapes that pass by.

• The panoramic lounge bar, the library and the "piano bar"
• Depend on the destination, lectures on subjects related to the history and geography of the places visited, are offered in the lounge bar.

• Some evenings, the dance floor of the lounge bar comes to life with musical evenings, folk groups or singers

• Some cruises have variety evenings where the crew members reveal their hidden talents are also provided.
All cabins are air-conditioned and double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom

• Triple Share: Available upon request
• Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
• Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Not Available
• Laundry service: Not Available
• Wi-Fi: All the cruise is equipped with free Wi-Fi available in all lounges / bars and receptions. For some destination it is available in the cabin.
After purchase, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and Passenger Information Form by email. Within 24 hours of purchase you need to send us a copy of your passport together with your Passenger Information Form.

After purchase, you are required to make a deposit or full payment for your order. Please note most of our deposit is non-refundable. Please check your booking and your invoice for the Terms and Conditions which apply specifically to your booking.

If you would like to cancel your booking, please refer to our cancellation terms.

Please note:
• Any special requests, preferences MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form
• Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges
Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $105 per person will be incurred. This is only valid for a one-time use (claim).

Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise to the same destination, departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties.

The new tour/cruise must be at the same cost or higher but cannot be at lower cost than the initial cruise/ tour booked. If the passenger chooses the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

Important notes:
• Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making the deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable
• Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares or third-party fees and charges.
• Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.
• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours. It is your responsibility to make sure your room is secure.
Tipping is not compulsory and is not included in this cruise. We believe that if you choose to tip, you should only pay for the service you receive.

In general, tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service but is not compulsory. Tipping is expected and often makes up a large part of people's wages.

• If travel on a river cruises and happy with the services provided by your crews and service onboard. Recommended tips - For the crew members on board the ship - $10US per day per passenger.

• If you are happy with services provided by your tour guides and drivers, a tip is appreciated. Recommended tips - For the guides and drivers - $6US per day per passenger.
You must carry your own luggage from/to the coach and to/from the hotel or cruise. The driver/crews and his assistance will assist with the uploading/off-loading of your luggage.

Please note:

• You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours/cruises. It is your responsibility to make sure your room/cabin is secure.

• Tweet World Travel will not be liable for any loss or damage to your luggage or other personal belongings.
Our products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our cruises and shore excursions.

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur.

You need to provide us your Travel Insurance details upon booking, or at least before 30 days prior to your departure.

If you do not have travel insurance prior to your departure, we retain the rights to refuse boarding/joining our tours or cruises. We might refund / provide travel credits for you, less any unrecoverable fees including but not limited to admin fees, visas fees, other suppliers’ cancellation fees. We won’t be held liable for any costs associated with this matter.
FAQ & Travel Blog

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - onboard entertainment - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - evening of traditional entertainment in Tulcea - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees. 

Please note:  this cruise doesn’t include the entry visa for the country it travels to. Make sure you have acquired a valid visa before travelling and joining the cruise. Check whether a single entry or multiple entry visa is required/ available.

When assisting with an international travel booking, we assume that all travellers in the booking have a valid Passport and Visas to enter to the country it travels to. Passports must be valid for the countries through which a ship or tour passes. It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure the validity and conformity of their passport/Visas.

It is the customer’s responsibility to make sure that the travellers have the valid visas and/or correct visa type to enter the destination country they are travelling to. Travellers might need to present the visas at multiple checkpoints and may be refused to fly out of their countries, if the visa documents cannot be presented. If such an event occurs, we won’t be liable and the travellers will be deemed as “no-show”. Please check our Terms & Conditions for penalty for “no-show”.

Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) change regularly. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate for up-to-date information.

Important Note:

  • All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and most countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return and some countries require a machine‐readable passport.
  • Some countries require visas and re‐entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities.
  • It is your sole responsibility if any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not satisfying the requirements of those authorities.
CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 1 - 2020

Included in tour package Danube Delta Bucarest Ruse Belgrade Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Puszta (half day) Budapest Bratislava Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace Melk Abbey

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 645.28 AUD

On-board : 753.41 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 1 - 2020

Included in tour package The Danube Delta on a speed boat Bucharest Ruse Belgrade by bike(1) Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Puszta (half day) Budapest by bike(1) Hiking in Bratislava: the lit

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 800.50 AUD

On-board : 936.53 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 2 - 2020

Included in tour package Danube Delta Bucarest Ruse Belgrade Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Puszta (half day) Budapest Bratislava Vienne and Schoenbrunn Palace Viennese music concert (subje

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 772.59 AUD

On-board : 903.39 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 2 - 2020

Included in tour package The Danube Delta on a speed boat Bucharest Ruse Belgrade by bike(1) Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Puszta (half day) Budapest by bike(1) Hiking in Bratislava: the lit

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 927.81 AUD

On-board : 1,086.51 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 1 - 2021

Included in tour package Danube Delta Bucarest Ruse Belgrade Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Puszta (half day) Budapest Bratislava Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace Melk Abbey

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 666.21 AUD

On-board : 776.08 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 2 - 2021

Included in tour package Danube Delta Bucarest Ruse Belgrade Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Puszta (half day) Budapest Bratislava Vienne and Schoenbrunn Palace Viennese music concert (subje

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 793.52 AUD

On-board : 926.06 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 1 - 2021

Included in tour package The Danube Delta on a speed boat Bucharest Ruse Belgrade by bike(1) Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Puszta (half day) Budapest by bike(1) Hiking in Bratislava: the lit

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 814.45 AUD

On-board : 952.22 AUD

DISCOVERY
DISCOVERY EXCURSIONS PACKAGE 2 - 2021

Included in tour package The Danube Delta on a speed boat Bucharest Ruse Belgrade by bike(1) Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Puszta (half day) Budapest by bike(1) Hiking in Bratislava: the lit

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 943.50 AUD

On-board : 1,102.21 AUD

1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Belgrade

We'll set off by coach to visit Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, which is also one of the oldest cities in Europe with a history stretching back some 7000 years. It is located at the confluence of

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 54.06 AUD

On-board : 59.30 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Biking in Belgrade

What better way to explore Belgrade than on a bike? You'll cycle along the history-filled streets with your guide who will explain the city's recent past from World War II to current times. Th

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 76.74 AUD

On-board : 85.46 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of Bratislava

Bratislava, before becoming the capital of independent Slovakia in 1993 was first of all the capital of Hungary from 1536 to 1784 under the name of Presburg. It then belonged to Czechoslovakia before

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 52.32 AUD

On-board : 57.55 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Tour of Budapest

In the company of our guides, we will leave for a panoramic tour of Budapest, the Pearl of the Danube. First we will head for the hills of Buda by crossing the Elizabeth Bridge and we will go up to th

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 48.83 AUD

On-board : 54.06 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Budapest by bike

From the ship, we'll set out to explore Budapest by bike. You'll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride, cycling through the historical center of Hungarian culture. We&

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 81.97 AUD

On-board : 90.69 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Viennese Music Concert

Departure by coach in the company of our host/hostess towards Vienna's Kursalon where the concert will take place. Famous waltz melodies will take you back to the era of Franz Joseph and Sisi. The

DURATION 02:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 134.29 AUD

On-board : 149.98 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Excursion in the Danube Delta

We'll begin with a 500m walk (approx.) and then board a tourist pleasure boat to begin our visit of the Danube Delta. We'll board these small local boats (with a capacity of 50 passengers) to

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 64.53 AUD

On-board : 71.50 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci

We'll set off by coach to visit the town of Novi Sad. Capital of the autonomous region of Vojvodina, Novi Sad is also the second largest town in Serbia, going by the size of its population. The to

DURATION 03:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 54.06 AUD

On-board : 59.30 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Ruse

We'll set off by coach to visit the town of Ruse, one of the largest ports in Bulgaria. It was founded by the Romans under the orders of Emperor Augustus. During the Ottoman Empire, it was the mos

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 59.30 AUD

On-board : 66.27 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Horse-drawn carriage ride through Vienna

You'll be transferred to the center of the city to enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the old town and the famous Ring Road. A trip with a Fiaker is a great (and romantic) way of seeing the

DURATION 01:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 242.42 AUD

On-board : 268.58 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Delta Danube on a speed boat

On board a 7-passenger speed boat, you'll tour the Danube Delta and enjoy the flora and fauna, see the multiple natural and artificial canals, and walk away with impressions that will last a lifet

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 144.75 AUD

On-board : 160.45 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of the Melk Abbey

Departure by coach in company of your host/hostess towards Melk Abbey. We will meet up with our guides in the inner courtyard to start our visit. The Abbey overlooking the Danube was first built as th

DURATION 01:45 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 80.22 AUD

On-board : 88.94 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Morning in the Puszta (1/2 day)

Departure by coach in the company of your host/hostess in the direction of Kiskunsag Park, at the heart of the Puszta. The Puszta, also known as the Great Plain of Hungary, is a large, flat grassland

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 92.43 AUD

On-board : 102.90 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians

We'll leave by coach from Devínska Nová Ves for a hike in the Little Carpathians Protected Landscape Area, including the geographically rich Sandberg expanse. From Devin Castle, we&#

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 71.50 AUD

On-board : 80.22 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
DAY
Day excursion to Bucharest (lunch included)

We'll leave on our full day excursion in the company of our guides to discover the Romanian capital of Bucharest. According to legend, the city was founded by a shepherd called Bucur, which means

DURATION 09:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 81.97 AUD

On-board : 90.69 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Gellert Baths and Spa

You'll set out with your guide to visit the famous Gellert Baths and Spa. Now part of the famous Hotel Gellert in Buda, references to the spa's healing waters have been found from as early as

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 106.38 AUD

On-board : 118.59 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace

You will begin the tour by taking the famous Ring to reach Schoenbrunn Palace. The "Ring" was one of the personal projects of Emperor Franz Joseph. In 1857, he decided to take down the rampa

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 113.36 AUD

On-board : 125.57 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
The high art of Viennese living: music and Viennese cafes

Our guide will meet us at the ship, where we'll set off on foot for the subway station to discover the high art of Viennese living. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Ko

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 115.10 AUD

On-board : 127.31 AUD

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