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Return flights between your departure city and destination, accommodation and airport transfers are included in our layby packages. We do not layby flights separately.
Layby plans are for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 22 months.
Travel must be booked at least Five (5) months in advance, giving you three (3) months to layby your holiday, as final balance must be completed two (2) months prior to departure.
Deposits are not required for holiday packages. However, cruise packages usually require a deposit.
Your first instalment must commence within 14 days of booking.
Balance on your layby plan is available in your travel account. Please log in to view updates.
You can choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments.
All cancellation requests must be made in writing to enquiries@layawaytravel.com.au. A fee of AUD$200 per person applies, plus 100% of any deposits, booking fees and/or payments we have made on your behalf to third party suppliers. See full details here. There will be no charge if you cancel your booking before payments have commenced.
A change fee of $55 per change, per booking applies, plus 100% of any applicable supplier fees. All change requests must be made in writing to enquiries@layawaytravel.com.au.
If your layby account is in arrears at any stage or final balance is not received by due date, you may be at risk of losing your reservation or the price of your booking increasing. This is because the overdue monies owing may inhibit LayAway Travel from booking, paying and ticketing travel arrangements according to the third party supplier agreement, which may result in the loss of the booking or a price increase. For further details please see Terms & Conditions.
A cruise layby includes accommodation, meals from selected dining facilities along with selected on-board activities and entertainment.
A non-refundable deposit is required by the cruise line at time of booking to secure your cabin.
Your first instalment must commence within 14 days of booking. The deposit is required at time of booking.
Final balance on your cruise layby is due 3 months prior to cruise departure.
You can choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments.
All cancellation requests must be made in writing to enquiries@layawaytravel.com.au. A fee of AUD$200 per person applies, plus 100% of any deposits, booking fees and/or payments we have made on your behalf to third party suppliers. See full details here. Initial deposit payments are non-refundable.
A change fee of $55 per change, per booking applies, plus 100% of any applicable supplier fees. All change requests must be made in writing to enquiries@layawaytravel.com.au.
If your layby account is in arrears at any stage or final balance is not received by due date, you may be at risk of losing your reservation or the price of your booking increasing. This is because the overdue monies owing may inhibit LayAway Travel from booking, paying and ticketing travel arrangements according to the third party supplier agreement, which may result in the loss of the booking or a price increase. For further details please see Terms & Conditions.
Cabin types are available when you customise your layby. To request a specific cabin location, side by side or inter-connecting cabins please contact us and quote your booking reference number.
Single Cabins are available on request, please complete our Design Your Own Holiday form. Please note the cruise lines charge Twin Share pricing for a Single Occupancy Cabin.
Maximum 4 persons in any one cabin. For families or groups of 4 or more persons, select aditional cabins to best accommodate your number of travellers. Please contact us to request these cabins to be adjacent.
To request adjacent or inter-connecting cabins please contact us and quote your booking reference number. Adjacent cabins can be confirmed at no additional cost, inter-connecting cabins are subject to availablity and price increase.
Room types are available when you customise your layby. To request inter-connecting rooms please contact us and quote your booking reference number.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included for all travellers at selected dining facilities.
Embarkation and disembarkation is staggered. Embarkation time is selected during online check-in and disembarkation is organised during your cruise stay.
All P&O, Carnival and Princess Cruises accept AUD$ on-board whilst Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises only accept USD$ on-board.
Amenities on-board vary between cruise vessels however all include a variety of dining facilities, bars, swimming pools, kids facilities, entertainment and relaxation areas. For more info please contact us.
Most cruises depart from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Royal Caribbean Cruises depart from Sydney and operate Oct-Apr each year. P&O Cruises depart from Sydney, Brisbanem Melbourne and operate year round.
To add connecting flights from your nearest airport please contact us and quote your booking reference number.
Most cabins feature a queen bed or two single beds for twin share. Triple and quad share will include additional single bed/s.
A valid passport is required upon check-in for all international cruises
A valid government issued id is required upon check-in for all domestic cruises. A passport is not required.
Can be purchased on-board and must be paid direct
Soft drink and alcoholic drink packages can be purchased on-board and must be paid direct. Add spending money to your layby package to use towards a drink package or any other on-board extras. Please note, not all cruises have drinks packages available.
Domestic Cruises - Children must be at least 6 months of age International Cruises - Children must be 12 months of age
For public safety reasons, children in swim nappies and children who are not toilet trained are not permitted in the public swimming pools and spas. Infants aged between 12 months and 2 years must remain with a parent/guardian at all times, there is no babysitting aboard P&O Cruises and children must be at least 2 years and above to use the kids clubs. Some Royal Caribbean Cruises offer babysitting. Children must be at least 12 months of age to cruise internationally.
Each cruise has at least one theme/party night. Contact us for more information.
We use a secure gateway for payments. You can use Debit Success, Debit or Credit Cards, we accept Visa or Master Card. We do not accept Amex or Diners. We do not hold your personal payment details on our website.
If you are having trouble making payments please contact us. If you miss a scheduled payment additional fees may apply.
Please arrive at the airport 2 hours prior to departure due to increased security measures.
Please arrive at the airport 3 hours prior to departure.
Please arrive at your terminal 3 hours prior to departure.
We only use premium full service airlines such as Qantas, United, Hawaiian, Thai Airways, Virgin and Jetstar for example. If you have a preferred airline please contact us with your request.
Baggage allowance is included in your holiday package of up to 20kgs per adult or child occupying a paid seat. Infants will only include 1 piece of hand luggage. Details will be provided with your final travel documentation.
Meals are included on all International flights but only some domestic flights. Details will be provided with your final travel documentation. For special requests, please contact us prior to departure.
All of our packages include Economy Airfares. To upgrade or reserve a particular seat please contact us and quote your booking reference number. Additional charges may apply.
Upgrades using Frequent Flyer points is not possible on our website. You may be able to upgrade with the airline once your booking is confirmed. Please contact us and quote your booking reference number.
We attempt to book direct flights only, however this can vary depending on flight availability and departure times. Please check your itinerary.
Free WIFI areas can be found at most hotels. Additional charges may apply.
Room types are available when you customise your layby. To request inter-connecting rooms please contact us and quote your booking reference number.
Breakfast is included when specified in your booking.
Extra bedding or cots can be requested. Please contact us and quote your booking reference number.
Most hotels detail their amenities on their website, these can include gym, spa, restaurants, pools and bar areas.
Check-in/check-out times vary at each hotel. To check times or request an early check-in or late check-out please contact us and quote your booking reference number.
Mandatory resort fees may apply and must be paid directly to the hotel upon check-in. If applicable these will be indicated at time of booking.
A security deposit is required upon check in to cover incidentals during your stay.
Car hire can be arranged as part of your layby package at an additional cost. Please contact us and quote your booking reference number.
Transfers to and from the airport to your hotel are included in your layby package. Transfers do not include pick up from your home to the airport. If you require further transfers, please contact us and quote your booking reference number.
Final itineraries include details of your trip, travel documentation and e-tickets. You will receive this via email and/or post at least 4 weeks prior to departure.
If you need to make any changes please contact us as soon as possible and quote your booking reference number.
Design your own holidays are available if you can’t find what you’re looking for. We can organise multiple stop-overs, hotels and cruises. Please complete a Design Your Own form with your desired destination(s). For complex itineraries or where more than one city is required, a consultation fee of AUD$55 applies. The consultation service fee will be deducted off your booking.
Group bookings are available. We specialise in large groups, school tours, sports clubs and corporates. For more details contact us.
Personal accounts can be created with a user name and password. You can create and access your travel account at any time to check on your layby paymeny plan & review your itinerary.
Please add your passport details to My Account so we can ensure travellers names match those provided during the booking process.
When uploading your scanned passport, please ensure file size is no more than 1MB and the file type is a .jpg
We recommend insurance to help protect your holiday against any unforeseen emergencies during your layby and for the duration of your holiday. LayAway Travel offers their customers a 15% discount on your travel insurance needs. Please use the link provided to enjoy this discount and ensure you are covered. Sure Save Travel Insurance
Promotion codes can be used in the box provided as you finalise your booking. Only 1 promotion code can be applied to each layby booking. Please check the expiry date.
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If you can’t find what you’re looking for please provide details of your enquiry by visiting our Design Your Own page.
You can email us with your inquiry and we’ll get back to you within 48 hours, or call LayAway Travel on 1300 266 286
Some International destinations, like the USA, require travel visas for entry. LayAway Travel does not organise this for you, however we are here to give you advise. Check here for visa requirements to your destination(s) http://visalink.com.au/visa-quick-check
Your passport must be valid for at least six months prior to your date of travel. To renew or apply for a passport click here
- Check the expiry date on your passport and ensure it has at least 6 months validity on it.
- Check Visa Requirements for travelling overseas.
- Get the right Travel Insurance cover for holiday peace of mind. Book now & receive a 15% discount!
- For the latest travel advice & warnings visit Department of Foreign Affairs.
- Travel Documents
- Passport for International Travel
- Photo ID for Domestic Travel
- Cash, Credit Card and/or Travel Card
- Padlock(s)for luggage
- Chargers & adaptors for phone or camera
- Any necessary medication
- Toiletries (for carry on less than 100ml)

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