WALTZ DOWN THE DANUBE

Sunday Herald Sun - Escape - - CRUISE NEWS - BRAD CROUCH

Dis­cover the Danube Delta, where the Danube River meets the Black Sea, and en­joy free re­turn flights if booked early. Scenic is of­fer­ing the deal on any cabin cat­e­gory for its 16day Danube Delta Dis­cov­ery jour­ney from Vi­enna to Bucharest in 2018.

Waltz through Vi­enna, Bu­dapest, Bel­grade and Bucharest on this jour­ney with a visit to the World Her­itage-listed Danube Delta and its beau­ti­ful wet­lands be­fore the river spills into the Black Sea. New for 2018, guests will visit Vim­i­nacium in Ser­bia and dis­cover the ru­ins of Ro­man am­phithe­atres, hip­po­dromes and mau­soleums at this arche­o­log­i­cal site that dates back to the 1st cen­tury, as well as ex­pe­ri­ences such as a pri­vate clas­si­cal mu­sic con­cert at the Royal Palace of Godollo in Hun­gary and a home-hosted din­ner with lo­cals in Croa­tia. Prices start from $8165 a per­son, twin share, and in­clude a $600 a cou­ple dis­count if booked and paid in full by Oc­to­ber 31, 2017.

PH 13 81 28, SCENIC.COM.AU EASY AUSSIE GET­AWAYS

Car­ni­val Cruise Line has launched its 2018-19 Aus­tralian pro­gram fea­tur­ing more than 70 sail­ings from Syd­ney and Mel­bourne, in­clud­ing a record 19 short cruises for easy get­aways.

Both Car­ni­val’s Aus­tralia-based ships, Car­ni­val Spirit and Car­ni­val Le­gend, will en­ter dry-dock in May 2018 and emerge with ex­cit­ing new fea­tures in time for the bumper 201819 sea­son. Short es­capes in­clude a four-night cruise to More­ton Is­land in Queens­land on Car­ni­val Spirit sail­ing from Syd­ney on Novem­ber 21, 2019, priced from $699 a per­son, twin share.

PIC­TURE: IS­TOCK

Scenic’s river cruise on the Danube in­cludes a visit to the Danube Delta, a wilder­ness land­scape that teems with more than 300 species of birdlife.

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