SAIL WITH SALT
The man who drew the social media wrath of many millenials by saying more of them could buy houses if they went without smashed avocado breakfasts is taking to the high seas next year. Demographer and social commentator Bernard Salt is hosting a cruise taking in Iceland, Norway and the Faroe Islands on board Cunard’s luxurious
Departing Australia on June 20, the trip starts with a night in London before transferring to Southampton for the 14-night cruise, which calls at Hamburg in Germany, Alesund in Norway, Akureyri, Isafjordur and Reykjavik in Iceland, Torshavn in the Faroe Islands before returning to Southampton.
The package with return airfares and transfers is priced from $9500 a person, twin share, $12,810 solo, and Travelrite can help match single travellers to twin-share cabins. PH 1800 630 343, TRAVELRITE.COM.AU
VIRTUAL RIVER CRUISE
Technology is making it possible for travellers thinking of taking a river cruise to see what it’s like without leaving home.
In April, Scenic took cameras on board its newly renovated rivercruise ship sailing the Aquitaine region around Bordeaux, and the result is a new online virtual reality tour available at scenic.com.au/vr.
Scenic’s Liz Glover says: “For travellers new to river cruising, who want to check out the various categories of suites as well as on-board facilities, the virtual reality experience is the next best thing to being on board.”
Iceland will be a destination on a Travelrite cruise with social commentator Bernard Salt (main); the river ship can be inspected via a virtual reality tour (right); and the Merlion in Singapore (far right).