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

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


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’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).

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