comprehensive sightseeing – a minimum saving of $693 a person. Ph 1300 668844or see www.eetbtravel.com
Astor bound for Freo
THE 620-guest cruise ship Astor will be based out of Fremantle from December for the summer season. The Astor, which underwent an $18 million refurbishment in 2010, has four restaurants, five lounges and two swimming pools. Book by May 15 for up to 25 per cent discounts on a variety of sailings. Choose from 15 cruises from Fremantle, a 35-night circumnavigation of Australia, plus two voyages between Australia and Europe. Prices for the 42-night round-Africa cruise from Fremantle to Harwich, UK departing April 1, 2014, including the discount start from $6225 a person, twin share, and includes two nights post-cruise stay in London with breakfast, transfers, government fees and on-board gratuities.
Get in the groove
COMPANION Cruising has bought cabins on Cruiseco’s ‘‘ Cruise N Groove’’ music-themed cruise. Solo travellers willing to share a cabin on this sailing need pay only the quad-share rate and Companion Cruising will find SAVE up to $1500 a couple when sailing through the cities of central Europe and spending time in Prague and Budapest (pictured) with a cruise-and-stay package. The itinerary visits Munich, Salzburg, Vienna and Slovakia during a seven-night Danube River cruise aboard the Avalon Vista from Prague to Budapest, bookended by two-night hotel stays in each city. The cruise is now priced from $4089 a person, twin share, valid for sale until March 31, unless sold out prior, for travel October 18 this year. Ph 1300 450 133 or see cruiseabout.com.au suitable cabin companions. The October 5 cruise will be a dance-athon with special guest performers including the Village People, The Temptations, The Supremes, John Paul Young, Leo Sayer, Marcia Hines and more. The seven-night cruise on Rhapsody of the Seas calls at Noumea and the Isle of Pines. Book before March 31 for prices from $1330 a person. Ph 0468 964 996 or see companioncruising.com.au