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PRINCESS Cruises will have six ships such as Is­land Princess cruis­ing Alaskan wa­ters in 2016, with fares start­ing from $1019 for the seven-night Voy­age of the Glaciers itin­er­ary be­tween An­chor­age and Van­cou­ver. Cruises can be com­bined with land travel. For ex­am­ple a 10-night De­nali Ex­plorer cruise­tour, de­part­ing May 21, 2016, vis­it­ing Mt McKin­ley Princess Wilder­ness Lodge, De­nali Princess Wilder­ness Lodge and Fair­banks as well as the Voy­age of the Glaciers cruise, is priced from $1659 a per­son, twin share. Ph 13 24 88 or see BOOK a luxury APT In­dia river cruise hol­i­day of 15 days or longer de­part­ing in 2016 and re­ceive free re­turn flights to In­dia. The deal ap­plies to APT’s new 20-day Won­ders of In­dia itin­er­ary, which com­bines a 12-night land jour­ney with a seven-night lower Ganges river cruise aboard the RV Ganges Voy­ager. It is priced from $16,195 a per­son, twin share, and guests will take a land jour­ney vis­it­ing bustling Mumbai, Udaipur, the Taj Ma­hal, Delhi, Jaipur and Varanasi. The round-trip cruise from Kolkata to Mur­shid­abad has high­lights in­clud­ing the op­por­tu­nity to visit Mother Teresa’s house, learn about the lo­cal Hare Krishna com­mu­nity and a tour of the Hazard­uari Palace in Mur­shid­abad. Valid to June 30, 2015. Ph 1300 196 420 or see ap­tour­ PLAN ahead for an Asian cruise on a deal that in­cludes re­turn flights, a two-night stay in the Har­bour Grand Hong Kong Ho­tel and a night’s ac­com­mo­da­tion at the Royal Plaza on Scotts Rd in Sin­ga­pore. The 14-night cruise aboard the Volen­dam calls at Kuala Lumpur, Pe­nang, Phuket, Yan­gon, Langkawi and Sin­ga­pore. A $200 on-board credit, Sin­ga­pore Night Sa­fari and Hong Kong is­land tour are in­cluded. Priced from $3485 a per­son, twin share, ex-Ade­laide. Valid un­til Novem­ber 11, 2015, for travel un­til Fe­bru­ary 2, 2016. Ph 1300 450 133 or see DIS­COVER the Mediter­ranean’s his­toric high­lights in­clud­ing Barcelona’s Gothic Quar­ter, Gaudi’s Sagrada Fa­milia, Istanbul’s Blue Mosque, the an­cient city of Troy and the Gal­lipoli bat­tle­fields in Turkey. This pack­age in­cludes a luxury 12-night Mediter­ranean cruise aboard Celebrity Re­flec­tion with sight­see­ing tours of Barcelona, Aix-en-Provence, Nice, Tus­cany, Rome, Val­letta, Mykonos, Athens, Eph­e­sus, Canakkale, Troy and Gal­lipoli. Priced from $8075 a per­son, twin share, the es­corted 20-day round trip de­parts Australia on Septem­ber 4, 2015, and in­cludes air travel to Barcelona and re­turn from Istanbul, 12-night cruise on Celebrity Re­flec­tion, two nights in Barcelona, one night in Istanbul, two nights in Canakkale and sight­see­ing tours. Ph 1800 630 343 or see trav­el­ EX­PLORE some of the Mediter­ranean’s most beau­ti­ful ports in Turkey, Croa­tia, Greece, Italy, France and Spain with Hol­land Amer­ica Line’s Nieuw Am­s­ter­dam. Priced from $7659 a per­son, twin share, the pack­age in­cludes re­turn air­fare with Emi­rates, 24-night cruise, two-nights’ ac­com­mo­da­tion in Barcelona in­clud­ing break­fast, trans­fers in Barcelona, all meals, on-board ac­tiv­i­ties and en­ter­tain­ment while cruis­ing and all gov­ern­ment fees and port taxes. Pack­age in­cludes a bonus spe­cialty dining pack­age with lunch and din­ner at the Pin­na­cle Grill and lunch at Canaletto. De­parts on Au­gust 5, 2015. Ph 1300 362 599 or see cre­ative­cruis­ MOVE quick to save up to $1000 a per­son on a 16-night voy­age on board Ra­di­ance of the Seas around Australia’s Top End. Prices start from $2399 a per­son, twin share, with a bonus on-board credit to the value of $US200 ($A260). The sail­ing de­parts Perth on Novem­ber 17, 2015, and March 12, 2016, and trav­els up the west coast to Bali be­fore call­ing at Dar­win, Cairns and Bris­bane and fin­ish­ing in Syd­ney. The deal is valid to March 31. Ph 1800 754 500 or see roy­al­ Brad Crouch

COOL QUEEN: The will sail the wa­ters of Alaska next year (main); and the RV (be­low).

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