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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 princess.com 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 aptouring.com.au 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 cruiseabout.com.au 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 travelrite.com.au 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 creativecruising.com.au 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 royalcaribbean.com.au Brad Crouch firstname.lastname@example.org
COOL QUEEN: The will sail the waters of Alaska next year (main); and the RV (below).