Sail through your dreams
EXPLORE Alaska’s dramatic glaciers and cruise to frontier towns on a week-long Inside Passage journey. The sevennight itinerary sails round trip from Vancouver aboard Holland America Line’s Volendam through the Tracy Arm Fjord to visit Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay and Ketchikan. The cruise is priced from $1599 a person, twin share, in an inside cabin and $1699 a person, twin share, in an outside cabin, inclusive of all main meals and entertainment on the cruise and a bonus $US50 on-board credit. Valid for sale until April 30, 2015, for travel commencing on June 3, 2015. Ph 1300 450 133 or see cruiseabout.com.au HEAD north this winter with a fly, cruise and stay deal and enjoy a free beverage package and pre-paid gratuities. Depart Sydney on June 11, 2015, and cruise to Singapore with Royal Caribbean via Airlie Beach, Cairns, Darwin and Benoa in Bali. Priced from $2869 a person, twin share, the deal includes 14 nights on Legend of the Seas, two nights post-accommodation in Singapore including breakfast, flight from Singapore to Australia, Singapore by night tour, transfers, all meals while cruising, on-board activities and entertainment. Valid for sale until April 11, 2015. Ph 1300 362 599 or see creativecruising.com.au PAY homage to the battlefields of the Western Front in France on Anzac Day, 2016, as part of a European cruise tour. Departing Australia on April 21, 2016, the hosted tour includes a five-night tour of France and Belgium with an Anzac Day commemoration at the French town of VillersBretonneux, which Australian Diggers famously saved from German occupation in World War I. Guests then board a luxury Scenic Tours river ship for a 14-night cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers through Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary with free land excursions at each of the 14 stops along the route. The package, including return flights, is available from $11,490 a person, twin share, or $15,990 for solo passengers for bookings made by April 30, 2015. Ph 1300 764 509 or see cruiseexpress.com.au SEE a good chunk of the world on a 35-night package starting with a flight to Hawaii for three nights, flight to New York for two nights, then a flight to Orlando to commence a 26-night cruise on the Norwegian Spirit. The cruise crosses the Atlantic to the Mediterranean visiting St Thomas, St Maarten, Funchal, Barcelona, Toulon, Florence, Rome, Naples, Mykonos, Istanbul, Kusadasi and Athens before arriving in Venice. Spend two nights in Venice, then fly to Dubai for two nights before flying back to Australia. The package is priced from $8999 a person, twin share, and departs April 17, 2016. Ph 1300 305 920 or see cruiseholidays.com.au SALUTE the Sixties on the rock’n’roll-themed Rock the Boat 6 trip departing from Brisbane aboard Legend of the Seas on November 6, 2016. Relive the memories of the era with classics from original artists such as Peter Noone, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, The Fortunes, The Troggs and many more. Companion Cruising can match solo travellers with like-minded, same gender guests willing to share a quad cabin and save costs. Solo travellers willing to share a cabin who book by May 31, 2015, pay from $1684 a person. The seven-night music cruise visits the Isle of Pines and Lifou in the South Pacific. Ph 0468 964 996 or see companioncruising.com.au SAIL across the Pacific Ocean in style on a package which includes a flight to Seattle and overnight hotel stay before embarking on Holland America Line’s Volendam for a 24-night South Pacific crossing departing September 24, 2015. The cruise calls at Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia en route to Sydney. The 25-night package is priced from $4335 a person, twin share, including airfare from Adelaide to Seattle. Gratuities not included and payable on board. See cruising.com.au
HISTORIC: A Scenic Tours river ship will take a 14-night cruise allowing passengers to pay homage to the battlefields of the Western Front.