on January 5, 2016 and includes a 14-night cruise from Sydney to New Zealand, airfare from New Zealand back to Sydney/ Melbourne/Brisbane, one night in Auckland and sightseeing tours of Melbourne, Hobart, Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Tauranga, Bay of Islands and Auckland. Ph 1800 630 343 or see travelrite.com.au BOOK by July 31 and receive a free double upgrade and a bonus $US200 credit each stateroom on a 16-night voyage aboard the 3115guest Explorer of the Seas. Departing Fremantle on November 13 this year, the trip calls at Adelaide and Melbourne, then crosses the Tasman to visit Milford, Doubtful and Dusky sounds, Dunedin, Picton and Wellington, then Sydney Harbour for an overnight on board before disembarking. Fares from $1799 a person, twin share, with an upgrade from an inside stateroom to balcony cabin. See cruising.com.au CAN’T decide between a river or ocean cruise? Do both on a package departing April 5, 2016. The deal includes a flight to Rome and two nights’ hotel stay, a seven-night Rome to Nice cruise aboard the luxurious allsuite Silverseas’ Silver Cloud, two nights in a hotel, flight to Lyon then a seven-night river cruise to Avignon aboard Uniworld’s Catherine. A flight to Paris for three nights’ accommodation follows before the flight home. The 21-night package is priced from $12,499 a person, twin share, and includes a bonus of up to $400 off for each couple, twin share, if booked by July 31. Ph 1300 362 599 or see creativecruising.com.au
ROMANTIC: River cruise ship Sound of Music will start a 10night itinerary from Basel in Switzerland to Amsterdam in the Netherlands next year.