SAIL LIKE A STAR

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Escape - - CRUISE NEWS - BRAD CROUCH

Live the jet­set life on the high seas on a lux­ury trip aboard mega-mo­tor-cruiser SeaDream I, call­ing at ports such as Saint-Tropez and Cannes on the French Riviera. The 112-guest ship with 95 crew will sail for one week from Rome to Nice depart­ing on Au­gust 25 next year, vis­it­ing Boni­fa­cio and Calvi on France’s Cor­sica is­land, Saint-Tropez and Cannes, Italy’s San Remo and Monte Carlo in the Prin­ci­pal­ity of Monaco.

Book now and the brochure price, start­ing from $US8827 ($A11,125) a per­son, twin share, is dis­counted to $US4926, in­clud­ing gourmet cui­sine, wines with meals and bar drinks, power and sail wa­ter-sports, use of the golf sim­u­la­tor and fit­ness cen­tre, port charges and gra­tu­ities.

SEADREAM.COM OR TRAVEL AGENTS

SIN­GA­PORE TO ITALY

Visit lesser-known ports on a fas­ci­nat­ing voy­age from Sin­ga­pore to Italy depart­ing on Fe­bru­ary 22, 2018, aboard the 2400-guest Costa Vic­to­ria.

The 25-night pack­age in­clud­ing re­turn flights is priced from $4999 a per­son, twin share, with two nights in Sin­ga­pore to start, two nights in Milan to fin­ish and a 21-night cruise.

From Sin­ga­pore, the cruise calls at Port Klang, Pe­nang, Colombo, New Man­ga­lore, Salalah, Her­ak­lion, Civ­i­tavec­chia (for Rome) and Savona. PH 1800 316 941, IMAGINECRUISING.COM.AU

RUS­SIA ON A GRAND SCALE

Marvel at sights in Rus­sia on a 10-night river cruise sail­ing be­tween St Peters­burg and Moscow, with a deal in­clud­ing tours of both grand cities.

On the voy­age, ex­plore Uglich, the “Golden Ring” city of Yaroslavl, cul­tur­ally rich Goritsy, Kizhi is­land with its Church of Trans­fig­u­ra­tion, and the vil­lage of Man­drogi.

De­par­tures are avail­able be­tween May-Septem­ber 2018 aboard three ships – prices start from $1999 a per­son, twin share, for the Septem­ber 21, 2018, de­par­ture aboard MS Zosima Shashkov.

PH 1300 813 391, DITRAVEL.COM.AU

SOUTH PA­CIFIC SOJOURN

En­joy the fa­cil­i­ties of pre­mium ship Celebrity Sol­stice, in­clud­ing its topdeck lawn club with real grass, on an eight-night South Pa­cific es­cape.

The round-trip voy­age from Syd­ney de­parts on Oc­to­ber 22, 2017, with calls at Isle of Pines, Li­fou and Noumea. Fares start from $999 a per­son, twin share.

PH 1800 754 500, CELEBRITYCRUISES.COM.AU

SAVE ON EUROPE DEALS

Cruise through the heart­land of Europe down the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers in 2018 and save up to $3000 a cou­ple if booked by Septem­ber 27, 2018.

Avalon Wa­ter­ways has de­par­tures sail­ing be­tween Bu­dapest and Am­s­ter­dam priced from $5298 a per­son, twin share, for the 15-day Mag­nif­i­cent Europe trip.

The Ro­man­tic Rhine trip over eight days from Am­s­ter­dam to Basel is priced from $2962 a per­son, twin share.

PH 1300 230 234, AVALONWATERWAYS.COM.AU

IDYL­LIC IS­LANDS AWAIT

A re­lax­ing 10-night South Pa­cific cruise gives time to en­joy all the fa­cil­i­ties of the huge Voy­ager of the Seas while ex­plor­ing beau­ti­ful is­lands. The round-trip voy­age from Syd­ney de­parts on Novem­ber 21, 2017, and calls at Li­fou, Port Vila, Mys­tery Is­land and Mare.

Fares start from $999 a per­son, twin share, in an in­te­rior state­room, if booked be­fore Septem­ber 14, 2017, as part of Royal Caribbean In­ter­na­tional’s “The Pa­cific Awaits” sale.

PH 1800 754 500, ROYALCARIBBEAN.COM.AU

PIC­TURE: ISTOCK

Visit Monte Carlo as part of a cruise to the French Riviera on board the lux­ury SeaDream I cruiser. MONACO

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