GREAT CRUIS­ING ES­CAPES

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Holidays Afloat -

Fam­ily af­fair: Cruisea­way has a fam­ily hol­i­day of­fer that in­cludes flights to Los An­ge­les, seven nights on Car­ni­val Pride cruis­ing the Mex­i­can Riviera and three nights in Cal­i­for­nia’s CLAS­SIC In­ter­na­tional Cruises has launched its 2008-09 Aus­tralian sum­mer cruise pro­gram— its big­gest — with two lin­ers of­fer­ing 23 cruises to and from Fre­man­tle and, for the first time, Syd­ney and Ade­laide. Next sum­mer’s sea­son, from Novem­ber to May 2009, will in­clude the de­but in Aus­tralia of the Princess Daphne for a short sea­son in Syd­ney. Cruises from three to 49 nights are avail­able, with prices start­ing at $645 a per­son for the three-night long week­end cruise. More: www.clas­sicintcruises.com. Ana­heim with a two-day Dis­ney­land Park Hop­per Pass. Prices for the 12-day trip, de­part­ing Oc­to­ber 24, start at $2898 a per­son for adults, $2127 a child (air taxes ex­tra). More: 1300 887 590; www.cruisea­way.com.au. Half the price: The cost of Sun Princess’s Pearls of Tahiti cruise in Oc­to­ber has been cut in half. The 21-day trip, which starts in Syd­ney, will visit New Cale­do­nia, Tonga, the Cook Is­lands, Ra­iatea, Papeete and Bora Bora, re­turn­ing via Samoa and Fiji. The dis­count brings the price to $5295 a per­son for an out­side cabin. More: 1300 137 445; www.cruise­cen­tre.com.au. www.theaus­tralian.com.au/travel/dd

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