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The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Destination Luxury - MERRY KIRK­WOOD

Trans-Tas­man de­lights: Sil­versea has two 14-day all-in­clu­sive cruises be­tween Aus­tralia and New Zealand aboard Sil­ver Shadow in Jan­uary with $1000 a suite on-board credit; from $US6999 a per­son twin-share in an Ocean­view Vista Suite with but­ler ser­vice and com­pli­men­tary wines, cham­pagne and other drinks. The first cruise de­parts Sydney on Jan­uary 4 and vis­its Vic­to­ria, north­west Tas­ma­nia and New Zealand, or sail across from Auck­land on Jan­uary 18. More: sil­versea.com. Kim­ber­ley capers: Save $1200 a cou­ple at new West Aus­tralian eco-re­treat, Berke­ley River Lodge. A four-night deal from Aber­crom­bie & Kent is $5976 a cou­ple, in­clud­ing all din­ing and float­plane trans­fers. Valid to March 31. More: 1300 851 800; aber­crom­biekent.com.au. Bali break: Book now for a fivenight (for the price of four) Kayu­ma­nis Jim­baran pack­age; from $1285 a per­son twin-share in a one-bed­room pool es­tate villa and break­fasts daily. Travel by De­cem­ber 23. More: cre­ative­hol­i­days.com. South Amer­ica so­journ: A 20-night land-cruise-fly pack­age de­parts Aus­tralia Fe­bru­ary 27 with an itin­er­ary that in­cludes Buenos Aires and Chile’s Val­paraiso; from $6820 a per­son twin-share, in­clud­ing re­turn air­fares from Sydney, a 14-night lux­ury cruise aboard Celebrity Cruises’ In­fin­ity, two nights in Buenos Aires, Iguazu and San­ti­ago, an in­ter­nal flight, trans­fers, and meals on board ship. More: cruis­ing.com.au. Frosty days: It’s not too early to think about the fes­tive sea­son. In­sight Va­ca­tions has an eight­day Ger­man Christ­mas Mar­kets tour from $1650 a per­son twin­share in­clud­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion, lux­ury land trans­port and meals. De­par­tures avail­able from Novem­ber 27 to De­cem­ber 27. More: in­sight­va­ca­tions.com. On cloud nine: Sea Cloud Cruises is of­fer­ing an air credit of $400 a per­son on a seven-night voy­age on the in­ti­mate yacht cruiser Sea Cloud, sail­ing from Si­cily to Palma de Mal­lorca in Spain from Oc­to­ber 20-27. Fully in­clu­sive rates from $3500 a per­son for a dou­ble cabin, gourmet meals with se­lected re­gional wines and beers, all non-al­co­holic bev­er­ages and guided ex­cur­sions and port fees. More: 1300 583 572; sea­cloud.com.

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