GREAT CRUISE ESCAPES
Discounts, free upgrades and bonus offers from dozens of international cruise lines will be available during National Cruise Week from September 2-9. The deals will be available exclusively from Cruise Lines International Association Australasia travel agents across the country. More: nationalcruiseweek.com.au.
Avalon Waterways is offering free international flights with its 14-day Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River itinerary on select September and October departures, representing savings of up to $2580 a couple. From $3962 a person twin-share, including seven nights onboard 16-cabin Avalon Angkor, three nights in Ho Chi Minh City, two nights in Siem Reap and a night in Bangkok. More: 1300 230 234; avalonwaterways.com.au.
Captain Cook Cruises has a Take a Mate for Half Price deal on any three, four or seven-night Yasawa Islands and Northern Fiji cruise booked by September 30. A three-night Southern Yasawa Cruise is from $746.25 a person twin-share with this deal, valid for travel between November 1 and March 31. More: 1300 863 454; captaincook.com.fj.
Learn cheese and yoghurt making and indulge in wine tastings and cooking demos on a seven-night Orion Expedition Cruises’ Tasman Discoverer food and wine voyage. Departing Brisbane, Orion will call at Norfolk Island and New Zealand’s Bay of Islands before docking in Auckland. Chef and author Dominique Rizzo, winemaker Tony Bish and cheesemaker Markus Bucher will be on board. Save up to 40 per cent on the brochure fare on the December 13 departure; from $3735 a person for an ocean-view stateroom. More: orionexpedition.com.
Get in quick to secure a discount on a 13-night USA and Mexico cruise holiday, including a seven-night Mexican Riviera cruise on Carnival Miracle, four nights in Vegas and two nights in LA. Return economy airfares included. From $3199 a person twin-share (departing Melbourne); $3209 (Sydney); $3229 (Brisbane); $3459 (Adelaide) and $3599 (Perth). More: 131 398; travelscene.net.au.
Indulge yourself with a 21-night fly, cruise and stay package from Copenhagen to New York. The 17-night Royal Princess cruise departs the Danish capital on September 10 and calls at Kristiansand, Norway; Rejkjavik, Glasgow, Belfast, Cork, St John’s and Halifax in Canada, and New York. Deal includes two nights pre-cruise in Copenhagen and two nights post-cruise in New York. From $6585 a person twinshare, including return airfares. More: cruising.com.au.