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The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

River cruise ves­sel “god­mother” Joan Collins, re­splen­dent in a pink pantsuit, per­haps to match the flam­boy­ant Parisian decor of her “god­child”, has launched Joie de Vivre, Uni­world’s first so-called su­per ship to sail the Seine; the 128-passenger, 125mlong cruiser will op­er­ate Europe itin­er­ar­ies this sea­son un­til De­cem­ber 27 • Hol­i­days for 2018 have gone on sale aboard the world’s largest cruise ship, the 6780-passenger Sym­phony of the Seas, which will join the Royal Caribbean fleet in April next year with an in­au­gu­ral sea­son in the Mediter­ranean • Chiva-Som well­ness re­treat at Hua Hin, 185km south of Bangkok, has up­graded its Ocean cat­e­gory rooms and suites; the refreshed ac­com­mo­da­tion boasts more con­tem­po­rary in­te­ri­ors and en­hanced bath­rooms • Yoga, fit­ness ses­sions and Pi­lates are on the cards with Star Clip­pers tall-ship cruises; themed voy­ages on Royal Clip­per, Star Clip­per and Star Flyer run from May 6 to De­cem­ber 16, in­clud­ing the Mediter­ranean, Caribbean and round-trips from Bali and Phuket.

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