The all-suite, 596-passenger Silver Muse is the ninth cruise ship in the Italian-owned Silversea fleet and its first new launch since 2009. Its 2018 Mediterranean cruise season starts again in May next year through to late September, with itineraries from seven to 12 days. Silver Muse will make its inaugural visit to Australian waters in December next year and cruises are now on sale. More: 1300 306 872; silversea.com
British Airways has a daily service between Sydney and London Heathrow Terminal 5 via Singapore Changi where a new BA lounge was opened in late 2015 as the first location in Asia to offer a Concorde Bar for First and Gold Executive Club passengers. A new one-stop booking service helps create a multi-destination holiday with flexibility to combine flights in and out of different airports, book multiple hotels and select car hire. More: ba.com/ CustomiseYourTrip.
Book by August 11 for flights departing by March 31 next year for return fares from Sydney to London at $1399 for World Traveller (economy class); $3399 for World Traveller Plus (premium economy); $7299 for Club World (business class); and $10,499 for First. More: ba.com.