THIS WEEK’S HOTTEST CRUISING DEALS ARE ALL THE EXCUSE YOU NEED TO EXERCISE THOSE ITCHY FEET
1. SEE THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE
Experience the otherworldly landscapes of the Arctic Circle including icebergs, dramatic fjords and stunning glaciers and get a glimpse into the lives of the Inuits who call the region their home on an 18-night expedition cruise package by Adventure Canada and Cruise Traveller. Bookings for the journey will attract two nights’ free accommodation, while solo travellers can book without paying a solo supplement, subject to availability. Departing August 17, 2019, the 16-night cruise will sail from Greenland to Canada’s northern shores, travelling through the famed Northwest Passage on board the Ocean Endeavour. Priced from US$16,190 per person, twin-share.
2. MIDDLE-EARTH MAGIC
Say “kia ora” to the Land of the Long White Cloud on a stunning 18-night Grandeur of New Zealand journey. Departing Sydney on January 16, 2020, Ecruising’s 16-night cruise on board the luxurious Silver Muse takes in some of Australia and New Zealand’s most stunning coastlines, followed by two nights uncovering the delights of cosmopolitan Auckland. Highlights include a visit to the majestic Fiordland National Park on the South Island’s western coast, with its intriguing combination of rugged mountain ranges and solitary alpine lakes, where you will cruise through the jaw-dropping dramatic Doubtful, Dusky and Milford sounds. In Dunedin, catch a glimpse of royal albatrosses and yellow-eyed penguins. Priced from $8969 per person twin share including one-way economy airfares from Auckland to Sydney, accommodation, tours and transfers, main meals and selected drinks.
3. TROPICAL TAHITI CALLS
Sail in luxury from Tahiti to Australia in November 2019 with onboard bonuses when you book by March 31. The 22-night ‘Sublime South Pacific’ package features some of the world’s most beautiful, tropical islands in Tahiti, Samoa, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Your holiday begins with an included flight from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth to Tahiti, one night in Papeete and three nights at the luxurious Intercontinental Moorea Resort and Spa. Guests then board Oceania Cruises’ Regatta ship for an 18-night cruise from Papeete to Sydney via Bora Bora – billed as the world’s most spectacular tropical island – as well as Pago Pago, Apia, Suva, Lautoka, Port Vila and Noumea. Priced from $8413 per person, twin-share. Bookings by March 31, 2019, will receive US$450 in onboard spending credit per stateroom plus a choice of either eight free shore excursions or an onboard beverage package or an extra US$800 in onboard credit.
4. CHASE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
Experience a land where dawn and twilight merge. Cruising far north in Norway’s winter, travellers of Viking’s 13-day ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ ocean cruise will witness wondrous snow-dusted landscapes and the luminous aurora borealis dancing in the sky. Save up to $4600 per couple and receive $200 worth of shipboard credit per couple when you book before March 31, 2019 (unless sold out prior). Priced from $6995 per person in a veranda stateroom.
5. EXCLUSIVE CAPE AND CATS JOURNEY
Latitude 33’s 34-night ‘Coast to the Cape and Big Cats’ adventure begins in Lisbon on November 11, 2020, followed by a 24-night cruise to Cape Town on board the luxurious Seven Seas Voyager. The itinerary concludes with a safari experience at South Africa’s renowned Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge. Prices start from $33,599 per person twin share, including all accommodation, return economy class airfares, meals and selected beverages. Book by March 31, 2019 and receive a complimentary upgrade from a deluxe veranda suite to concierge suite, plus US$500 shipboard credit.