Final call to sail through Europe
MOVE quick for a last-minute Cruise Week deal from Avalon Waterways with early-booking discounts of up to 15 per cent across its 2016 season of European river cruises.
Bookings for the cruises on Avalon Luminary and Avalon Felicity must be made by close of business on September 15, 2015. Avalon is also offering up to 10 per cent off all other 2016 European river cruises.
Popular itineraries include Romantic Rhine – eight days between Zurich and Amsterdam, priced from $2582 a person, twin share (including 10 per cent discount); Burgundy and Provence – 11 days between Paris and the Cote D’Azur, priced from $3761 a person, twin share (including 15 per cent discount), and Magnificent Europe – 15 days between Budapest and Amsterdam, priced from $5056 a person, twin share (including 10 per cent discount).
Avalon’s 2016 season will offer more destinations than ever before, with a choice of 48 itineraries on the great waterways of Europe including the Rhine, Danube, Main, Moselle, Seine, Rhone and Meuse rivers. MIX warm sunshine with cool glaciers on a Hawaii and Alaska package departing May 10, 2016. The 15-night trip includes flights to Honolulu for four nights then on to Anchorage for a fournight land-tour taking in Denali National Park. Then guests join the luxurious all-suite ship Silver Shadow for a seven-night all-inclusive cruise from Seward to Vancouver, with touches including butler service. The flight back from Vancouver rounds out the trip, priced from $10,379 a person, twin share, valid until September 30. A 21-day package of return airfares, three nights in Paris, 14-night river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest and three nights in Prague in 2016 normally priced at $9499 a person, twin share, is discounted to $6999 until September 18. The cruise on river ship Sound of Music is for departures on October 3 or 31, 2016. Or travel on July 25, August 8, September 5 or 19, 2016, for $7499 a person, twin share. GET spa discounts, express luggage delivery and access to a dedicated check-in area on a seven-night Hawaiian islands cruise aboard Pride of America, which sails round trip from Honolulu to visit Maui, Hilo, Kona and Kauai. The cruise is priced from $1755 a person, twin share, in an inside cabin and from $2599 a person in a balcony cabin, inclusive of the extras, all meals and entertainment. Valid for sale until September 30, 2015, for travel on November 28, 2015. DISCOUNTS of $500 a person are available on an Amras Cruises’ 15-day Budapest to Amsterdam river cruise, departing on October 1, 2015. Sail the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers on board the Amadeus Silver II with 14 land tours, all meals included, drinks with dinner on board and complimentary wi-fi. Prices start from $6490. SAVE up to $2800 a person on a 16-night voyage on the Azamara Quest from Sydney to Auckland on January 15, 2016. Highlights include full-day visits to Melbourne, Port Arthur and Hobart, Dunedin, Akaroa, Picton and Napier.
Special fly/cruise package prices including all savings start from $7945 a person, twin share, and include flight back from Auckland; meals and onboard gratuities; selection of beverages including wine and beer; on-board program of entertainment, port lectures, port charges and taxes.
A bonus $US200 on-board credit is available for new bookings.
ROMANCE OF RIVERS: Several cruise lines include itineraries to the picturesque Rhine Valley in Germany.