FIVE OF THE BEST... OCEAN CRUISES
Ben Hyde sets sail on the high seas to some of the best ports of call.
Join Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas for a journey through the islands of Hawaii and across the Pacific Ocean to Vancouver, Canada. The 11-day cruise is priced from $1789 a person, twin share, which includes all meals, onboard entertainment, port and government charges. Airfares to cruise start and finish ports are not included. The offer is valid until April 14, 2010, and the cruise departs from Hawaii on April 27. Details Travel.com.au, ph 1300 130 483 or travel.com.au
Discover the secrets of exotic Asia on this 17-night cruise aboard the Sun Princess, starting and finishing in Fremantle. Leaving on June 21, 2010, the sun Princess sails to Geraldton, Phuket, Langkawi, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Prices start from $2555 a person, twin share, which includes four-star accommodation, all meals and onboard entertainment, port charges and government taxes. Passengers also receive $100 credit to spend onboard. Details Escape Travel, ph 1300 799 783 or escapetravel.com
Jump aboard the Dawn Princess at Melbourne and cruise around Australia for 27 days. Enjoy visits to Burnie, Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane, Port Douglas, Darwin, Broome, Fremantle, Bunbury and Albany before finishing in Adelaide. There’s also a visit to Pedang Bay in Bali. The cruise, which departs on November 10, 2010, is priced from $4039 a person, twin share, which includes economy airfare to Melbourne, onboard meals and entertainment, and $250 onboard credit. Details King William Travel, ph 8212 2132 or kwt.com.au
Take a cruise from the sunny beaches of Florida across the Atlantic Ocean to culture-laden Italy. The 14-night cruise onboard Celebrity Equinox takes in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy. The ship boasts 10 dining venues, a casino and a martini bar. Prices start from $1629 a person, which includes all main onboard meals and entertainment, port charges, taxes and gratuities. The cruise departs Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on April 19. Details Cruiseabout, ph 1300 363 428 or cruiseabout.com.au