CRUISE DEALS OF THE WEEK
PORTUGAL AND SPAIN 10-DAY DOURO ADVENTURE $3795
Viking Cruises’ 10-day Portugal’s River of Gold trip departing December 14, 2019, from Lisbon to Porto on Viking Helgrim is now priced from $3795 a person twin share, a saving of $1400 a couple. The package includes a two-night hotel stay in Lisbon and there is an offer of flying to Portugal for $995 a person return in economy class. Cruise the Douro River Valley, the world’s oldest demarcated wine region and a UNESCO site, with experiences such as visits to two of Iberia’s oldest university towns: Coimbra, Portugal, and Salamanca, Spain.
VIKINGCRUISES.COM.AU, PH 138 747
MALAYSIA AND THAILAND 8-DAY SINGAPORE RETURN $1399
Spend two nights in Singapore enjoying its food, shopping and highlights such as its botanic gardens before boarding Genting Dream for a five-night cruise. The voyage calls at Penang in Malaysia, Phuket in Thailand, the island archipelago of Langkawi in Malaysia and Port Klang – Malaysia’s largest port town. Departing on March 8, 2019, the deal is priced from $1399 a person twin share from Sydney including return flights, sailing in an outside cabin.
CRUISE1ST.COM.AU, PH 1300 596 345
EUROPE 20-NIGHT MED TO MOUNTAINS $10,990
Travel from the Mediterranean to the Matterhorn on a 20-night package starting with two nights in Barcelona before boarding Celebrity
Constellation for a nine-night cruise to Toulon, Monaco, Pisa/Florence, Rome, Naples, Kotor, Split and Venice. The journey then heads inland by coach to Verona and two nights in the Italian Lakes district before guests board the Bernina Express train – the highest railway journey in the Alps – for a spectacular ride over 196 bridges and through 55 tunnels from Tirano in Italy to St Moritz. The adventure continues aboard Glacier Express train for a spectacular 7½-hour trip over the Swiss Alps to the car-free town of Zermatt for two nights at the foot of the Matterhorn followed by a final night in Zurich. Departing Australia on June 16, 2019, the deal is priced from $10,990 a person twin share including return flights.
CRUISEEXPRESS.COM.AU, PH 1300 766 537
VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA 15-DAY MEKONG AND MORE $5759
Start in Hanoi with two nights’ accommodation before a domestic flight to Siem Reap for three nights to explore the fascinating Angkor temple complex and the town itself. Guests are then taken to Kampong Cham to board Mekong Navigator for the next seven nights, cruising to Wat Hanchey, Phnom Penh, Evergreen Island, Tan Chau, Gieng Island, Sa Dec, Vinh Long and Cai Be before disembarking in My Tho with transfers to Ho Chi Minh City for two nights. The package starts from $5759 a person twin share including a 20 per cent discount and specified domestic flights and transfers, valid until September 30, 2018, for departure on March 28, 2019. Other dates available, prices may vary.
UNIWORLD.COM, PH 1300 780 231
TRANSPACIFIC 29-NIGHT SAN FRANCISCO TO SYDNEY $4990
Sail from bridge to bridge on a cruise starting at San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Bridge and ending at the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Along the way visit ports in Hawaii, Tahiti, American Samoa and New Zealand sailing with Princess Cruises on
Golden Princess. The 29-night package includes airfare to San Francisco and two nights’ hotel accommodation with a guided tour to see city sights and time to explore areas from Fisherman’s Wharf to Alcatraz Island. The deal is valid to September 30, 2018, for the voyage departing on September 28, 2019, and is priced from $4990 a person twin share from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
MYCRUISES.COM.AU, PH 1300 924 585
SOUTH PACIFIC 12-DAY ISLAND HOPPER $1299
Enjoy the relaxed lifestyles and contrasting cultures on a cruise visiting ports in New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji. A 12-day cruise on
Carnival Legend departing from Sydney November 1, 2018, is priced from $1299 a person, twin share with up to $300 on-board credit per cabin. Take it easy poolside on the ship or join in the more than 45 daily activities on offer, including the thrilling Green Thunder waterslide, themed nights, live Broadway-style entertainment and the whimsical world of Dr Seuss with Seuss at Sea.
CARNIVAL.COM.AU, PH 13 31 94