CRUISE DEALS OF THE WEEK

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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

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