6 CRUISE DEALS OF THE WEEK

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SYD­NEY TO HO­BART SEVEN-NIGHT YACHT RACE THEMED CRUISE $5490

Join the Syd­ney to Ho­bart Yacht Race ex­cite­ment on a lux­ury cruise trac­ing the 75th race in De­cem­ber 2019. A seven-night cruise on French-flagged Po­nant’s new ex­pe­di­tion ship, 180guest Le Lap­er­ouse, starts Box­ing Day to watch the race be­gin. The cruise then heads south call­ing at Flin­ders Is­land in Bass Strait and Wine­glass Bay in Tas­ma­nia be­fore berthing in Ho­bart for three nights to watch com­peti­tors sail up the Der­went to the fin­ish line while join­ing New Year’s Eve cel­e­bra­tions. The cruise is from $5490 a per­son, twin-share, if booked by Novem­ber 30, 2018, or $9990 solo guests, in­clud­ing on­board drinks and shore ex­cur­sions.

CRUISEEXPRESS.COM.AU, PH 1300 764 509

VENICE AND BE­YOND EIGHT-DAY RIVER CRUISE $5299

Fly free to Europe to join a 2019 river cruise from Venice if booked by Novem­ber 7. Soak up the charm of Venice and three outer-ly­ing is­lands – Bu­rano, Maz­zorbo and Tor­cello – be­fore con­tin­u­ing onto Chiog­gia, Pole­sella and Taglio di Po. High­lights in­clude a pasta-mak­ing les­son and lunch in Bologna on a seven-night cruise on River Count­ess, in­clud­ing meals and beverages. The pack­age is from $5299 a per­son, twin share, with re­turn air­fares and ex­cur­sions, for de­par­tures on March 31 and Novem­ber 3, 2019. Other de­par­tures avail­able but prices may vary.

UNI­WORLD.COM, PH 1300 780 231

SIN­GA­PORE TO SYD­NEY 16-NIGHT STAY AND SAIL $1899

Fly to Sin­ga­pore then cruise back via In­done­sia aboard P&O’s Pa­cific

Ex­plorer. The trip starts Fe­bru­ary 26, 2020, with a flight then a two-night stay to ex­plore the Lion City be­fore em­bark­ing on a 14-night cruise. The voy­age calls at Benoa (Bali), and Ko­modo Is­land. Stops in Aus­tralia in­clude Dar­win and Air­lie Beach in Queens­land’s Whit­sun­days be­fore dis­em­bark­ing in Syd­ney. Pack­age is from $1899 a per­son, twin share, from Syd­ney, prices from other cap­i­tals vary.

CRUISE1ST.COM.AU, PH 1300 596 345

CUBA 10-NIGHT LUX­URY CIR­CUM­NAV­I­GA­TION $7250

Cir­cum­nav­i­gate Cuba in lux­ury with Re­gent Seven Seas Cruises spend­ing a full day and evening in Ha­vana, and overnight stays in San­ti­ago de Cuba and Cien­fue­gos. The voy­age on Seven

Seas Mariner de­part­ing Oc­to­ber 22, 2019, is priced from $7250 a per­son, twin share, and in­cludes shore trips, Wi-Fi, drinks, fine din­ing, guest lec­tures and gra­tu­ities. The 10-night cruise sails roundtrip from Mi­ami and shore ex­cur­sions give in­sights into Cuba’s rich his­tory and cul­ture.

RSSC.COM, PH 1300 455 200

SOUTH­EAST ASIA TO SYD­NEY 21-NIGHT SAIL-RAIL TRIP $5999

A 21-night sail-rail trip tick­ing off Ha­long Bay to the Nullar­bor Plain be­gins on Fe­bru­ary 12, 2020, with three nights in Hong Kong, in­clud­ing ex­cur­sions, be­fore board­ing Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Mil­len­nium for a 14night cruise to Sin­ga­pore. The voy­age takes in Viet­nam’s Ha­long Bay, Hanoi, Hue/Danang, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, and a fi­nal night on board in Sin­ga­pore. Then guests have a flight to Perth with a night’s ac­com­mo­da­tion be­fore board­ing

In­dian Pa­cific for a three-night, transcon­ti­nen­tal rail jour­ney call­ing at Kal­go­or­lie-Boulder, the ghost town of Cook, Ade­laide, Bro­ken Hill then Syd­ney. The pack­age is from $5999 a per­son, twin share, in­clud­ing flight from Syd­ney to Hong Kong and Sin­ga­pore to Perth, plus trans­fers.

ECRUISING.TRAVEL, PH 1300 369 848

AMER­ICA’S DEEP SOUTH PLUS CARIBBEAN 19-DAY LAND AND CRUISE TOUR

$5490

Pack your blue suede shoes for a tour de­part­ing Oc­to­ber 7, 2019, tak­ing in Elvis heart­land in­clud­ing a trip to Grace­land. The 19-day pack­age in­clud­ing flights starts with a flight to Chicago then a 10-day guided coach tour call­ing at St Louis, Nashville and Mem­phis, then train jour­ney to New Or­leans, all with tours to places such as the Grand Ole Opry and Coun­try Mu­sic Hall of Fame. Guests then fly to Mi­ami for a three-night stay be­fore board­ing MSC Sea­side for a seven­night Caribbean cruise then back to Mi­ami. The pack­age is from $5490 a per­son, twin share, with de­par­tures from Syd­ney, Melbourne, Bris­bane, Ade­laide and Perth.

MYCRUISES.COM.AU, PH 1300 692 784

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