6 CRUISE DEALS OF THE WEEK
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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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