6 CRUISE DEALS OF THE WEEK
SINGAPORE TO SYDNEY 20-NIGHT STAY AND SAIL PACKAGE $3999
Fly to Singapore from Sydney and enjoy a two-night stay in the city before boarding Regal Princess to cruise back to Sydney. The cruise calls at Koh Samui and Bangkok, then onto Darwin, Port Douglas and Brisbane, with ample time to enjoy the ship’s many facilities.
The 20-night package departing on November 12, 2020, is priced from $3999 a person twin share.
IMAGINECRUISING.COM.AU, PH 1300 970 492
SOUTH PACIFIC 8-NIGHT DISCOUNTED CRUISE $1799
Take an eight-night Island Escape Cruise departing Sydney on March 15, 2019, on Radiance of the Seas calling at Noumea, Mystery Island and the Isle of Pines.
The cruise is priced from $1799 for the first guest and $799 for the second guest, twin share, in Royal Caribbean International’s sale offering discounts of up to 50 per cent for the second guest on selected cruises booked by February 28, 2019.
CANADA AND ALASKA 13-NIGHT LAND TOUR AND CRUISE $3599
Tour the Canadian Rocky Mountains then relax on a Princess Alaska cruise on a 13-night fly-tour-cruise package.
Flying from Australia on September 5, 2019, to Calgary, the trip starts with a seven-day pre-cruise tour through historical sites, national parks, glaciers and other natural wonders through areas including Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefield, Sun Peaks and Whistler before arriving in Vancouver.
Then embark on Island Princess for a five-night cruise calling at Juneau and Ketchikan, before arriving back into Vancouver ahead of the return flight to Australia.
The package including flights is priced from $3599 a person twin share from Sydney.
CRUISE1ST.COM.AU, PH 1300 596 345
SHANGHAI TO SYDNEY 21-NIGHT RELOCATION CRUISE $3137
Grab a deal on a relocation cruise as Dream Cruises moves its ship, Explorer Dream, from Asia for a season in Australia. The 21-night voyage – departing Shanghai on October 6, 2019 – calls at Hong Kong, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Jakarta, Bali, Darwin, Cairns, Gladstone and ends in the ship’s new homeport of Sydney.
The voyage is priced from $3137 a person twin share, valid to February 28, 2019, and shorter segments are also available on the ship which previously sailed as Superstar Virgo before it had a $US50 million ($70.4 million) transformation. DREAMCRUISELINE.COM, PH 02 9212 6288
14-DAY MOSCOW-ST PETERSBURG CRUISE TOUR $4999
Celebrate the New Year with a deal on a 14-day Russian river cruise priced from $4999 a person twin share if booked by January 31, 2019.
The deal includes return flights and an 11-night cruise bookended by tours in the cities of both Moscow and St Petersburg.
The cruise on the Volga, Svir and Neva rivers visits Uglich, Yaroslavl, Goritsy, Kizhi and Mandrogi. DITRAVEL.COM.AU, PH 1300 813391
GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKETS CHOICE OF FIVE-DAY CRUISES $949
Plan ahead for a Christmas markets cruise in Germany next year.
Riviera Travel has 16 Christmas market cruises on the Rhine River from December 1 to 18, 2019, offering Australians a chance to soak in the traditional yuletide atmosphere and see the stunning Rhineland in its wintry splendour.
The five-day cruises are available from $949 a person, including for solo passengers, with cabins set aside on each sailing for solo travellers.
The cruise sails roundtrip from Cologne calling at Rudesheim, Koblenz, and Bonn, visiting colourful markets including the seven in Cologne, each with their own theme. RIVIERATRAVEL.COM.AU
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