Deal of the week: Antarctica discounts
Polar voyages in Antarctica are discounted by 30 per cent for 2019 and 2020 if bookings are paid for by August 18 this year. There are six ships and a range of cruises from which to choose, ranging from 11 days to 21 days. The 11-day voyage is now priced from $11,964pp, twin-share for a window-cabin room. The 21-day voyage is now more than $5000 less, now priced at $28,405pp. The itinerary includes Drake Passage, Antarctic Peninsula, retracing Shackleton’s path to South Georgia and an on-shore excursion on Elephant Island.
18 nights of luxury
The ultra-luxurious Crystal Cruises is sailing from Sydney on April 8 to the Great Barrier Reef and the Northern Territory, before heading for Komodo Island in Indonesia. This 18-night cruise is priced from $9299pp and includes an onboard credit of US$200 with your stateroom, an overnight stay in Bali, and a complimentary dining experience at two of the cruiseliner’s specialty restaurants.
City of Sails weekend
Aucklanders, snuggle down on a “staycation” with a night at either Heritage Auckland or CityLife Auckland. Priced from $195 for a superior room, with a $25 food and beverage voucher, free parking, 2GB of free Wi-Fi and a noon check-out, this deal is valid for new bookings for Fridays through to Mondays in July and August. August 24 and 25 not available.
South-east Asian cruise
Cruise on a round-trip from Singapore over 11 nights, staying in an interior stateroom on Sapphire Princess, which has a poolside bar, a library, galleries and boutique shops. The fare for this January 19 departure starts at $1649pp, twin-share, and covers all main meals and onboard entertainment, plus a US$185 on-board credit with your room. The itinerary includes Singapore, Penang, Ko Samui, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City. Book by August 31.
See the sights and experience the culture of three countries on a tour of Spain, Portugal and Morocco. You’ll step back in time, immersing yourself in the history and architecture of the cities of Madrid, Seville, Granada, Lisbon and Marrakesh. Priced from $2918pp, twin-share, this 16-day guided tour departs on selected dates throughout 2019.
Brizzie gets its glam on
Shake your groove thing as Australia’s stage show and musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert takes to the stage in Brisbane this spring. Two nights’ accommodation at Royal on the Park in Brisbane and an A-Reserve Wednesday matinee ticket to the show are priced from $309pp, twin-share. Upgrades and extended stays are available. Book by October 3. Travel between September 30 and October 7. Airfares from New Zealand are additional.
Be in to win
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The inaugural event perfectly blends fitness and flat-out luxury with five days of relaxation and socialising, three stunning swim locations, and plenty of Fijian sun. Limited to only 200 swimmers, this exclusive event includes swim clinics with legendary ocean swimmers and coaches, 1km or 3km distances for each swim event and the chance to take a break with mates or family.
Win your spot at Ocean Swim Fiji with NZ Herald Travel, with a package including return economy airfares for one person from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch, five-nights at the Sofitel Denarau Island Fiji, airport transfers in Fiji, and an Ocean Swim Fiji Swim Pack (including event entry, ground transportation, private island access, and food and beverage package). The whole experience is worth $2899.
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