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Friday, 1 April 2011

This week's great deals from ecruising.travel

Edition 547 - 31 March 2011
Hi Cruisers,

Brett and Philippa have just jetted off on our exclusive Galapagos charter so I’m in control this week! It’s been another busy week in the world of cruising (so no slacking off while the boss is away for us...), so let’s get straight into it!

Released at the end of this week is P&O’s August 2012 – May 2013 cruise program. Billed as Australia’s biggest ever cruise program with 126 departures, over 50 unique itineraries and 5 different home ports including Melbourne, we’ve been working hard on this and we will bring this to you very soon!

Cunard’s Europe & Exotic sailing programme is also due for release early next week and it promises to be a cracker! Consisting of 84 voyages, Cunard will visit 129 ports in 48 countries in 2012. On 5th June 2012, Cunard will create another historical moment as the three Queens meet in Southampton for the first time to Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen. Sure to be an emotional moment!

Costa has also just announced their 2012 programme. Highlights include the deployment of 2 ships in Asia, Classica & Victoria and the launch of the new flagship, Costa Fascinosa (114,500 gross tonnage & 3780 total guests).

New for Princess is this great value 51 night South American circumnavigation package onboard the Grand Princess. Departing 26 Jan 2013 from Fort Lauderdale, set sail for San Francisco the long way round! You’ll visit The Virgin Islands, Antigua, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, Fortaleza and Salvador in Northern Brazil before spending 10 & 11 Feb in Rio de Janerio for Carnivàle! Continue on to Buenos Aires, Montevideo and The Falkland Islands before rounding Cape Horn. Visit Ushuaia, the southern- most city in the world before stopping at Punta Arenas, then scenic glacier cruising. Puerto Montt, Santiago and La Serena in Chile are the next ports of call. Then it’s off to Lima in Peru and Quito in Ecuador. Heading for Central America we stop at Puntarenas in Costa Rica and San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. The Mexican Riveria finds us stopping at Acapulco and Cabo San Lucas before disembarking on 16th March in San Francisco. Phew! Included are return flights, a nights accommodation at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale beach resort, 1 night at the Hilton Union Square, San Fran plus transfers. Insides start from $7,949.00, Oceanviews $8,439.00, Balconies $10,319.00 and Mini-suites $11,609.00. Terrific value for such an amazing experience!
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You have probably seen the new Celebrity Solstice Australian sailings by now on the website, but here’s a few highlights. Departing Barcelona 26 Oct 2012 head to Alexandria where you’ll overnight with plenty of time to get to Giza to see the pyramids before heading to Safaga, the gateway to Luxor, where the ship will overnight. Head for Dubai and Muscat before overnighting in Cochin, the centre of the ancient spice trade for many centuries. Travel to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Bali before stopping at Darwin, Cairns and Brisbane. Arriving in Sydney on 9th December, this 46 night package gives you plenty of time to enjoy all that Celebrity Solstice has to offer! Starting from $6,849.00 this is a great way to welcome this beautiful ship to our shores.
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If thats too long how about a 1 night sampler cruise departing 9 December 2012.
Insides from just $259.00
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Can’t wait that long to experience Celebrity Solstice? How about this 14 night Barcelona roundtrip package. Departing 4 Nov 2011 you’ll visit Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Civitavecchia (Rome) and Naple in Italy, Athens in Greece, Ephesus in Turkey, The Island of Crete and then Malta. Includes 2 nights at the Hilton Diagonal Mar and flights with Singapore Airlines. Insides are $3,499.00 or how about a Deluxe Veranda from just $3,969.00.
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Keep Cruising,
Lynden & The ecruising team
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