Thursday 22 September 2011


NEW York, Bermuda, the Amazon, the Caribbean and Miami – all these highly sought-after destinations in themselves, are now combined into one 29-night "must do" fly, cruise and stay package with Cruiseco in November 2012.

Guests fly from Sydney to New York for two nights at the boutique Sanctuary Hotel in the heart of Times Square, and on November 2nd 2012 cruise out aboard Oceania Cruises' luxury flagship Regatta to Bermuda's Hamilton, then Gustavia, Castries and Port of Spain in the Caribbean, and six days on the Amazon visiting Santarem, Boca Da Valeria, Manaus and Parintins.

Regatta then goes on to the once-notorious penal colony of Devil's Island off French Guiana, the Caribbean's Bridgetown, Fort De France, Virgin Gorda and San Juan, and finally Miami where there are two nights at the Grand Beach Hotel on the doorstep of the world-famous beach and its nightlife and restaurants.

Fly, Cruise & Stay prices begin from $10,260pp twin share (ocean-view stateroom) including return airfare from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane (add $360pp from Adelaide, add $725pp from Perth) all dining and entertainment during 25 nights aboard Regatta, port charges, government fees and air taxes… and through Cruiseco there's a US$400 shipboard credit per stateroom.

On sale until December 31 unless sold-out earlier. For details and the names of Cruiseco's 200 cruise-specialist travel agencies visit

ADDITIONAL SHIPBOARD INFORMATION:  Regatta underwent a full refurbishment this year and has four open-seating restaurants, eight lounges and bars, daily afternoon High Tea at which the pastries take centre-stage, and wine and martini tastings.

There's a fitness centre and spa, pool and Jacuzzi, nightly entertainment with a full orchestra, magicians and comedians, a casino,1000-volume library, and internet centre; Regatta that's been described as "like a private country club" carries just 680-guests served by 400-crew.

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