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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

World’s Greatest Waterfall, Animals and Ocean Liner in One Great African Cruise Tour

QM2 Queen Mary 2 Cape Town

* Save up to US$300 Per Cabin *

Two of Africa’s iconic experiences – Victoria Falls and wildlife safaris in the Kruger region – will join a voyage aboard the iconic ocean liner, Queen Mary 2, in a new cruise tour hosted by Cruise Express next March.

Departing Sydney on March 25, 2015, Melbourne on March 27 and Perth on April 2, 2015, the ‘Icons of Africa’ tour begins with a voyage aboard the majestic Queen Mary 2 from Australia to Cape Town via Mauritius. Three nights are spent in Cape Town, with the tour including trips to Table Mountain and the acclaimed Stellenbosch wine region. Guests will then fly to the world-famous Kruger region for two nights at the deluxe Lion Sands River Lodge with several wildlife safaris also included. A flight to Victoria Falls, which are twice the size of Niagara Falls, then follows with two nights spent at the world’s largest sheet of falling water, with local touring and a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River included in the package.

Victoria Falls, Africa
Victoria Falls (R Eime)
At Victoria Falls, guests will stay at the five-star Royal Livingstone Hotel which boasts evocative decor inspired by a fusion of Victorian elegance and Africa’s tribal heart. Named after the first European – intrepid explorer, Dr David Livingstone – to discover the falls, which he named after Queen Victoria, the hotel offers views of the falls and passing wildlife as well as gourmet dining, Molton Brown bathroom products, paintings and maps from Dr Livingstone and an outdoor bar where sunset cocktails are enjoyed every day.

A tour of both sides of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Zambia is included while opportunities to ‘walk with the lions’ on a guided hike or fly over the falls in an ultralight are also available as optional excursions at the falls.

Including a flight back to Australia, the Icons of Africa package ranges in length from 23-31 nights, depending where guests board Queen Mary 2 in Australia. Fares are available from A$9990 per person, twin-share, from Perth (23 night tour) or from A$12,990 for solo travellers.

From Melbourne (29 nights), fares are available from A$10,490 per person, twin-share, or from A$14,490 for solo passengers. And from Sydney (31 nights), the tour is available from A$10,990 per person, twin-share, and from A$15,490 for solo guests. Connections from other Australian cities are also available.

All bookings will also attract an onboard spending credit of US$150 per cabin for inside and ocean-view staterooms and US$300 per cabin for other staterooms including balcony cabins. Conditions apply.

Call Cruise Express on 1300 764 509 or visit www.cruiseexpress.com.au

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