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Itinerary Name: Jewels Of Spain, Portugal & The Douro River
Ports of Call: Madrid, Vega de Terrón, Pinhão, Régua, Amarante, Porto, Lisbon.
Ship: Queen Isabel
Departure Date: April to September 2018
Highlights: See three famous Spanish cities – Salamanca, Madrid and Toledo – before you set sail on the Douro River.
Why We Like It: This price includes return economy class airfares from Australia.
The Catch: Bookings must be made by the end of this month to be eligible for the free airfare deal.
Price: Starting at $9,199 twin share for a Riverview stateroom.
Itinerary Name: In Search of the Northern Lights
Ports of Call: London, Stavanger, Bodo, Tromso, Alta, Narvik, Bergen.
Ship: Viking Sky
Departure Date: January to March 2019
Highlights: See snow-dusted landscapes and the luminous aurora borealis lighting up the sky.
Why We Like It: This new itinerary departs from London making it is easy and affordable for Australians to buy their flights.
The Catch: The name of this cruise is apt as sightings of the aurora borealis cannot be guaranteed.
Price: Starting at $7,495 per person twin share.
Itinerary Name: Essential Vietnam and Cambodia
Ports of Call: Siem Reap, Angkor, Oudong, Koh Chen, Phnom Penh, Tan Chau, Sa Dec, Ho Chi Minh.
Ship: La Marguerite
Departure Date: July to October 2018
Highlights: See the sunset at Angkor Wat and receive a Buddhist blessing at the former royal capital of Oudong.
Why We Like It: This trip includes plenty of opportunities to spend time with the locals and learn about their culture and way of life.
The Catch: Prices vary by up to $1,000 per couple depending on the departure date.
Price: Starting at $4,195 per person twin share.
Itinerary Name: South Pacific
Ports of Call: Brisbane, Santo, Champagne Bay, Port Vila, Mystery Island, Mare, Noumea, Brisbane.
Ship: Pacific Aria
Departure Date: 16 October 2017
Highlights: Soak up the sun in some of the South Pacific’s most picturesque ports.
Why We Like It: This longer South Pacific itinerary offers a far greater range of ports than other similar trips.
The Catch: A Brisbane departure makes this cruise best suited to Queensland locals.
Price: Starting at $979 per person twin share for an inside stateroom.
Itinerary Name: Western Mediterranean & Cannes Film Festival
Ports of Call: Barcelona, Sete, Cannes, Livorno, Rome, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Split, Venice.
Ship: Celebrity Constellation
Departure Date: 17 May 2018
Highlights: This cruise itinerary is timed to coincide with the spectacle of the Cannes Film Festival.
Why We Like It: Featuring sought after ports such as Venice, Dubrovnik and Rome and the chance to see the Cannes Film Festival, this itinerary offers something for everyone.
The Catch: With most tickets selling out well in advance, you will probably need to purchase shore excursions to experience the Cannes Film Festival.
Price: From $5,729 per person twin share for a balcony stateroom including airfares and one night pre-cruise accommodation.
Itinerary Name: The Ghan & Queen Elizabeth
Ports of Call: Perth, Busselton, Katherine, Alice Springs, Darwin.
Ship: Queen Elizabeth
Departure Date: 2 February 2019
Highlights: Experience the unique beauty of the ancient MacDonnell Ranges on a helicopter trip.
Why We Like It: You get to enjoy two iconic travel experiences – sailing on the Queen Elizabeth and riding The Ghan – in the one trip. .
The Catch: Return economy class flights from Sydney are included but a surcharge may apply from other cities or during peak times.
Price: Priced from $4,099 per person twin share.
Fine Print: These offers include all applicable taxes and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. The cruise itinerary may be subject to change and will be confirmed at time of booking. Prices are based on maximum occupancy and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Other tour operator charges may apply. Other restrictions may apply.