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Cruising on the horizon

By: Anna Lewin, Issue 44 – Spring 2010
(Silversea, Singapore, True North, San Francisco, Rome, Seabourn)


Silversea Cruises 15-night cruise from Sydney to Singapore is a cultural delight. The Silver Shadow cruise liner has the highest space-to-passenger ratio as well as all the latest in technological and luxury amenities with guests travelling in style as they make their way up the north coast of Australia.
Stopping in Cairns and the Whitsundays guests will be able to enjoy the beautiful coral reefs and experience the warm tropical climate of Far North Queensland before heading into the thriving oriental metropolis of Singapore.

Ship: Silver Shadow
Dates: February 18, 2011
Nights: 15
Destinations: Sydney, Brisbane, Whitsunday Islands, Cairns, Thursday Island, Kupang, Bali, Singapore
Prices per person: A$6,639 Vista suite, A$8,163 Veranda Suite, A$11,963 Silver Suite

The Kimberly Ultimate cruise is North Star Cruises’ premier adventure. This two-week cruise along the magnificent Kimberly coast departs from Wyndham, travelling south along the coast to Broome.

Along the way you’ll experience wild and beautiful panoramic views of mountain ranges, gorges and spectacular waterfalls all from the comfort of the luxurious True North cruise ship, which features all the latest amenities and services of a five star hotel. Discover unexplained rock art and wildlife as the cruise takes you down through the King George Falls, The Mitchell, Hunter and Prince Regent Roves as well as stopping by the Montgomery Reef where you may be lucky enough to spot the monster barramundi. The Kimberly Ultimate cruise is unprecedented in both experience and luxury, making for the ultimate Australian experience.

Ship: True North
Dates of Cruise: Cruises commence from the beginning of 2011
Nights: 13
Destinations: Wyndham, King Georges Falls, Mitchell Roves, Hunter Roves, Prince Regent Roves, Montgomery Reef, Horizontal Reef, Broome.
Prices per person: A$16,495 Ocean Class Twin, A$21,995 River Class Double, A$24,995 Explorer Class Stateroom

Silversea’s 21-night cruise from Sydney to Hong Kong takes place aboard the Silver Spirit. With exceptionally spacious ocean-view suites, separate sitting areas, private in-suite dining and walk-in wardrobes large enough to hold clothes for multiple seasons, Silver Spirit is made for a world cruise.

From yoga and culinary classes during the day and dining and dancing at night, there is a wide range of activities to distract guests as the cruise travels between destinations. Shopping and site-seeing day trips also give passengers time to stretch their legs and enjoy the local attractions, as Silversea cruises are as much about the journey as they are the destinations.

Ship: Silver Spirit
Dates: March 1, 2011
Nights: 21
Destinations: Sydney, Brisbane, Whitsundays Islands, Cairns, Thursday island, Darwin, Benoa Bali, Sandakan, Manila, Hong Kong
Prices per person: A$11,403 Vista Suite, A$12,603 Veranda Suite, A$18,523 Silver Suite

Your adventure begins amidst the tropical charm of Darwin, where guests will board North Star’s chartered aircraft flight to Sorong the gateway to West Papua. It is here that you will begin your 12-day cruise aboard True North and be among the first to dive and snorkel the Raja Ampats - a chain of 1,500 islands covering more than 40,000 square kilometres. Discover the beauty and wildlife which exists along the mysterious Fak Fak coast, visit a Komoro village and purchase rarely seen artefacts from ancient Papua tribes. Each trip uncovers different and unique experiences, from crocodile sightings to diving among the stunning coral of Fam Island. Upon your return a private car transfer will escort you to Ambon airport where you’ll board the plane for a chartered flight back to Darwin.

Ship: True North
Dates of Cruise: Beginning of 2011
Nights: 12
Destinations: Darwin, Fak Fak Coast, Sorong, Raja Ampats
Prices per person: A$20,995 Ocean Class, A$24,995 River Class, A$27,995 Explorer Class

The Southern Safari is a fantastic opportunity for food and wine lovers to sample some of South Australia’s finest produce whilst relaxing aboard the True North. Guests are first welcomed aboard the luxury cruiser alongside Glenelg’s fashionable Marina Pier in Adelaide, South Australia. This eight-day cruise will begin with an evening cruise to the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula, before touring McLaren Vale’s best wineries. Guests will also see some of Australia’s most distinctive wildlife on famed Kangaroo Island with the chance to cage dive with great white sharks. Sample succulent oysters and crab as you travel through Coffin Bay and the Pearson and Franklin Islands, all in the same cruise.

Ship: True North
Dates: Beginning of 2011
Nights: 8
Destinations: Fleurieu Peninsula, Coffin Bay, Kangaroo Island, Pearson and Franklin Islands
Prices per person: A$7,995 Ocean Class; A$10,995 River Class, A$12,995 Explorer Class

This 35-night cruise departs from Sydney and travels to San Francisco aboard the luxurious Seven Seas Navigator. In the six-star tradition of Regent Seven Seas Cruises, the Seven Seas Navigator occupies the uppermost niche in cruising, offering its 490 guests high levels of luxury and some of the highest space and service ratios at sea.

Accommodations are all-suite and all-ocean-view with marble baths. Fine food and wine is served from diverse menus in on-board restaurants. Regent Seven Seas Cruises are known for their highly attentive staff. Relax and enjoy the journey as you stop at major ports, shopping and cultural destinations as you travel from one iconic city to the next.

Ship: Regent Seven Seas
Dates: Departs November 16, 2010
Nights: 35
Destinations: Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Napier, Auckland, Tauranga, Bay of Islands, Nukalofa, Vavau, Apia, Hilo, Honolulu, San Francisco.
Prices per person: Start from A$14,842 for a Window Suite.

This premier world cruise will depart from Sydney on the luxury yacht Seabourn Sojourn. Debuting in 2010, the cruiser offers 225 luxury suites, four dining venues and six bars and lounges. The latest in the Seabourn cruising fleet, guests will enjoy the latest in amenities and technology as they travel to Rome. With a diverse range of ports and day trips along the way from wine tasting in the Barossa Valley, Kayaking in Halong Bay (one of the world’s natural wonders) in Vietnam to flying a sea plane over Dubai, guests won’t be short of excitement and adventure. With world-class chefs, friendly staff and first class spa facilities there’s just as much fun to be had on board as there is enjoying different cities along the way.

Ship: Seabourn Sojourn
Dates: February 6, 2011
Nights: 67
Destinations: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle, Padang Bai, Sandakan, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Laem Chabang, Singapore, Penang, Phuket, Cochin, Mangalore, Mumbai, Bombay, Dubai, Khasab, Muscat, Salalah, Safaga, Luxor, Aqaba, Sharm-el-Sheikh, Sokhna, Cairo, Ashdod, Heraklion, Crete, Sorrento, Civitavecchia, Rome
Prices: From US$26,299 for a Seabourn Suite, A$29,099 for a Veranda Suite and A$78,475 for the Penthouse Suite

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