Traveller bargains of the week: Arctic ahoy
Save up to 30 per cent on Hurtigruten’s “From Canada to Greenland – Crossing Baffin Bay” trip when booking through Bentours. Baffin Island is the homeland of the Inuit people and an accessible Arctic destination. The 15-day expedition voyage leaves St Johns in Canada, the most easterly city of North America. It cruises the coast of Newfoundland, Labrador and on to Baffin Island, before Greenland and a flight to Copenhagen to finish.
You get all meals on board, a wind- and water-resistant jacket, shore excursions, transfer in Kangerlussauq and economy flight Kangerlussaq to Copenhagen and more.
Discount prices start from $17,760 a person for a B2 cabin. This expedition departs July 24, 2017.
TO THE SEABOURN
Select 2017 sailings with luxury small ship cruise line Seabourn now include complimentary upgrades, onboard credit up to US$1000 per suite, 50 per cent reduced deposits and savings of up to 15 per cent on combination cruises.
Fares start from $4299 a person twin share, which is for a seven-day Seabourn Odyssey cruise from Athens to Istanbul departing August 26, 2017.
Seabourn’s ships offer dining in a choice of venues, open bars throughout the ship, fine wines poured at lunch and dinner and lots more.
The special offers are on sale until November 15. Phone 13 24 02. See www.seabourn.com
SEE AND BE SCENIC
Save up to $8160 a couple on Scenic’s 15 Day Jewels of Europe cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest as part of the company’s 30th anniversary sale.
The trip along the Rhine and the Danube includes stops in Ruedsheim, Nuremberg, Salzburg and Vienna among others and you get 41 meals, and many fantastic activities.
Costing from $6995 a person you also receive your choice from four “birthday gifts”. Choose from a fly free offer when booking balcony suites, or fly business class from $2995 a person. Alternatively chose to save up to 50 per cent on city extension tours or grab a combination of a free hotel night and Singapore stopover plus suite upgrade.
The offers are strictly limited and on selected 2017 dates. The deals are on sale till December 16.
NEW CAL COMBO
A seven-night escape to New Caledonia includes four nights at the Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences in a One Bedroom Apartment and three at L’Escapade Island Resort in a Garden Bungalow.
You receive return airport and boat transfers throughout, Buffet breakfast daily and two can dine for the price of one at a lunch or dinner buffet at L’Escapade Island Resort. You also receive 15 per cent off food and beverage (with some exclusions) at Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences.
The package price is $949 a person – saving $280 a person – if booked by November 25. The deal is valid for travel January 5 – March 31. Phone 1800 800 722. Quote deal code: 151617. See spacificatravel.com
Book a four night stay at Arkaba, a Luxury Lodges of Australia property in the South Australian Outback, and receive a complimentary helicopter safari over the Ikara-Flinders Ranges. That’s a saving of $1690 a couple in savings.
The helicopter safari includes lunch at the famous Prairie Hotel. Stays at the rustic Arkaba property – a private wildlife conservatory – include gourmet meals and fine Australian wines, guided wildlife safaris, and accommodation.
This last-minute deal costs $3560 a person twin-share for four nights. Free helicopter tour offer valid till November 28. Phone 1300 790 561. See www.arkabastation.com