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Congrats to our team for being named the #1 'Best Luxury Travel Agency' in Victoria for the 3rd year in a row by  Luxury Travel magazine's 2014 Gold List as well as voted the #3 'Best Luxury Travel Agency' in all of Australia!

Time to test your sea legs. In this edition of The Art of Travel we leave dry land and dip our feet into Waterways - the finest cruising voyages of discovery aboard all different types of seafaring vessels. Crafted to respect the tradition of sailing yachts in authentic nautical tradition, shove off on Le Ponant's Sicilian cruise from Malta around the Aeolian Islands. Marvel at humpback whales whilst navigating glaciers to Antarctica on Silversea's Explorer. Experience the quintessential collage of Autumn colours adrift on Oceania Cruises' Montreal to New York City voyage or set sail on the Flores Sea to Komodo Island with Alila's luxurious liveaboard ship. Cruise with RV Ganges Voyager between Kolkata and Patna on an experiential India tour, embark on a Turkey gulet adventure or calmly float along the highlights of Burgundy's wine country on a 'peniche-hotel' barge in France. Tick off the Galapagos on your bucket list on a Lindblad National Geographic wildlife adventure and more...



Belmond Afloat in France Antarctica Explorer

EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISING

Belmond Afloat in France

Leisurely explore the highlights of Burgundy's wine-making heritage in French splendor aboard your choice of 5 luxury barges, called peniche-hotels, with Belmond Afloat in France. Cruise the tranquil Canal du Midi by intimate private charter with only three other passengers or tour Provence in opulent style with magnificent 5-course alfresco dinners aside a grand piano. Drift past fields of blazing sunflowers, hilltop chateaux and verdant wine country as you criss-cross the shallow waterways in the heart of France from the Rhone Valley to Beziers. Go for a dip in your private pool as you watch stunning scenery slip by from Dijon to Vandenesse-En-Auxois.

In March, Orient-Express became Belmond, ushering the iconic company into an exciting new era by unifying its diverse collection of luxury hotels and travel adventures. To celebrate the launch, Belmond is offering 15% off standard rates for travel by 30 June, 2014.

Belmond Alouette - 4 guests
Belmond Fleur de Lys - 6 guests
Belmond Amaryllis - 8 guests
Belmond Hirondelle - 8 guests
Belmond Napoléon - 12 guests

SILVERSEA EXPLORER

Antarctica Explorer

Depart from Argentina and bid farewell to Tierra del Fuego, the 'Land at the end of the world.' Cross the turbulent Drake Passage but take comfort in your luxurious ship Silversea Explorer. In the true spirit of expedition cruising, each day the Expedition Leader and Captain will determine the best course depending on weather, ice conditions and wildlife locations. Expedition highlights include marveling at the spectacular iceberg sculptures and calving glaciers, walking on the continent of Antarctica, encounters with chinstrap and Adelie penguins, seals, humpback whales and orcas as well as identifying rare seabirds such as the Antarctic cormorant. VIDEO

On the expedition, you'll be joined by Dr. Claudia Holgate, a passionate polar region environmentalist and Dr. Toby Musgrave, the leading British authority on garden history and your personal naturalist for the voyage. Your team will also include an Antarctic Studies Specialist, Marine Biologist, Oceanographer, Ecotourism expert and professional photographer.

Voyage highlights

Itinerary

Fares from USD 10,750 per person

Antarctica Expedition Cruises Selection

Komodo Island Expedition Sea Song Turkey Gulets

ALILA PURNAMA

Komodo Island Expedition

Perhaps the most luxurious liveaboard Phinisi ship in Asia, Alila Purnama provides ultra-modern 3 deck accommodation for up to 10 guests in 5 cabins with wraparound windows offering 180-degree views. Alila Purnama sails the Flores Seas on a 6 night journey to discover the famed Komodo dragons on Komodo Island - also one of the best dive sites in the world. Guests can choose to relax on golden beaches with a picnic and chilled glass of champagne or explore island life, walking through villages and tropical rain forests whilst glimpsing colourful birds of paradise in their natural habitat. Alila Purnama's sea voyages to East Indonesia are available for both charter and individual cabin bookings. VIDEO

Komodo Island sample itinerary
7 Day/6 night dates & rates
Tailor Made Packages - private charters from 4 nights
Other Sea Voyages on Alila Purnama

SEA SONG

Turkey Gulets

Imagine embarking on a gulet adventure along the Turkish turquoise coast - your captain at the helm, your chef preparing gourmet Turkish cuisine, deck hands setting up your sunbeds, and your hostess waiting with a glass of champagne and fresh picked almonds from Datca. This is life on a Sea Song gulet.

Inside beautifully appointed cabins with modern bathrooms and ample space for the ultimate in boating comforts. Cruising the coast, relax on the upper deck or engage in a plethora of activities to keep you busy - swim, snorkel, sunbathe, water sports or visit ancient sites on land by foot or bike. How about dinner in a private mansion on shore? Fresh local seafood is always a priority for a great meal. Welcome aboard!

Sea Song Turkey Gulet Brochure Interior & Exterior Photos, Sample Menu, Sample Itinerary

Turkey Gulets Costs - 2 to 6 cabins

CRUISECO

Incredible India Cruise

An exclusively offered bespoke adventure through Cruiseco only, this once-in-a-lifetime 27 night decadent tour of India is limited to just 56 lucky travellers. Spend 10 nights on a luxury cruise aboard RV Ganges Voyager between Kolkata and Patna with all meals included. It's a magical journey through countryside, towns and cities, deep into the culture and homeland of the Bengalis. Then enjoy 17 nights in 5-star accommodation including Taj Gateway in Varanasi, Imperial Delhi, Amarvilas in Agra, Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur and more. While India's appeal is universal, it has special allure for seasoned travellers and those seeking a life-changing experience. Cruiseco designed this authentic voyage for anyone wanting to 'live' this destination - not just visit it.

Full Itinerary - 27 night India adventure including 10 night river cruise AND Singapore Airline flights from Australia

Early Bird Special! Book by April 30 & Save AUD 1000 per person!


OCEANIA CRUISES

New England Fall Foliage

Experience the quintessential collage of Autumn colours aboard Oceania Cruises' Montreal to New York City 12 day voyage departing September 28, 2014. North America's breathtaking Northeast is an enticing mix of English and French cultures, modern metropolises, iconic landmarks and picturesque National Parks. Aboard Oceania's Cruises' elegant and luxurious 684-guest Regatta, explore New York to Montreal and everything in between. Stroll the Bar Harbor waterfront in the shadow of Acadia National Park, watch for eagles soaring overhead on the scenic trail through Corner Brook, explore Quebec's City's well-preserved Old Town and take the dramatic Cliff Walk that traces the rocky shoreline behind Newport's Gilded Age mansions. Prior to your cruise, spend a few days on dry land soaking in The Big Apple.

Montreal to New York City 12 day voyage - Itinerary

Oceanview from AUD 5,410 per guest, twin share

Veranda from AUD 6,150 per guest, twin share

Concierge from AUD 6,250 per guest, twin share

 

COMPAGNIE DU PONANT

Panoramic Sicily Cruise

Discover the Mediterranean tastes and welcoming cities of Sicily, Italy aboard Le Ponant, a majestic 3-masted 88 metre yacht. Crafted to respect the tradition of famous sailing yachts in authentic nautical tradition, the ship carries 64 privileged passengers in an intimate and convivial atmosphere. Begin and end your panoramic Sicily cruise in Malta at the fortress city of Valletta which is Europe's most beautiful natural harbour with its distinguished historic and architectural heritage. Sail past Stromboli, into Taormina, Lipari, Palermo, Porto Empedocle, Comino and more. Highlights include excursions on the Aeolian Islands.

Photos

FARES - 8 days/7 nights June 28 - July 5

Malta – Malta Aboard Le Ponant

Le Ponant Ship Presentation

Itinerary & Excursions

 

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