Photograph Antarctica | Aurora Expeditions
Budding photographers will appreciate this Aurora Expeditions cruise featuring elite photographer Peter Eastway who starred in National Geographic Channel’s Tales by Light series. He’ll hold lectures and workshops on board and accompany guests on shore to help you capture the perfect Antarctic photograph. If film-making is your passion, note that cinematographer Abraham Joffe, the creator of Tales by Light, will be on board too. Travel is for just 54 passengers and a team of experts including naturalists and historians on board the small ship Polar Pioneer. The 18-day Scotia Sea Springtime expedition to Antarctica and South Georgia departs Santiago on November 21. Details: 1800 637 688 or www.auroraexpeditions.com.au
Photo by Peter Eastway, reproduced with the permission of Aurora Expeditions.
Bravo! Music on the High Seas
James Morrison (pictured), David Hobson, Emma Pask, Jane Rutter, Grigoryan Brothers and headline act Anthony Warlow will be among the stellar line-up performing on Bravo! 2015, departing Sydney on October 24 for an 8-night South Pacific cruise. But that’s not all. Choose Your Cruise’s Bravo! Cruise of the Performing Arts will feature many more classical, musical theatre, opera and other artists, providing an extraordinary experience for music buffs. Guests will travel on Radiance of the Seas to Mare (New Caledonia), Mystery Island (Vanuatu) and Noumea. Details: 1300 247 371 or www.chooseyourcruise.com.au
Patagonia and Fjords of Chile | Contours Travel
Marvel at majestic glaciers and pristine waterfalls, go on soft glacier hikes and swim in natural hot-springs during this spectacular journey through the labyrinthine channels of Patagonia and fjords of Chile. Choose from a 4-day cruise on Skorpios III or a 6-day cruise on Skorpios II, offered by Contours Travel, Australia’s longest running Central and Latin American tour operator. There are savings if you book by June 30. The season runs from September through to May. Details: 1300 135 391 or www.contourstravel.com.au
Morning Cycling, Afternoon Sailing | Sea Cloud Cruises
Spend your mornings cycling on the most beautiful Mediterranean islands and your afternoons under sail. Sea Cloud II departs on October 23 from Malta, arriving in Malaga (Spain) on November 2, with travel via Syracuse (Sicily), Lipari (Aeolian Islands), Palermo (Sicily), Cagliari (Sardinia), Majorca and Ibiza. Guided excursions are included to sites that are rich in culture and history. The optional bike tours are on high quality “terranova” tour bikes with a tour guide, support vehicle and picnic breaks.
Circumnavigate Australia with a Superstar
ecruising.travel has a range of itineraries for Superstar Virgo’s inaugural circumnavigation of Australia in the upcoming 2015/16 cruise season. Packages range from 10 to 48 nights. One of the best value packages is a 10-night itinerary from $1,999 per person twin share that flies out of Australia on November 19, includes 3 nights in Singapore and an 8-night cruise to Fremantle. Another package includes Christmas in Bangkok and New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong. Bonuses apply if you book before July 1.
Details: 1300 369 848 or www.ecruising.travel