Pacific explorers

P&O Cruises has released its 2014 holiday program. P&O Islands seven-night Pacific Islands cruises start from $699. Longer P&O Explorer cruises, including a 16-night cruise from Sydney with visits to Fiji, Tonga and Norfolk Island, are priced from $1749. Phone 13 24 94 or see

Dreaming of Africa

Join one of Wildlife Safari's Signature Safaris to Kenya and Tanzania for departure between next January and September and fly return free with South African Airways between Australia and Nairobi.

Prices start from $6250 a person twin share, including luxury accommodation, safari lodges and camps, all meals, activities with a senior wildlife safari guide, all ground transport, domestic flights, national park fees and land taxes.

Offer valid for reservations made before December 14. Terms and conditions apply. A $200 supplement applies for Sydney departures. Phone 1800 998 558, see

Cruise through Christmas

Spend Christmas cruising New Zealand on the Sea Princess, departing Sydney on December 16, for a 13-night round-trip cruise taking in Fiordland, as well as port calls in Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland and Bay of Islands. Priced from $1399 a person twin share, the cruise includes all main meals, onboard entertainment and activities.

Phone 13 24 88,

Trek Mount Kilimanjaro

Save 15 per cent on an eight-day small-group Mount Kilimanjaro trek, departing December 7, paying $1785 a person (originally $2099). The price includes a guided group trek up Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai route with local guides, cooks, porters, some meals, hotel stays and transport. See

Danube on a cloud

Book the 22-night "Mozart to the Black Sea" cruise-and-land tour package by November 30 and receive free stopovers in Istanbul and Dubai including accommodation, daily breakfast and sightseeing, as well as some other meals.

The tour departs Australia on July 24 for Vienna, where participants stay for three nights before joining the River Cloud II for a cruise along the Danube through Austria to Romania with daily stops and shore excursions in the Slovak Republic, Hungary, Serbia, and Bulgaria. Following that, there are three nights at the Athenee Palace Hilton in Bucharest with sightseeing and a flight to Istanbul for two nights. Last port of call is Dubai for two nights. From $10,039 a person, including return economy airfares from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with Emirates and daily breakfast. Phone 1300 369 848, see

Norfolk Island escape

Discover Norfolk Island with Adventure World's four-day South Pacific Resort Hotel package, priced from $589 including return economy flights with Air New Zealand, three nights' accommodation in a Garden Room, daily breakfasts, one dinner for two people and one-day car hire. Valid for sale until November 19. Conditions apply. Valid for travel till March 31. Phone 1300 295 161, email

Honeymoon heaven

Surrounded by beaches on all sides and accessible only by speedboat, Rayavadee Krabi in Thailand boasts 98 pavilions and four beachfront villas amid a coconut plantation.

The luxury resort is offering new honeymoon packages. Choose either a three- or seven-night stay with accommodation, spa treatments, dining, activities and excursions included.

Highlights include a candlelit dinner for two in the resort's Grotto restaurant, nestled in a natural limestone cave overlooking Phranang Beach, and a choice of either a Thai cookery class or a couple's yoga session. The seven-night package includes a private, full-day snorkelling excursion for two by speedboat to Phi Phi Island, while the three-day package offers a half-day speedboat trip to Bamboo Island with a picnic on the beach.

Daily breakfast, a bottle of champagne and transfers are also included.

The Rayavadee Romance Seven Night Honeymoon Package costs $4469 a couple and the three-night Honeymoon Package is $2118 a person.

Valid until March 31. Subject to tax and availability. Email