Princess Cruises is offering up to 35 per cent off some prices. Deals include itineraries on board the Dawn Princess, departing from Sydney on July 13. To Rome (32 nights) and Venice (44 nights) costs from $3999 and $5999, respectively; a 90-night round-trip world cruise costs from $12,999.
A cruise from Sydney to Dubai via Malaysia and India for 21 nights on Sea Princess, departing on May 20, costs from $2499. The sale ends on February 28. See www.princess.com.
Friend sails free
A second person sails free and solo travellers sail for half-price on an Antarctic Ross Sea cruise, in a last-minute deal offered by Inca Tours. The deal applies when one person pays the regular brochure lead-in price of $US24,390 ($23,220), which includes a helicopter surcharge ($US5500). The second person sails free, with the exception of the helicopter surcharge. If the second person doesn't want to take the six helicopter excursions available during the cruise, they sail free.
This 30-day cruise on the Ortelius departs from Invercargill, New Zealand, on February 18 and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina, on March 20. The price includes 30 nights of cruise accommodation, all Zodiac and helicopter excursions, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, harbour fees, airport transfers and fuel charges. Phone 1800 024 955, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Bali for your buck
Club Med Bali is offering savings of up to 40 per cent on holidays booked before March 1. For example, a seven-night stay from April 7 costs $1187 (was $1913) an adult, $692 (was $1128) a child. The resort has pools, a private beach, a kids' club, sports facilities, a spa and two restaurants.
The package includes seven nights' accommodation in a non-connecting superior room, return airport transfers, three meals daily, an open bar and snacks, kids' club and daily and evening entertainment. It's valid for travel until April 30. See www.clubmed.com.au.
Surf, cycle, save
The Sebel Resort Noosa has a package of extras for those who stay two or more nights in a one-bedroom spa apartment. Includes complimentary internet, up to two children staying free and the choice of two two-hour bike hires or two two-hour surfboard hires (including wetsuits and rash vests). Valid for stays until June 20 (excluding Easter) for bookings made by February 28. See www.sebelresortnoosa.com.
Blooming good solo discount
Botanica World Discoveries has reduced its single-traveller supplement by 50 per cent on two wildflower tours. The singles price for a 10-day Western Australia Wildflowers and Private Gardens tour, departing on September 6, is $4920 (a saving of $725). A 14-day South Africa Wildflowers and Wildlife tour, departing on August 25, costs $10,762.50 (a saving of $1867.50). The prices include touring, accommodation, most meals, expert guides, entrance fees and transfers.
Highlights of the small-group WA tour include a banksia farm and a guided bushland tour, a Valley of the Giants treetop walk, and visiting Margaret River's Secret Garden, as well as a winery. Among the highlights of the Cape Town-to-Johannesburg South African tour is a visit to Constantia winery, the West Coast National Park, Tienie Versfeld Wildflower Reserve and Tsitsikamma National Park. Valid for bookings before March 31. See www.botanica.travel.
Take in Tuscan delights
Harvey World Travel has a deal on an eight-day small-group tour of Tuscany with Peregrine. Capped at 15 people, the tour includes seven nights' accommodation, local transport, sightseeing, a guide, seven breakfasts, three lunches and three dinners. Twin-share prices start from $1935 a person, land only. Tour highlights include staying for two nights in an agriturismo, a farm estate on a forested hillside with stunning views overlooking San Gimignano. Valid for sale until February 28, unless sold out, and for travel before September 30. See www.harveyworld.com.au.