Traveller deals of the week


Seabourn Sojourn's 2014 Signature Savings Event promotion features savings on an array of voyages throughout 2014 and 2015 - complimentary verandah suite upgrades, discounts of up to 15 per cent when combining cruises and shipboard credit of $US1000 ($1135) a suite for penthouse and premium suites. For example, free upgrade to a verandah suite on Seabourn's 10-day cruise from Piraeus (Athens) to Monte Carlo on May 23, from $5599 a person twin share

Phone 13 24 02. See


Strictly Ballroom The Musical plays at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from March 25. Metro Apartments Darling Harbour is running a Strictly Ballroom Special - two nights for $219 a night Sunday to Thursday and $319 a night Friday and Saturday night - and a bottle of wine a room. Metro is near the theatre and has some water views, 32 recently renovated one-bedroom apartments, each with a queen-sized bed and sofa bed, full kitchen and laundry facilities.

The offer is valid while the show is on and for two-night stays only.

Phone 1800 004 321. See


Creative Holidays is offering flights and seven nights for the price of five at three-star Maharani Beach Hotel in Kuta, Bali. Opened in 2012, it's 200 metres from the beach. The price, from $915 a person, twin share ex Sydney, includes breakfast daily.

Valid for sale to January 31 and for travel April 28 to June 14 and October 16 to November 30.

Phone 1300 301 711. See


Two April sailings of Uniworld's 16-day cruise from Istanbul to Vienna are on sale, offering savings of up to $4800 a person. Departures are April 7 and 16 and are now priced from $5629 per person, including all gratuities, meals and beverages, airport transfers, shore excursions and Signature Lectures, internet and Wi-Fi and use of bicycles and Nordic sticks.

Phone 02 9028 5199. See


African safari specialist Bench International is marking its 45th anniversary with a one-off private tour, Kilimanjaro to Victoria Falls, on the company's personal aircraft. The 16-day Ultimate Air Safari for eight passengers begins in Tanzania on June 6, flying in a Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft, through Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and Botswana, with stays at upmarket lodges, hotels and safari camps. Activities include game drives, guided bush and forest walks, snorkelling, kayaking, mountain-bike riding, picnics, fishing, village visits, and a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Priced from $22,695 a person twin share, the safari includes 13 nights' accommodation, many meals, game viewing and sight seeing, land transportation, most gratuities and airport transfers. Get in quick!

Phone 1300 237 422. See


Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn and Gagudju Lodge Cooinda at Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, is offering stays of three nights for the price of two, including those booked during the Australia Day holiday period. Two children under 12 can stay and eat (with at least one paying adult) for free in this 3 Pay 2 Package, which also includes a Price Yellow Waters Cruise for half price and 25 per cent off Gagudju Adventure tours.

The Holiday Inn has been recently refurbished, while the Lodge Cooinda is a bush resort. The package costs $300 per room, for the three nights and is valid for stays until February 28.