Coral Expeditions is exploring new shores in Indonesia on a 14-night In the Wake of the Makassans voyage to Sulawesi, departing on February 27, 2020 between Darwin and Makassar, as well as on an 18-night Komodo and Krakatoa itinerary from Darwin to Singapore departing on January 15, 2020, and vice versa on February 2, 2020. Guests have the chance to see endangered orang-utans and Javan rhinoceros on visits to national parks, and Komodo dragons at Rinca Island, part of Komodo Island National Park unaffected by recently proposed closures of areas of the park.
Phone 1800 079 545. See coralexpeditions.com
Ecruising is offering a journey through some of North America's most spectacular wilderness in June 2020 on a 21-night Rocky Mountains and Alaskan Glaciers cruise-tour that comprises a 12-night land journey through several American and Canadian national parks, followed by a seven-night cruise in British Columbia and Alaska on Celebrity Millennium. The cruise starts in Vancouver and sails the Inside Passage, with visits to Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Alaskan capital Juneau, former gold-rush town Skagway and Hubbard Glacier, and finishes in Seward. The journey ends with two nights in Anchorage.
Phone 1300 369 848. See ecruising.travel
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Abercrombie & Kent has a new 48-day Grand Arctic voyage on Le Boreal from Norway's Svalbard archipelago to Iceland, Greenland and across the Canadian Arctic to Nome in Alaska. From Greenland's west coast, the journey crosses the Arctic Circle and navigates the legendary Northwest Passage, whose geological wonders include the Smoking Hills of Franklin Bay and the dramatic Ilulissat Icefjord, a World Heritage Site dense with icebergs. The route (conditions permitting) includes Beechy Island, Franklin Camp, Fort Ross, Gjoa Haven and the rarely visited Yukon Territory. The cruise departs on July 31, 2020.
Phone 1300 590 317. See abercrombiekent.com.au
Botanica World Discovery is offering a 13-day small-ship Baltic cruise departing on July 14, 2020, that explores the region's history and gardens with renowned garden historian Dr Toby Musgrave. Among highlights is the garden and museum of Carl Linnaeus, father of the binomial naming system of plants and animals, and the Tallinn International Flower Festival at Kadriorg Palace, former summer residence of Peter the Great. While in St Petersburg, guests will enjoy the Hermitage Museum, an evening of ballet and Peterhof Palace with its series of garden terraces and animated fountains.
Phone 1300 305 202. See botanica.travel
Viking has released a new 11-day Oberammergau, the Alps & the Rhine cruise-tour that includes a performance of the Passion Play, celebrated only once every 10 years. The experience combines Viking's eight-day Rhine Getaway itinerary from Amsterdam to Basel, with two nights in Innsbruck in Austria and one night near Oberammergau in Germany where the Passion Play is performed. It also includes calls to Kinderdijk in the Netherlands, Cologne, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Speyer and Breisach in Germany, and Strasbourg in France. The cruise-tours have departures on July 1 and 29 and August 12, 2020.
Phone 138 747. See vikingcruises.com.au