Travel deals: A 44-night cruise and more, down from $7990 to $5990

Go halfway around the world in comfort, starting at the Great Wall of China then joining a 44-night cruise on MSC Splendida, visiting Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Phuket, Colombo, Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Aquaba (among others), before taking the Suez Canal to Athens, Rome and Genoa.

This package includes three nights in central Beijing, the bullet train to Shanghai and return economy flights. Book by March 28 for a February 14, 2020, cruise for only $5990 per person (down from $7990), including on-board meals. Phone 1300 924 585. See