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Get aboard ‘The Land of Ice & Fire’ coastal voyage for a unique luxury travel experience

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Beyond Travel introduce an exciting new eight-day coastal voyage “The Land of Ice & Fire” that travels along the coast of Iceland, featured in their recently released 2017 Russia & beyond brochure.

To celebrate they are offering discounts of up to $750 per cabin for bookings made before February 24. 2017 departures are priced from $3,469 per person twin share. Prices include seven nights cruise accommodation, all meals, tea/coffee and mineral water throughout the day, use of fishing equipment, services of an experienced captain and crew and port charges.

The deluxe voyage is aboard the recently renovated boutique ship MY Callisto, offering  17 cabins for 34 guests, with private en-suites plus spacious social areas, including indoor and outdoor dining, a bar and lounge, and much more. Sailing from Reykjavik to Akureyri or vice versa, the itinerary includes majestic coastal scenery with cruising through remote fjords, port visits to some of Iceland’s best kept secrets, picturesque fishing villages and volcanic landscapes.

There are fourteen guaranteed departures between June and September 2017.

Crystal guests to enjoy prime locales for world’s most stunning fireworks other luxuries

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Crystal is offering its well-heeled guests a world of options for celebrating winter holidays this year, most notably, New Year’s Eve. Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony and Crystal Yacht Cruises’ Crystal Esprit will both place guests in the heart of two of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the world – in Sydney and Dubai, respectively.

Conversely, Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity and Crystal River Cruises’ Crystal Mozart will host lavish cocktail parties and special feasts on board as the vessels enjoy the picturesque and tranquil settings of the Caribbean and Danube River, respectively.

For travellers seeking glitz and glamour on New Year’s Eve, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Esprit will each enjoy distinctly special and extravagant celebrations.

For more information on dates, vessels and inclusions, visit: www.crystalcruises.com

 

Celebration Sale to mark 90 years of APT cruise and tours

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Leading luxury cruise and tour operator APT is popping the cork on a huge year in 2017, celebrating an amazing 90 years from running a local bus route in Melbourne to cruising the Danube. To mark this amazing milestone, APT has launched the Celebration Sale, with offers such as free international flights, cabin upgrades, complimentary stopovers, and air credits available on APT’s most popular cruises and tours.

Reflecting on the occasion, Australian travel industry legend and APT owner Geoff McGeary said that he felt it was important to share the occasion with those that had helped the business to be where it is today.

 

Starting from originally transporting commuters during a tram strike in the 60s, McGeary grew his business, adding Kimberley Wilderness Adventures and Outback Wilderness Adventures to his portfolio. Then on to introduce river ship cruising in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and India. .

In 2017 APT will continue to operate cruises and tours on every continent, including Antarctica.

 

Lindblad Expeditions celebrates 50 years in the Galápagos with new 2017 plans

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In celebration, Lindblad Expeditions have announced two new ships and expeditions for 2017 and new destinations and experiences to the Lindblad adventure portfolio.

2017 will see two new ships added to the fleet with the 96-guest National Geographic Endeavour II launching in January; as well as the launch of the company’s first ever new build, National Geographic Quest, which is currently under construction in the Seattle area. Its first sailing will be on the Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska and British Colombia in June 2017. And in 2018, National Geographic Quest will head to Belize & Guatemala for a unique land and sea expedition to discover Mayan ruins and the seldom seen reefs where guests will snorkel, dive, kayak and paddleboard on the new Belize to Tikal: Reefs, Rivers and Ruins of the Maya World .

Other new destinations and experiences added for 2017 include  Hot Springs and Icebergs: Iceland to West Greenland, which sees guests experience Iceland and Greenland by land, air and sea over a nine-day adventure; whilst  Exploring British Columbia and The San Juan Islands enables guests to discover the powerful wilderness and charm of the Pacific Northwest by venturing to remote islands, sailing through channels and visiting charming towns.

 

UNIWORLD STRENGTHENS NATIONAL SALES TEAM WITH SALES MANAGER APPOINTMENT

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 Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has appointed seasoned travel professional Linda Hussey to the role of Sales Manager for WA and SA, boosting its national sales force. Linda commenced work with the luxury all-inclusive river cruise line in December 2016.

With over 20 years’ experience in the retail, customer service and sales sectors, Linda brings her wealth of knowledge to Uniworld. This includes her 10 years of experience at Qantas Holidays and most recently at King Tours and Travel where she held a Business Development Management role.

“We’re thrilled to have Linda join the Uniworld team, bringing with her over 20 years’ experience in the travel industry, helping to ensure our continued growth and success in the WA and SA market of Australia,” Uniworld’s Manager Director of Australia, Fiona Dalton said.

 

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