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Hurtigruten Get Ready to Explore 2019-2020

A Day In The Life Of A Polar Explorer
Every hour is filled with spectacular sights and sounds. You’ll experience sensations that will stay with you forever. Like the exhilaration of walking among 10,000 fearless penguins. Or the excitement at sighting the powerful tail of a whale up close to the ship. Or the pure joy of seeing majestic blue-white glaciers as you glide past in your kayak.

Your Basecamp At Sea
The Hurtigruten fleet is designed to excel as your basecamp at sea.
Hurtigruten’s onboard facilities are carefully thought out to ensure that you have a great holiday, whether you are taking in the breathtaking scenery from the deck, enjoying a beverage in the lounge, or relaxing after unforgettable explorations.
Hurtigruten’s cabins are fitted out with elegant Scandinavian touches and comfortable bedding that provide a good night’s sleep after your day’s adventures are complete. Their explorer ships offer welcoming lounges with spectacular views and comfortable cabins to create the perfect setting as you glide through some of the world’s most beautiful scenery.

Polar Inside
Hurtigruten’s cosy Polar Inside cabins can be found on all ships (with the exception of MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen). All cabins include bathrooms with shower/WC. Most of the cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa, while some are equipped with a double bed or upper and lower berths.

Polar Outside
Hurtigruten’s Polar Outside cabins are situated mostly on middle or lower decks, and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. Some have double beds, others offer separate beds (where one is a sofa bed) or upper and lower berths.

Arctic Superior
Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of Hurtigruten’s Arctic Superior cabins. Situated on both upper and middle decks, they all have bathrooms with shower and WC. They are also equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities. Most of them have separate beds, where one doubles as a sofa, and some have double beds.

Expedition Suites
The most exquisite cabins on the ship, Expedition Suites feature luxurious amenities such as private balconies and Jacuzzis, as well as large windows (often from floor to ceiling), that afford spectacular views. These upper-deck suites include separate Suite Check-in, a welcome gift with greeting from the Captain, seating area with TV, espresso maker, and in-cabin continental breakfast available upon request. The comfortable and stylish suites feature bathrooms with shower and WC; most are furnished with double beds, complimentary beverage for lunch and dinner, soft drinks, beer and wine by the glass. In addition, you can enjoy an Arctic Pure amenity kit and an onboard copy of Norway’s Coastal Kitchen cookbook in English to browse through on your voyage.

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Qantas Holidays Vietnam Cambodia & Laos 2018-2019

Top 10 Things To Do

1. Temples of Angkor
Explore Cambodia’s temples of Angkor and unravel centuries of history. From the iconic spires of Angkor Wat and tree-covered ruins of Ta Prohm to the carved faces at Bayon and intricate detail of Banteay Srei, each temple is unique. Rise early and take a tuk-tuk to see the first rays of sunshine illuminate Angkor Wat.

2. Hoi An
The former trading port of Hoi An is a charming town in central Vietnam. Wander the endless laneways and discover restaurants, galleries and shops. Take the opportunity to have a new wardrobe created by one of the excellent tailors who are particularly good at copying pieces you provide.

3. Hilltribe Villages
Venture deep into the mountains of northern Vietnam to Sapa and be rewarded with colourful hilltribe villages, lush mountains and bustling towns. Discover the traditions and customs of the Red Dzao and Black H’mong ethnic communities. Spend time exploring the colourful local markets as you observe daily life.

4. Cruise Halong Bay
Just a few hours’ drive from Hanoi, Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s stunning natural wonders. Cruise through thousands of limestone karsts as you discover the emerald waters of the bay while enjoying delicious seafood. Discover hidden caves, floating villages and beautiful natural scenery.

5. Luang Prabang
Nestled in the mountains of Laos, Luang Prabang is home to temples, night markets and a community of monks who rise early to collect alms. Experience the old-world charm and beauty of one of Asia’s most engaging cities.

6. Mekong Delta
Discover the meandering canals, fruit orchards, rice fields and charming towns of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam as you cruise through this fascinating region. Venture to colourful floating markets and delve into this unique riverside lifestyle.

7. Vientiane
Idyllically set along the banks of the Mekong River, Laos’ capital, Vientiane is a bustling city offering a charming mix of beautiful temples and French-colonial architecture. Climb to the top of Patuxai monument and wander through the ancient temple of Wat Sisaket.

8. Traditional Cuisine
Tantalise your tastebuds as you discover the flavours of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. From hot pho in Vietnam to Khmer cuisine in Cambodia and spicy laap in Laos, each country offers its own unique cuisine with an aromatic blend of herbs and spices. Join an interactive cooking class or food tour and gain a fascinating insight into the flavours of the region.

9. Vietnam Beaches
Laze away the days on any of Vietnam’s stunning beaches. Embrace the laidback atmosphere of Phu Quoc, relax on the white sand beach at Nha Trang and enjoy the proximity of Cua Dai Beach to Hoi An. For the ultimate escape, discover the pristine stretch of beach at Lang Co.

10. Phnom Penh
Boutiques, art galleries and quirky cafés meet French-colonial mansions, ancient temples and glittering palaces in the riverside city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital.

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Collette Preview 2019-2020

Personalise Your Adventure
Every traveller is different, so make your trip your own. Collette offers more ways to customise your tour. With features such as pre and post night stays, dine arounds and on-tour options, you can make every day a personal adventure!

Dining Experiences
On select tours and evenings, our Diner’s Choice feature allows you to choose where to enjoy your included dinner. Find just the right spot from a list that includes the city’s great restaurants.

Optional Experiences
Every tour offers a collection of optional excursions, carefully selected to offer you a different perspective on your destination. Enhance your experience and make the most of your time out in the world.

It’s Your Choice
Everyone’s road is different and that’s why this year, Collette is introducing “It’s Your Choice.” Many of their itineraries now feature different paths you can take.
Cultural Experiences
The cultural experiences you’ll find as part of each itinerary are travel moments both large and small. These are the special inclusions (selected by Collette’s experts) that allow you to truly come to know a destination and, more importantly, the people who call that place home.
Must-Sees
Every destination has its iconic locations that are simply a must for visitors. Collette’s inclusive itineraries interweave what they call the “must-sees” with more immersive experiences to create a richer portrait of the destination.

Accommodation
Whether it’s the amenities, the history, the view or the location, your accommodation becomes a highlight all its own. They carefully select each hotel to best fit your inclusive itinerary.

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Culinary Inclusion
Food is a wonderful window to new cultures. Collette’s authentic culinary experiences take you into the destination, inspiring both your understanding and your taste buds.

Tour Managers
Collette’s Tour Managers pride themselves on building relationships all over the world — and it’s these great relationships that allow Collette to pass value onto you. Their team of experts spend time crafting the perfect local experiences, and know the destinations better than anyone.

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Collette Preview 2019-2020 brochure
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Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours 2018-19

Spend two days exploring Kangaroo Island from your central base at Vivonne Bay Lodge, close to Kangaroo Island’s main attractions including Seal Bay Conservation Park, Flinders Chase National Park, Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. Come on a journey with Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours to one of the world’s last unspoilt refuges – Kangaroo Island. It’s just a 45 minute ferry ride from mainland South Australia and is internationally famous for its pristine wilderness, spectacular coastlines, amazingly beautiful beaches and its wildlife encounters. They’ll take you across the water to an island where kangaroos and Tammar wallabies abound. Listen carefully and you will hear echidnas and goannas scuttling in the undergrowth and look up in the branches of the eucalyptus trees where cute koalas will eye you with mild amusement.

Join Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours on a guided beach walk and spend time with a colony of wild Australian sea lions. Watch them play in the shallows, surf the waves, relax and bask on the sand. Marvel at the Long-nosed Fur Seals as they come out from the crashing surf to sunbathe on the rocks at Admirals Arch. Tours are operated by experienced and friendly guides.

Inclusions & Highlights:
• Morning pick-up and evening set-down at selected Adelaide and Glenelg Hotels/Hostels
• Return SeaLink coach and ferry travel (or return flight to Adelaide)
• Two days small group touring with an experienced guide
• All entry fees to Kangaroo Island attractions
• Rob’s Shearing and Sheepdogs, Pennington Bay, Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, Seal Bay, Little Sahara sandboarding, Vivonne Bay, Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Flinders Chase National Park, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch, great beaches and much more!
• Exclusive accommodation at Vivonne Bay Lodge (shared dormitory or private room) with free time to use kayaks and bikes.
• Meals: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 BBQ dinner

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Oceania Cruises Europe & the Americas 2019 Collection

Experience
The finest cuisine at sea, elegant décor, luxurious accommodations and personalised service are the defining characteristics of Oceania Cruises. Yet perhaps more than anything else, you will discover that it’s the overwhelming sense that you can simply relax, be yourself and enjoy every moment of the incredible experience your way.

When you step on board one of Oceania Cruises’ stylish and intimate ships, you feel instantly welcomed by their intimate spaces and dedicated staff. With a wealth of amenities you might only expect on larger ships, along with luxuries exclusive to their intimate vessels, their onboard experience invites you to spend your days exactly as you wish.

Service
Oceania Cruises’ ships boast an impressive staff-to-guest ratio, but it’s more than sheer numbers that elevates their personalised service into the sublime. Not everyone holds the impeccable credentials to join their award-winning staff. Only those who have distinguished themselves in the world’s finest hotels and most renowned restaurants will do.

Being of service comes naturally to Oceania Cruises’ staff, a trait as innate as their unbridled enthusiasm. You can see it in their warm smiles and hear it in the sincere tone of their voices, as they zealously devote their full attention to fulfilling your wishes. Their commitment runs deep and never diminishes, no matter what the task.

Taste
Inspired by legendary Master Chef Jacques Pépin, the cuisine of Oceania Cruises is renowned as the finest at sea and rivals Michelin-starred restaurants ashore. Their superb gourmet restaurants serve exquisite dishes created à la minute and offer a remarkable array of choices, from Continental cuisine to authentic Italian to classic steakhouse fare.

Every restaurant on board is complimentary and features open seating, so you may dine wherever and whenever suits your taste and schedule. Enjoy dinner for two or a gathering with newfound friends, knowing that the experience is certain to be extraordinary. But it’s more than sheer numbers that elevates Oceania Cruises’ personalised service into the sublime. Not everyone holds the impeccable credentials to join their award-winning staff. Only those who have distinguished themselves in the world’s finest hotels and most renowned restaurants will do.

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Venture Far Thailand 2018-19

Venture Far pride themselves on developing relationships with a network of local travel providers + hotels throughout the world in order to deliver a personalised travel experience. They organize everything from airfares, accommodation, transfers to local guides, activities + experiences. They are the resource to engage you, the traveller, into a seamless process encompassing the full circle – from the inspiration to the planning, to booking + all the way to the return home. They want to help create memorable experiences that fulfil your expectations.

Along with a selection of their favourite hotels, they have designed immersive itineraries that are unique to Thailand – whether it is hiking through the forest in Northern Thailand to stay overnight in a traditional Karen village, cruising to the River Kwai on a colonial style river cruise, or staying in a luxury boutique jungle camp surrounded by mountains in the Khao Sok National Park. Thailand truly has it all – a magnificent kingdom rich in history, natural beauty + unique culture. Ancient architecture + rich cultural history can be explored in the many temples + palaces in Bangkok, known as the City of Angels.

The two coastlines in the south – the Gulf of Thailand + the Andaman Sea – have spectacular tropical islands + white sand beaches for those wanting to relax, unwind + rejuvenate. To the north is the lush green + ancient city of Chiang Mai, famous for its night markets, or explore into the mountainous interior. From trekking through jungles + hills discovering the hilltribes of northern Thailand, learning how to make a delicious curry at a cooking school, or experiencing being a rice farmer for the day – they hope to inspire you to venture further.

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Sunlover Holidays Signature Collection 2018-2019

Extraordinary. Unique. Unforgettable. Venture beyond the ordinary with Sunlover Holidays’ bespoke collection of Signature Australian experiences. From island escapes and luxe city breaks to gourmet getaways and remote adventures, their Signature Collection captures the essence of Australia’s stunning natural attractions and vibrant cities, showcasing extraordinary experiences, unique accommodation and world class food and wine. Let Sunlover Holidays’ Signature Collection brochure provide the inspiration you need to plan your own unforgettable Australian experience. Hidden in the rugged outback of North Queensland, Crystalbrook Lodge is a secret outback mecca in an oasis of luxury perched over the spectacular Crystalbrook Lake.

Offering the ultimate in outback decadence, this fully hosted experience caters to a maximum of 10 guests in five beautifully appointed suites. Crystalbrook Lodge delivers adventure and escapism in the rugged Queensland outback. Wake to breathtaking sunrises and gourmet meals. Spend your days fishing for Barramundi, exploring the property trails on foot or by bike or discovering the outback on a scenic helicopter flight. Cool off in the stunning infinity pool and relish in the complete serenity of the property with champagne or craft beer in hand. Sip cocktails overlooking the manicured gardens and end your day by the campfire under a canopy of twinkling stars.

Designed to create an exclusive and intimate experience, Alkina Lodge offers the discerning traveller private accommodation and is the perfect base from which to explore the dramatic scenery and sweeping beaches of the Great Ocean Road. Set amongst native rainforest, envisage waking to the sight of kangaroos feeding outside your bedroom window or gazing at the celestial beauty of the Milky Way from the signature sky windows. Designed by award winning architects, Glenn Murcutt and Wendy Lewin, the self-contained four bedroom lodges boast the most luxurious of features, including Gaggenau equipped kitchens, Bose audio, bespoke wood fireplaces and magnificent art and photography. Alkina Lodge has been built with sensitivity to the local landscape and complements the surrounding natural environment.

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Aurora Expeditions 2018-19 Expedition Guide

Over the years Aurora Expeditions have forged new routes, from Scotland to the Norwegian coast, Svalbard to Greenland, and along Australia’s Kimberley coast. They’ve pioneered exciting new activities like camping and climbing, sea kayaking and snorkelling. In 2018 and 2019 Aurora Expeditions are excited to introduce two new expeditions to their programs, as well as new adventure activities including snowshoeing and ski touring in Antarctica and South Georgia, and rock climbing in Greenland. It’s understandable why Aurora Expeditions’ passengers rave about their expeditions. Besides the easy camaraderie between expedition teams and expeditioners, everyone shares the magic of the destinations. Their teams push the boundaries, taking you to the ‘secret spots’ and making landings where others miss out.

At Aurora Expeditions, they know you love their small groups, their flexible itineraries, the ability to get on and off the ship more quickly, and spending more time ashore enjoying the wonders of nature. You care about the places they visit, and they continue to work with the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO), the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), as well as other industry bodies to implement environmental codes that ensure sustainable and low-impact travel.

As Aurora Expeditions stay true to the legacy that their founders worked so hard to establish, they will continue to allow their expeditioners the freedom and flexibility to linger when something excites them. If you’ve travelled with them before, they look forward to welcoming you back on another adventure. If not, then welcome aboard for an experience that will change your life forever.

Come discover why so many of their expeditioners return again and again, drawn to their enthusiastic, expert teams and most of all, a personal approach that warmly welcomes you into the Aurora Expeditions family.

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Aurora Expeditions 2019-20 Antarctica & Arctic Voyages

From humble beginnings chartering sturdy, Russian, polar research vessels to explore the high latitudes, Aurora Expeditions is now proud to announce the inaugural voyages of their state-of- the-art expedition ship, the Greg Mortimer. Just like its namesake, the Australian mountaineer and Aurora Expeditions co-founder, the Greg Mortimer pushes the boundaries of exploration using the latest innovations in naval technology.

Exclusively designed for expedition cruising, the 104-metre vessel will allow Aurora Expeditions to continue providing the authentic, small-ship experience for which they are known. Thanks to its unique, patented X-Bow®, it’s capable of fast, comfortable transit speeds using less fuel consumption and reduced emissions. The protection of the places Aurora visits has been Aurora’s philosophy since they began. Today, environmental preservation and expeditioner safety are always at the forefront of their operations and the Greg Mortimer is being built to the Aurora latest and most stringent Polar Code specifications. Their new ship is being fitted with the latest in sonar, satellite communications and ‘return- to-port’ technologies. Aurora’s team have worked closely with their ship designers to create the best expedition vessel on the seas, with its unique adventure activity preparation areas and sea-level Zodiac loading making it easier to transfer to and from the ship.

As you browse through this brochure, you’ll see that they continue to seek new regions to explore such as Russia’s Franz Josef Land, Jan Mayen, while continuing to offer voyages to your favourite destinations including the Antarctic Peninsula, Weddell Sea, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands in the Southern Hemisphere; and Norway (including Svalbard) and Greenland in the north.

At Aurora Expeditions, they offer a wide range of adventure activities, from ascending rarely trodden peaks in Antarctica and Greenland, to sea kayaking among porpoising penguins and seal pups, and much more. Your floating base camp, the Greg Mortimer, offers unparalleled ease in getting you to your adventures and the friendliest atmosphere to welcome you back on board. Welcome to a new era for Aurora Expeditions.

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APT Kimberley Coast Cruising 2019 Pre Release

Outback Charm Carefree Travel
There is something special about the Kimberley and Arnhem Land coastlines. Their vastness and isolation are part of the appeal, and with more than 40 years experience in the region, you can navigate these special places in complete comfort with APT.

Moments To Treasure
Zipping through Horizontal Falls, exploring remote rivers by Zodiac, learning about the Victoria Settlement and marvelling at the impressive King George Falls… APT’s extraordinary experiences not only indulge your curiosity, they enhance each incredible destination.

Nothing Quite Compares
APT have considered – and perfected – every last detail, including an exceptional all-inclusive lifestyle with fantastic dining and accommodation aboard APT’s very own expedition ships. While in the expert hands of their specially selected Expedition Team, nothing quite compares to travelling with APT. APT’s hassle-free holiday lifestyle grants you the freedom to leave the everyday behind, to indulge your whims, and to live the extraordinary now.

No Hidden Extras
APT’s cruises include everything as detailed, from sightseeing, shore excursions, airport transfers, port charges, gratuities and Wi-Fi internet, to meals and beverages. Plus, all prices are guaranteed once your deposit is paid.

Exceptional Service Guaranteed
Be guided by the best in the business Offering personalised service with a high staff-to-guest ratio, there’s always a friendly face awaiting you on board your boutique small ship. Among the 75 crew members, your Expedition Leader and Team are with you throughout your journey.

Boutique Ship Size
APT in partnership with Noble Caledonia own and operate the MS Caledonian Sky and MS Island Sky expedition ships. You will be able to venture where larger ships cannot while enjoying elegant surrounds and a more intimate atmosphere than larger ocean cruising vessels.

Spacious Suites
With some of the largest entry-level suites for ships of this size, you will be spoilt for choice on your all-suite ship. With a wealth of amenities, twice daily servicing, and luxury Molton Brown toiletries, simply unpack once, then relax and unwind in style.

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