Small ship specialist, Cruise Traveller, is offering considerable savings on a new luxury rail, sail and stay adventure across the Australian continent and then to Tasmania in December 2022, embracing some of Australia’s most spectacular coastal scenery.
Available until 30 November 2021 (or sold out/withdrawn), the discount means couples can save up to A$5,460 and solo travellers A$5,530 on the exclusive, slow-travel Australian Treasures package which pairs a bucket-list journey across the continent aboard the famous Indian Pacific train and a luxe Ponant small-ship expedition voyage to Tasmania visiting secluded nature-based destinations rarely visited by larger ships.
The new 13-night, pre-Christmas package begins on 10 December 2022, with a night in a five-star hotel in Perth before guests begin a three-night iconic rail journey aboard The Indian Pacific train from Perth to Sydney. The legendary 4,352km trans-continental trip offers all-inclusive dining, fine wines and beverages as well as unforgettable off train experiences in Kalgoorlie, Rawlinna, Cook, Adelaide, Broken Hill and the Blue Mountains.
Reliving the golden era and romance of rail travel, guests will travel in a Gold Service with panoramic window, twin beds or solo bed and in-cabin music. In the lounge and restaurant cars, guests can enjoy all-inclusive fine wines and beverages, hearty breakfasts, two-course lunches and three-course dinners prepared by onboard chefs. The fine, locally-inspired cuisine is sourced using regional ingredients in partnership with local suppliers and providers.
In Sydney, the package offers a two-night stay in a five-star hotel before the adventure continues with a seven-night expedition voyage south to Tasmania aboard Ponant’s luxurious and intimate, 184-guest ship, Le Laperouse. Boasting a refined and intimate, French-styled elegance, Le Laperouse offers a fine dining restaurant, panoramic lounge, theatre, pool, spa and fitness centre, pesonalised service and an expert expedition team.
The cruise from Sydney to Hobart only visits small, secluded nature-based destinations accessible exclusively to smaller vessels. These include the white sands and sapphire waters of Jervis Bay and coastal forests of Eden in NSW and the tiny seaside hamlet of Swansea and pristine Maria Island in Tasmania, with a sail past spectacular Cape Huay – home to Australia’s highest sea cliffs which soar 300m from the sea. The cruise ends in Hobart.
Including excursions and drinks on the cruise and rail journey, the 13-night Australian Treasures package is available from A$7,995 per person, twin-share, in a Deluxe Balcony stateroom – a saving of A$1745 per person. A Deluxe Balcony Suite is available from A$14,145 per person, twin-share – a saving of A$2,730 per person. A discount and a reduced solo supplement means solo travellers can save A$5,530 on the package in a Deluxe Balcony stateroom, with fares from A$9,965 including the savings. The reduced fares are valid for bookings made by 30 November 2021 (unless sold out or withdrawn), and conditions apply.
* For more information, visit www.CruiseTraveller.com.au/treasures or call Cruise Traveller on 1800 507 777.
SOURCE: Cruise Traveller