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Holiday of the Week: Southern Cross Explorer

Company Name: Oceania Cruises

Name of trip: Southern Cross Explorer

Destination: Australia

Length of trip: 20 December 2017 to 23 January 2018 (34 days)

Trip highlights:

  • Sail an epic antipodean adventure on board Oceania Cruises’ Regatta. Circumnavigate Australia from Sydney, and also take in ports in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, on board the cruise line with the finest cuisine at sea, first-class service and an elegantly casual ambiance.
  • ​Visit the world’s richest marine habitat – the Great Barrier Reef. Drift in crystal clear waters spotting sharks, turtles, multi-coloured coral and more. It is a once in a lifetime experience.
  • Hunt for dragons on the island of Komodo. Take a walking tour on this beautiful Indonesian island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, hoping for a glimpse of the fierce Komodo Dragon. A local guide will help you track this magnificent and rare species of monitor lizard.
  • Explore Western Australia’s oldest wine region in Swan Valley near Perth and taste excellent local wines in historic vineyards.
  • Kangaroo Island is one of Australia’s hidden gems with an abundance of bewitching fauna on a backdrop of stunning flora. Travel to spectacular Flinders National Park to encounter koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, fur seals and massive rock formations, or visit Seal Bay Conservation Park for the unforgettable experience of walking among a colony of friendly sea lions.

Cost of the trip: £7,699 per guest

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