Top 14 Luxury Voyages To Asia Pacific For 2019 and 2020

  MIAMI (Apr. 2, 2019) –Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific islands are known for their inspiring beauty, immersive experiences and ancient culture. Luxury travelers are increasingly sailing to Exotic locales visiting multiple destinations in one voyage, and: Exploring a new island paradise every day in the South Pacific, with stunning beaches, shimmering azure seas, and lush forests brimming with tropical flowers; Admiring the magnificent Blue Mountains outside Sydney, feeding stingrays near Gisborne, and posing …

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Legend of the Seas to deliver the wonders and beauty of Southeast Asia, Australia and South Pacific in 2015-16

Royal Caribbean International today announced Legend of the Seas’ year-round deployment for 2015-16, offering itineraries to breathtakingly beautiful destinations throughout Southeast Asia from Singapore in the summer season, and sailings to idyllic settings in Australia and the South Pacific during the winter season from the cruise line’s new homeport of Brisbane, Australia. With Mariner of the Seas’ also sailing from Singapore in the winter season, Legend of the Seas’ new summer season will mark the first time …

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Explorer of the Seas to join Voyager of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas in Australia and South Pacific for winter 2015-16 season

There’s no better way for families and adventurers to experience Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific than with Royal Caribbean International. The cruise line known for its innovative cruise ships, award-winning entertainment and friendly and engaging GOLD Anchor service, today announced that Explorer of the Seas will join Voyager of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas for the winter 2015-16 season at Sydney. Royal Caribbean’s winter 2015-16 Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific season will …

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Australia’s island retreat for lizards and wealthy sailors

Fourth and last in a series from Queensland, Australia Lizard Island, a beachy piece of the 1,200-mile Great Barrier Reef, is named for its primary inhabitants. They are joined, especially in Australia’s winter, by sailors, fishermen, campers, and other world travelers drawn by the reef’s bounty. Most of Lizard Island is a national park. Swimmers and sunbathers head to secluded beaches, divers to the inner and outer reefs. The island’s Cod Hole is a dive site known for …

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From Daintree to Cooktown, Australia’s history and tropical treasures

third in a series from Queensland, Australia Daintree National Park in Queensland, Australia, is a world treasure. Most of the huge park is tropical rainforest, some of which has existed continuously for more than 110 million years. It may be the oldest rainforest on Earth. Some plant and animal species have been found nowhere else on the planet. You can book a ride (or rental car) into Daintree from Port Douglas, north of Cairns, but you won’t get …

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Cairns, Australia, where crocs keep the beaches empty

second in a series from Queensland, Australia Much of what is accessible to travelers in northern Queensland, Australia, lies between Cairns and Cooktown. From Sydney, I flew into Cairns, then made my way north through Daintree National Park. The primary reason to go to Cairns is to book a snorkeling or diving boat to the Great Barrier Reef, either out of Cairns or nearby Port Douglas to the north, where I ate my first spangled emperor for dinner (look …

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Reef, Queensland’s history, lure cruisers north in Australia

First in series from Queensland, Australia A giant clam, which is a mollusk as big as a bear, opens wide to catch the sunlight. It sits on the shallow ocean floor at the Great Barrier Reef, where famed explorer Captain Cook scraped some serious wood off the bottom of his ship, the Endeavour, trying to squeeze through the coral in 1770. Nearby, along the coast of Queensland, Australia’s northeastern state, rain drips from the fronds of prehistoric …

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Cruising Australia, Prisoners of Mother England laugh like the devil in Tasmania

On the island of Tasmania, between the mainland of Australia and the ice of Antarctica, I did not encounter a single snarling Tasmanian Devil. But I did crash into the Tassie sense of humor. Humor is a useful attribute for residents of an island best known for its feisty, carnivorous marsupial and a resident history as a repository for criminals in dire need of rehabilitation. “We’re all POMEs here,” said a volunteer travel guide with dramatic flair …

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Cruising Celebrity Century, waving goodbye to Australia’s bridge climbers in Sydney

Yes, in the picture, the figures that look like ants at the top of Sydney Harbor Bridge, on either side of the flag to the left, are people. They are waving goodbye to my ship, the Celebrity Century, as it begins a 12-night cruise from Sydney, Australia, to Tasmania and New Zealand. More about the Celebrity Century and the cruise in blogs to follow. (And no, the Century is not the sailing ship under the bridge.) The …

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises Offers Great Value Down Under

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Offers Great Value Down Under Free Land Programs, Hotel Nights and Business Class Air Upgrade  Regent Seven Seas Cruises makes the wonders Down Under more accessible than ever for travelers with special savings on its Wonders of Australia voyages. The all-inclusive luxury line offers guests 2-for-1 fares, free air and bonus savings of up to $6,000 per suite on selected sailings when booked by Dec. 30, 2011. Along with opportunities to explore the …

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