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Sunday, July 6, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN ANTARCTICA – A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY


Christmas in Antarctica is amongst a series of cruise holidays aboard the smaller, classically-styled expedition ship Discovery from South America in December and January.

And savings of up to $1500pp can be enjoyed by those who book and pay through Cruiseco by July 31 for these 15- to 18-night adventures, bringing the 15-night Christmas package from as low as $4195pp twin-share.

Guests will have two-nights pre-cruise in Buenos Aires including a half-day's organised sightseeing, and on December 17 fly to Ushuaia to join Discovery for Drake Passage, six days in Antarctica's South Shetland Islands, Antarctica Sound, Paradise Island to celebrate Christmas Day, and Half Moon Island.

There's also a rounding of Cape Horn, cruising the Beagle Channel and Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas, 2-nights and a half-day's sightseeing in Santiago.

Other packages on the luxury Discovery include 16-nights return from Buenos Aires to Antarctica and the Falkland Islands on December 4; Santiago to Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Buenos Aires for 19-nights on December 27; and 18-nights Buenos Aires to Santiago via Antarct-ica and the Chilean Fjords on January 11 2009 (or vice-versa January 25.)

Prices include all onboard dining, airport/hotel/ship transfers, and gratuities for cabin stewards and restaurant waiters; for full details including costs of air to join these cruises, phone 1800 225 656 or visit www.cruising.com.au for the name of your nearest Cruiseco cruise specialist agency Australia-wide.

ADDITIONAL DISCOVERY DETAILS: The uncrowded 20,000 tonne Discovery that carries just 700 passengers has two restaurants and optional on-deck alfresco casual dining, ten bars and lounges, a nightclub, guest lecturers, a theatre and cinema, library, casino, card room and internet café.

There are two pools, two jacuzzis, a gymnasium, health centre and beauty salon.

                                               
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