Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sail To The Arctic Circle With Voyages Of Discovery In 2009

Cruise specialist Voyages of Discovery this week launches its 2009 Europe brochure, featuring a unique range of destination-led voyages aboard the spacious and elegant MV Discovery.

New for Europe 2009 is a rare visit to Russian Murmansk, the largest city north of the Arctic Circle, on a fascinating 15-night North Cape, Arctic Circle and Russia voyage that begins 18 July 2009 and costs from just Aud$4,279pp*.

As ever, distinguished guest lecturers will be onboard to enrich the experience with new speakers including auctioneer and TV presenter David Barby, who has appeared regularly on Antiques Roadshow and Bargain Hunt.

There will also be a long-awaited return to the British Isles, with an exciting round-Britain voyage that includes stops at the Isles of Scilly, Dublin, Belfast, Oban and Dundee. Departing 1 August 2009, the 12-night British Isles Discovery costs from Aud$3,298pp*.

Managing Director, David Yellow, says: "Our Europe 2009 programme offers an eclectic range of destinations, from ancient Alexandria to the spectacular city of St. Petersburg, from high up in the Arctic Circle to Islands of the Aegean. All of our unique voyages are packed full of natural beauty, history and culture.

"We are especially pleased to re-introduce a round-Britain voyage that showcases the best of the British Isles and predict that this will book up early", he adds.

The new programme also features five 'Grand Voyages' that combine two or more summer cruises, offering excellent value for money for those who have more time to spare. Prices start at £6,998pp* for the Grand Mediterranean Odyssey, departing 2 September 2009 and combining Portugal, Spain, the French and Italian Rivieras, the Croatian Coast and Greek Isles.

To celebrate the launch of its Europe 2009 programme, Voyages of Discovery is offering a discount of Aud$200 pp in addition to early booking savings of up to 50% off full brochure prices. Special rates for single travellers are also available.

The lead-in price is from Aud$1,444 pp* for the eight-day Cruise to the Riviera voyage departing 2 September 2009.

*Prices are per person based on two sharing an inside, twin-bedded cabin and include all meals, on-board entertainment, on-board gratuities, port taxes and luggage handling plus a 1 night London hotel stay with transfers on cruises that begin in the UK.

To book or to request a brochure, contact your travel agent or visit or call Discovery Cruises on +61 (0)2 9959 1380.

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