January 15, 2018

Dear Traveller;       

I would like to share with you new itineraries with Princess Cruises.  One is a close to home cruise to New England and Canada during the fall colours next October.  We also have a great selection of extended unique sailings out of Brisbane and Sydney, Australia to remote Papua New Guinea, Fiji, New Caledonia, with sailings around New Zealand and Australia for winter 2019.   The voyage around Australia in March 2019 already has more than half of the ship booked.  I suggest securing your space soon.  Book any of these cruises now and receive up to $200 US shipboard credit per cabin.  Please view all these new itineraries under the Australia / New Zealand / South Pacific section on our website.

Next May join us on a 16-day land tour package of Finland’s Lapland and Norway.  Lapland is its northernmost region in Finland which has 24-hour sunlight for nearly 3 months and is the gateway to the region and homeland of the indigenous Sami people.  This also includes a 6-day classic Arctic circle cruise along the beautiful coast of Norway sailing southbound from Kirkenes to Bergen.  It’s followed by a 2-night hotel stay in Bergen and 3-nights in Oslo, capital city of Norway.  It also incudes a scenic ride which will take you on a spectacular 50-minute journey to the town of Myrdal, at which point you will embark upon a rail journey to Oslo that offers unforgettable scenery along the way.

Our “Best of Ireland & Scottish Highlands” is an exclusive departure.  It is an 18-day package with a 9-day first class coach tour around southern and Ireland and then flying to Edinburgh for a two-night stay.  This is followed by a 6-day cruise of the Scottish Highlands from Inverness to Oban concluding with an overnight stay in Glasgow, Scotland.

View the new Voyages to Antiquity’s 2018/19 cruise program which are expert-led cruises to natural wonders, cultural treasures and idyllic islands that encompass the travel highlights of three continents.  In Asia, experience the iconic Golden Triangle of India like never before, lose yourself among the glittering pagodas of Burma, discover the colonial charm of Malacca and unwind on the enchanting beaches of the Maldives.  In Africa spot the ‘big five’ on a classic safari, step back in time to the glory days of ancient Egypt and haggle for bargains in a bustling Moroccan souk.  Book your cruise now and take advantage of the early booking savings.  Additionally, all Odyssey Club members (past guests of VTA) will get further savings plus all bookings with Expo Cruises & Tours will receive a free shipboard credit of up to $700 US per cabin, based on double occupancy.  Which of these unforgettable travel adventures will you choose?   Please click here to view these unique voyages for the winter 2019 season.

In November, I had the privilege to sail in South America aboard the newly refurbished and converted Silver Cloud to begin its new season as an expedition style ship.  It is a fantastic ship, and is considered the most luxurious expedition style cruise ship offering adventures to Antarctica and Arctic regions with the maximum capacity of up to 200 guests on most sailings.   We have two groups in 2019 sailing on the Silver Cloud Expedition to West Africa on April 12th and June 15th to Iceland, Norway, and the Arctic Circle region.  

Wishing your safe travels!

Walter Cudny

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