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A Little bit of Luxury

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Vicki Tester

 

If you have ever fancied a special luxury adventure cruise, then why not consider adding a True North Cruise to your bespoke Australia itinerary.  A number of exciting itineraries are offered – below are just three of these:

 

The Southern Safari (8 Nights) Adelaide – Ceduna / Adelaide

The is a real safari of the sea and a real adventure for those who like plenty of activities with a touch of luxury.  On this cruise you will stop for a scrumptious lunch at Maggie Beer’s farm, visit the famed Kangaroo Island and beautiful Coffin Bay where you can wash down oysters with champagne.  Then why not get up and close with the Great White Sharks in a cage dive and also take part in some of Australia’s most reliable fishing action, this is  safari with a difference!

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Picture courtesy of True North

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEST COAST EXPLORER (10 NIGHTS) Perth – Dampier

Relish in vibrant contrast – the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean lap the red sands of the ‘north’ as the West Coast Explorer winds its way north from Fremantle to Dampier. The Abrolhos are steeped in history; Ningaloo boasts world-acclaimed marine life and the Montes offer fishing paradise – the ‘West Coaster’ is a sojourn that tames Australia’s still-wild western shores! A must for snorkelers and divers, fishing enthusiasts, and for the adventurous at heart!

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Picture courtesy of True North

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORAL ATOLL CRUISE (5 NIGHTS) Broome – Rowley Shoals – Broome

The Rowley Shoals feature exaggerated corals, mind-blowing fish life and stunning underwater clarity; but perhaps more important than anything else – even today they are visited by only a fortunate few! Guided by a marine biologist and a team of underwater naturalists; divers and snorkelers alike will revel in a diverse wonderland of coral habitats including maze-like lagoons, surging tidal canyons and breath-taking walls. And the keen anglers will match wits with big blue-water pelagics such as black marlin, sailfish, wahoo and yellow-fin tuna. Wander the enticing shores of Bedwell Island, see the rookeries of the red-tailed tropicbird and indulge in a True North favourite – sunset drinks on the beach – 300 kilometres from the shore! The Rowley Shoals are Western Australia’s premiere coral playground!

Picture courtesy of True North

Picture courtesy of True North

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more of our favourite cruises click here or if you would like more information on the amazing True North Cruises then please contact us

Visit Ningaloo Reef, Australia’s other Great Reef, in 2016

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Vicki Tester

 

We have just received some exciting news and a great addition to any bespoke, tailor made holiday. From June 2016 visitors will be able to swim with humpback whales at Ningaloo Reef as the West Australian government has granted licenses for a select number of operators. Western Australia’s humpback whale population had steadily recovered since the end of commercial hunting of this species in Australia in 1963. It is now the largest population in the world, with an estimated 30,000 whales migrating along the coast each year.

Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the safety of whales and participants was a key consideration of the programme and there would be strict operational guidelines and monitoring of in-water interaction with humpbacks. Tours will run until October.

Picture courtesy of Tourism Western Australia

Picture courtesy of Tourism Western Australia

Take a humpback whale or whale shark swim or guests also have access to stand-up paddle boards and kayaks on board the company’s Concorde cruiser – a purpose built, 14.5 metre expedition power vessel.

See stunning footage of two humpback whales as they swam alongside a paddle boarder in Western Australia earlier this year https://www.youtube/watch?t=3&v=g6U3VCneKfs

If you feel inspired by this and would like to incorporate it into your own bespoke, tailor made holiday then please contact us on 01323 446550 or email info@experienceholidays.co.uk  where we can help with plenty more great ideas and accommodations.

Picture courtesy of Tourism Western Australia

Picture courtesy of Tourism Western Australia

 

Picture courtesy of Tourism Western Australia

Picture courtesy of Tourism Western Australia

 

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

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Sue Riggs

 

Courtesy Regent Seven Seas Cruises

 

Courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Cruises

The most inclusive luxury cruise experience at sea

Regent Seven Seas are having a celebration and would love for you to join them! Next year, they will celebrate their 25th anniversary. To launch the beginning of a year-long celebration, there’s a stunning collection of 25 sailings with savings of up to 25%. 

From the romantic city of Venice, sailing the beautiful Greek Islands aboard our newly refurbished Seven Seas Navigator® to exploring the Baltic Gems with not just one, but two overnight stays in St Petersburg! So, if you’ve a special milestone that you want to celebrate in luxurious style, why not treat yourself. At these prices, now is the time to start celebrating!  Get in touch by calling us 01323 446550 or e-mail us on info@experienceholidays.co.uk to start planning your Regent Seven Seas cruise.

Highly-personalised all-inclusive travel describes the very essence of cruising with Regent Seven Seas Cruises®. The award-winning fleet comprises of three all-suite, six-star ships carrying from 490 – 700 pampered guests to ports across all seven continents of the world. 

Imagine you are one of only a few hundred guests, with no queues or crowds. Public areas are resplendent with rich fabrics, textures and furnishings.  Suites, among the most spacious at sea, measure from 301 to 2,002 square feet, each with private balcony*, hosting a king-sized bed, marble bathrooms with L’Occitane® or Hermès bath products, walk-in closet, flat-screen TV and fully stocked bar.  Choose from up to four, open-seating gourmet restaurants, including two speciality restaurants with no additional cover charge: ‘Prime 7’ – a superb, new steakhouse/grill and ‘Signatures’ – dedicated to French cuisine.

With Regent it’s all included: free return flights on every cruise (or free Business Class flights on all Mediterranean & Northern Europe sailings in suites C-MS), free excursions in every port, transfers, all fine dining including speciality restaurants, all drinks and beverages including fine wines, selected Champagnes and one-night pre-cruise hotel stay for guests staying in Concierge Suites and higher.

FREE Unlimited Exploration…

Waking up in a different port or country almost every day with such ease, is a luxury.  And with every port and destination having its own assortment of ‘must-see’ sights and attractions, you want to make the most of that luxury, ashore. With Regent, the opportunity to delve into the highlights and truly enhance your time ashore couldn’t be easier. There is an unlimited choice of adventure on every cruise, with many individual cruises offering over 40 free excursions in the Mediterranean. Our free excursions will enlighten your cruise in ways you never imagined!

 *Seven Seas Navigator, 90% with private balcony. All ocean view.

Introducing Seven Seas Explorer®

THE MOST LUXURIOUS SHIP EVER BUILT™

Debuting in summer 2016, Seven Seas Explorer®, will set a new standard for ultra luxury, all-inclusive cruising.  Billed as THE MOST LUXURIOUS SHIP EVER BUILT™ she will re-define the concept of ultra-luxury cruising. The maiden voyage for Seven Seas Explorer® will be a 14-night sailing from Monte Carlo to Venice on 20 July 2016. The ship will remain in Europe for its inaugural season, sailing 11 voyages that crisscross the Mediterranean and visit sought-after destinations such as Barcelona, Ibiza, St. Tropez, Venice, Istanbul, Alexandria (Egypt) and Jerusalem.

Luxury Suites: Seven Seas Explorer®, the world’s most luxurious ship, will introduce a new category of luxury suite. Named the ‘Regent Suite’, this plush one-of-a-kind two-bedroom, 3,875 sq ft suite comes complete with an in-suite spa retreat, a first at sea, as well as a glass-enclosed outdoor Vista Garden with 270-degree views to the horizon. Each suite category features its own unique layout and design elements complemented by the largest verandas in the cruise industry with a remarkable 93% of verandas extending beyond 83 sq ft. providing guests ample space to enjoy the ocean breezes.

Lavish gourmet restaurants: Seven Seas Explorer will feature an unrivalled collection of speciality, casual and main dining options from the flagship restaurant, Compass Rose, which will receive a new, contemporary look with a beautiful cascading aqua-blue chandelier conveying a whimsical grotto feel. She will also offer three distinct speciality restaurants including our fleet-side signature steakhouse Prime 7.  Details of our two new dining venues will be announced soon. Guests can also enjoy casual indoor and al fresco dining in the effortlessly chic Italian inspired ‘La Veranda’ with incredible ocean views. La Veranda offers a delectable buffet for breakfast and lunch, and transforms into an elegant fine dining restaurant, Sette Mari at La Veranda, each evening for dinner.

Courtesy of Seven Seas Explorer

Explorer, Courtesy of Regent Seven Seas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 EXPLORER SUMMARY

  • The most luxurious all-suite, all-balcony ship ever built
  • 56,000 tonnes but accommodating just 750 guests
  • Amongst highest space ratios and staff to guest ratios in the industry
  • 375 suites ranging from 307 sq ft – 3,875 sq ft
  • Over 90% of Suites have an 83 sq ft balcony or larger
  • Over 80% of suites have inside space of 332 sq ft or larger
  • Five open-seating gourmet restaurants for guests to enjoy, all included
  • Spacious spa and state-of-the-art fitness centre operated by world renowned Canyon Ranch SpaClub®

 

With everything included in our fares, such as return flights, unlimited excursions and all-inclusive onboard, together with our dedication to offer port intensive itineraries, Regent Seven Seas Cruises® offers the ultimate way to discover the world.

Courtesy Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Seven Seas Navigator in                          Alaska.                       Courtesy Regent Seven Seas Cruises

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Seven Seas Mariner     Courtesy Regent Seven Seas Cruises

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Seven Seas Voyager pool deck. Courtesy Regent Seven Seas Cruises

 

 

 

Cruising the Panama Canal

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Amanda Skingle

 

Picture courtesy of Un-Cruise Adventures

Picture courtesy of Un-Cruise Adventures

I know it seems a long way off yet but if you are starting to think about your 2017 holiday why not look at something unique – sailing through the Panama Canal on a ship that carries just 64 passengers.

During this seven night cruise you will start off in Panama City. From there you will have an amazing opportunity to experience the untouched Darién Jungle. You will explore the Punta Patiño Nature Reserve on foot and travel down the Mogue River by motorised dugout canoe. Your expedition guide will be on hand to help you identify the many species of wildlife that live in the jungle.

Explore the flora and fauna of the mostly uninhabited Pearl Islands. At certain times of the year this is where you will be able to see dolphins and humpbacks so keep your eyes peeled.

At the Mira Flores Locks you will travel the 48 miles of the Panama Canal as you go between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. You will learn the history of this important waterway with a presentation from the Panama Canal Authority.

Take a step back in time as you walk among the battlements and canon of San Lorenzo Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Changres River is Panama’s largest river and was the used to transport the Incan gold in Colonial times. As you experience the river first hand by paddle board and kayak look out for the hundreds of birds and other wildlife that surround you.

Ever had the dream of being on a stunning white sand beach surrounded by nothing but palm trees then this will become a reality as you visit some of the 360 islands that make up Guna Yala. Experience daily life as you visit a village and spend time with the locals. Visit the market and buy a souvenir or a gift for friends and family.

This is a new cruise and with only 32 cabins don’t wait as it’s likely to sell quickly, call us today on 01313 446550 or email: info@experienceholidays.co.uk for more information about your next bespoke tailor made adventure.

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