Monday, 21 July 2008

Book a Coral Princess Vanuatu Cruise and Get Free Flights



Coral Princess Cruises is offering free flights to Vanuatu from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane as part of a special fly-cruise package exploring the beautiful islands of Vanuatu. This red-hot deal includes free international flights, and a luxury five-night small-ship cruise aboard the Oceanic Discoverer, starting and finishing in Vanuatu's capital, Port Vila.

The cruise itinerary includes Ambrym Island, where the ship anchors in the glow of two active volcanoes, and Maewo Island, which is said to have been the inspiration for the mythical island of Bali Hai in James Michener's epic novel, Tales of the South Pacific. The largest island in Vanuatu, Espiritu Santo, is renowned for natural attractions such as the beautiful swimming pool known as the Blue Hole and picturesque Champagne Beach.

Throughout the cruise, guests can disembark the ship to swim, snorkel, bush walk or participate in nature and wildlife excursions. Vanuatu also has some of the world's best wreck dive sites such as the sunken American troopship the SS President Coolidge, with plenty more to see either snorkelling or from a guided glass bottom boat tour.

Carrying a maximum of just 72 guests, this intimate cruise is aboard Coral Princess's luxury small-ship Oceanic Discoverer, complete with modern staterooms and ensuites, friendly and knowledgeable crew, and onboard naturalists and experts who interpret the natural, cultural and historical highlights of the islands. The itinerary may vary to take maximum advantage of opportunities to go snorkelling or diving, or to visit local villages and attractions. The ship's small size enables it to explore 'off the beaten track', visiting remote and beautiful bays that larger ships can't access.

The offer is available on all new bookings. Prices for the fly-cruise package start at $3,150 per person, twin share from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. The price includes the five-night cruise aboard Oceanic Discoverer, all meals and excursions (excluding SCUBA diving) – and the international flights ex Sydney Melbourne or Brisbane are thrown in for free (taxes are additional, depending on point of departure). Passengers departing from other Australian ports will need to purchase a connecting domestic flight to the east coast international departure points. There are departures on November 10, 15 and 20, 2008.

For further information and reservations contact Coral Princess Cruises on 1800 079 545 or visit www.coralprincess.com.au.