Wednesday, 2 June 2010

RETRACE THE JOURNEY OF COLUMBUS TO THE NEW WORLD


It's your turn to discover the 'New World'

In August 1492, Christopher Columbus set out to find new trade routes to India and Asia. Instead he discovered the 'New World'.

Now you can follow the journey of Christopher Columbus aboard the 17-day cruise 'Discovery of the New World', one of Voyages of Discovery's unique exploration themed cruises navigating through Latin America and the Caribbean.

The routes taken by Columbus are the basis for the cruise beginning in Spain then crossing the Atlantic Ocean to arrive in Barbados.

The cruise departs from Malaga, Spain on 18 November, 2010, and arrives in Bridgetown, Barbados, on 4 December 2010, prices starting from AUD$2010 per person twin share, excluding airfares.

The cruise features nine island destinations -  Malaga, Gibraltar, Cadiz, Funchal, Antigua, St Kitts, Dominica, St Lucia and Barbados.

"Christopher Columbus was one of the most important explorers in history and this cruise really showcases that," said Craig Bowen, Managing Director of Cruise Traveller, which promotes Voyages of Discovery to the Australian market.

"Discovery of the New World gives passengers a deeper understanding of the exploration pursuits of Columbus," Mr Bowen said.

"The fact that the islands featured are some of the most beautiful in the world only adds to the experience."

In true classic liner style the 553ft MV discovery provides plenty of room to relax and to learn. Accommodating 650 passengers, the ship has an abundance of facilities on board including two restaurants, three lounges, five bars, a library, a lecture theatre and a cinema.

Aboard the MV Discovery the education continues with informative guest speakers on hand to impart expert knowledge about each of the destinations visited.

For more information regarding this Voyages of Discovery, or to make a booking contact Cruise Traveller by email sales@cruisetraveller.com.au, or call 1800 507 777.