Thursday 16 October 2008


Spirit of Adventure is giving cruise-goers extra value with its discovery cruise packages to some of the world's more unusual destinations in 2009, by including guided excursions to main attractions and landmarks in the majority of ports to be visited by its ships, Spirit of Adventure and Quest for Adventure that has just come out of a multi-million (British) pound refurbishment.

As well onboard guest speakers who specialise in subjects from archaeology and history to local traditions and food and fine, will join these half- and full-day excursions led by local professional guides.

Cruiseco, a consortium of cruise-specialist travel agencies Australia-wide that represents Spirit of Adventure exclusively in Australia, has just released a 48-page brochure that details a near-50 seven to 21-night cruises in 2009.

They will embrace destinations as diverse as the Canary Islands, the Antarctic, Brazil, the Caribbean, Africa, Iceland, the Norwegian Fjords, the Mediterranean, Far East, Indonesia, Borneo and vineyards regions of France.

All meals, nightly entertainment, onboard gratuities and excursions in most ports are included; both ships feature casual dress most evenings with a choice of main Dining Room or indoor/outdoor buffets with open seating.

Cruiseco has big Early Bird savings with prices from just $1970pp from a 7-night Canary Islands cruise aboard Spirit of Adventure from Funchal in Portugal's Madeira Islands through five ports to Santa Cruz on Tenerife – including wine with lunch and dinner on this cruise; air is additional.

For a free brochure detailing cruises on both ships phone 1800 225 656 for the name of your nearest Cruiseco agency, or visit

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations.

1 comment:

  1. Saga changes plans for former Astoria

    Saga Cruises, the UK based company that sells only to customers only aged 50 or more, has changed its plans regarding the18,891 gross ton Astoria it acquired with an intention to operate it as Quest for Adventure on fly cruise basis under the Spirit of Adventure brand.

    The ship will now be renamed Saga Pearl II and operate under the Saga Cruises brand as a replacement of the 24,300 gross ton Saga Rose that will be retired next year. Saga has published itineraries for two Mediterranean cruises from Southampton and a Christmas cruise to the Caribbean from the same port. The first Mediterranean cruise will depart on 30 October.

    Saga said on 14 July that the ship will undergo a multi-million pound refit before its inaugural cruise as Quest for Adventure gets underway on 1 July 2009 from Harwich around the Baltic.