Get going: party on the Pacific Jewel

Explore Antarctica with Abercrombie & Kent
Hit the high seas or relaxing rivers with this week's international and travel deals, featuring cruises from Broome to Botswana. 

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BOTSWANA & NAMIBIA
Cruise the Chobe River on the African Queen and save $420 a couple on a three-night adventure, until June 30. See water-loving elephants and hippos and take a game drive. From $1865 a person, twin share, $2295 singles, phone (02) 9290 2877, see benchinternational.com.au.

SYDNEY SEA BREAK
Time poor? Escape for a three-night sea break on the Pacific Jewel. The ship features seven restaurants, nine bars and clubs, spa, zip-liner and big screens galore. Depart May 30, save $150. From $339 a person, quad share. Phone 132 494, see pocruises.com.au.

P&O's Pacific Jewel.
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EUROPE
Save 30 per cent on selected seven-night cruises on the 88-guest River Cloud II between April and August. Cruise the Rhine, from Basel to Amsterdam, with all meals and a bottle of champagne to say hello. Book by March 31. From $2195 a person, twin share. 1300 583 572, seacloud.com.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Cruise the Murray River in winter (June to August) and save up to 25 per cent on three, four or seven-night cruises. Includes meals, shore excursions and coach transfers from Adelaide to Mannum. From $674 a person, three nights. Phone (02) 9206 1111, see captaincook.com.au.


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ANTARCTICA
Save up to $3350 a person on three 2014-15 specialist Antarctic journeys, covering climate change, photography or family Christmas cruising. The 12-day Classic Antarctica journey costs from $12,850 a person, twin share. Book by March 31. Phone 1300 590 317, see abercrombiekent.com.au.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Follow the historical Kunmunya Wilderness Walk, a shore tour on three Kimberley cruises from Broome to Darwin on June 2, 13 and 23. Book by March 31 and get a free stay and camel ride in Broome, worth $500. From $7390 a person, 11 days. Phone 1800 637 688, see auroraexpeditions.com.au.


MV River Orchid on the Mekong River.

Mekong meander

Spend 15 days exploring Vietnam and Cambodia by land, air and water including seven nights aboard the River Orchid on the Mekong River. From Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, you'll sail the delta of southern Vietnam then head into Phnom Penh and the Tonle Sap river. Includes flights from Siem Reap to Hanoi. Book by November 30 for travel until December 23. From $5814 a person, twin share. Phone 1300 939 414, see flightcentre.com.au.

 

Alaskan adventures

Multi-generational travel - a fancy name for holidays with the grandchildren and grandparents - is so hot right now. "Take the grandkids to Alaska" is the call for families of four to join the Disney Wonder in Vancouver and cruise up to Ketchikan, Alaska.

The nine-night tour includes two nights in Vancouver, all meals, kids, teen and adult clubs, first-run movies and Broadway-style Disney musicals. From $1899 adults, $1299 kids two-11 years, quad share. Phone 1300 886 940, see worldwidecruisecentres.com.au.


Belinda Jackson's Get Going column is published every Sunday in Sydney's Sun-Herald newspaper.

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