Cruise Chat

Published on January 20th, 2013 | by Ann Rickard


Cruise Chat – Sumptuous service

Sumptuous service: Treat yourself to a Silver Suite experience on one of three Med cruises on board Silver Spirit.

Spread out in a separate dining and living room, a large veranda, marble bathroom, sound system and espresso machine and all the usual Silversea indulgences, from butler service to stocked mini bar.

Book by March 31 with fares from $12,739 for a 16-day voyage from Venice to Barcelona departing October 24.

Visit Koper; Split and Dubrovnik, Valletta, the Italian ports of Messina, Sorrento, Civitavecchia and Livorno, Monte Carlo; Marseille and the Balearic Islands of Minorca and Mallorca.

Overnight stays in Venice and Barcelona give time to explore in more depth.

Silver Suite savings are also available on a 16-day voyage departing July 3 from Istanbul to Venice via selected Greek Islands, Croatia, Turkey and Montenegro (fares from $14,022) and a 23-day sailing departing Venice for Istanbul on September 10 via Greece, Ukraine and Romania (fares from $20,476.) More on 1300 306 872 or

Cruise bargains: The Azamazing sale offers interior state rooms starting from $93 a day, or for another $28 more a day take an Oceanview room and receive a free upgrade to a veranda stateroom on Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest.

All fares include complimentary wine with lunch and dinner, soft drinks, bottled water, speciality coffees and tips – valued at up to $750 per person on a 14-night cruise. The sale is available on new bookings made by February 28 on three 14-night cruises:

? Hong Kong to Beijing via Xiamen, Shanghai, Kagoshima, Kobe and Seoul departing March 6: from $2199. Beijing to Hong Kong via Seoul, Busan, Nagasaki, Shanghai and Xiamen, departing March 20 from $1999 per person.

?Mumbai to Athens via the United Arab Emirates, the Suez Canal and Santorini departing May 1, from $1299 for an interior state room or $1699 for an ocean view state room with a free upgrade to a veranda stateroom. Azamara Club Cruises is a destination cruise line for travellers who not only want to see the places and cultures, but to live them.

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About the Author

is a Noosa (Australia) local and author of six successful books, all humorous travel narratives. In 2005 Ann won the prestigious ASTW’s Australian Travel Writer of the Year and in 2007 she won the ASTW Travel Book of the Year. Ann takes a culinary tour to the South of France in June every year . Ann writes travel, dining and columns for the Sunshine Coast Daily and is the Life editor of the Noosa News. Ann also maintains a well read and popular blog site. Ann’s travels have seen her explore cuisines all over the world.

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