Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Travel Tuesday: Sailing to Oceania

“You are sailing to where?!” 

Oceania. . .you know, that region also called the South Pacific

We’ll be boarding our old favorite, the Celebrity Solstice this fall in Honolulu bound for Sydney, Australia.  Our journey by sea to the land ‘Down Under’ will take 19 days to complete.





As shown on the map above, our route will take us through the Pacific Ocean with stops at a few of the islands that make up French Polynesia, give us a sneak peak at New Zealand and provide two long, lovely stretches of leisurely days at sea. 

As seekers of great adventures at great prices, you know we sometimes have to have patience while waiting for the travel gods to bring those concepts into sync.  We’ve had this routing on the radar for at least two, maybe more, years.

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And, as seekers of great adventures at great prices, we know we  must be able to act when opportunity knocks on the computer screen.

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It rapped while we were in Ko Olina last month.  There it was in an email announcing the week’s Top 20 Travel Deals sent by Travel zoo. 

Even better, it was offered by our friends at Crucon, the New Hampshire on-line cruise agency that we’ve used (and recommend highly) for our recent cruises.

The Scout did a quick comparison of other cruise web sites we use, we checked dates and within hours of reading the email had made a deposit to hold the room.  We’ve learned good deals go fast.



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The Good Deal:  The price of $2,199 per person guarantees us an outside balcony cabin, (my favorite place on the ship!) and includes prepaid gratuities ( a savings of about $450) plus complimentary alcoholic and specialty drinks (a savings of about $900 per couple over purchasing the cruise lines “drink package.”)

This illustrates our mantra: There are travel deals to be found out there.  Check TravelnWrite’s Deal Finder page for other tips on finding deals.  We’ll see you back here for Travel Photo Thursday!

4 comments:

  1. The trip sounds wonderful, Jackie and Joel, and I'm sure we'll be hearing all about it in the future. I'm wondering how much of New Zealand you'll get to see. From extensive trips round both islands, I can tell you it's a very beautiful. You'll be in my home town, Sydney, too. Thanks for the travel links!

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    1. Sounds wonderful to me. I've traveled a lot, but never been on a cruise. Maybe someday.

      Patricia Adams

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    2. Andrew, I am certain I should be asking you for a list of your Top Five Must See places in Sydney. Thanks for visiting and commenting - sorry the response is a bit slow!

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  2. And Patricia, thanks so much for stopping by the blog; hope you'll be back often!

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