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The Icons and Secret Places of Asia by Boutique Ship Christmas and New Year Voyage – Fly Free and Stay Free – Book by March 31, 2023

Escape the busyness and stress of Christmas this year by journeying to iconic and secret places across Asia with nicko cruises aboard a boutique ship designed for unhurried exploration and relaxation.

To add to the allure, Australian small ship specialist, Cruise Traveller, which represents nicko cruises here, has released a new package offering a free flight to Asia and a free hotel stay plus savings for couples and solos for bookings made by March 31, 2023

Cruise Traveller’s ‘Forty Night Southern Hemisphere Delight’ fly, stay and cruise package features a 39-night Christmas and New Year voyage from Singapore to Sydney aboard nicko cruises’ newly renovated, 1000-guest ship, VASCO DA GAMA, named after a 15th century Portuguese explorer.

The spacious and elegant, nine-deck ship boasts sleek teak decks, five deluxe bars and lounges, five restaurants, spa centre with sauna, steam bath and gym, two pools, three jacuzzis and a two-storey show theatre. The ship underwent a major renovation recently including a technical overhaul, conversion from heavy fuel to more eco-friendly marine gas oil, new, state-of-the-art nitrogen oxide reducing technology, a new wastewater system that protects the ocean and new, environmentally friendly underwater paint on the hull which prevents vegetation and other deposits forming on the bottom of the ship.

The destination-rich adventure begins on December 19, 2023, with a complimentary flight from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Singapore for a free night’s stay in a hotel with complimentary transfers. Next day, guests will board the newly renovated VASCO DA GAMA for the 39-night cruise back to Australia via 20 destinations in seven countries including Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong/China, The Philippines and Indonesia.

Six overnight stays are scheduled in Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Bali, Cairns and also spectacular Halong Bay in Vietnam on New Year’s Eve to enable guests to enjoy deeper and more meaningful encounters with each destination. Traditional Christmas festivities will also be celebrated during the voyage.

The itinerary takes in several renowned snorkelling and dive sites noted for their crystalline waters and high visibility including Coron, Bohol and Puerto Princesa in The Philippines. The famous, giant monitor lizards on Komodo Island in Indonesia are also featured.

Including a complimentary flight from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Singapore, a free night’s stay in Singapore and the 39-night cruise with an onboard Classic Beverages package, the 40-night package is available from A$13,435 per person, twin-share, in an Inside Cabin – a saving of A$2675. Solo traveller fares are now also priced from A$16,820 in an Inside Cabin – a saving of A$3765. Book by March 31, 2023.

Call Cruise Traveller on 1800 507 777 or visit (direct link to package).

Cruise Traveller is Australia’s premier, small ship cruise specialist, representing 53 boutique, luxury and expedition cruising operators around the world.



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