As the Maldives is becoming a popular choice with families, not just couples, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi stands out as an especially brilliant resort for those with kids for a whole array of reasons. One of them is that it counts under-15s as children (at most resorts it’s un-der-12s), and they not only stay for free with two paying adults when staying in the same room, but they also enjoy the same board basis free of charge.
Escape to Australia and New Zealand with Seabourn in 2025
After a little time off the travel radar, these epic destinations are back at the top of many travellers’ wish lists. See the awesome sights of Australia and New Zealand on one of Seabourn’s 2025 sailings, including the all-encompassing itinerary below.
15-night Australia & New Zealand, 13th January 2025
Cruise from £5,999pp; for fly/cruise price - please enquire.
Sydney | Batemans Bay (Canberra) | Day at sea | Melbourne | Day at sea | Hobart | Day at sea | Milford Sound and cruising Fiordland National Park | Oban | Port Chalmers (Dunedin) | Lyttelton (Christchurch) | Day at sea | Gisborne | Tauranga (Rotorua) | Auckland
Seabourn’s all-inclusive itineraries are hand-picked to showcase the very best of Australasia. You can expect all the must-see cities to be on the agenda, including Sydney, Auckland, and Melbourne, but also hidden harbours and boutique ports such as Stewart Island (which is home to the last inhabited place before Antarctica, Oban), Gisborne, and Kaikoura.
Alongside sophisticated cities and charming ports, you will witness breath-taking natural wonders, including majestic fjords, roaring geysers, and dramatic and unspoiled scenery in locations such as Milford Sound and Rotorua.
In certain ports, sign up for some of the fabulous Ventures by Seabourn. These include hiking excursions in search of local wildlife, and kayaking to explore rivers, reefs, and islands. Seabourn cruises come complete with their own world-class Expedition Team, embracing a geologist, a biologist, a tropical fish expert, an ornithologist, and a naturalist amongst others – all of whom share their expertise during on board lectures.
It’s impossible to pick out favourites from such a magical itinerary, but the Fiordland National Park – New Zealand’s largest, accounting for a huge portion of the Te Wähipounamu UNESCO World Heritage site – is truly spectacular. There are three U-shaped glaciated fjord valleys navigable by your ship: Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, and Dusky Sound, where you may see waterfalls and will likely spot seals, Fiordland penguins, red deer, bottlenose dolphins, and possibly whales.
Feast on exquisite cuisine that’s as much part of the experience as the places. Regionally inspired cuisine using local seasonal produce is served in several restaurants, including the sophisticated alternative dining venue Solis. Everyone loves the Seabourn signature culinary event, the Galley Market Lunch, and you can join in with brilliant ‘Shopping with the Chef’ excursions to browse fresh South Pacific seafood at local markets, under the guidance of a Seabourn chef.
There are also several open bars and lounges, ample deck space, sparkling swimming pools, and the pampering delights of the Spa at Seabourn. Your ship is a very sociable place to spend time, with its all-inclusive package embracing everything from champagne on deck to cocktails in The Club, local entertainment in select destinations that further enhance your cultural experience, deck parties, movies under the stars, and other special events.
With just 229 ocean-front suites, your vessel Seabourn Quest is a true boutique hotel at sea – one perfect for exploring some of the world’s most exotic locales. Nearly all suites have their own spacious private veranda, and all are elegant yet understated, completing the feeling of utter relaxation and escapism.
The offer is subject to availability. To book your Australia and New Zealand cruise with Seabourn, call your Travel Counsellor today.
We’re delighted to announce that Oceania Cruises has once again partnered with Rocky Mountaineer to create a truly unique and exclusive experience combining a spectacular five-day pre-cruise land journey – including two nights aboard the iconic train – with a thrilling 12-night Alaska cruise aboard Regatta.
A vibrant, utterly intoxicating metropolis but one also blessed with lots of eco-friendly open spaces, Singapore offers something for every type of traveller. If ever there was a destination with ‘something for everyone’, it’s this island-country and city-state with its vast culture, outdoor activities, fabulous food scene, and superb shopping. Spend a few days, a week, or more here, and you’re sure to agree.