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Sunday Territorian 18 May 2014

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Sunday Territorian 18 May 2014

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Sunday Territorian; NewspaperNT

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2014-05-18

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.

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38 TRAVEL SUNDAY MAY 18 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Escape www.escape.com.au30 ESCAPE SUNDAY MAY 18 2014 ESCAPE.COM.AU ESCE01Z10MA - V1 A BALI holiday can be all about booze, bargains and beaches, but if you go at the write time of year, it can be all about books. Every October, literary fans flock to Ubud, an hour out of Kuta, to attend the Writers and Readers Festival. Heading off overseas to attend a literary festival seemed a novel idea at first but the reality was days of pleasure in prose and a bag full of books to lug home. This year, about 25,000 people attended the five-day literary feast, filling the streets of Ubud with bookworms keen to get their fix. With 200 writers, artists and musicians from all over the world running more than 200 sessions all day and well into the night, my relaxing holiday sometimes became stressful as I had to choose between so many great events. Among the celebrity scribes were UK writer Sebastian Faulks (Birdsong), US novelist Lionel Shriver (We Need to Talk About Kevin), Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler, two program covered everything. One of the highlights was hearing Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho tell how exposing politicians involved in an international child sextrafficking network saw her tortured and imprisoned. A session on memoirs author, Bahasa language lessons, cooking classes and night-time street parties. There were also childrens, film and arts events, and, of course, quite a few book launches going on. With so many writers around, it would be difficult not introduced me to the humour of Indonesian author Agustinus Wibowo, whose books I eagerly await translation into English. As well as panels and author talks, there was a long list of events with a few surprise offerings, including a cycling tour around Ubud with an time Miles Franklin winner Kim Scott (The Deadman Dance), Aussie author Richard Flanagan (The Narrow Road to the Deep North) and human rights barrister Julian Burnside. From sex to superheroes, happiness to human rights, and bestsellers to breasts, the main A novel way to get the full story The Writers and Readers Festival offers travellers a chance to explore beautiful Ubud while broadening their literary horizons, writes Kylie Stevenson GETTING THERE Air Asia, Jetstar and Garuda Indonesia fly daily from capital cities to Balis Denpasar Airport. From here, Ubud is about a one-hour drive. Many hotels offer an airport transfer. WHERE TO STAY The UWRF recommends a range of accommodation, from luxury to budget, on their website. See ubudwritersfestival. com/accommodation/ TOURS For bicycle and trekking tours around Ubud, see baliecocycling.com For more information on the festival, see ubudwritersfestival.com GO2 BALI WRITERS FESTIVAL UBUD, BALI *Conditions apply. Strictly Limited Offers. Prices are Per Person (PP), twin share and include port charges. Prices are correct as at 13 May 2014, but may fl uctuate due to changes in surcharges, fees, taxes or exchange rates. A limited number of Earlybird Specials are available on all itineraries. Prices based on IST20: 11 July 2015, ISTG27: 8 August 2015 and ISTH34: 10 February 2015. Offers available until 30 September 2014 unless sold out prior. Offers may be withdrawn at anytime. Earlybird Specials cannot be combined with any other offer. Flights must be booked by Travelmarvel. A deposit of $3,000 per person is required within seven days of booking. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Deposits are considered as a guarantee of the invoiced fl ight arrangements and once deposit is received, fl ights will be ticketed. Once air tickets are issued, airline amendment and/or cancellation fees apply and, in some cases, are non-refundable. COMPANION FLY FREE: One person will receive free return economy airfare with LATAM Airlines based on V class, including air taxes up to $170 per person. FLY BUSINESS CLASS: Based on a return Business Class air ticket from Sydney to Santiago (SCL) and an Economy or Premium Economy (if available) from Lima (LIM) to Santiago (SCL), booked with LATAM Airlines in I class for the international sectors to and from Australia, and including air taxes up to $170 per person. Only valid whilst Companion Fly Free offer is applicable. Australian Pacifi c Touring Pty Ltd ABN 44 004 684 619 Lic. No. 30112 TM1391 2 2 1 2 2 3 3 2 11 SANTIAGO BUENOS AIRES RIO DE JANEIRO CUSCO LIMA LAKE TITICACA (PUNO) IGUASSU FALLS SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean BRAZIL ARGENTINA CHILE PERU IST20 COMPANION FLY FREE* OR FLY BUSINESS* FROM $5,595 PP 20 DAYS FROM $8,695* PP, TWIN SHARE HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AMERICA Exceptional Value Inclusions: Included All flights within South America Included Friendly Travelmarvel Tour Director Included Local South American guides Included All tipping and entrance fees Included Airport and hotel transfers Included Premium accommodation Included Travelmarvels unique Insider Experiences Included Flexible touring choices Travelmarvel Trusted member of the APT family More Value More Inclusions More Choice CRUISE THE GALPAGOS ISLANDS IN LUXURY ABOARD THE M/V SANTA CRUZ SOUTH AMERICA PREMIUM CRUISING & TOURING ORDER YOUR FREE BROCHURE & DVD TODAY www.travelmarvel.com.au/southamerica2015 OR SEE YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT Member of the APT family EUROPE | CANADA & ALASKA | SOUTH AMERICA VIETNAM & CAMBODIA | NEW ZEALAND WESTERN AUSTRALIA | QUEENSLAND | TASMANIA Contact Travelmarvel or see your travel agent Australia 1300 300 036 www.travelmarvel.com.au New Zealand 0800 278 687 www.travelmarvel.co.nz June 2013Premium Worldwide Experiences MISC1458 1300 805 493 2015 OUT NOW SECURE YOUR PREFERRED DATE TODAY! Experience the vibrant colours of South America Cruise the reed islands of Lake Titicaca Enjoy a home-cooked lunch with a Peruvian family 29 meals Chilean Fjords Cruise 14 SANTIAGO BUENOS AIRES RIO DE JANEIRO CUSCO LIMA LAKE TITICACA (PUNO) IGUASSU FALLS SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU Atlantic Ocean 2 2 3 1 11 ARGENTINA PERU BRAZIL CHILE Valparaso Montevideo Punta Arenas Puerto Montt Chilean Fjords Canal Sarmiento Ushuaia Cape Horn Stanley, Falkland Islands 2 2 2 3 ISTH34 COMPANION FLY FREE* OR FLY BUSINESS* FROM $5,595 PP 34 DAYS FROM $12,295* PP, TWIN SHARE HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AMERICA & CHILEAN FJORDS CRUISE Cruise between glaciers in the Chilean fjords Marvel at World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu See a weaving demonstration in Sacred Valley 68 meals HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AMERICA WITH GALPAGOS CRUISE CUSCO LIMA LAKE TITICACA (PUNO) SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU Pacific Ocean QUITO GUAYAQUILGALPAGOS ISLANDS M/V Santa Cruz 4 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 BRAZIL CHILE PERU ECUADOR 2 3 3 2 SANTIAGO BUENOS AIRES RIO DE JANEIRO IGUASSU FALLS Atlantic Ocean ARGENTINA 1 COMPANION FLY FREE* OR FLY BUSINESS* FROM $5,595 PP 27 DAYS FROM $14,695* PP, TWIN SHARE ISTG27 Discover unique wildlife on your Galpagos Cruise Stay at the premium Sol y Luna Hotel Encounter giant tortoises in the Galpagos 45 meals ESCAPE.COM.AU SUNDAY MAY 18 2014 ESCAPE 31 V1 - ESCE01Z10MA author, Bahasa language lessons, cooking classes and night-time street parties. There were also childrens, film and arts events, and, of course, quite a few book launches going on. With so many writers around, it would be difficult not to become inspired to put pen to paper yourself, so the program also featured many workshops. Authors were on hand to take budding writers through topics such as poetry, storytelling, fiction, travel and how to get published. The festival uses 50 venues around Ubud, which allowed visitors to explore the town. Set amid a panorama of rice paddies, Ubud is filled with excellent eateries, cheap day spas, yoga studios, boutique clothing and craft shops, and many bookstores. It is also home to a bustling market, so you can bag some bargains: after all, no trip to Bali is complete without buying a few wood carvings and sarongs. If you can manage to take a break from the books, theres much to see and do around Ubud. With such a packed program, Id recommend some days to spare before or after the festival to ensure you make the most of this special part of Bali. We had just one day before the book bonanza kicked off, so we headed for the hills on a bike tour with Bali Eco Cycling. We were picked up early in the morning and driven to Penelokan for a buffet breakfast (including chocolate pancakes) overlooking one of Indonesias several active volcanoes, Mt Batur. From here we headed to a coffee plantation, where we were introduced to luwak coffee made from beans that have been eaten and excreted by a civet. It is considered one of the worlds best coffees due to the animals pickiness when it comes to the beans they will eat, and the digestion that is said to enhance the flavour. And then our small group was on our bikes, cruising through villages amid rice paddies and farms. We had the opportunity to witness traditional Bali, with farmers knee-deep in muddy water ploughing, and women harvesting rice by hand. We also ventured inside a familys compound to learn a little about their way of life. All the way children called out, eager for a greeting. The tour concluded with a feast and an optional tour to the nearby monkey forest. There are many bicycle tours available, and ours was mostly downhill, but there are more difficult routes for the fit. The same company also runs treks, including climbing Mt Batur, a jungle trek or a rice paddy walk. Whether at the festival, on bikes or venturing up a volcano, no matter how you spend your day in beautiful Ubud, you can always finish it off kicking back with a Bintang and a good book. The writer travelled independently. The Ubud Writers and Readers Festival began as a healing project in 2003 in response to the first Bali bombings. Founder and director Janet DeNeefe, who owns local restaurant Casa Luna, says their mission is to create a world-class literary event that encourages a free and unfettered dialogue, that transcends race, creed and gender to celebrate the universal appeal of story and open a window to the treasury of words and ideas. In addition to a literary feast, it also offers a chance to showcase the Ubud region. THE FESTIVAL CHAPTER AND VERSE: (clockwise from main) Ubuds Writers and Readers Festival boasts street performers, market tours, seminars and plenty of events for children. Pictures: Matt Oldfield *Conditions apply. Strictly Limited Offers. Prices are Per Person (PP), twin share and include port charges. Prices are correct as at 13 May 2014, but may fl uctuate due to changes in surcharges, fees, taxes or exchange rates. A limited number of Earlybird Specials are available on all itineraries. Prices based on IST20: 11 July 2015, ISTG27: 8 August 2015 and ISTH34: 10 February 2015. Offers available until 30 September 2014 unless sold out prior. Offers may be withdrawn at anytime. Earlybird Specials cannot be combined with any other offer. Flights must be booked by Travelmarvel. A deposit of $3,000 per person is required within seven days of booking. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Deposits are considered as a guarantee of the invoiced fl ight arrangements and once deposit is received, fl ights will be ticketed. Once air tickets are issued, airline amendment and/or cancellation fees apply and, in some cases, are non-refundable. COMPANION FLY FREE: One person will receive free return economy airfare with LATAM Airlines based on V class, including air taxes up to $170 per person. FLY BUSINESS CLASS: Based on a return Business Class air ticket from Sydney to Santiago (SCL) and an Economy or Premium Economy (if available) from Lima (LIM) to Santiago (SCL), booked with LATAM Airlines in I class for the international sectors to and from Australia, and including air taxes up to $170 per person. Only valid whilst Companion Fly Free offer is applicable. Australian Pacifi c Touring Pty Ltd ABN 44 004 684 619 Lic. No. 30112 TM1391 2 2 1 2 2 3 3 2 11 SANTIAGO BUENOS AIRES RIO DE JANEIRO CUSCO LIMA LAKE TITICACA (PUNO) IGUASSU FALLS SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean BRAZIL ARGENTINA CHILE PERU IST20 COMPANION FLY FREE* OR FLY BUSINESS* FROM $5,595 PP 20 DAYS FROM $8,695* PP, TWIN SHARE HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AMERICA Exceptional Value Inclusions: Included All flights within South America Included Friendly Travelmarvel Tour Director Included Local South American guides Included All tipping and entrance fees Included Airport and hotel transfers Included Premium accommodation Included Travelmarvels unique Insider Experiences Included Flexible touring choices Travelmarvel Trusted member of the APT family More Value More Inclusions More Choice CRUISE THE GALPAGOS ISLANDS IN LUXURY ABOARD THE M/V SANTA CRUZ SOUTH AMERICA PREMIUM CRUISING & TOURING ORDER YOUR FREE BROCHURE & DVD TODAY www.travelmarvel.com.au/southamerica2015 OR SEE YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT Member of the APT family EUROPE | CANADA & ALASKA | SOUTH AMERICA VIETNAM & CAMBODIA | NEW ZEALAND WESTERN AUSTRALIA | QUEENSLAND | TASMANIA Contact Travelmarvel or see your travel agent Australia 1300 300 036 www.travelmarvel.com.au New Zealand 0800 278 687 www.travelmarvel.co.nz June 2013Premium Worldwide Experiences MISC1458 1300 805 493 2015 OUT NOW SECURE YOUR PREFERRED DATE TODAY! Experience the vibrant colours of South America Cruise the reed islands of Lake Titicaca Enjoy a home-cooked lunch with a Peruvian family 29 meals Chilean Fjords Cruise 14 SANTIAGO BUENOS AIRES RIO DE JANEIRO CUSCO LIMA LAKE TITICACA (PUNO) IGUASSU FALLS SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU Atlantic Ocean 2 2 3 1 11 ARGENTINA PERU BRAZIL CHILE Valparaso Montevideo Punta Arenas Puerto Montt Chilean Fjords Canal Sarmiento Ushuaia Cape Horn Stanley, Falkland Islands 2 2 2 3 ISTH34 COMPANION FLY FREE* OR FLY BUSINESS* FROM $5,595 PP 34 DAYS FROM $12,295* PP, TWIN SHARE HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AMERICA & CHILEAN FJORDS CRUISE Cruise between glaciers in the Chilean fjords Marvel at World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu See a weaving demonstration in Sacred Valley 68 meals HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AMERICA WITH GALPAGOS CRUISE CUSCO LIMA LAKE TITICACA (PUNO) SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU Pacific Ocean QUITO GUAYAQUILGALPAGOS ISLANDS M/V Santa Cruz 4 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 BRAZIL CHILE PERU ECUADOR 2 3 3 2 SANTIAGO BUENOS AIRES RIO DE JANEIRO IGUASSU FALLS Atlantic Ocean ARGENTINA 1 COMPANION FLY FREE* OR FLY BUSINESS* FROM $5,595 PP 27 DAYS FROM $14,695* PP, TWIN SHARE ISTG27 Discover unique wildlife on your Galpagos Cruise Stay at the premium Sol y Luna Hotel Encounter giant tortoises in the Galpagos 45 meals Visit your Travel Agent | 1300 159 654 | www.princess.com BOOK NOW! *Fares are cruise only per person, in AUD, in complete twin accommodation, based on lead interior, oceanview, balcony and mini-suite staterooms available at time of printing, inclusive of all discounts, taxes and government fees (which are subject to change). 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VIETNAM, THAIL AND & MALAYSIA GRAND ADVENTURE 10 - 11 nights Sapphire Princess Round trip from Singapore 2015 Departure Dates 10 nights: 30 Jan, 13 Feb^ 11 nights: 26 Jan Interior from* Oceanview from* Balcony from* Mini-Suite from* 10 night fares~ $1,149 $1,349 $1,509 $2,449 11 night fares~ $1,299 $1,619 $1,709 $2,599 +Fares are per person twin share based on 26 Jan 2015 & 30 Jan 2015 departures only. ^Itinerary varies. THAILAND VIETNAM Pacific Ocean n Ocean Singapore Ko Samui Bangkok (Laem Chabang) Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) Equator Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang) Penang Langkawi MALAYSIA 1 1 nights 10 nights A BALI holiday can be all about booze, bargains and beaches, but if you go at the write time of year, it can be all about books. Every October, literary fans flock to Ubud, an hour out of Kuta, to attend the Writers and Readers Festival. Heading off overseas to attend a literary festival seemed a novel idea at first but the reality was days of pleasure in prose and a bag full of books to lug home. This year, about 25,000 people attended the five-day literary feast, filling the streets of Ubud with bookworms keen to get their fix. With 200 writers, artists and musicians from all over the world running more than 200 sessions all day and well into the night, my relaxing holiday sometimes became stressful as I had to choose between so many great events. Among the celebrity scribes were UK writer Sebastian Faulks (Birdsong), US novelist Lionel Shriver (We Need to Talk About Kevin), Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler, two time Miles Franklin winner Kim Scott (The Deadman Dance), Aussie author Richard Flanagan (The Narrow Road to the Deep North) and human rights barrister Julian Burnside. From sex to superheroes, happiness to human rights, and bestsellers to breasts, the main program covered everything. One of the highlights was hearing Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho tell how exposing politicians involved in an international child sextrafficking network saw her tortured and imprisoned. A session on memoirs introduced me to the humour of Indonesian author Agustinus Wibowo, whose books I eagerly await translation into English. As well as panels and author talks, there was a long list of events with a few surprise offerings, including a cycling tour around Ubud with an author, Bahasa language lessons, cooking classes and night-time street parties. There were also childrens, film and arts events, and, of course, quite a few book launches going on. With so many writers around, it would be difficult not to become inspired to put pen to paper yourself, so the program also featured many workshops. Authors were on hand to take budding writers through topics such as poetry, storytelling, fiction, travel and how to get published. The festival uses 50 venues around Ubud, which allowed visitors to explore the town. Set amid a panorama of rice paddies, Ubud is filled with excellent eateries, cheap day spas, yoga studios, boutique clothing and craft shops, and many bookstores. It is also home to a bustling market, so you can bag some bargains: after all, no trip to Bali is complete without buying a few wood carvings and sarongs. If you can manage to take a break from the books, theres much to see and do around Ubud. With such a packed program, Id recommend some days to spare before or after the festival to ensure you make the most of this special part of Bali. We had just one day before the book bonanza kicked off, so we headed for the hills on a bike tour with Bali Eco Cycling. We were picked up early in the morning and driven to Penelokan for a buffet breakfast (including chocolate pancakes) overlooking one of Indonesias several active volcanoes, Mt Batur. From here we headed to a coffee plantation, where we were introduced to luwak coffee made from beans that have been eaten and excreted by a civet. It is considered one of the worlds best coffees due to the animals pickiness when it comes to the beans they will eat, and the digestion that is said to enhance the flavour. And then our small group was on our bikes, cruising through villages amid rice paddies and farms. We had the opportunity to witness traditional Bali, with farmers kneedeep in muddy water ploughing, and women harvesting rice by hand. We also ventured inside a familys compound to learn a little about their way of life. All the way children called out, eager for a greeting. The tour concluded with a feast and an optional tour to the nearby monkey forest. There are many bicycle tours available, and ours was mostly downhill, but there are more difficult routes for the fit. The same company also runs treks, including climbing Mt Batur, a jungle trek or a rice paddy walk. Whether at the festival, on bikes or venturing up a volcano, no matter how you spend your day in beautiful Ubud, you can always finish it off kicking back with a Bintang and a good book. The writer travelled independently. ESCAPE.COM.AU SUNDAY MAY 18 2014 ESCAPE 31 V1 - ESCE01Z10MA author, Bahasa language lessons, cooking classes and night-time street parties. There were also childrens, film and arts events, and, of course, quite a few book launches going on. With so many writers around, it would be difficult not to become inspired to put pen to paper yourself, so the program also featured many workshops. Authors were on hand to take budding writers through topics such as poetry, storytelling, fiction, travel and how to get published. The festival uses 50 venues around Ubud, which allowed visitors to explore the town. Set amid a panorama of rice paddies, Ubud is filled with excellent eateries, cheap day spas, yoga studios, boutique clothing and craft shops, and many bookstores. It is also home to a bustling market, so you can bag some bargains: after all, no trip to Bali is complete without buying a few wood carvings and sarongs. If you can manage to take a break from the books, theres much to see and do around Ubud. With such a packed program, Id recommend some days to spare before or after the festival to ensure you make the most of this special part of Bali. We had just one day before the book bonanza kicked off, so we headed for the hills on a bike tour with Bali Eco Cycling. We were picked up early in the morning and driven to Penelokan for a buffet breakfast (including chocolate pancakes) overlooking one of Indonesias several active volcanoes, Mt Batur. From here we headed to a coffee plantation, where we were introduced to luwak coffee made from beans that have been eaten and excreted by a civet. It is considered one of the worlds best coffees due to the animals pickiness when it comes to the beans they will eat, and the digestion that is said to enhance the flavour. And then our small group was on our bikes, cruising through villages amid rice paddies and farms. We had the opportunity to witness traditional Bali, with farmers knee-deep in muddy water ploughing, and women harvesting rice by hand. We also ventured inside a familys compound to learn a little about their way of life. All the way children called out, eager for a greeting. The tour concluded with a feast and an optional tour to the nearby monkey forest. There are many bicycle tours available, and ours was mostly downhill, but there are more difficult routes for the fit. The same company also runs treks, including climbing Mt Batur, a jungle trek or a rice paddy walk. Whether at the festival, on bikes or venturing up a volcano, no matter how you spend your day in beautiful Ubud, you can always finish it off kicking back with a Bintang and a good book. The writer travelled independently. The Ubud Writers and Readers Festival began as a healing project in 2003 in response to the first Bali bombings. Founder and director Janet DeNeefe, who owns local restaurant Casa Luna, says their mission is to create a world-class literary event that encourages a free and unfettered dialogue, that transcends race, creed and gender to celebrate the universal appeal of story and open a window to the treasury of words and ideas. In addition to a literary feast, it also offers a chance to showcase the Ubud region. THE FESTIVAL CHAPTER AND VERSE: (clockwise from main) Ubuds Writers and Readers Festival boasts street performers, market tours, seminars and plenty of events for children. Pictures: Matt Oldfield *Conditions apply. Strictly Limited Offers. Prices are Per Person (PP), twin share and include port charges. Prices are correct as at 13 May 2014, but may fl uctuate due to changes in surcharges, fees, taxes or exchange rates. A limited number of Earlybird Specials are available on all itineraries. Prices based on IST20: 11 July 2015, ISTG27: 8 August 2015 and ISTH34: 10 February 2015. Offers available until 30 September 2014 unless sold out prior. Offers may be withdrawn at anytime. Earlybird Specials cannot be combined with any other offer. Flights must be booked by Travelmarvel. A deposit of $3,000 per person is required within seven days of booking. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Deposits are considered as a guarantee of the invoiced fl ight arrangements and once deposit is received, fl ights will be ticketed. Once air tickets are issued, airline amendment and/or cancellation fees apply and, in some cases, are non-refundable. COMPANION FLY FREE: One person will receive free return economy airfare with LATAM Airlines based on V class, including air taxes up to $170 per person. FLY BUSINESS CLASS: Based on a return Business Class air ticket from Sydney to Santiago (SCL) and an Economy or Premium Economy (if available) from Lima (LIM) to Santiago (SCL), booked with LATAM Airlines in I class for the international sectors to and from Australia, and including air taxes up to $170 per person. Only valid whilst Companion Fly Free offer is applicable. Australian Pacifi c Touring Pty Ltd ABN 44 004 684 619 Lic. No. 30112 TM1391 2 2 1 2 2 3 3 2 11 SANTIAGO BUENOS AIRES RIO DE JANEIRO CUSCO LIMA LAKE TITICACA (PUNO) IGUASSU FALLS SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean BRAZIL ARGENTINA CHILE PERU IST20 COMPANION FLY FREE* OR FLY BUSINESS* FROM $5,595 PP 20 DAYS FROM $8,695* PP, TWIN SHARE HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AMERICA Exceptional Value Inclusions: Included All flights within South America Included Friendly Travelmarvel Tour Director Included Local South American guides Included All tipping and entrance fees Included Airport and hotel transfers Included Premium accommodation Included Travelmarvels unique Insider Experiences Included Flexible touring choices Travelmarvel Trusted member of the APT family More Value More Inclusions More Choice CRUISE THE GALPAGOS ISLANDS IN LUXURY ABOARD THE M/V SANTA CRUZ SOUTH AMERICA PREMIUM CRUISING & TOURING ORDER YOUR FREE BROCHURE & DVD TODAY www.travelmarvel.com.au/southamerica2015 OR SEE YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT Member of the APT family EUROPE | CANADA & ALASKA | SOUTH AMERICA VIETNAM & CAMBODIA | NEW ZEALAND WESTERN AUSTRALIA | QUEENSLAND | TASMANIA Contact Travelmarvel or see your travel agent Australia 1300 300 036 www.travelmarvel.com.au New Zealand 0800 278 687 www.travelmarvel.co.nz June 2013Premium Worldwide Experiences MISC1458 1300 805 493 2015 OUT NOW SECURE YOUR PREFERRED DATE TODAY! Experience the vibrant colours of South America Cruise the reed islands of Lake Titicaca Enjoy a home-cooked lunch with a Peruvian family 29 meals Chilean Fjords Cruise 14 SANTIAGO BUENOS AIRES RIO DE JANEIRO CUSCO LIMA LAKE TITICACA (PUNO) IGUASSU FALLS SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU Atlantic Ocean 2 2 3 1 11 ARGENTINA PERU BRAZIL CHILE Valparaso Montevideo Punta Arenas Puerto Montt Chilean Fjords Canal Sarmiento Ushuaia Cape Horn Stanley, Falkland Islands 2 2 2 3 ISTH34 COMPANION FLY FREE* OR FLY BUSINESS* FROM $5,595 PP 34 DAYS FROM $12,295* PP, TWIN SHARE HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AMERICA & CHILEAN FJORDS CRUISE Cruise between glaciers in the Chilean fjords Marvel at World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu See a weaving demonstration in Sacred Valley 68 meals HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AMERICA WITH GALPAGOS CRUISE CUSCO LIMA LAKE TITICACA (PUNO) SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU Pacific Ocean QUITO GUAYAQUILGALPAGOS ISLANDS M/V Santa Cruz 4 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 BRAZIL CHILE PERU ECUADOR 2 3 3 2 SANTIAGO BUENOS AIRES RIO DE JANEIRO IGUASSU FALLS Atlantic Ocean ARGENTINA 1 COMPANION FLY FREE* OR FLY BUSINESS* FROM $5,595 PP 27 DAYS FROM $14,695* PP, TWIN SHARE ISTG27 Discover unique wildlife on your Galpagos Cruise Stay at the premium Sol y Luna Hotel Encounter giant tortoises in the Galpagos 45 meals Visit your Travel Agent | 1300 159 654 | www.princess.com BOOK NOW! *Fares are cruise only per person, in AUD, in complete twin accommodation, based on lead interior, oceanview, balcony and mini-suite staterooms available at time of printing, inclusive of all discounts, taxes and government fees (which are subject to change). Offer ends 30 June, 2014 unless sold out prior. Princess Cruises has set aside a reasonable number of staterooms which are available at these discounted fares. Once these staterooms are sold, fares may revert to a higher fare, but may also be further discounted. Offers subject to availability. Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. +Fare based on specific departure dates only. Higher fares may apply to other departure dates listed. Some oceanview staterooms have obstructed views. Whilst information is correct at time of publication, offer may be withdrawn or varied at any time without notice. ~Comparison launch fares are based on fares launched into the market from March 2013. To be read in conjunction with the Booking and Passage Conditions available at princess.com/legal/passage_contract/index.jsp which passengers will be bound by. A 1.5% surcharge will apply to all payments made by credit or debit cards for direct bookings made via our call centre and website. Travel agents may charge additional fees - check with your travel agent. Carnival plc trading as Princess Cruises. ABN 23 107 998 443. 2TA 5580 NOW UP TO L AUNCH FARES~ 20%OFFR E L A X A T I O N R E J U V E N A T I O N E X P L O R A T I O N 1 0 0 % SAVE UP TO 15% PER PERSON OFF THE L AUNCH FARES~ SAVE UP TO 20% PER PERSON OFF THE L AUNCH FARES~ SAVE UP TO 15% PER PERSON OFF THE L AUNCH FARES~ NEW ZE AL AND 13 nights Sun Princess Round trip from Sydney 2014 Departure Dates 30 Oct, 12 Nov, 29 Dec 2015 Departure Dates 11 Jan, 7 Feb^, 6 Mar, 19 Mar Interior from* Oceanview from* Balcony from* Mini-Suite from* Launch fares~ $1,889 $2,489 $2,989 $5,389 Sale fares $1,699 $2,299 Limited $4,969 +Fares are per person twin share based on 12 Nov 2014 departure only. ^Operates in reverse order. Tasman Sea AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND Fiordland National Park Scenic cruising Dunedin (Port Chalmers) Sydney Tauranga Napier Wellington Auckland Bay of Islands Akaroa FIJI & SOU T H PACIF IC 14 nights Sun Princess Round trip from Sydney 2014 Departure Dates 25 Nov, 16 Dec^ 2015 Departure Dates 24 Jan, 20 Feb Interior from* Oceanview from* Balcony from* Mini-Suite from* Launch fares~ $2,189 $2,789 $3,289 $5,689 Sale fares $1,699 $2,199 $2,579 $4,499 +Fares are per person twin share based on 25 Nov 2014 departure only. ^13 night duration. NEW CALEDONIA LOYALTY ISLANDS VANUATU FIJI Sydney Nouma Suva Savusavu Dravuni Island Port Denarau Vila Lifou South Pacific Ocean AUSTRALIA ROUND AUS T R ALIA 28 nights Diamond Princess Round trip from Sydney 2014 Departure Date 16 Nov 2015 Departure Date 27 Feb Interior from* Oceanview from* Balcony from* Mini-Suite from* Launch fares~ $4,719 $5,819 $7,119 $8,219 Sale fares $4,099 $4,999 $5,859 $7,599 +Fares are per person twin share based on 27 Feb 2015 departure only. South Oce Indian Ocean Great Barrier R ee f Tasman Sea INDONESIA Coral Sea Sydney Brisbane Darwin Perth (Fremantle) Port Douglas (for Great Barrier Reef) Airlie Beach Melbourne Hobart AdelaideBunbury Albany Overnight in Hobart AUSTRALIA TASMANIA Bali (Benoa) 12 nights Sydney to Perth (Fremantle) & 16 nights Perth (Fremantle) to Sydney also available. VIETNAM, THAIL AND & MALAYSIA GRAND ADVENTURE 10 - 11 nights Sapphire Princess Round trip from Singapore 2015 Departure Dates 10 nights: 30 Jan, 13 Feb^ 11 nights: 26 Jan Interior from* Oceanview from* Balcony from* Mini-Suite from* 10 night fares~ $1,149 $1,349 $1,509 $2,449 11 night fares~ $1,299 $1,619 $1,709 $2,599 +Fares are per person twin share based on 26 Jan 2015 & 30 Jan 2015 departures only. ^Itinerary varies. THAILAND VIETNAM Pacific Ocean n Ocean Singapore Ko Samui Bangkok (Laem Chabang) Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) Equator Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang) Penang Langkawi MALAYSIA 1 1 nights 10 nights 30 ESCAPE SUNDAY MAY 18 2014 ESCAPE.COM.AU ESCE01Z10MA - V1 A BALI holiday can be all about booze, bargains and beaches, but if you go at the write time of year, it can be all about books. Every October, literary fans flock to Ubud, an hour out of Kuta, to attend the Writers and Readers Festival. Heading off overseas to attend a literary festival seemed a novel idea at first but the reality was days of pleasure in prose and a bag full of books to lug home. This year, about 25,000 people attended the five-day literary feast, filling the streets of Ubud with bookworms keen to get their fix. With 200 writers, artists and musicians from all over the world running more than 200 sessions all day and well into the night, my relaxing holiday sometimes became stressful as I had to choose between so many great events. Among the celebrity scribes were UK writer Sebastian Faulks (Birdsong), US novelist Lionel Shriver (We Need to Talk About Kevin), Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler, two program covered everything. One of the highlights was hearing Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho tell how exposing politicians involved in an international child sextrafficking network saw her tortured and imprisoned. A session on memoirs author, Bahasa language lessons, cooking classes and night-time street parties. There were also childrens, film and arts events, and, of course, quite a few book launches going on. With so many writers around, it would be difficult not introduced me to the humour of Indonesian author Agustinus Wibowo, whose books I eagerly await translation into English. As well as panels and author talks, there was a long list of events with a few surprise offerings, including a cycling tour around Ubud with an time Miles Franklin winner Kim Scott (The Deadman Dance), Aussie author Richard Flanagan (The Narrow Road to the Deep North) and human rights barrister Julian Burnside. From sex to superheroes, happiness to human rights, and bestsellers to breasts, the main A novel way to get the full story The Writers and Readers Festival offers travellers a chance to explore beautiful Ubud while broadening their literary horizons, writes Kylie Stevenson GETTING THERE Air Asia, Jetstar and Garuda Indonesia fly daily from capital cities to Balis Denpasar Airport. From here, Ubud is about a one-hour drive. Many hotels offer an airport transfer. WHERE TO STAY The UWRF recommends a range of accommodation, from luxury to budget, on their website. See ubudwritersfestival. com/accommodation/ TOURS For bicycle and trekking tours around Ubud, see baliecocycling.com For more information on the festival, see ubudwritersfestival.com GO2 BALI WRITERS FESTIVAL UBUD, BALI *Conditions apply. Strictly Limited Offers. Prices are Per Person (PP), twin share and include port charges. Prices are correct as at 13 May 2014, but may fl uctuate due to changes in surcharges, fees, taxes or exchange rates. A limited number of Earlybird Specials are available on all itineraries. Prices based on IST20: 11 July 2015, ISTG27: 8 August 2015 and ISTH34: 10 February 2015. Offers available until 30 September 2014 unless sold out prior. Offers may be withdrawn at anytime. Earlybird Specials cannot be combined with any other offer. Flights must be booked by Travelmarvel. A deposit of $3,000 per person is required within seven days of booking. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Deposits are considered as a guarantee of the invoiced fl ight arrangements and once deposit is received, fl ights will be ticketed. Once air tickets are issued, airline amendment and/or cancellation fees apply and, in some cases, are non-refundable. COMPANION FLY FREE: One person will receive free return economy airfare with LATAM Airlines based on V class, including air taxes up to $170 per person. FLY BUSINESS CLASS: Based on a return Business Class air ticket from Sydney to Santiago (SCL) and an Economy or Premium Economy (if available) from Lima (LIM) to Santiago (SCL), booked with LATAM Airlines in I class for the international sectors to and from Australia, and including air taxes up to $170 per person. Only valid whilst Companion Fly Free offer is applicable. Australian Pacifi c Touring Pty Ltd ABN 44 004 684 619 Lic. No. 30112 TM1391 2 2 1 2 2 3 3 2 11 SANTIAGO BUENOS AIRES RIO DE JANEIRO CUSCO LIMA LAKE TITICACA (PUNO) IGUASSU FALLS SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean BRAZIL ARGENTINA CHILE PERU IST20 COMPANION FLY FREE* OR FLY BUSINESS* FROM $5,595 PP 20 DAYS FROM $8,695* PP, TWIN SHARE HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AMERICA Exceptional Value Inclusions: Included All flights within South America Included Friendly Travelmarvel Tour Director Included Local South American guides Included All tipping and entrance fees Included Airport and hotel transfers Included Premium accommodation Included Travelmarvels unique Insider Experiences Included Flexible touring choices Travelmarvel Trusted member of the APT family More Value More Inclusions More Choice CRUISE THE GALPAGOS ISLANDS IN LUXURY ABOARD THE M/V SANTA CRUZ SOUTH AMERICA PREMIUM CRUISING & TOURING ORDER YOUR FREE BROCHURE & DVD TODAY www.travelmarvel.com.au/southamerica2015 OR SEE YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT Member of the APT family EUROPE | CANADA & ALASKA | SOUTH AMERICA VIETNAM & CAMBODIA | NEW ZEALAND WESTERN AUSTRALIA | QUEENSLAND | TASMANIA Contact Travelmarvel or see your travel agent Australia 1300 300 036 www.travelmarvel.com.au New Zealand 0800 278 687 www.travelmarvel.co.nz June 2013Premium Worldwide Experiences MISC1458 1300 805 493 2015 OUT NOW SECURE YOUR PREFERRED DATE TODAY! Experience the vibrant colours of South America Cruise the reed islands of Lake Titicaca Enjoy a home-cooked lunch with a Peruvian family 29 meals Chilean Fjords Cruise 14 SANTIAGO BUENOS AIRES RIO DE JANEIRO CUSCO LIMA LAKE TITICACA (PUNO) IGUASSU FALLS SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU Atlantic Ocean 2 2 3 1 11 ARGENTINA PERU BRAZIL CHILE Valparaso Montevideo Punta Arenas Puerto Montt Chilean Fjords Canal Sarmiento Ushuaia Cape Horn Stanley, Falkland Islands 2 2 2 3 ISTH34 COMPANION FLY FREE* OR FLY BUSINESS* FROM $5,595 PP 34 DAYS FROM $12,295* PP, TWIN SHARE HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AMERICA & CHILEAN FJORDS CRUISE Cruise between glaciers in the Chilean fjords Marvel at World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu See a weaving demonstration in Sacred Valley 68 meals HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AMERICA WITH GALPAGOS CRUISE CUSCO LIMA LAKE TITICACA (PUNO) SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU Pacific Ocean QUITO GUAYAQUILGALPAGOS ISLANDS M/V Santa Cruz 4 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 BRAZIL CHILE PERU ECUADOR 2 3 3 2 SANTIAGO BUENOS AIRES RIO DE JANEIRO IGUASSU FALLS Atlantic Ocean ARGENTINA 1 COMPANION FLY FREE* OR FLY BUSINESS* FROM $5,595 PP 27 DAYS FROM $14,695* PP, TWIN SHARE ISTG27 Discover unique wildlife on your Galpagos Cruise Stay at the premium Sol y Luna Hotel Encounter giant tortoises in the Galpagos 45 meals ESCAPE.COM.AU SUNDAY MAY 18 2014 ESCAPE 31 V1 - ESCE01Z10MA author, Bahasa language lessons, cooking classes and night-time street parties. There were also childrens, film and arts events, and, of course, quite a few book launches going on. With so many writers around, it would be difficult not to become inspired to put pen to paper yourself, so the program also featured many workshops. Authors were on hand to take budding writers through topics such as poetry, storytelling, fiction, travel and how to get published. The festival uses 50 venues around Ubud, which allowed visitors to explore the town. Set amid a panorama of rice paddies, Ubud is filled with excellent eateries, cheap day spas, yoga studios, boutique clothing and craft shops, and many bookstores. It is also home to a bustling market, so you can bag some bargains: after all, no trip to Bali is complete without buying a few wood carvings and sarongs. If you can manage to take a break from the books, theres much to see and do around Ubud. With such a packed program, Id recommend some days to spare before or after the festival to ensure you make the most of this special part of Bali. We had just one day before the book bonanza kicked off, so we headed for the hills on a bike tour with Bali Eco Cycling. We were picked up early in the morning and driven to Penelokan for a buffet breakfast (including chocolate pancakes) overlooking one of Indonesias several active volcanoes, Mt Batur. From here we headed to a coffee plantation, where we were introduced to luwak coffee made from beans that have been eaten and excreted by a civet. It is considered one of the worlds best coffees due to the animals pickiness when it comes to the beans they will eat, and the digestion that is said to enhance the flavour. And then our small group was on our bikes, cruising through villages amid rice paddies and farms. We had the opportunity to witness traditional Bali, with farmers knee-deep in muddy water ploughing, and women harvesting rice by hand. We also ventured inside a familys compound to learn a little about their way of life. All the way children called out, eager for a greeting. The tour concluded with a feast and an optional tour to the nearby monkey forest. There are many bicycle tours available, and ours was mostly downhill, but there are more difficult routes for the fit. The same company also runs treks, including climbing Mt Batur, a jungle trek or a rice paddy walk. Whether at the festival, on bikes or venturing up a volcano, no matter how you spend your day in beautiful Ubud, you can always finish it off kicking back with a Bintang and a good book. The writer travelled independently. The Ubud Writers and Readers Festival began as a healing project in 2003 in response to the first Bali bombings. Founder and director Janet DeNeefe, who owns local restaurant Casa Luna, says their mission is to create a world-class literary event that encourages a free and unfettered dialogue, that transcends race, creed and gender to celebrate the universal appeal of story and open a window to the treasury of words and ideas. In addition to a literary feast, it also offers a chance to showcase the Ubud region. THE FESTIVAL CHAPTER AND VERSE: (clockwise from main) Ubuds Writers and Readers Festival boasts street performers, market tours, seminars and plenty of events for children. Pictures: Matt Oldfield *Conditions apply. Strictly Limited Offers. Prices are Per Person (PP), twin share and include port charges. Prices are correct as at 13 May 2014, but may fl uctuate due to changes in surcharges, fees, taxes or exchange rates. A limited number of Earlybird Specials are available on all itineraries. Prices based on IST20: 11 July 2015, ISTG27: 8 August 2015 and ISTH34: 10 February 2015. Offers available until 30 September 2014 unless sold out prior. Offers may be withdrawn at anytime. Earlybird Specials cannot be combined with any other offer. Flights must be booked by Travelmarvel. A deposit of $3,000 per person is required within seven days of booking. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Deposits are considered as a guarantee of the invoiced fl ight arrangements and once deposit is received, fl ights will be ticketed. Once air tickets are issued, airline amendment and/or cancellation fees apply and, in some cases, are non-refundable. COMPANION FLY FREE: One person will receive free return economy airfare with LATAM Airlines based on V class, including air taxes up to $170 per person. FLY BUSINESS CLASS: Based on a return Business Class air ticket from Sydney to Santiago (SCL) and an Economy or Premium Economy (if available) from Lima (LIM) to Santiago (SCL), booked with LATAM Airlines in I class for the international sectors to and from Australia, and including air taxes up to $170 per person. Only valid whilst Companion Fly Free offer is applicable. Australian Pacifi c Touring Pty Ltd ABN 44 004 684 619 Lic. No. 30112 TM1391 2 2 1 2 2 3 3 2 11 SANTIAGO BUENOS AIRES RIO DE JANEIRO CUSCO LIMA LAKE TITICACA (PUNO) IGUASSU FALLS SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU Atlantic Ocean Pacific Ocean BRAZIL ARGENTINA CHILE PERU IST20 COMPANION FLY FREE* OR FLY BUSINESS* FROM $5,595 PP 20 DAYS FROM $8,695* PP, TWIN SHARE HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AMERICA Exceptional Value Inclusions: Included All flights within South America Included Friendly Travelmarvel Tour Director Included Local South American guides Included All tipping and entrance fees Included Airport and hotel transfers Included Premium accommodation Included Travelmarvels unique Insider Experiences Included Flexible touring choices Travelmarvel Trusted member of the APT family More Value More Inclusions More Choice CRUISE THE GALPAGOS ISLANDS IN LUXURY ABOARD THE M/V SANTA CRUZ SOUTH AMERICA PREMIUM CRUISING & TOURING ORDER YOUR FREE BROCHURE & DVD TODAY www.travelmarvel.com.au/southamerica2015 OR SEE YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT Member of the APT family EUROPE | CANADA & ALASKA | SOUTH AMERICA VIETNAM & CAMBODIA | NEW ZEALAND WESTERN AUSTRALIA | QUEENSLAND | TASMANIA Contact Travelmarvel or see your travel agent Australia 1300 300 036 www.travelmarvel.com.au New Zealand 0800 278 687 www.travelmarvel.co.nz June 2013Premium Worldwide Experiences MISC1458 1300 805 493 2015 OUT NOW SECURE YOUR PREFERRED DATE TODAY! Experience the vibrant colours of South America Cruise the reed islands of Lake Titicaca Enjoy a home-cooked lunch with a Peruvian family 29 meals Chilean Fjords Cruise 14 SANTIAGO BUENOS AIRES RIO DE JANEIRO CUSCO LIMA LAKE TITICACA (PUNO) IGUASSU FALLS SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU Atlantic Ocean 2 2 3 1 11 ARGENTINA PERU BRAZIL CHILE Valparaso Montevideo Punta Arenas Puerto Montt Chilean Fjords Canal Sarmiento Ushuaia Cape Horn Stanley, Falkland Islands 2 2 2 3 ISTH34 COMPANION FLY FREE* OR FLY BUSINESS* FROM $5,595 PP 34 DAYS FROM $12,295* PP, TWIN SHARE HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AMERICA & CHILEAN FJORDS CRUISE Cruise between glaciers in the Chilean fjords Marvel at World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu See a weaving demonstration in Sacred Valley 68 meals HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AMERICA WITH GALPAGOS CRUISE CUSCO LIMA LAKE TITICACA (PUNO) SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU Pacific Ocean QUITO GUAYAQUILGALPAGOS ISLANDS M/V Santa Cruz 4 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 BRAZIL CHILE PERU ECUADOR 2 3 3 2 SANTIAGO BUENOS AIRES RIO DE JANEIRO IGUASSU FALLS Atlantic Ocean ARGENTINA 1 COMPANION FLY FREE* OR FLY BUSINESS* FROM $5,595 PP 27 DAYS FROM $14,695* PP, TWIN SHARE ISTG27 Discover unique wildlife on your Galpagos Cruise Stay at the premium Sol y Luna Hotel Encounter giant tortoises in the Galpagos 45 meals Visit your Travel Agent | 1300 159 654 | www.princess.com BOOK NOW! *Fares are cruise only per person, in AUD, in complete twin accommodation, based on lead interior, oceanview, balcony and mini-suite staterooms available at time of printing, inclusive of all discounts, taxes and government fees (which are subject to change). Offer ends 30 June, 2014 unless sold out prior. Princess Cruises has set aside a reasonable number of staterooms which are available at these discounted fares. Once these staterooms are sold, fares may revert to a higher fare, but may also be further discounted. Offers subject to availability. Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. +Fare based on specific departure dates only. Higher fares may apply to other departure dates listed. Some oceanview staterooms have obstructed views. Whilst information is correct at time of publication, offer may be withdrawn or varied at any time without notice. ~Comparison launch fares are based on fares launched into the market from March 2013. To be read in conjunction with the Booking and Passage Conditions available at princess.com/legal/passage_contract/index.jsp which passengers will be bound by. A 1.5% surcharge will apply to all payments made by credit or debit cards for direct bookings made via our call centre and website. Travel agents may charge additional fees - check with your travel agent. Carnival plc trading as Princess Cruises. ABN 23 107 998 443. 2TA 5580 NOW UP TO L AUNCH FARES~ 20%OFFR E L A X A T I O N R E J U V E N A T I O N E X P L O R A T I O N 1 0 0 % SAVE UP TO 15% PER PERSON OFF THE L AUNCH FARES~ SAVE UP TO 20% PER PERSON OFF THE L AUNCH FARES~ SAVE UP TO 15% PER PERSON OFF THE L AUNCH FARES~ NEW ZE AL AND 13 nights Sun Princess Round trip from Sydney 2014 Departure Dates 30 Oct, 12 Nov, 29 Dec 2015 Departure Dates 11 Jan, 7 Feb^, 6 Mar, 19 Mar Interior from* Oceanview from* Balcony from* Mini-Suite from* Launch fares~ $1,889 $2,489 $2,989 $5,389 Sale fares $1,699 $2,299 Limited $4,969 +Fares are per person twin share based on 12 Nov 2014 departure only. ^Operates in reverse order. Tasman Sea AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND Fiordland National Park Scenic cruising Dunedin (Port Chalmers) Sydney Tauranga Napier Wellington Auckland Bay of Islands Akaroa FIJI & SOU T H PACIF IC 14 nights Sun Princess Round trip from Sydney 2014 Departure Dates 25 Nov, 16 Dec^ 2015 Departure Dates 24 Jan, 20 Feb Interior from* Oceanview from* Balcony from* Mini-Suite from* Launch fares~ $2,189 $2,789 $3,289 $5,689 Sale fares $1,699 $2,199 $2,579 $4,499 +Fares are per person twin share based on 25 Nov 2014 departure only. ^13 night duration. NEW CALEDONIA LOYALTY ISLANDS VANUATU FIJI Sydney Nouma Suva Savusavu Dravuni Island Port Denarau Vila Lifou South Pacific Ocean AUSTRALIA ROUND AUS T R ALIA 28 nights Diamond Princess Round trip from Sydney 2014 Departure Date 16 Nov 2015 Departure Date 27 Feb Interior from* Oceanview from* Balcony from* Mini-Suite from* Launch fares~ $4,719 $5,819 $7,119 $8,219 Sale fares $4,099 $4,999 $5,859 $7,599 +Fares are per person twin share based on 27 Feb 2015 departure only. South Oce Indian Ocean Great Barrier R ee f Tasman Sea INDONESIA Coral Sea Sydney Brisbane Darwin Perth (Fremantle) Port Douglas (for Great Barrier Reef) Airlie Beach Melbourne Hobart AdelaideBunbury Albany Overnight in Hobart AUSTRALIA TASMANIA Bali (Benoa) 12 nights Sydney to Perth (Fremantle) & 16 nights Perth (Fremantle) to Sydney also available. VIETNAM, THAIL AND & MALAYSIA GRAND ADVENTURE 10 - 11 nights Sapphire Princess Round trip from Singapore 2015 Departure Dates 10 nights: 30 Jan, 13 Feb^ 11 nights: 26 Jan Interior from* Oceanview from* Balcony from* Mini-Suite from* 10 night fares~ $1,149 $1,349 $1,509 $2,449 11 night fares~ $1,299 $1,619 $1,709 $2,599 +Fares are per person twin share based on 26 Jan 2015 & 30 Jan 2015 departures only. ^Itinerary varies. THAILAND VIETNAM Pacific Ocean n Ocean Singapore Ko Samui Bangkok (Laem Chabang) Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My) Equator Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang) Penang Langkawi MALAYSIA 1 1 nights 10 nights


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