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Deal of the week: Northern Lights
Cruise Norway and see the Northern Lights while on a 12-night round-trip from Southampton on board the Queen Elizabeth. Priced from $4439pp, twin-share, the itinerary includes Alesund, Tromso, Narvik and Stavanger. Your home-at-sea will be a Britannia Balcony Stateroom, which comes with a US$500 on-board credit, all your main meals and on-board entertainment. Book by July 31this year for the October 8 departure next year.
In celebration of a new, three-class configuration in its Tahitian Dreamliner, Air Tahiti Nui is offering passengers a chance to upgrade from Economy to Premium Economy for $250 each way. Valid for flights between Auckland and Papeete from November 8, when the airline’s Dreamliner commences service, to December 5, passengers booking an Economy ‘O’ class can upgrade to the new Moana Premium Economy class. Book by July 2. Return economy airfares from Auckland to Papeete are currently on sale from $829pp for travel taken by December 5.
Huka this deal!
The luxurious Huka Lodge near Taupō is offering guests a thrilling V8 racecar experience at the purpose-built Motorsport Park — and it can be you behind the wheel of an Aston Martin Vantage. A one-night stay in a Junior Lodge Suite, double or twin-share, is priced from $1480, (plus GST), for each night, pp. Book a second night’s stay and you’ll enjoy lunch and house wine; the two-night package starts at $1185 a night (plus GST), pp.
One for the golf fans
Discover the deep south of the US with a 12-day ‘Boot, Scoot ‘n Blues’ tour organised for a number of departures next year. You’ll visit cities filled with bright lights, music and mouth-watering food. The tour begins in Fort Worth and heads to Austin, San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville and Atlanta before finishing in Orlando. Priced from $3119pp, payment in full by September 5 this year will secure a discount. The package includes accommodation, transport, many meals, sightseeing and an experienced trip manager.
Experience the hustle and bustle of Morocco’s Jemaa el-Fnaa markets — the later in the evening, the livelier the buzz. An 11-day ‘Essential Morocco’ Geckos small-group trip is designed for 18 to 29-year-olds and is priced from $1169pp, twin-share. The package price covers 10 nights’ accommodation, 10 breakfasts, three dinners and activities and attractions. The tour departs from Casablanca and heads to Meknes, Moulay Idris, Fes, Midelt, Merzouga, Todra Gorge, Dedes Valley, Ait Benhaddou, and High Atlas, before finishing in Marrakesh.
Book by July 31. Travel on selected dates between August 26 and October 21. Airfares from New Zealand are additional.