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A Limited Time Special – Moreton Island Cruise February 2015

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It is a truth that a large portion of our travellers are from the Shoalhaven Region, and for them, with fantastic beaches at almost every turn the question beckons .. why would I want to go on a cruise to a Tropical Island known for its beaches?

To that I say, that it is not about the destination but the voyage. Moreton Island is fantastic, its bush, beaches and activities are the sort of thing every Australian loves, but for someone from the South Coast its not exceptional. The voyage there and back though is, as we spend 5 days and 4 nights aboard the Pacific Jewel cruising from Sydney to Sydney. You will have the opportunity to experience what it means to take an Ocean Cruise – on board entertainment, full meal inclusions, the ability to relax in good company, or to avail yourself of one of the many activities.

For those that have never cruised before our departure on the 11th February is the perfect way to get that taste of Ocean Cruising, for those that have cruised it is a perfect way to sit back and enjoy an extended weekend in some fantastic company.

If you have been considering it then here is some great news, P&O have released some last minute specials – instant book and purchase – for those that may still be interested in sailing. Cabins are limited and subject to availability but you could join us for as little as AU$698 for an inside cabin , AU$758 for an outside Cabin or AU$1158 for a balcony (please note these are lead in prices and based on two travellers per cabin).

So if you want a taste of cruising, the chance to take a loved one away for Valentines Day, or are just interested in a short break in good company .. then call us today!

Shoalhaven Solo Sisters & My Travel Expert (02) 4421 5577

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My Tour Workshops – A 2015 Tour Update and a 2016 Tour Preview Brief

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For those that managed to make it to our 2015 Tour Launch and 2016 Tour preview thanks for a great evening, the group was  the right size to provide us with an intimate evening that allowed us to get a fantastic amount of feedback on what we running, and what we are planning to do. Our thanks.

For those that were unable to make our evening event here is (in brief) what was covered on the night – as well as a few dates for our workshops on upcoming 2016 tour packages.

First Our 2015 Tour Departures ..

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11th – 15th February 2015. Sydney to Sydney. From AU$749 per person on a twin share basis.  Prices variable dependant on Cabin Category, Availability and “Spot” Specials from P&O Package includes 4 night cruise from Sydney to Sydney visiting Moreton Island, inclusive of all meals* and included shipboard entertainment. A perfect getaway to trial cruising, to get away over Valentines with a loved one – or just to enjoy some fantastic company!

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7th – 14th March 2015. Sydney to Sydney. From AU$2225 per person on a twin share basis. 7 Nights in Queenstown including rounds of Golf at Jacks Point, Kelvin Heights and Millbrook Golf Courses. Package includes flights to Queenstown from Sydney and return, 7 nights 4* accommodation,  breakfast daily, 1 dinner at the Skyline Restaurant, 3 days golfing inclusive of green fees and cart hire, transfers in New Zealand to/from the airport and golf courses

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16th May – 8th June 2015. Sydney to Sydney. From AU$11,423 per person on a twin share basis. 15 Day Canadian Rockies Tour and 7 Night Inside Passage Cruise. Package includes flights to Vancouver from Sydney and return, Rockies Tour and Inside Passage Cruise, Oceanview Room on Cruise, Silverleaf Service on Rocky Mountaineer, port taxes and surcharges, all tipping and gratuities, 43 superb meals.

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17th – 24th June 2015. Sydney to Sydney. From AU$2,781 per person on a twin share basis. 8 Days visiting Kangaroo Island, Adelaide and Barossa Valley. Package includes Indian-Pacific from Sydney to Adelaide in Gold Class, 4 Nights in Adelaide and 3 on Kangaroo Island, touring daily, breakfast daily, some dinners, flight Adelaide to Sydney. Operated & Escorted based on 16 Travellers – dates subject to change

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5th – 25th September 2015. Sydney to Sydney. From AU$10,570 per person on a twin share basis. A magnificent 14 day Danube cruise with 3 days in Prague and 3 days in Paris. Package includes International airfares from Sydney to Europe and return, Accommodation in Prague and Paris, Danube Cruise, Port taxes and surcharges, touring and sightseeing, tipping and gratuities, 49 superb meals, Escorted Ex-Australia

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21st October – 7th November 2015. Sydney to Sydney. From AU$5359  per person on a twin share basis. A Fantastic 18 Day Programme taking in the highlights of Western USA – San Francisco, Vegas, Grand Canyon, Yosemite and more! Package includes International airfares from Sydney to LA and return, Accommodation throughout, sightseeing as detailed, some entry fees, local tour director, air-conditioned coach transport, some meals, transfers in LA

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7th – 14th November 2015. Sydney to Sydney. From AU$2400 per person on a twin share basis. A fantastic Introduction to Thailand, covering the highlights of Bangkok and surrounds. Package includes International airfares from Sydney to Bangkok and Return, 4 Star Accommodation, Transfers in Bangkok, Sightseeing, Breakfast daily and more. Chiang Mai Extension Available (14th – 20th November 2014) from $980 per person in twin share

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Now Taking Expressions Of Interest. Est. Cost From AU$5000 per person in twin share. An incredible European Journey taking in the wintery festivities of Germany. Fine Food, Beautiful Beverages, Spectacular Shopping and more. Highlights includes Closing of the gates with a traditional lantern lit walk in Rothenburg, the Christmas Markets of Wurzburg, Choral Concert at Amorbach’s Bennedictine Abbey, The Christkidlesmarkt and much, much more!

Then we have what we are looking at for 2016 and beyond!

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Egypt – January 2016, Sydney to Sydney
Now Taking Expressions Of Interest. Highlights includes : Cairo including the Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Saqquara, Memphis, Khan El-Khalili, Egyptian Museum, Mosque of Saladin and More.  Alexandria including Pompeii’s Pillar, the Montazah Gardens, the New Library, Kom ash-Shuqqafa and more. Nile Cruise Covering Aswan, Luxor, Edfu, Esna and Kom Ombo and their sites including the Valley of Kings and the Temple Of Karnak. Optional Extras including Abu Simbel & King Tuts Tomb

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Singapore – April 2016, Sydney to Sydney
Now Taking Expressions Of Interest. Highlights includes : This tour is built for those looking to get a taste of Asia, or for the New Traveller. One Week in Singapore, mix of scheduled tours and free days. Uniquely Singapore Tours including Breakfast with the Orang-Utans and High Tea at the Raffles. Option to Extend the trip and Cruise back to Sydney with Royal Caribbean via the Top end and Queensland

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Italy – May 2016, Sydney to Sydney
Now Taking Expressions Of Interest. Highlights includes : Venice Dogge’s Palace, Glassmaking, The Grand Canal and more. Hills and villages of Cinque Terre. Pisa and Florence, including the Duomo, Leaning Tower, Galleria dellÁccademia. Perugia and Spello as you visit the beautiful Umbria Region. Rome, including the Pantheon and Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, St Peters Basillica, Vatican City and more.

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East Africa – July 2016, Sydney to Sydney
Now Taking Expressions Of Interest. Highlights includes : Lake Nakuru National Park and the Masai Mara National Reserve. Serengeti National Park including Ngorongoro Crater. Permanent Tented Camps. 4×4 Vehicles for use on Game Drives. Opportunity to spot the “Big 5”- Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino & Elephant. Annual Migration is usually moving between Serenget and Masai Mara in July

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Spain & Morocco – September 2016, Sydney to Sydney
Now Taking Expressions Of Interest Highlights includes : Combined tour of Spain and Morocco. Highlights of Southern Spain including Seville, Grazalema, Granada, Ronda and Malaga. Imperial Cities of Morocco including Casablanca, Rabat, Mekenes, Volubilis, Fez and Marrakech. Depending on feedback we may run this as two tours (one to Spain and one to Morocco) that can be combined back to back

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Dubai & UAE – Late October 2016, Sydney to Sydney
Now Taking Expressions Of Interest. Highlights includes : Highlights of Dubai including a desert safari , dhow cruise dinner, the Modern Wonders and the Old Souks. Highlights of Abu Dhabi including Ferrari World and the Falcon Rehabilitation Centre. Exploratory trip of the UAE’s Wadis, Mountains, Deserts and the Old Spice Route including Fujeirah, Musandum, Hatta and Al Ain. Option will be available to extend and discover Oman

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Vietnam – November2016, Sydney to Sydney
Now Taking Expressions Of Interest. Highlights includes : Hanoi including the Old Quarter, One Pillar Pagoda and Ho Chi Minhs Mausoleum. Highlights of North Vietnam such as the Hill Tribes and a Halong Bay Junk Cruise. The Imperial City of Hue, the original capital of Vietnam and Hoian. Resort Towns of Nha Trang and Mui Ne. Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) including Cu Chi Tunnels, Reunification Palace, French Quarter and more.

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South America – 2017, Sydney to Sydney
Now Taking Expressions Of Interest. Highlights includes : Return International Airfare and Regional Connections. Highlights of Peru & Bolivia – Machu Picchu, Ollyantambo, Lake Titicaca. Highlights of Argentina and Brazil including Buenos Aires, Iguasu and Rio De Janeiro. Torres del Pine National Park – a chance to see the Perito Moreno Glacier. Option to Extend and do Galapagos or Easter Islands

Register

 

We are holding a number of fantastic Workshops and Seminars for our 2016 departures, simply click the above link, on the events shown on our side menu or here to register

As you can see we have an incredible array of group on the books for the next 2 years.

For more information on our 2015 programmes please feel free to give us a call, drop by for a visit or take a look at them online at www.shoalhavensolosisters.com.au

For our 2016 programmes you can call or visit us to get more information, or you can attend one of the tour workshops we will be running in 2015 where we give you the chance to help us design our tour programmes! Simply visit www.shoalhavensolosisters.com.au or visit the My Travel Expert or Shoalhaven Solo Sisters Website and register for the events now!

 

Red Hatters, Valentine, Moreton Island Cruise – Limited Time Special

Good Morning Ladies and Gents, just a very brief post to let you know that P&O have a “special sale”on this week only for the cruise that we are running to Moreton Island for Valentines Day, and for the Red Hat Society and Friends Getaway.

The current specials may save you up to AU$100 per person in a twin share cabin, and are available for 3 days only (29 September to 01 October 2014), so if you haven’t booked in then now is a great time to do so! It should be noted that any bookings made on this special will require instant payment – so if you want to book and want to see at what price it can be done .. then please call us today!

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Special Note for those already Booked! Please note that we can’t just “switch” you over to the new special, doing so would make any onboard credit lost, and it would cause cancellation and rebooking fees – either of which are worth more than the current “savings

Valentines Cruise, Red Hat Getaway & Moreton Island

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Have you considered joining our Red Hatters Social Cruise? Are you looking to do something special for a loved one next Valentines Day? Or does the thought of a short cruise to a tropical island sound like something you would like to experience? The trip on 11 February 2015 from Sydney for 5 days may be just the trip for you!

Inside Cabins From AU$794 per person twin share*
Outside Cabins From AU$819 per person share twin!
11th – 15th February 2015, 5 Days, Sydney – Sydney

With the current cruise week on from the 1st to the 8th September 2014, now is the perfect time to “Sign Aboard”with special discounted deposits and on-board credit specials available on P&O Sailings!

For more details now contact us on (02) 4421 5577

 

Cruise Week Is Coming!

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Looking at going on a cruise? Looking at joining one of ours? 01 September to 08 September 2014 is CLIA’s International Cruise Week here in Australia and we will have dozens of specials available from dozens of cruise lines. We will be posting as many as we can here for the single travellers but if you want to get away with a friend or family, by all means give us a call to see what is on offer

CRUISE WEEK  
1 to 8 September 2014

Bring A Friend, Or Bring A Few …

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Here are 5 reasons to look at coming along on our Moreton Island Cruise this 11 February aside from taking a look at one of the Islands of Queensland.

1. Try Out Your Sea Legs!
There are a lot of travellers out there unsure how they will cope with a cruise, a short duration cruise like our Moreton Island Trip is a perfect way to see how well you can handle the Ocean Swells without commiting to a cruise of over a week.

2. A Perfect Chance To Celebrate!
Having a special anniversary in 2014? Perhaps a 50th Birthday or a 30th wedding anniversary for an example? Cruising is a fantastic way to mark the occassion in a way you won’t forget.

3. Fantastic Get-Together!
Better yet everyone enjoys getting out with their friends and mates and having a great time, a short cruise is the perfect way to get out and celebrate with friends and family with less clean up and preperation.

4. Solo Sisters Trial Run
If you have been considering joining the Shoalhaven Solo Sisters and have a lady that you have been considering going on tour with a short cruise is the perfect way to see if you are compatable before you embark on a month long journey

5. Relax and Rewind
Finally a cruise is the perfect way to relax and rewind, no work, no cooking, just you, the sea and a few days of being catered to. The perfect way to kick back and simply enjoy yourself.

So if you want to join us on the 11th February, sailing from Sydney to Moreton Bay and Back over 4 nights on the Pacific Jewel,
we have cabins available from AU$749 per person twin share in an Inside Cabin and rom AU$819 per person share twin in an outside cabin.

For more details please don’t hesitate to contact us on (02) 4421 5577

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Update: Race Day, P&O, Hong Kong, Canada & Indulgence

 

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Just a quick update on a few Upcoming Events and Group Departures

SSS Race Day: Join us at Shoalhaven Turf Club for a fantastic day at the races, it is a fantastic opportunity to mix and mingle with other Solo Sisters and our staff. A perfect chance to meet up with some of those who may be amenable to travelling with you. If you want to come please let us know before the 23rd May at the latest as we only have limited tickets for giveaway!

P&O Walkaround: We have an extremely limited number of spaces left on our 12 June P&O Ship inspection. At $55 for the day including lunch, transport from Nowra and the Ship Inspection it’s a great value for a fantastic day out. If you would like to come call us on 02 4421 5577 immediately.

Hong Kong Experience: At AU$3393.00 per person our upcoming Hong Tour is a fantastic offer, although billeted as a Shopping Tour the tour is not just for shoppers and most of the shopping is during our non-scheduled time. So if you want to see Hong Kong for any reason this is a great chance to do so.  This trips sales period ends though on 31 May, so get in now if you would like to join

Canada & Alaska: Our presale on the May 2015 Canada and Alaska Group has sadly closed – those lucky to have booked will be hearing from us soon. Departing 16 May 2015 we still have space available at AU$10,295 per person share twin. We also have a partners fly free special available at the moment so it is a great idea to look at booking now while seats are available. Please feel free to check out our programme HERE!

Relax, Rewind, Revive:  We recently promoted an upcoming indulgence trip we are running in 2015. This trips is all about truly relaxing. Enjoy a laugh on a comedy cruise, knock back a few samples as we visit some of the best wineries near Auckland, and relax to a great massage in Rotorua. Well we now have the full itinerary up and available here! This programme will run on a minimum of 10 travellers and a maximum of 16, so if you are interested in going you should put your name down now!

P&O Walkaround , 12th June 2014- Limited Space

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