Cracking Christmas cruise gifts

If you love cruising, then here’s the perfect Christmas gift. Royal Caribbean’s last-minute Local Wow Sale offers festive savings and upgrades on local sailings in 2017.

If you book selected 2017 local cruises before 9 December 2016, not only will you get up to US$400 onboard credit per stateroom and 50 per cent off the second fare, you’ll also receive a Balcony Stateroom for the price of an Oceanview Stateroom.

Say you book a berth on Australia’s newest, biggest and most technologically advanced ship, Ovation of the Seas, for a 12-night South Pacific and New Zealand cruise (departing Sydney on 28 January 2017). You’ll visit New Caledonia, Vanuatu and New Zealand, enjoy amazing onboard activities such as the IFly skydiving capsule, Flowrider surf simulator and the North Star viewing pod. Your first fare will set you back from $2849, with the second fare costing just $1409. Plus, you’ll receive US$400 onboard credit and, if you pay for an Oceanview Stateroom, you’ll get the Balcony Stateroom upgrade instead.

For bookings or further information, please visit Royal Caribbean.

Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.