Concierge Travel news and deals



Oceania Cruises has announced its most comprehensive Around The World In 180 Days voyage to date. Setting sail from Miami on Jan 8, 2020, the cruise line's Insignia ship will cross the Equator an unprecedented four times, visit 95 ports of call in 38 countries across four continents, cross 27 time zones and, for the first time on the Around The World voyage, circumnavigate South America.

Prices for the voyage, which ends on July 5, 2020, in San Francisco, start at US$40,999 (S$53,700) a guest. Guests can also choose to sail from Miami or San Francisco for 162 to 200 days.

Perks include prepaid gratuities (worth up to US$8,200) such as on-board medical care, Internet access, laundry services, shore-side events and one night at a luxury hotel pre-cruise. Guests will also receive first-class airfare along with their choice of 70 free shore excursions, a free beverage package or US$7,000 shipboard credit.

For more information, call 855-Oceania (855-623-2642), contact a travel agent or go to www.oceania


Low-cost airline Norwegian has introduced an expanded Premium cabin on its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which services the Singapore-London route and is the only non-stop, low-cost flight between Singapore and Britain.

The expanded 56-seat Premium cabin offers 60 per cent more Premium seats. Passengers can enjoy spacious leather seats, in-flight entertainment, lounge access at Gatwick Airport, a fast track through security and a premium meal including unlimited soft and alcoholic beverages. They will also be allowed two 20kg checked bags and one 15kg cabin bag and personal item.

Fares start at $199 one-way, including taxes and charges. For more information, go to


Book your next holiday at the Singapore Outbound Travel Agents Association's Travel Revolution next weekend. The March edition of the travel fair will take place from Friday to Sunday next week from 11am to 9.30pm at Marina Bay Sands B2 Expo Hall E.

Visitors can score one-for-one deals, half-price offers for the second traveller and free flights with select operators. There will also be a chance to redeem numerous gifts, such as a Samsonite Niar Spinner Expandable suitcase with $888 spending or more on eligible American Express cards, and $400 discount coupons redeemable at the Courts Super Brands Show running concurrently in Hall D with any amount spent.

Lucky-draw participants stand to win flights to Europe, accommodation at Marina Bay Sands, television sets and more with any travel booking.

Admission to the fair is free. For more information, go to


Spa Village Tanjong Jara (above) was named Best Spa in the hotel and resort category at the Malaysia Tourism Awards last month.

The 100-room luxury YTL collection resort is located along a beach in Terengganu and has been designed to reflect the region's culture and heritage. All its buildings resemble 17th-century Malay palaces. At the spa, restorative treatments are based on age-old healing traditions and techniques. Each guest will receive a treatment programme tailored to his needs.

For more information, go to


More than 80 exhibitors - including travel agents, airlines, cruise operators, hotels and national tourism organisations - will showcase their best itineraries and deals at the Natas Travel Fair from Friday to Sunday next week, 10am to 9.30pm, at Singapore Expo Halls 4 and 5A.

With every $500 spent, customers will be entered into the Natas Grand Draw for a chance to win the top prize of a pair of Singapore Airlines business-class return tickets to Sydney worth $14,000; a 10-day trip to Prague (above), Vienna and Budapest; a European cruise; as well as other air tickets, staycations and vouchers. Customers who book their holiday with Mastercard get double the chances and the top three winners who charge their travel purchases to Mastercard will also win a three-day, two-night holiday.

Admission to the fair is free. For more information, go to

Lydia Vasko

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 18, 2018, with the headline 'Concierge Travel news and deals'. Subscribe