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Journeys : October November 2009
To cruise through the heartland of Europe with APT, the leader in European river cr uising, is to embark on a tr ue departure from the ordinary. Benefiting from over 15 years' experience on the water ways, APT use their ow n fleet of seven moder n, custom-built river ships to create the dream holidays that today's discerning traveller has come to expect. With a history that dates back over 80 years, APT is Australasia's top travel company and is still ow ned and run by the McGeary family. Today, there's simply no company more in tune to what Australians and New Zealanders want from a holiday. Taking in the iconic attractions and hidden gems of a fascinating continent, APT's extensive range of itineraries reflect the company's dedication to holiday freedom, flexibility and choice. Yet it's the unparalleled lux ury of the river ships that elevates APT's European river cr uising program to a league others can only attempt to match. To unpack once and cr uise in five-star style along the great rivers of Europe, waking up to a new destination each day, makes for one of the most convenient travel experiences imaginable. And it's a journey during which recreational choice abounds, thanks to the range of public areas on board. These include three outdoor deck areas, a whirlpool, swimming pool, three lounges, a library, fitness centre and sauna as well as a massage, hair and beauty salon. In building the ships, APT's priority was to enhance travellers' comfort and enjoyment. That's why entry-level suites are among the largest of their kind, and over 80% of all suites feature AMA Private Balconies, which help maximise floor space and still offer fresh air and riverside views. Thanks to the company's ongoing focus on innovation, new and exclusive Twin Balcony Suites and Ow ner's Suites are now also offered, featuring both an Outside Balcony and an AMA Private Balcony. Quite simply, APT's range of suite types is the largest available. On all ships, guests can enjoy alfresco dining on the Sun Deck and casual dining in the Rear Lounge, in additional to the fine dining experience offered in the main restaurant. No matter the location, local wines flow freely with dinner. For many guests, complimentary room service dining is another option for breakfast and dinner, as part of APT's new VIP Personal Ser vice package, which also includes a $200 Ship Credit and a gour met wine and fr uit platter on arrival. In considering a European sojour n, travellers are able to select from APT's huge range of cr uises that take in the char ming cities, tow ns and villages all across the continent and beyond. These are perfectly complemented by the land touring option s, ocean cruises and stopovers available. From the r ugged fiordland of Nor way to the sun-kissed islands of Greece and almost every country in between, APT has Europe covered. With its lu xurious fleet of river ships, vast experience and financial stability as well as a continued commitment to providing you the ultimate in holiday choice, there really is only one sensible option when it comes to river cruising -- APT. For travel in 2010, APT offers a range of incredible SuperDeals offering fantastic, unbeatable savings. To discover the best offer for you, call R ACT Travelworld. Don't delay; call now as offers are strictly limited. For more information or to receive a copy of the new 2010 Europe, Russia & Egypt brochure, please contact RACT Travelworld on 1300 368 111. Fast facts Who: Discover Europe River Cruising with APT Place: 15 Day Magnificent Europe River Cruise -- weave your way from Amsterdam through five countries to Budapest, sailing down the Rhine, Main and Danube, stopping to take in the iconic attractions and charming secrets of Europe's heartland. Highlights: 2010 SuperDeal Offer -- free return airfare to Europe -- only pay $700 in air taxes. When: Valid on March and November 2010 departures only. Strict conditions apply. European river cruising -- a new take on a timeless destination 67 October / November 09
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