AZAMARA Club Cruises (www.azamaraclubcruises.ie, 1800-932619) has two voyages, starting and finishing in Dublin next month. A 12-night Iceland and Norwegian fjords voyage begins on August 17, while a 10-night western European trip leaves on August 29. Prices range from €2,330 and €2,600.
FEW countries can blend the past with the present as Cyprus and the Irish market has grown this year. Sunworld is offering seven night stays this month from €495 (three star Sofianna Apartments in Paphos) up to €729 at the four-star lliada Beach Hotel. Call 0818 202020, log on to www.sunworld.ie or visit any travel agent.
A new website for London shoppers has gone live, featuring the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. On the map (www.rbkc.gov.uk/visit) is the first online resource of its kind in London and covers some of the British capital’s most high-profile shopping destinations, including Knightsbridge and Portobello.
ETIHAD’S expansion continues at pace. In the last fortnight, the airline added two Chinese destinations, Shanghai, above, and Chengdu, offering Irish travellers new destinations through the airline’s Abu Dhabi hub directly from Dublin. The flights are due to begin in March with fare guidelines to be announced later.
ST LUCIA inclusive deals are now available from Joe Walsh Tours. The company offers seven nights at three and four-star properties on the Caribbean island with prices of between €1,429 and €1,994 inclusive. Offers must be booked by August 31. Call 01-2410800 or visit the website www.joewalshtours.ie.