Hot deals: Asian sights by sea

UNDER $1950

Asia

See Asia by sea on a seven-night cruise from Singapore that sails into Malacca, Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi, Phuket, and Penang.

Priced from $1945 a person for four people sharing a cabin, the package includes return flights from main centres, airport taxes and charges, transfers from the airport to the ship, breakfast, lunch and a five-course dinner on board, activities and entertainment.

Twin-share or double cabins are also available from $2340 a person.

Departures are in February through to November and you must book by February 28.

Contact: Lion World Travel, freephone 0800 277 477 or e-mail alicia.styles@lionworld.co.nz

UNDER $1150

Thailand

Holiday in Phuket, Thailand, before the end of January with return flights and accommodation priced from $1149 a person, twin share. The deal includes five nights in Phuket's Serene Resort with breakfasts, airport transfers to your hotel, plus all your airfares.

Airport taxes and surcharges total another $303 each.

You can travel until January 31 and must book and pay by January 30.

Contact: House of Travel, freephone 0800 838 747 or visit www.houseoftravel.co.nz (see link below).

UNDER $450

Noumea

Auckland to Noumea airfares with Aircalin have been reduced by $70 a person for flights purchased by March 31. You can travel between February 23 and May 21.

Taxes on top of this are $142 a person and are payable when the fare is booked. These airfares can be teamed with a wide range of packages in hotels or self-catering apartments.

Contact: Your travel agent. For more information see www.aircalin.co.nz (link below).

UNDER $100

Nelson

One person can stay for $90 a night in Nelson's Kingsgate Hotels Beachcomber or two can have a room for $100 a night - a reduction of $40 on the usual price.

This pre-Christmas special is on offer for minimum two-night stays and includes breakfasts. The hotel is close to Tahunanui Beach, a golf course, tennis courts and eateries.

Contact: Wotif.com, freephone 0800 441 092 or book on-line at www.wotif.com/hotel10030 (link below)

UNDER $100

Wanaka

Accommodation in Wanaka can be had for $93 a night for two people at Oakridge Pool and Spa Resort. There is a three-night minimum stay required, and guests can use the hot pools and spa.

Contact: Wotif.com, freephone 0800 441 092 or book on-line at www.wotif.com/hotel13318 (link below)

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