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TORONTO — Goway Travel is inviting clients to sail the southern waters with cruise packages in Australia, the Galapagos and Botswana.
Goway passengers can cruise the Australian Outback on one of the world’s longest rivers, the Murray River, aboard the southern hemisphere’s largest inland paddle wheeler, the PS Murray Princess.
The Murray basin covers one third of the Australia continent across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. The PS Murray Princess is an authentic working stern paddle wheeler vessel, says Goway, built to recreate the golden age of Australian paddle steamers.
Clients can choose from a range of expedition, adventure, explorer, wildlife and special event cruises, notes the compay. Cruises depart from Adelaide in South Australia and include all meals, guided walks, tours and on board entertainment.
In the Galapagos Islands clients can “adventure in style” onboard the Galaven Expedition Yacht. A purpose-built expedition vessel for 20 passengers accommodated in 11 double cabins, all with private bathrooms, air-conditioning and ocean views, the Galaven offers spacious outdoor seating areas with sun chairs, large interior dining room and a library.
“Sail on the best four-day itinerary available in the Galapagos. Immerse yourself in the nature of the islands in style and comfort, saving $1535. Space is strictly limited,” says Goway.
Goway also offers game viewing from a cruise, “an experience like no other”, on Botswana’s Chobe River. The Zambezi Queen is a luxury houseboat with 14 suites and prices include meals and local beverages, water-based game viewing, fishing in season and a cultural visit to a local village. Four-day cruises start at $2,351.