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Cruise visits 12 ports across Asia

AUSTRALIA'S only traditional ocean liner, Athena, will make maiden visits to exotic ports in Taiwan, The Philippines, South Korea and Japan during her longest round-trip voyage from Australia next summer.

The inaugural calls to Keelung in Taiwan, Manila in The Philippines, Busan in South Korea and Kagoshima in Japan will be some of the 12 destinations the 580-passenger Athena will visit during her 38-night Far East cruise from Perth on February 18, 2013.

Athena will take passengers to Christmas Island first in the Indian Ocean before sailing on to Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Shanghai in China, Busan in South Korea, Hiroshima, Osaka and Kagoshima in Japan, Keelung in Taiwan, Manila in the Philippines and Bali before returning to Perth on March 28, 2013.

Offering 17 cruises in Australia next summer, the classic-styled, mid-sized Athena carries sea lovers in an intimate, yacht-like atmosphere and boasts personal, old-fashioned service, a relaxed onboard atmosphere  and fine cuisine as well as traditional wooden deck chairs, marbled reception foyer, pool, fitness centre and sauna, five bars and lounges, nightclub, showlounge, casino, library, boutiques, cinema and two restaurants. And all cabins have a full-sized bath - a luxury appreciated by passengers on longer voyages and only found in suites on the latest superliners.

Athena's 38-night round-trip Far East voyage is available from $5995 per person, twin-share, with the single supplement for solo travellers as low as 30 per cent in selected cabins instead of double. Discounts are available for third or fourth adults or children sharing a cabin.

Bookings are via travel agents. For general information, visit www.classicintcruises.com.

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