Great getaways: Caribbean cruise, Austrian skiing, Scandinavian city breaks and Italian escape

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Caribbean cruise

Departing on 31 January, P&O has a 14-night fly-cruise of the Eastern Caribbean aboard the Azura for £1,299 per person. The price includes Thomas Cook charter flights from either Gatwick or Manchester to Barbados – where the cruise starts and ends – along with full-board in an inside cabin. Stops include St Maarten, Tortola, Guadeloupe, Saint Lucia, Curaçao, Aruba, St Vincent and Grenada (

Mountain high

Inghams is offering a week's skiing in the high-altitude Austrian resort of Obergurgl for £519pp. The trip departs on 26 January with Monarch flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, transfers, and a half-board stay at the Hotel Sportiv which is located on the slopes (

Northern sights

The SAS seat sale continues until Tuesday. You have until midnight to book your return airfares from Heathrow to top Scandinavian city-break destinations such as Copenhagen (£136); Stockholm (£146) and Oslo (£164), along with enticing coastal ports such as Stavanger (£158), travelling between 1 February and 15 September (

Italian escape

Citalia's current sale includes a twin-centre trip to Tuscany for £699pp. Departing on 10 April with easyJet flights from Gatwick, the trip starts with a three-night stay at the four-star Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence, which has rooms overlooking the Duomo, and includes breakfast and one dinner. Next, internal rail transfers whisk you off to the commune of Viareggio on the Tuscan coast, for a week-long stay at the Grand Royal Hotel, on a half-board basis (