Great getaways: Singapore Airlines, Egypt, Italian lakes and Norweigan cruise


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Seat sale

Singapore Airlines has a seat sale on return air fares to 23 appealing Asian and Australasian destinations. Departing from Manchester, fly to Singapore (£600); Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam (£660); and Perth (£800) or Melbourne (£855) in Australia. Departures are also available from Heathrow. The sale ends on 18 April. Travel dates are between 6 April and 6 December. (



Red Sea Holidays has a 14-night break in the diving hot spot of Hurghada for £479 per person. The deal includes Monarch flights from Gatwick on 20 April, with transfers and B&B accommodation at the luxurious Grand Resort Hotel. (


Italian lakes

Inghams has a week on the shores of Lake Garda for £379 per person. The package includes Thomson Airways flights from Gatwick to Verona on 9 May, transfers and half-board accommodation at Palme Hotel near Garda Town. (


Norwegian cruise

Hurtigruten has late availability on the 12-day "Classic Round Voyage" aboard the MS Nordnorge, which sails the crenulated coast of Norway from Bergen to Kirkenes in the Arctic Circle. The price is £1,452 per person for the 9 April departure and £1,661 per person on 20 April, with charter flights from Stansted included and full board in an inside cabin. (