Bid farewell to Canberra? Sail on the last voyage of the former P&O flagship, departing Southampton on 10 September next year. The cruise visits Gibraltar, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Italy and France. She arrives at Southampton for the last time at noon on 30 September. The lowest fare for a two-berth cabin is

pounds 2,245, with a 20 per cent discount if you book before the end of November

(0171-800 2222).

Plan an expedition? Attend the annual Expedition Planning Seminar on 9 and 10 November at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington, London. It costs pounds 50. Call 0171-581 2057 for more details.

Buy a flight for pounds 12? Call ValuJet in Atlanta (001 770 994 8258) and ask about its introductory bargains to Florida and Washington. These expire on 24 October.

Find out about travel times in Cumbria? Call the new information line (01228 606000) for details of trains, boats and buses. Or buy a PC-compatible disc from Journey Planner, Cumbria County Council, Carlisle CA3 8SG.

Reach Reykjavik with a difference? Sail to the Icelandic capital from Hamburg, for pounds 1,000 one-way aboard a cargo vessel of the Eimskip line. The main agent in Iceland is on 00 354 569 9300. Or take a day-trip to the city with Airtours (01706 260000) for about one-sixth as much.

Fly down to Rio? Pay pounds 219 one-way or pounds 359 return to Journey Latin America (0181-747 3108) for a flight on KLM from any of 17 UK airports.

Check out Washington DC? Read the travel pages of the Independent on Saturday.