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travel The group on The Barrier Reef Discovery Cruise. Cruising with options Disability travel specialists Leisure Options has noticed a surge in the popularity of cruise holidays. L eisure Options’ Rosanne coffee in the jazz lounge, a Darragh said the most popular dip in the pool or, for the thrill about our favourite Australian cruise is The Barrier Reef seeker, zip lining 80 metres from animals at Wild Life Hamilton, and deck-to-deck over the ship. those brave enough even held a Discovery Cruise. “This cruise is our all-time “Evenings gave us a great excuse “We got to see and learn more 7-foot long python,” she said. favourite and we run it in August to get dressed up and experience the each year,” Mrs Darragh said. many fine dining options on board, on our journey home topped off our followed by cocktails and mocktails, Barrier Reef Discovery holiday. “In August 2017, we had 14 travellers from Victoria, South of course! Australia, New South Wales and “A scenic cruise by Willis Island “Now all seasoned cruisers, we “The theatre productions, live returned home with sea legs, asking Queensland, set sail for eight days music and DJs kept us tapping our family and carers as to when we can of luxury on board the P&O Australia toes for hours. We even had some set sail again!” Pacific Aria. brave travellers who put their hands “Our days were filled exploring the ship, with each day bringing up to give karaoke a go.” Mrs Darragh said day trips to something different. Be it a round Hamilton Island and Cairns were a of bingo, a relaxing massage, major highlight. To find out more about the next Barrier Reef Discovery Cruise, phone 1300 363 713. www.leisureoptions.com.au Accessible Accommodation + Charter Flights Accessible Accommodation + Charter Flights 2016 Winner Accessibility AwArd 2016 Winner All bookings of 4+ nights at Bell Air receive a $130 hamper by GenU – supporting people with disabilities. Not valid with any other offer. Valid for bookings to 26.3.18. Accessibility AwArd The Bellarine Peninsula + Geelong 0403 515 605 www.accessiblestays.com enquiries@oceangrovestays.com.au The Bellarine Peninsula + Geelong 0403 515 605 www.accessiblestays.com enquiries@oceangrovestays.com.au linkonline.com.au travel 53