This year, travelers can create special memories by embarking on a remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime Australian adventure with Orion Expedition Cruises. To fully take advantage of an Australian escape, at sea and on land, Orion is now offering inclusive accommodation packages for seven-night Australian voyages in November and December 2010. Guests will have the option to add an extra two or three nights to their experience at no additional cost to the regular Orion expedition fare.

Guests can choose from several of the finest and most sought-after hotels and resorts in the area, and the savings offered through these premium two- and three-night packages would equal nearly $4,500 if booked separately. Packages include accommodations, along with meals, transfers and private tours.

Available for new bookings only, the Australian land packages are available to guests at a selection of some of the finest hotels and lodges in Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns and Tasmania on these seven-night voyages in November and December:

• November 2, 2010 – Great Barrier Reef – Cairns to Sydney: Accommodations available at qualia or Pullman Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns; Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort or Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney

• November 9, 2010 – Australia’s Wild South-East – Sydney to Melbourne: Accommodations available at Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort or Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney; Chateau Yering or Crown Metropol Hotel in Melbourne

• November 24, 2010 – National Parks & Tasmania – Melbourne to Hobart: Accommodations available at Chateau Yering or Crown Metropol Hotel in Melbourne; Saffire Freycinet in Great Oyster Bay or Henry Jones Art Hotel in Hobart, Tasmania

• December 1, 2010 – Wild Tasmania  – Hobart round trip: Accommodations available at Saffire Freycinet in Great Oyster Bay, or Henry Jones Art Hotel in Hobart, Tasmania