Atoll order Want to see the sun shimmering off a turquoise lagoon in an idyllic archipelago? Silversea Cruises' new Prince Albert II will sail from Papeete, Tahiti, from mid-March to late October next year, giving its 132 passengers a chance to explore the remote atolls of the South Pacific. Highlights include five 11-day sailings through the Austral Islands (from US$3,897), four 14-day cruises to the mountainous Marquesas Islands (from US$4,917), former home to artist Paul Gauguin, and five 10-day explorations of the Tuamotu Islands (from US$3,597), the world's largest chain of atolls. For booking information, go to www.silversea.com . Health check Australia's annual Body & Soul Festival at Club Med Lindeman Island offers the chance to interact with top health specialists. Learn about posture, core strength, nutrition and metabolism in idyllic surrounds, or try Latin dance, yoga or Pilates. The festival runs from November 15 to November 22 with a pay-six, stay-eight-nights deal. You can buy all-inclusive packages designed for Sydney (A$2,040/HK$13,000) and Melbourne (A$2,100) residents, including flights from those cities. Bookings must be made by November 13. Go to www.clubmed.com for more details. Express yourself Hong Kong Express has added four Asian destinations to its schedule. The airline now flies daily to Osaka, Japan, leaving Hong Kong at 10:45am and arriving in Osaka at 3:25pm and leaving Osaka at 4:25pm to arrive in Hong Kong at 7:30pm. Flights to Phuket on Wednesdays and Sundays began earlier this month, with extra flights on Mondays and Tuesdays to be added on October 13. It also has two flights a week to Denpasar (Bali) with two more to be added next month. Finally, daily flights to Manila begin next week leaving Hong Kong at 8:30pm and arriving at 10:30pm and leaving Manila at 7:55am and arriving in Hong Kong at 10am. Go to www.hongkongairlines.com for details. Deal of the week If driving and exploring is your idea of a perfect escape, head to north Queensland with CX Holidays' Fly Drive Cairns Package. Vehicles range from a zippy Hyundai Getz (HK$7,790 for three days) to a Nissan Patrol (HK$8,470). The package is available from three nights with departures before April 30 next year, and includes round-trip tickets on Cathay Pacific between Hong Kong and Cairns, an Avis self-drive car for three days, a three-night Flag Choice Hotel Pass (room only), unlimited kilometres and various vehicle fees and taxes. An air-ticket surcharge from HK$950 to HK$3,450 may apply depending on travel dates. Go to www.cxholidays.com for bookings.