Salamander Bay couple announced winners of Newcastle Herald Europe cruise competition

WINNERS: Trish and Rick Bray, of Salamander Bay, were announced the winners of the Newcastle Herald's Europe getaway competition.
WINNERS: Trish and Rick Bray, of Salamander Bay, were announced the winners of the Newcastle Herald's Europe getaway competition.

ITALY had always been near the top of Trish and Rick Bray’s bucket list.

So imagine the Salamander Bay couple’s excitement when they were announced the winners of the Newcastle Herald’s southern Mediterranean Viking Cruise competition.

“We’d talked about going to Italy for my 40th birthday – but it was always a pipe dream,” Mrs Bray said.

“So it’s been a dream come true. We’re absolutely thrilled.”

EUROPE BOUND: The Viking Star.

EUROPE BOUND: The Viking Star.

In February, the couple will take off from Rome aboard the Viking Star, taking in the sights all the way to Barcelona.

“We’ve been lucky enough to win a few good competitions over the years, but this one is by far the best and we so greatly appreciate being the winners,” she said.

Win a trip to New Zealand: entry forms in your Weekender