Archive for Cruising

Carnival Spirit Arrives in Australia

| October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

When the Carnival Spirit cruise ship sails into Sydney Heads today, winding up a 16-night voyage from Hawaii, its contingent of Australian passengers will be visible. Many will be on the vessel’s top decks, drinks raised, leading a welcome-to- Australia party. “The Aussies are ready,” says the senior vice-president of guest operations for Carnival, Mark […]

Countdown to the Pacific Dawn

| June 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

1 week of fun & relaxation, here I come! I am counting down the days to my cruise on the Pacific Dawn this weekend! My tickets are in my travel wallet, my shore excursions are booked and my skin is ready for a tan (spf 30+ will be involved). Luke Mangan’s Salt Grill is on […]

Celebrity Millennium to cruise in Australia and Asia in 2012

| April 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines has just announced the 2012 deployment of Celebrity Millennium, which will operate a series of Asian itineraries, visiting Australia on her way to Singapore during the previously announced down under deployment of Celebrity Solstice. The 2158-passenger Millennium, which has previously spent several seasons cruising in Australia, will offer repositioning cruises from […]

Art Festival Cruise on the Sun Princess to New Zealand

| April 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Fifty two painters, led by artists Greg Allen, Amanda Hyatt and John Lovett have now returned to Australia after a wonderful two weeks aboard the “Sun Princess” as it cruised to New Zealand. The tour commenced in Sydney and in the two day trans Tasman crossing the painters settled down to work under the expert […]

P&O Cruises launch 2012-13 program including depatures from Melbourne

| April 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Departures from Melbourne and more short breaks are features of P&O Cruises massive new 2012-13 program. On sale from March 31, the new program is P&O Cruises’ biggest ever and features a record 126 voyages between June 2012 and April 2013, with great value fares from $749* per person for a seven-night cruise from Brisbane […]

Queen Elizabeth Maiden Voyage

| March 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sandra and I have just returned to the new Cunard liner, Queen Elizabeth, after attending the naming ceremony at Ocean Terminal in Southampton, UK. The new Queen Elizabeth was named by HRH Queen Elizabeth in an impressive ceremony late on a sunny Monday afternoon. Almost 2000 guests from all over the world cheered as the […]