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It’s not just a cruise, it’s an MSC Cruise

There is no better way to explore the world than with MSC Cruises. Cruising offers guests the opportunity to truly relax and enjoy all life has to offer with stunning sights, state of the art facilities and quality service. Whether you travel with old friends or make new ones along the way there are so many

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Sweet Suite Offers on European River Cruising

Cruise Europe’s waterways in style on board Evergreen Tours award- winning ‘Star Ships’ and upgrade from an Emerald Stateroom to an Emerald Balcony Suite from only $95pp, a saving of $1,600pp! In their first year, Evergreen’s deluxe ‘Star Ship’ river cruisers snapped up the ‘Best New River Ships’ award in Cruise Critic’s 2014 Editors’ Picks

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Summer on Royal Caribbean

This coming summer cruise season, Australians can expect big fun in the South Pacific on Explorer of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas – Royal Caribbean’s newly revitalised twin sister ships that are dedicated to sailing Pacific itineraries all summer long, writes John Pond.  Summer cruise itineraries will whisk guests away to idyllic destinations

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Aussie dollar drives cruise bookings

As the Aussie dollar tumbles against the US dollar, the cruise industry emerges as the one to weather the storm, writes John Pond. Cruiseabout general manager Jarrod Pask said travellers take currency shifts into account when booking their holiday and respond to volatile conditions by focusing their attention on options that offer stability and certainty. “Cruising

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Cruising and Travel Update: John Pond

Our editor-at-sea John Pond gives us the low down on what’s new in cruising and travel this week. Hyatt Regency Hotel for Sydney Following a significant $250 million redevelopment and refurbishment, Hyatt Regency Sydney will open on 30 November, 2016, marking the Hyatt Regency brand’s return to Sydney. The hotel, located at 161 Sussex Street,

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Cruising news

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Ovation of the Seas Excitement is building as Ovation of the Seas is close to completion. Australia has grown used to ships that aren’t necessarily the latest builds – but it’s not to be this way for much longer, writes editor-at-sea John Pond. Ovation of the Seas is the third largest cruise ship in the

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Norwegian Jewel Calls Australia Home

John Pond updates us on Norwegian Jewel’s plans for its Australian stay and looks at Cathay Pacific’s new A350 in his weekly cruise report. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jewel calls Australia home A whole new world of cruising will open up to Australian travellers when the Norwegian Jewel Calls Australia home from October 2017. Steve

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John Pond’s Weekly Cruising Update: Viking Cruises

VIKING OCEAN CRUISES CHRISTENS SECOND SHIP Less than one year ago, Viking Ocean Cruises (www.vikingoceancruises.com) launched its first ship, Viking Star, and marked the arrival of the travel industry’s first entirely new cruise line in a decade. Recently in London the company officially welcomed its second ship, Viking Sea, to its fleet during a celebration

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Cruising And Travel Update: John Pond

Written by John Pond. VIKING To Australia Some exciting news, Viking Ocean Cruises is coming to Australia as part of their first ever world-cruise! Viking Sun, Viking Ocean Cruises fourth ship, will set sail in December 2017 on a 141-day itinerary from Miami to London. Along the way, the ship will be birthing in Sydney for an overnight

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John Pond’s Weekly Cruising Update

The First Fathom Cruise in the Dominican Republic The first Fathom cruise has arrived in the Dominican Republic, pioneering social impact travel.  Part of the Carnival Corporation family, Fathom will offer separate roundtrip voyages from Miami to two of the Caribbean’s most desired destinations: the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Sailing aboard the 704-guest Adonia, redeployed from

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