Oriana

Cruise ships keep on coming


Sorry – I missed a few days on the blog. I hope you weren’t planning to go ship spotting in your harbour. This the list for this week – there’s is barely time to draw breath as the cruise ships come and go at the height of our season.
If seeing these ships inspires you to cruise, we can handle last-minute bookings for this year, or take early bookings for 2010. You could be arriving in Sydney March 8, 2010 aboard Queen Mary* 2 after a relaxing 23-night sailing from Hong Kong to Sydney for $5,500 – or arriving aboard Queen Victoria – 23 nights from San Francisco – for $4,330.00
*(See below for traveller’s impressions).

16th February

  • Oriana sailing into the International Cruise Terminal in Sydney and departing again

17th February

  • C. Columbus making an entrance into Melbourne, leaving same day
  • Tahitian Princess sails into Burnie Tasmania and leaves same day
  • Queen Victoria sails into Hobart and sails again
  • Seven Seas Voyager will dock in Adelaide for the day

18th February

  • Amadea arrives in Sydney and leaves next day
  • Oriana arrives in Brisbane and leaves same day
  • Black Watch also docks in Brisbane and leaves the next day
  • Arcadia arrives in Melbourne and leaves again
  • Sun Princess also sails into Melbourne leaving same day
  • Diamond Princess sails into Hobart
  • C. Columbus visits Devonport in Tasmania

19th February

  • Queen Victoria will dock at the International Terminal in Sydney overnight
  • Tahitian Princess will make her inaugural visit to Sydney and leave again
  • Amadea will move to White Bay so the other two liners can dock and not moor in the Harbour.
  • Rotterdam visits Fremantle overnight (see new slide show on right, taken when I was on board the Rotterdam in Sydney last week)

20th February

  • Arcadia arrives in Sydney and stays overnight
  • Pacific Dawn also arrives in Darling Harbour for the day
  • Diamond Princess sails into Melbourne and sails out that night
  • C. Columbus returns to Hobart for the day

21 February

  • Black Watch arrives in Sydney, staying for 2 nights
  • Pacific Sun arrives in Brisbane sailing same day
  • Tahitian Princess will also dock in Brisbane and leave that day
  • Seven Seas Voyager sails into Fremantle for the day

22 February

  • Dawn Princess sails into Sydney departing same day
  • Diamond Princess will arrive and depart Sydney this day too

If you’d like to know more about any of these ships and their schedules drop me an email – martin@travelchoice.com.au

Cruise Greenland, Iceland and Norway or take a break in South East Asia

Take a week to gather your thoughts before you get into 2009 and join Legend of the Seas which is cruising out of Singapore visiting Phuket, Thailand, Langkawi, Malaysia and back to Singapore starting at the end of this month (Jan.2009)!!

For $1,899.00* you can escape and enjoy the luxury of this Royal Caribbean ship. Included is a return economy airfarewith Singapore Airlines from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide, accommodation at the Novotel Clarke Quay Singapore and 4 nights onboard.
Interested? If you can’t make the Jan 23 cruising, the ship leaves Singapore again on 27 January – and then again in November and December 2009.
Please email me, martin@travelchoice.com.au and I will send you more info.

Maybe you prefer to plan ahead. Have you always wanted to explore the fjords of Norway or are you fascinated by Greenland or Iceland? The Oriana (pictured) is cruising from Southampton on 29 June this year, cruising first to Ireland, then on to Greenland, Iceland and Norway, before returning on 17 July.
The 19 night cruise package includes return economy airfares with Singapore Airlines from Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth and one night’s accommodation in the Crowne Plaza, St Pauls, London with English breakfast… Fares start at $7929*. I’m happy to give you more info, just email me – martin@travelchoice.com.au.
*Conditions apply.