QM2

Catch the Wave? Sure can!

Last-minute opportunities for decisive cruise-lovers!

February tops Sydney’s Wave season! As the fleet of cruise ships heads this way you may be inspired to cruise for the first time, or to catch a last-minute holiday bargain!

Here is our roundup of what you could book today! 
Call 02 9968 1600 or email travel@travelchoice.com.au to make enquiries or an instant booking!
(What am I doing here? I should be booking too!)

QM2 – 2014 World Cruise aboard the world’s best-known ocean liner offering generous deck space, a huge range of entertainment and dining options. 

19FEB Sydney to Brisbane – 2-night ideal “sampler” cruise in a Balcony cabin from $929 pp

19FEB Sydney to Sydney 23-night Circumnavigation of Australia in a Princess Grill suite from $12939 pp

14MAR Sydney to Hong Kong 19 nights in a Guaranteed balcony cabin from $3869.

 14MAR Sydney to Singapore 27 nights in an Ocean-view cabin from $5479, balcony cabins also available from $5779

14MAR Sydney to Dubai 38 nights in a Balcony cabin from $10089.

14MAR Sydney to Southampton 56 nights…
 – Inside cabin #One Only Available!# $8329 –
– Balcony cabin from $10900
–  Princess Grill suite from $21869

Oceania Marina – cruise in luxury with a medium-sized ship building a reputation for excellent food, spacious cabins and 4/5-star amenities.
04FEB Papeete to Sydney 18 nights Inside stateroom from $4050, Ocean-view from $4500, Veranda from $5130 – all including $200 shipboard credit per stateroom.

23FEB Sydney to Auckland 16 nights, Inside from $6020, Veranda from $7390

23FEB Sydney to Papeete 32 nights… on Wait-list only!

11MAR Auckland to Papeete including $500 shipboard credit per stateroom, Veranda Staterooms from $4550, Concierge level from $5110

Diamond Princess – a big ship but one that has generated good feedback and become a favourite with many experienced cruisers.

09FEB Auckland to Sydney 12 nights – Suites only available, on application.

21FEB Sydney to Singapore 19 nights – Inside cabins from $1799, Obstructed Ocean-view from $1899,  Balcony from $2499, Suites from $3199.

02APR Singapore to Hong Kong 8 nights – most categories on wait-list, Suites available on application from $1750
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All fares above are per person, twin or double occupancy and were available at 1730 hrs 21JAN14 and are quoted subject to availability at time of booking.

A day on the Queen Mary

Cruising for Good Health… Well here we are on Day 6 of our cruise from Auckland to Osaka aboard QM2 and now feeling the benefits of a good holiday: we’re easy-going, relaxed, and a few kilos heavier! No – I’m just kidding, but with food available at all hours you really need to be disciplined about diet and health… And of course we were (!) but then… another superb meal – Gloucestershire Old Spot pork – in The Carvery last night and our good resolutions were blown to smithereens! But what the heck- we’re on holiday and in good, like-minded, food and drink-loving company!

Thank goodness for Deck 7, whose handsome teak promenade we stride each morning in a kind of penance for the night(s!) before. Three laps and you’ve covered well over a mile – QM2 is 1132 feet, just under 350 metres, long!

The big decisions – we have learned – must be taken early. Boarding in Auckland we found excursions in Guam (we arrive there Monday 7th at 0700) already fully booked. And some acquisitive blackheart has purloined the only Guam guidebook, to the librarian’s great annoyance. But we are Aussies, resourceful travelers, so we are confident we will find our own way about – and wary of being gleefully fleeced by predatory taxi drivers and “guides” of the second rank. Such must be the lot of the last-minute traveller!

But at the end of our day ashore we’ll scurry back on board to enjoy the real reason for our trip: the QM2 and all the facilities on offer. The Mark Hodginson Trip will serenade us as we try another cocktail in the Chart Room, and our conversation will be about nothing weightier than our next meal and whether to see the show or the movie or just stay put. Holidays are such hard work…