Norwegian Star Special Voyages, Hong Kong to Sydney (28 nights) January 2017 And Singapore to Dubai (23 nights) March 2017

Norwegian StarNorwegian Star – 16 January 2017 Hong Kong to Sydney – offers Outside Category OG/OB at a 23% lower fare.

28 nights Hong Kong to Sydney – m.v. NORWEGIAN STAR – Departing UK January 13, 2017

Fresh from refurbishment, the Norwegian Star offers new dining choices, revamped menus and new watering holes. For a total of seventeen dining choices and authentic cuisine from around the world, along with eleven distinctive bars and lounges. From morning until night, many are the entertainments that this ship offers: Mandara Spa and Fitness Centre for the day, lavish shows in the Stardust Theatre and casino action and dancing in the oceanview Spinnaker Lounge, for the nights.


Date             Destination
13 Jan 17     Overnight flight to Hong Kong
14 Jan 17     On arrival in Hong Kong you will be met and transferred to your Hong Kong hotel. Overnight: Hong Kong
15 Jan 17     Today enjoy a full day deluxe tour of Hong Kong. Overnight: Hong Kong
16 Jan 17     After breakfast transfer to the port of Hong Kong and embark Norwegian Star
17 Jan 17     Day at Sea
18 Jan 17     Nha Trang, Vietnam
19 Jan 17     Phu My (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam
20 Jan 17     Day at Sea
21 Jan 17     Laem Chabang (for Bangkok), Thailand
22 Jan 17     At Sea
23 Jan 17     Singapore
24 Jan 17     At Sea
25 Jan 17     At Sea
26 Jan 17     Benoa (Bali), Indonesia
27 Jan 17     Komodo, Indonesia
28 Jan 17     Day at Sea
29 Jan 17     Darwin, Northern Territory (Australia)
30 Jan 17     At Sea
31 Jan 17     At Sea
01 Feb 17     Cairns (Queensland), Australia
02 Feb 17     Airlie Beach (Barrier Reef), Queensland
03 Feb 17     At Sea
04 Feb 17     Brisbane, Queensland
05 Feb 17     At Sea
06 Feb 17     Sydney – After breakfast disembark the Norwegian Star and transfer to your Sydney hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Sydney
07 Feb 17     This morning enjoy a half day Panoramic Tour of Sydney. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Sydney
08 Feb 17     Morning at leisure. In the afternoon enjoy a tour to Bondi Beach and Sydney highlights. Overnight: Sydney
09 Feb 17     Today enjoy a full day tour to Blue Mountains and Australian wildlife with lunch. Overnight: Sydney
10 Feb 17     Today enjoy a half day tour to Manly and beyond. Overnight: Sydney
11 Feb 17     Early afternoon transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK
12 Feb 17     UK arrival today

Your Package Includes

  • 21 Night cruise aboard Norwegian Star from Hong Kong to Sydney
  • All meals and entertainment whilst on board
  • Economy class air travel to Hong Kong and returning from Sydney
  • 2 night pre-cruise stay at the 4-Star Eaton hotel in a Cub double room with breakfast
  • Private car transfer Hong Kong airport to hotel
  • Full day deluxe tour of Hong Kong Island
  • Private car transfer Hong Kong hotel to the port of Hong Kong
  • 5-night post cruise stay at the 4-Star Castlereagh hotel Sydney in a standard double room with continental breakfast daily and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Private car transfer Port of Sydney to hotel
  • Half Day Panoramic Sydney sights tour
  • Half day Bondi Beach tour and Sydney sights
  • Full day tour to the Blue Mountains with Australian wildlife ( lunch provided)
  • Half day tour to Manly Beach and beyond
  • Private car transfer Sydney hotel to Sydney airport
  • Port charges and fees
  • Air taxes
  • Crew gratuities onboard the Norwegian Star

Fares per person in double occupancy


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Norwegian Star penthouseNorwegian Star – March 6, 2017, Singapore to Dubai – offers some few left available BD Grade cabins at 16% less than the next category up.

23 nights Singapore to Dubai – m.v. NORWEGIAN STAR – Departing UK March 6, 2017


Date    Destination
06 Mar 17     Overnight flight to Singapore
07 Mar 17     Arrive in Singapore where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight:     Singapore
08 Mar 17     This morning enjoy a half day tour of Singapore. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight:     Singapore
09 Mar 17     Breakfast at hotel. Late morning transfer to the Marina Bay Cruise Centre, Embark Norwegian Star
10 Mar 17     Port Klang (For Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia
11 Mar 17      Penang, Malaysia
12 Mar 17     Phuket, Thailand
13 Mar 17     At Sea
14 Mar 17     At Sea
15 Mar 17     Colombo, Sri Lanka
16 Mar 17     At Sea
17 Mar 17     Cochin , India
18 Mar 17     Mangalore, India
19 Mar 17     Mormugao, Goa – India
20 Mar 17     Mumbai, India
21 Mar 17     At Sea
22 Mar 17     At Sea
23 Mar 17     Muscat, Oman
24 Mar 17     Fujairah (UAE)
25 Mar 17     Khasab, Oman
26 Mar 17     Abu Dhabi (UAE)
27 Mar 17     Dubai – After breakfast transfer to your apartment hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight: Dubai
28 Mar 17     This morning enjoy a Modern City tour of Dubai. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight: Dubai
29 Mar 17     Full day at leisure in Dubai. Overnight: Dubai
30 Mar 17     Transfer to Dubai airport for your return flight to the UK

Your Package Includes

  • 18 Night Spice Route cruise aboard Norwegian Star from Singapore to Dubai
  • All meals and entertainment whilst on board
  • One Economy class air travel to Singapore
  • One way economy class air travel Dubai to the UK
  • 2 Night pre-cruise stay at the 4-Star Orchard Parade Hotel in Singapore in a superior double room with full English breakfast daily
  • Private car transfer Singapore airport to hotel
  • Half day tour of Singapore
  • Private car transfer Singapore hotel to Port
  • 3 Night post cruise stay at the 4 Star Superior Gulf Oasis Hotel Apartment in a one bedroom apartment with full breakfast daily
  • Deluxe private car transfer Port of Dubai to Hotel
  • Half day Modern City tour of Dubai
  • Private car transfer Dubai hotel to airport
  • Port charges and fees
  • Air taxes
  • Prepaid crew gratuities

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For further details please call Giulia Marri at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail

Three of CMA CGM’s Four 12-Passenger French West Indies Line Ships Transfer To The Europe-Caribbean Service


CMA CGM Fort St Louis is the only one of the quartet still on the original French West Indies Line

Three of the  four container ships that were built in 2003 for the French West Indies Line have recently been transferred to the line’s Europe Caribbean Service. They now sail from a wider range of ports in Europe than just France, calling at Rotterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp before leaving Le Havre for a tour round the Caribbean via Kingston, Cartagena, Santo Tomas, Puerto Cortes and Moin before returning to Rotterdam. a full round voyage of 42 days.

The three ships that have made the move, CMA CGM Fort St Georges, Fort St Pierre and Fort Ste Marie, are of 28,000 tons deadweight carrying capacity and each can carry up to twelve passengers, the maximum that can be accepted on a cargo ship without a doctor. Passengers are accommodated in an owners cabin and four twin cabins, each of about 195 sq ft, and two single cabins of about 155 sq ft. Each ship is also equipped with a passenger lounge, a gymnasium and an outdoor swimming pool.

Fares for the full 42-day round voyage start at €4,620 (about £3,7350) per person double or €6,240 (about £5,045) single, and one-way passages can also be booked from €110 (about £89) per person per day.  Complimentary French table wine is included with lunch and dinner, which passengers take with the officers.

For further details on any of our CMA CGM cargo ship voyages please contact Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail

Cruiseco’s Norwegian Jade Holiday Sale – 20% Off Balcony Cabins & 10% Off Outside Cabins, 15 Nights, From Venice September 2, 2016

Norwegian JadeSince Norwegian Cruise Line’s first Caribbean cruise in 1966, the company has been an industry innovator. Now with a fleet of fourteen ships, Norwegian offers cruises all over the world, spread across the year, with fourteen types of cabin. And with The Cruise People being a member of Cruiseco, we now have the opportunity of bringing you a lower price.

Norwegian Jade – September 3, 2016, round trip from Venice – offers you the possibility of saving 10% on Outside cabins and saving 20% on Balcony cabins – only a few remain.

15-NIGHT MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE – NORWEGIAN JADE – Departing UK September 2, 2016 with a pre-cruise night in Venice

Norwegian Jade brings a taste of the tropics wherever she cruises. Sailing from fabled port to port, you will be indulged day and night in nightclubs, award-winning restaurants, a grand casino, swimming pools, a pampering spa and much more. Of course the entertainment is for all the family.




02 Sep 16

Fly UK to Venice. On arrival transfer to the Venice Mestre Hotel. Overnight: Venice

03 Sep 16

Breakfast at the hotel. Late morning transfer from your hotel to the port of Venice. Embark Norwegian Jade

04 Sep 16

Day at Sea

05 Sep 16

Corfu, Greece

06 Sep 16

Santorini, Greece

07 Sep 16

Mykonos, Greece

08 Sep 16

Olympia (Katakolon), Greece

09 Sep 16

At Sea

10 Sep 16

Venice, Italy

11 Sep 16

Dubrovnik, Croatia

12 Sep 16

At Sea

13 Sep 16

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

14 Sep 16

Kusadasi, Turkey

15 Sep 16

At Sea

16 Sep 16

Split, Croatia

17 Sep 16

Venice, Italy – After breakfast onboard transfer to Marco Polo International airport for your return flight to the UK

Norwegian Jade poolYour Package Includes

  • 14 Night Mediterranean Cruise aboard Norwegian Jade round trip from Venice

  • All meals and entertainment whilst on board

  • Round trip economy class air travel to Venice – available from London, Manchester, Newcastle & Edinburgh

  • One night pre-cruise stay at the Four-Star Plaza Mestre Hotel in a standard double room with full English breakfast

  • Private car transfer Venice airport to Hotel

  • Private car transfer Venice hotel to port

  • Private car transfer Venice port to Marco Polo International airport

  • Port charges and fees

  • Air taxes

  • Prepaid crew gratuities whilst on board

  • Fares are per person in double occupancy as below 

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For further details please call Giulia Marri at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail

Twelve Cabins Remain On The 2016 Ocean Liner Society Group Cruise On Pullmantur’s Sovereign, September 24 From Barcelona


The UK-based Ocean Liner Society  has arranged its annual cruise for 2016 on Pullmantur Cruises’ 73,192-ton Sovereign, sailing from Barcelona on September 24th. As Sovereign of the Seas, she was the world’s largest cruise ship when she entered service in 1988, christened by American First Lady Rosalynn Carter. When new, she was larger than either the 70,202-ton Norway and the 66,451-ton (at the time) Queen Elizabeth 2.

Several Ocean Liner Society group cruises have taken place on Pullmantur ships. It is now over a decade since the Society first cruised in Pullmantur’s 39,241-ton Oceanic, once the Home Lines flagship, and the 46,087-ton Sky Wonder, which had been built as the Sitmar Line flagship Fairsky. In more recent years, the Society has chosen Pullmantur associate Croisières de France, cruising in its 37,301-ton Bleu de France (now Saga Sapphire) in 2010, and the 46,811-ton Horizon in 2012.

For 2016, it is back to Pullmantur’s Spanish-based fleet, with a 7-night cruise from Barcelona on the Sovereign. Sailing on Saturday, September 24, 2016, this year’s cruise will call at Olbia, Civitavecchia, Livorno and Toulon before returning to Barcelona on October 1.

Sailing Itinerary

Date                                              Ports of Call    
Saturday September 24            Barcelona
Sunday September 25               At Sea
Monday September 26              Olbia, Sardinia
Tuesday September 27             Naples
Wednesday Septenber 28        Rome (Civitavecchia)
Thursday September 29           Florence/Pisa (Livorno)
Friday September 30                 Provence (Toulon)
Saturday October 1                     Barcelona

Special Ocean Liner Society Fares on Cabins Remaining:

1 x Luxury Outside A cabins (Doubles)         £880 per person
4 x Outside cabins (Doubles)                           £695 per person
4 x Inside Superior (Doubles)                          £635 per person
3 x Inside Superior (Singles)                            £795 for sole use

Above fares include port charges, standard Drinks package and gratuities.


Those interested in participating in this year’s cruise should register as soon as possible as the allocation is limited. A deposit of £150 per person will confirm a place and the final balance will be due 70 days before sailing (15.07.16)

The Ocean Liner Society is a non-profit organisation whose members celebrate the passenger ship in its many forms. Members of the general public can qualify to travel on this cruise by joining the Ocean Liner Society. Membership is £20 in the UK, £23 in Europe and £25 in the rest of the world. As well as the opportunity of joining Society g oup cruises, this includes a subscription to its 48-page quarterly journal, Sea Lines. Further details can be found at Ocean Liner Society

For further details or to book this cruise  please call agents The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 and ask for Giulia Marri or e-mail

The New Look In Cruise Ships – New Thomson Ships To Take TUI Names – Rolls-Royce And Passenger Ships

The Cruise Examiner for 25th April 2016

Hurtigruten 4

Hurtigruten has ordered two 600-berth bluff-bowed coastal ships from Norway’s Kleven Verft and placed options for two more

The arrival of AIDA Cruises’ new AIDAprima in Hamburg last week has served to introduce a new concept to the world of cruising – the return of the straight bow that was so popular on the ocean liners of a century ago. With sister ship AIDAperla and four similar-looking but larger 5,000-berth ships now on order for AIDA and sister company Costa Cruises, plus four more ships for Hurtigruten and the recently-ordered Crystal Endeavour, AIDAprima is the first of almost a dozen ships now being built to this new design. Meanwhile, TUI subsidiary Thomson Cruises has announced that its newest ships will carry TUI names in future. And we have a brief look at Rolls-Royce’s marine involvements.

FOR THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                                                                                  (See previous columns)

The Kamchatka Coast: Siberia’s Forgotten Shore – On Heritage Expeditions’ 50-passenger Small Ship Spirit of Enderby

Spirit of EnderbyThe Spirit of Enderby will  take you to discover Siberia’s eastern coastline, one of the most remote and least visited regions of the globe, and the indigenous people that live there, as well as a most diverse array of wildlife and habitats of anywhere on a similar latitude. You will also join a group of naturalists and guides that have devoted their lives to field research on the areas visited by your ship.

KamchatkaDeparting on June 24, 2016, you will be immersed in a 14-day experience on a fully ice-strengthened expedition vessel, built in 1984 for polar and oceanographic research. Newly refurbished, she can carry up to 50 passengers accommodated in six different cabin grades, triple and double, 29 cabins in total.

From Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski to the Port of Anadyr, you will discover many Russian Far East places, encountering several interesting animal species, stopping in local villages, and walking through deep forested fjords.

2016: Available fares from US $8,000 or $9,200 per person, including pre- and post-cruise transfers, all on board ship accommodations, meals and expedition shore excursions. Flights are extra by private  charter. Only main deck triple and main deck accommodation is left.
2017: This same voyage operates from 27 June to 10 July 2017, all cabin categories available. Fares from US $8,000 to $11,900 per person for the Heritage suite.


For further details please contact Giulia Marri at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail

A Revival In The Australian Cargo-Passenger Trade – Princess Cruises Announces 39 Japan Sailings In 2017 – Costa Asia Up To Five Ships

The Cruise Examiner for 18th April 2016

Diamond Princess

The Japanese-built London-registered Diamond Princess will offer 39 cruises from Tokyo and Kobe in 2017

As recently as January, we wrote that the direct Europe-Australia cargo-passenger trade was drawing to a close. Now, only three months later, the vagaries of the world container ship market mean we can report that four 10-passenger container ships are rejoining the route for CMA CGM, offering a one-way passenger capacity of about 150 berths per year. Elsewhere, we cover two Carnival Asia stories. Princess Cruises will next year offer thirty-nine cruises from Japan on its 2,674-berth Japanese-built Diamond Princess. Meanwhile, Costa is sending its 1,578-berth Costa NeoRomantica to China, in a move that will soon see Costa Asia operating five ships in the fast-growing China market.

FOR THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                                                                         (See previous columns)


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