Cruiseco UK Conference – UK Rock The Boat Cruise – Representation For P&O Australia – Exclusive Cruiseco Charter Of Ovation of the Seas

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 25th May 2015

Celebrity Eclipse

This week, The Cruise Examiner reports on a two-day Cruiseco UK conference held on board Celebrity Cruises’ 2,750-berth Celebrity Eclipse this weekend. In a day full of news, announcement was made yesterday of the first Cruiseco UK “Rock the Boat” cruise for September 2016, UK representation for P&O Cruises Australia, and a multi-million dollar exclusive charter of Royal Caribbean’s 4,180-berth Ovation of the Seas from Singapore to Sydney in November 2016.

FOR THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                                                                         (See previous columns)

Explorer of the Seas, Southampton To Australia, October 2, 2015, From £3,295, 41 Nights To Fremantle, £4,595, 57 Nights To Sydney

Explorer of the Seas to SydneyDo you remember days of yore, the open decks of Canberra and Oriana? Well, now once again, you can sail from Southampton to Sydney in one of the world’s largest passenger ships, the 138,194-ton Explorer of the Seas

57 NIGHTS SOUTHAMPTON TO AUSTRALIA ON OCTOBER 2, 2015

On Board Royal Caribbean International’s Explorer of the Seas

RETURN FLIGHT

INCLUDED

GRATUITIES

INCLUDED

FLIGHT TAXES

INCLUDED

Departs UK October 2, 2015

From £4,595 per person, double occupancy

YOUR ITINERARY

Date Port Arrival Departure
Oct 2, 2015 Southampton   16:30
Oct 3, 2015 Day at Sea    
Oct 4, 2015 Vigo, Spain 10:00 17:00
Oct 5, 2015 Lisbon, Portugal 09:00 17:00
Oct 6, 2015 Cadiz, Spain 10:00 20:00
Oct 7, 2015 Gibraltar 08:00 17:00
Oct 8, 2015 Day at Sea    
Oct 9, 2015 Barcelona, Spain 06:00 17:00
Oct 10, 2015 Cruising the Mediterranean Sea    
Oct 11, 2015 Cruising the Mediterranean Sea    
Oct 12, 2015 Chania (Souda, Crete) – Greece 08:00 17:00
Oct 13, 2015 Day at Sea    
Oct 14, 2015 Ashdod, Israel 06:00 17:00
Oct 15, 2015 Suez Canal Passage 01:00 15:00
Oct 16, 2015 Aqaba, Jordan 08:00 20:00
Oct 17, 2015 Day at Sea    
Oct 18, 2015 Day at Sea    
Oct 19, 2015 Day at Sea    
Oct 20, 2015 Day at Sea    
Oct 21, 2015 Day at Sea    
Oct 22, 2015 Day at Sea    
Oct 23, 2015 Dubai, UAE 06:00 17:00
Oct 24, 2015 Day at Sea    
Oct 25, 2015 Day at Sea    
Oct 26, 2015 Day at Sea    
Oct 27, 2015 Goa (Mormugao, India ) 06:00 14:15
Oct 28, 2015 Cochin, India 11:30 19:30
Oct 29, 2015 Day at Sea    
Oct 30, 2015 Day at Sea    
Oct 31, 2015 Day at Sea    
Nov 1, 2015 Penang, Malaysia 12:00 19:00
Nov 2, 2015 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 09:00 17:00
Nov 3, 2015 Singapore 06:00 17:00
Nov 4, 2015 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 08:00 17:00
Nov 5, 2015 Langkawi, Malaysia 08:00 18:00
Nov 6, 2015 Phuket, Thailand 07:00 20:00
Nov 7, 2015 Day at Sea    
Nov 8, 2015 Day at Sea    
Nov 9, 2015 Day at Sea    
Nov 10, 2015 Day at Sea    
Nov 11, 2015 Day at Sea    
Nov 12, 2015 Day at Sea    
Nov 13, 2015 Fremantle, Australia 06:00 17:00
Nov 14, 2015 Day at Sea    
Nov 15, 2015 Day at Sea    
Nov 16, 2015 Day at Sea    
Nov 17, 2015 Adelaide, Australia 08:00 17:00
Nov 18, 2015 Day at Sea    
Nov 19, 2015 Melbourne, Australia 08:00 17:00
Nov 20, 2015 Cruising the Tasman Sea    
Nov 21, 2015 Cruising the Tasman Sea    
Nov 22, 2015 Milford Sound, New Zealand

Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

Dusky Sound, New Zealand

08:00

12:30

16:00

09:00

13:30

17:00

 

Nov 23, 2015 Dunedin, New Zealand 07:30 17:30
Nov 24, 2015 Picton, New Zealand 13:30 20:00
Nov 25, 2015 Wellington, New Zealand 08:00 17:00
Nov 26, 2015 Tasman Sea Crossing    
Nov 27, 2015 Tasman Sea Crossing    
Nov 28, 2015 Sydney , Australia 19:30 Disembark

 Package Includes

  •       57-night cruise from Southampton to Sydney aboard Explorer of the Seas
  •       All meals and entertainment on board
  •       Free return flight from Sydney to London or Manchester – Return from Sydney may be deferred but if the new date attracts a higher air tariff a supplement will apply.
  •       Port charges and fees
  •       Flight taxes
  •       Crew Gratuities

Cruiseco can assist with hotel bookings, transfers and tours whilst in Australia , so please contact us with your requirements

Sister Ship Voyager of the Seas in Sydney

Explorer of the Seas‘ sister ship Voyager of the Seas at Sydney’s Circular Quay

 

41 NIGHTS SOUTHAMPTON TO FREMANTLE

EXPLORER OF THE SEAS

RETURN FLIGHT

INCLUDED

GRATUITIES

INCLUDED

FLIGHT TAXES

INCLUDED

From £3,295 per person, double occupancy

The itinerary is as above but guests disembark in Fremantle on November 13, 2015

Package Includes

  •       41-night cruise from Southampton to Fremantle (Perth)  on board Explorer of the Seas
  •       All meals and entertainment on board
  •       Free return flight from Perth to London or Manchester. Return flight from Perth may be deferred but if the new date attracts a higher air tariff a supplement will apply.
  •       Port charges and fees
  •       Air taxes
  •       Crew Gratuities

For further details please call The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruisepeopleltd@aol.com

Haimark’s Saint Laurent Is The First Ship Of The Season At Montreal

St Laurent at Shed 3 MontrealThe St Lawrence cruise ship season opened on Tuesday May 12, with the arrival of Chicago-based Haimark Line’s 4,954-ton 210-berth Saint Laurent from Charleston, where she had just received a $3.5 million refit for her first season of Great Lakes and New England cruises.

The ship was built in 2001 as the now-defunct Delta Queen Coastal Voyages’ Cape May Light and although she has seen service in Haiti, Labrador and Chesapeake Bay waters, she has spent most of that time laid up at freshwater berths. Her present owners, Clipper Group of Copenhagen, also own sister ship Sea Discoverer, which is now in stationary use at Lerwick. Both ships are registered in the Bahamas.

Something over 71,000 domestic and international cruise passengers are forecast for Montreal this year, representing an increase of more than a quarter over 2014, when the port welcomed 56,466 passengers.

With calls by nineteen ships, Montreal expects a 2015 season that will also include five newcomers – Oceania’s 1,250-berth Marina and 684-berth Insignia, the 2,050-berth AidaDiva, 706-berth Saga Sapphire, and of course the Saint Laurent.

The largest carrier in the St Lawrence cruise trade at the moment is Holland America Line, whose 1,266-berth Maasdam trades from Montreal and 1,348-berth Veendam from Quebec.

The Saint Laurent is using Montreal as its home port for 2015 and became the first vessel of the year to take on passengers, departing on May 13 for a 9-night cruise to Clayton NY, Toronto, Port Weller (for Niagara Falls), Quebec and Trois-Rivieres. She will perform ten of these cruises for Paris-based operator Rivages du Monde.

https://greatlakescruising.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/haimark-deck-plan.jpg?w=630The Saint Laurent will also offer 9-night Great Lakes itineraries between Montreal and Chicago and between Chicago and Toronto that will include all five Great Lakes by adding a brief lockage through the locks at Sault Ste Marie into Lake Superior. Port calls will be made at Chicago, Mackinac Island, Georgian Bay, Detroit/Windsor, the Welland Canal (for Niagara Falls) and either Toronto or Montreal.

In addition to the Great Lakes, the Saint Laurent will offer a number of 9-night Canada/New England cruises between Montreal and Portland, Maine. The May 30 departure from Montreal to Portland will feature as guest speaker renowned US television commentator Dan Rather, and calls will be made at Quebec, Gaspé, Halifax, Yarmouth, Saint John, Bar Harbor and Portland.

All Great Lakes and New England cruises have been scheduled for 9 nights. Outside cabins begin at $4,998 per person, including port charges, while inside cabins start at $4,598.

For a copy of the Great Lakes flyer click here: Cruise the Great Lakes and for further details and bookings please call The Cruise People Ltd in London, England, on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruisepeopleltd@aol.com. In North America call 1-800-961-5536 or e-mail cruise@thecruisepeople.ca.

Saint Laurent First Cruise Ship At Montreal – TUI, Royal Caribbean, Hapag-Lloyd and Thomson – Viking Star Christened In Bergen

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 18th May 2015

Aerial Splendor of the Seas in Buzios (Brazil)Last week saw the opening of the St Lawrence cruise season at Montreal and the first cruise into the Great Lakes by Haimark Line’s newly-acquired 210-berth Saint Laurent. We also have a look at the goings on at TUI Group and its cruise arms, TUI Cruises, Thomson Cruises (the 356-balcony Thomson Discovery, ex-Splendour of the Seas, is shown above) and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. And Viking Cruises’ first upper premium ship, the 930-berth Viking Star, was christened at Bergen last night.

FOR THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                                                                         (See previous columns)

Un-Cruise Adventures, Small Ships In Alaska And Elsewhere – Other Cruise News: Deutschland Goes To Semester at Sea

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 11th May 2015

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Kayaking is just one of the many activities offered by Seattle-based Un-Cruise Adventures on its Wilderness Explorer

This week, The Cruise Examiner reports on a twenty-hour voyage on Un-Cruise Adventures’ 74-berth Wilderness Explorer, one of nine ships now operating in the Un-Cruise fleet in the waters of Alaska, British Columbia, Hawaii, the Galapagos, Costa Rica and Panama. Elsewhere, Semester at Sea is taking on the former Peter Deilmann’s Deutschland as a replacement for the Explorer, which begins service in the Mediterranean as Celestyal Odyssey next month.

FOR THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                                                                         (See previous columns)

Norwegian Introduces All-Inclusive On Norwegian Sky – Other Cruise News: Royal Caribbean Drops Last Minute Discounting

THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com by Kevin Griffin

The Cruise Examiner for 4th May 2015

Norwegian Sky

Earlier this month, Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it would be introducing a new all-inclusive policy to its 3- and 4-night Miami-Bahamas cruises on the Norwegian Sky (above), with effect from 2016. Elsewhere, Royal Caribbean International has introduced a new policy of no cruise discounting within 30 days of sailing. Applied first in North America this policy will probably follow later in Europe. Both moves are innovations.

FOR THIS WEEK’S STORY                                                                                                         (See previous columns)

Book Now For The Exclusive Cruiseco 34-Night Azamara Charter – Hidden Treasures Of The Mediterranean – April 2016

Azamara JourneyCruiseco, the leading provider of worldwide cruising options, in conjunction with Azamara Club Cruises, is delighted to offer travellers an expansive itinerary aboard the luxurious 684-berth Azamara Journey. Thos bespoke 34-night cruise uncovers a wide array of the Mediterranean’s hidden treasures. Departing Nice on April 20, 2016, guests will sail to ten of Europe’s most exquisite countries including Malta, Turkey, Greece and Croatia.

Amber Wilson, International Marketing Manager at Cruiseco, says “This exceptional voyage features five overnight stays and thirty ports of call, showcasing an incredible selection of destinations, coastlines and cuisines. The Mediterranean is a place of rich history and profound beauty, which continues to entice travellers time and again. Guests who embark on this luxurious voyage will visit the less-frequented gateways of this spectacular part of the world and will benefit from longer days in port, providing more time to explore.”

Guests will visit ports including Mgarr, a charming town surrounded by vineyards and overlooked by Fort Chambray, built in 1749. Other highlights will include uncovering the history of the walled city of Dubrovnik, an ancient World Heritage Site, and Limassol in Cyprus, which dates back to the 8th Century BC, plus many more unusual, off the beaten track ports.

Prices for this 34-night exclusive charter start from £6,300 per person, based on twin share and  include all meals on board Azamara Journey; house wine and beer with lunch and dinner; bottled mineral water throughout the cruise; full on board programme of entertainment, enhancement and port lectures; gratuities to dining room and stateroom staff aboard ship; arrival and departure transfers, port charges and taxes.

TCPLOGOTo book whilst cabins are still available visit Hidden Treasures of the Mediterranean, or for more information call The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450 or e-mail cruisepeopleltd@aol.com.

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