CMA CGM Europe-Australia Service Returns In January 2022

The APL Savannah and sister ships carry four passngers each in two Owners cabins

For those who like to book well in advance we are pleased to announce the post-Covid return of CMA CGM to the Europe-Australia route along with four 4-passenger ships (with two Owners Cabins each). The APL Detroit, APL Miami, APL Phoenix, and APL Savannah each offer two Owner’s cabins.

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Four APL ships have entered the Europe-Australia trade from London Gateway via Suez to Australian ports, on the North Europe Mediterranean Oceania Express (Nemo) Line.

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The officers and passengers mess on board the APL Detroit and APL Phoenix

London to Sydney on the Nemo is 45 days. Sydney to London is 52 days. Ports served are London – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Fos sur Mer – La Spezia – Genoa – Gioia Tauro – Mauritius – Reunion – Sydney – Melbourne – Adelaide – Fremantle – Singapore – Colombo – Gioia Tauro – Valencia – London. Fares for voyages of 20 days and more are €150 per person per day in double occupancy or €170 per day or sole use of a cabin.

The APL Phoenix and three sister ships offer two Owners Cabins each with a common lounge. A fifth vessel, the NSB-owned 10-passenger Conti Everest features one Owner’s cabin, three doubles and two singles, plus a swimming pool.

For further details on how to book passage to or from Australia please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on +44 (0)20 7723 2450, UK Freephone 0800 526 313 or email

Valentine’s Day In Times Of Coronavirus And Lockdowns – Here’s To Life And Love!

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is Love” – Sophocles.

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As Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, we are once again reminded of our very frustrating and harsh current reality. Unfortunately, this year there will be no romantic outings, no dining out, no shows and no voyages taking place, as the world still battles the cruel and unpredictable global pandemic. However, despite the doom and gloom around us and the somber and reflective mood we find ourselves in, let’s try and make this year’s at home Valentine’s Day celebrations-particularly special, memorable and uplifting. So, ladies and gentlemen, wherever you are in the world and no matter what your present relationship status is, I invite you to join me on Sunday 14th February to lift a glass of your favourite tipple to the two most important and precious gifts any of us can ask for- to Life and to Love. As we do so, let’s also pause for a moment to remember our loved ones as well as all those around the world who sadly lost their lives to this brutal pandemic and are no longer with us. So let’s all make this Sunday’s celebration not just about romantic love, but also about life and love for humanity in general, because there is no better or more important time for love, kindness and generosity than now. We are a global village and we’re in this together. So, from my heart to yours, wishing you a happy, healthy and magical Valentine’s Day.

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Why not take your special valentine on a luxury cruise in 2022? For example, the brand-new Celebrity Apex departs Fort Lauderdale on 12th February on a 7-night voyage to San Juan, Puerto Rico; St Thomas, US Virgin Islands and and St Kitts, from £1,389 incl drinks, WiFi and tips. Longer cruises also available. Apply to The Cruise People for more details

The Cruise People Team and I are very much looking forward to welcoming you on board one of our ultra-modern ships for Valentine’s Day 2022. In the meantime, please stay well, safe and happy. Here’s to Life, to Love and to fabulous new adventures to come!  

Anna M. Iwata, The Cruise People’s Life, Happiness and Wellness Coach

IF YOU WISH TO HAVE A CHAT WITH ANNA AND BOOK A FREE SESSION, SHE CAN BE CONTACTED by email at: or by phone: +44 (0)7531 551 323. Anna offers a free 60-minute session to all fellow Cruise People customers and friends.