The new wave of lux­ury ships head­ing our way

Fans of up­mar­ket cruis­ing will have plenty to choose from this wave sea­son with some of the world best lux­ury and pre­mium ships head­ing our way, re­ports Ber­nadette Chua.

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Lux­ury seems to be the theme for this year’s wave sea­son. Five-star op­er­a­tors such as Crys­tal Cruises, Re­gent Seven Seas, Se­abourn and Sil­versea, along with pre­mium lines such as Celebrity Cruises, Aza­mara Club Cruises and Cunard are send­ing ships our way for an­other bumper wave sea­son.

There will also be some new ar­rivals. Nor­we­gian Jewel will be the first Nor­we­gian Cruise Line (NCL) ship to be home­ported in Aus­tralia in 13 years. She will sail a range of itin­er­ar­ies around Aus­tralia and to New Zealand. NCL, known for the bright and colour­ful art­work on the bows of its ships, is also highly re­garded for its ex­cel­lent food and ser­vice.

The lat­est of­fer­ing from Se­abourn, Se­abourn En­core

was launched at the be­gin­ning of the year and made a whirl­wind trip Down Un­der af­ter her chris­ten­ing in Sin­ga­pore. She’ll be here for about six weeks this sea­son, sail­ing from Asia and stop­ping along the way in Bali as well as the Great Bar­rier Reef be­fore set­ting off on sev­eral sail­ings to New Zealand and the South Pa­cific. The line is also send­ing Se­abourn Odyssey and Se­abourn So­journ.

There’s more lux­ury headed our way with two Crys­tal Cruises ships– Crys­tal Sym­phony and Crys­tal Seren­ity.

The ul­ti­mate in five-star cruis­ing, ex­pect white-gloved but­lers, fab­u­lous all-bal­cony suites with your favourite bev­er­age of choice, be­spoke shore ex­cur­sions and food from celebrity chef Nobu Mat­suhisa.

Sil­versea is also re­turn­ing with Sil­ver Whis­per and in early 2019, its new­est ship Sil­ver Muse will make her maiden call to Aus­tralia. Other no­table men­tions in­clude Re­gent’s Seven Seas Nav­i­ga­tor.

Oceania Cruises, voted by Cruise Pas­sen­ger’s panel of judges as the Best Cruise Line for Food, will have Re­gatta in Aus­tralia on a 34-night cruise.

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 and Queen El­iz­a­beth will be vis­it­ing ports around Aus­tralia. It’s just a warm up for Queen El­iz­a­beth which will home­port in Mel­bourne in early 2019.

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