SEA IF YOU LIKE IT
Royal Caribbean International is celebrating its 10th season cruising in Australia – and the start of the summer cruise season – by offering savings of up to 40 per cent. If you are new to cruising, try a sampler “voyage to nowhere” three-night cruise from Sydney on the huge Voyager of the Seas, departing on February 2, 2018.
The price was $709, but is now from $449 a person, twin share including meals, activities and entertainment, plus kids travel from $69 a day.
The offer will be valid until October 31, 2017. PH 1800 754 500, ROYALCARIBBEAN.COM.AU
FOURTH AMONG QUEENS
Luxury cruise line Cunard will add a fourth ship to its fleet, with the 3000guest ship expected to enter service in 2022. The as-yet unnamed ship will join Cunard’s “Three Queens” – Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth – as the line’s first new ship since the Queen Elizabeth was launched in 2010.
The line celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2015 and the new ship will be the 249th ship to fly the Cunard flag.
The big question now is the name – will Cunard opt for a fourth Queen? CUNARD.COM
NEW TWO SHOW HOSPITALITY
Holland America Line welcomes ships Maasdam and Noordam to Sydney on October 21 and 22 respectively as the 2017-18 cruise season gets under way.
The ships will make calls at some 48 ports this season, including 33 in Australia alone, and in a first for the line locally will offer two shorter sailings of four and five days for people keen to sample HAL hospitality.
VOYAGER OF THE SEAS
Sample a ‘voyage to nowhere’ (main picture); the bay calls at Tauranga; and be in awe of the robust beauty of the Geiranger fjord landscape.