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Norwegian Cruise Line’s commitment to the local market will be on show this month when ships from its three brands grace Sydney Harbour. The 2300-guest Norwegian Jewel is now based out of Sydney for her inaugural season in local waters and will be back again next season, her brightly painted bow becoming a familiar sight at the Overseas Passenger Terminal.
On Wednesday, NCL’s premium brand Oceania Cruises’ 684-guest Regatta is in town for Valentine’s Day, berthed at the White Bay Terminal. The Oceania flagship has an emphasis on fine cuisine and has just had a multimillion-dollar refurbishment. The following day, NCL’s ultra-luxury brand, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, will have the 490guest Seven Seas Navigator berthed at White Bay. The all-suite, all-inclusive ship has had a major refurbishment to bring it up to the standard of younger sister ship Seven Seas Explorer, which audaciously trademarked the title of The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built.
NCL officials say the three brands cover all demographics looking for a cruise holiday, and the line’s growing focus on Australia reflects both the boom in demand from Aussies for cruises and the demand by overseas visitors for a cruise holiday here. PH 1300 255 200, NCL.COM.AU
APT’s 2019 Europe prerelease brochure offers discounts for early bookings, valid until April 30, 2018.
The flagship 15-day Magnificent Europe river cruise between Amsterdam and Budapest is priced at $6995 a person, twin share, and APT is offering a Fly Free offer of return airfares including taxes of up to $250 flying out of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth.
For 2019, APT is offering a new