Our judges share the best in lux­ury cruis­ing in 2018

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JUDGES ALI­SON DI PAOLO Clare­mont Cruise & Travel Cen­tre

Ali­son has en­joyed 42 years in the in­dus­try and in the past 15 years has spe­cialised in lux­ury travel and cruis­ing, which is her choice for a hol­i­day. clare­


Af­ter 40-plus years in the fam­ily travel busi­ness, Clau­dia has in­tro­duced cruis­ing to thou­sands of de­lighted pas­sen­gers. mary­rossi­

JULIE POUMES Toorak Travel

Julie has been in travel for over 35 years, spe­cial­is­ing in high-end leisure travel. She never gets tired of de­sign­ing fan­tas­tic hol­i­days for her clients. toorak­

PENNY SPENCER Spencer Group of Com­pa­nies

In 2017, Penny was named in SmartCom­pany’s list of Top 30 fe­male en­trepreneurs, and Travel Weekly’s Women in Travel Power List 2016. spencer­


David is Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Save­nio and a lux­ury cruise spe­cial­ist with 36 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence. Save­nio is an award-win­ning Vir­tu­oso agency. save­

JUS­TINE SEALEY Rams­gate Travel Ser­vice

Jus­tine has been with Rams­gate Travel Ser­vice for the past 24 years, and has an in-depth knowl­edge of the cruise in­dus­try. rams­gate­

PHILIP HOFF­MANN Phil Hoff­mann Travel

Philip was awarded an Or­der of Aus­tralia in 2012 for his con­tri­bu­tion to the travel in­dus­try. He em­ploys 220 South Aus­tralians in 10 branches.

EL­IZ­A­BETH CLARKE The Cruise Cen­tre

Over the past 30 years, El­iz­a­beth has trav­elled to most con­ti­nents and she has used that ex­pe­ri­ence to of­fer her clients per­sonal in­sight. the­cruise­cen­

MANDY DWYER Main Beach Travel

Mandy has al­most 40 years of in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence, with the last 19 of those own­ing her own agency, Main Beach Travel, on the Gold Coast. main­beach­

PHILIP SMETHURST Bic­ton Travel Pre­mium

Philip cre­ates ex­pe­ri­ences for lux­ury trav­ellers. Bic­ton Travel has been named Aus­tralia’s lead­ing Cruise Travel Agency seven times in the CLIA Awards. bic­ton­


Jo spe­cialises in lux­ury leisure travel with an em­pha­sis on cruis­ing. She per­son­ally es­corts a group on a cruise at least once a year. fbi­

MELINDA GREGOR Gregor & Lewis Be­spoke Travel

Melinda has a pas­sion for cruis­ing and, in par­tic­u­lar, lux­ury and small-ship ex­pe­ri­ences, fos­tered over more than 30 years in the in­dus­try. gre­gor­

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