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Cruise Weekly today features three pages of all the latest cruise industry news plus a full page from Travel Trade Recruitment.
CLIA noms closing
THERE is less than two weeks to go before nominations close for the 19th annual Cruise Industry Awards, the night of nights for the Australasian cruise industry. To be presented by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia at The Star Sydney on 15 Feb 2020, key awards on the night will include Cruise Consultant of the Year, Rising Star, and the Home-Based Cruise Agent/ Broker of the Year. To make a nomination or purchase tickets, CLICK HERE. Nominations close Fri 22 Nov.
Garden Island a “lost opportunity” FORMER NSW Liberal Party leader Peter Collins believes the cruise industry and the Australian Navy should share Garden Island to enable a third cruise ship terminal to open in Sydney, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph. Collins, a former Navy Commander, led an inquiry in 2017 that recommended the cohabitation of Garden Island between the military and the private cruise sector, only for the report to be “dismissed out of hand” by the then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Collins contends. “The whole report has never been made public,” Collins said. “My report went to the NSW Cabinet and they released a distilled version after they received a negative response from the Federal Govt,” he added. Collins said that currently the
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Navy only uses the eastern side of Garden Island, claiming there is “no reason why” the Federal Government couldn’t relocate ships to the western side of the island as they did until the 1980s. “I love the Navy and we don’t want to lose them...but there is room for both,” Collins believes. The Government’s preference for a third terminal in Botany instead of Garden Island also raises economic questions, with the construction of a new terminal either at Molineaux Point or Yarra Bay forecast to cost
taxpayers $500 million. But Collins’ latest comments appear likely to fall on deaf ears with the NSW Government at least, with the state’s Transport Minister Andrew Constance all but scuttling suggestions of a sharing plan with the Navy. “There’s been a debate about Garden Island for years and we’ve gotten nowhere,” he said. “We can keep debating Garden Island until the cows come home but we need to look at alternatives and that’s what we are doing,” Constance added.
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Carnival busts local record Monday 11th November 2019
Crystal Endeavor 2022
CRYSTAL Expedition Cruises has revealed details of its deployment for its Polar Class-6 expedition yacht Crystal Endeavor in 2022. The vessel will offer 28 voyages of between nine and 19 nights duration, visiting remote destinations such as the High Arctic and Antarctic; Svalbard, Iceland; Greenland; the Falkland Islands and Chilean fjords. Itinerary highlights include the chance to search for king penguin colonies in Antarctica and cross the Antarctic Circle, a voyage to the Spanish fishing community of Pasaia en route to San Sebastian, and cruises of the English Isles of Scilly exploring the Cornish Coast. “For 2022, we have turned our focus on the true expedition nature of travel, taking guests to some locales rarely visited by humans,” said Crystal’s Senior Vice President and MD Australasia Karen Christensen Bookings for 2022 open on Thu.
Splendor in kitchen
REGENT Seven Seas Cruises has revealed plans to introduce 16 new Culinary Arts Kitchen classes on board Seven Seas Splendor when she debuts in 2020. The themed cuisine of the classes are inspired by the vessel’s inaugural season which sails to the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Examples of the classes to be made available include Island Fusion - a unique culinary taste evoking the Caribbean islands and incorporating colonial influences from European nations like France & Spain. Other classes to be introduced are an exploration of Greek cuisine as part of the Treasure of the Aegean class, as well as Batter Up - where passengers can learn about how to make French crepes and Tuscan flat bread.
CARNIVAL Cruise Line has announced its 2021/22 season will be the largest deployment to date in Australia, featuring a whopping 115 sailings between Jul 2021 and Jun 2022. The cruise line’s latest program will see a 31% increase in cruises offered when compared to the previous season, with sailings departing from Brisbane and Sydney, resulting in 270 port of call and 338 days at sea. The boost in capacity is thanks to the year-round homeporting of two ships in Australia during the period, with Carnival Spirit and Carnival Splendor both boasting a number of maiden calls in the region, including the tropical islands of Papua New Guinea and Dravuni Island in Fiji (pictured). Carnival Cruises’ Vice President and General Manager Australia
Jennifer Vandekreeke believes the cruise line will continue to increase in popularity with the local market in part because of its diversification of available destinations. “With so many unique, offthe-beaten-path destinations to explore...Australians have more reasons than ever to choose Carnival,” she enthused. Highlights of the program include a four-night cruise on Carnival Spirit from Brisbane to Airlie Beach from $549ppts departing 30 Jan 2022. Also on offer is a 15-night voyage between Singapore and Brisbane which explores the Kimberley, Bali, Darwin and Cairns along the way. The cruise is priced from $2,149ppts and departs Singapore on 12 Jun 2021.
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Scenic Egypt cruise
SCENIC Luxury Cruises and Tours has launched a new 12-day tour & cruise package sailing from Cairo to Cairo. Prices for the Wonders of the Nile trip, which includes a six-day cruise on board Sanctuary Sun Boat III, starts from $8,995ppts, and includes partner flights.
Cruise Calendar This week’s port calls of cruise ships at various destinations around Australia and New Zealand. SYDNEY Pacific Explorer Radiance of the Seas Ovation of the Seas Majestic Princess Pacific Explorer Maasdam Explorer Dream
11 Nov 12 Nov 13 Nov 14 Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 17 Nov
MELBOURNE Noordam Maasdam Golden Princess
11 Nov 13 Nov 17 Nov
BRISBANE Pacific Dawn Explorer Dream Pacific Aria Pacific Dawn Sea Princess
12 Nov 15 Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 17 Nov
HOBART Noordam Celebrity Solstice
13 Nov 17 Nov
AUCKLAND Sea Princess
Silversea agent brainstorm
SILVERSEA Cruises held its first Travel Agent Advisory Board meeting last week in Sydney to share company insights and discuss new ideas from select travel agent partners. Pictured back row: Adrienne Witteman, Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre; Karen Robinson, Travel View; Melinda Gregor,
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MORE than 600 Helloworld frontline agents boarded Ovation of the Seas on Sun for the Frontliners Forum, a two-day event that consists of conference sessions, presentations by keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and networking with preferred partners.
PORTHOLE WATCH out cruise ship builders of the world, a university from the United States thinks it might be on to a revolutionary idea in the future of ship construction. The University of Maine recently built the world’s largest 3D-printed boat, which also happened to be the world’s largest solid 3D-printed object! Taking only three days to construct, UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center set a Guinness World Record when they finished off the eight-metre, 2.27 tonne vessel in next to no time. Now for the next big problem, can they 3D print the Cruise Weekly team an even larger bottle of champagne, cheers. Watch the video HERE.
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