Qantas Celebrates 95th Anniversary With New Special-Liveried Jet

Australian carrier Qantas celebrated 95 years of flying this week with the unveiling of a new vintage-liveried jet in Sydney.   Adorning one of the airline’s narrow-bodied Boeing 737-800 jets (registered VH-VXQ), the Retro Roo II design recalls Qantas’ Boeing 707 aircraft from 1959 to 1961. Presented before a group of over 300 employees, Chief … Continue reading

Qantas Plans Upgrade Of B737s

Australian carrier Qantas will refurbish its Boeing 737-800 fleet next year, adding more seats and its wireless Q Streaming inflight entertainment system. 38 of the airline’s older narrow-body jets will be upgraded progressively, joining 29 existing aircraft fitted with seatback monitors and video on-demand.   Through changes to the galley and lavatory space, an extra row … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean Boosts Australia And South Pacific With Third Ship For 2015/2016

Royal Caribbean International has reaffirmed its commitment to the Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific market with plans for the deployment of a third large ship down under. Explorer of the Seas will join the Voyager of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas to homeport in Sydney for the winter 2015/2016 season.   Explorer … Continue reading

Holland America Line Increases Capacity In Asia For 2013/2014

Holland America Line is increasing its focus on Asia with a capacity increase and new itineraries for the region during the 2013/2014 cruise season. The ms Rotterdam and ms Volendam will be operating a selection of itineraries and 4 extensive Collectors’ Voyages from ports including Hong Kong, Kobe and Singapore.   19-day Great Barrier Reef … Continue reading

Royal Caribbean International Reveals 2013/2014 Australian Deployment

Royal Caribbean International today announced its winter 2013/2014 deployment in Australia that sees the line send 3 of its vessels to the southern hemisphere. From September 2013 to May 2014, Voyager of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas will return to offer a combined 55 sailings on 53 itineraries, calling at 56 ports … Continue reading