Oceania Cruises Offers Southern Hemisphere Voyages In Winter 2011/2012

Cruising in the southern hemisphere received another boost earlier this week with the announcement that Oceania Cruises will offer new itineraries in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific for the winter 2011/2012 season. The luxury line will deploy its 684-guest Regatta to the region following the conclusion of her voyages in the Caribbean and … Continue reading

Holland America Line To Deploy 2 Ships To Asia Pacific For 2011/2012 Season

Holland America Line has announced that it will deploy 2 vessels to cruise the Asia Pacific region simultaneously in 2011/2012 for the first time. The 60,890-GRT ms Volendam and her sister ship ms Zaandam will offer a variety of itineraries ranging from 13 to 26 days, calling at some of the most popular and exotic ports in the … Continue reading

Tasmanian Coastal Sanctuary Welcomes First Guests

Travellers in search of a rejuvenating escape can now consider doing so in Tasmania’s new coastal sanctuary, Saffire. Located at the Freycinet Peninsula on the island’s picturesque east coast overlooking the wide expanses of Great Oyster Bay, the resort is a 2.5-hour drive or 45 minutes by helicopter from Hobart and Launceston.   Inspired by the colours … Continue reading

Princess Cruises To Grow Presence Down Under

Princess Cruises has announced adjustments to its Australian operations for the 2011/2012 cruise season, redeploying ships and committing another vessel.   Sea Princess To Sail From Sydney The 77,000-GRT Sea Princess is the line’s fourth vessel to cruise out of Australia, joining sister ships Sun Princess and Dawn Princess, as well as the larger, 2,670-passenger Sapphire Princess. Sailing from … Continue reading

Pacific Jewel Joins P&O Cruises Australia

P&O Cruises Australia has welcomed the latest addition to its fleet, the 70,310-GRT Pacific Jewel. Following an extensive refit in Singapore, the vessel was christened in Sydney’s Circular Quay by the Governor-General of Australia, Her Excellency Ms. Quentin Bryce AC.   Guests at the invitation-only event onboard were treated to a tour of the ship, … Continue reading