Month: November 2017

🏆 Winners are Grinners!

Helloworld Travel’s 2017 Frontliners Forum – Hobart On Saturday, Helloworld Travel’s 2017 Frontliner Forum wrapped up with the Gala Awards Dinner presented by Qantas. Held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, the awards recognised the Helloworld Travel top achievers across the branded and associate networks. The Hotel Grand Chancellor ballroom was wonderfully decorated in Alice in Wonderland theme, with no expense spared. The glorious ballroom was adorned with giant-sized inflatable mushrooms, tea pots and flowers, and to top it off, we all received mad hatter hats to wear for the evening which proved to be highly entertaining and perfect for...

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⚓ Cruising Fjordland National Park

Breathtaking sights in New Zealand’s South Island I was lucky enough to sail through the blue waters of the South Island of New Zealand and discover picturesque snow-capped mountains and waterfalls by sea. I embarked on the Holland America Line ship, Ms Noordam, in Dunedin and leisurely cruised over the Tasman to Hobart. I enjoyed four relaxing days at sea, without any ports of call. Our first day at sea began at 9.30am – it was a crisp morning with an expected maximum temperature of 11 degrees as we sailed through the picturesque Fjordland National Park, which occupies the...

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⚓ Brisbane Cruise Terminal Receives Green Light!

Better Late Than Never! It has finally been announced that the long-awaited project by the Port of Brisbane has been given the green light, with works to begin this month. Site preparations on Queensland’s first dedicated mega cruise ship terminal is set to commence on the Port of Brisbane’s $158 million Brisbane International Cruise Terminal at Luggage Point on the north side of the Brisbane River this month. Works on the wharf are scheduled to begin mid-next year, with construction of the terminal to commence in around 12 months. Cruising is one of tourism’s great growth stories, for both...

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⚓ Celebrity Chefs at Sea

Top Picks! The rise of the celebrity chef has seen a new kind of professional cook emerge, and a new kind of foodie too, as their following grows in line with soaring reputation. Now, these star-studded chefs are flying their flavour-packed flags at sea too, cooking up a storm on cruise ships around the world, turning the heads of even the most fearsome food critics. Who could resist a bite of big-name gourmet between lazy strolls by the pool? From Jamie Oliver to Curtis Stone, these are some of the most enticing celebrity chef restaurants at sea. Jamie Oliver...

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⚓ Do you over-pack or under-pack?

I’ve got some tips for a smoother packing experience! Do you start filling your suitcase a week (or more) before your cruise, armed with a packing list and smart space-saving techniques, like rolling up socks and stuffing them in your shoes? Or do you throw a bunch of clothes into a carry-on at midnight before a morning flight and always pack the right things? Either way, you’ve probably learned that what you bring or more importantly, what you forget to bring can impact your enjoyment of your cruise holiday. Tip 1: Pack your carry-on bags wisely Pack a change of clothes and...

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