Author: Melanie Muir

🚢 Antarctica Cruising with Seabourn

Have you been looking for inspiration for your next Adventure? Antarctica is one of the extraordinary natural wonders in the world that can seem nothing but a dream to be able to explore it. It is sure to be on your very own bucket list, where you can Marvel at the winter Paradise or experience an encounter with the local penguins and sea lions. Our very own Seabourn Representative from Queensland, Christine decided Antarctica was her next adventure and you can be reassured to be amazed. We have exclusive access to what life is like on board Seabourn and...

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Tammi Talks Travel: The Wilds of Canada & Alaska

Sometime ago, I flew to Canada to experience Alaska and the Yukon. I went with the hope of securing some bucket list sights such as the wildlife in both Canada and Alaska; the Aurora Borealis phenomenon; walking on a glacier; and hiking in Tombstone National Park. What ensued was even better than what I could have imagined. As this trip was about Alaska and the Yukon, I only spent a day and night in Vancouver. It was a busy time visiting the sights which included the Capilano Suspension Bridge which was exhilarating and somewhat wobbly; the Girl in the...

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🚢 Ovation of the Seas – Must be seen to be believed

Royal Caribbean are always bringing their best game to the cruising industry and Ovation of the seas is no different. Ovation of the Seas is currently the largest ship in the Australian market. it was a bold move to bring it to Australia, but boy have we embraced it. Australian’s just cannot get enough! In November 2018 we were fortunate to have 230 Clean Cruising guests on the 5-night Tasmania Itinerary, so we thought we must do something about that! 6 of our passionate cruise consultants boarded, enthusiastic and excited to share some surprises with our guests. You would...

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🚢 Cruising Tahiti aboard the Stunning Oceania Marina

I was excited to be given the opportunity to to cruise on the Oceania Marina and travel to Tahiti. I love small ship cruising and I was super excited to experience Oceania Marina’s elegance and “The Finest Cuisine at Sea”. We departed Australia on Friday 8 March and as we crossed the international dateline, we were able to enjoy a weekend in Papeete prior to the cruise. We stayed at the beautiful Manava Suites in Papeete, in a Lagoon Studio with stunning beach/pool views and overlooking Moorea in the horizon. This was the perfect Resort for pre-cruise, 4 star, with...

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Tammi Talks Travel: Singapore

Off for another adventure, I flew to Singapore. I had been here a few times before, but that is what I love about Singapore, there is always something new to see. Once out of the arrivals hall I took a taxi to reach the So Sofitel Singapore on Robinson Road; a quirky boutique hotel in a fabulous location. The hotel was cute and my room unique. It had a ceiling feature and a lovely bathroom. Next morning, I got up early to explore and went for a long walk to and around Chinatown. Upon leaving the hotel, the heat...

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Tammi Talks Travel: Plantation and New Orleans

If you are heading to the “Big Easy” get ready for an experience like no other. The city of New Orleans, not far from historical Plantation homes of Louisiana, has an energy that reflects a melting pot of cultures and spiritual beliefs. I drove into the New Orleans area by way of the Atchafalya Basin Bridge; a duel bridge running 29 kilometres long and the second longest bridge in the USA. I was surrounded by swamps on either side of the bridge and the mangroves were thick. It started to set the scene for this very interesting part of...

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🏆 We’re Excited to Share

We’re the Proud Winners of CLIA’s Online Agency of the Year Award! What a fantastic evening we had at the CLIA Awards at the Star Casino in Sydney last Saturday night celebrating the cruise industry in Australia/NZ. This is an annual event where CLIA Member Cruise Lines are able to recognise and reward outstanding achievements from CLIA Travel Agent members during the previous year. There were over 500 submissions across 16 categories for these awards, and we’re so completely humbled to announce that we, Clean Cruising, are the proud winners of CLIA’s Online Agency of the Year Award for the second...

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Tammi Talks Travel: Curious Copenhagen

Welcome to amazing Copenhagen, Denmark. The city of Hans Christian Andersen and statistically, some of the happiest people on earth. This wonderful city is full of colour, history, pomp and ceremony and unique lifestyle choices. I found it to be a warm and welcoming city with a bustling undercurrent that you can’t help but fall in love with. Visiting Copenhagen in summer means you can enjoy the midnight sun; 6.30pm meant the day was wide awake and I was ready to explore. My first night was spent in the bohemian quarter of the city not far from Christiania; not...

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Tammi Talks Travel: Antarctic Explorer

Waking on embarkation day, for a ten-day adventure to the Antarctic Peninsula is a surreal feeling. This journey for me was the holy grail of travel “bucket list” adventures. For those that wonder why you would go to this remote part of the world, I can report that for me it was to see something unique; untouched and untainted. What I experienced was far above and beyond my expectations and a real game changer to my bucket list of destinations going forward. Embarking in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, I was greeted by the Akademik Ioffe staff...

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🚢 Cruising Your Own Way

Tips for South Pacific Cruising If you’ve already got a South Pacific cruise booking or considering cruising the islands in the future, Natasha Osman, senior consultant at Clean Cruising, has provided some useful tips for you so you’re well versed before you set sail and know what to expect in port. Doing your own thing and walking, hiring local drivers, or taking the local bus is easy when arriving into ports. In Noumea, a hop-on, hop-off bus can be arranged for about $15. As you come out of the terminal, there are booths and operators set up to help....

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