Author: Melanie Muir

🚢 Packing for a cruise

The one time you should pack more clothes! In a travel career spanning more than 30 years, Clean Cruising senior consultant and “cruise master” Martine Hero has picked up a packing tip or two. And whether her voyage is long or short, to Europe or Asia-Pacific, for work or play, these decades of sailing have equipped the self-confessed cruise addict with know-how to ensure her luggage is shipshape. MY PACKING STYLE IS … Definitely last-minute. I rely on a mental packing list I call my “travel packing memory”, which is akin to muscle memory. For at least a week...

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🚢 P&O Australia’s next big ship to be named Pacific Adventure

Introducing Pacific Adventure The countdown is on until P&O Australia welcomes the next addition to its fleet — and now the cruise line has revealed the first details about its biggest ship ever. We’re thrilled to announce P&O’s newest and largest ship, Pacific Adventure – it will join the family in October 2020 which is incredibly exciting! The 3,100 guest ship will sail from Sydney and offers an expanded range of cabin options, a large range of P&O signature features as well as a host of new ones that guests will love. The new ship, now cruising for Princess...

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🚢 Celebrity Edge – The Wait is Nearly Over!

Celebrity Cruises, the company that brought you modern luxury cruising, has done it again. Introducing a revolutionary new ship that’s poised to change the way you experience the world—and a new class of ships designed to shatter all expectations. When it came time to choose a name for this visionary vessel, they looked to the very thing that makes this ship so unique: the fact that during two years of exploration and excitement, every single design element has been taken to the leading edge of possibility. Celebrity Edge. The first in the new Edge Class of ships designed to leave the future behind. Celebrity Edge...

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🚢 Top 5 International Music-Themed Cruises for 2018-2019

Here’s a bit of a sneak peak at some of the most popular international music-themed cruises for 2018-2019, in no specific order. It seems there’s a music cruise to suit all… Kiss Kruise  If six days of nonstop Kiss activities including live shows, themed nights (think Love Gun, Dressed to Kill and Psycho Circus), and an exclusive acoustic Storytellers set sounds like your idea of a good time, then this is the music cruise for you. Feel free to use the devil horns hand gesture freely — Gene Simmons dropped his attempt to trademark it. Ship: Norwegian Jade Country Music Cruise In...

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🚢 CLIA’S Cruise360 Conference

Last Friday 31st August, 2018 a few of our team from Clean Cruising were able to get down to Sydney for CLIA’s 2018 Cruise360 Conference which was held at Hyatt Regency. It was an early morning start, up at 3.50am… to be precise… and boarded our flight at 6am from Brisbane. Pumped full of coffee and ready for a great day ahead! Registration kicked off from 7am but the conference didn’t commence until 8.30am so we had a little bit of time up our sleeves. As it turned out our flight was delayed for a short time and of...

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🚢 Top 5 Cruiselines for Solo Travellers

There’s definitely some different options out there for solo cruisers it just depends on which cruise appeals to you. Here’s a list of the best 5 cruiselines and what they can offer solo travellers, in no specific order. 1. Norwegian Cruise Line Why: Norwegian Epic was the first Norwegian Cruise Line ship to feature studio cabins (128 in all) targeted at and priced for solo cruisers. The line continued the trend with Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, which each have 59 studio cabins, and Norwegian Escape, which has 82 studio units. Four studios also can be booked on Pride of...

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🚢 Top 10 Cruise Destinations for 2018

Watch for icebergs, humpback whales & more while aboard a cruise to Glacier Bay The cruise reviews and information site, Cruise Critic ranks passengers’ choices to find the best-rated destinations in the world.  Alaska’s Glacier Bay came in as number one, which isn’t surprising and three French cities (not Paris), made the top 10! AARP published on 24 July, 2018 their interview with Cruise Critic’s Senior Executive Editor, Colleen McDaniel, about what makes these places so special. 1. Glacier Bay, Alaska – “There’s just no other place like it: It has sheltered fjords, glaciers and an abundance of wildlife. You could literally...

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🚢 An Island Princess Adventure

Discovering Alaska By Rob Warner, Clean Cruising I had booked a Princess transfer from Vancouver Airport to the port where the beautiful Island Princess awaited me and this went well, with a desk near baggage claim giving directions on pick up in arrivals area, it went very smoothly. I boarded the Island Princess and went straight to my inside cabin, which was well appointed with separate walk-in robe area opposite bathroom. Queen size luxury Princess bed (guaranteed a great nights sleep) and fridge, good size cabin, compared to other ships I have sailed on. Island Princess is one of the...

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🚢 Sydney to Brisbane aboard Arcadia

Whirlwind Trip By Sally Berry, Clean Cruising My colleague, Tammi and I were presented the opportunity to sail on the beautiful P&O Cruises International ship, Arcadia for a short two night voyage from Sydney to Brisbane on 23 February, 2018. We flew down to Sydney to board the cruise ship mid-afternoon on Friday and the weather certainly turned it on for us- it was a perfect day to relax by the pool on the rear deck and take in the sights of the stunning Sydney Harbour! We set sail at around 6pm and we found a fabulous spot on the...

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🚢 Italy, Croatia & Greece aboard Carnival Horizon

Our First Ever Cruise as Passengers By Lesleigh Ross, Clean Cruising After working on board Carnival Cruise lines for 5 years my husband and I actually took a cruise for the first time as passengers. We were lucky enough to book one of the first inaugural cruises on the newest ship of the Carnival Fleet, the Carnival Horizon out of Barcelona on a ten night cruise going to Italy, Croatia and Greece. We love Carnival Cruise Lines as they are all about “looking good and feeling good” while having FUN! We were also lucky enough to be one of...

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