Clean Cruising is an Australian family-owned company and was launched by Globenet Travel, a leading online leisure agency in 2007.
Peter and Tosh Russell, along with their children Dan, Jean and Casey developed the brand Clean Cruising and have successfully built this company into the leading agency it is today.
The Russell family’s vision was to create an online agency to provide cruise passengers with the best tools to find their perfect cruise. With the industry’s most innovative research platforms and a team of highly experienced cruise consultants, you’ll no doubt discover a cruise that suits your unique needs.
Our company consists of 11 Managers and 36 Cruise Consultants. We have recently moved offices in Brisbane CBD and now reside on a full floor in the Emirates Building on Eagle Street. Our office boasts stunning views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge and encapsulates a Hampton’s style look and feel.
We are cruise specialists, however, we are also a full-service travel agency and can cater to your every need! So if it’s cruise, flights, accommodation, travel insurance and/or packages you’re interested in, we can assist you!
We have been recognised over the past decade for our innovative research platforms, strategies, sales results and have received many awards. Our achievements are:-
– Helloworld Australia “Retailer of the Year” 2015, 2016, 2017
– CLIA Australia “Online Agency of the Year” 2015
– Qantas Holidays Premium Agency
– Celebrity Cruises Platinum Agent
– Royal Caribbean Platinum Agent
– Azamara Platinum Agent
We work very closely with the Cruiselines to provide our valued clients with the best rates and deals in the market. We are lucky to also receive exclusive rates directly from the cruise lines which we can then combine with particular cruise sale weeks to offer an extraordinary rate.
The cruise industry’s ‘night of nights’was hosted by CLIA (Australasia) held in Sydney on Saturday night 20 Feb 2016. 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.
Congratulations to our newest Cruise Masters!
Keeping up to date with the latest developments in the fast growing cruise industry is challenging for everyone. But to make it easier for the cruising passenger our consultants are provided with study time on industry courses aboard regular cruise ships. And yes, it really is hard work with not everyone passing!
Our Cruise Team keeps winning & growing at end of 2017…
As the year comes to a close we look back at some remarkable achievements and exciting additions to our ever-growing team of talented specialists.
Martine Hero, one of our senior consultants, was recognised at the Helloworld Frontliner 2017 Forum which was held in Hobart in November of this year for being the Highest
Finalist: Travel Agency of the Year 2014 – AFTA NTIA Awards
Around 1,300 people convened in Sydney last Saturday night for the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) travel industry’s ‘night of nights’ – the 2014 NTIA Awards. One of our top consultants, Bridgit Little, was named Rookie Consultant of the Year & Clean Cruising was a Finalist for Agency of the Year. A great night was had by all and we’d like to congratulate all the winners and finalists, as well as the AFTA team that made the night a success. – posted 24 July 2014
2014 Gold List Finalist – Luxury Travel Magazine
Clean Cruising is thrilled to have been named one of the “Best Luxury Travel Agencies” in the Luxury Travel Magazine’s 2014 Gold List. We have remained in the Top 10 since the awards began 10 years ago and proud to be one of the only cruise agencies nominated. The full list of results can be seen in the Autumn edition of Luxury Travel Magazine, released in April.
Clean Cruising’s Cruise Masters List Contiues to Grow
Two Cruise Specialists from Clean Cruising attended the Cruise Lines International Association’s Masters Training Program onboard Carnival Spirit. Following this and completion of a final assignment in February 2014, Kerry Marsh & Rob Warner have attained their Cruise Masters, bringing our Cruise Masters total to 7. We are very proud to have the such a strong experienced and qualified team, to help you find your dream cruise faster.
Finalist: Online Cruise Agency of the Year 2014 – CLIA Awards
The Cruise Agency of the Year award – Australia’s top recognition in the cruise industry, is presented to the top three Cruise Travel Agencies in both Australia and New Zealand as GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE winners.
Clean Cruising, has been nominated and is on the final shortlist of 5 agencies. Voting: Each Cruise Line Member of the Cruise Lines International Association will nominate their top five offices. Nominations are based on sales volume, sales growth, marketing efforts, attendance at training and overall product support throughout the year.
TRAVELtech, Sydney 2012
TRAVELtech – Australia’s original web travel, marketing and distribution event in Sydney concluded Friday, September 7 with the announcement of Australia’s Top 10 Travel Websites in 2012. Judged by an independent panel of three, they started from a shortlist of 25 which included big guns like Jetstar, Qantas, P&O Cruises, Webjet & Wotif. With a focus on innovation, information and presentation, this was their choice:
TOP TEN WEBSITES
Making it into the “Travel Technology” Top Ten list completed the Grand Slam for the year for Clean Cruising, when combined with similar awards from the Cruise Industry (ICCA) and the Travellers’ votes (Luxury Travel Magazine). General Manager Dan Russell said it was a just reward for his dedicated team up against the travel industry heavyweights, and the only cruise website to make the final cut. – posted 10 September 2012
Nominated for Travel Agency of the Year 2012 – AFTA NTIA Awards
Globenet Travel, which owns Clean Cruising, has been nominated by the Travel Industry for “Best Retail Travel Agency in Australia in a Single Location” for the upcoming AFTA National Travel Industry Awards. This is the industry’s most prestigious awards ceremony, and is held this year at the Westin Hotel Sydney on 21 July 2012. – posted 16 March 2012
Clean Cruising adds to our list of Cruise Masters
In October 2011, several Cruise Specialists from Clean Cruising attended the International Cruise Council of Australia’s Masters Training Program onboard Radiance of the Seas. Following this and completion of a final assignment, Jean Summers, Anna Marron & Sarah Wilmott have attained their Cruise Masters. They join Terri Bettany, Athena Swift and Martine Hero as Cruise Masters for the agency and becoming the largest & most highly qualified cruise team in Australia today based on ICCA’s published list.– posted 01 March 2012
Finalist – Luxury Travel Magazine’s 2012 Gold List
Clean Cruising has been named as a Finalist for the 2012 Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List for Best Luxury Travel Agency. This is the 7th year we have made the Finalist list and is particularly pleasing to be the ONLY cruise specialist nominated. The full list of results can be seen in the Autumn edition of Luxury Travel Magazine, released in April. – posted 01 March 2012
The Clean Cruising Team continues to grow
Clean Cruising is delighted to have 4 new team members join us over the coming 2 weeks. We see Tracey Bremner join the team as our new Office Manager, bringing her 30+ years of experience into the team. We also have Sally Lindley and Hayley Gormley join our team of experienced cruise specialists. Sally has more than 8 years of high-end itinerary planning skills and is widely regarded as one of QLD’s top consultants, and Hayley brings with her extensive knowledge of a number of cruiselines, having worked onboard ships for 3 years. Finally, we have Amy-Lee Pike beginning her traineeship with us, learning about the industry while assisting in an administrative role, before she moves into our sales team later this year. Welcome aboard ladies! – posted 27 Feb 2012