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Royal Caribbean's Return Richer Sale starts this Sunday for 7 days only. You can enjoy up to $200 onboard credit and 50% deposits when you book a Australia, New Zealand or South Pacific cruise of 5 nights or longer departing 16 September 2014 onwards. Plus, this sale is also combinable with their "Second person cruises half price" offer! Get in early with your expression of interest & our team will hold your cabin as soon as the sale starts - But hurry cabins will sell quickly - Call 1800 121 187.

With whispers of an upcoming Facebook Competition make sure you "like" our page and keep an eye out over the coming weeks for more details.
 
Highlights of cruise deals from this edition...
 

Royal 50% Dep + $200 OBC

A great cruise needs a great companion to share it with so why not share your love for Royal with someone special and enjoy the Buy One Get One 50% Off sale PLUS combine this with their Return Richer Sale and receive up to $200 OBC & 50% deposits. This offer is available on the South Pacific, Australian and NZ 2014/15 season cruises departing from 16 Sep onwards - Hurry on sale for 7 days only - Call 1800 121 187!
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Royal Caribbean - Return Richer

Royal Caribbean Cruises exciting Return Richer 7 Day Sale starts this Sunday 6th July. Spend your Summer holidays onboard the largest ship to call Australia home, Voyager of the Seas and pay only 50% deposit! Or spend Easter 2015 cruising the Pacific Islands aboard Radiance of the Seas and receive up to $200 OBC. This sale is too good to miss - Call our experienced team on 1800 121 187 to pre-register today!
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Select 2 Offers - Europe Cruises

Celebrity Cruises are allowing guests to choose their Bonus - Free Beverage Package (valued up to $1500), Up to US$300 Credit or Free Gratuities per cabin. Simply book an Oceanview cabin or above on a European cruise departing 1 Oct 2014 – 30 April 2016 and select 2 of the offers that are best for you. Choose from a range of itineraries including the Mediterranean, Scandinavia or the Baltics.
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Royal Caribbean - 50% Deposits & Bonus OBC Sale
13 DEC 2014
ex Sydney
Cruise deals on 2013-2014 Cruises 10
NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2013-2014 Cruises
South Pacific Cruise
Radiance of the Seas
from $1,428
($142/day)
Up to $100 OBC
50% Deposit
PP Sale Price
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17 FEB 2015
ex Sydney
Cruise deals on 2013-2014 Cruises 11
NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2013-2014 Cruises
Queensland Cruise
Rhapsody of the Seas
from $1,149
($104/day)
Up to $100 OBC
50% Deposit
PP Sale Price
Best Cruise Deals 2013-2014 Cruises
16 MAR 2015
ex Sydney
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NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2013-2014 Cruises
Australia & NZ Cruise
Voyager of the Seas
from $1,617
($101/day)
Up to $200 OBC
50% Deposit
PP Sale Price
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22 SEP 2014
ex Honolulu
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NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2013-2014 Cruises
Transpacific Cruise
Radiance of the Seas
from $2,017
($112/day)
Up to $200 OBC
50% Deposit
PP Sale Price
Best Cruise Deals 2013-2014 Cruises
*Prices are in AUD per adult twin share & subject to availability. Other conditions may apply
Royal Caribbean - 50% Deposits & Bonus OBC Sale
29 MAR 2015
ex Sydney
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NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2013-2014 Cruises
South Pacific
Cruise
Rhapsody of the Seas
From $906
($113/day)
Up to $100 OBC
50% Deposit
PP Sale Price
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12 JAN 2015
ex Sydney
Cruise deals on 2013-2014 Cruises 10
NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2013-2014 Cruises
South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Voyager of the Seas
From $1,708
($170/day)
Up to $100 OBC
50% Deposit
PP Sale Price
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30 DEC 2015
ex Brisbane
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NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2013-2014 Cruises
South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Legend of the Seas
From $1,584
($144/day)
Up to $100 OBC
50% Deposit
PP Sale Price
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31 MAR 2015
ex Sydney
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NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2013-2014 Cruises
South Pacific
Cruise
Radiance of the Seas
From $1,520
($126/day)
Up to $200 OBC
50% Deposit
PP Sale Price
Best Cruise Deals 2013-2014 Cruises
*Prices are in AUD per adult twin share & subject to availability. Other conditions may apply
Celebrity Cruises - 1 2 3 Go Sale - Europe Cruises Pick 2
7 SEP 2015
ex Barcelona
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NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2013-2014 Cruises
Classical Mediterranean Cruise
Celebrity Equinox
Outside from $2,809
($234/day)
Pick 2 Perks
Layby from $38/wk
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14 JUN 2015
ex Southampton
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NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2013-2014 Cruises
Scandinavia & Russia Cruise
Celebrity Eclipse
Outside from $3,134
($241/day)
Pick 2 Perks
Layby from $59/wk
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5 JUL 2015
ex Istanbul
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NIGHTS
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Turkey & Black Sea Cruise
Celebrity Constellation
Outside from $3,541
($253/day)
Pick 2 Perks
Layby from $67/wk
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8 AUG 2015
ex Amsterdam
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NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2013-2014 Cruises
British Isles
Cruise
Celebrity Silhouette
Outside from $3,734
($266/day)
Pick 2 Perks
Layby from $62/wk
Best Cruise Deals 2013-2014 Cruises
*Prices are in AUD per adult twin share & subject to availability. Other conditions may apply
How does a ship float
 
How Cruise Ships Float
Have you ever stood at the dock and watched these great behemoths of the ocean float so effortlessly and wonder to yourself how can something so heavy be able to stay afloat? This article explains how cruise ships are designed to sail you away on a memorable life experience.

GRT is NOT weight!
Firstly, let's de-myth GRT (Gross Registered Tonnage), which is what most people use to describe the size of a ship. It has nothing to do with the actual weight of a ship (in fact a 100,000GRT ship generally weighs around 52,000 tonnes); it's all about the cubic feet of enclosed space that the vessel houses. That's everything from the cargo areas, to public rooms and cabins.

Displacement
To stay afloat you will hear the engineer's talk about "displacement". This is when an object is immersed in the ocean, pushes the water away and takes its place. E.g. for the 100,000GRT cruise ship example above; a 52,000ton ship (in weight) has to displace 52,000tonnes of water before it is fully submerged. If it does – it floats!

Therefore when we're talking about something so heavy we have to make sure that its VOLUME is more than the water that it is replacing; so cruise ships have hulls that are made of lightweight, sturdy material that are obviously hollow and not dense like a bowling ball.

It's an amazing fact that the average density of a cruise ship - the combination of the steel and the air - is very light compared to the average density of water. So very little of the ship actually has to submerge into the water before it has displaced the weight of the ship.

Cruise ships generally use watertight round-bottom displacement hulls which are not as fast as Vshaped bottomed hulls that lifts the vessel to the surface of the ocean (like a speed boat), but are more stable and seaworthy, which is what you want when you are holidaying across the sea.

Protection
These days, cruise ships are designed with 'double hulls' and stronger steel than the past. As they are constantly around shallow waters, designers have two hulls, like an inner tube in a tire, to ensure the best protection against potential disasters. Obviously, this is geared to soften clashes with reefs, sandbars, icebergs, etc. and not more solid objects.

Bulkheads
It's important to note here (as we get a little more technical) that hulls are NOT completely hollow; they have bulkheads.

Bulkheads in a cruise ship serve several purposes:

  • Increase the structural rigidity of the ship
  • Divide functional areas into rooms
  • Create water tight compartments that can contain water
  • Most bulkheads & decks are fire-resistant to achieve compartmentalization, an additional protection to stop fire spreading.
    This is why Muster Stations across the ships are in public rooms that span the length of a cruise ship.

  • Other terminology you may come across
    Most of you have heard of a keel. This is like a spine that runs from the bow (front of the hull) to the stern (back of the hull). It is traditionally the first part of a ship that is laid down when cruise lines announce the commencement of building their ship, and they then build the hull around it.

    It's the second biggest ceremony of a cruise ship to that of the naming of the vessel, Champagne bottle and all!

    Hopefully now if the question comes up, you can amaze your friends with your cruising knowledge, especially if any are wondering how a cruise ship floats.

    How does a Ship Float

    If you would like to experience one of these amazing cruise ships for yourself, call our experienced consultants on 1800 121 187 today.
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