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This week sees Royal Caribbean kicking off a Global WOW Sale, offering up to US$350 onboard spending money on selected Royal Caribbean cruises. To make booking even easier they have also taken 50% off the regular deposit. Combine this with the current Buy One Get One up to Half Off for even bigger savings! Sale starts this Saturday 5 Dec so call our team to pre-register your preferred cruise now - 1800 121 187.

Last weekend saw the Helloworld Travel National Conference held in Wellington, which our General Manager Dan Russell, attended. We're proud to announce we won two awards, Associate Winner (Queensland) – Retailer of the Year 2015 & Associate Winner (Queensland) - Preferred Sales Growth Award 2015. A great night was had by all and we'd like to congratulate all the winners, as well as the Helloworld team that made the night a success.
 
Highlights of cruise deals from this edition...
Royal Caribbean's Global WOW Sale
28 MAR 2016
ex Sydney
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Australia & Tasmania Cruise
Radiance of the Seas
from $1,090
($182/day)
Up to US$350 OBC
50% off deposits
Sale Saturday -
Pre-Register Today!
2nd Person up to 50% Off
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4 APR 2016
ex Sydney
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NIGHTS
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South Pacific & Fiji Cruise
Voyager of the Seas
from $1,680
($140/day)
Up to US$350 OBC
50% off deposits
Sale Saturday -
Pre-Register Today!
2nd Person up to 50% Off
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30 MAR 2016
ex Sydney
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NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2014-2017 Cruises
South Pacific
Cruise
Explorer of the Seas
from $1,762
($136/day)
Up to US$350 OBC
50% off deposits
Sale Saturday -
Pre-Register Today!
2nd Person up to 50% Off
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20 APR 2016
ex Brisbane
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NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2014-2017 Cruises
ex Brisbane to Hong Kong Cruise
Legend of the Seas
from $2,421
($135/day)
Up to US$350 OBC
50% off deposits
Sale Saturday -
Pre-Register Today!
2nd Person up to 50% Off
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*Prices are in AUD per adult twin share,correct as of 3 Dec & subject to availability. Other conditions may apply
Carnival Cruises Sale - Bonus OBC + 50% Off Deposits
26 FEB 2016
ex Sydney
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NIGHTS
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Pacific Islands Cruise G607
Carnival Legend
From $849
($85/day)
Up to $200 OBC
50% off deposits
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26 MAR 2016
ex Sydney
Cruise deals on 2015-2017 Cruises 10
NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2013-2014 Cruises
Pacific Islands Cruise G610
Carnival Legend
From $999
($100/day)
Up to $200 OBC
50% off deposits
Best Cruise Deals 2015-2017 Cruises
15 APR 2016
ex Sydney
Cruise deals on 2015-2017 Cruises 10
NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2013-2014 Cruises
Pacific Islands Cruise S613
Carnival Spirit
From $1,099
($110/day)
Up to $200 OBC
50% off deposits
Best Cruise Deals 2015-2017 Cruises
9 JUL 2016
ex Sydney
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NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2013-2014 Cruises
Pacific Islands Cruise S622
Carnival Spirit
From $1,779
($162/day)
Up to $200 OBC
50% off deposits
Best Cruise Deals 2015-2017 Cruises
*Prices are in AUD per adult twin share & subject to availability. Other conditions may apply
Princess Cruises Last Minute Flash Sale
12 JAN 2016
ex Brisbane
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NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2015-2017 Cruises
New Caledonia & Vanuatu Cruise C602
Sea Princess
Balcony from $1,249
($125/day)
Newsletter Only Sale
Hurry Last Cabins!
Best Cruise Deals 2015-2017 Cruises
29 JAN 2016
ex Sydney
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NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2015-2017 Cruises
South Pacific Cruise
Dawn Princess
Inside from $1,069
($89/day)
Up to $220 OBC
Newsletter Only Sale
Hurry Last Cabins!
Best Cruise Deals 2015-2017 Cruises
8 DEC 2015
ex Melbourne
Cruise deals on 2015-2017 Cruises 13
NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2015-2017 Cruises
New Zealand Cruise 5536
Golden Princess
From $1,199
($92/day)
Newsletter Only Sale
Hurry Last Cabins!
Best Cruise Deals 2015-2017 Cruises
16 JAN 2016
ex Sydney
Cruise deals on 2015-2017 Cruises 13
NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2015-2017 Cruises
New Caledonia & Vanuatu Cruise D603
Dawn Princess
From $1,099
($85/day)
Newsletter Only Sale
Hurry Last Cabins!
Best Cruise Deals 2015-2017 Cruises
*Prices are in AUD per adult twin share & subject to availability. Other conditions may apply
 
The Best Cocktails at Sea
If you’re new to cruise, it’s not unusual to expect that the standard cocktails onboard range from Pina Coladas to Long Island Iced Teas – not that there’s anything wrong with them – after all where better to enjoy a Pina Colada than on top deck during a sailaway party surrounded by like-minded cruisers.

But if you’re looking for something a bit more cutting edge, the good news is every local cruise line now offers some variation of a cocktail-specific bar.

While we would quite enjoy trialling every one of the exotic new cocktails on offer to summarise the best for you, below are Cruise Critic’s suggestions. We’d love to hear if you try your hand at the ones below over the Silly Season.

Candy Bartini, Princess Cruises
Bartender Bruce at the Wheelhouse Bar on Diamond Princess is particularly partial to the Candy Bartini, one of 10 new cocktails that are part of Princess Cruises’ recently introduced “Chocolate Journeys”. Bruce says the chocolate, caramel and creamy nougat flavours are enhanced by the addition of Grey Goose vodka.

Candy Bartini
45ml Grey Goose vodka
15ml Kahlua
15ml Irish Cream
7ml Galliano
7ml Butterscotch Schnapps

Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a chocolate and caramel swirl.



Cucumber Sunrise, Carnival Cruise Lines
The recipe for this deliciously refreshing cocktail is taken from Carnival Cruises’ Alchemy Bar, found on both Carnival Spirit and Legend.

The bar is described as a vintage cocktail pharmacy where mixologists prescribe alcoholic remedies for all manner of “ailments”. Bartender Richard Andrews, from Jamaica, says the Cucumber Sunrise is the most-served cocktail at Alchemy.

Cucumber Sunrise
2 cucumber wheels
60ml Belvedere vodka
30ml fresh lime juice
30ml watermelon syrup
22ml orange juice

Put two cucumber wheels into a chilled glass and muddle. Place remaining ingredients in another glass, add ice and cover with the shaker.

Shake for five seconds then double strain into the chilled glass – strain into glass through a fine strainer after passing though a regular strainer. Garnish with a cucumber wheel.




Chilli Margarita & Cascade Martini, P&O Cruises
According to barman Adam Monkman, who looks after thousands of keen imbibers at the uber-cool MIX Bar on Pacific Pearl, the most requested cocktails are the Chilli Margarita and Cascade Martini.

Chilli Margarita
30ml chilli-infused tequila (1800 gold)
30ml Grand Marnier
30ml fresh lime juice
30ml pineapple juice
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Salt the rim of a chilled margarita glass and pour contents, with ice, into the glass. Garnish with a dried chilli.

Cascade Martini
45ml Absolut Raspberry
15ml Chambord (raspberry liqueur)
15ml lemon juice
15ml vanilla syrup
30ml cranberry juice

Shake all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a sliver of lemon peel.



Dragonfly Martini, Celebrity Cruises
This fresh and sophisticated martini can be found in the totally cool, ice-topped Martini Bar aboard Celebrity Cruises. Sit back in the contemporary plush high-back chairs while listening to up-tempo tunes and enjoy a collection of classic and rare vodkas and a portfolio of fine caviars.

Dragonfly Martini
45 ml Russian Standard Vodka
15ml Cointreau
22ml lime juice
15 ml Monin Hibiscus Syrup
15 ml pink grapefruit juice
30ml fresh kiwi juice

Pour all ingredients into a shaker, add a scoop of ice and shake. Strain the ingredients into a chilled martini glass. Place a small piece of dry ice into the glass to create a smoking effect.



Hop onto our Clean Cruising Facebook page this week and share your favourite cruise cocktail for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher!

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