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This week we're showcasing a selection of amazing cruise deals across many great cruise lines. Whether it's a short getaway with friends, a relaxing cruise to the South Pacific or a luxury voyage exploring South America, our full service agency can assist with all travel arrangements to suit your needs. But with many sales ending soon you'll have to be quick - Call 1800 121 187 today!
 
Highlights of cruise deals from this edition...
Unbelievable Deals for under $101/day!
30 JAN 2018
ex Melbourne
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NIGHTS
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Australia Cruise
J805
Pacific Jewel
from $499
($100/day)
Sale ends Thurs 6pm
Best Cruise Deals 2014-2017 Cruises
8 DEC 2017
ex Brisbane
Cruise deals on 2014-2017 Cruises 7
NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2014-2017 Cruises
Reef Discovery Cruise A746N
Pacific Aria
from $699
($100/day)
Sale ends Thurs 6pm
Best Cruise Deals 2014-2017 Cruises
13 NOV 2017
ex Sydney
Cruise deals on 2014-2017 Cruises 8
NIGHTS
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Queensland
Cruise
Voyager of the Seas
from $799
($100/day)
No Passport Needed
Best Cruise Deals 2014-2017 Cruises
15 FEB 2018
ex Sydney
Cruise deals on 2014-2017 Cruises 10
NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2014-2017 Cruises
South Pacific
Cruise
Voyager of the Seas
from $949
($95/day)
Layby From $29/wk
Best Cruise Deals 2014-2017 Cruises
*Prices are in AUD per adult twin share & subject to availability. Other conditions may apply
The best of New Zealand & the South Pacific!
14 JAN 2018
ex Sydney
Cruise deals on 2015-2017 Cruises 8
NIGHTS
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South Pacific Cruise
Celebrity Solstice
From $1,199
($150/day)
School Holidays
Sale Ends Soon
Limited Cabins
Best Cruise Deals 2015-2017 Cruises
11 NOV 2017
ex Sydney
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NIGHTS
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Pacific Islands S741
Carnival Spirit
From $1,649
($137/day)
Up to $100 OBC
Kids Sail Free
Hurry Last Cabins
Best Cruise Deals 2015-2017 Cruises
11 FEB 2018
ex Melbourne
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NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2013-2014 Cruises
New Zealand Cruise 5806
Golden Princess
From $2,160
($166/day)
Hurry Sale ends
Thurs 6pm
Best Cruise Deals 2015-2017 Cruises
21 JAN 2018
ex Brisbane
Cruise deals on 2015-2017 Cruises 14
NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2013-2014 Cruises
New Zealand Cruise C804N
Sea Princess
From $1,899
($136/day)
Hurry Sale ends
Thurs 6pm
Best Cruise Deals 2015-2017 Cruises
*Prices are in AUD per adult twin share & subject to availability. Other conditions may apply
Explore the World
22 APR 2018
ex Fort Lauderdale
Cruise deals on 2015-2017 Cruises 7
NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2015-2017 Cruises
Western Caribbean Cruise
Allure of the Seas
From $1,167
($167/day)
Layby From $26/wk
50% Off Deposits
Sale Ends 31 July
Best Cruise Deals 2015-2017 Cruises
12 MAY 2018
ex Vancouver
Cruise deals on 2015-2017 Cruises 7
NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2015-2017 Cruises
Voyage of the Glaciers Cruise 9812
Star Princess
From $1,229
($176/day)
Up to $200 OBC
Past Passengers - Bonus OBC
Best Cruise Deals 2015-2017 Cruises
5 MAY 2018
ex Rome (Civitavecchia)
Cruise deals on 2015-2017 Cruises 10
NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2015-2017 Cruises
Classic Grand Prix & Med Voyage Cruise
Azamara Quest
From $3,532
($353/day)
Experience the
Grand Prix
Layby From $80/wk
Best Cruise Deals 2015-2017 Cruises
4 JAN 2018
ex Miami
Cruise deals on 2015-2017 Cruises 19
NIGHTS
Cruise deals on 2015-2017 Cruises
Caribbean Isles & Brazil Cruise 5813
Seabourn Sojourn
From $7,699
($405/day)
Free Outside - Balcony Upgrade
5 Star Luxury
Best Cruise Deals 2015-2017 Cruises
*Prices are in AUD per adult twin share & subject to availability. Other conditions may apply

 
Fun Cruise Ship and Industry Facts
Cruising is full of interesting and quirky traditions and some have been around so long they well out date many of our favourite ships and cruise lines. We have put together a fun list of interesting cruise ship and industry facts that even some of the most knowledgeable cruisers may not know the answer to.

10 Fun Cruise Ship Facts That Might Surprise You

Why are cruise ships often referred to as she?
There are many different theories about how its came to be common practice to call a cruise ship a ‘she’. Some believe it is because the male captains would name their ships after women they loved. Others believe that ships were once dedicated to goddesses hence the reference to ‘she’. Or it may originate from the old tradition in Romance languages that the word ‘ship’ was always in the feminine and for this reason sailors would refer to the ship as a she. Whatever theory you believe the practice of calling ships ‘she’ is here to stay.

10 Fun Cruise Ship Facts That Might Surprise You

Where did the term “Lido Deck” come from?
The term ‘Lido Deck’ is derived from the early days of transatlantic steamship travel. Lido is an Italian word for "beach" and forms part of the place name of several Italian seaside towns known for their beaches, e.g., Lido di Venezia. European steamship liners, back in the era of multi-class ocean travel, created the term ‘Lido Deck’ to refer to the pool and sun deck area used exclusively by first class guests.

10 Fun Cruise Ship Facts That Might Surprise You

Where did the term "as the crow flies" originate?
Long before the days of GPS navigation, Mariners would typically carry cages full of crows or ravens for use as aids in coastal navigation. If the sailors were uncertain of their position and bearing to a nearby land mass, they would release one of the birds who would usually fly in the shortest, most direct route toward the nearest land. "As the crow flies" has now come to mean the most direct route between two points, typically a straight line (as opposed to the route one might have to take to stay on roads for example).

10 Fun Cruise Ship Facts That Might Surprise You

Where does the term ‘sea legs’ come from and what does it mean?
Having "Sea legs" originally meant the ability to maintain one's balance on a pitching deck solely by shifting one's weight from one foot to the other, without having to hold on to something solid to maintain balance. This has also come to include the ability to tolerate a rocking ship without becoming seasick. One who has developed their ‘sea legs’ are said to be the best sailors.

The growth of a cruising empire
When Carnival first launched in 1972 they only had a second hand ship and just enough fuel to get from Miami to San Juan. They’re now one of the biggest cruise lines in the world. Talk about a transformation!
10 Fun Cruise Ship Facts That Might Surprise You

Why is the ships safety drill called a muster?
According to Maritime Law every cruise ship passenger must attend a pre-sailing lesson on how to correctly use life jackets and what to do in case of an emergency.

Although the term ‘Muster Drill’ does sound a little unusual it has no real underlying meaning. ‘Muster’ simply means ‘to gather’ and is an appropriate name for a gathering of the ships passengers and crew.

10 Fun Cruise Ship Facts That Might Surprise You

Why do cruise ships have godmothers?
The tradition of blessing a ship dates back to ancient times, although only within the last 100 years or so have godmothers stepped up to do the honours. Godmothers are invited by the Cruise Lines to bestow good fortune and safe guidance, and give the ship "life."

Today, godmothers tend to take on more of a promotional role, thriving in the limelight and making appearances to garner publicity for the ship. Some ships have taken a fun twist on the traditional Godmother and have characters such as Fiona from Shrek (Godmother to Oasis of the Seas), Dora the Explorer (Godmother to Pacific Explorer) and Tinkerbell (Godmother to Disney Wonder) blessing their ships.

10 Fun Cruise Ship Facts That Might Surprise You

Why is Champagne smashed against the bow when new ships are christened?
It has long been tradition to christen a ship before she sets sail. The thousand-year-old tradition began with a "standing cup," a large cup made of precious metal, from which wine was sipped by an official and then poured over the ship's deck and bow.

As of the end of the 19th century, the cup has been replaced by a bottle of Champagne. Legend has it that the spilling of water, alcohol or blood promises good fortune and prosperity, thankfully the latter is no longer used in modern christenings.

10 Fun Cruise Ship Facts That Might Surprise You

What does the big "X" on the funnels of Celebrity ships stand for?
It stands for "Chandris." Originally, Celebrity was the upscale division of Chandris Cruises, a Greek company. Remember that the "ch" sound in Greek is represented by the letter, chi, whose alphabetical symbol is "X."

Why do most ships not have a level 13?
It may surprise you to know that a lot of ships don’t have a deck 13 due to superstition, as sailors believe the number to be bad luck. So if you’re ever in a cruise ship elevator and the floors jump from 12 to 14, you’ll know why!


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