It’s high summer and everyone wants a holiday in the sun. But a beach house in January is an expensive option and who wants to pay big bucks for a trip just to hear kids chanting, “I’m bored.” Cruising is the ultimate solution and mums take note, there is absolutely no cooking on the agenda. Carnival Cruise Lines redefined fun at sea when Carnival Spirit sailed into Sydney Harbour three years ago. Now, with sibling Carnival Legend by its side, Sydneysiders have double the fun. Teens will scream as they ride the Green Thunder waterslide and little ones will happily play on purple mini-slides in the SplashZone. Parents can relax in the child-free Serenity Retreat and unwind with a massage in the spa. And everyone’s happy watching a big-screen movie and munching on popcorn. Now fresh from a multi-million dollar facelift, Carnival Spirit has even more to offer with new bars and casual eateries featuring a “south of the border” twist. The kids aren’t left out either – on the last day at sea they can enjoy decadent pancakes at the Dr Seuss Breakfast at Sea extravaganza.
Star Cruises’ flagship vessel, SuperStar Virgo, is heading Down Under this summer, operating a range of short to longer cruises exploring marquee ports of call in Asia and Australia. She’s an elegant ship where East meets West seamlessly, with 935 cabins, a rich Asian-inspired decor, 25 food and beverage outlets, million-dollar stage shows, and activities to suit all ages. So what should you be planning to do on SuperStar Virgo?
The choice and quality of cruises on offer gets better and better with every passing year. Upgraded facilities, new innovations and fresh locations see customers enjoying their oceanic journeys more than ever before. Here are a few reasons to be excited about cruising in 2016.
Celebrity Solstice, Australia’s highest-rated cruise ship, returns to her Australian home port of Sydney this summer for a fifth season, offering 18 cruises to 35 ports of call in 10 countries. Later in 2016, she will return again to embark on an extended sixth summer season, including special events such as the Art Deco Fair in Napier, New Zealand, in February, and the 2017 Easter long weekend and school holidays. Here are the five must-do cruises from Sydney on Celebrity Solstice.
Trust P&O to offer a smorgasbord of sailings in January. There are food-and-wine short breaks, comedy cruises, trips to the tropical isles and coastal excursions to fascinating Aussie towns. Australia’s iconic cruise line, P&O ships have cruised the South Pacific, Tasman and Coral Seas since December 1932. But despite that long history, the company has never stood still. It has constantly revamped menus and dining spaces to match the latest trends, and added new entertainment and fun attractions. What do you say to zip-lining over the pool deck on a summer’s night? In November, P&O will welcome two new ships to the fleet, Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden. Fresh from a multi-million dollar makeover, their look will be understated elegance, with décor echoing the finest five-star hotels. One of the new features will be an intimate cinema screening new and classic movies, complete with a beverage service. Let’s drink to that as we look at the best P&O cruises in January 2016!
The final exciting new touches are in place and Carnival Spirit is on her way back Down Under for one of the biggest cruise season’s Australia has ever seen.
Carnival Spirit has just finished a multi-million dollar makeover in preparation for the new season. Over two weeks dry-docked in Singapore, the ship 2124-guest ship was upgraded with exciting new features for Aussie holidaymakers, as well as some much-loved bits of Carnival Legend.
Set your alarm clock because cruise week is just hours away! Starting on Monday 7 September and running for seven whole days, you can get incredible savings on cruises.
Whether you’re booking your first cruise or your fiftieth, CLIA Cruise Week 2015 is the chance to get the deal you’ve been dreaming about.
The week is organised by CLIA Australasia (Cruise Lines International Association), the world’s largest cruising association. More than 60 of the biggest cruise lines are members of the CLIA, as well as cruise agencies. Here at Ozcruising, we're excited to be once again taking part and giving holidaymakers the chance to get the best prices for the upcoming cruise season.
We might already be more than halfway through the year, but there’s still time to head off on a cruise holiday in 2015. In fact, now is the perfect time to book a fantastic family-friendly cruise deals from Sydney.
Young Aussies are finally waking up to the wonders of cruising. You unpack once and wake up somewhere new every day. You can chill by the pool, relax at your favourite bar, and be entertained every waking hour. Everything you need is taken care of. It’s no wonder a growing number of twenty-somethings are jumping on board – we're just surprised it didn't happen sooner!
Imagining life onboard Princess Cruises’ beautiful Sun Princess? Check out our fantastic infographic of the ship!
At 856 feet (260 metres) in length and 15 decks high, the radiant Sun Princess is a magnificent cruise ship, packed with activities and entertainment for 2,010 passengers.