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                                                                   It is that time of the year for the cruise industry to
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                                                                   hold their annual events.
                                                                   Firstly CLIA’sCruise360 will be held in Sydney on 25
                                                                   August. It is Australasia’s biggest cruise industry event of
                                                                   the year featuring a full day of professional development
                       MSC Meraviglia Christened
                       by Sophia Loren – Page 5                    workshops, keynote sessions and updates on the latest
         Pacific Explorer Arrives in Sydney                        industry trends. International keynote speakers are Jan
         – Page 6
                                                                   Swartz, Group President Princess Cruises and Carnival
                                             Australia and Luxury cruise industry veteran Larry Pimentel , President & CEO
                                             of Azamara Club Cruises. Travel agents will also have the opportunity to update
                                             their product knowledge and familiarise themselves with the latest on industry
 introducing ocean   – Côte d'Azur on Avalon Affinity – Page 45  developments at the interactive trade show throughout the day.
             Cruising from the French Riviera
         Featuring a comprehensive coverage of Global Cruising
         for Cruise Passengers, the Trade and the Industry  The Cruise New Zealand conference to be held in Auckland on 28 and 29 August
                                             will involve in-depth discussions regarding Port Infrastructure, in particular looking
 medallion cruising  P&O Cruises and Avalon River Cruises   at the challenges ahead. International cruise line executives from Princess Cruises,
          Front Cover Photos – MSC Cruises,
                                             Carnival Australia, Seabourn Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Norwegian
        Next Phase of Construction ................ 6  Cruise Line Holdings will be in attendance.
 On Ocean Medallion™ enabled ships,   Third Viking Ship Christened ...............10  The Australian Cruise Asssociation conference will be held at Mooloolba on
 you’ll enter a new world of cruising.   Welcome to the Garden of Eden .........12  Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on 6, 7and 8 September. The line-up of speakers
 An Ocean Medallion Holiday is more   New Zealand Cruise Market ..............14  include Steve Odell, Senior VP and MD Asia Pacific for Norwegian Cruise Line;
        Golden Sea Route Voyage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
 than just a cruise: it’s an experience   This Edition  Sail the Caribbean .........................20  Matt Grimes from Viking Cruises; Sarina Bratton, Chair, Asia Pacific for Ponant
 that amplifies your holiday with   New CMV Flagship ........................22  Yacht Cruises and Expeditions, Tammy Marshall, founder of innovation and change
 personalised service that anticipates   25 Years of Antarctic Exploration ..........24  management consultancy, The Bhive and Bruce Krumrine, VP of Shore Excursions
                                             for Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O. Their presentations
 your needs, wants and desires giving   Completion of Queen Victoria   will explore a range of themes from “Opportunities, Challenges and Brand Diversity”
        Refurbishment ..............................42
 you more time to do what you love.  River Cruise News ..........................52  and “Future Projections and Trends” through to “Infrastructure and Management”
                                             and “Developing Destinations.”
 Available on Golden Princess®               Reports on these three events will be published in our October issue.
 from October 2018                           Congratulations Ann Sherry!
                                             On the 11th July there was a special
                                             staff morning tea celebration at
                                             Carnival Australia with Executive
                                             Chairman Ann Sherry congratulating
                                             her team for their decade of
                                             achievement during her ten years
    Rare Meeting                  24         at the helm of the cruise company.
                                             Usually these morning teas are
    in Barcelona                             customarily devoted to honouring
                                             staff achievements and the
                                             presentation of length-of service certificates, however on this day there was the
                                             acknowledgement of Ms Sherry’s contribution.
 DINE   SHOP  NAVIGATE                       In thanking the Carnival Australia team, Ms Sherry said: “Nothing that we have
   Indulging is easy with DineOcean™    Select and enjoy with ShopOcean™    Find your way with Ocean Navigate™  done could have been achieved by one person. This is the celebration of a great
   • Order a drink and have it     • Shop from anywhere     • Find the kids and other   team and collective congratulations. I couldn’t have done anything without your
 delivered wherever you are.  on the ship — and have   members of your party.  commitment and your good humour. Your contribution has helped make Australia
   • Make specialty dining   it delivered to you!    • Get directions.  the third highest source market in the world and that is quite an achievement.”
 reservations.    • Touchless checkout — no taps,     • Message family and friends.  When Ann Sherry was appointed CEO of Carnival Australia in July 2007, 250,000
   • See available venues.  no swipes, no signatures.     • Delight in keyless entry.   Australians a year were taking a cruise holiday. Ten years later, more than one
                                             million Australians a year sail on cruise holidays -- a target Ms Sherry herself set for
    MSC Meraviglia                33         the industry and that was achieved five years early.
   Join in the fun and      Discover Ocean Medallion Class   Relive your Ocean Memories™  And finally is there light at the end of the tunnel for a solution to Sydney’s
                                             cruise ship berthing crisis? A cruise industry working group led by former NSW
 games of PlayOcean™  Destinations™    • Find all your photos and   opposition leader and Navy veteran Peter Collins and including representatives from
   • Compete against other guests     • Receive invitations to   experiences in one place.  cruise lines, NSW Ports and several other agencies are expected to report back to the
 through interactive games.  activities based on your     • Order prints and keepsakes.  New South Wales Government by the end of September with a solution expected by
   • Play casino games   profile preferences.    • Share photos.  the end of the year.
 anywhere on board.    • Book shore excursions.  Space is always at a premium in publising this magazine. In this issue even with
   • Create your Tagalong,™ a digital     • Learn more about   an extra eight pages we have had to leave out many stories regarding new ships,
 companion for your cruise.  destinations and cultures.  refurbishments, events etc. We will catch up in our October issue.
    On Board                      54         Happy Cruising!
                                             John Treacy
    Golden Princess
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