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                                                                   Australia’s 2017/2018 cruise season has officially
              OCTOBER 2017  ISSUE 109    PRICE $9.35 (INCL GST)
                                                                   started, with 58 ships making more than 1,200 port
                                                                   calls with almost 50 maiden calls this summer. For the
 Make 2018 your year to explore                                    first time we will see Norwegian Jewel, Regatta and
                                                                   Viking Sun and from AIDA with AIDAcara calling on
                                                                   her world cruise.
 Alaska with Princess ®                                            Other highlights include: the final local season for
                                                                   Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas; the return

         Cruising Norway on MSC Preziosa – Pages 50 & 51  of Celebrity Solstice’s weekend sampler cruises after a three-year break; the
                      Carnival Australia Expansion   country’s biggest ship, Ovation of the Seas, arriving on 7 December and staying
                      Plans – Page 5
                      Value of Australia’s Cruise   until March 2018; Azamara Journey’s inaugural west coast cruise in January
                      Industry Soars Past $5 Billion
                      – Page 6
                      On Board MSC Meraviglia    2018, with its local season culminating in a 102-night world voyage from Sydney
         Cunard to add a Fourth Ship – Page 8  – Pages 34-36 – Pages 34-36
                                             to London in March; Princess Cruises’ second phase of its trans-Tasman cruises,
         Featuring a comprehensive coverage of Global Cruising   www.cruisingnews.com
         for Cruise Passengers, the Trade and the Industry
      Front Cover Photos – Photos of MSC Preziosa    with unique New Zealand shore excursions; Crystal Cruises’ first voyage to
          in Alesund, Norway – John Treacy    Papua New Guinea, and their two ships docked in Sydney on 17 February 2018
          & Cunard’s Fourth Ship – Cunard    and Seabourn Encore cruising to the South Pacific, New Zealand, Bali and
        October Cruise Month ...................... 5  Singapore from December to February.
        Expansion of Boutique Fleet ................ 8  Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia Managing Director
                                             Joel Katz said the strong upcoming season reflects the continuing popularity
    This Edition  Sea Princess Refurbishment ...............14  of cruises for Australian travellers. “Australia has the highest population
        Countdown on for Majestic Princess ......10
                                             penetration [1 in 20 people] of cruisers in the world,” Katz said. “Australians
        Global Creative Partnership ...............20
                                             have shown that they’re keen to experience the best that cruising has to offer,
        Next Generation of Expedition Ship  ......22
                                             and there really is a ship for everyone with more and more lines sending their
      Viking Cruises 5th Ship .....................26  ships south for the summer.”
        Visiting Monte Carlo .......................40


 CRUISE LINE  River Cruise News ..........................44  The start of the cruise season coincides with the start of Plan a Cruise Month.
                                             Running through October, this promotion will see CLIA working with CLIA
 IN ALASKA
                                             member agents to promote cruise, and cruise lines will be offering great deals
                                             throughout the month. As you receive this issue of Cruising News you should
                                             still have some days to take part in this special promotion.
 TRAVEL WEEKLY
 10 CONSECUTIVE YEARS                        Latest Reports – Recently CLIA Australasia has revealed that the value
                                             of Australia’s Cruise Industry has soared past $5 Billion – see page 6 – and
                                             Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in September reported on the
                                             2017 edition of Asia Cruise Trends – the definitive review of the cruise industry
 Voyage of the Glaciers    Denali Explorer - Tour HB5   in Asia and its current trends. Designed and conducted by the Sydney based
 Coral Princess® |  Golden Princess®    7   nights  Coral Princess® |  Island Princess®   12   nights  global strategy firm, CHART Management Consultants, the study presents
 Island Princess®  | Star Princess®   Star Princess®  |  Golden Princess®  Float Out of   24  comprehensive analyses of cruise ship deployment, capacity, cruise calls,
 CRUISE ONLY  LAND & SEA  World Dream        destination volumes and the size and characteristics of Asia’s twelve principal
                                             source markets – see page 12.
 Denali National Park  Denali Princess
 College Fjord  Denali  Wilderness Lodge
 Anchorage  Skagway  Mt. McKinley Princess  Talkeetna  Moving Forward – Hopefully we will have some positive news coming soon
 Wilderness Lodge
 Whittier  Juneau  Anchorage  Hubbard Glacier  regarding infrastructure in Sydney. The Daily Telegraph newspaper in Sydney
                                             recently reported that the obvious outcome of a report by a reference group led
 Skagway
 ALASKA  Ketchikan  Whittier  Juneau         by Peter Collins is to share Garden Island with the Navy, but we await the
 Gulf of  Glacier Bay  ALASKA
 Alaska  National Park  Inside Passage  CANADA  Motorcoach  Gulf of  Glacier Bay  Ketchikan  outcome. Cruise lines want to bring additional ships to Australia but require
 Vancouver, B.C.  Rail  Alaska  National Park  Inside Passage  CANADA  years to plan.
 Vancouver, B.C.
                                             We are still awaiting
 Interior*  Oceanview*  Balcony*  Mini-suite*  Interior*  Oceanview*  Balcony*  Mini-suite*  an announcement
 YOUR FARES    $1,229  $2,019  $2,429  $2,789  YOUR FARES    $2,619  $3,399  $3,819  $4,169  regarding the port
 PP FROM~  PP FROM~                          development for
 3rd and 4th guest from $869 per person <  DEPARTURES  35 departures between 11 May 18 and 7 Sep 18  Arriving Soon    26  Brisbane.
    – Norwegian Jewel                        Cairns and Townsville
 35 Northbound or Northbound with Icy Strait Point    HIGHLIGHTS YOU’LL ENJOY:
 DEPARTURES  ► 5 Night Land Tour + 7 night Southbound Voyage of the Glaciers Cruise  have projects in the
 departures between 16 May 18 and 1 Sep 18
 ► Direct-to-the-Wilderness® Princess Rail Service  making. There have
 * Fares are per person twin share based on Northbound Star Princess® 12/5/18 sailing.  been upgrades in Hobart
 Ocean Medallion will be enabled on Island Princess® from 16 May 2018   * Fares are per person twin share based on Star Princess® HB5 Denali Explorer 14/5/18
 departure.                                  and Burnie and we hear
 Ocean Medallion will be enabled on Island Princess® from 16 May 2018
                                             long-term planning is
                                             underway in Melbourne
                                             and Adelaide. In
 visit princess.com/alaska for more information  New South Wales investment funds have been committed for a multi-purpose
                                             terminal at Newcastle and approval for an upgrade at Eden
 BOOK NOW!  Visit your travel agent  |  1300 385 631  |  www.princess.com  Happy Cruising!
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    Cruise Report                            John Treacy
 *Fares are per person, in AUD, in complete twin accommodation, based on lead staterooms available at time of publication, inclusive of all discounts, taxes, fees, and port expenses (which are subject to change). Fares based on specific
 departure dates only. Princess Cruises has set aside a reasonable number of staterooms which are available at these fares. Once these staterooms are sold, fares may revert to a higher fare, but may also be discounted. Valid for new bookings
 and not combinable with any other offer. All offers are subject to availability. Offer ends 14 December 2017 unless sold out prior. <3rd and 4th guest fare based on lead interior or oceanview stateroom when travelling with two adult twin fare   Plus the latest news and
 paying passengers in the same stateroom, and is subject to stateroom configuration and availability. To be read in conjunction with the Booking and Passage Conditions available at princess.com/legal/passage_contract which passengers
 will be bound by. A credit card surcharge of 1.1% for Visa and Mastercard and 2.3% for AMEX, and a 1.0% surcharge for PayPal will apply to direct bookings made through our website or call centre. Travel agents may charge additional fees -   information on Global   Proudly Published in Australia by John Treacy & Associates.
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