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Page 3 - Cruising News June 2018
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21ST YEAR OF PUBLICATION
                          ESTABLISHED 1998

              JUNE 2018   ISSUE 113    PRICE $9.35 (INCL GST)      More Australians than ever are taking to the seas for a
         Now the largest cruise ship in the
         World – Symphony of the Seas – Page 29                    holiday, with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
                                                                   Australasia revealing that in 2017 the Australian cruise
                                                                   market grew by 4.4 per cent, equating to almost 6 per cent of
                                                                   the Australian population taking a cruise last year. See report
    discover the                                                   on pages 5 and 6.
 Japan   passengers taking an ocean cruise last year – Report page 5  positive year for the cruise industry. The industry has surpassed the 2017 ocean cruise
                                                                   Meanwhile Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
 beauty of  Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia reveals that in   has updated the official global cruise industry numbers
                                                                   confirming 2017 ocean cruise passenger growth and another
         2017 the Australian cruise market grew by 4.4 per cent with 1.34million
                                             passenger projections, reaching 26.7 million cruise passengers globally up from a projection
                                             of 25.8 million. For 2018, based on the new vessel launch schedule and expected regional
                                             deployment, CLIA is projecting another positive year-over-year growth for the industry with
                                             a passenger forecast of 28 million.
          Newest cruise ship MSC Seaview Christening – Page 34
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         for Cruise Passengers, the Trade and the Industry
       Front Cover Photos of Symphony of the Sea
    (Royal Caribbean) & MSC Seaview (MSC Cruises).
        New Brisbane Terminal by 2020 ............ 5
        Around the World in 121 Days .............10
        New Ship for P&O ..........................12
    This Edition  Returning to Turkey  ........................14
        Viking Celebrates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
        Innovative New Dining Options ...........18
        River Cruise News ..........................40
        A Visit to Coral Discoverer .................48
        QE2 Opens in Dubai .......................52
        PONANT’s La Laperouse ...................52







                                             Finally we hear the good news regarding approval for a new international cruise terminal
                                             in Brisbane. It is said it will be operating by mid-2020 after Port of Brisbane and Carnival
 Circle Japan Explorer  Southeast Asia    12  Hokkaido &    17  Australia announced they had reached a commercial agreement. Carnival Cruises have
 Diamond Princess®  & Japan   Sea of Japan   announced they will base Carnival Spirit year round at the terminal. I’m sure we’ll hear
 Diamond Princess®  Nights  Diamond Princess®  Nights  news of other cruise lines homeporting in Brisbane. See Page 5
                                             Hopefully Sydney may soon advise of their plans for a second terminal east of the Harbour
 Hokkaido  Korsakov  RUSSIA
 Sakata  Hakodate  CHINA  JAPAN  (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk)  20  Bridge.
 Tokyo
 Kanazawa  Osaka  (Yokohama)  Otaru  Hokkaido  Kushiro  Countdown is on   On 8 June World Oceans Day was celebrated. Cindy D'Aoust, president and CEO, Cruise
 Sakaiminato  Taipei  Shimizu  Sakata  Hakodate  Lines International Association said “that the day presented an opportunity to reflect on the
 Honshu  (Keelung)  Kanazawa
 SOUTH KOREA  JAPAN  Hong Kong  TAIWAN  Sakaiminato  Pacific  vital importance of the 71% of our globe that is essential to our lives and health, our trade
 Busan  Tokyo  Pacific Ocean  SOUTH KOREA  Honshu  Tokyo  Ocean  and commerce, and the future of our planet.” Cruise lines have given support in many ways
 Kobe  (Yokohama)  VIETNAM  Nha Trang  Busan  JAPAN  (Yokohama)
 Kyushu  Yokkaichi  Singapore  Ho Chi Minh City  Takamatsu  Toba  to protect and preserve our oceans and responsible tourism. It is time we all should reflect on
 (Phu My)
 Pacific Ocean  Equator                       keeping the oceans clean.
                                             For the industry three important events are on the horizon. Firstly the New Zealand Cruise
 13 Night  Interior* Oceanview* Balcony* Mini-suite*  Interior* Oceanview* Balcony* Mini-suite*  OYR17D  Interior* Oceanview* Balcony* Mini-suite*  Association will hold their 2018 Conference on 23 and 24 August in Blenheim with the
 PP FROM* $1,799 $1,989 $2,089$2,889
 YOUR FARES
 PP FROM* $2,739 $4,329 $4,429 $5,549  YOUR FARES    17 Day Hokkaido and Sea of Japan_R1_CD  theme Sustainable Cruise Tourism. Keynote speaker is Stuart Allison from Princess Cruises.
 YOUR FARES
 PP FROM* $4,069$6,159 $6,259 $8,259
                                             Cruise360 returns to Australia in August with a bumper line up of speakers and sessions.
 3rd and 4th guest save up to 50% for balcony and above <  3rd and 4th guest save up to 50% for balcony and above <  3rd and 4th guest save up to 50% for balcony and above <  In announcing details of Cruise360 2018, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
                                             Australasia revealed that CLIA President and CEO Cindy D’Aoust, and Norwegian Cruise
 2019 DEPARTURES  15 Jun A , 20 Jun, 9 Sep B  2018 DEPARTURE  7 Dec A  2019 DEPARTURE  23 Aug  Line President and COO Andy Stuart, have been confirmed as the first keynote speakers.
 * Fares are per person twin share based on 13 night 20/6/19 sailing   2019 DEPARTURE  2 Feb  * Fares are per person twin share  More than 500 delegates are expected to attend the fifth regional conference, which will take
 Higher fares may apply to other departures  place on Thursday 30 August and Friday 31 August 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Sydney.
 A 13 night duration and itinerary varies: Kobe roundtrip  * Fares are per person twin share based on 2/2/19 sailing  Sights on Asia & Africa   24
 B 14 night duration and itinerary varies: Tokyo (Yokohama) roundtrip  Higher fares may apply to other departures  Thirdly the countdown is on for the 22nd annual Australian Cruise Association Conference
 A Operates in reverse order                 and AGM being held this year in Broome, Western Australia. Themed “Forging Stronger
 20 night 15/10/19 sailing also available.    Relationships”, the wide-ranging conference sessions will look at how different sectors of the
 See princess.com for more details.          industry are working collaboratively for a greater gain.
                                             A record line up of cruise line executives will be kicked off by Sture Myrmell – President,
                                             Carnival Australia and newly appointed Chairman of CLIA, Susan Bonner, newly appointed
                                             Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand for Royal Caribbean International and Capt.
 Hurry! Offer ends 30 June 2018              Mike Drake from Carnival Australia will discuss the challenges of infrastructure from a
                                             nautical management perspective and discuss where Australia can make changes to increase
                                             port calls in our regional destinations.
                                             The Conference will kick off on Wednesday, 12 September with a range of networking tours
 BOOK NOW!  Visit your travel agent  |  1300 385 631  |  www.princess.com  planned to showcase the destination and run through until 14 September 2018.
                                             John Treacy
 *Fares are cruise only, per person, in AUD, in complete twin accommodation based on the lead category for each stateroom type, inclusive of all discounts, taxes, fees and port expenses (which are subject to change).   Hollywood Walk of Fame   24  Happy Cruising!
 Supplements apply for other stateroom categories. Fares based on specific departure dates only. Higher fares may apply to other departure dates listed. Offer ends 30 June 2018 unless sold out prior. Princess Cruises has set   Infographic – CLIA
 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
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