TUESDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2010
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New APT river ship for Australians TODAY’S CRUISE WEEKLY
Today’s CW issue features five pages of
APT has announced its eighth Amabella and Amaverde will also feature cruise news and photos.
three dining venues – one restaurant, an See page 5 for our special Chinese New
ship for Europe – the MS alfresco area on the sun deck and a back Year prize giveaway courtesy of
Amaverde or Amaverdi – will lounge, all with complimentary wines – plus EseaCruising.com.
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be launched in April 2011 “There is more public space, more room
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Speaking exclusively to Cruise Weekly
weather twin balconies.”
Singapore roundtrip onboard
14 night – Singapore roundtrip onboard
before the official announcement, company Equipped with flat-screen televisions and
spokesperson Deb Fox said “we’re still computers with free internet, cabins aboard
• Departs: 20 March 2010
deciding how to spell the name.” Amabella are now available for her 2010
• From: $1,334 per person, twin share
The ship will be launched at the start of maiden season, while Amaverde/Amaverdi
• Stops at Ho Chi Min, Da-Nang, Hong
next year’s European river cruising season – will go on sale later in the year.
Kong, Manila, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
in April or May 2011. For fares and further information about
and Bandar Seri Begawan
But what is clear is that Australians and the included shore excursions on APT’s river
• Includes cruise, all onboard meals
New Zealanders will make up a large cruises, visit their website at
proportion of the passengers onboard. www.aptouring.com.au.
• See www.eseacruising.com.
“The majority will come from Australia
and NZ and then there will be some US and
UK passengers,” Fox said. Carnival up in lights Sydney roundtrip onboard
28 night – Sydney roundtrip onboard
MS Amaverde/Amaverdi will be APT’s IF YOU LIVE AROUND NORTH SYDNEY YOU MAY Princess
second ship to sail the 14-night ‘Magnificent have noticed a bright new addition to the • Departs: 06 March 2010
Europe’ itinerary from Amsterdam to area’s skyline, Carnival Australia’s signage. • From: $3,678 per person, quad share
Budapest (or vice versa) calling at Cologne, The metre tall letters, weighing 10 • Stops at Newcastle, Brisbane, Airlie
Vienna and other ports in Germany and kilograms each and spelling out ‘Carnival Beach, Port Douglas , Darwin, Broome,
Austria. Australia’, were erected last weekend at its Exmouth, Fremantle,Bunbury, Albany,
The 162-passenger ship is the same build new Mount Street headquarters in North Adelaide, Melbourne, Tasmania and
as the company’s new Amabella, which is Sydney, despite the record rain-fall. Hobart
due to debut in Europe this May. “Our new headquarters and our sign are • See www.eseacruising.com.
Both vessels will have a full-size swimming both symbols of Carnival Australia’s roundtrip onboard
9 night – Dubai roundtrip onboard
pool on the top deck and cabins with both expansion and the continuing growth of the Luminosa
external and private balconies. local cruise industry as more and more • Departs: 08 March 2010
“We have found this new ship is very Australians look to the sea for relaxing and • From: $3,699 per person
popular with Australians because they prefer great value holidays,” said Carnival • Stops at Muscat, Fujairah, Abu Dhabi
the all-weather twin balconies – and that is Australia’s ceo, Ann Sherry. and Bahrain
why we’ve also gone with this design for “This sign says we are here, we are serious • Incl return flights, cruise, onboard meals
Amaverde, due to the popularity with and its visibility is really quite a statement – • See www.ecruising.travel.
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THIS WEEK Limited space on Europe cruises
AT SEA... While many European river lottery for cruise passengers,” he said.
There is limited space on 14-night cruises
NOT EVERYBODY MADE IT TO THE WINTER cruises have sold out for 2010, between Amsterdam and Budapest on the
Olympics this week, thanks to a cruise new 150-passenger Amadeus Elegant in
scheme that sunk at the last minute.
there is some availability on June and September, which debuts in May,
A Canadian company had chartered the shorter sailings. and the Amadeus Princess in August and
Norwegian Star to sail from LA to October.
Vancouver but pulled the plug on the SCENIC TOURS, AVALON WATERWAYS AND “Space is also available on the Black Sea
1,300 booked passengers a few days Uniworld Boutique River Cruises have cruises from Passau or Budapest to
before departure. reported that many of this year’s river Bucharest in August,” Podesta said.
The cancellation also ruined the plans cruises in Europe are already full – but Avalon ships are also filling fast thanks to
for 1,600 people who were to use the ship cabins can still be found on selected sailings. the company’s Fly Free to Europe offer.
as a floating hotel during the Games, plus According to Peter Podesta, ceo, Classic Marketing manager Christian Schweitzer
hundreds more cruisers who planned to Voyages, most of the sold-out itineraries are said the best choice of cabins was from
cruise back to the US. the 14-night cruises between Amsterdam August to October.
Apparently the charter company didn’t and Budapest, but he said Lüftner Cruises’ Meanwhile, Uniworld, which has only
sell enough cabins to make the mounting shorter sailings have plenty of availability. limited availability on cruises this year, has
expenses worthwhile, and although “There is space on seven-night cruises on announced the opening of its pre-registration
refunds have been issued and alternative the Danube or Rhine rivers, which scenically for the 2011 season, and passengers who
travel plans organised, it still caused a are two of the best cruise experiences in pay in full before the end of April will
major inconvenience. Europe and most importantly the two most guarantee 2010 rates for all 2011 departures.
There was also a rumour going around reliable rivers for water levels,” he said. Almost all Scenic Tours’ river cruises until
that a charter company caused the break- Podesta explained that the Elbe River the end of September 2010 are close to full.
up of this month’s Sydney Mardi Gras between Prague and Berlin was less reliable For 2011 pre-registrations, passengers
parade and after-party. for river cruising. can deposit with no cancellation fee and are
According to claims reported in the “The water levels are so variable that a guaranteed the best offer earlybird price
media, the parade was moved to the large number of cruises are cancelled or when released, Scenic Tours gm Glen
weekend before the after-party so that it seriously curtailed and quite frankly it is a Moroney confirmed.
would coincide with the arrival of a gay
cruise into Sydney, which just happens to Lights, camera & action on the high seas!
be organised by one of the festival’s
Des plots out his shots An honour guard of Royal English navy
But the charter company rejected the onboard Discovery
onboard Discover y vessels silhouetted against a slate grey
allegation and said they only found out English sky floated proudly side by side with
about the split-up events from the Mardi tons of tugs spouting flukes of water as a
Gras organisers. mark of respect for hundreds of WWII Arctic
Others blamed an admin mix-up, with convoy veterans sailing out of Harwich (UK)
the party venue already booked for a gift fair. onboard Voyages of Discovery’s mv Discovery,
Then there was the recent case where enroute to Murmansk (Russia) last year.
Carnival opted out of hosting any more Accompanying the 200 veterans and their
“cougar cruises” – they didn’t give a families onboard Discovery was UK film-maker and one time pop-icon Des Cox, filming his
reason but maybe the family-friendly line latest documentary centred on the veteran’s experiences sailing the crucial, dangerous and
didn’t appreciate the extent of the super secret supply convoys from the Allies to the north coast of Russia throughout the war.
publicity about the sexual theme. Onboard, the vets were given the run of the ship, some even taking over the helm and
Charter cruises can risk the reputation navigating the vessel, an activity they had not engaged in since the conclusion of the war.
of a cruise line which only provides the And as they reclaimed their sea legs and retraced steps, they also began to pull back
ship but gets dragged into the controversy the shroud from memory, sharing with Des and his film-crew what the war was like-
if things go wrong. undertaking what Winston Churchill described as ‘the worst journey on earth’ many, many times.
Hopefully there are no problems with The bravery of the seamen is so impressed into the Russian state consciousness that
the five ships planning to accommodate once Discovery reached Murmansk she was not only greeted by a Russian warship but
10,000 passengers for the Rugby World also the faintest strains of a full military band weaving its way through the thick fog,
Cup in New Zealand next year – that’s a onboard a nearby aircraft carrier.
lot of stranded football fans if it falls through. Once onshore the vets were met by no less than seven media crews, before they were
MEANWHILE stay tuned later this week formally escorted to a memorial service replete Survivors traverse the
for an announcement from one of the with several military bands, ceremonial flags, and memorial ground
major cruise lines operating in Australia. a full guard of honour.
I have a feeling it’s some very good Attendees at the service included high ranking
news for local cruisers… politicians, VIPs including the Governor and Mayor
of Murmansk, the Admiral of the Russian
Louise Goldsbur y Northern Fleet as well as representatives from the
Editor, Cr uise Weekly
Editor Cruise Weekl British Embassy in Moscow.
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EXPLORE THE KIMBERLEY
Ship Review: Costa Deliziosa
By Louise Goldsbury
Each week Cruise Weekly summarises
which ships are in town.
SYDNEY The newest ship from Costa Cruises, to be christened next week in Dubai, celebrates
Europa Wed 17 Feb all things delicious – food, film, art, music, a sensual day spa, lots of chocolate, and Italians.
Given its name, let’s start with the dining.
Rhapsody of the Seas Thu 18 Feb The most irresistible part of the ship is Cafeterria Sugar,
Sun Princess Thu 18 Feb with a chocolate fountain that calls your name whenever
Queen Victoria Fri 19 Feb you’re passing through.
The chef dips strawberries, bananas and figs into the
Diamond Princess Sun 21 Feb
melted chocolate for you, to go with your choice of 12 hot
Arcadia Tue 23 Feb (or cold) chocolate drinks, while trays of free, freshly-made
Pacific Jewel Tue 23 Feb pralines on the counter are just asking for trouble.
MELBOURNE The pick of the restaurants is Club Deliziosa, which boasts
a great wine list and menu designed by a Michelin-starred
Dawn Princess Fri 19 Feb
chef; but it’s the supper-club atmosphere that triumphs with
Princess Fri 19 Feb a pianist, classy furnishings, designer porcelain and
Rhapsody of the Seas Sat 20 Feb glassware, and a bar at the back for a sneaky apertif.
Queen Victoria Mon 22 Feb The main (no surcharge) Albatross restaurant has an
excellent range of dishes such as rabbit, duck, steak and
Seabourn Odyssey Mon 22 Feb pasta, and very good service.
Diamond Princess Tue 23 Feb Ristorante Club Deliziosa
The Oriental-looking Samsara aligns itself with the day spa
BRISBANE of the same name and promises healthy cuisine, but the menu was the same European style
as the other venues.
Oriana Thu 18 Feb
In the Lido buffet, lunch was a tempting smorgasbord of seafood, meats, salads, breads,
Black Watch Thu 18 Feb cheeses and more pasta.
Pacific Sun Sun 21 Feb The breakfast buffet, and unfortunately the pizza bar, weren’t quite as impressive.
Tahitian Princess Sun 21 Feb But back to the sensory delights – the must-see feature is the 4D cinema which combines
3D movies with seats that move in time to the on-screen action as well as special effects such
Arcadia Tue 23 Feb as blasts of air, sprays of water and smells of smoke or flowers.
FREMANTLE Live entertainment was also good, especially the attractive all-female jazz quartet who
Athena Thu 18 Feb perform on an elevated stage behind the atrium bar, and the high-energy ‘Vic and the
Victims’ in the Grand Bar.
HOBART For the younger crowd, ‘Sexy Nights’ has a two-deck-tall screen playing music videos, while
Diamond Princess Wed 17 Feb the Sexy Dancers gyrate in a cage.
Rhapsody of the Seas Tue 23 Feb The ship’s interior is typical Carnival design – bright and colourful, mixing patterns and
fabrics – enhanced with marble floors and almost 1000 Murrina chandeliers.
DARWIN The Venetian Stucco appliqué on the ceilings was hand-trowelled with a spatula around
Seven Seas Voyager
Voyager Tue 16 Feb hand-cut pieces of tile, glass, chrome and brass – nothing minimalist here.
Nautica Thu 18 Feb The onboard art collection, worth several million dollars, comprises 340 original works and
more than 4,700 copies by international artists.
TOWNSVILLE Costa Deliziosa also has the most advanced golf simulator at sea, a Grand Prix simulator
Nautica Tue 23 Feb and a PlayStation World games room.
AUCKLAND To be more active in reality, there is an ocean-view gym and an outdoor sports deck, where
passengers can hire quadline skates for a whiz around the smokestack.
olend Wed 17 Feb My favourite day was spent at the dreamy day spa (the largest of any cruise ship in the
Arcadia Wed 17 Feb world), starting with a hot stone massage and followed by hours in the thermal suite.
Saga Ruby Sun 21 Feb This included an aromatherapy-scented steam room, a large thalassotherapy pool, dry
sauna, heated ceramic lounges and a relaxation room with four-poster day beds. Bliss!
Sun Princess Mon 22 Feb
The majority of passengers are European, the customer service staff are mainly
WELLINGTON multilingual Italians and most cabin
Queen Victoria Tue 16 Feb stewards and bartenders are Fiipino or
Seabourn Odyssey Thu 18 Feb Indonesian, who all greet you several times
a day with a cheery “buon giorno!”
Orion Fri 19 Feb Costa Deliziosa will be based in Dubai for
olend Fri 19 Feb a series of seven-night cruises to Muscat,
Orion Mon 22 Feb Oman, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain.
On 28 December 2011, the ship will
TAURANGA begin the first Costa world cruise, which
Saga Ruby Mon 22 Feb includes New Zealand and Australia.
Sun Princess Tue 23 Feb Caffetteria Sugar For more, see www.costacruises.com.au.
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Orion doubles itineraries Get in quick for Coral This is golfers paradise
ORION EXPEDITION CRUISES HAS DOUBLED ITS DESPITE THE ADDITION OF FOUR NEW DEPARTURES FANCY YOU HAVE A BIT OF THE JACK NICKLAUS
itinerary offering for cruises aboard its Coral Princess Cruises has recommended golfing genius? - well Crystal Cruises newest
Orion II vessel, commencing from May passengers wanting to join Coral Princess’ offer will be right up your fairway.
next year. and Oceanic Discoverer’s 10-night Crystal Cruises is hosting a special ‘British
Boasting mainly South East Asian Kimberley coast cruises between Darwin Open Championship Extended Land
voyages, Orion II will next year take and Broome get in quickly to secure the Program’ as an addition to its Black Sea
passengers to an array of exotic departure and cabin type of choice. Voyage from Venice to Istanbul departing 19
destinations including in and around “We expect to run at near-full capacity,” July.
Thailand, Borneo, Vietnam, Cambodia, said Tony Briggs, ceo of Coral Princess Cruises. The optional package takes place over the
Japan, and Sabah as well as the far east of The Kimberley cruise itinerary kicks off in last two days of the British Open and gives
Russia. April to coincide with the beginning of the guests full vip access at the tournament, as
Currently Orion is offering exclusive early dry season when the region’s many natural well as access to a private hospitality area
booking savings of 15% off its 2011 waterfalls are at their most spectacular. offering food and drinks throughout the day,
cruises for its past passengers under the The voyage itself takes passengers as well as a three course lunch and
‘Pathways’ loyalty scheme. through ancient landscapes giving them a afternoon tea.
The earlybird discount can also be first hand historical orientation with some of The package also includes five star
added to the existent 5% Pathways new Australia’s geographical wonders. accommodation in Edinburgh, a private
booking discount, creating a total saving Departures are available both from driver and air travel between Scotland and
of 20%. Darwin to Broome or in reverse. Venice for the commencement of the cruise.
Orion’s 2011 cruise brochure is set for Shore excursions include a trip to the The optional extra package is priced at
release to the general public on 22 Bradshaw paintings (the oldest known record US$5199 per person, twin share, and places
February. of human art), a zodiac ride through the are limited.
The new brochure is set to feature the Horizontal Waterfalls and an optional The 12 day Black Sea voyage is priced
entire itinerary offerings for both of Orion helicopter flight over the Mitchell Plateau. from US$5855 per per person, twin share.
Expedition Cruises vessels, Orion and Cruise prices for the 10-night Kimberley See your local travel agent for details or
Orion II, as well as information on the voyage start at $6850 per person, twin visit www.crystalcruises.com.au.
vessels themselves and the destinations share, aboard the Coral Princess and
they visit. $8250pp/ts aboard Oceanic Discoverer.
For information call 1300 361 012. For more info see your travel agent.
Top chefs join in on HAL
A long lost photo pulled from the depths HOLLAND AMERICA LINE HAS RECRUITED MORE
than 65 top-class chefs from across the
globe, to participate in its 2010 Culinary
Barbara and Dennis Arts Program.
Gregory thought for sure For those who know their chefs, HAL’s line
they had lost their precious up includes the likes of Barbara Lynch
Queen Mary II cruise photos (James Beard Award winner, recipient of
along with their expensive Food & Wine Magazine’s “Ten Best New
camera, when it plopped Chefs” award and executive chef of Number
into the ocean two years ago 9 Park) sailing aboard ms Noordam, 18-28
off the south coast of September, and Paul McCabe, (executive
Ireland. chef at L’Auberge, winner of the Golden
The South African couple Sceptre and Golden Bacchus awards from
were onboard QMII for a the Southern California Restaurant Writers
transatlantic crossing from and named “rising star of American Cuisine”
New York to Southampton in 2008 when they spotted a pod of dolphins of the side of ship, by the James Beard Foundation) sailing
and in their haste to see the mammals, dropped their camera and haplessly watched as it aboard ms Amsterdam, 20-29 October.
bounced into the Atlantic, where it rested silently on the seabed until last month when Each of the top chefs positioned onboard
Spanish fisherman Benito Estevez pulled it up in one of his trawling nets. HAL’s vessels will host a series of specialist
Although Benito found the camera was beyond repair, what was particularly remarkable cooking demonstrations as well as cooking
was that the memory card was completely intact, and all the photos were still there, as if lessons and dine with the chef experiences
they had been taken only minutes before viewing. whereby guests have the chance to interact
Benito began to try to find the couple via various cruise forums, before he contacted with the chef as he or she prepares a five
Cunard and the BBC. course meal, and then serves it.
As luck would have it, in a bid to trace the memory card’s owner the BBC ran a feature The ‘show kitchens at sea’ from which the
story on the amazing find and whilst neither of the Gregorys caught the program a friend celebrity chefs work onboard are designed
of theirs who was just on the verge of turning off the television did! to reflect the elaborate kitchen sets as seen
The couple were over the moon to get back the memory card which was especially on TV, and are set in the midst of theatre
important because it snapped shots of the last ever crossing of oceanic paths between the style seating, with two large screens
QM2 and QE2. mounted behind to allow for up close food
Pictured above is one of the retrieved shots of Barbara, as she watches the QE2 sail past preparation viewing.
on her last ever Cunard voyage. For info see www.hollandamerica.com.
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Giveaway Jewel premiers on Nine
IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING A FOOD AND WINE
themed cruise and/or P&O’s Pacific Jewel,
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR FROM
be sure to catch Channel Nine’s Getaway
EseaCruising.com has feature this Thursday at 7.30pm (NSW).
launched its Chinese New The special segment tracks Getaway’s
Year cruise campaign, with Natalie Gruzlewski as she embarks on one
tiger mascot sEbaStEAn, of Pacific Jewel’s three-night Food and Wine
and a series of special Costa cruises which departed Sydney on 29
Cruises and zoo packages. January. A THREE THOUSAND YEAR OLD SHIP WRECK HAS
To celebrate, this week the Onboard Natalie takes the viewer with her recently been found in a bay, off the coast
agency is giving Cruise Weekly readers the whilst she samples Salt Grill with Luke of Devon in the UK.
chance to win one of six lucky Chinese New Mangan, Jewel’s Asian fusion restaurant - The ‘incredibly exciting’ discovery,
Year hampers featuring traditional Chinese La Luna as well as her Waterfront restaurant. marks one of the oldest shipwrecks ever
New Year candies, a tin of Chinese tea, a Viewers will also follow Natalie onboard
lucky red packet including a ‘Happy Tiger’
discovered, and has revealed the
as she learns the art of wine making with remarkably sophisticated sailing abilities
instant scratch card and a stylish Costa Glendore Estate winemaker Duane Roy,
Cruises luggage tag. of the peoples of the bronze age.
gets some tips on fine dining from celebrity Dating back to 900BC the vessel seems
To enter this great competition, simply
chef Luke Mangan, and enjoys a lesson on to have been built to carry cargo, and
send in a creative caption that best
making the perfect coffee- from self- was at the time of sinking found to have
describes the picture below featuring
EseaCruising.com’s tiger mascot, sEbaStEAn. confessed coffee aficionado, Nestlé’s own been carrying copper and tin (used for
So put those thinking caps on and email Tony Durante. the creation of bronze).
your caption to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Viewers may also enjoy the insiders look Scientists have hypothesized that the
Winners will be announced in CW next Tue. into Jewel’s Aqua Spa, when Natalie explores metals were in the process of being
the delights of a ‘Diamond Facial’. shipped to England from all over
Continental Europe, which they believe
could support the theory that complicated
Child-free from Sydney trade routes were in operation during the
to Asia SOME MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY NOT SEE
P&O WORLD CRUISES HAS ANNOUNCED A SPECIAL Norwegian Epic in as glowing a light as
three-week child-free Asian voyage onboard her makers.
Arcadia, departing Sydney on 13 February As the Epic’s latest sea trial photos
2011. surfaced so did the criticism, with one
The cruise is the first leg of Arcadia’s member of the public blogging that it
world voyage, and includes all onboard was ‘the ugliest ship ever built’.
A new Epic draws close meals and entertainment as well as port
stops in Brisbane, the Whitsundays, Cairns,
Other glowing reviews include one
from ‘themandan’ who wrote that “The
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES’ NEWEST VESSEL Hong Kong, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Bangkok, worst part is the back, it really pulls
Norwegian Epic has completed her sea trials, Ko Samui and Singapore. together the cargo ship image.”
meaning that in all likelihood she will debut Arcadia has capacity for around 2000 NCL representatives responded to the
on 24 June, after her final testing period in passengers, boasting fourteen bars and backlash telling the public that Epic had
April. lounges; a fine dining restaurant through not yet been finished, and she still needed
According to Norwegian Cruise Lines ceo, two decks, two optional specialty to undergo some cosmetic procedures
Robert Martinoli, Epic’s sea trials which restaurants ‘Arcadia Rhodes’ and ‘The before she would be ready for her debut.
ranged from navigation tests, vibration Orchid’, plus a grill, Pan Pacific restaurant, “We just want to clarify that Norwegian
checks and propulsion measures, went a tapas bar and a pizzeria. Epic is still under construction and
“very, very well. In terms of onboard entertainment, definitely not yet complete,” the
“Everybody is smiling, and everybody is Arcadia features a cinema, two pools, a spokesperson wrote.
very happy,” he added. whirlpool spa, casino, shops and nightly “So please don’t judge her appearance
At her debut, Epic will displace a 153,000 West-End style shows in her three-tier theatre. by the sea trial photos,” the
tonnes, include 19 decks with a mere 18 Priced from $3649 per person, twin share, spokesperson added.
bars and lounges, 14 restaurants and will the cruise includes an overnight stay at Pictured below is Norwegian Epic as
feature capacity for 4228 guests making her Singapore’s Novotel Clarke Quay, with post- she underwent her latest sea trials...you
around sixty percent larger than her cruise transfers for a full day’s shopping, as be the judge.
Nowegian Cruise Line sisters, and well as return economy airfares to Sydney.
second in size only to Oasis of the Seas. For info see your local travel agent or call
For more see www.ncl.com. 1300 369 848.
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