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Allure officially the world’s longest                                                                   TODAY’S CRUISE WEEKLY
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                                                                                                       Today’s Cruise Weekly issue features
                                                    Meanwhile, Oasis of the Seas has had to          four pages of cruise news and photos.
Royal Caribbean’s new Allure                      contend with a hurricane in the Caribbean            CW would also like to congratulate the
of the Seas is larger than sister                 this week.                                         lucky winner of the recent SeaCloud
                                                    Hurricane Igor forced the ship to alter two      competition, Cruise Weekly reader, Vonnie
ship Oasis of the Seas – by                       ports of call today and tomorrow.                  Hughes.
five millimetres!                                   Other cruise lines have not made any
                                                  changes.
  SET TO DEBUT IN DECEMBER THIS YEAR, THE
5400-passenger Allure of the Seas was
                                                    Last month several cruises were disrupted        Cruise West update
                                                  by Hurricane Earl in the same region.                 LAST WEEK, CANADIAN LINE CRUISE WEST
meant to be the same size as the current
                                                                                                     terminated its 335-day Spirit of Oceanus
world’s biggest cruise ship, Oasis of the
Seas, but she has somehow found an extra          Oceania Cruises 2011-12                            ‘Voyage of the Great Explorers’ six months
                                                                                                     before its scheduled conclusion in Singapore
5mm that threatens to steal the crown from           OCEANIA CRUISES HAS RELEASED DETAILS OF ITS     in February 2011.
her sister.                                       brand new 2011-2012 winter World                      The cancellation comes as Cruise West
  However, Allure’s all-important gross           Collection which will go on sale tomorrow.         finalised the sale of Oceanus, and
tonnage measurement has not yet been                 The cruise collection will include a total of   passengers onboard at the time were
completed because the storage for the             27 itineraries, 16 of which are new, as well       deposited onshore at a scheduled stop in
DreamWorks costumes, used in the ship’s           as 32 new ports of call.                           Newfoundland to “minimise any negative
shows, is still being finalised.                     Of particular interest to Australians and       impact on our guests”.
  According to Allure of the Seas’ Captain        Kiwis are Regatta’s regional adventures               The cruise line has refused to talk to the
Hernan Zini, it is possible that the additional   which include an 18-day Papeete to                 press, but has denied it is selling its total
enclosed space could pump up the volume.          Auckland South Pacific voyage taking in            operations, despite its website having been
But Captain Zini is not so concerned about        Moorea, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Pago Pago,             taken down and replaced with a generic
gross tonnage.                                    Suva, Lautoka, Port Vila, Noumea, Isle of          statement on the reasons for Oceanus’
  “It’s five millimetres longer than Oasis,       Pines and the Bay of Islands, from $4,890pp;       cancellation.
and that’s enough for me,” he said.               as well as her 25-day Sydney to Papeete               Cruise West has however said that it will
  The friendly competition is set to warm up      journey taking in Melbourne, Hobart,               still run its October itineraries for its
between these two giant vessels in the lead-      (cruising the fjords of Milford Sound),            remaining vessels the Spirit of Endeavour
up to the launch of Allure in three months.       Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington,                 and Spirit of ‘98.
  The naming ceremony is scheduled for 1          Tauranga, Auckland, Bay of Islands,                   Despite this reassurance, reports are now
December 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,        Nuku’alofa, Rarotonga, Bora Bora and               surfacing that the cruise line is no longer a
but Royal Caribbean chairman and CEO              Moorea from $6,595pp.                              member of the US Tour Operators
Richard Fain has hinted the celebrations             Other regional Regatta sojourn’s include a      Association and as such is also no longer a
might happen earlier.                             16-day Sydney to Auckland, as well as a 21-        participant of the US TOA Travellers
  Writing in his blog on the company’s            day Auckland to Sydney cruise.                     Assistance Program.
website, Fain reported that Allure is ahead of      The collection will also see Marina debut on        One of Cruise West’s Australian sales
schedule for delivery on 28 October.              her first full season of voyages to the            agents, Adventure World, has been quick to
  “I don’t think that I have ever seen a ship     Caribbean whilst Nautica offers a more             reassure guests that they are working with
at this stage of construction so ready,” he       diverse and wide-ranging season of Asia            the cruise line and that as a result of the
wrote, after visiting the shipyard in Finland     voyages as well as a new 30-day Dubai to           company’s “restructure”, as of 09
last month.                                       Cape Town adventure.                               September “all Cruise West bookings are
  “I even called [RCC president] Adam                Regatta will also offer a perennial Amazon      suspended and current bookings on the
Goldstein to discuss how this might change        cruise departing from New York, whilst             Spirit of Oceanus are now void”.
the inaugural activities.”                        Insignia will offer her popular 12- and 19-day        “Our Adventure World team will continue
                                                  South American cruises as well as a new 16-        working directly with Cruise West and
                                                  day roundtrip Valparaiso voyage (giving            individual agents on their current and
                                                  guests a chance to tour both Machu Picchu          outstanding bookings to ensure the minimal
                                                  and the Nazcua Lines).                             affect of this restructure,” said Neil Rodgers,
                                                     For details, see your local travel agent or     Head of Marketing, Adventure World.
                                                  visit www.OceaniaCruises.com.au.                      As for guests booked on Spirit of Oceanus,
                                                   Regatta                                           Cruise West has advised that they contact
                                                                                                     their travel insurance provider, or their credit
        Click Here                                                                                   card company if the cruise was paid for via
                                                                                                     credit card to make an immediate claim.
      for this week’s                                                                                   For passengers with no insurance Cruise
                                                                                                     West has provided an email address to
  TOP 10 CRUISE DEALS                                                                                contact them on: info@cruisewest.com.
                                                                                                        For more information, see your local travel
  1300 887 590                                                                                       agent, or to see the company’s generic
                                                                                                     statement go to www.cruisewest.com.

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                        THIS WEEK             Earlybird sale on Kimberley cruises
                           SEA...
                        AT SEA ...                                                                             Tony Briggs, the company’s founder and
                                              Coral Princess is offering                                    managing director, said the 10-night
   A few weeks ago I wrote about world        15% off selected departures                                   duration allows more leisurely shore
records in cruising.                                                                                        excursions than a typical seven-night
                                              of its 2011 Kimberley                                         Kimberley cruise.
   Well, in the past week, one record has
been broken and another has failed.           program.                                                         “It’s a diverse and vast landscape that
   As reported today, the world’s largest        AUSTRALIAN CRUISE LINE CORAL PRINCESS HAS JUST             takes time to explore,” Briggs said.
cruise ship is now officially Allure of the   released its new collection of Kimberley                         “The advantage of a Coral Princess cruise
                                              cruises, with discounts available for a limited               is that our ships are Australian-owned and
Seas.
                                              time.                                                         flagged.
   My insider at Royal Caribbean
revealed Allure is 5mm longer than               For bookings on voyages
                                              departing between 8 April and
Oasis of the Seas, a 130-metre long
                                              6 May 2011, a 15 per cent
ship!
                                              discount off the cruise-only
   According to my brother, who’s a           cost applies to all cabin
statistician, that’s 0.04% bigger – or less   categories.
than 1 one-hundredth of 1 percent.               The 10-night cruise in
   Talk about sibling rivalry (between the    Western Australia is Coral
sister ships, that is, not me and my          Princess Cruises’ most popular
brother)!                                     voyage.
   He added that on a hot day there              Highlights include the 80-
could be enough expansion to make             metre King George Falls, the
Oasis bigger, or in colder water the          Buccaneer Archipelago and a
Allure might contract to become               Zodiac ride through the               Oceanic Discoverer
smaller.                                      Horizontal Waterfalls.
   It’s going to be hard work for                On land, passengers have
                                              the opportunity to view Bradshaw (Gwion)               “This enables us to spend up to 30 per
someone to keep measuring every day                                                               cent more time exploring the Kimberley
to see which is really the biggest!           paintings, the world’s oldest known art
                                              dating back 50,000 years.                           during a 10-night cruise than the foreign-
   I’ll be onboard Allure for a preview                                                           flagged vessels that must, by law, include an
                                                 Regular bushwalks to swimming holes are
cruise in November, so I’ll be sure to                                                            international port in an itinerary of the same
                                              also led by the Australian crew.
take exclusive photos of the extra half-                                                          length.”
centimetre.                                                                                          Earlybird prices for the 10-night Kimberley
   I just need to find out if it’s on the
bow or the stern!                             Athena’s shorter sectors                            cruise start at $5,908 per person, twin-
                                                                                                  share, aboard the purpose-built Coral
   But the bad news in cruising records          CLASSIC INTERNATIONAL CRUISES HAS RELEASED       Princess and $7,183 aboard the luxurious
was the abrupt stop to the longest-ever       shorter sectors onboard Athena’s repositioning Oceanic Discoverer, including all meals,
cruise holiday.                               voyage departing from Rome on 14                    excursions, lectures and group transfers.
   Cruise West pulled the plug on its         November, for Fremantle in Western Australia.          Optional scenic helicopter flights can also
                                                 The three new sectors include a nine-night be purchased.
335-night world voyage aboard the
                                              cruise from Rome to Athens, sailing 14                 The 15 per cent discount is valid until 30
Spirit of Oceanus after selling the ship.
                                              November 2010, and visiting Naples, Venice, November or until sold out.
   Passengers were offloaded last week        Dubrovnik and Corfu (from $1495 per person,            Other regular departures are available
in Newfoundland, in eastern Canada.           twin-share, or $2495 per person in a suite).        from Darwin and Broome between April and
   They only got halfway as the cruise           The two other sectors include a nine-night       October 2011.
departed in March 2010 and was                cruise from Phuket, departing 10 December,             At the beginning and end of the season,
scheduled to end in February 2011.            to Fremantle via Singapore (from $1495 per          the cruise can be combined with an 11-
   Not much fun for anyone whose              person, twin-share, or $2495 per person in a night voyage, ‘Across The Top of Australia’,
ambition was to be part of the historic       suite) and a seven-night cruise from                between Cairns and Darwin, exploring the
feat, and now they have to get home           Singapore on 12 December to Fremantle               Great Barrier Reef, Cape York, Torres Strait,
and try to get a partial refund.              (from                                               Arnhem Land and the Cobourg Peninsula –
   The cruise line has advised them to        $1195 per                                           priced from $6,950 per person.
file claims with their credit card issuers    person,                                                A 10 per cent discount is offered when
and travel insurers – if they have            twin-share,                                         booking the two cruises together.
insurance, that is.                           or $1925                                               Coral Princess’ new 2011 Kimberley &
                                              per person                                          Across the Top brochure contains further
   It’s a very sad end to what should’ve
                                              in a suite).                                        information on its 36 departures.
been the ultimate cruising adventure.                                                  Athena
                                                 For more                                            Call Coral Princess Cruises on 1800 079
        Goldsbury
Louise Goldsbur y                             information see your local travel agent, or         545 or visit www.coralprincess.com.au.
Editor, Cruise Weekly
Editor Cruise Weekl
  itor,         eekly                         visit www.classicintcruises.com.

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  Check out this week’s cruise bargains!           Without doubt, there is one ocean liner that embodies the majesty and romance of
                                                 the seas better than any other.
                        roundtrip onboard
  7 nights – Brisbane roundtrip onboard
                                                    Her most famous voyage was her only voyage and on the night of April 14, 1912, she
                Pacific Dawn
                                                 struck a glancing blow on an iceberg at full speed, puncturing five of her watertight
 • Departs: 18 September 2010
                                                 compartments.
 • From: $1,009 per person,
                                                   Three hours later, RMS Titanic, the grandest ship ever built, settled on the bottom of
 • Stops at Noumea, Lifou Isle & Port Vila
                                                 the ocean at a depth of some 4000m.
 • Includes up $150 onboard credit, 7-
                                                    Ever since that moment, Titanic has never been far from the human consciousness.
   night cruise and all onboard meals
                                                    The tragic and unnecessary loss of 1523 lives, the rescue blunders and the celebrity
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                                                 casualties such as millionaires John Jacob Astor IV and Benjamin Guggenheim, who
                Sydney roundtrip onboard
   12 nights – Sydney roundtrip onboard          stoically vacated his lifeboat, redressed in evening wear and declared, “No woman shall
                      Princess
                 Sun Princess                    be left aboard this ship because I am a
  • Departs: 01 October 2010                     coward.”
  • From: $1,439 per person                         Almost 20 movies and feature-length
  • Stops at Isle of Pines, Lifou, New           documentaries have been made on the
    Caledonia; Port Vila, Wala,                  event and the exhibition currently in
    Champagne Bay, Vanuatu; Noumea               Melbourne (www.titanicmelbourne.com)
  • Includes up to $400 onboard credit           displays almost 300 carefully selected
    and all meals onboard                        artifacts and recreated interiors in a
  • See www.ecruising.travel                     poignant tribute to one of the world’s
                                                 greatest peacetime maritime disasters.
                                                   These artifacts are a small part of the
New cancellation policy                          nearly 6000 items recovered from the wreck                                  MIR submersible

   HOLLAND AMERICA LINE HAS UPDATED ITS          since Titanic’s re-discovery in 1985 at
US Cancellation Protection Plan to allow its     41°432553N 49°562453W by Dr. Robert Ballard using an unmanned deep sea
American guests the ability to cancel their      submersible called Alvin.
cruise or any of their pre-booked cruise tours     The December 1985 issue of National Geographic carried the momentous discovery
for any reason and still receive a refund of     as its cover story.
up to 90% of the price paid.                        Since 1987, RMS Titanic Inc. has owned the salvage rights to the wreck and is now
   The cruise line has also changed its US       part of Premier Exhibitions, the company staging the display.
rules to allow guests to purchase the               Initial explorations were by unmanned, robotic craft, but since the mid-1990s,
Cancellation Protection Plan at any time         manned explorations of the wreck have been conducted.
after booking, prior to the date when               Constructed in Finland in 1987, the two Russian MIR Submersibles are operated by
cancellation fees become applicable and 75       the Russian Academy of Sciences and are being employed in 2012, the anniversary of
days prior to the cruise departure date (for     the Titanic’s sinking, to conduct a series of passenger dives to the wreck.
most voyages).                                      “Having experienced 14,400 feet in the north Atlantic on the Bismarck, and 12,500
   “Many of our guests book several months       feet on the Titanic, I can only be in awe of the beauty of new life in nature and the
before their cruise and we understand that       stupidity of man in war and peace!” says Australian deep dive regular, Trevor ‘Monty’
things happen,” said Richard Meadows,            Montgomery from Melbourne.
CTC, executive vice president, marketing,          Sydney expedition cruise company, Adventure Associates (AAs), is offering places on
sales and guest programs.                        the 11-hour roundtrip to the wreck in conjunction with Deep Ocean Expeditions (DOE)
   “With Holland America Line’s                  who have been taking paying divers to the depths since 2001.
Cancellation Protection Plans, guests can           Australian Mike McDowell launched DOE in 1998 but is perhaps best known as
rest assured they don’t have to have specific                                                        founder of expedition cruise company,
reasons to be protected.                                                                             Quark Expeditions, in 1991.
    “It provides added peace of mind for our                                                            Coincidently, McDowell is also the
guests to know that whatever might be                                                                new owner of AAs, having purchased
affecting them, they can receive nearly a full                                                       the company from founder, Denis
refund, if needed,” he added.                                                                        Collaton this year.
   Holland America was unable to confirm                                                                Before you rush for your Visa card,
whether these changes also would apply to                                                            the 13-day program will leave you very
its Australian guests before Cruise Weekly ’s
                             Cruise Weekl
                                       eekly                                                         little change from US$60,000 and
deadline today.                                                                                      you’ll spend just seven hours in
   Stay tuned to CW for more updates on                                                              contact with the wreck itself.
Holland America as they happen, and for                                                                 And, yes, you pick up your own
more info on HAL’s cruise offerings see your              Artist rendition of exploring the Titanic  airfares. Can you take home a souvenir
local travel agent.                                                                                  from the deep? Hmmm… let me ask.

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                                                                               EXPLORE THE KIMBERLEY

Golden Gate & glaciers                             An MSC Poesia first                                Island’s single savings
  CRUISE EXPRESS HAS LAUNCHED A BRAND NEW            LAST WEEK, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, MSC            SMALL SHIP LUXURY CRUISE OPERATOR, ISLAND
15-day round-trip cruise tour taking in San        cruises, MSC Poesia called in to the Port of       Escape Cruises is giving solo cruisers a
Francisco and Alaska.                              Southampton.                                       break, offering single passenger cruising at
  Flying out of Sydney next year on 28 May,          Celebrating the 7 September milestone            twin pricing, applicable on expedition cabins
the package includes return flights, two           made in the midst of her Ocean Voyage,             across its entire cruise offering.
nights and sightseeing in San Francisco as         MSC Cruises invited members of the public,            As an added bonus all guests will be able
well as a 10-night return cruise from San          press, travel agents and MSC Club members          to take advantage of a newly announced
Fran to Alaska aboard Sea Princess along           onboard for the day, to enjoy a ship tour and      AU$500 per person early booking discount
the Inside Passage, stopping at Skagway,           a delicious lunch in Poesia’s Ii Palladio          for voyages booked six months in advance of
Ketchikan, Juneau and Victoria.                    restaurant.                                        the departure date, and all past passengers
  Prices for the cruise tour start at $4990          Other highlights saw guests treated to an        can now take advantage of a generous 10%
per person, twin-share, or $6590 for solo          exclusive cooking class on the art of making       discount on their future cruises.
travellers.                                        perfect Italian                    MSC Poesia
                                                                                                         “We want to support the single traveller by
  As an added bonus guests can chose to            gnocchi, as                                        making it more affordable for them to cruise
extend their stay with a week-long rail and        well as a                                          with us on a year round basis and help
coach tour through the Canadian Rockies            special a                                          clients plan in advance by way of offering
bringing the package price to $9990 per            presentation                                       these Early Bird Deals,” said Island Escape
person, twin-share, or $12,990 solo.               by Agustin                                         Cruises owner, Peter Bissett.
  Call 1300 766 537 for details.                   Garcia from the Spanish Tourist Board.                And if that wasn’t enough, the cruise line
                                                                                                      is also giving guests departing on its 14
                    Disney’s Dream to come true                                                       November and 21 November five-night
                                                                                                      Marlborough Sounds Gourmet Wine & Food
Artists rendition of AquaDuck                             When she launches in January next           Cruise a free nights’ pre-cruise
                                                       year, Disney Dream will feature the first      accommodation at the Mercure Hotel
                                                       ever shipboard water coaster,                  Wellington or Picton.
                                                       AquaDuck.
                                                          Stretching 765 feet in length, and
                                                       measuring 46 metres in height,
                                                       AquaDuck is a rollercoaster/waterslide
                                                       hybrid, propelled by “waterblasters”.
                                                          Not for the feint hearted, guests join
                                                       the ride on deck 16, boarding a two-
                                                       person inflatable raft before enduring a
                                                       sharp drop and becoming suspended in
                                                       a “swing out loop” which extends 13
feet over the side of the ship 150 metres above the ocean.
  Enclosed in a clear acrylic tube guests are then accelerated around 20 feet per second
through a series of gravity defying twists and turns, before arriving in an enclosed tunnel                                           Expedition cabin
where kids in Dream’s ‘tween club’ can see guests wizz by via special windows.
  Following the tunnel guests will emerge in 335 feet worth of river rapids from which they
will ‘woosh’ down to the end of the ride on deck 12.                                                  Sheikhs and Greeks
  To keep the ride active, around 10,000 gallons of water will pump through AquaDuck per                 AZAMARA CLUB CRUISES IS OFFERING A SPECIAL
minute, and guests can also opt to hop on the raft’s conveyor system on Deck 12 which will            deal on its 17-day Sheikhs and Greeks
take them straight up into the ride without having to walk to Deck 16.                                cruise package, onboard the 694-passenger
  Dream is also set to debut Remy, the cruise line’s first-ever premier dining option.                Azamara Quest from Dubai to Athens.
  The French inspired top-deck restaurant features menu creations from two much lauded                   Priced from $4,899 guests will enjoy a
chefs, Chef Arnaud Lallement from l’Assiette Champenoise, a Michelin two-star restaurant              flight from Sydney or Melbourne on 22 April
just outside Reims, France, and Chef                                                                  2011, one-night pre-cruise accommodation
Scott Hunnel from award-winning                                                                       at the Jormand Hotel, a 12-night cruise
Victoria & Albert’s at Walt Disney World                                                              onboard Azamara Quest from Dubai to
Resort.                                                                                               Athens including a transit of the Suez Canal,
  “Remy, a first-of-its-kind onboard                                                                  four-nights post-cruise accommodation in
experience, takes Disney Cruise Line                                                                  Athens at a three star hotel with daily
dining to new heights,” said Ozer Balli,                                                              brekkie and a full-day ‘Athens the Golden
vice president, Disney Cruise Line Hotel                                                              Age’ tour.
Operations.                                                                                              As part of the special guests will receive an
  “The extraordinary success of Palo on                                                               upgrade from an inside cabin to an outside
the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder                                                                    cabin.
encouraged us to create this elegant,                                                                    The package is valid to book until 31
upscale and even more intimate dining                                                                 October 2010.
experience for the Disney Dream,” Balli                                                                  For more information, call 1300 887 590
                                                                          Artists rendition of Remy
added.                                                                                                or visit www.cruiseaway.com.
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Titanic memorial                                                                      Alaska expeditions
  A SPECIAL CEREMONY IN SOUTHAMPTON LAST                                                 LONGTIME SMALL SHIP OPERATOR AND ALASKA
week commemorated the bravery of the                                                  specialist Lindblad Expeditions has just
engineers who died when the RMS Titanic                                               released its 2011 program for cruises
sank 98 years ago en route to New York.                                               aboard the National Geographic Seabird
  Authorities unveiled a restored Titanic                                             and National Geographic Sealion.
Engineers Memorial, which has been                                                       The cruises are for the first time available
recently updated in a joint initiative between                                        through NZ wilderness cruise specialist
the Southampton city council and the                                                  operator Wild Earth Travel, which is now
producers of a new TV series on the ship.                                             accepting 2011 bookings.                                                          A US woman had an unfortunate end to
  When the Titanic sank, 594 people from                                                 As the names of the vessels suggest,                                           a cruise last week, after being taken into
Southampton lost their lives, affecting                                               Lindblad works in partnership with publisher                                      custody by police in Port Everglades as
hundreds of families in the city.                                                     National Geographic, with its two sister ships                                    she disembarked from a Caribbean cruise.
  Twenty Twenty Television is making a series                                         each carrying 62 passengers on “in-depth                                            31-year-old Paola Londono was arrested
called We Built Titanic which focuses on the                                          educational cruises”.                                                             on charges of prostitution - with officers
Edwardian industrial era during which the                                                Between May and August they operate                                            later admitting they had confused her with
massive ship was produced.                                                            week-long voyages between Juneau and                                              a suspect of the same name wanted in
                                                                                      Sitka taking in Glacier Bay and Tracy Arm, as                                     nearby Osceola County.
Ponant UK itineraries                                                                 well as whale watching in Chatham Strait                                            Despite protesting her innocence, and
                                                                                                                                                                        looking nothing like a mugshot of the
  LUXURY SMALL SHIP CRUISE OPERATOR COMPAGNIE                                         and Inian Pass plus a visit to Petersburg.
                                                                                         Expert naturalists accompany all cruises,                                      wanted woman, the luckless passenger
du Ponant has announced a series of 2011
                                                                                      which also offer daily kayaking, zodiac and                                       had her nine-month-old baby taken from
departures from Portsmouth in the UK
                                                                                      hiking excursions.                                                                her arms and was locked up in a Broward
operated by its 226-passenger Le Diamant.
                                                                                         Other itineraries include voyages on the                                       County prison cell for more than 36
  Itineraries, which will operate over the
                                                                                      Upper Amazon in South America, as well as                                         hours, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
northern summer in Jul and August include
                                                                                      visits exploring the NZ North & South islands.                                      A police spokesman sheepishly said:
calls at a number of unusual ports including
                                                                                         Prices for the all-inclusive Alaska cruises                                    “Our database had two Paola Londonos
Tobermory and Portree in Scotland, Whitby in
                                                                                      lead in at US$5,990 - for more information                                        in the system. How the names crossed is
Yorkshire, the Shetland Islands and the Isles
                                                                                      contact info@wildearth-travel.com.                                                something that we will be looking into”.
of Scilly - more info 1300 857 437.
                                                                                                                                                                        GUESTS travelling on P&O Cruises UK’s
                  CW readers get creative with a camera                                                                                                                 Asura are being treated to a selection of
                                                                                                                                                                        new cocktails created especially in the
                                                                     Pictured left is a photo                                                                           leadup to Halloween at the end of Oct.
                                                                   taken by CW reader, JBev                                                                               Barman Olly Smith, who oversees the
                                                                   Fitzsimons from Oakleigh                                                                             ship’s The Glass House venue, has
                                                                                           CW/
                                                                   South Victoria, for the CW                                                                           created the range which is available in
                                                                   Eseacruising.com                                                                                     both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions.
                                                                   inaugural cruise                                                                                       As well as seasonal favourites such as
                                                                   photography competition.                                                                             mulled wine, the spooky offerings include
                                                                      Bev snapped this very                                                                             Dragon’s Blood - made from Cassis,
                                                                   well constructed picture of                                                                          Grenadine, sparkling water and a splash
                                                                   her husband and                                                                                      of blackcurrant vodka.
                                                                   Rhapsody of the Seas in
                                                                   Sydney whilst the vessel                                                                             HOW about this for fish and chips?
                                                                   was in Aussie waters as                                                                                Scientists in Britain have announced
                                                                   part of her summer                                                                                   plans to implant sea creatures with special
                                                                   season.                                                                                              computer sensors in order to better
                                                                      So, for your chance to                                                                            understand their underwater movements.
                                                                   get a picture featured in                                                                              The UK Centre for Environment,
                                                                   CW and to go into the                                                                                Fisheries and Aquaculture Science says it
running to win a compact size EEE PC computer all you have to do is send your best cruise                                                                               will use the “three-axis accelerometer
photos in digital form along with a brief description to comp@cruiseweekly.com.au.                                                                                      sensors” - similar to those used in
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December and the winner to be announced on 07 December.                                                                                                                 to learn more about fish behaviour and
  And remember, you don’t have to be a pro, but just have a keen eye and a passion for                                                                                  help predict future stocks.
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