Cruise news 22 October 2016

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Australians love to cruise and with so many offers available, it’s not difficult to understand why. So, here’s what’s happening in the world of cruising this week.

Save 30 per cent on selected Strand Cruise sailings
Operating on the waters of Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River, the Strand Cruise is a 28-cabin vessel that caters to those looking for a little luxury. For those who choose to cruise on one of the selected three or four-night sailings in December, there’s a host of value added inclusions, as well as 30 per cent off published rates.

Inclusions on selected sailings are:

  • one night in a Superior Suite at the newly refurbished Strand Yangon pre- or post-cruise,
  • complimentary return transfers between the Strand Yangon and Yangon airport,
  • and return domestic flights between Yangon and point of embarkation/ disembarkation of the Strand Cruise.

A three-night voyage on the Strand Cruise between Mandalay and Bagam is priced from US$2268. Find out more at

Take the grandkids cruising from $35 per day
Cruising really is becoming a family affair and if you fancy taking the grandkids on a high-seas, high-action holiday, then this offer from Royal Caribbean could make it decidedly affordable.

Royal Caribbean’s Live for the Family sale is applicable for triple and quad share cabins on South Pacific and Fiji sailings between 13 January and 9 April 2017.

With savings of up to 30 per cent for the grown ups, fares start from just $1229 per person quad share, and the third and fourth traveller from just $35 per day on the Voyager of the Seas’ 13-night South Pacific & Fiji Cruise departing 6 April 2017.

For further information or to book, visit

Norwegian Cruise Lines celebrates 50 years of holidays
If you’ve ever been on a Norwegian Cruise Line cruise, you’ll fully understand how the company is still going strong after 50 years.

Norwegian is inviting old guests and those yet to travel on one of its ships a chance to view a photographic timeline of its first 50 years at

And to celebrate this half-century milestone, the cruise line is giving past guests the chance to win a cruise for two in a Balcony Stateroom, valued at $3500. Simply upload your Norwegian Cruise photo and a short essay about how it feels to be part of the cruise line’s history.

To enter or simply see Norwegian’s history unfold, visit

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