Every Dark Cloud Has A Silver Lining!

February 22, 2020 john 0 Comments

Hello There,

Well it's Nilla here, sitting at my desk as John is sailing the high seas on a Cruiseco Conference. John was hoping to be able to communicate with you as he is sailing from Hobart to Melbourne, unfortunately he is having internet issues.... Hmmmm or maybe he is having too much fun!!!

Yes our industry, as John has mentioned in our previous newsletters, is once again going through turmoil with this Coronavirus, which seems to have subsided a little, however being the ever optimist I truly believe that from "adversity there always comes advantage"...

So what good has come from this terrible outbreak.... WELL, drum roll!

Cruise companies have deployed their ships to Australian Waters and as a result we have the Queen Mary sailing our shores till May and the Sapphire Princess here from the 1st May till the end of October, with numerous sailings from each of the major ports including Fremantle...

Albany has also benefited with extra sailings, this was quoted in the Albany Advertiser Friday the 21st...

"Albany is in line for a cash injection of more than $1 million from an unexpected influx of cruise ships.

Three ships, including Arcadia, Costa Deliziosa and Explorer Dream will dock in Albany next month, bringing more than 9000 extra passengers."

Our city and Australia as a whole will benefit greatly, which will be a welcome economic relief, given the devastation that the East Coast has had to endure with the fires and recent flooding.

Unfortunately someone's loss is someone's gain... thankfully we are on the side of gain.

As a consequence there are some great deals now available for you to benefit from.

John mentioned on one of our calls that getting on board and being on board the Voyager has been seamless and cruising is definitely the way to travel.

On a personal note I have had a bit of a tumultuous week, with being told last Friday that I had a couple of skin cancers which had to be removed. They were removed on Thursday, a little daunting however better out than in right! A couple more scars to add to the body...LOL!

How can anyone get bored with life!!! It truly is an ever changing landscape...

I was also asked to speak at an Over 50's meeting on Wednesday which went well, I opened my chat with the following quote which I will finish with this week...

"Life is like a Camera, Just focus on What's important.
Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives
If things don't work out Just take another shot"


Have a wonderful weekend, make sure you scroll down below to take a look at the current sailings available with Princess Cruises and Cunard.

John will be back next week with what he learnt on board the Voyager and what developments are happening in the cruise market.

Big hugs xxx

Nilla Spark

Today Asia's loss is our gain, as we welcome the news that the recently rejuvinated Sapphire Princess will arrive in Australia six-months earlier than planned. Indulge your every whim on Sapphire Princess®. With over 700 balconies, world-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment options you will be spoilt for choice.

On board Sapphire Princess® enjoy MedallionNetTM, fast and reliable Wi-Fi at sea. Delivering connectivity that lets you stream your favourite shows, movies, music and sports, MedallionNet helps you stay connected to the internet everywhere on board.

This new program promises a host of unforgettable experiences including:

  • Broome, Exmouth, Geraldton on the Coral Coast cruise
  • The Kimberley Coast, Darwin, Cairns & Brisbane on the Northern Explorer cruise
  • Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne, Tasmania, Sydney on the Southern Explorer cruise

These new cruises from May - October 2020 will be available for sale on 27 February 2020 with some incredible savings on offer!

Winter Departure Itineraries

Cruising To / From Perth (Fremantle)

Welcome Onboard The Sapphire Princess!

As you set your sights on the wonders of the world, let Sapphire Princess indulge your every whim. Over 700 balconies, world-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment options are just the beginning of your sea-going adventure. Dance the night away, enjoy casino gaming or relax and rejuvenate body and mind at the Lotus Spa®. The Sapphire Princess promises a luxurious and exclusive stay.

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New Redeployment Hot Deal on Queen Elizabeth

March to May 2020!

To travel aboard one of the Cunard ships, is to experience a part of that heritage and return to an era of opulence from the golden age of ocean travel. Cunard's 'Queens' are three of the most famous ocean liners in the world. They offer a cruising experience fit for royalty!

There is no better time than to experience this experience as Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth has extended her stay in Australian waters and 6 new amazingly priced sailings are now on sale.

This is not to be missed. A rare opportunity to experience Cunard service and hospitality on Queen Elizabeth. These low fares will sell out!

Queen Elizabeth Australian Departures

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