Sometimes it seems like everybody wants to cruise, and in truth Australia – and Sydney in particular, is the worlds fastest growing Cruise Market, and with over a half dozen ships visiting Sydney regularly and dozens more intermittently over the course of a year it may seem like the possibilities are endless, which, if the ships are the focus for the traveller is close to true.
If the destination is the key desire though after a while there are limitation on what can be reached from one port and many start looking further afield – and from their the options bloom, do we leave from another port in Australia? Do we fly somewhere overseas and cruise from there? What sort of cruising options are then available? Megaliner? Small Ships? Sailing Boats? River Cruises? Expedition Cruising?
There is a huge range of cruising out there and nobody brings it all together quite like Seven Oceans Cruising – who have some of the best rates on the most diverse cruises available to us, and we are thrilled that they are coming down to My Travel Festival where you can get a taste of the range they offer.
When we say diverse we do mean it – they offer cruises and programmes with companies like Adventure Canada, Alaskan Dream Cruises, Amadeus River Cruises, Amazon Nature Tours, American Cruise Lines, American Queen Steamboat Co. , APT Cruising, Aqua Expeditions, Australis, Azamara Club Cruises, Blue Lagoon Cruises, Carnival Australia, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Celestyal Cruises, Coral Expeditions, Costa Cruises, CroisiEurope, Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Crystal Cruises, Cunard, Disney Cruise Line, Dream Cruises, European Waterways, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, Hapag Lloyd, Hebridean Island Cruises, Heritage Expeditions, Heritage Line, Holland America Line, Hurtigruten, Lindblad Expeditions, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, One Ocean Expeditions, P&O Australia, P&O Cruises, Pandaw River Cruises, Paul Gauguin Cruises, Polar Latitudes, Ponant, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Riviera Travel River Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Sanctuary Cruises, Sea Cloud Cruises, Seabourn, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea, Star Clippers, Star Cruises, TravelMarvel, True North Adventure Cruises, U by Uniworld, Un-Cruise Adventures, Uniworld River Cruises, Variety Cruises, Voyages To Antiquity, Windstar Cruises and more!
Even we know that when put that way it appears a little overwhelming so lets break it down a little. So that you can just get an inkling of the variety that this represents!
Luxury Cruises: These are all inclusive cruises with silver service and all the bells and whistles that you can imagine. Starting with Companies like Celebrity Cruises and Holland America, all the way up to companies like Seabourne where the waiters will remember your preferred beverage from cruise to cruise even if you’ve never seen that particular one before, to Silverseas or Crystal Cruises with their individually crafted programmes that take you into ports and destinations few or no other lines visit.
River Cruises: For those that like to sit back and watch the world go by there are some fantstic river cruising options available. Take a traditional paddlesteamer down the Mississippi with the American Queen Steamboat Company, or sit back and relax on the Ganges or Mekong aboard a traditional teak vessel run by Pandaw and the Irrawaddy Flotilla Co. Or if you are a solo traveller, Riviera Travel River Cruises have a huge range of incredibly well priced solo options making travelling alone much more affordable option.
Expeditionary Cruises: When we talk about Expeditionary cruise we generally mean those that come all inclusive with day tours, lectures, talks and what you would expect of a coach tour, combined with a cruise. Companies like Coral Expeditions offer an incredible range of small ship expeditionary cruises in places like Papua New Guinea and the Kimberly Coast. Then you have small luxury vessels like those run by Voyages to Antiquity which on a Mediterranean cruise visit the sites that have lingered in our historical consciousness and combine this with guest speakers and lecturers. Or maybe someone like Lindblad who are experts in areas like the Arctic or Antarctic regions is more the desire!
Speciality Cruises: These are the ones that tend to stand out, simply because they offer something a little unique that makes the cruise ship or the vessel itself stand out and not just the destination. You may be headed off with the family for a cruise and they may all be Star Wars Fans, Avenger followers, or in love with Disney – and a themed cruise aboard Disney Cruises is a pretty cool way to get in some R&R as well as face time with the likes of Darth Vader, Captain America and Goofy! Or perhaps you like the feel of old time sailing vessels, but don’t just want to rely on wind-power? Windstar Cruises and Star Clippers offer a refreshingly old styled feel of travel with all the marvelous mod-cons we desire.
Contemporary Cruise: If your interest though is to simply cruise ex-Venice or Miami or Singapore in a vessel similar to those you do your island trips with ex-Sydney then we also have a huge range of options including lines like Fred Olsen Cruise Lines who operate out of Southampton, Star Cruises who have a wide range of cruises based in Asia, or MSC who have some of the worlds most incredible family built ships for Europe.
So whether its the relaxation of a river cruise, the intimate atmosphere of a small-ship, the unique qualities of a Specialty Cruise or the enjoyment of being on a mega-liner – Seven Oceans Cruising has as broad a range and variety as you could imagine, and if you were thinking of cruising then this is the exhibit to visit at My Travel Festival
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