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Cruise-Australia.com a website which has been online since the early
1990’s. Cruise-Australia has been designed especially for the Australian,
I have enjoyed well over 265 Cruises (but I will stop counting after my last
cruise in June 2019, although my next one is in November. My cruises have
included Around the World Voyages of 106 days on the Dawn Princess, and a
number of up to 56 night Line Voyages from Australia to the U.K., on the
P&O UK MV Arcadia (later the Pacific Pearl), the Oriana as well as the
Aurora, also two voyages from Perth to Portsmouth UK., with Classic
International Cruises on board the classic MV Athena, and I certainly enjoy
these longer voyages, but I have to be honest, there was one of these voyages
that sadly was a disappointment, and believe me, it was certainly not on the MV
Athena or on P&O UK!. Therefore I feel very confident with my long shipping
experience that I know what a good Cruise Company, or ship is, and what is not.
It is my aim to provide informative information regarding what will provide you
with the best possible cruise experience, one that will suit your needs!
I must say however that my poor experience on the
To date my five main
Cruise and Maritime Sites being:
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Maritime Historian, Cruise‘n’Ship Reviewer, Author & Lecturer.
Since 1990 I have written on well over 1,350 Classic Passenger Liners & Cruise Ships!
I have been in the Passenger
Shipping and Cruise Industry for over 60 years.
I have been in the Passenger Shipping and Cruise Industry for over 60 years.
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New - The Majestic Line
Small-ship cruising the west
including the Hebrides,
A highly recommended Scottish cruise, a 5-Star Experience
Scenic Expedition Cruises
Scenic’s 6½ -Star Ultra-Luxury Mega Expedition Yacht, the …
“Seabourn’s New Ship
Seabourn’s NEW Expedition Ship due mid 2021
With many images complete with a Deck Plan.
Her Maiden Season has been announced from June 2022 to 2022
Read my - “Barrier Reef Discovery” Review
Also - Two
Thus they purchased a retired Irish herring trawler and took it back to Scotland and lovingly converted it into a delightful mini-cruise ship for 11 guests, who would sail in comfort, style and be pampered by what has now been described by past passengers, as well as the Travel & Cruise Industry “Providing their passengers some of the freshest and finest cuisine possible”. For example the mussels are obtained in the morning from the famous “Inverlussa Mussel Farm” and other seafood’s come directly from the trawlers just after they arrive in port. The Captain knows the trawler schedules, and the Chef has a handle on how to obtain the freshest vegetables direct from the farm as well as the lamb and beef supplies available during the voyage.
As one repeat passenger stated:
“Every single meal has been of such a high standard, both in terms of the menus and presentation, we were really amazed. At every meal there was always another surprise, be it at breakfast, lunch or diner, for on this small vessel we received what can only be described as a 5-Star culinary delight, and we received this each and every day. In fact in so many ways, it was far superior then on many of the luxury cruise ships we have been on. Thus, we were stunned to have meals of this high calibre on such a small and intimate cruise vessel such as this, well done Majestic Line, we absolutely loved it!” There is more of this review on Page One of The Majestic Line feature.
So popular were the
In 2016 and 2019 two brand new steel hulled small-ships of similar design were constructed and they have a good number of new additions, although still just a maximum of 12 guests. But now Has a spacious Guest Saloon forward on Main Deck, being the Lounge, Library, the Bar and there is a Flat screen TV. The Dining Saloon's on these two new ships are located aft on this deck.
Guest Lounge and Bar on
And here we see the spacious Dining Saloon located aft on the two new ships
All cabins have private facilities, although they are not large as on most luxury cruise ships, they are extremely comfortable with the finest and comfortable queen sized beds that convert to twins if requested.
For interest, two cabins are always reserved for solo travellers’ and they may sail at no surcharge whatsoever!
The Scotsman Food and Drinks Awards: “Best use of Scottish Produce” and “Your Hidden Gem” - 2019.
Cruise-Australia.com Award: Best International Small-Ship-Experience - 2019.
The Wave Awards: “Best Specialist Cruise Line” - 2018.
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Featuring; An Introduction, the
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Scenic Eclipse is the most advance vessels in the world and she has Submarines and Helicopters
A Voyage on the Scenic Eclipse will be unlike any other Expedition Voyage that is available on any other ship, for each guest will be surrounded by the ultimate of sheer luxury on this unbelievable Super Yacht! This is Scenic’s first foray into the world of Ocean Expedition Cruising. However having operated their Cruise Company for countless years, and considering they already operate an extensive fleet of 21 Luxury 5½-star 100% all inclusive River Ships, thus with their considerable experience and the feedback from their countless repeat guests, they are well aware that they have created something very special and certainly spectacular!
There is no doubt that the demand has been there for Ultra-Luxury Super Yachts such as the Scenic Eclipse and her identical sister due in 2020, Scenic Eclipse II.
A spectacular view of the Scenic Eclipse
And these two yachts will be the most prized vessels in the world today, for their designers have done something that has never been attempted before in one of the finest designs externally as well as her amazing interiors that goes far beyond anything found at sea today! What are you waiting for, this is the adventure of a Lifetime, and it is one not to be missed!
Their New Expedition Ship due mid 2021
An illustration of the Seabourn Venture
Seabourn has introduced their new 6 Star Expedition Ship, the 23,000 ton Seabourn Venture, which is due in June 2021, whilst a second as yet un-named sister is due in 2022. These ships will offer spacious and thoughtfully appointed suites with each suite having a veranda, thus all offer ocean front views. On offer is a superb choice of dining venues; complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times, complimented by award-winning service and a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel right at home on board. The Seabourn Venture will sail the globe to many of the world’s most amazing and sought after destinations, including many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and lesser-known locations and hideaways.
Be among the first to experience this new Expedition ship and see the world’s most exquisite destinations in the most luxurious way, and bookings are now open. Her Deck Plan is located on Part Two of this feature. Externally she is not the prettiest ship, but internally she is well fitted out, although more emphasis is placed on a luxury Expedition experience, thus do not expect a cruise experience, for many of the traditional cruise ship facilities are just not available onboard this ship!
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Pacific Aria Reviews
I sailed on the Pacific
Aria on November 9, 2018, and the 7 night “Barrier Reef Discovery”
was a wonderful cruise, as were my previous five cruises on the Pacific Aria.
Voyages on her have included an 18 day “Bounty Adventure” (which
sadly have now been reduced to just 10 nights), 7 nights “
Although originally I
had booked the June 14, 2019, 14 nights “Bounty Adventure” Cruise
on Pacific Aria and had my regular suite, but sadly this cruise will now be
undertaken by the refitted Pacific Dawn, departing
June 30, 2019: Please Note; Pacific Aria, will
tragically make her final Cruise from
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