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                         Garden Island Rejected
 MA JE S TIC PRINCE SS  ®  prepare business case to develop Port   Vital Need for Port Facilities
                          as Cruise Ship Terminal by Federal
                         Government / NSW Government to
                          Botany as cruise ship hub – Page 3
                                                                   for Sydney Recognised
 sailing from Sydney, September 2018                               At long last decisions have been made regarding
                                                                   Sydney’s lack of infrastructure for cruise ships. The
                                                                   Federal Government has made it clear that Garden
         Our Reunion with Aegean Odyssey – Page 30
         Norwegian Bliss – the sixteenth ship                      Island will remain a Naval base and the NSW
         of NCL’s young and modern fleet
 New Zealand  Australia & New Zealand        Government’s much anticipated Cruise Development Plan recognises the vital
 Majestic Princess®   new ship  Majestic Princess®   new ship  need for port facilities to support continued cruise industry growth and its
                                             increasing contribution to the national and state tourism economy.
 Sydney  Sydney  South Pacific  Royal Caribbean Invests in Silversea Cruises – Page 5  The NSW Government will work with the industry and other stakeholders
 AUSTRALIA  Ocean  Featuring a comprehensive coverage of Global Cruising   www.cruisingnews.com  to: investigate options to increase the capacity of Sydney’s existing berths, in
 AUSTRALIA  South Pacific  Auckland  for Cruise Passengers, the Trade and the Industry
 Auckland  Ocean                             particular for hosting Large and Mega Cruise Ships to maximise the number of
 Tauranga  Tasman  Tauranga  Front Cover Photos of Aegean Odyssey    passengers able to come into the Overseas Passenger Terminal, including the
 TASMANIA  Sea  NEW ZEALAND  Wellington  (John Treacy) & Norwegian Bliss (NCL)
 Tasman  NEW ZEALAND  Wellington  Hobart     booking system as well as enhancing the utilisation of berths at White Bay Cruise
 Sea  Akaroa
 Akaroa  Fiordland National Park
 Dunedin
 Fiordland National Park  Dunedin  Scenic cruising  (Port Chalmers)  Prinsendam & Oriana Moving On .......... 5  Terminal, determine the feasibility of using Hayes Dock, Port Botany, as an
 Scenic cruising  (Port Chalmers)  Sun Princess Calls Perth Home ............. 8  interim terminal once a long-term solution is confirmed and assess the viability
 Most Popular  Most Popular  NCL Order ..................................10  of a third Sydney cruise ship terminal by preparing a strategic business case that
 12 Nights  Interior*  Balcony*  Mini-suite*  11 Nights  Interior*  Balcony*  Mini-suite*  Astor Farewell ..............................14  evaluates two of the sites recommended at Port Botany Molineaux Point and
 YOUR FARES    $2,159  $2,799  $3,069  YOUR FARES    $1,989 $2,689 $3,239  Golden Princess Returns ...................16  Yarra Bay.
 PP FROM*  PP FROM*  This Edition  Silver Muse Coming to Australia ..........18
 ONBOARD   ONBOARD
 SPENDING   $100  SPENDING   MSC Fleet Expansion ......................20
 MONEY PER    $200  MONEY PER   $100   $200
 STATEROOM^  STATEROOM^  Symphony of the Seas Report .............36
 PLUS a specialty dining voucher if you book a mini-suite or suite ±  PLUS a specialty dining voucher if you book a mini-suite or suite ±  On Board Sea Princess ....................44
        River Cruise News ..........................52
 Quad share from $1,389 per person <  Quad share from $1,279 per person <
 27 Sep , 5 Nov , 24 Nov,    10 Oct CD , 23 Oct C , 5 Nov AD ,
 AB
 AB
 2018 DEPARTURES  2018 DEPARTURES
 30 Dec AB  6 Dec , 18 Dec B
 BD
 12 Jan , 25 Jan, 6 Feb,    2019 DEPARTURES  18 Feb BD , 2 Mar
 A
 2019 DEPARTURES
 13 Mar AB  * Fares are per person twin share based on 11 night 2/3/19 sailing
 Higher fares may apply to other departures
 * Fares are per person twin share based on 12 night 6/2/19 sailing   A 9 night duration and itinerary varies
 Higher fares may apply to other departures  B 12 night duration and itinerary varies
 A 13 night duration and itinerary varies   C 13 night duration and itinerary varies
 B Itinerary varies: operates in reverse order  D Itinerary varies: operates in reverse order
                                             (Taken from the NSW Cruise Development Plan July 2018)
    Azamara Journey               20         The NSW Government has announced an investigation of opportunities at
    arrives in London                        Coffs Harbour with other potential ports including Yamba, Port Stephens, Port
                                             Macquarie and South West Rocks. Throughout the investigation, the NSW
                                             Government will liaise with industry, local councils, community groups and
                                             business owners to explore opportunities and receive feedback at each potential
                                             site.
                                             CLIA Australasia Chair, Sture Myrmell, said the industry would work
                                             constructively with the NSW Government in relation to the feasibility studies
                                             required for the development of an additional cruise facility. “Our industry has
                                             been advocating for a solution to Sydney’s infrastructure constraints for some
                                             years and having a clear plan of action with the NSW Government is a step
                                             forward to achieve greater certainty and a platform for growth. The Government’s

    New Celebrity Terminal        20         plan to support regional ports to improve as cruise destinations, and their
                                             commitment to work with the Federal Government to remove regulatory barriers
                                             affecting the cruise industry were also positive developments.” Mr Myrmell said.
                                             The report also states the time taken to conduct the feasibility studies and
                                             any subsequent construction of a third terminal in Sydney may result in lost
                                             opportunities to the economy, particularly during the peak season. It was also
                                             noted that it is likely that Large and Mega Cruise Ships will decrease visitation
 Hurry! Offer ends 31 August 2018            to Sydney in favour of other fit-for-purpose ports such as Brisbane and Melbourne
                                             until the situation is resolved.
                                             Some passengers, particularly from overseas, will miss the opportunity to cruise
 BOOK NOW!  Visit your travel agent  |  1300 385 631  |  www.princess.com  into and out of the iconic Sydney Harbour.


 *Fares are cruise only, per person, in AUD, in complete twin accommodation based on the lead category for each stateroom type, inclusive of all discounts, taxes, fees and port expenses (which are subject to change). Supplements apply for other   First look at Iona   28  Happy Cruising!
 stateroom categories. Fares based on specific departure dates only. Higher fares may apply to other departure dates listed. Offer ends 31 August 2018 unless sold out prior. Princess Cruises has set aside a reasonable number of staterooms which   John Treacy
 are available at these fares. Once these staterooms are sold, fares may revert to a higher fare, but may also be discounted. Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. All offers are subject to availability. ~Comparison launch
 fares are based on fares launched into the market from April 2017. ^Onboard spending money is per stateroom as marked on selected itineraries within this publication only and is applied to the first 2 passengers in a stateroom. Onboard spending
 money is not transferable, non-refundable, not redeemable for cash and cannot be used at the medical centre or casino. ± Free specialty dining voucher is available per stateroom if you book a mini-suite or suite for 7 nights and longer cruises.
 This offer is strictly limited and subject to availability. Where applicable, guests receive a complimentary dinner for two in one of our onboard specialty restaurants. Restaurants vary by ship. Restaurant and reservation time will be assigned by   Plus the latest news and
 Princess Cruises. This offer does not apply to special dining events or packages that take place in specialty restaurants. Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks are not included in this offer, and are available at an additional cost. Dining gratuities are
 included in Dining offer. It will be at the guest’s discretion as to which guests in the booking redeem the offers. Free specialty dining offer is non-transferable and is not redeemable for cash. Princess reserves the right to substitute this offer for   information on Global   Proudly Published in Australia by John Treacy & Associates.
 onboard spending money of equal value which will expire if not used by 10:00 PM on the last evening of the cruise.  < Quad share fares are based on lead interior staterooms based on 4 passengers travelling in one stateroom, which is subject to   Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the publisher.
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