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                                                                   October once again heralds the start of the summer
              OCTOBER 2018   ISSUE 115    PRICE $9.35 (INCL GST)
                                                                   cruise season and the world’s biggest cruise promotion
                                                                   with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
 experience the luxurious                                          Australasia is well and truly underway encouraging
                                                                   Australians and New Zealanders to ‘#ChooseCruise’
                                                                   this month.
 MA JE S TIC PRINCE SS  ®  MAJESTIC PRINCESS IN SYDNEY             CLIA’s annual month-long cruise campaign has been
                                                                   renamed #ChooseCruise and while it’s taking place
         Nearing Completion Celebrity Edge   under a new banner, the goal is
                                             still the same – to raise awareness
                                             of cruising as a great value, easy,
 Revel in 1,000 square metres of retail space, feel like you are walking on water as you traverse   fun and memorable holiday, and
 the SeaWalk®, indulge at La Mer and Harmony specialty dining restaurants with menus crafted   Featuring a comprehensive coverage of Global Cruising   www.cruisingnews.com  encourage people from all walks of
                        Cruise Season Underway – Page 6
         for Cruise Passengers, the Trade and the Industry
 by Michelin Star chefs and enjoy the ultimate sleep at sea with The Princess Luxury Bed.  Front Cover – Majestic Princess in Sydney Harbour    life to plan and book a cruise.
       (Photo John Treacy) & Celebrity Edge Nearing    For more information or to find a CLIA accredited agent visit choosecruise.org.au
          Completion (Photo Celebrity Cruises)   As Australia’s homegrown cruise line and a major purchaser of Australian
 Sail 12 nights roundtrip Sydney to New Zealand from $2,189 pp twin share*  P&O Names Newest Ship ................... 5  strawberries, P&O Cruises joined guests in backing Australia’s strawberry
        Explorer Dream Coming to Australia    producers during their recent challenging period. A special ‘strawberry fair’
        & New Zealand ............................. 8
                                                                                 was held across all five ships in
    This Edition  Norwegian Encore’s Hull ..................12                   the P&O fleet recently with guests
        Groundbreaking Features .................10
                                                                                 having the choice of a wide selection
        Nieuw Statendam Sea Trials ...............14
                                                                                 of strawberry desserts on display
        Two Next Generation LNG Cruise Ship ....18
                                                                                 in the Sugar Bar (pictured) in the
        Standout Features for Sky Princess ........22
        Helicopters and Submarine ...............24
                                                                                 year, P&O Cruises purchases up to
        Entertainment on Celebrity Edge .........26                              ships’ Pantry food outlet. In a typical
        River Cruise News .................... 48 & 52                           six tonnes of strawberries from local
                                                                                 producers.
                                             The cruise line is already working with Rural Aid’s Buy-A-Bale campaign on a
                                             separate initiative to support Australian farmers affected by the current severe
                                             drought. Eighty-five cabins across two cruises in early December on Pacific Dawn
                                             and Pacific Explorer have been donated by P&O to give farmers ‘time out’ from
                                             the drought.
                                             Chairman of Carnival Australia,
                                             Ann Sherry, recently delivered a
                                             keynote speech at the 2018 Chief
                                             Executive Women’s Annual Dinner
                                  34         held in Sydney. Considered one
    Pacific Aria Refurbished                 of the most prestigious events in
                                             Australia’s corporate calendar, and
                                             Chief Executive Women’s (CEW)
                                             most important fundraising event,
                                             the dinner was attended by more than 1,000 business professionals and media.
                                             Funds from the event are used to support the scholarships and programs run by
                                             CEW to enable more women leaders in Australia.
                                             Ann Sherry’s speech focused on the theme of change, and addressed the
                                             significance of a business’s ethical framework for maintaining trust and guiding
                                             decision-making.
                                             Recent cruise industry conferences in New Zealand for Cruise News Zealand
                                             Association, the CLIA Cruise360 in Sydney and the Australian Cruise
    Visiting Marseille, France    57         Association Conference in Broome all proved to be a great success. The
                                             conferences gave those associated with the Cruise and Travel Industries time to
                                             listen to the cruise leaders discuss and debate the latest trends and challengers
                                             which in turn will benefit the cruise consumer.
                                             Last issue we published the latest news regarding infrastructure for Sydney.
                                             The proposal outlined for Botany Bay has come under fire from two councils as
                                             well as environmental groups. We may hear something about the progress by
                                             December, although if the proposal is given the green light it could be five to six
                                             years away to completion.
 For more information visit princess.com/majesticprincess  In Brisbane all is going to plan for a mid 2020 opening of the new terminal with
                                             bookings being made beyond that date.

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                                             John Treacy
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     Plus the latest news and
 *Fares are cruise only per person, in AUD, in complete twin accommodation, based on lead stateroom categories available at time of publication, inclusive of all discounts, taxes, fees, and port expenses (which are subject to
 change). Fare based on 12 night New Zealand cruise roundtrip Sydney departing 6 February 2019. Offer ends 31 October 2018 unless sold out prior. Princess Cruises has set aside a reasonable number of staterooms which are   information on Global   Proudly Published in Australia by John Treacy & Associates.
 available at these fares. Once these staterooms are sold, fares may revert to a higher fare, but may also be discounted. To be read in conjunction with the Booking and Passage Conditions available at princess.com/legal/passage_  Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the publisher.
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