Saturday, June 8, 2013

The owners of are very excited to announce their new website is now live.  The new website delivers a range of cruises, all at Eseacruisings exclusive pricing.
The new look and feel has been well received by our existing customers, and with the volume of cruises available, we have a cruise style for everyone.
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Monday, March 18, 2013

 Carnival Spirit review from customer.

The cabins are very Spacious, Clean & Comfortable.  The bathrooms are very well laid out with a lot of storage.  The Cabins also have a lot of Storage, Housekeeping are very friendly and non intrusive.

The Food: I had the pleasure of attending the Chefs Table Dinner, there is a maximum of 2 per cruise with 12 per seating.  Well worth doing.  Starts with a tour of the galley, and tasting of canapes which the Head Chef is trialling, you also get to meet the Head Pastry Chef who takes you thru a demonstration of how to make their Signature Dessert, the Chocolate Melting Cake.  You then are accompanied to a Private Dining Room, where you sit down to a 10 course Meal with accompanying Wines, in all this time you have the Head Chef at your complete disposal, who is very engaging and informative about food and Carnival.
Cost $75.00 per head and needs to be booked before your cruise by contacting Carnival via Email.

We dined at the Nouveau Restaurant which was also top class, but the Empire Restaurant was also very good, great service, entertainment & food.  The only bit of advice I would give here is if a large group (8 or more) are travelling together and wish to dine together, then they need to book there preferred dining time before they leave home, or make sure that they rock up to anytime dining on the first & second night together so they set a precedence to dining together and then would get the same table every night if they wished.

Upstairs Buffet great for Breakfast and Lunch, great chinese buffet at lunch as well as made to order sandwiches and rolls, sweets buffet,buffet of the day(mexican, italian, french etc changes daily).  The buffet upstairs only has a couple of possies open for dinner, they try to encourage everyone to eat in the empire restaurant for dinner.

Different to P&O, heard a lot of comparisons, but good entertainment, floorshows (3 inhouse Productions) were very good.  Fly in singers etc also very good, lots of comedy.

In Summary:
This large Ship which never seemed crowded, lots of seating area's, lots of deck chairs, lots of outside tables, very good duty free shopping, brilliant prices on duty free alcohol, lots of variety. Lifts were very fast and easy to use, worked as efficiently as a hotel on land, I know on my previous P&O cruises you would normally end up using the stairs as not enough lifts and very slow.  Laundry facilities great, easy to use.

Our score 9 out of 10.

Thanks to Maree for this post
19 March 2013 

If you are interested in a cruise on Carnival Spirit, please visit our website for some great offers.

Saturday, March 2, 2013 are having a National Cruise Week starting 04Mar13 to 11Mar13.

Great offers available from P&O, Princess, Royal Caribbean & Carnival Spirit.  Consists of savings on fares, onboard credit and reduced deposits.

Owners of Eseacruising, Scott & Karen Muspratt, are excited to be able to bring these great offers to their existing customers and new customers who have never cruised before. When you can go on a holiday where you unpack only once and all meals, entertainment are included for as little as $72pp per day. It has never been a better time to go on a cruise.

Visit the Pacific Islands, New Zealand or discover far away lands such as Asia, Mediterranean, USA, or Alaska. So many options available and not difficult to organise.  Just a passport and a desire to discover new places.

Contact us today for a no obligation enquiry:
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Monday, June 11, 2012


CRUISE PORT OF CALL: Isle of Pines, New Caledonia

On arrival it's easy to see why Isle of Pines is commonly referred to as the Jewel of the Pacific. The island was formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago; and it is now surrounded by a beautiful colourful reef. There are many tours that you can take part in while in the Isle of Pines some of these including an Island Discovery, Snorkel the Natural Aquarium, The Le Meridien Natural Aquarium and The Lagoon Islet Boati Adventure.

Check out this video by P&O Cruises of the Isle of Pines:

CRUISE HINT: Wooden Souvenirs

When travelling to the islands in the South Pacific you will find some great souvenirs many of these being made of wood for example bow and arrows, masks etc. However not all products are able to be brought back into Australia as customs won’t allow this. So before you purchase anything, what you should check are that all wood products are fully lacquered and to look for borers or any small bugs.


CRUISE UPDATE: SampleCruises like a Celebrity!

Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises are offering one-night sampler cruises this upcoming summer season. You will have the chance toexperience the Voyager of the Seas and Celebrity Solstice. For anyone who isnew to cruising this is the perfect opportunity to answer questions you haveabout cruising. What happens onboard? What do the public rooms look like? How big are the cabins? One- night sampler cruises are the answers to these questions.These one-night samplers are priced from $345pp on the Royal Caribbean’sVoyager of the Seas (23rd November Sailing) and $355pp CelebrityCruises Solstice’s (09 December Sailing).

CRUISE PORT OF CALL:Noumea, New Caledonia

The city of Noumea is one of the largest ports P&OCruises visits in the South Pacific. There are many tours that you can takepart in while in Noumea these including the Tjbaou Cultural Centre, The TchouTchou Train, A Zodiac Ride to Duck Island, Lagoon Snorkelling and much more! Noumeais great for shopping, dining and immerse yourself in French culture.

CRUISE HINT:Cruise Cards

Cruise cards are most easily kept around your neck on alanyard. These can be affordably purchased before boarding or you may like tobuy one on board as a souvenir. If your card is not already hole punched youcan do this at the pursers desk after boarding.


P&O has released new specialoccasion packages! These packages are only available on cruises 5 days or longer. Prices for these package start from $159.00 saving of 21% off retail price onboard.

Available packages include:
Special Occasions Package
Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Dinner at Salt grill by Luke Mangan for 2 people*Ernest Hillier boxed chocolates - milk and dark$50 Onboard spending money per booking
Romance Package
Moet & Chandon Brut ImperialDinner at Salt grill by Luke Mangan for 2 people*A dozen roses bouquet Ernest Hillier boxed chocolates - milk and dark P&O Cruises logo teddy bear Framed portrait photo from cruise
Foodies Package
Dinner at Salt grill by Luke Mangan for 2 people*P&O Cruises cook book "Holidays"Trout Valley pinot noir, Nelson Glandore Estate chardonnay, Hunter Valley$50 onboard spending money per booking
Double the Fun Package (for groups of 4 toshare)
Dinner at Salt grill by Luke Mangan for 4 people*Tyrell's Old Winery rose, Hunter Valley Dusky Sounds sauvignon blanc, Marlborough $100 Casino Credit per booking

CRUISE PORT OF CALL: Vanuatu (Champagne Bay)
Champagne Bay is known for its pristine beaches and ranked among the most beautiful beaches in the world. Go for jungle safaris and visit the Mele Cascades for a memorable experience ofwalking under them and into a cave. Shopping while in Champagne Bay includesmarket like stalls where you can buy trinkets, handicrafts, sarongs, woven hats and much more. Champagne Bay holidays are great for escaping the city life to forget your worries and relax by the beach.

A hint would be is to pack a small empty carryon bag as the last night of the cruise; you have to set your luggage out before midnight so that it can be picked up. So you can use your small carry bag to store the clothes you would like to wear home and also is a place to stash the pyjamas, toothbrush etc.

Friday, May 4, 2012


CRUISE UPDATE: Titanic II announced
AUSTRALIAN billionaire Clive Palmer has signed an agreement with a Chinese shipyard, CSC Jinling, to build the Titanic II! The ship will be as luxurious as the original Titanic, except it will have 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems. Titanic II will debut in 2016 with a Trans-Atlantic crossing.

CRUISE UPDATE: Pacific Dawn’s Refurbishment
P&O’s Pacific Dawn two week multi-million dollar refurbishment, has been completed and has departed on it’s first post-refurbishment cruise. Pacific Dawn created more benefits to the local economy.  Over 600 specialist workers, 600 ship crew and dockyard’s workforce of more than 200 people were handling the scheduled refurbishment of the Pacific Dawn which included the installation of a giant poolside entertainment screen, ice cream parlour and new interconnecting family cabins. “Over the past five years the Queensland’s cruise industry has boomed, where now the Sunshine State now has Pacific Dawn permanently based in Brisbane full time” said Carnival Australia CEO, Ann Sherry. Refurbishing P&O’s ships in Brisbane adds more money to the local economy, the cruising economic contribution in Queensland is due to raise significantly this means the cruise industry has a very important future in the Sunshine state of Queensland.

CRUISE PORT OF CALL: P&O’s New Destination, Papua New Guinea
The new destination of Papua New Guinea will feature two different itineraries, with Pacific Dawn sailing from Brisbane to the waters of Milne Bay, where it will visit the local capital Alotau as well as the beautiful white sand beaches of Doini Island and the Trobriand Islands otherwise known as the Islands of love. P&O’s new 2013-14 itineraries include the Papua New Guinea sailings these are priced from $1049 per person quad share for a nine-night cruise. Visit our website or email us at for further enquiries for these new fantastic itineries.  Don’t miss out, cabins are selling fast!

When travelling to the Pacific Islands it is recommended to take small notes eg. $5 or $10 for the markets as it is easier for them to exchange notes to their own currency other than coins. As a nice gesture swap the coins for your smaller notes.