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.