Voyager bids Australia au revoir

Voyager bids Australia au revoir
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Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas arrived in Singapore on Saturday, marking the end of the 3,250-guest liner's debut Australian season.

The vessel, which first arrived in Sydney in November last year, became the first single ship to carry more than 3,000 guests to the New South Wales capital.

RCI commercial director, Adam Armstrong, described the response to the ship as "phenomenal".

"Judging from the feedback from our guests and trade partners, they can't wait to see her again for the 2013/14 summer season," he said.

Over the course of the 2012/13 summer cruise season, Voyager carried 40,000 guests with all cruises sailing full. Of that 40,000, 85% hailed from Australia and New Zealand.

In addition, more than 1,600 travel agents hopped on board on famil trips with additional agent visits in ports all around Australia.

"Voyager of the Seas is a big ship, and her size and calibre was only previously available in the Caribbean or Europe. This has meant big things for Australia," Armstrong said.

He cited the ship's contribution to Sydney's economy as approximately $25 million along with around $40 million to the overall Australian economy.

Voyager will return to Australian waters in the 2013/14 summer cruise season with four new itineraries and two additional sailings, boosting its program by 10%.

 

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