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Coral Expeditions Agent Incentive

To celebrate Coral Expeditions’ first sailing season of their Myanmar itineraries, charting the breathtaking coastline between Singapore and Yangon, all travel trade partners are being gifted  a cruise for two for bookings of four or ten guests on selected Myanmar sailings.

For every agent who books in ten guests for Myanmar sailings departing in November and December 2016 on Singapore/Yangon routes, they will receive a 12 night Singapore to Yangon (or v.v) expedition for two adults on board the Coral Discoverer.

By booking in just four guests for the same Myanmar departures, agents will receive a three or four-night Great Barrier Reef cruise for two adults on board the Coral Expeditions II.

Agents can also benefit from an attractive flight credit offer for their clients. Each guest booked for any of the 2016-7 Asian voyages will enjoy a $1,500 per person flight credit which will be offset against their cruise fare. This translates into a substantial $3,000 per couple discount.


Ultra-Luxury Encore for Australia in Seabourn 2017-18 Program

Seabourn Encore Main Deck

Seabourn has announced that the newest addition to its small ship fleet, Seabourn Encore, will offer an encore Australian season in 2017-18.

After spending her first summer cruising local waters in early 2017, the 600-guest ship will return for an encore season, offering five 16-day voyages in the region between December 2017 and February 2018.

Prices start from $14,499* per person double occupancy for a 16-day voyage from Sydney to Auckland on December 4, 2017, or January 21, 2018, and visiting New Zealand ports including Tauranga and Wellington, as well as Philip Island and Melbourne in Victoria.

At the end of her three months down under, Seabourn Encore will depart Sydney on February 22, 2018, on an 18-day voyage along the Queensland coast en route to Bali with prices starting from $14,499* per person double occupancy.

Seabourn Director of Sales Australia Tony Archbold said the return of Seabourn Encore was great news for the Australian market.


Discover the World release new variety cruises 2016/17 cruise book


Discover the World is pleased to announce the release of Variety Cruises new 2016/17 cruise book, offering a myriad of amazing cruises to some of the world’s most spectacular destinations including  Greece and the Greek Islands, the Adriatic, Costa Rica and the Seychelles and new for 2017, sailings in Spain & Portugal and Iceland.

The new cruise book showcases Variety Cruises’ smaller, more intimate, ship/yacht style of cruising which offers guests much more freedom to explore sensational history, culture, cuisine, must-see and seldom seen sights, and a feeling of independence not found on conventional cruise holidays.

Please click here to download Variety Cruises NEW 2016/17 cruise book.



Travelmarvel Cruises through Three Episodes of ‘Places We Go’


Travelmarvel is showcasing its European river cruises on popular Channel Ten travel television show, ‘Places We Go’ over the next few weeks, demonstrating to viewers the stylish ships, fantastic sightseeing and comprehensive inclusions on offer.

Travel agents are urged to encourage clients to tune in to find out more about what it’s like to cruise aboard Travelmarvel’s popular European Gems departures. The segments feature across three episodes which will be broadcast on Saturdays at 4.30pm on 27 August, 3 September and 10 September.

Host Clint Bizzell spent a week filming aboard the Travelmarvel Diamond, sailing from Amsterdam to Nuremberg.

Highlights of his journey feature on the show including an exploration of Amsterdam, the stunning scenery of the Rhine Gorge and watching the team as they sample the historic smoked beer of Bamberg.

The show also features Travelmarvel’s new Insider Experience for 2017, a visit to World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle, the lavish rococo-style residence of archbishop-elector Clemens August. Clint Bizzell explored the 18th-century castle’s landscaped parks and flowering gardens enroute to Falkenlust Hunting Lodge, where the archbishop would come to practice his favourite sport, falconry, and share supper with members of the court.



Explore Silversea’s new flagship Silver Muse on its first ever Chinese language platform

Silversea Cruises is excited to launch its first website in simplified Chinese for the Chinese market, dedicated to the brand’s newest flagship Silver Muse, which is scheduled to set sail in April 2017.  The website, ( is designed to assist Chinese travellers discover the ship’s suites, restaurants and features, reflecting Silversea’s commitment to the Chinese market.

Visitors to the site are greeted by a ground-breaking 360-degree virtual tour, which offers a variety of viewing options, including day and night renderings of the ship at sea.  By simply clicking on the interactive ship diagram, a range of detailed suites are available to explore, from the Classic Veranda Suite to the two-bedroom Owner’s Suite, which is the ultimate level of spaciousness and comfort.

Amber Wilson, General Manager & Director Sales/Marketing, Asia Pacific, said, “China is a key market for Silversea and we see increasing demand for high-quality travel services, indulgent surroundings and more exotic destinations.  Silversea’s distinguished culinary offering, wide-ranging destinations and incomparable level of service clearly resonate with Chinese travellers, and we are delighted to evolve our platforms to welcome more Chinese guests to discover our ships and cruise line.”

With the assistance of the Chinese website, Silversea’s ninth ship, Silver Muse, will once again raise the bar in the ultra-luxury cruise market with a wealth of enhancements to the entire experience, while satisfying the uncompromising requirements for comfort, service, and quality of the world’s most discerning travellers.


Give dad the ultimate gift this Father’s Day with an MSC Cruise

With Father’s Day just around the corner, why not give your Dad a gift that keeps on giving. An MSC Cruise is the perfect way to relax, experience new adventures and see some of the world’s most beautiful destinations. Whether your Dad is a thrill-seeker or in need for some much needed relaxation, there is a cruise to fit any kind of Father.

If your Dad is a history lover with a passion for local culture, good food and iconic landmarks then a cruise to the Mediterranean is the perfect present for him. Malta is the perfect combination of beauty and history with its UNESCO protected port of Valletta. Dubrovnik is a must see on everyone’s bucket list, with cobbled streets, winding alleyways and breathtaking views sure to make for some amazing photos.

The Greek Islands is always a good idea, with Mykonos and Santorini’s crystal blue waters and crisp white buildings waiting to be discovered. If your Dad is a football fan, then Barcelona is a must. Home to some of the world’s biggest football teams and stadium, Barcelona’s lively culture and authentic food is sure to be the way to Dad’s heart.

MSC Splendida will be your resort on the sea as Dad cruises the Mediterranean. Take Dad to a show in The Strand Theatre or find him dancing up a storm at Club 33 Disco. With an array of sports facilities including swimming pools, jogging track, squash court and an ultramodern gym, there is plenty for Dad and the whole family to enjoy. Prices for Mediterranean cruises on board MSC Splendida start from $919 per person twin share.

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