Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Royal Caribbean Cruises to Australia

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line will now be offering guests a truly unique vacation experience. On October 16, 2006 Royal Caribbean officially announced that cruise passengers will have the opportunity to set sail to exotic Australia.

Royal Caribbean International is combining its signature active cruise experience with crocodiles, kangaroos and koala bears, when the cruise line returns to the land of 'down under' for the 2007/8 season. Rhapsody of the Seas will embark on a series of new cruise itineraries to the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand as she heads for her recently announced Far East adventure.

Three out of the five new cruise itineraries on Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas, sailing September 28, October 15 and November 24, 2007, have been chartered by Cruiseco, a consortium of more than 120 cruise specialist travel agencies in Australia. On Sept. 28, Rhapsody departs Honolulu for Sydney on a 16-night sailing, stopping in Maui, Hawaii, before she visits the distinctive and captivating island destinations of Papeete, Moorea, and Bora Bora, French Polynesia; as well as Lautoka in the Fiji Islands. On Oct. 15, Rhapsody will sail on a 12-night South Pacific cruise from Sydney, Australia calling on the exotic ports of Noumea and Isle of Pines in New Caledonia; Suva in the Fiji Islands; and Vila in Vanuatu, where visitors can discover the quaint French and English colonial architecture. On Nov. 24, she will depart on a 15-night cruise to Singapore, and visiting the ports of Brisbane, Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns and Darwin in Australia and Bali, Indonesia.

On Oct. 27 and Nov. 10, Rhapsody of the Seas will feature 14-night round-trip cruises from Sydney to New Zealand, cruising through Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound and visit the ports of Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga and Auckland. These cruises will be available for sale through travel agents in all global markets except for Australia where bookings for the New Zealand sailings will be sold exclusively through Cruiseco.

For passengers wanting to enhance their cruise vacation with a land-based experience, Royal Caribbean offers some exciting cruise-tour packages out of Sydney. Explorers can take a charter flight to Cairns - the best place to see crocodiles and native wildlife in Tropical North Queensland - and experience the "Quicksilver" boat tour, which enables guests to experience various marine adventures at the Great Barrier Reef, including swimming, snorkeling, diving or exploring the Reef from an underwater observatory. At the Olgas, vacationers have the opportunity to discover ancestral secrets of the desert land during the aboriginal Liru tour or visit the vividly colored dome rocks rising from the plains.

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