Spring Is Here and so is Cruise Sale Season

Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2009 | 0 comments
Cruise Sale FinderIt's great to see so many sales on cruise ships offered through sites like cruisesalefinder.co.nz -- especially now that the temperature is starting to rise, with spring on our doorstep and summer just around the corner.

Remember, there are cruises departing from exotic locations all around the world -- for example, the Coral Princess is doing the Panama run, departing Los Angeles and sailing for 15 nights to arrive at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with up to 28% off cabins -- check out the deals here.

If it's something closer to Australia or New Zealand you're after, check out the Grand Vistas packages aboard the Sun Princess -- 13 nights, departing Sydney 27/11/2009, with up to 53% off cabins!

All the following cruise ships have sales on at the moment -- check them out at Cruise Sale Finder, just go to http://cruisesalefinder.co.nz:
  • Dawn Princess
  • Diamond Princess
  • Golden Princess
  • Grand Princess
  • Island Princess
  • Ocean Princess
  • Pacific Dawn
  • Pacific Sun
  • Pacific Princess
  • Queen Mary 2
  • Queen Victoria
  • Royal Princess
  • Ruby Princess
  • Sapphire Princess
  • Star Princess
  • Sun Princess

Video: A cruise ship is guided through the Panama Canal

Great Deal on Dawn Princess through Cruise Sale Finder

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Check out the excerpt below, from a blog entry published earlier this month. It's from a guy named Paul Chong who sounds like a very happy traveller after experiencing a Sydney to New Zealand cruise aboard the Dawn Princess:
"A Princess cruise holiday is a dream holiday. You are pampered & given royalty treatment from room services to dinning in style. Some people do plan their dreams & romances by going on cruises. Some are habitually living on these love boats. Because of time & space, there is little to distinguish dream from reality. They say that dreams do come true, but then dreams fade and whatever reality there is remains only in your memory. Just when you are having such a good time, the end comes sooner than desired. Then you wonder was it all a dream?" (Source)
There are some great deals going on Cruise Sale Finder right now, including up to 75% off cabins for a 28 night cruise aboard Dawn Princess circumnavigating Australia -- departing from Melbourne 28/11/09. Twin Cabins are from $2956 pp and triple cabins from $3409pp. To take advantage of this great deal on Cruise Sale Finder head to http://cruisesalefinder.co.nz/.

The next 28-day Dawn Princess cruise leaves Sydney on 06/03/2010 -- but if that's too long a wait, the Diamond Princess sets sail from Auckland on 16/01/2010, taking in the east coast of New Zealand and Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia.

Remember, for a great deal on cruises aboard the Dawn Princess or Diamond Princess, check out some great New Zealand Cruises at http://cruisesalefinder.co.nz

Australia Cruises on the Pacific Dawn

Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 | 0 comments
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Here's a link to a blog which goes into great detail about the Pacific Dawn, which is soon to be the first Superliner based permanently in Australia. From December 2009, the Pacific Dawn will be Brisbane based. The ship had some bad press a few months ago with the global outbreak of swine flu, which is a shame -- it's not like anyone could predict an outbreak like that. Now it's back to business as usual on the ship, or should I say fun as usual.

Australia CruiseThe blog, at www.cruise-australia.net, points out some of the design details by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano. For one, he has designed interiors to reflect the natural world, with plenty of wood grain and soft natural colours. There's also an opulent looking three level atrium. But more impressive is the dome atop the ship, intended to resemble a dolphin carving its way across the surface of the water. Inside the dome is a huge entertainment lounge and observation deck.

There are some amazing savings to be had on Australia Cruises at http://cruisesalefinder.com.au, including up to 50 % off selected cabins for a 16-night cruise aboard the Pacific Dawn, departing Sydney on 9th September. Prices include Quad Cabins From AUD$1852 pp and Triple Cabins from AUD$2338 pp. There's also up to 45% off cabins aboard the Pacific Sun for a seven night cruise departing 26 September 2009. Keep an eye on http://cruisesalefinder.com.au and you're sure to find the right cruise to suit you.

Video: A promotional clip, taking a walkthrough of the Pacific Dawn.

Great Cruise Deals NZ

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More Kiwi families are cruising, according to a press release from P&O Cruises, who have extended their New Zealand cruise season due to a sell-out response this year. If you're looking for cheap cruise deals for NZ check out http://cruisedeals.co.nz/

P&O Cruises’ Pacific Sun returned to Auckland yesterday, marking the end of a two-month season in which she carried 12,000 Kiwis on 70 calls to 17 different ports throughout the South Pacific.

The 2009 cruise season was a sell-out for P&O Cruises, says the release, with a 20 percent growth in the number of families travelling on each cruise – a clear sign that they are taking advantage of the value cruising offers for all age groups and the flexibility that allows everyone to take a break together. Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Ann Sherry, CEO of Carnival Australia, which operates P&O Cruises in New Zealand, said the decision to base Pacific Sun out of Auckland for a record four-month season next year reflected the increasing popularity of cruising among New Zealanders.

“This is our third, and biggest, season from New Zealand and we will offer something for everyone, as well as directly contribute $9 million to the local economy,” Ms Sherry said.

“As well as extending next season, we’re moving the season forward to April which will mean warmer weather for our New Zealand passengers.

“We’re also very excited about the new 12-night voyages to Norfolk Island, an historic destination for P&O Cruises as our first port of call almost 77 years ago.”

“The support for cruising in the local market has meant that P&O Cruises has been able to invest in improving and expanding our fleet from two ships to four ships by late next year.

“This rapid expansion also provides extra opportunities for the technical staff, senior officers and security personnel that we recruit from New New Zealand.”

P&O Bookings for the 2010 season are already looking strong with last week recording the strongest level of sales for a season still nine-months away.

Cruise NZ Chairman Craig Harris says despite the economic climate hitting many travel and tourism businesses hard, the $174 million cruise industry is in good shape and looking forward to a bright future.

“The addition of the second dedicated cruise terminal at Queens Wharf will be timely to cater for what has become New Zealand’s fifth largest inbound tourism market,” Mr Harris said. Source: www.scoop.co.nz

There are always fantastic deals on cruises going through Cruise Deals NZ at http://cruisedeals.co.nz/. Right now they're offering 13 nights cruising around NZ and Australia aboard the Diamond Princess (departing 22/12/09) with Triple Cabins from $2602 per person and Quad Cabins from $2340 per person. Book ahead and save!