Precious Addition to the MSC Fleet

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 0 comments
The MSC Preziosa entered service on the 24th of March 2013, an identical sister ship to the MSC Divina. In true lavish MSC style, the ship was christened with a luxurious ceremony in Genoa. Doing the honours was the godmother of the entire MSC fleet, actress Sophia Loren.

The ceremony included a flash mob of crew and passengers from fleetmates MSC Splendida and MSC Opera which featured sound and lighting effects. There were also fireworks and an acrobatics display to properly welcome the new ship into the fold!

Onboard the ship, cruisers will find some wonderful features including the infinity pool, bowling alley, sports courts, 21 bars, Solarium and Aqua Park for the kids. She will sail the Western Mediterranean with itineraries ranging from 1 night to a week.

Author: Ryan Posa+

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P&O's Latest Domestic Paradise

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | 0 comments
P&O has a new destination, and it's only 35 kilometres from Brisbane! Now incorporated in a number of short break cruises on the Pacific Jewel from Sydney will be Moreton Island off the Queensland coast, providing a bit of onshore fun in what are otherwise sea-only excursions.

Moreton is the world's thrid largest sand island, and 95% of it is a National Park. Although there are a small number of residents, most who land on the island are day trippers who come to enjoy the park and take part in the recreational activities offered on the island. These include hiking, 4 wheel driving, snorkelling, diving, whale watching and attending the feeding program for wild dolphins at the resort of Tangalooma.

Honeymoon Bay
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Cruise passengers will have access to these activities and more, and will have the opportunity to hand feed wild bottlenose dolphins! The champagne pools near Honeymoon Bay are predicted to be popular amongst cruisers- natural pools formed amongst the rocks at the northeastern tip of the island. The ship will moor in the morning and depart after the evening dolphin feeding, allowing a full day of fun in the sun.

Dolphin Feeding at Tangalooma
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Cruises going to Moreton Island in 2103 include the Moreton Island Cruise in May, September and December, Lifestyle Cruise in June and the Food and Wine Cruise in August.

Author: Ryan Posa+