Beat the Winter Blues!!!

It’s a little bit chilly at the moment, and we are all dreaming of the summer, so let’s beat those winter blues with a look at our summertime cruises! We have an exciting new season of summer cruises ready to choose – and remember Christmas is just around the corner (what a perfect present that would be for the family!).

Roll back those blankets, pull off those beanies, socks and doona’s and let the warm sunshine in… Summer may be a couple of months away but now’s the time to dream a little dream, cast your mind adrift and sail out to sea to a warm sunny isle in the South Pacific or laze on a sun-drenched Mediterranean beach!

That’s the spirit! Come on, let’s take a look at some of the summertime cruise treats that we have in store for you! Here is just a nibble of what we have available!

South Pacific – one of Australia’s most popular cruise destinations, you can sail out to the islands on cruises ranging 7-14 nights, weekly from Brisbane & Sydney, plus Melbourne from October through to April. Cruiselines sailing to the tropical isles of New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and more are P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Azamara Cruises, Holland America, Carnival and more. That’s enough ships to please everyone and every budget!

Australia – Exciting news with Cunard home-porting in Sydney and Melbourne during the upcoming summer months. This means that lavish old-world luxury that Cunard “Queen’s” are known for is now within easy reach. Cruise to Adelaide’s Kangaroo Island or to Tasmania for Dark Mofo and the charms of the Apple Isle or cosmopolitan Melbourne’s café and restaurant scene – you could even take in the Melbourne Cup! Visit Fremantle and our western shores, the Kimberley region and Kakadu, the Great Barrier Reef one of our natural treasures, and many fabulous ports along our eastern coastline – tropical Cairns, Whitsunday, Brisbane, Newcastle, Eden, and of course iconic Sydney with her Opera House and towering Harbour Bridge spanning a glistening blue harbour. New ships combined with new ports and itineraries mean your choices for summer holidaying are limitless! Visit online for all the latest and greatest itineraries with excellent value for every cruiser!

New Zealand – Next stop is the magical islands of New Zealand. Cruising from her Bay of Islands in the north to her millennia old Fiordland National Park in the south, from discovering Rotorua’s steaming mud pools and Maori culture, to the art deco scene of Napier, Marlborough’s vineyards, Auckland’s harbour of sails and so much more. Explore today from Australian ports with cruiselines such as Princess Cruises, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises and more.

World – Ready to cruise further? Alaska? Asia? The Caribbean? India, Arabia, the Maldives and Seychelles? What about a European River Cruise? Or the Mediterranean or the Baltics and Scandinavia? Pick a destination with a coastline, and we can cruise you there!

So…. now’s the time to get your summer cruise organised, shed those winter woollies and strut your stuff in your new summer swim suit! Ahhhh but the magic of cruising means you don’t even have to wait! There’s always a sunny climate somewhere! And they are available year- round!

Time to pick up the phone and call today because we know where the sun is!!! Let’s go cruising – simply login at Accor Vacation Club Travel and then search online or book with our Travel Solutions Specialists by calling AU: 1800 70 80 90 or NZ: 0800 45 19 97.

Written: Jacqueline Hamilton