Expedition Cruising – A Growing Trend
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by Kathy Fossati
6M ago
Firstly, WHY are travelers drawn to expedition cruises? Adventure – Expedition cruises offer the chance to explore remote regions, from polar to jungles, islands and other hard-to-reach destinations in an adventurous way. Activities like hiking, kayaking and polar plunges add excitement. Learning – There is a significant educational component with lectures from experts and naturalists as well as shore excursions that focus on nature, wildlife and culture.  Definitely an enriching experience for the mind, body and soul. Unique Wildlife – Seeing Antarctica’s penguins, the Arctic wildlife ..read more
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How to be an Eco-Friendly Cruiser
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by Kathy Fossati
9M ago
Going on a cruise can feel like a more eco-friendly solution to traveling compared to the thousands of air miles flying across the planet. However, that doesn’t mean that a cruise doesn’t come with its own carbon footprint. If you want to put the planet first for now and future generations, follow these tips to ensure you’re as eco-friendly and ocean loving as possible. Power Usage As on land, your use of electricity affects the planet. Wasting electricity is a definite no-no if you want to help conserve the planet’s resources. Turn off or limit the use of lights, air conditioning and other ..read more
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Escorted Heritage Rail Tours
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by Yula Geredov
10M ago
The Ins and Outs! Since 2016, Cruise Express has successfully run a myriad of escorted heritage rail journeys that combine the wonderful experience of heritage train travel with the delights and highlights of touring regional Australia. We join regional festivals, visit farms and wineries, enjoy private tours and performances and dine in terrific and authentic local restaurants Demand for this style of travelling has increased as our clients experience not only the destination but the joy of travel itself! Why do our clients love heritage train journeys? There is a nostalgic romanticism a ..read more
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The Kimberley Uncovered!
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by Kathy Fossati
11M ago
An Interview with Mick Fogg PONANT’s Australian Expedition Manager Mick is the Director of Expeditions and Destination Development, Asia Pacific for PONANT, and has led more than 300 expeditions through the Sub-Antarctic, South East Asia and Oceania regions spanning a 15-year career. His enthusiasm for the cultures, wildlife and wonders of Australia is contagious! Below follows an article from PONANT where Mick talks about one of his all time favourite places – Australia’s Kimberley that we would like to share with you. Question: After having led more than 300 expeditions through the Sub-Anta ..read more
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1y ago
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5 Important Things to Know When Booking a Cruise
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by Kathy Fossati
1y ago
  No matter how many sailings you’ve been on, you can always learn a few tips and tricks when booking a cruise to make your voyage as perfect as possible. Many of us have discovered some new things along the way and here are a few we’d like to share.   Choose the Right Ship  There are many factors to consider when choosing the most appropriate ship for you when booking your cruise. Remember the main three categories are Ocean, River and Expedition. Aside from the price and itinerary, the ship’s overall vibe and layout are also important. Some are luxurious, small or mid-size tar ..read more
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Travelling in a COVID World
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by Kathy Fossati
2y ago
Written by Managing Director of Cruise Express, Meg HillApril 2022 There is a lot to know before you go! What you need to know and do varies greatly based on the destination, airline and what you’re doing when you get there. Rules and regulations are changing all the time An agent can help navigate through the endless websites, watch for updates, assist to complete online forms, and simplify the process and any stress involved in pre-departure plans. What you’ll need (as of April 2022) At a minimum – to be at least double vaccinated (booster preferable if you qualify) or have an official med ..read more
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Tasmania – Voyage Log
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by Kathy Fossati
2y ago
The Coastal Wilds of Tasmania onboard Coral Discoverer – 17 to 26 January 2021 DAY 1: DEPARTING HOBART 17 Jan 2021 This morning the crew said goodbye to those who travelled onboard our Tasmania Circumnavigation, and Coral Discoverer was turned around ready for our new guests to board in the afternoon. All guests were onboard Coral Discoverer after completing our SailSAFE and pre-boarding checks, and we departed at 4:45 pm. The mandatory muster drill took place shortly after, then Arron introduced the crew. We all came up for Captain’s Welcome Drinks and ..read more
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The Kimberley – Voyage Log
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by Kathy Fossati
2y ago
Broome to Darwin onboard Coral Adventurer – 14 to 24 May 2021 DAY 1: DEPARTING BROOME 14 May 2021 The day began for many of our guests in Darwin as we had to fulfill quarantine requirements at the airport before boarding the Alliance charter flight QQ775714 for Broome to join up with the rest of the guests at the Broome Civic Centre & our final clearance before catching the Broome Taxi Bus to the Wharf. Once on board the Coral Adventurer we could relax & prepare for our cruise northwards along the little-known Kimberley coastline. By 3pm we had cleared Roebuck Bay & wer ..read more
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Tradewind Voyages
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by Kathy Fossati
2y ago
THE GOLDEN GIRL Embrace the slow lane on a UK cruise aboard traditional sailing ship ‘Golden Horizon’ by Rebecca Barnes @ The Jewish Chronicle (thejc.com) It’s a sultry July evening, the water is millpond still and there’s not a cloud in the cornflower blue sky. But I’m not in tropical climes, I’m in south east England — and about to sail into the sunset on the maiden voyage of Tradewind Voyages’ Golden Horizon. This is ‘staycation’ cruising, and with specially composed classical music setting the scene, the evening has a real sense of drama and anticipation. Sail aways are always a holid ..read more
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