The Sunday Times Pushes The Boat Out – Other Cruise News: The Cruise People Introduce A Life Coach – Australian Cargo-Passenger Restart Planned For 2022

by Kevin Griffin

In January, we commented on The Sunday Times carrying the first real cruise supplement in almost a year. Yesterday, it ran an item on some of the five- and six-digit cruise fares that are now being booked for the post-Covid market. Elsewhere, cargo ship passengers will have to wait almost a year before they can sail between Europe and Australia again. And in a changing market, The Cruise People introduce a life coach who their customers can contact for a free trial.

THIS WEEK’S STORY

The Sunday Times Pushes The Boat Out

Yesterday’s Sunday Times gifted the cruise trade with a feature article by Sue Bryant.

Oceania Cruises' Insignia in Manhattan

Oceania Cruises’ Insignia in Manhattan

Following Oceania Cruises’ feat of completely bookings the 684-berth Insignia for her 180-day round-the-world cruise in 2023, Sue chased down some other upmarket offerings from Regent Seven Seas, Mundy Cruising, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, Windstar Cruises, Eclipse, Hurtigruten, Seabourn, Aurora Expeditions and European Waterways.

The sold-out 2023 world cruise on the Insignia starts at £38,059 per person for two in an inside cabin and £74,019 per person in a suite.

The 180-day voyage sets sail in 2023 and calls at 96 destinations in 33 countries across four continents.

Every one of the available 684 berths was purchased within hours, according to the company, with some guests even opting to pay more for an extended sailing of 218 days.

In the meantime, it will dock at Central and South America, Antarctica, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Guests will experience twenty overnight stays in ports, visit sixty Unesco World Heritage Sites, and have the opportunity to try excursions such as a Bedouin meal in the Arabian desert and a Burmese monk ceremony in Myanmar.

The vessel departs from San Francisco, California, on January 15, 2023, and returns almost six months later, on July 13.

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The Cruise People Introduce A Life Coach

Happiness and wellness coach Anna M. Iwata

Happiness and wellness coach Anna M. Iwata

In recognition of the increasing attention now being paid to wellness and mind health, especially in view of the present global pandemic, The Cruise People Ltd have come to an agreement with life, happiness and wellness coach Anna M. Iwata for her to act as its in-house source for well-being advice.

Anna is a graduate of the University of London, runs her own private life coaching practice (www.zenmencoaching.com) and is an avid traveller herself.

She will contribute regular wellness posts to their blog, as well as making her coaching services available to Cruise People clients and friends.

The Cruise People are not just passionate about offering the most luxurious and interesting travel experiences, but also making life a little bit happier during these difficult and challenging times. One can contact Anna at anna@zenmencoaching.com .

Australian Cargo-Passenger Restart Planned For 2022

For those who like to book well in advance we are pleased to announce the post-Covid return of CMA CGM to the Europe-Australia passenger-cargo trade with four 4-berth ships. The APL Detroit, APL Miami, APL Phoenix, and APL Savannah each offer two Owner’s cabins.

APL Phoenix (© Jan Svendsen)

APL Phoenix (© Jan Svendsen)

London to Sydney is 45 days. Sydney to London is 52 days.

Ports served are London – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Fos sur Mer – La Spezia – Genoa – Gioia Tauro – Mauritius – Reunion – Sydney – Melbourne – Adelaide – Fremantle – Singapore – Colombo – Gioia Tauro – Valencia – London.

Fares for voyages of 20 days and more are €150 per person per day in double occupancy or €170 per day or sole use of a cabin.

Australian Cargo-Passenger Restart Planned For 2022

Australian Cargo-Passenger Restart Planned For 2022

The APL Phoenix and three sister ships offer two Owners Cabins each with a common lounge. A fifth vessel, the NSB-owned 10-passenger Conti Everest features one Owner’s cabin, three doubles and two singles, plus a swimming pool.

For anyone booking an Australia voyage, The Cruise People’s life coach Anna M. Iwata will offer a free introductory 60-minute coaching session.

The Cruise People are not just passionate about offering the most luxurious and interesting travel experiences, but also making life a little bit happier during these difficult and challenging times. Intending passengers can contact Anna at: anna@zenmencoaching.com .

(Kevin Griffin is managing director of The Cruise People Ltd in London, England. For further information concerning cruises mentioned in this article readers can visit his blog)

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