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Majestic Princess Returns To Sydney Launching Record Australian Cruise Season




The Majestic PrincessAustralia’s summer cruise season has officially begun following the return of international megaliner Majestic Princess to Sydney this morning. The largest and newest ship in the Princess Cruises fleet, Majestic Princess’ return to Sydney also marks the beginning of Princess’ biggest ever Australian season which is set to inject upwards of $70 million into the New South Wales economy.

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Full program release: New host for Cruise360 Australasia



Television and radio presenter James O’Loghlin has been named as the host of this year’s Cruise360 Australasia conference, heading a packed program of international speakers and panellists who will gather to address the future of the global cruise industry.

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Cruise360 Australasia Joins a Revolution on Shore. Robert Morgenstern confirmed to join international speakers




The cruise industry’s key annual forum Cruise360 Australasia will embrace the worldwide revolution underway in shore excursions, with Holland America Group operations chief Robert Morgenstern confirmed to join international speakers at the August event.

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Comment (cruisebusiness.com) – Capacity constraints in greatest of natural harbours



Aurora at Sydney - P&O CruisesThere is something paradoxical about the fact that the cruise industry continues to experience problems with land based infrastructure in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is one of the greatest natural harbours in the world: a huge and sheltered bay that has several miles of shoreline and it has deep water too. (cruisebusiness.com)

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Infrastructure woes sharply slowed down Australian market growth last year




AIDAcara at Sydney on December 19, 2017  (Photo courtesy AIDA Cruises)Problems with land based infrastructure particularly in Sydney contributed to a sharp slowdown in the growth of the Australian cruise market last year, CLIA Australasia figures show.In 2018, a total of 1.35 million Australians took a cruise, which was just 0.9% more than in the previous year. In 2017, the year on growth had been robust 4.4%. (cruisebusiness.com)

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Karen Christensen Honoured at CLIA Awards



Respected travel industry veteran, Karen Christensen, was bestowed top honours at the Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) annual Australasian Awards last Saturday evening where she was announced as the winner of CLIA’s 2019 Hall of Fame Award. (etbtravelnews.global)

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Sydney: ‘We’ve had enough erosion of our culture’: Indigenous fishing threatened by cruise plan



On Saturday Indigenous leaders Tim Ella and Trevor Walker will hold a fishing day at Yarra Bay, a cove on the north-eastern side of Botany Bay. Mr Ella and Mr Walker expect more than 100 people to turn up, mostly schoolchildren, and the two elders will spend much of the day passing on the traditional net-fishing skills they learned as children in southern Sydney. (smh.com.au)

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New Plan to Build Cruise in New South Wales




AIDAcara at Sydney on December 19, 2017  (Photo courtesy AIDA Cruises)“A new Cruise Development Plan released by the New South Wales government earlier this year promises to look into the viability of more cruise berths in Sydney, either at Molineaux Point or Yarra Bay”, said Sandra Chipchase, CEO, Destination NSW. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Cruise360 Australasia Expands to Include Cruise Destination Showcase




Cruise360 Australasia is taking on the world this year with a bonus Cruise Destination Showcase offered for the first time. The inaugural Cruise360 Cruise Destination Showcase will be held on Thursday August 30, 2018, and will see 10 cruise destinations present their destination highlights for cruise passengers and itinerary suggestions for pre-or post-cruise stays.

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