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Cruising is the fastest growing segment within the leisure market with Australia being named the fastest growing passenger market in the world. Larger than life ships are being built every year and although many love the grandeur of holidaying on the largest cruise ships on earth, there is a lot to be said for intimate…

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On Friday I was lucky enough to step onboard the newly refurbished Dawn Princess. The Dawn is being ‘Australianised’ with the addition of a beer garden and wine festival. Dining onboard is getting a make over with a new Italian Cafe (the pizza’s looked to die for!) as well as a make over for the…

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Royal Caribbean are known for having the largest ships in service, constantly outdoing themselves with first-at-sea experiences and they have done it yet again. On Friday the Harmony of the Seas was floated for the very first time in waters off western France, showing that it was on track for the first voyage from Southampton…

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If you are anything like I was before starting at Deck Chair Cruising, my idea of cruisers were that of cramped cabins, sub-par food, that distinct RSL smell and of course Titanic. Like most people, I don’t like admitting I am wrong, but here goes…. boy was I wrong! My partner and I recently took a short…

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After a multi million dollar dry dock, the revitalised Dawn Princess is ready to set sail with new and exciting features, giving cruises even more reasons to fall in love with royalty. Beer and wine enthusiasts can enjoy the Beer and Wine Festival held twice during every cruise of more than 7 days, with the top…

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Carnival Spirit upgrades or FUN Ship 2.0 as it is so affectionately called, will be out of dry dock in time for September 2015 cruises and will call Australia home for the 2015-16 & 2016-17 peak cruise season. With 133 cruises scheduled for the 2016/2017 season, Carnival has introduced more family friendly short cruises close to…

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Some people dream of a white Christmas, while others dream of a coastal Christmas. But if you are anything like us, there really isn’t anything quite like a cruising Christmas. Without lifting a finger, your Christmas feast will be prepared leaving more time to spend with the family. Entertainment for all ages is only a…

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Cruising foodies rejoice as basic is no longer on the menu. P&O Cruises has introduced what they are calling “a brand new, fun food experience unlike anything you’ve seen on a cruise before.” Say goodbye to the buffet on the Pacific Jewel, Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden as it is replaced with the ‘Pantry’ between…

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If you prefer the warm summer sun and an ice coffee over the chill of winter and the power bill that comes with a constantly running heater, you might want to consider booking a winter escape. Winter in Australia is a popular time to hit the open ocean and follow the sun to greener pastures….

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If it’s good enough for the Queen, it’s good enough for us. Introducing P&O’s Britannia. Weighing in at over 141,000 tons with the ability to carry 3,647 passengers, Britannia is by far the largest ship in P&O’s fleet. Almost 20 years after naming P&O’s Oriana, Her Majesty The Queen accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of…

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