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Cruising Update



P&O Cruises Update

Pause of Service

  • Pause Service as of 02nd December 2020 across Australia & New Zealand til April 2021
  • P&O Assurance Policy – To provide maximum flexibility & peace of mind, they are pleased to announce an update to the Policy, with temporary payments & and cancellation policy, effective immediately
  • Book with confidence with P&O knowing you can cancel up to 75 days prior to departure, this policy is being updated all the time as things change
  • We will advise you of the booking conditions at the time of booking, please still keep in mind that things can change

Healthy Cruising with P&O

  • The Health, safety & Well-being of guess, the communities they visit, and loyal crew is a top priority with P&O Cruises, they are working closely with some of the best minds in medical science, public health & infectious disease control to understand the challenges posed by the virus.
  • P&O will resume Cruising when society is ready, with enhanced Health Measures, developed in conjunction with government health authorities, public health experts, local ports & the Cruise Lines International Association.
  • As Australia & the world re-opens social venues, they will continue to learn from their example & adjust their Health & Safety practises accordingly.

Departing the Fleet

  • 28th September 2020 Pacific Dawn was sold
  • 15th October 2020 Pacific Aria was sold

New Ships to the Fleet

Pacific Explorer

  • 11 Guest Decks
  • 1998 Guests
  • Has interconnecting rooms
  • Only Ship with Waterslides at present
  • Will Currently sail out of Brisbane
  • Future plans for 2021-2022 to sail out of Auckland

Pacific Adventure

  • 17 Guest Decks
  • 2636 Guests
  • Will sail out of Sydney from April 2021 (subject to Cruises being paused)
  • All P&O favourite signature features
  • 7 Hot Tubs & 4 Swimming Pools
  • Chef’s Table
  • 5 Berth Window Suite
  • 2 Bedroom 8 berth Suite
  • Due to Covid-19, the planned Waterslides will be added at a later date

Pacific Encounter

  • 17 Guest Decks
  • 2600 Guest
  • Will sail out of Brisbane as of May 2021 (subject to Cruises being paused)
  • All P&O favourite signature features
  • 7 Hot Tubs & 4 Swimming Pools
  • 2 Bedroom 8 berth Suite

Princess Cruises Update

Pause of Service

  • Pause Service as of 27th October 2020 across Australia & New Zealand til 31st May 2021
  • Book with Confidence – During these unprecedented times; take the worry out of your next Cruise, cancel up to 30 Days before you sail & get your cancellation fees back as a Future Cruise Credit, subject to your departure date
  • Future Cruise Credits can be used on any sailing that departs within one year of your original departure date or 01 May 2022, whichever is later

Cruise Health with Princess Cruises

  • Princess Cruises are working with the Public Health officials, & Medical Experts to develop their Health & Safety Protocols
  • They will adapt to the latest science & ever-evolving situation

Departing the Fleet

  • September 2020 – Sun Princess & Sea Princess have left the Princess Fleet with immediate effect

New Ships for Australia

Some of the 2021 – 2022 Highlights

  • · 5 Princess Ship sailing to over 82 Destinations & visiting 9 Countries.
  • · There are 59 Unique Itineraries ranging from 2 – 36 Nights with departures from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne & Adelaide

Coral Princess

  • 16 Guest Decks
  • 2000 Guests
  • Will sail out of Brisbane from 2021 – 2022 including Cruises within Queensland, New Zealand, Fiji, Round trip of Australia, Hawaii, Tahiti & South Pacific Tasmania, Papua New Guinea
  • Medallionnet
  • All of the Princess Cruises favourite signature features
  • First Coral Class Ship to be based within Australia
  • Sails her first World Cruise to the Mediterranean, Norway, Iceland, the Artic Circle and a transit of the Panama Canal
  • The World Cruise itinerary will feature 43 Destinations in 27 Countries across 6 Continents over 107-nights
  • Over-night stays in Dubai, Venice, New York & Lima
  • With 4 New Maiden Cruise ports – Sibenik in Croatia, Olden/Nordfjord in Norway, Isafjorour in Iceland & Falmouth in Cornwall in the United Kingdom

Royal Princess

  • 19 Guest Decks
  • 3560 Guests
  • Will sail out of Brisbane from 2021 – 2022 including Cruises to Fiji, Queensland, Asia
  • MedallionClass Experience
  • All of the Princess Cruises favourite signature features

Pacific Princess

  • 11 Guest Decks
  • 670 Guests
  • Will sail from Brisbane to Tokyo on 28 March 2022, including stops along the way on a 22-night Cruise
  • Small Ship Experience

Coral Expeditions

Our Tasmania series of 8 expedition adventures on Coral Discoverer, begin 26 December and continue through until 18 March after receiving formal approval from Tasmanian authorities for the 2021 Tasmanian summer season.

Guests can travel with confidence on our small ship with an all Australian crew and fewer than 60 guests per voyage. Our SailSAFE health protocols and flexible booking options have been tested and proven since our resumption of operations in mid-October 2020.

Coral Discoverer

  • · 4 Guest Decks
  • · 72 Passengers
  • Small Ship to get into the coast line
  • All outside guest cabins with En-suite bathrooms
  • One trademark Xplorer tender seats all passengers for shore excursions
  • Two zodiacs for more intrepid exploration
  • Kayaks and scuba equipment
  • Lecture lounge with multimedia for daily expedition briefings and presentations
  • Small on-board Library
  • Shallow draft and advanced navigation and propulsion systems
  • Fitted with modern safety and navigation equipment and wireless internet facilities

Thank you to the beautiful Tammy who recently booked my holiday. She made everything so easy. I highly recommend booking through her.


– Claire B

We couldn’t be happier with Redcliffe Travel. Their wonderful agent, Tammy, recently booked our flights to Zimbabwe. Her attention to detail was fantastic! Her communication was outstanding, keeping us updated and even checking in after our return to ensure our travel went smoothly. We highly recommend Tammy and the team at Redcliffe Travel.


– Julia L

We have just returned from our second holiday organised and booked through Tammy. It's so comforting to deal with such a professional and caring staff member. Thanks heaps Tammy outstanding service once again


– Steve E

The Australia part of our trip has sadly finished. In a word, it has been amazing! We owe a lot to our travel agent Tammy Aitchison, who asked the right questions, gave us insightful guidance when planning this trip and basically ironed out the wrinkles we would have undoubtedly experienced had it not been for her assistance. You will discover that her professionalism and attention to detail is world class and her customer service is second to none.


– Alan B

We had a terrific family holiday arranged by Redcliffe Cruise Travel and we wouldn't hesitate to have them assisting us with our next trip. Because we like you guys! Because you are a local company. Because we like having an agent behind us in the event things go wrong on the journey.


– Sean G

As popular as do-it-yourself travel is and as savvy as we are with all things online, there are some aspects of travel that are much better dealt with through a travel agency and someone who really knows what they are doing. Tammy and Redcliffe Cruise and Travel are so knowledgeable and experienced in dealing with those aspects of travel that are challenging. Its good to work through someone who knows what they are doing and who take as much interest in you having a great holiday as you do!!


– Nette G

The service provided is always helpful and comprehensive. The booking documentation is always delivered on time to allow checking and to make changes if necessary.


– Beris & Jim B

I have used Tammy at Redcliffe Cruise and Travel twice now to book our family holidays. We have found her to be very professional and efficient. She has also been very obliging when I have had to ask questions regarding our holiday. We will definitely be using her in the future.


– Cathleen E

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