Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community

woodscruise

Members
  • Content Count

    349
  • Joined

About woodscruise

  • Rank
    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Whalan
  • Interests
    Cruising, movies
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    HAL
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Alaska

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. I am not sure if this is the infrastructure priority list, but Sydney Ports last month installed 2 new gangways that can accommodate 1200 people per half hour.
  2. THE arrival of ever-larger cruise ships into Australasian waters is inevitable, with Royal Caribbean well advanced in planning for deployment of its Oasis-class vessels in Australia and NZ. According to RCCL’s Associate Vice President of Marine & Safety, Captain Nik Antalis “it’s only a matter of time,” as he urged delegates at the Australian Cruise Association conference to take action to prepare for the arrival of the mega-vessels. Oasis-class vessels are currently the largest cruise ships in operation, 360m in length with 5,400 lower berths. But a number of other cruise lines, including MSC and Dream Cruises, also have their own behemoths of the sea coming. Antalis noted that the only Australian port which will be able to handle the large vessels is the new Brisbane International Cruise Terminal , in contrast to a host of ports in New Zealand which were already heeding calls from the cruise sector to improve their infrastructure. Antalis also contrasted the Australian paucity of Oasis capable ports with the attitude in Asia, where there will next year be a total of 40 destinations able to handle the world’s largest cruise ships - an increase of 35 in just the last five years. He said ports that would be suitable in Australasia with relatively little investment would include Hobart, Darwin and Fremantle, but Sydney and Auckland remain problematic. Cruise Weekly 06Sep 2019
  3. Hi Geoff, SYD ports is now showing Carnival Splendor and Pacific Adventure in SYD on 10 Jun (PA at White Bay which will be interesting sailing under the Harbour Bridge). On the 8th June there is a booking for Unnamed Vessel booked in by RCCL. Sydney ports has no ships booked in after 27 June. Maybe Voyager is being based in BNE.
  4. In todays cruise weekly an article regarding 2 new gangways at Sydney. "TWO new gangways have arrived at Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal, designed to better support visits from larger cruise ships in excess of 5,000 passengers. Arriving fully assembled, the gangways were unloaded by crane and installed on the wharf over two days. NSW State Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the two new gangways aim to improve the terminal’s efficiency. “These new passenger bridges will move over 1,200 people every 30 minutes,” he said. “The great thing is they increase capacity and speed up boarding and disembarking, making it a much more enjoyable experience for the hundreds of thousands of passengers welcomed at the Overseas Passenger Terminal every year.” Following a period of testing and commissioning, the new gangways are expected to be operational in time for the 2019/20 cruise season. The new gangways build on the NSW Government’s recent investments in Sydney’s cruise terminal facilities. Over 1.6m cruise passengers transit through Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal and White Bay Cruise Terminal each year. The 300-plus cruise ships visiting New South Wales each year generate $2.75 billion for the state’s economy and support almost 10,000 jobs and generate $800 million in wages."
  5. This is for the 2021 /2022 cruising season. Also the interesting thing is both the "Unnamed Vessel" and Voyager of the Seas have bookings through to June 2022.
  6. Sydney ports has listed from 2 November 2021 to 7 June 2022 on a regular bases has mentioned of an "Unnamed Vessel". Could be Oasis class out of Sydney?
  7. I agree with you GUT2407, That is why I find it interesting that they have port bookings in May and June. Normally they only have the port booking up to April, hence the reason for posting.
  8. After checking Sydney Ports RCCL has some interesting entries in 2021/2022 cruise season. The first one is a Unnamed vessel arriving 2nd November 2021 and as a regular visitor until 7 June2022 The other interesting vessel is Voyager of the Seas showing as a regular visitor until 17 June 2022. Is RCCL going to commence year round cruising from Australia, and basing 2 ships here year round? (The schedule only goes up to June 2022 )
  9. After checking Sydney Ports RCCL has some interesting entries in 2021/2022 cruise season. The first one is a Unnamed vessel arriving 2nd November 2021 and as a regular visitor until 7 June2022 The other interesting vessel is Voyager of the Seas showing as a regular visitor until 17 June 2022. Is RCCL going to commence year round cruising from Australia, and basing 2 ships here year round? (The schedule only goes up to June 2022 ) Princess is also showing that Royal Princess will be calling Sydney home in this season instead of Regal Princess
  10. Radiance is heading to Singapore after the Alaska season for the dry docking via the north pacific. Do not know if it will be a passenger run or have contractor onboard. After the dry dock it is heading down to Brisbane.
  11. The agent in question is based in Brisbane, however there is 2 agents that they own in NSW that is also in administration.
  12. Springaussie, I also received a survey last weekend regarding new destinations.
  13. Unless it is the end of the previous cruise, of doing an Australian coastal to Willis Island.
  14. No, And Voyager is not coming to Australia this year. It is actually cruising from Singapore this season.
  15. Thank you for posting the menu. To me it looks like P&O Australia are cost cutting. :(
×
×
  • Create New...