What's on the Horizon - Industry News

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As an important part of the travel sector in Australia and New Zealand, cruise tourism has become one of the most popular holiday options in the world.

As an important part of the travel sector in Australia and New Zealand, cruise tourism is now back in full swing after a two-year pause due to the pandemic, buoyed by  the strong support of loyal guests who share a passion for cruise holidays at sea. 

Following a busy year of restarting operations and re-opening destinations in the region, this is on the horizon Carnival Australia’s brands: 

  • P&O Cruises Australia – Pacific Encounter has completed its transformation with the addition of new guest experiences, including a twin-racer waterslide, zipline and rock climbing wall in its outdoor adventure park.
  • Holland America Line’s Noordam will homeport out of Sydney for part of 2023 – 2024 for the Australian and New Zealand wave season. Guests who want to explore the southern regions of the continent and New Zealand can embark on a range of 7 -  14-day voyages.
  • Holland America Line is globally recognised as an expert in longer voyages, and to commemorate its historic 150th Anniversary in 2023 the cruise line is introducing extended Legendary Voyages. These lengthier cruises, which range from 25 to 56 days, combine the ceremony of Holland America Line’s Grand Voyages with itineraries that feature a comprehensive collection of ports that enrich the experience in each destination. The itineraries are offered on a variety of the line’s perfectly sized ships, bringing guests to Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific and more: