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Tuesday, February 14, 2012 » 09:47am
The Queen Mary II has sailed into Sydney Harbour this morning.
Adorned with giant red lovehearts, the Queen Mary 2 is docking at Garden Island for Valentines Day.
She’s currently completing her first ever circumnavigation of the country, with nearly 2 and a half thousand passengers on board.
At 345 metres long, the luxury cruise liner is two thirds the length of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, too large to dock at Sydney’s Circular Quay.
It’s the second stop for guests travelling on the cruise liner, having arrived in Fremantle from Cape Town last week.
Usually based in new York, her Australian visit will be the longest time the ship has spent in one country.
Onboard the ship is an historic document, the journal of Captain Matthew Flinders from his Australian circumnavigation in 1814.
The liner is spending 28 days sailing Australian waters, and her next stop is Brisbane, then Cairns, Darwin, then back to Freemantle.
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With vacation package rates starting as low as $1899 per person, this tempting Aussie travel deal available via Travelhoppers.com by down Under Adventures includes roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles to Sydney on Virgin Australia, domestic roundtrip flights from Sydney to Cairns, all applicable fuel surcharges, and 4-night, 4-star hotel stays in both Sydney & Cairns, featuring savings of up to 20 percent.
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Travelhoppers – a site that features exclusive travel offers from well-known travel brands to smaller niche suppliers around the world – has partnered with down Under Answers to present an incredible air-inclusive vacation package that highlights two of Australia’s iconic destinations – the cosmopolitan city of Sydney and Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. with package rates starting as low as $1899 per person, this tempting Aussie adventure includes roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles to Sydney on Virgin Australia, domestic roundtrip flights from Sydney to Cairns, all applicable fuel surcharges, and 4-night, 4-star hotel stays in both Sydney and Cairns.
To snag this incredible Australia vacation deal, travelers must book by February 29, 2012 for travel from February 1, 2012 through December 8, 2012. following is a list of the starting ‘from’ package rates for select departures (from LAX to Sydney), which are per person based on double occupancy. Add-on round trip fares from other U.S. gateways are available upon request: — February 1, 2012 – April 30, 2012: From $2199 — May 1, 2012 – June 8, 2012: From $1899 — June 9, 2012 – July 23, 2012 : From $2399 — July 24, 2012 – September 20, 2012: From $1899 — September 21 – December 8, 2012: From $2199
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This package includes a four night hotel stay at Travelodge Sydney, perfectly positioned to explore the city situated near restaurants, theaters, lively nightclubs and a great range of shops from designer stores to boutiques all within close walking distance as well as major attractions including Darling Harbor, Entertainment Quarter, Sydney Cricket Ground and the Sydney Football Stadium; and a four night stay in Cairns at the tropical waterfront Mantra Esplanade, just minutes from the yacht harbor which is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, lively street cafes, fine dining, the casino and much more. International roundtrip flights are operated by Virgin Australia. Airfare prices were calculated based on coach air, and rates are based on pricing at time of printing and may change and be subject to increase based on U.S. departure city, booking date, travel period and availability at time of booking. Prices are subject to seasonal surcharges and currency fluctuations.
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About down Under Answers down Under Answers is a leading travel wholesaler to New Zealand, Australia, & the South Pacific. A multi-award winning company, down Under Answers prides itself on our customer service and our ability to create fresh and irresistible vacations that let you experience the unique and diverse aspects of the destinations which we so passionately promote. down Under Answers began 19 years ago with a simple quest: to ensure that each and every traveler gets exactly the trip they desire. just like an artist, we will start with a blank canvas and create a personalized vacation, unlike any other vacation out there. Whether food and wine, culture and heritage itineraries for the independent travel, or cruising and escorted vacations, our staff of destination specialists will provide a tailor-made vacation that suits your style, taste and budget.
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under pressure: Sydney Kings coach Ian Robilliard speaks to players. Picture: Mark Evans Source: The Daily Telegraph
SYDNEY Kings players are desperate to save coach Ian Robilliard from facing the axe and insist they are "100 per cent" behind him.
Captain Julian Khazzouh and point guard Aaron Bruce said the squad were playing for their coach and are using the pressure he is under as fuel heading into their rematch against Cairns at the Sydney Entertainment Centre tomorrow.
The pressure on the Kings mentor has subsided somewhat with team committee chairman Max Schroder saying Robilliard’s position was not discussed when the committee met on Tuesday following the club’s improved form on the weekend, when they won against the Tigers in Melbourne and pushed the Wildcats in Perth.
But Schroder, who owns a major share in the club, said he could not guarantee Robilliard would stay at the helm for the entire season.
Khazzouh said the players came together in a huddle moments before their games against Melbourne and Perth to talk about how much their coach means to them.
"we said it had to be a huge weekend for us," Khazzouh said. "there was speculation about jobs and a lot of pressure on our guys. we put everything in for it. we said we have to do this for Moose. "we have to show all the work he does with us is paying off."
The star centre believes the club took a giant step over the weekend – but understands with their season 4-6 after 10 games, there is still pressure to climb into the top four on the NBL ladder.
Bruce said players will fight for their coach.
"we still have a lot of faith in Moose," Bruce said. "He has my 100 per cent support."
Sydney Kings v Cairns Tomorrow 7.30pm, Entertainment Centre. TV: ONE, 10.45pm
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Press Release – Royal Caribbean Cruises
Worried that summer will not arrive in time for the holiday period and already having fantasies about swaying palm trees and deserted island beaches? Royal Caribbean has two Hot Offers especially suited for desperate sun seekers – a 12 night South Pacific …November 24, 2011
Hot Offers for Holiday Sun Seekers
Worried that summer will not arrive in time for the holiday period and already having fantasies about swaying palm trees and deserted island beaches?
Royal Caribbean has two Hot Offers especially suited for desperate sun seekers – a 12 night South Pacific cruise departing from Sydney on January 22, 2012 on Rhapsody of the Seas, priced from $1539* per person, and cruising to a host of picturesque South Pacific destinations. Highlights of this cruise include port calls at Isle of Pines in new Caledonia, Suva in Fiji , Port Vila in Vanuatu and Lifou, in the Loyalty Islands.
Or choose a leisurely 14 night Sydney to Singapore cruise, departing on Rhapsody of the Seas from Sydney on February 16, priced from $1574. There is plenty of time to soak up sun while relaxing at sea, and also plenty of time for shore expeditions at ports of call, including Brisbane, Airlie Beach and Cairns in Queensland, Darwin in Northern Territory, at Benoa in Bali before arriving in Singapore on March 1, 2012.
*Prices in NZ$ are per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy inclusive of all fees, taxes, onboard gratuities, and are based on the lowest grader of interior occupancy.
About Rhapsody of the Seas
Rhapsody of the Seas boasts multi-deck, dazzling glass windows, affording guests incredible views of the magnificent scenery as it unfolds. Guests can race to the top of the ship’s iconic rock-climbing walls for an even more thrilling view or enjoy a variety of rejuvenating spa treatments in the Day Spa. Younger guests will be kept entertained with the cruise line’s award-winning Adventure Ocean and teen programmes. In the evenings, guests can enjoy Royal Caribbean Productions’ award-winning Broadway-style musical revues, and recount the day’s experiences in multiple onboard bars and lounges over cocktails.
Royal Caribbean Cruises new Zealand commenced operation in April 2010 as the new Zealand arm of global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. In new Zealand the company operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Azamara Club Cruises. the global company has a combined total of 40 ships in service and one under construction. It also offers unique land-tour vacations in Alaska, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Dubai, Europe and South America. for additional information or to make reservations, contact your travel agent, call 0800 102 123 or visit www.royalcaribbean.co.nz.
Thursday, 24 November 2011, 10:56 am Press Release: Royal Caribbean Cruises
November 24, 2011
Hot Offers for Holiday SunSeekers
Worried that summer will not arrive in timefor the holiday period and already having fantasies aboutswaying palm trees and deserted island beaches?
RoyalCaribbean has two Hot Offers especially suited for desperatesun seekers – a 12 night South Pacific cruise departingfrom Sydney on January 22, 2012 on Rhapsody of theSeas, priced from $1539* per person,and cruising to a host of picturesque South Pacificdestinations. Highlights of this cruise include port callsat Isle of Pines in new Caledonia, Suva in Fiji , Port Vilain Vanuatu and Lifou, in the Loyalty Islands.
Or choose aleisurely 14 night Sydney to Singapore cruise, departing onRhapsody of the Seas from Sydney on February 16,priced from $1574. There is plenty of time to soak up sunwhile relaxing at sea, and also plenty of time for shoreexpeditions at ports of call, including Brisbane, AirlieBeach and Cairns in Queensland, Darwin in NorthernTerritory, at Benoa in Bali before arriving in Singapore onMarch 1, 2012.
*Prices in NZ$ are perperson, cruise only, based on double occupancy inclusive ofall fees, taxes, onboard gratuities, and are based on thelowest grader of interior occupancy.
About Rhapsodyof the Seas
Rhapsody of the Seas boastsmulti-deck, dazzling glass windows, affording guestsincredible views of the magnificent scenery as it unfolds.Guests can race to the top of the ship’s iconicrock-climbing walls for an even more thrilling view or enjoya variety of rejuvenating spa treatments in the Day Spa.Younger guests will be kept entertained with the cruiseline’s award-winning Adventure Ocean and teen programmes.in the evenings, guests can enjoy Royal CaribbeanProductions’ award-winning Broadway-style musical revues,and recount the day’s experiences in multiple onboard barsand lounges over cocktails.
Royal Caribbean Cruises NewZealand commenced operation in April 2010 as the new Zealandarm of global cruise vacation company Royal CaribbeanCruises Ltd. in new Zealand the company operates RoyalCaribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Azamara ClubCruises. the global company has a combined total of 40 shipsin service and one under construction. It also offers uniqueland-tour vacations in Alaska, Asia, Australia/New Zealand,Canada, Dubai, Europe and South America. for additionalinformation or to make reservations, contact your travelagent, call 0800 102 123 or visit www.royalcaribbean.co.nz.
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My husband and I are planning to move to Sydney from Cairns.
We've got a female cattle dog and really struggling to find any pet ok house to rent.
If anyone can tell us any suburb/web site/negotiation to look at, would be a great help.
Thank you !
Check with your local realtor in the Sydney area. Problem solved
We are taking a Motorhome from Sydney to Cairns in August, could anyone recommend good and bad campsites, and places to stop or not?
Thanks a lot – looking forward to the trip.
Wednesday 2 February 2011 – Filed under Celebrity Cruise Galapagos
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The top 5 Australian cruises we suggest are:
Glorious Sydney Harbour is full of delights for visitors and locals, and the best way to discover them is on one of the many commercial or private cruises.
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For something special, Prestige Harbour Cruises are sure to impress you and your guests. They provide luxury boat hire and overnight charters as well as catering for corporate functions and weddings.
2. The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland, is world-renowned for its unmatched beauty. This is the perfect place to visit if you enjoy water-sports such as diving, swimming, snorkelling, kayaking or just relaxing on the water.
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4. The Kimberley Region
When many people think of the Kimberley region they imagine a dry, hot rugged landscape – not exactly somewhere you can cruise. in fact, cruising along the Kimberley coastline is an amazing journey and is the ideal way to experience this region in total comfort.
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2011-02-02 » hjka
Cyclone Yasi is the strongest storm to threaten Australia in living memory, but the country has long record of powerful cyclones causing death and destruction.only Australia’s relatively sparse population along much of its northern coastline has limited the damage in the past. but booming mining communities, ports, agriculture and tourism businesses mean more property in the path of storms. Scientists say Yasi’s size and strength is being fed by historically high sea surface temperatures that are providing fuel and moisture to power the storm. Australian officials have urged residents in parts of Queensland to evacuate with their loved ones before Cyclone Yasi strikes. Officials say the category five storm is expected to be the largest to ever hit the continent. last month, Queensland was hit by widespread deadly flooding. Yasi is currently 555km east of Cairns and 560km northeast of Townsville. it has winds of up to 295 km/h at its centre.
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