With what the current Covid situation is currently it is no surprise that the cruise season as it currently stood has been cancelled and new itineraries have been brought out.
The Good New – it appears Royal Caribbean are planning on brining a ship down to Australia. (Waiting on Australian government approval for this)
The Bad News – all our craft cruise groups are going to have to be cancelled for this season and will be looked at again for the following season (2022/2023) over the coming weeks.
Royal Caribbean International today announced a new season of Australian domestic sailings on board returning favourite Ovation of the Seas. Ovation will sail from Sydney starting 13th Dec. 2021 through 31st March 2022 offering a mix of 2- to 10-night domestic sailings visiting some of the country’s most famous cities and regions.
In lieu of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the opening of international borders and to ensure guests have peace of mind surrounding their holiday plans, Royal Caribbean has made the decision to cancel the following sailings:
– Serenade of the Seas’ sailings from Sydney from 24 Oct. 2021 to 27 February 2022 inclusive
– Ovation of the Seas’ sailings from Sydney from 27 Oct. 2021 to 10 April 2022 inclusive,
and Ovation will be redeployed to a domestic only itinerary
Looking Ahead in Australia
Ovation will offer guests a raft of short breaks and voyages with 24 sailings from Sydney starting in December. Guests can choose from 2- to 10-night itineraries that visit ports such as Eden, Hobart, Adelaide, Brisbane, Port Douglas, Kangaroo Island, Airlie Beach, Cairns or Port Douglas. Plus, enjoy scenic excursions of the Great Barrier Reef, Willis Island and the South Coast of New South Wales.
As one of the most technologically advanced ships in Royal Caribbean’s fleet, Ovation features a world of elevated experiences second to none. Guests can enjoy a vast selection of thrill-seeking activities, world-class amenities and dining experiences every night, and turn down for the evening to their luxurious accommodation. Ovation’s new sailings are available to book from 12pm Thursday 5th August.
Unfortunately due to the late announcement of the deployment,
no Group Space is allowed on the new itineraries.
Geelong Travel will be in touch with everybody who is currently booked
and paid a deposit on any of this upcoming season’s craft cruise to
offer you the choice of a refund or Future Cruise Credit.
With faith and a lot of hope we will be sailing again when it’s safe to do so.