MSC Cruises is bringing a ship to Australia for the first time in its history. The 2,550 passenger ship Orchestra will arrive in Cairns in March 2015 before continuing to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide on March 22. The cruise ends in Fremantle on March 26. The Australian visit forms part of the lines 33-night Grand Voyage from Dubai to Australia, departing February 2015
MSC will entertain local travel agents who will be given tours of the Orchestra. “I am thrilled to be bringing MSC Orchestra to Australian waters,” managing director Lynne Clarke said. “I will be equally excited for our loyal passengers to have the chance to see the cruise ship in their home waters.”
Other ports include Mumbai, Cochin and the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. The ship then continues to Phuket, Langkawi, Singapore and Benoa in Bali. The grand finale is a trip back home to Australia.
Speakers can go for free. This is a good deal with prices $3,000 AU and up. An outside cabin will be nearly $4,000 and over $5,000 for a suite – all PER PERSON!!.
This is one I MAY EVEN APPLY FOR. …. Speakers – refine your skills and contact us for tips on how to get booked.
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San Jose CA. SpeakOnCruises of Silicon Valley, CA announced the availability of an orientation webinar for new prospects who desire to earn a free cruise for two by being a speaker on board touring cruise ships. Most of the “names” in the industry feature Destination and Enrichment speakers while the ships are “at sea.” Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Silversea, Carnival, Crystal and others offer these to perk up the passengers’ day while sailing between ports.
The 15-minute webinar is a overview of the benefits of being a speaker, the steps needed to secure assignments and the costs involved. A replay of the webinar is available 24/7.
SpeakOnCruises offers two different Options for their help. One is a general training seminar that provides all the information for an individual to begin their quest to secure bookings. The other option is a consulting agreement to allow individuals to select topics they are deficient in.
SpeakOnCruises is managed by worldwide travelers who have developed this unique offering to share their experience with candidate speakers. They have relations with industry agencies to assist in the placement of qualified speakers.
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Another lesson for cruise ship speakers on the terminology used on ships. Enjoy!
OPEN SEATING Free access to unoccupied tables in the ship’s restaurant, as opposed to specific table assignments. OCEAN VIEW STATEROOM An outside stateroom with a large porthole or window. OCEAN VIEW STATEROOM WITH VERANDA An outside stateroom with a veranda (balcony). PORT The left side of the ship when facing forward. PORT CHARGE An assessment which also includes port taxes, collected by the cruise line and paid to a local government authority. PORT-OF-CALL A port at which the ship anchors and guests are allowed to disembark and visit the area. PORT TAX A charge levied by a local government authority to be paid by the guest. In some air/sea packages, port taxes are included in the final price. ROLL A side-to-side movement of the ship. SAILING TIME The actual hour at which the ship is scheduled to depart the dock and set sail. SEA & STAY A package allowing guests to spend one, two or three nights exploring their departure or arrival port. SECOND SEATING The later of two meal times in the ship’s main restaurant. SHORE EXCURSION Off-the-ship tours at ports of call (an extra charge normally applies). STARBOARD The right side of the ship when facing forward. STATEROOM A guest’s room, cabin, or personal accommodation. STERN The back end of the ship. TENDER A small boat used to transport guests from the ship to the shore. Tenders are used when the harbor is not deep enough for the ship to dock. TRANSFERS Conveyances or transportation between the ship and other locations, such as airports, hotels, or departure points for shore excursions. UPGRADE A change in stateroom assignment to a higher category. WAKE The track left in the water at the stern created when the ship is underway or in motion. WINDWARD The side of an island or ship against which the wind is blowing.
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