Thinking of booking a cruise in 2015? You might want to take a peak at these trends before your go cruising…
1. Sail and walk
Cradle Mountain Huts walk (home to iconic trek along Overland Track), has announced its ‘sail walk’. Jump on board the Lady Eugenie, a 75-foot luxury ketch, and combine your four-day hike with sailing around spectacular spots like Freycinet Peninsula and Maria Islands. Then, kick off the hiking boots with a three-course barefoot beach dinner under the stars or relax onboard with a glass of Tasmania’s finest as you float around Wineglass Bay. Four-day Wineglass Bay Sail Walk starts from $2990 per person.
2. Wine and Dine in the Sunshine
Yet another line has jumped on board the epicurean wave: Royal Caribbean will now be offering a food and wine cruise for 10 or 11 nights aboard the Rhapsody of the Seas ship, beginning in February.
3. Surf at Sea
Ride a wave in the middle of the ocean, on board Royal Caribbean’s soon-to-be revitalised Voyager of the Seas. Cruises start on 30 November.
4. Sailing, Sunsets and Champagne
Fancy a condensed cruise? Sail Darwin’s luxury 50-foot catamaran is now offering a romantic three-hour sunset sail around Darwin Harbour, topped with bubbles and dinner.
5. Sleep-in Sailing
For all you late-risers, Crystal Cruises is planning new itineraries this summer that start as late as midday! So now you can have your sleep and sightsee, too.
6. Tasting Tassie
Carnival Cruise Lines is serving up a taste of Tasmania. This seven-night sail departs Sydney for a look at the region’s fresh produce, local wines and striking landscape. There are two cruises departing 1 and 13 February.
7. Spoil Yourself
In-suite day spa? Almost. From late December Seabourn Odyssey’s four brand-new penthouses will have private, direct access to the on-board spa… dangerous.