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Revised cruise pricing scheme. For the first time we have separated the conference from the cruise pricing and introduced a 2 tier pricing structure, with slightly higher genealogist rates than previously and a reduced rate for non-genealogy companions in the same cabin.

To book or register your interest, call Clean Cruising, our cruise travel agent on 1800 007 987 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively CLICK HERE to register your interest or book online

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The conference

pricing - bonuses

  1. see Cruise bonuses and loyalty rewards page for further details on bonuses
  2. the “non-genealogist” rate cannot be booked of its own. It is only available if one person in the cabin has already booked the “genealogist” rate
  3. conference payment is part of the final payment for the cruise if the cruise is booked with Clean Cruising. If your cruise is booked with another agent the conference needs to be paid directly with us at Unlock the Past cruises – email alan@unlockthepast.com.au if you wish to book the conference separately. Full payment is required with your booking but this is fully refundable should you need to cancel the cruise and conference at any time before the cruise.

The cruise

Whilst the conference fees are fixed as noted above, cruise fares pricing will be at the rate of the day. Check with Clean Cruising for the current rate, but as a general guide we will list and periodically update the published cruise rates here. P&O listed rates at 17 January 2017 (per person twin share). These are subject to change at any time.

  • Inside cabins from $1999 (increase of $150 from $1749 in March 2016)
  • Ocean view cabins from $2249 (increase of $300 from $1849 in March 2016)
  • Balcony cabins from $3599 (increase of $900 from $2599 in March 2016)
  • Suites from $3999  (increase of $100 from $3899 in March 2016)

Single occupancy bookings are no longer being accpted

Pricing notes

  • Fares and conference fees are in Australian currency. For an approximate guide in other currencies use the following multipliers (as 17 Jan 2017)
    • NZ$ – multiply by 1.05
    • US$ – multiply by 0.74
    • CA$ – multiply by 1.00
    • GBP – multiply by 0.62
    • Euro – multiply by 0.70

General notes

  • Twin share pricing is per adult based on twin (two people) occupancy
  • If single pricing is too high for you we recommend you ask a friend or relative to join you or contact Clean Cruising or Unlock the Past to help match you with someone else (same sex) seeking a cabin share partner to help with costs
  • Pricing for triple or quad share cabins may be available – check with Clean Cruising
  • Pricing is inclusive of all applicable port charges and taxes
  • Internet – Wifi internet is available in the most public areas. Please note that Internet access will always depend on the ship receiving a signal from the satellite. Time plans can be purchased onboard and work out at around $0.50 per minute depending on the plan purchased. Alternatively you can pay as you go for $0.75 per minute. Full details are available onboard including how to access wireless and prices are subject to change – from P&O FAQ page.
  • Travel insurance is not included as part of the above pricing, however it is required. Travel insurance will cover for unforeseen cancellation and lost deposits, overseas medical, hospital and emergency expenses, luggage, accidental death and legal liability. You may arrange your own or ask Clean Cruising to arrange this for you
  • The currency on board the Pacific Aria will be Australian dollars

Reservations and payment – to confirm a reservation our travel agent, Clean Cruising, will require each passenger’s first and surname as per their passport as well as their date of birth, current address and telephone number. If the name you wish to be known by on your name tag is different from the name you are booking as, please advise this when booking.

Deposit – AU$300 per person (sometimes this is lower with cruise line promotions)

Final balance due – 1 May 2017

Cancellations – in the unfortunate event that anyone should have to cancel, Clean Cruising must be notified in writing. The day that they receive this notice in writing will be considered the date the cancellation has been made. Cancellation fees apply if cancelled after a deposit or final payment has been made. The cancellation charges below are from P&O. Neither Unlock the Past nor Clean Cruising charge any additional cancellation fee. Cancellations made before the advertised date of departure will incur the following charges per person:

Cancellation 180-76 days prior to departure: deposit amount
Cancellation 75-43 days prior to departure: 25% of total fare
Cancellation 42-15 days prior to departure: 50% of total fare
Cancellation 14 days or less prior to departure: 100% of total fare

Any specific medical and/or dietary requirements must be advised at time of booking. We cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will we assume any responsibility or liability if passengers’ special meal requests are not fulfilled.

Cruise additional benefits and rewards

  • Up to $660 in cruise bonuses and loyalty rewards from
    • Genealogy ebooks – a $150 ebooks voucher
    • Archive Digital Books Australasia – 60% discount on any one special collection with a retail value up to $600 (value of discount $60-$360 depending on the collection chosen)
    • Unlock the Past cruises – $100 cruise discount voucher
    • Clean Cruising – $50 cruise discount voucher
    • Click here for full details
  • Entry into the draw for approx $1000 worth of prizes on the last night on the cruise

What is included in the price

  • Conference fee – access to all presentations and one-on-one or small group help with experts
  • Accommodation as booked
  • All main meals on-board
  • Open/anytime or traditional/set time & multi-venue dining (we expect to reserve a block of tables in the main dining room for evening meals)
  • In-cabin dining at no charge
  • Use of ship facilities – indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment – live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities – organised & individual
  • Specialty lectures, workshops, classes & programs (by the ship)
  • Infant crèche, kids clubs & teen programs
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Butler & valet services (select cabins)
  • Priority dis/embarkation (selected suites)
  • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
  • Ship-shore-ship transfers

What is not included in the price

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues (unless specified)
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Customary land tour gratuities are welcome
  • Service charge 15% added to beverage bills. Additional tips discretionary.
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Wi-Fi, Internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Childcare night services (3-12 yrs, 10pm-1am)
  • Babysitting, individual or in groups (from 1 yr)

The price does not cover costs and expenses, including the return to your home, if you leave the cruise of your own volition, or due to illness, or as a consequence of official action by the government.