This cruise is provisonal until 2019 UK Royal Caribbean cruise schedules are released and we can confirm availability of conference space on a suitable cruise. The following information is for a similar cruise in 2018 as a guide only to what we are looking for in 2019. Hopefully something similar will be available to us, though some details may differ.

The cruise

  • 14 nights 3rd quarter 2019. Our preferred month is September 2019, but we will have to see what may become available to us
  • Ship: a Voyager class ship (probably)
  • visiting
    • Gibraltar
    • Nice (Villefranche), France
    • Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
    • Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy
    • Genoa, Italy
    • Malaga, Spain
    • Lisbon, Portugal

The conference

  • sessions are only held while at sea
  • six sea days allow for a significant and varied program
  • the program will offer 70+ topics in two streams
    (two theatres at the same time)
  • the program will have our usual wide range of topics, but we hope to especially feature strong English, European and Scandinavian streams


  • lead speaker – Paul Milner (provisional until cruise is confirmed). If confirmed Paul will bring an extended, in-depth course on English research. Click here or the image to learn more about Paul.
  • other speakers – if the cruise is confirmed we will be inviting expressions of interest – click here for information for prospective speakers


  • cruise only – expected to start from about AU$2400 per person twin share
  • conferenceadditional to the cruise only cost
    • genealogist – AU$450-$550
    • non-genealogy cabin partner – AU$200-$250

Further details will be given after 2019 UK cruise schedules are released – and if the cruise is confirmed.