Resumption of a regular UK – Australia service after 35 years?
Maybe! If Project Orient achieves its goal of establishing regular monthly cruises both ways between Southampton and Sydney. Read the announcement on the opening pages of the Project Orient web site, launched last weekend http://www.sailtoaustralia.co.uk
The Renaissance of the Passenger Liner
We plan to relaunch the regular passenger service from Southampton to Sydney – to create a way of travelling the globe in an unhurried luxury.
The establishment of a prestigious international brand providing an inspiring lifestyle experience on board a fleet of luxury liners. The brand will recreate the heritage of the “Golden Age of Travel”, evoking the style and panache of an era when life was less frenetic, time was plentiful and was to be enjoyed in a luxurious environment with outstanding service, delivering an unforgettable passenger experience.
Project Orient Limited (POL) intends to achieve this with the re-creation of a high quality passenger liner between Europe and Australia, which ceased over 35 years ago.
Vote now if you have any interest in seeing this come to fruition.
Our Unlock the Past future cruises survey shows quite a bit of interest in an UK-Australia cruise. At present the options are few
- one relocation cruise a year (each way) by Cruise and Maritime’s Astor 35-40 nights
- a sector of a World cruise by cruise lines like P&O UK, Princess and Cunard
An Astor cruise is one we have in mind if offered in 2016 or 2017, but if the new Project Orient venture gets off the ground it provides additional options – much greater choice
- choice of any month of the year
- choice of any of three major routes
- choice of direction
- and a shorter, cheaper cruise option than most others – just 25 or 26 days
- fast modern ships purpose built for long distance voyages
This is something we could potentially offer every year with differing routes and directions. But to succeed this project needs investors to make this a reality. And to interest investors they need to demonstrate there is enough support for this service.
We would love to see this become a reality. It promises great possibilities for Unlock the Past cruises and those who do them. To that end we will be promoting awareness as widely as we can and urging people to vote.
A vote of interest on their web site will help greatly. Vote now if you have any interest in seeing this come to fruition. Check out their web site if you need more convincing this is great idea.
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Excellent idea, if more capital cities are serviced than seems to be their goal at present.
The Astor caters well to a small proportion of the population, but for most there is a considerable extra cost to cross the continent.
Ken, there is only one cruise line offering only one cruise a year from England to Australia at present. That is Cruise and Maritime Voyages relocating the Astor from England to its Australian base Fremantle for the summer season. If the proposal for a dedicated regular cruise service gets off the ground then that will offer endpoints in other cities around Australia. But there is a long way to go before such an interesting proposal becomes a reality, if it ever does. Your vote for such a service can only help.