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We are delighted to announce some all new bonuses and enhanced loyalty rewards. Click bonuses and rewards tab above for details:

  • EVERY cruise from late 2015 onwards gives you these benefits
  • EVERY person who joins an Unlock the Past cruise receives the benefits
  • up to $500 value on cruises with a lowest cabin price under $1000
  • more for higher-priced cruises – up to $1000 for cruises with a lowest cabin price over $3000

Everyone who joins us on an Unlock the Past cruise after 1 September 2015 will receive the following:

  • Genealogy ebooks voucher—the value varies from $100 to $300 depending on the cruise. Visit the web site — — for the full list of available titles (currently over 200)
  • Archive Digital Books Australasia voucher discount voucher—choose any single collection up to AU$600 normal retail value. The value to the user varies from $50 and $450, depending on the cruise booked and value of the chosen product. Currently there is a choice of 52 products. Go to for a full current title list.
  • Unlock the Past cruise voucher—a  loyalty voucher from each UTP cruise you do towards a subsequent UTP cruise. the value varies from $50-$200 depending on the cruise. Go to for currently booking cruises.
  • Clean Cruising voucher—a $50 loyalty voucher towards a subsequent cruise booked with Clean Cruising, our cruise travel agent.

The product vouchers are new. If you are sharing a cabin with a non-genealogy partner, they may allocate their ebooks and special collection vouchers to you.

The Unlock the Past cruise voucher is a modified form of our loyalty discounts that have accrued to anyone booking a cruise in the past. Your next cruise can take advantage of previous discounts earned, but once they are used the new vouchers will supersede the former discounts.

Click on our Cruise bonuses and loyalty rewards page for table showing more detail on the benefits in terms.

Voucher values are in Australian currency (AUD)

Tell us your interests in 2017 and/or 2018 cruises
Click here and tell us if you have any interest in several options from eastern Australia in 2017 and an Alaskan cruise in 2018. All who complete the survey will receive a $10 discount code for any Genealogy ebooks purchase of $20 or more by 31 October 2015. Note – the Asian cruise option offered last newsletter was Sydney to Singapore. This is now been changed to Brisbane to Hong Kong.

Map BRI-HK 300  Map Alaska 300

Book or register your interest in the currently booking cruises

  • 9th Unlock the Past cruise – 2 night short cruise out of Brisbane – from 8 December 2015 – benefits up to AU$500
  • 10th Unlock the Past cruise – 18 nights from Auckland to Fremantle taking in various New Zealand and Australian ports – from 14 February 2016 – benefits up to AU$820
  • 11th Unlock the Past cruise – 7 nights from Brisbane to the Barrier Reef – from 6 March 2016 – benefits up to AU$660
  • 12th Unlock the Past cruise – 7 nights Rhine river from Amsterdam to Basel – from 31 July 2016 – benefits up to AU$1000

Register your interest or book early to ensure the best choice of cabin.


  • Book any future UTP cruise during 2015 – AND subscribe to our email newsletter – to be in our draw for AU$6000 worth of prizes
  • Are you a solo cruiser? You can save by sharing a cabin. Click here for further information.

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Alan Phillips and the Unlock the Past team
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