In this newsletter

  • $6000 prize draw winners – announced tomorrow
  • Cabin share partner wanted – 6 March Barrier Reef cruise
  • 9 land seminars in 9 cities with cruise speakers
  • P&O’s biggest ever offer — 3 weeks left (on 2017 Papua New Guinea cruise)

$6000 prize draw winners announced tomorrow

All who booked an Unlock the Past cruise during 2015 – and up to 18 January 2016 – and who are current subscribers to this newsletter have been entered into the draw for $6000 worth of prizes. The prize winners will be announced in a special extra newsletter tomorrow along with some update on cruises currently booking and possible further cruises. Click here for more details of this prize draw.

Cabin share partner wanted

We have a request from a woman wanting to share a cabin on our 6 March Barrier Reef cruise. This cruise is just over a month away, but there are still a small number of cabins left at good prices. Here is your chance for a late booking onto this cruise – if you are a woman wanting to save by sharing with another woman. Contact Alan [email protected] or Ciaran [email protected].

9 land seminars in 9 cities with cruise speakers

Starting Saturday next week! Book now

If you are unable to join us on our February-March cruises, there is still opportunity to hear our leading cruise presenters in one of 9 cities in New Zealand and Australia during February and March 2016

Judy Russell and Paul Blake downunder (and some others)
February-March 2016 – seminar series website. Click on your nearest city for full details and booking form.

Auckland – Sat 13 Feb
Wellington – Thu 18 Feb
Christchurch – Fri 19 Feb
Dunedin – Sat 20 Feb
Sydney – Wed 24 Feb
Melbourne – Fri 26 Feb
Perth – Thu 3 Mar
Brisbane – Sat 5 Mar

Power up your local and family history research – seminar for Northern Queenslanders

Cairns – Thu 10 Mar 2016

South Australians — not a cruise linked seminar, but mark 7-8 October 2016 in your calendar for an even bigger event – a two-day history and genealogy expo.

P&O’s biggest ever offer — 3 weeks left

PandO offers 2016-01 250P&O are currently offering up to 5 incredible inclusions — until 25 February 2016 — on many cruises, including our July 2017 cruise to Papua and New Guinea. Click here for full offer details.

  1. Up to $300 onboard credit per room
  2. Free upgrade to an Oceanview room for the price of an Interior
  3. Free unlimited soft drinks in the ship’s choice of bars and dining venues
  4. Bonus Mystery Shore Tour
  5. Half priced deposits

offer available on
10 night cruise from Brisbane to Papua New Guinea

PNG map 1Date: 28 July–7 August 2017
Ship: Pacific Aria
– conference AU$450 (non-genealogy cabin companion $250)
– cruise – at the rate of the day

Full details and bookings – 13th cruise website


Alan Phillips and the Unlock the Past cruises team
[email protected]