This week sees the fruit of 6 months of planning:

  • the finalising of a full schedule of cruises from July 2014 to March 2016
  • the production of our first ever genealogy cruises catalogue

We also want to remind you of the closing date (later this month) of special benefits for early bookings on 3 of our cruises and also the last 3 weeks to get special low air fares from Sydney for our Norfolk island conference/tour.

123go-13-logoCelebrity specials on 3 Unlock the Past cruises

Offers end 31 July 2014

Celebrity Cruises currently have some great bonus offers for those booking on eligible cruises by 31 July 2014 – up to $300 benefits (or more) per person! Three of our cruises are eligible for these bonus offers:

Click here to learn more.

This is  NOT a deadline to book for the cruises – just a deadline for the special bonus offers

Norfolk Island 7 200Norfolk Island tour and conference

Special low rate group fares from Sydney will end 28 July 2014

Though not a cruise this tour and three-day conference on Norfolk Island has some tie-in with the 6th 3 night cruise out of Sydney. Discounts for those doing the 6th cruise and this conference – and also  for couples on the tour/conference.

Click here for full details of the conference 23-26 October 2014 (plus your choice of days on Norfolk Island before and/or after the conference)

UTPC-Catalogue-200New genealogy cruises catalogue available

Click here to go to the catalogue download page.

We have just published our first ever genealogy cruises catalogue – 16 pages of information on all our coming cruises … and more.

Here you will find in a handy reference format with:

  • details of all 7 cruises now open for booking
  • information on our planned European river cruise in July/August 2016
  • information on our Norfolk island conference and tour
  • comparisons with land holidays
  • comparisons  with land conferences
  • what some of our international speakers – and some of our cruisers have to say about UTP cruises

We can supply quantities of the printed version of this catalogue and/or our new A5 cruises leaflet to any who can use it – at your event or society library. Let us know if you are willing to take some of the catalogues and leaflets and how many you can use. Email

HicksI love UTP genealogy cruises for a whole host of reasons. Getting to meet international speakers and be inspired by them; to hear and learn from other Australian and New Zealand speakers; catching up with old genealogy friends; meeting new friends; having the ability to go to a conference and not having to worry about getting there each day or finding a place to go for dinner each night; the opportunity to see new places; fine dining every night and ship board entertainment. It is the ultimate holiday for me!
Shauna Hicks, Australia 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th and 12th cruise presenter


More/most up to date – cruise information

Alan Phillips and the Unlock the Past team