Top Celebrity steps back
CELEBRITY Cruises last month announced the departure of its regional leader Susan Bonner, who has taken on a new role as OneSpaWorld Holdings Chief Commercial Officer.
Bonner only recently returned to Australia to head up Celebrity’s Asia-Pacific operations, but will now return to the United States to take up the position later this month.
She is being replaced by Tim Jones, who was most recently National Geographic Partners’ Managing Director AU & NZ.
Super Cruise open to all
The 2021 Cruiseco Super Cruise is now open to be booked by any Australian travel agency, a decision the consortium described as “hard but logical”.
The move was borne out of a will to ensure Cruiseco’s partners, and the charterer of the itinerary, Choose Your Cruise, could operate a viable and successful itinerary of its size following the coronavirus downturn.
Combining the popular Rock Your Boat and Cruisin’ Country voyages, the cruise will sail from 23-30 Nov 2021 aboard Ovation of the Seas.
Coral eyes restart
Coral Expeditions has revealed details of the cruise line’s restart plan, with a return to cruising in Queensland this month, along with plans to commence operations in Tasmania, Western Australia and South Australia over the next six months.
Many of the itineraries are subject to government approval but Coral was positive about the future, seeing a strong response to its on-sale itineraries.