love the picture, i ment the ocean village was a part of carnival, and went to P&O OZ, yes they are all part of Carnival overall. Im a big fan of princess I admit, the cruise market in OZ is just taking off, maybe 5 years ago Melbourne has maybe 6 to 10 ship visits per year, at a guess that would be triple now. also we never had any home ported ships, now we have Pacific Pearl (previously known as Simitar Fairmajesty, Star Princess, MV Arcadia then Ocean village), The Pacific Jewell (previously Crown Princess, A'rosa Blu, AIDAblu then ocean village 2. The Pacific Dawn (previously the Regal princess) Dawn is by far the best. We also have the Carnival spirit.
All these ships have been refurbished to cater for australian passengers. Funny it only takes 1.5 days to get from Brisbane to Port Vila but they say there is no beer left by the time they reach the first port and they have to restock completely,
we do have summer based ships that run around new zealand - three princesses, couple of holland america and royal Caribbean, we usually get Q Victoria and either Q Mary or Q Elizabeth. oops forgot celebrity X I am dying to get on Celebrity Solstice this season and hopefully Queen Victoria, other than that I will have to wait till next march till I go on a south pacific cruise. Volty I envy you Ive always wanted to do a Transatlantic cruise, but I will never get my wife on it, she doesnt like cruising much, well she does but she gets seasick, which is not good when we own a cruise event business. LOL