Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Seduced by princesses - Western Australia - Australia - Travel - smh.com.au

Seduced by princesses - Western Australia - Australia - Travel - smh.com.au

Thousands of east-coast Australians are being lured west by ship, writes Mike Heard.

Mining companies aren't the only ones making big money in Western Australia. The state is turning into a goldmine for cruise lines as well.

Ignoring cheap air fares and all kinds of discount offers by coach tour promoters, thousands of east-coast Australians will head to the west by ship in the next 12 months, paying up to $11,000 each for a voyage of two to three weeks