Thursday, 23 October 2008

Front Row to Australia Day Celebrations

Captain Cook Cruises has released a two night Sydney Harbour Australia Day Cruise ensuring passengers have front row seats to all the action and celebrations of Australia Day. The cruise departs Sunday January 25 and returns Tuesday January 27.

The two night cruise, onboard small ship MV Captain Cook's Explorer, offers passengers a rare opportunity to be in the middle of the harbour for Australia Day and actually be part of all the festivities and action.

The cruise begins on Sunday night with the ship anchoring in Farm Cove. Passengers will be treated to a welcome dinner with the spectacular city lights of Sydney and the Sydney Opera House as the picturesque backdrop.

Monday passengers will enjoy a host of events and celebrations on Australia Day. Festivities include Australia Day Breakfast & Botanic Gardens walk, the annual Ferrython, Australia Day Harbour Parade featuring the magnificent tall ships, historic craft, working vessels, domestic boats and charter vessels, Australia Day Regatta and the Australia Defence Force Aerial Display. In the evening passengers will enjoy a special Australia Day gala dinner.

Tuesday offers the ultimate wind down with an early morning walk to Bradley's Head which offers spectacular views of the city, headlands and islands. MV Captain Cook's Explorer then cruises past the exclusive Eastern suburbs, home to Sydney's rich and famous, to get reach the beachside destination of Watson's Bay. As one of Sydney's most picturesque bays, passengers can relax at the beach or beachside outdoor pub or join a walk to the Southern headlands of `The Gap' before an al fresco luncheon on the boats top deck.

The special Australia Day Cruise starts from only $645 per person twin share and includes all accommodation, meals and most activities.

The cruise departs Sunday 25 January 2009 at 6.00pm from No.1 King St Wharf Darling Harbour with boarding from 5.00pm and disembarks at 3.00pm on Tuesday 27 January 2009.

For further information and bookings, please contact Captain Cook Cruises toll free from Australia on 1800 804 843; Int +61-2-9206 1100, Email: harbour@captaincook.com.au or visit www.captaincook.com.au