Monday 27 April 2015

WWI commemorative voyage aboard Ms Serenissima


Wild Earth Travel. Remembering The WWI Nurses with a unique commemorative voyage aboard Ms Serenissima April 27th, 2015

As the commemorations for ANZAC Day continue, it is the time to remember those who were an integral part of Australia and New Zealand’s war effort but who are often overlooked – the World War I nursing sisters of Australia and New Zealand.

More than 2000 Australian nurses served overseas with the Australia Imperial Force in World War I, mainly in the Middle East and in France. Approximately 500 New Zealand nurses were with the New Zealand Army and both Australian and New Zealand nurses joined other Allied forces.

A unique commemorative voyage is being organised by nurse historian Clare Ashton in September 2015 to remember the nursing sisters who worked in and around the Aegean caring for the casualties of the Gallipoli Campaign. This eight day voyage sails from Athens, visiting Skiathos, Thessaloniki, Lemnos, Canakkale (the port for the Gallipoli Peninsula) and finishing in Istanbul.

MS Serenissima, is a small well-appointed vessel, ideal for a special interest group. The voyage focuses of the experiences of the Australian and New Zealand nurses, it will appeal to anyone interested in the care of the casualties of World War I.

The voyage departs from Athens on 31 August 2015 and is priced from $3600 USD pp. Berths are limited.

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