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TOP 10 REASONS TO GO ON A KIMBERLEY CRUISE

TOP 10 REASONS FOR GOING ON A KIMBERLEY CRUISE

No cruise “bucket list” is complete without a Kimberley cruise on it, so as the leading experts, we thought we’d put together the Top 10 Reasons for Going on a Kimberley Cruise.

This list has been compiled by our top cruise experts to give future and past passengers something to think about:

TOP 10 REASONS FOR KIMBERLEY CRUISES

No. 1: To visit one of the last true wilderness regions left on earth.

No. 2:  To see some of the oldest cave artwork in the world.

No. 3: Consistently predictable weather from March to November.

No. 4:  View some of the best landscape scenery in the Australia.

No. 5: Natural phenomena, particularly the Horizontal Falls and Montgomery Reef.

No. 6: History – From the original Aboriginal inhabitants, to European explorers.

No. 7: Incredible waterfalls and water holes.

No. 8: To see places that can only be accessed by boat.

No. 9: Incredible wildlife and Fauna, both on land and sea.

No. 10: To go on an Australian expedition cruise!

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BEST KIMBERLEY CRUISES DUE TO RECORD RAINFALL

2017 has the BEST KIMBERLEY CRUISES DUE TO RECORD RAINFALL.

Did you know that the Kimberley is experiencing record rainfall this wet season? 

This is fantastic news and means the Kimberley waterfalls are in full flow, wildlife is in abundance and the scenery is simply stunning! The rivers will be running in spate and the flora will be blossoming like never before.

BlueSun is the foremost Kimberley cruise travel specialist in Australia with the largest number of land and cruise options. So checkout our Kimberley boat cruises by clicking here or call us on 1300 799 758 for the latest and best deals. There are still a few last minutes specials to be snapped up!

 

Charles Dickens Cruised on Cunard’s Britannia

175 YEARS AGO TODAY – Charles Dickens cruises on Cunard’s Britannia.

Did you know that It was on this day in 1842, 175 years ago, that the famous novelist Charles Dickens boarded Samuel Cunard’s new steamship, Britannia, bound for America. In his book “American Notes”, he recounts his boarding and departure, as well as his passage across the North Atlantic and (great reading) the famous storm that culminated in the ship “running aground” on the coast of Nova Scotia. I have extracted these passages from many great choices:

“Two passengers’ wives (one of them my own) lay already in silent agonies on the sofa; and one lady’s maid (my lady’s) was a mere bundle on the floor, execrating her destiny, and pounding her curl-papers among the stray boxes. Everything sloped the wrong way: which in itself was an aggravation scarcely to be borne. I had left the door open, a moment before, in the bosom of a gentle declivity, and, when I turned to shut it, it was on the summit of a lofty eminence. Now every plank and timber creaked, as if the ship were made of wicker-work; and now crackled, like an enormous fire of the driest possible twigs. There was nothing for it but bed; so I went to bed.”

And this one:

“It is the third morning. I am awakened out of my sleep by a dismal shriek from my wife, who demands to know whether there’s any danger. I rouse myself, and look out of bed. The water jug is plunging and leaping like a lively dolphin; all the smaller articles are afloat, except my shoes, which are stranded on a carpet-bag, high and dry, like a couple of coal barges. Suddenly I see them spring into the air, and behold the looking-glass, which is nailed to the wall, sticking fast upon the ceiling. At the same time the door entirely disappears, and a new one is opened in the floor. Then I begin to comprehend that the stateroom is standing on its head.

Before it is possible to make any arrangement at all compatible with this novel state of things, the ship rights. Before one can say “Thank Heaven!” she wrongs again. Before one can cry she is wrong, she seems to have started forward, and to be a creature actually running of its own accord, with broken knees and failing legs, through every variety of hole and pitfall, and stumbling constantly. Before one can so much as wonder, she takes a high leap into the air. Before she has well done that, she takes a deep dive into the water. Before she has gained the surface, she throws a summerset. The instant she is on her legs, she rushes backward. And so she goes on staggering, heaving, wrestling, leaping, diving, jumping, pitching, throbbing, rolling, and rocking: and going through all these movements, sometimes by turns, and sometimes altogether: until one feels disposed to roar for mercy.”

This fascinating insight into the golden era of Transatlantic cruising is eye-opening, especially when penned by one of the greatest fictional writers of the Victorian era.

For the full details, have a read of these two chapters by Charles Dickens:

http://ns1758.ca/quote/dickens1842.html

I hope you enjoy reading this amazing prose, ever thankful that you live in 2017, lucky to have such amazing and luxurious vessels to chose from particularly under Cunard’s banner.

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