WW1 remembrance cruise
WW1 memorial cruise – from Fremantle sail to beautiful Esperance which has some of Australia’s most pristine beaches, WA’s own life-size replica of the Stonehenge and a new $35.5 million waterfront redevelopment.
Your next stop is Albany, where you will be able to check out the amazing Gap and Natural Bridge in Torndirrup National Park. Discover the richness of the town’s whaling history at the only museum of its kind in the world to be housed in a formerly fully operational whaling station.
Albany also has some amazing produce – from award-winning wines, spirits, locally made beer, farm fresh yabbies and trout, olives, oysters, goat’s cheese and more. Before returning to Fremantle, Astor will spend the day at sea, so you can sit back and enjoy all the facilities that Astor has to offer.
A Voyage of Heritage and History
Embark on a voyage through time and rediscover the ANZAC legend aboard the iconic Astor. Bound for Albany, the final departure point for the ANZAC troops on their way to the battlefields in the First World War, you can immerse yourself in fascinating lectures from noted military historians, revel in themed entertainment and shows, and attend a special Remembrance service onboard.
On shore in Albany, you can continue to delve into the ANZAC story as you make your way to the National ANZAC Centre, an award-winning museum to attend a commemorative dusk service at the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial. Cruise & Maritime Voyages are also proud to donate part proceeds from every cruise fare to Legacy in gratitude to the sacrifice made by the ANZACs and those they left behind.
Special Guest Lecturers
Neville Browning OAM
A renowned historian and author, Neville Browning has written more than a dozen books on WW1 and Australia’s rich military history and was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to the field. A keen enthusiast, he also regularly lectures on the topic and hosts tours along the Kokoda Trail.
Highly regarded storyteller and author, Jon Doust specialises in bringing historical events to life, particularly those from World War 1. Speaking about a range of topics, including Australia’s most known battles and the ANZAC’s horses, Jon will also recount tales of his own family members that were involved in WW1.
Program Highlights and Itinerary
- Onboard Memorial Service Off Middleton Beach (Albany)
- Special Remembrance Service at the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial in Albany
- Opportunity to see the Field Of Light: Avenue of Honour Installation
- Onboard WW1 Photographic Exhibition
- Themed Period Entertainment
Note: In the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible.
Optional pre-cruise add on
featuring the Indian Pacific
Why not consider travelling to Perth by the world-renowned Indian Pacific. Includes beverages and beautiful meals throughout, plus select off-train experiences. This is truly an incredible journey.
Departs: 3pm ~ 2 January 2019 Arrives: 3pm ~ 5 January 2019
Gold Class Twin – from $2,389* per person
To enquire call 1300 766 537 or complete the form below
WW1 memorial cruise
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Your deposit will vary by grade of accommodation and will be due within three days of booking. Offer is not combinable with other promotions, is capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. All fares are subject to the terms and conditions as set out by Cruise Express and its suppliers which may be obtained at the time of booking. Cruise Express reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions and to cancel any product or service offered in the event of such error or omission. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at the time of paying your deposit.