There are around 100 flights per day between mainland Australia and Tasmania. But flying isn't the only way to get across the Bass Strait! The Spirit of Tasmania sails up to twice per day between Melbourne and Devonport. The trip takes around 10 hours - 9 hours longer than the plane. But the cruise is an experience in itself. The Spirit of Tasmania is also convenient if you … [Read more...]
Cruises is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about everything to do with cruises and cruising in general.
Combining a cruise with international travel is a popular choice. Consider using Qantas reward flights to position yourself before or after the cruise.
Cruises are popular among parts of the AFF community, as demonstrated by the recent AFF cruise! But it seems the experience is not for everyone. One AFF moderator has declared that they are unlikely to ever book a cruise. Comparing cruise liners to floating hotels for cattle, AFF moderator serfty believes that the negatives outweigh the benefits… Land resorts are bad … [Read more...]
The gradual decline in airline loyalty benefits are a common complaint among frequent flyers. But it seems one industry still offers serious sweeteners to anyone smart enough to sign up for the loyalty program. Repeat users are offered free upgrades, free meals, booking discounts, VIP parties… the list goes on! What's more, all of this is offered to the member's entire … [Read more...]
This festive season, our member Pushka decided to travel to South-East Asia for a luxurious cruise aboard the Diamond Princess! Originally scheduled for 10 days, the cruise was fortuitously extended to 12 days. Departing from Singapore, it travelled around Indonesia before heading north to Malaysia and Thailand. After a great trip to Dubai just after Christmas last year we … [Read more...]
Our member Atleastonce recently experienced a truly unique way to travel between the Middle East and Asia. Multiple flights per day do the trip from Dubai to Singapore in just seven hours. But instead of flying, our member decided to travel the long way, enjoying a two-week cruise! Departing from Dubai, the trip on board the Ovation of the Seas made stops in Oman, India and … [Read more...]