Steppes Travel Announces Availability for Its 2009 Great Barrier Reef Australia Cruise

Cirencester, United Kingdom, April 03, 2008 --( Steppes Travel ( is pleased to announce that there is still space on its popular Great Barrier Reef Australia cruise ( departing Nov 2009.

The cruise is a stunning 6 night Great Barrier Reef voyage down the east coast of Australia from Cairns in the north, via The Whitsunday Islands to Newcastle, just north of Sydney. A leisurely cruise through some of the world's most spell-binding cruise grounds.

The itinerary of the cruise is as follows:

Day 1 – Cairns; Day 2 – At sea; Day 3 - Hardy Reef & Hayman Island (Whitsundays); Day 4 - Percy Island; Days 5 & 6 - At Sea; Day 7 Newcastle/ Disembark.

Justin Wateridge, MD of Steppes Travel, commented on the ships that will be departing next year: "Technically and aesthetically, Orion is arguably the most sophisticated vessel in its class. The Berlitz Ocean Cruising and Cruise Ships guide describes her as "the latest in the quest to build the ideal expedition cruise ship". Constructed by the world-leading Cassens Shipyard in Emden, and launched in November 2003, she boasts a host of advanced design features including technology that sets new standards in sustainable marine environmental practices.

"Although custom-made for expedition cruising, Orion is the epitome of elegance. No expense has been spared when it comes to the quality of fittings and furnishings, and the range and calibre of onboard recreational facilities are nothing short of five-star. Orion's luxurious appointments means she is more mega-yacht than cruise ship and her guests are few; around just 50 couples, all cared for in 5-star comfort by a crew of 75. A great ship for a great cruise."

The cruise dates are 16th to 19th November 2009. Prices start at £2125 per person.

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For further information, please contact:

Justin Wateridge
Steppes Travel
Tel: 01285 651 01

Steppes Travel
Justin Wateridge
01285 651 010