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British Airways Upgrade Sale, Introducing the Best in Cruising and the Monaco Grand Prix


In this Issue

British Airways One Way Upgrade Sale
Introducing Hapag Loyd - The Finest Afloat
Rev Your Engines - Monaco Grand Prix
Sliversea and FirstClass.com.au Golf Day Recap
In the News
And Finally
British Airways One Way Upgrade Sale

 


British Airways One Way FREE First Class Upgrade


Book with British Airways in Business Class and receive a one way First Class upgrade when you depart Sydney. 

First/Business Class to
London

 

Tower Bridge $9385 from $7,995
Save $1390
First/Business Class to
Paris

 

Paris Skyline $9350 from $7,895
Save $1455

First/Business Class to
Europe

 

Europe $9310 from $7,795
Save $1515

  • Valid for sale until 01Apr16
  • Travel dates until 31Dec16
  • First Class upgrade in one way only 
  • Complimentary chauffeur for First Class Passengers on arrival or departure from Sydney
  • For full terms and conditions please contact one of our travel specialists 
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Introducing Hapag Loyd - The Finest Afloat

The Elegant Europa 2

All the promises of a yacht and the serenity of a small resort

Australia is in for something truly new, unique and incredible at the end of this year when Hapag-Loyd Cruises Europa brings it's larger sister Europa 2 down under for the first time.

I was lucky enought to visit Europa I and have lunch onboard in February when it visited Sydney.
What a fantastic vessel it was..... and the Europa II is even better with lead in suites some of the largest at sea. Dining was exquisite (all cutlery is silver and all glassware is Riedel)  and would blow some of the top Australian restaurants out of the water so to speak. Attention to detail is what this cruise is all about and it certainly did not disappoint. This line is definitely on my list of essential experiences.


The multi-award winning European luxury cruise line is gracing our ports in December as part ofits illustrious 125-year history. They will be offering up five great itineraries that will explore Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Asia.

Even if you have been cruising in luxury for years, you may never have heard of Hapag-Loyd due mainly marketing to predominantly German luxury travellers. All staff speak English and if there are more than 16 English speaking guests onboard then they will make all announcements bilingually. I would be quite happy if the announcements were not made in English as your daily ship news as well as your menu are in English. As long as I can chat freely to my cabin steward, bar tender and waiter and also a few, friendly fellow tourists, I am happy.

Hapag-Loyd’s two luxuriously appointed award winnings yachts, the MS Europa and the MS Europa 2 will be sailing our seas between December and February. So whichever time suits best for you to set sail this coming summer you’ll be able to find an option and we at FirstClass suggest you grab the opportunity to experience the pinnacle of fine sailing.

Lounge by the Pool on the World's Best Yacht

When it comes to indulging and pampering their guests, Hapag-Loyd are experts without peer. Whichever of their ships you choose to cruise on, you’ll be enjoying the highest six star standards of service and gastronomic excellence. Their flagship the Europa, consistently rated the best luxury vessel afloat, and the newer Europa 2, offer travellers the highest quality of cruising anywhere in the globe made all the better by the teams of expert staff that will join you onboard. It is really Hapag-Loyd’s enthusiastic and well-trained crew, who understand the culture of the ship’s sophisticated, well-travelled clientele that truly make the cruiseline the experience that it has become renowned for being. If you book in a Penthouse Grand Suite or Penthouse Deluxe Suite, there is also a personal butler who will look after your every need around the clock.

 

Michelin Star Dining Onboard

You will explore a new culinary territory every day - and it is every bit as exclusive as it is included. In all of the onboard restaurants, Hapag-Loyd’s chefs de cuisine delight in pampering you. In addition to the main meals in the restaurants, light meals, coffee and tea specialities, pastries and midnight snacks are also included in the cruise price. While the restaurant chefs are truly excellent in their own right, they do sometimes accept help from those who truly excel in the culinary arts. Past and current guest chefs onboard include renowned Michelin star restaurateurs like Holger Bodendorf, André Jäger, Thomas Martin, Johannes King, Karlheinz Hauser, Dieter Muller, Silvio Nickol and more.

Relaxation and physical well-being while on board are guaranteed thanks to excellent wellness and fitness facilities. In addition to a 15 m long pool, The Europa offers a fitness area with an ocean view, a golf simulator and the exquisite Ocean Spa area with a sauna, steam bath and relaxation room. Or you can take your pick from a large variety of wellness treatments. On the Europa 2 this area covers an impressive 1,000 square metres and includes an array of first class services.

Relax Onboard

The onboard entertainment with Hapag-Loyd goes from strength to strength. From jazz to pop and from readings to virtuoso classical music: the varied entertainment programme will bring you the finest entertainment of the highest level. Take your seat close to the stage to experience exclusive concerts by famous guest stars, or be inspired by their series of cutting edge courses and lectures.

While most six star cruiselines target couples travelling together, Hapag-Loyd welcomes families on all of their cruises. Europa 2 is truly kid friendly, with children having plenty of quality care to keep them busy and happy on voyages. The Europa is more traditional and is great for catering to those travellers who have refined a taste for the most exquisite in travel. However, don’t rule out taking your family on a Europa cruise, as children friendly facilities still exist.

Sydney

While the inaugural Australian itineraries offer an incredible opportunity to experience Hapag-Loyd, they also offer a vast number of English language cruises in Europe and beyond. These international itineraries are meticulously designed and rarely repeated, giving even frequent travellers the opportunity to experience something new each time. Due to the size of the vessels the Europa and Europa 2 can take you closer to ports that are unreachable by larger ships, adding a greater element of exclusivity and adventure.

So why not set sail this summer and experience for yourself why Hapag-Loyd is making ripples all throughout the luxury cruising market.

Sail with Hapag-Loyd Close to Home

17 Day Christmas Cruise Auckland to Sydney with Hapag-Loyd
17 Day Christmas Cruise Auckland to Sydney with Hapag-Loyd
Departure Date: 20Dec16
Depart From: Auckland, New Zealand
Cruiseship: Europa 2
From: EU€10250
Ends in: Sydney, Australia
Cruiseline: Hapag Loyd

18 Days Singapore to Sydney with Hapag Loyd
18 Days Singapore to Sydney with Hapag Loyd
Departure Date: 04Jan17
Depart From: Singapore, Singapore
Cruiseship: Europa
From: EU€6650
Ends in: Sydney, Australia
Cruiseline: Hapag Loyd

13 Days Sydney to Auckland with Hapag Loyd
13 Days Sydney to Auckland with Hapag Loyd
Departure Date: 06Jan17
Depart From: Sydney, Australia
Cruiseship: Europa 2
From: EU€8150
Ends in: Auckland, New Zealand
Cruiseline: Hapag Loyd

18 Days Auckland to Bali with Hapag Loyd
18 Days Auckland to Bali with Hapag Loyd
Departure Date: 19Jan17
Depart From: Auckland, New Zealand
Cruiseship: Europa 2
From: EU€9850
Ends in: Bali, Indonesia
Cruiseline: Hapag Loyd

16 Day Golf Cruise Sydney to Auckland with Hapag Loyd
16 Day Golf Cruise Sydney to Auckland with Hapag Loyd
Departure Date: 22Jan17
Depart From: Sydney, Australia
Cruiseship: Europa
From: EU€7595
Ends in: Auckland, New Zealand
Cruiseline: Hapag Loyd
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Rev Your Engines - Monaco Grand Prix

Rev Your Engines for the Monaco Grand Prix

The Monaco Grand Prix, the biggest event on the Formula 1 calendar is fast approaching.

The 4 day event which runs from the 26May16, draws thousands of people to the elegant city of Monte Carlo to watch the world's best zoom around racing's most difficult track.

Hospitality packages and cruise tickets are still available but won't be for long!

Book now with FirstClass.com.au to secure the best poll positions 

Cruise to the Monaco Grand Prix Silversea Monaco Grand Prix Cruise with Race Ticket
Set sail with Silversea and experience the thrills and excitement of the Monaco Grand Prix. Enjoy a luxurious 9 day cruise sailing from Barcelona to Rome 23May to 01June16, docking at Monaco for the Formula One Grand Prix weekend.
Hospitality Packages

Monaco Grand Prix Viewing Hospitality Packages, VIP Soirees
Monaco has the most options for grand prix race viewing, whether to join the prestige Paddock Club or hospitality suites in hotels or apartments, or get onboard luxury yatchs,  you need to speak to the specialist to do it right! and there're so much events and parties you can join to rub shoulders with the rich and famous that flock to Monaco. 

 

 

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Sliversea and FirstClass.com.au Golf Day Recap

Silversea And FirstClass Golf Day
Teeing Off at Concord Golf Club

FirstClass.com.au and Silversea Cruises went out on the green for our first golf day together on Thursday 3rd March. The sun was shining bright at Concord Golf Club and we were ready to play with 48 clients and friends turning up to enjoy the game.

There were some outstanding performances on the day with Warwick Burton taking out the handicap with a great 41 points. Warwick pulled away from our 3 joint runners up Sean Thomson, Norman Honer and Mickey Johnson who came in at 34.

For a full recap and photos from the day, please click here or join us on Facebook for the full gallery.

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In the News

Making News this Month...

Sydney To Expect Qatar Airways A380 From June
Qatar Airways is expecting to bring its flagship Airbus A380 to Sydney from June this year.  "We will be operating an Airbus A380 during peak period from June onwards" said Qatar Airways CEO Akb...

Emirates Reveals New Boeing 777 Business Class Seat
Emirates has showcased its new Boeing 777 Business Class seat - set to take off from November on all new Boeing777-300ER jets.  There is plenty to like about the new design, with fully-flat bed ...

Singapore Airlines To Launch A350 Flights To Amsterdam
Singapore Airlines will launch the inaugural long-haul flight of its new Airbus A350-900 fleet to Amsterdam on 9 May 2016...

Also in the News...

Qantas To Build New Heathrow Lounge
Singapore Airlines Named International Airline Of The Year
Singapore Airlines to Build New Flagship Lounges at Changi Terminal Three

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And Finally

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The FirstClass Team

 


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