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Athena cruise

Thursday, April 9, 2009
There's nothing Kelly Landry likes more than a cruise, so she was the obvious choice when Getaway was invited to check out Athena's "Cruise to Nowhere" out of Fremantle in Western Australia.

The keyword to describe Athena cruises is "traditional". Classical International Cruises prides itself on being "old-fashioned". It doesn't have large cruise ships with too many features, too many activities and long queues. CIC is all elegance, comfort, relaxation and space.

Mind you, as Kelly discovered, it still offers the things you would expect to find on large cruisers — shopping, bars, excellent food, cocktails, dancing, swimming and live entertainment.

Athena has just finished her maiden summer season in the west, specialising in short breaks perfect for a quick break, a girls' cruise away from housework or a fix of life at sea.

If you've never been to sea and could be prone to sea sickness, you will be happy to know that the three-day cruises out of Fremantle anchor in Geographe Bay off Busselton for two days. While you are out at sea, you will want to be part of the fun and activities.

The person responsible for that on board is the cruise director, Ayesha Franklin. She arranges cabaret shows, dancers in fabulous costumes, a game of shuffleboard and even a solid workout if you feel inclined.

If you're like Kelly and can't get enough of shipboard life, why not contact Classic International Cruises about their schedules for trips to Bali and Europe?


Out of Fremantle on Western Australia's coast.


Athena returns to Australia next summer, offering cruises from Fremantle and Adelaide. A range of cruises from two to 35 nights is available. Fares start at $435 per person twin share for a two-night cruise. Three-night cruises are from $655 per person twin share. All meals and entertainment are included. Children sail free on selected cruises, paying just taxes. There are discounts for teenagers.

Prices correct at April 9, 2009.

For further information

Classic International Cruises
Level 3, 3-5 Young Street
Neutral Bay 2089
Ph: 1800 990 857 or (02) 9908 7877
Fax: (02) 9908 7833

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