Thursday 2 April 2009


Virgin Blue's new international airline, V Australia, has announced it has launched a new partnership with popular cruise booking engine, Cruisepilot.

The comprehensive 'Cruisepilot' search engine (, which represents all the major cruise lines including Captain Cook, P&O, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Cunard, is now featured on the V Australia website and  offers travellers a one-stop shop when booking their fly-cruise vacation.

As an added bonus, travellers who book through 'Cruisepilot' will not only receive competitive pricing on their fly-cruise but will also be able to earn Velocity Points on EVERY dollar spent*.

The website offers the perfect blend of extensive online content with live personalised service and Cruisepilot partnered by V Australia, also offers a unique functionality which allows travellers the convenient option of researching, planning and choosing their cruise online.

Virgin Blue Group, Chief Executive, Brett Godfrey, said, "We're pleased to be adding this high quality cruise product to the expanding range of travel possibilities V Australia already offers to intrepid travellers looking for a combined and value-for-money holiday experience."

He added, "Along with competitive pricing, 'Cruisepilot' has over 10,000 cruise itineraries across nearly 2000 destinations around the world. It is also the only cruise website in Australia where passengers can earn Velocity points on every cruise".

Cruisepilot and V Australia have a variety of itineraries to fit any budget, destination and travelling preference to ensure there is something to appeal to everyone. Guests can plan their perfect fly-cruise online or by calling 1300 553 686, choosing from a range of packages to suit all ages and interests from "Romance for Couples" to "Activities for Singles", "Adventure", "Families", "Relaxation" and "Seniors" voyages.

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* Exclusive of port taxes and government fees

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