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Future cruises 2014 - 2015 - 2016

last updated 28 March 2013

Unlock the Past is planning further cruises and would like your feedback

We will consider only cruise ships with good conferencing facilities - and available to us all/most of time. Cruise lines with ships we know that meet these criteria are:

  • Royal Caribbean - some ships
  • Celebrity Cruises - some ships

Click here to do our future cruises survey


2014 cruise

This cruise is now confirmed and open for booking - click here for details

A southern Australian ports cruise out of Sydney taking in Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart as follows is very likely, though not yet a final commitment. A varied program is planned with leading Australian, New Zealand and oveseas presenters - around 50 - 60 topics in all, some of them as parallel electives.

Date: 4-13 February 2014 (9 nights)Cruise2014

Ship: Voyager of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International) - same as for 3rd cruise

Cost: from $1399 twin share


Tue 4 Feb Sydney - depart 9pm
Wed 5 Feb Cruising - conference day
Thu 6 Feb Melbourne - in port 8am - 8pm
Fri 7 Feb Cruising - conference day
Sat 8 Feb Adelaide - in port 8am - 6pm
Sun 9 Feb Cruising - conference day
Mon 10 Feb Hobart - in port 2pm - overnight
Tue 11 Feb Hobart - all day - 5pm
Wed 12 Feb Cruising - conference day
Thu 13 Feb Sydney - arrive 6am

2015 cruise under consideration

Click here for more details on the proposed 2015 cruise

A cruise between May and September 2015 - out of the UK to the Baltic and touching on northern Europe and Scandinavia. 

Cost: expected entry pricing to be approx $2500 twin share (travel to/from the port of departure extra)

Itinerary: No 2015 itineraries are yet published but an indicative 12 night cruise from the 2013 Royal Caribbean program is:

Southampton, England - depart fromCruise 2015
cruise all day
Oslo, Norway
Copenhagen, Denmark
cruise all day
Tallinn, Estonia
St Petersburg, Russia
St Petersburg, Russia
Helsinki, Finland
cruise all day
cruise all day

Zeebrugge (Brussels), Belgium
Southampton, England 

 NOTE: this cruise is not yet a final commitment, though it is very likely to go ahead - possibly in June or July 2015 

General considerations

  • all cruises will have a good mix of port days and sea time for the conference
  • all our cruises will have an international team of presenters and an international program
  • we aim to offer around 60 or more topics in all, some as parallel electives
  • no talks will be scheduled while the ship is in port
  • we already have strong interest in the UK cruise from leading presenters and possible sponsors
  • to assess interest we are running a survey - please give us your feedback
UPDATE March 2013 - due the the very strong interest in the proposed 2015 cruise out of the UK, we are now considering a further cruise out of the UK or Europe to the Mediterranean in 2016

Click here to tell us what you think


anyone wishing to share room?

I am a single mature aged lady , looking for another lady to share cabin as all bookings are based on twin share. I am interested in all cruises for 2014, 2015 and 2016   Haven't decided which cruise to go on yet. Depends .   Is anyone interested in sharing ? 

re: anyone wishing to share a room?

Dee, we have more up to date information on future cruises on our new cruise web site

The cruise currently booking is - www.unlockthepastcruises.com/cruises/4th-cruise 

Two more are expected to be confirmed in the next few weeks
 - British Isles discovery cruise
 - Southern Western Australia cruise

We can almost always find share partners - once cruises are open for booking. The best way to do this is by registering your interest in this by emailing me at alan@unlockthepast.com.au

2015 cruise

This sounds wonderful. I'm starting to save already.

2015 Cruise

The ports on this cruise look fantastic, I hope St Petersburg is included as it is on the proposed itenary, but not on the map at present.

Future cruises

Attended your Dubbo seminar today and really enjoyed it. please add ourd etails to your contact list for future details


Sounds great and we are talking about it already even though there is a lot of water to go around the propellar between now and then.

2015 cruise

A cruise from the UK to the Baltic sounds fantastic. Cruising is one of the best ways to spend a holiday and combining it with family history just tops it all off.

Baltic Sea Cruise

My husband and I and a couple of friends did a family history cruise with Legacy from the UK to the Baltic  and the cruise was fantastic.  Such interesting places to visit.