IN his continuing search for the more note-worthy in the world of travel, David Ellis says Australians’ dedication for visiting the battlefields and cemeteries of Gallipoli in this 100th Anniversary year, has been highlighted in a just-completed sailing to the region by the luxury boutique passenger vessel, SeaDream II.
Over 40% of the near-100 guests aboard came from this country, the most of any nationality.
And in a special gesture, the ship’s local Turkish ground operator had them escorted around the Gallipoli site by its same experts who guided the official Australian Government ANZACS’ tour there in April.
“We’ve always had strong interest by Australians when we’ve included Gallipoli in our sailings, but response to this one in your special year was quite extraordinary – it certainly reflected the very special place Gallipoli is in the hearts of Australians,” said SeaDream’s President, Bob Lepisto.”
Many of the Australians were so impressed with the Gallipoli site they re-booked while aboard to do another of SeaDream’s voyages that will include Gallipoli again in 2016.
For more information about these Gallipoli voyages next year as part of Mediterranean holidaying, see your travel agent or go to seadream.com