Unlock the Past Cruises has a Genealogy Cruise for Everyone

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Unlock the Past Cruises is a reasonably new player on the genealogy cruise scene having run their first cruise in 2011, but in that short time they have certainly made themselves known. Having run four successful cruises, they keep learning and improve each time. And from those four cruises they had have obtained a reputation for hosting high quality, well-run conferences with world class speakers. And you know you are on to a good thing when guest presenters ask to be on your next cruise, and cruise lines ask if you will use them! Like I said, they have quite a reputation.

And even though it’s only 4 months since Unlock the Past’s 4th history and genealogy cruise, they certainly haven’t seen sitting around twiddling their thumbs, but rather have been flat-out setting up the their calendar of cruises for the next two years.

So from mid-2014 through till mid-2016 they have a phenomenal nine, that’s right N-I-N-E of cruises scheduled! With an incredible variety of lengths of journeys, as well as destinations, there really is something for everyone.

So you can easily see cruises are on offer, we’ve compiled a summary listing of each of them for your reference.

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5th Unlock the Past Cruise – British Isles
Dates: 10 nights, 19-29 July 2014
Ship: CMVs ‘Marco Polo’
Itinerary:  Tilbury, London > Invergordon, Scotland > Kirkwall, Orkney Islands > Stornoway, Outer Hebrides > Tobermory, Isle of Mull > Dublin, Ireland > St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Honfleur, France > Tilbury, London
Guest Presenters: Paul Blake (Eng), Jackie Depelle (Eng), Marie Dougan (Sct), Eileen Ó Dúill (Ire), Sean Ó Dúill (Ire), Lisa Louise Cooke (US), Rosemary Kopittke (Aus), Mike Murray (Aus), Lesley Silvester (Aus), Helen Smith (Aus)
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6th Unlock the Past Cruise – Eastern Australia
Dates: 3 nights, 23-26 October 2014
Ship: Celebrity ‘Solstice’
Itinerary: Sydney > out to sea > Sydney
Guest Presenters:  Cathy Dunn (Aus), John Donaldson (Aus), Shauna Hicks (Aus), Carole Riley (Aus), Rosemary Kopittke (Aus), Jill Ball (Aus)
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7th cruise map7th Unlock the Past Cruise – Southern Western Australia
Dates: 5 nights, 19-24 January 2015
Ship: CMVs Astor
Itinerary: Fremantle > Esperance > Albany > Fremantle
Guest Presenters: Richard Reid (Aus), Eric Kopittke (Aus), Rosemary Kopittke (Aus), Mike Murray (Aus), Lesley Silvester (Aus), Helen Smith (Aus)
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8th cruise map8th Unlock the Past Cruise – Baltic
Dates: 14 nights, 11-25 July 2015
Ship: Celebrity ‘Eclipse’
Itinerary: Southampton, England >Bruges, (Zeebrugge), Belgium > Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany > Tallinn, Estonia > St Petersburg, Russia > Helsinki, Finland > Stockholm, Sweden > Copenhagen, Denmark > Southampton, England
Guest Presenters: Cyndi Ingle (US), Paul Milner (US), Carol Becker (US), Chris Paton (Sct), Carol Baxter (Aus), Tricia Fairweather (Aus), Shauna Hicks (Aus), Eric Kopittke (Aus), Rosemary Kopittke (Aus), Helen Smith (Aus)
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9th cruise map9th Unlock the Past Cruise – Transatlantic
Dates: 15 nights, 1-16 November 2015
Ship: Celebrity ‘Eclipse’
Itinerary: Southampton, England > Boston, Massachusetts > New York > Kings Wharf, Bermuda > Port Canaveral, Florida > Miami, Florida
Guest Presenters: TBA
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10th cruise map10th Unlock the Past Cruise – Brisbane
Dates: 2 nights, 8-10 December 2015
Ship: Royal Caribbean ‘Legend of the Seas’
Itinerary: Brisbane > at sea > Brisbane
Guest Presenters: TBA
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11th cruise map11th Unlock the Past Cruise – New Zealand to Australia
Dates: 18 nights, 14 February-3 March 2016
Ship: Celebrity ‘Solstice’
Itinerary:  Auckland > Bay Of Islands > Tauranga > Wellington > Akaroa > Dunedin > Dusky Sound > Doubtful Sound > Milford Sound > Sydney > Melbourne > Adelaide > Fremantle
Guest Presenters: TBA
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12th cruise map12th Unlock the Past Cruise – Barrier Reef
Dates: 7 nights, 6-13 March 2016
Ship: Royal Caribbean ‘Legend of the Seas’
Itinerary: Brisbane  > Airlie Beach > Cairns > Willis Island > Brisbane
Guest Presenters: TBA
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13th cruise map13th Unlock the Past Cruise – European River Cruise
Dates: June/July 2016 (dates not fixed as the cruises for this period haven’t yet been released yet)
Ship: an Avalon river cruise ship
Itinerary:  a possible itinerary based on one of Avalon’s current voyages: Amsterdam, Holland > Cologne, Germany > Koblenz-Rhine Gorge-Rudesheim > Mainz and Heidelberg > Strasbourg, France > Breisach, Germany > Black Forest > Basel, Switzerland
Guest Presenters: TBA
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