If you have never been on a genealogy cruise, you have missed a lot of fun. (See my earlier article at http://goo.gl/MFnSb9 describing the advantages of cruises.) I believe Unlock the Past Cruises is the most active organizer of genealogy cruises. Based in Australia, Unlock the Past Cruises sponsors cruises in nearly all parts of the world, attracting genealogists from many different nations.
The following announcement was written by Unlock the Past Cruises:
Significant international genealogy conferences at sea
Adelaide, South Australia, 2 September 2016 – Unlock the Past Cruises announces its latest cruise schedule for the next two years.
2017 cruise (now booking) – Papua New Guinea (13th cruise)
This exciting 10 night cruise out of Brisbane to Papua New Guinea and its islands opened for bookings earlier this year. It is a completely different kind of itinerary to one of the emerging and exciting new cruise destinations. It offers a great balance of conference (during the 4 days at sea) and places to visit during the 5 days in ports and/or around islands – great sightseeing and fascinating shore excursions.
It will feature a special WWII Pacific war stream within our usual wide ranging conference program to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Pacific war coming to Australia and New Guinea in 1942. The war in this region was very much part of the greater Pacific war. American ships were sunk in Australian waters. Almost 1 million American and Canadian service personnel, including 100,000 African-Americans, passed through Australia from 1941 to 1945.The conference program will be headed by Dr Tom Lewis, one of Australia’s foremost Pacific war historians and authors, supported by other recognised experts.
For details see the PNG cruise at www.unlockthepastcruises.com/cruises
2018 cruise (provisional) – Alaska (14th cruise) NEW