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CLIA Masters Cruise Consultant & Travel Consultant

Phone:      61 03 97878888  -   FAX:          61 03 97878888
0412 278888  -   Email:        disabben@ozemail.com.au

I work as a personalised cruise & travel consultant under the licence of one of Australia’s leading travel operations Where2Travel – (Formerly National Network Travel & Cruise of Melbourne).

They are members of Cruiseco, an exclusive consortium of cruise specialists in Australia.

Cruiseco is a unique travel organisation, offering a wide range of Worldwide Cruise holidays. They provide a benchmark of excellence in professional knowledge on holidays afloat, to exotic and exciting ports of call, with every major shipping line, to every major cruising destination. Cruise holidays for singles, couples, families and groups covering many canals, rivers and oceans.

I have lived at Mt Eliza for over 30 years and currently enjoy many repeat clients from the region and many from around Melbourne and interstate, for whom I have assisted in planning travel for well over 30 years.


Through the buying power of the Cruiseco Consortium I have excellent rates on Carnival Cruise Line, Crystal Cruises, Celebrity, Cruiseco’s Pandaw Vietnam and Burma, Cunard Cruises,  Holland America, Le Boat, Oceania, Paul Gauguin Cruises, P&O, Princess Cruises, Regent Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Seabourn, Silversea, True North etc.

In addition to cruising, Where2Travel are part of the Magellan Buying Group and have strong commercial relationships with many of the world’s leading operators. I can assist you with Abercrombie and Kent, Australian Pacific Tours, Insight Tours, Scenic Tours and Cruises, Tauck Cruises and Tours, Trafalgar, Qantas Holidays, plus many others.


I have had many wonderful educational holidays including rail, coach tours and self drive to the US, Canada and Alaska, UK and Europe, Russia, Egypt, Scandinavia, South Africa, South America, Japan, Vietnam and much of Asia.

My extensive cruise experience includes liner voyage to the UK via Panama and Central America, Alaska and the Inside Passage with Canadian Rockies, Japan and South East Asia, several in the Pacific including the Coral Sea, Solomons/Guadalcanal and Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Mediterranean, Scandinavia, and river cruising including the Nile and many rivers in Europe.


I serviced one of Melbourne’s leading grammar schools for 20 years organizing cricket and tennis tours for the students to the wonderful public schools in UK and America. 

My husband David and I take a group once a year to the Battlefields of Vietnam, first to the South for 7 nights which includes a 4 hour trek of the Long Tan battlefield of which he has personal experience, being a Platoon Commander at that Battle, followed by an 12 night tour of the areas North which saw action by the Americans and French, including Dien Bien Phu. You are welcome to view our tours past and planned on the website www.longtantrek.com.  Yes - there's one planned for 2018...


After my education I departed for England as a 20 year old where I worked in the travel industry in London and then travelled extensively throughout Europe before returning to Australia.

On return I worked in various roles including P & O, Bank of New South Wales Travel and then Westpac Travel in head office plus several city branches, ultimately managing 150 Queen Street for some years.

After 16 years in retail travel with Westpac I opened my own business and ran that for 15 years concentrating on shipping and international travel.

I have been a CLIA Master Cruise Consultant since 1999.

I have a number of industry recognitions including Winner of P & O Princess Premier Cruise/Tours Product which recognised outstanding support including Alaska and the Mediterranean, Insight Tours, and others.

I look forward to being able to help you plan your next cruise or travel experience wherever it may be in the world.   

I would be very happy to assist you with your choice of ship, itinerary, suite or cabin and to organize everything for you be it airfares, pre and post accommodation, sightseeing, insurance and documentation assistance.

Yours sincerely

Di Sabben
Phone:      61 03 97878888 
61 03 97878888
0412 278888
Email:        disabben@ozemail.com.au