It was a jolly occasion indeed in Fremantle earlier this month when the Bicton Travel team, their favourite clients & Santa celebrated the silly season on a cruise ship.

Bicton Travel hosted its annual Festive Season at Sea party – a Christmas celebration that’s so big, so loud and so fun it could rival Flight Centre’s slip ‘n’ slide.

Oooooo – party off!!


Although no mermen were in sight, Bicton Travel did have some 600 guests show up to the annual shindig on 8 December, which took place on Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ ms Astor in Fremantle.

There was a lot to celebrate this year, with the group wrapping up a year of success, including its win as People’s Choice Retail Travel Agency of the Year at the NTIAs.


In addition to saluting the company’s win, the Bicton team enhanced client’s onboard experiences by hosting additional activities including gingerbread decorating, Christmas craft and travel trivia.

Father Christmas also made an appearance and was kind enough to bring some early gifts for all the children onboard.


“It’s such a nice opportunity to not only cruise with our loyal clients, but to welcome first time cruisers and see large family groups taking time out to reconnect and celebrate.”

Carole Smethurst, Bicton Travel Founder & Director


What did you do for your work Christmas party this year?