Ovation of the Seas coming to Australia & New Zealand

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Royal Caribbean have just announced that Ovation of the Seas the sister ship to Quantum of the Seas and the new Anthem of the Seas will operate out of Australia waters in late 2016.

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Heritage Expeditions: Secrets of Melanesia Cruise

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(Daily blog – written by various cruise participants)

21 October, 2014    Honiara Changeover

At lunchtime we were joined by the first of our new expeditioners who headed out to tour Honiara with visits to the Parliament,

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Vietnam Cruise a ‘must do’

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When Philippa Murrell looked at booking a trip to Vietnam in April last year, she knew it had to include a cruise around UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay.

“We had heard it was a ‘must do’ for Vietnam,” she says.

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Explorer of the Seas to visit New Zealand

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Megaliner Explorer of the Seas is set to visit New Zealand in late 2015.

Joining her sister-ship, Voyager of the Seas, the 3,800-guest ship will be a regular visitor to and around New Zealand during the 2015/16 season from her base in Sydney.

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Panama Canal – Norwegian Star

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When New Zealanders Kay and Paul Martin decided to visit the Panama Canal in October last year, they did it in style.

They booked a 14-day cruise on the 2300-passenger Norwegian Star from Los Angeles to Miami, travelling the whole way through the 77km ship canal from the Pacific Ocean end through to Miami on the Atlantic Ocean.

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Silversea Luxury Cruising Experience First Hand

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Haynie Kent is a huge fan of luxury cruise line Silversea.

So much so she has voyaged with them six times and named her two cats, Whisper and Shadow, after two of the Silversea fleet.

Ask her why she prefers the exclusive cruise line and she says simply because the first cruise was so good “we came back”.

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Cruising for first-timers – when to book for the best deals

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You’ve taken the plunge and decided to go on a cruise.

But if this is your first time you will understandably be nervous about navigating your way around the vast array of choices and then whether or not you are getting the best possible deal.

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Leading Edge – P & O Cruises offer thrill seekers a cruise of a lifetime

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Just when you thought cruise ship innovation couldn’t go much further – think again.

P & O Cruises Australia has just launched “the world’s largest adventure park at sea”.

The P&OEdge programme gives passengers the opportunity to climb, swing, race and jump their way to parts of the ship that have never been seen  up close by passengers.

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Blooming boomers – why Baby Boomers love cruising

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It’s official – long, overseas cruise holidays are the preferred choice for over 85 per cent of Kiwi and Australian Baby Boomers.

That’s according to a recent travel agency survey of boomers in Australasia.

The survey reveals that boomers are cruising more than ever before and for longer than ever before.

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Tahiti hots up – especially for Kiwis and Australians

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Tahiti is the latest must-see destination for cruise ship passengers with increasing numbers sailing to the South Pacific’s Tahitian islands.

And with the exotic destination conveniently in our own backyard, it has never been easier for Kiwis and Australians to cruise around the region.

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