Category Archives: Cruise Reviews

REVIEW: P & O Australia’s Pacific Aria

Our manager Alison recently got to experience the Pacific Aria and she has written a review:

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Symphony of the Seas

Cruise Factor looks at the newest Royal Caribbean ship Symphony of the Seas. With cruise ships getting bigger, more advanced and creative innovations, a cruise ship has become a destination in itself. Today we will explore Symphony of the Seas, this is not simply a cruise ship, this is a game changer in the world […]

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First Time Cruisers review of Carnival Spirit

A friend of Cruise Factor recently took their first cruise on Carnival Spirit and she wrote a blog about her journey and is happy for us to share. She traveled as part of a multi-generational family group. She gives great insight from a first time cruiser to everyone who is yet to take the plunge […]

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REVIEW: Norwegian Star – Greek Isles and Croatia Cruise

Norwegian Star 06August -13th August In August last year Vanessa went on a dream Europe trip and we asked her to review the Norwegian Star that she cruised on around the Greek Isles and Croatia

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Never been on a cruise? Here’s what to expect……

Last year I had a few days leave and I thought I would pop on a short four night cruise from Auckland to Sydney. For those of you who are interested in doing a cruise but hesitate because you don’t know what to expect, this will give you a great overview of life on a […]

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SPOTLIGHT ON: VIKING SUN

Viking cruises has made it’s first trip to New Zealand with Viking Sun paying Auckland a visit recently and Zuleika was lucky enough to be one of the first Travel Agents to get to check out the ship.

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Family Cruising – Have you considered it ?

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Ahoy!  Have you ever thought about taking your family on a cruise, but wondered if they would be bored ?  Check out just a few of the family friendly cruise lines below and see all the incredible facilities that are available to keep not just the children happy, but also the adults !!

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Ovation of the Seas coming to Australia & New Zealand

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

(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’

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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