Category Archives: Cruise Reviews

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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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 ?

Royal Caribbean Rock Climbing Wall

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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Panama Canal – Norwegian Star

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 […]

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Silversea Luxury Cruising Experience First Hand

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Antarctica Cruise Experience

In January 2013 I traveled to Antarctica on board the Quark expedition vessel “Ocean Diamond”. On arrival at Ushuaia we were met by the Quark land operator and transferred to our pre cruise accommodation, Hotel Las Lengas, after check-in the remainder of our day was free to explore Ushuaia before a pre expedition briefing at […]

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