Meet the Cruise Factor Team – Don

Ahoy fellow cruisers and travellers

We here at Cruise Factor thought it would be a great idea for you to get to know us and our passion for travel. Up today is our Principal Manager – Don.

Don has over 40 years in the Travel Industry, having done at least 15 cruises and inspected over 40 cruise ships.

Let’s get to know Don a little bit better with some quick-fire questions:




Favourite Country and why?

Apart from New Zealand – Fiji – I lived there for 5 years and love the people and the weather

Favourite Holiday Memory?

Glacier Bay Alaska

Favourite food? 

Roast Lamb

Favourite travel product/gadget?

Has to be my i-phone

Favourite thing about travelling?

Getting off the plane and boarding the ship!

Destination you really want to visit next?


One thing you cannot travel without – aside from a passport?

My wife and my i-phone with a built in GPS

Car, plane, boat or train?

Has to be boat closely followed by train

Ever had a Holiday disaster?

I got robbed in Rotorua many years ago

One destination you were really surprised by and why?

It would have to be the scenery in Rio de Janiero

Favourite Cruise ship and why?

Celebrity Solstice – large ship, spacious well-appointed cabins, nice public areas and great entertainment

Best travel tip:

Always take insurance and don’t over plan the trip – take some days out to experience the culture.


Don Photo One
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