Cruising for the very first time !

I was never that keen on a cruise, the thought of being stuck on a ship, for 2 weeks, no escape, two thousand people you may not like, out at Sea with no land in sight, and getting sick from all those germs.

A friend asked me if I would like to join him on a cruise, and as he was very experienced at cruising, I said yes.

So what did I think of my First Cruise…

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Island Escapes “Island Passage”

Island Passage

After hearing so many great reports from colleagues and friends, who had been lucky enough to experience an Island Escape cruise onboard “Island Passage”, I was fortunate enough to have a walk around myself to see what all the fuss was about.

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DreamWorks Experience is coming to Voyager of the Seas!

Royal Caribbean International has announced that their DreamWorks Experience is being added to the Voyager of the Seas cruises for her season in Australia & New Zealand.

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Carnival Spirit coming to Australia & New Zealand in 2012

The cruise market down under has grown considerably in the past few years and Carnival Cruise Lines are jumping on board by basing the Carnival Spirit in Australia full time from October 2012.

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Azamara Club Cruises

Azamara Club Cruises operate two sister ships “Azamara Quest” and “Azamara Journey”. Both ships are 30,000 tons and carry a maximum of 694 passengers.

This size of ships is appealing to a mix of experienced and first time cruisers.

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Akaroa, new port of call for a lot of cruise lines.

Due to the significant damage caused to Christchurch Port, a lot of cruise ships will now dock at Akaroa, bringing a major economic boost to the area.

Just 75 kilometres outside the city of Christchurch, Akaroa is a village located on the Banks Peninsula. The charm of this village with its colonial architecture, cafés and incredible scenery has assured Akaroa’s popularity as a unique tourist destination.

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Orion discount their prices by up to 50%

Orion Expedition Cruises who offer a 5 star expedition product have dropped their prices for early bookings on all 2012 itineraries.

Effective immediately until 30 November 2011 for all new bookings on Orion and Orion II prices have been significantly reduced with incentives for early purchase.

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Cruising Solo Never Looked So Good !

Being Single doesn’t mean you have to stay at home. We all want hassle-free holidays with fantastic food, good accommodation, no transportation hassles, like minded travelers, good prices and cruise ships tick all the boxes.

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A Convenient way to travel with Babies and Toddlers

Looking for a more convenient way to travel with babies and toddlers?

Due to the consistent rising numbers of families on its cruises, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is offering a free of charge Baby Welcome package with select cruises which includes such items as care products and baby food.

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Restyling the Costa Romantica

Costa Cruises has announced a major restyling of the Costa Romantica. Starting in October 2011 and finishing the end of January 2012 the Costa Romantica will be completely renovated at a cost of 90 Million Euros and will be known as Costa neoRomantica.

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