Monthly Archives: May 2012

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Carnival Spirit not just for kids Wanted:  People of all ages for Carnival Spirit. That’s the message Carnival Cruise Lines wants to get across to attract everybody, not just families, to cruise on the 2680-passenger Carnival Spirit. Carnival Cruise Lines’ Vicky Tomasino told Cruise Weekly that even though the ship is full of fun facilities […]

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Family sold on cruising with Voyager of the Seas

When Auckland-based Jenny Spillane and her family received an invitation to go to a wedding in England in May 2010, they jumped at the chance to take their two young daughters, eight-year-old Eleanor and six-year-old Nathalie, to take in some of the amazing sights in Europe. Going on a cruise just didn’t cross their minds. […]

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Papua New Guinea set up to go As more cruise ship companies look for unspoilt destinations off the beaten track, remote Papua New Guinea fits the bill perfectly. And in the wake of P & O Cruises’ decision to make PNG a new port of call, the  PNG government has given the go-ahead  to an […]

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Oceania’s Riviera christened in Barcelona Oceania Cruises’ newest ship was christened in Barcelona last weekend at a gala ceremony attended by 1300 guests. Sister-ship to Oceania’s award-winning Marina, the 1250-passenger Riviera boasts luxurious suites designed by Dakota Jackson, owners’ suites furnished by Ralph Lauren Home, a Bob Appetit Culinary Centre, and a Canyon Ranch SpaClub.

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Hapag-Lloyd’s Five Star Europa

If you want to have the ultimate cruising experience, look no further than Europa, Hapag Lloyd’s spacious 408-passenger five-star cruise ship. Veteran Europa guests will already know that she sets the benchmark in cruising and has been named the highest-ranked cruise ship in the world by the 2012 Berlitz Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships.

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Kiwis set cruising record high New Zealanders are taking to cruising in higher numbers than ever before, says a new report by the New Zealand Cruise Industry. More than 56,000 New Zealanders took a cruise holiday in 2011, up to 32% year- on- year. This highlights New Zealand as the second highest growing market globally, […]

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American Queen christened in Memphis There were no blues in Memphis last week when Priscilla Presley had the honour of christening American Queen, the largest paddlewheel  steamer ever built. Presley said the American Queen would forever change the landscape of Memphis, Cruise Weekly reported.

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