Monthly Archives: October 2012

Royal Caribbean update their Wine Policy

Royal Caribbean International have just announced that effective 1st November 2012, guests will be able to take personal wine onboard with them at the beginning of their cruise.  This will be  limited to two (2) bottles per stateroom. The wine can be consumed in your cabin, however if you prefer to drink it in any […]

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Norwegian Cruise Line goes bigger and better Norwegian Cruise Line is about to go bigger and better with its soon-to-be-built Breakaway Plus ship. The new ship, which is due for delivery in 2015, will join two of their other ships under construction, the Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway. But the as-yet-unnamed ship will be a […]

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P & O Cruises in Auckland for 2014 P & O Cruise fans will be happy to know that the cruise line will be offering Auckland departures in 2014. The winter programme, released this week, has a total of 75 cruises departing from Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. And for time-strapped travellers there will be […]

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Tips about Tipping

It’s fair to say that tipping in New Zealand is not really part of our culture. Unlike America, where you commit a major ‘faux pas’ if you don’t tip your waiter, taxi driver or room maid, in New Zealand you only tip if you want to and fairly randomly at that. So, it’s a little […]

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Catch up on Cruising: Latest cruise news in bite size

Summer season starts today ! Summer is here and the 2012/13 cruise season starts with the first international ship arriving in Sydney today. Royal Caribbean International’s Radiance of the Seas has already docked in Sydney this morning, heralding six months of summer cruise ships in Australasia. And New Zealanders can look forward to seeing the […]

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Fred Olsen comes to New Zealand The 150-year-old British cruise line company, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, is going from strength to strength as it announces two new Grand Voyages for 2014. Black Watch will visit New Zealand on a 114-night Australia and South America World Cruise in January 2014.

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