Monthly Archives: February 2013

Meditate with Captain Cook Cruises

Meditation with a Shaolin monk in Fiji, cooking with a Masterchef on the Murray River and getting married in Sydney Harbour are all part of Captain Cook Cruises’ new offerings for 2013. Together with new itineraries and more exciting and unusual activities, their three boats, Sydney 2000, Murray Princess and Reef Endeavour, will all be […]

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Catch up on Cruising: Latest cruise news in bite size

Windstar goes global Windstar Cruises are coming to New Zealand. The luxury sailing yacht specialist has gone up a notch or two in its operations and in addition to the three luxury yachets they already own, they have recently acquired three small cruise ships from Seabourn.

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Oceania puts the flags out for Insignia

Mid-size luxury cruise line Oceania is putting the flags out for Insignia in 2014. Insignia has been chartered out to Hapag-Lloyd for the last two years but is coming back to the Oceania fold in 2014. The 684-passenger ship will sail from May 2014 and will host a season of northern hemisphere summer Mediterranean cruises […]

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Luxury cruising booms

Luxury cruise lines are reporting a boom in bookings this year. Small ships, adventure expeditions and cruises in Northern Europe are all experiencing a surge in interest from people wanting to experience something a little bit different.

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Catch up on Cruising: Latest cruise news in bite size

The wonderful world of Disney Disney Magic is set to cruise around the Mediterranean next year offering a northern hemisphere summer programme out of Venice and Barcelona. Meanwhile, between September and January she will for the first time sail out of San Juan to Antigua, St Lucia, Grenada, Barbados and St Kitts.

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Royal Caribbean International raises the bar

Two new ships are set to join the Royal Caribbean fleet raising the bar once again for innovation in the cruising world. The two new vessels will be known as ‘Quantum Class’ ships promising a “leap forward” in design and guest experience, RCI ceo Adam Goldstein told Cruise Weekly.

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Classy Astor fills gap in market

British company Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) has been quick to fill a gap in the Australasian cruise market. The cruise ship gap was left by Classic International Cruises who went into financial receivership towards the end of last year and had to cancel their Australian season from Fremantle. But from December 2013, for the […]

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Oceanic Discoverer

I don’t know about anyone else but for me expedition cruising calls to mind a boat with just the bare essentials – bunk beds in small poky cabins, lino flooring and the smell of diesel everywhere. After all, if you’re going to explore remote parts of the world, you can’t do it in comfort right? […]

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