Monthly Archives: June 2013

SeaDream II makes first venture down under

Five-star mega yacht SeaDream II is set for its inaugural Asia & Northern Australia season in February 2014. SeaDream Yacht Club president Bob Lepisto told Cruise Weekly the company was looking forward to welcoming past and new guests from New Zealand and Australia.

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Christening for Royal Princess

It was a christening of a different kind for the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton this week. In her last solo official appearance before she gives birth to her baby next month, the Duchess christened the 3,600-passenger Royal Princess in Southampton’s Ocean Terminal.

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Ten common questions about cruising

1.       Are cruises all-inclusive? No, most are not. Although your cruise fare covers your accommodation, meals in main dining venues, activities (including kids’ clubs) and evening entertainment, there’s a bunch of stuff that isn’t included. Other restaurants, soft and alcoholic drinks, specialty coffee bars, shore excursions, spa treatments and tips are generally […]

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Explore Australia with Lindblad

Intrepid expedition experts and conservation champions, Lindblad Expeditions, is set to increase its presence in Australia. With its recent takeover of Orion Expedition Cruises, the company currently offers expeditions on the 102-passenger National Geographic Orion in North-Western Australia’s wild Kimberley region.

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Jewel in the crown – Diamond Princess set to visit New Zealand

Superliner Diamond Princess is set to visit New Zealand this coming 2014/15 cruise season. The 2670-passenger cruise liner will sail six 12-night voyages from Sydney to Auckland as part of her Australasian season.

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Food glorious food – the lowdown on cruise holiday dining

One of the main attractions of a cruise holiday has got to be the delicious food on offer. And it’s not just that someone else is doing the cooking for two weeks – although that’s a big enough draw card in my book. It’s more the prospect of an unlimited variety of freshly cooked, gourmet […]

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