Monthly Archives: July 2013

River cruising – on and off the beaten track

It’s fair to say river cruising is considered by many to be the best way of seeing a country and its major sights and cities. All over the world, rivers large and small have been a life-line for people since civilization began – they depended, and still depend, on the water as a source of […]

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Catch up on Cruising: Latest news in bite size

Compagnie du Ponant set to bring a taste of France to New Zealand French luxury cruise yacht company Compagnie du Ponant will be sailing a new ship on New Zealand and Australian waters in 2015-2016. In a news release yesterday, Fincantieri ship building company said the new ship, which has not yet been named, will […]

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Confused about cruise ship ratings?

Here’s a guide to help you understand them You’re booking a cruise for the first time in your life and suddenly faced with a bewildering array of cruise ships with different star ratings. Of course it stands to reason that a six-star cruise ship is better than a three-star cruise ship but in what way?

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Luxury ship sets the benchmark

A new cruise ship is set to hit the luxury market in 2016. Award-winning luxury cruise company, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, announced this week the construction of a new 738-passenger cruise ship, growing the company’s passenger capacity by nearly 40 per cent.

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Travelling the old-fashioned way

If you’re looking at booking a cruise holiday with a difference this year, why not look at the increasingly popular cruise-rail deals on offer. More and more cruise line companies are offering packages combining sea travel and inland travel –the best of both worlds without the hassle of having to make separate arrangements for each […]

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