Catch Up on Cruising: Latest News in bite size!

Ahoy Fellow Cruisers

This is your fortnightly Catch up on Cruising and the latest news in bite size pieces! Daylight savings has arrived and summer is well and truly on the way. If you are thinking about a summer cruise, or what you are going to do for Christmas, now would be a good time to get that finalised!


Fantastic news for all of the lovers of traditional cruising on board the Cunard Queens. The itineraries have just been released for 2020 and there are some fantastic options available. You can discover over 120 sites of cultural and natural heritage around the world, from the Blue Mountains in Australia, the canals in Amsterdam to the Statue of Liberty in New York. You will also spend more time in port with overnights in seven great cities, 13 stunning destinations where you will leave late evening or the option to extend your holiday with a pre or post add-on. There are also maiden calls at some spectacular destinations from Nordfjordeid, Norway, Seward Alaska, Ishigaki, Japan and many more.


P & O

P & O have announced that their new ship will be names Pacific Adventure. She will arrive from Princess cruises, where she was Golden Princess and will join the P & O family from October 2020. This is exciting news as she will be the biggest ship in the P & O fleet with room for 3100 guests. Pacific Adventure will sail from Sydney and offer a wider range of cabins, a large range of P & O Signature features as well as a host of new ones that guests will love. Itineraries will go on sale on October 23, so keep an eye out on Facebook as we will announce as soon as they are available.


U by Uniworld

U by Uniworld has been a game changer since arriving onto the market in 2018, this adult-only river cruise line offers things never before seen on board a cruise ship. Have you ever cruised and thought ‘I’m missing all the fantastic sights laying here in my cabin’? Well for a small additional cost you can spend a night out on the top deck and U by Uniworld will provide the tent and everything that you need to enjoy a night under the stars. Don’t think you are going to miss out while you are on the ship, with a paint and wine class, you bring your artistic side and U by Uniworld will bring the supplies, wine and spectacular scenery. You can attend a daily morning yoga class or have a few new experiences with a silent disco or mixology class. With 27 ports of call, 6 countries and 4 rivers why not consider U by Uniworld for your next trip to Europe. From April 2019 The B will be sailing the Seine river on an 8-day itinerary beginning in Paris each Sunday.


Travel to South Africa

If you have been looking at cruises out of South Africa but have been reluctant due to the difficulty in obtaining a Visa, things are about to change! Travel is about to become much easier for Kiwis with the alteration of the existing visa process to E-Visas for New Zealanders. New Zealand will be the pilot nation for the E-Visa scheme beginning in Autumn 2019, with this process being trialed by New Zealanders only.


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