Category Archives: Cruise Destinations

Is Antarctica on your bucket list? You need to check this out!!!

If Antarctica is on your bucket list, this is the sale for you!!!

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Vietnam Cruise a ‘must do’

When Philippa Murrell looked at booking a trip to Vietnam in April last year, she knew it had to include a cruise around UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay. “We had heard it was a ‘must do’ for Vietnam,” she says.

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Panama Canal – Norwegian Star

When New Zealanders Kay and Paul Martin decided to visit the Panama Canal in October last year, they did it in style. They booked a 14-day cruise on the 2300-passenger Norwegian Star from Los Angeles to Miami, travelling the whole way through the 77km ship canal from the Pacific Ocean end through to Miami on […]

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Silversea Luxury Cruising Experience First Hand

Haynie Kent is a huge fan of luxury cruise line Silversea. So much so she has voyaged with them six times and named her two cats, Whisper and Shadow, after two of the Silversea fleet. Ask her why she prefers the exclusive cruise line and she says simply because the first cruise was so good […]

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Kiwi Cruise Favourites

Cruise ship holidays are no longer the pie-in-the-sky holiday dream they used to be as affordability and value-for-money deals mean we can turn our dreams of cruising into reality. Add to that varied itineraries and flexible stays and the classic cruise holiday is catching on in a big way with intrepid travellers down-under. Last year, […]

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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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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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Scandinavia Cruising with Royal Caribbean International

Last year we were busy planning our cruise holiday with Cruise Factor.  The months quickly rolled on and before we knew it we were packing our bags and on our way to the airport for our flight.  After boarding our flight to the UK it was time to relax as our holiday had finally begun. […]

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Family Mediterranean Cruise with Holland America Line

When Jo Speden toured Europe in a combi-van in her early 20s, little did she think that thirty years later she would be returning to Europe with a family in tow and this time on a luxury cruise ship. Jo and her husband Mike, who had never before visited Europe, decided to take their children […]

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Mississippi Steamboat Cruising

The thought of cruising down the Mississippi in a paddlewheel steamboat conjures up long lazy days of drinking iced tea while reclining in a comfortable rattan chair in the balmy summer heat of Louisiana. Cole Porter’s evocative song, Summertime, plays in the background, while Mark Twain’s scallywag characters, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn wave lazily […]

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