Category Archives: Cruise Destinations

River Cruising in France

You’ve planned your trip to France and spent months in anticipation, waiting impatiently for the day you finally board the plane to Paris. After a 30-hour flight, you arrive in Paris, to be whisked instantly by your guide (no time to lose) around crowded museums and art galleries, waiting in lengthy queues because it is, […]

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Family sold on cruising with Voyager of the Seas

When Auckland-based Jenny Spillane and her family received an invitation to go to a wedding in England in May 2010, they jumped at the chance to take their two young daughters, eight-year-old Eleanor and six-year-old Nathalie, to take in some of the amazing sights in Europe. Going on a cruise just didn’t cross their minds. […]

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Akaroa, new port of call for a lot of cruise lines.

Due to the significant damage caused to Christchurch Port, a lot of cruise ships will now dock at Akaroa, bringing a major economic boost to the area. Just 75 kilometres outside the city of Christchurch, Akaroa is a village located on the Banks Peninsula. The charm of this village with its colonial architecture, cafés and […]

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Rhine River Cruise with Avalon Waterways

River Limmat, Zurich

This morning when I open the curtains in my room the view from the window is of the German town of Rudesheim, Two days ago it was Strasbourg in France, in a couple of days it will be the Dutch capital Amsterdam. I’m getting to see some of Europe’s most scenic spots yet I’m sleeping […]

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Which Caribbean Cruise itinerary would I recommend ?

A lot of people ask me “Which is the best Caribbean Cruise itinerary to do”. My personal answer is easy – WESTERN CARIBBEAN. Yes there are lots to choose from and so many islands to look at…..But after working on a ship within that area….The Western Caribbean gives you the best taste for that cruise […]

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Russia onboard Celebrity Constellation


Russia has always been on my wish list – and now I have ticked it off ! I loved it…. My partner and I joined Celebrity Constellation for a 14 Night Scandinavia & Russia Cruise from Southampton. We had both cruised before but this trip for us was about the destinations, not specifically the ship. […]

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