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Ovation of the Seas coming to Australia & New Zealand

Royal Caribbean have just announced that Ovation of the Seas the sister ship to Quantum of the Seas and the new Anthem of the Seas will operate out of Australia waters in late 2016.

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Heritage Expeditions: Secrets of Melanesia Cruise

(Daily blog – written by various cruise participants) 21 October, 2014    Honiara Changeover At lunchtime we were joined by the first of our new expeditioners who headed out to tour Honiara with visits to the Parliament,

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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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Leading Edge – P & O Cruises offer thrill seekers a cruise of a lifetime

Just when you thought cruise ship innovation couldn’t go much further – think again. P & O Cruises Australia has just launched “the world’s largest adventure park at sea”. The P&OEdge programme gives passengers the opportunity to climb, swing, race and jump their way to parts of the ship that have never been seen  up […]

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Antarctica Cruise Experience

In January 2013 I traveled to Antarctica on board the Quark expedition vessel “Ocean Diamond”. On arrival at Ushuaia we were met by the Quark land operator and transferred to our pre cruise accommodation, Hotel Las Lengas, after check-in the remainder of our day was free to explore Ushuaia before a pre expedition briefing at […]

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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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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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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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