Category Archives: Cruise Tips & Advice

Food glorious food – the lowdown on cruise holiday dining

One of the main attractions of a cruise holiday has got to be the delicious food on offer. And it’s not just that someone else is doing the cooking for two weeks – although that’s a big enough draw card in my book. It’s more the prospect of an unlimited variety of freshly cooked, gourmet […]

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Cruising – a value for money holiday

The idea of going on a cruise holiday is dismissed by many of us as wildly out of our price range and only really possible as a dream lotto-win holiday. But if you’re considering all the options for an overseas holiday, it pays to look more closely at the figures. Not only are cruise holidays […]

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Cruising with kids

Finding balance in life is one of those things we constantly struggle to achieve but personally with two busy school-age kids I wonder when I am ever going to find it. Holidays are a case in point. I dream of going to my most favourite city in the world, Florence, but know my kids would […]

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Stop dreaming and book a cruise……..

So the long, hot summer is truly over and winter is almost here. While some people will be planning their winter ski holidays and relishing the thought of crisp cold mornings and roaring log fires, those who hate the cold will be dreaming of their next summer holiday – which seems impossibly far away…..

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Hooked on cruising – tips and advice

Philip King has cruised all over the world and knows his stuff. He is full of helpful advice and tips about cruising – so in his own words, here they are!

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Hooked on Cruising

Philip King loves cruise ship holidays. So much so he’s lost count of how many he’s been on “but I think I’ve done about 25”. The forty-something corporate executive explains he’s “always loved ships” and as a child loved going down to see the occasional cruise liner visiting Wellington in the 70s.

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Royal Caribbean update their Wine Policy

Royal Caribbean International have just announced that effective 1st November 2012, guests will be able to take personal wine onboard with them at the beginning of their cruise.  This will be  limited to two (2) bottles per stateroom. The wine can be consumed in your cabin, however if you prefer to drink it in any […]

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Tips about Tipping

It’s fair to say that tipping in New Zealand is not really part of our culture. Unlike America, where you commit a major ‘faux pas’ if you don’t tip your waiter, taxi driver or room maid, in New Zealand you only tip if you want to and fairly randomly at that. So, it’s a little […]

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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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Do I need a Visa for my Cruise ?

Knowing whether you need a visa for your cruise is a common question that arises. I hope the below will be of some assistance to New Zealand & Australian passport holders only, it is by no means the entire list of countries, however it is some of the more popular cruise destinations. Before you travel […]