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 “we came back”.

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Cruising for first-timers – when to book for the best deals

You’ve taken the plunge and decided to go on a cruise.

But if this is your first time you will understandably be nervous about navigating your way around the vast array of choices and then whether or not you are getting the best possible deal.

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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 close by passengers.

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Blooming boomers – why Baby Boomers love cruising

It’s official – long, overseas cruise holidays are the preferred choice for over 85 per cent of Kiwi and Australian Baby Boomers.

That’s according to a recent travel agency survey of boomers in Australasia.

The survey reveals that boomers are cruising more than ever before and for longer than ever before.

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Tahiti hots up – especially for Kiwis and Australians

Tahiti is the latest must-see destination for cruise ship passengers with increasing numbers sailing to the South Pacific’s Tahitian islands.

And with the exotic destination conveniently in our own backyard, it has never been easier for Kiwis and Australians to cruise around the region.

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Preparing for your cruise – the must-do check list

Booking a cruise is an important business.

Deciding where to go, when to go, which cruise line to travel with and which ship, it all takes time and a lot of consideration.

Once you’ve booked and paid, you’d be forgiven for thinking that all you have to do is board your cruise ship and start on the cocktails.

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Silversea announces new luxury expedition ship – and it’s coming to New Zealand!

Luxury small ship cruise line Silversea has just announced a new expedition ship will join its fleet in March 2014.

The 128-passenger Silver Discoverer is set to undergo a multi-million dollar refurbishment before embarking on her maiden voyage from Bali on March 1st.

It joins other expedition ships, Silver Explorer, which has been with Silversea for five years, and Silver Galapagos, which makes its maiden voyage later this month.

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Sapphire set to debut in China

Princess Cruises is set to enter the domestic Chinese market from May next year, the company announced this week.

Shanghai will be the homeport for the 2,670-passenger Sapphire Princess over four months, where it is expected she will carry over 70,000 passengers.

Sapphire Princess will operate four different itineraries ranging in length from three to seven days and destinations will include the Korean ports of Seoul, Jeju, Inchon and Busan.

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P&Os World Cruise visits New Zealand

P&O has announced two world cruises in 2015 with a maiden visit to New Zealand’s Akaroa in the South Island.

And there is a special bonus deal for early-bird bookings where you can earn up to $1,000 in onboard credits if you book before December 31 2013.

The two world cruises will be round-trip from Southampton and each offers a different itinerary.

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MSC’s special Dubai deal for Kiwis

MSC is looking to attract more Kiwis to cruise in Dubai this season.

The company will be using Dubai to homeport at least one of their ships this coming season and want adventurous Kiwis and Australians to try out this ‘closer-to-home’ destination.

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