Tags archives: cruises

A Travelettes Guide to Cruising Ha Long Bay

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How do you decide where to go on your next holiday? Is it inspired by a friend's travel tales, based solely on budget or do you spin a globe with closed eyes, letting fate take you somewhere? When I told people I wanted to go to Vietnam because I love fresh spring rolls most thought that was good enough reason. When I told some others that I was going bec[...]

Dinners and dolphins - Cruising around the Bay of Islands

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"Seriously, I'd rather not drive. No really, I'm scared, please no." - that was me a week ago. In the past 12 years of owning a licence I have driven a total of 3 days, always clinging to the steering wheel with dear life, saying prayers at every stop light. When I was asked to drive from Hokianga to Bay of Islands, both in Northland, New Zealand, I was pret[...]

Gone cruisin - a weekend with the MSC Preziosa

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I have never been on a cruise. Actually, that's not entirely true, I've done loads of boat trips. I cruised down countless rivers, the odd sea and one time I even spent 5 straight days and nights on a boat from Manaus to Belem in Brazil, sleeping in hammocks and spending the day drinking beers and tanning on the roof top. I've just never been on an actual cr[...]

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