Sydney’s Sebel Pier One: A Suite Spot

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Suite Spot: The Sebel Pier One Sydney It is a worldwide trend for the great metropolises of the world to convert older buildings into modern, functional spaces and Sydney is certainly no exception. In the CBD and especially around the OPT (Overseas Passenger Terminal) at Circular Quay (adjacent the Sydney Opera House), accommodation is at… [Read More]

Shore Excursion: Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

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Movie trivia buffs, how many movie locations in Thailand can you visit on a shore excursion from your cruise ship? Well there are probably dozens, but to start the ball rolling let’s begin with what is probably the most famous marine landscape in Thailand, Phang Nga Bay, just off the island of Phuket. Up until… [Read More]

Pre/Post Cruise Hotel: The Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour

The Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour viewed facing west from Cockle Bay. Harbourside retail and dining complex located immediately in front.

by guest contributor, Roderick Eime Now that the era of cruise ships, indeed heavy shipping in general, will soon be a thing of the past in Darling Harbour, that’s no reason to discount any of the great hotels that offer top notch accommodation in this alternative to the sometimes pricey, often fully-booked CBD properties. In… [Read More]

APT MS Caledonian Sky – Transportation to Van Diemens Land

MS Caledonian Sky at anchor in Coles Bay, Tasmania

By guest contributor, Roderick Eime, editor of Adventure Cruise Guide “Sit down now!” “Don’t step onto the boat until you are told to do so!” “Give me both hands first!” Such are our stern orders as we prepare to go ashore at Maria Island, one of Tasmania’s gruesome penal sites off the east coast of… [Read More]

Northwest Passage with One Ocean Expeditions

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By guest contributor, Roderick Eime, editor of Adventure Cruise Guide For the last however-many hundred years, the Northwest Passage has been a largely theoretical shipping route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the top of Canada. For centuries, mariners, navigators and explorers have have busted their butts to make the journey through the treacherous,… [Read More]