Seabourn is heading to Australasia again this year with Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Sojourn offering multiple cruises around Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.
In a previous installment of Avid Cruiser Voyages, we wrote about the natural splendors that awaited cruisers in New Zealand. It’s almost impossible, however, to talk about New Zealand without mentioning another country, equally as fascinating and diverse, located just a few days’ cruise away. We’re talking, of course, about the land Down Under –… [Read More]
This week’s Avid Cruiser Voyage revolves around a destination that is frequently grouped alongside another, but one that truly needs to be considered on its own merits. We’re talking, of course, about cruises to New Zealand. Frequently coupled with Australia on many cruise search and booking engines (as well as itineraries), New Zealand features heaps of natural… [Read More]
Last night, I boarded Silversea Cruises’ Silver Cloud for a journey across the Atlantic from Las Palmas, in the Canary Islands, to Bridgetown, Barbados. Earlier this year, I crossed another sea, the Tasman, from Australia to New Zealand — and back. While I am getting my sea legs, I thought avid cruisers might enjoy reading… [Read More]
Nestled in the Pacific Ocean are some of the most historically significant and visually stunning islands on the planet. We’re not talking about Hawaii, as stunning as the Hawaiian Islands are. We’re referring to the magnificent splendor of the South Pacific. Rather than being a destination in its own right, the South Pacific is a… [Read More]
Just this past Friday night, I arrived back home after a back-to-back cruise exploring Australia and New Zealand on Silver Shadow. The two voyages spanned 33 nights, and visited more than a dozen destinations Down Under. Highlights of the cruise: Crossing the Tasman Sea, twice. One crossing was, as Hotel Director Flavio Gioia put it,… [Read More]
When Silver Shadow called in Picton, New Zealand a few days ago, I got off the ship to stretch my legs on a mountain bike ride with Chris Stanley, a videographer from Vancouver who films the new Avid Cruiser Travel Show, and Jennifer, from Silver Shadow’s shore concierge. Good fun and proof that you can… [Read More]
Yes, that’s me, a much younger me, 28 years ago at the northern tip of New Zealand, where the fierce Tasman Sea meets the gentle Pacific Ocean. I still have a letter to my father written on the day the picture was snapped. The letter tells him that I pedaled with a Dutch friend 100… [Read More]