A Thousand Cruises

By Pete Of Athousandflights | Ships, boats, kayaks, ferries: if it involves travel and water, here it is!

Dawn Diamond Princess

<b>SydneyNew South Wales <br>25 Jan 2018</b><p><i>Sydney Cove as the sun comes up is a surprisingly busy place. The first ferries are coming in from the far reaches</i> …

Kerala Cruising

<i>I’ve previously talked about the backwaters of Kerala in India, and how I’d love to take one of their houseboat cruises. <br>The contrast between the</i> …

Irrawaddy Cruise from Mandalay to Bagan, Myanmar

Regular readers of this blog will by now have understood that I like to get on a boat if I can. While I am usually not a fan of tours, the creature …

Mandalay

Enjoy Christchurch Botanic Gardens by Punting on the Avon

A gentle breeze wafted the fragrant aroma of azaleas our way and drew us into the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. We walked through, on our way to our …

New Zealand

Backwater bliss

<i>Of all the places I’ve been in the world, the backwaters of Kerala in India impressed me most of all. There was an otherworldly feeling of</i> …

Sailing on Lake Garda, Italy

Lake Garda – the largest lake in Italy. That is a statement itself, seeing as how many beautiful and popular lakes Italy has, such as the …

Cruise ports: good and bad

<i>Paul and Carole</i> <i>of Paul and Carole Love to Travel – catchy name, that! – have solicited advice from a shipload of cruisers as to their notions of the</i> …

Skeleton crew

<b>Bluff</b> <b><br>New Zealand<br>13 Oct 2017</b><p><i>A ferry lumpy crossing</i><p><i>Foveaux Strait divides New Zealand’s South Island from Stewart Island, another thirty kilometres</i> …

A guide to boating on The Norfolk Broads

For years and years I’ve daydreamed about a canal boat holiday. Cruising along the water, waving to dog walkers, mooring up at the local pub for a …

Oceania cruises - a luxury cruise with a difference

<b>Looking for a luxury cruise? Thinking of Oceania Cruises? My husband and I are, too. Here are some reasons why.</b><p><b>This post was written in collaboration</b> …

Cruise Crew

Alas, our cruise around the Mediterranean Sea with the family had finally begun! First order of business…introducing the Cruise Crew: myself, Adam, …

Seabourn Sojourn – Yachtsman’s Mediterranean

My wife and I have recently returned from a one week cruise onboard Seabourn Sojourn. The cruise was entitled…. ‘<b>Yachtsman’s Mediterranean</b>: it could …

Food & Dining

The Magic of Cruising -Splendour of the Seas

I stood on the top deck of my floating “hotel”, the <i>Splendour of the Seas</i> , and savoured the breath-taking views from my lofty vantage point as we …

The Disney Wonder: Everything You Need to Know

I’ve been on eight Disney cruises over the past few years, but up until recently, had never been on the Disney Wonder. When the opportunity to …

Disney Cruise Line

Sailing out of Sydney Harbour on the Radiance of the Seas

Docked in Sydney harbour with the famous Opera House as a backdrop, Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship Radiance of the Seas sat waiting for a new load of …

Cruising Phuket – Part One

When our very good friends, Kate and Martin, visited us in Thailand we got the chance to be their tour guides, taking them to many gorgeous places in …

Snorkelling

Why This Adventure-Seeker Is Going on a Cruise

“Real travelers” don’t go on cruises. Or do they?<p>These are the last words I <i>ever</i> thought I’d be writing on this blog: <i>I’m going on a cruise.</i><p>For years …

Touring St Maarten/St Martin, Dutch and French in one day

Nikks and I both agree that St Maarten/St Martin is one of the most beautiful Caribbean islands we have visited. However, it is unfortunate that we …

Looking for the best Mekong Delta tours from Ho Chi Minh City ? Try Mekong Eyes range of boats.

One of the best Mekong Delta tours from Ho Chi Minh City<p>There are a myriad of ways of traverse the <b>Mekong Delta</b>, ranging from DIY budget options, …

Is the Beverage Package Worth It On a Cruise?

In case you didn’t know it already, we really like beer and wine, and we really like eating great meals while drinking beer and wine. So when we were …