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I have spent years going on cruises, talking about cruises, writing about cruises and working with friends in the cruise industry.
At this moment, cruising is just beginning to make small waves with some smaller ships beginning cruise itineraries in smaller locations or “cruise bubbles” sailing around single countries.
New Zealand is one of the many countries begging their governments to allow for this part of the tourism sector to reopen and there are currently some itineraries scheduled for domestic itineraries from January 2021.
You’ll find tons of articles on here about various aspects of cruising from tips for packing, cruise line reviews, what to expect, who cruises are best suited to, the differences in ships and itineraries…
But until now you had to go searching for it. Big time waster I know!
I have over 30 posts on cruising on this blog, but below I have selected my 8 top cruise posts to help you answer all your cruise questions and link you to various in-depth articles so you can spend more time dreaming of sipping your cocktail with a dinky umbrella on the pool deck than trawling through the internet for advice!
All my top cruise posts in one easy to access place!
This is one of the most popular posts on my blog as I list 11 things you really want to avoid doing on a cruise! Many I learned the hard way and some you will already know, but there are some good tips here for saving money and booking - or not booking - ship excursions.
Whether you're cruising the mighty Tasman or any other big ocean, this post has some excellent tips from the captain about where abouts on the ship to book your cabin and how to deal with sea sickness!
If you are thinking about going on your first cruise, Covid-permitting!, I would suggest you start with an Alaskan cruise. This post explains what I loved so much about cruising in Alaska and why it's at the top of my list for cruising!
Hi, I'm Megan Singleton and I'm the word slinger of this travel blog as well as on radio in NZ every Sunday. Former Travel Editor at Yahoo NZ and current freelance writer for a few newspapers and mags from time to time, I set off on this travel writing journey 20 years ago and I've pretty much always got a suitcase half packed (or half un-packed!) I'd love you to join me on Facebook or Twitter and sign up for my newsletters if you want loads of travel tips, advice and deals!