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!
Get started with the most common cruise questions first! Are they expensive? Will I get bored? Will I get sick?! And more...
Before you even choose your cruise ship, this post will be helpful. Things like whether it's better to buy a drinks plan and other costs you might not be aware of to be budgeted.
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.
Ok, this is for the tricky people in your world who insist they hate cruising - without ever having been on one. Arm yourself with some of my insights and allay their fears.
Now that you've decided on your cruise, this easy guide, plus printable packing list, will ensure you leave nothing behind - as well as advise what you should leave behind!
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're trying to weigh up the merits of big ships over small ships - or vice versa - read this post. I've cruised on large and small ships and they both have things I love and things I don't.
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!