Holland America Line Launches Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific Itineraries for 2024-2025
Holland America Line will set aside three ships for sailings in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific in 2024-2025. The brand’s Westerdam ship will spend the season in Australia, and Koningsdam and Zaandam will offer longer “Legendary Voyages” to the South Pacific and Hawaii. Westerdam
Silversea Reveals New 2023/2024 Itinerary Collection
Citing a strong demand for cruises, luxury line Silversea today released a host of new itineraries for their 2023/2024 calendar. The unveiling is the cruise line’s largest-ever destination offering in a single itinerary launch. Silversea’s new 2023/2024 itinerary collection feature
When Will Australia Lift Their Travel Restrictions?
As countries all over the world begin gradually opening up their borders to tourists once again, one country remains on lockdown for travelers and there doesn’t appear to any end in sight. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia has employed some of the strictest travel restriction
Heritage Expeditions Adds New Yacht to Their Fleet
One of New Zealand’s small ship adventure cruise lines has a new addition to their fleet! Heritage Expeditions announced the acquisition of the 18-passenger yacht Heritage Explorer which will be used on adventure tours around the coast of New Zealand. The new ship brings th
South Seas Trifecta
In a land far, far away — from Porthole HQ, at least — lies the down under continent of Australia, flanked on the southeast by New Zealand and the petite island paradise of Fiji to the northeast. A marathon flight to these far-flung destinations may require diligent planning, but there is nothin
Australia, Spain Extend Cruise Ship Ban
While American’s spent Friday warming up the grill and preparing to pay their respects to our fallen military service members for Memorial Day, Australia took an aggressive step against cruise ships sailing to the country. The Australian Border Force, a law enforcement agency operating under
Cruising in 2019, It’s A Wrap!
Just when you think the world of cruising can’t get any better, along comes a new ship with novel ideas, incredible amenities and destinations that are virtually out of this world. (Or at least the world we think we know.) If you’re making New Year’s Resolutions, I can’t think of anything be
10 Ways to Spend the Day in Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand’s capital, Wellington, is one of the windiest cities in the world, but don’t let that deter you! There’s always something happening in this cool, cosmopolitan city. Home to many creative industries, including the local film industry, Wellington is a young, vibrant, and creative pla
Best Cruise Ports for Surfing
As the immortal Beach Boys taught us way back in 1961, “Surfing is the only life, the only way for me.” It’s nearly impossible to explain why the act of paddling out into the waves on a big, floating board only to have them push you back toward shore can be so all-consuming. You just […
5 Reasons to Vacation in Auckland, New Zealand
Also called “the City of Sails,” a sprawling metropolis between two harbors (Waitemata and Manukau Harbors), Auckland is located in New Zealand’s North Island. It is a friendly, cosmopolitan city of 1.45 million inhabitants – it has attracted a large concentration of Polynesians from South P
TRAVEL TIPS: New Zealand’s Slice of Scottish Paradise
Did you know that New Zealand has its own little piece of Scotland? That’s right, you can go Down Under and visit Dunedin, the city whose name is actually the Scottish Gaelic word for Edinburgh. Cruise ships head to Scotland in the spring and summer months, but if you’re looking for the United K
Is Antarctica the Hottest New Cruise Destination?
The places on Earth where humans haven’t explored grows smaller and smaller with each passing year. However, there’s one place which still remains widely unexplored that’s more accessible than ever before; Antarctica. Heritage Expeditions is one of the world’s leading adventure cruise compan
New Zealand: Coastal Connections
Coastal Connections Natural wonders and amazing adventures along the shores of New Zealand. By John Montague and Carolina Panoff Fluorescent lights, the gentle pitter-patter of keyboards, and the dying groan of late-’90s swivel chairs. That’s our office. To a degree, this is our life. Like most
Epicurious: Australia & New Zealand
Get to know the cuisine of Australia and New Zealand. By Janice Wald Henderson Ask for jelly at breakfast and the server brings Jell-O. Order chips with a lunchtime sandwich, and the kitchen sends French fries. And if you want an entrée for dinner, ask for a “main” or you’ll get an appetizer.
Bucket List: New Zealand
Bucket List: New Zealand Plunge into the natural wonders of this island nation — from penguins to pinot noir. By Louise Goldsbury National Geographic takes a closer look at kiwis For many people, New Zealand burst into global awareness when its almost mythical landscapes were used as the se
Excursions Aplenty on Crystal World Cruise
Passengers on Crystal Cruises’ 2015 World Cruise, the luxury line’s 20th annual world sailing, shouldn’t have any difficulty finding a shore excursion to their liking. Some 350 Crystal Adventures are in the offing for those on the 108-day “Silver Celebration” cruise, which em