Sunday, 7 October 2012

The Southern Cruise Season has Started

'Dawn Princess' in Auckland, New Zealand
The South Pacific cruising season has started with the arrival of Princess cruise ship 'Dawn Princess' in Auckland this weekend. From October to April ships will sail around New Zealand and across to Australia, and some itineraries will also take in the Pacific Islands - New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji.
   There are more cruise ships than ever in the South Pacific this year. The port of Auckland is expecting over 100 visits. And more cruise lines are sending ships to this part of the world. Holland America, Princess, P&O, Celebrity, Carnival, Seabourn and Royal Caribbean will all be sailing here. The biggest ship to visit Auckland will be 'Voyager of the Seas', carrying 3840 passengers.
   Now is a great time to get a good price on a cruise. More ships and a stagnant economy mean there are big price reductions, especially for last minute deals. Cruises have never been cheaper!