Cruising

Onboard Holland America’s Koningsdam

Emma Holland America

by Emma Blacklow, October 2016 I was lucky enough to experience Holland America’s brand new ship “Koningsdam” last month on an 8 night Greek Island Cruise from Athens to Rome. I visited some wonderful ports including Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Heraklion and Naples. Koningsdam is very different to the rest of the “Dam” fleet as it …

A very Royal experience

by Bonnie Chong, December 2015 This was my first Cruise experience and what a great experience it was! The cruise was certainly about the ship and not about the destinations, although Hobart is even more beautiful from the water. The Ship, Voyager of the Seas is a city on the water, with 15 decks, 14 …

The Splendours of Spain, Portugal & Morocco

The Splendours of Spain, Portugal and Morocco

Escorted by Judy Tierney, October 2015 What a marvellous journey this was. 17 of us headed to Barcelona first for a feast of Gaudi’s often gaudy but magnificent architecture including the astonishing Sagrada Familia cathedral. We ate truly memorable meals in restaurants from The Ramblas to the vine laden hills dropping into the achingly beautiful …

Canada & Alaska

by Gary Woodland, September 2015 I have been lucky enough to venture to Canada & Alaska with APT and Holland America. On the way over, I had an overnight in Sydney at the Rydges Sydney Airport, a great 4 star property with quite large rooms and an easy 1 minute walk to the International Terminal. …

South Pacific Cruising

by Alex Morton, with Lara Gebka, April 2015 Lara and Alex flew to Sydney to embark on a 12 night South Pacific Cruise on board Celebrity Cruise’s Celebrity Solstice, the first ship of its kind sailing out of Australia. The Overseas Passenger Terminal at Sydney’s Circular Quay was a hub of activity with cruise goers, …

Madrid & Portugal Delights

by Di Blackwood, October 2014 After a year of planning and some fun pre-departure get togethers, our group of 14 amazing travellers flew into Madrid, a stunning city and I highly recommend a visit. First night was a shared Paella at a local restaurant that set the standard for all future dinners, a fun night …

The Celts & Vikings of Scotland and Norway

by Cathi Burnett-Cosgrove, June 2014 Many people think of group tours as a ticket to sit on a coach and watch the sights go by.  In reality this could not be further from the truth. They say, perception is stronger than reality and when it comes to group tours, I base my tours around what …