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Port of Call Maui Hawaii

Visiting The Laid Back Port Of Lahaina Maui Lahaina is the cruise port of call for the gorgeous island of Maui, a port famous for its miles of beautiful white sand beaches. Lahaina has excellent shopping in a central area famous for its galleries. The tender landing is near to a beach with plenty of […]

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Port of Call Wellington New Zealand

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand that sits near the North Island’s southernmost point on the Cook Strait. It is a smaller city defined by its geology that features a beautiful waterfront promenade, nice beaches, a natural harbor that flows up its surrounding hills. Strong winds through the Cook Strait provide it the nickname […]

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A Day In Marlborough, New Zealand

The Marlborough region in New Zealand is all about Sauvignon Blanc wine produced in its valleys on mile after mile of vines. One of the world’s largest wine growing regions. It’s home to 90% of New Zealand’s sauvignon blanc plantings because of its great soil and a perfect climate that creates truly incredible wine grapes. […]

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Getting Around Sydney With The Opal Card

Public Transportation In Sydney Australia! If you are planning a trip Down Under with some time in Sydney, you need to build your plans around this cities great public transportation. Like most large cities, buses are plentiful but Sydney also boasts a metro rail system and an express system called “Light Rail” that connects most […]

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Port of Call Esperance, Australia

Esperance is 434 miles southeast of Perth but in a world all its own. Esperance is a remote town in the south east of Western Australia. Because of its remoteness the town has a self contained character with the next significantly sized town being 275 miles away. Also, Esperance is not located on any major […]

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Port of Call Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is the capital and most-populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in Australia. Noted for its cultural heritage, the city is the home of Australian rules football, Australian impressionism and Australian cinema, and has recently been recognized as a UNESCO City of Literature. Melbourne is a vibrant city […]

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Port of Call Adelaide Australia

The City of Adelaide in South Australia was founded in 1836, and was named after King William’s wife. After the trouble England had with Australia’s first penal colony settlement, a group including Edward Wakefield, a British politician, advocated for establishing a town populated by English settlers, rather than criminals. Designed as a colony for religious […]

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Port of Call Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland New Zealand and The Bay of Islands Auckland is a popular port for cruise itineraries around Australia and New Zealand as well as Pacific repositioning cruises. Most itineraries with a port call in Auckland also include a stop at The Bay of Islands. The city is built around two bays and calls itself the […]

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Port of Call Akaroa, New Zealand

The cruise port of Akaroa, New Zealand is a popular resort area for New Zealanders being less than fifty miles from Christ Church. The area is also seeing more frequent visits by cruise ships with the growing popularity of cruising around Australia and New Zealand. The port of call Akaroa, New Zealand is located on […]

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Port of Call Victoria, Canada

The port of Victoria, Canada is located on Vancouver Island in southwest Canada. Victoria is a popular cruise ship port of call on many Alaska itineraries partly because it’s located not far from the city of Vancouver. It is a beautiful city with a number of things to see and do and is only a […]