See New Zealand in a whole new cruisy way
Travelling around New Zealand over summer, joining queues of traffic all trying to get to their destination first, is not the most relaxing way to spend your welldeserved summer break. And how much of our beautiful country do you actually get to see and enjoy?
Travelsmart Travel Co-ordinator Margaret Scott has a fantastic alternative; take a cruise!
‘‘Over the coming summer we will have a large number of cruise ships visiting our shores. Many of the major cruise lines bring their ships down here during the northern hemisphere off-season and there is a huge range of options for cruising holidays.’’
One of the largest cruise ships in the world, Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas, was cruising around New Zealand over the past summer and drew enormous interest whenever she entered a port and, while this ship has so many amazing on-board features and activities, the overall price per person can be as low as $150 per night. Other cruise lines can be even cheaper but to get the best deal it certainly pays to visit the professionals at Terrace End’s Travelsmart.
Cruising around New Zealand gives you the opportunity to see the country in a completely new light.
‘‘The coastal landscape is fascinating. Seeing the southern fjords and Milford Sound from the sea is absolutely amazing. I find cruising holidays to be so relaxing; they also give you the time to meet and socialise with your fellow passengers,’’ says Margaret.
Taking a cruise is also a great way to unwind. There is always great entertainment, meals are all prepared for you, so all you have to do is just sit back and relax or join in on the many on-board activities. When you’re visiting a port, you can choose from a number of excursions and tours or simply make your own way around or even catch up with family and friends. This is a great time to call into Travelsmart as they have some great deals on cruises.
The team at Travelsmart, from left, Margaret Scott, Michele Gullery and Shelley Hosking.