Cruising and Boating

Cruising is the fastest growing sector of the travel industry, and while Canterbury has perhaps been a little slow to embrace the cruising revolution over the last few decades, we’re catching up very fast now! Discover Travel is a leading cruise specialist in Canterbury with 3 accredited Cruise Specialists and… Learn more

Small Ship Cruising

Cruising is certainly the fastest growing part of the travel industry and the variety of ‘small ship cruising’ product grows every day. At Discover Travel we define small ship as anything smaller than 500 passengers. There are a few luxury cruiselines that fall into this category including Windstar Cruises, Star… Learn more

A Circumnavigation of Iceland in Springtime by Ian Collier

Keflavik Airport in Iceland has come a long way since I first passed through it twenty years ago. It’s certainly a lot bigger and grander than I had remembered, which is perhaps explained by the recent incredible increase in popularity of this tiny island nation for overseas visitors. Iceland is… Learn more

Cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage by Discover Travel

BIG SHIP OR SMALL SHIP CRUISE? The traditional ‘big’ cruise ships like Holland America, Princess etc cruise from Vancouver to Seward or round trip back to Vancouver and some include sightseeing of Glacier Bay National Park or perhaps Hubbard Glacier and typically stop at a mix of towns including Juneau,… Learn more

My Windstar Spirit Cruise – Dreams of Tahiti

“I’m not really a water baby, I wonder whether I will enjoy this…” were my initial thoughts when I first considered the opportunity of sailing around the Tahitian islands in a small cruise ship. “This trip may be wasted on you then, Monica” was the response I got from my… Learn more

Cruise the Galapagos by Ian Collier

We’d highly recommend cruising the islands for as long as your schedule and budget permit, it’s a long way to travel from NZ, so make it worthwhile! You will typically overnight in either historic (and high!) Quito or the larger coastal city of Guayaquil, then fly out to the Islands… Learn more

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Kimberley Explorer: Expedition Cruising Australia’s Iconic Kimberley Coast

11 Days From NZD $9,899 pp twinshare
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Join pioneering small ship expedition cruise company Heritage Expeditions on a thrilling in- depth exploration of Australia’s world-famous Kimberley Coast, one of the world’s most pristine and untouched wildernesses, aboard our luxurious, 140-guest expedition ship Heritage Adventurer. Forged by nature and spanning more than 400,000 square kilometres, Western Australia’s wild… Learn more

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Northern Fiords Explorer: Expedition Cruising Fiordland’s Northern Fiords

7 Days From NZD $6,100 pp twinshare
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Experience the primordial majesty of Fiordland’s Northern Fiords where clouds scud the ragged peaks of glacier-cleaved mountains streaked with waterfalls as we explore Milford Sound and the more remote Bligh, George, Caswell, Nancy, Thompson and Doubtful Sounds, accessible only by expedition ship, on this 7-day voyage aboard our 18-guest expedition… Learn more