AS SEEN IN TRAVELLER: CONSTANT CRUISER
by Sally Macmillan
MEREDITH STURMAN, BALGOWNIE, NSW
NUMBER OF CRUISES TAKEN 31
LAST CRUISE A 17-night cruise from Buenos Aires to Antarctica on Azamara Pursuit. This was packaged by ecruising.travel and included land tours in Machu Picchu and Iguazu Falls. My husband and I travelled with a great group of people and seeing Antarctica up close was as amazing as you'd expect. Cruising on a mid-size ship to Antarctica means you can't set foot on the continent but you can get up close to spectacular icebergs and glaciers, while you have all the comforts of a larger ship, including a smoother ride across the Drake Passage.
NEXT CRUISE The Dark MOFO event cruise with P&O Cruises. Their event cruises are really well organised, and we spend two nights in Hobart for the MONA winter festival.
DREAM SHIP We love ships that have great food and wine, and find smaller all-inclusive ships a real luxury, but we also love the variety on larger ships. We haven't been on a ship we haven't liked yet.
DREAM CRUISE Barcelona to Southampton visiting all the small ports in southern Spain and Portugal.
DREAM PORT Although it's controversial, the views of Venice are spectacular as you cruise past St Mark's Square.
BEST CRUISE TIP Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Azamara have cross-brand recognition in their loyalty programs, so it's worth making sure your profiles are linked so you can get some nice perks like free internet and laundry.