Two Queens to dock in Auckland

ROYAL CRUISE: The Queen Mary 2 cruise ship dwarfs other boats as it enters Auckland Harbour where it will join its sister ship the Queen Victoria.

Two Queens are together in Auckland Harbour for the first time since the 1940s.

Following historic footprints

BLACK-AND-RED SHED: The British base at Port Lockroy in Antartica, a popular excurison for crusie ships playing the waters between Argentina and the frozen continent.

Cruise ships make it easier than ever to get to Antarctica, but the wilderness remains as awe-inspiring as ever.

Auckland: Slow boat to slumber

TRUE ROMANCE: Despite the fact that you're sharing it with 70 or so others, getting around the Hauraki Gulf on a giant catamaran can be surprisingly romantic.

An overnight cruise around Auckland's harbour turns out to be a very calming - albeit undemanding - experience.

Unexpected cruise ships welcomed

Queen Mary cruise ship passengers Joseph Richardson and Patricia Richardson in
Picton yesterday.

Picton businesses welcomed two unexpected cruise ship arrivals on Monday and Tuesday this week.

Cruise ship bypasses capital

CRUISING ALONG: Cruise ship Queen Mary 2 in the Marlborough Sounds.

Mega-cruise ship Queen Mary 2 has ditched its Wellington visit with the capital in sight.

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