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WHAT Exploring the famous art deco architecture of Napier, New Zealand.
WHERE Napier is a small city in Hawke’s Bay on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island.
THE SHIP David went with his wife, Jill, on a 14-day cruise from Sydney to New Zealand and back. They cruised on Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas but did their shore excursions with independent operators booked through Ecruising.
“We normally do excursions offered by the cruise company but Ecruising suggested we do it differently this trip. We’ve booked 10 or more cruises through them now, so we were happy to go with their recommendation and it worked out really well,” David says. The independent trips were small, exclusive tours, which makes them better than the big excursions.
“In Napier, a minibus came and picked us up and we were … (click here to keep reading)