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Winter Blues? We all need something to look forward to!

I was given some fabulous advice recently around getting through the winter blues – three key things – have something to do, someone to love and something to looking forward to! 

At Quay Cruise we don’t claim to be experts in finding love, however, we can certainly help you find inspiration, excitement and an amazing winter holiday for next year to look forward to. It is so important to plan ahead to make sure we find you the perfect cruise holiday, destination and preferred cabin on your dream cruise. Half the fun is in the planning and who knows, holidays have also been proven to enhance relationships!


Europe in summer is a wonderful Kiwi winter destination and all of the cruise lines have many of their ships cruising the Med, the Baltic sea and the vast river network. Cruising in Europe is a stress-free way to travel and represents very good value – unpack once, and avoid the other stresses of land travel i.e. traffic, airports, hotels and lugging suitcases around.

Europe beckons with glorious history, fabled cities and spellbinding beauty. In the shadows of epic monuments, you will discover storybook towns hidden behind medieval walls, timeless gems and a taste of la dolcé vita. On a Mediterranean voyage, ports of call are a fundamental part of the holiday, so it is important to spend some time planning the countries or areas of Europe you are keen to explore. Some ports allow for time on the beach, but, at many, you can visit places that are fascinating and culturally rewarding for visitors of all ages. 

Enter lands where fairytale castles inspired Shakespeare, where the lads from Liverpool launched a British invasion and where the elusive Nessie calls home. Experience the heart of Scotland at Edinburgh's famed castle, or join friendly locals for a pint at a pub in Dublin. Venture to stunning Godafoss Falls and Iceland's geothermal wonders, or visit the attractions of Paris and the historic shores of Normandy on a cruise to Northern Europe.

Venture deep into the Land of the Midnight Sun, where Vikings ruled the Baltic Sea more than 1,000 years ago. Now, well-preserved medieval "Old Town" districts await your discovery in Stockholm and Tallinn and a little mermaid greets you in Copenhagen. The grand living museum of St. Petersburg, Russia, boasts artistic and cultural treasures, while the stunning Norwegian Fjords offer towering cliffs and spectacular waterfalls.

Explore Rome and Athens, where two great civilizations sprang forth.Take a gondola through the canals of magical Venice, or soak in the spectacular views of whitewashed villages and ancient windmills from a seaside café on the isle of Mykonos. Relive the Renaissance in Florence, stroll the medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, or visit the fabled Amalfi Coast from Naples. Cruises to the Mediterranean & Greek Isles will captivate you with timeless beauty.

Quay Cruise, your local cruise experts! Phone 09 477 0212 or come and visit us at 2/49 Apollo Drive, Mairangi Bay.  Parking available. Expert advice and great coffee!