Our Contributors

Cruise Passenger magazine has a passionate and experienced team of regular contributors, to help us give you the most exciting, inspiring and informative cruising magazine in Australasia. Meet them here!

Sue Bryant

Sue admits cruising is addictive and thinks she’s lucky because she gets to go on so many of them! Her passion has seen her launch Cruise Traveller magazine in the UK and contribute to various international cruising titles, including Cruise Passenger, of course! Some of her favourite cruise lines are Star Clippers (for the romance), Silversea (for the pampering) and Celebrity Cruises (for the food).

Roderick Eime

Rod is Cruise Passenger Magazine’s specialist expedition and adventure cruise editor. He has the arduous task of exploring the world’s small ship fleet in remote and exotic destinations. Rod is quick to point out that adventure and expedition experiences are right on our doorstep, not just in the deep Antarctic. Be sure to read his adventure travel voyage in each issue as well as the annual Adventure Cruise Guide.

John Pond

An experienced and passionate cruise fan, John Pond goes under the guise of editor-at-sea when he is cruising, writing and blogging about it for Cruise Passenger. You’ll find his Ship to Shore reviews in Cruise Passenger. John is a keen user of social media – so if you enjoy reading his articles, look him up!

Caroline Gladstone

Freelance journalist and travel writer Caroline Gladstone has been writing about cruise ships and the cruise industry for 20 years. She has travelled on some 40 ships – big, medium and small – and has inspected and lunched on dozens more. Her nautical travels have taken her to Alaska, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, the Kimberley, the South Pacific and beautiful Bermuda. www.carolinegladstone.com

Joanna Hall

Joanna is one half of the media partnership, Seahorse Media, and a publisher and co-editor of Ultimate Travel Magazine, Australia’s first dedicated luxury online travel magazine. Her passion for the high seas emerged some 20 years ago after a jaunt through the Caribbean Islands, and now she fuses her love of pampering with her love of cruising.

Kris Madden

Kris is an award-winning travel writer who specialises is ecotourism and adventure features for Australian and international publications. An avid sailor, she is most at home when on the ocean and has worked as crew on several expedition ships.

David McGonigal

One of Australia’s leading travel writers and travel photographers, David is also an expert on the polar regions of the planet, having travelled there every year for the past 15 years. In a career that has taken him to all seven continents several times, he is always planning his next cruise, especially if it’s to write for Cruise Passenger.

Peter Needham

Peter is a journalist and travel writer who has worked freelance for the past 16 years. He has backpacked around South America, worked in a Saudi Arabian military hospital and as a sub-editor for Australian Associated Press. After all the action he loves to write about cruise ships, lines and, most definitely, the destination.

Maggy Oehlbeck

Maggy began her career as a television presenter in the US and is now a freelance writer and photographer, specialising in cruising, travel, culture and cuisine. She estimates she has done more than 100 cruises and feels equally at home on a QM2 transatlantic crossing in gale force winds as on a tranquil barge cruise in France.