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A rollercoaster at sea, sky suites and celebrity eats: the shiny new ships sailing in 2021

Despite a COVID-19 throwing a sledgehammer into the travel industry, ship-builders have been busier than ever, building and readying ships across the world for sailings in 2021. Whether it be a mega-ship or a tiny […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 20 2020
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Excited cruise crew are beginning their journeys back to cruise ships

Crew members from around the world are heading to Singapore to start sailing again. And they couldn’t be happier. Dream Cruises which will start sailing on November 6 with World Dream has already booked out its […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 30 2020
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Coral Expeditions becomes the first Australian cruise line to set sail – with 46 “excited passengers”

Cairns-based Coral Expeditions this week became the first to set sail since the coronavirus cruise ban seven months ago. The Australian flagged, Australian crewed Coral Discoverer, with 46 excited passengers and 20 crew,  sailed out […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Oct 15 2020
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Sky Princess ready to sail today – what life on board is like

Sky Princess would have been cruising the Adriatic at this time of the year with 3,660 guests on board and 1500 crew members. Now, there are roughly 110 masked crew members, empty staterooms and nothing […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 2 2020
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Carnival Cruise Line reveals details of their first roller coaster at sea

The fun family line, Carnival, has revealed videos and photos of their new BOLT roller coaster on Carnival’s Mardi Gras which will start sailing in February 2021. Whether you’re young, young at heart, a thrill-seeker […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 21 2020
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Can cruising in a mask be fun? These passengers think so

Croatia’s border opening saw an influx of bookings for premier small ship cruises with Katarina Line – masks and all. Passengers told the line wearing a mask does not stop them from having fun on […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 21 2020
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How two Carnival Cruise Line nurses delivered a baby, 37,000 feet in the air

It’s a girl – delivered 37,000 feet in the air. When a passenger on board an Emirates flight, went into labour, two Carnival Cruise Line nurses, Christine Anne and John helped deliver a healthy baby […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Jun 24 2020
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Make gnocchi at home with P&O’s Luke Mangan

Superstar celebrity chef, Luke Mangan, who is one of P&O Cruises Australia’s ambassadors has continued his cooking at home program on the line’s socials. If you love his delicious pan-fried gnocchi served at Luke’s Salt […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jun 18 2020
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The Holland America performer who makes incredible paper bag outfits

Thousands of Australians are finding themselves cooped up in their hotels for two long weeks during the mandatory quarantine period. Australian dancer, Ashleigh Perrie, an employee of Holland America Line’s MS Zaandam was sailing through […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jun 18 2020
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Watch the most heartwarming wedding at sea

It was a wedding for our coronavirus age – the bride wore a white mask and the groom wore black. Rajiv and Venita, crew aboard Celebrity Edge, were forced to cancel their wedding at their […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jun 1 2020
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How Viking turned a birthday tragedy into a triumph  

It could have been a disaster. Cristina Giocomini and her husband Robert Savin were on the trip of a lifetime – a 118-night cruise from Los Angeles to London. It was their very first Viking […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 29 2020