Cruise Consumers

Resilient Lady’s popularity means Virgin Voyages returns next year

Virgin Voyages’ Resilient Lady will return for a second Australian season after the huge bookings success of its inaugural voyages Down Under.

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Sep 8 2023

How the Caledonian Sky’s new life was hit by stormy waters

The Caledonian Sky was arrested amid claims of entitlements for the crew as she changed operators and is in the process of moving to Fiji

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Sep 8 2023

Australian ports gear up for a bumper ‘wave season’

Australia gears up for bumper ‘wave season’

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Aug 30 2023

10 best cruise itineraries to New Zealand

With New Zealand having finally opened its ports again earlier this year, there’s no better time to cruise to one of the world’s most scenic locations. From sweeping glaciers to long sandy beaches, Māori legends […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 20 2022

How Singapore plans to tempt Australians to cruise from its harbour

Last week’s Cruise Passenger story quoting expert predictions that we’d sail in foreign waters before our own caused a major debate, with Cruise Lines International Association Australasia condemning the government for its inactivity. But 0ne […]

WORDS BY Rebecca Wong . Oct 7 2021

Singapore shore excursion: The best Peranakan food experiences

Finding that authentic experience in a bustling city like Singapore can be difficult. But here’s something different – a private Peranakan lunch at Baba Pui Dapur. What is Peranakan food? The descendants of early Chinese […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Dec 28 2019

Exclusive: New jobs and amenities to win Sydney cruise terminal

The new head of Port Authority of NSW has moved to try and win over the people of Yarra Bay, outlining the benefits and attempting to ease their concerns about a new cruise terminal at […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Dec 5 2019

‘Tis the season to be icy

For many would-be expeditioners taking their first plunge into the world of small ship and adventure cruising, it involves a journey to the ice. If you’ve made the decision to go before these pristine areas […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 12 2017

Destination: Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and is the biggest and richest of the seven emirates nations.Abu Dhabi is renowned for its arts museums and cultural attractions. The recently completed Louvre […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 10 2016

Ports: Laos

  LUANG PRABANG Who goes there: Avalon Waterways, APT, Azamara Club Cruises, Mekong River Cruises, Pandaw, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. Cruisers like: Formerly the royal capital of Laos, the old town centre is now […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 3 2016

Ports: Vietnam

  DA NANG Who goes there: Crystal Cruises, Holland America Line, Ponant, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, Silversea, Windstar Cruises. Cruisers like: During the American-Vietnam War, Da Nang had a major US air force base. Many US […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 3 2016