Destinations

Discover the best cruise destinations across the globe. This site serves as cruisers' guide to the iconic ports, exotic tropical isles, historic cities, stunning natural gems and bucket-list wonders waiting across the seas. Dreaming of an unforgettable Alaska cruise adventure? We provide which lines offer glacier viewings, dog sledding, native village tours and whale watching in stunning destinations like Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan. Or explore the majestic Norwegian fjords and fascinating Viking history of Scandinavian cruises. Craving turquoise waters and island time? Our Caribbean cruise guides highlight the top beaches, snorkeling reefs, rainforests and cultures to immerse in across the West Indies. Discover hidden gems off the beaten path or at busy ports like Cozumel, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Cruising the Mediterranean lets you discover the artistic treasures of marquee ports in Italy, France and Spain. Our reviews offer tips to maximize your time enjoying the history and cuisine in destinations like Rome, Provence and Barcelona. Journey to lesser known gems like the Croatian coast, Mykonos and Malta as well. Venture further to exotic destinations in Asia, India, the Middle East and South America. Revel in adventures like riding elephants in Thailand, bargaining at Indian bazaars, or viewing ancient Mayan ruins along Central America for cruise memories that will last a lifetime. This site helps cruisers explore the culture, cuisine, natural wonders and must-see sights of the globe’s most remarkable cruise destinations. Start dreaming of your next cruise vacation and let our reviews steer you to an unforgettable journey!

Viking reveals 2024/2025 world cruise itineraries - including 37 countries in 180 days
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Viking reveals 2024/2025 world cruise itineraries – including 37 countries in 180 days

Viking has announced its 2024/2025 World Cruises itineraries, which includes a brand new voyage that stops in 37 countries and 85 ports over 180 days. This unique sailing leaves from Fort Lauderdale Florida on December […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jan 13 2023
Ponant goes remote: revealing 12 brand new departures for summer 2023/2024
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Ponant goes remote: revealing 12 brand new departures for summer 2023/2024

Ponant has launched its 2023/2024 voyages for the southern hemisphere summer and the menu is nothing but spectacular.  You can expect not just the Ponant luxurious facilities and top-tier service but also the chance to […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jul 14 2022
The battle for Brisbane is on between Royal Caribbean, P&O, Carnival Cruise Line and Princess Cruises
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The battle for Brisbane is on between Royal Caribbean, P&O, Carnival Cruise Line and Princess Cruises

This week saw an important announcement in Australia’s return to cruising – another ship is bound for Brisbane. The new Carnival Luminosa will start her inaugural voyages from November from the Sunshine State. Having recently […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jun 16 2022
How Singapore plans to tempt Australians to cruise from its harbour
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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
Hurtigruten unveils amazing 93-day pole-to-pole itinerary that will tick all your bucket list destinations
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Hurtigruten unveils amazing 93-day pole-to-pole itinerary that will tick all your bucket list destinations

If you feel like COVID stole your ability to adventure, Hurtigruten’s unbelievable 93-day cruise spanning Alaska, the Caribbean, the Northwest Passage, Greenland, the Panama Canal, South America and Antarctica will allow you to catch up […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jun 3 2021
Nick-Rains-Kimberley
Destinations

6 ways to see The Kimberley

One of the most compelling expedition cruising regions, with itineraries selling out a year in advance, is here in Australia. Straddling the far northwest of Australia across Western Australia and the Northern Territory, the Kimberley […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Aug 4 2020
Triton Bay
Destinations

Mystic Eastern Indonesia, by Australia’s best known expedition leader

For most international travellers, their perception of Indonesia is derived from a visit to Bali, the ‘Island of the gods.’ This bustling and often hustling urban sprawl, where every shop seems to sell the same […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . May 8 2020
Singapore shore excursion: The best Peranakan food experiences
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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
Yarra Bay
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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
Quantum of the Seas
Destinations

Deals on the cards as Royal Caribbean targets Australia for fly cruise passengers

Royal Caribbean is to target Australians with fly-cruise deals to Singapore, where they have based Quantum of the Seas over the next five years. A new multi-million dollar campaign to attract hundreds of thousands of […]

WORDS BY Rebecca Wong . Nov 22 2019
Ocean Cruise Destination
Destinations

With records smashed, is Alaska ready for even more ships in 2020?

The record summer Alaska cruise season is drawing to a close. But already, the beautiful but sensitive region is gearing up for six per cent growth in 2020. It will be the fifth straight year […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 26 2019
The bear essentials: the best Alaskan shore excursions
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The bear essentials: the best Alaskan shore excursions

Alaska can be overwhelming (in the nicest possible way). To get the most out of an Inside Passage cruise you need to get off the beaten track and explore. Jocelyn Pride has some suggestions to […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Apr 19 2018