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Top health tips for intrepid travellers

One in three people will skip a trip to the doctor before they travel and some will come back with more than they bargained for.

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Sep 14 2023

Ponant offers flights & transfers for Kimberley sailings next year

French expedition line Ponant is offering free flights and transfers to Aussie and Kiwi travellers during the upcoming season in 2024 to the Kimberley.

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Sep 8 2023

Some cruise lines drop strict health requirements, but Aussie ships maintain testing before boarding

It’s been a week in which two significant moves demonstrate life may soon get back to normality for cruise passengers. The usually tough Centre for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) in the US  announced it […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 21 2022
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Judge rules US and UK passengers can join Ruby Princess class action

International passengers involved in the Australian class action over the coronavirus outbreak on board the Ruby Princess have won their right to be included in the lawsuit, a judge has ruled. Susan Karpik commenced representative […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Sep 10 2021

Lawyers claim Carnival will say passengers aboard Ruby Princess “failed to take reasonable care”

Lawyers acting on behalf of hundreds of passengers taking action over the Ruby Princess COVID-19 outbreak claim Carnival PLC and Princess Cruises’ defence documents indicate the company could maintain passengers should share some of the […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . May 25 2021

Australia extends international travel ban until June 17 as cruise talks continue

The new strains of COVID 19 have forced the Australian government  to extend the international travel ban until June – but talks over the resumption of cruising are continuing, according to a statement tonight from […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Mar 2 2021
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At last! – glimmer of hope as states start opening borders…even Queensland

At least two more states are opening their borders to New South Wales giving fresh hopes to Sydneysiders looking to travel to the Northern Territory and South Australia for the upcoming school holidays. And even […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Sep 22 2020

Insurance, air travel and quarantines – welcome to the future of travel

Without a crystal ball, the future of travel is hard to predict – but here’s what we know so far. Brittany Lazarus reports. Travel insurance While you should not travel without it, travel insurance is […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 22 2020

A romantic Sydney getaway from $240 per night – the best Aussie deals

Friends with benefits Ovolo Hotels are offering a 25% discount when you sign up to their ‘friends with benefits’ program on any two night stay booked Australia wide. A bottle of wine and chocolates can […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 22 2020

Animal magic – the sanctuaries where you can take the kids

Sanctuaries offer animal-loving travellers a chance to contribute and get up close and personal with rescued wildlife, writes Linda Moon. I’ve fallen in love… with three friendly turkeys. Emitting a musical coo, they waddle after […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 15 2020

Save $850 on a Queensland holiday; glamping on Kangaroo Island – the best deals of the week

Glamorous Townsville resort stay Experience Miami-inspired glamour and retro style at The Ville Resort-Casino. Your stay will include daily breakfast and a daily drink or cocktail voucher per person, a $50 food and drinks credit […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 15 2020