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The Discovery Class of ships could fit under the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Could Royal Caribbean’s new Discovery Class fit under the Sydney Harbour Bridge?

Royal Caribbean has announced plans to build the Discovery Class - a new size of ship which might even fit under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jul 18 2024
Celebrity Eclipse Cruising in New Zealand

How selfish New Zealand is damaging Australia’s cruise revival with shock “processing” tax

New Zealand's government has slapped an eye-watering 88% increase on cruise passengers for "customs border processing" at a time when the country is suffering a 22 % drop in passenger numbers.

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jul 18 2024
Ritz-Carlton Ilma sailing

Ritz-Carlton takes delivery of its second yacht Ilma plus plans for Asia

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has taken delivery of its second ship, the Ilma in a handover ceremony.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jul 18 2024
Utopia of the Seas launch

Utopia of the Seas sets new trend as the World’s Biggest Weekend

It’s the ship that’s been dubbed as the ‘World’s Biggest Weekend’ and Royal Caribbean has just christened its latest vessel, Utopia of the Seas.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jul 17 2024
Apollo acquires Uniworld's river ship

Apollo acquires Uniworld River Cruises

After operating for more than 104 years, The Travel Corporation and its 40 brands including Uniworld has been sold by the Tollman family to Apollo Funds, a US-listed asset management firm for an undisclosed sum.

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Jul 17 2024
Two women puffing on a vape.

Should vaping outside smoking areas be allowed on cruise ships?

Some cruisers are calling for a relax in smoking restrictions that would allow for vaping in areas that aren't specially allocated smoking areas.

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jul 16 2024

Dare to compare: Utopia of the Seas v Icon of the Seas

Royal Caribbean has been setting the standard for the world’s largest ships, with new ship Utopia of the Seas set to become the world’s second largest ship as it starts sailing this week. 

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jul 15 2024
Room Service on a Cruise Ship

“We saw our attendant twice”: cabin service cutbacks hitting hard

Since the horror effects of the pandemic, cruise lines have been forced to cut costs wherever possible so they can repay debts. Cabin service is an area where the cut backs have been felt most.

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jul 12 2024
Protesters in Barclona

Barcelona baloney – Spain needs to call a halt to these Sangria Soakers

Spain, a land of tapas, flamenco and fiery temperament, this week found a new way to show its displeasure at the number of people on the streets of Barcelona. Angry citizens with luminous water pistols sprayed diners on the streets, using Sangria Super Soakers as a sign of their displeasure.

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 11 2024
Deb and Matt cheers to their new engagement on deck on cruise proposal.

How a workplace kidnapping turned into a sunset cruise proposal

Matt and Deb are now a married of couple of fanatic cruisers, so fanatic that they have a Youtube channel and website devoted to documenting their adventures. However, it wasn't always that way.

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jul 11 2024
Disney Cruise Line Japan

How Disney Cruise Line is taking over the world

n a bold move, Disney Cruise Lines announced overnight their plans to launch a new year-round ship to be based in Japan.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jul 10 2024