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New Caledonia riots lead to cruise cancellations this weekend

Cruise lines P&O Australia and Carnival have both cancelled calls to New Caledonia due to the civil unrest. Carnival Splendor was leaving for the destination tomorrow, and Pacific Adventure is a regular visitor. A statement […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . May 17 2024

Where cruise lines stand on the Big Debate: should smoking be banned

Should smokers be allowed to light up on board a cruise ship? It's a big debate among cruisers

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . May 16 2024

Airfares are set to dive: Here’s where experts say you can fly for less

Experts are predicting the cost of domestic and international flights from Australia are set to fall by 13 per cent.

WORDS BY Kirsty Sier . May 16 2024

Paspaley Pearl by Ponant gears up for January debut in 2025

French luxury line Ponant and pearling company, Paspaley have been on a major recruitment drive as they prepare for the launch of the 30-guests Paspaley Pearl by Ponant motor yacht on 10 January next year.

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . May 16 2024

Gratuities are increasing: Where to expect the biggest hikes

Cruise gratuities are increasing. But while Australian holiday-makers might not see the daily charge, it is still absorbed into our fare.

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . May 15 2024

Silversea delivers Silver Ray, its newest expedition ship

Luxury line Silversea has taken delivery of its new, ultra-luxe expedition ship, Silver Ray, the second ship in its innovative Nova class.

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . May 15 2024

Gamblers question room card casino credit after man goes overboard following $9,000 loss

A father of three, who was pulled from the water after going overboard from a cruise ship last week has been identified as Shane Dixon, 50.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 14 2024

Princess’ 2026 Europe season will have five ships sailing

Princess Cruises has revealed its 2026 European season with a staggering five ships to be based in Europe to sail over 222 cruises.  

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 13 2024

Shock as Princess opts to homeport only two ships in Australia and axes scores of cruises

Princess Cruises, one of Australia's favourites, has just two ships in Australia in 2025 after cancelling Grand Princess sailings

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . May 10 2024

No kids or casinos – but lions allowed on a Viking safari

Viking, the thinking person’s cruise line, is considering a move into tours and holidays, including safaris, to broaden its appeal.

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . May 9 2024

We sailed Alaska for our golden anniversary – and it was horrible!

We sailed Alaska for our 50th wedding anniversary was a terrible experience

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . May 9 2024