Cruise Consumers


Passengers likely to pay for port fee hikes that drove Melbourne mutiny

Cruise lines sailing out of the Port of Melbourne, which last week drove Cunard and Princess ships to halt port stops, are considering how to cope with the rises.

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Dec 1 2023

Virgin Voyages’ arrives in Darwin ahead of her inaugural season

Resilient Lady - the third ship from Virgin Voyages, has officially arrived in Australian waters as part of her first season Down Under.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 28 2023

Aussies hit by world cruise fail ask: Was it a pipe dream?

Residential world cruise concepts are foundering after cost overruns, investor withdrawal and a lack of ships.

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Nov 23 2023

Banned for life over a gummie – the things you can’t bring on a cruise

Medicinal marijuana gummies are among the banned items on board a cruise ship but you can bring along your metal detector.

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Nov 23 2023

Norwegian Cruise Line plans to offer Australian cruisers bundled airfares

Norwegian Cruise Line are looking to combat the problem by offering air to their Australian guests as early as next year.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 16 2023

Carnival adds more fun and value- for-money voyages

Fun cruise line, Carnival is ramping up family-focused itineraries for its 2025-26 sailings by adding 10 new voyages than the 2024-25 season.

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Nov 15 2023

Doctor says gastro and Covid outbreak “over” on Grand Princess

Cases of Covid and gastroenteritis have broken out on the Grand Princess as it arrived in Adelaide on Monday morning.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 13 2023

As 100 cruise passengers are injured in giant storm, how to avoid weather incidents

Around 100 cruise passengers were injured after a cruise ship was battered by gale-force winds and 10-metre waves.

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Nov 10 2023

Big Ship dilemma as 4000 face queues to board in Cairns

Thousands of passengers queue for hours in heat and humidity as they wait for just four catamarans to return them to Quantum of the Seas moored off Cairns.

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Nov 10 2023

Did dressing for dinner turn Aussies off Cunard?

Increasing costs, poor exchange rates, even dressing for dinner – have been some of the reasons floated for Cunard’s withdrawal.

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Nov 9 2023

How Carnival and Cruise Passenger saved a couple’s engagement plans

How Cruise Passenger helped an Adelaide couple and first-time cruisers after they became marooned at Circular Quay.

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Nov 2 2023