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New river cruise line launches in Australian market

When fluctuating water levels on the European rivers forced most lines sailing in the region to cancel or drastically alter their itineraries, one company still had its ships in the water. Lüftner Cruises operates the […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 30 2015
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More Australian cruises than ever – Carnival

More passengers than the population of Tasmania and a quarter of Carnival’s international fleet in Australian waters – Carnival Cruise Lines CEO Ann Sherry was relishing the start of the cruise season last night. With […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Sep 30 2015
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Curtis Stone hops onboard Princess Cruises’ Golden Princess

Celebrity chef Curtis Stone stepped onboard Princess Cruises’ Diamond Princess yesterday after she arrive at Circular Quay to kick off the Australian summer cruise season. And Aussies will be the first to try Curtis’ new […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Sep 30 2015
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Summer special: best short cruises for Australia and NewZealand

A cruise holiday is easy to plan if you are travelling within Australia or to the neighbouring New Zealand. Short cruises are a hot favourite amongst the nouveau cruising brigade who wish to travel in […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 25 2015
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Carnival guests get a fashion makeover for Melbourne Cup

Guests aboard Carnival’s Melbourne Cup Cruise will be treated to a series of fashion and beauty workshops, fashion presentations and latest offerings from high street brands. The cruise line has roped in Australia’s leading beauty […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 25 2015
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Cruisers keen to try P&O’s first alcoholic drinks package

P&O Cruises Australia has this week launched its very first alcoholic drinks package, currently being trialled onboard Pacific Pearl. The package is expected to be available on cruises of seven nights or longer and, if […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 25 2015
Raft Point with Heli
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Cruise Passenger blog: Above and Beyond

We’ve been hearing plenty of negative stories recently about cruise lines cancelling voyages or changing itineraries – resulting in a lot of unhappy passengers. So it was nice to see this letter in the Sydney Morning […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 25 2015
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P&O’s Luke Mangan takes us to meet one of his producers

Celebrating his fifth year with P&O Australia, celebrity chef Luke Mangan takes us to meet one of his producers. Heath from LMH Providores has helped Luke find Peter, a Hunter Valley olive oil producer. Luke […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Sep 25 2015
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Could Royal Caribbean ships soon be homeporting in Wollongong?

Could Wollongong’s Port Kembla be the overspill port for Sydney Harbour? With a record five ships sailing in Australian waters for the 2016/2017 season, Royal Caribbean is starting to feel the pinch when it comes […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 24 2015
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The Spring edition of Cruise Passenger is on sale now!

  The Spring edition of Cruise Passenger is on sale now! In the Spring issue of Cruise Passenger you can win a 13-day Top End cruise & Rail adventure worth $11,899! We preview the upcoming […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 24 2015
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Grab an early bird deal to Europe

If you’re planning on taking a European river cruise next year, now is the time to book your flights and lock in a great deal. All the major airlines have just released their early bird […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 23 2015
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Scenic reveals details of new Southeast Asia cruises

With just over three months to go until the launch of its first river ship in Southeast Asia, Scenic Spirit, Scenic has revealed new details about its inaugural season in the region. The 85-metre, 68-passenger Spirit […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 23 2015