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Small ship boom in Antarctica

New environmental restrictions cause major cruise lines to cease operations.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 25 2010
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Newbuild for Pandaw

‘RV Saigon’ to join Pandaw’s Mekong fleet.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 25 2010
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Costa Rica cruising

‘Star Flyer’ heads off to Central America for five months.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 25 2010
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Legend to the rescue

RCI cruise ship Legend of the Seas in search and rescue operation.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 25 2010
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Fiji time gets a little faster

South Sea Cruises has announced two additions to their Mamanuca Island resort services. The new late afternoon departures enable you to travel to island resorts the same day you land. With the new 5:30pm departure from […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 23 2010
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New ships ahoy

With the recent launch of the much-anticipated Queen Elizabeth last week in the UK, I have cast my eye over upcoming launches to see what’s new for cruise fans around the world. And there’s plenty.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 19 2010
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New cruise passenger terminal

Sydney Ports Corporation is inviting public comment on plans for a White Bay cruise passenger terminal. The project, says Annette Woods, Sydney Ports executive general manager planning and infrastructure, would strengthen Sydney’s reputation as Australia’s cruise capital.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 18 2010
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Welcome back, Rhapsody …

On October 16, Royal Caribbean’s 2000-passenger Rhapsody of the Seas arrived in Sydney Harbour to begin her fourth consecutive Australian season of summer cruising. Rhapsody will sail 17 cruises, including classic South Pacific Island itineraries that include New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji. This season, some new destinations have been added to the list - Champagne Bay in Vanuatu, Lautoka in Fiji and Newcastle, NSW (gateway to the Hunter Valley).

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 18 2010
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… and welcome back, Volendam!

Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas returns to Australia

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 18 2010
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Kiwi Flavour

Princess Cruises launches its biggest season of New Zealand cruises from Australia.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 18 2010
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Sun Princess Has Kiwi Flavour

Wednesday 13 October saw the launch of the Southern Hemisphere cruise season on board the giant Sun Princess. Sally Macmillan (Editor, Cruise Passenger magazine) and I were among the media and VIPs gathered on the ship’s pool deck for official speeches and a taste of what passengers, about to board, may expect.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 14 2010
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Royal Tradition

Continuing a grand royal tradition, HM The Queen officially named Cunard Line's newest ocean liner, Queen Elizabeth, on October 11.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 14 2010