Viva The Haven Sundeck

The best entertainment on Viva: Why NCL won our Readers’ Choice Award in 2023

Steve Odell, former boss of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas, scored the cruising equivalent of Taylor Swift tickets – the launch of Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Viva.

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Dec 7 2023
Discovery Princess, Alaska Cruise
Princess Cruises reviews

Dog-sledding and king crabs: How Princess ups the discovery in Alaska

Princess is known as the No.1 cruise line for Alaska. And Cruise Passenger steps on board the Discovery Princess to see the Last Frontier.

WORDS BY Rose Kelly . Sep 27 2023
The captain of Azamara Quest made sure that ques are minimized to ensure guests' welfare.
Azamara Club Cruises reviews

“I’ve heard of people fainting in two-hour queues and temperatures of 30 degrees”

The Azamara Quest captain tells how he outwits big ships to beat the queues at popular European cruise ports during the summer months.

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Aug 24 2023
Cruise safari
Norwegian Cruise Line reviews

Is a cruise safari the best way to see The Big Four?

There’s a growing number of options for those who want to couple big cats and jeep dashes floating from port to port. And this is a cruise safari.

WORDS BY Sara Macefield . Aug 16 2023
Ashmore Reef Snorkeling

Kimberley cruise review: Sailing into the world’s greatest natural wonder

Steve Odell experiences the best of Australia's Kimberley region aboard Silversea's Silver Explorer

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 27 2023
Exteriors of St. Barths

What happens when you create a luxury superyacht, that’s not for cruisers?

Whatever you do, don’t call Evrima a cruise ship. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s first seagoing venture is most definitely a yacht. A superyacht, at that.

WORDS BY Sue Bryant . Jul 17 2023
Oceania Vista
Oceania Cruises reviews

Cruise Review: Oceania Vista gets the upper hand

Cruise Passenger's Editor-in-chief steps onboard the new Oceania Vista to experience all things food.

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 6 2023
Celebrity Eclipse

The royal treatment onboard the Celebrity Eclipse

We step onboard the Celebrity Eclipse on a sailing to New Zealand. And what we find is the epitome of luxury, without the price tag.

WORDS BY Rose Kelly . May 10 2023
Couple Penguin on rocks

The ultimate expedition to The White Continent on Viking Polaris

In a world filled with greenwashing gobbledygook, “travelling with purpose” is a phrase you hear a lot nowadays. But if there is one place that really brings home the perilous state of our planet and […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Mar 24 2023
Norwegian Spirit
Norwegian Cruise Line reviews

What it’s like to sail on the Norwegian Spirit after her sparkling makeover

The oohs and aahs coming from the hundreds of passengers on board the Norwegian Spirit fell silent as the ship sailed under the Harbour Bridge. Couples were embracing, people were waving furiously to yachties and […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 24 2023
Paul Gaguin on speedboat

Review: Onboard Paul Gauguin to meet the happiest people on Earth

French Polynesia on Paul Gauguin is a gem that’s about to be rediscovered. It’s 2am in Tahiti, and we’ve just landed at Papeete airport. Far from the usual scene of grumpy immigration officials who have […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Mar 16 2023