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Viva Prima! We road test Norwegian’s newest ship

Norwegian Cruise Lines has launched its second Prima class ship. And Viva is every bit as good as the first.

WORDS BY David Dickstein . Aug 30 2023
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
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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
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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
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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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Review: Quantum of the Seas’ toys are a little too popular

Brisbane is home for Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas and the decade-old big ship celebrated her inaugural sailing with a seven-day cruise to Vanuatu. Cruise Passenger was onboard – check our videos on Instagram. […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jan 20 2023
Norwegian Cruise Line reviews

First in class: Onboard the first sailing of the Norwegian Prima

She’s perhaps the boldest and brightest in a new class of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) vessels, with six more sister ships slated over the next five years. 

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 30 2022