Prices fall as Alaska welcomes its biggest fleet – and Aussies are snapping up bargains

Alaska is set for a record season – driving prices down and making this a great time to try the Great Land, travel agents have told Cruise Passenger. CLIA Alaska is predicting a massive 1.65 […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Mar 30 2023

Exclusive Survey: best cruise sales of 2022 where you can save a whopping $16,930

Cruise is back up and running – 347 ships were sailing at the start of May. But while bookings for late in the year are selling well, the early months hold some really strong cruise […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Apr 29 2022

Demand for Antarctica and Alaska skyrockets as Scenic reports 100% increase in sales

Cruisers are craving special destinations to make up for the lost pandemic years, with Scenic revealing that they’ve seen a 100 per cent increase for bookings to Antarctica for its Antarctic expeditions aboard Scenic Eclipse. […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Mar 4 2022

Norwegian Encore sets sail on her inaugural Alaskan season and the first for the line in the US in 500 days

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Encore set sail on her first voyage for her inaugural Alaskan season. But it was also a celebration for the line as it was the first cruise from the American brand […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 13 2021

A region rejoices as Princess and Holland America return to service in Seattle

Princess Cruises and Holland America Line have celebrated their much-awaited return to the port of Seattle, with a big celebration in the city. As of this week, both lines are once again sailing from Seattle […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jul 27 2021

Royal Caribbean makes triumphant return to Alaska

For the first time in nearly a year-and-a-half, Royal Caribbean is sailing in Alaska. Serenade of the Seas made itself the first large cruise ship to return to Alaskan sailing, departing for its first test […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jul 15 2021

Cruise passengers heading to Alaska must prove they are COVID free

Alaska has become one of the first major cruise ports which will require all travellers to provide proof that they are COVID-19 free to bypass the mandatory 14-day quarantine process. The new rule, which started […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jun 11 2020

Cunard extends suspension and cancels Alaska sailings

Cunard has announced it will be extending its suspension period, until July for the Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Victoria, and until September for the Queen Elizabeth. For the Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Victoria, the line announced it will be […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Apr 24 2020

Alaska goes from boom to bust as season is halted

Two of the biggest players in the Alaska cruise season have cancelled the start of the season, leaving  Alaska tourism reeling. Princess Cruises and Holland America Line cancelled most of their Alaska sailings this summer […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Apr 17 2020
Tips & Advice

HAL vs Princess – which is best for Alaska shore excursions

Last week, we reported the great debate between the two iconic lines offering Alaska cruises: Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. We covered their fleets, cruise itineraries and on board offerings. This week, we look […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Feb 21 2020
Tips & Advice

Great deals and new experiences: why 2020 is the year to visit Alaska

Next year is set to be the year of the Alaskan cruise. New piers, restaurants, zip lines, bear-viewing platforms and gondolas are all on offer. The number of Alaska cruise ship passengers will break new […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 15 2019