Why our $100,000 caviar cruise to Antarctica is worth it

Sydney doctors Anthony and Karen Leung are on board their sixth Ponant cruise – this time, a $100,000, 27-day extravaganza from Christchurch, New Zealand to Ushuaia, Argentina…via the White Continent of Antarctica. The intrepid pair […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Feb 16 2023
Quark Expeditions adds new luxury ship

Two people die in Quark Expeditions Zodiac accident in Antarctica

Two cruise passengers onboard a Quark Expeditions voyage in Antarctica have died after their Zodiac overturned in a tragic accident. The guests onboard the World Explorer’s were on a Zodiac which overturned near shore, Quark Expeditions […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 20 2022
18 cruises worthy of your 2022 bucket list

18 cruises worthy of your 2022 bucket list

After waiting two years to cruise, Australians can at last fly around the globe to join cruise ships in some of the world’s most desirable ports. It’s time to dive back into cruising and embark […]

WORDS BY Louise Goldsbury . Jul 7 2022
Jenny Island
Ponant reviews

To the ends of the earth onboard an Antarctic cruise on the luxurious Le Commandant Charcot

“Ice permitting, we’re going to do something no other passenger ship can do,” says Etienne Garcia, the captain of Le Commandant Charcot. This is a ship like no other, built to sail all the way […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Apr 7 2022
Treat your better half to a half-priced luxury cruise with Celebrity

New York to Antarctica? Aussies snap up new Viking Expedition route

Viking’a new expedition ship will sail one of the most fascinating and dramatic culture changes – from New York to Antarctica. Sailing on the new Viking Octantis, the cruise sails two oceans and visits 10 […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 4 2021
Heritage Expeditions' Heritage Adventurer

Heritage Expeditions welcomes its newest ship to its adventure fleet

New Zealand based cruise company Heritage Expeditions has announced that the exploration vessel formerly known as MS Hanseatic and briefly as Society Adventurer is the latest member of its fleet.  The 124-metre vessel has been […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Aug 5 2021
Seabourn Arctic fleet

Seabourn adds to Arctic expedition fleet as market takes off

Ultra luxury cruise line Seabourn is adding two new expedition ships to their five-strong fleet, in yet another indication of the strength of adventure journeys. Silversea, recently bought by Royal Caribbean, French luxury line Ponant […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 6 2018
Aurora Expeditions

You’re Invited! FREE Aurora Expeditions Seminar – Meet an Expedition Guide

The Cruise Traveller team in conjunction with Aurora Expeditions, invite you and your friends to a FREE upcoming information event to be held in Sydney CBD on Wednesday May 16. Learn all about Aurora Expeditions, […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Apr 27 2018
Newly-converted Silver Cloud forced to cancel inaugural cruise

Newly-converted Silver Cloud forced to cancel inaugural cruise

The Silver Cloud’s inaugural luxury expedition to Antarctica has been halted due to mechanical problems. “On November 21st, the Silver Cloud experienced a mechanical failure and has safely returned to Puerto Madryn to perform the […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 24 2017
First look inside the Silver Cloud's conversion to a luxury expedition ship

Six of the hottest cruise destinations for 2018

Planning your cruises for 2018?  We spoke to the experts to uncover the hot new destinations for the year.  Here’s what they recommend… The Kimberley is always hot, attracting cashed-up baby boomers and bucket listers, says […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Nov 2 2017