Arctic

Destinations

7 of the best winter cruise destinations

Cruising in the northern hemisphere is one of the best and most affordable ways to follow the sun and see some amazing destinations. But there are also some warmly inviting options closer to home. Bernadette […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 28 2018
Ships

Ponant reveals hybrid luxury icebreaker

French luxury shipping line Ponant was today announced a world first with a hybrid electric-LNG powered icebreaker. The luxury vessel promises to deliver around 300 passengers to places never before visited by cruise passengers in […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Dec 19 2017
News

Itineraries announced for the Scenic Eclipse…and boy are we excited!

Luxury line Scenic has announced itineraries for its new luxury discovery yacht, the Scenic Eclipse. The ship, which will have it’s own helicopter and underwater submersible will be sailing on a number of voyages around […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Apr 20 2017
News

First look inside the Silver Cloud’s conversion to a luxury expedition ship

Silversea’s Silver Cloud will be undergoing a multimillion dollar conversion from a luxury vessel to an ice-class expedition ship. The refurbishment, which will start in August this year, will mean the Silver Cloud will be […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 23 2017
News

Scenic to build world’s first discovery yacht

Scenic has announced it is building what it describes as “the world’s first discovery yacht” – an audacious move that pitches the Australian-owned river cruise line against the likes of Silversea, Ponant and Crystal. The […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jan 17 2016
News

Evergreen Tours combines river and ocean cruises

For those who want the best of both river and ocean cruising, Evergreen Tours have announced three unique river and ocean cruise combinations. The river cruise company will be partnering with Princess Cruises and Poseidon […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Apr 24 2015
News

Renowned scientist takes Aurora passengers to Antarctica

Aurora Expeditions has recruited renowned scientist, Dr Paul Willis to join its Antarctica cruise next year to share his knowledge of the region’s fossil-rich islands. Dr Willis, also the director of the Royal Institution of […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 31 2013
News

Hurtigruten sails to northwest Greenland

Hurtigruten has announced it will send MS Fram on an extended voyage to northwest Greenland, as part of the new Arctic Wilderness Adventure. Available as an 11- or 14-day voyage, the cruise launches in June […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 9 2013
News

Silversea unveils 2013 voyages exploring the world

Silversea Cruises’ new 2013 Voyages Atlas, launched at media events at the Press Club in Melbourne and Quay restaurant in Sydney last week,

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 5 2012
Reviews

Arctic explorations

A high-Arctic wildlife smorgasbord awaits travellers to Spitsbergen. Our adventure cruise editor, Roderick Eime, fills his plate to overflowing. Over there on the iceberg: about 100 metres,” calls Judd Hill, our sea guide, in a loud whisper. “Where?!” 
I respond with less restraint and more volume. “There: he’s looking at us now,” Hill replies.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 24 2010