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Can cruising the high seas in style be cheaper than a retirement village? We find out

Australia’s retirement villages and homes are in crisis, with costs rising and staffing levels plummeting. But a new fleet of residential vessels now being built offer a new, cost effective  – and much more attractive […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jan 27 2023

12 best free things to do on a cruise ship

While some cruise ship activities can come at a modest cost, there are always plenty of free things to do on a cruise. From giggling at comedians to putting your feet up by the pool, […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jan 26 2023

Royal Caribbean’s massive 2019/20 Aussie deployment

Royal Caribbean has announced big details around the 2019/20 Aussie season. There will be a total of 30 South Pacific sailings – 25% more than last season, Ovation of the Seas will be returning, Voyager […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Apr 4 2018

We’ve just had our best cruise season ever – and there’s more to come

Major cruise lines had one of the best summer season yet for 2017-18 and are predicting an even more successful wave season next year. Carnival Australia had 19 ships sailing in Australia this summer. “This […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Mar 23 2018

Princess boosts capacity 25% with record five ships, including Majestic and Ruby

Bigger and more modern – Princess Cruises has announced its largest ever cruise season for 2019-20 with the deployment of five Princess ships to cruise in Australian waters. The five Princess ships – Majestic, Ruby, […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Mar 23 2018

Could Meghan Markle be a Virgin godmother?

The engagement of Prince Harry and American TV star Meghan Markle has sent the world in to a frenzy. It’s even sent the cruise world into a spin with punters in Britain and the US […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Dec 1 2017

10 things you need to know about the refurbished Celebrity Solstice

What a difference a renovation makes. After a $11 million facelift last year, Celebrity Solstice looked revitalised when we recently boarded her for a weekend cruise to nowhere. We picked the top 10 things we […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Oct 27 2017

The big cruise ship arrivals for 2017

It’s a big year for cruise with nine ships launching this year. And if you’re a first time cruiser, these new vessels will boast some of the best food, high-tech experiences (think go kart tracks […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jan 13 2017

Cruisers concerned high tech ships will threaten personalised service

Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas may be the world’s first ‘smartship’ – but smart enough, it seems, to see that some of her amazing technology might upset some passengers. This week, it was announced […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Aug 29 2014

Big cruise ship ban in Venice is back on

Large cruise ships will be banned from sailing down Venice’s lagoon as the Italian government goes ahead with plans to reduce water traffic in the city. Environmentalists have pushed for a ban on mass-market ships […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 11 2014

Royal Caribbean introduces FlowRider, virtual balconies on Voyager of the Seas

Surf’s up! Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas will undergo a stem to stern revitalisation this year, which includes the installation of Royal Caribbean’s FlowRider. The surf simulator, which is already popular on the line’s […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 6 2014