Is this the secret to Australia’s airport safety?

Australian Customs and Border Protection Services is no longer. In its place will be the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) – operated and enforced by Australian Border Force. Bringing these two organisations together “will […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 17 2015

Princess Cruises takes guests on a Chocolate Journey

Princess Cruises is getting sweeter, with a new onboard chocolate experience featuring custom-crafted desserts, chocolates and wine pairings. ‘Chocolate Journeys’ was created with one of the top 10 chocolatiers in North America, Normal Love. Mr […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 30 2014

P&O’s Britannia floats out

First images of P&O’s newest ship are out, as she floated out of the shipyard for the first time. Late last week, the 5,000-passenger vessel left Italian Fincanterier’s Monflacone shipyard. Celebrating her emergence, Carnival held […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Feb 18 2014

Avalon’s new vessels

Avalon Waterways will continue with its tradition of introducing a new Suite Ship every year, with plans to launch two new vessel in 2015. Avalon Tapestry II and Avalon Tranquility II were revealed in the […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jan 29 2014

Oceania cooks up new onboard culinary classes in 2014

Holidaymakers sailing on Oceania Cruises’ Marina and Riviera will become culinary experts, with 20 different cooking classes on the line’s 2014 curriculum. New classes range from beginner to master-chef level and can run from 45 […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 28 2013
Itineraries and Destinations

Celebrity chef, Luke Nguyen hosts APT tours

Cruisers will be able to pick up a few cooking tips from celebrity chef and MasterChef Vietnam judge, Luke Nguyen, when he hosts two APT holidays to Vietnam in 2014. The celebrity tour is part […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 15 2013

Seabourn extends explorations

Seabourn has announced it will introduce new and linked itineraries in 2014 and 2015 to offer travellers longer and in-depth cruises. Extended Explorations last from 28-days to 116-days and are available in Africa, Asia, the […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 9 2013
Cruise Consumers

New lifeboat loading policy for cruise ships

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and European Cruise Council (ECC) oceangoing member lines will implement an additional safety procedure regarding the loading of lifeboats as part of crew training, effective immediately. Exceeding current international regulatory […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 25 2012

Europa 2 leaves drydock ahead of launch

The sister ship of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ highly rated Europa, Europa 2, recently left the drydock of STX France’s shipyard, four months after the laying down of her keel.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 6 2012

Royal Princess to sport a huge new atrium

Princess Cruises’ newest flagship Royal Princess will sport a plus-size atrium when she debuts in June 2013.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Feb 17 2012

Costa Cruises to reimburse passengers after disaster

The proposed compensation package for the guests who have returned home includes all of the following:

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Feb 5 2012