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A guide to luxury cruising in Australia priced from $655 per night

Crystal has returned to operations with the line set to start sailings in May under the ownership of upmarket tour company Abercrombie & Kent. But what should we expect when the once most awarded luxury […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Mar 16 2023

Best Deals on River Cruises for 2022

As the world copes with the effects of the pandemic, the river cruise industry is hoping to start sailing early in the New Year. Select river cruise companies resumed operations earlier this year, but with […]

WORDS BY Arlan . Dec 13 2021
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Crystal Endeavor’s owner claims he had the world’s most expensive suite – but is he right?

It was a bold statement from the proud new owner of one of the world’s most expensive expedition yachts. When Crystal Cruises launched the new Crystal Endeavor in a glittering ceremony attended by top German […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jul 2 2021
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Crystal and Dream owner Genting suspends loan repayments as shares slump

The owner of Dream Cruises and Crystal, Genting Hong Kong, has suspended payments on debts of almost $3.4bn, it was reported in Hong Kong today. The company, backed by Malaysian billionaire Lim Kok Thay and […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Aug 21 2020

The ultimate list: All the current cancellation policies for the top river cruise lines

As river cruise lines update their cancellation policies in response to the coronavirus, we have compiled the most up-to-date list of what they are all doing. While most of the lines are adhering to the […]

WORDS BY Rose Jacobs . Mar 12 2020
Tips & Advice

Is a specialty dining package worth it?

When it comes to dining at sea, the options are many. So when you’re adding up the advantages of purchasing a dining package, is it worth it compared to paying as you go? When a […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Feb 21 2020
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Once in a lifetime cruises you can’t afford to miss

From cruising the Northeast Passageway on a luxury ship to a grand voyage of the Arctic on a world cruise, there are several experiences at sea that are once in a lifetime journeys. Cruise Passenger […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Feb 13 2020

Where coronavirus is affecting river cruise

River cruise companies in Europe are now reassessing their ships and itineraries, and some are banning boarding by passengers who have travelled through China, Hong Kong and Macau. In Asia, river cruise lines have already […]

WORDS BY Rose Jacobs . Feb 12 2020

The best short river cruises in Europe and Asia

River lines are experimenting with shorter cruises – three to seven day itineraries – to tempt passengers who are new to cruise and those who want to mix a river cruise with other holidays. You […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Nov 26 2019

2020: the year of the younger river cruiser

Next year is set to see a major change in passengers cruising inland waterways.  The demographic of people choosing to cruise is at last getting younger. With 2020 set to be more immersive and authentic, […]

WORDS BY Rose Jacobs . Nov 26 2019