North America


Haimark to launch its first small-ship, MS Saint Laurent

River cruise line, Haimark, is expanding into small-ship cruising, with its first ocean vessel, MS Saint Laurent, launching in May next year. The company, which was founded in June 2013, already boasts a fleet of […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 31 2014

More Kiwis taking cruise holidays

Kiwis love cruising as much as their Aussie neighbours – maybe even more – according to new figures. The 2013 Cruise Industry Source Market Report revealed 59,316 New Zealanders cruised last year, 23 percent more […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 3 2014

New destinations and itineraries for Scenic in the US and Asia

Scenic Tours is gearing up for 2015, with the launch of its China/Japan and Canada/Alaska/USA programs. Next year, the line will explore Canada and North America in more detail, with six new itineraries in the […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jun 16 2014

Princess Cruises’ new cruise ship Regal Princess sets sail

Princess Cruises’ newest ship Regal Princess has started welcoming her first guests as she prepares to take off on her maiden voyage from Venice this week. Regal Princess, a sister ship to Royal Princess, is […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . May 21 2014

Australia’s cruise industry grows as Mediterranean takes a dip

Australia’s cruise industry will take a leap forward in 2014, as it maintains its reputation as one of the fastest growing cruise markets in the world. According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) annual […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jan 17 2014

Did you see? MSC Divina makes diva-style entrance into Miami

It’s hard to miss a 139,400-ton ship sailing into port – but MSC Cruises wanted to ensure all eyes were MSC Divina as she arrived into Port Miami for the first time this week. The […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 21 2013

MSC offers year-round Caribbean cruises

MSC Cruises has sent MSC Divina to the US, to become the first MSC cruise ship to offer year-round Caribbean sailings. Leaving Venice for Miami over the weekend, she will also become the line’ first […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 4 2013

Cruise360 heads down under for 2014

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced it will bring Cruise3sixty to Australia. The announcement follows the conference’s success in hosting the North American conference for over a decade. The inaugural Cruise3sixty Australia will be […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 10 2013
Tips & Advice

A world of waterways: North America

For those of us who grew up reading Mark Twain, a US river cruise is a voyage up the mighty Mississippi.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . May 23 2011