Royal Caribbean halts all Australian cruises for 30 days

Royal Caribbean has halted sailings in Australia and worldwide for 30 days due to COVID-19 concerns. The line had announced the voluntary halt in America on Friday but said it would continue sailings in Australia […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Mar 14 2020
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The best of the best: Cruise deals for every budget

Here it is! The list of all the best cruise deals currently on offer across all the major lines – from the luxe to the large, the boutique and the fabulous-for-families. We’ve uncovered the best […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Feb 7 2020

Cruise lines rally for Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas

Cruise lines are rallying too help with hurricane relief for the Bahamas, including millions in donations, food and ships for evacuations. Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas last Sunday and left behind “generational devastation” in the […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 6 2019

Norwegian Bliss wins the race for new activities

As we approached the Norwegian Bliss while she was docked at the World Cruise Terminal in Los Angeles, the first thing to notice is the beautiful scene of wildlife painted on her hull.

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 31 2018

Steve Odell named in top 50 LGBTI leaders in Australia

Norwegian Cruise Line’s senior VP and managing director Steve Odell has been named one of Australia’s outstanding 50 LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) leaders of 2018. “I am a vocal and proud member […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . May 7 2018

Minister studies report as Sydney reaches “crisis point”

Amid figures showing cruise contributed over $5 billion to the economy last year, there was one issue which continued to cast a shadow over what should have been a triumphant event –  Sydney’s cruise capacity […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Oct 5 2017

Experience luxury in the ‘ship within a ship’

The Norwegian Jewel’s arrival in Sydney won’t just be the city’s first experience of a Norwegian ship in a long time. It will also herald the arrival of The Haven – its incredibly upmarket ‘ship […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Sep 8 2017

The best ‘Kids Cruise Free’ offers at sea

Family holidays can be expensive, but cruise lines are upping their game when it comes to facilities, activities, and pricing for kids at sea. Kids Sail Free deals are fantastic for families because they offer […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 28 2017

Why sailing to the Pacific is a “hot topic” for Norwegian

Hot on the heels of announcing a new Sydney office, Norwegian Cruise Lines has revealed it is looking at an even greater presence in the region – including the possibility of sending a ship for […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 3 2015

Norwegian heads Down Under

By the end of this year, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) will have opened its brand-new sales and marketing office in Sydney – the first of its kind in Australia for the Miami-based company. At the […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 1 2015

Norwegian’s new food promise

Norwegian Cruise Line has done a complete backflip on its attitudes towards food. After passenger backlash forced the company to reverse its decision to ban the movement of food from specified dining areas, it has now […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jun 17 2015