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Ultimate guide to 2023 Black Friday cruise deals: Save up to $15,000

Looking for the best cruise deals for Black Friday? Well, look no further – Cruise Passenger brings you the best offerings.  Considered as the biggest shopping spree of the year, Black Friday is the perfect […]

WORDS BY Nuelan Magbanua . Nov 24 2023

P&O’s dramatic rescue of Brisbane solo rower in upturned vessel

Pacific Explorer has come to the rescue of solo rower Tom Robinson who activated his distress beacon, just south of Vanuatu, after his vessel capsized in rough conditions.

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Oct 6 2023

‘I felt like crying’: P&O error leaves cruisers stranded in New Zealand

Over 80 P&O Passengers were left in disarray at a wharf in Auckland after an issue with their visas. The guests had been informed that they wouldn't require Australian visas to enter Norfolk Island, as they were permanent residents of New Zealand.

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Sep 5 2023

How this couple saved $600 by crunching the numbers on their drinks package

The eternal debate of whether to purchase a drinks package for your cruise has been given a methodical new angle by a Royal Caribbean couple who carefully mapped their drink spending on a spreadsheet. The […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . May 4 2023

Sydney set for whirlwind winter with double last years off-season sailing

Sydneysiders aren’t being deterred by the summer coming to a close, with twice as many ships set to sail this off-season compared to last. Those in the industry say this represents a significant milestone in […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Apr 27 2023

Another cruise ruined by NZ bio rules: Should we now halt sailings across the ditch?

Another cruise ship has been banned from New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park over biofouling, provoking fury from passengers.

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Mar 10 2023

Celebrity chef Luke Mangan updates menu onboard Pacific Adventure but retains classic dishes

He has been invited to cook for former US President Bill Clinton, British billionaire Richard Branson, actor Tom Cruise and at the wedding of Danish Crown Prince Fredrick and Princess Mary. We are talking about […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Feb 1 2023
Tips & Advice

The best cruise deals for 2023

With major lines discounting, there are some are good deals and magical itineraries on offer, with a host of lines and ships set to navigate our shores throughout 2023. Here are some of the best […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Dec 15 2022

Bienvenue! P&O Cruises makes history as first ship to return to New Caledonia

P&O Cruises Australia’s Pacific Explorer has today made history after becoming the first cruise ship to return to New Caledonia post-COVID. In what marked the long-anticipated reopening of New Caledonia’s maritime borders to cruise tourism, […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 4 2022

P&O’s Pacific Encounter finally arrives in Sydney

Just a few short months after cruising finally returned to Australia, the Pacific Encounter arrived into Sydney Harbour this morning to a welcome party of water jets and  a ‘hero tug’ salute. The Encounter’s visit […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 2 2022

Hundreds of dollars of onboard credit, cut price deposits: Who has the best cruise deals?

As more ships return to service and cruise lines return to full capacity, many ships still have cabins especially for last-minute bookings. This means there are bargains to be had. Lines like Princess, Celebrity Cruises, […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jun 23 2022