Royal Caribbean Cruises


Brilliance of the Seas maiden arrival marks big start for Eden

The Port of Eden, on the NSW Far South Coast, has kicked off its biggest ever summer cruise season by welcoming in the maiden arrival of Brilliance of the Seas.

WORDS BY Grant Jones . Oct 24 2023

6 of the ultimate spa experiences on cruise ships

Sailing away to the horizon, surrounded by water and deeply inhaling that salty air is inherently calming, so cruise aficionados want more than the average relaxation offerings. Increasingly, people are looking for inner and outer […]

WORDS BY Louise Goldsbury . Apr 7 2022
Tips & Advice

Are Australians paying gratuities twice?

A number of Australian cruisers are tipping their favourite staff on board personally – even though gratuities are already included in their fares. A survey of Cruise Passenger’s Facebook group found confusion on whether gratuities […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . May 17 2019
Tips & Advice

Cruise loyalty programs – which lines are best?

Sometimes it’s a coloured card hanging from your lanyard. Sometimes, it’s the invitation to the exclusive captain’s cocktail. Cruise lines are always looking for ways to reward their most loyal cruisers.  But how do they […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . May 16 2019
Tips & Advice

The best value spa at sea

Vacations are all about relaxing and getting recharged, and a big part of it is getting pampered at the spa. So you don’t want to add to the stress by trying to work out where […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Apr 5 2019

How much can you really do on a three-day cruise?

“It’s a sprint not a marathon,” says the Carnival Legend’s Entertainment Director Calvyn. “There’s a much more fun atmosphere on a three-day cruise compared to something like an eight-day cruise,” he said. Short cruises are […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 7 2019

The eight best cruise itineraries to New Zealand

New Zealand, the land of the long white cloud has attracted Aussie travellers for decades with its alluring natural beauty and warm community. In 2017, New Zealand was the third most popular destination for Australian […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 9 2018

What kind of cruiser are you?

Whether you are a first–time cruiser, a sceptic who thinks seaborne vacations aren’t your thing or an experienced cruiser wanting to learn more, this is the quiz for you. It tells you what kind of […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 8 2015

Royal Caribbean returns to Asia in 2014

Australians will have the opportunity to explore Asia with Royal Caribbean, when the Mariner of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas return to the region in 2014. Voyager of the Seas will return with […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 20 2013

Royal Caribbean introduces automatic gratuities for Royal

Royal Caribbean has joined a host of competitor cruise lines in implementing automatic gratuities for passengers sailing from 1 March 2013. The new recommended gratuity will be USD$12.00 per passenger per day with those staying […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Feb 20 2013

Pullmantur, Sandy blamed for $392 million Royal loss

Chairman and executive officer Richard D. Fain has  insisted that Royal Caribbean remains dedicated to the Pullmantur brand which  was described as a “market leader” and responsible for “diversifying guest  sourcing into new markets”. Mr […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Feb 7 2013