Branson’s secret weapon to attract young cruisers

If the reaction to Richard Branson’s announcement of an order for his first three Virgin Cruises ships is anything to go by, rival cruise lines had better watch out. Now the media maestro – who […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jun 26 2015

Virgin Cruises ship deal signed

Cementing his place in the cruise industry, Richard Branson has finally signed a letter of intent with Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri, giving them the opportunity to build three new mid-size ships for Virgin Cruises. The theatrical […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jun 24 2015

Princess Cruises takes guests on a Chocolate Journey

Princess Cruises is getting sweeter, with a new onboard chocolate experience featuring custom-crafted desserts, chocolates and wine pairings. ‘Chocolate Journeys’ was created with one of the top 10 chocolatiers in North America, Normal Love. Mr […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 30 2014

Scenic unveils first small ship luxury cruising brochure

Scenic Tours has partnered with Compagnie du Ponant to launch its first 2015 Small Ship Luxury Cruising brochure. The program includes seven itineraries aboard Compagnie du Ponant’s boutique luxury ships – Le Soleal, Le Boreal, […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 16 2014

Does Norwegian Cruise Line have two new mega cruise ships in the works?

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is reportedly building new ships that could rival the world’s largest ships. According to Cruise Fever, the line is looking at building ships exceeding 200,000-tonnes. Currently, the only ships exceeding 170,000-tonnes […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 7 2014

Two Royal Caribbean ships rendezvous in Sydney

Cunard won’t be the only line to hold a Royal Rendezvous in Sydney Harbour next year, as Royal Caribbean plans to have Explorer of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas meet in Sydney to […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Apr 7 2014

Will ship launches signal bargains?

Cruise ships are getting larger by the year and holding more passengers, but is the number of cruisers growing as quickly as capacity? According to Carnival chief executive Arnold Donald, the answer is no. “In […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Mar 21 2014

Singapore cruising reaches 2009 peak

Singapore experienced a surge in cruise passenger numbers last year after three mass–market ships made their debut in the city. According to Singapore Tourism Board [STB] statistics, passenger arrivals exceeded one million last year to […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Mar 17 2014

Cruise Mates form social club in Sydney

Imagine a place where cruisers can meet on a regular basis, share pictures, talk to industry leaders and form new friendships. Imagine the group is run by true cruise fans, with the purpose of giving […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Dec 11 2013

How your cruise lines rally around their crews

They’re the first smile you see in the morning and they’re the ones working hard to ensure your cruise holiday is special. Filipino staff make up the majority of ship crews across the globe – […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 15 2013

Carnival’s first international ship arrives in Sydney for 2013

The first of Carnival’s international ships to arrive during the wave season will sail into Sydney this weekend. Commencing the group’s summer cavalcade of ships is Holland America’s Volendam. The ship will sail into Sydney […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 17 2013