Go on a game safari and epic cruise from South Africa to Venice from $256 per night per person

Experience a holiday like no other. Cruise onboard the stylish MSC Sinfonia from South Africa’s picturesque Cape Town to romantic Venice in Italy on a tailor-made 39-night game safari and sea adventure from $256 pp […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Apr 27 2022

How to cruise Venice without upsetting the locals

Tourists visiting one of the most visited cities in the world, Venice are increasingly turning to smaller boats and barges to discover the canals that crisscross the Venetian city – and avoid the crowds. Instead […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Dec 10 2019

Venice to impose tax on day trippers like cruise passengers by July 2020

Day trippers like cruise passengers, will soon be taxed when visiting Venice. According to the Associated Press, the local authorities of the historic city announced that taxing day visitors would commence on July 1, 2020. […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Oct 11 2019

Italian minister: ‘I’ll move floating palaces from Venice’

The Venetian government announced it plans to reroute ships away from the historic city centre, after a number of incidents which have enraged locals. The MSC Opera in June, collided with a Uniworld river ship, and […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 8 2019

Anger as MSC ship collides with river cruise ship in Venice

Amazing scenes in Venice today as the MSC Opera collided with a dock and a Uniworld river ship after apparently losing control as it docked. The smash, which was seen on video, has reignited the […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jun 3 2019

Banksy pops up at the Venice Biennale protesting cruise ships

British graffiti artist, Banksy made a surprise appearance at the Venice Biennale, protesting against the city’s problem with cruise ships. The artist, who has never been identified, and is known for his controversial street art, […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 23 2019

Seabourn Ovation is one step closer to her April launch

The new Seabourn Ovation is a step closer to launching with the cruise line confirming their latest vessel has just completed her first round of sea trials. She’ll debut in April 2018 and will have […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 22 2018

European cities move to ban cruise ships

The debate about tourism and preservation has caused friction in many historical European cities, with local residents concerned that huge influxes of tourists will destroy their city. Most recently, activist groups in Venice in Italy, […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Aug 17 2017

Weekly roundup: Carnival Cruise Line building a private island, Venice plans to ticket tourists and more

Carnival Cruise Line to build private island Carnival Cruise Line lovers will soon get the chance to indulge in a new destination. The line has signed an agreement with the Bahaman government to build a […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 4 2017

Venice overturns big cruise ship ban

After just two months, Italian authorities have overturned their ban on large cruise ships passing through the ports of Venice.   The ban, which came into place in November last year, prevented all ships over […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jan 14 2015