Are these the most opulent suites at sea?

As more Australians are jumping aboard luxury ships, Teresa Ooi takes a look at what money CAN buy. They are bigger, smarter and ever more indulgent. Lines are vying for the luxury dollar with suites […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Apr 15 2019

Experience Alaska’s awe-inspiring land at a Princess lodge

Few people visit Alaska without spending some time at Denali National Park, and with good reason, writes Teresa Ooi. Denali Denali National Park and Preserve, in the centre of the Alaska Range, encompasses six million […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Mar 29 2019

The cabins to avoid on a cruise

There’s no such thing as a ‘bad’ cabin onboard a cruise ship. But there are certain areas of a cruise ship which might be slightly noisier than others. So if you’re hoping for a restful […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Dec 14 2017

How to get a cabin upgrade

We’ve found some ways to be able to score a cabin upgrade on your next cruise. While these are not fool proof ways to ensure that you’re in a bigger stateroom. But there are also […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 9 2017

The Good Inside Cabin Guide

We all know they are not the best cabins on the ship. But if bagging a bargain on an inside cabin could mean the difference between taking to the seas or staying on dry land, […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 27 2017

Inside the private clubs on cruise ships

When you board your cruise ship and head to your cabin, there are a small elite group of cruisers who have already been onboard for hours who have unpacked and are drinking champagne and eating […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 24 2017

Eat, sleep and play on Princess Cruises – STAY

As part of Princess Cruises’ largest ever fleet deployment to Australia this wave season, its biggest vessel makes her maiden arrival into Australian ports this November. We tell you how to eat, stay and play […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 19 2016

10 tried and trusted ways to score a cabin upgrade

There isn’t a traveller on the planet who hasn’t tried for an upgrade – and cruise ship staff are well aware there are a thousand scams out there to move passengers from that inside room […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Mar 11 2016

The best penthouse suites on the Aussie seas

P&O’s claim of “affordable luxury” in penthouse suites aboard the Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden has sparked a debate over just how much cruisers should pay for the best accommodation on the sea. Cruise Passenger […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 1 2015

Tips for booking a river cruise cabin

River cruising is all about the views. But with the growing number of ships in European waterways, rafting becomes a problem. Rafting is when a number of ships visiting the same port are forced to […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Apr 11 2014

How do I get a free cabin upgrade?

You’re getting ready to unpack in your low-cost cabin, when suddenly a crew member advises you that you’ve received an upgrade to a balcony class suite. That’s the dream. Now here’s the reality. They’re a […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 3 2013