Old Fashioned Whisky Cocktail

We’ll drink to that!

Princess Cruises recently unveiled a dedicated whisky bar onboard Dawn Princess, featuring whiskies from all over the world. We got in touch with some of the Aussie brands behind the bar to find out their favourite whisky-based […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 24 2015
Get invited to the Captain's Table

How to get invited to the Captain’s Table

The invitation often comes in a gold envelope and is slipped discreetly under your door, or propped up on your pillow. “Captain Smith would be delighted if you could join him for cocktails, followed by […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 10 2015
P&O's The Pantry

‘My verdict on The Pantry’

We asked people who travel for a living to tell us what they thought of P&O’s new food court-style eatery, The Pantry, on Pacific Jewel. Carla Grossetti, travel and lifestyle writer In a dramatic overhaul, […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jul 9 2015
Gluten-free cruise travel

Gluten-free, vegan or macrobiotic? Now there’s a cruise for you!

Every year, more people are diagnosed with food intolerances. Coeliac disease affects one in 70 Australians. The immune system reacts abnormally to a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats. The result: violent sickness. […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jun 26 2015

Create cocktails like you’re on your favourite cruise ship

“I love to drink martinis. Two at the very most. Three I’m under the table. Four I’m under my host.” So said famous writer and critic Dorothy Parker, way back in the Roaring Twenties. Martinis, […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . May 1 2015
Gratuity debate

Gratuity debate – what do you think?

The announcement of the first increase in gratuities aboard cruise ships in a while has reopened the running debate about the way such payments are extracted from guests. A plethora of policies operate among the […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Feb 20 2015
Haute Cuisine Luxe Food on the high Seas

Haute cuisine – luxe food on the high seas

Dining on luxury cruise ships has been elevated almost to an art form. Having a famous name behind the menu adds cachet, although the celebrity chefs generally appear in person on only one or two […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Feb 13 2015
Wine Tasting

Cellars of the Sea

Whether you are cruising around the world or overnighting from Melbourne to Tasmania, you will almost certainly be eating and drinking better than ever before. Food and wine writer Winsor Dobbin tells Cruise Passenger what […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Feb 6 2015
Christmas Feast

8 best Christmas feasts

Santa’s come down the funnel. The presents have been shared.  Now, it’s time for a traditional Christmas lunch.  Cruise Passenger asked cruise lines what surprises their chefs were preparing. From chestnut stuffing to Christmas cookies, […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Dec 5 2014
Booze and Beverages

How much are you spending on booze and beverages?

We all love to try out the on board specialty cocktail and indulge in a glass of wine with a dinner because after all when you’re cruising you’re on holidays. But it isn’t until disembarkation […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jan 17 2014
Orchid Dining

The cruise lines that let you BYO alcohol

Cruising is often associated with alcohol. Whether cruise lines are creating select wine menus to match the various regions they sail through or if they’re introducing new lounges and bars to create a funky nightlife […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 11 2013
bars in cruises

The best bars at sea

From piano bars to ice bars, check out some of the best cruise ship watering holes.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 22 2011