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Where cruise lines stand on tests and vaccinations

The return of cruises has had many jumping for joy, but with each cruise line adhering to different COVID-19 protocols, booking a cruise can be terribly confusing. There is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 5 2022
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Nine in ten Australian senior travellers desperately want insurance – but many can’t find it

Nine out of ten seniors don’t feel comfortable travelling abroad without travel insurance, and three in five are more likely to take out a travel insurance policy now compared to 2020. But many struggle to […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Sep 30 2022
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Yes! You can now lose weight on a cruise

Gone is the stigma that cruises are only about lining up at the buffet for those extra crab claws drenched in butter and sipping sugary cocktails on the lido deck. Increasingly, it is possible to […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Jun 14 2019
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What to do if norovirus breaks out on your cruise

Norovirus can still strike despite everyone’s best efforts, as it did on Royal Caribbean last week. Plenty is done to prevent a viral outbreak, from hygiene safety drills before sailing, constant cleaning by the crew […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jan 18 2019
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How not to get sick on a cruise ship

Getting sick onboard your cruise is an unpleasant thing, but yes let’s be realistic, it does happen sometimes. Most recently, there was an outbreak onboard Holland America’s Zaandam on a cruise from Seattle to Alaska […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jun 28 2018
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Everything you need to avoid norovirus

This week, around 200 people were affected by norovirus aboard Australia’s largest ship, the Ovation of the Seas. But while passengers praised the crew for helping them and keeping them informed, there is much you […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Dec 8 2017
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Stay ship shape on your cruise

Keeping fit on a modern ship is much more fun than simply strolling the promenade deck. From early morning yoga and gym classes to surf simulators and circus schools, there is something for everyone. Ice-skating […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 30 2017
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15 ways to keep fit on a cruise ship

On modern ships, getting your daily exercise doesn’t have to mean a stroll on the promenade deck. Whether you like early morning yoga sessions, sweating it out at spin class, or getting your adrenaline pumping […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jun 29 2017
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Best gyms at sea

That extra visit to the breakfast buffet or cocktails by the pool can all add up. So if you want to keep the bulge at bay, here are some great gyms and fitness programs to keep […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jun 15 2017
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Keeping ship shape on your cruise

Gone are the days when embarking on a cruise almost guaranteed coming home a few kilos heavier and a little worse for wear after overindulging at the bars and buffets. Today, many travellers are choosing […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Jul 1 2016
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Five tips on how to avoid seasickness

You may think you have the strongest stomach. You may have even been on your fair share of cruises and not felt a thing. But even the most experienced cruisers will tell you rough waters […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Mar 5 2016