Tips & Advice

Wondering what you need to pack? What is food onboard a cruise line? What accommodation should I book? Or what should insurance should I book for more cruise? This is the best place to find tips and advice before you book your next voyage.

Tips & Advice

How to find the perfect pearl

Nothing could possibly complete a shipboard romance better than pearls.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Dec 13 2010
Activities & Entertainment

Best cruise ports for shopping – Part 1

Shopping in port is one of our favourite pastimes. Here’s Cruise Passenger’s guide to finding the world’s best buys.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 29 2010
Activities & Entertainment

Best themes for cruises – Part 2

Many cruises have music aboard, or offer fine dining, or invite distinguished guest lecturers to speak. Others go further and devote whole cruises to a theme, attracting like-minded devotees from around the world. Words: Peter Needham. […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 24 2010
Activities & Entertainment

Best themes for cruises – Part 1

Many cruises have music aboard, or offer fine dining, or invite distinguished guest lecturers to speak. Others go further and devote whole cruises to a theme, attracting like-minded devotees from around the world.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 16 2010
Tips & Advice

How Safe Are The High Seas?

In a move which must have left many travel operators concerned, last week the US government issued a general travel alert to Americans with plans to travel to Europe.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Oct 5 2010
Tips & Advice

To Tip Or Not To Tip, That Is The Question

As of Friday, the enforced gratuity charge of $7.50 per adult per day won’t be charged to your shipboard account; if you want to tip any a member of crew for exceptional service, it will be a matter of choice.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 28 2010
Shore Excursions

Cultural cruises

Cruising in Asia and the Pacific offers the chance to explore a rich array of native folklore and art. Indigenous culture is in vogue and interest shows no sign of abating. The movie Avatar, in which audiences side with the indigenous blue-skinned Na’vi people on fictional planet Pandora, was simply highlighting a trend.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 24 2010
Tips & Advice

Crew School

Ever wondered where those obliging staff mostly come from, where they learned their craft, and what they like – and don’t like – about the business of serving you on board?

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 12 2010
Destinations

Antarctica

Further moves to keep passenger numbers in check and protect the environment mean this spectacular but vulnerable continent can be experienced only by a fortunate few.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 12 2010
Tips & Advice

Sea to Sky – Sites of the Winter Olympics

As Canada settles down after the 2010 Winter Olympics in British Columbia we have a look at the sites of Winter Olympics around the world, for a side-trip on your next cruise.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 12 2010
Activities & Entertainment

Top 10 – Cruise Writers’ Choice

With so many cruises on offer, how do you decide? Our cruising experts give their top picks for cuisine, kids’ clubs, service, entertainment and sheer whizz-bangery at sea.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 12 2010
Destinations

Top 5 Cruise Experiences

As an award-winning travel writer and author of 15 books, Glenn A Baker has visited 115 countries and is a Life Member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers. Here he recalls his five most memorable seafaring adventures.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 12 2010