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.

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
Tips & Advice

Tahiti cruising aboard Paul Gauguin

So we come to Paul Gauguin. Not the 19th-century artist who showed the world the beauty of Tahiti, but the luxurious modern cruise ship named after him. Launched in 1998 specifically to cruise in French Polynesia, she has found her niche and is rarely less than fully booked.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 12 2010
Health & Wellness

Health at sea

Health at sea is a question I am asked about quite frequently, and having had the unfortunate need to visit the medical centre on board Carnival Splendor on my recent Mexican Riviera cruise, I now have some first-hand experience to share.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 11 2010
Tips & Advice

A River Runs Through It

River cruising is rising in popularity again but where did the trend start and which rivers led the way?

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 31 2010
Tips & Advice

Celebrations at Sea: A personal view

Maritime historian Rob Henderson shares experiences of celebrations on board cruise ships - birthdays, weddings, Christmas, New Year and ANZAC Day on board Princess Cruises' Dawn Princess.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 31 2010
Tips & Advice

The Middle East onboard the Silver Whisper

A cruise aboard the sumptuous Silver Whisper introduces us to the richly varied countries and cultures of the Arabian Peninsula.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 30 2010
Dining

Haute Cuisine

Dining on modern cruise ships is an event of choices in the variety of cuisine offered in numerous themed venues. To take advantage of all the food being offered on most ships requires an appetite of epic proportions and leads many to the dangerous habit of constant grazing.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 30 2010
Destinations

A river cruise through India’s Assam region

A river cruise through north-east India’s Assam, rich in wildlife and dotted with traditional villages, offers a peaceful perspective on this teeming subcontinent.

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Aug 30 2010