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.

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How the strong Australian dollar can save you hundreds off your next cruise

The Australian dollar is buying US70c for the first time in months, making your cruise cheaper, particularly with cruise lines that are charging guests in American dollars. So we asked cruise experts for their advice […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Feb 3 2023
Tips & Advice

Can cruising the high seas in style be cheaper than a retirement village? We find out

Australia’s retirement villages and homes are in crisis, with costs rising and staffing levels plummeting. But a new fleet of residential vessels now being built offer a new, cost effective  – and much more attractive […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jan 27 2023
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How to cruise with kids by an expert mum with 43,000 followers

About 10 years ago, Jamie Margolis Ross took her first cruise on Carnival Dream. Now she’s a leading cruise travel agent with a Facebook community of 43,000 people, specialising on parents and mums cruising with […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jan 19 2023
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5 things you need to know about using the internet at sea

Ultra-fast internet at sea just got better across nine cruise lines and nearly 100 ships. Carnival has installed Starlink to its network on Princess Cruises, Holland America, Seabourn, P&O Cruises Australia, P&O Cruises UK, Costa Cruises […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jan 19 2023
Saving Tips & Deals

Deals of the week: Save up to $400 a night

The New Year promises to anoint 2023 the year of the cruise deal as lines, keen to tempt you onto the water, make their best ever offers. Acting fast and booking quickly could save you […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jan 12 2023
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The best cruise deals for 2023

With major lines discounting, there are some are good deals and magical itineraries on offer, with a host of lines and ships set to navigate our shores throughout 2023. Here are some of the best […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Dec 15 2022
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Is this the return of cruise dress codes? We undress the myths of dressing for your cruise

It’s the age-old question that once plagued cruisers. What should I wear onboard my cruise? Gone are the days of ballgowns and tuxedos, formal attire and no denim – most cruise lines have relaxed their […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Nov 25 2022
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How expedition cruise lines keep you safe

By Peter Lynch, on board Viking Polaris in Antarctica  Captain Margrith Ettlin is moving swiftly between the wings of her bridge on the Viking Polaris as she manoeuvres the ship between some serious icebergs off […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Nov 25 2022

Lines like Celebrity Cruises and MSC return to Asia but one player is pulling out of the region

Cruisers looking to sail in Asia can expect new itineraries and a raft of new ships, as lines like MSC Cruises and Celebrity Cruises head to the region. But lines like Princess will be reducing […]

WORDS BY Rebecca Wong . Nov 24 2022
Health & Wellness

“Safer than being in a hotel”: Leading health expert backs cruise over COVID outbreaks

Catherine Bennett, Chair in Epidemiology at Deakin University and a leading commentator of COVID throughout the pandemic, says she does not view cruise ships as a major driver of COVID transmission. “I don’t think it […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Nov 11 2022
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The bizarre beliefs that lead Australian travellers not to buy travel insurance

A survey by the Insurance Council of Australia has shown the weird and bizarre beliefs that leave Australian cruisers and travellers at grave risk on their holidays. The survey revealed “an alarmingly high number of […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Nov 10 2022
Health & Wellness

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