Ship Guide

Cruise Passenger Ultimate Guide: Resilient Lady

Resilient Lady is now sailing from Australian homeport.

WORDS BY Nuelan Magbanua . Nov 14 2023

Cruise Passenger Ultimate Guide: Grand Princess

Adelaide has welcomed Princess Cruises' Grand Princess to start the 2023/24 season down under.

WORDS BY Nuelan Magbanua . Nov 9 2023
Tips & Advice

Dare to compare: Seabourn Pursuit and Silver Nova

For many cruising is synonymous with luxury, having every need catered to and every delicacy met. For other cruising conjures images of adventure, seeing what was once the unseen. For many it’s both. 

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Aug 24 2023
Tips & Advice

Who has the best small ships? Your guide to boutique vessels

The pandemic has meant a huge swing to smaller vessels, with lines running ships with under 1,000 passengers seeing most of the benefit. But it’s a category full of different offerings.  Sometimes, cabins are bigger, […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 4 2020
Tips & Advice

Dare to compare: what Viking and Silversea offer in expedition

Cruisers are heading for the polar regions in a big way with demand running at unprecedented levels. The International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators said that 40,665 tourists visited Antarctica in the 2018-19 season – […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Jan 24 2020
Tips & Advice

Who’s best for families: Carnival or Royal Caribbean?

The battle is on for the best cruise line for families – and it’s a tight race between Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Lines. Both are declaring war when it comes to levels of fun, […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Jan 9 2020
Tips & Advice

First look: the ship that offers the best of two worlds

Sailing on the maiden voyage to Southampton, England It’s a ship for grown ups, but a tearaway teenager at heart. The Norwegian Encore, the sweetheart of the fleet, is the latest Breakaway-class vessel from the […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 1 2019

Revealed: a day aboard Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady

The launch of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages has kept us on the edge of our seats for more than five years now. But details are emerging about what you can expect your holiday experience […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 5 2019
Tips & Advice

Can big ships really do luxury?

It’s always been assumed that, for luxury cruising, small ships are a must. But more and more big ship lines are now offering ship-within-a-ship experiences with many of the add ons you expect from a […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jun 12 2019
Tips & Advice

Dare to compare: Virgin Voyages v Celebrity, Oceania and Silversea. You’ll be surprised at the results

It’s being launched with all the hullabaloo you’d expect from the Virgin brand and global entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson. It’s the cruise for non cruisers.  The line that will change the game for ever. What […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Feb 21 2019
Tips & Advice

Best cruises for singles in 2019

Once, they were double charged and considered almost pariahs. Now, demographics have made solo sailors the flavour of the month, with more lines reducing single supplements and offering special activities to win their business. Most […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Nov 30 2018