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Going green on the big blue

Australia’s best-loved gardening stars go to sea

Going green on the big blue

Jamie Durie joins fellow experts on Cunard’s first gardening voyage.

Extraordinary Tasmania cruises

hikers in tasmania

Extraordinary Tasmania cruises

See more of Tasmania than you would with any other tour company, cruise line or ...

Italy, Croatia, Greece from $4799

18-day tour of Italy, Croatia and Greece from $4799 per person

Italy, Croatia, Greece from $4799

Spend nine days on a guided tour through Italy and then cruise to Croatia, Albania ...

Coral announces three new cruises

Coral Expeditions announce three new Indian Ocean itineraries

Coral announces three new cruises

Coral Geographer further enhances Coral Expedition’s reputation for small ships with big ship comforts.

Best cruise for non-cruisers

Woman standing in front of a cruise ship in port

Best cruise for non-cruisers

Anna wants to take her family on a cruise and wants to know which one ...

Cruise ship squeezes in narrow canal

Cruise ship breaks record and squeezes through the Corinth Canal

Cruise ship squeezes in narrow canal

Passengers could almost touch the sides of the cliffs on this epic record-breaking voyage.

72-night cruise from $6999pp

72-night Sydney to London cruise from $6999

72-night cruise from $6999pp

Imagine Cruising has slashed the price of a 72-night cruise package from Sydney to London.

The Fiji you won’t see from a resort

The Fiji you won’t see from a resort

The Fiji you won’t see from a resort

Fiji’s true heart lies in its village communities and its people.

Cruise Fiji for half price

Captain Cook Cruises Fiji offering three free nights and half-price cruises

Cruise Fiji for half price

Captain Cook Cruises Fiji has released its schedule for next year, so now is the ...

80% of cruisers make this mistake

Eight in 10 cruisers think they’re covered by Medicare

80% of cruisers make this mistake

‘Once you’re out on the water; you’re on your own in terms of healthcare,’ says ...

The best time to book a cruise

woman booking a holiday online

The best time to book a cruise

Gemma wants to know when is the best time to book a cruise.

Ask for these six cruise freebies

Six free things you can get on a cruise if you ask

Ask for these six cruise freebies

Cruise expert Gary Bembridge reveals the six free things you can get on your next ...

The best way to see the Kimberley

The best way to see the Kimberley

The best way to see the Kimberley

It’s not too late to book your 2019 Kimberley cruise, and first-time guests can save ...

Cruise boss tells all

CMV cruise boss explains the science behind creating a compelling cruise season

Cruise boss tells all

Imagine putting together six different seasons for a fleet of ships cruising around the world.

Win an Arctic cruise for two!

Win an Arctic cruise for two!

Win an Arctic cruise for two!

Win a luxury voyage for two on the West Greenland Explorer cruise with Aurora Expeditions.

Avalon redefines river cruising

Travel Vision: Which European cruise are you?

Avalon redefines river cruising

If a river cruise is on your wish list, look no further than Avalon Waterways ...

Helen Mirren’s new role

Helen Mirren named Scenic Eclipse’s godmother

Helen Mirren’s new role

Could you choose a more perfect embodiment of the design and ethos of Scenic Eclipse? ...

How to drive a cruiser crazy

Annoying habits that drive cruise passengers crazy

How to drive a cruiser crazy

Travel expert Gary Bembridge shares the 12 things that drive cruisers crazy.

Meet the Captain

Meet the Captain

Meet the Captain

Ever wanted to meet a real life sea captain? You can on the Reef Endeavour.

Can you cruise around Australia?

Are there companies that do cruises around Australia?

Can you cruise around Australia?

Colin and his wife would like to tour Australia by sea, but is this even ...

A brief history of cruising

A brief history of cruising

A brief history of cruising

Cruise expert Douglas Ward explains how cruising began.

Solo cruising made affordable

Solo cruising made affordable

Solo cruising made affordable

Coral Expeditions is expanding its solo traveller program.

Cruise News: Crashes and christenings

Cruise News: Crashes and christenings

Cruise News: Crashes and christenings

News about cruise ships crashing, christening of new vessels and exciting itineraries.

Second guest sails free with CMV

Second guest sails free with CMV

Second guest sails free with CMV

Cruise & Maritime Voyages Australia launches round-the-world voyages for 2021.

Cruising with food allergies

Travel SOS: How do cruise lines handle food allergies?

Cruising with food allergies

Poppy is considering going on her first cruise but is worried about her gluten intolerance.

Inside the Scenic Eclipse sub

Travel Vision: New cruise ship offers guests submarine tours

Inside the Scenic Eclipse sub

Scenic gives cruisers a reason to be excited about the launch of its latest vessel.

Where are Australians cruising?

Australian cruisers’ most preferred destinations revealed.

Where are Australians cruising?

Australian cruisers’ most preferred destinations revealed.

Multi-generational travel on the up

Survey reveals multi-generational travel is on the rise

Multi-generational travel on the up

Your kids may want to travel with you, but it seems the sentiment is one-sided ...

Can you overcome seasickness?

Travel SOS: What are the best ways to avoid seasickness?

Can you overcome seasickness?

Carol’s new husband wants to take her on a cruise but she is worried about ...

World’s dumbest cruise

Could this be the world’s dumbest ever cruise?

World’s dumbest cruise

A themed cruise set to sail in 2020 could turn out to be the world’s ...

No single supplement?

European Waterways drops the single supplement on 40 cruises

No single supplement?

European Waterways is waiving the single supplement on more than 40 cruises.

New cruise tax on the way?

Cruisers could soon be forced to pay a ‘green tax’

New cruise tax on the way?

If the Government has its way, cruisers could soon be paying a ‘green tax’ on ...

Cruise line honours Oprah

HAL gives Shared Humanity Award to Oprah Winfrey

Cruise line honours Oprah

Holland America Line honours Oprah’s career championing equality and inclusion.

The sounds of New Zealand

Max and Jenny sail the sounds of New Zealand

The sounds of New Zealand

Max tells us why he wants to return to New Zealand – soon!

The best wifi at sea

Cruise line with the best wifi at sea

The best wifi at sea

Princess Cruises claims it has the fastest internet at sea.

Cruisers share their love of cruising

Cruisers share their love of cruising

Cruisers share their love of cruising

Did you know that love and cruising go hand in hand?

Cruising jokes

Cruising jokes

Cruising jokes

Drew has three cruising funnies to steer you into a great weekend.

2019’s hottest cruising destination

2019’s hottest cruising destination

2019’s hottest cruising destination

The hottest cruising destination for 2019 is also one of the world’s coldest.

Top three cruise concerns

Revealed: Top three cruise concerns

Top three cruise concerns

Cruisers reveal their biggest concerns about cruising.

Max’s Montreal to Boston cruise

Max’s Montreal to Boston cruise

Max’s Montreal to Boston cruise

Max Williams tells us about his voyage on ‘the other side’ of Canada and North ...

Boomers’ most preferred cruise lines

Boomers’ most preferred cruise lines

Boomers’ most preferred cruise lines

Baby boomers choose their favourite cruise lines.

Can I prepay my onboard costs?

Can I prepay my onboard costs?

Can I prepay my onboard costs?

Carole want to know the best way to pay her onboard expenses on her first ...

2019 cruise industry predictions

Cruise Lines International Association’s 2019 cruise predictions

2019 cruise industry predictions

CLIA shares its 2019 predictions and expected trends in cruising.

Don’t book these cruise ship cabins

After smooth sailing? Here are the cruise ship cabins you should avoid

Don’t book these cruise ship cabins

If you want your cruise to be smooth sailing, here are the cabins you should ...

World’s top three cruise ships

World’s top three cruise ships

World’s top three cruise ships

The days of all cruise ships being alike are over. We look at some of ...

Save 30 per cent on unique cruise

Save 30 per cent on unique cruise

Save 30 per cent on unique cruise

Star Clippers are offering up to 30 per cent off when you book an Indonesian ...

Why you should use flight mode

Why you should use flight mode

Why you should use flight mode

A passenger learnt the hard way why you should always switch your phone to flight ...

World first stops for CMV

World first stops for CMV

World first stops for CMV

Cruise & Maritime Voyages announces an exciting 2019/20 season.

What is expedition cruising?

What is expedition cruising?

What is expedition cruising?

Once a niche market, expedition and adventure cruises are increasingly in demand.

Short break cruises all the rage

Short break cruises all the rage

Short break cruises all the rage

P&O Cruises announces more short break cruises, while Princess goes local.

Max sails to South Australia

Max sails to South Australia

Max sails to South Australia

Is a budget cruise a great way to see South Australia?

Boomers spend big on cruising

rear view woman and water

Boomers spend big on cruising

Baby boomers are spending more money than ever on cruises, says new research.

Five essential cruise tips

Five essential cruise tips

Five essential cruise tips

Essential tips to help you save time, money and to make the most of your ...

Cruise costs set to soar

Cruise costs set to soar

Cruise costs set to soar

Tough new environmental laws may mean the cost of cruising increases.

Travel SOS: What is a line cruise?

Travel SOS: What is a line cruise?

Travel SOS: What is a line cruise?

We ask a cruise expert to explain line cruises and the best time to get ...

Aussie bumper cruise season

Aussie bumper cruise season

Aussie bumper cruise season

Could this be Australia's most impressive cruise season yet?.

Follow the footsteps of Van Gogh

Sail French waterways on Viking’s Lyon and Province cruise

Follow the footsteps of Van Gogh

Save up to $1400 per couple on Viking’s fabulous French river cruise.

Smartraveller’s tips for safe sailing

Smartraveller’s tips for safe sailing

Smartraveller’s tips for safe sailing

Our friends at Smartraveller share their top tips for safe sailing.

A King Crab adventure in Norway

Experience a thrilling King Crab adventure in Norway

A King Crab adventure in Norway

Sail with Viking Cruises, for a bucket-list experience you won’t find anywhere else.

Australia’s cruise port problem

Australia’s cruise port problem

Australia’s cruise port problem

Sydney’s crown as the cruise capital of Australia is slipping.

The most anticipated cruise ship

The most anticipated cruise ship

The most anticipated cruise ship

Celebrity Cruises to launch its new Edge class vessel in December.

Is piracy still a real threat?

Is piracy still a real threat?

Is piracy still a real threat?

Penny wonders about the likelihood of a pirate attack on her cruise ship.

Cruising the Caribbean

Cruising the Caribbean

Cruising the Caribbean

Want to know the three best Caribbean cruise ports? Just add rum, sun and Latin ...

Welcome to the World of Viking

Welcome to the World of Viking

Welcome to the World of Viking

Viking Cruises’ inspiring itineraries will send you packing.

How to choose your cruise

How to choose your cruise

How to choose your cruise

Dr Tiana Templeman shares her top tips for choosing a cruise that’s right for you.

Around the world in 121 days

Cruise & Maritime Voyages launches 2020 World Cruise

Around the world in 121 days

Cruise & Maritime Voyages will launch a round-the-world cruise in 2020.

Cruising a Tasmanian treasure

The luxury river cruise everyone can afford

Cruising a Tasmanian treasure

The Gordon River Cruise is a luxury river voyage all Australians can afford.

Fly Free to Southeast Asia

windstar star legend

Fly Free to Southeast Asia

Fly free and cruise the icons of Southeast Asia.

Cruise ships with the best shopping

Cruise ships with the best shopping

Cruise ships with the best shopping

Shopaholics are catered for on most cruise ships these days, but which ones do it ...

Cruising popularity on the rise

Cruising popularity on the rise

Cruising popularity on the rise

Survey reveals that cruising is now more popular than land travel for over 55s.

Super seniors cruise deals

Travel Team announces special cruise packages for over 50s

Super seniors cruise deals

Travel Team announces its latest suite of seniors' cruise deals.

Virgin names its first Lady Ship

Virgin names its first Lady Ship

Virgin names its first Lady Ship

Virgin’s first ‘Lady Ship’ is shaping up to be a real stunner – and now ...

Twice as nice with Princess Cruises

Twice as nice with Princess Cruises

Twice as nice with Princess Cruises

Book one of 800 Princess cruises and receive onboard credit and other extras.

Solo cruise savings

Solo cruise savings

Solo cruise savings

Cruise companies are offering a load of last-minute river cruise deals for 2018 voyages as ...

Exclusive YLC Fiji cruise deal

YLC member exclusive: Save 50% on your partner’s fare

Exclusive YLC Fiji cruise deal

Join Captain Cook Cruises for voyages of discovery to unspoilt islands.

Branson shows off his ‘new lady’

Branson shows off his ‘new lady’

Branson shows off his ‘new lady’

Richard Branson shows us inside his new Virgin Voyages vessel.

Save up to 40 per cent on cruises

Save up to 40 per cent on cruises

Save up to 40 per cent on cruises

Royal Caribbean’s half-year clearance sale is the perfect time to book your next cruise.

Cruise fare too cheap to believe

Lowest price we’ve seen for a South Pacific cruise

Cruise fare too cheap to believe

P&O announces flash sale on South Pacific cruise that’s too good to believe.

Wave of seniors retiring at sea

Spending retirement years on a cruise liner

Wave of seniors retiring at sea

More retirees are growing sea legs and hitting the deck permanently.

Top three themed cruises

Three themed cruises for a once-in-a-lifetime experience

Top three themed cruises

No one will be bored onboard these three amazing (and affordable) themed cruises.

Take a mate and save 60 per cent

Take a mate and save 60 per cent

Take a mate and save 60 per cent

Royal Caribbean is offering savings of up to 60 per cent on a second cruise ...

Wake up to a new view

Wake up to a new view

Wake up to a new view

Huge onboard credits and balcony upgrades when you book your 2018 Princess cruise.

Repositioning cruises explained

Why a repositioning cruise may be the best value voyage

Repositioning cruises explained

Manuela wants to know how repositioning cruises work.

How to nab a cruise cabin upgrade

Cruise expert explains how to get a cruise cabin upgrade

How to nab a cruise cabin upgrade

Cruise expert Gary Bembridge explains how to get a cruise cabin upgrade.

Take a port-intensive cruise

Five fun reasons to go on a port-intensive cruise

Take a port-intensive cruise

Five fun reasons why you should take a port-intensive cruise.

Pick your piece of the world

Pick your piece of the world

Pick your piece of the world

Book your Princess Cruise and save thousands on staterooms and airfares.

Reinventing ocean cruising

Experience child-free, Scandinavian-style cruising with Viking

Reinventing ocean cruising

Save thousands on cruises and get free or discounted flights on selected itineraries.

Things that will surprise cruisers

Things that will surprise cruisers

Things that will surprise cruisers

Taking a cruise for the first time can be a very exciting experience!

Things to do while cruising

10 things you didn't know you could do onboard your ship

Things to do while cruising

Cruising can be so much more than sitting by the pool drinking cocktails.

All your cruise questions answered

All your cruise questions answered

All your cruise questions answered

Learn all the answers to your cruise questions at the 2018 Melbourne Bootcamp.

Take off on a topless cruise

Take off on a topless cruise

Take off on a topless cruise

Cruise operator Original Group will launch the first-ever topless-optional cruise.

Road, rail, bus, boat and beyond

Road, rail, bus, boat and beyond: the best ways to see Australia

Road, rail, bus, boat and beyond

There's no wrong way to see Australia.

Best way to book shore excursions

Best way to book shore excursions

Best way to book shore excursions

The pros and cons of booking shore excursions onboard and ashore.

Sampler cruises explained

Is a sampler cruise indicative of a longer cruise?

Sampler cruises explained

Is what you see on a sampler cruise reflective of what you get on a ...

Onboard: Viking River Cruise vessel

Take a sneak peek onboard a Viking River Cruise vessel

Onboard: Viking River Cruise vessel

Here's a peek at the type of onboard experience you can expect with Viking River ...

How to choose the best river cruise

How to choose the best river cruise

How to choose the best river cruise

Five tips to help you choose the right river cruise for you.

River cruising 101

Ten things you should know about European river cruising

River cruising 101

Cruise expert Gary Bembridge reveals 10 things you should know about river cruising.

Virgin to epically change cruising

Virgin Voyages wants to epically change cruising

Virgin to epically change cruising

Virgin Voyages aims to turn the cruise world on its head.

Would you work on a cruise ship?

What is it really like to work on a cruise ship?

Would you work on a cruise ship?

Cruise insiders tell what it's like to work on a cruise ship.

What’s behind the ‘crew only’ sign?

What’s behind the ‘crew only’ sign?

What’s behind the ‘crew only’ sign?

Have you ever wondered what’s behind the ‘crew only’ sign?

A peek at Portugal

Sail the twists and turns of Douro Valley in Portugal

A peek at Portugal

Learn the secrets of Portugal as you sail the twists and turns of Douro Valley.

Mekong Discoverer Cruise

Discover the mystery of the Mekong Delta

Mekong Discoverer Cruise

Discover the mystery of the Mekong Delta onboard the luxurious RV Mekong Navigator.

Watch: Cruise ship secrets

Watch: Cruise ship secrets

Watch: Cruise ship secrets

A quick video that exposes some of the things cruise crews don’t want you to ...

Who enforces the law on cruises?

Who enforces the law on cruises?

Who enforces the law on cruises?

Cruise ships are a place for relaxation, but what happens when things go awry?

Is a wellness cruise for you?

Is a wellness cruise for you?

Is a wellness cruise for you?

A river cruise is not necessarily about the scenery and destinations …

Sneaky tips for cruise ships

Sneaky tips for cruise ships

Sneaky tips for cruise ships

Cruise guru Jocelyn Pride shares her sneaky tips for getting the most from cruise ships.

The world’s largest cruise ship

The world’s largest cruise ship

The world’s largest cruise ship

Royal Caribbean announces that, in April 2018, it will launch the world’s biggest cruise ship.

Seven tips for first-time cruisers

Seven tips for first-time cruisers

Seven tips for first-time cruisers

Seven tips from seasoned sailors will ensure that you ‘own’ your next cruise experience.

Should I buy a balcony upgrade?

Travel SOS: should you upgrade your cabin to a balcony suite?

Should I buy a balcony upgrade?

Ainslee wants to know if it’s worth upgrading her cruise ship cabin to a balcony ...

Cruising Norway on MS Koningsdam

Koningsdam kayaking on the fiord in Flam

Cruising Norway on MS Koningsdam

Caroline Gladstone shares her experience aboard Holland America Lines’ newest ship.

Medicare: are you covered onboard?

hand holding stethocope in front of a world map

Medicare: are you covered onboard?

How far does your Medicare cover extend when you travel?

Save 40 per cent on RC cruises

ovation of the seas

Save 40 per cent on RC cruises

Royal Caribbean is celebrating 10 years in Australia with 40 per cent off cruises.

Dave Hughes and P&O Cruises

dave hughes po cruise

Dave Hughes and P&O Cruises

Comedian Dave Hughes makes a surprise appearance in P&O’s new advertisement.

A slow cruise of French waterways

european waterways La-Someil Canal du Midi

A slow cruise of French waterways

Lesley Bellew gives a stirring account of cruising Europe’s waterways.

Unpack once, unwind and explore more

Unpack once, unwind and explore more

Unpack once, unwind and explore more

Huge savings on cruises to the South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia and more.

How not to pack for a cruise

A suitcase full of items packed for a cruise

How not to pack for a cruise

Don’t pack these six things next time you go cruising.

The world’s most luxurious ship

explorer cruise ship

The world’s most luxurious ship

The ship that claims to be the most luxurious ship ever built has just turned ...

Cruises for food lovers

The Majestic Line: cruises for food lovers

Cruises for food lovers

Why are The Majestic Line’s small-ship cruises among the most popular in the world?

2017 National Travel Industry Awards

2017 National Travel Industry Awards

2017 National Travel Industry Awards

When you travel, you want to know you’re going with the best.

The future of cruising

The future of cruising: underwater lounges

The future of cruising

Ponant Cruises announces a game-changer in cruising: underwater lounges.

Small ship cruising in 2018

Small ship cruising in 2018

Small ship cruising in 2018

See Europe, Iceland, Africa and Japan as you never thought possible.

Top three all-inclusive cruise lines

Cruising: top three all-inclusive cruise lines

Top three all-inclusive cruise lines

Considering an all-inclusive cruise? Here are our top three cruiseline picks for you.

Cruising without the crowds

Man and woman escaping the crowds on a cruise

Cruising without the crowds

Here are our top tips for enjoying your own company on a cruise.

Wave goodbye to travel sickness

Sea-bands will sort out your travel sickness

Wave goodbye to travel sickness

Here’s my insider tip to dealing with travel sickness.

Cruising: what to pack

Cruising: what to pack

Cruising: what to pack

What are the essentials that you should pack for a holiday at sea?

Planning your next holiday?

Exclusive senior savings on Royal Caribbean cruises

Planning your next holiday?

Exclusive senior savings on South Pacific, New Zealand or Australia cruises.

Soon you’ll be able to tour the Titanic

Soon you’ll be able to tour the Titanic

Soon you’ll be able to tour the Titanic

For a hefty price you can put yourself in Rose or Jack’s shoes next year.

Cruises: can I try before I buy?

cruise ship docked

Cruises: can I try before I buy?

Larry asks Kay O’Sullivan if he can ‘try before he buys’ a cruise.

Max’s cut-price comedy cruise

Just cruisin’ & laughin’ on a ship of comics

Max’s cut-price comedy cruise

Max and Jenny Williams take a Scoopon comedy cruise.

Join ‘Elvis’ on the high seas

Cruise the South Pacific with Elvis

Join ‘Elvis’ on the high seas

If you love Elvis, then this cruise is definitely for you.

Carnival’s rather naughty cruise ad

Carnival Cruise Lines' cheeky new cruise advert

Carnival’s rather naughty cruise ad

The new advertisement from Carnival Cruise Lines is more than a little cheeky.

Would you go on a nude cruise?

What’s it like onboard a nude cruise?

Would you go on a nude cruise?

Here’s a sneak peek at what it would be like onboard Desire’s now infamous nude ...

How to stay healthy on a cruise

Cruising: how to stay healthy at sea

How to stay healthy on a cruise

Here’s how to hit the high seas and avoid health risks.

Cruise news 10 December 2016

Cruise news 10 December 2016

Cruise news 10 December 2016

Want to cruise a canal of Christmas lights or sail on a record-breaking cruise ship?

Special fares for solo cruisers

Solo cruise save with reduced-rate supplements

Special fares for solo cruisers

These discounted cruise supplements fares are bound to be appealing.

How to stay safe at sea

Cruising: how to stay safe at sea

How to stay safe at sea

Follow these seven tips to ensure you stay safe at sea.

Cruise news 5 November 2016

Cruise news 5 November 2016

Cruise news 5 November 2016

Here’s what’s happening in the world of cruising this week.

Cashed-up cruising

Cashed-up cruising

Cashed-up cruising

If you want to see how the other half live, check out this world cruise.

What’s new in cruising this week

Cruise news 22 October 2016

What’s new in cruising this week

Here’s what’s happening in the world of cruising this week.

Cruise ship takes to the skies

Luxury cruise and flight

Cruise ship takes to the skies

The world’s most luxury cruise liner has its sights set on the sky.

European luxury barge cruise

European luxury barge cruise

European luxury barge cruise

European Waterways is offering discounts on 2017 European barge cruises.

Cruising style made easy

Cruising style made easy

Cruising style made easy

Packing is never easy, particularly when trying to create a capsule wardrobe for a cruise.

Cruising Europe’s grand rivers

Cruising Europe’s grand rivers

Cruising Europe’s grand rivers

This year might be the best yet for a river cruise in Europe.

Packing your cruise wardrobe

What to pack for your cruise wardrobe

Packing your cruise wardrobe

SJ’s tips will keep you looking your best on a cruise, day or night, with ...

Find a cruise that’s right for you

Cruising: How to find a cruise that’s right for you

Find a cruise that’s right for you

You may not believe it, but there’s a cruise to suit everyone’s tastes and interests.

Cruise fares explained

Cruise fares: what are you paying for?

Cruise fares explained

What exactly is included, and not included in your cruise fare?

Affordable luxury on Arabian Sea

Luxe for less: affordable cruising on the Arabian Coast

Affordable luxury on Arabian Sea

Enjoy your very own exotic adventure aboard the Celebrity Constellation.

Book a cruise to match your budget

Cruising: booking a cruise to match your budget

Book a cruise to match your budget

Simple ways to make the most of your cruising dollar.

Travel SOS: cruising to Cuba

New options for cruising from the USA to Cuba

Travel SOS: cruising to Cuba

In today’s Travel SOS, Lee Mylne advises Julie on how to cruise to Cuba.

Top tips for cruising solo

Tips to help make solo cruising more affordable

Top tips for cruising solo

If you’re keen to give solo cruising a try, here are some tips to make ...

Explore the seas in luxury

Take advantage of Holland America Line’s Popular Explore4 promotion

Explore the seas in luxury

Book early with HAL’s Explore4 promotion and get up to US$3300 in onboard extras.

Kay debunks top five cruise myths

Cruising: are you missing out because of myths?

Kay debunks top five cruise myths

Kay O’Sullivan lays out the truth of what it’s like to holiday at sea.

Cruising with Orlando

Cruising: how HAL is making a difference

Cruising with Orlando

HAL’s President, Orlando Ashford, is committed to changing the world through travel.

Five destinations best visited by ship

Five destinations best visited by ship

Five destinations best visited by ship

When it comes to cruising, some ports are better than others.

What extras do cruises charge for?

Cruising: what’s not included?

What extras do cruises charge for?

Think cruising is all inclusive? Think again. Here are the extras you’ll pay for.

Sailing in Europe with Celebrity Cruises

Sailing in Europe with Celebrity Cruises

Sailing in Europe with Celebrity Cruises

Discover the Old World in modern luxury style with Celebrity Cruises.

Tips for sharing cruise ship cabins

Couple enjoying drinks on cruise ship deck

Tips for sharing cruise ship cabins

Our eight great tips for sharing a cruise cabin will ensure that you have a ...

The fastest wifi at sea

The fastest wifi at sea

The fastest wifi at sea

Royal Caribbean are making waves with their latest wifi offering.

Choose to cruise Europe

Choose to Cruise Europe

Choose to cruise Europe

Cruising is an incredibly cost efficient way to travel in what can be an expensive ...

Extraordinary shore excursions

Cruising: nine extraordinary shore excursions

Extraordinary shore excursions

These shore excursions are an experience in themselves.

Reasons to cruise ms Koningsdam

Six reasons to sail on ms Koningsdam

Reasons to cruise ms Koningsdam

Discover ms Koningsdam’s top six recent innovations, which will make you want to jump on ...

Do you need cruise insurance?

Travel: should you purchase specialised cruise insurance?

Do you need cruise insurance?

It’s now possible to insure your trip with cruise travel insurance packages.

Essential Guide to Cruising 2016/17

Essential Guide to Cruising 2016/17

Essential Guide to Cruising 2016/17

With new itineraries, ships and experiences which offer something for everyone.

The case for small-ship cruising

The case for small-ship cruising

The case for small-ship cruising

Here are the five reasons you might want to consider a small ship for your ...

How not to get cabin fever

How not to get cabin fever

How not to get cabin fever

Cruising and cabin fever need not go hand in hand. Here’s how to avoid it.

Look like a local

Look like a local

Look like a local

There are good reasons to blend in like a local.

Notes from a first-time cruiser 3

couple taking a selfie on board the explorer of the seas cruise ship

Notes from a first-time cruiser 3

Leon meets the captain and crew of the Explorer of the Seas.

Five benefits of booking a balcony

woman standing on a stateroom balcony looking through binoculars

Five benefits of booking a balcony

Here’s what you need to consider before you book your next cabin without a balcony.

The future of cruising’s looking virtual

young girl wearing virtual reality goggles

The future of cruising’s looking virtual

There’s a new way to book your next cruise.

Five cruising sites you need to know

Facebook styled hand using a cruise website

Five cruising sites you need to know

Hitting the high seas for your next holiday? Best bookmark these five sites.

Best time to cruise the South Pacific

Best time to cruise the South Pacific

Best time to cruise the South Pacific

Penny would like to know when is the best time to cruise the South Pacific.

Short and sweet cruising

Short and sweet cruising

Short and sweet cruising

Only have a few days to spare? A short cruise may be the answer.

Notes from a first-time cruiser: day two

Notes from a first-time cruiser: day two

Notes from a first-time cruiser: day two

Leon shares his diary of a short trip on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas.

Notes from a first-time cruiser

Notes from a first-time cruiser

Notes from a first-time cruiser

Leon shares his diary of a short trip on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas.

Best priced shore excursions

A woman contemplates which shore excursion to take with her cruise

Best priced shore excursions

Paula would like to know how to get the best value shore excursions

Things to consider before you cruise

Cruising couple walking on a ship's deck

Things to consider before you cruise

A handy guide for what mature travellers should look for in a cruise.

$842 Northern Lights cruise

$842 Northern Lights cruise

$842 Northern Lights cruise

Cruise through Norway in 2016, starting from $842 per person.

Seven essential cruise tips

Seven essential cruise tips

Seven essential cruise tips

Our invaluable cruising tips will mean you have more fun on the ship!

Fine dining on the high seas

Fine dining on the high seas

Fine dining on the high seas

For those taking a Holland America cruise, Le Cirque comes to you.

Best fares on Spirit

Best fares on Spirit

Best fares on Spirit

Getting to Tassie is easy, working out the best fare on the Spirit is not.

Cruising extras worth the money

Cruising extras worth the money

Cruising extras worth the money

Cruising is a cost-effective way to see many different destinations.

Choosing shore excursions

Choosing Shore Excursions

Choosing shore excursions

In some cases what you do ashore is as important as the shipboard experience.

Escorted China with Yangtzecruise

Escorted China with Yangtzecruise

Escorted China with Yangtzecruise

This escorted group tour to China could exactly what you’re looking for.

UK cruise inc. Edinburgh Tattoo

UK cruise inc. Edinburgh Tattoo

UK cruise inc. Edinburgh Tattoo

Seniors Holiday Travel Club is organising an exciting way to visit the UK.

The cruise that doesn't sail

The cruise that doesn't sail

The cruise that doesn't sail

It’s now possible to get the cruising experience without ever leaving land.

Spirit’s new makeover

Spirit’s new makeover

Spirit’s new makeover

One of Australia’s tourism icons has had a multi-million dollar makeover.

Considering a river cruise?

Considering a river cruise?

Considering a river cruise?

What should you consider before you float in a boat?

Seven cruises for wildlife watchers

Seven cruises for wildlife watchers

Seven cruises for wildlife watchers

Our seven unusual wildlife cruises are perfect for those who wish to get back to ...

Cruising and visas

Cruising and visas

Cruising and visas

Jo Hall has a clear and concise guide to what visas you need, and when ...

Cruising Tasmania

Cruising Tasmania

Cruising Tasmania

If you enjoy a little adventure on your travels, this Tasmanian expedition cruise may appeal.

Cruising etiquette

Cruising etiquette

Cruising etiquette

Jo Hall explains the dos and don’ts when holidaying on the high seas.

How to get the best value cruise

How to get the best value cruise

How to get the best value cruise

We have seven tips on how to get the best value when cruising, so your money, and your cruise, go further.

Keeping fit at sea

Keeping fit at sea

Keeping fit at sea

There are all manner of ways to get a workout. Here are some tips on ...

Why try cruising?

Why try cruising?

Why try cruising?

Guess how many Australians took a cruise last year? Over one million!

Which themed cruises to take?

Which themed cruises to take?

Which themed cruises to take?

Our cruise expert, Jo Hall, explains the types of themed cruises on offer.

Dialysis while cruising

Dialysis while cruising

Dialysis while cruising

Keith has heard of cruises that offer dialysis sessions.

Seasickness remedies explained

Seasickness remedies explained

Seasickness remedies explained

It’s best to play it safe and take something with you on a cruise in ...

Five of the world’s best rivers

Five of the world’s best rivers

Five of the world’s best rivers

Our cruise expert Jo Hall is happy to share the five best rivers for cruising.

Big ships versus small ships

Big ships versus small ships

Big ships versus small ships

What are the main pros and cons of choosing a big ship over small?

Special for solo travellers

Special for solo travellers

Special for solo travellers

Enjoy the camaraderie of cruising through Europe with an escorted group.

Travel SOS – cruising with a carer

Travel SOS – cruising with a carer

Travel SOS – cruising with a carer

Tina wants to know if there is help available onboard for her elderly mother.

Read the cruise fine print

Read the cruise fine print

Read the cruise fine print

Jo Hall has some advice on what you should do to ensure trouble-free sailing.

Guide to booking a cruise online

Guide to booking a cruise online

Guide to booking a cruise online

Finding the right cruise at a great price online can be challenging.

What to pack on an Alaskan cruise

What to pack on an Alaskan cruise

What to pack on an Alaskan cruise

Cathy is taking an Alaskan cruise and would like to know what she should pack.

P&O celebrates two new cruises

P&O celebrates two new cruises

P&O celebrates two new cruises

P&O is celebrating the launch of two new cruise ships.

Cruises like no other

Cruises like no other

Cruises like no other

Whatever your reasons for looking for a unique cruise holiday, there are plenty of options.

Cruising with grandchildren

Cruising with grandchildren

Cruising with grandchildren

When cruising with grandchildren, it’s important to know how to do so safely.

Avoiding cabin fever on a cruise

Avoiding cabin fever on a cruise

Avoiding cabin fever on a cruise

Do you like the idea of cruising, but worry that you might get bored?

Top tips for cruise ships

Top tips for cruise ships

Top tips for cruise ships

What should ‘more mature’ travellers look for in a cruise?

Safety on the high seas

Safety on the high seas

Safety on the high seas

Our tips to protect yourself, your family and your possessions on the high seas.

Cruising with medications

Cruising with medications

Cruising with medications

Cruising expert Jo Hall has the lowdown on how to manage your medication when cruising.

Save 60% on cruise deals

Save 60% on cruise deals

Save 60% on cruise deals

Save up to 60 per cent with these amazing last-minute cruise deals.

Unusual shore excursions

Unusual shore excursions

Unusual shore excursions

Here are a few unusual shore excursions to whet your appetite.

Cultural cruising

Cultural cruising

Cultural cruising

Many cruise lines have come to recognise that not everyone just wants to kick back ...

Top three all-inclusive cruises

Top three all-inclusive cruises

Top three all-inclusive cruises

Here’s our top three all-inclusive cruise lines, and the reasons why they rate so highly.

Travel insurance for cruising

Travel insurance for cruising

Travel insurance for cruising

What can happen if you travel without cruise insurance?

Do I need a balcony?

Do I need a balcony?

Do I need a balcony?

Cabins with balconies cost a premium but Jo Hall has some persuasive arguments as to ...

Six ways to avoid cruise crowds

Six ways to avoid cruise crowds

Six ways to avoid cruise crowds

If you’re considering a cruise, but are worried that you’ll be sharing your floating resort ...

Cruising visa requirements

Cruising visa requirements

Cruising visa requirements

Which visas will Victor need when cruising through several different countries?

Six ways to escape the crowds

Six ways to escape the crowds

Six ways to escape the crowds

Cruise expert Jo Hall has some tips for finding quiet space on a cruise.

Staying healthy at sea

Staying healthy at sea

Staying healthy at sea

Cruise expert Jo Hall shares a few tips to ensure you stay healthy on the ...

City at sea

City at sea

City at sea

Here are five of the biggest and newest cruise ships sailing the seas that appear ...

Making the most of a short cruise

Making the most of a short cruise

Making the most of a short cruise

Jo Hall has six tips to help you make the most of a short cruise. ...

Virtual cruise ship tour

Virtual cruise ship tour

Virtual cruise ship tour

You can now take a virtual tour of this cruise ship with Google’s Street View.

Top cruise lines for solo cruisers

Top cruise lines for solo cruisers

Top cruise lines for solo cruisers

Which cruise lines are best for solo cruisers?

Visas for cruising

Visas for cruising

Visas for cruising

When visiting so many different ports on a cruise, visa requirements can become confusing.

It’s not all included

It’s Not All Included

It’s not all included

Contrary to popular belief cruising is not always an all-inclusive value-for-money holiday option.

Cruise from Brisbane in 2015

Cruise from Brisbane in 2015

Cruise from Brisbane in 2015

For the first time Royal Caribbean International will base a ship in Brisbane.

Revolutionising cruising

Revolutionising cruising

Revolutionising cruising

Quantum of the Seas has the wow-factor.

Freighter travel

Freighter travel

Freighter travel

John is keen to travel to Japan in a slightly unusual fashion and would like ...

Plan your dream cruise today

Plan your dream cruise today

Plan your dream cruise today

Anticipating a holiday can give you almost as much pleasure as the holiday itself.

What not to pack for a cruise

What not to pack for a cruise

What not to pack for a cruise

Ensure your next cruise is free from drama by leaving these items behind.

See Asia by sea

See Asia by sea

See Asia by sea

Sailing out of Victoria Harbour while Hong Kong flaunts its neon charms.

Cruising medical cover

Cruising medical cover

Cruising medical cover

You are not necessarily covered by Medicare when travelling on a cruise ship in Australia.

Five photography tips for cruising

Five photography tips for cruising

Five photography tips for cruising

Drew has five useful tips to ensure that you capture the very essence of cruising ...

Does size matter?

Does size matter?

Does size matter?

Can’t decide if a small ship or large liner would be better?

$199 two-night cruise

$199 two-night cruise

$199 two-night cruise

Cruise from Melbourne to Sydney from just $199 per person.

Top five luxury cruise lines

Top five luxury cruise lines

Top five luxury cruise lines

Jo Hall helps us to dream with the top five luxury cruise lines.

Cruising Alaska

Cruising Alaska

Cruising Alaska

Just how much fun can two women get up to on a seven-day Alaskan cruise? ...

Will cruising drive me crazy?

Will cruising drive me crazy?

Will cruising drive me crazy?

Long cruises seem to be the best value for money, but is there enough to ...

Dining at the Captain’s table

Dining at the Captain’s table

Dining at the Captain’s table

Jo Hall has the inside information on how to bag yourself an invite at the ...

Cruising currency

Cruising currency

Cruising currency

When cruising, is it better to be billed in $AU or $US?

Mi casa es su casa

Cruising, Mediterranean, Wine, Food, Friends, world, Greek Islands, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Tunisia, Seniors

Mi casa es su casa

There is nothing better than enjoying fine wine, great food and the company of good ...

New Zealand cruise prize winner

New Zealand cruise prize winner

New Zealand cruise prize winner

Congratulations to Narelle Anderson who will soon be embarking on a cruise for two to ...

All around the world

All around the world

All around the world

Avalon Waterways will operate its first itineraries on the mighty Amazon next year.

A sweet ride on luxury Suite Ships

A sweet ride on luxury Suite Ships

A sweet ride on luxury Suite Ships

Small ship river cruising has become one of the fastest growing styles of travel through ...

River Cruising 2014 - Overview

River Cruising 2014 - Overview

River Cruising 2014 - Overview

If you are new to river cruising you will be delighted by the relaxed style ...

Five best cruising websites

Five best cruising websites

Five best cruising websites

These five websites will help you make the right cruising choices.

Five tips to manage your mobility

Five tips to manage your mobility

Five tips to manage your mobility

Five ways to take the stress out of managing your mobility

Cruising Q&A

Cruising Q&A

Cruising Q&A

Here are some frequently asked questions to help get you started.

Small ship expedition

Small ship expedition

Small ship expedition

In leading the evolution from tourist to traveller, APT is delighted to offer a whole ...

Pharaohs of the Red Sea

Pharaohs of the Red Sea

Pharaohs of the Red Sea

Join MSC Armonia as she journeys through Egypt, Israel and Jordan. Ten nights including return ...

New York to Europe

New York to Europe

New York to Europe

Connecting two of the world’s most exciting continents, MSC Poesia’s Grand Voyage from New York ...

The European Tango

The European Tango

The European Tango

People are falling in love with Buenos Aires and as the cultural capital of South ...

MSC Preziosa official Coin Ceremony

MSC Preziosa official Coin Ceremony

MSC Preziosa official Coin Ceremony

Once completed, the MSC Preziosa will be the 5th largest on earth carrying 4,345 passengers ...

Transatlantic Grand Voyages – Journeys of Discovery

Transatlantic Grand Voyages – Journeys of Discovery

Transatlantic Grand Voyages – Journeys of Discovery

MSC Cruises offers guests even greater value and options this season with its Transatlantic Grand ...

MSC Yacht Club Class

MSC Yacht Club Class

MSC Yacht Club Class

Have you ever wanted your own butler? Who wouldn’t? If you love cruising but enjoy ...

MSC Divina’s maiden Grand Voyage - Venice to Miami

MSC Divina’s maiden Grand Voyage - Venice to Miami

MSC Divina’s maiden Grand Voyage - Venice to Miami

The newly christened MSC Divina will be embarking on a fabulous 28-night maiden voyage in ...

Exclusive deals for seniors

Exclusive deals for seniors

Exclusive deals for seniors

Did you know that if all guests travelling in the same cabin are 65 years ...

Cruise of the Week

Cruise of the Week

Cruise of the Week

If you’re looking to take a last minute cruise, then you could benefit from greatly ...

Cruise from Cape Town to Italy

Cruise from Cape Town to Italy

Cruise from Cape Town to Italy

Take in two completely different continents as you cruise from Cape Town to Italy on ...

Joanna Lumley, Viking Odin’s Godmother

Joanna Lumley, Viking Odin’s Godmother

Joanna Lumley, Viking Odin’s Godmother

It’s hardly surprising then that when looking for four godmothers for its new longships, Joanna ...

Sun, sea and the South Pacific

Sun, sea and the South Pacific

Sun, sea and the South Pacific

The sun was shining and the blue waters of Sydney Harbour sparkling as Holland America ...

Affordable cruising

Affordable cruising

Affordable cruising

Moreton Island in Queensland is the latest ‘hot’ destination to visit on a cruise ship

Goat Lake with Danny

Goat Lake Ketchikan Alaska

Goat Lake with Danny

Ketchikan is our last Alaskan port. It can only be reached by boat or plane.

Cooking Apple Pancakes with Captain Arjen

Cooking Apple Pancakes with Captain Arjen

Cooking Apple Pancakes with Captain Arjen

Kaye has been gallivanting around Alaska all in the name of ‘work’, but it seems ...

Saints and salmon in Sitka

Saints and salmon in Sitka Alaska

Saints and salmon in Sitka

We dock in Sitka on a sunny, sunny morning and, after an excellent coffee in ...

Shooting whales in Juneau

Shooting whales in Juneau, Cruising, Alaska

Shooting whales in Juneau

Fear not. We come in peace; our weapons are cameras.

Glaciers in Alaska

Glaciers in Alaska, Kaye, Blog, Holland America, Cruising, MS Oosterdam

Glaciers in Alaska

Day Two of our cruise and two pictures tell the story. The first is ...

Alaska-bound

Alaska-bound

Alaska-bound

The sun is shining and the deck steward is pouring Pinot Grigio. Onward to Alaska.

Cruising tips

Cruising tips

Cruising tips

Before you spend your hard earned cash, consider the following tips to successful cruising.

Casino to ban pensioners

Casino to ban pensioners

Casino to ban pensioners

The casino onboard the planned cruise ship may not allow pensioners to enter.

Fun, affordable cruising

Fun, affordable cruising

Fun, affordable cruising

From short, refreshing breaks to longer cruises where you can really settle in and relax! ...

Q&A Cruising Solo

Q&A Cruising Solo

Q&A Cruising Solo

YOURLifeChoices reader Frank doesn’t want to pay full price for a double ...

No hassle, no worries and no cost!

Cruising, MSC Cruises, Families, under 18 free, children, travel, architecture, seniors, australia, sun, family

No hassle, no worries and no cost!

MSC Cruises welcomes families to uncover the ideal cruise getaway.

Accessible cruising

Cruising, accessible, disability, wheelchair, holiday

Accessible cruising

After the excitement of cruising and blogging, Kaye has come crashing back to earth ...

The good habit holiday

Holiday, MS Nieuw Amsterdam, Family, luxury, Cruise, Cruising, Onboard

The good habit holiday

Family and friends have accused me of simply wallowing in the luxury onboard the ...

Sea kayaking in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, sea kayaking, Cruise, Cruising

Sea kayaking in Dubrovnik

Our final shore excursion was chosen by SJ – four hours of sea kayaking ...

Eight hours in Corfu

Corfu, Cruising, old town, Spianada square, Greece

Eight hours in Corfu

I am off the ship at about 8.05am eager to explore the old town ...

Baked Alaska farewell

Baked Alaska, Bombe Alaska, Dessert, Cruising

Baked Alaska farewell

We call it Bombe Alaska, but I guess in these security-conscious days, Baked is ...

In the Captain’s safe hands

In the Captain’s safe hands

In the Captain’s safe hands

Captain Jonathon Mercer has been at sea for 40 years, ever since he didn’t ...

All aboard - MS Nieuw Amsterdam

Cruising, Travel, MS Nieuw Amsterdam, Barcelona

All aboard - MS Nieuw Amsterdam

As Kaye waves goodbye to Barcelona her journey is just beginning. The game plan ...

Five fun cruises

Five fun cruises

Five fun cruises

Cruising for some may be all about the ports visited or the final destination ...

Publisher's Pick - Mediterranean cruises less than $100 per night

Publisher's Pick - Mediterranean cruises less than $100 per night

Publisher's Pick - Mediterranean cruises less than $100 per night

There was a time when cruising was the preserve of the rich. But over ...

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