Category: Cruise Tips
With so many cruise operators afloat on the world’s rivers, it can be hard to choose your cruise. Here are a few good reasons to consider Viking.
Norwegian-owned but based in the USA and Switzerland, Viking has transformed in under 20 years from newcomer to world’s largest river-cruise company. That speaks volumes about [...]
People who’ve never been on a river cruise are sometimes quick to jump to misconceptions about this style of holiday. Here are five recurring myths that just don’t add up.
River cruises are all the same
Done one, done them all? Let’s see. On a history-dense Rhine cruise through Germany you ship will waltz past [...]
It’s no surprise families with children love Disney Cruise Line for the Broadway-quality entertainment, awesome hang-out zones for littlies, tweens and teens, and plenty of fun opportunities to mingle with favourite characters on the way to the Caribbean, Alaska and the Mediterranean. But more cruisers without kids are also hopping onboard the Disney ships, drawn [...]Read More
If you’re partial to a drop of wine, enjoy visiting cellar doors or just appreciate the beautiful scenery that wine-producing regions provide, there’s a cruise for you, with many ships offering an increasingly sophisticated wine experience. Here are five reasons to raise your glass.
1. River journeys
To explore wine country, nothing beats European [...]
Few things are more confusing to cruisers than the gnarly question of tipping, and even experienced travellers find it difficult. Every cruise line has its own policy, so there’s no simple answer – but yes, you usually do need to tip. Here are some pointers when it comes to the when, who and how much.
Australians love to cruise – more than a million Aussies took one last year. If you’re not yet among the converts, consider these seven reasons a cruise is the best kind of holiday.
1. Simplify your packing
Moving from hotel to hotel is stressful. When you’re on the move, you’re bound to leave things behind [...]
Taking a river cruise on the historic waterways of South-East Asia and India is becoming increasingly popular among travellers who like to mix a sense of adventure with well-organised trips and top-quality shipboard accommodation. You don’t have to fly for 24 hours to get there – a big plus for Aussies – and while more [...]Read More
Cruise ships keep getting bigger and designers keep dreaming up new and amazing things to do at sea. From staying in virtual reality rooms to wandering amidst real gardens, here are seven things you probably didn’t know you could do or see on a cruise ship.
From skydiving to rock-climbing, ice-skating, surfing [...]
Whether your passion is glorious scenery, heritage and culture or adventurous activity, the cruise world has something for you. These top ten cruise regions each have something amazing to offer.
Sandwiched between Turkey and Greece, the Aegean Sea is Mediterranean cruising at its best. Count on Crusader castles, Greek ruins, whitewashed villages, chic holiday [...]
River cruising in Europe next year promises more new ships and itineraries than ever before. While there’s still enormous demand for cruises on the Rhine and Danube, France and Portugal are increasingly popular destinations – and cruise lines are going all-out with exclusive shore excursions. Here, we take a look at the best European river [...]Read More