Ready for a quick getaway from Sydney? Here are five great Carnival cruises that will have you away, relaxed and in holiday mode without needing too much time.
Weekend Sampler on Carnival Spirit
This three-night “cruise to nowhere” spends time at sea and provides a spectacular departure and arrival along Sydney Harbour. It suits those [...]
It isn’t always easy to take time for a long cruise, but if you have just a few days and are looking to unwind, here are some top P&O cruises in four days or less.
Sunshine Coast on Pacific Aria
Sail away from the busy pressures of Sydney and arrive at Mooloolaba on this relaxing [...]
One of the beauties of cruise holidays is the range of shore excursions most lines offer, a great choice if you are a first-time visitor to a vast global city or region. Having expert, local guides enriches the experience, but many seasoned travellers love to do their own thing, and in the case of small [...]Read More
For some cruisers, being aboard a ship passing through the great canals of the world is a gold-medal event. The Suez Canal and the Panama Canal are the big ones for serious cruisers. Perhaps the most famous of them all, the Panama Canal was responsible for cutting nearly 13,000km from the journey between New York [...]Read More
There are some good reasons why the Mediterranean is one of the busiest cruise regions in the world: it’s utterly beguiling, whether at sea or in port. You can be charmed time and again; with so many ports, it doesn’t matter how many times you’ve cruised the region, there’s always something new to see and [...]Read More
Europe has long been the heartland of river cruising, but even people who have cruised the old continent before might be in for a surprise. Although Europe has the world’s busiest rivers for cruising, it’s still producing new cruise itineraries that entice repeat cruisers back for more. Here are eight of the best and latest.
No river cruise sticks exclusively to Germany, but Germany is certainly at the epicentre of river cruising, with more choices here than anywhere else. Here’s how you can enjoy its five magnificent waterways.
No cruise is confined just to the Danube River in Germany since, though it rises in Germany’s south, it [...]
Travelling solo? There are many reasons a river cruise makes for a great holiday choice. The stresses of organising a trip are left to other people and itineraries are flexible enough to enjoy group tours and your own downtime. Given the small scale of river-cruise ships, it’s easy to be socialise with others should you [...]Read More
There’s a reason the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador are called the Islas Encantadas (Enchanted Islands). First known as a hideout for pirates and whalers, these remote and inhospitable islands were almost unknown before Charles Darwin visited in 1835. The now-famous English naturalist was bewildered by the peculiar variations in the bird and tortoise species [...]
Fancy cruising somewhere new, exotic or a bit different? As the world of cruising expands, new ports of call and regions are appearing more frequently on itineraries across the globe. Here are five of the hottest to consider.
This fascinating island nation is increasingly open to travel, including cruising. Starting from December [...]