Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) launched its 14th ship, Norwegian Escape, in October 2015. Carrying 4248 passengers, Escape is the biggest vessel in NCL’s fleet of colourful, modern megaships – each one features distinctive artworks on its hull, with Escape’s designed by famous US marine-wildlife artist Guy Harvey.
Apart from Norwegian Spirit and Norwegian Sky, [...]
Aussie TV personality, cookbook author and restaurant owner Curtis Stone is the latest big name to jump on board a cruise line with a signature restaurant and specially designed menus. Chef Stone has partnered with Princess Cruises and passengers cruising from Melbourne on Golden Princess this summer are among the first to sample Crafted by [...]Read More
Travellers looking to combine a leisurely river cruise with a special interest have a range of exciting options to choose between in 2016. Themed river cruises focusing on gardening, gourmet food, wine and music are among the most popular with experts on board to host tours and give lectures in their specialist fields.
Until recently, child-friendly, multi-generational luxury cruising wasn’t on the radar. Now, this growing sector means luxury ships must meet demand. What better solution than a holiday afloat with friends and family that offers age-appropriate entertainment for the smaller set in a secure environment? Everyone’s a winner. Adults have their playtime while children from tots [...]
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 [...]
It might surprise you to know that some 45 of the world’s rivers can be cruised. So much choice can be confusing for novices, but there are some very good reasons why a cruise from Budapest should be top of your list.
The Budapest-Amsterdam run takes you along the Danube River, Main-Danube [...]
Ask anyone who’s been to Hawaii which of the islands they like the most, and you’ll get a different answer every time. Fortunately, cruising the islands is a great way to eliminate the need to decide between which to experience. After all, why choose between a heli-flight over an active volcano, snorkelling with ancient turtles [...]Read More
Taking yourself, your partner or the whole family away for a special Christmas cruise in Asia has never been easier. Cruise lines are all set for a bumper 2015 Christmas cruise season with numerous departures from all around the country heading north to the vast possibilities throughout Asia.
Many Christmas cruises tend to be [...]