Water slides are a big drawcard on cruise ships today, offering plenty of heart-pumping action for anyone who wants to do more than just laze by the pool. The new generation of at-sea water slides are bigger and more sophisticated than ever, offering hundreds of metres of twisting tubes, flashing lights and drop-out floors. Here’s [...]Read More
When you book your cruise can sometimes influence how much you pay for it, but what about the timing of your cruise holiday itself? Here are five tips on the times of year most likely to provide a bargain-priced cabin.
1. Avoid major holidays
Obviously, school holidays are always the busiest time, especially on [...]
If you have time to take a cruise of 14 or more days, enjoy spending several days at sea rather than visiting ports every day and are looking for a great holiday deal, a repositioning cruise could be perfect for you.
Because many ships move around the world to sail summer seasons in different regions [...]
You’ll get no change from a billion dollars if you set out to build a big cruise ship. And size really does matter. Here are the priciest heavyweights of the oceans.
Allure of the Seas
Cough up US$1.5 billion and you get yourself a cruise ship only slightly smaller than a US aircraft carrier, [...]
Trying to figure out how to get a cruise deal these days is like trying to read tea-leaves, but here are six ways you might just bag a bargain.
Without a doubt, booking your cruise well in advance is the surest way to get the best price. If you haven’t already booked your [...]
With a reputation for creating the biggest, smartest and most innovative cruise ships on the planet, Royal Caribbean International (RCI) delivers the wow factor for cruise customers. The biggest ship in RCI’s portfolio of floating pleasure domes – and the current holder of the title of biggest cruise ship in the world – is Allure [...]Read More
When it comes to cruise ships, the facts and figures can be mind-boggling. The world’s biggest cruise ships can carry almost 8000 passengers and crew – in other words, more than the populations of Castlemaine in Victoria, Mareeba in Queensland or Cooma in NSW. While the ships are at sea, it’s like keeping a small [...]Read More
Cruises can take you just about anywhere these days, but sometimes you just want a classic island getaway filled with beaches, palm trees, bluer-than-blue warm waters and fruity cocktails. If you’ve got island-hopping on your mind, check out the top six tropical island cruises around the world.
GRAND PACIFIC CRUISES
Two Princess ships will [...]